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Want to start strong in Pokemon UNITE and blast through the competition? We've compiled 20 essential tips and tricks for Nintendo Switch and Mobile beginners, from basic rules to the best strategies to keep in mind.
|Pokemon UNITE Starter Guides|
|Beginner's Guide||Standard Battle Rules||Things to Do First|
List of Contents
|Beginner's Startup Checklist|
In Unite battles, 2 teams consisting of 5 Pokemon battle it out in Remoat Stadium. The main objective of each team is to get Aeos Energy and deposit them in the enemy's Goal Zones. The team who scores score more points than their opponent at the end of the match wins!
As a beginner, you should familiarize yourself with Pokemon UNITE's controls. Additionally, the game provides extensive customization with the control scheme.
Even for the Mobile version of the game, you can customize it the way you see fit. Use this to tailor the experience to your liking!
List of Controls and How to Change Control Mapping
|Attacker||Excels at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents.|
|Speedster||Highly mobile Pokemon that excel at making quick attacks and scoring points.|
|All-Rounder||Tenacious fighters with balanced Offense and Endurance.|
|Defender||Great for protecting allies and hindering opponents.|
|Supporter||Provides team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and healing allies.|
Each Pokemon has its own set of stats and unique moves for players to master. Just like other MOBAs, their general playstyle is determined by their given Role. Knowing your Pokemon's Role, along with its strengths and weaknesses, is key to contributing to the overall synergy of your team.
|Best Pokemon for Beginners|
We recommend using Pokemon with Ranged attacks and moves for your first few matches. Ranged-type Pokemon can be pulled out safely when their HP is low, so even beginners can enjoy it with a smaller number of deaths. You can also use Pokemon like Eldegoss or Snorlax to get situated to the role they represent.
When picking out your next Pokemon, we recommend that you choose the Pokemon that have a Novice Difficulty. This does not mean that they are weaker than intermediate or expert difficulties, but rather they offer a more straightforward playstyle while also serving as a great introduction to their respective role.
Before participating in Unite battles, you should check the available challenges in the Beginner Challenges. They offer additional rewards for completing in-game tasks like scoring a certain number of points, defending Goal Zones, or winning a match. Completing Beginner Challenges will reward you with currency, fashion items, and free Pokemon!
Aside from Beginner Challenges, Pokemon UNITE also offers a lot of free items and rewards for players. Especially with the Mobile release, a Commemorative Mobile Version gift was given to newer players. Even though the Holowear is just for style, these rewards give a lot of Item Enhancers which are a necessity!
|Gameplay Guide Checklist|
If you have them in your inventory, you can also set what Battle Items or Held Items you will bring with you in battle.
Using the Battle Prep also allows you to call a lane so that your teammates know what path you are going. This is important as knowing where each of your allies is going means that you are less likely to clog a lane and cause confusion.
One thing to note is that you do not have to follow the in-game recommendation for a lane. However, if you are still getting the hang of things, picking the recommended lane is fine.
How to Win: Tips & Strategies for Every Lane
As the game begins, teams will have their route. Generally, it is best to have at least two Pokemon on each lane and one Pokemon in the Jungle. For beginners, we recommend choosing either the Top Lane or the Bottom Lane as the Jungle area will require some amount of expertise.
Balancing lane placements not only ensures that Goal Zones are well-protected but also allows the team to have enough EXP from farming Wild Pokemon in their respective lane. When your teammates cluster in one lane, we recommend that you take a different route to maintain the balance. It may be a hassle, but this ensures efficiency. Additionally, use the Quick Chat feature to request backup when you are alone in a lane.
With the release of Pokemon UNITE for the Mobile, a new way of playing with your friends was added. UNITE Squads is a feature that allows you to create a group, similar to a guild, and play with people that match your playstyle. Take advantage of this feature by inviting trainers who you trust to help you win games.
Squads Guide: How to Create and Join Squads
The main way to get EXP and Aeos Energy is to defeat the Wild Pokemon located around the map. The amount of Aeos Energy you receive will depend on the strength of the wild Pokemon you defeated.
It is important to note that defeating Wild Pokemon gives you more EXP than knocking down opponents. So, it is best to save your aggression during team fights instead of actively seeking out opponents to defeat.
|Pokemon||Timers and Rewards|
Points Earned: 4 / 7
Spawn Timer: 9:40
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants the purple aura. While your Pokemon has this aura, move cooldowns are reduced for a short time.
Points Earned: 4 - 7
Spawn Timer: 9:45
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants a buff that makes attacks reduce the opposing Pokemon's movement speed when they hit.
Points Earned: 4 / 7
Spawn Timer: 9:40
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants the orange aura. While your Pokemon has this aura, basic attacks deal extra damage and decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Points Earned: 4 - 7
Spawn Timer: 9:45
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants a buff that increases attack power of the Pokemon against Wild Pokemon with low HP.
Some Wild Pokemon give bonus effects in addition to the Aeos Energy and experience. Keep on the lookout for these wild Pokemon in the arena and use them to your advantage!
Defeating Wild Pokemon not only gives you Aeos Energy, but also experience. Though it is tempting to focus on defeating player-controlled opponents, most experiences are gained by defeating Wild Pokemon. So, it is important to farm EXP as much as you can to level up fast and evolve your Pokemon. Doing this will boost your Pokemon's stats and eventually learn their Unite Move.
Evolution: How to Evolve and Timing
Although scoring points seems to be easy, there are some things that you need to take note of:
Best Goal Timing: When to Score
Once you are strong enough from gaining EXP, you are bound to clash with the enemy Pokemon one way or another. It will be easier to win fights with the help of your teammates. Remember, having a number advantage is key, especially when you take on objectives and attack Goals.
When the match hits the 5-minute mark, the Super Jump Pad at the entrance of your base will be unlocked. Use it to quickly get back into the fight after getting knocked down or recalling
|Upper Left||Upper Right|
|Lower Left||Lower Right|
Aside from the Super jump pad located at the base, there are also mini jump pads located in certain areas of the battle arena. Standing on top of these pads will launch you in a specific direction, which allows you to traverse the arena quickly.
|Advanced Gameplay Tips Checklist|
A very good tip to know is that Goal Zones buff allies. When a player steps on one of their friendly Goal Zones, they will get a shield, a movement speed buff, and will heal slowly over time.
This mechanic can be used to heal and protect you and your teammates while you are out in a lane. When you realize that your team is losing a clash, you can pull the fight back to your Goal Zone to get buffed constantly while you are fighting the enemy team. Conversely, you also need to be careful in taking fights when the enemy is near their Goal Zones since they will be harder to fight.
Tallgrass is placed in strategic areas of the map. When your Pokemon is standing in them, you will turn invisible to your opponent until you attack. Use them for cover when you are being chased down.
When ambushing enemies, go for targets that overextend their reach. This way, they will be too busy running away, allowing you to deliver more strikes and eventually taking them down. Careful, an unsuccessful gank can make enemies more cautious.
Grass Guide: How Does Grass Work?
Aeos Energy doesn't simply come from defeating wild Pokemon. You can also see how much Aeos Energy an opposing Pokemon is carrying by looking at the number beside their health bars. A good thing to note is that the player who gets the last hit from a wild Pokemon will get the Aeos Energy.
If a player gets defeated, the Aeos Energy they are carrying will be dropped on the ground, and any other players can freely pick up the dropped Aeos Energy.
|Zapdos||Gives +15 points to the team. Makes enemy goal zones vulnerable to being captured.|
|Drednaw||Grants EXP points and shields to the team who captures it.|
|Rotom||Rotom heads toward an enemy goal and aids the allied team in capturing it. When it reaches a goal zone, it makes it vulnerable for 24 seconds.|
As you fight your opponents and defend goals, additional objectives will come up during a match that will let you take on formidable Pokemon called Boss Pokemon. Capturing these strong Pokemon gives useful buffs and extra points for your team to take advantage of.
Boss Pokemon appear in strategic areas of the arena, and usually take a bit of an effort to defeat. It is important to communicate with your teammates when pursuing these objectives so you can defeat them efficiently.
Objective Guide: When to Target Bosses
Since both Drednaw and Rotom spawn at the same time, and securing objectives is a team effort, you may not be able to get both of them. However, Drednaw should be the main priority as its effects are more beneficial than Rotom's. Securing the first Drednaw spawn guarantees that your team will not fall behind and levels. It will also let you learn your Unite Move earlier, making the transition to the mid-game easier for your team.
As you participate in UNITE battles and slowly master the Pokemon in your roster, your Trainer's level will go up. Reaching certain levels will unlock useful rewards. One of these is called Battle Items, which are special items that give extra effects when used in a match. Be sure to add Battle Items in your arsenal to get helpful effects in battle!
Each Pokemon's boosted attack has an additional effect when it hits. Understanding how your Pokemon's boosted attack works allows you to make better decisions during battles.
Boosted Attacks Guide: How to Use
It is best to save your Unite Move for securing objectives like Drednaw or Rotom, since huge team fights usually happen at those locations. Depending on the Pokemon you are using, use your unite move to take out the opposing team first or steal the objective from them.
When Zapdos is about to spawn, make sure to have your Unite Move ready when it spawns. However, if your Unite Move is already available, save it and don't use it until Zapdos spawns. Having your Unite Move when Zapdos arrives gives you and your team a better chance at winning the team fight near Zapdos' area or taking Zapdos for yourselves.
Zapdos Guide: Buff and How to Steal
Equipping Boost Emblems gives your Pokemon additional stats that can help it perform better during matches. Try to mix and match Boost Emblems to fit your Pokemon's build and playstyle.
Having a certain number of Boost Emblems with a specific color adds another layer of stats on top of your Held Items and Boost Emblems. Depending on your Pokemon, utilize the added effect of Boost Emblem colors to gain a slight advantage during matches.
Boost Emblems Guide: How to Use and Upgrade
Buying a Beginner Support Box makes leveling up your Trainer Level, and accumulating Aeos Coins and Aeos Energy much faster.
However, it's important to note that you'll have to spend real money to buy it since it can only be purchased using Aeos Gems.
Beginner Support Box: Is It Worth It?
|All Strategy Guides|
|Beginner's Guide||Things To Do First|
|Things To Avoid Doing||Best Starter Pokemon|
|Best Pokemon for Beginners||Best Team Comps|
|List of Settings and Best Settings||How to Unlock All Pokemon|
|Best Goal Timing: When to Score||Rotom Vs. Drednaw|
|Regieleki Vs. The Three Regis||How to Level Up Your Pokemon: EXP Farming|
|Country and Region Guide||Unchangeable Features|
|Energy Rewards Gacha||How to Defend Goals|
|Targeting and Aim Assist||Best Farming Routes|
|Things to Do Everyday||How to Win: Tips and Strategies|
|Reach Master Rank: Solo Queue Guide||Ganking Guide: How to Gank|
Pumpkin Box Guide
|7-Day Max Grade Trial Card Guide||Beginner Support Box|
|Emblem Boxes Guide||
License Redraw Guide
|Farming and Currency Guides|
|How to Farm Aeos Coins||How to Get Aeos Tickets|
|How to Get Fashion Tickets||How to Get Holowear Tickets|
|How to Farm Aeos Energy||Best Purchases in the Shop|
|How to Raise Trainer Level Fast||What to Spend Aeos Coins On|
|What to Spend Aeos Tickets On||What to Spend Aeos Gems On|
|Battle Pass Special Tickets||-|
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