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This page is a guide to all Starters in Pokemon UNITE, and which among the starter Pokemon licenses to unlock and use first. Read on to learn why these Pokemon licenses are the best choice for the first Unite License to choose at the start of the game.

Best Starter Pokemon to Choose

Best Starters!
Pikachu Image Snorlax Image
Great Choice
Eldegoss Image Charizard Image
Not Recommended
Talonflame Image

Pikachu offers AoE Damage and Strong Laning Power

Tier S Rank Icon
Type Attack Range Lane
Attacker Ranged Top or Bottom
Recommended Moves

Pikachu has an arsenal of long-ranged AOE disabling moves with great damage, making it a great teamfight Pokemon. Pikachu is a great first choice because it is simple to use, but is extremely effective in battle.

Pikachu is the best starter for players that is taking Pokemon UNITE as their first MOBA game due to its simplicity and effectiveness.

Pikachu Guide: Builds and Best Items

Snorlax is a Powerful Initiator

Tier S Rank Icon
Type Attack Range Lane
Defender Melee Top/Bottom
Recommended Moves

Snorlax is a high-hp Pokemon that is able to take a lot of damage from the enemy Pokemon. Snorlax has the disables to disrupt the enemy team to allow his team to go in and do their jobs. Snorlax requires proper judgement on when to engage and disengage but mastering the Snorlax early will reward you the most out of all the starter roster in the game.

Snorlax is the best starter for players that have a experience in playing MOBA games as they'll be able to maximize Snorlax's effectiveness better than newer players.

Snorlax Guide: Builds and Best Items

Eldegoss Offers Shields and Heals

Tier S Rank Icon
Type Attack Range Lane
Supporter Ranged Bottom
Recommended Moves

Eldegoss is a great support Pokemon that is able to heal allies, grant positive buffs to the team, and also cripple the enemy team. Eldegoss has powerful defensive moves that makes up for the lackluster offense, making it a runner-up as a first choice Pokemon.

Eldegoss is the best Pokemon starter for veteran MOBA players. Despite the recent nerfs to Eldegoss, players that knows how to play support properly will still be able to abuse Eldegoss' potential to the maximum and even carry yourself to the highest levels of play.

Eldegoss Guide: Builds and Best Items

Charizard is a Late-Game Bloomer

Tier A Rank Icon
Type Attack Range Lane
All-Rounder Melee Bottom
Recommended Moves

Charizard's damage output is considerably lower compared to the majority of the roster (even supports) but it scales up massively well on to the late stages of the game. Similar to Talonflame, it requires a certain degree of practice to play properly and even with it, the results it can show is lower compared to other Meta pokemon due to late game fighters being weaker in a ten minute game.

Charizard Guide: Builds and Best Items

Talonflame Can Burst Enemies From Miles Away

Talonflame Icon.pngTalonflame
Tier A Rank Icon
Type Attack Range Lane
Speedster Melee Jungle
Recommended Moves

Talonflame is great at bursting unaware enemies. It can also demolish groups of enemies despite being a Speedster/Assassin if it lands its abilities in a group of people. Talonflame requires the most mastery among all the starters which makes it a bad choice for new players but veteran players will surely enjoy playing the assassin starter.

Talonflame Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon Unite Starter Pokemon

All Starter Pokemon

Starter Pokemon Pros
Pikachu Image
Rating: ★★★★★
  • Best Attacker Pokemon
  • Easy to use
  • Has a lot of long-ranged AOE disabling moves
  • Fragile and can be focused down quickly
  • Snorlax Image
    Rating: ★★★★★
  • High-durability frontliner Pokemon
  • Can tank a lot of damage for the team
  • Good at initiating fights
  • Not very impactful early game
  • Eldegoss Image
    Rating: ★★★★
  • Best Supporter Pokemon
  • Good mix of defensive and offensive moves
  • Best Pokemon for support players
  • Can't deal a lot of damage by itself
  • Will need to rely on other Pokemon for damage
  • Charizard Image
    Rating: ★★★★
  • Powerful at the final stages of the game
  • Strong Unite Move
  • Good disables late game
  • Needs time to become effective
  • Not the best for new players
  • Talonflame Image
    Rating: ★★★☆☆
  • High-mobility Pokemon
  • Great for getting quick kills
  • Can surprise enemies
  • Very fragile
  • Requires good Move management
  • Only effective as a Jungler
  • Which Pokemon Did you Choose?

    Can You Switch Starter Pokemon?

    Starter Pokemon Choice is Final

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    Only the starter license you choose will be free. The Pokemon which are not chosen can be unlocked using Unite Licenses. The rest of the licenses will require you to spend Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems in order to unlock them. Licenses will have varying prices, with some being more expensive than others. Check out our guide below to see which Pokemon to buy first for beginners!

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