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

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PikachuPikachu Rating: ★★★★★
  • Best Attacker Pokemon
  • Easy to use
  • Has a lot of long-ranged AOE disabling moves
  • EldegossEldegoss Rating: ★★★★★
  • Best Supporter Pokemon
  • Good mix of defensive and offensive moves
  • Best Pokemon for support players
  • TalonflameTalonflame Rating: ★★★★
  • HIgh-mobility Pokemon
  • Great for getting quick kills
  • Can surprise enemies
  • SnorlaxSnorlax Rating: ★★★☆☆
  • High-durability frontliner Pokemon
  • Can tank a lot of damage for the team
  • Good at initiating fights
  • CharizardCharizard Rating: ★★☆☆☆
  • Powerful at the final stages of the game
  • Needs time to become effective
  • Not the best for new players
  • There are 5 starter Pokemon available to choose from, namely Charizard, Eldegoss, Pikachu, Snorlax, and Talonflame. Only one can be unlocked at the start. The Pokemon which are not chosen can be unlocked using Unite Licenses.
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    Pikachu is the Best Choice

    Pikachu.pngPikachu
    Pikachu has an arsenal of long-ranged AOE disabling moves, making it a great teamfight Pokemon. Pikachu is the perfect first choice because it is simple to use, but is extremely effective in battle.
    Type Attack Range Lane
    Attacker Ranged Top or Bottom
    Recommended Moves
    Electro Ball Level 4: Electro Ball
    Thunderbolt Level 6: Thunderbolt

    Eldegoss is a Great Supporter

    Eldegoss.pngEldegoss
    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 a great mix of defensive and offensive moves, making it a runner-up as a first choice Pokemon.
    Type Attack Range Lane
    Supporter Ranged Bottom
    Recommended Moves
    Leaf Tornado Level 4: Leaf Tornado
    Electro Ball Level 6: Cotton Guard

    Talonflame is Agile

    Talonflame.pngTalonflame
    Talonflame is a high-mobility Pokemon that is able to switch between lanes and get quick kills. Talonflame is able to swiftly move in and out of battles while bursting down the enemy. Although Talonflame is a little harder to use compared to Pikachu and Eldegoss, it is nonetheless a recommended first choice Pokemon.
    Type Attack Range Lane
    Speedster Melee Center/Jungle
    Recommended Moves
    Peck Level 4: Flame Charge
    Thunderbolt Level 7: Fly

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