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Once you start playing Pokemon UNITE you get free starter Pokemon. To learn which of the following starter Pokemon are the best, make sure to read our guide!

Best Starter Pokemon

Best Starters
Charizard Image Talonflame Image Snorlax Image
Okay Choice
Pikachu Image
Not Recommended
Eldegoss Image

Charizard Deals Consistent Damage

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

Charizard is a decent All-rounder Pokemon that deals consistent damage all throughout the game. Not to mention Charizard's defense can have it take more hits than other all-rounder Pokemon. If you are seeking a decent mix of offense and defense, you can rely on Charizard to achieve that goal.

Talonflame Bursts Down Its Prey

Talonflame ImageTalonflame
Type Attack Range Lane Main Tier
Speedster Melee Jungle A Rank Icon
Recommended Moves

Talonflame has little to no Defense and is very easily brought down by crowd control effects. However, what it lacks in Defense, it more than makes up for with its offensive capabilities. Talonflame can burst down its enemies in the blink of an eye, especially with the amount of damage it can dish out. Even Defenders will need to keep an eye out when a Talonflame is in the field. Not to mention, Talonflame becomes untargetable when it uses Fly.

Snorlax Flails Into the Battle

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

Snorlax is a high-HP Pokemon that can take a lot of damage from enemy Pokemon. Snorlax also has disables that allow it to block enemies from pushing past it!

Beyond being a strong Defender, however, Snorlax also excels in dishing out huge amounts of damage with its Flail. Its Yawn attack also deals good crowd control.

Pikachu Deals Good AoE Damage

Pikachu ImagePikachu
Type Attack Range Lane Main Tier
Defender Ranged Top/Bottom S Rank Icon
Recommended Moves

Pikachu has an arsenal of long-ranged AOE disabling moves with great damage and stuns, making it a great team fight Pokemon. The only thing that Pikachu suffers from is having mo escape abilities aside from its Unite move. Once Pikachu is in a fight, it has to fight. An Eject Button can only delay the inevitability of being in battle, especially if you are alone in a lane.

Eldegoss Offers Shields and Heals

Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Type Attack Range Lane Main Tier
Defender Ranged Top/Bottom S Rank Icon
Recommended Moves

Eldegoss is a great support Pokemon that can heal allies, grant positive buffs to the team, and also cripple the enemy team with crowd control. Eldegoss has powerful defensive moves that make up for the lackluster offense, making it a solely support choice Pokemon. If you plan on queuing solo into matchmaking, bringing Eldegoss is not ideal.

All Pokemon Unite Starter Pokemon

All Starter Pokemon

Starter Pokemon Pros
Charizard Image
Rating: ★★★★★
  • Consistent damage throughout
  • Strong Unite Move
  • Well balanced Offense and Defense
  • Can be bursted down by stronger Pokemon
  • Talonflame Image
    Rating: ★★★★
  • High-mobility Pokemon
  • Great for getting quick kills
  • Can surprise and burst down enemies
  • Very fragile
  • Requires good control
  • Snorlax Image
    Rating: ★★★★
  • High-durability frontline Pokemon
  • Can tank a lot of damage for the team
  • Good at initiating fights
  • Has good crowd control
  • Cannot outfrag damage type Pokemon
  • Pikachu Image
    Rating: ★★★☆☆
  • Decent Attacker Pokemon
  • Easy to use
  • Has a lot of long-ranged AOE stun and damage
  • Fragile and can be focused down quickly
  • Has no escape moves
  • Eldegoss Image
    Rating: ★★☆☆☆
  • Ideal Supporter Pokemon
  • Good defensive moves
  • Can't deal a lot of damage by itself
  • Will need to rely on other Pokemon for damage
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