Tier List: Best Pokemon to Use (October 18 Updated) | Pokemon UNITE

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This is Game8's Pokemon Tier List in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile after the update last October 18, 2021. Learn which Pokemon are best to buy, with a tier list for each lane and roles, and see the best Pokemon to use in the current Meta!

Tier Lists
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Best Pokemon Tier List

SS Tier Icon
Lucario Image Venusaur Image Snorlax Image Mr. Mime Image Blastoise Image
S Rank Icon
Sylveon Image Blissey Image Eldegoss Image Wigglytuff Image Gengar Image Crustle Image Cinderace Image Zeraora Image Greninja Image Pikachu Image
A Rank Icon
Mamoswine Image Charizard Image Talonflame Image Cramorant Image Alolan Ninetales Image Slowbro Image
B Rank Icon
Machamp Image Absol Image Garchomp Image
C Rank Icon
Gardevoir Image
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Greedent to be Released on October 20!

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Greedent is coming to Pokemon UNITE on October 20 as part of the Halloween Event Update!

Greedent Release Date

Tier List has Been Re-Evaluated!

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As of October 18, 2021 and after careful deliberations, we have finished re-evaluating our tier list! Did your favorites gain positions?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Sylveon: S-Tier

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Even after the nerf that reduced the damage of Mystical Fire and Hyper Voice, Sylveon is still on S-Tier. Though Mystical Fire doesn't deal as much damage as before, Hyper Voice still melts groups of enemies which gives Sylveon a primary damaging tool on top of its already great survivability. For those who have Sylveon, don't worry because it's still good!

Sylveon Guide: Builds and Best Items

How Would You Rank Sylveon?

Let us know why in the comments!

Mamoswine: A Tier

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Mamoswine has joined the Pokemon Roster as of September 29th! This Defender Pokemon has crazy good crowd control and tankiness to boot! We have put it in A Tier after multiple battles and tests.

Mamoswine Guide: Builds and Best Items

How Would You Rank Mamoswine?

Let us know why in the comments!

Tier List Updates (October 18)

Tier List After Re-Evaluation (Ver. 1.2.1.7)

Update Date Update Summary
10/14 Eldegoss Image ↑ to S Tier
・Eldegoss' shields and movement speed buff is important in today's burst reliant meta.
10/14 Greninja Image ↑ to S Tier
・Double Team clones hit hard and is auto-locked by enemies first before Greninja. A great juking and survival tool.
10/14 Talonflame Image ↑ to A Tier
・Steep learning curve but can easily burst Pokemon and steal objectives when played correctly.
・Hits hard but is a sitting duck when moves miss.
10/14 Crustle Image ↓ to S Tier
・Can deal big damage using Shell Smash but at the same time puts itself in danger from burst damage.
10/14 Pikachu Image ↓ to S Tier
・Can be easily burst down by Speedsters while in lane. Strong if played right but not enough to justify SS anymore.
10/14 Alolan Ninetales Image ↓ to A Tier
・Has great CC but there are other better options like Mamoswine.
・Can still deal damage but out-classed by pure damage dealers like Greninja and Cinderace.
10/14 Cramorant Image ↓ to A Tier
・The nerf to its UNITE Move has hurt it immensely. It is not as great as it was before.

Pokemon Tier Placement for 1.2.1.6

Update Date Update Summary
10/06 Sylveon Image ・Stays in S-Tier even after the nerf.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Tier List Explanation

SS Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Lucario ImageLucario SS Tier Icon Bot
Speedy, Tanky, and Powerful!
Lucario is an All-Rounder that can deal damage on the same level as attackers and can take damage at the same level as Defenders. To top it all off, he has higher mobility than a Speedster. Lucario is the definition of a high-tier pokemon.
Venusaur ImageVenusaur SS Tier Icon Top
Devastating Damage and Defense
Venusaur has been terrorizing the stadium with the HP-draining capability of Giga Drain and its CD reduction synergy with Petal Dance.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax SS Tier Icon Top
An Immovable Fortress that Outputs AoE Disables
Being able to shut down a lane at times with Block and Heavy Slam, Snorlax is a Pokemon that is welcome in the majority of teams.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime SS Tier Icon Bot
Defensively Offensive
Mr. Mime is a offensive support that focuses on inflicting damage and hindering the enemy team by, cutting off lane access or setting up traps while also being able to inflict stuns and knock-ups coupled with high Sp.Atk damage
Blastoise ImageBlastoise SS Tier Icon Top/Jungle
An Actual Tank
High HP, High Damage, and decent fight control makes Blastoise a Pokemon with few counters and sits on the cusp of being broken.

S Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Sylveon ImageSylveon S Rank Icon Top/Bot
A Mobile Turret
Sylveon has a perfect mix between offense and defense. It can continuously deal damage onto an enemy while at the same time keeping itself topped up using lifesteal and defensive abilities.
Blissey ImageBlissey S Rank Icon Bot
An indespensible buff and heal machine
Blissey can choose between healing and guarding. It can also non-stop apply damage buffs to a wide area that makes your allies deal more damage.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss S Rank Icon Bot
Shields and Heals Everywhere
If your team needs healing, Eldegoss is always the way to go. Its capable of shielding and healing allies while also providing useful utlity buffs. Its UNITE move also allows it to avoid focus fire and provide some source of DPS for your team!
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff S Rank Icon Bot
Disables, Damage, and Tankiness.
Wigglytuff presents high amount of tankiness and disables which makes it difficult to play against. Proper playstyle adjustment is required if a Wigglytuff is on the enemy team.
Gengar ImageGengar S Rank Icon Jungle
Deletes Targets With Insane DPS and Burst Damage
Gengar is a Speedster that relies on applying debuffs then unleashing relentless damage upon its debuffed target.
Crustle ImageCrustle S Rank Icon Top
Defense into Offense
Crustle is still the defensive or offensive powerhouse depending on the situation. Crustle with Shell Smash and coupled with X Scissor can turn defense into offense with a press of a button.
Cinderace ImageCinderace S Rank Icon Top/Jungle
The Ideal Ranged Damage Dealer
Cinderace is the ideal attacker. It stays out of enemy range and non-stop throws fireballs at enemies. Beware of its fragility and it can fall rather quickly against enemies that can apply burst damage to its targets.
Zeraora ImageZeraora S Rank Icon Jungle
Unbridled Mobility and Damage
Zeraora is what the ideal jungler should be. Its capable of clearing camps with ease, it has great mobility, and its ganking power both early and late.
Greninja ImageGreninja S Rank Icon Jungle
A Sneaky Assassin/Attacker Pokemon
Greninja is an attacker that has a playstyle similar to Speedsters. It can still be played with a standard ranged attacker build but it truly shines by being sneaky and assassinating enemy backlines.
Pikachu ImagePikachu S Rank Icon Top/Bot
High Control, High Damage
Pikachu is a powerhouse in the early and mid game due to damage output, and stuns. With the addition of the Choice Specs, Pikachu's damage output increased exponentially.

A Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine A Rank Icon Top/Bot
Crowd Control is the Middle Name
Mamoswine offers so many crowd control capabilities on top of his already tanky nature. This allows him to initiate and stay in fights while dishing out hindrances to mess up the enemy's synergy.
Charizard ImageCharizard A Rank Icon Bot
Tanky Bruiser With Ranged or Melee Playstyles
Charizard is a unique Pokemon that can attack while moving. It also has a safe, albeit weak, early game which is compensated by a strong late-game damage potential.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame A Rank Icon Jungle
Long Distance Burst or Extreme Elusiveness
Talonflame can be played as a long distance burst Pokemon or a slippery burst Pokemon. No matter what playstyle you choose, it can deal high amounts of damage.
Cramorant ImageCramorant A Rank Icon Top
Waves of Fish and Damage
Cramorant's damage output has been nerfed in the recent patches. It can go melee as a burst attacker or play as a control ability caster from afar and its UNITE move can shutdown teams if used in an advantageous position.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales A Rank Icon Top
Slows and Disables Followed By High Bursts
Alolan Ninetales can apply frost stacks from its abilities which can freeze enemies. Its also capable of switching between an auto attack based playstyle or a ranged CC playstyle.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro A Rank Icon Top
Eternal Single-Target Disable
Slowbro is a Pokemon you choose if you want to play 4v4. It can completely shutdown a single player from the enemy team at the expense of being a sitting duck yourself.

B Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Machamp ImageMachamp B Rank Icon Jungle
Submission!
Machamp excels at single target combat to Slowbro. However, as opposed to Slowbro, Machamp can easily take out a target alone. However, in the current meta of strong early game pokemon Machamp has become less of a threat.
Absol ImageAbsol B Rank Icon Jungle
The Critical Striker
Absol is the best Pokemon to use if enjoy seeing big damage numbers. However, Absol's high critical strike rate and damage is gated by its high skill cap for effecient and effective play especialy due to its low defensive stats.
Garchomp ImageGarchomp B Rank Icon Jungle
A Late Game Beast
Garchomp is a strong Pokemon but it requires several levels be for its power spikes. It also requires stacks of its passive for max damage which may be difficult to pull off even at higher levels if it gets CC'd.

C Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir C Rank Icon Top
Team Fight Ender
Gardevoir is another Pokemon that relies on gaining many levels before being able to output its true damage. Its UNITE move Fairly Singularity summons a Black Hole that disables all pokemon hit and drags it towards the center which makes Gardevoir the ideal setter.

Lane Tier Lists

Top Lane Tier List

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Snorlax Image Crustle Image Alolan Ninetales Image Cramorant Image Blastoise Image
S Rank Icon
Pikachu Image Lucario Image Venusaur Image Slowbro Image Wigglytuff Image Mamoswine Image Sylveon Image
A Rank Icon
Greninja Image Eldegoss Image Mr. Mime Image Cinderace Image Gardevoir Image Blissey Image
B Rank Icon
Charizard Image Machamp Image Zeraora Image
C Rank Icon
Talonflame Image Absol Image Gengar Image Garchomp Image

Bottom Lane Tier List

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Eldegoss Image Lucario Image Mr. Mime Image Wigglytuff Image
S Rank Icon
Charizard Image Snorlax Image Machamp Image Cramorant Image Blastoise Image Blissey Image Mamoswine Image Sylveon Image
A Rank Icon
Pikachu Image Crustle Image Slowbro Image Alolan Ninetales Image Gardevoir Image Zeraora Image
B Rank Icon
Venusaur Image Cinderace Image
C Rank Icon
Greninja Image Talonflame Image Absol Image Gengar Image Garchomp Image

Jungle Tier List

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Greninja Image Blastoise Image Zeraora Image
S Rank Icon
Talonflame Image Absol Image Machamp Image
A Rank Icon
Pikachu Image Snorlax Image Lucario Image Wigglytuff Image Gengar Image Garchomp Image Cinderace Image Sylveon Image
B Rank Icon
Charizard Image Alolan Ninetales Image Mamoswine Image
C Rank Icon
Crustle Image Eldegoss Image Venusaur Image Mr. Mime Image Slowbro Image Cramorant Image Gardevoir Image Blissey Image

Role Tier Lists

Attacker Tier List

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Venusaur Image
S Rank Icon
Pikachu Image Greninja Image Cinderace Image Sylveon Image
A Rank Icon
Alolan Ninetales Image Cramorant Image
B Rank Icon
C Rank Icon
Gardevoir Image

Attacker Tier List Evaluations

Speedster Tier List

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S Rank Icon
Gengar Image Zeraora Image
A Rank Icon
Talonflame Image
B Rank Icon
Absol Image
C Rank Icon

Speedster Tier List Evaluations

All-Rounder Tier List

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Lucario Image
S Rank Icon
A Rank Icon
Charizard Image
B Rank Icon
Machamp Image Garchomp Image
C Rank Icon

All-Rounder Tier List Evaluations

Defender Tier List

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Snorlax Image Blastoise Image
S Rank Icon
Crustle Image
A Rank Icon
Slowbro Image Mamoswine Image
B Rank Icon
C Rank Icon

Defender Tier List Evaluations

Supporter Tier List

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Mr. Mime Image
S Rank Icon
Eldegoss Image Wigglytuff Image Blissey Image
A Rank Icon
B Rank Icon
C Rank Icon

Supporter Tier List Evaluations

Tier List Criteria

Full Criteria

Criteria
Power Level Team Impact Ease-of-Use Rank Usage

Each of these factors determine the Pokemon's place within the tier list. Read on to learn what they refer to exactly:

  • Power Level: Determines how strong a Pokemon is in theory (when its potential is realized; optimized itemization and playstyle).
  • Team Impact: Determines how instrumental a Pokemon is from a team's perspective. What does the Pokemon bring to the table and how effective is this to achieve victory?
  • Ease-Of-Use: When two things perform at roughly the same power level, the one that's easier to use is always better. We always have to consider the amount of effort it takes to play certain Pokemon into account.
  • Rank Usage: We kept a close eye on a Pokemon's performance in high rank matches to get a better glimpse at its overall potential in certain high-level match ups and scenarios.

Who is the Best Pokemon?

Vote for who you think is the strongest character in Pokemon UNITE. Also, let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Results

This poll ran from the end of August until the release of Mamoswine on September 29th. Players voted for the following as the strongest Pokemon in the game!

As the meta changes a great deal after Updates, we're excited to see the new rankings in our next poll!

Blastoise ImageBlastoise
1st
252 votes
Lucario ImageLucario
2nd
169 votes
Greninja ImageGreninja
3rd
68 votes

Rest of the Top 10
# Pokemon Votes
4th Zeraora ImageZeraora 58 votes
5th Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff 50 votes
6th Snorlax ImageSnorlax 35 votes
7th Cramorant ImageCramorant 34 votes
8th Gengar ImageGengar 29 votes
Pikachu ImagePikachu 29 votes
9th Gardevoir ImageGardevoir 27 votes
10th Absol ImageAbsol 26 votes
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales 26 votes

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    • Im Looking For A Friend To Help Me Rank Up. My Main Is Sylveon. Also Im Still Practicing Using Eldegoss And Im Still Stuck At Veteran :(

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      I totally agree, but I would chose Eldegloss because she’s amazing.

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