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This guide will teach players about the basic rules and mechanics of the Standard Battle feature of the game. Read on to learn more on how to play Pokemon UNITE and understand the rules of the trade!

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Standard Basic Rules

5v5 Team Battle

The Unite Battle is a game where 2 teams consisting of 5 Pokemon each battle against each other in Aeos Island. The game is won by the team who scores higher at the end of 10 minutes.

Allies and Opponents

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You and your allies will always be on the left side while your enemies will always be on the right side. Your team's Home Base and Goal Zones will be colored violet while the enemies' Home Base and Goal Zones will be colored orange.

Map Routes

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There are 3 routes to choose in Unite Battle. The Top Route, Central Route, and the Bottom Route. The Top Route and the Bottom Route are mirrored lanes which have the same wild Pokemon except the boss Pokemon.

The Central Route is akin to Jungle in other MOBA games. Here, multiple wild Pokemon spawn as well as the Pokemon that give you timed buffs when you defeat them in the game.

Defeat Wild Pokemon

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Defeating wild Pokemon is one of the most basic rules of the game. After you defeat wild Pokemon, you will be rewarded with Aeos Energy, EXP, and a buff from some specific Pokemon.

Score Points to Win

When you have collected some Aeos Energy, you need to go the enemy's Goal Zone and press X to deposit that Aeos Energy and score points.

The team who scores the most points at the end of the match (ten minutes for a standard match) will be the winner. In a draw, the team that reached the tied score first wins.

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Goal Zones Buff Allies

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When players pass through allied Goal Zones, they will get a shield, a movement speed buff, and will heal slowly over time. This is a good mechanic to remember especially when in team fights.

In the other case, players passing through an enemy's Goal Zone will give them a powerful movement speed debuff.

Goal Zone Limits

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Each Goal Zone has a point limit where they disappear after a team scores a certain amount of points in them. The first set of Goal Zones will disappear after taking in 80 points, the second set of Goal Zones with 100 points, and the final Goal Zone can take in an infinite amount.

Final 2 Minutes

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When your game reaches the final 2 minutes, all Aeos Energy deposited in this time are doubled. You can use this mechanic to catch up incase you are behind or to snowball further in the game.

Steal Aeos Energy from Enemies

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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.

Defeat Boss Pokemon

There are 3 Boss Pokemon in the game which have their own unique effects when defeated. Rotom and Drednaw are the first to spawn at 3 minutes and Zapdos spawns during the final 2 minutes of the game. Below are the effects of each Boss Pokemon when they are defeated.

Rotom Rotom travels towards the nearest Goal Zone in the Top Route and automatically depositing 20 points when they reach it.
Drednaw The player who gets the last hit in defeating Drednaw will receive 20 Aeos Energy and their team receives an EXP Bonus and a lasting Shield.
Zapdos The team who defeats Zapdos will get 20 Points added to their score and scoring any amount of points will be almost instant during the buff period.

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