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Using the Practice Area allows players to try Pokemon and hone their mechanical skills in Pokemon UNITE. This is a guide on how to use the training mode or practice area in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn how to use the training mode, how to use practice options, how to use the substitute doll, and more!

How to Use Training Mode (Practice Area)

How to Access Practice Area
1 On the main menu, press ZL to open up the sidebar.
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2 Select the Practice tab.
Pokemon UNITE - How to Use Training Mode - Select Practice
3 Select Practice Area.
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4 Select your Pokemon.
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5 Select a CPU controlled enemy Pokemon.
6 Confirm your selection to start training mode.

Check Wild Pokemon Spawns

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Using the Practice Area is a great way to know where Wild Pokemon spawn points are located. Take note of their spawn times so you can formulate a Farming Route.

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Explore the Map

Training mode allows you to freely explore Theia Sky Ruins and get better map knowledge. Know how to effectively navigate around walls and obstacles, or check out where tall grass are placed to get more info on ganking opportunities.

Test Pokemon Builds

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This mode is also a great way test out the different moves your Pokemon has in its arsenal. Moreover, use it to test different Held Items and Battle Items that you have unlocked or purchased.

You can even break down the damage by the numbers by attacking one of the Substitute Dolls found on the map!

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How to Use Practice Options

How to Access Practice Options in Nintendo Switch

How to Access Practice Options in Nintendo Switch
1 Press the + button on your controller.
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2 Choose Practice Options.
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3 An extra menu will now appear on the top left side of the screen.
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How to Access Practice Options in Mobile

How to Access Practice Options in Mobile
1 Tap on the Practice Options Icon in the upper left corner
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2 An extra menu will now appear on the top left side of the screen.
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Practice Option Settings

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Ally Pokemon
+1 Level Increases your Pokemon level by 1.
Invincible Toggle to prevent your Pokemon from taking damage.
Move Cooldowns Toggle to remove cooldown timers on Pokemon moves.
Opposing Pokemon
+1 Level. Increases the enemy Pokemon level by 1
Invincible Toggle to prevent the AI Pokemon from taking damage.
Attacks On/Off Toggle to stop the enemy Pokemon from attacking. This will also stop them from moving and make them stand still.
Other
Wild Pokemon Toggle to remove all Wild Pokemon on the map. You can toggle this off and on to make them respawn.
Substitute Doll Toggle to remove or spawn substitute dolls across the map.
Stats Toggle to display the Pokemon stats window, switching between your Pokemon or the opposing Pokemon. It will appear in the upper left corner of the screen.

A feature unique to the training mode are the different Practice Options that you can activate. Use them to make certain adjustments to the match so you can create different scenarios for you to practice.

Stats

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Stats
HP Displays how much base health your Pokemon has. This number will not change when you attack it since it's only supposed to reflect your stat values.
Defense The Defense stat reduces the amount of Physical Damage a Pokemon Moves does to the Substitute Doll. Moves that reduce Defense will not change the stat value showed on the Substitution Doll.
Sp. Def Short for Special Defense.This stat reduces the amount of damage the Substitute Doll receives from Special Attacks. Moves that reduce Special Defense will not change the stat value showed on the Substitution Doll.
You can display your Pokemon's stats by toggling the Stats option. You can also display your pratice partner's stats by pressing the Pokemon UNITE - Minimap Button Switch button.

Training Mode Substitute Doll

Pokemon UNITE - Practice Area Substitute Doll

The Substitute Doll acts as a training dummy in the Practice Arena. Go near it to see helpful info or attack it to see how much damage you are dealing.

It's important to note that the damage value of the Substitute Doll will be different from the damage you do to your opponent.

Substitute Doll Location

All Substitute Doll Location
Near Purple base.
Near Orange base.
Top Lane

Substitute Doll Values Explanation

Data
Hindrance Length Displays how long the Pokemon was affected by a Status Effect.
Total Damage Displays how much damage your Pokemon has done from a combination of Basic Attacks and Pokemon Moves.
Basic Attack damage Shows how much damage your basic attacks dealt.
Move Damage Shows how much total damage your Pokemon Move has done.
Damage per Second Breaks down how much total damage you do, from a combination of Basic Attacks and Pokemon Moves, by the seconds.

The Substitute Doll now only displays Data. Note that that the values reset after 7 seconds.

How to Quit Training Mode

How to Quit Training Mode in Nintendo Switch

How to Quit Training Mode in Nintedo Switch
1 Press the + button on your controller.
2 Select Settings on the menu.
3 Press X to leave.

How to Quit Training Mode in Mobile

How to Quit Training Mode in Mobile
1 Press the + button on your controller.
2 In the Systems Settings, tap the Leave Battle button.

Match Is Not Recorded

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Since matches in the Practice Area are not real battles, the result of the match, points scored, and knock downs will not be recorded in your Battle Record. This means that you can leave any time without any penalties.

What is Training Mode?

Pokemon UNITE - Practice Area

Training mode allows players to practice each Pokemon without participating in online UNITE Battles. It lets you tweak various game settings like turning on invincibility, Wild Pokemon spawns, or changing Pokemon levels.

Only Includes 1V1 Battles

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You can only use the training mode alone, which means that you cannot play with friends in this mode. This is especially hard for players who want to practice with a Pokemon that primarily uses heal or buff moves on teammates.

It also lets you play against only one practice partner, which limits your options for simulating fights.

All Pokemon are Available

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The training mode lets you play with any Pokemon from the roster, regardless if you have its license or not. This is great for testing out Pokemon before you buy them with Aeos Coins or Gems.

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