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Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

The Jungle area or the Center of Aeos Island is a lane in Pokemon UNITE. Learn more about the Jungle, Which Pokemon to use for the Jungle, Jungler strategies, and more!

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How to Play Jungler

Basic Jungler Strategy
10:00~9:00 • Head to the Jungle area and farm Wild Pokemon.
• Do not attack any Bunnelby near the bases.
• If your Pokemon has a Dash move that can jump over walls, use it to quickly get to Xatu instead of going around the wall.
9:00~8:50 • Head to a lane where your allies need help.
• Use your level advantage to set up a gank when opponents are overextending.
8:50~8:00 • Help your allies take the Altaria and Swablu camp in the middle of the lane.
• Push the lane by knocking out opponents and scoring points. If you can't, it is best not to overextend and just retreat.
• Go to the center of the map and take out the Baltoy camps around it.
8:00~7:20 • Take out the Altaria and Swablu camp at Rayquaza's area as quickly as possible.
• Help the other lane by knocking out opponents and scoring points.
7:20~7:00 • Help your allies take the Altaria and Swablu camp in the middle of the lane.
• Secure either the boss Pokemon in the top lane or the bottom lane when they spawn.
7:00~2:00 • Stick with your allies, level up, and secure objectives up until Rayquaza spawns at the 2:00 minute mark.
2:00~ • Secure Rayquaza with your team.
• Use the Pokemon's buff to score as many points as possible.
• Retreat back to base and just defend your goal zones until the match ends.

Pick Central Area Before the Battle

Pokemon UNITE - Lane Roles Jungle Battle Prep

Before the start of the match, it is highly recommended that you pick the Central Area path using Battle Prep. This will allow your teammates to know that you plan to take on the jungler role. Though not required, this will surely help in relaying your intention to go to the central area and can prevent a lane from getting cluttered.

Farm Wild Pokemon in the Jungle

Most of the Jungler's EXP and Aeos Energy in the early game will come from the wild Pokemon found in the Jungle. Note that the wild Pokemon found in the jungle area will give a bit more EXP compared to the ones found in lanes. And, since the jungler will most likely be alone, the EXP gained will not be shared, meaning the jungler can level up quickly.

Best Farming Route for Jungler

Ignore Bunnelby Near the Base

At the start of the match, it is best to ignore the Bunnelby camps near the base and go straight to the jungle area to capture Xatu. This will prevent allies from mistaking you for taking a lane instead of the jungle. Moreover, giving the Bunnelby camps to the lane players will make sure that they get their EXP to level up!

Bunnelby: Spawn Time and Information

Avoid Taking Too Much Damage

When fighting relatively strong wild Pokemon in the early game like Escavalier and Accelgor in the early game, it is important that you maintain your Pokemon's HP and avoid taking damage as much as possible. Fortunately, you can dodge wild Pokemon attacks by timing your moves right or to disable them while they're channeling. Still, it is better to defeat them as fast as possible to avoid unnecessary attacks.

Use Dash Moves for Quick Traversal

As you move around the jungle, take note if your Pokemon has a Dash move. This will allow you to traverse the jungle quickly and go through walls. Use it to move through the wall near the allied central goal zone to quickly get to Xatu.

Helping Allies in Lanes

After clearing the wild Pokemon in your team's jungle area, your Pokemon should be at level 5 and already has an upgraded ability. You can then transition into a lane and help your allies attack or defend goals accordingly. Be sure to use the Quick Chat mechanic so that your teammates know where you are headed.

Utilize Green Berries

Consuming the Green Berries found in the central area will give you a boost in movement speed for a short amount of time. Use this to quickly move to a lane to help your allies when they are in danger. You can even steal the opponent's Green Berry so they won't be able to use it!

List of Berries and Effects

Use Tall Grass for Ganking

Before going into a lane, it is best to not alert your opponents by using the grass at the sides. With proper coordination, Junglers can ambush a battle and catch unsuspecting enemies off-guard for an easy knockdown!

Be sure to time your moves accordingly, and wait for the enemy to overextend their position. it is recommended to attack the enemy once they are close to an allied Goal Zone so that they won't get to safety in time.

Grass Guide: How Does Grass Work?

Score Goals When the Lane is Clear

When a gank is successful, your opponents will wait for their Pokemon to respawn after getting knocked down, or momentarily retreat to recover health. Whatever the advantage, use this opportunity to score your accumulated Aeos Energy from farming in the jungle.

Help Farm Altaria and Swablu Camps

At around the 8:50 mark, Altaria and Swablu camps will spawn in the middle of the lanes. You can help lane players capture them to avoid letting the enemy team benefit from the extra EXP. However, if your allies have low levels, it's best to let them have the camps, so they can catch up.

Transitioning to the Mid to Late Game

During the late game, your Pokemon will have a high level because of the extra EXP from farming Wild Pokemon in the jungle area. Utilize the extra power by seeking out low-level enemies and stifling their growth.

Help Teammates Capture Boss Pokemon

As the game progresses, Regieleki, Regice, Registeel, and Regirock will be key objectives to take if you want to secure a victory. Whenever your team decides to take an objective, be sure to provide your support by contributing your offense or defending Goal Zones accordingly.

Overall, Regice, Registeel, or Regirock should be prioritized over Regieleki, as its effects will give your team a significant advantage. The buff and EXP your entire team will get from defeating them can help your team maintain a lead or allow you to catch up.

Objectives Guide: When to Target Bosses

Reserve Unite Moves 3:00

When the remaining time is less than 3:00, it is finally time to prepare for the final team battle. Of course, it is important to raise the level, but the presence or absence of unite skills is especially important, so hunt wild Pokemon or deliberately defeat them deep in the enemy base and store the unite gauge.

Having your most powerful move available when Rayquaza spawns can help you win a huge teamfight and allow you to secure the boss Pokemon. Alternatively, you can also save your Unite Move to get the last hit on Rayquaza.

Always Check the Minimap

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As the battle progresses, it is best to always keep an eye on the mini map and know where you should go to be useful. Are there no allies in the lane? Quickly go to the area and protect the Goal Zone. Are Boss Pokemon about to spawn? Rally your team to which objective is best to capture. Overall, having map awareness is key when you want to take control of the game as a jungler.

Best Jungler Pokemon

Pokemon With High Mobility

Pokemon Role Best Lane
Absol ImageAbsol Speedster Jungle
• Has strong moves like Feint and Sucker Punch which are great for surprise attacks.
• Excellent critical rate and damage for ganking opponents
Dodrio ImageDodrio Speedster Jungle
• Has extremely fast movement speed
• Chase and burst down targets with Tri Attack or Drill Peck.
• Can score easily thanks to its unique scoring mechanic.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Speedster Jungle
• Has great Dash moves like Flame Charge, which can also serve as a way to quickly traverse the jungle area.
• Use Fly to make a strong entrance when transitioning to a lane.

Pokemon who have high mobility are recommended as junglers, as they can navigate through the jungle and get to lanes fast. They often have moves that have the Dash type, which allows them to teleport to an area. Though not exclusive, you will find that most Dash abilities are found in Speedster.

Pokemon that are Also Good in Lanes

Pokemon Role Best Lane
Dragonite ImageDragonite All-Rounder Jungle
• Can utilize ranged attacks for faster traversal.
• Has good ganking tools via Dragon Dance or Extreme Speed.
Urshifu ImageUrshifu All-Rounder Any
• It has decent mobility via Headbutt or Throat Chop.
• It can burst down opponents quickly using Wicked Blow.
• Needs to reach only level 5 for its power spike.

Some All-Rounder can also be junglers. Though not as efficient as Speedster, they offer a decent combination of Endurance and Attack that can make them stand on their own. Naturally, when a lane's situation is dire, it can easily transition from jungle to lane when the situation demands it.

Pokemon that Become Powerful Over Time

Pokemon Role Best Lane
Gengar ImageGengar Speedster Jungle
• Has superb burst combos for ganking like Shadow BallHex.
• Easily snowballs when left uncontested.
Greninja ImageGreninja Attacker Any
• Ranged attacks help farm efficiently.
• Can evade attacks.
• Can learn powerful moves like Surf.
Tyranitar ImageTyranitar All-Rounder Jungle
• Starts off slow, but can learn devastating moves like Ancient Power and Tyrannical Rampage.
• Great for both offensive and defensive plays if during the late game.

Junglers have the benefit of gaining more EXP compared to lane players. This means that they can level up fast and learn new moves quickly. Some Pokemon may seem weak at first, but they can quickly become powerful if left uncontested in the jungle.

List of Best Junglers

Pokemon Rating
Tyranitar ImageTyranitar 5 Stars.png
Decidueye ImageDecidueye 5 Stars.png
Urshifu ImageUrshifu 5 Stars.png
Greninja ImageGreninja 5 Stars.png
Talonflame ImageTalonflame 5 Stars.png
Absol ImageAbsol 5 Stars.png
Gengar ImageGengar 5 Stars.png
Garchomp ImageGarchomp 5 Stars.png
Cinderace ImageCinderace 5 Stars.png
Aegislash ImageAegislash 5 Stars.png
Zoroark ImageZoroark 5 Stars.png
Azumarill ImageAzumarill 5 Stars.png
Zeraora ImageZeraora 5 Stars.png
Tsareena ImageTsareena 5 Stars.png
Dragapult ImageDragapult 5 Stars.png
Mew ImageMew 5 Stars.png
Dodrio ImageDodrio 5 Stars.png
Scizor ImageScizor 5 Stars.png
Espeon ImageEspeon 4 Stars.png
Glaceon ImageGlaceon 4 Stars.png
Buzzwole ImageBuzzwole 4 Stars.png
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir 4 Stars.png
Dragonite ImageDragonite 4 Stars.png

Best Jungler Items

Jungler Held Items

Muscle Band

Item Effect
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1%/2%/3% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.

Equipping Muscle Band enhances the jungler's offense and attack speed, making it faster to farm Wild Pokemon. It will also give the jungler the extra power it needs to fight opponents when needed.

Muscle Band Effect and How to Get

Attack Weight

Item Effect
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight When the Pokemon scores a goal, its Attack increases by (6/9/12).

Since the jungler will always have Aeos Energy to score, Attack Weight will allow you to build up Attack power just by scoring goals.

Attack Weight Effect and How to Get

Float Stone

Item Effect
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone Increases movement speed by (10/15/20)% when the Pokemon is not in combat.

Float Stone Effect and How to Get

Getting a movement speed boost from Float Stone is helpful for traversing the wide area of the jungle and going to lanes. Moreover, it slightly increases your Pokemon's attack stat which can help you with farming wild Pokemon.

Jungler Battle Items

X Attack

Item Effect
X Attack.pngX Attack Increases your Pokemon's basic attack damage by 1.2x, move damage by 1.05~1.15x for 8 seconds, and increases your standard attack speed.

X Attack will further enhance your offense by increasing your Pokemon's Attack and Sp. Attack. Activate this item before you initiate ganks to quickly pressure your opponent's HP.

X Attack Effect and How to Get

X Speed

Item Effect
X Speed.pngX Speed Increases your Pokemon's Speed for 5 seconds. Your Pokemon's movement speed will not be able to decrease while this item is in effect.

X Speed is a low-cooldown alternative to Eject Button that also provides a short-duration immunity from slows. It's great for chasing or escaping enemies, especially in speed flux zones.

Wild Pokemon in the Jungle

Wild Pokemon in the Jungle

Pokemon Timers and Rewards
BaltoyBaltoy Points Earned: 2
Spawn Timer: 9:45 / 9:40 / 9:00 / 8:40
Respawn Timer: 1:00
AccelgorAccelgor Points Earned: 4 / 7
Spawn Timer: 9:40
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants the purple aura. While your Pokemon has this aura, move cooldowns are reduced for a short time.
EscavalierEscavalier Points Earned: 4 / 7
Spawn Timer: 9:40
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants the orange aura. While your Pokemon has this aura, basic attacks deal extra damage and decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
XatuXatu Points Earned: 2
Spawn Timer: Game Start
Respawn Timer: N/A
SwabluSwablu Points Earned: 2 / 3
Spawn Timer: Top & Bot:
8:50, 7:20, 5:50, 4:20, 2:50, 1:20
Jungle: 8:00
Respawn Timer: Jungle Only: 90 seconds
AltariaAltaria Points Earned: 4 / 6
Spawn Timer: Top & Bot:
8:50, 7:20, 5:50, 4:20, 2:50, 1:20
Jungle: 8:00
Respawn Timer: Jungle Only: 90 seconds
ClaydolClaydol Points Earned: 3 / 4
Spawn Timer: 2:00
Respawn Timer: 1:00

The wild Pokemon found in the jungle area will give a bit more EXP compared to the ones found in lanes. And, since the jungler will most likely be alone, the EXP gained will not be shared, meaning the jungler can level up quickly.

Unlike wild Pokemon found along the top and bottom lanes, some wild Pokemon in the jungle will give you a temporary buff when you capture them.

List of Wild Pokemon

Boss Pokemon in the Jungle

Pokemon Timers and Rewards
RayquazaRayquaza Points Earned: 30 / 15
Spawn Timer: 2:00
Respawn Timer: N/A

During the final minutes of a match, a Rayquaza will appear at the center of the jungle known as the Legendary Pit. Defeating it will give your team a significant advantage which could potentially turn the tide of the match or secure a victory.

Rayquaza Guide: How to Steal and Buffs

Pokemon UNITE's Jungle Area

What is Jungle?

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The jungle in Pokemon Unite refers to the area located at the central part of the map. Here, you will find Wild Pokemon and berries not found along the lanes.

List of Maps

What are Junglers?

Junglers are Pokemon who start and take the middle part of the arena. They focus on farming the jungle camps to gain a level advantage against the enemy team and help their team in the lanes.

Why Should You Jungle?

While most of the battle happens at the top and bottom paths of the arena, it is best to have another way of accumulating Aeos Energy for goals. The jungle lets players farm experience and Aeos Energy without worrying too much about player interactions. When left uncontested, all experience and Aeos Energy gained here could potentially translate into a significant advantage later in the match!

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