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This is a guide on the Recall mechanic in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know more about this mechanic, as well as when to use it.

What is Recall?

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The Recall mechanic in Pokemon UNITE is the command used to teleport back to the starting point, which can be used anywhere in the map. This allows players to recover their Pokemon's strength and get back to the fight again.
Recall has a charging time of about 3 seconds before a player's Pokemon gets teleported back. Getting attacked while channeling Recall cancels the command.

How to Recall?

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By default, the Recall is binded to the Down button down button of the controller. Just press the button to start the Recall, there is no need to hold it.
Players can always change key bindings to what feels more comfortable, if they are not used to the default settings.

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When to Recall?

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When to Recall

✔︎ Do recall when HP is very low.
The main purpose of a Recall is to quickly get back to the starting point to recover HP. Although Pokemon can recover a small amount of HP by staying near allied goals or collecting yellow berries, the best option is still to Recall back to base.
✔︎ Do recall after defeating an enemy.
After defeating an enemy one-on-one, a Pokemon's HP is most likely very low. This puts Pokemon in a vulnerable position for enemy retaliation. Using Recall is the best course of action in this scenario.
✔︎ Do recall to defend teammates.
Preventing the enemy team from scoring is just as important as scoring for the allied team. Use Recall to help teammates that are at a disadvantage, or if the enemy is trying to capture a goal.

When Not to Recall

✖︎ Don't recall in a middle of a teamfight.
When a fight breaks nearby, helping teammates is the first priority, to get points and become stronger. If the Pokemon's HP is very low, that's the only time where using Recall is the best option. This is to prevent unnecessary deaths for the team.
✖︎ Don't recall when there are enemies nearby.
Getting attacked while channeling Recall cancels the command. To prevent this annoyance, try to find a safe place where there are no enemies nearby before casting Recall.
✖︎ Don't recall when a wild Pokemon appears.
When a wild Pokemon appears, the top priority is to defeat it and gain its benefits. If an allied Pokemon is somehow nearby when a wild Pokemon appears, the best thing to do is to secure the area for the team, and defeat it before the enemy does.

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