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This is a guide on how to play the Attacker Role in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn how to play Attackers, their strengths and weaknesses, best lanes, as well as the best Attacker Pokemon!

How to Play Attacker

Stay With Your Team

Pokemon UNITE - Attacker Providing Offense
It is recommended to stay close to your teammates and avoid one on one fights as much as possible. Attackers are usually paired with a Defender or All-Rounder who will absorb the bulk of the damage while you rain down attacks from afar, complimenting each roles' strengths. Since experience is shared among teammates within range, having high offense means you can take down Pokemon faster and in turn help your allies farm faster.

Keep Your Distance

Attackers should keep their distance from a clash - far enough to be out of harm's reach, but close enough to effectively bombard opponents with ranged attacks and moves. Since Attackers have low endurance and slow mobility, retreating from the frontline is dangerous as you can be easily picked off before you can reach a safe space.

Fight Inside Allied Goal Zones

Pokemon UNITE - Attacker Staying Inside Goal Zone
Staying inside a goal gives bonus shields and gradual healing. This makes Attacker Pokemon considerably harder to take down. Not only does this help defend goals, but also lets you deal massive damage and, eventually, knock down opponents who are within your attack range for too long.

Deal the Last Hit to Wild Pokemon

When you see your opponent fighting wild Pokemon, it is a good strategy to utilize your ranged attack to steal their points and experience by dealing the final hit. This not only gives you the experience, but also the Aeos Energy.

Best Attackers

Attacker Pokemon Tier List


Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Pikachu ImagePikachu S Rank Icon Top / Jungle
Pikachu is all about dealing massive amounts of damage while stunning them in the process. You can can use Electroweb to immobilize enemies and easily snipe them down when they are not careful. Plus, moves like Electroball and Thunderbolt are effective at dealing AoE damage to clustered opponents.

Pikachu Guide: Builds and Best Items

Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales A Rank Icon Top
Alolan Ninetales utilizes a vast array of crowd controlling Abilities and Moves like Avalanche and Dazzling Gleam to keep opponents at bay or freeze them in place before nuking them to oblivion with its Unite Move, Snow Globe. It can also support its allies by providing movement speed and defense buffs if you opt for the Aurora Veil move.

Alolan Ninetales Guide: Builds and Best Items


Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Cramorant ImageCramorant A Rank Icon Top / Bot
Cramorant has the highest endurance of all the attackers in the roster. This can help it stay in the fight longer along with its passive ability Gulp Missile that helps regenerate HP. Moves like Hurricane or Dive that displace enemies can be used strategically when defending or pushing a goal.

Cramorant Guide: Builds and Best Items

Attacker Best Lanes

Top Lane

Top Lane attackers should put pressure on the opponent's health to open goals for scoring. It is advised to pair up with a high Endurance Pokemon to have that extra protection while you open fire at your opponents.
Top Lane Guide

Bottom Lane

Attackers will be helpful in warding off opponents from scoring goals while also providing offensive moves to score goals. Since the Bottom Lane has slightly more wild pokemon to defeat, attackers can help their lane partner to level up fast.

Bottom Lane Guide

Attacker Role Strengths

High DPS

Pokemon UNITE - Attackers High DPS
Attacker Pokemon have the highest offense rating compared to other Pokemon roles in the game. They can quickly reduce the opponents' HP with their powerful basic attacks or strong moves that deal Area of Effect damage.

Can Farm Effeciently

Pokemon UNITE - Attacker Farming Through Walls
Attacker Pokemon can take advantage of their ranged attacks and moves by defeating melee wild Pokemon before they can deal damage to them. They can also attack wild Pokemon behind walls, allowing them to maintain their position while farming.

Attacker Role Weaknesses

Low Endurance

While Attacker Pokemon are excellent at dealing damage, they're not very good at taking damage. Having low HP means they are easy to take down, and are often easy targets to overpower with moves.

Pokemon Unite Attacker Role

What are Attackers?

Pokemon UNITE - Attacker Full Roster
Attackers are the top contributor to the overall offense of the team. They focus on dealing massive damage from ranged attacks and moves.

List of All Attacker Pokemon

Why Should You Play Attacker?

The Attacker role is for players who want to deal massive damage to opponents without worrying too much on their defensive capabilities. MOBA players who are fond of micro-managing attacks and positions for high efficiency can feel right at home with this role. Moreover, it is generally straightforward to play and easy for anyone to pick up.

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All Lane and Playstyle Roles

All Lane and Playstyle Roles

Lane Roles
Top Icon.pngTop Lane Top Icon.pngJungle Top Icon.pngBottom Lane
Playstyle Roles
Venusaur.pngAttacker Blastoise.pngDefender Blastoise.pngAll-Rounder
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      A bit late, but could I join? I’m relatively new to masters, but I play Snorlax, Eldegoss and Dragonite decently well. My trainer code is KTRH0GF and my discord is IDunno#2708 (y’know, just in case).

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