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

How to Play Speedster

Help Lanes When Needed

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Speedsters can swoop down from the jungle area and provide extra offense when their teammates are pushing or taking down opponents in the lanes. You can initiate ganks at the lanes for an ambushing unsuspecting enemies for easy takedowns, as well as establishing lane dominance for an aggressive push. Speedsters can also provide additional offense to help defeat boss Pokemon.

Boss Pokemon Guide

Have Good Map Awareness

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It is important to have a general idea on where your enemies are located at any given time. Knowing this means you can pick fights you can win and avoid unnecessary confrontations. Always be vigilant in spotting enemies while tagging them so you can warn your teammates and prevent them from getting ganked.

Know When to Use Dash Moves

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Speedsters have certain moves in their kit that can make them move to a targeted location instantaneously. These can be used for a tactical retreat when you are caught in a bad situation or closing the distance between you and the opponent to deal damage.

Employ Hit-and-Run Tactics

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Speedsters are very good at utilizing hit-and-run tactics due to their high mobility and damage. In a teamfight, the ideal scenario is to swoop in, quickly burst down a squishy opponent, and get out. Once your move cooldowns have been refreshed, you can repeat the process again on another target. This tactic ensures that you don't die too quickly by staying in a fight for too long.

Best Speedsters

Speedster Pokemon Tier List


Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Zeraora ImageZeraora S Rank Icon Jungle
Zeraora has all the right moves to become an effective assassin. It can easily swoop down infront of enemies with Spark before detonating a Wild Charge. Zeraora is also a dependable Jungle thanks to its high Endurance and highly mobile Dash moves.

Zeraora Guide: Builds and Best Items


Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Talonflame ImageTalonflame B Rank Icon Jungle
Talonflame is an expert at pressuring the opponents and their goal zones while being hard to pin down. Moves like Brave Bird or Fly grant immense mobility while dealing very high damage to opponents caught in the damage area. Also, Flame Charge can help you get out of a tight spot or close the distance to your opponent while dealing damage along the way.

Talonflame Guide: Builds and Best Items


Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Absol ImageAbsol B Rank Icon Jungle
Absol can deal high amounts of damage due to its high critical rate. Feint ignores the opponent's defense and shields, making it deadly for taking out even the toughest of opponents. You can easily set up quick ambush using Pursuit that deals bonus damage when enemies get hit from behind.

Absol Guide: Builds and Best Items

Speedster Best Lane

Jungle Area

Speedsters are recommended to take control of the jungle area of the arena, as they can navigate around the large space quickly and effectively. Here, they can freely farm for experience while accumulating Aeos Energy without the need to contest with opponents located at the lanes. This will also allow you to keep the center area in check and reveal enemy locations when they go through the jungle.

Jungle Area Guide

Speedster Pokemon Strengths

High Mobility

Speedsters have access to a wide array of Dash moves which makes them capable of transitioning between areas faster and employing hit-and-run tactics on opposing Pokemon. This gives them the highest Mobility rating of all the available roles in the game.

Great for Scoring Quick Goals

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Speedsters can be your top scorer in the team. They can quickly pick up scattered Aeos Energy in the arena and can easily go in and out of enemy goals for quick scoring.

Speedster Pokemon Weaknesses

Low Endurance

Speedsters have low HP, and aren't typically meant for sustained fights or staying in the frontline. They usually have to dive in, score a takedown, and get out quickly before the enemy manages to target them.

Pokemon Unite Speedster Role

What are Speedsters?

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Speedsters are highly mobile Pokemon that excel at dealing quick attacks and scoring points. They take advantage of their high mobility to maneuver around the battle arena and flank opponents.

List of All Speedster Pokemon

Why Should You Play Speedster?

The Speedster role is for players who want to incorporate the assassin-like playstyle of striking down unsuspecting opponents and scoring goals out of nowhere. They are also good for patient or opportunistic players that like to take advantage of mistakes or openings made by the enemy team.

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