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

How to Play Supporter

Focus on Defensive Plays

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Supporters make plays by shielding their allies with helpful buffs or disrupting enemies during battles. It is important to preemptively bolster your teammates before a clash happens as most players use their moves as soon as they see a target. You should always know when to stay back or get close to a fight to increase your chances of surviving when things get out of hand.

Keep an Eye on Your Teammates

Teamfights tend to get really messy often, and as a Supporter your job is to provide your utility to those who need it the most. Keep an eye on your teammate's health as well as the enemies' locations during a teamfight, so you can adjust your healing and/or debuffing accordingly.

Never Engage Alone

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Supporters function more effectively when paired with other teammates as most of their kit revolve around providing aid and support. Since Supporters generate a lot of extra advantages for the team, and can transition well later when they have strong enough abilities to buff and debuff accordingly, they are often high priority targets that are susceptible to being ganked.

Best Supporters

Supporter Pokemon Tier List

Mr. Mime

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Mr. Mime can control the battlefield with its Barriers. Its overall offense comes from manipulating the Defense and Special Defense of allies and enemies to its advantage. Mr. Mime is also a very durable Supporter, which helps it stay in the fight much longer.

Mr. Mime Guide: Builds and Best Items


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Wigglytuff is a versatile supporter for defensive and offensive plays. Using Sing to slow down enemies while strong, damage-based moves like Pound and Rollout can hinder enemies. Also, Wigglytuff's unite Starlight Recital can generate a huge advantage for team fights and can be unlocked early.

Wigglytuff Guide: Builds and Best Items

Supporter Best Lanes

Top Lane

Top Lane supporters should utilize moves that hinder the opponent from scoring goals. It is good to help your lane partner zone out your opponents with debuffs for early lane dominance, especially for contesting Rotom.

Top Lane Guide

Bottom Lane

Supporters can help reinforce teammates with buffs or recover lost HP in early clashes with the opposing team. It is important for Bottom Lane supporters to help their lane partner farm experience as fast possible to maintain level parity with the opponent.

Bottom Lane Guide

Supporter Pokemon Strengths

Strong Support Moveset

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What Supporters lack in dealing damage, they make up for by providing shields and inflicting status effects. Their moves range from healing allies and giving them buffs to inflicting opponents with stun, sleep, and decreasing their stats.

List of All Status Effects

Supporter Pokemon Weaknesses

Low Endurance

Supporters have low HP and can easily fall in battle when they get focused down. They mostly rely on moves that hinder enemy movement to get out of dangerous situations.

Low Offense

The damage output and scoring capabilities of Supporters are not the best compared to other roles. They do just enough in contributing to the overall offense of a team, but ultimately lose out to other roles in terms of dealing damage.

Pokemon Unite Supporter Role

What are Supporters?

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Supporters are Pokemon that primarily focus on providing assistance to teammates throughout a game. They perform this task through a variety of methods such as applying heals and buffs for allies, or by inflicting status debuffs on enemies.

List of All Supporter Pokemon

Why Should You Play Supporter?

The Supporter role is heavily centered around generating advantages and opportunities for their teammates to capitalize on. Like in other MOBAs, they offer utility that allows their teammates to perform at their best by either enhancing their damage output or keeping them alive for longer. Successful clashes are often determined on how effectively the supporter can give their team an edge during lane fights and big pushes later in the game.

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