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This is a guide on the best Pokemon to use early on in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn which Pokemon are the easiest and best to get started with for beginner players.

Best Starter Pokemon for Beginners

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After completing the tutorial you are given 5 Unite License to choose from. You can choose from, Pikachu, Eldegoss, Snorlax, Charizard, and Talonflame. You can only choose one, so choose wisely! We recommend Pikachu for the reasons below!
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"Pikachu is a Pokémon that excels at attacking opponents from far away with electricity. Sometimes the attacks even leave opposing Pokémon paralyzed!"
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
S Rank Icon Attacker Ranged Novice

Long-range attacks with disables

Pikachu is the best starter Pokemon among all the other starter Pokemon, primarily due to its extremely long range. Pikachu's moves also have the ability to paralyze targets, which grants plenty of follow-up opportunities for you and your team.
Pikachu Abilities, Stats, and Evolutions

Best Attacker for Beginners

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If you want to be the one dealing damage in your games then picking an Attacker will be the way to go! They have high damaging Moves that can rack up damage fast, making them focused on being offensive Pokemon.

Attacker Guide

Alolan Ninetales

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"Alolan Ninetales uses moves that freeze its opponents in ice, making them unable to move or attack."
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
A Rank Icon Attacker Ranged Intermediate

High damage moves with good disables

Alolan Ninetales is a great Attacker to start with. Has attacks with good range, high damage, and disables. Alolan Ninetales can be a force to be reckoned with.
Alolan Ninetales Guide: Builds and Moves


"Cinderace doesn’t just have high attack power—it’s also got the speed to drive opponents crazy."
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
S Rank Icon Attacker Ranged Novice

Long-range moves and high mobility

Cinderace is another solid choice for novice attackers. This particular Pokemon offers incredibly high damage that scales very well into the later stages of a match. It also has more mobility than Pikachu to compensate for its smaller attack range.
Cinderace Abilities, Stats, and Evolutions

Best Speedster for Beginners

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Want to be a menace that runs around the map, giving the enemy team a hard time by helping your teammates anywhere you are needed? Speedsters are the Pokemon that can do just that! With their high mobility, they can go top or bottom in a flash and gank enemy Pokemon!

Speedster Guide


"Absol is a Pokémon that can close the distance in an instant and deal massive amounts of damage."
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
B Rank Icon Speedster Melee Expert

Great burst damage and mobility

Absol is the best starter Speedster due to how easy this particular Pokemon is to pick up and learn compared to the other Speedsters on the roster. Its high mobility and burst damage make it an excellent Pokemon for scrappy fights and situations.
Absol Abilities, Stats, and Evolutions

Best All-Rounder for Beginners

Pokemon UNITE - List of All-Rounder (September)

Damage? Check. Durability? Check. All-Rounder Pokemon can dish damage and take damage. They are the jack-of-all-trades of the team, ones who can adapt to different roles when the need arises. What they lack in specialty they make up for with versatility and unpredictability.

All-Rounder Guide


"Lucario is a well-balanced Pokémon that combines speed and attack power."
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SS Rank Icon All-Rounder Melee Expert

Well balanced speed and damage

Lucario has great damage and mobility moves that are easy to use. He can go in to do some damage or get out to fight another day, making it the best All-Rounder Pokemon to start with!
Lucario Guide: Builds and Moves

Best Defender for Beginners

Pokemon UNITE - List of Defender (September)

Defender Pokemon are durable Pokemon that can take a lot of damage. Not only are they hard to knock down, they also have moves that can disrupt the enemy team, making sure they won't ignore you!
Defender Guide


"Snorlax can take a lot of hits. It’s a dependable Pokémon that can protect its allies from harm."
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
SS Rank Icon Defender Melee Novice

Lots of health and disables for initiating

Snorlax is an excellent Defender Pokemon to get into being a defender. Snorlax has a ton of health that allows you to take a lot of damage and disabling moves that can interrupt the enemy team, making him effective in any situation.
Snorlax Guide: Builds and Moves

Best Supporter for Beginners

Pokemon UNITE - List of Supporter (September)

Supporter Pokemon focuses on strengthening their team, making sure they have an advantage when going into fights. They can do this in a variety of ways, from healing to buffing teammates or debuffing enemies. Whatever they do, they can be vital in setting up the team for victory!

Supporter Guide


"Eldegoss is a master supporter that can restore its allies’ HP and boost their movement speed."
Tier: Role: Attack Type: Difficulty:
S Rank Icon Supporter Ranged Novice

Supportive heals and shields for the team

Eldegoss' long-range and extremely useful utility easily makes it the best starting Supporter Pokemonfor those looking to help their team. It has the ability to support the team with heals and barriers while chipping away at enemies with decent damage from afar.

Eldegoss Abilities, Stats, and Evolutions

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    • >>[457]
      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).

    • >>[11]
      Cuz it isn't good and that's what many people think. It also takes his only mobility move he has

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