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Lane Roles: Best Lane to Play for Each Role
This is the guide on the best roles for each lane Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn what roles are best suited for each lane, recommended Pokemon for each lane, what lanes are, and more!

Top Lane and Best Roles

Top Lane Rotom Strategy

Wild Pokemon spawns will be relatively fewer compared to the Bottom Lane, so you have to try your best to farm as much as you can. It is best to bring Pokemon with high Endurance like Defenders to protect Goal Zones or lead charges. They can also efficiently take on Rotom without too much hassle. Expect a lot of back and forth with the enemy team as you make an effort to get a score advantage with the help of Rotom.

Top Lane Guide

Best Lane for Defenders and Attackers

Recommended Top Lane Pokemon
Blastoise ImageBlastoise Snorlax ImageSnorlax Crustle ImageCrustle
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Pikachu ImagePikachu Venusaur ImageVenusaur

Top Lane Defenders

Since the Top Lane is relatively narrower in size compared to the Bottom Lane, Defenders will have an easier time maneuvering around the lane while keeping an arm's reach on allied Goal Zones. Remember to stick close to your lane partner at all times so you can protect them or share EXP to level up.

Defender Guide: How to Play Defenders

Top Lane Attackers

Having high damage output, Attackers can stave off enemy pushes while defending goals. Pairing up with a Defender to get protection while you easily pick off targets from afar is a good combo for offense.

Attacker Guide: How to Play Attackers

Jungle and Best Roles

Garchomp Jungle

The Central Lane of the arena is better known as the Jungle area. Goal Zones are absent in this area, but a Jungler can take advantage of quickly leveling up by defeating Wild Pokemon that populate the wide space.

Jungle Guide

Best Lane for Speedsters and All-Rounders

Recommended Jungle Pokemon
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Absol ImageAbsol Zeraora ImageZeraora
Gengar ImageGengar Garchomp ImageGarchomp Lucario ImageLucario

Jungle Speedsters

Since Speedsters have high mobility, they can easily traverse the jungle and transition into lanes quickly if needed. When done correctly, your team can set up ganks that can knock down unsuspecting opponents and open the way for easy scoring.

Speedster Tier List: Best Speedsters

Jungle All-Rounders

All-Rounders can also take on the role as a Jungler for the team. Though they may not be as effective as Speedsters, All-Rounders can utilize their powerful moves to defeat Wild Pokemon fast, compensating for their relatively low mobility. They also have higher Endurance compared to Speedsters, which makes them capable of sustaining a lot more hits.

All-Rounder Guide: How to Play All-Rounders

Bottom Lane and Best Roles

Pokemon UNITE Lucario

The Bottom Lane can provide more experience than the Top Lane because of more Audino spawns. Having an extra Beach Area at the bottom means there is a lot more space to maneuver around. Expect a lot of fighting opponents as you do skirmishes to pressure their HP and contest for Drednaw.

Bottom Lane Guide

Best Lane for All-Rounders or Attackers

Recommended Bottom Lane Pokemon
Lucario ImageLucario Machamp ImageMachamp Charizard ImageCharizard
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Cramorant ImageCramorant Pikachu ImagePikachu

Bottom Lane All-Rounders

All-Rounders will serve as the front line in clashes with opponents. Moreover, they will be key in providing the needed offense and defense against Drednaw when it spawns at the Beach Area.

All-Rounder Guide: How to Play All-Rounders

Bottom Lane Attackers

Attackers can ultilize their ranged attacks to fend off opponents from attacking Goal Zones or snipe them down when they overextend. They will be useful in helping their lane partner with most of the farming by providing a constant stream of damage. They can also draw aggro by attacking wild Pokemon from behind walls, allowing them to not break position.

Attacker Guide: How to Play Attackers

Great Lane for Supporters

Recommended Bottom Lane Pokemon
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Blissey ImageBlissey Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime

Supporters will focus on providing the team with buffs or hindering opponents with status effects. Since the Bottom Lane will have more skirmishes compared to the Top Lane, it is important for the Supporter to buff or heal their teammates so they can stay in the fight much longer. Supporters can be an easy target when they stray far away from allies, so be careful and always go where your lane partner goes!

Supporter Guide: How to Play Supporters

What are Lanes?

Map with highlight
Lanes are the paths each team take to capture or defend Goal Zones. While you can practically pursue any lane with any Pokemon you want, knowing how a lane can benefit a Pokemon's playstyle could contribute to how efficiently your team can capture goals, take on Boss Pokemon, and control areas of the map.

All Roles and How to Play

How to Choose a Lane

Before a match starts, you call out a lane by pressing ZL and selecting Path Settings. Doing this will let your teammates know what lanes are already populated to avoid overcrowding or leaving a lane open.

Take note that whichever path you choose in the pre-battle phase will not lock you in the lane the entire match. However, it is advised that you stick to the lane that you picked before the match starts to avoid confusion and overcrowding a lane.

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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
Gengar.pngSpeedster Blissey.pngSupport

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