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This is the guide on what Pokemon playstyle are best for each lane role in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn what Lanes are, what playstyles are best suited for specific lanes, and more!

What are Lanes?

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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.

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.

All Roles and How to Play

Top Lane and Best Roles

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. 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 All-Rounders

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It is best to bring Pokemon with high Endurance like Defenders or All-Rounders to defend goals or lead charges. They can also efficiently take on Rotom without too much hassle.

Better Movement

Since the Top Lane is relatively narrower compared to the Bottom Lane, Defenders and All-Rounders will have an easier time maneuvering around the lane while keeping an arm's reach on allied goals.

Great Lane for Attackers

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Provide Additional Offense

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.

Central Lane and Best Roles

The Cental 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 jungle.

Jungle Guide

Best Lane for Speedsters

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Can Farm Faster

With their blink attacks and relatively high offense, Speedsters can rush through the jungle and quickly take down wild Pokemon in quick succession. Keep your eyes peeled on certain wild Pokemon as they can give helpful buffs that can help you in battle.

Wild Pokemon Guide

Good For Setting Up Ganks

Since Speedsters have fast movement speed, they can easily transition into lanes and provide additional offense. When done correctly, your team can set up suprise attacks that can knock down opponents and open the goal for scoring.

Great for All-Rounders

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All-Rounders can also take on the role as a Junglee 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 slow movements speed.

Can Take More Hits Than Speedsters

All-Rounders have higher Endurance compared to Speedsters. What they lack in dodging attacks from wild Pokemon, they can make up for by sustaining a lot more hits.

Bottom Lane and Best Roles

The Bottom Lane can provide more experience than the Top Lane because of more wild Pokemon spawns. Expect a lot of fighting wild Pokemon and opponents alike as you do skirmishes, pressure each other's HP, and contest for Drednaw.

Bottom Lane Guide

Best Lane for Attackers or All-Rounders

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It is best to bring high damage dealing Pokemon like Attackers or All-Rounders to fend off opponents or snipe them down when they overextend.

Help With Farming Wild Pokemon

Attackers will do most of the farming by utilizing their ranged attacks to snipe down Wild Pokemon near the Goal Zones. They can also draw aggro by attacking wild Pokemon from behind walls, allowing them to not break position

Great Lane for Supporters

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Supporters will focus on providing the team buffs or hindering opponents with status effects.

Provide Buff or Healing for Fights

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. Supporter can be an easy target when they stray far away from allies, so be careful and always go where your lane buddy goes!

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All Lane and Playstyle Roles

All Lane and Playstyle Roles

Lane Roles
Top Lane Jungle Bottom
Playstyle Roles
Attacker Defender All-Rounder
Speedster Support

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