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Quick chats are a great way for players to communicate with their team instantly. This is a guide on the quick chat and ping mechanic in Pokemon UNITE for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Read on to learn how to use quick chat and pings, when to use them, and more!
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Pokemon Unite has come out with an update for the Quick Chat system!
You can now replace the pre-set quick chat pings with a wide variety of options for Attacking, Defending, and general Communication.
The newest addition for Quick Chat replacements are listed below as follows;
|Defend our goal zone!||Knock out the opposing team's Pokemon.||I need backup!|
|Lets wait for our allies!||Let me take the lead.||Headed to the top path!|
|Wait a sec.||Let's hide!||Headed to the central area|
|Watch out for surprise attacks!||Let's set up an ambush.||Headed to the bottom path!|
|Let's protect our allies!||Let's fight together||Thanks!|
|Leave defense to me!||---||You can do it!|
|---||---||We're outnumbered. Avoid fighting!|
|---||---||Let's gather at the top path!|
|---||---||Let's gather at the bottom path!|
|---||---||Please let me level up first!|
There are a total of 8 Quick Chat Prompts players can use to communicate with their teammates. Using them will send an alert to your teammates, notifying them of your current position on the map.
|How to Use Icon Quick Chat|
|Press the icon for the quick ping you want to use.
Press the Speech Bubble icon to use quick chat to open more prompts.
Select and drag the Speech Bubble icon to your Pokemon's move or Battle Item to alert your teammates that it is still in cooldown or ready to use. You can also drag the icon to your Aeos Energy pool to alert the team of how much Energy you have.
|How to Use Quick Chat|
Press the Up () button to open the chat wheel.
ᆞUse the Right analog stick () to choose a prompt.
ᆞPress R or ZR to alert the team if your move is available.
ᆞPress Y to alert the team of how many Aeos Energy you currently have.
|3||Release the analog stick to select the prompt.|
|Keep the Pressure On!|
The three icons at the top of the quick chat wheel offer essential communication for the whole team. They have a distinct color and an assigned symbol, which players can easily recognize while in the heat of battle. Generally, they are key prompts that players would often use in competitive games.
|Quick Chat Basic Prompts|
|I Need Backup!|
|Headed to: Top / Central Area / Bottom Path|
|Unite Move Ready to Go!|
The remaining prompts are more straightforward. They are mainly used to notify your allies where you are or where you are headed on the map. Moreover, it can inform the team of any available Unite Moves, which is good to know before clashing with the opponent!
Pings offer more specific prompts compared to a quick chat. They are used to alert the team on certain areas of the map and are especially helpful in rallying teammates when fighting taking on Objective Pokemon. Keep in mind that giving out a ping takes more time compared to using quick chats.
|How to Ping on Mobile|
|1||Click on the Minimap for it to expand.|
|2||Click the location, goal, enemy, etc. that you want to ping|
|3||It should automatically reflect and the ping will push through.|
|How to Ping On Nintendo Switch|
Press the Minus () button on your controller to expand the mini map.
Use the Right analog stick () to move the Green pointer to a location.
Press the A () button to ping the map.
|Selecting yourself or a teammate.||This Pokemon needs backup!|
|Selecting an enemy Pokemon.||Let's attack this Pokemon!|
|Selecting an allied Goal Zone.||Defend our Goal Zone!|
|Selecting an enemy Goal Zone.||Score some goals!|
|Selecting an objective Pokemon.||Let's defeat this Pokemon together!|
|Selecting anything else.||Check it out!|
|Prompt||When to Use|
|Gather here||ᆞWhen you want to take a Wild Pokemon objective.
ᆞWhen you want to go for a full team attack at your location.
ᆞWhen you want to score points together at a specific Goal Zone.
|Headed to top/central area/bottom!||ᆞNotifying the team where you are going.
ᆞWhen coming in to give support or do a gank.
|This Pokemon needs backup!||ᆞWhen a teammate is alone in a lane.|
|Defend our Goal Zone!||ᆞWhen you see an unprotected allied Goalo Zone.|
|Let's defeat this Pokemon together!||ᆞUse to rally teammates to capture Objective Pokemon.|
|Prompt||When to Use|
|Keep the pressure on||ᆞInforms teammates that you want to maintain a push.
ᆞ When you want to score points together at a specific Goal Zone.
|Unite Move ready to go!||ᆞA way to tell your teammates that you are ready for a clash.|
|Let's attack this Pokemon!||ᆞWhen you want your team to focus attacking a specific opponent.|
|Score some goals!||ᆞTargeting a specific enemy Goal Zone|
|Check it out!||ᆞPoint out enemies hiding in the tall grass.|
|Move is ready to go!||ᆞTell your teammates that you Pokemon's move is available for the fight.|
|Prompt||When to Use|
|Retreat||ᆞWhen you know you cannot win the fight.
ᆞWhen your team is coming to save you but you know it is not worth it.
ᆞ When you feel that the team is over extending.
|I need backup||ᆞWhen you need support fighting enemies
ᆞWhen you want help trying to score a goal.
A quick chat is also available while in the character select screen. This set of quick chats can range from simple greetings like hello to game-specific information like what lane or role you plan to take.
|Input||Click the Quick button to bring up the quick chat menu.|
Press the () button to bring up the quick chat menu.
After making a quick chat or ping, you will have to wait for 5 seconds before you can make another. This is likely to prevent this mechanic from being spammed. So, be careful with giving out prompts as you may confuse your teammates!
For both in-game and pre-game lobby quick chats, the game will automatically translate the prompt into the user's local language settings.
Quick chats and pings are a fast and easy way to communicate with your team. They can range from telling your team to fall back from a losing fight to asking them to explore certain parts of the map. All quick chats and pings you make are only seen by your teammates.
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