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This is a guide on the quick chat and ping mechanic in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn how to use quick chat and pings, when to use them, and more!

How to Use Quick Chat and Pings

Quick Chat Reticle

How to Use Quick Chat
Press the Up (Up D-Pad Switch.png) button to open the Quick Chat wheel.
Use the Right analog stick (R Analog Switch.png) to choose.
3 Release the analog stick to select the prompt.

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.

Quick Chat Icon Prompts

Icon Prompt
Retreat!.png Retreat!
Keep the pressure on!.png Keep the Pressure On!
Gathere here!.png Gather Here!

The three icons at the top of the quick chat wheel offers 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

Quick Chat Basic Prompts
I Need Backup!
Headed to: Top / Central Area / Bottom Path
Unite Move Ready to Go!

The remaining prompts in the quick chat wheel are more straightforward. They are mainly used to notify your allies where you are or where you are headed in the map. Moreover, it can inform the team of any available Unite Moves, which is good to know before clashing with the opponent!

How to Use Map Pings

Ping Mini Map.png

How to Ping On the Minimap
1 Press the - button on your controller to expand the mini map.
Use the Right analog stick (R Analog Switch.png) to move the Green pointer to a location.
3 Press the A button to ping the map.

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.

Map Pings Icon Prompts

Pointer Location Prompt
Friendly Pokemon IconSelecting yourself or a teammate. This Pokemon needs backup!
Enemy IconSelecting an enemy Pokemon. Let's attack this Pokemon!
Team Goal Zone Icon.pngSelecting an allied Goal Zone. Defend our Goal Zone!
Enemy Goal Zone IconSelecting an enemy Goal Zone. Score some goals!
Objective Pokemon IconSelecting an objective Pokemon. Let's defeat this Pokemon together!
Selecting anything else. Check it out!

When to Use Quick Chat and Pings

Getting Into Position

Prompt When to Use
Gather here!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.
Friendly Pokemon IconThis Pokemon needs backup! ᆞWhen a teammate is alone in a lane.
Team Goal Zone Icon.pngDefend our Goal Zone! ᆞWhen you see an unprotected allied Goalo Zone.
Objective Pokemon IconLet's defeat this Pokemon together! ᆞUse to rally teammates to capture Objective Pokemon.

Fighting Opponents

Prompt When to Use
Keep the pressure on!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.
Enemy IconLet's attack this Pokemon! ᆞWhen you want your team to focus attacking a specific opponent.
Enemy Goal Zone IconScore some goals! ᆞTargeting a specific enemy Goal Zone
Check it out! ᆞPoint out enemies hiding in the tall grass.

Losing a Fight

Prompt When to Use
Retreat!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.

Quick Chat and Pings Tips

Pre-Match Lobby Quick Chat

Pre Game Quick Chat.png

Quick chat is also available while in the character select screen. You can access them by pressing the - button on your controller. These set of quick chats can range from simple greetings like hello to game specific information like what lane or role you plan to take.

Quick Chat 5 Second Interval

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!

Quick Chat Has Local Translation

Chat Local Translation.png

For both in game and pre-game lobby quick chats, the game will automatically translate the prompt into the users local language settings.

What are Quick Chat and Pings?

Quick Chat In-Game.png
Quick chat 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 chat and pings you make are only seen by your teammates.

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