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Ever wonder what happens to a player who's AFK? This is a guide on what happens when you go AFK in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn about the drawbacks of being AFK, how to control an AFK Pokemon, how to quit the match, and more!
List of Contents
|1:00 → 1:59||-2 points|
|2:00 → End||-5 points|
Idling in battle will decrease your Fair Play Points, even if your team wins. The longer you are idle, the more Fair Play points you will lose. Decreasing your points low enough will prevent you from getting extra rewards, or even a ban from playing Standard or Ranked matches.
Fair Play Points: How to Get and Lose
After the match, you can report idling players that you deem detrimental throughout the entire match. The game recognizes that they have been idling and will instantly deduct 10 Fair Play Points, and can increase if multiple players reports them.
Players who go AFK ruins the entire game for everyone, especially during Rank Matches where everyone is expected to play their best. A handicapped team will always lose the game because they can easily be overwhelmed by a number advantage. This will result into a boring match.
When the game detects that a player does not have Pokemon UNITE active on their screen anymore, the game will treat the player as having left the game. One of their teammates will get a chance to give instructions to the Pokemon left behind.
The player with the most points gets to decide what the AFK Pokemon gets to do for the duration of the match. A prompt will show up after 1 minute with two choices - Battle with Me! or Stay at the Base.
If the player chooses to have the AFK Pokemon to battle with them, it will start following the player at all times. It will use its moves, basic attacks, and score goals when there is an opening.
Choosing this option will make the AFK Pokemon stay at the base until the end of the match. Pick this if you think the Pokemon left behind will become a liability if it goes back to battle.
The AI controlled Pokemon is smart enough to know how to use moves when needed, and score when you are inside an enemy Goal Zone. However, this also means that, when you get knocked down, the AI will automatically recall back to base and wait for you to respawn.
Keep in mind that the AFK Pokemon will always stay with the team member it is accompanying. Using quick chats or pings will not influence it in any way.
How to Use Quick Chat and Pings
When the AFK player re-launches the game while the match is still in progress, the CPU controlled Pokemon will first try to return to the base by walking. The player will still receive a deduction on their Fair Play Points after the match.
When you play a match with real players, even with only friends, there will be no option for you to quit. The only way to leave a match early is surrendering, which can only be initiated when the match time hits 5:00. Take note that surrendering is a team decision that must accumulate five votes to take effect.
|Game Modes and Rules|
|Game Modes Explanation||Match Types Explanation|
|Unite Battle Guide||Ranked Match Guide|
|Quick Battle Guide||How to Use Training Mode|
|Fair Play Points Guide||Can Players Use the Same Pokemon?|
|Tournament Mode Guide||Custom Battle Guide|
|Draft Pick Guide||Full-Fury Battles Guide|
|Gameplay Manual Guides|
|List of Status Effects||Stats Explanation|
|How to Upgrade Items||Unite Moves Guide|
|List of Berries and Effects||How To Surrender|
|Recall Guide and Best Timing||Super Jump Guide|
|Vision Guide: How Does Vision Work?||Evolution: How to Evolve and Timing|
|Character Creation Guide||Free Rotation Guide|
|Microtransactions Guide||Attack Vs. Special Attack|
|Badge Guide and Explanation||How to Check Team Score|
|How to Check Leaderboard||Tutorial Missions: Access and Rewards|
|How to Increase Movement Speed||Critical Hit Guide|
|How to Use Quick Chat and Pings||How to Use the Camera|
|How to Cancel Moves||Invincibility Guide|
|Move Types and When to Use||Grass Guide: How Does Grass Work?|
|Boosted Attacks Guide||How to Recover HP|
|How to Check Player Levels and Kills||List of Hidden Mechanics|
|How to Chat with Friends||Pokemon Points and Battle Ribbons|
|Season Points and Rewards||-|
|Game Setup Guides|
|List of Controls||List of Settings|
|How to Change Your Name||How to Change Your Gender|
|How to Play Online Multiplayer||How to Add Friends|
|Language Settings||How to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps|
|Do You Need Nintendo Online?||Server Reset Time|
|How to Create a New Account||Can You Delete an Account?|
|Player Count and Limit||Can You Play Offline?|
|How to Reduce Lag||What Happens When You Go AFK|
|How to Play with Bots||How to Check Match History|
|Battle Screen and Menus Explanation||Spectator Mode|
|How to Update the Trainer Card||Squads Guide|
|Friendship Points Guide||-|
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