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Pokemon UNITE - Low Elo Tier List: Best Pokemon for Low Ranks

Are you stuck climbing the Low Elo ranks? Check out this official Game8 Pokemon Low Elo Tier List for Pokemon UNITE! Know which Pokemon is best used for climbing the lower ranks and blasting your way to Master Rank!

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Beginner - Expert Tier List

This tier list covers Low Elo (Lower Ranks) which are the Beginner to Expert Rank. We have carefully considered each strength and weakness of all the Pokemon present in the game as of writing, and have determined the best ones to play to reach Veteran rank or higher.

Got some experience blasting through the ranks? Suggestions and opinions are more than welcome in the comments below!

Low Elo Tier List Comments

S Rank Icon
Tsareena Image Dragonite Image Talonflame Image Venusaur Image Machamp Image Pikachu Image Absol Image
A Rank Icon
Charizard Image Cinderace Image Zeraora Image Blastoise Image
B Rank Icon
Decidueye Image Sylveon Image Wigglytuff Image Gengar Image Crustle Image Snorlax Image Cramorant Image Alolan Ninetales Image Garchomp Image Slowbro Image
C Rank Icon
Greedent Image Trevenant Image Blissey Image Lucario Image Eldegoss Image Mamoswine Image Gardevoir Image Greninja Image Mr. Mime Image

New Pokemon Tier Placements

Update Date Pokemon Summary
01/25 Trevenant Image Placed in C tier
・Trevenant uses its health to deal damage but falls short in defending its allies. Its kit boasts good crowd control but not much help if it can't get close enough to the enemies in time.
12/22 Dragonite Image Placed in S tier
・Dragonite may have a slow roll in the early game but, make no mistaking of counting it out. When it matters, Dragonite stomps with outrageous efficiency.
12/22 Tsareena Image Placed in S tier
・Further evaluated, Tsareena has the capabilities of dominating lower elo games. Even with its passive having a special mechanic, tracking it isn't required to spam its abilities.
10/21 Decidueye Image Placed in A tier
・Decidueye has a well-balanced offense kit but requires constant support or a sturdy Pokemon on the frontline to survive teamfights.
10/21 Greedent Image Placed in C tier
・Greedent has a steep learning curve when using for battle. Balancing the amount of berries it has in its cheeks is also very important which may prove difficult to do for low elo players.
10/21 Mamoswine Image Placed in C tier
・Mamoswine is overshadowed by Blastoise and Crustle in the DPS department. Low Elo players may take a while to fully appreciate Mamoswine's crowd control capabilities.
10/21 Sylveon Image Placed in C tier
・Sylveon does not offer the same point and shoot playstyle like other Attackers. Plus, the nerf Sylveon got significantly reduced its power level.

Tier List Explanations

S-Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Dragonite ImageDragonite S Rank Icon Jungle
To The Skies!
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Dragonite's passive makes it tougher than other All-rounders. Its auto attacks also has a chance to stun, which is huge when picking fights solo. Its Draco Impact has a forgiving cooldown compared to other Unite Moves, not to mention being almost universal. Making stealing objectives easier.
Tsareena ImageTsareena S Rank Icon Jungle
Kicks that Kill
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Tsareena has one of the best move kit synergy in the game. Tsareena does not require constant support and can carry games by itself with a lower mastery ceiling compared to other powerful Pokemon. This Pokemon is a pretty great choice when you're starting out - considering it's free!
Absol ImageAbsol S Rank Icon Jungle
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Critical Strike-King
Absol boasts mobility in its movesets but what really seperates this Pokemon from the rest is the amount of Critical Strike damage output it deals. Not to mention how straightforward its moves are. Low Elo players can take advantage and just stomp enemies in their way.
Pikachu ImagePikachu S Rank Icon Top
No Aim Damage Spam
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Pikachu's skills are easier to hit in succession since its all auto-hit instead of targeting. With the recent cooldown reduction to it's Unite Move, Thunderstorm, Pikachu solidifies its spot in S-tier for the Lower Elo matches.
Venusaur ImageVenusaur S Rank Icon Top
Set Beams to Kill
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
The recent patch updates has given Venusaur's Solar Beam even more staying power, with its cooldown being reduced. Giga Grain still provides insane sustain, guaranteeing a win if played properly.
Machamp ImageMachamp S Rank Icon Any
Unstoppable Force
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Machamp is a strong single target destroyer that can take out key targets in team fights. The move Submission which makes it unstoppable as well as the boost in stats from its Unite move. Nothing can hinder Machamp from reaching its target.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame S Rank Icon Jungle
Focused Hunter
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Talonflame is one of the burstier Speedsters in the game. It can deal high amounts of damage before the enemy Pokemon can even blink. Abusing this in low ranks where players do not pay attention too much to enemy position makes Talonflame a great low rank hyper carry as long as it stays a safe distance.

A-Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Zeraora ImageZeraora A Rank Icon Jungle
Tricky Movement with Massive Damage
Difficulty to Use: Expert
With the recent couple of patches hitting Zeraora with a heavy nerf bat, it makes it more difficult to stomp with this Pokemon. You have to be an experienced Zeraora player to deal a ton of damage.
Charizard ImageCharizard A Rank Icon Bot
Burns the Brightest
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Charizard now has a decent early to mid game thanks to multiple updates. Its moves now pack more punches than before, enabling Charizard to contribute damage and disables to team fights.
Blastoise ImageBlastoise A Rank Icon Top/Bot
A Battered Fortress
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Blastoise was once a mighty and formidable opponent before being hit hard with the nerf bat. The damage of its Unite move was significantly reduced, as well as the damage of all its moves. Blastoise still packs a punch but does not fit above where it is now.
Cinderace ImageCinderace A Rank Icon Any
Fireball Glass Cannon
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Massive damage dealer with little utility and squishier than Talonflame, Cinderace excels in Low Elo due to his ability to keep a safe distance in objective contests and team fights. It has a lousy early game compared to other attackers and its power spike takes a while. Once it reaches its Power Spike, it then starts snowballing into a powerhouse.

B-Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Decidueye ImageDecidueye B Rank Icon Any
Squishy Sharpshooter
Difficulty to Use: Novice
With a balanced offensive kit, Decidueye excels in staying in combat and chasing enemies down. However, it lacks the mobility to escape in the middle of fights. Relying heavily on the Eject Button or a Supporter / Defender to survive fights.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax B Rank Icon Top
A Wannabe Attacker
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Snorlax can either be a good frontline for defense or dish out damage with a Flail & Sleep combo. The only problem is its damage output is not enough to contest against attackers. Going for a tank build is undesireable due to Low Elo players prioritizing themselves over teamplay.
Crustle ImageCrustle B Rank Icon Top/Bot
Killer Defense
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Crustle, unlike other Defenders, is focused more on dealing damage to enemies and zoning them off. It cannot, however, win a match by itself and still relies heavily on teammates.
Cramorant ImageCramorant B Rank Icon Top/Bot
Gatling Gulp!
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Controlling Cramorant will need you to get the hang of proper positiong and good targeting of its crowd control skills. In the right hands, Cramorant's disables will open opportunities for easy take down - that is, if your teammates can capitalize on it. The damage on its Unite move has been reduced, making it a sitting duck that is no longer scary to be around with.
Gengar ImageGengar B Rank Icon Jungle
Hex Hex Hex Hex
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Gengar is a slow paced jungler in the early game but once you hit level 7 and unlock your Hex combo, he becomes threat. The nerfs to his Hex has hurt him but he is still a Low Elo hunter due to disorganized teams which makes picking off enemies one by one easier.
Sylveon ImageSylveon B Rank Icon Bot
Sparkling Offense
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
While dealing a good amount of damage, the targeting of its offensive skills are either random or locks you in an animation. If you aim Hyper Voice incorrectly, you are basically stuck attacking in the wrong direction for a short while. Learning to properly use its skills will be rewarding but will take a while.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff B Rank Icon Bot
Tanky Supporter
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Even with its tankiness and good amount of crowd control, these will not be properly utilized in Lower Elo solo climbing. You can survive fights but don't expect to be carrying matches anytime soon.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales B Rank Icon Top
Freezing Combos
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Alolan Ninetales is a strong Pokemon that can devastate teamfights and out of position enemies with ease. It can easily apply disables to these enemies for easier take downs. Unfortunately, allies are not receptive to frost stacks so don't expect allies to be in position when you attempt to lockdown targets. Its still a strong pick but is quite difficult to use and together with allies not being able to react to your setups makes it an unfavorable low rank Pokemon.
Garchomp ImageGarchomp B Rank Icon Any
More Bite than Bark
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Still suffering from a horribly slow early game but steamrolls into the late game. Garchomp's Unite move still lacks staying power as its erratic and hard to aim nature bodes unwell for inexperienced players.

C-Tier

Pokemon Tier Best Lane
Trevenant ImageTrevenant C Rank Icon Any
Moldy Rotten Log
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Trevenant does not really stand out among the other defenders. Its moves are also tricky to balance early on, as well as heavily relying on losing health to gain the upper hand. Though it may find use in higher elo matches, in the lower elo he is negligible to enemy Pokemon that can go past its defenses and kill squishier Pokemon.
Lucario ImageLucario C Rank Icon Any
Serious Damage Dealer
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Lucario is the definition of a strong Pokemon. Its durable, it has damage, and it has mobility. However, Lucario is one of the more difficult to play Pokemon and may not be suitable for low elo players.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime C Rank Icon Bot
Pink Trickster
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Mr. Mime is a strong control support Pokemon. It makes use of the environment and its wall abilities to land nukes and stun enemies at the same time. This requires high mastery of the Pokemon and is quite difficult to pull off for the uninitiated.
Blissey ImageBlissey C Rank Icon Bot
Pocket Support
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Blissey is a full fledged support that excels by providing heals and buffs to its allies. In low elo, players are rarely able to make use of said buffs. Combined with Blissey's low damage output, you're better off picking another Pokemon if you want to carry the team.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss C Rank Icon Top/Bot
Heals All, Heals Only
Difficulty to Use: Novice
Eldegoss excels at keeping its teammates alive. Its great at this task, and the player that keeps their allies alive can win the game more easily. Unfortunately, your best play is your only play so if you need to make aggressive plays on the map, Eldegoss will not be able to do so.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine C Rank Icon Top/Bot
Chilly Defender
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Similar to the other Defender Pokemon, Mamoswine packs a punch and can supply a good amount of crowd control with its with its icy moves. Just like the other Defender Pokemon, they cannot solo carry a match. Especially since Low Elo matches make dealing damage a priority.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro B Rank Icon Top/Bot
Isolating Dueler
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Slowbro has the ability to semi-permanently immobilize a key target. This makes teamfights essentially become 4v4 where you can take out the enemy's key player. Unfortunately, these key teamfights rarely happen in low rank and allies may even ignore the enemy you're locking down which can lead to a frustrating ranked game experience. Otherwise a great pick to use in an organized team.
Greninja ImageGreninja C Rank Icon Any
Complex Ninja Skills
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Greninja has good escape moves, amazing damage, and strong fighting power. The only issue in the Low Ranks is ease of use, as its kit needs you to have extensive knowledge of the map as well as placement when fighting. An inexperienced trainer will have difficulty maneuvering through fights and fumble their moves.
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir C Rank Icon Any
Negligent Burst Mage
Difficulty to Use: Intermediate
Gardevoir is a strong attacker that relies on using its abilities to deal damage to enemies from afar. Its strong teamfighting skill allows it to win fights easily using its Unite Move to obliterate groups of enemies. Unfortunately, organized teamfights rarely happen in low ranks and its lack luster farming ability makes it a mediocre pick in low rank.
Greedent ImageGreedent C Rank Icon Top
Cheeky Damager
Difficulty to Use: Expert
Greedent's moves are more damage focused, even if it isconsidered a Defender. Its moveset combos have a steep learning curve to master so this Pokemon is not recommended for Low Elo play in general. As a Defender, Greedent excels in zoning out enemies rather than defending or healing its teammates.

Tier List Criteria

Full Criteria

Criteria
Ease of Use Ability to Abuse Low Rank Habits Effectiveness in Solo Carrying

Each of these factors determines the Pokemon's place within the tier list. Read on to learn what they refer to exactly:

  • Ease-Of-Use: When two things perform at roughly the same power level, the one that's easier to use is always better. This is especially true in low ranks where people may not be mechanically skilled enough to play high difficulty Pokemon so they are placed lower in this tier list.
  • Ability to Abuse Low Rank Habits. What separates the Low Elo from High-Elo one are the players themselves. Low ranked players are less likely to cooperate, rotate for objectives, and even lack the skill to play their Pokemon effectively. Using Pokemon that can punish these bad habits are valued highly.
  • Effectiveness in Solo Carrying. As solid teamwork may be hard to come by in the lower ranks, it is often better to rely on solo carrying games. Pokemon that can win fights alone or have a huge impact even by playing alone is rated higher.

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