Pokemon UNITE

Ganking Guide: How to Gank

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This is a guide on ganking in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn how to properly set up a gank properly, when to gank, and the best entrances for ganks.

What is Ganking?

Ganking is a commonly used term in MOBA games like UNITE and League of Legends that refers to a fast and forceful surprise attack. It usually involves outnumbering opponents for an easy takedown.

How to Gank

Use Grass Areas

The best way to start a gank is by hiding in grass areas. Approaching the enemy without being seen is the core idea of ganking.

Grass Guide: How Does Grass Work?

Junglers Should Rotate

Ideally, ganking is a jungler's primary responsibility since they are able to level up faster. Junglers should gank as soon and as often as possible to make sure that the other lanes would either be evenly matched or stronger than the enemy.

It is a sign of a bad game if allies from either top or bottom lane starts roaming around, and attempt ganking. This leaves one lane at a disadvantage, making it easier to lose the lane early.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Enter From Behind or Sides

The purpose of ganking from behind or from the sides of the enemy is to cut off their escape routes. This forces them to find unlikely routes to escape, which will most likely get them killed faster.

Stay Ahead

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After ganking from behind or from the sides, it is important to always stay ahead of the enemies. This ensures that even if the enemy uses dash moves or Eject Button in an attempt to escape, the ganking Pokemon will still be able to remain on top of them.

Use Moves to Initiate Ganks

Certain moves are perfect for setting up ganks. Knowing the right moment to use moves to set up gank is key to efficient and successful ganks.

Certain Moves can Reposition the Enemy

There are moves that can reposition enemies. Use these moves to put the enemy into an unfavorable position.

Use Dash Moves to Close In

One feature of Dash type moves is the ability to quickly move towards a direction, making it useful for closing distances. When ganking, use dash moves to get closer to the target to ensure they won't escape. The move does not even have to hit or damage the target, the primary focus of using dash moves when ganking is for staying on top of the enemy.

Dash Moves can Traverse Walls

A trick that players use to escape ganks is making use of walls to force the ganking team to move around it, buying them time to escape. Make use of dash moves' unique feature of passing through walls.

Focus on One Target at a Time

A common mistake with players when ganking is not focusing on a single target. Make sure to focus on one target at a time to ensure a knockout. Ganking does not always mean killing the entire enemy team. Having a numbers advantage is enough for a gank to be successful.

Know Who to Target First

It is important to know which enemy to target first when ganking. HIgh level enemies or the enemy that deals the most damage in their team is the best target to defeat first. This ensures that the enemy can no longer win the fight because the source of most of their damage is gone.

Attack Damage Ranking: All Pokemon by Basic Attack Damage

Turn Successful Ganks into Objectives

After a successful gank, it is important to follow up with taking objectives, such as scoring goals, and defeating boss Pokemon. This ensures that the team is in lead thoughout the game.

When to Gank

After Getting Buffs

An ideal moment to start ganking is after getting the blue and red buffs in the jungle. The red buff is the most useful for ganking enemies since it slows them with each attack, making it harder for them to escape. However, the blue buff comes to effect after defeating the enemies. Make use of the blue buff to farm wild Pokemon in the enemy's side, preventing them from getting exp. and points.

When Unite Move is Ready

Certain Unite moves are effective for setting up ganks. Having access to the Unite move makes ganking a lot easier to pull off.

Best Unite Moves for Ganking

Barrage Blow ImageBarrage Blow Fairy Singularity ImageFairy Singularity Flame Sweep ImageFlame Sweep
Gatling Gulp Missile ImageGatling Gulp Missile Hydro Typhoon ImageHydro Typhoon Phantom Ambush ImagePhantom Ambush
Seismic Slam ImageSeismic Slam Showtime! ImageShowtime! Slowbeam ImageSlowbeam

When a Lane is Struggling

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When allies from either the top or bottom lane are struggling to level up or score points because the enemy has the advantage, it is an indicator for ganking. Ganking a struggling lane helps allies to catch up with the enemy, and stabilize the lane.

When Boss Pokemon Appear

Boss Pokemon like Regieleki or Rayquaza in Theia Sky Ruins, and Drednaw or Zapdos in Remoat Stadium will appear at certain times during a match. Since this is when teams usually group up to take them out, it becomes the perfect time to gank opponents and take the boss Pokemon out for your team.

The trick here is to use the boss Pokemon as bait for the enemy team, then quickly take them out using a surprise attack.

Best Entrances for Ganks

Grass Around the Center of the Map

Grass areas surrounding the center of the map are usually where most ganks happen due to their accessibility. These areas are perfect for setting up ganks, especially when Rayquaza appears.

Grass Near the Center of Each Lane

Grass areas near the center of the top and bottom lanes area also great locations for setting up ganks, especially when contesting the boss Pokemon that appears in that area. These areas become better once the first enemy goal zones are destroyed.

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12 Anonymous15 days

I agree with 11 anonymous

11 Anonymous12 months

Okay but what does ganking mean

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