Pokemon UNITE

Draft Pick Guide - Mechanics and Features

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After months of waiting, Draft Pick finally comes to Pokemon UNITE! Learn how to start a game with draft pick, how to use draft pick mode, game modes that uses draft pick, and more!

Draft Pick in Ranked Matches Will Be Available on Febuary 27, 2024!

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Draft Pick will be implemented in Ranked Matches starting on Febuary 27, 2024, which is the start of Ranked Season 18.

Draft Pick in Ranked and EX Licenses Coming to UNITE!

Draft Pick Changes

Each team will now have two banned Pokemon instead of just one, making it a total of four banned Pokemon in a single match.

Additionally, the 4th and 5th players on each team will take turns choosing which Pokemon to ban.

Other players can request bans, so consider the opinions of your team members and strategically choose which Pokemon to ban.

Draft Pick will only be available for Masters 1400+.

How to Use Draft Pick

Has Three Phases

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Draft Pick has three phases, namely: Ban Phase, Pick Phase, and Preparation Phase.

Draft Pick Phases Breakdown

Draft Pick Phases
Ban Phase • The last two (2) players on each team will select a Pokemon to ban for a total of four (4) banned Pokemon.
• The banned Pokemon from each team cannot be selected by any player from both teams for the battle.
Pick Phase • Each team alternates in picking a Pokemon to play. The order of picks is as follows:
[1] The very fist pick will be from the first player of the team that's on the top in the lobby screen.
[2] The second pick will be from the first and second players from the other team.
[3] The third pick will be from the second and third player from the first-pick team.
[4]The fourth pick will be from the third and fourth player from the other team.
[5]The fifth pick will be from the fourth and fifth players from the first-pick team.
[6]The last pick will be from the fifth player from the other team.
• Players will get about 20 seconds to equip their Held Items and Battle Items before the match begins.
• Players from each team can see what items their allies equipped during the phase.

Pokemon UNITE Draft Pick Features

Teams can Ban Two Pokemon Each

Pokemon UNITE - Vote to Ban a Pokemon in Draft Pick

The last two (2) players on each team will select a Pokemon to ban for a total of four (4) banned Pokemon.

Banned Pokemon will be Unavailable for the Match

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All players will be unable to select the Pokemon that has been banned for the match.

No Duplicate Picks

Pokemon UNITE - No Duplicate Picks in Draft Pick

Unlike in normal matches, once a player from a team selects a Pokemon, the other team can no longer pick that Pokemon for themselves. This encourages teams to prioritize and secure a Pokemon for themselves.

Switch Picking Positions with an Ally

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Players from each team can request to switch picking positions with one of their allies during the Picking Phase, allowing the team to pick a Pokemon earlier in the phase.

Where to Play With Draft Pick

Available in Custom Battle or Tournament Mode

Pokemon UNITE - Draft Pick in Tournament Mode

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Draft Pick mode is avaiable in Custom Matches or in Tournament Mode.

Not in Standard Battles

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Draft Pick is not available in Standard Battles at the moment. There are no news yet on whether Draft Pick will be added to Standard Battles in the future. We will update the page if any news about it comes up.

Game Modes: Standard, Ranked, Custom Battle, and Quick Battle

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