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!
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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 has three phases, namely: Ban Phase, Pick Phase, and Preparation Phase.
|Draft Pick Phases|
|Ban Phase|| • Each player in each team will vote on one Pokemon to ban.
• The Pokemon that receives the most number of votes for each team will be banned.
• 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:
 The very fist pick will be from the first player of the team that's on the top in the lobby screen.
 The second pick will be from the first and second players from the other team.
 The third pick will be from the second and third player from the first-pick team.
The fourth pick will be from the third and fourth player from the other team.
The fifth pick will be from the fourth and fifth players from the first-pick team.
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.
Each player from each team gets to vote on a Pokemon to ban. The Pokemon from each team that has the highest votes will be banned.
All players will be unable to select the Pokemon that has been banned for the match.
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.
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.
|Custom Battle||Tournament Mode|
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 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||Prize Machine|
|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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