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Ranked Season 11 in Pokemon UNITE is almost ending! Take a look back on the eleventh Season of Pokemon UNITE with Game8's recap of Season 11. See which Pokemon was the best, the most improved Pokemon, the best New Pokemon, and more!

Most Valuable Pokemon (MVP)

Zacian Takes the MVP!

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Zacian retains its throne, becoming Season 11's MVP! It's consistently the most picked Pokemon in ranked games from the moment it was readily available for most players. It remained as an SS Tier Pokemon and is still as powerful as it was when it was first released despite receiving a couple of nerfs. The Pokemon is continuously dominating every game ever since its release, and it looks like it's not stopping any time soon.

Zacian Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

MVP Criteria

Most Valuable Pokemon Criteria
Consistency Rank Usage Tier-List Ranking

Each of these factors determine which Pokemon deserves the Most Valuable Pokemon award for each season.

  • Consistency: Refers to a Pokemon's effectiveness or impact in matches despite buffs and nerfs.
  • Rank Usage: Refers to how frequent the Pokemon is used in Ranked Matches.
  • Tier-List Ranking: Refers to a Pokemon's Tier-List placement throughout the season. If the Pokemon remained in the highest tier throughout the season, it's a contender for MVP.

Tier List: Best Pokemon to Use

Most Improved Pokemon (MIP)

Alolan Ninetales Takes the MIP!

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Alolan Ninetales takes the crown as Season 11's MIP! The Pokemon remained in the shadows for a long time as more Attackers joined the roster. However, thanks to the buffs it received in the 1.9.2.8 patch, it has made an incredible comeback both for casual and competitive games. The changes fixed a lot of problems the Pokemon had prior to the patch, which made it more viable to pick. In fact, the Pokemon not only came back to the competitive scene, it has become one of the most picked Pokemon in recent tournaments following its buffs.

Alolan Ninetales Guide: Builds and Best Items

MIP Criteria

Most Improved Pokemon Criteria
Significant Improvement Increased Usage Tier-List Ranking

Each of these factors determine which Pokemon deserves the Most Improved Pokemon award for each season.

  • Significant Improvement: Refers to a Pokemon's sudden significant improvement after a patch.
  • Increased Usage: Refers to the significant increase in a Pokemon's usage in matches.
  • Tier-List Ranking: Refers to the Pokemon's increase in the Tier-List Ranking. If the Pokemon experienced a significant jump in its raking (S or SS tier), it's a contender for MIP.

Tier List: Best Pokemon to Use

Top Picks for the Season

Top 3 Picks for Season 11
Zacian ImageZacian
Pick Rate: 22%
Zoroark ImageZoroark
Pick Rate: 17%
Lapras ImageLapras
Pick Rate: 12%

These are the top three (3) most used Pokemon by the Masters Top 100 in the leaderboards. These Pokemon helped the players achieve such a feat so give them a big round of applause!

Master Rank Top Pick List

Best Pokemon Per Role

Best Attacker: Glaceon

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Game8 chose Glaceon as Season 11's best Attacker. Glaceon has been a top-notch Attacker for both casual and competitive games due to its incredibly high damage output. It gained even more popularity when it received buffs in the 1.9.2.8 patch, becoming stronger than ever and surpassing even some of the prominent damage dealers in the roster.

Glaceon Guide: Builds and Best Items

Best Speedster: Zoroark

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Game8 chose Zoroark as Season 11's best Speedster. Zoroark successfully established itself as a notable Speedster that can keep up with the meta. It managed to replace Dodrio not only as the most picked Speedster in ranked but also one of the most picked Pokemon overall, which was held by the Pokemon for a long time.

Zoroark Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best All-Rounder: Zacian

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Game8 chose Zacian as Season 11's best All-Rounder. Zacian remains not only as the strongest All-Rounder but the strongest Pokemon in the game. It continues to dominate games with sheer strength and is left unchallenged by any Pokemon in the roster.

Zacian Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Defender: Lapras

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Game8 chose Lapras as Season 11's best Defender. Lapras has become a staple Defender pick in casual and competitive games with high pick rate and win rate. It's at par with more prominent Defenders but has significantly better damage output overall.

Lapras Guide: Builds and Best Items

Best Supporter: Comfey

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Game8 chose Comfey as Season 11's best Supporter. Comfey has established itself as a viable Supporter both in casual and competitive games. It synergizes well with a lot of Pokemon in the roster and is able to support its allies without putting itself in danger, which is something that other Supporters can't do.

Comfey Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Holowear

Best Holowear for Season 11
Graceful Style ImageGraceful Style
(Glaceon)
Ghost Style ImageGhost Style
(Urshifu)
Ghost Style ImageGhost Style
(Zoroark)

Game8 has chosen these three as Season 11's best holowears. They're the most visually and conceptually creative holowears in the game so far.

Holowear List: All Pokemon Skins and Costumes

Best Newcomer: Lapras

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Game8 chose Lapras as Season 11's best Newcomer. Lapras was a much-awaited Pokemon due to its popularity. Although its release isn't much of a spectacle, it slowly established itself as a meta pick in casual and competitive games.

Lapras Guide: Builds and Best Items

Notable Meta Changes

Hoopa Returns to the Meta

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Hoopa has long been a meta pick for casual and comepetitive games. However, it slowly became irrelevant when the new map was released, and it remained silent since then. But thanks to the buffs it received in the 1.8.1.6 patch, the Pokemon was now well-suited for the new map and is now revitalized.

Hoopa Guide: Builds and Best Items

Alolan Ninetales Makes a Comeback!

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Alolan Ninetales makes a huge comeback in meta after being idle for a long time. Thanks to the buffs it received in the 1.9.2.8 patch, the Pokemon performs significantly better compared to how it was prior to the changes. As a result, the Pokemon has seen an increase in pick rate.

Alolan Ninetales Guide: Builds and Best Items

Lapras Takes Over the Defender Role

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Lapras slowly made its presence known in the meta. Now, it has taken over the Defender role that was once held by Pokemon like Snorlax and Slowbro, garnering a massive pick rate and win rate in ranked games.

Lapras Guide: Builds and Best Items

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