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Ranked Season 12 in Pokemon UNITE is almost ending! Take a look back on the twelfth Season of Pokemon UNITE with Game8's recap of Season 12. See which Pokemon was the best, the most improved Pokemon, the best New Pokemon, and more!

Most Valuable Pokemon (MVP)

Leafeon Takes the MVP!

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Leafeon takes the throne as Season 12's MVP! The Pokemon immediately took over the meta ever since its release and has been continuously dominating the game. Although nimble, its mobility and burst damage makes it a lethal assassin.

Leafeon Builds: Guide 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)

Eldegoss Takes the MIP!

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Eldegoss takes the crown as season 12's MIP! The Pokemon laid dormant for some time. However, despite not receiving any recent changes, the Pokemon's usage in casual and competitive games went up significantly, launching Eldegoss back into the meta.

Eldegoss 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 12
Leafeon ImageLeafeon
Pick Rate: 17%
Umbreon ImageUmbreon
Pick Rate: 16%
Chandelure ImageChandelure
Pick Rate: 11%

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: Mew

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Game8 chose Mew as Season 12's best Attacker. Mew remained relevant to the meta despite numerous nerfs. It's been a consistent pick for casual and competitive games with impressive win rates. The Pokemon's unique ability to change its moveset on the fly remains unchallenge and argubly one of the strongest and most unique mechanic in the game.

Mew Guide: Builds and Best Items

Best Speedster: Leafeon

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Game8 chose Leafeon as Season 12's best Speedster. Leafeon easily took over the meta ever since its release. Its speed and high burst damage is a lethal combination against any opponent, and its easy early game, and scaling makes it an impactful Pokemon from start to end.

Leafeon Builds: Guide and Moveset

Best All-Rounder: Urshifu

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Game8 chose Urshifu as Season 12's best All-Rounder. Urshifu remained as a meta pick throughout the season, particularly in competitive games. It has become go-to jungler for professional teams with an outstanding win rate.

Urshifu Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Defender: Umbreon

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Game8 chose Umbreon as Season 12's best Defender. Umbreon has become the staple Defender pick in the meta. Its usage in ranked matches has gone up significantly with a top-notch win rate just within the season. Although it's not a typical defender, its brawler-like gameplay is exactly what makes the Pokemon effective.

Umbreon Build: Guide and Moveset

Best Supporter: Eldegoss

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Game8 chose Eldegoss as Season 12's best Supporter. Eldegoss made an impressive comeback in the meta despite becoming idle for some time. The Pokemon managed to break from its traditional healer role and evolved to a more damage-oriented support. Its sudden rise in casual and competitive games showed just how effective this Supporter is in impacting the game.

Eldegoss Guide: Builds and Best Items

Best Holowear

Best Holowear for Season 12
Regal Style ImageRegal Style
(Aegislash)
Knight Style ImageKnight Style
(Scizor)
Scientist Style ImageScientist Style
(Dragapult)

Game8 has chosen these three as Season 12's best holowears. They're the most visually and conceptually creative holowears that came out within the season.

Holowear List: All Pokemon Skins and Costumes

Best Newcomer: Leafeon

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Game8 chose Lefaeon as Season 12's best Newcomer. Although the Pokemon was released just a few days before Season 12, we decided to just treat it as part of the season. Leafeon was one of the much-awaited eeveelution in the game. The Pokemon quickly took over the meta once it was released and has been dominating games ever since. Its early-game scaling, speed, and hight burst damage makes it a hyper-aggressive assassin that is also surprisingly easy to use.

Leafeon Builds: Guide and Moveset

Notable Meta Changes

Zacian Falls Off the Meta

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Zacian has completely fallen off the meta ever since it was nerfed in the 1.10.1.3 Update, which made its gameplay much harder to execute. As a result, the Pokemon's strength fell significantly despite its damage staying the same.

Zacian Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Jungle Urshifu

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Urshifu has become a go-to jungler pick in competitive games with an impressive success rate. Although both of its styles are still effective in their own right, its Single-Strike Style tends to be the preferred one.

Urshifu Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

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