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Game8 Ranked Season 16 Recap

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Ranked Season 16 in Pokemon UNITE is almost ending! Take a look back on the fifteenth Season of Pokemon UNITE with Game8's recap of Season 16. 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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Game8 chose Zacian as Season 16's MVP! Despite receiving a lot of changes, Zacian remained as a top pick throughout the season while maintaining an impressive win rate. Moreover, even with the addition of two new Pokemon, Zacian never became irrelevant to the meta and managed to stay in the spotlight.

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)

Dragapult Takes the MIP!

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Game8 chose Dragapult as Season 16's MIP! Thanks to the buffs it received in the 1.13.1.2 update, Dragapult soared through ranked games and found its spot in the meta as a reputable damage dealer. It has since replaced Mega Mewtwo Y as the attack-damage carry due to having very similar attack effects.

Dragapult Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

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 16
Clefable ImageClefable
Pick Rate: 10.3%
Inteleon ImageInteleon
Pick Rate: 10.3%
Zacian ImageZacian
Pick Rate: 7.4%

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: Dragapult

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Game8 chose Dragapult as Season 16's best Attacker. Dragapult was launched into the spotlight after getting many buffs in the 1.13.1.2 update, making its mark as the most reputable Attacker in the game.

Dragapult Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Speedster: Zoroark

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Game8 chose Zoroark as Season 16's best Speedster. Despite being in and out of the top picks and even with Meowscarada being added to the roster, Zoroark remained relevant to the meta as a deadly Speedster.

Zoroark Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best All-Rounder: Zacian

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Game8 chose Zacian as Season 16's best All-Rounder. Zacian is consistently in the top 10 Pokemon in ranked games throughout the season. Its damage is still quite deadly despite getting nerfs.

Zacian Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Defender: Blastoise

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Game8 chose Blastoise as Season 16's best Defender. Blastoise stood out the most among other Defenders throughout the season even if nothing much happened for Defenders. Ever since its evolution level changed from level 9 to level 7, the Pokemon performs much better compared to before.

Blastoise Guide: Builds and Best Items

Best Supporter: Clefable

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Game8 chose Clefable as Season 16's best Supporter. Clefable remained as the best Supporter throughout the season, garnering a high pick rate with a relatively great win rate in ranked games. The Pokemon's strong AoE healing and disabling moves makes it such a formidable support pick.

Clefable Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Best Holowear

Best Holowear for Season 16
Dark Lord Style (Y) ImageDark Lord Style (Y)
(Mega Mewtwo Y)
Dark Lord Style (X) ImageDark Lord Style (X)
(Mega Mewtwo X)
Dark Magician Style ImageDark Magician Style
(Dragapult)

Game8 has chosen these three as Season 16's best holowears. They gave their corresponding Pokemon a unique look and personality. They also happen to be Holowears of the most picked Pokemon in the game.

Holowear List: All Pokemon Skins and Costumes

Best Newcomer: Metagross

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Game8 chose Metagross as Season 16's best Newcomer. Metagross' initial release was quite underwhelming as the Pokemon doesn't stand out that much in games. However, thanks to the buffs it received in the 1.13.1.4 update, it performs significantly better compared to its initial state and is now a more viable pick.

Blaziken Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

Notable Meta Changes

Dragapult's Dominance

The sudden ascent of Dragapult in the meta is perhaps the most notable change in Season 16. This happened due to the major buffs it received in the 1.13.1.2 update, which practically made the Pokemon a replacement for Mega Mewtwo Y.

Dragapult Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

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