Ranking the 20 available Pokemon in Pokemon Unite is simpler when we divide them into their dedicated roles: All-Rounders, Defenders, Attackers, Supporters, and Speedsters. Each role has its own advantages and gameplay style so check out the list below to see which might fit you best.
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The Best All-Rounders in Pokemon Unite
Machamp is versatile and an excellent attacker. Bulk Up allows Machamp to really increase in strength during a battle making for a great choice of Pokemon.
Garchomp is a great offence Pokemon with rush-attacks combined with high speed. Using Dig with Dragon Claw allows Garchomp to throw enemies around like playthings.
Charizard blasts enemies with fire and gives sustained damage over time, making it a good consistent attacker. This attack combined with good mobility gives Charizard a fun attack-and-escape type gameplay.
Lucario is a middling Pokemon on all stats so would be last choice for us, although they’re not entirely useless. Protective ability when Lucario is at low HP is useful, and the dash-and-attack moves can be fun to play.
The Best Attackers in Pokemon Unite
Pikachu is a fan favourite but that isn’t the only reason he is in S Tier. Pikachu’s ability to stay a good distance away while throwing lightning at enemies makes his offence stat high.
Alolan Ninetails can slow down the opposition and control the battlefield with Dazzling Gleam and Avalanche. Used correctly Alolan Ninetails can be a good asset to the team.
Cinderace is a ranged attack Pokemon with a good offence stat and high movement speed, enabling him to move around enemies with ease.
Gardevoir is a powerful ranged Pokemon able to deal high amounts of damage and apply secondary effects. It doesn’t have a very high defense, thus it’s pretty much a glass cannon.
Cramorant can use a ranged attack and cause a hindrance to opposing players with its abilities. This Pokemon has high offence stats and decent mobility but may take a little practice, and is best when levelled up entirely.
Greninja uses smokescreens and illusions of itself to hide or trick the opponent, like a good ninja would. With low endurance but high offence stats, Greninja is best attacking in short bursts.
Venusaur can bombard areas with its ranged attack, and slow the enemy down. Mobility and endurance aren’t too high on this Pokemon so it is best kept to the back of the team, hurling attacks from afar.
The Best Defenders in Pokemon Unite
Snorlax has super high endurance, meaning this Pokemon can take a high amount of hits from opponents. Snorlax has the ability to block enemies and grant allies shield, and also send the enemy to sleep and slowing them down for a short time with its Yawn ability.
Crustle has low offence stats but is high in endurance, dropping rocks in areas to slow down the enemies. Crustle can stun enemies leaving them exposed to attacks.
Slowbro is a big beefy Pokemon who loses HP very slowly so is useful in the middle of a big battle. He helps to slow down the enemy with his water gun and make them float with his psychic ability.
The Best Supporters in Pokemon Unite
Eldegoss is the best Supporter as they can restore allies HP and boost their movement speed. Once levelled up Eldegoss can slow down enemies and boost allies, making it a great teammate to have.
Wigglytuff is not best at attack or defence but makes one hell of a supporter by using Starlight Recital to shield allies around them. They can slow or stun enemies by singing to them too.
Mr Mime has a broad set of skills to support his team. He can buff teammates, debuff opponents, create barriers, and stun to slow enemies down.
The Best Speedsters in Pokemon Unite
Absol can be lethal with its high speed and high offence stats. Absol likes to dash-and-slash, making him a worthy addition to any team.
Talonflame can move around the map with ease, helping the team attack from all sides. When he has high HP Talonflame gives himself a boost in speed and movement, moving about during the early stages of battle with ease.
Zeraora has a great attack speed dash, and can be effective against other agile Pokemon. Zeraora can also be very useful when paired with an ally who can slow or stun enemies.
Gengar has high speed boosts out of combat, and can hurl bombs or pull opponents towards him with his lick attack. Gengar is best when paired with items to slow down his moves cool down.
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