This Pokemon Unite Tier list, created by a master level player, ranks the best and worst picks. After Mamoswine’s release, defenders are back in the meta. The pokemon have been reordered to fit the new pokemon release, alongside altered to correct some inflated rankings. Towards the end of the list, analysis of some of the strongest and weakest Pokemon will be provided.
These picks assume that players understand the most optimal method of playing the Pokemon. This means that they are utilizing the proper builds and moves, with ample held item upgrades. If their items are not upgraded to at least level 20, they will not perform as well as the player hopes. In addition, the tier list assumes that the mentioned Pokemon are being utilized against other skilled players. After all, every Pokemon can seem overpowered against complete beginners.
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This section will discuss some notable great picks. When played to exploit their strengths, the pokemon mentioned create some very unfair play conditions for the enemy. Be sure to exploit these picks before they are inevitably nerfed in a future patch update.
The mammoth-like Pokemon deals overwhelming damage, while remaining incredibly difficult to kill. Since the pokemon provides amazing crowd control lock down, the pick is very annoying to deal with. Simply building purely defensive allows the pokemon the experience great success, making it one of the best defenders in the game.
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The fire foot ball Pokemon returns to its prime. With the buffs to Pyro ball, Cinderace’s damage is off the charts. Though a bit of a slow starter, once fully evolved the pick dominates team fights. With the addition of Razor Claw, Cinderace scales extremely well. The amount of damage Cinderace dishes out is not balanced, especially with fully upgraded items.
Make sure to kite properly, since the fire Pokemon still lacks survivability. But as long as Cinderace keeps its distance, Cinderace easily stands at the top of the roster.
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Lucario is the greatest all rounder in the game. Building him as a purely defensive tank still yields tons of damage. Since Lucario can reset its abilities utilizing bone rush, it does not need damage items to absolutely bully enemies. The pick starts strong in the early game, and simply does not fall off.
Without any clear weak points throughout the game, Lucario is the best front liner in Pokemon Unite.
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Many players do not understand the strength of Venusaur. Thanks to the Pedal Dance and Giga Drain buffs, Venusaur is definitely not balanced. The cooldown decrease on Pedal Dance ensures that Venusaur has almost constant access to the movement speed buff and area of effect damage. In addition, Giga Drain insures Venusaur’s life. Hit multiple targets, and the grass type is truly invincible.
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The pokemon mentioned here are simply not in the best state. Whether their Pokemon design simply was lack luster to begin with, or nerfs hit them hard, these picks are far more difficult to play effectively than most. Of course, that does not mean players cannot find success on these. The current meta simply does not favor them.
Wigglytuff felt the brunt of the blow. The nerfs to sing decimated her viability, eliminating her biggest strength. Since Pokemon wake from sleep after getting hit, Wigglytuff can no longer abuse its double slap. Meaning, its team fight capabilities decreased. And with no consistent heals, Wigglytuff is outclassed by practically every support.
Looking for CC? Play Mr. Mime. Looking for heals? Play Eldegoss or Blissey.
Slowbro lacks mobility and damage, two very necessary traits in Pokemon Unite. Without the proper damage, Slowbro struggles when contesting wild pokemon. And once it falls off, Slowbro has no way of coming back. The sloth-like Pokemon’s crowd control is annoying to play against, but since two of its moves actually immobilizes itself as well, the utility drops drastically. Players need to continuously reposition while fighting to gain advantages, something that Slowbro simply cannot do effectively.
Pokemon Unite’s mobile release created a brand new environment for the MOBA. The mobile port allows for faster aiming, allowing for Pokemon, such as Gardevoir and Talonflame, to see more success. These picks simply could not handle fast enough in the past, but with the additional buffs, they are definitely in a great place. Since the mobile version drastically changes aim optimizations, Unite’s Pokemon hierarchy shifted as well.
As a whole, Pokemon Unite is more balanced than its ever been. Though some picks definitely shine brighter than others, all Pokemon, except maybe Slowbro, are viable in their own regard. Especially with the right items and team communication, every Pokemon can see success. So do not let this tier list deter the passion to main a specific Pokemon.
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