Make sure to go through all the guides on Pokemon Unite!

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Roles in Pokemon Unite: A complete guide on how to play each role!

Community Aug 30, 2022

In this blog, we will be going through how you can play all the roles from Attacker to Supporter efficiently!

Being new to a game means that you need to have as much information about it as possible, and hence we are here to guide you through it as much as possible. Hence, in today’s blog, we will be going through the roles in Pokemon Unite. You might wonder if roles are that important or not, but they actually do play a huge role in bettering the gameplay. If all the team members try to follow the role of the character they are playing, then the matches will turn out to be successful!

What are the Roles in Pokemon Unite?

To understand the whole basics of the gameplay and everything, you need to know that there are going to be roles in Pokemon Unite. There are tons of characters in the game, and all of them can be categorised into various roles based on their abilities and how you are supposed to play. Therefore, these are the roles that you will find in Pokemon Unite:

  • Attacker
  • All-Rounder
  • Speedster
  • Defender
  • Supporter

How to Play these Different Roles?

Now that you have known all the roles in the game, let us get into more details about these roles and how exactly you can play them when in a match:


All the Attackers.
Credits to iMore. All the Attackers.

As the name suggests, this role means that you have to be the one who attacks when faced with enemies or tries to defeat the enemies. Now, that does not mean that you are going to have immense health or speed. Basically, attackers are known for giving the maximum damage when it comes to attacking. However, the downside to this is that Attacking Pokemon usually have low endurance, hence if you go on attacking your enemy recklessly, then you will be punished for it, Pokemon which are attackers are Pikachu, Greninja, Venusaur, Cinderace, Alolan Ninetales, and Cramorant.

How to Play Attacker?

When it comes to how you can be a good attacker, make sure to keep these things in mind:

  • Make sure to go through the Top and Bottom Lane, as there you will tend to find more Wild Pokemon, which in turn will help you to get more points, and also, taking these lanes, in turn, will help you to get closer to the enemies’ goals.
  • Another thing to keep in mind is to always take a teammate with you. You might feel that you are strong enough as an attacker to go off alone, but you have to remember that your downside is low endurance. Hence, it is best to take a supporter or defender with you, who will help you while you are in a fight with an enemy.
  • There should always be a distance between you and the enemy. If you get closer, there might be a chance that they will get an advantage and could easily finish you. Also, try to avoid any one-on-one battles with your enemies, as you have low endurance.


All the All-Rounders.
Credits to iMore. All the All-Rounders.

As the name suggests, these are Pokemon characters who are all-rounders. This means they can easily play all the roles in the game without much difficulty. They can easily change their roles whenever required, and this makes them such great Pokemon to keep around. Some of the Pokemon that belong in this role are Charizard, Lucario, Machamp, and Garchomp.

How to Play All-Rounder?

These are some of the ways that you have to keep in mind to play an All-Rounder:

  • You can change into any role possible in the game, so you really do need to worry about which lanes you are going to take.
  • Make sure to always be with your attackers, and then go on with them as necessary. This will help them, as they are not that good at defending. If you do lose them to the enemies, you can also unleash your attacking side as well!
  • However, just because you are an all-rounder does not mean that you can go on and take your enemies alone. There are some enemies who are exceptionally good in their roles, and they might easily defeat you, as you do not have expertise over all your abilities.


All the Speedster.
Credits to iMore. All the Speedster.

Again, as the name suggests, these are Pokemon characters that are agile and have amazing movement. Hence, you can easily get into the enemies’ territories, and also can make way for your teammates. You can also be a good information collector, as you can be sneaky and fast without any problems. Here are the Pokemons that are Speedster: Zeraora, Talonflame, Absol, and Gengar.

How to Play Speedster?

Without wasting much time, let us get into the ways through which you can play the Speedster in an efficient way:

  • The first thing to always prefer is to take the Jungle Lane. The reason being, as you have quite a fast movement, you can easily navigate through the long route, and inform your teammates about any danger, or even about some wild Pokemon!
  • Another thing to make sure of is to avoid getting into a one-on-one battle with your enemies. You have low endurance and strength, but amazing speed. Hence, if you get into a sticky situation, you can easily get out of it.
  • The best thing for you is to get into the enemy's territory with an all-rounder or a supporter, as it will be a great balance for the team. You can also help your teammates get to the goal faster.

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All the Defenders.
Credits to iMore. All the Defenders.

They are the essential teammates that you need to have in your team. Without Defenders, you will not be able to actually attack your enemies and will be at a great disadvantage. The Defenders are those Pokemon characters who can actually endure a lot of damage, and even protect their teammates from easily getting hurt. However, they have the disadvantage that they cannot move quite quickly, nor are their attacks that powerful. Some of the Pokemon who are Defenders are: Snorlax, Crustle, and Slowbro.

How to Play Defender?

Let us get into the ways in which you can play the Defender properly:

  • Make sure to go through the top and the bottom lanes, where your teammates will be going, as you need to protect them.
  • As mentioned before, you will have to try to stick with the Attackers, as they do not have much endurance. Hence, to balance it out, you need to go forward with them. The enemies will come to attack you. Your teammate will come forward to attack them in turn. This will create a balance that will be difficult to overcome easily.
  • Another thing that you can try to use is to try to first use your block or stun abilities, even before your teammate's attacker attacks. This will buy you time, so you can come up with a better position and strategy.


All the Supporters.
Credits to iMore. All the Supporters.

As the name suggests, your role would be to support your teammates through the tough times, and play at the back of the team so that you can follow them whenever required. The Pokemon that are Supporters are Eldegoss, Mr. Mime, and Wigglytuff.

How to Play Supporter?

Well, playing Supporter is not that difficult. However, here is a small guide for you:

  • You can take the top or the bottom lane of the map as per your choice.
  • You must always stick with your teammates, for they will constantly need your help, in either shielding or healing. Also, the reason why you must stick with the team is that you have quite low endurance and HP, so if you go alone, you are not going to survive long.
  • Also, you will be of great help when it comes to capturing Wild Pokemons and the special ones, as they are more difficult to win over. Hence, you have to make sure to survive for as long as possible and sacrifice the most for your team.


This was a small guide on all the roles in Pokemon Unite, and how you can play them perfectly!

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