Best Pokemon Unite roles: All-Rounder, Attacker, Speedster, Defender & Supporter

Ezequiel Leis
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To reach the top tier in the Pokemon Unite Competitive Division, you need to know about roles and the best Pokemon to use in each of them. Here’s a guide with detailed information about the best Pokemon for each category: All-Rounder, Attacker, Speedster, Defender, and Supporter.

Pokemon Unite has added characters regularly for fans since its launch in 2021. The popular MOBA from The Pokemon Company has a total of 62 Pokemon now, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new players to get to know each and every one.

We’ll cover the best Pokemon to use in Pokemon Unite, including the best All-Rounder, Attacker, Speedster, Defender, and Supporter.

Best All-Rounder in Pokemon Unite

All-Rounder Pokemon have balanced Offense and Endurance, they play a pivotal role in every team, filling the gap for ganks, defending objectives, laning, chasing, and even scoring. With that in mind, Zacian is by far the best option in this category.

The Legendary Pokemon introduced in Gen 8 has great strength and durability, as you might expect from an All-Rounder, but it also has a lot of speed. In combination with different dash moves, it can even compete with some Speedsters. Additionally, its Intrepid Sword Ability can boost its own attacks and trigger other useful effects.

The main drawback with Zacian is that it can only equip two Held Items instead of the usual three because it already carries its Rusted Sword. This seems to be the only way developers could nerf an already overpowered Zacian since Rusted Sword has no effect.

Runners-up in the All-Rounder category include Blaziken and Tsareena.

Zacian in Pokemon Unite
Zacian became a fan favorite pick since it arrived in February 2023 in Pokemon Unite.

Best Attacker in Pokemon Unite

Attackers in Pokemon Unite might have low Endurance, but they can deal a massive amount of ranged damage to opponents. Since the second anniversary of the game, Mewtwo has been the top-tier choice for the Attacker category.

Mewtwo has great speed and versatility for a non-All-Rounder, and its kit includes crowd control, powerful nukes, chases, recovery, shields, and DOT. It has everything,and also a pretty broken passive called Pressure that boosts its stats the more it attacks and fills the Mega Gauge at the same time.

When Mewtwo Mega Evolves into its Y/X versions, it gains even more stats. In the case of Mega Mewtwo Y, it gains even more range for its basic attack and more offensive power, while Mega Mewtwo X gains a little boost to resilience and survivability alongside close combat mechanics for its basic attacks.

Runners-up in the Attacker category include Greninja, Decidueye, and Delphox.

Mewtwo in Pokemon Unite
Mewtwo has become the best Attacker in the game since its release during the 2nd anniversary event.

Best Speedster in Pokemon Unite

Speedsters in Pokemon Unite are described as having high Mobility and Offense and are ideal for jungling. Meowscarada is the current ruler of the Speedster role, excelling above all other choices.

Jungling is key for ganking and scoring objectives, and for that, Meowscarada employs hit-and-chase tactics that can decimate single or dual targets with ease.

Attacking by dashing, applying crowd control, and dashing to safety before enemies can surround it. Its kit is perfect for the Speedster role, and with the correct build, it can counter almost any Pokemon in the game.

Runners-up in the Speedster category include Leafeon and Zoroak.

Pokemon Unite Meowscarada
Meowscarada is the current ruler of the Speedster role in Pokemon Unite.

Best Defender in Pokemon Unite

Defender Pokemon are tasked with protecting allies and hindering opponents due to their high Endurance in Pokemon Unite. It’s no surprise then, that Mamoswine is considered the best Defender in the game.

It can tank many enemy attacks, which usually makes it the last Pokemon standing in any fight. Mamoswine can make its way through the map thanks to its many crowd-control moves and has nothing to fear. It can also deal massive damage, so it’s a great asset overall.

The main drawback, in this case, is that missing some of Mamoswine’s most powerful attacks can have terrible consequences for the whole team. So, players interested in picking this tank should get used to its moves and skills.

Runners-up in the Defender category include Greedent, Goodra, and Snorlax.

Mammoswine in Pokemon Unite
Mamoswine is great at sustaining damage from opponents.

Best Supporter in Pokemon Unite

Last but not least, Supporter Pokemon can heal allies and inflict status conditions on opponents, but they usually don’t work too well on their own. That’s why Sableye is the best Supporter Pokemon in the game.

Thanks to its Prankster Ability, Sableye can turn invisible and do its thing from the shadows, whether it’s healing allies or annoying opponents. Additionally, Sableye is the first Supporter Pokemon to have an Attack stat, which can also make it a heavy-hitter.

It’s important to note that Sableye is not a typical Supporter, but can bring some interesting twists to the formula.

Runners-up in the Support category include Blissey, Clefable, and Mr. Mime.

Sableye design in Pokemon Unite
Sableye doesn’t fit the traditional Supporter role and that’s why it’s the best.

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]