Best Build for Attacking Pokémon in Pokémon Unite

Attackers lead, open paths among wild Pokémon and opponents to lead your team to victory. Want to know how? Find out now

Pokémon Unite is "Nintendo's vision" of a MOBA, just like Smash Bros. is her version of a fighting game. This competitive free game combines popular formulas from games like DOTA and League of Legends, with some of the basic mechanics of the Pokémon world. While Pokémon Unite is certainly easy to learn and play, there are many complex points that require some time for players to understand and master.

Similar to other Mobas available out there, you have a system that combines the use of Pokémon with items they can carry and the use of special powers to score goals. Battle items and held items, or loaded items can definitely change the outcome of a match. Whether you're new to the genre or just looking for a way to gain an edge in battle, here are some of the best builds for the attacking class in Pokémon Unite.

If you don't know how the types of classes in the game work, it's good to take a look at our Beginners Guide to Pokémon Unite and if you do, it might be nice to take a look at our definitive guide to winning battles.

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Attackers lead teams but don't work alone

Best Build for Attacking Pokémon

As you can imagine, the attacking Pokémon are the ones that lead the team and attack. They are responsible for causing the most damage to enemies. As in other team-based games, attackers can be very good at dealing damage, but not so good at dealing with them, so it's important to coordinate with your allies to ensure you can worry about knocking out enemies in your lane. , or wild Pokémon that appear, to help increase the score and prevent opponents from scoring points.

Your aggressive set move is designed to help you and your allies gain the upper hand in battle, but for that you need some support, either from your teammates or from items that can help you do even more damage or stay alive. Let's talk about some Pokemons, items and paths that can help you become an even more efficient attacker.

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Pikachu (Special Ranged Attacks)

Everyone's favorite electric mouse Pokémon is arguably one of the best ranged attackers in Pokémon Unite when used correctly. With high damage and incredible mobility, you can do a quick job against unsuspecting enemies and run away before you get caught.

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Movements
Electro Ball (Lv 4)A ranged attack that deals area-of-effect damage and increases in power the lower the opposing Pokémon's HP;
Volt Tackle (Lv 6)A fast run that hits the enemy Pokémon and launches it into the air;


loaded items
Wise GlassIncreases the attack SP of the pokemon;
Shell bellWhen the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it regains a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's Sp Attack, the more HP it recovers.
Energy AmplifierAfter the Pokemon uses its Unite attack, the damage it deals is increased by 7% for a short time.


battle item
Attack XIncreases attack Sp and attack for a short time.
PathPair it with a good support or multipurpose on the lower path.

Venusaur (Special Ranged Attacks)

Much like Pikachu, Venusaur is an excellent ranged attacker. With the potential for high blast damage (courtesy of your Solar Beam) and debuffs, as well as damage over time, with the Mud Bomb, this grass battle tank is great for making a collection of knockouts on enemies.

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Movements
Mud Bomb (Level 5)An area attack that deals damage over time and slows enemy movement speed and defense for a short period of time;
Solar Beam (Lv 6)This skill has a remarkable range and can deal huge damage. Great for killing enemies on the run.


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Wise GlassesIncreases Venusaur's Attack Sp. Increases Pokemon's attack Sp and Damage, decreases cooldown and restores health when attacked;
Shell bellWhen the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it regains a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's Sp Attack, the more HP it recovers.
LeftoversWhen the Pokemon is not in combat, it regains 1% of its maximum HP per second.


battle item
White smokeCreates a smokescreen over the player that slows down opponents;
PathTeam up with a good Defender or All-rounder on the upper path.

Cinderace (distance physical attacks)

Unlike Pikachu and Venusaur, who are special attackers, Cinderace is a physical attacker. This means you want items that deal some raw physical damage to this Fire Pokemon. Cinderace is definitely a good choice and easy to use for beginners.

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Movements
Pyro Ball (Lv 7)Kicks a flaming ball at enemies, dealing massive damage and causing burns.
Flame Charge (Lv 8)Charge the enemy, inflicting damage as well as increasing the range and damage of your next basic attack.


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Muscle bandIncreases Attack and basic attacks deal 1% additional damage based on the enemy's remaining health.
Scope LensDramatically increases basic critical hit damage as well as improves your critical hit rate.
Float stoneIncreases movement speed by 15% when out of combat and increases Cinderace's base Attack.


battle item
Speed ​​XAn excellent tool for chasing down injured Pokémon or fleeing crushing forces.
PathPair up with a good supporter or defender on the lower path.

Greninja (distance physical attacks)

Greninja is a more advanced attacker whose unique move set allows for creative combinations that will keep enemies on their toes. This ninja frog doesn't take a lot of damage, but with the right equipment he won't even need it and will be able to eliminate opposing Pokémon quickly and easily.

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Movements
Surf (Level 5)Greninja rides a wave that inflicts damage while restoring HP. Defeating an enemy with this move resets the cooldown time;
Double Team (Level 7)Double Team is an amazing escape or distraction skill that creates multiple illusory copies of Greninja.


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Muscle bandIncreases Greninja's attack and basic attacks to deal 1% additional damage based on the enemy's remaining health.
Focus BandThis item increases Greninja's defense and regenerates health when low on HP, which is very important for this Pokemon.
Float stoneIncreases movement speed by 15% when out of combat and increases Greninja's Basic Attack.


battle item
Eject ButtonThis battle item quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated direction. Great for chasing or escaping.
PathPartner with a good support or multipurpose on the high road.

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Alola's Ninetales (Special Ranged Attacks)

Used correctly, Alola's Ninetales can be an unstoppable force in Pokémon Unite. With high damage and lots of crowd control effects like Slow, this icy kitsune can effortlessly send enemy Pokémon to an icy grave.

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Movements
Avalanche (Lv 4)Strike with a chain of ice that forms an impassable wall in front of the enemy. At level 11, this will slow down the enemy's movement speed as well.
Blizzard (Lv 6)Blizzard is great for taking advantage of Alola's Ninetale's powerful basic attack. Slow down enemies and kill them as they try to escape.


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Shell bellWhen the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it regains a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's Sp Attack, the more HP it recovers.
Wise GlassesIncreases Sp. Attack by 3.
Scope LensIncreases Critical Strike Damage and Critical Strike Rate for basic attacks.


battle item
potionA simple but effective battle item that will restore some of your Pokemon's HP.
PathPartner up with a good all-rounder on the low road.

Cramorant (Special Ranged Attacks)

Cramorant is definitely one of the toughest attackers to master, but there's no denying how dangerous the damage done in the right hands is. With great mobility and an arsenal of powerful skills, this is an excellent choice for players looking for high kill counts.

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Movements
Dive (Level 4)Dive into a puddle, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and knocking them back if hit. Cramorant also catches an Arrokuda, or other Pokémon, wild when they emerge from the puddle, which can be used as a counter-attack when hit.
Hurricane (Lv 6)Creates a hurricane that knocks out any Pokémon trapped in it, which works as a great crowd control skill.


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Shell bellWhen the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it regains a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's Sp Attack, the more HP it recovers.
Wise GlassesIncreases Cramorant's Attack Sp.
Energy AmplifierAfter the Pokemon uses its Unite attack, the damage it deals is increased by 7% for a short time.


battle item
Attack XThis will allow for extreme damage blasts and make it easier to eliminate stray Pokémon.
PathPartner with a good all-rounder or high road support.

Gardevoir (Special Ranged Attacks)

This Psychic / Fairy Pokémon is one of the biggest damage dealers in the game. Moves like Psyshock and Moonblast are absolutely devastating. Gardevoir may be a bit weak, but these abilities make this Pokémon a force to be reckoned with in the arena.

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Movements
Moonblast (Lv 8)Moonblast deals damage to a cone in front of Gardevoir and leaves the Pokémon closest to the attack stunned for a short time.
Psyshock (Lv 6)This powerful attack hits three times, and the cooldown for movement is reduced each time one of the three attacks hits an enemy Pokémon.


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Shell bellWhen the Pokemon is hit by an attack, it regains a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's attack Sp, the more HP it recovers.
Wise GlassesIncreases Attack Sp of Gardevoir.
LeftoversWhen the Pokemon is not in combat, it regains 1% of its maximum HP per second.


battle item
Full HealThis item removes all status conditions and makes the user immune to crowd control effects for a short period of time.
PathPair up with a good supporter or defender on the lower path.

Sylveon (Special Ranged Attacks)

Eevee's fairy-like evolution, Sylveon, is a fast, aggressive attacker (who would have thought looking at him, right?). With high attack speed, life stealing capabilities with Draining Kiss and harassing moves like Mystical Fire, Slyveon is an excellent choice for players who prefer an aggressive play style.

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Movements
Mystic Fire (Level 4)Step forward and summon four fireballs that can be hurled at enemies. Each time an enemy is hit by this attack, the attack SP is increased and the movement cooldown is reduced.
Draining Kiss (Level 6)Sylveon sends a kiss to an opposing Pokémon that moves multiple times between the Sylveon and the opposing Pokémon. Every time you touch Sylveon, the kiss restores your HP. When it hits an opposing Pokémon, it deals damage and slows its movement speed for a short time.


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Shell bellIncreases attack damage SP, decreases cooldown and restores health when hit.
Wise GlassesIncreases Sylveon's Attack Sp.
Scope LensIncreases Critical Strike Damage and Critical Strike Rate for basic attacks.


battle item
Eject ButtonThis battle item quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated direction. It serves as a great tool to escape enemy attacks.
PathTry to walk with a good defender or multi-skilled on the lower path.

Join Your Pokémon In Pokémon Unite

Pokémon Unite is an online multiplayer battle arena game, or MOBA, with battles between two teams of five players. The game map is divided into two parts, with several points that must be controlled by the players. Players score points for their team by defeating “wild” Pokémon that appear across the field, capturing them and heading towards one of the opposing team's “goals” to score points. Each match is limited to 10 minutes and the team with the highest total score at the end of each match wins the match.

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Players start each game controlling low-level base Pokémon that can level up and learn new combat moves as they win battles and evolve. They are divided into five types of “classes”: Attackers, Defenders, Supports, Versatiles and Speedsters. The game includes a unique “Unite move” mechanic for each Pokémon character. Pokémon Unite is available for Nintendo SwitchAndroid e iOS.

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