Pokemon Unite Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokemon Unite RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pokemon Unite Best Alolan Ninetails Builds https://www.gameskinny.com/bpqbk/pokemon-unite-best-alolan-ninetails-builds https://www.gameskinny.com/bpqbk/pokemon-unite-best-alolan-ninetails-builds Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:53:33 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The second season of Pokemon Unite introduced a new attacker Alolan Ninetails. This fox-like Pokemon has a lot of power and is of course quite different from its basic Fire type. This guide will provide you with the best Alolan Ninetails builds in Pokeom Unite.

The builds listed below focus primarily on damage, stun effects, and AoE. Remember that all Alolan Ninetails builds should use Eject Button as your battle item, which can be unlocked at Trainer Level 11.

Dazzling Gleam + Aurora Veil Alolan Ninetails Build

Moveset Path

Your moveset path for this build should look like this:

  1. Powder Snow
  2. Icy Wind
  3. Dazzling Gleam
  4. Aurora Veil
  5. Snow Globe

Even as your first pick, Powder Snow is strong enough to stop enemies chasing you by slowing them down with the help of a freezing burst of ice.

Powder Snow can later be upgraded to Dazzling Glam that stuns enemies and deals damage to them.

Aurora Veil can be upgraded from Icy Wind move. This is an amazing offensive and defensive move that both increases the speed and damage of your team, as well as, reduces the damage you receive while under the protection of the veil.

Snow Globe is a unite move, which can be used as your finishing touch. Once you freeze your enemies, strike them with Snow Globe, dealing AoE damage, which will have a much higher offensive power on the frozen enemies.

Held Items

The best held items for this build are:

  • Wise Glasses
  • Shell Bell
  • Muscle Band

Wise Glasses increase the power of your special attacks by 7%, which also automatically increases your healing effects in conjunction with Shell Bell.

Shell Bell can restore your HP up to 75 points whenever you successfully execute any of your special attack abilities.

Muscle Band is great for basic attacks that gain 3% bonus damage of the opponent's current HP levels.

Best Support Pokemon

This build works the best with such Pokemon like:

  • Snorlax
  • Eldegoss
  • Gengar

Avalanche + Blizzard Build Alolan Ninetails

Moveset Path

  1. Icy Wind
  2. Powder Snow
  3. Avalanche
  4. Blizzard
  5. Snow Globe

This time you can start with Icy Wind on Level 1 and switch to Powder Snow at level 3.

Then, upgrade Powder Snow to Avalanche, which literally freezes your enemies inside an icy wall. Once it melts, it starts dealing damage to them.

Since Avalanche synergizes perfectly with Blizzard, you can easily upgrade it from the Icy Wind move. Blizzard will deal more damage to enemies while they stay frozen inside the Avalanche wall. So always strive to execute these two moves one after the other for maximum damage.

Snow Globe will only add to an already high DPS output of the Avalanche + Blizzard combo.

Held Items

  • Choice Specs
  • Wise Glasses
  • Shell Bell

While most of your moves deal AoE damage, it would be good to use Choice Specs to also focus all your damage on a single strongest target. It adds 60 points of damage plus 40% of your special attack when it lands.

Wise Glasses and Shell Bell work really well together by increasing your special attack damage and restoring HP.

Best Support Pokemon

  • Absol
  • Cinderace
  • Snorlax

Dazzing Gleam + Blizzard Alolan Ninetails Build

Moveset Path

  • Powder Snow
  • Icy Wind
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Blizzard
  • Snow Globe

This build is similar to the first one, but here it is recommended to upgrade Ice Wind to Blizzard instead of Aurora Veil. This switch gives you more power in the early game, but you will lose a bit of HP restoration bonus.

Here, the unite move Snow Globe also plays a much more important role than in the previous two builds, which is reflected in the held items you'll be using.

Once you gain all the damage bonuses from Blizzard, use Snow Globe and your held items to snowball all of your attacks.

Held Items

  • Buddy Barrier
  • Energy Amplifier
  • Focus Band

Energy Amplifier is your main producer of extra damage for the unite move. It's only a short burst, but the bonus damage is enough to finish off any frozen Pokemon.

Buddy Barrier will protect you when using Snow Globe with a special shield, making you a lot harder to damage.

Focus Band will restore your HP by 14% for three seconds, which is enough to stay alive in dire situations.

Best Support Pokemon

  • Lucario
  • Machamp
  • Garchomp

Those are the best Alolan Ninetails builds in Pokemon Unite. Be sure to check out our other Pokemon Unite guides for more tips and tricks on the game's hub page.

Pokemon Unite Held Items Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/3mfd5/pokemon-unite-held-items-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/3mfd5/pokemon-unite-held-items-tier-list Tue, 03 Aug 2021 14:14:48 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Pokemon Unite players have access to a vast number of various items they can give to their Pokemon to improve their abilities in the battle arena. That's where Held Items come into play. Many of these can be game-saving and cost as little as 1,000 coins or 625 tickets. But which ones are the best?

Our Held Items tier list guide will tell you which ones to go after above all others in Pokemon Unite. It also lists the Pokemon that can hold these items and gain the most benefit from their effects.

S-Tier Held Items

Rocky Helmet

The best defensive Held Item in Pokemon Unite is Rocky Helmet. It not only increases a Pokemon's HP and defense, but it also reflects damage to an opposing Pokemon by 5% of its total HP.

Rocky Helmet is an excellent Held Item for Blastoise, Charizard, Crustle, Garchomp, Lucario, Machamp, Slowbro, and Snorlax.

Float Stone

If you want your speedster or attacking Mon to be even faster, then Float Stone is essential. It increases the movement speed of your Pokemon by 20% when out of combat.

This Held Item is best for Absol, Charizard, Cinderace, Garchomp, Greninja, Lucario, Machamp, Talonflame, and Zeraora.

Shell Bell

The final S-tier Held Item is best for supporter Pokemon. It can restore up to 75 HP, but the number depends on your special attack. The higher it is, the more HP you restore.

Shell Bell is great for Alolan Ninetales, Cramorant, Eldegoss, Gardevoir, Gengar, Mr. Mime, Pikachu, Venusaur, and Wigglytuff.

A-Tier Held Items

Assault Vest

Not as good as Rocky Helmet, but this is still one of the better defending items in the game. It absorbs up to 15% of damage dealt to your Pokemon by any special attack.

It's good for Blastoise, Crustle, Slowbro, and Snorlax.

Buddy Barrier

If you also wish to protect your allied Pokemon, then use Buddy Barrier to give an attacking Pokemon and their ally with the lowest HP up to 40% shield during the Unite Move attack.

It's good for Blastoise, Crustle, Eldegoss, Mr. Mime, Slowbro, Snorlax, and Wigglytuff.

Energy Amplifier

If you want to push your damage during the Unite Move attack, then this item will increase damage by 21%. The effect doesn't last long, but it sure feels strong enough.

Good for Charizard, Garchomp, Lucario, and Machamp.

Muscle Band

If you only want to increase basic attack damage, then Muscle Band is a great choice. It increases the normal attacks by 3% of your opponent's HP.

Give to Absol, Cinderace, Greninja, Talonflame, and Zeraora.

B-Tier Held Items

Score Shield

Scoring goals may not only bring in more points for your team but also increase your defenses using the Score Shield Held Item. It grants a shield of up to 10% of the Pokemon's max HP. Note that a Pokemon's goal cannot be interrupted while it's shielded.

Use with Blastoise, Charizard, Crustle, Garchomp, Lucario, Machamp, Slowbro, and Snorlax.

Scope Lens

Increasing various attack types, but increasing the critical hit damage is surely better. 

Give to Absol, Alolan Ninetales, Cinderace, Cramorant, Gardevoir, Gengar, Greninja, Pikachu, Talonflame, Venusaur, and Zeraora.

Attack Weight

Since critical damage is automatically increased by the level of your basic attacks, Attack Weight increases both your basic attack by 12 points and critical hit if you manage to score a goal.

Use with Absol, Cinderace, Greninja, Talonflame, and Zeraora.


This may not be the most efficient Held Item, but Leftovers constantly recovers 2% of your Pokemon's health each second when out of combat.

Good for Blastoise, Crustle, Slowbro, and Snorlax.

Those are the best Held Items in Pokemon Unite. Be sure to check out our other Pokemon Unite guides for more tips and tricks on the game's hub page.

All Pokemon Unite Medals and How to Get Them https://www.gameskinny.com/3dzdn/all-pokemon-unite-medals-and-how-to-get-them https://www.gameskinny.com/3dzdn/all-pokemon-unite-medals-and-how-to-get-them Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:15:16 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon Unite medals are symbols of your victory, prowess, or unique ability to attract harm more than anyone else. You'll see these pop up on the results screen after every match if you managed to meet specific criteria, but there's no easy way of knowing what each medal is for.

Our Pokemon Unite medals guide lists them all and how to get them. And no, they aren't the same as badges, even if they look similar. 

Every Pokemon Unite Medal

Venusaur Battle Record screen.

These are all the medals and what they mean. As mentioned, you'll see one or more pop up during the results screen after every match if you met the requirements to obtain them. Raise your MVP score by scoring goals and racking up KOs.

Medal Requirement
  Silver All-Rounder MVP score of 70 or higher for All-Rounder
  Silver Attacker MVP score of 70 or higher for an Attacker
Silver Defense MVP score of 70 or higher for a Defender
  Silver Speedster MVP score of 70 or higher for a Speedster
Silver Supporter MVP score of 70 or higher for a Supporter
Gold All-Rounder MVP score of 80 or higher for All-Rounder
  Gold Attacker  MVP score of 80 or higher for an Attacker
Gold Defense MVP score of 80 or higher for a Defender
Gold Speedster MVP score of 80 or higher for a Speedster
  Gold Supporter MVP score of 80 or higher for a Supporter
KO Earned the most KOs
Injured Received the most damage
Goal Interrupted Interrupted the most goals
 Healed Healed the most damage
  Best Score Had the most goals
Assist Had the most assists

What are Medals For?

They might look like badges, but unlike mainline Pokemon games, these don't give you access to new areas or the right to attack people in positions of power. Pokemon Unite medals are just there to look good and signify a job well done. 

That's all you need to know about Pokemon Unite medals, but be sure to check out our other Pokemon Unite guides for more tips on how to be the very best.

Pokemon Unite Beginners Tips Guide: Mastering the Arena https://www.gameskinny.com/jz8ub/pokemon-unite-beginners-tips-guide-mastering-the-arena https://www.gameskinny.com/jz8ub/pokemon-unite-beginners-tips-guide-mastering-the-arena Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:20:50 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

Pokemon Unite puts a unique spin on the MOBA genre. It features a bunch of aspects that work within the realm of Pokemon. That said, it still utilizes a lot of the rules other MOBA’s subscribe to. The “easy to pick up and play” vibe can be deceiving.

No worries, though. Our Pokemon Unite beginner’s guide below is designed to help potential new MOBA fans find their footing. It won’t make you a pro overnight, but it will at least send you in the right direction.

Note: These tips are for Pokemon Unite’s main 5v5 mode. While one could/should use them when playing the shorter, quick match modes (4v4, 3v3), they’re most applicable to standard battles.

Pokemon Unite Beginner’s Tips and Tricks

Tip #1: Start with Balanced Teams

The best team in Pokemon Unite is a balanced one. While this might seem like an obvious thing to note, many players tend to pick their favorite Pokemon no matter what. It’s to be expected given the franchise.

That said, one of the main reasons this happens is because newer players don’t have a clear understanding of Pokemon Unite’s Battle Type system.

Battle Types dictate what a Pokemon’s strengths and weaknesses are. They aren’t designed to follow normal Pokemon rules, though. Fire Pokemon aren’t weak against Water Pokemon. Instead, it leans closer to a MOBA-styled roles.

Pokemon Unite has five Battle Types:

  • Attacker (Mage/Nuker)
  • Speedster (Assassin/Jungler)
  • All-Rounder (Warrior/Initiator)
  • Defender (Tanks)
  • Supporter (Healer)

The above list loosely describes each Battle Type. Attackers, for instance, don’t have much health and yet, are capable of dealing a ton of ranged damage. Hence, the “Mage” (or in the case of Dota 2, Nuker) moniker.

Speedsters are fast Pokemon that excel at hit and run tactics. All-Rounders are great at initiating team fights. They aren’t as beefy (health-wise) as Defenders, but they can survive lengthy skirmishes and hit harder than their tanky companions. Supporters are great at debuffing enemies and healing allies.

Ideally, you’d want your team to pick Pokemon from each one of these Battle Types. Having a supporter like Eldegoss heal you during a tough fight can easily turn the tables in your favor. Gengar is a sneaky Speedster that can teleport around opponents, confusing them before taking them down. They might need some help getting in and out of fights though. That’s where an All-Rounder like Machamp comes in.

Mixing and matching is common and, in a lot of cases, encouraged. But going into a match with multiple Speedsters or without a Supporter in hopes of being able to overwhelm your opponents with a strong offense isn’t recommended for beginners.

You need to learn the risks and rewards of an unbalanced team before trying to utilize a more advanced team composition.  

Tip #2: Play Your Role

No matter how good your team composition is, you’ll ultimately lose if you and your teammates don’t play your assigned roles. Thankfully, Pokemon Unite isn’t as strict as other MOBA’s in this department.

Pokemon Unite sports two lanes (Top and Bottom) and a center section (Jungle). There should be two players in each lane.

Maybe an Attacker and Defender in one and an All-Arounder and Supporter in another. The center of the map is usually Speedster territory. Advanced players can play on any area of the map with most Pokemon. But for those of us just starting, this is the typical setup.

The goal is to push your designated lane with a teammate. Battle rivals, collect Aeos Energy needed to score and level up. Defenders and Supporters will assist their more offensive partners. The Speedster player should float through the jungle, taking down wild Pokemon for EXP and Aeos Energy while looking for an opportunity to attack unaware rivals in the top or bottom lanes.

As the match goes on, your role’s responsibilities will increase. Rotating to help defend a goal from an aggressive push, grouping up to dispatch a Boss Pokemon, swapping places with another player – you’ll need to adjust your tactics in response to the changing battlefield.

What you don’t want to do, though, is take on a different Battle Type role.

Defenders shouldn’t be so concerned with scoring a kill that they stop defending their weaker allies. Speedsters shouldn’t be left to guard a goal all by themselves, considering they don’t have a ton of HP. Basically, not sticking to your role/playing to your Pokemon’s strengths is a fast way of losing an otherwise winnable match.

Tip #3: The Last Hit Counts

In most MOBAs, the person who gets the last hit on an enemy – whether they be NPCs or rival players – receives the most experience points. Pokemon Unite is no different.

Because of this, Defenders/Supports should let Attackers/Speedsters get the last hit on Wild Pokemon during the early phases of a match. This will allow them to evolve and increase their attack power sooner than normal.

The supportive roles can still be effective at lower levels; Snorlax can temporarily stun enemies at Level 3 and at Level 14. That’s not exactly the case for the more offensive based Pokemon. They all depend on their attacking power. Players using these Battle Types will want to quickly out level their opponents, securing a strong advantage during team fights.

Tip #4: Manage Special Wild Pokemon

Not all of the wild Pokemon are created equal. There are some that reward players with special buffs. They’re harder to dispatch – one of them requires a coordinated team effort to take down – but they are all worth your time.

Pokemon Unite’s standard mode features wild Pokemon that can either buff a person or a whole team. They are as follows:

Solo Buffs:

  • Bouffalant – (Orange Buff) – Normal Attacks slow down enemy Pokemon
  • Ludicolo – (Purple Buff) – Higher damage against enemy Pokemon with low health

Team Buffs:

  • Rotom – depowers the nearest goal, allowing the score gauge to charge faster
  • Dreadnaw – gives the team an EXP bonus and shields
  • Zapdos – gives +20 Aeos Energy to the team. Depowers all enemy goals, making scoring also immediate for a short amount of time

These special Pokemon are like power weapons in Halo. You’ll want to keep them in mind while fighting and scoring, least the other team capitalizes on your absence.

There are Bouffalant’s and Ludicolo’s located on both sides of the map. So, you won’t necessarily have to fight over them. The Rotom, Zapdos, and Dreadnaw only spawn at certain times in open areas at the top, center, and bottom of the map receptively.

Expect a fight, especially when it comes to Zapdos; taking down the legendary Pokemon will result in a strong advantage and potentially swing a losing battle in your favor.

Tip #5: Easy Scoring

Scoring points in Pokemon Unite is easier said than done thanks to the charging mechanic. If a goal is uncontested, then charging up before depositing Aeos Energy isn’t a problem. It only takes a few hits (or a disruptive ability) to stop you from charging, though. And considering that the charge rate depends on how much Energy you’re holding, you might find it difficult to score.

It is possible to mitigate some of the challenging aspects of charging, though. The first were already mentioned – taking down Rotom or Zapados will take the sting out of this mechanic. Another way is to use abilities with status immune states.

Take Machamp for instance. This Pokemon has a move called Submission, where he rushes towards rivals, grabs them, and slams them into the ground. The whole time this is happening, Machamp is in a powered-up state that’s immune to negative status effects. This means that it can’t be stunned, slowed, or stopped by most abilities.

If you were to activate Machamp’s Submission ability and, instead of rushing towards a Pokemon, went to a goal, you could charge up without worrying about being interrupted. As long as you are done charging before the move wore off, you should be able to score.

Tip #6: Turn on Advance Controls

It’s important to tailor your controls to your playstyle. In Pokemon Unite, this might be turning off Automatic Basic Attacks, making it easier to let others get last hits, or turning off pursuit mode, so your Pokemon doesn’t chase enemies when they’re out of range.

The one setting we’d recommend toggling on is Advance Controls. This will separate your basic attacks button-wise.

Normally, you’d attack Wild Pokemon and rival players alike using the “A” button. With Advance Controls turned on, you’ll attack Wild Pokemon with the “B” button and other players with the “A” button. That way you won’t accidentally attack an NPC when trying to take down an escaping opponent with low health.

And don’t worry, you’ll still be able to cancel your special moves using “B” like always.

Tip # 7: Have Fun

Pokemon Unite is a competitive game. But its also features Nintendo's loveable mascots. While we understand the desire to win matches can be strong, that desire shouldn’t make people forget that everyone is battling with cute Pokemon; it’s hard to be grumpy when you’re running around an arena as Pikachu.

Basically, always remember to have fun. Don’t take this (or any other game) so seriously that you ruin a potentially entertaining experience. And if you’re interested in learning more about this game, then feel free to check out our other Pokemon Unite guides.   

Pokemon Unite: How Held and Battle Items Work https://www.gameskinny.com/px6rj/pokemon-unite-how-held-and-battle-items-work https://www.gameskinny.com/px6rj/pokemon-unite-how-held-and-battle-items-work Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:56:04 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

While Pokemon Unite's unique stylings are catered to the popular franchise, many of its gameplay mechanics are derived from the MOBA genre. That includes the ability to empower a character using Held Items and Battle Items.

Learning how to properly equip your Pokemon is important. Before you can, though, you’ll need to know what Pokemon Unite’s items are. Our guide below details their specific uses, how to upgrade some of them, and more.  

Held Items vs Battle Items

The Item Box menu with the Held Items submenu highlighted, showing seven items.

Pokemon Unite allows players to utilize a ton of different items. When it comes to equitable items though, there are two main types: Held Items and Battle Items.

Held Items

A Held Item is a piece of gear that either alters a Pokemon’s stats and/or gives them extra passive abilities. Wise Glasses, for instance, increases the damage of special attacks. Leftovers, on the other hand, passively recovers a percentage of HP whenever a Pokemon is not in combat.

Players are given their first slot at Trainer Level 1. They’ll unlock the second and third slots at Level 7 and Level 10 respectively.  

Held Items can be equipped in the Battle Prep menu, either from the start screen or right before a battle.

Battle Items

Battle Items are tied to your trainer level – the first item, Potion, is unlocked at Level 4 – and cannot be purchased through the in-game shops. They all provide active abilities, have cooldown timers, and only one can be equipped at a time.

One might restore a bit of HP while another creates a smoke cloud, slowing down rivals. You use them by pressing “Y”, and they essentially give each Pokemon an extra skill to use during matches.

Battle Items can only be equipped right before a battle.

Upgrading Held Items

The All Held Items submenus showing the Leftovers (apple core) item.

Pokemon Unite’s Held Items can be upgraded using Item Enhancer tokens after reaching Trainer Level 9.

This is done by hitting “X” on the main menu screen and navigating to the Battle Prep option. From there, after clicking on Held Items, you’ll be greeted with a screen showing the last Pokemon you played with.

Select All Held Items on the left-hand side to pull up your list of unlocked/purchased items. This is where you’ll be able to upgrade them using Item Enhancer tokens.

Each Held item can be upgraded several times, incrementally increasing its stats and token cost along the way, getting a major boost at Level 10 and maxed out stats at Level 20.

Item Enhancers

Item Enhancers can be obtained in various ways. You can receive some by leveling up the Battle Pass, completing events, or increasing your Trainer level. Some can be rewarded some via the Engery Reward system. You can even purchase them from the Aeos Emporium (one of the in-game shops) using Aeos tickets.

That wraps up Pokemon Unite’s Held and Battle Items. Want to learn about other game mechanics or tricks to improve your in-game experience? Feel free to check back here for more Pokemon Unite guides.  

Pokemon Unite Fair Play Points System Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/nosdi/pokemon-unite-fair-play-points-system-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/nosdi/pokemon-unite-fair-play-points-system-explained Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:28:40 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

Tons of Pokemon fans have flooded Pokemon Unite’s servers. So much so, that the average wait time for a match is typically only a few seconds. But not all encounters are positive, and Fair Play points help you know if someone is likey a good match up. 

This Pokemon Unite guide will tell you everything you need to know about the game's Fair Play point system and how it works. 

We’ve outlined why someone might want to surrender during a Pokemon Unite match. One of the main reasons is poor sportsmanship. Someone going AFK out of spite or rage quitting, resulting in an unbalanced match.

Constantly being teamed up with negative players could sour someone’s enjoyment of the game. Thankfully, Pokemon Unite has a system called Fair Play that helps mitigate these types of experiences.

This system relies on points to determine if a player will be potentially positive or negative during a given match.

How Does the Fair Play System Work?

A screenshot of the Fair Play points deduction breakdown.

All Pokemon Unite players start out with 100 Fair Play Points, the maximum any player can have. The points will either stay at this number, decline, or increase (from a previous decline) based on their actions.

How many points are given or taken depends on the positive or negative action taken.

Positive Actions:

  • Complete a random match: + 2 points
  • Complete a ranked match: + 2 points
  • Complete a CPU match: + 1 point

Negative Actions:

  • Abandoning a matchmade team: - 1 point
  • Idling during a march (short term): - 2 points
  • Idling during a match (extended): - 5 points
  • Idling during a match (maliciously): - 8 points

Once you drop below 90 points, you’ll no longer receive Fair Play Point rewards (like coins) when a match is completed. Dropping below 80 will remove access to Ranked play. Go Below 60 and you won’t be able to play in Standard or Quick Matches; only private or CPU-based matches will be allowed.

What’s interesting about the Fair Play point system is how negative actions tower over the positive ones.

For one, Pokemon Unite only awards five Fair Play Points per day. However, it’s possible to lose much more than that in the same time frame.

And while I’m not sure what the point deduction is for being reported for bad behavior, I’d assume each report only make things worse. Basically, it’ll take negative players a while to redeem themselves in Pokemon Unite.

How to See Your Fair Play Points

In order to check your Fair Play status, go to the main menu screen. From there, press the “L” button and select your trainer profile. Scroll down to Fair Play points and see how you stack up. Hopefully, you’ll be greeted with the word “excellent” and a nice big “100”.

And that's how Fair Play points work, how to get them, and how to see how many you have. Pokemon Unite is an entertaining MOBA. Don’t spoil the fun by idling or rage quitting. In hopes of ensuring an overall better experience in-game, be sure to check back here for more Pokemon Unite guides.

How to Surrender in Pokemon Unite https://www.gameskinny.com/1yxw6/how-to-surrender-in-pokemon-unite https://www.gameskinny.com/1yxw6/how-to-surrender-in-pokemon-unite Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:18:36 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

While Pokemon Unite is a great time just waiting to happen, there will be times you need to throw in the towel and surrender.

Not every match will go your way, but Pokemon Unite has a way to surrender amicably when the going gets rough. This guide will tell you how to do that. 

the Pokemon Unite surrender option in the main options menu.

In order to properly surrender, a majority of your team has to decide they’d like to end the match. Before this can happen though, someone has to start the voting process.

Note: A surrender vote can only occur after the first five minutes of a match. This is to prevent people from abusing this system or otherwise giving up before things get really going.  

To start the voting process, you’ll first need to hit the “Plus” button and bring up the settings menu during a match. Once there, press the “X” button to notify the team you're looking to surrender.

You’ll only have three tries at this. So, if your team fails to vote (or chooses not to quit) you won’t get another chance to start the surrender process.

If someone else starts the voting process, you can join in on the vote by pressing and holding the “Plus” button. After a few seconds, you’ll be given the option to either vote yes or no. The game will end promptly if four out of the five players decide to surrender.

A screenshot showing the surrender vote option in-game.

I’m usually not a fan of surrendering, especially in MOBAs with gameplay systems tailored to provide a means of survival. There are plenty of ways to turn the tide in a losing match, and Pokemon Unite is no different.

That said, there are times when surrendering is the best option.

They’ll be times when one of your teammates disconnects, intentionally throws a match, or is otherwise AFK. Suffering from a laggy connection? Playing against a higher-ranked team? Heck, maybe you’re having a hard time in Pokemon Unite because no one is communicating.

Whatever the case, there are times when surrendering will seem appealing.

The other reason why surrendering is a solid way to end a match is because of a potential penalty. Leaving a match early – forcibly disconnecting – or feeding the opposing team in hopes of your teammates giving up will result in lost Fair Play points and/or the ability to participate in online battles.

Pokemon Unite is an entertaining MOBA. However, there will be matches that may warrant a quick end via surrender. Now you know how to do it. In hopes of ensuring an overall better experience in-game, be sure to check back here for more Pokemon Unite guides.

How to Get Holowear Tickets in Pokemon Unite https://www.gameskinny.com/vp5bk/how-to-get-holowear-tickets-in-pokemon-unite https://www.gameskinny.com/vp5bk/how-to-get-holowear-tickets-in-pokemon-unite Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:55:52 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

Let’s face it. As entertaining as it is to play Pokemon Unite play with and against friends, the one thing we’re all hyped about is... seeing Snorlax sporting summer wear. Seriously, who doesn’t want to see Garchomp rocking a snorkel or Machamp in some dope shorts?

Similar to other MOBAs, Pokemon Unite has a variety of skins for players to either buy or unlock. Purchasing them with real money is a simple enough. Using the different in-game currencies can be a bit confusing. Especially when it comes to Pokemon Unite’s Holowear Tickets.

What are Holowear Tickets?

The Holowear Tickets screen at the Zirco Trading shop in Pokemon Unite.

Holowear Tickets are one of Pokemon Unite's in-game currencies that’s used to unlock Holowear Pokemon skins.

Once you get Holowear Tickets, head over to the Zirco Trading shop to buy some of these items. The best of the best will require Aeos Gems (purchased with real money) of course. The current selection that can be unlocked via Holowear Tickets is solid, though.

How to Get Holowear Tickets

Exchanging energy rewards for holowear tickets in Pokemon Unite.

Holowear Tickets are rare.

There are no challenges, daily or otherwise, that’ll net you any. And you can’t get them by leveling up your trainer or winning matches. As of right now, there are only two ways to get Holowear Tickets and neither is ideal.

The best way to get Holowear Tickets is to use the Energy Rewards system. There is an energy conversion machine housed in a menu on the right side of the start screen. Click the icon right above the “search lobby” button.

Once there, you’ll be able to convert energy you’ve obtained (by playing matches) into random rewards. One of those rewards is a bundle of Holowear Tickets. Unfortunately, you only get 10 tickets at a time this way.

The second way to get Holowear Tickets is to purchase and complete the Battle Pass. You’ll get a prize box offering tickets once you’ve maxed out the pass. After that, you’ll get another Prize Box every 130 points post your max level.

The holowear option tab for Machamp, showing the Beach Style skin.

Though Nintendo wants players to spend money on Pokemon skins, the way Holowear Tickets are obtained is a little annoying. It would be better if players got a few tickets here and there as they completed the Battle Pass or the Energy system provided more tickets at a time, since the cheapest skin costs 18 tickets—  and it’s unfortunately, not for Snorlax.

There’s also the issue of owning the Pokemon.

As of right now, you can’t purchase a cool skin for a Pokemon you don’t own. And since the shop rotates what is or isn’t available, it’s possible that you won’t be able to buy the skin you want after getting the required tickets. Thankfully, there are other ways to unlock Holowear skins.  

Pokemon Unite is still a fun game to play. Even with the confusing in-game currencies. Now that you know how to get Holowear Tickets, hopefully, you'll be able to get the skins you're after! Be sure to check back here for more Pokemon Unite guides.

How to Unlock Zeraora in Pokemon Unite https://www.gameskinny.com/d6jkp/how-to-unlock-zeraora-in-pokemon-unite https://www.gameskinny.com/d6jkp/how-to-unlock-zeraora-in-pokemon-unite Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:50:24 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

The most appealing aspect of Pokemon Unite, besides its interesting twist on the genre, are the Pokemon themselves. The game includes a bunch of fan favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, Gengar, and Lucario. It also includes some newer additions, such as Zeraora.

Some Pokemon will need to be captured unlocked using in-game/real currency. Others can be won by completing various challenges. But how do you unlock the speedster Zeraora?

Zeraora selection screen.

Zeraora is being offered as a free reward to anyone who logs onto Pokemon Unite before August 31.

Just download the free-to-play game via the Nintendo eShop, create your trainer, and boom — one free Zeraora to add to your roster.

Note: If you’re waiting for Pokemon Unite to launch on iOS and Android smartphones later this year, don’t worry. The official Pokemon Unite Twitter account posted that mobile players will also be able to unlock Zeraora for free.

We assume it’ll be in the same fashion; download the game within a specified length of time and you’ll be good to go.

How to Claim Zeraora

How to claim Zeraora in the Pokemon Unite system messages menu.

All you have to do is log into Pokemon Unite to unlock Zeraora. They won’t immediately pop up in your Pokemon list though. You’ll need to claim them first.

This is done by hitting X on the start screen to pull up a side menu. From here, you’ll need to scroll down to “Mail” and click “System Messages”.

Click on the message titled “Launch Bonus” and claim Zeraora’s Unite license to unlock the Pokemon for use. Head back to the main screen and check your roster. Zeraora should be there waiting to be taken into battle.

Zeraora is a solid speedster — assassin-like melee character — whose lightning attacks are as cool as they are powerful. Everyone should add them to their roster as soon as possible.

And there you have it: how to unlock Zeraora in Pokemon Unite. Now you have a free Pokemon to get you started in this great introduction to MOBAs. Stay tuned for more Pokemon Unite guides.

Pokemon Unite is a Team-Based Pokemon Game Coming to Switch, Mobile https://www.gameskinny.com/o9wfa/pokemon-unite-is-a-team-based-pokemon-game-coming-to-switch-mobile https://www.gameskinny.com/o9wfa/pokemon-unite-is-a-team-based-pokemon-game-coming-to-switch-mobile Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:19:11 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The second Pokemon Presents for June aired today and contrary to most expectations, it didn't pull the curtain back on Pokemon Let's Go Johto. Instead, The Pokemon Company unveiled a new Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch called Pokemon Unite.

Pokemon Unite is a collaboration between The Pokemon Company and Tencent (Timi Studios in particular), and it's the first strategic, team-based Pokemon game.

You'll take part in real-time battles with teams of five Pokemon each. It's a cooperative game where you must team up with an ally to catch wild Pokemon in the field and take over bases on the map. Whoever scores the most points at the end of the time limit is the winner, so you'll need to defend your own bases too.

It's designed so anyone can pick it up and dive in, but Pokemon Unite also has enough depth to keep experienced players interested for a long time — at least according to the developers.

Like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, you'll grow each Pokemon by choosing its moves, and you'll want to balance each team with short and long-range moves.That takes precedence as far as planning, since type advantages don't exist in Pokemon Unite. You'll level up as always by defeating opponents in the field.

Pokemon Unite includes new Unite Moves unique to each Pokemon. These can turn the tide of battle, but you'll need to choose the right moment to unleash them and try to deal with the effects of your opponent's Unite Moves.

Pokemon Unite is coming out as a free-to-start game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and it also supports cross-platform play. As for when Pokemon Unite is coming out, there's no actual release date yet — or even a timeframe.

Check out last week's Pokemon Presents if you missed some of the big announcements like New Pokemon Snap. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon Unite news as it storms the field.