Pokemon Unite Starter LicensesSource: iMore

There are five Pokémon to choose from when you start Pokémon Unite: Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, Talonflame, and Eldegoss. They're each a different Battle Type and have different stats, but which one is the best? We've got the best choice for beginners and experienced players alike, along with the stats for each Pokémon to help you decide.

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Pokémon Unite: The best starter

Pokemon Unite Talonflame LicenseSource: iMore

You should consider your preferred playstyle and the stats of each Pokémon before making your final decision.

The very best: Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced MOBA player, Pikachu and Talonflame are by far the best choices among the five starters. They have excellent stats, are higher-ranking on the tier list, and are great for scoring points. Pikachu is a little easier to use, so he's the better option for anyone new to this genre.

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Middling options: Surprisingly, Snorlax and Eldegoss are the next best Pokémon starters to choose from. These two are great for supporting other teammates as they defend and heal, respectively. They are lower on the tier list and aren't quite as easy to handle.

Worst choice: Charizard will definitely be many people's go-to choice, and that's probably why this All-Rounder isn't the most powerful option. Don't get me wrong, you'll still be able to score points and do well on your team with Charizard, but he is the worst option here.

Still not sure which one to choose? Check out each starter Pokémon's stats for a better idea of how they handle.

Pikachu

Pokemon Unite PikachuSource: iMore

  • Role: Attacker
  • Style: Ranged
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Rank: S
  • Stats:

    • Offense - 9
    • Endurance - 3
    • Mobility - 3
    • Scoring - 4
    • Support - 3
  • Evolution levels: None

Charizard

Pokemon Unite CharizardSource: iMore

  • Role: All-Rounder
  • Style: Melee
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Rank: B
  • Stats:

    • Offense - 7
    • Endurance - 6
    • Mobility - 5
    • Scoring - 6
    • Support - 1

Evolution levels: Start: Charmander | Level 5: Charmeleon | Level 9: Charizard

Snorlax

Pokemon Unite SnorlaxSource: iMore

  • Role: Defender
  • Style: Melee
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Rank: B
  • Stats:

    • Offense - 3
    • Endurance - 10
    • Mobility - 4
    • Scoring - 3
    • Support - 5
  • Evolution levels: None

Talonflame

Pokemon Unite TalonflameSource: iMore

  • Role: Speedster
  • Style: Melee
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Rank: S
  • Stats:

    • Offense - 5
    • Endurance - 3
    • Mobility - 10
    • Scoring - 7
    • Support - 1
  • Evolution levels: Start: Fletchling | Level 5: Fletchinder | Level 9: Talonflame

Eldegoss

Pokemon Unite EldegossSource: iMore

  • Role: Supporter
  • Style: Ranged
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Rank: B
  • Stats:

    • Offense - 3
    • Endurance - 4
    • Mobility - 5
    • Scoring - 5
    • Support - 8
  • Evolution levels: Start: Gossifleur | Level 5: Eldegoss

Choose wisely

Once you choose a Pokémon License, you'll have to work hard to earn Aeos Coins or purchase Aeos Gems to acquire other Pokémon, so choose your first one wisely. Some are definitely better than others or might suit your playstyle better.