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Pokémon Unite tier list: Best playable Pokémon

Pokemon Unite Absol Pikachu
Pokemon Unite Absol Pikachu (Image credit: iMore)

Pokémon Unite is all about defeating opponents and scoring points to win. Pokémon have one of five different roles: Attacker, All-Rounder, Speedster, Defender, or Supporter. Regardless of if you're playing on Nintendo Switch, iPhone or Android, you'll need to use the best Pokémon for the job if you want to get ahead. We've sorted all Pokemon into tier lists. The first list includes all Pokémon and then the following lists are broken up by Battle type.

Make sure you pair the best Pokémon with the best items from the Held Items tier list to make them even stronger. All of the strategizing mixed with simplicity really makes this one of the best Pokémon games out there right now.

Note: This list has been updated based on user feedback and the addition of Blastoise, Gardevoir, Blissey, Decidueye, Tsareena, Dragonite, and Trevenant.

Pokémon Unite Tier list

Pokemon Unite Characters (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

This list shows how all of the Pokémon Unite characters rank against each other. They are listed in alphabetical order within each tier.

TierPokémon
SBlissey, Cramorant, Eldegoss, Gengar, Greedent, Lucario, Mr. Mime, Pikachu, Snorlax, Sylveon, Tsareena, Venasaur, Hoopa, Duraludon
AAegislash, Blastoise, Cinderace, Crustle, Dragonite, Greninja, Wigglytuff, Azumarill
BAbsol, Alolan Ninetales, Charizard, Garchomp, Mamoswine, Slowbro, Talonflame, Zeraora, Trevenant
CDecidueye, Gardevoir, Machamp

Pokémon Unite Attacker Tier list

Pokemon Unite Attackers (Image credit: iMore)

Attacker: Has low endurance and excels at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents. Here's how all of the Attacker Battle Type Pokémon rank.

TierPokémon
SCramorant, Venasaur, Pikachu, Sylveon, Duraludon
ADeciduey, Cinderace, Alolan Ninetales, Greninja
B--
CGardevoir

*Due to a current bug, Cramorant is basically invincible right now. We'll move him to his proper location once the bug has been addressed.

Pokémon Unite Speedster Tier list

Pokemon Unite Speedsters (Image credit: iMore)

Speedster: Has high mobility and offense; excels at making quick attacks and scoring points. Here's how all of the Speedster Pokémon rank.

TierPokémon
SGengar
A--
BZeraora, Talonflame
CAbsol

Pokémon Unite All-Rounder Tier list

Pokemon Unite All Rounders (Image credit: iMore)

All-Rounder: Has balanced offense and endurance and are highly tenacious fighters. Here's how the All-Rounder Pokémon rank.

TierPokémon
STsareena, Lucario
AAegislash, Dragonite, Azumarill
BCharizard, Garchomp
CMachamp

Pokémon Unite Defender Tier list

Pokemon Unite Defenders (Image credit: iMore)

Defender: Has high endurance and excels at protecting allies and hindering opponents. Here's how the Defender role Pokémon rank.

TierPokémon
SSnorlax, Greedent
ACrustle, Blastoise
BMamoswine, Slowbro, Trevenant
C--

Pokémon Unite Supporter Tier list

Pokemon Unite Supporters (Image credit: iMore)

Supporter: Provides team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and by healing allies. This is how the Supporters rank in Pokémon Unite.

TierPokémon
SMr. Mime, Eldegoss, Blissey, Hoopa
AWigglytuff
B--
C--

Pokémon coming soon

Pokemon Unite Espeon (Image credit: TiMi Studio Group)

Espeon will join the Pokémon Unite roster on May 16, 2022 as a Ranged Attacker.

Pokémon Unite License Prices

Source: iMore (Image credit: Source: iMore)

Instead of catching Pokémon, you need to have a Pokémon License to use a character in battle. They can be purchased with either Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems. Aeos Coins are earned in-game, while Aeos Gems can only be purchased with real-world money.

PokémonAeos CoinsAeos Gems
Absol10,000575
Aegislash10,000575
Alolan Ninetales8,000460
Azumarill10,000575
Blastoise8,000460
Blissey8,000460
Charizard6,000345
Cinderace8,000460
Cramorant8,000460
Crustle8,000460
Decidueye10,000575
Dragonite10,000575
Duraludon10,000575
Eldegoss6,000345
Garchomp10,000575
Gardevoir8,000460
Gengar10,000575
Greedent8,000460
Greninja10,000575
Hoopa10,000575
Lucario10,000575
Machamp8,000460
Mamoswine8,000460
Mr. Mime8,000460
Pikachu6,000345
Slowbro6,000345
Snorlax6,000345
Sylveon10,000575
Talonflame6,000345
Trevenant10,000575
Tsareena10,000575
Venasaur8,000460
Wigglytuff8,000460

Be the very best

Just because a Pokémon is your favorite doesn't mean that it performs the best. When choosing your playable character, having a higher-ranking Pokémon can really help give you an edge. This information applies across the board whether you're playing on iPhone, Android, or Nintendo Switch.

Rebecca Spear
Rebecca Spear

Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.