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Tier List of best Pokemon in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Learn the updated tier list rankings of the best Pokemon this 2022 including meta team combos and ratings for each roles!

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DateChange Details
11/16Sableye S Tier! (New!)
Zoroark S Tier
10/27Aegislash A Tier
Gengar C Tier
Mew S Tier
Eldegoss S Tier!
Venusaur A Tier!
Previous Changes
DateChange Details
10/18Clefable S Tier!)
Scizor SS Tier!
Buzzwole A Tier!
Tyranitar S Tier!
Azumarill SS Tier!
Aegislash SS Tier!
Eldegoss A Tier!
Snorlax A Tier!
Charizard A Tier!
Mr. Mime SS Tier!
Cramorant SS Tier!
9/14dodrio A Tier
9/02MewSS Tier!
8/31Tyranitar SS Tier
Buzzwole A Tier
7/21Glaceon A Tier
6/09Delphox A Tier!
5/31GardevoirA Tier
AegislashA Tier
BlastoiseS Tier!
AzumarillS Tier!
Slowbro A Tier
Cinderace A Tier
5/16Talonflame S Tier!
4/29Talonflame A Tier
Zeraora A Tier
Greedent A Tier
Alolan Ninetales S Tier !
Trevenant B Tier
Cramorant B Tier
4/08 Espeon A Tier! (New!)
Slowbro A Tier
Blissey A Tier
Garchomp B Tier
Pikachu S Tier!
Venusaur B Tier
Gardevoir B Tier
Alolan Ninetales A Tier
Cramorant C Tier
Trevenant C Tier
Aegislash B Tier
3/15 Duraludon A Tier!
Gengar B Tier
Mr. Mime C Tier
Greedent S Tier!
Hoopa S Tier!
Tsareena SS Tier!
2/24 Hoopa SS Tier!
2/11Aegislash S Tier!
Trevenant A Tier
1/24Dragonite S Tier!
Garchomp A Tier
Absol B Tier
1/20Trevenant S Tier! (New!)
Gengar C Tier
Decidueye S Tier!
Machamp A Tier
Tsareena S Tier!
Greedent SS Tier!
Blastoise A Tier
12/20 Dragonite A Tier!
Venusaur S Tier!
Pikachu S Tier!
Wigglytuff A Tier
12/10 Tsareena S Tier! (New!)
Garchomp B Tier
Talonflame A Tier
Greninja A Tier
Zeraora B Tier
10/20Mr. Mime A Tier
10/6Sylveon S Tier!
9/29Mamoswine A Tier!
9/25Venusaur A Tier
9/23Absol B Tier
Gardevoir B Tier
Talonflame B Tier
Slowbro B Tier
Garchomp C Tier
Charizard C Tier
Gengar B Tier
Zeraora B Tier
9/2Blastoise Added to S Tier (New!)
Gengar A Tier
Greninja S Tier
Pikachu A Tier
Lucario S Tier
Zeraora A Tier
8/20Blissey Added to A Tier
8/5Venusaur C Tier → B Tier
Wigglytuff B Tier → A Tier
Machamp A Tier → B Tier
Garchomp A Tier → B Tier
7/28Gardevoir Added to A Tier
7/27Gengar A Tier → S Tier
Absol S Tier → A Tier
7/24Eldegoss A Tier → S Tier
Talonflame S Tier → A Tier
Venusaur B Tier → C Tier

Tier List Of Best Pokemon Chart

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SS Tier Pokemon
Mr. MimeAzumarillLucarioTsareenaCramorantScizor
S Tier Pokemon
GreninjaDecidueyeDragonite Pikachu Alolan NinetalesEspeonBlastoiseHoopa TyranitarScizorClefableMewEldegossZoroarkSableye
A Tier Pokemon
WigglytuffSylveonMachampDuraludon BlisseyTalonflameZeraoraGreedent GardevoirAegislashDelphoxGlaceonDodrioSnorlaxCharizardBuzzwoleAegislashVenusaur
B Tier Pokemon
MamoswineAbsolGarchompTrevenant Slowbro
C Tier Pokemon
Crustle Gengar
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State Of The Meta

The current meta favors Attackers and All-Rounders in the jungle over Speedsters. Due to relying on melee attacks and being somewhat fragile, Speedsters have fallen out of favor, but it's possible that the game's regular updates will bring some change to the current meta.

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Tier Pokemon - Best Pokemon Tier List

SS Tier Pokemon

PokemonRole / Recommended Lane
Mr. MimeMr. MimeSupporter
BottomBottom
・Damage is quite high
・Other support capabilities are low (no healing etc)
・Proper use of the wall can create advantageous situations when taking objectives
・Able to create barriers to hinder enemy movement
AzumarillAzumarillAll-Rounder
BottomBot / TopTop
・Able to temporarily attack distant targets with Aqua Tail even if its a Melee Pokemon
・ Equipped with debuffs and abilities to increase its survivability in battle
・ Unite Move has a recoil damage on its health
・ Unable to act after activating Play Rough
LucarioLucarioAll-Rounder
BottomBot / MiddleMiddle
・Relatively bulky thanks to passive
・Great overall damage and mobility
・Very powerful duelist in the battlefield
・Unite Move is incredible for sniping objectives
TsareenaTsareenaAll-Arounder
BottomBot /Middle Middle
・Can sustain damage with its shield and HP recovery passive
・Has an earlier evolution compared to other Pokemon of the same type.
・Good crowd control and disabler.
・It's dashing moves got recently nerfed that affected its damage output compared previously
CramorantCramorantAttacker
TopTop
・Unite Move deals devastating damage, but renders you immobile
・Air Slash lets you constantly disengage
・High learning curve, but good damage to make up for it.
・Can continuously scoop up prey and launch it to enemies
ScizorScizorAll-Arounder
Bottom Bottom
・ Gives multiple excellent playstyles.
・Regardless of either its Scyther or Scizor evolution its moveset are easy to use and straightforward
・Can use its dashes to smoothly engage or disengage with opponents
・Can burst down isolated targets

S Tier Pokemon

PokemonRole / Recommended Lane
GreninjaGreninjaAttacker
TopTop / MiddleMiddle
・Ability to go invisible with Smokescreen is handy when escaping
・Extremely mobile and easy to carry with
・One of the best nukers in the game
・Great in clearing Wild Pokemon making it suitable for jungling
DragoniteDragoniteAll-Rounders
Bottom Bottom
・Unite Move has an extended range and wide coverage which can be useful for back-door scoring
・Can sustain attacks with its short cooldowns and buffs
・Strong late game performance
・Can dodge shields with Dragon Dance's curving move
WigglytuffDecidueyeAttacker
TopTop
・Great at teamfights and can target multiple Pokemon at once
・Useful moves that both buff itself & debuff enemies
・Can snipe targets from a distance and steal last hits although aiming may need practice
・Trades its DPS for some CC effects
HoopaHoopaSupporter
BottomBot / TopTop
・ Incredible damage for a Supporter-type Pokemon especially when on its Unbound Form
・ Can teleport itself as well as allies back and forth in the base or in their intial positions
・ Heal itself from Berries stolen from creating a time-wrap in the other team with Magician
・ Quite tanky and can take on multiple enemies with the numerous survival tools at its disposal
PikachuPikachuAttacker
TopTop
・Electro Ball is incredibly powerful, paralyzing enemies in an AoE
・Consistent power at all stages of the game
・Ease of use is one of its main draws
・Fast cooldown rate to sustain damage in battle
Alolan NinetalesAlolan NinetalesAttacker
TopTop
・Slow/freeze on auto attack is extremely useful
・Good amount of crowd control for an Attacker
・Its low mobility and endurance makes it fragile in close battles
・Great in hindering and slowing down enemies
EspeonEspeonAttacker
TopTop
・Anticipation/Magic Bounce makes it able to negate most of the hindrances
・Can stun and slow enemies while dealing area damage to its target
・Can inflict multiple enemies at once with Psybeam
・Isolate key players by suspending them mid-air and blasting them afterwards with Psychic Solare
BlastoiseBlastoiseDefender
TopTop
・Tons of great crowd control options
・Extremely high damage, especially when low on health
・Surf can stop opponents from scoring
・Unite Move's damage and range are excellent for objectives
TyranitarTyranitarAll-Arounder
TopTop/Middle Middle
・Good crowd control and disabler with its ability to negate defenses and shields
・Its passive can also deal damage
・Can initiate attacks or push lanes with Sand Tomb and cover a wide area of effect so it can inflict multiple enemies at once
・Instantly knock out low HP enemies with Tyrannical Rampage
ClefableClefableSupporter
TopTop/Bottom Bottom
・Create attack opportunities for allies by stunning and slowing down enemies with Gravity
・Provide constant HP heals to itself and nearby allies with Moonlight
・Its Follow Me move may be used as a decoy or distraction in team clashes
・Gets an extra random move it can use whenever it activates Wonder Wish
MewMewAttacker
TopTop/Middle Middle
・ Can change playstyle from offensive to defensive depending on the situation
・Can string unique combos from six different moves
・ Deals massive amount of damage an snipe enemies with Solar Beam
・Use Light Screen to either block enemies or protect yourself from damage
EldegossEldegossSupporter
BottomBottom
・Maintains its role as a potent team healer with its Synthesis despite previous nerfs
・Powerful Unite move that can turn the tables on teamfights
・ Provide constant shield and buffs to allies
・Can get invincible with Cotton Cloud Crash while healing allies and dealing damage to opponents
ZoroarkZoroarkSpeedster
MiddleMiddle
・Can use Illusion to take the form of another which it can use to distract or sneak up past enemy territory
・Night Slash is a powerful dash attack that you can use to initiate team fights
・Nightfall Daze can be used to finish off multiple enemies with its wide AoE.
・ Able to recover HP with Cut while dealing damage at the same time.
SableyeSableyeSupporter
BottomBot / TopTop
・Can get Aeos energy just by hitting opponents with its dash move Thief without needing to defeat them first.
・Make enemies target each other for a certain time period when inflicted with Sableye's Confuse Play.
・Sneak past enemies with its stealth mode from its moves and Prankster, making it easy to get in and out goal zones..
・ Send enemies back to the base with Chaos Glower and prevent recalling enemies from leaving and stunning them in place, creating opportunities for allies to attack.

A Tier Pokemon - Best Pokemon Tier List

A Tier Pokemon

PokemonRole / Recommended Lane
WigglytuffWigglytuffSupporter
BottomBottom
・For a support, it deals ridiculous damage while also passively disabling opponents
・Can stop aggresive Pokemon from their tracks with Sing
・Can disable enemies and lower their defense with its Crowd Control abilities
・Very versatile with the variety of possible builds it can use to adapt to its team's needs
SylveonSylveonAttacker
BottomBot / TopTop
・Great mobility and damage, easy to chase Pokemon
・Ability to heal self is quite strong, can outmatch other Attackers due to this
・Great burst damage potential
・Hyper Voice deal incredible damage to fleeing enemies althoug it may be haarder to land on moving target
MachampMachampAll-Rounders
MiddleMiddle
・Excellent damage that got further buffed from the latest update increasing it performance
・Cross Chop was nerfed quite substantially
・The shoving component of its Unite Move is very powerful in teamfights
・Has the upperhand on close combat
DuraludonDuraludonAttacker
TopTop
・ Plety of wide AoE moves that it can use to crowd control enemies while dealing damage
・ Doesn't need to evolve but has an average power spike at lvl 5
・ Great amount of damage to knock out opponents on a whim
・ Gets stunned after using some of its moves making it vulnerable to getting attacked
BlisseyBlisseySupporter
BottomBottom
・Soft-Boiled healing is quite potent, can save up charges for teamfights
・Can buff ally attack speed, works very well with certain Attackers
・Lacking in damage
・High HP, but not particularly tanky
TalonflameTalonflameSpeedster
MiddleMiddle
・Incredible mobility lets you chase down foes easily
・Unite Move can push the entire enemy team away, letting you score.
・Good damage overall
・Aeriel Ace can now be used more frequently with its short cooldown interval
・Gets invulnerable to attacks and hindrances with Fly
ZeraoraZeraora Speedster
MiddleMiddle
・Excellent mobility, with Spark providing 3 dashes in a row
・Normal attacks regenerate HP and can paralyze enemies
・Plasma Gale's short charging time makes it extremely useful during clashes
・Its Discharge has been nerfed that significantly reduced its current damage ability
GreedentGreedentDefender
BottomBot / TopTop
・ Excellent damage performance for a defender that it can use as a game-changer in team fights
・Can recover its own HP and its allies with berries, increasing the team's survivability in the Battle Arena
・Easily outpace enemies and dodge incoming attacks with its increased mobility
・Can maneuver its Bullet Seed in any direction even while casting
GardevoirGardevoirAttacker
TopTop
・Unite Move which draws in the surrounding opposing Pokemon is powerful
・Its low defense, limited mobility, and having no escape moves makes it vulnerable in battle
・A late bloomer - evolving to Lv10 will take some time and effort
・Can get in and out of battles with Teleport
CinderaceCinderaceAttacker
TopTop
・Its deadly combination of speed and damage makes it a fierce attacker in battle.
・Overall easy to use due to its myriad of ranged attacks to flame down enemies.
・Can dodge attacks and bypass enemies with its invincibility from Feint
・Powerful Unite move can be used to snipe objectives
DelphoxDelphoxAttacker
TopTop
・Has tons of ranged attacks to burn down opponents however timing may be necessary to land them successfully especially on agile opponents
・Flame Charge enables you to dash in any direction but must be used with caution in getting near enemies that can burst you down
・Fire Spin is great for crowd controls with its damage overtime and speed debuffs plus it follows its targets
・Fanciful Fireworks is another CC to watch out for as it weakens the HP recovery and slows down enemies although the damage is gradual so you'll need to apply more damage to finish off opponents
GlaceonGlaceonAttacker
TopTop
・Glaceon has less overtime damage compared to its Eevolution counterparts
・Can negate CC's with Run Away or Snow Cloak thus it can surpass hindrances
・Glacial Stage synergizes with Icicle Spear in creating Ice Crystals it uses to barrage enemies
DodrioDodrioSpeedster
BotBot
・Dodrio can attack quickly to steal last hits from objectives in team fights, thanks to its incredible speed and low cooldowns.
・Can deal damage while dashing in with its Triple Trample.
・Reduces cooldown of moves with its Sprint Gauge
・Dodrio requires proper positioning and timing on its skills.
SnorlaxSnorlaxDefender
TopTop
・Incredible early game thanks to Rest
・Heavy Slam's mobility/crowd control are excellent in teamfights
・Block can be used to push the entire enemy team into disadvantageous positions
・ Can use its high endurance to push through goal zones to score
BuzzwoleBuzzwoleAll-Rounder
BotBot
・Can isolate a target using Smack Down and stun it in place with Superpower
・Lunge is useful for closing the distance between targets for easy engagement.
・ Superpower allows you to displace one enemy and put them in a disadvantageous position.
・Buzzwole is invulnerable for a short time while airborne during Ultra Swole Slam
CharizardCharizardAll-Rounder
BottomBottom
・May take time to level up and unlock its moveset
・Unite Move can isolate and take out important targets
・A little bit too well-rounded, lacks a real strength
・ May consistently deal burn damage to enemies over time with its fiery moves
AegislashAegislashAll-Rounders
BottomBot /Middle Middle
・ Deadly Attack and Defense combination paired with dash moves
・ Its Shield Form can recover HP and nullify damage increasing its survivability in battle
・ Sword Form increases its move's damage potential
VenusaurVenusaurAttacker
TopTop
・Great in kiting enemies and last hitting objectives
・Offers great crowd-control capabilities with its wide AoE
・Can become surprisingly bulky via a Giga Drain self-sustain build
・Good range with Solar Beam

B Tier Pokemon - Best Pokemon Tier List

B Tier Pokemon

PokemonRole / Recommended Lane
MamoswineMamoswineDefender
TopTop
・Excels at supporting team via crowd control (freezing enemies)
・Ground abilities have really long animations and aren't that powerful
・Very bulky, can take many hits.
・Evolves a bit late
AbsolAbsolSpeedster
MiddleMiddle
・Its Unite Move is only applicable in close combat situations
・Weak early game and does not play an active role during team fights due to its limited capabililties
・Excellent ganker with its high mobility and DPS
・Clears lanes exceptionally well and has low cooldown rate
GarchompGarchompAll-Rounder
MiddleMiddle
・Decent mobility and crowd control with Dig
・Unite Move is deadly, although difficult to execute
・While traveling with its Dig, it is invulnerable to attacks
・Auto attack can stack up to five time with increasing damage overtime
TrevenantTrevenantDefender
BottomBot / TopTop
・ Does not have enough damage to take down enemies quickly and may not fare well when faced with multiple opponents
・Lifesteals and HP recovery effects increases its survivability in battle
・ Can dash and push back enemies with Horn Leech, which can also be used as an escape tool as well
・Its Unite Move provides great crowd control abilities while it also buffs up allies in the process
SlowbroSlowbroDefender
TopTop
・Generally bulky and hard to take down
・Ability to lock down individual foes is key
・Lacks the powerful positioning altering moves that Snorlax has
・Unable to move while using moves like Telekinesis making it vulnerable to attacks

C Tier Pokemon - Best Pokemon Tier List

C Tier Pokemon

PokemonRole / Recommended Lane
CrustleCrustleDefender
BottomBottom
・Decent ability to block enemy team off with its wall
・Can deal surprisingly high damage and move quite fast for a Defender via Shell Smash
・Hard to compare with Snorlax
・Has a large HP pool but with a slow recovery rate
GengarGengarSpeedster
MiddleMiddle
・Hex/Sludge Bomb performance weakened thus decreasing its damage output
・Movement speed out of combat is increased, increasing your roam potential
・Rather weak early game, but gains speed in mid-game
・ Difficult for opponents to notice this approach when it is instealth state with Phantom Ambush

Tier List For Each Role

Tier Rank Based On Role

The tier lists below show which Pokemon are the best in various different key gameplay aspects in their specific roles. For an overall strength ranking, consult the tier list at the top of the page.

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Attacker Tier List

We ranked attackers based on their impact in battle with their Damage, Mobility, and Crowd Control abilities. Check out how each Attacker-type Pokemon fared in our comparison in the rankings below

Best Damage Tier List

※ This criteria is the based on the amount of Atk or Sp. Atk damage they can do.

S Tier Pokemon
PikachuGreninjaCinderaceEspeon
A Tier Pokemon
DecidueyeSylveonAlolan NinetalesDuraludonDelphoxGlaceonMew
B Tier Pokemon
VenusaurCramorantGardevoir

Pikachu, Greninja, and Cinderace are the best damage-dealing Pokemon in all Attackers. Their high Atk and Sp. Atk enables them to burst down opponents and knock them out faster compared to other Pokemon with the same role.

Best Mobility Tier List

※ This criteria is the based on their movement speed and their ability to change positions quickly in battle

S Tier Pokemon
CinderaceGreninjaVenusaur
A Tier Pokemon
SylveonPikachuDecidueyeDuraludonEspeonDelphoxGlaceonMew
B Tier Pokemon
Alolan NinetalesGardevoir

Cinderace, Greninja, and Venusaur are the top mobile Pokemon in all Attack-type Pokemon. You can easily switch your placement in battle and has a higher chance of survivability with their movement speed as an escape tool with these Pokemon of this role.

Best Crowd Control Tier List

※ This criteria is based on their ability to hinder multiple enemies at once

S Tier Pokemon
VenusaurAlolan NinetalesPikachuDuraludonDelphoxMew
A Tier Pokemon
SylveonGardevoirCramorantEspeon
B Tier Pokemon
DecidueyeGreninjaCinderaceGlaceon

Venusaur, Alolan Nintetales, and Pikachu are the best in providing hindrances and status effects that can impact multiple Pokemon within their vicinity during team fights. These Pokemon are the best pick when you want to stop enemies from their tracks while dishing out AoE damage.

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Overall Conclusion On Attackers

In the current meta, Greninja is king, seeing a lot of play in the Jungle as well. Auto-attacking physical Attackers are being favored, but Special Attackers like Pikachu and Alolan Ninetales are still quite powerful. Venusaur can be seen rising in the ranks with its recent buffs!

All Attackers List

Defender Tier List

We ranked these Defender-type Pokemon based on their impact in battle with their Durability, Crowd Control abilities, and Damage they can deal with. Check out how each Defender fared in our comparison in the rankings below

Best Durability Tier List

※ This criteria is based on how durable they are against attacks.

S Tier Pokemon
SnorlaxCrustle
A Tier Pokemon
BlastoiseGreedentMamoswineTrevenant
B Tier Pokemon
Slowbro

Snorlax and Crustle are considered the most durable Pokemon on all Defender-types. Their high Defense and Sp. Defense enables them to absorb a large amount of damage and get tanky on the frontlines.

Best Crowd Control Tier List

※ This criteria is based on their ability to hinder and inflict their opponent with status conditions.

S Tier Pokemon
SnorlaxBlastoiseMamoswineTrevenant
A Tier Pokemon
SlowbroGreedent
B Tier Pokemon
Crustle

During team battles, Snorlax, Blastoise, and Mamoswine are the best at giving hindrances and status ailments that can affect numerous Pokemon in their AoE. Trevenant also has excellent crowd control powers while also buffing teammates with its Phantom Forest. These Pokemon are the perfect choice when you want to stop opponents in their tracks.

Best Damage Tier List

※ This criteria is based on damage output performance in battle

S Tier Pokemon
BlastoiseGreedentTrevenant
A Tier Pokemon
MamoswineCrustle
B Tier Pokemon
SnorlaxSlowbro

During team battles, Blastoise, and Greeedent are the most effective damage-dealing Pokemon of all Defenders. Trevenant also shows potential with its Curse and Pain Splitting moves. When compared to other Pokemon in the same role, their attack is comparably higher and their damage output allows them to pressure the opponent's HP.

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Overall Conclusion On Defenders

All Defenders are in a pretty good spot, with Blastoise being the crowd favorite, due to its incredible damage. Meanwhile, Trevenant climbs to the top after it roots itself recently showing its capabilities to branch out to other roles as well.The other four are also in a good place and see play in many matches - a Defender is always considered an asset to their team, making it hard to go wrong when choosing them!

All Defenders List

Supporter Tier List

We've ranked each individual Supporter based on their ability to Heal, provide Ally Buffs as well as their Damage capabilities. Check out the rankings below to see how each Supporter-type Pokemon did in our comparison.

Best Healing

※ This criteria is the based on their capacity to heal teamates.

S Tier Pokemon
EldegossHoopa
A Tier Pokemon
Blissey
B Tier Pokemon
WigglytuffMr. MimeSableye

Eldegoss is the best healer in all Supporters followed by Blissey. Although our newcomer, Hoopa, gets the top tier mark as it can heal them from some of its moves or send allies directly to the base and back.These Suppoters can provide constant healing to their allies to make them last longer in team fights and outlive their opponents during close battles.

Best Ally Buffs

※ This criteria is the based on their capability to provide team buffs and its effectiveness in battle

S Tier Pokemon
BlisseyWigglytuff
A Tier Pokemon
EldegossHoopa
B Tier Pokemon
Mr. MimeSableye

Wigglytuff's Starlight Recital and Blissey's Bliss Assistance are the best AoE buffers your team needs during the battle with these moves' shield effects to protect nearby teammates on top of the additional buffs they can provide. This is followed up by Eldegoss' Cotton Cloud Crash that heals allies inside its AoE and Hoopa's buffs, shields, not to mention that it can teleport allies back to the base instantly.

Best Damage

※ This criteria is the based on the amount of Atk or Sp. Atk damage they can do.

S Tier Pokemon
WigglytuffHoopa
A Tier Pokemon
Mr. MimeSableye
B Tier Pokemon
EldegossBlissey

Wigglytuff outshines its peers in this area with the amount of damage it can deal as it slaps its way in the lane and may get offensive for a Supporter. Although with the new Pokemon's arrival, Hoopa poses a threat to its position in S Tier. Double Slap's damage can't compare to an Unbound Hoopa which can take on multiple Pokemon at once, making Hoopa a semi-tanky Supporter as well. Mr. Mime comes after with its Showtime and damage-dealing debuffs.

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Overall Conclusion On Supporters

Wigglytuff has topped the charts and is the most used Supporter in the current Meta. Although its damage was nerfed recently, the pink slapping menace has been seeing more action. Eldegoss and Mr. Mime are the next picks during team matchups.

All Supporters List

Speedster Tier List

We've ranked the current Speedsters in the meta on their Early Game performance, Mobility, and Damage output. See how each Speedster Pokemon ranked in our assessment in the lists below.

Best Mobility

※ This criteria is based on their ability to switch positions fast in battle with their movement speed.

S Tier Pokemon
Talonflame
A Tier Pokemon
ZeraoraAbsolDodrio
B Tier Pokemon
Gengar

In terms of mobility, Talonflame beats its counterparts with its ranged dash moves that enable it to have control on its placement in battle. Zeraora and Absol follow through with their movement speeds and ability to quickly change their location on the map.

Best Damage

※ This criteria is the based on the amount of Atk or Sp. Atk damage they can do.

S Tier Pokemon
Zeraora
A Tier Pokemon
TalonflameAbsolDodrio
B Tier Pokemon
Gengar

Zeraora's damage output surpasses its Speedster-type peers with its [ult move] and massive damage it can deal on its unfortunate targets. Talonflame and Absol go after their significant damage potential on the battlefield with their moves.

Best Early Game

※ This criteria is the based on their individual performance during the Early Stages in the game.

S Tier Pokemon
Zeraora
A Tier Pokemon
TalonflameAbsolDodrio
B Tier Pokemon
Gengar

Zeraora yet again tops the list with its outstanding early performance in the Battle Arena. Meanwhile, there'a a rise on Talonflame and Absol pick in the current meta. These Pokemon grabs the spotlight from the start with their overall effectiveness in team and solo fights. This is followed by Gengar with its efficiency in battles even with its starter moves.

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Overall Conclusion On Speedsters

Speedsters are fun and powerful Pokemon that have a great influence on the early stages of a match. Zeraora is pretty much the crowd favorite in the current meta followed by Talonflame, Absol, and Gengar. They are a great addition to any team and their super speed makes them unstoppable in any lane they take.

All Speedsters List

All-Rounder Tier List

We've compared each All-Rounder based on their impact in battle with their Damage, Mobility, and Team Synergy. Check out the ratings below to see how each Pokemon with this role fared in our evaluation.

Best Team Synergy

※ This category is focused on their capacity to improve group performance and teamwork.

S Tier Pokemon
Lucario
A Tier Pokemon
MachampDragoniteTsareenaAegislash AzumarillTyranitar
B Tier Pokemon
GarchompCharizard

Lucario is the most versatile All-Rounder that can easily fill in different roles on the team and can adapt on different situations. It is followed by Machamp, Dragonite and Tsareena with their ability to synergize with their allies in engaging in team battles.

Best Damage

※ This category is based on how much Atk or Sp. Atk damage they can deal.

S Tier Pokemon
LucarioMachampTsareenaTyranitar
A Tier Pokemon
GarchompAegislash Azumarill
B Tier Pokemon
DragoniteCharizard

Lucario, Machamp, and Tsareerena deal the most damage on all Pokemon with the same role. It can get offensive and provide additional firepower alongside its ally Attacker on team fights.

Best Mobility

※ This criteria is based on their ability to change positions quickly in battle, as well as their mobility speed.

S Tier Pokemon
LucarioTsareenaAegislash
A Tier Pokemon
CharizardDragonite Azumarill
B Tier Pokemon
MachampGarchompTyranitar

Lucario, Tsareena, and the Aegislash can easily change their location on the map from their dashing and ranged moves. This makes them the best roamers in the battle arena.

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Overall Conclusion On All-Rounders

Unfortunately for the other All-Rounders in the game, Lucario exists. It reigns supreme in this camp, with incredible mobility, power, and objective snipe potential. The other Pokemon are also quite viable, but simply fall short when compared to Lucario. Note that many All-Rounders are played in the Jungle in the current meta.

All-Rounder Pokemon List

Tier Lists By Lane

What's Best For Each Lane?

Lanes

The Tier Lists below rank what the best Pokemon are for each respective lane. This is crucial, as different roles can go to different lanes. Knowing what Pokemon are strongest in a lane can help you fill that lane for your team, so make sure to stay knowledgeable about more than just one role!

Lane Guide - Which Lane Should You Go To?

Tier Explanation

Note that the tiers below are not meant to match up with the overall Tier List. They are intended to let you know which Pokemon perform best in a given lane. Pokemon in the C Tier, for example, would best not be used in that particular lane.

SS Tier - Excellent performance in the lane at all stages of the game
- Is commonly spotted in high rank matches
S Tier- Performs excellently in the lane at many stages of the game
- Not as popular as those in the SS Tier, but still completely viable
A Tier- Performs well in the lane in general
- Not as good as SS/S Tiers, but it still decent in ranked matches
B Tier- Capable of performing decently in the lane
- Decently suited for the lane, but you may struggle against your lane opponent
C Tier- Might struggle to perform in that lane
- Might simply be better suited for another lane

Top Lane Tier List

Best Pokemon For The Top Lane

SS Tier Pokemon
VenusaurBlastoiseAlolan NinetalesGreninjaHoopa Duraludon
S Tier Pokemon
SnorlaxLucarioCinderaceGreedentEldegossTsareenaTrevenant AzumarillEspeonDelphoxGlaceonTyranitarMewSableye
A Tier Pokemon
TalonflameSylveonPikachuSlowbroCramorantCrustleMamoswineDecidueyeDragoniteDodrio
B Tier Pokemon
WigglytuffGardevoirCharizardMr. MimeMachampBlissey
C Tier Pokemon
GarchompZeraoraGengarAbsol

Defender Pokemon tend to take the top lane, as they can hold it very well even if their lane partner should temporarily leave. Blastoise and Snorlax are perfect for doing this. However, it's more than possible to have any Attacker up in this lane as well. Speedsters are overall not well suited to this lane.

Middle Lane Tier List

Best Pokemon For The Middle Lane

SS Tier Pokemon
TalonflameGreninjaAbsol
S Tier Pokemon
CinderaceGengarZeraoraGreedent
A Tier Pokemon
LucarioDragoniteAlolan NinetalesDecidueyeTsareenaDuraludon AzumarillEspeonTyranitarMewDodrio
B Tier Pokemon
GarchompCharizardPikachuMachampCramorantBlastoiseSylveonTrevenant EspeonDelphoxGlaceon
C Tier Pokemon
SnorlaxSlowbroGardevoirMr. MimeVenusaurWigglytuffCrustleMamoswineEldegossBlisseyHoopa Sableye

Although most people may associate the middle lane most with Speedsters, it's actually Greninja and Lucario that are most dominant there. In second place are the Speedsters - these Pokemon have great potential and mobility and benefit greatly from the middle lane's experience. In third place are often the other All-Rounders, who scale very well.

Although it's not impossible to succeed with them, we don't recommend taking the Pokemon in the C Tier into the jungle with you!

Bottom Lane Tier List

Best Pokemon For Bottom Lane

SS Tier Pokemon
LucarioSnorlaxTsareenaEldegossSylveon
S Tier Pokemon
VenusaurCinderaceBlastoiseWigglytuffBlisseyTrevenant Hoopa AzumarillDodrioSableye
A Tier Pokemon
GreninjaPikachuAlolan Ninetales Mr. MimeCrustleSlowbroCramorantDecidueyeGreedentDragoniteTalonflameDuraludonDelphoxTyranitarMew
B Tier Pokemon
GardevoirCharizardMamoswineGarchompGlaceon
C Tier Pokemon
MachampZeraoraGengarAbsolTalonflame

Bottom Lane benefits from having a Supporter, and this tends to be either Eldegoss or Blissey (although Wigglytuff has been extremely common as well). Their partner should be a Pokemon that can spar well and that benefits from getting exp. Speedsters are not recommended here, as they'll have a hard time doing what they're best at.

Best Pokemon Tier List Criteria & Notes

Tier List Criteria & Notes

SS・Excellent performance on team matchups with the current Meta
・Consistenly provide impact and play an active role on team battles
・Most commonly used in Rank Matches due to its potential in battle
S・Has moves that work well together and deal high damage/healing
・Has the ability to make plays that significantly impact the performance of the team
・Has moves that greatly aid the team
A・Has moves that have a good synergy with each other
・High potential, can impact the game
・Not as strong at all stages of the game
B・Somewhat lacking in the ability to make an impact on the game by themselves
・Definitely viable, but have trouble outshining competitors
C・In a disadvantageous state in the current meta
・Powerful, but require very specific conditions/help from teammates to ramp up
・Clearly better alternatives exist in the same role

Prioritizes Pokemon That Have Good Teamfight Potential

This Tier List has been updated to reflect the state of the current high rank meta. This meta tends to revolve around teamfights at objectives and sniping Zapdos, so we've placed importance on Pokemon that excel at those roles.

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Anonymous 18

Crap list. Absol in B tier lol

Anonymous 17

When is next update? Wondering where bug dude is ranked and some builds. Thanks!

Anonymous 16

Your tier list is a little better, but can you move Charizard to A tier?

Anonymous 15

Can you re-evaluate your whole trash tier list? Everything here makes no sense. At all. Pika A? Trev A? Aegislash S? EVERYTHING. PLEASE.

Anonymous 14

so, gengar aint c tier, and trev aint a, and pikachu is ss.

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