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Zeraora is a playable character in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Guide features Zeraora's stats, best items, how to get moveset, unite move, build .

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Latest Changes & How To Get Zeraora

Zeraora Move Changes (October 20th)

Move / StatChanges
Wild ChargeWild Charge+ Fixed a bug that the move caused more damage than expected when hitting multiple opponent Pokemon. (Effectively a Nerf.)

It was announced that Zeraora will receive a bug fix on the October 20th Patch. Wild Charge would sometimes cause more damage when hitting multiple opponents. This is effectively a nerf to Zeraora, though it's not clear how significant it will be.

Patch Notes: Balance Patch (October 20th)

Get Zeraora For Free

Zeraora
Event DurationNo end date as of 9/22

Zeraora's Unite License can be obtained for free simply by winning 32 Unite Battles! See how to get Zeraora for free with our detailed process below.

Detailed Process

1. Click Button On The Upper Left

Zeraora For Free

From the Main Screen, press the button with your profile photo on the upper left to open the menu.

2. Select "Events"

Zeraora For Free

In the menu, you can find a button with the title "Events". Press that button to see all your current Events & Notifications.

2. Scroll Down & Select "Zeraora Mission"

Zeraora For Free

In the Events window, you can scroll down to find a message with the title "Zeraora Mission". Select that message to see the requirements to get Zeraora. Once you win 32 Unite Battles, you can press the "Claim" button to obtain Zeraora's Unite License and start using him in Pokemon Unite battles!

5 Techniques For Advanced Players

Zeraora Overview

Zeraora
RoleSpeedster
DifficultyExpert
Attack TypePhysical
Tier RankA
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Stats

Offense 3.5 Stars (7)
Endurance 1.5 Stars (3)
Mobility4 Stars (8)
Scoring3 Stars (6)
Support0.5 Stars (1)
Total25

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
6319300200

Evolution

Final Form
(Does not evolve)
ZeraoraZeraora

Zeraora Best Builds

Overview Of Builds

※ Click or tap to swap between different builds

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 6SparkSpark
Has the user leap at an opposing Pokemon while electricity charged, dealing damage to them. If the user uses its basic attack before reaching it's target Pokemon, the user will instead leap at the closest opposing Pokemon dealing damage to it. This move can be used three times before it goes on cooldown.
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Lv. 8DischargeDischarge
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and granting the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokemon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Held Items
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
On basic attacks, deals additional damage equal to 1% of the opponent's remaining HP.
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Scope LensScope Lens ・Critical-Hit Rate +0.4% (+6%)
・Critical-Hit Damage 0% (+12%)
Deal increased damage with basic attack critical hits. The higher your attack, the more the bonus damage increases.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Spark + Discharge For Ease In Battle

Spark, a move that Zeraora learns at level 6, has a long range and can be used up to 3 times in a row. This gives you the ability to ambush an opponent from a distance, or keep attacking an enemy that attempts to run away.

Discharge is a powerful, easy-to-use AoE move learned at level 8. Not only does it excel in damaging opponents, but it also grants a shield while further inflicting damage on those that are paralyzed in the vicinity. Note that Zeraora's third Basic Attack can paralyze enemies, so aim for a combo to maximize this move's effect.

Make Sure To Equip Muscle Band

Given that Zeraora's moves all scale with Attack, the Muscle Band is a great choice in terms of an item. You'll improve your auto-attack and move damage substantially by doing so.

Lane
BottomBottom
Moves
Lv. 6Volt SwitchVolt Switch
Has the user perform a high-speed dash, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits and increasing the user's basiic attack speed for a short time. Using this move within a set period of time will allow the user to immediately dash back to where it originally used the move.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Lv. 8Wild ChargeWild Charge
Has the user charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user unleashes a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the user hits an opposing Pokemon with Volt Switch, Spark, or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in this combo is increased.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Held Items
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Assault VestAssault Vest ・HP +18 (+270)
・Sp. Def 0 (+42)
When the Pokemon is not in combat, it is granted a shield that nullifies Sp. Atk damage equal to 9% of its max HP.
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Battle Item
X AttackX Attack ・Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.
(Cooldown: 40s)

Quick In & Out

This build uses Zeraora's fast moving Volt Switch to get in then Wild Charge to deal damage. If the fight gets too hot, you can activate Volt Switch again to go back to your previous position. This allows you to poke enemies without being punished for overcommitting.

Wild Charge Can Help You Dodge

Wild Charge makes you invisible in the battlefield as you fly around dealing deadly damage. Use this if you see an enemy closing in to attack you with a devastating attack to dodge.

Requires Fast Button Presses

As mentioned above, this build requires Zeraora to do multiple skills in a short span of time. As this is a complex combo, it may take some time to get used to.

Eject Button For Extra Escape

While you already have Volt Switch as an escape skill, if you want to be more sure, you can equip an Eject Button for good measure. Just remember to time your usage so you can safely flee or chase down enemy Pokemon.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 6SparkSpark
Has the user leap at an opposing Pokemon while electricity charged, dealing damage to them. If the user uses its basic attack before reaching it's target Pokemon, the user will instead leap at the closest opposing Pokemon dealing damage to it. This move can be used three times before it goes on cooldown.
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Lv. 8DischargeDischarge
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and granting the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokemon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Held Items
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Scope LensScope Lens ・Critical-Hit Rate +0.4% (+6%)
・Critical-Hit Damage 0% (+12%)
Increases the damage of basic attack critical hits. The higher the Pokemon's attack, the more the damage increases.
Battle Item
X AttackX Attack ・Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.
(Cooldown: 40s)

Full-On Attack Build

This Zeraora build ignores safety and survivability by equipping Held Items that increase Zeraora's attack. It can be pretty challenging if you're not careful as Zeraora is a melee Pokemon. But if you can get in and out of clashes fast, you'll definitely have fun with this high-power build!

Hunt Lone Enemy Pokemon

As this build is incredibly fragile, look for lone Pokemon to hunt. Do not try to engage Defenders as you will surely lose due to their incredible staying power. During the latter stages of the game, go around and flank to hunt enemy Attackers to win clashes.

Works Great With Razor Claw

Razor Claw increases damage, critical rate, and also slows down enemies hit with normal attacks. This is probably the best item for Zeraora as it synergizes with its moves and play style. Unfortunately, while it has all the stats you need, the Razor Claw doesn't scale as well as the Muscle Band and the Scope Lens.

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Ryga11's Build

Author's Notes
- Cancel Spark with A for an aerial attack that deals increased damage in the jungle.
- Save Discharge for groups of Pokémon or enemy players.
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NatsuSimp's Build

Author's Notes
- The fluffy tail helps clearing the jungle much faster.

FurryOwO's Build

Author's Notes
- Use Spark for pursuing the enemy or scoring.
- Use Wild Charge after Spark for the extra dmg.
- Spark and Wild Charge can be used for escaping with eject button.

Zeraora - Basics & Advanced Tips

Zeraora Basic Mechanics

This section has basic tips and tricks that you must know to effectively control Zeraora. Treat this as a supplement to the Beginner's Guide.

Basics
Prioritize leveling
Although Zeraora does not have an evolution, you'll still benefit greatly from leveling. It may be tempting to get into fights a lot, but make sure to prioritize re-clearing the jungle as soon as Pokemon there respawn!
▶ How To Level Up Fast
Save Agility when invading enemy center lane
As Zeraora, you should try to invade the opponent's jungle to steal their Wild Pokemon. However, it's important to have a way to escape if you are caught behind enemy lines! Try to save Agility (and your Eject Button) to escape quickly from the opponent's lane.
Stick with Pokemon with higher endurance
Zeraora's offenses & mobility are excellent, but it can be KO'd rather easily. When changing lane, check if you have allies nearby to stick with before charging in towards the opponents goal.
▶ Zeraora Best Allies

Zeraora Advanced Mechanics

This section is for those looking to up their play with Zeraora. Consider this a supplement to the Advanced Players Guide.

Advanced
Use Volt Switch to chase opponents and return quickly
・Zeraora's Volt Switch lets you use the move once and then again within 4 seconds to immediately dash back to the spot you first used the move. This is great for escaping from teamfights.
・This method can be used to recall and heal your health up substantially as well!
Use Discharge to flee
Zeraora's Discharge deals huge damage in an area of effect, but it also decreases opponents' movement speed after level 12. This will allow you to use it as a way to escape from opponents who may be pursuing you!
Aim Unite Move carefully
・Zeraora's Unite Move deals damage to opponents within a line and releases plasma after striking an area. Target this ability at locations where multiple enemies are stacked up near each other, especially while fighting Drednaw or Zapdos. Try to practice this move by aiming this move at opponents and time the damage hit them.
・After loosing your ult, do your best to fight in the same area! You will deal more damage and have longer range in this zone.

Zeraora - Strategy Guide

Going Middle Lane Is Recommended

middle lane

Zeraora benefits from going via the middle lane. Although the middle lane has fewer Wild Pokemon in it, it does have a lot of obstacles. With Agility, Zeraora can easily move through these obstacles to hunt Wild Pokemon from other lanes. With enough levels, you can use Zeraora to go around the map to gank enemy Pokemon with your team.

Early Game (Lv 1~) Strategy

Pick Slash First

For your Level 1 skill, choose Slash. Choosing Agility grants Zeraora great mobility but unfortunately no sure way to deal damage. Use Slash to farm during the early stages & use it to take down Wild Pokemon.

Roam The Map Once You Reach Lv 5

Zeraora finds great use during the early to middle parts of a match. Once you reach Level 5, hunt down enemy Pokemon to hinder their progress. Use bushes and walls to hide your presence and coordinate attacks with your teammates.

Mid Game (Lv 6~) Strategy

Always Join Or Initiate Team Battles

Unfortunately, Zeraora's explosive power wanes during the latter stages of a match. Take advantage of your initial lead and use it to initiate or ambush enemies with your teammates. Try to prevent your enemies from gaining enough levels by keeping on the pressure!

Choose Volt Switch Or Spark

Volt Switch Or Spark

Upon reaching Level 6, you will be given a choice to either get Spark or Volt Switch. While highly dependent on the situation, if you want to improve your chances of initiating and winning team battles, it'd be best to get Spark. Spark can deal damage 3 times, allowing you to deal a large amount of damage in an instant.

Lv 6 (Choose One)
Volt SwitchVolt SwitchDash
Has the user perform a high-speed dash, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits and increasing the user's basiic attack speed for a short time. Using this move within a set period of time will allow the user to immediately dash back to where it originally used the move.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
SparkSparkDash
Has the user leap at an opposing Pokemon while electricity charged, dealing damage to them. If the user uses its basic attack before reaching it's target Pokemon, the user will instead leap at the closest opposing Pokemon dealing damage to it. This move can be used three times before it goes on cooldown.
Cooldown: 8.5 seconds

Late Game (Lv 8~) Strategy

Choose Discharge Or Wild Charge

Discharge or Wild Charge

If the enemy team tends to group together during fights, getting Discharge is highly recommended. In order to maximize Discharge's potential, you must paralyze an enemy Pokemon with your normal attack's third strike in order to inflict paralysis. Even if you fail to paralyze, Discharge can still inflict a large amount of damage when used and timed well.

Lv 8 (Choose One)
DischargeDischargeMelee
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and granting the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokemon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Wild ChargeWild ChargeMelee
Has the user charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user unleashes a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the user hits an opposing Pokemon with Volt Switch, Spark, or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in this combo is increased.
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Late Game (Lv 9~) Strategy

How To Use Unite Move: Plasma Gale

Plasma Gale deals a large damage to anything in front of Zeraora. It also leaves an area in which Zeraora's attack range and damage are increased. Pretty straightforward and easy to use as there is no charging time to execute it. Extremely useful when used during clashes or when targeting high-priority Pokemon like Attackers and Supports.

Spark + Discharge Build

Recommended Combo
SparkDischarge

This high-powered combo is great for almost any situation and can rival any Attacker combo with the way it deals damage. Start with Spark to leap at your target to attack. Then, follow up with Discharge to deal damage to not only the Pokemon you initially attacked, but also all other enemy Pokemon around that may have ganged up on you. This move is particularly great as it can paralyze your opponent at the end of the move - making it so much easier to KO them without breaking a sweat.

Volt Switch + Wild Charge Build

Recommended Combo
Volt SwitchWild Charge

Although this build isn't as explosive as the Spark/Discharge one, you'll be able to maximize your mobility as both moves involve dashing and charging toward the designated direction. We recommend using Volt Switch first to begin your combo and then follow up with Wild Charge as this maximizes the number of attacks dealt with this combo.

Zeraora - Timing Specific Guide

What To Do At Every Stage Of The Game

This section will teach you specific Wild Pokemon kill orders, as well as exactly what to do at various stages of the game.

10:00~8:50

If the middle lane is a desert, the locations of ③ and ④ are switched.
▶ Remoat Stadium Guide

Mid-lane KO Sequence
Target Level5
Tasks① Take Slash as your first skill
② Defeat Lillipup
③ KO Ludicolo to get the buff
④ KO Bouffalant to get the buff
⑤ Clear the 2 Corphishes
⑥ Go to the bottom lane

During the start of the game, take advantage of the mobility of Slash and go over obstacles to quickly clear Wild Pokemon. Make good use of your offensive move and if you feel confident you can try to invade the enemy jungle after dealing with Bouffalant.

Jungle / Mid-Lane Guide

8:50~7:00

If the middle lane is a desert, the locations of ③ and ④ are switched.
▶ Remoat Stadium Guide

Mid-lane KO sequence
Target Level7
Tasks① Clear the 3 Combees and the Vespiquen
② Use Recall to go back to base
③ KO the newly respawned Ludicolo
④ KO the newly respawned Bouffalant
⑤ Eliminate the respawned 2 Corphishes
⑥ Go back to the bottom lane

During the team fight at ①, contest and defend the Wild Pokemon from being taken by the enemy team. After this fight, go back to your base and redo the farming sequence that you did during the early stages. After clearing ④, you can decide to pressure the enemy mid lane.

7:00~Before Defeating Drednaw

Target Level8
Tasks・Pressure the enemy team using Volt Switch with Discharge. Use Volt Switch to escape

Volt Switch allows Zeraora to go to a designated location while damaging those in the path. After the initial rush, you have 4 seconds to reuse Volt Switch to back to your original location. When attacking, take advantage of this instantaneous displacement and pressure the enemy while having a safe escape route as your plan B.

Drednaw Guide

After Defeating Drednaw~The End

Target Level10~
Tasks・ Pressure the enemy team using Volt Switch with Discharge. Use Volt Switch to escape
・ Use your damaging Unite Move Plasma Gale to damage multiple enemies during clashes

Zeraora's Unite Move Plasma Gale creates a zone of damaging plasma around the area where it lands. Fighting inside this zone increases the range of Zeraora's range attacks and buffs its damage making it incredibly useful during a team fight. Use this whenever you can but take note of your HP!

Zeraora Counters

Pokemon Zeraora Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Zeraora

・Attack it while it's abilities are on cooldown. In particular, wait to engage after you see Discharge has just finished.
・Don't fight near where it used its Unite Move. Its basic attacks will be stronger in this area, so you'll want to retreat immediately
・Try to CC it and burst it down. Pokemon that can lock down Zeraora are the best - make sure to focus it down as soon as you see it.

Best Matchups For Zeraora

Pokemon Zeraora Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Zeraora

Zeraora Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Short
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits. Also paralyzes opposing Pokemon and restores the user's HP.
Passive
()Volt Absorb
The Pokemon gains an electric charge whenever it receives damage, converting a portion of that damage into additional Attack.

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

AgilityAgility Dash
Has the user perform a quick dash and increases the user's basic attack speed for a short time afterward.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Damage: 0
SlashSlash Melee
Has the user pounce at an opposing Pokemon and attack with sharp claws. This move's final attack throws opposing Pokemon.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 1008

Level 6 Moves (Choose One)

Volt SwitchVolt SwitchDash
Has the user perform a high-speed dash, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits and increasing the user's basiic attack speed for a short time. Using this move within a set period of time will allow the user to immediately dash back to where it originally used the move.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Damage: 1500
SparkSparkDash
Has the user leap at an opposing Pokemon while electricity charged, dealing damage to them. If the user uses its basic attack before reaching it's target Pokemon, the user will instead leap at the closest opposing Pokemon dealing damage to it. This move can be used three times before it goes on cooldown.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Damage: 4584

Level 8 Moves (Choose One)

DischargeDischargeMelee
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and granting the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokemon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Damage: 3608
Wild ChargeWild ChargeMelee
Has the user charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user unleashes a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the user hits an opposing Pokemon with Volt Switch, Spark, or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in this combo is increased.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Damage: 3255

Unite Move (Level 10)

Plasma GalePlasma GaleSure Hit
Unleashes a blast of lightning, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. This also creates a zone of plasma that increases the user's basic attack range and dealt while the user is inside the zone.
Cooldown: seconds
Damage: 2819
List Of All Moves

Zeraora - Patch Notes & Change Log

Zeraora Move Changes (September 22nd)

Move / StatChanges
SlashSlash- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. (About 4.5%)
- Cooldown has been increased from 9.5s to 10s.
- The attack has been reduced from 5 hits to 4 hits.
SparkSpark- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. (Approximately 200%)
- Cooldown has been reduced from 10s to 8s.
- Basic attacks have been increased when doing a normal attack while using Spark.
Wild ChargeWild Charge- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. (About 4%)
- Cooldown has been reduced from 11s to 8s.

Zeraora has received a few updates in the previous patch. Slash, Spark, and Wild Charge have received substantial damage buffs while some of the moves have had their cooldowns reduced. Overall this should be a buff to Zeraora's overall performance.

Patch Notes: Balance Patch (September 22)Click To See Previous Balance Changes

Skills Changed In August 4 Update

Wild Charge Buff

Zeraora has been affected by the latest patch with some nerfs and buffs to its skills. Its Wild Charge skill has been buffed with its cooldown dropped from 12 to 11 seconds. In contrast to this, its Plasma Gale skill has received a nerf in the form of damage reduction. The Spark skill's bug has also been fixed.

Patch Notes: Balance Patch (August 4)

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