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Read this guide to know more about Pokemon Unite's in-game chat and voice chat features. Get to know how to turn voice chat on, how to use chat, other recommended apps, & more!

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How To Use Voice Chat

Requires Trainer Level 6 To Unlock

Trainer Level 6

In order to use the voice chat, you must first reach Trainer Level 6. Once you reach Trainer Level 6, you'll be free to use voice chat for any type of matches in Pokemon Unite!

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How To Enable Voice Chat In Pokemon Unite

From The Home Screen

1Plug in a compatible headset to the Nintendo Switch
2Run Pokemon Unite
3While in the home screen, press X to open the menu
4Scroll down and select "Settings"
5Go to "Audio"
6Scroll down to "Voice"
7Turn "Voice" to "On" and adjust the Voice Volume to your liking

How To Access Voice Settings In-Game

1While in a match press "+"
2Press "-" while on. the scoreboard
3Scroll down to access settings for "Audio" & "Voice Chat Settings"

On By Default

On by default

Pokemon Unite's in-game voice chat is turned on by default. This means that by simply plugging in a headset with a mic, you can immediately chat with your teammates in a match. Make sure to check this setting if you want to mute yourself when playing.

Recommended For Ranked Matches

Ranked Matches

Voice Chat is an invaluable tool when it comes to ranked matches. Notifying your teammates and getting them to join you during attacks and ambushes can help you get the win needed to advance.

Volume Can Be Adjusted

Volume can be adjusted

Aside from your audio output's built-in controls, you can use the settings to adjust the volume of the voices from your teammates. You can also tweak the volume setting even while in-game.

Recommended Settings Guide

Requires A Mic

Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch has no built-in mic on its own and Pokemon Unite's voice communication requires a headset or mic to function. With that said, you cannot communicate using the voice chat without attaching a headset or mic for input.

How To Use In-Game Chat

How To Chat During A Match

Chat Wheel

In-game, your are only limited to several chat lines accessible via a chat wheel. You can access them by pressing the "↑" during a match. In the menu, use your right joystick to pick a chat line.

Controls Guide

How To Chat With Friends

Play 5 matches first

In the main screen, press "-" to bring up your list of friends. Select the friend that you want to chat with to start. Note that for you to be able to initiate a chat, you must play at least 5 matches together.

Add Friends First

Add Friends First

In order to chat with friends, you need to add them first to your list. You can do this by either adding them via the Trainer ID, after a game, or from your Nintendo Account.

How To Add Friends Guide

Other Recommended Voice Chat Apps

Discord (Free)


Discord is a popular voice and text chat platform. It is very easy to use, has great features, and is completely free. Although it is not compatible with the Nintendo Switch itself, you can use either a PC or a smartphone to run it.

Using Discord On A Browser

If you don't want to have Discord installed on either your PC or smartphone, you can instead make use of a browser to make a Discord room. Simply go to Discord's homepage and select the browser option to set up or join a room with your friends.

Discord Mobile App

For smartphone users, you can simply download the app and have it run in the background. The Discord mobile app uses your phone's mic so there is no need to attach a headset for inputs.

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online App

Nintendo also has its own proprietary software for voice chat. However, this app must be installed on your mobile device for it to function. It also requires an active Nintendo Switch Online membership to use. The Nintendo Switch Online voice chat app is available on both iOS and Android.

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