This guide shows how to rank up from Expert Rank in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). This includes what to do before and during a match, what to avoid, what to prepare & more!
|This guide includes the Ranked Match rules, all ranks list & rewards!|
▶︎ Ranked Match Mode Guide
|Check out on how to raise your rank after unlocking the Ranked Match here!|
▶︎ Beginner Rank - How To Rank Up
|Check out for the strategy guide for Great Rank here!|
▶︎ Great Rank - How To Rank Up
|Check out on the tips & techniques for Expert Rank here!|
▶︎ Master Rank - How To Rank Up
Expert Rank Overview
For Advanced Players Who Finished Great Rank
This article is intended for players who have finished the Great Rank and are more accustomed to Pokemon Unite matches. Check out the info below to find out what to look out for and what to do before participating in Ranked Matches.
Expert Rank - Battle Guide
|Things To Do Before & During A Ranked Match|
|1.||▼ Level Up Before Capturing Drednaw|
|2.||▼ Tell The Team Your Plans|
|3.||▼ Check The Mini-Map Often|
|4.||▼ Practice Various Pokemon|
1. Level Up Before Capturing Drednaw
Drednaw spawns at the 7-minute mark of the match and the EXP it provides to the team is quite significant, making it a highly contested objective. Try to get more EXP than your opponents before the first Dednaw spawns to get the upper hand in capturing it.Drednaw Guide - Spawn Time & Location
Defeat Combee & Vespiquen Before Drednaw
If you defeated Combee & Vespiquen at the 8:50 minute mark of the match, you'll find they respawn during at roughly 7:20. This means they'll be available before the first Drednaw fight - make sure to pick them up before heading bottom!What To Do During A Match
2. Tell The Team Your Plans
Although you cannot freely communicate in-game (via chat etc), you can use Quick Chat to inform your teammates of your plans. You can either tell them where you're going or suggest that the team retreat.Voice Chat & In-Game Chat Guide - How To Use
Inform Your Allies In Advance
If you try to tell your teammates about an objective right when it happens, they might not respond to the signal in time, as they might be doing something else. So, if you're going to fight a Boss Pokemon and need additional help, make sure to alert teammates 20 seconds in advance.
3. Check The Mini-Map Often
It's a good idea to use the mini-map to keep track of your teammates and opponents. You can also tell your allies if you need support or they can attack an area by sending a signal.Map Guide - Types & Objectives
Attack The Opposing Goal If Area Is Unguarded
If there are no opponents in your area, seize the opportunity to defeat their Wild Pokemon and score at their goal. However, be wary since your opponents may be hiding in the bush to ambush you, or they may split it up and attack you if you are caught off guard.
Ambush Your Opponents One By One
If you notice that your opponent is acting alone, seek assistance and gather around to defeat your opponents one by one while keeping an eye on the map, as they may sneak past your defenses and score a goal undetected.
4. Practice Using Various Pokemon
Practicing more Pokemon can help you understand their strengths and weaknesses, which can be used against your opponents. Doing this will also help you adjust which Pokemon you will use in each battle. This is especially key if your favorite Pokemon was already chosen by your teammates.All Pokemon List - Pokemon Roster
Practicing Will Help You Learn To Enjoy New Pokemon
Practicing with other Pokemon can aid in the discovery of your new favorite Pokemon to use in battle. It will also help you to determine which builds and roles to use.
Filling Missing Roles Is Important
During Pokemon selection, you can assume that your teammates will choose Pokemon that they are familiar with. When your team picks a set of Pokemon, do your best to adjust to their picks and fill in the important missing roles. This will let your teammates play their optimal Pokemon and be on their best performance.
Practice Before Using Unfamiliar Pokemon
Although filling missing roles is good, using a Pokemon you are unfamiliar with will hinder your team's success and possibly result in a loss. Try to use the Practice Area (or standard/quick mode) first if you are not familiar with a Pokemon.
Expert Rank - Preparation Guide
Preparation Before The Match Is Recommended
Held Items give useful stat boosts if equipped on the right Pokemon, though they may not work effectively if you equip the wrong item. It is therefore recommended to check first if your Pokemon has the right Held Items before a match.Best Held Items For Each Pokemon
Learn The Attack Types Of Your Pokemon
Check to see if your Pokemon's attack type is Physical or Special. For example, equipping Wise Glasses on a Pokemon with the Physical Attack Type is ineffective.
Items That Increase Attack & Special Attack
|Physical Attack Type Held Items|
|Muscle Band||Held Item||- Atk +1 (+15) |
- Basic Attack Speed 0 (+7.5%)
|Float Stone||Held Item||- Atk +1.6 (+24)|
- Movement Speed 0 (120)
|Attack Weight||Held Item||- Atk +0.6 (+18)|
|X-Attack||Battle Item||Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.|
Note: Values in brackets are level 30 stats.
|Special Attack Held Items|
|Shell Bell||Held Item||- Sp. Atk +1.6 (+24) |
- Move Cooldown 0 (-4.5%)
|Sp. Atk Specs||Held Item||- Sp. Atk +0.8 (+24)|
|Wise Glasses||Held Item||- Sp. Atk +10 (+39)|
|X-Attack||Battle Item||- Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.|
Note: Values in brackets are level 30 stats.Special Attack & Attack Differences
Don't Forget To Upgrade Your Held Items
Upgrade Held Items that you frequently use on your Pokemon to improve their effect and possibly add another stat boost (in some items).
Item Enhancers Are Required For Upgrading
You'll need Item Enhancers to upgrade your Held Items. The required amount increases as you level up an item, so try to save up Item Enhancers received as a reward or purchase them via the Aeos Emporium.Item Enhancer - How To Get
State Of The Current Meta
We know getting to the Expert Rank wasn't easy, but to be honest, things are only going to get harder from here on out. We recommend studying the game's meta in further detail: We've prepared a list of Pokemon most used by the top 100 ranked players, in addition to providing enough on the state of the game's meta in Master Rank and above. Make sure to check it out if you're serious about climbing!Meta Team & Builds For Ranked
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|Best Pokemon Tier List||Best Builds Guide|
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|Unite Moves List||Free Pokemon List|
|Stats Per Level||Master Rank Builds Guide|