Check out this guide for the Jungle in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). This guide includes what to do in the center lane jungle area, ganking, mid lane & buffs.
Table of Contents
What To Do In The Center Lane
Five Things You Need To Know
- KO first the five wild Pokémon in the central path.
- Gank top or bottom
- When going to the top or bottom routes, go in from behind.
- Move to the bottom path when Drednaw appears.
- If you have the upper hand, KO your opponent's Pokémon in the central area.
This guide will go over the fundamentals you need to know to get started jungling in Pokemon Unite.Click Here For 5 Techniques For Advanced Players To Improve
First Minute Of The Match
Knock Out Five Pokemon First
At the start of the match, first, take out the 5 Pokemon in the central area of your team's side. When you attack the Lillipup that appears at the beginning, it moves forward in the direction where Ludicolo appears, so follow it while attacking. KO them all and you'll reach level 5.
Pokemon to Knock Out In Order
Ludicolo & Boufallant Give Buffs
When you defeat Ludicolo and Boufallant, a purple & orange aura will appear under your feet. This serves as a temporary power-up effect.
Knock Out Ludicolo First
The Purple Aura helps you KO wild Pokemon more effectively. You'll want to prioritize defeating Ludicolo over Boufallant in all cases.
Summary of Aura Effects
|Boufallant||Orange Buff - Normal attacks will slow down enemy Pokemon|
|Ludicolo||Purple Buff - Higher damage against enemy Pokemon with low health|
From 9 To 7 Minutes In A Match
Help Your Allies On the Top and Bottom Path
After you defeat the first five jungle Pokémon and have reached Level 5, no wild Pokémon will appear for a while. This will be your first opportunity to gank in either the top or bottom lanes.
Go To The Route Your Opponent Is Pushing
Look at the mini-map and decide which path you should take. We recommend that you take the path that your opponents are pushing. If your opponent is pushing, then they are far away from their goal zone and are overextended, making for a perfect opportunity to get a kill.
Avoid Lanes With Fed Opponents
If one of your allies has been defeated very early and your opponent has gotten fed (is already higher level than you), it might be a better idea to avoid that lane. Try to find the lane where enemies are the lowest possible level.
Return To The Central Area & Get Buffs
Ludicolo and Boufallant will reappear one minute after they are KO'd. Break off from a battle so that you can get to the place where Ludicolo appears at 8:30. Note that Lillipup will not respawn - you can go for Ludicolo straight away.
7 Minutes Remaining Time
Head To The Bottom Path Early
When the time has reached 7 minutes, Rotom will appear in the top and Drednaw will appear in the bottom. We recommend prioritizing Drednaw first, as it will give all team members not just experience but also shields for protection.Click Here For Drednaw Guide!
If You're At A Disadvantage, Defeat Other Wild Pokémon!
After defeating Drednaw, go to the top path next to attempt to defeat Rotom, which not only gives you +20 points, but also lets you insta-score on a goal that it reaches.
Defeat Vespiquen & Combee To Gain More Exp
At around the 7:20 time mark, Vespiquen and Combee will reappear in the lower route. If you can KO them, you'll have an advantage against Drednaw since you'll have a difference in experience.
5 To 3 Minutes Remaining Time
Two minutes after defeating Drednaw, the Pokemon will reappear. Make sure to check the mini-map for a timer that it will reappear again, and once that happens head over to bottom path 10-20 seconds in advance.
Save Your Unite Move For Drednaw
During the second fight for Drednaw, you'd be best off to use your Unite Move to contest it. As much as possible, try not to use your Unite Move before facing Drednaw.
Check The Announcements
|We have a huge lead!|
|We’re in the lead!|
|It's a close game!|
|We’re struggling to keep up!|
|We’re REALLY struggling!|
When the 5:00 time mark has been reached, an announcement will be made telling you if you have the advantage or not. Note that even if the score is in your favor, the other team may have a level advantage over you. When the announcement is made, check the level of the other team!Click Here For What To Do When Losing
3 Minutes Remaining - The Endgame
Drednaw May Reappear Early
Drednaw may reappear if the first and second fights ended really quickly. Whatever you do, if your opponent uses a Unite move at this Drednaw fight, don't force yourself to use one as well since you'll be at a disadvantage in the Zapdos fight at the 2:00 time mark.
Defeat Zapdos To Gain The Advantage
|All Pokémon on your team receive +20 Aeos Energy|
|All goals on the opposing team are defenseless for 20 seconds, allowing you to score instantly|
|When Zapdos is KO'ed, lightning strikes the place where the KO'd Pokémon was. Pokémon hit by the lightning will be unable to move for a while.|
When the time has reached the 2:00 mark, Zapdos will appear in the Legendary Pit. If your team was able to take it out, there's a good chance you can turn the match around and win. Just be careful not to let your opponent get the final blow!Click Here For Zapdos Guide
If You're Winning, Don't Let Your Opponent's Score
When you're winning, be sure not to let your opponent score a goal. Defense will be key. When you're losing, however, you can afford to go all in and try to score. During the last minutes, the score is doubled, so it's absolutely vital to know which enemy (and ally) Pokemon are holding the most Aeos points.
Check Mini-Map To See Held Aeos Energy
Opponents with a high amount of Aeos Energy can be seen on the mini-map. The mini-map can be used this to determine which opponent you should KO first!Click Here For The Map Guide
Tips For Defeating Ganking Top & Bottom
Get Behind Your Opponent
The trick to knocking out your opponent either going to the top or bottom route is to get behind them. Use the angles listed in the image above to approach your opponents to catch them off-guard.
Don't Face Your Opponent In Front
If you go head-on into an opponent's Pokémon, there is a chance that it will immediately notice you and run away. It is difficult to defeat an opponent who has fled to their goal zone, which can be difficult to KO.
Use Jump Pad In The Central Area
Using the jump pad in the central area, you can move over obstacles and into the grass. We highly recommended this as it makes it easier to get behind your opponent..Click Here For The Super Jump Guide
Hide In The Grass
While you're in the grass, your opponent can't see you even. This is the best way to do a sneak attack behind your opponents.Click Here For The Grass Guide
Use Junglers To Reach Master Rank
Jungling For The Win
We were able to reach the Master Rank using mostly Junglers. As they direct the flow of battle and control most of the clashes, playing as a Jungler is a great way to increase your rank. Also, ranked matches are the true tests of you abilities, try playing them once in a while!Master Rank Guide
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