The bottom lane can be very challenging in Pokemon Unite. Read this guide to improve playing and winning in the bot lane, positioning, tactics, strategies and useful tips, & more.
Table of Contents
Mid & Late Game
Tips On Fighting Bosses
Things To Know As A Bot Laner
- KO all Wild Pokemon in the lane
- Know when to attack the enemy
- Effects of defeating Drednaw
As a bottom laner, the early game is mostly about efficiently gaining EXP for the latter parts of the game. Drednaw plays an important role as defeating it can slowly push the scales to your side.
Mid To Late Game
- KO Vespiquen by 7:20
- Get Drednaw
- Raise your level for the Zapdos fight
As with the early parts of the game, the middle and end phases are about gaining as much of an advantage as you can. The main objective is to push the enemy's lane so that they can't effectively contest Drednaw. Drednaw and Zapdos can be particular spots where the match can be decided, making them extremely important.
Early Game: Start To 9-Minutes
KO Wild Pokemon In The Lane
First thing to do is to clear all Wild Pokemon in the top lane. Most of the Pokemon residing within the lanes are the same for both top and bottom. The similarities end near the front-most goal, with the top having Aipoms while the bottom lane has Audinos.List Of Wild Pokemon
Top & Bottom Start Almost The Same
Both the top and bottom lanes start and proceed the same. Locations of Wild Pokemon are initially mirrored. However, the placement of obstacles, the bushes, and spawns is a bit different.Top Lane Guide
KO The Audino In The Middle
A lone Audino spawns just above the bush above the bottom lane. With it located just in the middle, it is highly likely that the enemy team would also contest it. EXP is rewarded only to the team that lands the killing blow. After this Audino is defeated, head to the other Audinos.
Use The Bushes Effectively
You can make good use of the nearby bush to take out the Audino mentioned above. Pokemon hiding in bushes are invisible to the enemy team. Use this to swoop in and take the last hit.Grass (Bush) Guide
Deal With The Corphishes
At exactly the 9-minute mark, several Corphishes will spawn just behind the front-most goal. You and another team member can take them, but doing so leaves your goal undefended. Instead, just assign one person to take it and another to stand guard to prevent goals.
Early Game: 9 ~ 8 Minutes
KO Vespiquen & Combee
3 Combees and 1 Vespiquen spawn at exactly the 8:50 mark in the center of the top lane. As this is a very likely spot for a clash, always prepare your moves to secure a KO. Keep watch on your HP and recover at your goal if need be.
Use Moves To KO Wild Pokemon
When contesting the Combees and the Vespiquen, be mindful of their remaining HP. If you can secure a clean last hit with your move, do so! Note that you need to know how much damage your skill does at your current level for this to be effective.
Get The Audinos and Corphises Again
After dealing with the Combees and the Vespiquen, another spawn wave of Audinos and Corphishes should appear near the front goal. KO them for more EXP and Aeos Energy.List Of Wild Pokemon
When Is A Good Time To Attack The Enemy?
When Contesting Wild Pokemon
When competing for a Wild Pokemon, allow the enemy team to damage the Wild Pokemon first. This places the Wild Pokemon's aggro on them - with the combination of your attacks, you may have a chance KO an enemy Pokemon. In the top lane, the Combee and Vespiquen spawn location is a good spot for a clash.Teamfight Battle Tips
Ask For Your Jungler's Help
The Jungler (mid laner) can visit the top lane to increase your chances of winning a clash through sheer numbers. Use the mini-map to view the location of your Jungler and coordinate an attack. On the other hand, make sure you're careful of the enemy team's Jungler.Jungler Guide
Mid Game: 7 Minutes Left
Defeat Combees & Vespiquen
Once the clock hits 7:20, both the top and bottom lanes each spawn 3 Combees and a Vespiquen. Getting these Pokemon can give you a large advantage in terms of EXP, so try to contest them the moment they spawn. You can ask your Jungler for help if you find it hard to get in due to enemy pressure.
Damage The Enemy's Wild Pokemon
During the fight for the Combees and Vespiquen, pressure the enemy team by damaging their Wild Pokemon. You can even try to interact with the ones nearest to their goals. If done well, this can pressure them to either commit or defend. Without these Pokemon, it can be very easy to enter the bushes from their side, making the Drednaw fight easier.
Aim To Defeat Drednaw
At the 7-minute mark, Drednaw spawns at the bottom lane. Co-operate with your team to take it down as its benefits are significant. Note that the team that hits Drednaw last gets the buffs and EXP. To have a higher chance, reserve your moves and use it to land the last hit on Drednaw once its HP reaches a critical point.How To Beat Drednaw As A Bot Laner
Mid Game: 7 ~ 5 Minutes
If You Defeat Drednaw
If your team is successful in defeating Drednaw, you can then proceed to pressure and clear the enemy's bottom goal. This helps a lot in the long run as it can be hard for the enemy team to contest Drednaw later as their goal and recovery area is farther from it.
Support The Top Lane
As it is expected to have more team battles during this phase, be proactive and look for on-going team fights to assist your teammates. Should the top lane be a likely spot for a clash, head there and be prepared. If you think that the bottom lane is in danger, stay and defend.
If You Fail To KO Drednaw
Failing to KO Drednaw leaves you and your team at a disadvantage due to the EXP bonus gained by the enemy team. If you charge head-on to a clash during this time, the likelihood of you winning is low. Seek out Wild Pokemon on your side to lessen the gap. If your front-most goals are destroyed, farm EXP by taking down the nearby Audinos.
Defeat Rotom Then Prepare For Drednaw
Should you succeed in defeating Rotom, you can take this opportunity for a counterattack. The enemy team would likely send some forces to defend the top lane, leaving their bottom lane vulnerable to attack. Go to the bottom goal and destroy it to slow down enemy reinforcements in the next Drednaw spawn.
Mid Game: 5 ~ 3 Minutes
Prepare For The Drednaw Fight Again
If defeated, Drednaw will spawn again after 2 minutes. Check your mini-map for Drednaw's respawn time and converge at the bottom lane 10 to 20 seconds before Drednaw spawns. Prepare for the fight by eliminating all Wild Pokemon in the top lane for experience points.
Save Your Unite Move
It is very likely that you and the enemy team would have Unite moves by this time, making battles more difficult. Make sure to reserve your Unite Moves for the Drednaw clash. If possible, do not use your Unite Move before the Drednaw clash.
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!|
After reaching the 5-minute mark, regular announcements will be displayed on the screen. The score difference between the 2 teams can be determined using these announcements. While the difference is due to the score, it is also possible that both team's levels are also considered. Remember to check for level differences whenever these announcements pop up.
Don't lose hope or panic during this time as there is still ample time left to make a comeback. Gather your wits and look for possible weak points in the enemy team to exploit.What To Do When You're Losing
Late Game: Last 3 Minutes
3rd Drednaw Spawn
If you and your team were able to defeat Drednaw 2 times without any problems, you can try and contest it for the 3rd and last time. Reserve your Unite Moves for Zapdos later, as that is likely to be the clash that decides the outcome of the match.
Follow The Announcements
When winning, do not let the enemy team score a goal. On the other hand, when losing, keep on the pressure and try to score with whatever you can. Note that goals are doubled during the last 2 minutes. Take note of Pokemon that have a large amount of Aeos Energy, be they friend or foe.
Use The Mini-Map To Check Pokemon With Aeos Energy
You can use the mini-map to pinpoint enemy Pokemon that carry a large amount of Aeos Energy. Pokemon that have numbers displayed on them have large quantities. Prioritize these targets and use their Aeos Energy to score.Map Guide
Fighting Drednaw - Bottom Lane Tips
Spawns In The Bottom Lane
|Spawn Time||After 3 minutes|
|Respawn Time||2 minutes after getting KO'd|
*Will not spawn once Zapdos spawns at the 8-minute mark
|KO Effects||・Grants EXP to the team that defeats it|
・Grants a temporary shield to all members of the team that defeats it
Drednaw spawns once the timer hits the 7-minute mark. Defeating it rewards all team members with EXP and a temporary shield. Drednaw can be pretty difficult to defeat as it has a couple of hard-hitting crowd control moves. Given that, fight it with at least 2 Pokemon. Be aware of your surroundings when battling it as the enemy team can swoop in and take the kill!Drednaw Guide
Fighting Zapdos - Bottom Lane Tips
|Spawn Time||Exactly 8 minutes into the match|
|KO Effects||・Adds 20 Aeos Energy to each member of the team|
・All enemy goals become vulnerable for 20 seconds, requiring no charge time to score
・2 seconds after defeating Zapdos, each. member of the enemy team gets struck by lightning, damaging and disabling them for a moment
With only 2 minutes remaining, Zapdos spawns in the middle of the arena. The effects for defeating it can greatly increase your chances of winning the match. Try to get close and prepare to fight it once it spawns.Zapdos Guide
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