Pokemon Unite: What is the Best Loadout Strategy?

A good emblem loadout strategy is now key to getting into that elusive Master rank in Pokemon Unite. Trainers can now run with up to 3 different Custom Loadouts, which can be equipped and swapped before each battle. Each loadout can contain up to 10 emblems, all of which can have a positive and negative impact on stats.

At time of writing, there are currently 3 main loadout strategies when it comes to crafting loadouts. Reddit user u/RodaPvP gives the following examples:

3. Reduce an irrelevant stat to boost a relevant stat.

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This is very similar to EV and IV training your Pokemon in the mainline games. You can boost a stat that is worthless to you, for gains in a stat that will help you out. For example: If you main Machamp in Pokemon Unite, Reddit user u/RodaPvP recommends using a Bronze Primeape emblem and a Bronze Poliwrath emblem. They both reduce Special Attack, which isn’t relevant on Machamp, a prime physical attacker.

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The Primeape emblem will give you +HP and the Poliwrath emblem will give you +SPD. Primeape is a brown emblem and Poliwrath is a Blue/Brown dual-colour emblem. Using these 2 brown emblems gives you a brown-colour synergy that results in +1% Attack stat.

  • Bronze Primeape (brown): -SPA / +HP
  • Bronze Poliwrath (blue/brown) : -SPA / +SPD
  • Brown-Colour Synergy: +1% Attack

2. Cover your negatively-impacted stat with colour-synergies.

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Colour Effects, otherwise known as Colour Synergies, are a great way to eek out a little more power from your emblems. But, with careful planning, Trainers can recover negatively impacted stats by pairing colours together.

Let’s use Machamp as an example again. You can use a Bronze White Farfetch’d emblem to increase your critical hit ratio, but lower your HP stat. You can pair that with a Bronze White Fearow emblem to increases your Attack stat while reducing your Special-Attack stat, which as we said before, doesn’t matter for the muscle man Machamp. These two emblems work well together because both emblems are white. By pairing them, you get a white-color synergy that results in +1% HP stat. This successfully reduces the negative effect of using the Farfetch’d emblem.

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  • Bronze Farfetch’d (white): -HP / +CRIT
  • Bronze Fearow (white): -SPA / +ATK
  • White-Colour Synergy: +1% HP

Like the sound of colour synergies? Want to learn more? We’ve got you covered here.

3. Cancel-out Emblem effects for colour-synergies.

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Oh, you LOVE the sound of colour synergies? You ONLY want to use colour synergies for the rest of your life? That’s a valid loadout strategy my friend.

Big man Machamp strikes again. Let’s say you want to activate a +2% Attack stat with 4 Brown emblems. Big punchy man hits harder than ever before.

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An example loadout could be:

  • A Bronze Machop emblem to reduce movement speed and increase attack
  • Bronze Diglett emblem to increase movement speed and reduce HP
  • A Bronze Primeape emblem to increase HP and reduce special attack
  • Bronze Sandslash emblem to increase critical hit ratio and reduce special attack.

This process successfully cancelled-out all negative effects that would have impacted your Machamp, all while activating your +2% Attack synergy bonus. Result!

Whilst this is a good loadout strategy , the best thing about Emblems is that your loadouts are so customisable to your play-style. You can view descriptions of Emblems in the Emblem Dex, where at least one Colour Effect is assigned to every Emblem.

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For more information on what Emblems you should be looking for, click here!