Pokémon Unite is a unique take on the renowned series that combines multiplayer online fights with League of Legends-style gameplay.
It’s available for free on Nintendo Switch right now. Playing with or against friends is a big part of the pleasure in Pokémon Unite, which is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game.
Regrettably, the game does not make it obvious how to pair up with specific players. The procedure of obtaining and playing with friends is a bit involved, as it is with any Pokémon. From creating a lobby to joining your friends’ games, here’s how to do it all.
In Pokémon Unite, how do you add friends?
Before you can start inviting or joining other players, you must first make friends with them in Pokémon Unite. Because this friends list is different from the one on Nintendo Switch, you’ll have to individually add everyone.
To access your Trainer Info, hit L from the game’s main menu. Here you’ll find the name of your trainer as well as the Trainer ID that goes with it. This is the code you’ll use to invite more people.
To add a buddy, go to the main menu and hit X, then scroll down to Friends. Select Friend Search from this menu, then press X to enter a Trainer ID. Select Add Friend after entering the ID.
How to invite friends to a Pokémon Unite match
After you’ve added all of the friends you want to play with, there are two ways to get partnered up in a match with them. Let’s start with how to invite pals.
Select Unite Battle from the main menu, and you’ll be brought to a lobby. To invite friends, hit Y, which will bring up a list of all the players that are currently online. After that, choose their names and invite the people you want to join you.
You can also offer your friends the Lobby ID, which is accessible in the top left corner of the screen, to allow them to join.
In Pokémon Unite, how do I join a friend’s match?
Alternatively, you can use the aforementioned Lobby ID to join your friends’ games. If you want to join their match, have them build a lobby using the instructions above. After that, grab their Lobby ID and you’re good to go!
To do so, go to the main menu and click Lobby Search, then enter the Lobby ID that your friend gave you. This will allow you to join their lobby and play games with them. Encourage other players to follow these procedures to join the lobby as well.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can only play Ranked once you’ve reached level 6, and Quick Battle won’t be available until you’ve reached level 8. As a result, the lobby will only be allowed to play matches with players of the lowest level.
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