Pokemon Unite Zeraora Build & Guide
Learn how to use each move properly
Gain an electric charge when receiving damage, converting a portion of that damage into additional Attack.
Agility Move 1
Perform a quick dash and increase basic attack speed for a short time afterward.
Agility is a short dash and a buff. It is great for getting from one place to another and for quickly clearing wild pokemon thanks to the bonus attack speed.
You can also use Agility to get close to enemy pokemon fast when trying to gank the top or bottom lane.
Agility Upgrade Options
Perform a high-speed dash, dealing damage to enemies hit and increase basic attack speed for a short time. Using this move again within a set period of time will allow the user to immediately dash back to the original position.
Increased damage and basic attack speed buff duration.
Volt Switch allows Zeraora to dash a long distance and damage enemies hit along the way.
After the initial dash, Zeraora gains bonus attack speed and he can reactivate Volt Switch to teleport back to his original position.
Volt Switch is great for assassinating enemies even when they have allies near them because Zeraora can simply re-cast this move to get to safety.
You can confuse enemies with this move when trying to get away from your enemies because you have the option to either use it again if they follow you or if they think you will use this ability again and they stayed back waiting for you, you can just simply walk away.
Leap at an enemy dealing damage to them. If using your basic attack before reaching the targeted enemy, instead leap at the closest enemy and deal damage to it. This move can be used 3 times before going on cooldown.
Also restore HP if performing a basic attack before reaching the targeted enemy.
Spark is a dash that you can use three times. While dashing, you can use your basic attack to quickly jump to an enemy.
Once you are proficient enough with controlling Spark, you will be able to use it to dodge enemy moves with ease.
You can increase your degree of control to this move by enabling advanced controls and lock-on icon.
First, advanced controls will allow you to choose whether you want to jump on enemy pokemon by pressing “A” or you can choose to jump on wild pokemon by pressing “B”.
You can take it one step further by using the lock-on icon that will allow you to choose the enemy pokemon you want to target.
Remember that you have to press the basic attack button mid-dash.
You can also use this move to quickly get away from pressing the move multiple times towards your target location.
Slash Move 2
Pounce at an enemy and attack with sharp claws. This move’s final attack throws enemies.
Slash is your damaging move in the early game. It is a targeted move that does quick slash and the final slash throws the enemy.
The final slash interrupts your target’s action so it can cancel the moves they make.
Slash Upgrade Options
Release an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby enemies and grant the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits enemies that are paralyzed, it pulls them in toward the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Decreases movement speed of enemies for a short time when this move hits.
Discharge deals a lot of area of effect damage over time around Zeraora.
Remember to use your basic attacks while this move is active because your boosted attack paralyzes enemies and paralyzed enemies are dealt bonus damage, pulled towards Zeraora, and are stunned for a short duration.
Use Spark to deal as much damage to as many pokemon as possible with Discharge.
Charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an enemy, unleash a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the user hit an enemy with Volt Switch, Spark, or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in the combo is increased.
Also deals damage to nearby enemies when this hits.
Wild Charge is a combo attack that deals a lot of damage to a single target. It is best used on an enemy pokemon that has been recently hit by Volt Switch because Wild Charge attacks more times on enemies recently hit by Volt Switch, Spark, or your boosted attack.
A great and quite unfair tactic you can use on Zeraora is to use Volt Switch then Wild Charge then teleport back by using Volt Switch again to safety. This tactic will allow you to damage your targets without any room for retaliation from your enemies.
Plasma Gale Unite Move
Unlocks at level 10
Unleash a blast of lightning, dealing damage to enemies in the area of effect and throw them. This also creates a zone of plasma that increases the user’s basic attack range and damage dealt while inside this zone.
Plasma Gale is a sure hit Unite move that deals a ton of burst damage to the initial target and to those around them.
After hitting the target enemy, the enemy is thrown and a plasma field appears that buffs Zeraora’s basic attack, giving it bonus range and damage.
Here are our Recommended builds on Zeraora
Build Name: Volt Charge
Volt Charge is great for assassinating enemies. Volt Switch is a long range dash that can be used again to return Zeraora to his original position and Wild Charge can be used after Volt Switch to deal a lot of damage to a single target.
Energy Amplifier increases the rate you charge your Unite move. This makes Zeraora able to use his combos together with his Unite move as often as possible. Energy Amplifier also increases Zeraora’s damage output after using his Unite move, further amplifying the buffs he receives from Plasma Gale.
Muscle Band increases the user’s attack speed and makes their basic attack deal damage based on their target’s max HP. Zeraora has naturally high attack speed, making him a great user of this held item.
Float Stone increases the out of combat movement speed of its user and since Zeraora is a mid laner/jungler, he greatly benefits from the roaming boost this held item provides.
Fluffy Tail is a must-have battle item for junglers. The ability to stun wild pokemon helps a jungler have a healthier clear so they can always be battle ready.
Build Name: Spark Discharge
Spark Discharge is great for knocking out multiple low HP pokemon because of the area of effect damage Discharge and the multiple dashes of Spark.
The Spark Discharge build uses the same Held Items.
X Attack grants a damage boost for its user for a short duration. The damage boost is great for bursting down low HP enemies so they would not have enough time to retaliate.
Zeraora Gameplay Guide
Zeraora is a Middle laner. His goal in the early game is to level up quickly as possible then gank either the Bottom or Top lane to apply pressure on the enemy team.
At the start of the match, get Agility and quickly jump over the ledge to quickly reach the single Lillipup at the center of the edge of the middle part of the map. Killing this wild pokemon will allow you to reach level 2 and be near Ludicolo. Use the Slash move to cancel Ludicolo’s move then quickly go to Bouffalant to do the same.
Afterward, you can either kill both Corphish or kill one then quickly proceed to a lane to pressure and try to kill one of the enemy Pokemon.
Do not stay in a lane for too long as you’d want to take control of the middle part of the map so you can deny experience to the enemy middle laner.
At 8:50, Vespiquen and a swarm of Combees will spawn at the center of the Top and Bottom lane. These wild Pokemon are heavily contested so you should go to either one of the lanes to help them secure some big experience and points.
After that, you’d just have to repeat taking the buffs and ganking lanes, scoring and securing wild Pokemon and objectives.
What is the role of Zeraora when taking objectives?
Zeraora has a lot of mobility and tons of damage. these two key qualities of speedsters allow Zeraora to assassinate attackers easily when timed correctly.
Attackers are the ones who usually have strong damaging moves that are capable of securing or stealing the important objectives, Drednaw, Rotom, and Zapdos.
Zeraora’s job is to deny those attackers the chance of securing the objectives by killing them even before the objectives reach low HP.
Middle and Late Game
Using the Volt Charge build
The Volt Charge build is best for assassinations. Its Volt Switch move allows Zeraora to quickly go in and go out if needed because its second cast teleports Zeraora to the marked position on its original cast. This allows Zeraora to do risky plays and kill enemies while walking away unscathed or even with just a sliver of health.
This build is best used when enemies have squishy backlines like Gardevoir or Cramorant that need to be killed if they have a strong team fighting front lines like Snorlax and Blastoise.
Using the Spark Discharge build
This build on the other hand is great if your team has the upper hand on team fights and just needs more AoE damage and finishing moves. Discharge deals a lot of AoE damage but requires Zeraora to be in the middle of the fight and so Spark is paired with it so that Zeraora is able to zap into the enemy lines while being elusive.
When is the best time to use the Plasma Gale Unite move?
Plasma Gale deals some serious burst damage to a small area near its initial target. It is best used to assassinate a target that is also a threat to Zeraora. Once the initial target is knocked out, Zeraora will be able to wreak total havoc with the bonus range and damage to its basic attacks.
Did You Know?
Zeraora can generate and influence strong magnetic fields to levitate and move at high speeds. Zeraora is known to travel as fast as lightning.
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