Pokémon Unite Zeraora Guide: Best Build, Items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Zeraora in the all-new MOBA Pokémon Unite!

Pokémon Unite, the highly-anticipated MOBA game, has already hit the app stores on the 22nd of September, 2021. The game of Pokémon Unite came with a lot of freebies for the players and one of them is Zeraora. Zeraora is a short-time free reward for the early adopters of the game. An electric type, Mythical Pokémon, Zeraora was first introduced in The Pokémon Sun and Moon. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best battle items, and abilities, including the tips and tricks to make your way to victory with Zeraora in Pokémon Unite.

One of the most powerful characters in Pokémon Unite, Zeraora is a Thunderclap Pokémon. Zeraora can close the distance between itself and its opponents as fast as lightning, dealing massive amounts of damage all at once. Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémons like Pikachu, Mamoswine, Eldegoss, and Blissey. So make sure to check that guide as well. For now, let’s focus on Zeraora.

Zeraora: In-game cost

Pokemon Unite Zeraora, Pokémon Unite Zeraora Guide
Pokemon Unite Zeraora

At this point in time, Zeraora is not present in the in-game shop called the Unite Battle Committee, for players to buy. It is an event-exclusive Pokémon, which can be unlocked after winning 32 battles in the game.

Pokémon Unite Zeraora movesets

Zeraora is a melee speedster with amazing offensive capabilities. Players should play him in the central area for the beginning of the game to level him up as fast as they can. After levelling up a bit, Zeraora can gank top and bottom lanes and with his destructive power and speed. It can take out enemies and make things easier for his team.

Also, Zeraora’s every third basic attack heals nearly 10% of his health. Therefore, he should be able to do 1v2 in many conditions with the best item build. In this Zeraora guide, we are going to see in-depth how these abilities work in Pokémon Unite. We will also show how one can master it in no time.

Basic Attack

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, it helps in dealing increased damage. This attack also paralyzes opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.

Ability 1 – Agility

 Zeraora performs a quick dash and increases its basic attack speed for a short time afterwards.

Ability choices at Level 4

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 4.

Volt SwitchName
After using the move, players perform a high-speed dash, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon which it hits. It also helps in increasing the player’s basic attack speed for a short time. Using this move again within a set period of time will allow the player to immediately dash back to where it originally used the move.The ability will have the player leap at an opposing Pokémon. Originally, the Pokémon will instead leap at the closest opposing Pokémon, dealing damage to it. This move can be used three times before it goes on cooldown.
Upgrade: It increases this move’s damages and further increases basic attack speed.Upgrade: The HP of the Pokémon is restored if the player performs a basic attack, before reaching its target Pokémon.

Ability 2- Slash

Zeraora pounces at an opposing Pokémon and attacks with sharp claws. This move’s final attack throws opposing Pokémon.

Ability choices at level 6

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 6.

DischargeWild Charge
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon. It grants the players a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokémon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the Pokémon. Once the move ends, it deals damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.The ability will have the player charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokémon, the player unleashes a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the player hits an opposing Pokémon with Volt Switch, spark or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in the moves is increased.
Upgrade: It also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.Upgrade: This move also deals damage to nearby opposing Pokémon when it hits.

Unite Move- Plasma Gale

Zeraora unleashes a blast of lightning, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon, in the area of effect and throwing them. This also creates a zone of plasma that paralyzes the opposing Pokémon caught inside it. It also increases the Pokémon’s basic attack range and damage dealt while the player is inside it.

Best items for Zeraora in Pokémon Unite

Best Held Items

ItemWhy it is useful
Float StoneIt increases the movement speed while being out of combat, which is 8 seconds after leaving combat. Zeraora is already a fast Pokémon and this item will make him even faster. This will help Zeraora do its rotations faster.
Muscle BandThe Pokémon’s basic attacks deal additional damage based on the target’s remaining HP. Zeraora, being a speedster, as well as being good on offence, Muscle Band suits him well and increases his potential to the maximum by increasing his Attack Speed by 7.5% at level 30 and its Attack by flat 15.
Scope LensIt increases the Critical Hit Rate by 6% and the Critical-Hit Damage will be increased by 12%.
It increases the damage of the critical hits of the Basic attack. The higher the Pokémon’s Attack, the more the damage is increased.  It also helps in boosting Zeraora’s Crit chance and damage. This allows him to do critical damage more often.

Best Battle Items

  • Eject: Eject helps one in certain situations, where in the moment of a over-commit or when the Pokemon is about to die. 
  • Attack: Attack gives Zeraora more fire power. This be very helpful in 1v2 situations.
  • Full Heal: Full heal is an amazing item. In team battles, it is possible to change the tides of the battle, just by using it. Using full heal in certain situations will remove all effects on the player and make them immune to Crowd- Control (CC).

Pokémon Unite Zeraora Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Zeraora guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during the Unite battles.

Early Game

Zeraora has an amazing attack power. In the course of the early game, players should focus on heading to the Central Area and farm as much as they can to level up faster, so they can get an edge over the opponents. The more a player farms, the more edge you will get in 1v1 and 1v2 fights. One should use Zeraora’s speed to gank and pick on enemies in the bottom and top lane and finish them off.

Pokémon Unite Zeraora Guide
Zeraora in Pokémon Unite: Early game

This would help the team in scoring points and leaving the opponents behind, in the early game. One must remember to farm as much as one can in the early game. This is the best time to start dominating. One must not over commit himself. Therefore, items like eject and full health are useful, to avoid dying.

Late Game

Zeraora’s late game is beast-like. If one has perfected the early game, it’s gonna be really easy from here on. One must pick their opponents, and finish them off. This will leave the scoring to your team, get all the objectives done and outdo your opponents. Zerora will participate in team fights and finish opponents one by one, as his every third basic attack lets him heal himself.

Pokémon Unite Zeraora Guide
Zeraora in Pokémon Unite: Late game

Thus, it can help him to stay in battle for a longer duration, dominating the battle. Items like eject and full health must be used at an appropriate time, as dying in late-game can turn the tide and the result may tilt in a negative direction.

Positioning of Zeraora

Zeraora is to be played in the central area like a jungler. This will let them unleash his maximum potential.

Zeraora with other Pokémon

Best synergies with Zeraora

SnorlaxAs Zeraora has less health, Snorlax can tank with his massive health. This will help Zeraora to attack and finish opponents off.
PikachuThis is an extremely Aggressive combo. Pikachu can support from range and Zeraora can finish enemies from close range.
BlastoiseAn excellent defender for Zeraora, due to his high-damaging abilities and hard CC.
LucarioAn all-rounder that would do his best to support in every scenario.

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Zeraora

Strong AgainstWeak Against
Venusaur Snorlax 
Ninetales Machamp
Pikachu Slowbro 

Pokémon Unite Zeraora tips and tricks

This guide will also discuss some tips and tricks for playing the Zeraora in Pokémon Unite.

  1. Zeraora’s Move Agility is basically a speed buff, while Slash is a power move that allows him to deal significant damage. In the early game, this is basically needed to level up faster and gain an upper-hand on your enemies. We will suggest our readers to choose Slash over Agility in the Early game.
  2. Zeraora’s Both Mid Game abilities are power moves. Volt Tackle has a lower cooldown as well, as it gives boost to the basic attack speed. Zeraora, being a speedster, benefits him a lot from it. As for Spark, it would be a good move for teamfights. This will help the teammates, which is is not a bad choice!
  3. Wild charge is a super fast move. It’s hard to hit with Auto aim. Unless, one is doing it manually, it’s super effective and proper execution of this ability will deal a lot of damage. On the other hand, Discharge paralyzes enemies and leaves them vulnerable. Therefore, it is possible to do combo-attacks with teammates. The choice is yours, if one wants to be a solo or a team player.
  4. Plasma gale is Zeraora’s Unite move. One must use it when the opponent is low on health, therefore, one can finish them off.

Final Thoughts

Zeraora is an amazing offensive and speedster character in both Early and Late game. The proper use of abilities and staying in the field for as long as possible will turn the tides of the game. Starting from Jungling to the forte of ganking, he can do it all and very easily, because of his speed and offensive power. He has a very aggressive kit so players need to keep that playstyle in mind while playing him.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Zeraora Guide. Do you prefer to use Zeraora in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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