28 Jul 2021 3:30 PM +00:00

How to Report and Block Players in Pokémon Unite

Toxicity and bad teammates plague the MOBA genre, and Pokémon Unite is no different. Players who don't get their own way on the character select screen might AFK or feed the enemy team rather than switch to another character to help the team win. Like any other sport, though, it's a natural response to a competitive environment. Despite how the game punishes players, it's a problem that will never go away. But that doesn't mean you need to put up with it. Here's how to report and block players in Pokémon Unite.

Whether you're relatively new to Pokémon Unite or climbing high in the ranked leagues, there might still be the odd thing you need to know. We can explain what those Pokémon Unite medals mean, talk deep about how Pokémon Unite is pay-to-win, and even how you can dominate with the best Gardevoir builds.

How to Report Players in Pokémon Unite

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Without the ability to verbally abuse players with a chat box in-game, you won't find a ton of reasons that warrant needing to know how to report players in Pokémon Unite. But that doesn't mean it's without any problems.

Like any MOBA game, one malicious player can quickly sabotage a game. Whether they refuse to leave the base for whatever reason or simply spend the match running solo into fights with an intent to lose and give energy and EXP to the opposing team, you can report them for it. They're doing it to cause a problem, after all.

To report players in Pokémon Unite, all you need to do is wait until the match is over. Once you're on the results screen that lists how both teams and their players performed, use the left stick to navigate to the player you want to report on your team list. Press the 'A' button at this point and a menu should pop up. From there, you just want to hit report.

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how to report players in Pokémon Unite:

  • Complete a match either by running the timer or surrendering.
  • Click through to the complete stats screen after the medal screen.
  • Use the left stick to navigate to the results of the player you want to report.
  • Press 'A'.
  • Hit 'report'.
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With that, the player in question will be reported. This will trigger the Pokémon Unite customer services team to look into the issue and punish the player how they deem fit. There's no guarantee anything will happen, but you should eventually get an in-game mail detailing the response if the issue is dealt with.

How to block and report players in Pokémon Unite using the context menu on the results screen.
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How to Block Players in Pokémon Unite

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While you're here, it's worth knowing how to block players in Pokémon Unite as well. Just like the issue above, the lack of text chat in Pokémon Unite means there's no real way to verbally abuse other players inside or outside a match. So why would you want to block a player in Pokémon Unite? Because it stops you from being paired with them in the future.

Like an avoid button in other competitive games, knowing how to block players in Pokémon Unite will help ensure bad, toxic, or otherwise disruptive players can't join your team and ruin another match.

To block players in Pokémon Unite, just follow the same steps used to report players: that's using the left stick to navigate to a player on the results screen at the end of a match. Tap 'A' on the results of the player you want to block and the option to do so should appear on the resulting menu.

Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how to report players in Pokémon Unite:

  • Complete a match either by running the timer or surrendering.
  • Click through to the complete stats screen after the medal screen.
  • Use the left stick to navigate to the results of the player you want to block.
  • Press 'A'.
  • Hit 'block'.
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Doing this should ensure you're never matched with the blocked Pokémon Unite player ever again: whether that's in Ranked, Quick, or Standard matches.

And that's it for this guide. Again, we have loads of Pokémon Unite guides detailing other things like how to add friends, how to level up fast and even how to get 60fps. That last one can give you a light competitive advantage when playing handheld. It's well worth checking out.