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Pocketing refers in multiplayer games to when a player (usually playing the part of a healer support) supports exclusively a single teammate (usually a tank), either at an extended period of time but with several teammates or during the entire match with a sigle teammate. This is done with the intent of assuring the supported player’s survival during the time they’re being supported. The term pocket refers either to the supporting player, or the supported player.