If supporting your team is more your style in Pokemon Unite, you’ll absolutely love Eldegoss. Here is our guide to becoming one of the most rewarding roles in Unite, the healer.
Whilst healing and supporting isn’t everyone’s preferred playstyle, Eldegoss can be the difference between a major victory or a crushing defeat. If you’re keen to turn the enemy team into a bunch of spore-losers, Eldegoss is the best pick.
Interestingly, Eldegoss benefits from being one of the few support characters in Pokemon Unite, whilst also being a Ranged attacker. This means you can heal up your team whilst staying clear of opposing Pokemon and poking from afar.
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Eldegoss Build – Pokemon Unite
Upon beginning the game you will start as a budding Gossifleur, but at level 4 you will transform into the recognizable Eldegoss.
Cotton Down – Damages an opponent and decreases its movement speed for a short time after the Pokemon with this Ability receives a certain amount of damage. When that happens, the Pokemon also recovers HP and has its movement speed increased for a short time.
Basic Attack – Becomes a booster attack with every third attack, attaching a bit of cotton fluff to opposing Pokemon. The user’s basic attacks against an opposing Pokemon with cotton fluff on it deal increased damage ad decrease the opposing Pokemon’s movement speed for a short time.
Leafage – 4.5s Cooldown – Pelts the target with leaves, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Synthesis – 8s Cooldown – Restores the HP or the user and nearby ally Pokemon.
Whilst the heal from Synthesis is nice, it’s much more important to be able to damage and slow opponents, especially in the early game.
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Pollen Puff – 6s Cooldown – Throws a Pollen Puff, which attaches to a Pokemon. The Pollen Puff restores HP for ally Pokemon and deals damage to opposing Pokemon.
Upgrade: If Pollen Puff attaches to opposing Pokemon, it also deals them damage over time. If a Pollen Puff attaches to ally Pokemon, it also reduces the damage they receive.
Leaf Tornado – 9s Cooldown – Attacks with a tornado of sharp leaves, leaving a path in its wake that increases ally Pokemon’s movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: Also decreases the accuracy of opposing Pokemon for a short time when this move hits.
Pollen Puff is actually the best choice here given that it grants you both an AOE heal and damage potential. Furthermore, it also grants allied Pokemon more defense.
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Cotton Guard – 7s Cooldown – Protects the user and nearby ally Pokemon with cotton. The cotton absorbs damage, and when the move ends, the cotton restores some HP.
Upgrade: Increases the user’s movement speed while using this move.
Cotton Spore – 10s Cooldown – Gathers spores around the user, increasing the user’s movement speed while this move is in effect. The spores burst after a short time, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, throwing them, and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: Also reduces the damage the user receives while using this move.
Cotton Guard is the best move for Eldegoss at this stage given that it grants a Defense boost, movement speed increase, and heal.
Unite Move – Cotton Cloud Crash – Has the user float into the air and become invincible, if used again, has the user pound the ground, attacking and shoving opposing Pokemon and restoring HP to ally Pokemon in the area of effect.
Eldegoss’s Unite Move should be used where you see fit, in the middle of a team fight it can make all the difference, however.
Best Eldegoss Items – Pokemon Unite
When playing as Eldegoss, these are the recommended Held items for better results.
- Exp. Share – Passively gain EXP every second while you have the lowest level on your team. However, you forfeit any EXP you’d normally gain when assisting teammates against wild Pokemon.
- Shell Bell – Special attacks heal 45 HP, plus a percentage of your Sp. Atk.
- Buddy Barrier – When using a Unite Move, shield yourself and your nearby ally with the lowest HP.
All of these items help boost Eldegoss’s key goal, to keep your teammates alive. The EXP share is vital as this allows you to play much safer whilst helping your team out where possible.
Potion is an optimal choice for Eldegoss, given that you’re going to be the weaker member of the team. Therefore, a potion will help to keep you in the mix at all times.
Eldegoss Strategy in Pokemon Unite
- The name of the game for Eldegoss is ‘spam your skills’, you’ll want to throw out as much healing as you can in order to give your team the edge. However, when you can make sure you poke and prod the enemy team.
- All of your skills should be AOE base, so always go where the action is. Obviously, you are most effective when there are multiple targets.
- If you can, try and get away with scoring a few goals here and there during the early game. But never overextend, you’re likely to be chased down by an scythe-wielding Absol user.
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