Mamoswine is the latest Pokemon to join the battle in Pokemon Unite – find out the best build for this mammoth-like Pokemon to defend your goals and deal some damage.
Just a couple of weeks after Blastoise joined Pokemon Unite, yet another Defender has arrived in the game. This will add some much-needed variety to the Defender meta in the game right now.
The new characters aren’t coming to an end any time soon either as Sylveon is coming to Pokemon Unite in the next update.
Mamoswine is listed as an intermediate difficulty Pokemon, so it is a bit more complex than other Defenders like the slow but very tanky Snorlax. Find out how to use Mamoswine best in Pokemon Unite below.
Best Mamoswine Build – Pokemon Unite
It’ll take you a while to evolve when selecting Mamoswine. This is because you start off as Swinub before evolving to Piloswine at level 6 and finally Mamoswine at level 10.
Thick Fat – Every time Mamoswine deals damage, its Defense and Sp. Def are increased for a short time (up to three times). When using Ice Shard, Icicle Crash, or Ice Fang, its next basic attack becomes a Boosted Attack. In addition, if any of these moves create a freezing area of effect inside an ally Goal zone, it decreases the goal-scoring speed of opposing Pokemon inside that goal zone.
Basic Attack – Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to the opponent and stunning them.
Level 1 / 3
Ice Shard – 7s Cooldown – Hurls three chunks of ice, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If an opposing Pokémon is hit by all three chunks, it is left frozen.
Tackle – 8s Cooldown – Rush recklessly in the designated direction, dealing damage and throwing opposing Pokémon it hits.
We would recommend picking Tackle as your first Mamoswine move in Pokemon Unite. This is because it will help you farm the wild Pokemon faster in the early game.
Icicle Crash – 10s Cooldown – Drops icicles, damaging opposing Pokémon and decreasing their movement speed. The final icicle shatters after a set amount of time or when hit by the user’s other moves or boosted attacks, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and freezing them. If the icicle is shattered by Tackle or High Horsepower, the ground is covered in ice, which increased the movement speed of ally Pokémon that run over it.
Upgrade: The final icicle leaves the opposing Pokémon it hits unable to act for a short time.
Ice Fang – 8s Cooldown – Throw the opposing Pokémon closest to the user, dealing damage and leaving them Pokémon frozen. The user can then designate a direction to slam the thrown Pokémon forward or backward, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them frozen for a short time.
Upgrade: Increases the area of effect in which opposing Pokémon are left frozen after the slam attack.
Both of these moves are solid picks, so you should decide which one to use based on your situation. Icicle Crash is perfect for some long-range crowd control while Ice Fang is perfect for defending your goal zones.
High Horsepower – 8s Cooldown – Has the user rush recklessly, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. The user then stomps its feet, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and leaving them unable to act for a short time. This stomping deals increased damage to frozen opposing Pokémon.
Upgrade: Increases the reckless rush’s speed and the length of time opposing Pokémon are left unable to act.
Earthquake – 7.5s Cooldown – Has the user leap up in the designated direction and then land forcefully, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and pulling them toward the user.
Upgrade: Decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits and increases the move’s pulling power.
For the final move, we would pick High Horsepower. This is because it gives Mamoswine some much-needed mobility which you can use in both attack and defense.
However, Earthquake is also a good option if you’re purely looking for crowd control even if it takes a while to activate.
Unite Move – Mammoth Mash – Has the user jump to the designated location and become immune to hindrances. The user then repeatedly stomps the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time with each stomp. The final stomp throws opposing Pokémon in the area of effect
Mammoth Mash may not deal a load of damage, but it is a great move to disrupt any late-game rushes on your goal zones. Make sure to use it on a group of enemies to get the most out of it.
Best Mamoswine Items – Pokemon Unite
These are the held items you’ll want to use to make Mamoswine as powerful as possible in Pokemon Unite.
- Buddy Barrier – Unite Move grants a Shield to the user and its lowest-HP ally, equal to a percentage of their respective max HPs.
- Focus Band – When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
- Weakness Policy – Increases the Pokemon’s Attack for a short time by a minimum of (2/2.5/3)% when the Pokemon receives damage. This increase grows larger the more times damage is received
We recommend using Full Heal so that Mamoswine can stay in the battle for longer or Eject Button to get out of sticky situations.
Mamoswine Strategy in Pokemon Unite
- Mamoswine is a very versatile Defender. Feel free to use moves like High Horsepower to chase down weak enemies and push them back.
- Coordinate with your teammates to use your crowd control moves at the right time. Slowing down your opponents can be devastating when your allies have their powerful attacks ready.
- Take time to learn all of Mamoswine’s moves in Pokemon Unite. Mamoswine isn’t the most complicated character but you’ll need to learn the different situations where its moves are most powerful.
- Pair Mamoswine with Alolan Ninetails if you want to be really annoying. You’ll be able to freeze and slow down the enemy constantly!
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