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Pokemon Unite Slowbro Build: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Everyone unlocks Slowbro at Trainer Level 2 in Pokemon Unite, making it one of the most popular characters in the game right now. Here’s the ultimate guide to its moves, items, strategy, and more!

Slowbro is a Defender class, meaning you’ll be able to take a load of damage from enemies. However, unlike the more tanky Snorlax, it has some great support moves.

The best Slowbro players are masters of crowd control, but can also do some good damage using ranged attack moves. However, be wary of its low speed and scoring ability.

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Pokemon Unite Slowbro Stats
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Slowbro Guide – Pokemon Unite


When picking Slowbro in Pokemon Unite, you’ll start off as a Slowpoke. Then, at level 4, you will evolve to become Slowbro.

Unique Abilities

Oblivious – All HP loss is gradual. Slowbro will “forget” to take some of that damage when hitting opponents with its moves. This also weakens the opponent’s special defense.

Basic Attack – Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreases their Sp. Def for a short time.

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Level 1/3

Like all characters in Pokemon Unite, you can pick one move for Slowbro at level 1, and get the other at Level 3.

Water Gun – 5s Cooldown – Shoots water that damages and slows opponents. Longer use does more damage.

Slack Off – 11s Cooldown – Recovers HP while using. Moving or taking damage reduces this effect.

Slack Off is a great move, but you’ll want to pick Water Gun first. This is so you can deal more damage and defeat the Wild Pokemon quicker.

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Pokemon Unite Slowbro Water Gun
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Level 4

Scald – 5s Cooldown – Deals damage to Pokémon and burns them, causing them to move slower and take damage over time.
Upgrade: Increases the vapor’s area of effect

Surf – 9s Cooldown – Summon 3 waves of water that damages, displaces, and slows opponents in its path.
Upgrade: Makes the last 2 waves become bigger, knocking opponents up.

You’ll want to pick Surf for this option – as a Dash, it really helps out Slowbro’s slow movement speed. Scald can also be effective but is definitely the worse of the two.

Pokemon Unite Slowbro Surf
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Level 6

Amnesia – 13s Cooldown – Nullifies some pending damage. Then become immune to crowd control effects and increase defense. Empowers your next Scald or Surf.
Upgrade: Increased Sp. Attack

Telekinesis – 11s Cooldown – Levitates an opponent. On second activation: Pulls the opponent toward you.
Upgrade: Increase move speed and range.

Both of these are good options for Slowbro, but we recommend Amnesia because it makes you extremely hard to kill. Telekinesis is also good, but you need to be very coordinated with your team to make the most of it.

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Pokemon Unite Slowbro Amnesia
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Level 9

Unite Move – Slowbeam – Suppresses and opponent with a steely state, causing damage over time. Slowbro becomes unstoppable and gains a shield for the duration.

This acts like a more powerful version of Telekinesis. You’ll want to use this to take an enemy Attacker out of action for a while so your team can attack the goals.

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Pokemon Unite Slowbro Slowbeam
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Best Slowbro Items – Pokemon Unite

When playing Slowbro, we recommend using the following Held Items:

Held Items

  • Rocky Helmet – After taking a certain amount of damage, deals Percent Damage to nearby opponents.
  • Leftovers – When not in combat, recovers 1% of your HP every second.
  • Shell Bell – Special attacks heal 45 HP, plus a percentage of your Sp. Atk.

Battle Item

You’ll want to use the Eject Button Battle Item to make up for Slowbro’s poor movement speed. This will help you escape when you are on low HP.

Slowbro Strategy in Pokemon Unite

  • Use Amnesia before Surf to maximize your damage when charging into battle
  • Slowbro isn’t about the damage – you’ll want to mainly slow down opposing Pokemon so your teammates can pick them off
  • Pair Slowbro with a Speedster like Gengar to make the most of your enemy-slowing abilities
  • The recommended lane for Slowbro is top, however you can also have success on the bottom lane too.

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