The best guide on how to play and build Slowbro in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices. Read on to find out everything about Slowbro including the best builds, Held and Battle items, move sets, as well as some general tips!
Slowbro is another classic from Pokemon Unite’s roster. This Defender Pokemon is a master of crowd control and disabling key opponents. Although a Defender, Slowbro has surprisingly low HP, requiring a certain degree of mastery to pull off the best plays. It is a good pick for players who like to support their team and set them up to win key battles during the game.
This guide will let you in on a few tricks you can pull with Slowbro, as well as which builds to run, to maximize your win rate with this Pokemon. Stick around and find out if Slowbro is the character for you!
Is Slowbro Good in Pokemon Unite?
Slowbro is definitely intended for lane play, so avoid taking him into the jungle if you are serious about winning. Gaining the upper hand in the lane with Slowbro’s opening moveset will help you and your team transition more smoothly into the mid and late game.
Make sure to use Water Gun to capture or steal Wild Pokemon from enemy players. To achieve this, you must time your attack just right. Also keep in mind that even if Slack Off is canceled early for any reason, the healing still occurs, although at a decreased rate.
For speedier healing, you may even utilize it while in an allied goal zone. Your main responsibility is to safeguard your team’s Attackers so they can safely dish out their damage. Stay close to them and watch out for opponents that try to attack them. You should also make use of your ranged strikes to add to the damage you cause.
If you’ve taken a lot of damage, utilize Amnesia to restore health and extend your life. You can see how much HP you can restore by looking at the light blue part of your HP bar.
Your role as a Defender is to absorb damage for your team and save your allies from being overwhelmed. Use Slowbeam to stop enemy Attackers in their tracks and to leave them in a defenseless state so that your comrades can burst them down.
Slowbeam ignores immunities like Unstoppable, making it quite useful against Pokemon such as Machamp or Blastoise who can be troublesome with immunities. Additionally, you may swiftly approach enemies out of your range and lock on to your target by using the Eject Button or X Speed.
Pokemon Unite Slowbro Best Build
Slowbro’s passive ability is Oblivious. With this, Slowbro stores up lost HP for a short time in the form of a blue health bar that remains for 6s and then decreases by 3% max HP every second. When dealing damage to an enemy with moves the enemy’s Sp. Def will also decrease for a moment.
Slowbro’s basic attacks become boosted every three attacks. Its boosted attack is an AoE strike that slows every enemy hit. The first move Slowbro gains is Water Gun. Slowbro fires a stream of water, damaging and slowing enemies hit. This move can be channeled to increase its range and damage. It also restores some of Slowbro’s blue HP when it hits an enemy.
Move 1 Upgrade Options
The first upgrade option for move 1 is Scald. Slowbro fires a stream of boiling water, damaging enemies hit, slowing them, and creating a cloud that slows and applies burn to all enemies inside. This burn reduces Attack and restores 10% of Slowbro’s blue HP once per stream instance hitting an enemy.
The other upgrade option for move 1, Surf is hindrance-oriented instead. Slowbro rides a wave, damaging, knocking enemies back, and throwing them in the air. Two more waves follow after the first, also damaging and slowing enemies. It also restores 10% of Slowbro’s blue HP per every wave which hits an enemy.
Both of Slowbro’s offensive moves are great. Scald is a little bit more of a popular option since it’s way easier to move without putting yourself in a bad spot. However, Surf boasts higher win rates, while requiring more considerate positioning and usage.
Move 2 Upgrade Options
Moving on, we have the second move which is Slack Off. With this, Slowbro begins channeling a nap and heals over time. While Slowbro naps all self-healing he benefits from is doubled.
The first upgrade option for move 2 is Amnesia. Slowbro briefly becomes unstoppable, gaining +300 Defense and restoring a quarter of his blue HP.
The second upgrade is Telekinesis. Slowbro shoots a beam, causing the first enemy hit to float in the air, restoring 15% of Slowbro’s blue HP. Slowbro can reactivate the ability to pull the enemy to them but otherwise cannot act for the duration.
Amnesia is by far the more useful upgrade. It’s simple but sweet, and with the defense and unstoppable status, Slowbro can just waltz out of danger’s grasp, especially after using Surf to put itself in a bad situation.
Slowbro’s Unite Move
Slowbro gains Slowbeam at level 9. It stares at an enemy and attacks continually, dealing damage and applying ‘Bound’ status to them. This ability counters Unstoppable, grants Slowbro a shield, and makes it immune to hindrances while using the move.
Slowbro’s Best Skill Loadout
The best Slowbro loadout is pairing Surf with Amnesia. This loadout offers the best damage output and control over the battlefield which is precisely what you want to be doing as Slowbro. Furthermore, if you get yourself into a bad spot with Surf, you can use Amnesia to shield yourself from the majority of the damage. Thus providing an opportunity for its team to assault distracted enemies.
Best Held Items for Slowbro in Pokemon Unite
Combining Exp. Share and Buddy Barrier is a great way to improve Slowbro’s already solid teamwork. This Pokemon is especially “support-y” in his role among the team, despite being a Defender. Thus these more support-oriented items empower his playstyle greatly.
Throw in a Focus Band to further boost Slowbro’s defenses, so you can draw enemy fire longer and ensure your team’s victory in all-out team fights. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best held items to use.
Best Battle Items for Slowbro in Pokemon Unite
The best option for Slowbro’s battle item in Pokemon Unite is the Eject Button. Slowbro does have some mobility with the usage of Surf, but you will be using Surf to crash into the enemy team more often than not. Leaving you stranded between enemy Pokemon while you make them focus fire on you instead of your buddies.
Eject Button is a great way to disengage when the enemy pressure is too much for you to handle. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best battle items to use.
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