What is the best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build? That's a question we're about to answer in great detail. Healing is a powerful position to take on the battlefield, and one that, when mastered, can easily make the difference between a successful push or a sloppy defeat. Whether you're climbing the ranked ladder or just playing casually with friends, our choice of the best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build options will make you the silent MVP of every match.
Eldegoss is a ranged support that uses the Sp. Atk stat. Bear that in mind if you switch out any of the items below to suit your personal preference. You can read more about the Pokémon Unite Physical vs Special attack split here.
Before you get to healing your allies, why not refresh yourself on the fundamentals? Read up on what those Pokémon Unite medals mean, how to cancel abilities, and memorize the game's Held Items and Battle Items. It's possible to deduce your opponent's gameplay from the loading screen with that info alone. And if you haven’t played in a little while, be sure to read up on the new held items as well. They’ve changed things.
The Best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Builds
Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Build - Dandelion Doctor
|Best Items||Best Moves|
|Potion||Lv. 1: Leafage|
|Shell Bell||Lv. 3: Synthesis|
|Aeos Cookie||Lv. 4: Pollen Puff|
|Focus Band||Lv. 6: Cotton Guard|
Best for: Bottom lane support
For those who just want to heal the team, the Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build 'Dandelion Doctor' is perhaps an obvious choice. By cycling between Pollen Puff and Cotton Guard, your team will constantly be healing, bulking up their defences, and chasing down opponents.
There's the option to deal light damage to the opposing team with it as well, but allies will be counting on your heals to keep them going. Let the team deliver the pain while you administer the medicine.
The above Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build can be used in a bunch of different ways. The speed boost of Cotton Guard can get Eldegoss back into the fight or even away toward a goal to reap the benefits of Aeos Cookie. And while you'll typically want to spam Pollen Puff on allies whenever it's off cooldown simply to top them up, it can be tossed out towards the enemy team to help whittle down their HP.
With the extra HP from Aeos Cookie and the reliable heals of Shell Bell, Potion, and the unique moveset of Eldegoss, carefully playing around the opponent will make you virtually unstoppable, which obviously will extend to your team if you stay on top of cycling your abilities as well. And if you slip up, Focus Band is there to give you a second chance.
Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Build - Propagation
|Best Items||Best Moves|
|Eject Button||Lv. 1: Leafage|
|Shell Bell||Lv. 3: Synthesis|
|Rocky Helmet||Lv. 4: Leaf Tornado|
|Focus Band||Lv. 6: Cotton Spore|
Best for: Top lane crowd-control
If you're a more aggressively inclined support player that doesn't quite get on with Wigglytuff or Mr. Mime, switching Eldegoss into a nuisance can work as well. You won't be healing the team anywhere near as much as you would with the Dandelion Doctor Eldegoss build, but you can pitch in with a bunch of speed-altering effects and stuns instead. Your survival is not guaranteed, however.
This build turns Eldegoss into a prime target. Though it won't be aiding the team with constant heals, it will annoy the enemy team in other ways instead. Blind from Leaf Tornado will quietly reduce the damage your own team takes, whereas Cotton Spore can be a great way to initiate battle or root powerful speedsters like Zeraora long enough for the team to quickly deal with them.
The item choices reflect this more aggressively minded Eldegoss as well. Shell Bell still brings some light health regeneration to the Pokémon during its dangerous plays, leaving Focus Band to pitch in when things get dire, offering a lifeline to an Eldegoss that decides to use its second Cotton Spore to retreat. Eject Button can compliment Cotton Spore plays in either situation: use it to finalize a stun target or to quickly bail after missing your mark.
As for Rocky Shell, there's the potential that the lack of any serious damage mitigation will mean it barely deals any damage before Eldegoss is punished when caught out, but if you feel that's the case, swapping it out for the shield of Assault Vest might be a slightly better option.
When Does Eldegoss Evolve in Pokémon Unite?
Eldegoss blooms from Gossifluer in record time, hitting peak performance at level four. This can be done barely a minute into the match, making this particular support a great choice for most matches.
What Counters Eldegoss in Pokémon Unite?
|Cinderace||Cinderace can obliterate Eldegoss in very few hits and from a very far range. Just watch for the enemy jungler if you're extending out to reach it.|
|Lucario||Lucario can dash in so fast the Eldegoss will have little time to react.|
|Gengar||Gengar's powerful burst combo can one-tap Eldegoss and there's nothing it can do to stop it.|
Eldegoss struggles to escape from battle. Cotton Spore can help it stun assailants and take off, but it takes time to active: time you then have to burst it down. It's an incredibly brittle little flower. Bait Cotton Spore or wait for it to rush in with it, then pounce from the bushes to lock it out of the support it planned to give the team it ushered into battle.
What Is the Best Pair for Eldegoss in Pokémon Unite?
|Garchomp||Garchomp plays things aggressively, relying on raw damage and rage to destroy the target before it falls itself. Eldegoss can by Garchomp some much-needed time and help it escape in a pinch.|
|Machamp||Machamp can take a lot of damage rushing in for its strong melee attacks. Eldegoss can help patch it up.|
|Decidueye||Decidueye needs to stay far from its target to deal more damage and avoid a fatal blow. Eldegoss can keep enemies from getting too close.|
Eldegoss is designed to keep allies going; either by helping them retreat, healing them enough to carry on a fight, or through rushing in to stun them in place, kicking off a skirmish on the right footing.
With that in mind, it's best suited to pairing up with glass cannon attackers early on to ensure both have the backup needed to level up effectively. Melee types are best as their movements are most easily tracked, they're prone to taking more damage, and they both share limited mobility.
How Do I Unlock Eldegoss in Pokémon Unite?
Eldegoss is simply unlocked as soon as you start the game. It's free. Every team needs a Support character, and few are willing to fill the role. As such, everyone gets Eldegoss for nothing so that there's no excuse when a team fills up with five attackers.
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If being a fragile flower with no stopping power isn't scratching your itch for Aeos Island domination, you may want to try some of the more supportive ranged attackers like Ninetales. If you'd rather be a little bulkier, Crustle and Snorlax play in a similar way, running it to start a fight on the right foot.