08 Sep 2021 8:57 AM +00:00

Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Build - Best Items and Moves

What is the best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build? That's a question we're about to answer in great detail. In Pokémon Unite, Eldegoss is one of the game's few Support Pokémon that can actively heal its allies. It's 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 various best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build options will make you the silent MVP of every match.

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.

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.

Stats related to each Pokémon Unite Eldegoss build.
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The Best Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Builds

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Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Build - Dandelion Doctor

Best Items Best Moves
PotionLv. 1: Leafage
Shell BellLv. 3: Synthesis
Aeos CookieLv. 4: Pollen Puff
Focus BandLv. 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.

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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 portrait.
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Pokémon Unite Eldegoss Build - Propagation

Best Items Best Moves
Eject ButtonLv. 1: Leafage
Shell BellLv. 3: Synthesis
Rocky HelmetLv. 4: Leaf Tornado
Focus BandLv. 6: Cotton Spore

Best for: Top lane crowd-control

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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.

The progression screen showing when Pokémon Unite Eldegoss evolves.
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When Does Eldegoss Evolve in Pokémon Unite?

Venusaur starts as a lowly little Bulbasaur at the start of each Pokémon Unite match. It's a late bloomer, evolving into Ivysaur at level five and Venusaur at level nine.

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What Is the Best Eldegoss Counter in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
CinderaceCinderace 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.
LucarioLucario can dash in so fast the Eldegoss will have little time to react.
GengarGengar'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.

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What Are the Best Pairs for Eldegoss in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
GarchompGarchomp 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.
MachampMachamp can take a lot of damage rushing in for its strong melee attacks. Eldegoss can help patch it up.

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 to obtain Eldegoss in Pokémon Unite.
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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.

  • Read more: Pokémon Unite tier list
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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.