18 Aug 2021 4:42 PM +00:00

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine - Release Date, Role, and Moves

Looking to get the lowdown on the best Pokémon Unite Mamoswine build?Mamoswine is coming to Pokémon Unite. Announced during the Pokémon Direct on August 28 alongside Sylveon, it's one of the first two post-release characters revealed for the game since before it launched on Nintendo Switch in July. But what will the powerful Pokémon bring to the battle? Until it makes its grand appearance, that's exactly what this Pokémon Unite Mamoswine build guide aims to figure out.

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Before we dive deep into speculation, why not read up on what we do know about Pokémon Unite? If you haven't already, attempt to memorize the effects and stats of the game's many Held Items. Doing the same for Battle Items isn't a bad shout, either. Knowing both will help you identify an opponent's strategy before the match starts. Lastly, knowing how to unlock every Pokémon Unite license will keep you ready to counter the new meta. Knowledge is power, after all.

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine Release Date

A Pokémon Unite Mamoswine release date is still up in the air at the minute. Although the character's existence was announced during the August 18 Pokémon Direct, there was no mention of when exactly it would arrive in-game.

Currently, Pokémon Unite has added two of the three characters it announced as post-launch content: Gardevoir on July 29 and Blissey on August 18. Assuming the previously announced Blastoise is the next to arrive to Aeos Island, the game sticking to a three-week release schedule would mean Mamoswine could arrive on September 22 or October 6.

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Mamoswine in Pokémon Unite.
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What Role is Pokémon Unite Mamoswine?

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Pokémon Unite keeps most of the important details under its belt when it comes to new additions—that includes the role a new Pokémon might play in a team. Though we don't know for certain, there's room to believe that in Pokémon Unite, Mamoswine will play the role of a Defender.

Its Unite Move rushes head-long into battle, repeatedly stomping the area around its target. Likely stunning or slowing those caught within, it could be both a defensive and offensive option similar to Crustle. Its physical bulk and the fact that the recent arrival of Blissey has upset the 3/3 Defender/Support roster spread could mean Mamoswine could be the game's fourth Defender.

Is Pokémon Unite Mamoswine Physical or Special?

When it comes to working out the best Pokémon Unite Mamoswine build, knowing if the Twin Tusk Pokémon is a Physical or Special attacker makes all the difference. There's no point wasting a Held Item slot boosting a stat it doesn't use, after all. Check out our explainer on the Pokémon Unite Physical vs Special Attack differences.

Read more: Pokémon Unite tier list

As for where it'll fit on the spectrum in Pokémon Unite, Mamoswine is most likely a physical attacker, which means it'll use the Attack stat from items like Muscle Band. Mamoswine has traditionally benefitted from a high Attack stat in other Pokémon games, and we expect the same to be true here.

Mamoswine using a gap-closing move in Pokémon Unite.
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What Moves Will Pokémon Unite Mamoswine Have?

If we're running with the idea that Mamoswine will be a bruisey Defender that uses its Attack to fend off others, we can expect the Pokémon Unite Mamoswine moveset to look something like this:

  • Basic Attack
    • Tackle
  • Basic Moves (Lv. one/three)
    • Mud Slap
    • Powder Snow
  • First Move Upgrade
    • Ancient Power
    • Endure
  • Second Move Upgrade
    • Earthquake
    • Takedown
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The idea here is that Mamoswine can be built to hinder groups of opponents or deal heavy, single-target damage. Tackle could have a slightly gap-closing charge when it's boosted, with its starting moves Mud Slap and Powder Snow giving the Ice/Ground-type a way to obscure a Pokémon's vision or slow them down.

As it levels up to Piloswine, it gains Ancient Power, which could work similarly to Crustle's Rock Throw, stunning Pokémon in a small area. This also gives it the attack it needs to learn to evolve into Mamoswine in the main games. Endure leans into giving it some defensive traits to better suit its Defender status, having it cling onto life similar to Cinderace, Slowbro, and Garchomp.

Lastly, Earthquake can give Mamoswine a wide-reaching slow to help force an engagement. In matches where that base is already covered, Takedown could give it the means to rush toward a Support, Attacker, or Speedster in a hurry, using its high Attack stat to take off a chunk of their HP.

Again, it's worth mentioning that this is all pure speculation at this point. The brief gameplay footage shown during the Pokémon Direct doesn't give a name to the attacks it uses, but we expect them to be in line with those it uses in the main Pokémon game.

How Much Will Pokémon Unite Mamoswine Cost?

Before it actually arrives in-game, we have no real idea of how much Pokémon Unite Mamoswine will cost. It'll be available from the Unite Battle Committee shop alongside the rest of the game's Unite Licenses, that's for sure: the price, however, is less clear.

Right now, the only two post-release Pokémon have both set players back 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems. If that pattern holds true for future content drops, expect Mamoswine to command the same price.