06 Sep 2021 1:10 PM +00:00

Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Build - Best Items and Moves

What is the best Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff build? Right now, Wigglytuff is perhaps the least used character in all of Pokémon Unite. But that's merely because it's misunderstood. Ask the pros and you'll hear tales of the glorified bouncy ball boinging itself off walls to flatten entire teams. It's not a strategy everyone is going to be able to master, but its strong crowd-control abilities make Wigglytuff the type that's easy to learn and hard to master. Stick with our Wigglytuff build guide and you'll one day control one of the most game-changing characters around.

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Whether or not this is your first Pokémon Unite rodeo, there's probably still something left for you to learn before bouncing into battle as this particular Pokémon. Keep our Held Items and Battle Items guides handy to figure out your opponent's strategy before the match even begins. And if you're getting schooled, you might want to just blame the clear Pokémon Unite pay to win problem.

The Best Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Build Options

Below, we'll cover a variety of the best Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff build options you can choose right now. As these are primarily based on a person's individual playstyle, we've included a selection: a fast-paced option for active support players, and another that embraces Wigglytuff's anime heritage as a misunderstood performer.

Wigglytuff is a melee support that uses the Attack 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.

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Stats related to each Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff build.
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Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Build - Roly Poly Marsh-moly

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Best Items Best Moves
Slow SmokeLv. 1: Pound
Shell BellLv. 3: Defense Curl
Assault VestLv. 4: Rollout
Energy AmplifierLv. 6 Dazzling Gleam

Best for: Chasing

One of the most fun ways to play Wigglytuff in Pokémon Unite revolves around doing just that: revolving. Rollout gives Wigglytuff fantastic mobility, allowing it to bounce in and out of combat, to the goal, or to its allies' side.

By upgrading Defense Curl into Rollout, Wigglytuff can bounce into battle, displacing opponents long enough to land a great conal Dazzling Gleam. Stick around long enough and you can Gleam first, bounce again, and ride the reset to Gleam again.

Rollout's cooldown probably won't allow for a wombo combo situation to unfold, but by learning to pull your punches, you can stick around in a team fight long enough to cause some serious disruption. Once you master the art of bouncing around with Rollout, you'll be able to pinball yourself around the map to pick up any low-HP retreaters, hopefully stealing the Aeos Energy they were protecting in the process.

It'll take some getting used to for sure, but starting with Defense Curl can help you get some early practice in. Accidentally bowling yourself down the lane early on isn't nearly the kind of death sentence it can be later in the match, even with the shield.

One way to play later on is to Rollout even further down the enemy lane, using Dazzling Gleam to slow the team long enough to keep them from blocking any goals after a successful trade. If Energy Amplifier doesn't speak to your playstyle, grab Buddy Barrier instead.

Wigglytuff's Unite Move can easily push game-ending team battles in your favour, and if you're not following it up with a pinging Rollout spam, you might as well let your team live longer to fill in for you.

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Wigglytuff in Pokémon Unite.
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Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Build - Sing n' Slap

Best Items Best Moves
Slow SmokeLv. 1: Defense Curl
Shell BellLv. 3: Pound
Buddy BarrierLv. 4: Sing
Energy AmplifierLv. 6: Double Slap
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Best for: Crowd control

This build lets us believe, just for a second, that this Wigglytuff is the evolved form of the Jigglypuff from the original Pokémon anime. It uses Sing to (accidentally) put Pokémon to sleep, punishing it with a stinging Double Slap for being so rude. It's a simple enough build that puts Wigglytuff's Cute Charm passive to work as well.

This particular build is about as simple as they come. It makes a case for new players hopping straight into the support role by balancing offensive and defensive moves.

Wigglytuff is able to duel relatively well thanks to the short cooldown of Double Slap and the crowd-control from Sing. Pound and the Cute Charm passive allow you to practice this combo early on, farming the mobs you need to level up and evolve. And though Defense Curl will later become Sing rather than Rollout, you can still use it to scout out who is most likely to dive you later on, which is where Sing will really come in handy.

Where Wigglytuff shines with this build really is in the late game. Its team-buffing Held Items will make its Unite Move all but guarantee a successful brawl in the middle for Zapdos. Nullifying and negating the enemy's crowd-control attempts and shielding your team in two ways will render the opposing team virtually useless.

If they push for KOs (which they will), they'll almost certainly lose. Assuming it's a fair fight, of course. They'll be sitting ducks for a Sing/Double Slap combo among many other beatdowns.

The progression screen showing at what level Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff evolves.
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When Does Wigglytuff Evolve in Pokémon Unite?

In Pokémon Unite, Wigglytuff evolves from Jigglypuff at level four. It can reach this stage very quickly, ensuring top-level support early in the match. And despite having a pre-evolution form called Igglybuff, you'll never see it in-game.

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What Is the Best Wigglytuff Counter in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
SnorlaxSnorlax is bulky enough to ignore most of Wigglytuff's moves and can shut it down by knocking it upward and putting it to sleep. It's an easy target for a lunging bear.
MachampMachamp counters virtually any melee attacker: especially one that relies on mobility and crowd control like Wigglytuff. Machamp can grapple Wigglytuff, ignore its knockbacks, and beat it down while it's stunned.
ZeraoraZeraora can dash around too much for Wigglytuff to really touch. Paired with heavy slows, it can pin the pink puff in place.

Any character with high mobility and crowd control will prove a problem for Wigglytuff. The big pink blob needs to roam free, and anything that slows it down will give it a hard time. Likewise, any Pokémon that can frequently outrange it will reduce its effectiveness as well.

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What Are the Best Pairs for Wigglytuff in Pokémon Unite?

Pokémon Reason
CinderaceCinderace struggles to land the finishing blow in most early trades. It needs a little bit more uptime than it typically gets, and Wigglytuff can offer that. It can play a big part on leveling Cinderace up to that hard carry point.
PikachuPikachu and Wigglytuff go hand-in-hand. They both help each other keep the target pinned for longer, boosting the pair's damage in the process while keeping the squishy electric mouse safe.

Wigglytuff is the aggressive melee support to Mr. Mime's aggressive ranged support. Its high defensive stats and increased mobility from moves like Rollout means it supports the team by helping chase retreating targets. For that, it's best paired with a bottom carry that requires more uptime and struggles to chase.

How to unlock Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff.
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How Do I Unlock Wigglytuff in Pokémon Unite?

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You can unlock Wigglytuff in Pokémon Unite by saving and spending 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems in the Unite Battle Committee shop. This unlocks Wigglytuff's Unite License, adding it to your roster.

Read more: Pokémon Unite tier list

Before you do that, though, it's good to try Wigglytuff out while it's on the free rotation. If you feel it isn't for you, think about giving the game's other support Pokémon a try instead. We have builds for Mr. Mimeand Eldegoss, but if it's crowd control you're going for, Alolan Ninetales is always appreciatesd.