Pokémon Unite Azumarill Guide: Best Builds, Held items, Movesets and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Azumarill in the all-new MOBA Pokémon Unite!

Azumarill is a brand-new character that can be played in Pokémon Unite MOBA. It is a melee all-rounder, which means that Azumarill has a strong balance between both attack and defense.  Therefore, Azumarill is optimally played in the bottom lane. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best battle items, and abilities, including tips and tricks to play Azumarill in Pokémon Unite.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémon like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, BlisseyCharizardSnorlaxTsareenaDecidueyeDragonite,  TalonflameCinderaceGreninjaGardevoirVenusaurWigglytuffTrevenantGengarLucarioAegislashCrustleHoopa Garchomp, Absol Alolan Ninetales, Duraludon, Cramorant, Blastoise, Slowbro, and Machamp, Mr. Mime and Greedent. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Azumarill.

Azumarill: In-game Cost

Azumarill Pokemon Unite stats
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Azumarill is one of the more expensive Pokémon available for purchase. It can be purchased for either 10000 Aeos coins or 500 Aeos Gems from the in-game shop called the Unite Battle Committee. The shop consists of all the characters available from which players can view general info, stats, and abilities of the Pokémon before purchasing them.

Pokémon Unite Azumarill movesets

Passive – Huge Power

When this Pokémon hits only a single opposing Pokémon with a basic attack, a move, or its Unite Move, the hit is always a critical hit. However, when this Pokémon hits two or more opposing Pokémon at once with a basic attack, a move, or its Unite Move, the hits are never critical hits.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

The move becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage to the opposing Pokémon within a cone area of effect in front of the player.

Ability 1 – Tackle

The player charges forward, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon it hits, leaving them unable to act for a short time.

Ability choices at level 5

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 5.

WhirlpoolAqua Tail
For a short time, four small whirlpools appear that swirl around the player as it moves. If a whirlpool hits an opposing Pokémon, the whirlpool deals damage to it and restores the player’s HP. If a Whirlpool hits a Pokémon on the opposing team, an increased amount of HP is restored to the player.The skill increases the speed and area of effect of the player’s next three basic attacks. If these basic attacks hit from a distance, they also deal increased damage, restore the user’s HP, and can ignore the Defense stat and shield effects of opposing Pokémon they hit.
Upgrade at Level 11: The skill reduces this move’s cooldown and increases the amount of HP it restores to the user.Upgrade at Level 11: After the player activates this move, its next three basic attacks will also reduce the cooldown of all of its moves when they hit an opposing Pokémon from a distance.

Ability 2 – Bubble

Azumarill spray bubbles in a cone, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. The player can move around while using this move.

Ability choices at level 7

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 7.

Play roughWater pulse
The skill increases the user’s movement speed for a short time and changes the player’s next basic attack. When the user performs its next basic attack, it lunges at one opposing Pokémon in range and delivers repeated blows, dealing damage to that Pokémon and leaving it unable to act for a short time.Azumarill will spin in a designated direction, damaging any Pokémon hit and gaining a boosted attack. Shortly after Azumarill is granted a shield that nullifies an attack. When the attack is nullified by Azumarill the shield disappears and Azumarill receives a boosted attack.
Upgrade at Level 11: It further increases the player’s movement speed when this move is used, and also reduces this move’s cooldown.Upgrade at Level 11: It increases the maximum number of targets that the blast of water can bounce between, by two.

Unite Move – Belly Bash

Azumarill has the player pound its belly three times, granting it a shield. With each pound, the player loses HP in exchange for its increased attack. The player can move while pounding its belly. Afterward, the player targets an opposing Pokémon. It then charges at that Pokémon, dealing damage to and throwing all opposing Pokémon it hits while charging.

Best items for Azumarill in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Azumarill in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item.

Best Held Items

ItemWhy it’s useful
Focus BandAzumarill’s playstyle revolves around dueling in one-on-one fights. Using Azumarill’s passive, it can deal as much damage as possible in duels. Using a focus band ensures that players will be able to fight at really low health safely.
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier is an extremely versatile item that is used on Azumarill to increase Azumarill’s base health. Azumarills’ Unite move is an extremely mobile move that allows Azumarill to force a one-on-one fight with an enemy. Buddy Barrier provides large amounts of shielding that will almost guarantee Azumarill to win a duel against almost any other Pokémon!
Scope LensScope Lens is a great item option on items for Azumarill because every attack Azumarill hits on a single is a critical hit, therefore by using Scope lens every attack does increased damage

Best Battle Items

  • X-Speed: X-Speed is currently the best item on Azumarill. Azumarill lacks mobility and enemies can easily get away from Azumarill in fights. X-Speed ensures that Azumarill is able to chase enemies or get away from fights in a pinch. Azumarills ability “Whirlpool” requires Azumarill to stay near enemies in fights to heal the player. By using X-Speed, it ensures that the enemy stays within the range of the whirlpool at all times.
  • Eject Button: Eject Button instantly lets Azumarill travel a short distance of your choice. This item has a 70-second cooldown. The Eject button is a universally powerful battle item that can let Azumarill engage, disengage or use as a combo tool. Eject Button also ensures that Azumarill’s Whirlpool stays in the range of the enemy team.           
  • Potion: Potion is a 30-second cooldown item that heals the player for 12.5% of their maximum health. Azumarill needs to be in high health to stay in fights. Using a potion ensures that the health can constantly stay high.

Pokémon Unite Azumarill Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Azumarill guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during the Unite battles.

Early Game

In the early game, Azumarils’ primary objective is to play aggressively and wither down opponents in one-on-one fights and take as many wild Pokémon as possible. Because of this, Azumarill should be able to stack up some kills and win lane, letting players snowball into the late game. In the lane, one should be able to fight one-on-one against the most opposing Pokémon.

Therefore, players must make sure to take advantage of any opportunities and punish opponents, when possible. During the early game, the partner in the lane is usually a Support. Players must make sure to communicate to the partner in the lane what plays they wish to make.

Pokémon Unite Azumarill Guide early game
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For example, if players see an enemy disposition, they must make sure to communicate to the teammate to play aggressively. Once Drednaw spawns, one should be around level 7 and fully evolved. With the achievement of levels 7-8, Azumarill reaches its highest power spike where they should attempt to fight for Drednaw if they’re ahead.

Late Game

Pokémon Unite Azumarill Guide late game
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By the late game, one should have a level lead from making aggressive early-game plays. Players should try to use this level, leading to carry the rest of the team ahead. Like all other characters, securing Zapdos with the team is a necessity. Once Zapdos spawns, Azumarill should try to stay out of the vision of the enemy team. In this way, players will be able to pick out a single enemy at a time.

Positioning of Azumarill

Being an all-rounder, Azumarill is primarily played in the bottom lane with a supporting Pokémon. However, Azumarill can also be played in the center lane, because of the great amount of damage Azumarill does to isolated Pokémon.

Because all-rounders have a balance between offense and defense, players must make sure to position themselves in front of their allies to protect them or stay behind them, instead, if they need to deal lots of damage while receiving little in return.

Azumarill specializes in one-on-one fights, so players should try to use their high mobility in teamfights to move around the opposing team and single out an enemy target. With Azumarill, one should prioritize taking out lower health or weaker enemies, because Azumarill is able to chase after almost any character to commit to attacking and knocking them out without taking too much damage as a result.

Azumarill with other Pokémon

Best synergies with Azumarill

Our Pokémon Unite Azumarill guide also focuses on the relationship between Azumarill and other Pokémon.

BlisseyBlissey is one of the strongest characters to pair with Azumarill. Because, Blisseys’ abilities provide instant healing to get out of unwinnable fights, movement speed to kite around enemies easily, and increased attack speed to deal consistent damage. All these buffs that Blissey Provides make Azumarill an unkillable 1v5-ing monster that can beat almost any opposing Pokémon in a fight.
EldegossEldegoss is another supporter that goes well with Azumarill, because of the healing and shielding provided. Azumarill needs large amounts of health to play aggressively. Eldegoss enables Azumarill to constantly pressure the enemy team with abilities and wipe out entire teams, one Pokémon at a time, due to the high amounts of health regeneration and shields provided.
WigglytuffWigglytuff goes well with Azumarill thanks to their high defenses and great crowd control abilities. Wigglytuff’s Unite move Starlight Recital goes especially well with Azumarill as the large shield given allows Azumarill to make aggressive plays and engage in difficult fights without losing much.
SnorlaxSnorlax offers a large amount of crowd control through the use of abilities such as “Heavy Slam” and “Block”, both abilities can make the opposing Pokémon unable to move or displace them. This Pokémon’s abilities are beneficial to Azumarill as it allows the Pokémon to single them out and kill them with ease

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Azumarill

Strong againstWeak against
Alolan NinetalesCinderace
Mr MimeGreninja

Pokémon Unite Azumarill: Tips, tricks and strategies

This guide will also discuss some tips and tricks for playing Azumarill in Pokémon Unite.

  1. Azumarill excels in one-on-one fights because Azumarills’ passive makes every attack a critical hit when in a fight with only one Pokémon.
  2. Azumarill is a great choice for solo play because Azumarill excels in one-on-one duels with other Pokémon, which means teammates are not needed in fights. Azumarill’s Unite move also allows it to single out opponents from a distance and get easy kills as a result.
  3. Azumarill has a relatively low base health amount for an all-rounder. Because of this, players must wary of surprise attacks from enemies and practice using their high mobility to dodge attacks and abilities
  4. Azumarill needs to always be on the lookout for surprise attacks while also using their high mobility to make lots of early game plays around the map. Map awareness is crucial when playing Azumarill.
  5. Save the Unite Move for Zapdos. This is an easily overlooked aspect of the game that can change the entire outcome of the game. Saving the Unite Move for Zapdos, ensures that they can secure the objective and win the game. Players must try to move around the opposing team during the Zapdos fight and use the combo of their abilities and the Unite move to wipe out the enemy team.
  6. One must make sure to check the map before Zapdos spawns. They must look around in the bushes surrounding Zapdos to ensure there are no sneaky enemies waiting to steal it.

Final Thoughts

Azumarill is a cute Pokémon that packs a punch, despite its cute appearance. Currently, Azumarill is a quite balanced character as none of Azumarill’s stats or abilities are absurdly high. If players enjoy playing characters with great dueling capabilities and a strong amount of healing, then Azumarill may be of interest.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Azumarill Guide. Do you prefer to use Greedent in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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