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Pokémon Unite Meowscarada Guide: Best Build, Held Items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to beat Meowscarada in the game!

Liko’s Nyahoja from Generation IX is finally making its way to the roster. The Paldean Grass-starter is a speedster in the game. In this Pokémon Unite Meowscarada guide, we have entirely discussed how to play with Meowscarada, the speedster, from start to end. One must make sure to read till the end to know about this Generation IX Grass/Dark-type. Meowscarada is a melee-type physical damage-based Speedster, which requires intermediate-level handling.

Meowscarda: In-game Cost

Meowscarada Profile
Image via The Pokémon Company

Meowscarada is available in the Pokémon Unite Committee for 575 Aeos gems. The exchange for coins would only be possible after 1 week from its release, for either 12000 or 14000 Aeos coins. Players can also obtain a 3-day limited license of Meowscarada as a commemorative login reward, or Flower Petal Challenge reward.

Pokémon Unite Meowscarada Guide: Meowscarada and its movesets

As expected, Meowscarada has a combination of Dark-type and most importantly, an arsenal of Grass-type moves, mainly based on agility, as in the anime. Here are the details of those movesets in Pokémon Unite.

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Basic Attack

Whenever a set amount of time passes, the next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. Boosted attacks have the user leap at opposing Pokémon and deal additional damage.

Passive- Overgrow

After the Pokémon takes damage that reduces it to half its max HP or less, it disappears into leaves for a short time. For a short time, the Pokémon’s movement speed and damage dealt increase, and each time the Pokémon deals damage to opposing Pokémon, it recovers HP. This ability goes on cooldown after it’s triggered.

Ability 1- Leafage

This Grass-type move has the user shoot out leaves that deal damage to opposing Pokémon they hit and decrease their movement speed.

  • Type- Ranged
  • CD- 7s

Ability 1 upgrades at Level 6

At Level 6, Leafage evolves into either of these 2 moves based on your choice:

Flower TrickNight Slash
This unique move has the user attach a flower bomb to an opposing Pokémon. The flower bomb can be detonated at will if the move is used again, and when it explodes, it deals damage based on the percentage of HP the opposing Pokémon has lost. If the user deals damage to an opposing Pokémon that has a flower bomb attached to it, the explosion’s area of effect is increased and it deals increased damage. If the user knocks out an opposing Pokémon with this move, the move’s cooldown is reset.

Type– Sure-hit
CD-
5s
This popular move has the user throw slashing waves with its claws, dealing damage and applying a mark to opposing Pokémon the slashing waves hit. The user’s basic attacks have an increased critical hit rate on marked opposing Pokémon. When the user deals damage to marked opposing Pokémon with basic attacks, this move’s cooldown is reduced and the user recovers HP.

Type– Area
CD-
7.5s
Upgrade: Increases the explosion’s area of effect and increases the user’s movement speed after this move is used.Upgrade: Increases the critical hit rate and HP recovery.

Ability 2- Hone Claws

  • Type- Dash
  • CD- 8s

This move has the user sharpen its claws while moving, increasing the speed and damage of its next three basic attacks.

Ability 2 upgrades at Level 7

At Level 7, Scratch evolves into either of these 2 moves, based on your choice.

TrailblazeDouble Team
This normal-type move has the user create an illusory copy of himself while dashing to befuddle opposing Pokémon. If this move is used again, the user swaps places with the illusory copy. When this swap happens, or when the illusory copy’s HP drops to 0, flower petals are scattered around, damaging opposing Pokémon and leaving them unable to act for a short time.

Type- Dash
CD-
9s
This normal-type move has the user create an illusory copy of himself while dashing to befuddle opposing Pokémon. If this move is used again, the user swaps places with the illusory copy. When this swap happens, or when the illusory copy’s HP drops to 0, flower petals are scattered around, damaging the opposing Pokémon and leaving them unable to act for a short time.

Type- Dash
CD-
9s
Upgrade: Grants the user a shield when this move is used.Upgrade: Increases the time that the illusory copy remains before disappearing, and decreases the damage taken by the illusory copy.

Unite Move- Floral Flourish

The skill has the user move instantly to the designated location, creating a whirlwind of flowers around itself that continually deals damage to opposing Pokémon. While using this move, the user cannot use other attacks, and the move can be canceled if it is used again.

Best items for Meowscarada in Pokémon Unite

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

Best held Items

ItemUtility
Attack WeightFocus Band would provide Meowscarada with a large amount of Attack stat when fully stacked.
Razor ClawRazor Claw synergizes well with Meowscarada’s combos, allowing its attacks to deal increased damage and slow targets after using a move since it is a melee-type Pokémon.
Float StoneSynergises well with the character’s speed and helps boost it further.

Based on gameplay and suggestions from many sources, these three options may be the best item build for Meowscarada. However, players can also try the following builds.

  • Muscle Band, Attack Weight, Focus Band
  • Razor Claw, Muscle Band, Attack Weight
  • Float Stone, Razor Claw, Focus Band

Best Battle Items

  • The Eject Button can help during the combo moves and can perform a combo with Floral Flourish.
  • X-Speed can help with speed boosts and overall mobility.

Pokémon Unite Meowscarada Guide: Meowscarada Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Meowscarada guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game, along with the positioning of Meowscarada during Unite battles.

Positioning of Meowscarada

Go for the jungle in the middle, switch between lanes, and score quick goals. Utilize the mobility.

Pokémon Unite Meowscarada Guide: Meowscarada with other Pokémon

Our Pokémon Unite guide will also look at the combination of Meowscarada with other Pokémon during Unite battles.

Best Synergies with Meowscarada

Pokémon Synergy Benefits
SlowbroA defender with a lot of HP and high defense can take in damage by the opponents for Meowscarada and tank it themselves, giving Meowscarada much more room for attacking, especially with the disabling moves Slowbro has to offer.
GoodraA defender with a lot of HP and high defence can take in damage by the opponents for Meowscarada and tank it themselves, giving Meowscarada much more scope for attacking.
BlisseyUseful as a healer during intense battles.

Pokémon that are strong and weak against Meowscarada

Strong againstWeak against
DecidueyeMamoswine
CramorantTrevenant
AbsolAlolan Ninetales
InteleonMewtwo Y
ChandelureUmbreon

Pokémon Unite Meowscarada Guide: Tips, tricks, and strategies

This guide will also discuss some tips and tricks for playing the speedster Meowscarada in Pokémon Unite.

  • Players must use the Eject button to perform combo moves.
  • Lastly, players must avoid using it much in Ranked Matches until they master all of its moves and playing style. They should use offline mode or Standard Battles as their Practice Arena.

Final Thoughts

From the looks of it, Meowscarada surely looks like a force to reckon with. Especially, the combos and burst moves it can provide. Let us enjoy this Halloween with this brand-new Pokémon on the roster.

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