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Pokémon Unite Slowbro Guide: Best Builds, Items, Movesets and Gameplay Tips

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

Slowbro is one of the many Pokémon characters that can be played in the Pokémon Unite MOBA. Slowbro is a ranged defender that specializes in regaining HP while soaking up damage dealt with it, by the opposing Pokémon. Due to his high defensive stats, Slowbro is optimally played in the top lane with other attackers. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best battle items and abilities, including tips and tricks to play Slowbro in Pokémon Unite.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémon like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, BlisseyCharizardSnorlaxTsareenaDecidueyeDragoniteTalonflameCinderaceGreninjaGardevoirVenusaurWigglytuffTrevenantGengarLucario, Aegislash, Crustle, Hoopa, Garchomp Absol, Alolan Ninetales, Duraludon, Cramorant, and Blastoise. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Slowbro.

Slowbro: In-game Cost

Pokémon Unite Slowbro Guide
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Slowbro can be purchased from the Unite Battle Committee using 6000 Aeos coins or 345 gems. 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 Slowbro Movesets

Slowbro moveset options are quite diverse. As a ranged defender, one of the prime tasks lies in stopping the enemy team from scoring goals and defeating other Pokémon.

Passive – Oblivious

It has the Pokémon store up lost HP for a short time. When hitting an opposing Pokémon with a move, the Pokèmon recovers soak of its HP using the stored HP. It also decreases the opposing Pokèmon Sp. Def. for a short time.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

It becomes a booster attack, with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.

Ability 1 – Water Gun

The skill shoots water forcefully, dealing damage to the opposing Pokèmon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. Holding down the button for this move, it increases its Area of Effect (AoE) and damage.

Ability choices at level 4

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 4.

ScaldSurf
The skill shoots boiling hot water, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and creating steam when it hits. Opposing Pokémon inside the steam’s Area of Effect are left burning. Hence, their movement speed is decreased for a short time.It has the player charging forward on a wave, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon in the Area of Effect and throwing them. This is followed by two more waves, that deal damage to the opposing Pokémon in the Area of Effect and decrease their movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: It increases the Vapor’s Area of Effect.Upgrade: The second and third waves become larger and also throws opposing Pokémon as the first wave does.

Ability 2 – Slack Off

It has the player slack off, continually restoring its HP for a short time. While the player is slacking off, if the player moves, performs a basic attack or uses a move, has a hindrance inflicted on it. Otherwise, the HP restoration effect has been interrupted and it continues at decreased power.

Ability choices at level 6

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 6.

AmnesiaTelekinesis
It has to recover some of its HP using its stored up lost  HP for a short time after using this move. The player becomes immune to hindrances and gains increased Defence.It makes opposing Pokèmon float with psychic powers. If used again, pulls the opposing Pokèmon towards the user.
Upgrade: It increases Sp. Def.Upgrade: It increases a move’s speed and range.

Unite Move – Slowbeam

It has the player staring at one of the opposing team’s Pokémon and attacks continuously, dealing damage and binding it. It grants the player a shield and makes the player immune to hindrances, while it uses this move.

Best items for Slowbro in Pokémon Unite

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

Best Held Items

Item(s)Benefits
Buddy BarrierThis held item is useful for Slowbro, as it provides an extra shield, whenever the Unite move is used. This increases Slowbro’s durability.
Assault VestApart from the extra HP and Sp. Def. it provides, this held item also provides a shield, whenever one is not in combat.
Score ShieldThis held item provides a shield, whenever one is attempting to score a goal. If the shield is still active, the goals are about to be scored and cannot be interrupted.

Best Battle Items

Below are some highly valuable items that can be taken into battle, while using Slowbro.

  • Eject Button: It quickly moves the Pokémon to the designated location
  • Slow Smoke: Creates a cloud of smoke that greatly decreases the movement speed and basic attack speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.

Pokemon Unite Slowbro Gameplay Tips

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

Early Game

In the early game, one must prioritize scoring as many goals as possible. Therefore, one must try to capture as many wild Apioms as possible, to further increase the goal points, when one is about to score. The benefits of doing this are that one would gain extra exp. from scoring points. This should be easy for Slowbro, especially withheld items like Score Shield.

Pokémon Unite Slowbro Guide
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After attaining Lvl 4, players should choose their desired ability and use it to deal damage to the opposing Pokèmon, while reducing their movement speed. This makes it harder for them to escape. While laning, players should always try to protect the attacker in the lane.

Slowbro, being a very durable hero, has lots of HP and can also regenerate lost HP quite easily. Players should try to rotate to the bottom lane to help the teammates take the Drednaw, as the Exp boost and other perks granted by Drednaw would be really useful in turning the tide of the battle.

Late Game

In the late game, one should have a higher experience level than the enemy’s Pokèmon. This is due to the intensive rotations and goal-scoring in the early game. While using Slowbro’s Unite Move, players should always try to focus on the enemy’s main attacker. This will give the team the edge, especially during teamfights.

Pokémon Unite Slowbro Guide
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The Unite move is really great at single-handedly defeating enemies, since they would not really be able to act, while they are bound. Players should also try to help their team secure Zapdos, as Slowbro is the main defender for the team. As we all know, the perks granted by Zapdos can really change the course of the match. Therefore, players should rally their teammates and take Zapdos for the team, whilst protecting them.

Positioning of Slowbro

Since Slowbro is a defender, Slowbro is mainly played in the top lane with an attacker. However, Slowbro can also be played as a supporter, due to his abilities. The best abilities to use, when playing Slowbro in the top lane as defenders are Surf and Amnesia. But, if Slowbro has to be played as a Supporter in the bottom lane, the best abilities to use are Scald and Telekinesis.

Being a defender, Slowbro should try to stay in front of their teammates and soak up as much damage as possible during fights. When he’s not busy soaking up damage, he must try to score as many goals as possible.

Slowbro with other Pokémon

Our Pokémon Unite Slowbro guide also focuses upon the relationship between Slowbro and other Pokémon.

Best synergies with Slowbro

Our Pokémon Unite Slowbro Guide also focuses upon the relationship between Slowbro and other Pokémon.

PokémonBenefit(s)
ZeraoraSlowbro can help Zerora to disable or CC enemies just in time, for Zeraora to burst them down with his burst abilities
Alolan NinetalesSlowbro can help to tank damage from the opposing enemy Pokèmon while also providing extra CC effects on the battlefield, making it much harder for enemies to flee alive.
VenusaurSlowbro can help in supporting attackers like Venusaur whose abilities excel at poking enemies from enemies while dishing large amounts of damage from afar.

Pokemon which are strong and weak against Slowbro

Pokemon that Slowbro countersPokemon that counter Slowbro
MachampZeraora
CinderaceCharizard
PikachuCramorant

Pokémon Unite Slowbro: Tips, tricks and strategies

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

  • Players should try to move alongside ally Pokémon with high attack abilities, as the high HP and durability of Slowbro would help to further increase the chances of survival of such an ally Pokèmon.
  • Players should always try to focus more on enemy main damage dealers, as Slowbro excels at facing single enemies.
  • Slowbro is great at recovering HP due to his passive ability, making him much valuable during team fights.
  • While using Slowbro’s Unite Move, which players always try to use it in a place, that’s not so far from their teammates. Since, he wouldn’t be able to move, whilst using his Unite Move which implies that he would not really be able to escape, if they were faced with multiple enemy Pokèmon at a time.

Final Thoughts

Slowbro is a very tanky defender Pokémon, who can really turn the tides of the battle with his skills, which are really good at providing the crowd-control effects needed to give the team the upper hand. Players should remember to always move with the team’s attacker or main damage dealer. It just might increase the chances of success against other Pokémon on the battlefield.

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

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