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Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Guide: Best Build, Held items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Wigglytuff in the all-new MOBA!

The balloon-based Fairy-type Pokémon from Generation-I plays the role of a supporter in the Pokémon Unite MOBA. Initially an S-tier supporter, however, after some updates, Wigglytuff is now in the A-tier. Also, being a melee supporter with Sp. Atk., and a decent endurance and mobility, Wigglytuff still remains an underrated Pokemon in the game, due to its selfless role in the squad. The Pokemon, being a dual Normal and Fairy-type, comes with a variety of moves of the said types. Here in this Pokémon Unite guide, we would be talking about all such moves, best items, and builds of Wigglytuff.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémons like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, Blissey, Charizard, Snorlax, Tsareena, Decidueye, Dragonite, Talonflame, Cinderace, Greninja, Gardevoir, and Venusaur. So make sure to check that guide as well. For now, let’s focus on Wigglytuff.

Wigglytuff: In-game cost

Wigglytuff is available for 8000 Aeoscoins or 460 Aeos gems from the Unite Battle Committee. There are two skins available for Wigglytuff, the Bonfire Style and the Bedtime Style, available for 350 and 1050 Aeos Gems respectively. The former can also be purchased in exchange for Holowear Tickets.

Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Guide
Pokemon Unite Wigglytuff

Wigglytuff Stats and Evolution

1st EvolutionFinal Evolution
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff(Lv. 1)
Wigglytuff
Wigglytuff(Lv. 4)

Pokemon Unite Wigglytuff movesets

Wigglytuff’s move set includes a range of fairy and normal type melee moves. The moves can actually cause a considerable amount of damage to the opposition while also helping teammates. Also, almost all of Wigglytuff’s moves are Sp. Attacks and the descriptions are as follows.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

Every third basic hit becomes a boosted attack and deals a bit more damage than the first two hits. This boosted hit also turns the opposition around.

Passive – Cute Charm

Wigglytuff’s passive makes the opponent infatuated towards it when they hit Wiggly from close range. The infatuated Pokemon then approaches Wigglytuff against their will due to this infatuation. This Passive, however, unlike the passive of many other Unite Pokemons, goes to a 9-second cooldown after triggering.

Ability 1 – Defence Curl (Hindrance)

Defense-Curl

The user Jigglypuff performs a quick roll with a granted shield and throws away opponents hit by the roll. Hitting any obstacle with this move changes the direction of the user Pokemon and resets the cooldown of Pound, Double Slap, or Dazzling Beam. (Type: Hindrance Cooldown: 8s)

Ability Choices at Level 4

With the evolution of Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff at Level 4, Defense Curl can be upgraded to either of these two moves discussed below.

Rollout (Hindrance)Sing (Area)
Kind of an upgrade to defence curl, this Normal-type move makes Wigglytuff roll towards the opponent with a granted shield on. On contact, the enemies would receive damage and be thrown. Also, hitting an obstacle while performing this move would change the direction of Wigglytuff and reset the cooldown of the alternative Ability Move. This signature move of Jigglypuff/ Wigglytuff is from the time back at the anime, where the Pokemon starts singing a song putting the opposition to sleep. This Fairy-type move also reduces the sleeping opposition’s Def. and Sp. Def. Using this move also increases the user Pokemon’s movement speed.
Upgrade: Increases the length of time the opposition is thrown.
Cooldown: 10s
Upgrade: Increases the time span the opponent Pokemon sleeps.
Cooldown: 10s

Ability 2 – Pound (Melee)

Jigglypuff hits the opponent/s in front twice, dealing damage and slowing their movement speed for a short time. (Type: Damage, Melee Cooldown: 5s)

Ability Choices at Level 6

The pound may be upgraded to either of these 2 moves at Level 6 based upon your choice.

Double Slap (Melee)Dazzling Gleam (Area)
Wigglytuff slaps its opponent multiple times (3-5 times) dealing heavy damage and reducing movement speed for a short time. The user emits a powerful flash of light in a designated direction, which deals damage to the opponent twice.
Upgrade: Increases the number of slaps to 4-6.
Cooldown: 5s
Upgrade: The move then decreases the movement speed of the opposition after the first hit.
Cooldown:
4.5s

Unite Move – Starlight Recital

This Unite move is available at Wigglytuff’s Lv. 8, which makes it begin performing a recital, granting itself and nearby ally Pokemon a shield. It further removes all the status conditions of the affected Pokemon and makes them immune to hindrances for a short time.

Best items for Wigglytuff in Pokemon Unite

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

Best Held items for Wigglytuff

Item Why it’s useful
Buddy BarrierTo justify Wiggly’s Unite move, this item further provides a shield to the allies, while it itself uses its Unite move.
Exp. ShareTo add extra Exp. for own, as well as nearby ally Pokemon.
Shell BellRecovers the user Pokemon’s HP every time it is hit by a move. The more the Sp. Atk, the more HP recovered.

Besides these, gamers can also use the following battle item combinations for Wigglytuff:

  • Focus Band, Exp. Share, Buddy Barrier
  • Aeos Cookie, Exp. Share, Score Shield
  • Focus Band, Buddy Barrier, Score Shield

Best Battle Items for Wigglytuff

  • Potion: While playing the supporter role, Wigglytuff might become a target for the enemies, hence the Potion.
  • Eject button: To quickly move in with your allies in case you are lagging behind, and then support them.

Pokemon Unite Wigglytuff Gameplay Tips

Wigglytuff is a melee-type supporter with an impressive support stat of 9. Also, the other stats except offense are decent enough. Hence, it would only be advised to stick around with teammates and not go for solo adventures. Most of Wigglytuff’s moves would also suggest the gamers do so. Our Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during Unite battles.

Early Game

The game starts with the Pokémon in the Jigglypuff stage. The priority should be the bottom lane, and instead of targeting the closest Aipoms, try attacking the approaching enemies alongside allies. Farming isn’t much needed in the initial stage as Jigglypuff’s Pound move deals comparatively heavy damage on the opposition who are also low on the level.

 Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Guide
Image via Pokemon UNITE

On reaching Level 4, Jigglypuff evolves. Hence in the early game, prioritize assisting allies in farming and keeping the enemy off. Upon reaching Level 4, choose Sing instead of rollout in case the strategy is to play as a supporter and supporter-only.

Late Game

Wigglytuff is the Pokemon’s final evolution, at Level 4, hence it may be said that the Pokemon is the strongest from that time itself. Try reaching Level 4 within a minute. Then use sing to immobilizer enemies and supporting allies hence. Upon reaching Level 6, the move pound gets upgraded to either of Double Slap or Dazzling Gleam. The latter move deals damage in two halves and the 2nd half also reduces the opponent’s speed.

 Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff Guide
Image via Pokemon UNITE

Double slap too is a damage-dealing move, but considering the lesser cooldown time, while dealing more damage, Dazzling Gleam should be prioritized. The Unite move is particularly effective during a boss fight, Drednaw and Zapdos especially. Beating Drednaw gives Exp. points to all allies, which again, is the main aim while playing with Wigglytuff, to provide support.

Positioning

The best lane for Wigglytuff to be is the lower lane. The second choice would be the top lane. Just a thing to remember is that solo adventures won’t work, hence, to stick along with allies, all-rounders, defenders, and attackers preferably.

Wigglytuff with other Pokémon

Best Synergies with Wigglytuff

Our Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff guide also focuses upon the relation between Wigglytuff and other Pokémon.

Pokémon Benefits
SnorlaxA team-up of Snorlax and Wigglytuff can put the opponent to sleep often with Yawn and Sing respectively. But make sure to have a third partner (attacker) alongside.
CrustleA defender Pokemon with great endurance can be a great partner of Wigglytuff for crowd control.
Alolan NinetalesA Pokemon with high offense and low endurance can have great help from Wigglytuff with moves like Sing and Starlight Recital.

Pokemon which are strong and weak against Wigglytuff

Strong againstWeak against
ZeraoraSnorlax
VenusaurDecidueye
Alolan NinetalesCrustle
CharizardBlastoise
AbsolMr. Mime

Pokémon Unite Wigglytuff: Tips, tricks, and strategies

This guide would now be focusing on several tips and tricks to remember while playing with Wigglytuff in Pokemon Unite.

  1. Firstly, know and understand the role of Wigglytuff. being a supporter, its main aim would be to support the allies. Supporting can vary from assisting an enemy k.o. and also letting them take the final hit on a wild Pokemon or a boss.
  2. In the primary stages, let attackers or all-rounders take those last hits, because afterall, an attacker of the same level as a supporter, would be more important for the tam.
  3. While trying to farm for itself, use moves like Dazzling Gleam or Double Slap. They have massive damage, and can easily ko wild Pokemon in a single move.
  4. The move ‘sing’ increases movement speed of Wigglytuff. Hence, use it to retreat while making the opponents sleep too. In case the plan is to use Sing in the game, take Potion as held item instead of Eject Button.
  5. The move Rollout rebounds after hitting obstacles, and can do so for 4-5 times. Use it to farm Pokemon standing in closd spaces. Use your geometry and carrom skills to find perfect angles, so that maximum damage can be done on the opposition.
  6. Rollout can also be used to retreat when on low health. Try angling the move with an obstacle, so as to achieve maximum distance with a rollout. Remember that the rollout can also be manually stopped by pressing that move button again. This move requires time to master.
  7. Wiggly’s endurance is decent and it can also be used to defend goals in the ultimate stage of the game alongside defenders. In this case, Wiggly would have to support the Defenders.

Final Thoughts

Wigglytuff is an excellent Pokemon in an extraordinary and thankless role. The selfless role of Wigglytuff should be accompanied by the selfless gameplaying of the user. Just don’t make Wigglytuff venture out on a solo adventure. In case of falling behind, do some farming in safe territory and then meet up with the allies later.

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

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