As per the speculations, a speedster is indeed coming to the Pokémon Unite MOBA finally. Having reported the rumours and leaks of the speedster Dodrio before, the leaks have further revealed the movesets of this upcoming normal/flying-type Ostrich Pokémon. The Generation 1 Pokémon is rumoured to arrive in mid-September of 2022, with the date most likely to be the 15th of the next month. Previously, the movesets of the all-rounder Scizor were leaked, which will soon come to the game. In this article, we will check out the leaked movesets of Dodrio in Pokémon Unite.
Pokémon Unite: Dodrio Movesets
Dodrio would have a predecessor evolution form, Doduo. Being a speedster, its preferable lane should be the middle one. The Pokémon is likely to be accompanied by a Dash Gauge, whose mechanics have been mentioned below accordingly. The moves are as follows:
The skill becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing consecutive blows with the user’s heads. If the user’s dash gauge is full and it hits an opposing Pokémon with a basic attack, the user’s move cooldowns are reduced. Also, when the user’s dash gauge is full, its basic attack will have it charge in the direction it’s moving and consume the whole of the dash gauge.
Passive Ability – Run Away
The Pokemon’s movement speed increases when opposing Pokémon are nearby. While the Pokémon is moving, its sprint gauge charges. When its sprint gauge is full, the Pokémon starts running with increased movement speed. If the Pokémons’ movement speed decreases below a set speed, the sprint gauge will rapidly deplete. When Doduo scores a goal, it evenly divides its collected Aeos energy into two portions and deposits them into the goal one at a time. After Doduo evolves into Dodrio, when it scores a goal, it evenly divides its collected Aeos energy into three portions and deposits them into the goal one at a time.
Ability 1 – Peck
This flying-type move has the player move forward, while jabbing with its beaks. When the sprint gauge is full, the player instead charges forward, while jabbing with its beaks. Using this move, it fully consumes the sprint gauge.
Ability 1 Upgrades
At some point in time, upon the level increase, which we don’t know which level as of yet, Peck can be upgraded to either of these moves.
|Drill Peck||Tri Attack|
|This Flying-type move, has the user move forward while striking with its sharp beaks multiple times, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon it hits. When the player’s sprint gauge is full, the user dashes forward while striking with its sharp beaks multiple times, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. Using this move fully consumes the sprint gauge.||The skill has the user attack with its beaks, in a cone in front of itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and applying one of the following random effects: a decrease in Attack and damage over time for a set amount of time, a decrease to basic attack speed, or a decrease to movement speed. When the player’s sprint gauge is full, the user instead shoots out three projectiles, one red, one yellow and one blue, in the designated direction. If a projectile hits an opposing Pokémon, the projectile deals damage and applies one of the aforementioned effects based on its colour. After this move, the user’s next basic attack deals additional damage and restores some of the user’s HP. One may keep a maximum of two uses of this move.|
|Upgrade: The skill reduces this move’s cooldown. When this move hits opposing Pokémon, it restores a portion of the user’s HP based on the amount of damage dealt.||Upgrade: The user, next basic attack after using this move restores more HP. When the user’s sprint gauge is full, this move’s cooldown is reduced.|
Ability 2 – Quick Attack
The skill has the user dash forward, increasing its movement speed for a short time and dealing damage to opposing Rokdmon it hits. This move’s cooldown is reduced, if it hits opposing Pokémon.
Ability 2 Upgrades
Quick Attack has the following upgradation options which are available.
|The skill removes all status conditions from the user. It charges its sprint gauge. Afterwards, the user, movement speed increases for a short time and its sprint gauge, charges faster.||This move makes the user leap forward while kicking. If this move makes contact with an opposing Pokémon or obstacle, the user leaps over it and stomps the ground when it lands, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Also, if this move makes contact with an opposing Pokémon or obstacle, the user’s sprint gauge charges. If the move makes contact with an opposing Pokémon, its cooldown is reduced.|
|Upgrade: After this move is used, the user’s sprint gauge becomes fully charged.||Upgrade: When the player stamps the ground after leaping, the opposing Pokémon in the area of effect are also left unable to act.|
The move has the user run to the designated location. While running, the user is immune to hindrances. If the user makes contact with opposing Pokémon while running, it deals damage to them and throws them into the air. When the user arrives at the designated location, its attack increases for a short time, and it is granted a shield. Also, its sprint gauge charges faster for a short time.
By the looks of it, Dodrio would be a fun-to-play Pokémon. Although its scoring mechanics look a bit absurd, it is actually unique and benefits a Speedster’s playstyle. From what we understood from the leaks, supposedly, if a player has 30 Aeos Energy with him, and he tries to score, each head of the Pokémon would score at a time.
This would actually make scoring faster, which benefits Build Stacks. In a case where enemies approach quickly, but someone has 30 Energy to score, at least 1 of the heads would score 10 points. It’s better to core 10 than none. However, players should await concrete information on this ability and we would keep updated.
These are the leaked movesets for Dodrio in Pokémon Unite. Let us know in the comment section below!