Decidueye is the first Pokémon to debut in Pokémon Unite season 2. Ranged Attacker has a quirky playing style and steep learning curve. To help players, here is a guide that explains all his moves and the most optimal build.
Moves and gameplay
You start the game as Rowlet and have access to Leafage. It's a simple move where Rowlet shoots leaves in a cone, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon that is hit. Once the move is finished, the Pokémon gains bonus Attack Speed for a short moment. At level 3, Rowlet learns Astonish, which allows Rowlet to deal damage and reduce the movement speed of enemies.
Rowlet evolves into Dartrix at level 4. Additionally, Dartrix evolves into Decidueye at level 7 and will have an option to upgrade Leafage to Razor Leaf or Spirit Shackle. Each of these moves is viable and depends on the player's preferences and style of play. Razor Leaf increases Decidueye's Attack Damage and Attack Speed. Additionally, the Pokémon's basic attack will target multiple enemies.
On the other hand, Spirit Shackle allows Decidueye to charge and fire quills at the targeted location. The damage dealt by quills increases the longer it is charged. If the move is fully loaded, the move chains enemies to the ground.
Astonish can be upgraded to Leaf Storm or Shadow Sneak to level 8. Unlike Decidueye's other move, where both options were viable, Shadow Sneak is the clear winner here. It allows Decidueye to take control of one of the opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and also reducing the hostage's movement speed and defense. Additionally, Decidueye gains bonus movement speed for short moves.
Decidueye learns its Unite Move Nock Nock at level 9. The Pokémon shoots spikes in its chosen direction, dealing damage to anyone hit by it. At the end of the move, Decidueye fires a large pen that deals bonus damage based on the remaining HP of the enemies.
Recommended move set
- Foliage (LVL 1)
- Surprise (LVL 3)
- Razor Leaf (LVL 7)
- Shadow Sneak (LVL 8)
- Nock Nock (LVL 9)
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Muscle Band is probably the best item for Decidueye. Increases the damage of Decidueye's basic attacks, which is the source of most of its damage. Another key element in Decidueye's build is Scope Lens, which increases critical hits. The latest build item can be changed to suit your play style. The energy booster is a solid option as it increases the damage potential for a short time after using Unite Move.
Advised battle items
- Muscle fascia
- Scope goal
- Energy amplifier
The eject button is the standard battle object to execute on Decidueye. However, players can also choose X Attack or X Speed depending on the situation.