Pikachu is one of the most recognizable media characters in the world. The huge worldwide success that Pokémon have seen since its inception has a lot to do with this electric mouse as much as it does with its monsters they collect and fight. In Pokémon Unite, Pikachu is a powerful attacker who has multiple ways to stun opponents and finish them off with his ranged attacks. If you're looking to take your Pikachu gameplay to the next level, here's our favorite build for them in Pokémon Unite, including the best moves and items to use.
For this build, we will be looking to inflict as much damage and special attack buffs as possible on Pikachu. This means that you will be somewhat susceptible to enemy attacks, but that was already the case when you chose Pikachu. Be sure to group with a squadmate to help protect yourself as you stun and deal massive damage to enemies.
The battle item for Pikachu we use is X Attack. If you have Goal-Getter, it would also be a perfect choice for this build.
On the held object side, we use Muscle Band to increase basic attack physical, Wise Glasses for more special attack damage, and Attack Weight to increase damage after scoring a goal.
With these three items kept combined, you can run and dunk a few points and instantly deal a lot of damage. You don't want to get too many points that slow down your scoring process, so grab some, squeeze if you can, and focus on taking out the enemies in the area.
Now it's time to discuss Pikachu's moves. When you start the game, you will have access to Electro Web and Thunder Shock. Make sure you use Electro Web to trap enemies trying to escape and finish them off with Thunder Shock.
At level four, you can choose between Electro Ball and Thunder. We prefer Thunder for the AoE damage it produces, but Electro Ball is a great choice too. Wherever you go here, you won't make a wrong selection.
At level six, Volt Tackle or Thunderbolt is available. We highly recommend Thunderbolt for the Obstacle effect it has, especially if you've chosen Thunder instead of Electro Ball in the previous move selection. The damage is better and Volt Tackle doesn't do enough to justify itself on Thunderbolt.
Finally, Pikachu's Unite Move is Thunderstorm, which is essentially a supercharged Thunder that has a larger area of effect protruding from you. The more targets surround you, the more you will use this move. With held items we have enhanced your attack and special attack, activate your X attack when you are about to use it and decimate everyone around you, especially if you have just scored a goal.