Greedent was added to Pokémon Unite as part of the Halloween update. While it's a surprise addition, Greedent brings many unique attributes to the table. Despite being classified as a defender, he deals a lot of damage. However, the Pokémon is not bulky and will die quickly if not used efficiently.
Moves and gameplay
Like Skwovet at level 1, Greedent can learn Tackle or Defense Curl. It is best to start with Action here as it is a harmful skill and will help you clear the first few fields. Regardless, you will be able to learn Defense Curl at level 3. At level 5, Skwovet will evolve into Greedent and you will be able to upgrade Defense Curl in Stuff Cheeks or Covet. While both moves increase your speed, the first heals you or grants you a shield if your HP is maxed out, while the second allows the user to deal bonus damage and throw the enemy. There is no better option and it depends on your play style and preferences. However, Stuff Cheeks is easier to perform and will come in handy in more scenarios.
At level 7, you will be able to level up Action in Bullet Seeds or Burp. Burp deals damage to opponents and slows them down, while Bullet Seed allows Greedent to spit berries in the targeted direction, which deals damage to enemies. The damage dealt by Bullet Seed increases with the number of Berries Greedent stored before the attack. In addition, it also reduces the speed of opponents who are hit by Bullet Seed. Overall, Bullet Seed is the recommended move as it provides more damage along with crowd control.
Greedent gains access to Berry Belly Flop (Unite move) at level 9. After use, Greedent consumes a Berry to regain HP before jumping into the selected area and damaging opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. In addition, the move will throw all captured opposing Pokémon into the area of effect. Greedent then consumes a special berry, which allows him to store an unlimited number of berries in his tail for a short time, while also resetting the cooldown of all his moves.
Recommended move set
- Contrast (LVL 1)
- Defense curl (3)
- Stuff cheeks (LVL 5)
- Bullet Seeds (LVL 7)
- Berry Belly Flop (LVL 9)
Advised battle items
As a defender, Greedent combines well with Buddy Barrier. The item provides a shield to the user and nearby allies whenever Greedent uses his Unite move. Focus Band is another excellent item for Greedent as it allows the user to recover some HP whenever critically low. To get increased damage on basic attacks, players can complete the build with Muscle Band.
As a defender, X Defense is usually the ideal battle object for Greedent. However, players can also take Eject or Potion.