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Pokémon UNITE: Best Garchomp Build

Take advantage of Garchomp's beastly power.

by Victor Vellas

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If you know what you are doing, Garchomp may be one of the most terrifying Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It is an AoE (Area of Effect) monster, able to destroy whole groups in team fights. That said, you need good knowledge of your surroundings and of course everything needs to be timed correctly. Being an All-Rounder, Garchomp is not only able to throw some very damaging attacks, but can also soak a lot of punishment too, if built accordingly.

Best setup and build for Garchomp in Pokémon UNITE

In the current state the game is at, Garchomp is a literal best version of Charizard. While it may be lacking some of the versatility and range that Pokémon has, everything else can be achieved by Garchomp easier, and in a more efficient way. Both are All-Rounders, hence putting them kind of in the same basket, but Garchomp is actually a very strong bruiser able to fit the Attacker role as well, if handled correctly.

Since its whole toolkit has AoE elements to it, Garchomp is fantastic in team fights and gathering Aeon energy to score when possible. Laning with Garchomp will be the most beneficial strategy early-game, but reaching mid-game forward, it is advised to roam the map and farm as much as possible, with all of its hard-hitting AoE moves. While easy to use, it is not an actually beginner-friendly Pokémon as it requires good map awareness and correct skill and item usage.

BEST MOVES

  • Bulldoze
    Has the user stomp down on the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.
  • Dig
    Has the user move quickly underground and jump out when they come in contact with an opposing Pokémon , dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. If this move is used inside Earthquake’s area of effect, the ground will split open in the wake of the user, widening this move’s area of effect.
  • Earthquake
    Has the user jump high into the air and crash forcefully to the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.

BEST HELD ITEMS

  • Shell Bell
    Restore at least 45/60/75 HP when you land an ability. The higher your Sp. Atk, the more HP you recover.
  • Focus Band
    When your HP goes down, recover HP equal to 8/11/14% of the damage you took up until that point every second for 3 seconds
  • Assault Vest
    When out of combat, gain a percentage of your maximum health as an Sp. Attack shield.

BEST BATTLE ITEM

  • Eject Button
    Moves to a specified direction immediately.

Pokémon UNITE is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2021 and to mobile devices in September 2021. For more related gameplay tips and info, feel free to check the rest of our guides right here.

 

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