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Slowbro is a playable character in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Guide features Slowbro's stats, best items, Slowpoke, moveset, unite move, build, skin & more!

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Slowbro Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes

Slowbro Balance Changes (December 20th)

Move / StatChanges
ScaldScaldChanges
- Damage has been increased from 1809 to 2163 (About 19%)
AmnesiaAmnesiaChanges
- Amnesia+ has been upgraded with increased Sp. Def.
ObliviousObliviousChanges
- Stats has been Increased.
Patch Notes: Balance Patch (December 20)Click To See Previous Balance Changes

Slowbro Move Changes (October 20th)

Move / StatChanges
AmnesiaAmnesia- The cooldown has been reduced from 13 seconds to 9 seconds.
- HP recovery has been increased.

Slowbro received some adjustments on the Oct 20th Patch, with its Amnesia move getting a cooldown reduction and an HP recovery increase. This can be considered a decent buff for the Pokemon!

Slowbro Move Changes (September 22nd)

Move / StatChanges
Basic AttackBasic Attack- Fixed a bug where normal attacks, including Enhanced Basic Attacks, would lower the Special Defense of the opponent's Pokémon.
SurfSurf- Range of the attack has been fixed.

Slowbro has also received bug fixes in the Sept 22 patch. It received bug fixes on its basic attack and Surf move's range as well. These might constitute a slight overall nerf to Slowbro.

August 18th Changes

Move / StatChanges
SurfSurf - Reduced time on stun applied to enemy Pokemon
ScaldScald- Damage done to enemy Pokemon increased by roughly 13%
- Fixed a bug where Slowbro’s passive Oblivious wouldn’t activate from steam (burn) damage.

Slowbro has received some adjustments in the August 18th patch. Scald has seen a clear buff, and Surf saw a slight nerf in the length of the stun.

Slowbro Overview

Slowbro
RoleDefender
DifficultyIntermediate
Attack TypeSpecial
Tier RankA
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Slowbro Stats

Offense 1.5 Stars (3)
Endurance 4 Stars (8)
Mobility1.5 Stars (3)
Scoring1.5 Stars (3)
Support4 Stars (8)
Total25

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
9400421360
Stats Per Level For Each Pokemon

Slowbro Evolution

First
SlowpokeSlowpoke
Final
(Lv. 4)
SlowbroSlowbro

Slowbro Best Builds

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Overview Of Builds

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Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4SurfSurf
Has the user charge forward on a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. This is followed by two more waves that deal damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decrease their movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Lv. 6TelekinesisTelekinesis
Makes opposing Pokemon float with psychic power. If used again, pulls the opposing Pokemon toward the user.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Held Items
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Play As A Support Tank

Slowbro's skills can heavily disrupt enemy movement during clashes. It also helps that it is innately tanky and has a lot of HP to boot. Take advantage of this and lead your teammates during clashes. Use Telekinesis or your Slowbeam to easily remove their damage dealer from play.

Surf Generally Recommended

Although Scald is quite useful overall, the movement gained by Surf can be invaluable. Its AoE CC component is also invaluable in team fights. We feel that there's no competition here and that Surf should be your go-to ability in most games.

Amnesia For Regen

Amnesia will significantly improve your own personal bulk and survivability. Telekinesis can be viable if you're playing with a friend who is on a Speedster, as you can lock down targets and let your carry win easily. However, in most solo queue games, we recommend Amnesia.

Lane
BottomBottom
Moves
Lv. 4SurfSurf
Has the user charge forward on a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. This is followed by two more waves that deal damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decrease their movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Lv. 6TelekinesisTelekinesis
Makes opposing Pokemon float with psychic power. If used again, pulls the opposing Pokemon toward the user.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Held Items
Score ShieldScore Shield ・HP +15 (+450)
While Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to 5% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Sp. Atk SpecsSp. Atk Specs ・Sp. Atk +0.8 (+24)
When the Pokemon scores a goal, its Sp. Atk is increased by 8.
Battle Item
X SpeedX Speed ・For a short time, increases your Pokemon's movement speed and prevents their movement speed from being decreased.
(Cooldown: 50s)

Can Still Tank Damage

Slowbro can hold its own during fights. If the enemy has a lot of crowd control skills to deal with, consider taking Amnesia instead of Telekinesis for a tankier alternative.

Lane
BottomBottom
Moves
Lv. 4SurfSurf
Has the user charge forward on a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. This is followed by two more waves that deal damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decrease their movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Lv. 6AmnesiaAmnesia
Allows the user to nullify some damage before it takes effect. For a short time after using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances and gains increased Defense. This move also increases the damage dealt by the next use of Scald or Surf.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Choice SpecsChoice Specs ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases the damage of moves by a minimum of 40 when they hit. The higher the Pokemon's Sp. Atk, the more the damage is increased.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Score ShieldScore Shield ・HP +15 (+450)
While Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to 5% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Surf Into The Fray

This build makes use of Slowbro's innate tankiness and the power of Amnesia and Surf. You get into the fight using Surf to throw off enemies, then cast Amnesia to nullify the opponent's moves, then use Surf again for additional damage. You can also use Surf to block enemies from the goal zones or tactically use it to gank.

Amnesia For Counter Measure

You can nullify your opponents before they can deal damage with Amnesia and enhance Surf's damage when used accordingly. With its Held Items and Amnesia's buff, Surf can deal significant damage on any target. Slowbro also becomes immune to hindrances and gains increased Defense, you can opt to use it as an escape tool aside from Eject Button when needed.

Which Moveset Do You Recommend?

Best Builds For Each Pokemon

Slowbro - Basics & Advanced Tips

Slowbro Basic Mechanics

This section has basic tips and tricks that you must know to effectively control Slowbro. Treat this as a supplement to the Beginner's Guide.

Basics
Prioritize leveling up
You'll evolve into Slowbro quite early, at level 4, so you'll want to make sure you try to steal a last hit on an enemy Wild Pokemon to reach this first. After you reach 4, consider giving last hits to your Attacker lane partner.
▶ How To Level Up Fast
Take damage for your team
Slowbro is a very tough Pokemon, and you can start acting as a shield for your allies quite early. Get in front of your weaker allies and do everything you can to help them do more damage.
Choose Water Gun first
・Although both Slack off and Water Gun are excellent moves, you'll really want to get Water Gun first.
・Water Gun deals more damage if you hold it down longer, making it perfect for getting last hits early.

Slowbro Advanced Mechanics

This section is for those looking to up their play with Slowbro. This is a supplement to the Advanced Players Guide.

Advanced
Ambush your opponents
・Use Telekinesis to catch your opponents while your allies attack. After the move has ended, use Surf next to stun and deal damage!
・Roaming as Slowbro can work surprisingly well (though it needs to be coordinated with your team). Hide in the grass and ambush foes in another lane (usually when going from Top to Bot)
▶ Grass (Bush) Guide
Use your Unite move to counter the opponent's Unite move!
If your opponents are attempting to use their Unite Move use your Unite move as well to negate theirs.
・Prioritize Pokemon that might try to use their Unite Move to snipe Zapdos (Cinderace, Lucario, etc.)
・Note that Slowbro's Unite Move has the very unique ability of being able to affect Pokemon that are immune to hindrances!
Always provide back-up
・Your main role will be to make space and opportunities for your allies. This is especially the case in team fights - don't go off alone!
・If your opponents are low in HP try catching them with Telekinesis and let your allies do all the attacking. You can also use Surf to make space and CC key targets.

Slowbro - Strategy Guide

Slowbro Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths
Slowbro is a tough Pokemon that shields squishy allies and helps them do more damage. It also provides opportunities with its buffs and skills like Telekinesis which it can use to catch enemies midair and stop them from attacking your allies.
Surf is a dash attack you can use to get in and out of battle. Slowbro can utilize this to defend goal zones and allies by pushing enemies away. It also reduces enemy movement speed and stuns them afterward.
Its Unite Move, Slowbeam, can be used to counter the opponent's Unite Move if used correctly. Slowbro will bind its immobilized target for 3 seconds while dealing damage to it.
Weaknesses
Using Telekinesis makes Slowbros unable to move and leaving it prone to attack during the duration.
Avoid pushing lanes too hard without Amnesia as Slowbro won't have a lot of defense.
Speedsters and Attackers can dodge most of Slowbro's moves with their high mobility. It will be easy for them to dash and run in circles around Slowbro while dealing damage.

Recommended Lanes

The number of ★ shows the level on a particular route area.

LaneRoute Details
TopTop Recommendation level: ★★★
Slowbro can learn a lot of hindering moves, and it goes well with ally Attackers that can cause damage. Some moves such as "Telekinesis" can hold an enemy for a while but it does not do damage. With that said, it is recommended to team up with a Pokemon that can do damage while Slowbro stops enemies from their tracks.
MiddleMiddleRecommendation level: ★・・
Although Slowbro can learn a lot of debuffing and hindering moves, its damage alone may not be enough to KO them out quickly. Its best to give this area to a much more suitable Pokemon that is adept in jungling.
BottomBottomRecommendation level: ★★・
Since Drednaw appears on the bottom lane, the battle with the opposing team tends to be aggressive from the beginning. Slowbro has a slightly lower endurance compared to other Defender-type Pokemon and may not be able to withstand fierce battles, so its recommendation level is a little lower than the upper route.
Which Lanes To Play Guide

Slowpoke (Lv 1~) Strategy

Slowpoke Level 1

Use your basic attack to harass Pokemon on the enemy team while taking out Wild Pokemon. Use Slack Off on cooldown to recover HP when needed. Utilize Slowpoke's long attack range harass enemies that try to close the gap. Always give the last hit to your lane partner as you are the designated Support/Tank of the team.

Slowbro (Lv 4~) Strategy

Choice Between Crowd Control Or Defender Build

Slow Bro Level 4 Strategy

At level 4, Slowbro will need to determine its build going forward. If your team needs a defender, pick Surf. If your team is lacking in overall crowd control, choose Scald. Your choice will affect the direction of your build, so pick wisely. Also, start advancing toward the Drednaw or Rotom based on your lane.

If You Choose Surf (Defender Build)
Lv 6: AmnesiaAmnesiaRecovery
Negates some damage taken. Gain a defense boost and resistance to hindrances after use. Damage of Surf and Scald increases.
If You Choose Scald (Crowd Control Build)
Lv 6: TelekinesisTelekinesisHindrance
Makes opposing Pokemon float with psychic power. If used again, pulls the opposing Pokemon toward the user

You Can Use Surf To Escape

Aside from getting you into the thick of the fight, Surf can be used to run away from enemy pursuers. Aim it to the direction that you want to go to get jump a short distance.

Slowbro (Lv 9~) Strategy

How To Use Unite Move: Slowbeam

Slowbeam is Slowbro's Unite Move that unlocks once it reaches level 9. It basically ties down an enemy while granting Slowbro a shield & making it immune to enemy status ailments. Slowbeam is a more powerful version of Telekinesis so use it to bind and disable enemy attackers or support to cripple the enemy team!

Strategy Will Depend On Build

Slowbro (Lv 9~) Strategy

Your late-game strategy will depend on your build. If you go for the Defender (Surf + Amnesia) Build, your priorities should be guarding goals, as well as taking down Rotom, Drednaw or Zapdos. If you go for the Crowd Control (Scald + Telekinesis) Build, stick with your teammates to push or defend.

Surf + Amnesia (Defender Build)

Recommended Combos
AmnesiaSurf

This build focuses on Slowbro's Amnesia move that creates a huge shield and closes in using Surf. Note that it's vital to use Amnesia before Surf as the former increases the latter's damage; flipping the order will waste Surf's potential damage increase. This is a stable defender build that can absorb huge amounts of damage and slow down several Pokemon at a wide range - though you won't be doing much damage on your own.

Telekinesis + Scald (Crowd Control Build)

Recommended Combos
TelekinesisScald

This build will focus on crowd control and harassing enemies. Disrupt enemy lines using Telekinesis while inflicting damage with Scald when opponents gets close. Beware that you'll lose a lot of defense power without Amnesia, so try not to push too hard.

Telekinesis + Surf (CC + Root Build)

Recommended Combos
SurfTelekinesis

This third build utilizes both Telekinesis and Surf. You can use this to quickly hold an enemy in place. Use Surf to initiate an attack, then quickly perform a Telekinesis to root an enemy. Be aware of your surroundings when initiating as using Telekinesis also disables Slowbros movement.

Slowbro - Timing Specific Guide

What To Do At Every Stage Of The Game

This section will teach you which specific Wild Pokemon to kill in order, as well as exactly what to do at various stages of the game. This guide is based on the Surf/Telekinesis Build!

10:00~9:40

Target Level3
Tasks① Choose Water Gun as your first skill
② KO the first Aipom
③ KO the next Aipom
④ KO the 3rd and 4th line of Aipoms
⑤ Head towards the middle.

Choose Water Gun as your first skill, make your way to the middle. While doing so, KO the Aipoms - once you've reached the 3rd & 4th Aipom you can attack them both with Water Gun. Since you're a Defender, try to give the last hit to your allies.

9:40~7:00

Target Level4
Tasks① KO the Corphish located at the lower side of the lane.
② Clear the Aipom spawns located at the upper and lower left side
③ Deal with the Corphish located at the upper left side of your goal zone
④ Clear the Combees and Vespiquens in the middle
⑤ Clear the newly spawned Corphish at the lower side of the lane
⑥ Clear the newly spawned Aipoms at the upper and lower left side
⑦ Deal with the respawned Corphish located at the upper left side of your goal zone
⑧ KO the 4 Corphishes in the central lane and then head towards the bottom lane

If you haven't reached level 4 yet, try to avoid attacking enemies and farm instead. Once you've reached level 4 you'll evolve into Slowbro and learn Surf. We recommend attacking aggressively at this point. Also, when using Slack Off you'll be defenseless, so make sure to use it when at your goal zone or in the grass.

Grass (Bush) Guide - Effects & How To Use

7:00~Until Defeating Drednaw's 1st Appearance

Target Level6
Tasks• Use Surf to create an opportunity for allies to attack
• Use Telekinesis to catch fleeing opponents

Surf is a dash attack which stuns & reduces movement speed of opponents. In the battle against Drednaw, use Surf to create an opportunity for your allies to attack. Also, if your opponent is running low on HP, use Telekinesis to catch them and prevent them from escaping.

Drednaw Guide - Spawn Time & Location

After Defeating 1st Drednaw~Zapdos Fight

Target Level9~
Tasks• Use Surf to create an opportunity for allies to attack
• Use Telekinesis to catch fleeing opponents
• Use your Unite move to counter your opponent's Unite Move.

Slowbro's Unite move binds the target for 3 seconds, immobilizing them while dealing damage. It's a powerful Unite Move which can be used as a counter to your opponent's Unite move. Taking one enemy out of the fight can be very effective if done carefully!

Zapdos Guide - Spawn Location & Strategy

Slowbro Counters

Pokemon Slowbro Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Slowbro

・Slowbro's moves are mostly skill shots. This means that the player has little room to land attacks. This means that mobile Pokemon like Speedsters are highly effective against it.
・ Similar to the first point, moving circles around Slowbro can help you dodge most of its moves
・ Slowbro alone cannot KO Pokemon. Hunt it down if you find it alone.

Best Matchups For Slowbro

Pokemon Slowbro Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Slowbro

Tips When Allied With Slowbro

・Make sure to use your burst attack damage when Slowbro uses it's Telekinesis on suspended immobile Pokemon and take them down.
・We suggest that you protect Slowbro when it's using its Telekinesis so it won't get interrupted by opponents and render its move useless in battle.
・Slowbro's Slowbeam can make it immune to hindrances although it can be easily intercepted by other moves, so make sure that your Unite Move won't overlap with it so it won't get canceled accidentally.

Slowbro Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Long
Becomes a boosted attact with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Passive
()Oblivious
When the Pokemon receives damage, the HP loss is gradual. When damaging an opposing Pokemon with a move, the Pokemon nullifies some of this pending damage before it takes effect, and it also decreases the opposing Pokemon's Sp. Def for a short time.

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

Water GunWater Gun Melee
Shoots water forcefully, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. Holding down the button for this move increases its area of effect and damage.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 642

Detailed Move Damage

These are the actual damage of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvDamage (not holding)Damage (while holding)
6276552
7297596
8320642
Slack OffSlack Off Recovery
Has the user slack off, continually restoring its HP for a short time. If this slacking off is interrupted, the HP restoration effect continues at decreased power.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Damage: 0

Detailed Move HP Recovery

These are the actual hp recovery of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvRecovery Amount
1576
2600
3624
4768
5804

Level 4 Moves (Choose One)

ScaldScaldMelee
Shoots boiling water, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and creating steam when it hits. Opposing Pokemon inside the steam's area of effect are left burned and have their movement speed decreased for a short time.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 1809

Detailed Move Damage

These are the actual damages of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvDamageBurn Damage x No. Of Times
572539 x 5 times
675541 x 5 times
779043 x 5 times
882946 x 5 times
994255 x 5 times
1099559 x 5 times
11105463 x 5 times
12112569 x 5 times
13120675 x 5 times
14130483 x 5 times
15141792 x 5 times
SurfSurfDash
Has the user charge forward on a wave, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. This is followed by two more waves that deal damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decrease their movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 2151

Detailed Move Damage

These are the actual damages of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvDamage
41035
51089
61152
71218
81296
91377
101473
111578
121698
131830
141980
152151

Level 6 Moves (Choose One)

AmnesiaAmnesiaRecovery
Allows the user to nullify some damage before it takes effect. For a short time after using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances and gains increased Defense. This move also increases the damage dealt by the next use of Scald or Surf.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 0

Detailed Move Damage

These are the actual damages of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvDamage (Scald)Damage (Surf)
68831266
79431338
810091425
910781512
1011581620
1112471734
1213461866
1316042013
1417382178
1518992364
TelekinesisTelekinesisHindrance
Makes opposing Pokemon float with psychic power. If used again, pulls the opposing Pokemon toward the user.
Cooldown: 11 seconds
Damage: 0

Unite Move (Level 9)

SlowbeamSlowbeamHindrance
Has the user stare at one of the opposing team's Pokemon and attack continually, dealing damage and binding it. Grants the user a shield and makes the user immune to hindrances while it's using this move.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Damage: 3240

Detailed Move Damage

These are the actual damages of this move without any Held Items equipped.

LvTotal Damage
92100
102238
112394
122568
132766
142988
153240
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