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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.

Table of Contents

Ranked Meta Report

Slowbro Overview

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

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

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.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When your HP goes down, recover HP equal to 8% of the damage you took up until that point every second for 3 seconds.
Assault VestAssault Vest ・HP +18 (+270)
・Sp. Def 0 (+42)
When outside of combat, gain a shield for 9% of your max health that makes you immune to Sp. Atk damage.
Battle Item
PotionPotion ・Restore some of your Pokemon's HP
(Cooldown: 30s)

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. It's AoE CC component is also invaluable in teamfights. 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
Float StoneFloat Stone ・Attack +1.6 (+24)
・Movement Speed 0 (+120)
Increases movement speed by 10% when the Pokemon is not in combat.
Exp. ShareExp. Share ・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.
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
X SpeedX Speed ・For a short time, increases your Pokemon's movement speed and prevents their movement speed from being decreased.
(Cooldown: 50s)

Higher Movement Speed For Roaming

With the help of the Held Items, Slowbro can easily roam around the map to help ailing teammates. Although not a healer, Slowbro's abilities can disable and hold targets, making it invaluable during ambushes and clashes.

Use X Speed Always

With a 40 second cooldown, X Speed can be used to quickly go from point A to point B in a short span of time. Use this when chasing down targets or when you need to go to a critical spot to support.

Can Still Tank Damage

Even with the lack of the more defense-focused Held Items, Slowbro can still 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.

Only One Exp. Share

The advantage of taking Exp. Share is that you can roam around while your lanes are covered with competent Pokemon. However, make sure that your team only has one Exp. Share to prevent severe underleveling when you lose clashes.

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: 13 seconds
Held Items
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases Sp. Atk by 3%
Shell BellShell Bell ・Sp. Atk +1.6 (+24)
・Move Cooldown 0% (-4.5%)
When the Pokemon hits with a move, it recovers a minimum of 45 HP. The higher the Pokemon's Sp. Atk, the more HP it recovers.
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
PotionPotion ・Restore some of your Pokemon's HP
(Cooldown: 30s)

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, then cast Amnesia, then use Surf again for additional damage. With its Held Items and Amnesia's buff, Surf can deal significant damage on any target.

Potion For Immediate Healing

Jumping into the fight and using Amnesia can stave off damage but it can be dangerous especially during intense clashes. Be mindful and always be on the ready to use your Potion when the situation demands it. The cooldown is short so always use it if you have to!

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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

Can Go Either Top Or Bottom

Can go either top or bottom

Slowbro's lane can be either top or bottom, depending on the rest of your team. Top is the recommended lane but Slowbro can also perform well on the bottom lane as well.

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

Combee and Vespiquen
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

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
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

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
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

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: 13 seconds
Damage: 0
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
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Slowbro - Patch Notes & Change Log

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.

Patch Notes: Balance Patch (September 22)Click To See Previous Balance Changes

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.

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