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Cramorant is a playable character in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Guide features Cramorant's stats, best items, moveset, unite move, build, gameplay .

Table of Contents

Ranked Meta Report

Cramorant Overview

Cramorant
RoleAttacker
DifficultyExpert
Attack TypeSpecial
Tier RankA
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Stats

Offense 4 Stars (8)
Endurance 3 Stars (6)
Mobility3 Stars (6)
Scoring1.5 Stars (3)
Support1 Stars (2)
Total25

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
6301300200

Evolution

Final Form
(Does not evolve)
CramorantCramorant

Cramorant Best Builds

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Overview Of Builds

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Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4Air SlashAir Slash
Has the user shoot out many blades of air while moving backward to create distance. Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and reduces this move's cooldown when it hits.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Lv. 6SurfSurf
Attacks with a wave that deals damage to opposing Pokemon. Once the wave has traveled its full distance, it returns the way it came, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon once again and pulling them back with the wave. The user can also catch Arrokuda or other prey by entering the wave themselves.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Held Items
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Sp. Atk is increased by 3%.
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.
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.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Air Slash vs Hurricane

Both of these moves are excellent and will require a bit of personal judgment as to what to use. We recommend Air Slash, as the cooldown reduction element on it will provide you with more overall damage. Hurricane, however, is a potent CC ability which might work depending on your team composition.

Always Go For Surf

Although Dive's mobility aspect is good, using it offensively means putting yourself in serious danger, which isn't ideal. In general, we recommend always picking Surf, as it's the safer option.

Go For Special Attack Damage

Cramorant is a Pokemon that benefits from Special Attack damage, so you'll want to make sure you're equipping the right items on it. Pure Sp. Atk works fine, though we recommend having the Buddy Barrier for defense during your Unite Move. If you feel you don't need it, replace it with a Shell Bell.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4HurricaneHurricane
Creates a fierce wind, throwing opposing Pokemon that get caught in it and throwing them.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Lv. 6SurfSurf
Attacks with a wave that deals damage to opposing Pokemon. Once the wave has traveled its full distance, it returns the way it came, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon once again and pulling them back with the wave. The user can also catch Arrokuda or other prey by entering the wave themselves.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Held Items
Wise GlassesWise Glasses ・Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Increases Sp. Atk by 3%
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.
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.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Hurricane For The Utility

Although you'll get higher overall damage by spamming Air Slash, Hurricane provides you and your team with some precious crowd control. This can be especially useful as Cramorant is rather lacking when it comes to tools that let you escape.

Note that Air Slash is much easier to land, so if you find yourself missing too often with Hurricane, you should consider swapping.

Which Moveset Do You Recommend?

Best Builds For Each Pokemon

Cramorant - Basics & Advanced Tips

Cramorant Basic Mechanics

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

Basics
Prioritize leveling up
You won't evolve using Cramorant, but you will still need to level up as much as possible. In particular, aim for level 6 to get your second move. This is an important power spike!
▶ How To Level Up Fast
Cramorant's Enhanced Attacks
Cramorant basic attacks eventually turns to enhanced attacks: when you are at full health you'll shoot Arrokuda but if your health is low you'll shoot out Pikachu, which will paralyze targets hit. That being said, don't stay on low health for too long - head back to a goal zone and heal up frequently!
Use Whirlpool to last hit
Whirlpool is your best bet for stealing last hits in the early game.
・Aim this not at enemy Pokemon, but at Wild Pokemon - experience is usually more important!

Cramorant Advanced Mechanics

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

Advanced
Do not go in alone!
・In general, you'll want to stick with your teammates when moving around.
・You are powerful, but can be easily taken out by enemy Speedsters - you'll want to have a Defender or Supporter with you for help at all times.
Use your Unite move to zone
・Your Unite move can dissuade enemies from entering an area. Use this to your advantage during teamfights (especially Zapdos and Drednaw).
・Remember that you'll be immobilized when doing this, so watch your positioning.
Use your range wisely
・It's important to always provide back-up to your allies from behind! You are not a front-liner.
・Stun opponents with Hurricane from behind - remember that your CC also provides support to allies as well.

Cramorant - Strategy Guide

Better At Top Lane

Cramorant 1

Cramorant functions well by going through the top lane with a partner by its side. It can help contest Rotom when it comes up and focus on farming in the meantime.

Which Lanes to Play - Top, Mid, Bottom Lane Roles Guide

Focus On Leveling Up

During the first half of the match, your main focus should be leveling up as quickly as possible. Cramorant will really hit its stride at level 6, when you can get Surf. Avoid unnecessary engagements and save Whirlpool to guarantee a list hit on Wild Pokemon!

How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming

Cramorant (Lv 1~) Strategy

Choose Whirlpool First

Whirlpool can deal devastating damage if a Pokemon lingers in it. It will be essential in securing last hits in the early phase of the match, so make sure to use it wisely!

Tip!Carefully place your Whirlpool so that it deals its full potential damage to both Aipom! This will save you and your partner time getting to top lane, and let you potentially get more exp by stealing your opponent's Pokemon.

Feather Dance Will Add Debuffs

With Feather Dance, you can decrease the Attack and movement speed of an enemy. A great setup to either finish off Pokemon that area trying to flee or have a Pokemon flee while the debuff is active.

Cramorant (Lv 4~) Strategy

Cramorant (Lv 4~) Strategy

Air Slash Is The Safer Bet

Air Slash is an incredibly powerful attack that lets you jump back after attacking. You'll find this very helpful when fighting against melee Pokemon. Its cooldown is very low, meaning it will be up almost every time you need it.

Choose Hurricane For Crowd Control

Enemies caught in Hurricane are effectively hindered from doing any action while they are caught in it. They will then be damaged when they are thrown after the move's duration. If your team is lacking in CC, consider running this! Note that it will do less damage overall than Air Slash, though.

Cramorant (Lv 6~) Strategy

Air Slash + Surf

For this build, attack first with Surf and enter the wave to get a Pokemon. Use Normal Attacks for the additional damage, then use Air Slash to reposition and damage enemies.

Recommended Combo
Surf → Normal Attack → Air Slash

Hurricane + Dive

This build lets Cramorant function as a bit of an assassin, knocking up foes and then charging in to finish them off. Note that overcommitting as an Attacker and diving right into the enemy Pokemon without a way out can be very dangerous, so only play this build if you're confident in your ability to escape.

Recommended Combo
HurricaneDive → Normal Attack

Hurricane + Surf

This combo works well as it really locks down an enemy for an extended period of time. You can use either move first, but just be careful that your Surf doesn't knock your target out of the Hurricane before it goes off.

Recommended Combo
HurricaneSurf
or
SurfHurricane

Other Tips

Find The Right Timing For Unite Move

Cramorant's Unite Move is a double-edged sword, as it does massive damage, but also leaves you immobile for its duration. It's best to use it when you have other members with you, are sufficiently far from your targets, or if you're sure you can confirm a KO on your targets.

Cramorant - 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.

10:00~9:40

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

At the beginning of the match, we recommend choosing Whirlpool as your first skill, as this move is unbeatable in terms of getting last hits. It also lets you hit the 3rd & 4th Aipoms at once!

9:40~7:00

Target Level4
Tasks① KO Audino on the upper middle.
② KO the upper left and lower left Audinos.
③ Deal and KO the Corphish located at the lower left corner of your goal zone.
④ Clear the Combees and Vespiquens in the middle of the lane.
⑤ KO the newly spawned Audino on the upper middle.
⑥ KO newly spawned Audino on the upper middle.
⑦ Deal and KO the newly spawned Corphish located at the lower-left corner of your goal zone.
⑧ Clear the newly spawned Combees and Vespiquens in the middle.

Cramorant can get the last hit on wild Pokemon with ease by using Whirlpool. Target Wild Pokemon on your opponent's side and aim for Level 6 before the Drednaw fight.

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

Target Level8
Tasks• Use Surf or Hurricane to stun your opponents and give your allies a chance to attack them.

Try to CC your enemies either with the move Surf or Hurricane - this will open up a window for allies to attack your opponents! If your ally isn't nearby, save your moves for last hitting instead.

Drednaw Guide - Spawn Time & Location

After Defeating 1st Drednaw~Zapdos Fight

Target Level9~
TasksSurf or Hurricane to stun your opponents and give your allies a chance to attack them.
• Use your Unite move approaching Zapdos and/or Drednaw

Cramorant's Unite move has a very long range. Using it in the vicinity of Drednaw or Zapdos is a must, as it will either pressure your enemies away, or actually net you the last hit.

Zapdos Guide - Spawn Location & Strategy

Cramorant Counters

Pokemon Cramorant Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Cramorant

・Try to drag wild Pokemon out of its Whirlpool to prevent losing last hits
・Move unpredictably to avoid Surf
・Burst it down before it can use its ult. If it gets it off and has a barrier up, dash away
・Always assume that it could be hiding in a bush in the vicinity (especially during Zapdos fights)

Best Matchups For Cramorant

Pokemon Cramorant Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Cramorant

Cramorant Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Long
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. This boosted attack spits Arrokuda or other Pokemon at opposing Pokemon and deals damage to opposing Pokemon near the target when it hits.
Passive
()Gulp Missile
After using an ability, you catch some form of prey in your beak. Taking damage causes you to spit this out at your enemies, dealing damage. The effect of the prey you get changes according to your remaining HP.

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

WhirlpoolWhirlpool Area
Creates a whirlpool that deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. This move's area of effect slowly shrinks, but the damage dealt slowly increases. Just before the whirlpool disappears, it decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon in the area of effect for a short time. The user can also catch Arrokuda or other prey by entering the whirlpool.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 1550
Feather DanceFeather Dance Hindrance
Decreases the Attack and movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Damage: 0

Level 4 Moves (Choose One)

HurricaneHurricaneRanged
Creates a fierce wind, throwing opposing Pokemon that get caught in it and throwing them.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 1455
Air SlashAir SlashRanged
Has the user shoot out many blades of air while moving backward to create distance. Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and reduces this move's cooldown when it hits.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 984

Level 6 Moves (Choose One)

SurfSurfHindrance
Attacks with a wave that deals damage to opposing Pokemon. Once the wave has traveled its full distance, it returns the way it came, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon once again and pulling them back with the wave. The user can also catch Arrokuda or other prey by entering the wave themselves.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Damage: 2477
DiveDiveDash
Changes the designated area into a puddle and has the user dive to that area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them whenthey hit. The user also catches Arrokuda or other wild Pokemon as they emerge from the puddle. A maximum of three uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
Cooldown: 1.5 seconds
Damage: 1219

Unite Move (Level 9)

Gatling Gulp MissileGatling Gulp MissileRanged
Creates a puddle at the user's current location. The user continuosly uses its mouth to grab Arrokuda from the puddle and spits them out to attack the nearest opposing Pokemon. The user cannot move or use other moves while this move is in effect.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Damage: 12995
List Of All Moves

Cramorant - Patch Notes & Change Log

Cramorant Move Changes (September 22nd)

Move / StatChanges
Basic AttackEnhanced Basic AttackIncreased the amount of damage done to the opposing Pokemon.
SurfSurf Damage done to nearby opponents decreased by approximately 8%
DiveDive - Damage done to enemy Pokemon increased by roughly 25%
Gatling Gulp MissileGatling Gulp Missile - Damage deal to nearby opponents decreased by approximately 6%

Cramorant has seen several changes, many of which constitute a nerf to some of the most common builds. Surf and its unite Move were nerfed, while Dive and its Enhanced Basic Attack were buffed.

Click To See Previous Balance Changes

August 18th Patch Changes

MoveChanges
HurricaneHurricane- Fixed a bug where it would sometimes not deal damage to some wild Pokemon

Cramorant has seen a minor bug fix in this patch. This is not a nerf and will likely result in an overall smoother gameplay experience.

August 4th Changes

MoveChanges
WhirlpoolWhirlpool- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased. (About -17%)
DiveDive- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. (About 20%)

Cramorant received a few minor changes this past patch. Dive damage was slightly increased, while Whirlpool has seen a slight decrease in overall effectiveness.

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Anonymous 1

Blastoise needs to be added to the counter list. It's impossible not to die to a Blastoise when it uses rapid spin. Cramorant should avoid blastoise at all costs.

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