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

Table of Contents

Ranked Meta Report

Crustle Overview

Crustle
RoleDefender
DifficultyNovice
Attack TypePhysical
Tier RankA
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Stats

Offense 1.5 Stars (3)
Endurance 4 Stars (8)
Mobility1.5 Stars (3)
Scoring2 Stars (4)
Support3 Stars (6)
Total24

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
9900580400

Evolution

First
DwebbleDwebble
Final
(Lv. 4)
CrustleCrustle

Crustle Best Builds

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Overview Of Builds

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Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4Shell SmashShell Smash
Has the user smash its shell, converting a set percentage of Defense and Sp. Def into Attack and Sp. Atk and increasing the user's movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Lv. 6X-ScissorX-Scissor
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon mulitple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokemon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
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.
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: 70s)

Shell Smash For A Power-Buff

Shell Smash maximizes Crustle's attack and movement speed, making it a real force in the battlefield when activated. This move is particularly great for when you're in enemy territory - you can counter your lowered speed with this move and immediately be able to move like normal, while also dealing more powerful attacks.

Pin Foes With X-Scissor

X-Scissor has you dash forward and deal damage multiple times - making it quite the powerhouse move when used correctly. It also stuns the enemy Pokemon if it hits any object after being shoved after this move. Do note that you'll have to time this move well as it isn't always a sure hit.

Items For Both Offense & Defense

On the offense end - Pairing Razor Claw with the buffs that come with Shell Smash can make Crustle quite lethal in battle. On the defense end - Score Shield & Buddy Barrier ensure that Crustle will be very solid and hard to crack.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4Rock TombRock Tomb
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and creating a barricade of rock. If used again, gets rid of the barricade.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Lv. 6X-ScissorX-Scissor
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon mulitple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokemon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
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.
Scope LensScope Lens ・Critical-Hit Rate +0.4% (+6%)
・Critical-Hit Damage 0% (+12%)
Increases the damage of basic attack critical hits. The higher the Pokemon's attack, the more the damage increases.
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: 70s)

Rock Tomb To Keep Enemies Away

Rock Tomb is one of Crustle's main moves and mastering it is vital to your success with it. With this build, Rock Tomb is especially useful in keeping enemies away - whether it's from the goal or Pokemon you want to protect, or from yourself! This move paired with the speed boost from the Float Stone will give you ample opportunities to run away from a perilous battle.

X-Scissor For Max Damage

X-Scissor has good burst damage and can cause wide crowd control. Make sure to time this move well as it can leave Crustle exposed if not timed correctly. This build gives Crustle more bite on the offensive end, so this move is particularly useful for taking on wild boss Pokemon such as Rotom, Zapdos, and Drednaw. It's also great at pushing enemies away from whatever you're protecting.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4Rock TombRock Tomb
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and creating a barricade of rock. If used again, gets rid of the barricade.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Lv. 6Stealth RockStealth Rock
Throws many small rocks. When a rock hits an opposing Pokemon, or when the rocks have flown their full distance, a zone of many levitating rocks is created, dealing slowly-increasing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Held Items
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.
Assault VestAssault Vest ・HP +18 (+270)
・Sp. Def 0 (+42)
When the Pokemon is not in combat, it is granted a shield that nullifies Sp. Atk damage equal to 9% of its max HP.
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: 70s)

Rock Tomb To Cut Off Enemy Retreat

This build ensures that Crustle is rock-solid and tanky enough to sustain damage, so maximize Rock Tomb to keep your enemies close and cut off their attempts to retreat. This is particularly useful when you're with an Attacker as you can work as a team to corner the enemy into a tight space - leaving them unable to run away from your assaults.

Stealth Rock For Area Damage

Stealth Rock doesn't have the overall damage potential of X-Scissor, but it's particularly useful whenever you're splitting enemy formations and want to inflilct damage to all enemies in the vicinity. It's a great move to utilize in large battles, or when you want to inflict damage even as you hide behind the Rock Tomb.

Lane
TopTop
Moves
Lv. 4Rock TombRock Tomb
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and creating a barricade of rock. If used again, gets rid of the barricade.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Lv. 6X-ScissorX-Scissor
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon mulitple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokemon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
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.
Assault VestAssault Vest ・HP +18 (+270)
・Sp. Def 0 (+42)
When the Pokemon is not in combat, it is granted a shield that nullifies Sp. Atk damage equal to 9% of its max HP.
Rocky HelmetRocky Helmet ・HP +18 (+270)
・Defense 0 (+42)
When the Pokemon receives a certain amount of damage, damage is dealt to nearby opposing Pokemon equal to 3% of those Pokemon's max HP.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 55s)

Built To Last

This build carries 3 Held Items that buff Crustle's Defense and HP, making it capable of taking punishing attacks without flinching. Make use of the buffs and be the frontline that leads your team to fights!

Devastate With Rock Tomb & X-Scissor

Rock Tomb & X-Scissor are 2 skills that can have significant impact in the battle. They can both screen or ward off enemies from your softer teammates and can also disrupt enemy formation.

Eject Button For Escapes

Crustle has no innate move that can help it escape enemy ganks. To compensate for this, remember to bring an Eject Button during fights to deny the enemy from getting a kill.

Rocky Helmet Synergizes With Unite Move

Rubble Rouser, Crustle's Unite Move, does damage around Crustle whenever it receives damage. Pairing it with Rocky Helmet does wonders as you do more damage the more the enemy concentrates on you while doing your Ultimate Move.

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Crustle - Strategy Guide

Which Lane To Go - Top Or Bottom

Top Or Bottom

Crustle's lane can be either top or bottom, depending on the Pokemon on your team. Top is the recommended lane but Crustle may need to go for the bottom lane if the team demands it. Coordinate with your lane buddy in either case.

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

Dwebble (Lv 1~) Strategy

Crustle Level 1

Take Rock Slide first for extra damage. Clear Wild Pokemon near your lane. As you're still relatively vulnerable, avoid combat with the other team. Stay around your goal, farm exp, & use the Yellow Berry (Sitrus) if you get hurt.

Return To Base If HP Is Too Low

Crustle has a large HP pool that it relies on heavily to stay effective in the field. Its large HP pool also means that its hard to rely on natural healing to fully recover before the next battle. Don't hesitate to return to base to fill up your HP when it drops too low.

Crustle (Lv 4~) Strategy

Take A More Active Role In Fights

At this stage, you can start to be a bit more aggressive and join fights. Your high defense stats make you difficult to KO - so being in the battlefield can definitely add pressure to the opposing team. Depending on which move you choose for this stage, you can take on a more aggressive role and deal damage, or do crowd control and hinder the actions of your opponents.

Adapt Your Build To The Situation At Hand

When you get to Lv 4 you'll get a choice between Rock Tomb & Shell Smash. Choose Rock Tomb if you have a good aim and want to focus on crowd control needed for your role. Note that you'll need to familiarize yourself with the placement & timing of Rock Tomb to make it truly shine in battle. Choose Shell Smash if you want to take a more offensive role as this buffs your attack in exchange for a percentage of your defense.

Rock Tomb Can Be Difficult To Aim

Rock Tomb requires precise aiming and timing to fully utilize. As it can block enemy movement, make sure to land it to where the enemy would be. It can be difficult at first but practice more and you'll master using the Rock Tomb in no time!

Rock TombRock TombArea
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and creating a barricade of rock. If used again, gets rid of the barricade.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Shell SmashShell SmashBuff
Has the user smash their shell, converting a set percentage of Defense and Sp. Def into Attack and Sp. Atk and increasing the user's movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
All Moves List - Effects & Pokemon

Crustle (Lv 6~) Strategy

Crustle Strategy

Once you hit Lv 6, do make it a point to check the minimap to help lanes that are doing poorly, and find opportunities to take out Drednaw or Rotom. The 2 teams will start clashing more often, so keep your HP high in preparation for skirmishes.

Best To Work With Teammates

Best work with teammates

At this stage Crustle's damage will be insufficient to take down Pokemon alone without Shell Smash, while enemy Pokemon damage will rise substantially. Regardless of which move you chose previously, it's always a good idea to work with your teammates in battle.

Choose Your Second Move Based On Situation

Choose your second move based on your situation

Your Lv 6 move will depend a lot on your situation: Ideally, X-Scissor will give the most damage and crowd control but requires skill to use effectively. Also, the move's dash component could be fatal as Crustle lacks moves that can let it jump out of a nasty situation. If you have trouble using this move or if there are uninterruptable enemies like Machamp, choose Stealth Rock instead.

If You Don't Want To Expose Yourself
Lv 6: Stealth RockStealth RockArea
Throws many small rocks. When a rock hits an opposing Pokemon, or when the rocks have flown their full distance, a zone of many levitating rocks is created, dealing slowly-increasing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
If You Want More Attack Power
Lv 6: X-ScissorX-ScissorMelee
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon mulitple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokemon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.
All Moves List - Effects & Pokemon

Crustle (Lv 9~) Strategy

How To Use Unite Move: Rubble Rouser

Rubble Rouser turns Crustle into a full-on tank, buffing Crustle with a large shield and surrounding it with rocks that damage enemies nearby. Use this move when you find yourself being targeted by a lot of enemy moves. Probably the best way to use this is to bait enemies to attack you until you get to a low HP. Once the enemy team starts using most of their moves, use this move to take the brunt of the attack. This leaves them without any moves to counter your team's.

Shell Smash + X-Scissor Build

Recommended Combos
Shell SmashX-Scissor

Always start your assault with Shell Smash to prime your attacks for max damage and to up your movement speed to chase after enemies that are attempting to run away. Then, follow up with X-Scissor to deal several powerful hits. Quickly deal successive normal attacks to seal the deal and KO your opponent.

Rock Tomb + X-Scissor Build

Recommended Combos
Rock TombX-Scissor

This combo is particularly useful for maximizing the stun effect of X-Scissor and for singling out a particular enemy. Begin with Rock Tomb to create a barricade between you and your opponent. Then, follow up with X-Scissor to run them into the wall to damage and stun them. Quickly dish out several Normal Attacks to inflict maximum damage before the wall dissipates.

List Of Wild Pokemon

Rock Tomb + Stealth Rock Build

Recommended Combos
Rock TombStealth Rock

This combo works great when working with teammates to corner enemies into getting KO-ed. Begin with Rock Tomb to prevent the enemy from escaping and to keep them in a particular area. Then, quickly follow up with Stealth Rock to inflict increasing damage toward the area where you've cornered them.

Crustle Other Tips & Guides

Press R Again To Remove Wall

When you realize that you might have placed the Rock Tomb wall in an undesired position, immediately press R again to have the wall dissolve away. This can prevent trapping your own team in an unfavorable position!

Crustle - Timing Specific Guide

What To Do At Every Stage Of The Game

This section will guide you on which specific Wild Pokemon to target in order, as well as what to do at various stages of the game. This guide is based on the Shell Smash/Stealth Rock build.

10:00~9:40

Target Level3
Tasks① Learn Fury Cutter as your first move
② KO The 1st Aipom
③ KO the 2nd Aipom
④ KO the 3rd and 4th line of Aipoms
⑤ Head towards the middle.

There are 2 moves to choose in the beginning of the match. However, we recommend to learn the move Fury Cutter first since you can do a lot more damage and quickly KO the Aipoms, letting you get to the middle of the route quickly.

9:40~7:00

Target Level4
Tasks ① 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.

Rock Slide will drop a rock on the target's location, damaging them and also stunning them. It is effective to . You can also go to the bottom route faster by using Shell Smash.

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

Target Level6
Tasks• Go for wild Pokémon in the opponent's Central Area by using Shell Smash.
• Use Fluffy Tail to stun Wild Pokemon then use Stealth Rock to damage it and get the last hit.

Crustle should take advantage of Shell Smash and go for Wild Pokemon in the Central Area. You can KO Wild Pokemon with Fluffy Tail & Stealth Rock. Always join battles against Drednaw and use Fluffy Tail and Stealth Rock to help KO it.

After Defeating 1st Drednaw~Zapdos Fight & Endgame

Target Level9~
Tasks• Go for wild Pokémon in the opponent's Central Area by using Shell Smash.
• Use Fluffy Tail to stun Wild Pokemon then use Stealth Rock to damage it and get the last hit.
• Use your Unite Move to stun opponents around you.

Crustle's Unite Move is an attack that makes opponents unable to move, while also dealing ongoing damage within the area. It is very useful for interfering with opponents who are trying to get the last hit on Zapdos or Drednaw.

Zapdos Guide - Spawn Location & Strategy

Crustle Counters

Pokemon Crustle Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Crustle

・Bide your time and pounce when Crustle is distracted with attacking another ally - then aim to KO it together
・ Avoid going in a straight line when running away so that you don't get blocked by Rock Tomb
・Hunt it down when its HP bar is less than 3/4 full and prevent it from going back to the base

Best Matchups For Crustle

Pokemon Crustle Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Crustle

Crustle Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Short
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Passive
()Sturdy
When its HP goes down, its Def and Sp. Def go up.

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

Rock SlideRock Slide Area
Drops large rocks on the designated area. When this move hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and leaves them unable to act for a short time.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Damage: 291
Fury CutterFury Cutter Melee
Slashes opposing Pokemon with claws, dealing damage to them. Hitting the same opposing Pokemon multiple times in succession with this move increases the damage dealt.
Cooldown: 3.5 seconds
Damage: 534

Level 4 Moves (Choose One)

Rock TombRock TombArea
Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and creating a barricade of rock. If used again, gets rid of the barricade.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 541
Shell SmashShell SmashBuff
Has the user smash its shell, converting a set percentage of Defense and Sp. Def into Attack and Sp. Atk and increasing the user's movement speed for a short time.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Damage: 0

Level 6 Moves (Choose One)

Stealth RockStealth RockArea
Throws many small rocks. When a rock hits an opposing Pokemon, or when the rocks have flown their full distance, a zone of many levitating rocks is created, dealing slowly-increasing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Damage: 3873
X-ScissorX-ScissorMelee
Has the user dash forward with crossed claws, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon mulitple times and shoving them. Leaves opposing Pokemon unable to act if they hit an object when shoved.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 2145

Unite Move (Level 9)

Rubble RouserRubble RouserBuff
Grants the user a shield for a short time and leaves nearby opposing Pokemon unable to act, dealing them damage over time. If the user receives damage when this move is in effect, the move deals additional hits to nearby opposing Pokemon.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Damage: 2690
List Of All Moves

Crustle - Patch Notes & Change Log

Crustle Move Changes (September 22nd)

Move / StatChanges
Basic AttackBasic Attack- Bug Fix contact range.

Crustle has received one minor fix for the Sept 22 patch, which fixes the contact range on its basic attack. However, a new bug has emerged in this patch where Crustle's Unite Move charges faster after it dies.

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

August 18th Buffs

Move / StatChanges
Stealth RockStealth Rock - Cooldown reduced from 8s to 6s
- Damage done to enemy Pokemon increased by roughly 62%
Rock TombRock Tomb- Damage done to enemy Pokemon increased by roughly 17%

Crustle has received two buffs in the August 18th patch, getting buffs to two of its abilities, with the Stealth Rock buff being quite substantial.

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