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This is a guide on how to play Eldegoss in Pokemon UNITE. Learn about all of Eldegoss' moves and skins, and how to use Eldegoss with our builds complete with best movesets, items, and combos, as well as matchups, and what counters to use against them.

Eldegoss Tier Rating and Stats

Eldegoss Basic Information

Eldegoss.jpgEldegoss Tier: Role:
S Rank Icon Supporter
Attack Type: Difficulty:
Ranged Novice
Damage Type:
"Eldegoss is a master supporter that can restore its allies’ HP and boost their movement speed."

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Eldegoss Stats

Offense Defense Mobility Scoring Support
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HP, Defense, Sp. Defense Details
Level HP Defense Special Defense
1 3278 40 30
2 3383 44 33
3 3503 48 36
4 4114 69 52
5 4274 74 56
6 4457 80 61
7 4668 87 66
8 4911 95 72
9 5190 104 79
10 5511 115 87
11 5880 128 96
12 6305 142 107
13 6794 159 119
14 7356 178 133
15 8002 200 149

Eldegoss Evolutions

First Evolution Final Evolution
(Lv. 1)
(Lv. 4)

Eldegoss Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Surprisingly Durable
✔︎ Strong sustain through heals and shields
✔︎ Grants increased movement speed to allies
✔︎ Great attack range and damage
✖︎ Requires good positioning and foresight to be effective

Reliance on Proper Positioning and Foresight

Realizing Eldegoss' potential revolves around knowing the optimal time and place to use its powerful defensive moves at all times. A poorly placed Pollen Puff or mistimed Cotton Guard can mean the difference between life and death in most scenarios.

Best Lane for Eldegoss

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Jungle 1 Star.png
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Dominate the Lanes

Eldegoss excels at bolstering and protecting allies at the top and bottom lanes of the map. This Pokemon clears Wild Pokemon very slowly without Leaf Tornado so leave the jungle for your damage-dealing teammates instead.

Eldegoss Builds

Shield and Heal Build

Moves and Upgrades

Lv. 1 (R) Lv. 3 (ZR) Lv. 4 (R) Lv. 6 (ZR)
Leafage ImageLeafage Synthesis ImageSynthesis Pollen Puff ImagePollen Puff Cotton Guard ImageCotton Guard
This is a setup that focuses on keeping teammates alive and topped off as much as possible via Pollen Puff and Cotton Guard. Your main source of sustain comes from Pollen Puff. Aim this move on wounded allies as much as possible. You can also use this offensively by attaching the pollen onto allied melee Pokemon as they charge into their targets. Take note that you can attach the Pollen Puff to yourself by casting it on the ground first, then running inside the radius.

Battle Item

Item Tips
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is a solid choice for Eldegoss because it gives you an escape mechanism in bad situations. You can also use this move to close in on wounded enemies to finish them off for your team.

Held Items

Items Tips
Rocky Helmet.pngRocky Helmet Your strong supportive abilities make you a key target for enemy teams during fights. Give your opponents a hard time by using Rocky Helmet. This particular item improves your Defense against standard attacks and unleashes an AoE attack around you once you take enough damage.
Assault Vest.pngAssault Vest Assault Vest improves your Special Defense by a certain percentage based on its upgrade level. This is another useful item for improving Eldegoss' overall survivability.
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier Buddy Barrier gives you and an ally with the lowest health a massive shield whenever you activate your Unite Move. This is a solid item for Eldegoss because it improves your supportive capabilities overall at the later stages of a match.

Speed Build

Moves and Upgrades

Lv. 1 (R) Lv. 3 (ZR) Lv. 4 (R) Lv. 6 (ZR)
Leafage ImageLeafage Synthesis ImageSynthesis Leaf Tornado ImageLeaf Tornado Cotton Guard ImageCotton Guard
This is a more aggressive setup that gives Eldegoss more damage in team fights and the ability to manipulate movement speed for allies and enemies alike. Maximize Leaf Tornado's damage by making sure enemies are at the very edge of the tornado's path. The area created by the tornado also grants Movement Speed Up for allies and Slows enemies. Cotton Guard also provides Movement Speed Up once the move receives its final upgrade.

Battle Item

Item Tips
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is a solid choice for Eldegoss because it allows you to be even more elusive during a match.

Held Items

Items Tips
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Since this build is fairly aggressive than your typical healer Eldegoss, we recommend using Wise Glasses improves Leaf Tornado's overall damage.
Shell Bell.pngShell Bell Shell Bell lets you restore HP after landing moves on enemy targets or Wild Pokemon. This allows you to stay in the lane longer or take out Wild Pokemon safely.
Rocky Helmet.pngRocky Helmet Rocky Helmet improves your Defense against standard attacks. This item also unleashes an AoE attack around you whenever you take enough damage, making enemies think twice before attacking you in team fights.

How to Play Eldegoss

Eldegoss is an amazing Supporter that is capable of bolstering their team in various ways while bombarding opponents with solid damage.

The trick to fully utilizing Eldegoss lies in proper positioning and awareness at all times. Knowing when to stay back or get closer to the fight is paramount as this enables you to keep your allies topped off with shields, heals, or movement speed bonuses.

Proper positioning also allows you to punish the opposing team with slows and long-range attacks that deal solid damage.

Stay in the Top or Bottom Lane

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Eldegoss is a support character, so you will want to lane with someone in Top or Bottom lane to help them in fights and safely level. Even if you do decide to go into the jungle by yourself, you will encounter some difficulty defeating the wild Pokemon yourself.

Get Pollen Puff at Lv. 4

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As a support, healing is your strongest tool. Getting Pollen Puff at level 4 will give you two healing moves in the early game, allowing you to keep yourself and your teammates alive for much longer in fights.

Stick to your Teammates that Deal Damage

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Eldgegoss' damage is pretty lack luster, so you will need to stick with Pokemon that can do damage. You can't deal much damage yourself, but you can help Pokemon that can deal damage stay alive! Your heals, shields, and movement speed buffs will give them the edge they need.

Stay Behind Defenders During Teamfights

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Defenders are the tanks of the team and should be in the front receiving damage, you will want to be near enough to them to ensure that you can heal them and keep them alive as long as possible.

Use your Unite During Teamfights

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Your Unite move is one of your most powerful tools. It helps you survive longer, disables enemy Pokemon, and heal your teammates. Make sure to use it during a fight with your whole team to make the most out of it. It also works as a great counter to enemy Pokemon looking for a gank or as a counter to the enemy team using their Unite moves.

Eldegoss Combos

Defensive Burst

Step # Move
Eldegoss' bread and butter. This seemingly simple combo has a lot of effects going on at the same time. Latching the Pollen Puff on allied targets gives them a guaranteed heal burst after a couple of seconds, healing other allies and damaging enemies within its radius. Activating Cotton Guard immediately after gives allies shields that can give them enough survivability for the Pollen Puff to pop and regain their lost health. Cotton Guard can also grant Movement Speed Up once you get the final upgrade, further improving the potency of this combo.

Enemy Displacer

Step # Move
This is an aggressive combo for those who opted to get Leaf Tornado instead of Pollen Puff. Get close and activate Cotton Cloud Crash. Position your landing in a way that the resulting knockback shoves enemies into your team. Once you've landed, aim the Leaf Tornado towards the enemies to Slow them and prevent an easy escape.

Eldegoss Matchups and Best Counters

Hard Counters
Zeraora Image Cinderace Image Gengar Image Machamp Image Lucario Image Gardevoir Image
Garchomp Image Cramorant Image Absol Image Slowbro Image Venusaur Image Talonflame Image Greninja Image Crustle Image Snorlax Image Charizard Image Pikachu Image
Alolan Ninetales Image Wigglytuff Image Mr. Mime Image

Matchup and Counter Explanations

Best Counters for Eldegoss

Pokemon Explanation
Zeraora ImageZeraora Zeraora destroys Eldegoss with its insane burst damage and mobility. There's little Eldegoss can do to save itself whenever a Zeraora gets on top of it aside from activating Cotton Cloud Crash.
Cinderace ImageCinderace Cinderace's long reach and overall damage can tear through Eldegoss' shields and heals if left uncontested. Coordinate with your team to take Cinderace down as soon as possible in teamfights and skirmishes.
Gengar ImageGengar Gengar's insane burst damage with Hex is very problematic for Eldegoss. Similar ot Zeraora, it's very difficult to shake Gengar away if you get targetted with its deadly combo.
Machamp ImageMachamp Machamp is another deadly threat for Eldegoss. This Pokemon's ability to push through enemy lines to get to its intended target means that you'll be on the receiving end of its devastating combos most of the time.
Lucario ImageLucario Lucario excels at closing the distance and bursting enemies down with powerful basic attacks. These attacks are so strong that even Eldegoss struggles to heal through them.
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir One of the best ways to bring Eldegoss down is high burst damage - something that Gardevoir excels at via Psyshock or Future Sight. Once set up with Moonblast, Eldegoss have little means to escape Gardevoir's torrid bursts of damage. Eldegoss would need good teammates to help bring Gardevoir down.

Fair Matchup Explanations

Pokemon Explanation
Garchomp ImageGarchomp Garchomp's deadly damage is often held back by its reliance to get very close to dish it! This matchup ultimately boils down on how well Eldegoss positions in fights.
Cramorant ImageCramorant Cramorant's damage is very strong, but it can be dodged most of the time. This is another matchup that is determined by how well Eldegoss evades and positions during fights.
Absol ImageAbsol Absol can burst Eldegoss down if the latter is out of position. This matchup falls on player skill and overall understanding of each Pokemon's moves and mechanics.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Slowbro can't exactly kill you, but this Pokemon can disable you long enough for its allies to follow-up. Fortunately, Eldegoss has better range with its skills and basic attacks and is often out of range for Slowbro to do anything threatening.
Venusaur ImageVenusaur Venusaur's overall reach can be a problem for Eldegoss. This matchup is determined by each player's skill.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Even though Talonflame can close the distance on Eldegoss easily, it doesn't have the same damage output as Zeraora or Gengar. This means an Eldegoss can survive Talonflame's attacks if they kite well and use defensive moves well.
Greninja ImageGreninja Another matchup that boils down to player skill, Greninja only has a chance at taking Eldegoss down if the latter is caught severely out of position in fights and skirmishes.
Crustle ImageCrustle An experienced Crustle player can be a major threat against Eldegoss. Proper wall usage and positioning are absolutely crucial in taking Eldegoss down with this Pokemon.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax An even matchup that revolves around player skill once again. Neither of these Pokemon have an inherent advantage against the other, nor do they hinder each other's goals in matches particularly well.
Charizard ImageCharizard Charizard can only be considered a major threat during its Unite Move, which can be managed through proper positioning in fights. This is another matchup that is determined by player skill.
Pikachu ImagePikachu Pikachu's ability to snipe and disable enemies from long range can give problems for Eldegoss. However, the advantage in reach and damage isn't as significant as Cinderace's and can be managed by player skill.

Easy Matchup Explanations

Pokemon Explanation
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Alolan Ninetales can be easily kited because of Eldegoss' superior range and pose no real threat unless caught badly out of position.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Wigglytuff is only effective if they can get close to their targets. Eldegoss' superior range and mobility give it a clear advantage in this particular matchup.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Similar to Wigglytuff, Mr. Mime is often held back by its short range. Eldegoss' can easily bombard Mr. Mime with moves and attacks before they even come close.

How to Counter Eldegoss

Burst Eldegoss Down

Eldegoss struggles with high bursts of damage. Coordinate with your team to take Eldegoss down as early as possible. Taking Eldegoss out of the picture gives you and your team an major advantage in the ensuing team fight or skirmish.

Force Eldegoss to Protect Itself

Eldegoss' survivability often depend on how well it can keep its allies topped off so they can protect it. Hinder Eldegoss' efficiency in team fights by forcing it to activate defensive abilities to save itself.

Catch Eldegoss Out of Position

The key to winning a fight against a team with Eldegoss is catching Eldegoss out of position as much as possible. Exercise clever positioning and utilize the bushes as much as possible to catch this Pokemon off guard.

Eldegoss Moves and Ability

Eldegoss Moves

Level Move 1 (R) Move 2 (ZR)
1 or 3
Leafage Icon
Synthesis Icon
Leaf Tornado Icon Pollen Puff Icon
Cotton Spore Icon Cotton Guard Icon
Cotton Cloud Crash Icon

Move Slot 1 (R)

Leafage ImageLeafage
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 322 (Lv. 3)
When it hits, slightly lowers the opponent's speed.
Leaf Tornado ImageLeaf Tornado
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 613 (Lv. 4) / 1518 (Lv. 15)
Pokemon who move in its path will have increased movement speed. After upgrading, will decerease the accuracy of opponents it hits.
Pollen Puff ImagePollen Puff
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 4s
Total Damage: 340 (Lv. 4) / 1263 (Lv. 15)
Deals damage when it hits an opponent and restores HP when it hits an ally. After upgrading, deals repeated damage to an opponent when it hits, and decreases damage taken by an ally when it hits.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Synthesis ImageSynthesis
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Recovery
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 8s
Restores HP to itself and nearby allies.
Cotton Spore ImageCotton Spore
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 10s
Total Damage: 618 (Lv. 6) / 1332 (Lv. 15)
Creates spores which explode after a short time, decreasing the speed of those hit. While using the move, Eldegoss's speed will increase. After upgrading, the damage Eldegoss takes while using the move will also decrease.
Cotton Guard ImageCotton Guard
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 7s
Protects nearby allies with a shield which absorbs damage, and after it ends, heals those affected. After upgrading, also increases the speed of affected allies.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Cotton Cloud Crash ImageCotton Cloud Crash
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: Percent Based
Total Damage: 3096 (Lv. 9) / 4388 (Lv. 15)
Eldegoss flies into the air and protects itself. When used again, it will crash down, knocking opponents away and restoring HP to allies.

Standard Attack

Standard AttackStandard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, attaching a bit of cotton fluff to opposing Pokemon. The user's basic attacks against an opposing Pokemon with cotton fluff on it deal increased damage and decrease the opposing Pokemon's movement speed for a short time.

Ability (Passive)

Cotton DownCotton Down Upon taking a certain amount of damage, will deal damage to its opponent, and lower its opponent's speed. It will also recover its own HP and increase its own speed.

Eldegoss Skins (Holowear)

This Pokemon has no Holowear available.

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