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Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Guide: Builds and Best Items
The best guide on how to play Eldegoss in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Eldegoss Latest Nerfs & Buffs (9/22)

Version 1.2.1.3 Patch Note Updates (9/22)

Eldegoss Move Changes (September 22)
Cotton Guard Image
Cotton Guard
• Fixed a bug affecting the HP recovery when the move ends.
Leaf Tornado Image
Leaf Tornado
• Improved the move's effects and adjusted the move to match the feel of the controls.

Eldegoss Previous Move Patches

Cotton Guard

1.2.1.3 Fixed a bug affecting the HP recovery when the move ends.
1.1.1.4 Move cooldown increased from 7s to 9s. Move HP restoration decreased from 740 to 444 (-40%).

Cotton Spore

1.1.1.4 Move cooldown decreased from 10s to 7.5s.

Psychic

1.1.1.4 Move HP restoration decreased 3581 to 2868 (-20%).

Leaf Tornado

1.2.1.3 Improved the move's effects and adjusted the move to match the feel of the controls.

Eldegoss Basic Info

Eldegoss
Eldegoss.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

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

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Eldegoss Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
4 Stars.png
1 Star.png
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

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

Best Builds for Eldegoss

Builds

Support Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

This is a build 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.

Cotton Guard buffs yourself and your teammates allowing them to last longer in battle. Use it to get out of tight spots and turn the tide of an encounter.

All-Around Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

With Leaf Tornado as its primary weapon, make use of its movement speed increase to catch up to enemies or use it as a defensive maneuver to get out of tight spots quickly.

On the other hand, Cotton Guard grants Eldegoss shields and delayed healing allow it to be more aggressive or defensive whenever the needs arises.

Offensive Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

Cotton Spore should be your very first skill to activate during encounters to boost your speed and then follow that up with regular attacks (or escape when needed). Once the effect ends, use Leaf Tornado to weaken your opponent further.

The best way to use this build is to use walls bordering your opponents' enemy lanes. Considering your abilities blast through walls as well as your regular attacks, this will prevent your opponents from countering you (save from teleports) and allow you to deal damage continuously.

Eldegoss Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Description
Exp. Share.pngExp. Share While the Pokemon has the fewest Exp. Points on the team, it gains (2/3/4) Exp. Points per second. In addition, when a nearby teammate defeats a wild Pokemon, that teammate gains slightly more Exp. Points.
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier 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 (20/30/40)% of their max HP.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers (8/11/14)% of the HP it has lost.
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Increases Sp Attack by (3/5/7)%.
Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs Increases the damage of moves by a minimum of (40/50/60) when they hit. The higher the Pokemon's SP. Atk. the more the damage is increased

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Equip
Defensive items like Buddy Barrier and Focus Band boost Eldegoss' survivability allowing it to support its teammates longer. Exp. Share does help getting your levels up since Eldegoss is not expected to be a frontline attacker often.

However, for those preferring to use Eldegoss offensively, then, Wise Glasses and Choice Specs would help boost Eldegoss' lackluster offense.

Best Battle Items

Item Description
Eject Button.pngEject Button Makes your Pokemon move quickly in the specified direction.

Eject Button offers better survivability for Eldegoss that can help it survive longer and support your teammates longer.

Best Moveset

Move Description
Cotton Guard ImageCotton Guard Eldegoss covers itself and surrounding allies with cotton, giving them damage-absorbing shields. After the cotton dissipates, it will also heal those affected.
Upgrade: Will also increase Movement Speed while Move is active.
Pollen Puff ImagePollen Puff Throws a puff of pollen that attaches to allies or enemies when hit or when walking over area of effect. After a short time the pollen bursts, dealing damage to enemies while healing teammates in the area of effect.

Pollen Puff is your main move for Eldegoss as it is an offensive and defensive move at the same time. Cotton Guard adds more defensive options to Eldegoss with its shields, making it a better support Pokemon.

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How to Play Eldegoss

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

The trick to fully utilizing Eldegoss' abilities 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

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Going to Top Lane

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

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Learning Pollen Puff at Level 4

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

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Supporting Machamp

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

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss and Slowbro Attacking Talonflame

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

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Using Cotton Cloud Crash

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 Combo

Defensive Burst Combo
Pollen Puff IconCotton Guard Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Cotton Guard Pollen Puff Combo
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. After Latching Pollen Puff on an ally, use Cotton Guard immediately after to give everyone shields which will increase their survivability for 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 Control Combo

Enemy Displacer Combo
Cotton Cloud Crash IconLeaf Tornado Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Unite Move Leaf Tornado
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.

Matchups & Counters for Eldegoss

Eldegoss Matchups

Hard Counter
CinderaceGardevoirGengarLucarioMachampMamoswineSylveonZeraora
Fair Matchup
AbsolBlastoiseBlisseyCharizardCramorantCrustleGarchompGreninjaPikachuSlowbroSnorlaxTalonflameVenusaurWigglytuff
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesMr. Mime

✘ : Counter | = : Even | : Advantageous
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Eldegoss.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Counter with a Quick Damage Burst

Eldegoss's defenses aren't exactly anything to write home about, but its healing does tend to let it stay alive for much longer. However, a quick damage burst will either force Eldegoss to protect itself or completely back off so any character that can do quick bursts of damage will definitely work against it.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Cinderace ImageCinderace Rating: ★★★★★
Cinderace's long range and high damage will make short work of Eldegoss before it can even bring up its shields.
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★
Lucario's high mobility moves will make life difficult for Eldegoss, forcing it to protect itself before it can protect others.
Zeraora ImageZeraora Rating: ★★★
Zeraora's quick dashing moves will also bring Eldegoss down pretty quickly especially if it can use Discharge immediately as it dashes towards Eldegoss.
Gengar ImageGengar Rating: ★★★★
While Gengar's effectiveness relies too much on its Sludge Bomb-Hex combo, a properly used Sludge Bomb and two or three quick Hexes will quickly force Eldegoss to withdraw from battle.

Even Matchups

Even matchups are always a matter of skill, luck and timing. Here are some tips to help push Eldegoss ahead against other Pokemon on equal footing.

Bring In Defenders

Best Defenders and Supporters against Eldegoss
Snorlax Image Crustle Image Blissey Image Wigglytuff Image

With Eldegoss offering a lot of heals and shields, it can prolong a battle long enough to turn the tides against you. Bringing Defenders against it will definitely trim that advantage down as well as your own Supporters.

Snorlax and Crustle both have enough damage on them to fight an Eldegoss one-on-one while Blissey and Wigglytuff will both give your team a good advantage by healing your own teammates or bringing down the stats of Eldegoss' teammates.

Stun Lock Eldegoss

Pokemon with Stun
Pikachu Image Slowbro Image Garchomp Image Blastoise Image

An alternative way to bring the battle into your favor is to stun Eldegoss, preventing it from ever using its moves. Pikachu and Blastoise are excellent choices here with AoE stun and excellent damage. While their damage is not as high, Garchomp and Slowbro accomplishe the same and are good secondary options.

Best Matchups for Eldegoss

Eldegoss' main advantage is providing a lot of healing and shields for the team. If the enemy can't burst down Eldegoss quickly, they'll be in for a long battle.

Pokemon Explanation
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Alolan Ninetales' moves takes a while to set up and by then, Eldegoss would've healed its team and put up shields already negarting any advantage Alolan Ninetales have on it.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Mr. Mime's main offensive weapon takes a while to set up and with Eldegoss's shields, its rendered pretty much useless by the time its set up.

Best Teammates for Eldegoss

Pokemon Explanation
Gengar ImageGengar Can keep Gengar alive in fights
Gengar is one of the strongest burst combos in the game. Unfortunately it is also one of the most fragile. Having an Eldegoss shield and heal a Gengar as it goes in to burst down the enemy Attackers will help keep Gengar alive to knockout at least one Pokemon.
Cramorant ImageCramorant Can patch up for Cramorant's lack of survivability and mobility
Cramorant is a strong Attacker that lacks survivability and mobility. With Eldegoss supporting Cramorant, you cover its weaknesses and become a deadlier force.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Can make Snorlax unstoppable
Snorlax is already one of the toughest to take out Pokemon in the game, with Eldegoss by its side, it can become an unstoppable force.

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Eldegoss Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Leafage ImageLeafage
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 322 (Lv. 3)
Throws leaves at the target location, damaging and slowing enemy Pokemon hit.
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)
Throws a tornado of leaves that deals damage and leaves a path of wind. Allies that Move in the path gains increased Movement Speed. Will decrease the accuracy of opponents when upgraded.
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)
Throws a puff of pollen that attaches to allies or enemies when hit or when walking over area of effect. After a short time the pollen bursts, dealing damage to enemies while healing teammates in the area of effect.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Synthesis ImageSynthesis
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Recovery
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 8s
Restores HP to Eldegoss and nearby allies in range.
Cotton Spore ImageCotton Spore
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 618 (Lv. 6) / 1332 (Lv. 15)
Eldegoss covers itself in spore, increasing Movement Speed. After a short duration the spore bursts, dealing damage, knocking up and slowing enemy Pokemon nearby.
Upgrade: This Move will also decrease damage taken by Eldegoss.
Cotton Guard ImageCotton Guard
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 9s
Eldegoss covers itself and surrounding allies with cotton, giving them damage-absorbing shields. After the cotton dissipates, it will also heal those affected.
Upgrade: Will also increase Movement Speed while Move is active.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Cotton Cloud Crash ImageCotton Cloud Crash
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 134s
Total Damage: 1370 (Lv. 9) / 2392 (Lv. 15)
Eldegoss flies up high, becoming invulnerable. When the Move is used again, Eldegoss will crash down, knocking opponents away and restoring HP to allies.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard 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 Down ImageCotton Down When receiving a certain amount of damage (over 1000 at L15), the attacker will be slowed and damaged. Eldegoss will heal some HP back and gain increased Movement Speed.

Eldegoss Stats & Evolutions

Eldegoss Evolutions

1st Evolution Final Evolution
Gossifleur.pngGossifleur
(Lv. 1)
Gossifleur.pngEldegoss
(Lv. 4)

Eldegoss Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3278 40 30 130
2 3383 44 33 134
3 3503 48 36 139
4 4114 69 52 162
5 4274 74 56 168
6 4457 80 61 175
7 4668 87 66 183
8 4911 95 72 192
9 5190 104 79 203
10 5511 115 87 215
11 5880 128 96 229
12 6305 142 107 245
13 6794 159 119 264
14 7356 178 133 285
15 8002 200 149 310

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Eldegoss In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
1.5 Stars.png 2 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 4 Stars.png

Eldegoss Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
Fashionable Style
EldegossFashionable Style

Aeos Gems 350
Purple Unite Style
EldegossPurple Unite Style

Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
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EldegossOrange Unite Style

Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18

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