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Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Guide: Builds and Best Items
The best guide on how to play Wigglytuff 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!

Wigglytuff Latest Nerfs & Buffs

December 20 Update

Wigglytuff Move Changes (December 20)
Starlight Recital Image
Starlight Recital
• Shield effect weakened.
• Duration of shield effects on the user decreased.

Wigglytuff Previous Move Patches

Stat Updates Sp. Attack decreased. HP increased from 8002 to 9452 (+18%). Defense increased from 200 to 539 (+170%). Sp. Defense increased from 149 to 482 (+223%).

Pound Bug Fixes Damage reduced from 936 to 704 (-28.3%).

Double Slap Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 352 to 438 (+24%) per hit.

Sing Fixed issue where the Pokemon put to sleep would not wake up after being hit with an attack. Status Effect duration increased from 1s to 1.5s.

Dazzling Gleam Damage reduced from 2191 to 1839 (-17.47%). Fixed a bug where Dazzling Gleam was not dealing damage to some Wild Pokemon.

Starlight Recital Fixed a bug where the Unite Move Gauge could not be actively built up after use.

Cute Charm Passive activation interval adjusted.

Wigglytuff Basic Info

Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: Supporter
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Special
Difficulty: Intermediate
"Wigglytuff learns lots of moves that can stop opponents in their tracks, making it well-suited to using teamwork tactics with its allies in battle."

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Wigglytuff Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Decent disabler
✔︎ Can deal decent damage for a support
✖︎ Needs team coordination
✖︎ Low HP

Best Builds for Wigglytuff


Singing Support Build

Singing Support Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +1050

This is a support build focused on debuffing and stunning enemies using Sing and Dazzling Gleam, setting up kills for your team.

Focus Band boosts your defenses and provides survivability, enabling you to charge targets fearlessly, especially when using Sing. Buddy Barrier and Score Shield synergize well with your Unite Move, granting bonus protection on top of the shielding you get from your Unite Move, particularly when scoring goals.

Eject Button is your repositioning tool to either chase targets or escape from them.

Damage Dealer Build

Damage Dealer Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Sp. Atk: +78
HP: +600

This build emphasizes on dealing damage using Rollout and Double Slap. If you can ensure that your target can hit a wall when using Rollout, you can continuously deal damage due to Rollout's cooldown refresh effect.

Choice Specs and Wise Glasses amplifies your damage output, particularly for Double Slap. Buddy Barrier is mainly for extra survivability when you use your Unite Move to stay alive. You can substitute Buddy Barrier with Focus Band, sacrificing teamfight for better defenses.

Eject Button adds more mobility on top of Rollout and can be used offensively or defensively.

Initiator Build

Initiator Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Sp. Atk: +39
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +600

This is a well-balanced build centered around charging and disabling enemies using Sing and following up with Double Slap, ensuring that enemies receive Double Slap's full damage.

Choice Specs, Focus Band, and Buddy Barrier provide durability, survivability, and damage as you charge enemies with Sing and Double Slap. Buddy Barrier also provides a better teamfight when you use your Unite Move.

Eject Button is a must-have battle item for this build, giving you a tool to better set up for your team.

Wigglytuff 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)%.

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Equip

Support items like Exp. Share allows you to passively gain experience without sharing the wild Pokemon with your laning partner to maximize their farming potential while Buddy Barrier grants a shield to the nearest low-HP ally in your party.

Conversely, offensive items like Focus Band and Wise Glasses helps with increasing the damage dealt by Wigglytuff. These items are geared towards the more offensive playstyle of Wigglytuff!

Best Battle Items

Item Description
Fluffy Tail.pngFluffy Tail Prevents wild Pokemon from acting and increases their damage taken by 1.5 times.
X Speed.pngX Speed Increases your Pokemon's Speed for 5 seconds. Your Pokemon's movement speed will not be able to decrease while this item is in effect.

Fluffy Tail allows Wigglytuff to secure contested wild Pokemon in the bottom lane which includes the all-important Dreadnaw. X Speed, on the other hand, enables Wigglytuff to effectively zone the lane and keep your opponents at bay coupled with your Sing skill.

Remember, you may only choose one battle item at the start of the game so choose the Battle Item that most benefit your partner in lane. Partnered with a low burst attacker? Consider using Fluffy Tail to help secure objectives. Protecting a very squishy ranged attacker? Use X Speed + Sing for crowd control!

Best Moveset

Move Description
Dazzling Gleam ImageDazzling Gleam Blasts light at enemies in a cone in front of you twice, damaging them twice.
Upgrade: Slows enemies when the first light hits and deals damage.
Sing ImageSing The user sings, slowing the Movement Speed of enemies in an area around the user. If the enemy stays too long inside this area, they fall asleep and have their Defense and special Defense reduced.
Upgrade: Sleep duration of enemies increased.

Double Slap and Sing enables Wigglytuff to be both an offensive and support powerhouse. When in a clash, Double Slap's wide range covers a wide area infront of Wigglytuff - slowing down enemies while your Sing is filling it's meter.

Double Slap also has a ridiculous amout of damage so you can help your team in terms of damage while also passively disabling key players of the other team.

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How to Play Wigglytuff

Fight with Attackers in Either Top or Bottom Lane

Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Pair with an Attacker

Wigglytuff is a support type, so it's recommended to lane with Attackers in either the Top or Bottom lane. Even if you take the center/jungle route, Wigglytuff captures Pokemon too slowly to be viable so make sure to go to one of the lanes.

Initiate Fights With Sing

Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Initiate Fights with Sing

Sing is a core part of Wigglytuff's support game. The Slow and Defense Down effects are strong, but it ends as soon as the move ends so it's best to work with your lanemate or a jungler to set them up and knock them down. In order to create an early lead, use Sing as much as you can and take advantage of the bonus movement speed.

Avoid Machamp

Machamp Early Duel Power.gif

Machamp can learn the move Submission at level 5 which makes him immune to hindrances, thus negating Sing. He can also just walk up to Wigglytuff while she sings and beat her up, so make sure to avoid fighting Machamp.

Use Unite Move to Protect and Save Allies

Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Using Unite Move

Wigglytuff's Unite move, Starlight recital provides shields and cleanses debuffs of all your allies. It's no good at turning the tide if there's no damage accompanying it, so use it in situations where you and your allies will definitely lose if they die, like during a Zapdos clash.

Extend Rollout by Bumping Walls

Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Using Rollout on Walls

Use Rollout in tight spaces with walls to continuously bounce between them, maximizing the damage dealt while disabling enemies caught between the walls. To set this up, lure enemies in tight spaces then cast Rollout towards the walls, not towards the enemies. This ensures that Wigglytuff will bounce back and forth between the walls.

Wigglytuff Combos

Early Game Combo

Damage Combo

Damage Combo
Pound IconDefense Curl IconPound Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Damage Combo
This is the optimal damage combo, though only possible if the opponent has their back to a wall. You Pound them at first to deal damage, then Defense Curl past them and hit the wall behind, and in doing so your Pound should refresh its cooldown, then simply perform it again. This works best in short range.

Midgame Combos

Sing to Dazzling Gleam

Sing to Dazzling Gleam Combo
Sing IconDazzling Gleam Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Sing to Dazzling Gleam Combo
Dazzling Gleam deals a decent amount of damage, but it has a long startup. Using Sing to hold enemies in place by following them around until they sleep is a good enough method to hold them still enough for a Dazzling Gleam, and if you're not alone, it also opens them up to allied attacks.

Improved Damage Combo

Improved Damage Combo
Double Slap IconRollout IconDouble Slap Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Improved Damage Combo
This is a bit harder to pull off, because due to the range of Rollout you may be flung away from the same target after hitting the wall. This is only possible if the opponent has their back to a wall. Use Double Slap first to deal damage, then Rollout past them and hit the wall behind, and in doing so your Double Slap should refresh cooldown, then simply perform it again. This works best in short range.
It's important to cancel Rollout after hitting the wall by pressing ZR again.

Matchups & Counters for Wigglytuff

Wigglytuff Matchups

Hard Counter
Fair Matchup
CramorantDecidueyeEldegossGarchompGardevoirGreedentMr. MimePikachuTalonflame
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyCharizardCrustleDragoniteGengarGreninjaLucarioMamoswineSylveonTsareenaVenusaur

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

Counter by Nullifying Disables

Disabling is Wigglytuff's middle name - take that away and Wigglytuff's free food. Certain Pokemon in the roster hard counters Wigglytuff by simply nullifying disables using their skills or craftily dodging it and get away from Wigglytuff's Sing aura.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Machamp ImageMachamp Rating: ★★★★★
・Can ignore all off Wigglytuff's disables with Submission and outdamages you in short and long duels.
・Starts in the jungle so you can't early-counter them in lane.
Blastoise ImageBlastoise Rating: ★★★★★
・Similar to Machamp, Blastoise ignores all of Wigglytuff's debuffs using Rapid Spin.
Blastoise can also outdamage Wigglytuff by attacking while spinning or using its Unite Move.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Rating: ★★★★
・A Snorlax can punish Wigglytuff by pushing off Wigglytuff and stunning them using Block. This can keep you from going near to lash out debuffs.
・Snorlax can also avoid your debuff either by using Block to push you away or Heavy Slam to escape.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Rating: ★★★
・Slowbro is Wigglytuff's lane counterpick. It has a stronger early game than Wigglytuff and can debuff at a much safer distance.
・Slowbro can also consistently poke Wigglytuff in lane keep you from going aggro and limit you near your goal.
・Slowbro's access to Surf later on can zone a wider area and can cancel Wigglytuff's Rollout.

Even Matchups

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

Use Better Positioning Against Ranged Enemies

Ranged Enemies to Look Out For
Pikachu Image Cramorant Image Gardevoir Image Venusaur Image Decidueye Image

Wigglytuff needs to get close to debuff enemies so it can be easily poked by ranged enemies. Skillfully dodge skill shots and AoE attacks then drop all your disables afterwards.

Wait for Other Debuffers to Finish Their Disables

Pokemon with Strong Debuffs
Mr. Mime Image Eldegoss Image

The last one to blink in a Debuffer match can turn the tide to their favor. Keep your eye out for debuffs and wait for them to finish their duration or position yourself to evade it altogether.

Remember, Wigglytuff needs to get close and expose itself to effectively debuff enemies so it's important to evade enemy debuffs.

Pokemon with Strong Engage Can Also Mess You Up

Ranged Enemies to Look Out For
Garchomp Image Talonflame Image

Aside from ranged Pokemon, Wigglytuff must also be aware of Pokemon with strong engage. These can mess up your strategies and can cause you to unnecessarily throw all your debuffs against that single Pokemon - making you unable to react against other Pokemon especially in a team fight.

Best Matchups for Wigglytuff

Aggression Gets Punished

Aggression Gets Punished
Charizard Image Gengar Image Greninja Image Lucario Image Mamoswine Image Venusaur Image Dragonite Image Tsareena Image

Wigglytuff can punish these Pokemon's aggressive playstyles via Sing, stopping their momentum and preventing them from dealing damage. Also, WIgglytuff's Starlight Recital negates majority of their damage, putting their aggression to waste while proctecting teammates who are within the area.

Requires Proper Positioning

Requires Proper Positioning
Alolan Ninetales Image Crustle Image Sylveon Image

Wigglytuff's Sing can prevent these Pokemon from getting a good position to cast their moves and be effective in fights since they require good positioning. It can then proceed to Double Slap its way to an easy knockdown.

Relies Heavily on Allies

Relies Heavily on Allies
Blissey Image

Blissey's effectiveness relies on its ability to support its allies during fights, making it ineffective without a Pokemon to rally behind. Wigglytuff can take advantage of this dependency and catch both Blissey and its ally using a Rollout or Sing, disabling and putting them in a vulnerable position.

Best Teammates for Wigglytuff

Pokemon Explanation
Crustle ImageCrustle
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Defend and Setup Wigglytuff
Having a defender to take the enemy Pokemon attacks and help setup your moves can make it much easier for Wigglytuff. Wigglytuff's moves can also synergize with both of these defenders, disabling enemy Pokemon for much longer.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Can Follow Up with Damage
Wigglytuff by itself does not deal much damage. But, having an Attacker to deal damage while you disable the enemy Pokemon is ideal. Alolan Ninetales and Cramorant have high damaging combos that can delete enemy Pokemon. Wigglytuff's disables can ensure these combos hit.

Wigglytuff Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Pound ImagePound
(Lv. 1 or 2)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 5s
Total Damage: 704 (Lv. 1 or 2)
Slap enemies ahead of you twice, damaging and slowing their Movement Speed.
Dazzling Gleam ImageDazzling Gleam
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 10
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 4.5s
Total Damage: 1189 (Lv. 6) / 1839 (Lv. 15)
Blasts light at enemies in a cone in front of you twice, damaging them twice.
Upgrade: Slows enemies when the first light hits and deals damage.
Double Slap ImageDouble Slap
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 10
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 5s
Total Damage: 1390 (Lv. 6) / 2190 (Lv. 15)
Slaps opponents ahead of you 3-5 times, damaging them and slowing their Movement Speed.
Upgrade: Increases the max number of slaps to 6.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Defense Curl ImageDefense Curl
(Lv. 1 or 2)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 8s
Wigglytuff rolls and gets a shield effect. Enemy Pokemon hit by this will receive damage and is knocked back. If Wigglytuff hits any obstacle, they will change direction and the cooldown for Pound, Double Slap, and Dazzling Gleam is reset.
Sing ImageSing
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 12
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 10s
The user sings, slowing the Movement Speed of enemies in an area around the user. If the enemy stays too long inside this area, they fall asleep and have their Defense and special Defense reduced.
Upgrade: Sleep duration of enemies increased.
Rollout ImageRollout
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 12
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 10s
Total Damage: 699 (Lv. 4) / 1081 (Lv. 15)
You roll quickly and get a shield effect. Damages the opponent's Pokemon that hits while rolling and knocks them up. If the opponent hits a wall, you will bounce and refresh the cooldowns of all special moves.
Upgrade: The knock up duration will increase.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Starlight Recital ImageStarlight Recital
(Lv. 8)
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type:
Cooldown: 134s
Total Damage: 2120 (Lv. 8) / 2690 (Lv. 15)
Performs a recital that removes all debuffs for nearby allies while generating a shield for them.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and spinning them around, stunning them when it hits.

Ability (Passive)

Cute Charm ImageCute Charm When it is hit by a close-range attack, the attacking Pokemon becomes charmed, causing them to move towards Wigglytuff automatically. There is a 10 sec. cooldown period before this can be used on the same opponent again.

Wigglytuff Stats & Evolutions

Wigglytuff Evolutions

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

Wigglytuff Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3278 90 80 130
2 3415 100 89 134
3 3575 111 99 139
4 4372 169 151 162
5 4581 184 165 168
6 4821 201 181 175
7 5097 221 199 183
8 5414 244 220 192
9 5779 271 244 203
10 6199 302 271 215
11 6681 337 302 229
12 7236 377 338 245
13 7874 424 424 264
14 8608 477 427 285
15 9452 539 482 310

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

Wigglytuff In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
1 Star.png 2.5 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 2 Stars.png 3.5 Stars.png

Wigglytuff Skins (Holowear)

Bonfire Style
WigglytuffBonfire Style

Bedtime Style
WigglytuffBedtime Style

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    • >>[486]
      I can help you! I’m currently Masters 1400+, and main Eldegoss, Dragonite and Snorlax, but I can do decently well with all the Pokémon I own. IGN is KSire and my Discord is IDunno#2708, accept so we can crush some games together.

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      that's not a good build, especially the battle item wth?

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