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The best guide on how to play Decidueye 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!

Decidueye Latest Nerfs & Buffs (01/26)

January 26 Patch Notes (

Decidueye Changes (January 26)
• Bug fixes.

Decidueye Previous Move Patches

Standard Attack After reaching Level 7, Standard Attacks have increased their health healing effects.

Razor Leaf Damage increased.

Spirit Shackle Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7s. This move can now be charged up to 3 times. Fixed a bug where the damage of Spirit Shackle was enhanced with or without charge when cancelling the move.

Leaf Storm Damage increased from Short: 605/Long: 731 to Short: 740/Long: 885 (+21%). Cooldown reduced from 8s to 6s. Range increased. Push back effect increased. Range Increased. Push back effect strengthened.

Leafage Damage increased by from Short:372/Long:447 to Short: 428/Long: 513 (+15%)

Nock Nock This move's activation time is reduced.

Decidueye Basic Info

Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
"An astonishing Pokemon that fires quills from long range to snipe any opponent that comes in its way."

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Decidueye 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
✔︎ High attack speed
✔︎ Versatile (has support capabilities)
✔︎ Can solo objectives
✖︎ Quite squishy
✖︎ Lacks mobility options

Best Builds for Decidueye


Carry Build

Carry Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%

This is well-balanced offensive build centered around Decidueye's passive and standard/boosted attacks. It's good for either in lanes or jungle. Use Razor Leaf to buff your attacks, allowing you to deal damage to multiple targets. When the enemy charges you, use Leaf Storm to knock them back so you can maximize your damage via your passive.

Muscle Band and Scope Lens greatly compliments Decidueye's kit, giving increased attack speed and more damage. Focus Band grants decent durability and survivability to make up for Decidueye's fragility. You can equip Buddy Barrier as a substitute for Focus Band if you use Nock Nock more often.

Eject Button adds mobility to Decidueye, allowing you to quickly reposition when things go awry.

Support Build

Support Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Attack: +18
HP: +1050

This is a support build centered around dealing high damage from the backlines using Spirit Shackle or Nock Nock and weakening targets with Shadow Sneak. This build is not as viable as the other builds since it heavily cuts down Decidueye's damage output. However, this is the build to go for when there are many similar Pokemon already on the team.

Attack Weight is mainly for amplifying Spirit Shackle's damage and should be stacked to the max as early as possible. Score Shield and Buddy Barrier help you with scoring goals, allowing you to stack the damage from Attack Weight safely and level up faster. They also provide massive HP, making up for Decidueye's fragility.

Eject Button serves the same purpose as the other builds, a repositioning tool.

Decidueye Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Description
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.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Increases damage dealt by basic attack critical hits. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more the damage increases.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1%/2%/3% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.

Muscle Band and Scope Lens are the main offensive items for Decidueye. This gives him enough firepower to take on any foe on its wake.

The addition of Focus Band gives him a little bit of survivability especially when in a pinch!

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Equip

Best Battle Items

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

Eject Button is almost always needed for Decidueye because it lacks consistent mobility. This battle item helps Decidueye escape tricky situations especially when it is about to be bursted down.

Battle Item Tier List: Best Items to Equip

Best Moveset

Move Description
Leaf Storm ImageLeaf Storm Creates a tempest of sharp leaves, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. At point-blank range, it also shoves opposing Pokémon it hits. Upgrade: Increases the length of time that the movement speed of opposing Pokémon is decreased.
Razor Leaf ImageRazor Leaf Summons whirling razor leaves. For a short time after using this move, the user’s Attack and basic attack speed are increased. In addition, the user’s basic attacks can target multiple opposing Pokémon for a short time. Upgrade: Increases the user’s basic attack damage the higher the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is.

With the buff to Leaf Storm, it became more effective in pushing back enemies that try to get close to Decidueye with the added benefit of stunning them for a short duration, and it deals more damage. This is exactly what Decidueye needs to continuously deal damage from a safe range.

Razor Leaf is a great damaging tool as it hits multiple targets with split shots. It also gives Decidueye the ability to easily farm wild Pokemon to level up faster.

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How to Play Decidueye

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Activating Unite Move to Clear the Way

Decidueye is at its best when it gets to bombard enemies with basic attacks. Its playstyle revolves around reaching higher levels as quickly as possible, getting good positioning, and avoiding unnecessary confrontations in the early game.

Focus on Farming Wild Pokemon in the Early Game

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Defending Goal Zone

Decidueye gets its power spike when it reaches level 7 where it gets to learn Razor Leaf or Spirit Shackle. This means you are stuck with its initial moves for most of the early game. So it is best to get EXP from farming and defeating opponents as much as you can to reach higher levels.

Use Moves Defensively

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Hiding Behind a Wall while Attacking

Decidueye's first set of moves - Leafage and Astonish - are meant to reinforce its basic attacks and help lanes deal additional damage. Be sure to pair up with a Pokemon that has HP or Defense so you can have a bodyguard to protect you. It will also help if you position Decidueye near an allied goal zone to get extra shields and HP recovery when needed. Getting knocked down early means losing precious time to get EXP and making your opponents stronger.

Reach Boosted Attacks by Every Available Target

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Fighting Rotom with Full Stacked Boosted Attack

Successfully attacking any target a total of 5 times will make Decidueye's Basic attack turn from a single shot into a flurry of quills. Stack up on boosted attacks by targeting Wild Pokemon before you engage with opponents. Reaching full Boosted Attacks allows Decidueye to melt enemies faster because of the increase in attack speed.

Boosted Attacks Guide: How to Use

Get Out of Confrontations with Leaf Storm

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Uses Storm Leaf to Push Lucario

Decidueye lacks any form of Dash moves that can help it escape. Positioning Decidueye at a safe distance not only increases its damage output thanks to Long Reach but also keeps its HP from getting pressured. Pushing opponents who get too close with a Leaf Storm helps Decidueye maintain the distance and set up knockdowns if followed up with attacks. If push comes to shove, it can be used as Decidueye's escape mechanism when it gets compromised.

Farm Effectively with Razor Leaf

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Activates Razor Leaf to Boost Basic

Razor Leaf ramps up Decidueye's basic attack for short time. It's split shot is great for farming grouped Wild Pokemon like the Combees and Vespiquen. It guarantees that each attack hits as long as an enemy within range. It is best to activate it as soon as it is available to take advantage of the increase in attack speed and extra damage output.

Charge Up Spirit Shackle at a Safe Distance

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Shoots Spirit Shackle at Charizard

Spirit Shackle is a devastating move at long range. It deals extra damage to low HP opponents, which is a guaranteed knockdown when you get to charge it enough. Additionally, the arrow can pass through targets, dealing damage to enemies along the path.

Filling the Entire Gauge is Unnecessary

Note that you don't have to fill the entire gauge to get the most damage. Instead, you can release the charge once you reach the mark and it will still hit with max damage.

Use Unite Move Before a Team Fight

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Activating Unite Move at Zapdos

Decidueye's Unite move, Nock Nock, does not impact the battle immediately compared to other unite moves. However, it is a great way to slowly chip away at the opponents' HP at a distance before teams clash. Make sure to position Decidueye behind sturdy allies like Defenders or All-Rounders to get extra protection from opponents who try to get close.

Scout for Enemies Using Shadow Sneak

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Using Shadow Sneak to Scout Pikachu Inside Grass

You can use Shadow Sneak to scout for enemies who might be lurking nearby. It also works on enemies hiding in grass, revealing them for a while.

Decidueye Combos

Single Target Burst Combo

Quil Fury
Shadow Sneak IconRazor Leaf IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Combo
This combo centers around reducing an opponent's DEF with Shadow Sneak, then proceeding to bombared it with a flurry of arrows from your basic attack boosted by Razor Leaf. This is a great way to burst down single targets, as well as hit multiple enemies when they get in range.

Matchups & Counters for Decidueye

Hard Counter
Fair Matchup
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyEldegossGarchompMr. Mime

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

Counter with Dash and Burst Moves

Decidueye can be countered by Pokemon who can quickly swoop down and deliver strong blows. Once Decidueye's position is compromised, it won't be able to make a clean escape due to its lack of mobility. Take advantage of this by closing the distance with Dash moves.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★★
Lucario's hard-hitting arsenal of mobility moves like Extreme Speed and short blinks using Bone Rush makes a nightmare matchup. Even when using Decidueye's Unite move, Lucario can brush off enough damage to get close enough for a counter attack.
Absol ImageAbsol Rating: ★★★★★
Absol's high crit rate and assassination moves makes it hard for Decidueye to make a comeback after the initial hits. This is certainly a hunter and prey situation.
Gengar ImageGengar Rating: ★★★★
The Sludge Bomb and Hex burst combo will take a heavy toll on Decdueye's HP. Moreover, Gengar's life stealing moves are enough to withstand Decidueye's auto attacks.
Venusaur ImageVenusaur Rating: ★★★★
Venusaur can fight the range battle with its Solar Beam. Alternatively, it can close the distance and pressure Decidueye's HP with a Petal Dance.

Even Matchups

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

Avoid Their Moves and Kite

Reliant on Moves
Blastoise Image Mamoswine Image Charizard Image Wigglytuff Image

These Pokemon have disabling moves that completely stops Decidueye's momentum but is also reliant on them. To get the upper hand, try to avoid their moves, then kite them while their moves are on cooldown.

Get the First Strike

Pokemon with High Offense
Cramorant Image Greninja Image Cinderace Image

With the right moveset, Decidueye can go face to face with these Attackers. Dominate the range fight by sniping down Cramorant with a Spirit Shackle and avoiding any disables it throws at you. When fighting Greninja, take advantage of Razor Leaf's multi-shots to clear out the illusions with just a couple of hits. An encounter with them may wear you out, but maintaining the early aggression ensures that you are the one left standing.

Best Matchups for Decidueye

Little to No Offense

Pokemon with Low Offense
Blissey Image Eldegoss Image Mr. Mime Image

These Pokemon have few offensive capabilities, making it hard for them to effectively fight back. Be sure to focus them down with attacks before they can recover HP or get behind their allies for safety.

Win the Damage Race

Pokemon with no Burst
Alolan Ninetales Image Garchomp Image

These Pokemon can output high damage, but do not offer burst moves that can quickly pressure Decidueye's HP. Workaround their attacks by getting better positioning and not getting caught in their moves.

Best Teammates for Decidueye

Pokemon Explanation
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Soaks Damage and Provide Disables
Pokemon that can stay in the frontlines to soak damage and disable enemies are perfect as Decidueye's teammates. These Pokemon can create space for Decidueye, allowing it to dish out damage via standard attacks.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Blissey ImageBlissey Provides Survivability
Decidueye has a bad early-game and requires a lot of time before it reaches its power spike. Pokemon that provide constant healing carries Decidueye safely through its tough early-game.

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Decidueye Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Leafage ImageLeafage
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: (Lv. 3) / Short: 428/Long: 513 (Lv. 15)
Pelts leaves in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon hit by them. For a short time after using this move, the user’s Attack and basic attack speed are increased.
Razor Leaf ImageRazor Leaf
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 10s
Total Damage: Short:67/Long:71 (Lv. 7) / Short:120/Long:150 (Lv. 15)
Summons whirling razor leaves. For a short time after using this move, the user’s Attack and basic attack speed are increased. In addition, the user’s basic attacks can target multiple opposing Pokémon for a short time. Upgrade: Increases the user’s basic attack damage the higher the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is.
Spirit Shackle ImageSpirit Shackle
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 2s
Total Damage: Short: 1257/Long: 1507 (Lv. 7) / Short:2280/Long:2734 (Lv. 15)
Charges power before firing quills in the designated direction. Damage dealt by quills increases the longer power is charged, but movement speed is decreased while charging. If this move hits after power is charged to the maximum, it can stitch the opposing Pokémon’s shadow to the ground. The affected Pokémon receives damaqe upon moving a set distance from that location, and its movement speed is decreased for a short time. Decidueye can store up to 3 arrows. Upgrade: Deals increased damage to opposing Pokémon with low remaining HP.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Astonish ImageAstonish
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Sure Hit
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: (Lv. 3) / 142 (Lv. 15)
Deals damage to opposing Pokémon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Leaf Storm ImageLeaf Storm
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: Short:465/Long:557 (Lv. 8) / Short: 740/Long: 855 (Lv. 15)
Creates a tempest of sharp leaves, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. At point-blank range, it also shoves opposing Pokémon it hits. Upgrade: Increases the length of time that the movement speed of opposing Pokémon is decreased.
Shadow Sneak ImageShadow Sneak
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Sure Hit
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 12s
Total Damage: 225 (Lv. 8) / 360 (Lv. 15)
Creates a shadow that takes hold of one opposing Pokémon in the area of effect, dealing damage to it and decreasing its movement speed and Defense for a short time. Also increases the user’s movement speed for a short time. Upgrade: Further decreases Defense.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Nock Nock ImageNock Nock
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Total Damage: 10575 (Lv. 9) / 15983 (Lv. 15)
Fires quills in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon. The move ends by unleashing a particularly large quill that deals damage to all opposing Pokémon it hits. This move deals increased damage if the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is low. While using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances but is unable to move.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Increases the speed of basic attacks for a short time after one hits. This effect can stack, and with every third activation of this effect, basic attacks become boosted attacks for a short time. These boosted attacks fire more quills, but the damage dealt by each quill is decreased.

Ability (Passive)

Long Reach ImageLong Reach Deals increased damage to distant opposing Pokémon.

Decidueye Stats & Evolutions

Decidueye Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
(Lv. 1)
(Lv. 5)
(Lv. 7)

Decidueye Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3000 50 30 125/150
2 3031 53 32 130/156
3 3068 56 34 136/163
4 3112 60 36 143/171
5 3273 75 45 167/200
6 3337 81 49 177/212
7 3629 108 65 221/265
8 3721 117 70 235/282
9 3832 127 76 252/302
10 3965 139 83 272/326
11 4125 154 92 296/355
12 4316 172 103 325/390
13 4546 193 116 359/430
14 4821 219 131 400/480
15 5152 250 150 450/540

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

Decidueye In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Top 5 Master Rank Picks & Win Rate

All data is based on Season 02 Master Rank Top 100.
Last Updated: January 24, 2022
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Pokemon UNITE - Wigglytuff Icon.pngWigglytuff S Tier 10% 76% Bot
Eldegoss.png Eldegoss S Tier 9% 81% Bot
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