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Decidueye Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

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!

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Decidueye Latest Nerfs & Buffs (5/13)

Version 1.14.1.6 Patch Notes

Decidueye Move Changes (May 13)
Razor Leaf Image
Razor Leaf
• Cooldown reduced from 10s to 8s.
Leaf Storm Image
Leaf Storm
• Cooldown increased from 6s to 8s.
• Damage increased by 30%.
• Slow effect increased from 45% to 60% with 10% decay every 0.5s, attenuates up to 4 times.
• Slow duration increased from 2s to 2.5s.
Leaf Storm Image
Leaf Storm
+
• Slow duration increased from 3s to 3.5s.

Standard Attack

1.4.1.3 Bug fixes
1.4.1.2 After reaching Level 7, Standard Attacks have increased their health healing effects.

Razor Leaf

1.4.1.2 Damage increased.
1.14.1.6 Cooldown reduced from 10s to 8s.

Spirit Shackle

1.3.1.7 Cooldown reduced from 9s to 7s.
1.4.1.2 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.
1.4.1.7 Damage increased from Near: 2280/ Far: 2734 to Near: 2494/ Far: 2996 (+10%) . Charging speed increased.
1.6.1.2 Charges reduced from 3 to 2.
1.6.1.3 Cooldown bug fix. Charges bug fix from 2 to 3.
1.11.1.7 Fixed a bug where the damage dealt would be lower when hitting within the range when charging.

Leaf Storm

1.3.1.7 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.
1.4.1.2 Range Increased. Push back effect strengthened.
1.4.1.4 Fixed an issue regarding Decidueye's Leaf Storm+ not activating at certain distances.
1.14.1.6 Cooldown increased from 6s to 8s. Damage increased by 30%. Slow effect increased from 45% to 60% with 10% decay every 0.5s, stacks up to 4 times. Slow duration increased from 2s to 2.5s. Leaf Storm +: Slow duration increased 3s to 3.5s.

Leafage

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

Nock Nock

1.4.1.2 This move's activation time is reduced.
1.4.1.7 Damage increased from Near: 13498 / Far: 15983 to Near: 15062/ Far: 17884 (+12%).
1.12.1.4 UNITE Gauge needed to fill reduced by 26%.

Decidueye Basic Info

Decidueye
Decidueye.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Astonish your foes from the shadows with a storm of quills, and nock ’em out!"

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Decidueye Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
3 Stars.png
5 Stars.png
4 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Fast Standard Attack speed
✔︎ Standard Attack and moves have long range.
✔︎ Moveset can deplete enemy HP in seconds.
✖︎ Very Fragile.
✖︎ Can easily be intercepted due to lack of proper dash moves.

Best Builds for Decidueye

Decidueye Builds
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Spirit Shackle Build

Spirit Shackle Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +57
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Spirit Shackle Build Explanation

This build is centered on scouting targets with Shadow Sneak and sniping them using Spirit Shackle from the backlines. The build is best ran at either the top or bottom lane with a Supporter or Defender to help Decidueye get through the early game.

  • Muscle Band improves Decidueye's attacks to help it get through the early game.
  • Attack Weight further gives Decidueye an Attack stat boost, increasing its overall damage output.
  • Float Stone gives Decidueye more Attack stat and mobility.
  • Charging Charm can be a replacement for Float Stone to give Decidueye mobility and increase Spirit Shackle's burst potential.
  • X Speed gives Decidueye the mobility it needs to maneuver around as it snipes targets with Spirit Shackle.
  • However, Eject Button can work just as fine.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 6 White Emblems for additional HP. This can be achieved by equipping at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack to further increase Spirit Shackle's damage.
  • Sp. Atk, Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Spirit Shackle Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Spirit Shackle
(Max Distance)
(@ Lvl 15)
Shadow Sneak
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Float Stone
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
3687 513

Since the build is centered around Spirit Shackle and Shadow Sneak, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal combination.

As the results show, Muscle Band, Float Stone, and a fully-stacked Attack Weight would yield the highest damage output. The item combination also gives Decidueye better attack damage and mobility.

As for alternatives, replacing Float Stone with Razor Claw would be the best option. The item combination's results are only marginally lower than the recommended build. However, it does have lower mobility.


These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Spirit Shackle
(Max Distance)
(@ Lvl 15)
Shadow Sneak
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Float Stone
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
3687 513
Muscle Band
+
Float Stone
+
Razor Claw
3285 462
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
3639 507
Float Stone
+
Razor Claw
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
3687 513

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Razor Leaf Build

Razor Leaf Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +27
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +16.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Razor Leaf Build Explanation

This build turns Decidueye into a late-game damage dealer with the help Razor Leaf and Leaf Storm. It's best to run the build as a jungler to allow Decidueye to level up as fast as possible.

  • Muscle Band gives Decidueye's attacks an HP-based effect, dealing more damage to the primary target. It also gives a decent damage and attack speed boost, which improves Decidueye's efficiency.
  • Rapid-Fire Scarf helps Decidueye build up its Boosted Attacks faster thanks to the massive attack speed boost it gives. It also synergizes well with Razor Leaf's attack speed boost and split shot effect, allowing Decidueye to shoot more quills before the effect expires.
  • Scope Lens improves Decidueye's attack further through better critical-hit rate and damage.
  • X Speed makes up for Decidueye's lack of mobility. It's useful for chasing and escaping enemies.
  • Alternatively, X Attack also fits with the build since it further increases Decidueye's damage output through increased damage and more attack speed. However, it's best to only choose X Attack if Decidueye has allies that can support it and tank enemy damage.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 6 White Emblems for additional HP. This can be achieved by equipping at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to maximize Decidueye's attack damage.
  • Sp. Atk, Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Razor Leaf Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Razor Leaf
Boosted Attack
Damage
(Max Range)
(@ Lvl 15)
Razor Leaf
Boosted Attack
Critical-Hit
(Max Range)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Scope Lens
1311 551

Since the build is centered on Razor Leaf, equipping items that will maximize Decidueye's attacks, particularly its Boosted Attacks, during Razor Leaf is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Rapid-Fire Scarf, and Scope Lens would be the best one for Decidueye. The item combination does not require Decidueye to do extra tasks first like stacking to maximize its damage.

As for alternatives, it's best to stick to the recommended items since replacing any of the items would not be worth it.


These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Razor Leaf
Boosted Attack
Damage
(Max Range)
(@ Lvl 15)
Razor Leaf
Boosted Attack
Critical-Hit
(Max Range)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Scope Lens
1311 551
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
1304 532
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
1424 592
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
1315 553
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
1438 616
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Scope Lens
+
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
1311 551
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
1434 614
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
1113 616

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Decidueye Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight provides a huge boost to Decidueye's damage output when fully stacked. It's best used only when going for a Spirit Shackle build.
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone Float Stone provides a decent static boost to Decidueye's mobility and damage.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens improves Decidueye's attack damage via critical-hits. It also works well with Razor Leaf's effects.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band is a staple damage item for Decidueye, especially when playing as a carry Pokemon. Much like Scope Lens, it works well with Razor Leaf's effects.
Rapid-Fire Scarf.pngRapid-Fire Scarf Rapid-Fire Scarf provides Decidueye with more attack speed, increasing its DPS as a result. It also works incredibly well with Razor Leaf.
Charging Charm.pngCharging Charm Charging Charm works particularly well with Spirit Shackle, giving it more burst potential.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is almost always needed for Decidueye because of its lack of mobility, allowing Decidueye to escape tricky situations.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed is similar to Eject Button in that it makes up for Decidueye's lack of mobility. It also works well with Spirit Shackle, boosting its movement speed while charging.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack boosts Decidueye's overall damage and attack speed. It pairs greatly with Razor Leaf, allowing you to shred enemies quickly.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Shadow Sneak ImageShadow Sneak Shadow Sneak gives Decidueye more mobility, allowing it to quickly reposition itself when enemies get close. Additionally, the move can reveal hidden opponents and slow them down for you to target.
Spirit Shackle ImageSpirit Shackle Spirit Shackle allows Decidueye to deal massive damage from a safe distance, making it a great tool for assassinating fleeing enemies.

Spirit Shackle gives Decidueye the ability to deal high burst damage from afar, crippling the enemy team before they can engage. It's also a great way to steal or secure objectives like Regieleki and Rayquaza. Shadow Sneak allows Decidueye to scout targets from a distance and make it more vulnerable for a short duration.

Decidueye's playstyle relies solely on whether you pick Spirit Shackle or Razor Leaf. Choosing Spirit Shackle turns Decidueye into a long-ranged burst damage dealer, while Razor Leaf makes it into a traditional standard attack carry. You can choose either of the other moves to pair with these two.

Which Moveset Do You Think Is Best For Decidueye?

Razor Leaf & Leaf Storm 10
Votes
Razor Leaf & Shadow Sneak 60
Votes
Spirit Shackle & Leaf Storm 14
Votes
Spirit Shackle & Shadow Sneak 68
Votes

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Previous Poll Results

Razor Leaf & Leaf Storm 11
Votes
Razor Leaf & Shadow Sneak 25
Votes
Spirit Shackle & Leaf Storm 18
Votes
Spirit Shackle & Shadow Sneak 93
Votes

How to Play Decidueye

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Focus on Farming Wild Pokemon in the Early Game

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 Early Game Moves Defensively

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

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

Utilize the Orange Buff

Escavalier's Orange Buff increases Decidueye's efficiency in battles, especially when used with Razor Leaf. The slow effect allows you to kite enemies and build up your Boosted Attacks

It's important to note that the slow effect only applies to your primary target. Enemies hit by Razor Leaf's split shot are not affected.

Escavalier: Spawn Time, Buff, and Information

Choose Spirit Shackle for Burst Damage

Choosing Spirit Shackle gives Decidueye high burst damage potential since it deals extra damage to low HP opponents.

Spirit Shackle: Decidueye Move Effect and Cooldown

Charge Up Spirit Shackle at a Safe Distance

Always be careful when charging up Spirit Shackles since it makes you a likely target for your opponents. It's best to play from the backlines or behind your allies when using the move.

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 threshold and it will still hit with max damage.

Release Instantly for Quick Damage

You can also release Spirit Shackle instantly even before it reaches the threshold to deal quick damage. Although this won't deal max damage, it can be useful in situations where you need a quick and small burst of damage to finish off targets.

Adjust Targetting Controls for Spirit Shackle

Spirit Shackle is a heavy-hitting move that can easily pressure an opponent's HP if it is fully charged. However, it is not a sure-hit move, meaning that it has a chance to miss entirely. If you are having a hard time getting the arrows to hit, you can adjust your game settings to give you more control over targeting with the move.

Targeting and Aim Assist: How to Aim Well

Turn Off Move Aim Snaps to Nearby Target

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Aim Snaps to Nearby Targets

To get the best aim possible, turn off Move Aim Snaps to Nearby Targets. Leaving this setting enabled may disrupt your aiming. This includes snapping to nearby Wild Pokemon or a different opponent.

Turn Off Aim Assist

Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Aim Assist Settings

Turning off Aim Assist entirely gives you more influence in determining where the arrow goes when fired. A good strategy is to predict where the target is going and set your aim in that direction.

Choose Razor Leaf to Play a Traditional Damage Dealer

Choosing Razor Leaf turns Decidueye into a traditional carry Pokemon similar to Cinderace since it improves your attacks.

Farm Effectively with Razor Leaf

The split shot effect of Razor Leaf is great for farming grouped Wild Pokemon like the Swablus and Altaria. 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.

Shred Enemies from a Safe Distance

It's crucial to create as much distance between you and your enemies when attacking, especially in large teamfights. Decidueye is most effective and deadly if it can freely shred enemies from a safe distance. You can also simply stay behind highly durable allied Pokemon like Snorlax or stay beside healers like Blissey, increasing your chances of survival.

If you don't have any allies nearby, you can utilize objects in the map, such as walls, to create a blockade between you and your enemies. Manuveur around the blockade and shred your enemies with attacks. You can also use Eject Button or X Speed to quickly reposition.

Take Out Boss Pokemon Quickly

Razor Leaf's attack speed increase allows you to shred through boss Pokemon like Rayquaza quickly. However, once the move is upgraded, you can deal even more damage to them since you deal extra damage the higher their HP is.

Get Out of Confrontations with Leaf Storm

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.

Leaf Storm: Decidueye Move Effect and Cooldown

Scout for Enemies Using Shadow Sneak

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.

Shadow Sneak: Decidueye Move Effect and Cooldown

Use Unite Move Before a Team Fight

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.

Nock Nock: Decidueye Move Effect and Cooldown

Watch Out for High-Burst Pokemon

Pokemon like Gengar or Absoll can quickly knock out Decidueye with their high burst damage. Watch out for Pokemon like them and avoid going near them.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 7

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 7.
  • Once at level 7, learn either Razor Leaf or Spirit Shackle.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 8 to 9

  • Once at level 8, learn either Leaf Storm or Shadow Sneak, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Nock Nock to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Ashtonis and Leafage.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get either Leaf Storm or Shadow Sneak.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Nock Nock.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 12 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Decidueye Combos

Single Target Burst Combo

Quil Fury
Shadow Sneak IconRazor Leaf IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Combo
Shadow SneakRazor LeafStandard Attack ~
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.

Spirit Shackle Combos

Shadow Trap
Spirit Shackle IconNock Nock Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Spirit Shackle Combo - Shadow Trap
This is a simple combo that utilizes Spirit Shackle's effect. Use a fully-charge Spirit Shackle from afar and hit a target, then follow up with Nock Nock while they're shackled, forcing them to move and ensuring Spirit Shackle's bonus effect triggers.
Seek and Destroy
Shadow Sneak IconSpirit Shackle IconNock Nock Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Spirit Shackle Combo - Seek and Destroy
This is a similar combo to the previous one. The only difference in the setup is using Shadow Sneak first to seek out targets, weakening and slowing them.
Shackle and Shove (1)
Spirit Shackle IconEject Button IconLeaf Storm Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Spirit Shackle Combo - Knock Back Shackle (1)
This is a basic Spirit Shackle combo that deals decent damage. Start with a fully-charged Spirit Shackle and hit your target. Then, use Eject Button immediately to get near the shackled target, and finish the combo with Leaf Storm, shoving the target back and ensuring the bonus effect from Spirit Shackle.
Shackle and Shove (2)
Spirit Shackle IconEject Button IconLeaf Storm IconNock Nock Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Spirit Shackle Combo - Knock Back Shackle (2)
This is a variation of the previous combo. The setup is the same. The only difference is finishing the combo with Nock Nock instead.
Shadow Step Shackle
Leaf Storm IconEject Button IconSpirit Shackle IconNock Nock Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye Spirit Shackle Combo - Shadow Step Shackle
This is fast combo that is best used when getting away from pursuing enemies. Start by knocking the enemy back using Leaf Storm, then quickly use Eject Button to create more distance. Charge up Spirit Shackle and hit your target. Finish the combo with Nock Nock while your target is shackled.

Matchups & Counters for Decidueye

Hard Counter
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenBuzzwoleCharizardCrustleDodrioDragapultDragoniteFalinksGengarGlaceonGoodraGreedentGreninjaGyaradosLaprasLeafeonLucarioMachampMega Mewtwo XMega Mewtwo YMeowscaradaMetagrossMimikyuSableyeScizorTalonflameTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonUrshifuWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Fair Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyChandelureCinderaceClefableCramorantDelphoxEspeonGarchompGardevoirInteleonMewMiraidonPikachuSlowbroSylveonTrevenantVenusaur
Good Matchup
DuraludonEldegossHoopaMamoswineMr. MimeSnorlax
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
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.

Hard Counter With Burst Damage and High Mobility

Decidueye can be countered by Pokemon who can quickly swoop down and deliver strong attacks. Once Decidueye's position is compromised, it won't be able to make a clean escape due to its lack of mobility.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Leafeon ImageLeafeon Rating: ★★★★★
• Can quickly get close to Decidueye with its fast movement speed and burst it down using Razor Leaf or Solar Blade and Emerald Two-Step
Dragapult ImageDragapult Rating: ★★★★★
• Can sneak up to Decidueye using Phantom Force and quickly take it down with rapid attacks and Dreep and Destroy.
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★★
• Can quickly get at melee range using Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch, Bone Rush.

Even Matchups for Decidueye

Being a glass cannon, Decidueye should always maintain its distance from any opponent and take advantage of its long-ranged moves. Outside of Battle Items, Decidueye does not have any proper dash moves that can help it escape dangerous situations.

Use Spirit Shackle

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Alolan Ninetales Image Chandelure Image Cinderace Image Cramorant Image Delphox Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Inteleon Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• Much like Decidueye, these Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can knock out Decidueye quickly. However, they are fragile and can also get knocked out by Decidueye fast.
• In this case, it's better to just use Spirit Shackle to snipe them down from afar instead of relying on Razor Leaf's buffs to knock them out with attacks. Decidueye is alot safer if it's far away from fights due to its lack of mobility and has a better chance of contributing to fights using Spirit Shackle.
• Alternatively, Decidueye can use Nock Nock to focus on them and bring them down fast.

Snipe From Afar or Utilize Superior Attack Speed

Brawlers
Garchomp Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. However, they do have to get close first to fight, making them susceptible to getting sniped with Spirit Shackle. Moreover, Decidueye can overpower them with attacks with the help of Razor Leaf.
• When using Spirit Shackle, just keep sniping them from afar until they fall or retreat. Use Shadow Sneak to maintain distance or Leaf Storm to push them back.
• When using Razor Leaf, utilize the move's attack speed buff to quickly bring them down all while moving around to avoid their attacks or moves. Use Shadow Sneak to soften their defenses or Leaf Storm to push them back.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Slowbro Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Decidueye to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Decidueye.
• When using Spirit Shackle, just keep sniping them from afar to quickly deplete their HP.
• When using Razor Leaf, just stay on top of them while attacking to quickly deplete their HP.
• Use Shadow Sneak to soften their defenses or Leaf Storm to shove them back.

Easy Matchups for Decidueye

Take advantage of Decidueye's high damage output and punish these Pokemon.

Use Spirit Shackle

Easy Targets for Spirit Shackle
Duraludon Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Mamoswine Image Mr. Mime Image Snorlax Image
How to Beat
• In this case, it's better to just use Spirit Shackle to snipe them down from afar instead of relying on Razor Leaf's buffs to knock them out with attacks. Decidueye is alot safer if it's far away from fights due to its lack of mobility and has a better chance of contributing to fights using Spirit Shackle.

Best Teammates for Decidueye

Pokemon Explanation
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Snorlax ImageSnorlax Tsareena ImageTsareena Durable Frontliner Disablers
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 using moves like Block and Barrier, allowing the Pokemon to continuously dish out damage through it Standard Attacks. They can also dish out sufficient damage with moves like Stomp and Confusion that allows Decidueye to take out enemies quicker, which also saves them from getting knocked out as a result.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Provides Survivability
Decidueye has a bad early-game and requires a lot of time before it reaches its power spike. Pokemon that provide any form of survivability can carry Decidueye safely through its tough early-game. Pokemon like Alolan Ninetales can provide protection using Aurora Veil while simultaneously dealing damage using Dazzling Gleam and Snow Globe, giving Decidueye both offensive and defensive support. On the other hand, dedicated supporters like Eldegoss can constantly heal and shield Decidueye as it shreds enemies with its attacks.
Gengar ImageGengar Pikachu ImagePikachu Urshifu ImageUrshifu Deals High Burst Damage
Pokemon with high burst damage moves can also work well with Decidueye. They can deal enough damage with moves like Wicked Blow and Electro Ball to allow Decidueye to secure knockouts easily. Moreoever, some Pokemon can also disable enemies using moves like Dream Eater and Volt Tackle, which benefits Decidueye both offensively and defensively.

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Decidueye Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Leafage ImageLeafage
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 479
Short range damage: 399, Long range damage: 479
Final Damage: 604
Short range damage: 505, Long range damage: 604
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: 8s
Starting Damage: 181
Short range damage: 147, Short range quill damage: 60 x 3, Long range damage: 181, Long range quill damage: 70 x 3
Final Damage: 426
Short range damage: 366, Short range quill damage: 102 x 3, Long range damage: 426, Long range quill damage: 120 x 3
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 (Charge time: ~6s)
Starting Damage: 1681
Short range, not charged damage: 778, Short range, charged damage: 1400, Long range not, charged damage: 933, Long range, charged damage: 1681
Final Damage: 2996
Short range, not charged damage: 1386, Short range, charged damage: 2494, Long range not, charged damage: 1663, Long range, charged damage: 2996
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
Starting Damage: 160
Short range damage: 133, Long range damage: 160
Final Damage: 222
Short range damage: 187, Long range damage: 222
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: 8s
Starting Damage: 604
Short range damage: 602, Long range damage: 724
Final Damage: 965
Short range damage: 965, Long range damage: 1154
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
Starting Damage: 225
Short range damage: 225, Long range damage: 257
Final Damage: 360
Short range damage: 360, Long range damage: 426
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
Cooldown: 112s
Starting Damage: 11800
Short range total damage: 9929, Short range damage per projectile: 292, Short range final projectile damage: 1169, Long range total damage: 11800, Long range damage per projectile: 347, Long range final projectile damage: 1390
Final Damage: 17884
Short range total damage: 15062, Short range damage per projectile: 443, Short range final projectile damage: 1772, Long range total damage: 17884, Long range damage per projectile: 526, Long range final projectile damage: 2104
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 All Evolution Stages
Deals increased damage to distant opposing Pokémon.

Decidueye Stats & Evolutions

Decidueye Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Rowlet.pngRowlet
(Lv. 1)
Rowlet.pngDartrix
(Lv. 5)
Rowlet.pngDecidueye
(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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Decidueye Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
DecidueyeStar Cloak StyleStar Cloak Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400 / Holowear Ticket 18
DecidueyeTheater StyleTheater Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
DecidueyeNinja StyleNinja Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
DecidueyeTuxedo StyleTuxedo Style
DecidueyeStar Cloak Style (Light Blue)Star Cloak Style (Light Blue)
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400

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Decidueye Achievements

Spirit Shackle Achievement

Spirit Shackle
Pokemon Move
Decidueye ImageDecidueye Spirit Shackle ImageSpirit Shackle
Mission:
Hit 2 Pokemon from the opposing team at once with a single usage of Spirit Shackle or Spirit Shackle+ (5/10/20 times total)
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Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png5
Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
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Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png10
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83 Anonymous2 months

I prefer fire blast fire spin on delphox A.K.A fire decidueye

82 Anonymous2 months

I found that weakness policy, charging charm, and attack weight work great with spirit shackle decidueye because ever since I had that build on, I now have a whopping 71%-win rate. I do not play razor leaf bc it's just not fun. my highest record was 31 kos and 330 points scored (and ofc I got mvp lol)

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