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The best guide on how to play Buzzwole 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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Buzzwole Latest Nerfs & Buffs

September 2 Update (Version 1.7.1.2)

Buzzwole Changes (September 2)
Leech Life Image
Leech Life
• Cooldown decreased from 9s to 8s (-1s).
• Damage dealt increased:
No gauge: 1770 to 1990 (+12%)
Full gauge: 3573 to 4015 (+12%).
Smack Down Image
Smack Down
• Damage dealt increased:
Punch: 395 to 442
Landing: 790 to 884
• Range increased.
• Muscle gauge increment increased from 1 to 2, then 2 to 3 once upgraded.

Leech Life

1.7.1.2 Cooldown decreased from 9s to 8s (-1s). Damage dealt increased: No gauge: 1770 to 1990 (+12%) Full gauge: 3573 to 4015 (+12%).

Smack Down

1.7.1.2 Damage dealt increased: Punch: 395 to 442 Landing: 790 to 884. Range increased. Muscle gauge increment increased from 1 to 2, then 2 to 3 once upgraded.

Buzzwole Basic Info

Buzzwole
Buzzwole.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Flex on the competition with this bodacious Melee All-Rounder that’s all the buzz on Aeos Island."

Pokemon Unite Tier List

Buzzwole 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
✔︎ Great scaling
✔︎ Powerful combos
✖︎ Short range moves
✖︎ Easily countered with Unstoppable status effect
✖︎ Requires percise positioning

Best Builds for Buzzwole

Buzzwole Builds
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Jungle-Brawler Build

Jungle-Brawler
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +30
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is an all-offense build that utilizes the buffs and debuffs of Lunge, the shield from Superpower, and effects of Beast Boost to help you brawl against enemies.

Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Weakness Policy provide the damage, attack speed, and HP you need to beat down your opponents with your attacks. However, if you don't mind having low critical-hit rate, just replace Scope Lens with Focus Band for defense.

X Attack further improves your brawling potential by increasing your damage and attack speed. However, if you want more mobility equip Eject Button or X Speed.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate since the build is centered on your attacks. You can freely trade Sp. Atk and Movement Speed.

Grappler Build

Grappler Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +33
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build is centered on isolating a target using Smack Down and keeping it in place with Superpower. Make sure to also follow up with attacks after you perform the combo.

Muscle Band helps you fill up your muscle gauge much faster with your attacks. Attack Weight increases your overall damage output, particularly your moves. Be sure to fully stack the item as early as possible. Focus Band increases your static defenses and provides a survivability tool as you grapple enemies.

Eject Button helps you get the best position quickly to do your combo.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP since you'd want to balance damage and durability for the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk and Movement Speed.

Sustain Build

Sustain Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +660
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Defense
Sp. Def
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a defensive build centered on dealing and tanking damage using Lunge and Life Leech. You'll also rely on Beast Boost's effects although you'll depend on assists rather than kills to trigger it.

Weakness Policy is your core item, providing HP and damage. Focus Band and Buddy Barrier gives you durability and survivability, allowing you to tank damage during fights.

Potion adds another layer of healing on top of Life Leech, prolonging your life.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 4 Blue and Purple Emblems for better defenses and 2 White Emblems for a bit of HP. Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Def, Defense, or HP since you need to be as durable as possible for the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk, Critical-Hit Rate, and Movement Speed.

Aggressive Laner Build

Aggressive Laner Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +33
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a lane build that emphasizes on boosting Buzzwole's HP and Attack stats via scoring to create some momentum in the late-game. You'll be using Smack Down or Lunge and Superpower as your moveset. If there are a lot of Physical Pokemon on the opposing team, it's best to learn Lunge for the Attack stat reduction effect. Get aggressive in lane once you get Superpower.

Attack Weight and Aeos Cookie are your core items for the build, increasing both your Attack stat and HP, respectively, as you score. Try to fully stack them as soon as possible. Weakness Policy adds more Attack and HP, and works well with the build's aggressive playstyle.

Eject Button is the default Battle Items for the build, allowing you to quickly reposition to perform your combos. However, you can also equip X Speed for a similar effect.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP since those stats are central to the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk and Movement Speed.

Buzzwole Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight gives a massive damage boost to Buzzwole, especially to its moves.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band strengthens Buzzwole's static defenses and gives it a survivability tool.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band gives Buzzwole damage and attack speed, strengthening its attack damage and allowing it to fill up its Muscle Gauge faster.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw synergizes well with Buzzwole's combo, giving its attack a slow effect after using a move.
Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy Weakness Policy is well-suited for Buzzwole since it needs to get close to its target to perform its combos, increasing its damage output as it takes damage.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button allows Buzzwole to quickly get into position to perform its combos.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack boosts Buzzwole's damage output and allows it to fill up its Muscle Gauge faster with its attacks.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Lunge ImageLunge Lunge gives Buzzwole consistent mobility and Aoe damage. It is useful for closing the distance between you and a target for easy engagement.
Superpower ImageSuperpower Superpower is a great displacing move that allows you to isolate a single target away from its team. This gives you an efficient way to set up your combos when engaging in brawls.

If you want more sustain and a direct way of pinning down opponents, learn Leech Life. However, since Leech Life is susceptible to getting canceled through stuns and an Eject Button, it will be best if you can team up with friends or a squad so you can coordinate your moves better.

If you want a more single-target, bursty playstyle, learn Smack Down instead of Lunge to get more up time of disables when combined with Super Power.

Which Moveset Do You Think Is Best For Buzzwole?

Lunge & Leech Life 87
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Lunge & Superpower 250
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Smack Down & Leech Life 51
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Smack Down & Superpower 271
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Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

How to Play Buzwole

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Understand the Muscle Gauge Mechanic

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Taking Advantage of Muscle Gauge

Buzzwole's Muscle Gauge is central to its gameplay. Knowing how it works and its effects are crucial to fully utilize Buzzwole's kit and strength. Since one moveset fills up the Muscle Gauge while the other consumes it, it is best to use the moves that fill up the Muscle Gauge first, then follow up with the other move.

Fill Up the Muscle Gauge with Moves

Trigger Increment
Standard Attack ImageStandard Attack Each time a basic attack hits an opposing Pokemon, the muscle gauge charges by one (1) increment.
Mega Punch ImageMega Punch If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by one (1) increment for each one that was hit.
Lunge ImageLunge If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by one (1) increment for each one that was hit
Smack Down ImageSmack Down If this move deals damage to Pokemon on the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by one (1) increment for each one that was hit.

Perform attacks and use the moves listed above to quickly fill up the Muscle Gauge. When your Muscle Gauge is full, your attacks become stronger.

Moves that Consume the Muscle Gauge

Trigger Effect
Fell Stinger ImageFell Stinger This move deals more damage the more muscle gauge increments are consumed.
Leech Life ImageLeech Life The number of hits and the amount of damage dealt per hit increases the more muscle gauge increments are consumed.
Superpower ImageSuperpower The damage dealt by this move and the shield effect it grants increases the more muscle gauge increments are consumed.
Once upgraded, this move's cooldown resets each time the Muscle Gauge fills up.

The moves listed above consumes all the Muscle Gauge when used. Their effects and damage increase based on how much of the Muscle Gauge was consumed. Given this, it's best to fill up the Muscle Gauge entirely first before using any of these moves to maximize their damage and effects.

Leave Opponents Open with Disabling Moves

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Pinning Down Charizard with Leech Life

Buzzwole's whole kit revolves around isolating targets and engaging in brawls. Before you do your combos, however, be sure to take advantage of Buzzwole's disabling moves first to get a better shot of landing your attacks.

Reposition Opponents with Superpower

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Lifting Espeon Away from Goal Zone with Superpower

Superpower allows you to displace one enemy and put them in a disadvantageous position. It is a great way to isolate single targets for you and your allies to pick them off easily. Since you will be body slamming opponents in a specified direction, it is best to pick up targets and slam them away from their goal zones to make it harder for them to fight back.

Incapacitate Slippery Targets with Leech Life

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Disabling Lucario with Leech Life

Using Leech Life on a target will pin them down for a short time, enough for your allies to follow up with their attacks. Buzzwole will also be able to recover a decent amount of HP while the move is active. Use the move to shut down other All-Rounders or trap highly mobile Speedsters so that your team can take them out of the fight quickly.

One thing to note is that opponents incapacitated by Leech Life can break free from the move using an Eject Button. Since this interaction acts as a direct counter to the move, it is best to take note of opponents who are running the Battle Item during the initial loading screen before the match starts.

Actively Seek Out Opponents

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole In a Team Fight

Buzzwole's passive, Beast Boost, increases its movement speed and attack speed each time it defeats or assists in defeating an opposing Pokemon. Staying active throughout the game either by hunting targets or sticking with your allies is the best way to maximize its passive.

Use Unite Move as a Finisher

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Using Unite Move as Finisher

Buzzwole is invulnerable for a short time while airborne during Ultra Swole Slam. Coupled that with area of effect damage, then you got yourself a strong Unite Move that can tank multiple opponents. Moreover, Ultra Swole Slam will seek out an opponent with the lowest HP, making it great for landing the last hit without getting interrupted and synergizing with Beast Boost.

Ultra Swole Slam: Buzzwole Move Effect and Cooldown

Position Properly

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Using Smack Down on Snorlax

Since Buzzwole needs to get close to its target first to perform its combos, you need to position properly before initiating. This is especially true when you're using Smack Down.

Superpower Persists Through Unstoppable Status Effect

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Using Superpower on Machamp while Immune

If you use Superpower on targets that have the Unstoppable status effect, you can still cause damage even if you can't lift them. This is because the move's animation continues even when your target has immunity, dealing damage as a result.

Given this, the move isn't entirely useless against Pokemon that can gain immunities.

Superpower: Buzzwole Move Effect and Cooldown

Works on Boss Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Using Superpower on Drednaw

Moreover, this interaction also happens against Boss Pokemon like Drednaw and Rayquaza.

Buzzwole Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 4 • Secure as many wild Pokemon as you can to level up quickly
• If you're at the bottom lane, prioritize taking Indeedees for more exp.
• If you have Attack Weight, score small points to stack its damage bonus
• Try to get early kills using Mega Punch and Fell Stinger
5 - 9 • Keep getting kills once you have Superpower or Leech Life
• Try to fully stack Attack Weight at this point
• Reach level 7 to get Lunge or Smack Down before or when boss Pokemon spawn
• Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock
• Reach level 9 and get Ultra Swole Slam
10+ • Stick with your team to hunt targets, secure objectives, and push lanes to utilize Beast Boost
• Reach at least level 13 before or when Rayquaza spawns for a fully-ugraded moveset
• Make sure you have Ultra Swole Slam available when Rayquaza spawns
• Help your allies win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza

Jungle Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 5 • Learn Mega Punch first to get to Xatu quickly
• Clear the first wave of jungle camps and reach level 5 to get Superpower
• Help the top lane first by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
6 - 9 • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to level up more and get Lunge or Smack Down
• Help the bottom lane by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
• If possible, reach level 9 to get Ultra Swole Slam before or when Regice, Registeel, or Regirock spawns
• Help your team secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock
10+ • Stick with your allies to hunt targets, secure objectives, and push lanes to utilize Beast Boost
• Reach level 13 before or when Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure you have Ultra Swole Slam available when Rayquaza spawns
• Help your allies win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza

Buzzwole Combos

Initiator Combos

This set of combos utilizes Lunge or Smack Down to fill up the Muscle Gauge and enhance Superpower's damage and its displacing capabilities.

Lunge Initiator Combo

Lunge Initiator Combo
Lunge IconStandard Attack Icon x3 ► Lunge IconSuperpower Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Lunge Initiator Combo
Superpower (Only if upgraded) ► LungeStandard Attack x3 ► LungeSuperpower
Start the combo with Lunge and follow up with three Standard Attacks, then use Lunge again to fill up your Muscle Gauge. End the combo with Superpower while also displacing the target away from their team.

Upgraded Lunge Initiator Combo

Showdown Initiator Combo
Superpower Icon (Only if upgraded) ► Lunge IconStandard Attack Icon x3 ► Lunge IconSuperpower Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Showdown Initiator Combo
Superpower (Only if upgraded) ► LungeStandard Attack x3 ► LungeSuperpower
This combo utilizes Superpower +'s cooldown reset mechanic. Start the combo with Superpower, then immediately use Lunge to start filling up the Muscle Gauge. Follow up with three Standard attacks and a second Lunge to get the full amount of Muscle Gauge. Once Superpower's cooldown resets, use it again to end the combo.

Super Smack Down Combo

Super Smack Down Combo
Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Smack Down Icon (Punch) ► Smack Down Icon (Slam) ► Superpower Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Super Smack Down Combo
Standard Attack x3 ► Smack Down (Punch) ► Smack Down (Slam) ► Superpower

Start the combo with three Standard Attacks. Use Smack Down to punch the target upwards, then once again to slam it to the ground and fill up the Muscle Gauge. End the combo with Superpower, carrying the target away from their team.

Upgraded Super Smack Down Combo

Upgraded Super Smack Down Combo
Superpower Icon (Only if upgraded) ► Smack Down Icon (Punch) ► Smack Down Icon (Slam) ► Standard Attack Icon x3 ► Superpower Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Upgraded Super Smack Down Combo
Superpower (Only if upgraded) ► Smack Down (Punch) ► Smack Down (Slam) ► Standard Attack x3 ► Superpower
This combo utilizes Superpower +'s cooldown reset mechanic. Start the combo with Superpower, and follow up with three standard attacks. Then, use Smack Down to punch the target upwards, then once again to slam it to the ground and fill up the Muscle Gauge. Once Superpower's cooldown resets, use it again to end the combo.

Hyper Life Steal Combo

Hyper Life Steal Combo
Lunge IconStandard Attack Icon x3 ► Lunge IconLeech Life Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Hyper Life Steal Combo
This is similar to the Lunge tInitiator Combo but uses Leech Life as a finisher instead. Start by using Lunge at your target and follow up with three Standard Attacks. Then, use Lunge again to fill up the Muscle Gauge. Once the Muscle Gauge is full, end the combo with Leech Life.

Ultimate Power Slam Combo

Ultimate Power Slam Combo
Lunge IconStandard Attack Icon x3 ► Superpower IconLunge IconUltra Swole Slam Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Buzzwole Ultimate Power Slam Combo
This is a combo great for team fights as it deals AoE damage across an area. Start by seeking a target and using Lunge to get close to them. Then, deal damage to them with Standard Attacks at least three (3) times to full up Buzzwole's Muscle Gauge. Once filled use Superpower, followed by another Lunge to deal even more damage. Finish the combo by activating Ultra Swole Slam. Here, Buzzwole will locate the nearest opponent with the lowest amount of HP.

Matchups & Counters for Buzzwole

Buzzwole Matchups

Hard Counter
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyCinderaceDelphoxGlaceonGreninjaMamoswineMr. MimeSnorlaxWigglytuff
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashBlastoiseCharizardCrustleDodrioDragoniteGreedentLucarioMachampMewPikachuSylveonTrevenantTsareenaTyranitar
Good Matchup
AzumarillCramorantDecidueyeDuraludonEldegossEspeonGarchompGardevoirGengarHoopaSlowbroTalonflameVenusaurZeraora
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Buzzwole.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Kiting and Disables

Since Buzzwole needs to get to melee range to perform its combos, Pokemon that can disable or kite it from range stops it from doing any damage.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Cinderace ImageCinderace Rating: ★★★★★
• Can kite Buzzwole with its rapid ranged attacks.
• Can stun and reposition using Blaze Kick.
• Can evade Buzzwole's combos with Feint.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Rating: ★★★★★
• Can disrupt Buzzwole's combos using Block, Yawn, and Heavy Slam.
• Can tank Buzzwole's damage.
• Can gain immunity from Buzzwole's moves and heal HP using Power Nap.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Rating: ★★★★
• Can disrupt Buzzwole's combos using Sing, Dazzling Gleam, and Cute Charm
• Can negate Buzzwole's damage using Starlight Recital.
Blissey ImageBlissey Rating: ★★★
• Can save allies from Buzzwole's disables using Helping Hand and Bliss Assistance.

Even Matchups for Buzzwole

Although Buzzwole can take on these Pokemon, they have means of preventing it from doing its combos. Evading or anticipating their moves is key to getting the upper hand against them.

Disrupt Their Combos with your Own

Pokemon with Similar Gameplay
Absol Image Aegislash Image Dragonite Image Dodrio Image Lucario Image Tsareena Image
How to Beat
• If possible, strike first with your combos to force them to react defensively. Otherwise, try to anticipate their moves to disrupt their combos with your own.
• Use Lunge to weaken their Attack stat and take advantage of its attack speed buff to trade blows.
• If necessary, use Ultra Swole Slam to secure a kill or to survive.
• For Aegislash, avoid attacking it when it uses Wide Guard to prevent it from gaining Boosted Attacks.
• For Dragonite and Tsareena, try to shut them down early on before they reach their power spike to gain the advantage in the late-game.

Strike First Before they Gain Immunity

Pokemon that Gain Immunities
Blastoise Image Greedent Image Machamp Image Tyranitar Image
How to Beat
• Strike first before they use their moves that give them immunity, otherwise, wait for their immunity to expire before engaging.
• For Blastoise, disengage immediately when it activates Rapid Spin, then retaliate once it ends using your combos. If it's using Surf, avoid getting caught in it to prevent it from disrupting your combos.
• For Greedent, don't attempt to chase when it uses Covet, wait for it to end before engaging, and avoid it during teamfights to prevent it from interrupting your combos. Use Superpower and/or Smack Down to stop it from picking up its Berries.
• For Machamp, disengage immediately when it activates Submission or Barrage Blow since it gains immunity from your moves, wait for it to end before countering with your combos. Use Lunge to weaken its Attack stat.

Time your Combos

Pokemon with Low Cooldown Moves
Mew Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• Take advantage of their low durability and engage once their moves are on cooldown.
• For Pikachu, be extremely careful when approaching it. If it's using Volt Tackle, use Eject Button to quickly get close to it or Full Heal to gain immunity from the stun. If it's using Thunderbolt, use Lunge, Eject Button, or X Speed to dodge it and quickly get close to Pikachu. Disengage when it uses Thunderstorm, especially in a 1v1 scenario.
• For Sylveon, if it's using Mystical Fire, use Lunge to catch up to it and perform your combos. If it's using Hyper Voice, quickly get close to it using Lunge or Eject Button while it's channeling and do your combos.

Group Up with Allies

Durable Pokemon with Crowd Control
Crustle Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• Group up with your allies to take them down.
• Dodge their crowd control moves and engage when they're on cooldown.
• For Crustle, use Lunge or Eject Button to get out of Rock Tomb when you're trapped. Don't engage it when it activates Rubble Rouser, wait for the shield to expire before doing your combos.
• For Trevenant, avoid getting caught with Horn Leech and Phantom Forest to avoid getting interrupted when doing your combos.

Take Advantage of their Weak Early Game

Late-Bloomer
Charizard Image
How to Beat
• Get aggressive in the early game and knock it out as many times as you can to cripple its progression.
• Try not to get caught by Seismic Slam, and wait for it to land before engaging.

Easy Matchups

These Pokemon are easy matchups for Buzzwole either because they don't have means to escape Buzzwole's combos or are too fragile to survive it.

Close the Gap

Ranged Pokemon
Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon will use the ranged advantage to kite you from afar. While Buzzwole is capable of soaking up hits, it is important that, when you seek these Pokemon out, you will push through until you get close. Even though your HP will likely be low, Buzzwole will mostly win the brawl when you manage to pull off your combos.
• Use all of Lunge's activation to quickly get close to these Pokemon. Once you do, pin them down with either Leech Life or Superpower.
• For a quick take down, you can use Ultra Swole Slam to swoop down and easily pressure their HP.

Overpower During Brawls

Pokemon with Great 1-on-1 Capabilities
Azumarill Image Garchomp Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon rely on combos to be effective. When pitted against them during a brawl, take advantage of Leech Life or Superpower's disruption to cut off their combos.
• Thanks to Buzzwole's passive ability, Beast Boost, you will most likely win confrontations as the Muscle Gauge mechanic enhances your effectiveness in combat. Make sure to always start the fight with either a Lunge or Smack Down to fill the Muscle Gauge.
• Activate Ultra Swole Slam for a quick burst of strength or as a finishing move.

Take Your Beats and Annihilate

Pokemon with Burst Damage
Gengar Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image
How to Beat
• Assuming that your HP is not drastically low, Buzzwole is capable of surviving these Pokemon's initial burst damage. This usually spells doom for Speedsters, as they heavily rely on quick takedowns. Once the dust settles, start beating them down with a Superpower or recover HP with Leech Life, both of which can also disrupt their combos.

Pressure Until They Fall

Pokemon with Recovery Moves
Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Slowbro Image
How to Beat
• Although these Pokemon generally have low offense, they rely on sustaining moves and/or disables to get an advantage over their opponent. The best approach is to isolate and displace them towards unfavorable positions with Superpower or Smack Down. This way, you and your teammates can pile on them until they get knocked down.

Best Teammates for Buzzwole

Pokemon Explanation
Blissey ImageBlissey Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Hoopa ImageHoopa Pokemon that provide shields or heals
These Pokemon can further enable and complement Buzzwole's aggressive gameplay. They can provide constant healing and shielding to Buzzwole from behind it while it jumps on targets.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Crustle ImageCrustle Can prevent Pokemon from escaping
These Pokemon can block or prevent Pokemon from escaping, allowing Buzzwole to easily perform its combos and knock them out.
Tsareena ImageTsareena Lucario ImageLucario Machamp ImageMachamp Combo mania
Much like Buzzwole, these Pokemon have combo-based gameplays. They can decimate groups of enemies together with Buzzwole using their combos.

Buzzwole Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Mega Punch ImageMega Punch
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Total Damage: 268 / 357
Has the user move in the designated direction before slamming the ground with a powerful punch. The shock from the punch deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by 1 increment for each one that was hit.
Lunge ImageLunge
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 1s
Total Damage: 396 per charge / 636 per charge
Has the user lunge in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their Attack for a short time. If this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by 1 increment for each one that was hit. After this move is used, the user's basic attack speed increases for a short time. A maximum of 2 uses can be kept in reserve for this move. Upgrade: Whenever this move hits Pokemon from the opposing team, the user's Attack increases for a short time. The more Pokemon from the opposing team are hit, the more the user's Attack increases."
Smack Down ImageSmack Down
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Hindrance, Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 853 (Punch: 284 + Land: 569) / 1326 (Punch 442 + Land: 884)
Has the user deliver an uppercut punch to an opposing Pokemon in the designated direction, dealing damage to it and throwing it into the air. While the thrown Pokemon is airborne, the user can use this move again to perform a follow-up attack that smacks that Pokemon down to the ground, dealing damage to all opposing Pokemon in an area of effect centered on the point of impact. If this move deals damage to Pokemon on the opposing team, the user's muscle gauge increases by 2 increment for each one that was hit. Upgrade: Widens the area of effect in which damage is dealt when the opposing Pokemon targeted by this move hits the ground. Also, the user's muscle gauge will now increase by 3 increments for each Pokemon on the opposing team that takes damage form this move.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Fell Stinger ImageFell Stinger
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: 548 / 632
Consumes the entire muscle gauge and has the user deal damage to an opposing Pokemon in the designated direction. This move deals more damage the more muscle gauge increments are consumed. If this move knocks out an opposing Pokemon, the user recovers HP.
Leech Life ImageLeech Life
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Total Damage: 1060 (Per Hit: 265 x4), Full Muscle Gauge: 2016 (Per Hit: 288 x7) / 1990 (Per Hit: 463-532 x4), Full Muscle Gauge: 4015 (Per Hit: 504-643x7)
Has the user grab and restrain an opposing Pokemon in the designated direction, dealing damage over time while restoring the user's HP. When this move is used, it consumes the user's entire muscle gauge. The number of hits and the amount of damage dealt per hit increases the more muscle gauge increments are consumed. This move ends if the user becomes unable to act for any reason or if the restrained Pokemon escapes by using an Eject Button or through some other means. Upgrade: Also causes each instance of damage dealt by this move to be stronger than the last.
Superpower ImageSuperpower
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: Lift: 280, Slam: 943 | Full muslce gauge: Lift: 455, Slam: 1650 / Lift: 444 Slam: 1501 | Full muslce gauge: Lift: 777 Slam: 2626
Consumes the entire muscle gauge and has the user run in the designated direction and grab an opposing Pokemon. The user then slams the opposing Pokemon down on the ground at full strength, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. The damage dealt by this move and the shield effect it grants increases the more muscle gauge increments are consumed. Upgrade: Resets the cooldown of this move when the user's muscle gauge reaches its maximum.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Ultra Swole Slam ImageUltra Swole Slam
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Sure Hit
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 112s
Total Damage: Sweep: 832 | Slam: 1248 / Sweep : 1228 | Slam: 1842
Has the user fly at high speed, dealing damage to all opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. Afterward, the user targets the opposing Pokemon with the lowest percentage of HP among those hit and charges down at it from the sky, dealing damage once again for that Pokemon.
After using Ultra Swole Slam, Buzzwole gains the following buff(s) for a few seconds:

Shield granted. Movement Speed increased and reduced move cooldowns for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Each time a basic attack a Pokemon on the opposing team, the muscle gauge charges by 1 increment. Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, throwing two consecutive punches while restoring the user's HP.

Ability (Passive)

Beast Boost ImageBeast Boost
Buzzwole IconBuzzwole

When this Pokemon knocks out or assists in knocking out a Pokemon from the opposing team, its movement speed and basic attack speed increase for a short time. Also, each time this Pokemon hits opposing Pokemon with basic attacks or certain moves, its muscle gauge charges. Conversely, when the Pokemon is not in combat, the muscle gauge depletes by 1 muscle gauge increments whenever a set amount of time passes. Up to 6 muscle gauge increments can be stored.

Buzzwole Stats & Evolutions

Buzzwole Evolutions

Buzzwole.pngBuzzwole
This Pokemon does not evolve.

Buzzwole Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3250 100 70 155
2 3412 113 79 166
3 3590 127 89 178
4 3786 143 100 191
5 4001 160 112 205
6 4238 179 126 220
7 4499 200 141 237
8 4786 223 157 256
9 5103 249 175 277
10 5452 277 195 300
11 5836 308 217 325
12 6259 342 241 352
13 6724 380 268 382
14 7236 422 297 415
15 7800 468 329 452

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

Buzzwole In-Game Stat Listings

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