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Dodrio Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

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The best guide on how to play Dodrio in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, cost in gems and coins, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

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Dodrio Latest Nerfs & Buffs (1/9)

Version 1.13.1.4 Patch Notes

Dodrio Move Changes (January 9)
Drill Peck Image
Drill Peck
• Damage reduced by 10%.
Triple Trample Image
Triple Trample
• Attack increase effect of move reduced from 30% to 25%.

Agility

1.8.1.4 Cooldown increased from 10s to 11s. (+1s). Movement speed effect reduced by 20%.

Tri Attack

1.7.1.9 HP recovery decreased.
1.7.1.11 Reduced the damage dealt when not the Sprint gauge is not full from 1225 to 975. (-20%) Reduced the additional damage and healing of Standard Attacks after using this move.

Drill Peck

1.7.1.9 Cooldown reduced from 7.5s to 6s. (-1.5s)
1.13.1.4 Damage reduced by 10%.

Jump Kick

1.7.1.9 Cooldown reduced from 8s to 7.5s. (-1.5s) Sprint Gauge gained from this move is increased.
1.8.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 7.5s to 6.5s. (-1s)
1.9.2.8 Fixed bugs that affected the following: Activation Timing

Quick Attack

1.7.1.9 Fixed a bug on the cooldown reduction effect of this move.

Standard Attack

1.10.1.3 Boosted attack damage decreased by 10%.
1.13.1.3 Fixed an issue where the dash gauge was increasing when moving with enhanced attacks.

Triple Trample

1.13.1.4 Attack increase effect of move reduced from 30% to 25%.

Dodrio Basic Info

Dodrio
Dodrio.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: Speedster
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Expert
Cost:
"Peck apart the competition and prove that three heads are better than one with this nimble Speedster!"

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Dodrio Best Lanes

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

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Insanely fast movement speed
✔︎ Can have flexibility in scoring because of the triple score mechanic
✔︎ Great with Hit-and-Run playstyles
✖︎ Quite squishy
✖︎ Relies heavily on the Sprint Mechanic so it is extremely weak against crowd control
✖︎ Cannot exploit the overdunk scoring mechanic

Dodrio Cost and Price

Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio License Cost.png

Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio UNITE License IconUNITE License: Dodrio
Aeos Coin Icon 14,000
Aeos Gems 575

As of September 22, 2022, Dodrio is now purchaseable for 14,000 Aeos Coins! This comes one week after Dodrio becomes available to purchase with Aeos Gems!

Best Builds for Dodrio

Dodrio Builds
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Tri Attack Build

Tri Attack Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +57
Critical-Hit Rate: +2.10%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Tri Attack Build Explanation

Build Explanation
This build is centered on bursting down targets using mainly Tri Attack and Boosted Attacks. Agility helps keep Dodrio's gauge full as it dashes in and out.
· Razor Claw provides Dodrio a decent amount of Attack stat and improves its Boosted Attacks whenever it uses a move.
· Attack Weight further gives Dodrio an Attack stat boost, increasing its overall damage output.
· Float Stone is a core item for the build, giving Dodrio more Attack stat and greatly improving its movement speed.
· However, Muscle Band can be a great replacement for Attack Weight, further improving Dodrio's attacks. It also eliminates the need to stack.
· Full Heal acts as Dodrio's additional tool for purging off disables like stuns and slows.
· The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Attack Emblems for more damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP.
· Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP to maximize Dodrio's damage.
· Sp. Atk can be freely traded for the other stats.

Tri Attack Build Damage Test

Items
(@ Lvl 30)
+
Float Stone
Tri Attack
(Boosted)
(@ Lvl 15)
Tri Attack
(Normal)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
2814
1126
2769

Since the build is centered on Tri Attack, equipping items that will maximize its damage is the ideal combination. Float Stone is a core item for the build, leaving only two more items for consideration.

As the results show, Razor Claw and a fully-stacked Attack Weight will yield the best damage output for Tri Attack. Although the item combination did not produce the best Boosted Attack damage, the value is only marginally lower than the highest score.

As for alternatives, replacing Attack Weight with Muscle Band would be the ideal option. The item combination scored the highest Boosted Attack damage with only slightly lower Tri Attack damage. Muscle Band also improves Dodrio's farming speed should it go in the jungle.


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
(@ Lvl 30)
+
Float Stone
Tri Attack
(Boosted)
(@ Lvl 15)
Tri Attack
(Normal)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
2595
1038
2884
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
2814
1126
2186
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
2814
1126
2769

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

Drill Peck Build

Drill Peck Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +57
Critical-Hit Rate: +2.10%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Drill Peck Build Explanation

Build Explanation
This build utilizes Drill Peck to burst and shove enemies while keeping Dodrio's gauge up with Jump Kick.
· Razor Claw provides Dodrio a decent amount of Attack stat and improves its Boosted Attacks whenever it uses a move.
· Attack Weight further gives Dodrio an Attack stat boost, increasing its overall damage output.
· Float Stone is a core item for the build, giving Dodrio more Attack stat and greatly improving its movement speed.
· However, Muscle Band can be a great replacement for Razor Claw, improving Dodrio's attacks overall.
· Full Heal acts as Dodrio's additional tool for purging off disables like stuns and slows.
· The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Attack Emblems for more damage and 4 White Emblems for additional HP.
· Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP to maximize Dodrio's damage.
· Sp. Atk can be freely traded for the other stats.

Drill Peck Build Damage Test

Items
(@ Lvl 30)
+
Float Stone
Drill Peck
(Boosted)
Jump Kick
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
12,262
1566
2016

Since the build is centered on Drill Peck and Jump Kick, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal combination. Float Stone is a core item for the build, leaving only two more items for consideration.

As the results show, Razor Claw and a fully-stacked Attack Weight will yield the best damage output for Drill Peck and Jump Kick. The item combination produced the best result for Drill Peck and Jump Kick while scoring second for Boosted Attack damage.

As for alternatives, replacing Razor Claw with Muscle Band would be the ideal option. The item combination scored the same as the recommended build but has a slightly lower Boosted Attack damage. Muscle Band also improves Dodrio's farming speed should it go in the jungle.


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
(@ Lvl 30)
+
Float Stone
Drill Peck
(Boosted)
Jump Kick
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
11,987
1456
2196
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
12,262
1566
1979
Razor Claw
(Includes Effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 Stacks)
12,262
1566
2016

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

Dodrio Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Each stack of Attack Weight adds extra Attack stat for Dodrio, which increases the Pokemon's damage. Thanks to Dodrio's unique scoring method, you will be able to reach the max stat bonus faster.
Aeos Cookie.pngAeos Cookie Each stack of Aeos Cookie adds extra HP for Dodrio, increasing the Pokemon's survivability. Thanks to Dodrio's unique scoring method, you will be able to reach the max stat bonus faster.
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone The extra movement speed out of combat allows Dodrio to traverse the map efficiently. Moreover, the item synergizes well with Dodrio's Sprint mechanic, allowing it to fill up the meter faster.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band increases Dodrio's survivability. It can help the Pokemon recover lost HP during fights, which is especially helpful during early-game skirmishes.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band increases Dodrio's Standard Attack damage. The item synergizes well with Dodrio's fast-paced gameplay.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw adds a slow effect each time Dodrio hits with its moves. This allows it to line up it shots properly for better combos. It also increases the Pokemon's critical hit rate.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal helps Dodrio block enemy crowd control and get around any form of hindrance that can disrupt its movement.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed provides a sudden boost in movement speed that contributes to realizing Dodrio's gameplay. The faster Dodrio's movement speed, the faster it can fill up the Sprint Gauge.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack offers additional firepower for Dodrio's burst moves. It also makes farming Wild Pokemon camps easier.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Tri Attack ImageTri Attack Tri Attack allows Dodrio to be more elusive thanks to the moves ability to turn into a ranged attack. Having up to two (2) activations makes it a lethal move, especially if you can take advantage of the cooldown reduction effect of Run Away.
Agility ImageAgility Agility synergizes well with Dodrio's Sprint mechanic as you get increased movement speed. It also allows you to get pass hindrances if you get pinned down.

This moveset helps realize Dodrio's fast-paced, high-intensity gameplay and allows the Pokemon to make unique plays. It is also a great combination if you are looking to go all in on Dodrio's scoring-focus gameplay.

If you prefer to play Dodrio as a typical Speedster with burst damage, learn Drill Peck instead. Once you fill-up the Sprint Gauge, the move turns into an effective disabling move that can displace multiple enemies in one stride. For Dodrio's dash move, if you prefer more damage and wall traversal, opt for Jump Kick instead.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Dodrio?

Drill Peck & Agility 34
Votes
Drill Peck & Jump Kick 14
Votes
Tri Attack & Agility 13
Votes
Tri Attack & Jump Kick 14
Votes

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Drill Peck & Agility 219
Votes
Drill Peck & Jump Kick 69
Votes
Tri Attack & Agility 62
Votes
Tri Attack & Jump Kick 74
Votes

How to Play Dodrio

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Keep Moving

Dodrio's strength relies on its Sprint mechanic, which incentivizes you for playing around with The Pokemon's fast-paced gameplay. You must always max out the Sprint Gauge below Dodro's health bar as you will get extra movement speed, as well as a chance to augment your damaging moves. You can do this by constantly moving around the battlefield and keeping momentum as much as possible.

Note that if your momentum is disrupted, the sprint gauge will rapidly deplete, and you will have to start moving again or use your dash moves to get back the Sprint Gauge.

Run Away: Dodrio Passive Effect and Cooldown

Be Mindful of Movement Speed Effects

The Sprint build up is dependent on each time Dodrio takes a step. Simply put, the faster Dodrio's movement speed is, the faster the Sprint Gauge will fill up. So, passing over allied Lane Flux or using X Speed will increase Dodri's movement speed which, in turn, also fills up the Sprint Gauge faster. This also means that you will generate less sprint if you are slowed down by a move, Slow Smoke, or the orange lane flux near enemy goal zones.

Maintain Momentum After Using a Move

Dodrio will tend to stop mid-animation every time you use a move. If you are looking to get the enhanced effect from Sprint Gauge, make sure to allot a few seconds to move around the target before following up with attacks. Otherwise, you may only deal basic attacks and be left open for a counter.

Jungler Role is Recommended

To get the fastest start possible, you should take the Jungle path to get ahead in EXP. Not only will Dodrio benefit from the uncontested farming, but it can also traverse the central area of Theia Sky Ruins efficiently thanks to its movement speed and dash moves. Moreover, Dodrio will have access to both of its early game moves at level 2, which is extremely helpful in clearing Wild Pokemon camps faster.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Reduce Cooldowns with Boosted Attacks

Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio Reducing Move Cooldown with Boosted Attack.png

When the Sprint Gauge is full, Dodrio's Standard Attack turns into a charging move that will deal damage to the direction it's facing and consume all of the sprint. If this attack hits opposing an Pokemon, all of Dodrio's move cooldowns are reduced by around 1 second. Take note of this when you are performing combos as you can burst down targets with just a couple hits. For the best value, try to move around opponents with either Agility or Jump Kick and attack once the Sprint Gauge is full.

Get the Most Out of Dash Moves

Aside from constantly moving, Dodrio's dash moves can also help the Pokemon fill up the Sprint Gauge. Depending on how you want to approach brawls, one choice may be more efficient in generating Sprint Gauge than the other.

Get More Damage with Jump Kick

Jump Kick is a more aggressive move that has Dodrio jump to deal damage. When the move hits an opposing Pokemon or obstacle, the Sprint Guage fills up. Moreover, Jump Kick also allows Dodrio to jump over small walls, making traversal and ganking enemies easier.

Get Extra Movement Speed with Agility

Agility is a quick and consistent way to fill the Sprint Gauge gauge. Make sure to activate the move before engaging a target to take advantage of the increase in movement speed. Alternatively, using the move removes all negative status effects, which you can use to retreat from fights if you miss hitting your combos.

Pick Damaging Move Based on Playstyle

Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio Pushing Lucario with Drill Peck.png

Both of Dodrio's damaging moves offer a decent amount of firepower, but their true strength lies from their enhanced form when you use them while the Sprint Gauge is full. They have differences that offer distinct playstyles.

Get Ranged Attacks with Tri Attack

Tri Attack is a quick AoE attack that can inflict debuffs to the targets it hit. You can save up to two (2) charges of the move, allowing you to get more damage in at any point.

When the Sprint Gauge is full, the move will become a ranged attack where you can shoot three projectiles in quick succession. If a projectile hits an opposing Pokemon, it also applies status effects. This essentially turns Dodrio into a mobile turret that is great for providing high amounts of damage from a safe distance.

Displace Opponents with Drill Peck

Drill Peck is a great burst move that has you bombard an enemy with multiple attacks. Once upgraded, Dodrio will recover a set amount of HP each time the move hits, giving you extra survivability when you are in a pinch.

When the Sprint Gauge is full, you will be able to shove and displace enemies away from their position. This allows you to isolate single targets and burst them down for a quick and easy knockdown

Multi-Scoring Strategy

Pokemon UNITE - Dodrio Scoring Points.png

Dodrio has a unique scoring method compared to other Pokemon in the roster. It evenly divides its collected Aeos Energy into three portions and deposits them into the goal one at a time. This opens up different scoring strategies that are exclusive to the Pokemon. Below are our findings during our time with Dodrio.

Does Not Make Stacking Items Faster

Although Dodrio's scoring is seperated into three dunks, only the third dunk is counted for triggering a score-related Held Item. In our tests, we were able to only get one (1) Aeos Cookie trigger when Dodrio scored all of its points in a goal zone. So, when you are looking to stack bonuses, make sure to score the full points to get the benefits.

Retreat Mid-Scoring Animation

Having your scoring meter separated into three intervals allows you to cancel scoring completely mid-charge. You can do this by simply walking away or using a move. This will be helpful for quickly transitioning into the offensive or retreating when you see opponents coming after you.

Be Mindful of Over-Dunks

One downside of the multiple-scoring mechanic is the inability to over-score your energy. Usually, you would want to break goal zones with more than enough energy so you can get the most points in. However, because Dodrio deposits energy three times, it tends to break a goal zone early with the least amount of points. This will be evident during the final stretch of the match, where points are doubled each time you score a goal. For the best value, try to score at the goal zone near the enemy base as it does not break unlike the ones in the lanes.

Instantly Score in Vulnerable Goal Zones

One way to score all points in one go is to dunk your Aeos Energy at a goal zone made vulnerable by objectives like Regieleki, Zapdos, or Rotom. This gets around the over-dunk problem with Dodrio's triple-score mechanic.

Start Fights Strong with Triple Trample

Triple Trample is a long-ranged, initiating move that is great for ganking opponents. A great strategy is to use this move after respawning from a knockout to quickly get back to the fight, or quickly transition to lanes.

Alternatively, you can also use the Unite Move as a disengage tool for escapes. However, you may need to tweak you aiming controls for a better usability.

Dodrio 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. Reserve Quick Attack for escaping when you try to contest camps with Peck
• If you're at the bottom lane, prioritize taking Indeedees for more exp.
• If you are at the top lane, Defeat Natus near the goal zone and take advantage of small points to stack score-related items like Attack Weight.
5 - 9 • When Dodrio fully evolves at level 5, it will get access to its damage move. Before seeking out a target, use Quick Attack to get close and maintain your Sprint momentum.
• Do your best to secure Altaria and Swablus to get to higher levels
• Reach level 7 to get Dodrio's dash moves. This will greatly enhance your mobility, especially for completing stacks for score-related items.
• Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock
• Reach level 9 and get Triple Trample.
10+ • At this point, you can either stick with your team to hunt targets or roam the map and score points to get ahead. Either way, continue farming Wild Pokemon to reach higher levels before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Seek out and isolate opponents to remove them from team fights.
• If you are behind in points, you can utilize Triple Trample to dash toward an enemy goal zone to score points.

Jungle Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 5 • Learn Quick Attack first jump over the wall and get to Xatu quickly.
• Clear the first wave of jungle camps and reach level 5 to get to your damage move
• Help out a lane by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points.
6 - 9 • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach higher levels and learn your dash move. This drastically improves Dodrio's traversal in the central area.
• Help the bottom lane by securing Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points.
• If possible, reach level 9 to get Triple Trample before or when Regice, Registeel, or Regirock spawns.
• If you are running score-related items like Attack Weight or Aeos Cookie, seek out to score small points for a faster stack.
10+ • At this point, you can either stick with your team to hunt targets or roam the map and score points to get ahead. Either way, continue farming Wild Pokemon to reach higher levels before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Seek out and isolate opponents to remove them from team fights.
• If you are behind in points, you can utilize Triple Trample to dash toward an enemy goal zone to score points.

Dodrio Combos

Double Strike Combo

Double Strike Combo
Run Away Icon (Full Charge) ► Quick Attack IconPeck Icon

Run Away (Full Charge) ► Quick AttackPeck
This is your early-game burst combo. Start by moving around to fill up the Sprint Gauge. Seek out a target, then use Quick Attack to initiate. While keeping momentum, use Peck to finish the combo. If you manage to maintain the Run Away gauge, Peck will deal increased damage.

Tri Attack Brawl Combo

Tri Attack Brawl Combo
Agility IconRun Away Icon (Full Charge) + Tri Attack IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack) ► Tri Attack IconStandard Attack Icon

AgilityRun Away (Full Charge) + Tri AttackStandard Attack (Boosted Attack) ► Tri AttackStandard Attack
This combo gives Dodrio a strong start with Tri Attack. Before performing the combo, make sure that the Sprint Gauge is full and you have two (2) charges of Tri Attack. Start the combo by heading toward a target with a full Run Away gauge. Activate Tri Attacks's first activation to fire elemental attacks at the target. While keeping momentum, deal your boosted attack to get close and deal damage. Finish the combo by using Tri Attacks's second activation, which deals melee damage. Once Agility is upgraded, you can instantly fill up your Sprint Gauge without having to constantly move.

Drill Peck Combos

This set of combos utilizes Drill Peck to displace targets. It is important that you fill the Run Away gauge first before performing the combos.

Drill Peck Displacer Combo

Drill Peck Displacer Combo
Run Away Icon (Full Charge) ► Jump Kick IconDrill Peck Icon

Run Away (Full Charge) ► Jump KickDrill Peck
This variation allows you to isolate targets and put them in a bad spot. Start by filling up the Sprint Gauge and charge towards the target with Jump Kick. While keeping momentum, make sure to use the move's jump to land behind the target. Then, use Drill Peck. Ideally, you would want to push the target toward your teammates or an allied goal zone for a quick knockdown.

Drill Peck Shove Combo

Drill Peck Shove Combo
Run Away Icon (Full Charge) ► Drill Peck IconJump Kick Icon

Run Away (Full Charge) ► Drill PeckJump Kick
This variation is a more straightforward burst combo. Start by filling up the Sprint Gauge and charge towards the target with Drill Peck. After pushing the target, immediately activate Jump Kick. Make sure to land both attacks near the target for maximum damage.

Ultimate Combo

This set of combos takes advantage of Triple Trample's long-range and great ambushing capability. These combos are best performed at single targets.

Ultimate Elemental Trample Combo

Ultimate Elemental Trample Combo
Triple Trample IconTri Attack IconJump Kick IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack) ► Tri Attack Icon

Triple TrampleTri AttackJump KickStandard Attack (Boosted Attack) ► Tri Attack
Start by initiating the fight with Triple Trample and stun the target in place. While keeping momentum, use the range attacks from Tri Attack to deal damage as you maintain your distance from the target. Then, quickly get close with Jump Kick. Once within range, use your boosted attack to deal increased damage. Finish the combo by hitting the target with Tri Attack's second activation.

Ultimate Multi-Strike Push Combo

Ultimate Multi-Strike Push Combo
Triple Trample IconDrill Peck IconJump Kick Icon

Start by initiating the fight with Triple Trample and stun the target in place. While keeping momentum, displace the target with Drill Peck. Before the move Drill Peck finishes, activate Jump Kick and land both attacks near the target for the max amount of damage.

Matchups & Counters for Dodrio

Dodrio Matchups

Hard Counter
Alolan NinetalesBlastoiseBlazikenCharizardClefableCrustleGengarGreninjaMamoswinePikachuTsareenaWigglytuff
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBlisseyBuzzwoleCinderaceDragapultDuraludonGlaceonGreedentLeafeonLucarioMachampMega Mewtwo XMega Mewtwo YMeowscaradaMetagrossMimikyuMr. MimeSableyeScizorSlowbroSnorlaxSylveonTalonflameTrevenantTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurZacianZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
ChandelureComfeyCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragoniteEldegossEspeonGarchompGardevoirGoodraHoopaInteleonLaprasMewUmbreon
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Dodrio.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter with Slow and Disables

Dodrio is at its best when it gets to run around and wreak havoc without obstruction. So, it will mostly spell doom if your opponents manage to stop your momentum. Unless you have a clear advantage when faced against these Pokemon, It will be best to avoid these Pokemon altogether,

Hard Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Pikachu ImagePikachu Rating: ★★★★★
• Almost all of its moves have slow and/or stun effects that disrupt Dodrio's Sprint.
• Can learn to Electro Ball, which is an effective sure-hit move that can keep up with Dodrio.
• Can make score stacking hard in the early game with Electroweb shutdowns.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Rating: ★★★★★
• Innately high durability stat will make it hard to brawl against.
• Has access to Icicle Crash, which can set up stuns at range and stops Dodrio's in its tracks when the ice breaks.
• Can effectively defend a goal zone with Thick Fat while disabling Dodrio with dash moves like High Horsepower.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Rating: ★★★★
• Hard to fight because of its ability to halt Dodrio's momentum with Sing or Rollout.
• Can disrupt Dodrio's flow with Cute Charm trigger.
• Has high defenses and can effectively fight back with its damaging moves.
Gengar ImageGengar Rating: ★★★
• Both damage move, Dream Eater and Sludge Bomb, inflict debuffs that can stop or slow down Dodrio.
• Because of Dodrio's low durability, a single combo from Gengar can knock it down quickly.
Greninja ImageGreninja Rating: ★★★
• Excels in pressuring Dodrio in both ranged and melee combat.
• Can employ distractions with either Double Team or Smokescreen to make it harder to hit.

Even Matchups for Dodrio

Facing these Pokemon head-on in a brawl is not a good idea. Generally, you will want to employ hit and run tactics when fighting even matchups, taking advantage of Dodrio's mobility to make it hard to fight with. Also, do not face them if Dodrio's Sprint Gauge is not full. Survey and maneuver around the battlefield with Agility or Jump Kick first before you commit to engaging. Note that, unless you can chain boost attacks, Dodrio's kit has a long cooldown, which makes missing an even more punishing.

Utilize the Speed Advantage

Pokemon with High Defense
Blissey Image Goodra Image Greedent Image Slowbro Image Trevenant Image Tyranitar Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• Aside from having innately high durability and sustaining moves, these Pokemon also pack a punch. Utilize Dodrio's fast movement speed to get around their attacks. With Agility, run around with increased movement speed and do quick strikes with your moves and boosted attacks, then retreat. With Jump Kick, leap over them constantly while keeping momentum, then strike when their HP gets low enough.
• Since these Pokemon have a lot of crowd control moves and are generally hard to take down, it will be best to pair up with an ally to get extra help. When their HP gets low enough, deliver the killing blow.

Exploit Lack of Sure-Hit Moves

Pokemon with Little to No Sure-Hit Moves
Aegislash Image Buzzwole Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Mr. Mime Image Sableye Image Scizor Image Urshifu Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• Brawling with these Pokemon 1-on-1 will mostly result in a loss. You will have to rely on Dodrio's movement speed and dash moves to get ahead. It is best to play defensively by taking advantage of their lack of sure-hit moves and dodging their attacks. Additionally, since they rely on hitting opponents with their moves to receive buffs, you will also be denying them an advantage if you make them miss their moves.
• Whittle down their HP with hit and run attacks via Agility or Jump Kick. When their HP is Low enough, line up your shots and hit them with an enhanced Drill Peck or a double Tri Attack activation.

Close the Distance and Burst Down

Pokemon with Ranged Attacks
Dragapult Image Duraludon Image Glaceon Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon rely on their ranged advantage to get ahead of their opponent. Close the gap between you and these Pokemon with Agility or Jump Kick. Make sure to keep your momentum so you can get an enhanced Drill Peck or Tri Attack.
• It is best to fight these Pokemon with surprise attacks from hiding in Tall Grass so they won't have time to aim their moves properly.

Outmaneuver Enemy Speedsters

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Absol Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• It will take a combination of skill and timing to outpace your fellow Speedsters. The best approach is to simply get the first strike on them so they will scramble and use their dash moves defensively.
• Fight close to an allied Goal Zone or with teammates nearby so you can have a way to retreat if things go awry.

Easy Matchups for Dodrio

Easy matchups will not require your as much effort to fight compared to other Pokemon. You will want to target low HP Pokemon for easy knockdowns. Make sure you keep the pressure on when you engage and avoid retreating from the fight so they won't get a chance to counter. If you manage to get pinned down by the enemy, you will have a high chance of getting away, thanks to the combination of Dodrio's dash moves and fast movement speed.

Punish Low Mobility Pokemon

Pokemon with Low Mobility
Chandelure Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Lapras Image Umbreon Image
• These Pokemon have little to no mobility moves that can keep up with Dodrio. Once their position is compromised, it will be hard for them to fight back. Additionally, because of their low HP, they can easily fall to either Dodrio's damage move.
• Evade their initial burst moves with Agility or Jump Kick . You can also use the moves to get closer to them.

Slow Early Game

Pokemon with Slow Early Game
Delphox Image Dragonite Image Garchomp Image Inteleon Image Mew Image
• These Pokemon need to set up their attacks to be effective in battle. You will have no trouble evading them at full Sprint Gauge.
• Disrupt their slow early game by disrupting their farming with Agility or Jump Kick and slow down their power spikes. If you are looking to stack score-related items, it will be easy to maneuver around these Pokemon, particularly during the early game.
• For Mew, the time it takes to change its moves will be enough to get around and make it play defensively, especially if it is running Solar Beam.

Cut Off the Support

Can't Chase Dodrio
Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
• These Pokemon rely on their teammates to become effective in combat. While they are capable of dealing a decent amount of damage, Dodrio will be able to outpace them with its burst moves. • When faced with these Pokemon during a team fight, it is best to quickly dispose of them first to cut off the opposing team's support. Since these Pokemon can produce shields, it will be best to use Drill Peck or Tri Attack to push through the damage.

Best Teammates for Dodrio

Pokemon Explanation
Blissey ImageBlissey Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Provdes Buffs
Since Dodrio needs to constantly move around to maintain its Sprint Gauge, Pokemon that provide movement speed buffs or removes negative status effects from Dodrio will improve and help Dodrio's fast-paced gameplay. Eldegoss' Leaf Tornado not only provides a movement speed boost, it also deals decent damage, which Dodrio can use to follow up with its moves. On the other hand, Blissey's Safeguard removes negative status effects from Dodrio, particularly slows, and gives it a shield, allowing the Pokemon to keep moving.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Pikachu ImagePikachu Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Disablers
Pokemon with strong disabling moves can help set up Dodrio's own moves since they can be quite difficult hit properly. AoE moves like Heavy Slam and Sing are useful during big clashes where opponents tend to group closely together, keeping multiple targets in place as Dodrio dives in with Tri Attack or Drill Peck. Alternatively, strong single-target disables like Volt Tackle ensures that Dodrio can easily follow up with its moves.
Crustle ImageCrustle Sableye ImageSableye Talonflame ImageTalonflame Aggressive Scorers
Pokemon with a similar gameplay or at least can score aggressively like Dodrio makes for an interesting team comp. Since the game's objective is to score more points than the other team, having Dodrio and a Pokemon like Sableye in the same team pressures opponents to constantly rotate lanes and defend their goals or risk getting outscored by the two Pokemon. This tactic becomes more effective during the last minutes of the match where points are double since it can create space for allies to secure Rayquaza.

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Dodrio Moveset

Move Slot 1 (R)

Peck ImagePeck
(Lv. 1 or 2)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 383
Damage with full Sprint Gauge: 639
Final Damage: 457
Damage with full Sprint Gauge: 764
Has the user move forward while jabbing with its beaks. When the sprint gauge is full, the user instead charges forward while jabbing with its beaks. Using this move fully consumes the sprint gauge.
Tri Attack ImageTri Attack
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 1s
Starting Damage: 475
Damage with full Sprint Gauge: 1242, Damage per projectile with full Spring Gauge: 395, Number of projectiles: 3, Burn damage: 19, Number of instances: 3
Final Damage: 975
Damage with full Sprint Gauge: 2547, Damage per projectile with full Spring Gauge: 812, Number of projectiles: 3, Burn damage: 37, Number of instances: 3
Has the user attack with its beaks in a cone in front of itself, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and applying one of the following random effects: a decrease to Attack and damage over time for a set amount of time, a decrease to basic attack speed, or a decrease to movement speed. When the user's sprint gauge is full, the user instead shoots out three projectiles-one red, one yellow, and one blue–in the designated direction. If a projectile hits an opposing Pokemon, the projectile deals damage and applies one of the aforementioned effects based on its color. After this move is used, the user's next basic attack deals additional damage and restores some of the user's HP. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
Upgrade: The user's next basic attack after using this move restores more HP. When the user's sprint gauge is full, this move's cooldown is reduced.
Drill Peck ImageDrill Peck
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 783
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Has the user move forward while striking with its sharp beaks multiple times, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. When the user's sprint gauge is full, the user dashes forward while striking with its sharp beaks multiple times, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and shoving them. Using this move fully consumes the sprint gauge.
Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown. Also, when this move hits opposing Pokemon, it restores a portion of the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Quick Attack ImageQuick Attack
(Lv. 1 or 2)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 10s
Starting Damage: 314
Final Damage: 443
Has the user dash forward, increasing its movement speed for a short time and dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. This move's cooldown is reduced if it hits opposing Pokemon.
Agility ImageAgility
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 11s
Starting Damage: N/A
Final Damage: N/A
Makes the user immune to hindrances and charges its sprint gauge. Afterward, the user's movement speed increases for a short time, and its sprint gauge charges faster.
Upgrade: After this move is used, the user's sprint gauge becomes fully charged.
Jump Kick ImageJump Kick
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6.5s
Starting Damage: 816
Kick damage: 408, Landing damage: 408
Final Damage: 1376
Kick damage: 688, Landing damage: 688
Has the user leap forward while kicking. If this move makes contact with an opposing Pokemon or obstacle, the user leaps over it and stomps the ground when it lands, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If this move makes contact with an opposing Pokemon or obstacle, the user's sprint gauge charges. If this move makes contact with an opposing Pokemon, its cooldown is reduced.
Upgrade: When the user stomps the ground after leaping, opposing Pokemon in the area of effect are also left unable to act.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Triple Trample ImageTriple Trample
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 134s
Starting Damage: 1045
Final Damage: 1583
Has the user run to the designated location. While running, the user is immune to hindrances. If the user makes contact with opposing Pokemon while running, it deals damage to them and throws them into the air. When the user arrives at the designated location, its Attack increases for a short time, and it is granted a shield. Also, its sprint gauge charges faster for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack every third attack, dealing consecutive blows with each of the user's heads. When the user's sprint gauge is full, its basic attack will have it charge in the direction it's facing and consume all of the sprint gauge. If this charging attack hits opposing Pokemon, all of the user's move cooldowns are reduced.

Ability (Passive)

Run Away ImageRun Away All Evolution Stages
The Pokemon's movement speed increases when opposing Pokemon are nearby. While the Pokemon is moving, its sprint gauge charges. When its sprint gauge is full, the Pokemon starts running with increased movement speed. If the Pokemon's movement speed decreases below a set speed, the sprint gauge will rapidly deplete. When Doduo scores a goal, it evenly divides the collected Aeps Energy into two portions and deposits them into the goal one at a time. After Doduo evolves into Dodrio, when it scores a goal, it evenly divides its collected Aeos Energy into three portions and deposits them into the goal one at a time.

Dodrio Stats & Evolutions

Dodrio Evolutions

1st Evolution Final Evolution
Doduo.pngDoduo
(Lv. 1)
Doduo.pngDodrio
(Lv. 5)

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Dodrio Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3050 45 35 150
2 3122 51 39 161
3 3205 57 43 173
4 3300 64 48 187
5 3735 98 70 251
6 3861 108 76 269
7 4006 119 83 290
8 4173 132 91 314
9 4365 147 101 342
10 4586 164 112 374
11 4840 184 125 411
12 5133 207 140 454
13 5469 233 157 503
14 5856 263 177 560
15 6300 298 200 625

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

Dodrio In-Game Stat Listings

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Dodrio Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
DodrioPurple Unite StylePurple Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350
DodrioOrange Unite StyleOrange Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350
DodrioGift Box StyleGift Box Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
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Dodrio Achievements

Drill Peck Achievement

Drill Peck
Pokemon Move
Dodrio ImageDodrio Drill Peck ImageDrill Peck
Mission:
Shove 2 or more Pokemon from the opposing team at the same time with Drill Peck or Drill Peck+ while sprinting (10/20/40 times total)
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