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Best Crustle build in Pokemon Unite – Moves, Battle & Held Items

Published: 25/Aug/2021 9:58 Updated: 25/Aug/2021 17:34

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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The Gen V ‘mon is largely considered the best Defender in the TiMi Studios MOBA right now, so it’s crucial to set it up properly if you want to become a master. Here’s the best build for Crustle in Pokemon Unite, including Held and Battle items, stats and moveset.

The crab Pokemon does a fantastic job of protecting allies from enemy ambushes as it is essentially a giant rock tank. Its ability to take and also dish out a large portion of damage makes it one of the most important players on the team.

You should almost always be in the top lane as it is very effective against Rotom, both dealing damage and preventing opponents from attacking it. For Crustle’s best build in Pokemon Unite, keep on reading.

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Crustle is the best Defender in the game.

Best Crustle build in Pokemon Unite

With everything from moveset to Held and Attack items, we’ve compiled everything you need to know to take this cheeky little crab into battle.

Crustle moveset

Move
Unlocked At Upgrade level 
Shell Smash Shell Smash Level 4 Level 11: Increases Defense/Sp. Def. conversion rate
X-Scissor X-Scissor Level 6 Level 13: Reduces cooldown.

Once the match starts, learn Fury Cutter at level 1. It’s a damage-dealing melee move which you’ll need to defeat wild Pokemon at the beginning to get your level up.

Then, at level 3, choose Rock Slide. This attack throws a rock at the target, stunning them and also inflicting damage. It is best used straight after Fury Cutter for maximum effect.

When you hit level 4, replace Rock Slide with Shell Smash, and Fury Cutter with X-Scissor at level 6.

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Best Crustle Held Items in Pokemon Unite

Held Item Description  Max Stat Boosts
Assault Vest Assault Vest When out of battle, your Pokemon gets a shield that increases Sp. Def. HP +270

Sp. Def. +42

Rocky Helmet Rocky Helmet After taking enough damage, surrounding opponents take damage. HP +270

Defense +42

Score Shield When scoring, you can’t be interrupted and you get a shield worth 5% of your max HP HP +450
  • Assault Vest: For the Defender, it’s important to focus on Held Items that increase its defense and work best when it’s cornered. Because of this, the first one you should equip is the Assault Vest as it gives you a shield that boosts your Sp. Def. when not fighting, meaning you’ve got more of an edge when jumped.
  • Rocky Helmet: perfect for when you’re being ganged up on by the other team. After taking a certain amount of hits, it sends an AoE flying that damages all surrounding enemies which could mean the difference between life and death.
  • Score Shield: probably the best item for Crustle as it allows you to barge to the goal and not be interrupted when scoring. It also gives you a shield worth 5% of your max HP.

Best Crustle Battle Item in Pokemon Unite

Battle Item What it does Unlocked At
X Attack X-Attack Raises your Pokemon’s Attack and Sp. Atk for 40 seconds. Trainer level 7
  • X-Attack: Because the Gen V ‘mon doesn’t have the best Attack stats, it’s best to stay in a group with him and protect your teammates from opponents. If you do find yourself alone, though, having X-Attack is your best friend as it increases your Attack and Sp. Atk. for 40 seconds.
    • And when used in conjunction with Shell Smash, your stats will be buffed by an insane amount, meaning you’ll probably be able to escape most 1v1 ambushes with it.

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Crustle Pokemon Unite Stats

Level HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
1 3300

175

97

20

3600

3700
2

3447

179

108

22

74

3

3615

183

120

22

82

4

4469

205

182

35

125

5

4692

211

198

37

136

6

4948

218

217

42

149

7

5242

226

239

47

164

8

5581

235

264

52

181

9

5971

245

293

57

201

10

6420

256

326

65

224

11

6936

269

364

72

250

12

7530

284

407

82

280

13

8213

301

457

92

314

14

8998

321

514

102

354

15

9900

344

580

115

400

Crustle Pokemon Unite evolution level

Trainers won’t spend too much time with poor little Dwebble during a match, as the tiny crab will quickly evolve into Crustle by reaching Level 4.

Dwebble (Level 1) Crustle (Level 4)
Crustle

Every Pokemon Unite best build guide

If you’re looking for more tips to become the ultimate Pokemon Unite player, check out our guides below covering all of the currently playable ‘mon and their best builds:

AbsolAlolan Ninetails | Blissey | Cinderace | Cramorant | Eldegoss | Gardevoir | Gengar | Greninja | Lucario | Machamp | Mr Mime | Slowbro | Snorlax | Wigglytuff | Venusaur | Zeraora

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This is the best build for Alolan Ninetails in Pokemon Unite right now, but Trainers should experiment with other move paths and items to see what works best for them.

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For more tips and tricks on becoming the ultimate Pokemon Unite player, check out our other guides:

How to play All-Rounders | How to play Attackers | How to play Defenders | How to play Supporters | How to play Speedsters | How to unlock Zeraora | All Held Items & what they do | Meta tips you need to know