Pokemon Unite best Pikachu build – Moveset, Battle & Held Items

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As an Attacker, Pikachu plays an important role in Pokemon Unite, so it’s essential to use the best build, from moveset to Held Items. 

Attackers are crucial to every team in the 5v5 brawler as they are heavy damage dealers who must stop opponents from scoring goals at all costs. This means they’re almost always in constant combat in Pokemon Unite.

Electric-type Pikachu is no different in the Mobile and Nintendo Switch MOBA, and is a great choice, provided you are using the yellow mascot’s best build.

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Pikachu is one of the most powerful Attackers.

Best Pikachu build in Pokemon Unite

From the Battle and Held items you need to take into the fray, through to Pikachu’s best build, we’ve put together everything you need to know to support your teammates to the best of their ability.

Pikachu moveset

Move Unlocked At Upgrade Level
Thundershock Pikachu move Pokemon Unite Thunder Shock Level 1 Level 4: Upgrades to Electro Ball or Thunder.
Electro Ball move Pikachu Electro Ball Level 4 Level 11: Increases dealt move damage.
Thunderbolt move Pikachu Thunderbolt Level 6 Level 13: Increases dealt move damage.
Thunderstorm Unite move for Pikachu Thunderstorm Level 9

Once the match is underway, you should pick Thunder Shock as Pikachu’s first move. As you’d expect, it unleashes a powerful electric attack, dealing a chunk of damage to the target Pokemon.

At Level 3, learn Electroweb – a hindrance attack that stuns the enemy in place, giving you an opening to deal as much damage as you can while they’re paralyzed.

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Then at Level 4, replace Thunder Shock with Electro Ball, and at Level 6, let Thunderbolt take over Electroweb. Both moves combined let you do crowd control by dealing a lot of damage and hindrances.

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Best Pikachu Held Items in Pokemon Unite

Held Item What it Does Max Stat Boosts
Muscle Band item Pokemon Unite Muscle Band Increases basic attack damage. Attack + 15
Basic Attack Speed +7.5%
Pokemon Unite Sp Atk specs item Sp. Atk. Specs Increases Special Attack every time you score, up to 6 times. Sp Attack +24
Pokemon Unite Wise Glasses item Wise Glasses Increases Special Attack. Sp. Attack +39
  • Muscle Band: As a primary damage dealer, utilizing Muscle Band will help to support Pikachu’s Attacker class strengths.
  • Sp. Atk. Specs: This is one of the best items for the Gen I ‘mon, increasing your Special Attack every time you score. This is insanely helpful at the start of the match because even if you dump one point in the opponents’ goal, it goes up. Rinse and repeat this five more times and you’ve got an insane stat boost.
  • Wise Glasses: Adding on to the already fantastic Sp. Attack boost you’re getting with the previous item, utilizing Wise Glasses will go that one step further, giving Pikachu a continued extra boost in the stat.

Best Pikachu Battle Item in Pokemon Unite

Battle Item What it Does Unlocked At
Eject Button Eject Button Quickly throws your Pokemon in a particular direction. Trainer Level 11
  • Eject Button: When it comes to the Battle Item, you need to make sure you’re choosing this, allowing you to make a quick escape away from a ‘mon or to a team member that might require aid. Not only that, but you can also close the distance upon opponents trying to score or run away. It’s also a great tool when used before your Unite move. Pop it to zip to the enemy and then use your special before they even have time to react.

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Pikachu Pokemon Unite stats

Level HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
1 3292 134 35 50 27 3700
2 3399 140 40 82 31
3 3517 146 45 117 35
4 3646 153 51 156 40
5 3788 160 58 199 45
6 3945 168 65 246 51
7 4117 177 73 298 57
8 4307 187 82 355 64
9 4516 198 92 418 72
10 4747 210 103 487 80
11 5001 223 115 563 89
12 5280 237 128 647 99
13 5588 253 142 740 110
14 5927 271 158 842 122
15 6300 290 175 954 135

How to unlock Pikachu in Pokemon Unite

There are three methods available to unlock Pikachu in Pokemon Unite:

  • Choose to unlock Pikachu for free after completing the tutorial.
  • Purchase it with 6,000 Aeos Coins in the Unite Battle Committee Shop.
  • Purchase it with 345 Aeos Gems in the Unite Battle Committee Shop.

Best pairs for Pikachu in Pokemon Unite

As an Attacker class Pokemon, you’ll be utilizing Pikachu as much as you can to zap your enemies with high amounts of damage. Supporter class ‘mon such as Eldegoss can help keep you from taking too much damage, whereas the likes of Snorlax’s bulkiness in the Defender role can help stop Pikachu from getting overwhelmed in battle.

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So, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about taking Pikachu’s electrifying moveset to the next level with the best build.

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

Absol | Alolan Ninetails | Blastoise | Blissey | Charizard | Cinderace | Cramorant | Crustle | Eldegoss | Garchomp | Gardevoir | Gengar | Greninja | Lucario | Machamp | Mr Mime | Pikachu | Slowbro | Snorlax | Talonflame | Wigglytuff | Venusaur | Zeraora | All Held Items | All Battle Items | Best settings | Badge & medals explained

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