Urshifu revealed in Pokemon Unite: Release date, moves, stats, more

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An exciting new pick is joining the Pokemon Unite lineup: Urshifu. Following many other recent additions to Pokemon Unite, this new character offers new moves, playstyles, and meta changes for fans to enjoy.

Urshifu is a bear-like Pokemon who uses martial arts to take names. It evolves from Kubfu, and was introduced to the series in Generation VIII.

It was teased in the Pokemon Unite beta testing server on November 8. In the mainline game entries, Urshifu has two different base forms: Rapid Strike Style and Single Strike Style. These forms make their way to Pokemon Unite as well, but Urshifu’s mega evolutions will not be implemented.

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Here is everything currently known about the new Pokemon Unite character.


Pokemon Unite Urshifu release date

Since Sableye releases on November 16, it’s Urshifu launches two weeks after on December 1. This is alongside the game’s regular patch update, which nerfed some overbearing picks in the current meta.

Urshifu Stats in Pokemon Unite

The stats for Urshifu were datamined by ‘ElChicoEevee‘. It appears Urshifu deals physical attack, and not special attack. This correlates with its trends from the main line series.

Pokemon Unite Urshifu statsTwitter: ElChicoEevee

Urshifu evolves from Kubfu at level five. And upon reaching level five, the player will have the option to choose between two different moves, which determine the Pokemon’s form for the rest of the game.

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Pokemon Unite Urshifu moves

As previously mentioned, Urshifu has the option to choose one of two moves upon reaching level five: Surging Strike or Wicked Blow.

Choosing Surging Strike forces the Urshifu player to learn Throat Chop, while learning Wicked Blow forces you to use Liquidation. For those confused as to how this works, think of Urshifu’s different forms and moves the same way as Scizor and Scyther work in the game.

In essence, each form and move set has its own strengths, but upon initially choosing, the player is locked with that form for the rest of the game.

Best recommended moves

  • Throat Chop
  • Wicked blow

As of December 1, during the Pokemon’s initial release, Throat Chop and Wicked Blow appear to be the way to go. These moves allow the new pick to be a force to be reckoned with.

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Pokemon Unite Urshifu held items

Recommended held items

  • Float Stone
  • Attack Weight
  • Muscle Band

Alternative held items

  • Weakness Policy
  • Focus Band

The primary theme for Urshifu’s held item build is to stack physical attack. This pick doesn’t actually get too much out of critical strike, so going for the base physical stats is better.

As for Emblems, take six brown and four white, as recommended by Crisheroes.