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Best Pikachu build for Pokémon Unite: Items and move combos

Here's the best build for the iconic Pikachu in Pokémon Unite, featuring the item picks and moves that will help you dominate Aeos Island.
Developed by TiMi Studio Group and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Unite is being played by millions of gamers on the Nintendo Switch. The game features 20 Pokémon from the franchise, and arguably the most iconic of them all is Pikachu!

This yellow, rodent-like Pokémon is undoubtedly one that many players will want to play with; and it's powerful as well. That's why it is at the top of our tier list, where we rank all the Pokémon from best to worst for Pokémon Unite. If you want to dominate Aeos Island as Pikachu, then we've got you covered with the best build, featuring all the right moves and items to get the job done.

Best Pikachu build for Pokémon: Items & moves

Pikachu is one of the best damage dealers in Pokémon Unite. This is because it is an electric-type, ranged Pokémon. It is also one of the squishiest of the lot; dubbed the "proverbial glass cannon" if you will.

In the best Pikachu build, we compensate for its weaknesses with item picks. We've also selected a menu of special attacks to get the job done.

best pikachu build pokemon unite moves items skills
(Picture: The Pokémon Company / Timi Studio Group)

First up, check out the moves (skills) you should select for this Pikachu build in Pokémon Unite:

  • Thunder Shock (pick first)
  • Electro Ball (pick at level 4)
  • Thunderbolt (pick at level 6)
  • Thunderstorm (Unite move)

These skills/moves for Pikachu will not only help you farm Wild Pokémon with ease in Unite but also take down opponents with ease, during ganks.

best pikachu build pokemon unite moves skills items shell bell
(Picture: The Pokémon Company / Timi Studio Group)

Now, let's get to the items. The most important is the Shell Bell, which allows special attacks to heal Pikachu. We combine this with two items that increase your Special Attacks even further.

  • Shell Bell - Special attacks heal 45 HP, plus a percentage of your Sp. Atk.
  • Sp. Atk. Specs - Permanently increases Sp. Attack upon scoring a goal.
  • Wise Glasses - Increases the damage of special attacks.
  • Eject Button - Instantly teleport yourself somewhere nearby.

Our best Pikachu build in Pokémon Unite can work in any lane. We do suggest, however, that you combine it with a Snorlax to tank for you in a lane, or a Nintetails to slow down enemies upon retreat. It's also great at farming Wild Pokémon with its moves.

So there you have it, the best build for Pikachu in Pokémon Unite, featuring the item picks and moves that will help you dominate Aeos Island!

You can find more news, guides, announcements and updates in our section dedicated to the Pokémon franchise.

Original build from LazyGod on PokemonUnite.gg fansite.