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Pokémon Unite Cramorant abilities, build, and items

Learn all about the best Pokémon Unite Cramorant build, from its moveset to the best held and battle items

Pokémon Unite Cramorant in front of the arena

Pokémon Unite’s Cramorant is all about those ranged attacks. When playing with this fierce Pokémon, you can expect it to spit out prey at opponents, swoop in to deal out damage, and take opportunities to self-heal. It’s a tricky little Pokémon to play with, but the payoff, once you’ve figured it out, is something special.

If you like playing as Cramorant, you might like to have a read of our Pokémon Unite Cinderace or Pokémon Unite Gardevoir guides too. In our Pokémon Unite Cramorant guide though, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about this peculiar bird’s moveset, best held items and battle items to equip, and how to put together the best build.

If you’re looking to work out which Pokémon is best for you in the battle arena, we recommend checking out our Pokémon Unite tier list. If you’re eager to get in-depth with some of the choices out there, we’ve got the guides for that, from Pokémon Unite’s Blastoise to Pokémon Unite’s Greedent.

What is Pokemon Unite Cramorant’s moveset?

Before we delve into the details on Pokémon Unite Cramorant’s moveset, you’ll first need to make sure you’ve acquired this Pokémon. To do that, you’ll need to head to the in-game store and pick up Cramorant’s Unite license for 8,000 Aeos coins or 460 gems.

Pokémon Unite's Cramorant next to its name

Cramorant’s passive attack

Move name Attack type Description
Gulp missile Passive Cramorant gulps up prey when opposing Pokémon use moves, it then spits it back at as a counterattack. The type of prey and effect of the move differs based on Cramorant’s HP

Cramorant’s early game abilities

For Cramorant’s early game, you unlock one move at level one and another at level three. We recommend you pick whirlpool first to increase damage and build your experience up to get to those higher levels faster.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Whirlpool Area Five seconds Creates a whirlpool that deals AoE damage. Over time the AoE decreases but the damage increases. Just before the whirlpool disappears, it decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time. Cramorant can also reload prey by entering the whirlpool
Feather dance Hindrance Eight seconds This dance decreases the attack and movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time

Cramorant’s mid-game abilities

At level four, you can pick between two options. For this, we recommend focusing on air slash to keep distance and play into Cramorant’s strength with ranged attacks.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Hurricane Ranged Nine seconds Blasts a fierce wind that deals damage and lifts and throws opposing Pokémon. Upgrading increases Cramorant’s speed for a short time
Air slash Ranged Five seconds Shoots blades of air that damages opposing Pokémon while moving backwards. When the move hits, the cooldown is reduced. Upgrading restores Cramorant’s HP every time a blade of air hits an opposing Pokémon

Pokémon Unite's Cramorant standing in the arena

Cramorant’s late-game abilities

At level six, you once again have a choice to make between the below abilities. We suggest you pick dive at this point, as it partners well with air slash, meaning you can bide your time and dive in before unleashing air slash when you’re in range for maximum damage.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Surf Hindrance Eight seconds Sends out a damage-dealing wave. Once the wave has travelled full distance, it returns, deals damage, and displaces opposing Pokémon in its wake. Cramorant can reload prey by entering the wave. Upgrading decreases opposing Pokémon’s movement for a short time
Dive Dash 1.5 seconds Forms a puddle that Cramorant dives into, displacing and damaging opposing Pokémon that enter the puddle. Diving into the puddle also reloads prey. This move can be used three times before cooldown. Upgrading increases damage dealt

Cramorant’s end-game abilities

Finally, at level nine, Cramorant unlocks its Unite move, gatling gulp missiles. This move is most effective when used on opposing Pokémon that are grouped together. For example, when the opposing team are trying to score those late-game goals.

Move name Attack type Description
Gatling gulp missiles Ranged Forms a huge puddle that Cramorant dives into and continuously spits prey out of to damage nearby opponents


All the critters in Pokémon Unite either specialise in attack or special attack, which dictates what items are effective for them, and what enemies they are weak or strong against. Cramorant is a special attack Pokémon.

What are the best held items for Pokémon Unite’s Cramorant?

For each battle, you have the option to choose three held items to take with you into the arena. There’s a few to choose from but we suggest picking from the list below.

  • Special attack specs
    • Permanently increases Cramorant’s special attack upon scoring a goal
  • Shell bell
    • Cramorant’s special attacks heal 45 HP, plus a percentage of its special attack
  • Buddy barrier
    • When using Cramorant’s Unite move, gatling gulp missiles, it shields both Cramorant and a nearby ally with the lowest HP
  • Energy amplifier
    • After using Cramorant’s Unite move, it will deal extra damage for a short time
  • Wise glasses
    • Special attack is increased by a certain percentage depending on its upgrade level

Pokémon Unite's Cramorant using an attack

What is the best battle item for Pokémon Unite’s Cramorant?

And finally, you can take one battle item Pokémon Unite battle item with you and we recommend choosing from the two below.

  • Eject button
    • Instantly teleports Cramorant somewhere else, usually used to retreat to safety
  • X attack
    • Cramorant’s attack and special attack are temporarily increased

For content like this, make sure you check out our Pokémon Unite medals and Pokémon Unite held items guides.