Pokémon Unite Falinks Build Guide: Best Builds, Held Items, Movesets and Gameplay Tips

Tips to master Falinks, the new Pokémon!

Falinks is now the newest Pokémon to join the ever-increasing character fray of Pokémon Unite. It is a new Melee All-Rounder type Pokémon that depends on positioning and using its various troopers to take out opponents. Due to Falinks composition, it can utilize different formations and positions to outscore the enemies, regardless of the situation. This guide will let you know about Falinks in Pokémon Unite, its abilities, best items, and team compositions.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémon like PikachuMamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, BlisseyCharizardSnorlaxTsareenaDecidueyeDragoniteTalonflameCinderaceGreninjaGardevoirVenusaurWigglytuffTrevenantGengarLucario, Aegislash, Crustle, Hoopa, Garchomp Absol, Alolan Ninetales, Duraludon, Cramorant, Blastoise, Slowbro, Machamp, Mr. Mime, Greedent, Azumarill, Sylveon, Gyarados and Miraidon. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Falinks.

Falinks: In-game Cost

Falinks is an exclusive Unite license currently available for free in the Falinks Event Pass. Via the event, Players can obtain the Falinks UNITE License by purchasing the Premium Event Pass which costs 249 Aeos Gems. Players who participate in the Free Farlinks event pass will be able to obtain a 3-day Limited License for Falinks.

Basic Attack

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Falinks’s basic attacks become boosted attacks with every third attack, or after Falinks uses Tackle, Megahorn, or Iron Head. Boosted attacks also apply a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon they hit. When a boosted attack hits, the cooldown of Tackle, Megahorn, or Iron Head is reduced.

Passive – Battle Armor

When Falinks takes critical-hit damage, a set percentage of the damage is reduced. Falinks is a group comprised of brass and five troopers, and they utilize three formations: Column formation, No Retreat formation, and Dispatch formation. When a move is used in No Retreat or Dispatch formation, the effect of the move changes. This Pokémon can hold a little more Aeos energy than other Pokémon.

Ability 1 – Tackle

Falinks charges in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and shoving them. Falinks’s next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.

Ability Choices at Level 4

At Level 4 Falinks would have to choose either of the following abilities:

Megahorn Iron Head
Falinks charges with its horns, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. Immediately afterward, Falinks charges with its horns again and gains a shield. When Falinks is in No Retreat formation, it charges power before charging forward with its horns, dealing additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits based on their max HP. When Falinks is in Dispatch formation, the troopers who are away from the column will also charge with their horns, along with the brass. Falinks attacks the designated area with its steel-hard heads, dealing damage and applying a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon it hits, as well as granting itself a shield. When Falinks is in No Retreat formation, Iron Head’s range is shortened, but its area of attack is widened. Falinks’s next four basic attacks can be used while it’s moving. When Falinks is in Dispatch formation, dispatched troopers return to the column when Falinks attacks with this move. The returning troopers shove and deal damage to opposing Pokémon they hit on their way back to the column.
Megahorn can be upgraded to strengthen the effect of the shield granted by this move. Iron Head can be upgraded so that the troopers’ attacks also deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon based on the opposing Pokémon’s HP.

Ability 3 – Bulk Up

The skill increases Falinks’s Attack, Defense, and basic attack speed for a short time.

Ability Choices at Level 6

At Level 6, either of these two moves becomes available.

No RetreatBeat Up
Falinks switches to No Retreat formation while shoving opposing Pokémon in front of it. While in No Retreat formation, Falinks cannot change the direction it’s facing, and its movement speed when moving backward is decreased, but its Attack is increased and the damage it takes from the front is reduced. If this move is used while Falinks is in No Retreat formation, Falinks will switch to Column formation.Falinks charges in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. Falinks switches to Dispatch formation, sending out two troopers toward the opposing Pokémon it hit. The dispatched troopers will continue to attack the opposing Pokémon for a while, but they will return to the brass after they take a set amount of damage or become separated from the brass by a set distance or greater. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. 
No Retreat can be upgraded to further increase Falinks’s Attack and further reduce the damage it takes from the front.Beat Up can be upgraded to restore some of the user’s HP when this move hits.

Unite Move – Dust Devil Formation

The five troopers run continuously around the brass at great speed, dealing damage and applying a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon they hit. While Dust Devil Formation is being used, damage taken by the troopers is reduced.

Best items for Falinks in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Falinks in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item. To learn more about the best held items in Pokémon Unite, please refer to our articles.

Best Held Items

Attack WeightAttack Weight increases the Falinks attack damage thus, making it easier to defeat enemy Pokémon.
Focus BandThis item increases Falinks attack speed and damage output making it a viable battle item for Falink
Weakness PolicyWeakness Policy item helps to further increase Falinks attack whenever he receives damage from enemies. Thus, making it a viable choice for an All-rounder Pokémon type.

Best Battle Items

  • Eject Button: It helps Falinks to quickly reposition especially during No Retreat formation.
  • X Attack: This item further complements and increases the overall damage attack and attack speed of Falinks, which can be quite useful especially during the Dispatch formation since the Troopers would also benefit from this.
  • X Speed: This item further complements and increases the overall movement speed of Falinks, making it highly mobile. This item also works well when using the No retreat ability as it removes the movement speed reduction from Falinks

Pokémon Unite Falinks Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Falinks Guide will now discuss how to play and achieve a perfect game plan for the Pokémon, across the game. The following division has two sections of the early and late game, which players must make sure to read, till the end.

Early Game

Since Falinks doesn’t evolve, he is pretty much strong right from the start. In terms of laning, players could either go Top or Bottom Lane, or even the Jungle Lane.

Players should focus on farming to level up Falinks to unlock his abilities and essentially new powerful combos. It is best to first unlock the Tackle ability as it provides the damage needed for scaling through the early game phase. Whereas, using Bulk Up would help to increase Falinks stats making Tackle deal even more damage to enemy Pokémon.

Pokémon Unite Falinks Guide Early Game
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Since the top lane is preferable for Miraidon, players should take on Rotom and also score as many goals as possible. Thanks to Falink’s unique passive, it’s easier to score accumulate, and score goals with Falinks. On attaining Level 4, a choice has to be made between either Megahorn or Ironhead.

Due to its unique charge and damage perk, Megahorn is highly advisable. Due to its early aggressiveness, players should use Falinks to mark and take down enemy Speedsters’ main or Attack role Pokémon to further delay their evolution and leveling.

Late Game

A couple of levels later at Level 7, a choice has to be made between either No Retreat or Beat Up. Beat Up is highly recommended as it allows Falinks to effectively take down multiple opposing Pokémon targets.

Pokémon Unite Falinks Guide Late Game
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However, No Retreat can also be a useful pick especially when faced with multiple enemy Pokémon targets but it’s highly dependent on positioning and it is bad to use against speedsters or highly mobile enemy Pokémon. Do choose according to the game plan.

The Unite move can also be very useful when faced with multiple enemy targets as it deals burst AOE damage. It’s also useful during the Zapdos‘ fight to kill and steal, as it can help him maim and target enemy main damage dealers with the continuous damage from the circling troopers.

  • Megahorn + No Retreat: This combo formation allows Falinks to deal enormous damage to enemy targets positioned right in its front. It should be mainly utilized against opposing Pokemon with low mobility because of the structure of No Retreat. This combo poses a strong offensive against enemies.
  • Iron Head + No Retreat: This combo formation allows Falink to blink and deal damage to enemies whilst surprising them with a No Retreat formation to stop them in their tracks. This combo also poses a strong offensive against enemies.
  • Beat Up + Megahorn: Whilst in dispatch formation, you can utilize Megahorn to dash and engage enemies with your Brass whilst complementing the attack of your other two troopers.

Positioning of Falink

The best path for Falinks would be the top of Jungle Lane. Players should Focus on farming lane Aipoms and Audinos. The cluster of Combees and Vespiqueen should be prioritized and hunted down as much as possible to allow for increased exp and easy Leveling. Players should also utilize Falinks to assist allied speedsters or attack Pokémon to take down main objectives.

Falinks with other Pokémon

Our Pokémon Unite Falinks guide will also talk about the relationship between Falinks and other Pokémon.

Best synergies with Falinks

Falinks is a Pokémon who would need an adventure partner to be an attacker.

BlisseyBlissey can assist by granting extra shields to itself and Falink thus further increasing Falinks durability
SnorlaxThe shielding moves on opponents would help Falinks have some kills. Snorlax being a defender would also help take in a lot of damage whilst assisting Falink.
ComfeyWould help Falinks heal after battles besides also providing speed boosts or shields.

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Falink

Pokémon that Falinks countersPokémon that counter Falinks
BlisseyAlolan Ninetales
Duraludon Zeraora
 Cramorant Buzzwole

Final Thoughts

Players must keep all the valuable points in mind while playing with Falinks. It is indeed a powerful S-tier All-rounder Pokémon that sure would change the tide of the battle with its powerful coordinated attacks.

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