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Pokémon Unite Held items guide: Best held items for every Pokémon

Know the best held item for every Pokemon!

Pokémon Unite has just been launched for Android and iOS and the love for the game has been overwhelming so far. The key in dominating the battle is Held items. Held items are the key to achieve victory in battles. A better understanding of each item will give players an edge over other players. In this guide, we will cover everything one needs to know about Held items. In addition to that, we will be suggesting the best held item builds for every Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE.

Held items in Pokemon Unite: Overview

Held items are key to helping one achieve victory in the Unite Battles. Understanding what each held item does and which ones work best with the Pokémon of your choice will give players the extra edge they need. Every Pokémon can use Three held items. As held items are permanent, players don’t have to buy them again and again. Held items can be upgraded to level 30 using Item Enhancers or Super Item Enhancers. There are 4 types of item categories. These are Attack, Defence, Score, and others. Every held item has its own Main and Sub stat. Let us check these items out.

List of items 

Score Items

Pokémon Unite Held item
Different Score items in Held Items in Pokemon Unite

1. Score Shield

Score Shield gives a flat HP bonus to the Pokémon, granting a shield equal to 5% of Pokémons Max HP while scoring the goal. While in the shield, the Pokémon can’t be interrupted. A shield has a 6-second cooldown after scoring a goal.

2. Aeos Cookie

Aeos Cookie gives a flat HP bonus to the Pokémon. When the Pokémon scores a goal, its Health is increased for the rest of the match. The cap is at 6 stacks.

3. Attack Weight

Attack Weight gives an Attack bonus to the Pokémon. When the Pokémon scores a goal, its attack is increased for the rest of the match. It caps at 6 stacks.

4. Sp Atk Specs

When the Pokémon scores a goal, it’s Sp. Atk is increased for the rest of the match. It caps at 6 stacks.


Attack Items

Pokémon Unite Held item
Different Attack items in Held Items in Pokemon Unite

1. Scope Lens

It increases the damage of basic-attack critical hits. The higher the Pokémon’s Attack, the more the damage is increased. It has a 1-second cooldown.

  • Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
  • Critical-Hit Damage: +12%

2. Muscle Band

The Pokémon’s basic attacks deal additional damage based on the target’s remaining HP.

3. Razor Claw

After the Pokémon uses a move, its next basic attack deals additional damage. The higher the Pokémon’s Attack is, the more his damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokémon, basic attacks also decrease the movement of enemies speeds up for a few seconds.

4. Wise Glasses

Wise Glasses do increase Sp. Atk of a Pokemon by a percentage.

5. Shell Bell

The Pokémon recovers HP when it lands a move. More high being the Pokémon’s Sp. Atk, the more HP it recovers. It posses a 10-second cooldown.

Pokémon Unite Held item
Other attack items in Held Items in Pokemon Unite

6. Energy Amplifier

After Pokémon uses its Unite move, it deals increased damage for a short time. It has a 4-second duration.

7. The Choice Specs

The Choice Specs increases the damage of Pokémon move when they hit. The higher the Pokémon Sp. Atk is, the more the damage is increased.


Defense Items

Pokémon Unite Held item
Other defense items in Held Items in Pokemon Unite

1. Leftovers

The Pokémon recovers health over time while out of combat. This takes place at a point of time of 8 seconds after leaving combat.

2. Weakness Policy

Weakness Policy increases Pokémon’s Attack for a short time by a minimum of 2%. This happens when the Pokémon receives damage. This increase grows larger the more times damage is received.

3. Focus Band

When the Pokémon drops too low HP, with each second for three seconds, it recovers some of the HP which it has lost. It possesses a 90-second cooldown.

4. Assault Vest

With the help of Assault Vest, the Pokémon gains a shield against Sp. Atk damage, while being out of combat. This takes place at a point of time of 8 seconds after leaving combat.

5. Rocky Helmet

After the Pokémon receives enough damage, nearby opponents are dealt damage equal to a percentage of their max HP. It has a 2-second cooldown.


Other Items

Pokémon Unite Held item
Other items in the collection of Held Items in Pokemon Unite

1. Float Stone

It increases movement speed while out of combat. This takes place at a point of time of 8 seconds after leaving combat.

2. Buddy Barrier

When the Pokémon uses its Unite move, the specific Pokémon and the nearest ally Pokémon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield. This shield generally has an 8-second duration.

3. Exp. Share

While your Pokémon has the fewest Exp. Points on its team, it passively receives Exp. Points. In addition to it, when a nearby teammate defeats a wild Pokémon, the teammate gains slightly more Exp. Points.

Best Builds for every Pokémon in Pokémon Unite

1. Blastoise

Pokemon Unite Blastoise
Pokemon Unite Blastoise
  • Control Build: Buddy Barrier, Wise Glass, Energy Amplifier
  • Offensive Build: Buddy Barrier, Focus Band, Shell Bell

2. Blissey

Pokemon Unite blissey
Pokemon Unite Blissey
  • Best Build: Buddy Barrier, Focus Band, Muscle Band

3. Gardevoir

Pokemon Unite Gardevoir
Pokemon Unite Gardevoir
  • Best Build: Wise Glasses, Shell Bell, Sp. Atk specs

4. Zeraora

Pokemon Unite Zeraora
Pokemon Unite Zeraora
  • Best Build – Shell Bell, Muscle Band, Scope lens

5. Pikachu

Pokemon Unite Pikachu
Pokemon Unite Pikachu
  • Best Build: Wise Glasses, Shell Bell, Sp. Atk specs

6. Charizard

Pokemon Unite Charizard
Pokemon Unite Charizard
  • Best Build: Leftover, Muscle Band, Focus Band

7. Snorlax

Pokemon Unite Snorlax
Pokemon Unite Snorlax
  • Best Build: Leftover, Float Stone, Rocky Helmet

8. Crustle

Pokemon Unite Crustle
Pokemon Unite Crustle
  • Best Build: Buddy Barrier, Focus Band, Assault vest

9. Greninja

Pokemon Unite Greninja
Pokemon Unite Greninja
  • Best Build: Muscle Band, Focus band, Scope Lens

10. Eldegoss

Pokemon Unite Eldegoss stats
Pokemon Unite Eldegoss stats
  • Best Build: Buddy Barrier, Float Stone, Exp Share

11. Talonflame

Pokemon Unite Talonflame
Pokemon Unite Talonflame
  • Best Build: Float Stone, Muscle band, Attack Weight

12. Lucario

Pokemon Unite Lucario
Pokemon Unite Lucario
  • Best Build: Muscle Band, Focus band, Scope Lens

13. Venusaur

Pokemon Unite Venusaur
Pokemon Unite Venusaur
  • Best Build: Assault vest, Shell bell, Focus band

14. Mr Mime

Pokemon Unite Mr. Mime
Pokemon Unite Mr. Mime
  • Best Build: Assault vest, Shell bell, Buddy Barrier

15. Slowbro

Pokemon Unite Slowbro
Pokemon Unite Slowbro
  • Best Build: Float Stone, Rocky Helmet, Focus band

16. Absol

Pokemon Unite Absol
Pokemon Unite Absol
  • Best Build: Muscle Band, Focus band, Scope Lens

17. Machamp

Pokemon Unite Machamp
Pokemon Unite Machamp
  • Best Build: Muscle Band, Focus band, Scope Lens

18. Wigglytuff

Pokemon Unite Wigglytuff
Pokemon Unite Wigglytuff
  • Best Build: Buddy Barrier, Focus Band, Exp Share

19. Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon Unite Alolan Ninetales
Pokemon Unite Alolan Ninetales
  • Best Build: Wise glasses, Muscle band, Shell bell

20. Cramorant

Pokemon Unite Cramorant
Pokemon Unite Cramorant
  • Best Build: Shell bell, Sp. Atk specs, Buddy barrier

21. Gengar

Pokemon Unite Gengar
Pokemon Unite Gengar
  • Best Build: Wise glasses. Sp. Atk specs, Energy Amplifier

22. Garchomp

Pokemon Unite Garchomp
Pokemon Unite Garchomp
  • Best Build: Assault vest, Rocky helmet, Muscle Band

23. Cinderace

Pokemon Unite Cinderace
Pokemon Unite Cinderace
  • Best Build: Muscle Band, Focus band, Scope Lens

What are your takeaways from the Pokemon Unite Held Item guide? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Naman Nahata

Gamer by day, Geek & Weeb by night. Reading manga and watching anime is what I love. Occasionally I also like cooking food. Being the reason someone smiles every day is the motto I live by.
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