More Pokémon Unite-related content continues to trickle in. Following its release on Nintendo Switch as a free download, here’s some information on an aspect you may have questions about: what are the best battle items in the game?
The details we’ve been able to find out on this topic are as follows:
Potion: At trainer level 3, players will unlock the potion as their first battle item, and it is one of the best options to bring to Unite Battles. Every 30 seconds the potion provides instant healing to your Pokémon, allowing you to continue battling without having to heal on your targets or in your base. However, the healing isn’t much and becomes much less efficient late in the game, so it’s best to use it when you know you’re about to win a battle, or when you need that extra boost to get out of one.
X Attack: While X Speed provides a nice speed boost for a short duration, many Pokémon have dashes with a shorter cooldown that make it unnecessary. X Attack, on the other hand, is one of the most impactful battle items in the game thanks to its optimisation. Not only does it provide an upgrade to your attack, but it also boosts your special attack. So for Pokémon like Charizard and Slowbro, which have both physical and special attacks, both types of moves will be boosted at the same time. Even Pokémon with only one move type enjoy the enhancements, as no other battle item boosts these important offensive stats. X Attack unlocks once players reach Trainer level 7, and its only drawback is its long cooldown of 40 seconds.
Fluffy Tail: It’s been an important item for escaping from wild Pokémon in the main series, especially when you find yourself in a situation where tapping escape may not work. However, in Pokémon Unite, since you can escape from wild Pokémon at any time, it has a completely different effect: it stuns the wild Pokémon in front of you and, for a short period of time, allows all attacks on them to do more damage. It also has a cooldown of only 25 seconds, and players can acquire this item at Trainer level 10 or higher.
Goal-Getter: This item doubles goal-scoring for a short period of time, allowing players who have accumulated a large amount of Aeos energy to score goals faster. This item acts as a pseudo-Rotom or legendary Pokémon that, when defeated, completely removes the goal-scoring defences for a short period of time that can be used at any time. If your team is at a disadvantage, using Goal-Getter can turn a losing game into a winning one at the touch of a button, allowing you to make a great comeback and overwhelm your opponents. After using it, players will have to wait 120 seconds to use it again (in a normal Unite Battle players will only be able to use it up to three times) and it can be obtained at Coach level 17.