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This guide will teach you on the different effects of each stat type for Held Items, Battle Items and Pokemon Moves. Continue reading to learn more about Attack, Special Attack, Defense and Special Defense, including the difference between Physical and Special stats!

What is Attack and Special Attack?

What is Attack?

The Attack stat affects both Standard Attacks, as well as Moves for Pokemon which have their damage type classified as Physical.

For example, Greninja is a Physical Attacker, so all of its Standard Attacks and Moves will use the Attack stat and have their damage boosted by items like Muscle Band.

Pokemon Using the Attack Stat for Moves

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Crustle.jpgCrustle Garchomp.jpgGarchomp Greninja.jpgGreninja
Lucario.jpgLucario Machamp.jpgMachamp Snorlax.jpgSnorlax
Talonflame.jpgTalonflame Zeraora.jpgZeraora

What is Special Attack?

The Special Attack stat Moves for Pokemon which have their damage type classified as Special.

For example, Pikachu is a Special Attacker, so while its Standard Attacks will be affected by Attack, its Moves are affected by Special Attack, and have their damage boosted by items like Sp. Atk. Specs.

Pokemon Using the Special Attack Stat for Moves

Alolan Ninetales.jpgAlolan Ninetales Cramorant.jpgCramorant Eldegoss.jpgEldegoss
Gengar.jpgGengar Mr. Mime.jpgMr. Mime Pikachu.jpgPikachu
Slowbro.jpgSlowbro Venusaur.jpgVenusaur Wigglytuff.jpgWigglytuff

Attack Vs. Special Attack: Physical and Special Damage

What is Defense and Special Defense?

What is Defense?

Items and moves that increases your Defense refers to the amount of damage you reduce from Pokemon Moves that are labeled as Physical.

For example, the Held Item Rocky Helmet increases your Defense. This means that if an enemy Greninja attacks you with the move Surf you won't take as much damage!

What is Special Defense?

Items and moves that increases your Special Defense refers to the amount of damage you reduce from Pokemon Moves that are labeled as Special.

For example, the Held Item Focus Band increases your Special Defense. This means that if Pikachu uses the skill Thunder Shock on you, your Pokemon will take reduced damage!

What is Critical Rate and Critical Hit Damage?

Critical Hit Damage Effect

In Pokemon UNITE, each Pokemon has a Critical Rate and a Critical Damage stat that increases the amount of damage you deal by a set chance.

Critical Rate will determine the chance dealing increased damage and Critical Damage will determine how much increased damage you do.


Base Damage 100
Critical Rate 50%
Critical Damage 100%

This means that your attacks will do 200 Damage 50% of the time.

What Does Critical Rate and Critical Damage Affect?

Critical Hits and Critical Damage currently only affects the basic attacks of Pokemon.

How Do I Increase My Critical Rate and Critical Damage?

Scope Lens.pngScope Lens The Scope Lens significantly increases any Pokemon's damage. This is very effective for Pokemon who can deal very high damage.

Leveling up your Pokemon in a match will naturally increase their Critical Rate. There are also Items like the Scope Lens that increases both your Critical Rate and Critical Damage.

What is Movement Speed?

Pokemon UNITE Movement Explanation

Float Stone.pngFloat Stone The Float Stone is the only Held Item in the game which increases your Pokemon's movement speed. This item is very effective for any role in the game.

Movement speed determines how fast a Pokemon moves. This can be increased by Held Items, as shown on the example above.

Will I Slow Down When Attacked?

Yes, your Pokemon will lose movement speed when attacked. Some Pokemon moves can also prevent you from moving, so watch out!

How to Increase Movement Speed

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