List of Status Effects: Buffs and Debuffs | Pokemon UNITE

Halloween Event is in full swing! NEW
Greedent is out now!
┗ A new Halloween Balance Patch released!

★ Check out the updated Pokemon Tier List! HOT
★ Look for friends by going to our Friend Request Board!

List of Status Effects
Stun, slow, and sleep are three of the many status effects found in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know the list of status effects and what moves apply them, how they affect Pokemon, what status effects are, and more!

List of Status Effects

All Status Effects
Burning
Frozen
Sleep
Stunned
Immobilized
Poisoned
Unstoppable
Invincible

Burning

Pokemon UNITE - Burn Status Effect

The Pokemon is ignited by flames that deals damage overt ime. You will know that a Pokemon is inflicted by burn when they glow Orange. This status effect is common on fire type Pokemon.

Moves That Inflict Burn

Pokemon Move
Charizard ImageCharizard
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Gengar ImageGengar
Slowbro ImageSlowbro

Frozen

Pokemon UNITE - Frozen Status Effect
The Pokemon is encased in a layer of ice, making it unable to move for a short amount of time. This status effect is common on ice type Pokemon.

Moves That Inflict Frozen

Pokemon Move
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine

Inflicted by Avalugg

Avalugg Normal Attack
You can also get frozen when you sustain many hits from fighting Avalugg in Shivre City. So, it is best to circle around Avalugg when using a melee Pokemon and hopefully avoid getting hit too much.

Avalugg Buff and Rewards

Sleep

Pokemon UNITE - Sleep Status Effect
The Pokemon is lulled to sleep, rendering it immobile for a short amount of time. Pokemon who are inflicted by this status effect can be woken up when it is dealt damage.

Moves That Inflict Sleep

Pokemon Move
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Gengar ImageGengar

Stunned

Pokemon UNITE - Stunned Status Effect
A strong move paralyzes the Pokemon, making it unable to move for a short amount of time. Take advantage of stunned opponents by focusing your attacks and moves on them!

Moves That Inflict Stun

Pokemon Move
Absol ImageAbsol
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Charizard ImageCharizard
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Crustle ImageCrustle
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir
Lucario ImageLucario
Machamp ImageMachamp
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Zeraora ImageZeraora

Inflicted by Zapdos

Zapdos Stomp Attack
You can also get stunned when Zapdos uses its powerful stomp move. Be careful, it will launch nearby Pokemon in the air, dealing damage and stunning them too.

Zapdos Buff and How to Steal

Immobilized

Pokemon UNITE - Immobilized Status Effect
Pokemon with inlifcted with this status effect cannot move, but can still attack and cast moves except Dash moves. This is a weaker version of stun and sleep since the target is still able to act.

Pokemon Move
Pikachu ImagePikachu

Poisoned

Pokemon UNITE - Poisoned Status Effect
The Pokemon is inflicted by poison and continuously loses HP over time. You will know that a Pokemon is inflicted by poison when they glow Purple. Damage dealt by poison effect are higher than burn effect.

Moves That Inflict Poison

Pokemon Move
Gengar ImageGengar
Venusaur ImageVenusaur

Unstoppable

Pokemon UNITE - Unstoppable Status Effect

When this effect is active, the Pokemon becomes Immune to all hindrances for a short amount of time, meaning that they cannot be inflicted by debuffs caused by the opponent. it will also make them immune from getting knocked back by the enemy's moves for as long as the effect is active. You can use this status effect to your advantage by pushing forward to attack goals or safely escaping from a fight.

Moves That Give Unstoppable

Pokemon Move
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Charizard ImageCharizard
Machamp ImageMachamp
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff

Invincible

Pokemon UNITE - Invicible Status Effect

Grants the Pokemon a window of invulnerability, which makes them immune to damage and becomes untargetable for a short time.

Invincibility: How to Use and Best Timing

Moves That Give Invincibility

Pokemon Move
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Sylveon ImageSylveon
Talonflame ImageTalonflame

Gain Invincible After Respwaning

Pokemon UNITE - Invincibility After Respawning

Patch 1.1.1.6 added the mechanic where the Pokemon will be invincible for 5 seconds after it respawns from getting KOed. This is likely to prevent players from blocking their opponents from leaving their base when they are dominating the game.

Updates and Patch Notes

List of Buffs and Debuffs

All Buffs and Debuffs
Attack Up
Attack Speed Up
Movement Speed Up
Slow
Critical Rate Up
Defense Up
Defense Down

Attack Up

This buff increases the damage output of your Pokemon's basic attack for a short amount of time. Consistently using this buff will allow you to deal massive damage if your opponent takes too much attacks.

Moves that Increase Attack

Pokemon Move
Blissey ImageBlissey
Greninja ImageGreninja
Machamp ImageMachamp
Lucario ImageLucario
Zeraora ImageZeraora

Ludicolo Gives Attack Buff

Pokemon UNITE - Ludicolo Buff

Another way to increase your Attack is to defeat Ludicolo and get its effect. Defeating it will give your Pokemon a Blue Aura that allows you to deal increased damage to Wild Pokemon with low HP for a short time.

Ludicolo Buff and Spawn Time

Attack Speed Up

Pokemon UNITE - Attack Speed Up Buff

This buff increases your Pokemon's basic attack speed for a short amount of time. This works extremely well with critical hits. That extra burst of speed could determine who gets knocked down first!

Moves that Increase Attack Speed

Pokemon Move
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Machamp ImageMachamp
Zeraora ImageZeraora

Movement Speed Up

Pokemon UNITE - Movement Speed Up

This buff increases your Pokemon's movement speed for a short amount of time. This is helpful when you are chasing down a low HP opponent, retreating from a heated situation, or quickly getting back into the fight.

Movement Speed Guide: How to Run Fast

Moves that Increase Movement Speed

Pokemon Move
Absol ImageAbsol
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Blissey ImageBlissey
Charizard ImageCharizard
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Crustle ImageCrustle
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Gengar ImageGengar
Greninja ImageGreninja
Lucario ImageLucario
Machamp ImageMachamp
Sylveon ImageSylveon
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
Venusaur ImageVenusaur

Unite Moves Increase Movement Speed

Pokemon UNITE - Movement Speed Up After Using Unite Move

Using your Pokemon's Unite Move will increase its movement speed for a short amount of time. Whether your team is pushing a Goal Zone or making a tactical retreat, knowing when to use Unite moves is key if you want to take advantage of the increase in movement speed while clashing with the opponent.

Unite Moves Guide: How to Use

Green Berries Increase Movement Speed

Pokemon UNITE - Green Berries

Another way to increase movement speed is to consume Green Berries in the battle arena. Simply walk through them and it will increase your Pokemon's movement speed for a short time.

List of Berries and Effects

Slow

Pokemon UNITE - Slow Debuff

When a Pokemon is inflicted by Slow, its movement speed is reduced for a short time. This debuff can be used to slow down fleeing opponents or catch them off guard!

Moves that Inflict Slow

Pokemon Move
Absol ImageAbsol
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Blissey ImageBlissey
Charizard ImageCharizard
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Crustle ImageCrustle
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir
Gengar ImageGengar
Greninja ImageGreninja
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Sylveon ImageSylveon
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
Zeraora ImageZeraora

Bouffalant Gives Slow Buff

Pokemon UNITE - Bouffalant Buff

Another way to inflict slow on opponents is too defeat Bouffalant and get its buff. Defeating it will give your Pokemon an Orange Aura that allows you to reduce the movement speed of opponents you hit for a short time.

Bouffalant Buff and Spawn Time

Critical Rate Up

This buff increases the chance of your Pokemon to land a critical hits for a short amount of time. When the Pokemon lands a critical hit, the damage will be doubled!

Critical Hit Guide: Critical Rate and Critical Damage

Moves that Increase Critical Rate

Pokemon Move
Absol ImageAbsol
Machamp ImageMachamp
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Charizard ImageCharizard

Defense Up

This buff strengthens your Pokemon by increasing their Defense or Special Defense, allowing them to soak damage and survive longer.

Moves that Increase Defense

Pokemon Move
Lucario ImageLucario
Machamp ImageMachamp
Slowbro ImageSlowbro

Defense Down

This debuff weakens your opponents by lowering their Defense or Special Defense. Use this together with your strong moves to deal massive damage to your opponent!

Moves that Decrease Defense

Pokemon Move
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Gengar ImageGengar
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff

Unique Status Effects

Obstruction

Pokemon UNITE - Moves That Affect Vision

This status effect impairs your opponent's vision by creating an obstruction on their screen. This is a unique status effect since it does not directly affect the Pokemon, but rather the players themselves.

Vision Guide: How Does Vision (Sight) Work?

Moves that Affect VIsion

Pokemon Move
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Greninja ImageGreninja

Invisible

Pokemon UNITE - Invisibility

Pokemon with this status effect cannot be seen by the enemy, but can still be damaged, and affected by moves. It's a unique status effect because there is no way to reveal invisible Pokemon

Moves that Grant Invisibility

Pokemon Move
Gengar ImageGengar
Greninja ImageGreninja

What are Status Effects?

Pokemon UNITE - Sleep Status Effect

Status Effects are temporary bonuses or penalties that you can inflict or receive while in battle. Like other Pokemon games, status effects can be caused by certain moves in the game, and can either increase or decrease a Pokemon's stats through buffs and debuffs.

You can use these status effects to your advantage - or be used against you. Knowing when and how to use them effectively can mean turning the tide of a match in your team's favor!

Pokemon UNITE Related Guides

Game Modes and Rules
Game Modes Explanation banner.pngGame Modes Explanation Match Types Explanation banner.pngMatch Types Explanation
Unite Battle Guide.pngUnite Battle Guide Ranked Match Guide.pngRanked Match Guide
Quick Battle.pngQuick Battle Guide How to Use Training Mode.pngHow to Use Training Mode
Fair Play Points Guide.pngFair Play Points Guide Can Players Use the Same Pokemon.pngCan Players Use the Same Pokemon?
Gameplay Manual Guides
List of Status Effects.pngList of Status Effects Stats Explanation.pngStats Explanation
How to Upgrade Items.pngHow to Upgrade Items Unite Moves Guide.pngUnite Moves Guide
List of Berries and Effects.pngList of Berries and Effects How to Surrender.pngHow To Surrender
Recall Guide and Best Timing.pngRecall Guide and Best Timing Super Jump Guide.pngSuper Jump Guide
Visision Guide.pngVision Guide: How Does Vision Work? Evolution How to Evolve and Timing.pngEvolution: How to Evolve and Timing
Character Creation Guide.pngCharacter Creation Guide Free Rotation Guide.pngFree Rotation Guide
Microtransactions Guide.pngMicrotransactions Guide Attack Vs. Special Attack.pngAttack Vs. Special Attack
Badge Guide and Explanation.pngBadge Guide and Explanation How to Check Team Score.pngHow to Check Team Score
How to Check Leaderboard.pngHow to Check Leaderboard Tutorial Missions Access and Rewards.pngTutorial Missions: Access and Rewards
How to Increase Movement Speed.pngHow to Increase Movement Speed Critical Hit Guide.pngCritical Hit Guide
How to Use Quick Chat and Pings.pngHow to Use Quick Chat and Pings How to Use the Camera.pngHow to Use the Camera
How to Cancel Moves.pngHow to Cancel Moves Invincibility Guide.pngInvincibility Guide
Move Types and When to Use.pngMove Types and When to Use Grass Guide How Does Grass Work.pngGrass Guide: How Does Grass Work?
Boosted Attacks Guide.pngBoosted Attacks Guide How to Recover HP.pngHow to Recover HP
How to Check Player Levels and Kills.pngHow to Check Player Levels and Kills
Game Setup Guides
List of Controls.pngList of Controls List of Settings.pngList of Settings
How to Change Your Name.pngHow to Change Your Name How to Change Your Gender.pngHow to Change Your Gender
How to Play Online Multiplayer.pngHow to Play Online Multiplayer How to Add Friends.pngHow to Add Friends
Language Settings.pngLanguage Settings How to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps.pngHow to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps
Do You Need Nintendo Online.pngDo You Need Nintendo Online? Server Reset Time.pngServer Reset Time
How to Create a New Account.pngHow to Create a New Account Can You Delete an Account.pngCan You Delete an Account?
Player Count and Limit.pngPlayer Count and Limit Can You Play Offline.pngCan You Play Offline?
How to Reduce Lag.pngHow to Reduce Lag What Happens When You Go AFK.pngWhat Happens When You Go AFK
How to Play with Bots.pngHow to Play with Bots How to Check Match History.pngHow to Check Match History
Battle Screen and Menus Explanation.pngBattle Screen and Menus Explanation Spectator Mode.pngSpectator Mode
How to Update the Trainer Card.pngHow to Update the Trainer Card Squads Guide.pngSquads Guide

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "List of Status Effects: Buffs and Debuffs" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top