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This is a guide on how to upgrade Held items in Pokemon Unite. Read on to learn how to upgrade held items, how much it costs to upgrade held items, what Item Enhancers are, and more!

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How to Upgrade Held Items

Must be at Trainer Level 9

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Upgrading Held Items will be available when your trainer level reaches level 9. Note that you can still equip Held Items even if you have not reached level 9 yet.

Upgrade Using Item Enhancers

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You can upgrade a Held Item's level grade by using Item Enhancers. These can be obtained by buying from the shop using Aeos Tickets or receiving as a reward from in-game events and challenges.

How to Farm Item Enhancers

Upgrade Using Super Item Enhancers

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Another way to upgrade Held Items is using Super Item Enhancers. Unlike normal Item Enhancers, These let you instantly upgrade a Held Item's level grade to 30 - the maximum!

Currently, you can only get Super Item Enhancers by completing the Super Held Item Enhancement Missions event. They are regarded as a valuable item, so it is best to use them on an item that you often use.

Super Item Enhancer Guide

Upgrading Held Items Step-by-Step

1 From the Main Menu, go to the Trainer Menu indicated by a small portrait of your Trainer.
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2 In the Trainer Menu,
3 Go down one tab to All Held Items. Choose the Held Item that you want to upgrade, then select Upgrade.
4 The Held Item's Grade will increase!

Check Upgrade Effects

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While choosing an item to upgrade, you can press the X Button Switch.png button to check the additional effects the Held Item gives when it is at level 1, 10, and 20. Use this to know if a Held Item is worth upgrading based on your playstyle!

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Held Item Effect Examine
Hold down on the level 1, 10, or 20 icon to see the effects that will change once you reach those milestones.

Held Item Upgrade Cost

Held Item Upgrade Levels

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Each time you spend Item Enhancers to upgrade a Held item, the Grade of that Held Item will be increased by 1. As the Grade increases, the stat boost the Held Item gives also increases. Additionally, when a Held Item reaches a certain level (namely Level 10 and 20), its bonus effects become more effective!

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Upgrade

Cost Increases as Level Goes Up

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The number of Item Enhancers required to upgrade a held item increases per level. Since they can be difficult to get, it is important to know which items to prioritize when upgrading to avoid wasting Item Enhancers.

A total cost of 2587 Item Enhancers are needed to upgrade a held item from level 1 to the max level of 30. On the other hand, only 82 Item Enhancers are required to reach Level 10 (roughly 31.5 times cheaper), so aim for that milestone first for the items that you regularly use!

Total Item Enhancer Upgrade Cost

Item Level # to Level Up # Total
1 -- --
2 3 3
3 4 7
4 5 12
5 6 18
6 8 26
7 10 36
8 12 48
9 14 62
10 20 82
Level 1-10 Item Enhancers = 82
11 25 107
12 30 137
13 35 172
14 40 212
15 45 257
16 50 307
17 55 362
18 60 422
19 65 487
20 80 567
Level 11-20 Item Enhancers = 485
21 100 667
22 120 787
23 140 927
24 160 1087
25 180 1267
26 210 1477
27 240 1717
28 270 1987
29 300 2287
30 300 2587
Level 21-30 Item Enhancers = 2020

As seen in the table above, the cost shoots up exponentially when attempting to reach higher levels. It is recommended to upgrade a variety of different items by a few levels and experiment with them first and see if it will be worth investing Item Enhancers on, rather than focusing on upgrading a single item to Level 30 from the get-go.

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