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This is a tier list of Battle Items in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know the best Battle Items from our August 19th Tier List Update and why you should take them into battle!

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Battle Item Tier List (August 19th Update)

S Rank Icon
Eject Button Image
A Rank Icon
Fluffy Tail Image X Attack Image
B Rank Icon
Full Heal Image Slow Smoke Image X Speed Image
C Rank Icon
Goal-Getter Image Potion Image

List of Battle Items

Battle Item Tier List Updates

Update Date Item Summary
08/19 Full Heal.pngFull Heal ・Moved down to B tier after Blissey's addition to the roster.
08/19 Fluffy Tail.pngFluffy Tail ・Moved up to A tier after the buffs and its ability to secure Objectives more easily.

Full Heal Drops to B Tier After Blissey's Arrival

Full Heal used to sit on our S Tier due to its ability to cleanse Gengar's debuff that allows him to non-stop Hex you. With the Gengar Nerf and Blissey's ability to use Safeguard which is a stronger effect than Full Heal, the item's relevance plummeted. It's still a situational item you can take but items such as Eject Button and X Attack are far superior to Full Heal in the current meta.

Blissey Guide: Builds and Moves

S Tier Battle Items

Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is easily one of the best battle items in Pokemon UNITE. The ability to instantly teleport short distances lends itself to a variety of useful applications. It's a powerful tool for closing the distance and starting a fight with your combos, or a nifty escape tool if you get yourself in a bind. The amount of plays or shennanigans you can pull off with this item is limitless, and is what makes the Eject Button a S Tier Battle Item.

A Tier Battle Items

Fluffy Tail.pngFluffy Tail Fluffy Tail is a battle item that grants more efficiency when clearing Wild Pokemon in the map. The additional damage it gives allows you to quickly take camps and objectives before enemies can respawn and re-enter fights. It's also a great way to secure Zapdos during the late game but it is not great for stealing due to its minimal range.
X Attack.pngX Attack A battle item commonly utilized by Speedsters and Attackers, X Attack gives Pokemon significant boosts in Attack and Special Attack for a certain duration. This gives damage dealers a crucial window to dish out their dps to the fullest. The extra damage boost might just be what the Pokemon needs to send an enemy's HP from full to zero.

B Tier Battle Items

Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal is another incredible battle item that offers significant improvements in survivability for Pokemon across the board. This battle item grants you the ability to cleanse negative Status Effects and allow you to completely ignore them for a certain duration. The item is particularly useful against enemies that rely on inflicting a lot of status ailments such as Gengar or Alolan Ninetales.
Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke is a battle item that lets you Slow enemy targets within its effect radius. This has a fairly decent cooldown and the radius is good enough, making it viable in certain situations and matchups.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed improves your Movement Speed and negates Slow effects on your Pokemon. This is a nice item for low-level trainers because it improves a Pokemon's overall mobility, allowing them to move out of harm's way or close in for an easy kill. It can still be used for high-level matches in some scenarios, but Eject Button tends to be the better option for the latter scenario.

C Tier Battle Items

Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter Goal-Getter lets you score goals at double the speed. While it's great for quickly scoring goals and getting out, its overall effectiveness is significantly brought down by its long cooldown of 90 seconds. This essentially means you only have about 5-6 uses per match at most! Unless matches become longer in future updates, using this item gives you less bang for your buck compared to other Battle Items.
Potion.pngPotion Potion is the first battle item available in the game and has a pretty straightforward effect. This item grants you the ability to heal for a small amount of HP, which is great for low-level matches. As you progress and unlock more battle items, however, it becomes apparent that regaining HP isn't exactly a problem due to the presence of Yellow Berries and Supporters which can bolster your survivability through heals and shields.

Best Battle Items for Each Role

Attackers Speedsters All-Rounders
Defenders Supporters

Attacker

Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is a great utility pick for Attackers. Since they are fragile, it is important for them to have a way to get out of a bad situation fast, or reposition to get a better spot and deal damage from a distance.
X Attack.pngX Attack Attackers deal a great mix of Special and Physical damage, especially in the late game. X Attack provides a constant and effective damage boost for Attackers, enabling them to dish out ridiculous amounts of damage in a single move or attack.
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Attackers deal great damage but are frail by nature; and having an enemy land an immobilizing skill on them is usually the equivalent of a death sentence as the enemy team focuses damage on them. Full Heal ensures that you can slip away from pesky stuns and immobilzing effects to live and fight another day.

Attacker Guide: How to Play Attackers

Speedster

Fluffy Tail.pngFluffy Tail Speedsters are usually positioned in the jungle (central) area, clearing wild Pokemon, and soaking up solo EXP to level up as fast as possible. Fluffy Tail hastens this process even more, enabling them to gank lanes quicker, and score points.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack helps Speedsters the same way it does with Attackers, providing a constant and effective damage boost throughout the match.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button provides everything Speedsters need to perform their role properly. It enables them to move quickly around the map to gank lanes, get out of a bad situation, sneak a goal when possible, and chase down fleeing enemies to secure a kill.

Speedster Guide: How to Play Speedsters

All-Rounder

Eject Button.pngEject Button All-Rounders are usually the first ones to initiate a fight, or dive into the middle of one. They are only effective once they are at melee range of the enemy. Eject Button provides exactly what they need to initiate fights, and get close to enemies to deal damage.
X Attack.pngX Attack All-Rounders have the highest Physical damage among the other roles. X Attack improves their kill potential even more, especially during the early stages of the game. It also allows them to carry the team in the late game by dealing huge amounts of Physical damage.

All-Rounder Guide: How to Play All-Rounders

Defender

Eject Button.pngEject Button A Defender's job is to soak up majority of the damage from the enemy, and provide crowd control for the team. Eject Button enables them to jump in to set up kills, and position themselves to draw the enemy's attention.

Defender Guide: How to Play Defenders

Supporter

Eject Button.pngEject Button A Supporter's usefulness in battle lies on its ability to provide constant healing and shielding to its allies. However, since they are fragile, they are most likely targeted first. Eject Button provides them the means of escaping dangerous situations, and a way to quickly save allies.

Supporter Guide: How to Play Supporters

Best Battle Items for Each Pokemon

Attacker

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Cinderace ImageCinderace
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir
Greninja ImageGreninja
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Venusaur ImageVenusaur

Speedster

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Absol ImageAbsol
Gengar ImageGengar
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
Zeraora ImageZeraora

All-Rounder

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Charizard ImageCharizard
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Lucario ImageLucario
Machamp ImageMachamp

Defender

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Crustle ImageCrustle
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax

Supporter

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Blissey ImageBlissey
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff

How to Unlock Battle Items

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Battle Items are unlocked as you increase your Trainer Level. Check out our guide below on how to quickly increase your trainer level in Pokemon UNITE:

Trainer Level: How to Raise Fast

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