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This is a tier list of Battle Items in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know the best Battle Items as of August 24, 2022 and why you should take them into battle!

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Battle Item Tier List (August 24)

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

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Battle Item Tier List Updates

Update Date Item Summary
08/24 Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter
Down Arrow to C Tier

・Since the meta has reverted to an objective-focused gameplay, taking Zapdos has become the primary objective for winning games, whether the team is in the lead or not, due to its effect on goal zones, making Goal-Getter practically obsolete.
08/24 Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke
Down Arrow to B Tier

・Slow Smoke's usage and effectiveness has gone down ever since its nerf in the 1.4.1.7 Update. And with X Speed's exponential increase in popularity, Slow Smoke isn't a viable Battle Item anymore since X Speed is a direct counter to it.

Battle Item Tier List Explanation

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 you can pull off with this item is limitless, and is what makes the Eject Button a S Tier Battle Item.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed improves your Movement Speed and negates Slow effects on your Pokemon. It's 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's also a great low-cooldown alternative to Eject Button with slightly more applications.

A Tier Battle Items

Potion.pngPotion Potion recieved a significant buff to its healing effect in the Version 1.2.1.11 update and so it jumps to A Tier. It is still apparent, however, 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. But still, this battle item is a viable choice for tanks out there as it can now heal 20-25% of your maximum health instantly!
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.
With the buff on Slow Smoke that now hinders both movement speed and attack speed, clearing hindrances is fairly important now. Hence, we decided to move Full Heal to A Tier.
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.
With the recent update in Update 1.4.1.2 which gives X Attack users an additional increase in normal attack speed, X Attack is a must have for Pokemon that relies on normal attacks for damage!

B Tier Battle Items

Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke Slows enemy targets within its effect radius. It has a fairly decent cooldown and the radius is good enough.
With the nerf it received in the 1.4.1.7 Update, increasing its cooldown and decreasing its effect, coupled with X Speed's growth in popularity, Slow Smoke isn't a viable item in the current meta.

C Tier Battle Items

Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter Goal-Getter has found usage in past tournaments, especially when teams run a scoring-focused team comp. However, with the reemergence of the objective-based gameplay, securing Zapdos has become the most effecitve way for winning games due to its effect on goal zones, making Goal-Getter practically obsolete.
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. However, the usage on this item has dwindled down in the current meta because of the recent buff on X Attack - now increasing both attack speed and damage.

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 Speed.pngX Speed One of Attackers' weaknesses is their lack of mobility. X Speed is a direct remedy to this issue, giving them a burst of speed and immunity from slows for a short duration.
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.
Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter Goal-Getter provides an extra boost towards the Speedster's scoring capabilities. Use this to drastically decrease the scoring time for clutch plays!

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.
X Speed.pngX Speed Although All-Rounders don't have an issue with mobility, increasing it improves their effectiveness in battles.
Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke is a great utility tool, especially for melee All-Rounders. It can slow enemies down so you can maintain range. Additionally, you can also use it to stop enemies from pursuing you.

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.
Potion.pngPotion Potion gives the Defender extra sturdiness as it soaks up damage. Since the HP recovery from Potion scales with the Pokemon's HP, having high HP means that you can recover more HP than usual!
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal protects you from the enemy team's disables so you can land yours properly. It is also gives you extra protection from debuffs.

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.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed gives the Supporter extra mobility to maneuver around the battlefield and get to their teammates. Compared to Eject Button, X Speed gives you consistent bonus to movement speed without the long cooldown.
Potion.pngPotion Potion gives you more survivability so that you can sustain yourself in the middle of a clash.

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
Decidueye ImageDecidueye
Delphox ImageDelphox
Duraludon ImageDuraludon
Espeon ImageEspeon
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir
Glaceon ImageGlaceon
Greninja ImageGreninja
Mew ImageMew
Pikachu ImagePikachu
Sylveon ImageSylveon
Venusaur ImageVenusaur

Speedster

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

All-Rounder

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Aegislash ImageAegislash
Azumarill ImageAzumarill
Buzzwole ImageBuzzwole
Charizard ImageCharizard
Dragonite ImageDragonite
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Lucario ImageLucario
Machamp ImageMachamp
Scizor ImageScizor
Tsareena ImageTsareena
Tyranitar ImageTyranitar

Defender

Pokemon Best Battle Items
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Crustle ImageCrustle
Greedent ImageGreedent
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Trevenant ImageTrevenant

Supporter

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

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