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Score Shield is a Held Item found in Pokemon UNITE for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Read on to learn more about the Score Shield's stats and effects, how to get Score Shield, and which Pokemon are best for Score Shield!

Score Shield Latest Buffs and Nerfs (04/28)

April 28 Update (Version

Score Shield.pngScore Shield • Cooldown increased from 5s to 20s
• The amount of shield now increases according to the Pokemon's level.
• Shields from other sources do not count as uninterruptible shields anymore. Cooldown increased from 5s to 20s. The amount of shield now increases according to the Pokemon's level. Shields from other sources do not stack anymore. Fixed an issue where goal scoring would be interrupted if Score Shield's shields are consumed even though a Rayquaza shield is present.

Score Shield Stats and Effect

Score Shield.pngScore Shield
Held Item
Tier Ranking
A Rank.png
Stat Boost 1 Stat Boost 2
HP + 450 -
While the Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to (5/7.5/10)% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.

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Score Shield Stats Per Level

Level 10 HP +150
Level 20 HP +300
Level 30 HP +450

How to Upgrade Items

Lvl. Stat Boosts
1 HP +15
2 HP +30
3 HP +45
4 HP +60
5 HP +75
6 HP +90
7 HP +105
8 HP +120
9 HP +135
10 HP +150
11 HP +165
12 HP +180
13 HP +195
14 HP +210
15 HP +225
16 HP +240
17 HP +255
18 HP +270
19 HP +285
20 HP +300
21 HP +315
22 HP +330
23 HP +345
24 HP +360
25 HP +375
26 HP +390
27 HP +405
28 HP +420
29 HP +435
30 HP +450

20 Second Cooldown

When the shield from Score Shield is generated, whether the player manages to score or not, it goes on cooldown for about 5 seconds. This means that players cannot continuously generate a shield from Score Shield by rapidly pressing the 'X' button to score.

Shields from Other Sources do not Give Protection

Although the bonus shields can stack on top of shields from moves and other held items like Buddy Barrier, only the shields from Score Shield can protect you from being interupted when scoring.

How to Get Score Shield

Purchased in the Shop

Aeos Coins
Aeos Coins x1000
Aeos Tickets
Aeos Ticket x625

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Best Pokemon for Score Shield

Absol.jpgAbsol Aegislash.jpgAegislash Azumarill.jpgAzumarill
Blastoise.jpgBlastoise Crustle.jpgCrustle Decidueye.jpgDecidueye
Greedent.jpgGreedent Hoopa.jpgHoopa Lucario.jpgLucario
Machamp.jpgMachamp Mamoswine.jpgMamoswine Snorlax.jpgSnorlax
Trevenant.jpgTrevenant Zeraora.jpgZeraora

Score Shield is best used by Speedster Pokemon that aim to score points in quick succession. Additionally, high HP Pokemon like All-Rounders and Defenders can utilize the item since the shields are based on a percentage of the Pokemon's max HP. This means that the higher the max HP, the more damage the sheld can gain.

All Builds for Score Shield

Builds that Use this Held Item
Aegislash Image Aegislash
Full Stack Build
Gengar Image Gengar
Lane-Scorer Build
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Tank Build
Snorlax Image Snorlax
Score Stack Build
Trevenant Image Trevenant
Debilitator Tank Build

Score Shield Test

Shield Stack Test

The purpose of this test was to determine if the shield from Score Shield can stack with shields from other sources. The test took note of three instances of shields for each source: (1) the shield from Score Shield only, (2) the shield from the other source only, and (3) the shield from both Score Shield and the other source.

Cotton Guard Test

Condition Reference
Score Shield Only
Cotton Guard Only
Score Shield
Cotton Guard

Starlight Recital Test

Condition Reference
Score Shield Only
Starlight Recital Only
Score Shield
Starlight Recital

Buddy Barrier Test

Condition Reference
Score Shield Only
Buddy Barrier Only
Score Shield
Buddy Barrier

Shields can Stack

As a result of the tests, it is confirmed that shields generated from other sources stack on top of the shield from Score Shield while attempting to score.

Does not Count as Uninterruptible Shields

Shields gained from other sources do not count as part of Score Shield's effect. Once the bonus shields you get from Score Shield has been depleted, you can still get interrupted even if you still have shields from moves or Buddy Barrier .

Cooldown Test

(Score Attempt)

The purpose of this test was to determine how long before the shield from Score Shield can be generated again after an initial attempt. The cooldown time was measured by noting the cooldown time at the bottom right side of the screen after the item's effect had taken place.

20 Second Cooldown

As a result, there is about a 20-second cooldown each time the shield generates. With this in mind, after an unsuccessful attempt to score, you must retreat to safety for a while before you can utilize the item's effect again. We speculate that the purpose of the cooldown is to prevent players from spamming the shield when attempting to score goals.

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