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This is a guide on Boosted Attacks in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn how to use Boosted Attacks, how to show the Boosted Attack gauge, all Pokemon Boosted Attacks, and more!

How to Use Boosted Attacks

Activates After a Number of Standard Attacks

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The number of Standard Attacks required to trigger a Boosted Attack is different for each Pokemon - though most of them only need three attacks for it to activate. Moreover, the effect of Boosted Attacks are also different for each Pokemon, ranging from increased damage to inflicting Status Effects upon hit.

Disappears When Out of Combat

Once a Boosted Attack is built up, it will disappear after 4 seconds if not used on an enemy. However, our testing has revealed that only Cinderace and Talonflame's Boosted Attack is not affected by this when out of combat.

Can be Built Up Without a Target

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Attacking without a target will also count towards your Pokemon's Boosted Attack build up. You can build up your Boosted Attack before entering a fight to ensure your next attack will be extra powerful!

Note that you can only do this while there are no enemies present. Otherwise, your Pokemon will head to the nearest target to get within range.

Unique Boosted Attacks

Pokemon Unique Mechanic
Aegislash ImageAegislash Only gains Boosted Attacks when hitting enemies with Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw, using Wide Guard or Iron Head, and knocking out enemies with Coup De Grace.
Blissey ImageBlissey Becomes a Boosted Attack after a set amount of time passes.
Charizard ImageCharizard Does not gain Boosted Attacks, instead, its attacks deal continual damage.
Espeon ImageEspeon Becomes a Boosted Attack after a set amount of time passes.

There are some Pokemon whose Boosted Attacks trigger differently from the rest.

How to Show Boosted Attack Gauge

Turn On Boosted Attack Gauge in Settings

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By default, the setting to show the Boosted Attack gauge is turned off. To turn it on, simply go the Controls tab in the Settings menu and select the option Boosted Attack Gauge.

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Shows as Bars Below HP

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Once the setting is turned on, your Pokemon's Boosted Attack meter will be displayed under its Health bar. You will see White bars appear each time you use a Standard Attack. When the Yellow bar appears, it means that your next Standard Attack will be a Boosted Attack.

All Pokemon Boosted Attack Effects

Damage Boost

Pokemon Boosted Attack Effect
Aegislash ImageAegislash The user slashes at opposing Pokémon in front of itself, dealing damage to them. If the boost count is one or more, the user’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack that changes as follows: When in Blade Forme, the user swiftly pierces through opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and additional damage based on Enemy's Max HP. When in Shield Forme, the user rams opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and leaving them unable to act for a short time. Additionally, the attack restores the user’s HP and reduces the cooldown of Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw when it hits. Every boosted attack consumes one boost count.
Azumarill ImageAzumarill Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage to opposing Pokémon within a cone area of effect in front of the user.
Blissey ImageBlissey Becomes a boosted attack after a set amount of time passes, dealing increased damage.
Charizard ImageCharizard Deals continual damage. Deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon that are burned and increases in range every time the user evolves.
Cinderace ImageCinderace Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits.
Cramorant ImageCramorant Becomes a boosted attack with every fourth attack. This boosted attack spits Arrokuda or other Pokemon at opposing Pokemon and bounces towards any other neaby opponents dealing damage.
Decidueye ImageDecidueye Increases the speed of basic attacks for a short time after one hits. This effect can stack, and with every third activation of this effect, basic attacks become boosted attacks for a short time. These boosted attacks fire more quills, but the damage dealt by each quill is decreased.
Delphox ImageDelphox Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits.
Dragonite ImageDragonite Dratini: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, blasting water in front of the user. This boosted attack deals damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reduces the cooldown of all the user's moves. The water attack also has the additional effect of restoring the user's HP when it hits.
Dragonair: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water attack and an electric attack with every use. If the water attack hits, it triggers the same additional effect as Dratini's boosted basic attack. If the electric attack hits, it leaves the opposing Pokemon unable to act for a short time.
Dragonite: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user's moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water, electric, and fire attack, in that order, with every use. If the water or electric attacks hit, they trigger the same additional effects as Dragonair's boosted basic attacks. If the fire attack hits, it deals additional damage to the opposing Pokemon.
Duraludon ImageDuraludon Shoots a fierce blast of light from the user's mouth, dealing damage to the opposing Pokemon it hits. Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, shooting out a long beam that deals a large amount of damage to all opposing Pokemon it hits.
Espeon ImageEspeon Becomes a boosted attack whenever a set amount of time passes, firing a beam in front the user. The beam deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Garchomp ImageGarchomp Become a boosted attack with every fifth attack, dealing increased damage and restoring the user's HP. For a short time after a boosted attack hits, every time one of the user's basic attacks or moves hits an opposing Pokemon, the user's basic attack speed is increased.
Gengar ImageGengar Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, lunging at an opposing Pokemon and dealing damage.
Greedent ImageGreedent Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits and causing one Berry to drop from the user's tail.
Hoopa ImageHoopa Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to the opposing Pokemon by unleashing a beam of light. When Hoopa is unbound, it unleashes beams of light with every basic attack, dealing damage to up to two nearby opposing Pokemon
Lucario ImageLucario Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, performing a combo attack with a bone. Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throws them.
Machamp ImageMachamp Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and slowing Movement Speed of the target when it hits.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and leaving them frozen for a short time when it hits. In addition, the user's basic attacks deal increased damage for a short time to opposing Pokemon it has frozen with one of its moves.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and throwing opposing Pokemon up when it hits.
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, creating a fiery whirlwind that deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. This boosted attack remains readied even if the user leaves combat for a prolonged period of time.
Trevenant ImageTrevenant Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage to opposing Pokemon and restoring the user's HP when it hits.
Venusaur ImageVenusaur Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and pulling the target towards you.
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and spinning them around, stunning them when it hits.

Movement Speed Reduction

Pokemon Boosted Attack Effect
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Blastoise ImageBlastoise Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing continual damage and decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits. After the user uses a boosted attack, the cooldown of its other moves is reduced.
Crustle ImageCrustle Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, attaching a bit of cotton fluff to opposing Pokemon. The user's basic attacks against an opposing Pokemon with cotton fluff on it deal increased damage and decrease the opposing Pokemon's movement speed for a short time.
Greninja ImageGreninja At long range, reduces the cooldown Bubble, Water Shuriken, or Surf when it hits. At close range, deals increased damage the lower the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP is. Becomes a boosted attack every third attack. As a boosted attack at long range, deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time. As a boosted attack at close range, deals more damage
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack.When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Sylveon ImageSylveon Evee: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits.
Sylveon: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and increasing the user's movement speed for a short time when it hits.

Defense/ Sp. Defense Reduction

Pokemon Boosted Attack Effect
Absol ImageAbsol Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their Defense when it hits. If this boosted attack hits only a single opposing Pokemon, it deals increased damage.
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. The boosted attack gains an area of effect, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their Sp. Def for a short time.
Tsareena ImageTsareena Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, lunging at an opposing Pokémon, dealing damage, and lowering its Defense for a short time.

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