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Pokemon UNITE - Held Item Choice Specs

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

Choice Specs Stats and Effect

Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs
Held Item
Tier Ranking
S Rank.png
Stat Boost 1 Stat Boost 2
Sp. Atk. +39 -
Increases the damage of moves by a minimum of (40/50/60) when they hit. The higher the Pokemon's SP. Atk. the more the damage is increased

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Choice Specs Stats Per Level

Level 10 Sp. Atk. +19
Level 20 Sp. Atk. +29
Level 30 Sp. Atk. +39

How to Upgrade Items

Lvl. Stat Boosts
1 Sp. Atk. +10
2 Sp. Atk. +11
3 Sp. Atk. +12
4 Sp. Atk. +13
5 Sp. Atk. +14
6 Sp. Atk. +15
7 Sp. Atk. +16
8 Sp. Atk. +17
9 Sp. Atk. +18
10 Sp. Atk. +19
11 Sp. Atk. +20
12 Sp. Atk. +21
13 Sp. Atk. +22
14 Sp. Atk. +23
15 Sp. Atk. +24
16 Sp. Atk. +25
17 Sp. Atk. +26
18 Sp. Atk. +27
19 Sp. Atk. +28
20 Sp. Atk. +29
21 Sp. Atk. +30
22 Sp. Atk. +31
23 Sp. Atk. +32
24 Sp. Atk. +33
25 Sp. Atk. +34
26 Sp. Atk. +35
27 Sp. Atk. +36
28 Sp. Atk. +37
29 Sp. Atk. +38
30 Sp. Atk. +39

Increases by 21% of your Sp. Attack

Not only will the item give a bonus of (40/50/60) to the Move, it will also have an additional increase in damage by 21% of the Pokemon's Sp. Attack stat.

8 Second Cooldown

This item goes on an 8-second cooldown after taking effect. It's important to take note of this cooldown as your moves won't always deal additional damage.

Damage Bonus Only Affects 1 Pokemon

If you are using an AOE Move, you will only affect one of the opposing Pokemon that gets hit by the Move. The rest of the Pokemon that were also hit will take the normal amount of damage of the move.

Damage Bonus Does Not Increase Healing

The damage bonus effect does not increase the HP recovered when using healing moves.

How to Get Choice Specs

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Aeos Ticket x625

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Best Pokemon for Choice Specs

Alolan Ninetales.jpgAlolan Ninetales Blastoise.jpgBlastoise Chandelure.jpgChandelure
Comfey.jpgComfey Cramorant.jpgCramorant Delphox.jpgDelphox
Eldegoss.jpgEldegoss Espeon.jpgEspeon Gardevoir.jpgGardevoir
Gengar.jpgGengar Glaceon.jpgGlaceon Hoopa.jpgHoopa
Lapras.jpgLapras Mew.jpgMew Mr. Mime.jpgMr. Mime
Pikachu.jpgPikachu Slowbro.jpgSlowbro Sylveon.jpgSylveon
Venusaur.jpgVenusaur Wigglytuff.jpgWigglytuff

All Builds for Choice Specs

Builds that Use this Held Item
Alolan Ninetales Image Alolan Ninetales
Freeze-Burst Build
Blastoise Image Blastoise
Rapid Spin Build
Chandelure Image Chandelure
Flamethrower Build
Chandelure Image Chandelure
Overheat Build
Cramorant Image Cramorant
High-Burst Build
Cramorant Image Cramorant
Mobility Build
Delphox Image Delphox
Flame Charge Build
Delphox Image Delphox
AoE Build
Delphox Image Delphox
Disabler Build
Eldegoss Image Eldegoss
Offense Build
Espeon Image Espeon
Psy-Shooter Build
Espeon Image Espeon
Future Sight Build
Gardevoir Image Gardevoir
Future Sight Build
Gardevoir Image Gardevoir
Psyshock Build
Gengar Image Gengar
Sludge-Hex Build
Gengar Image Gengar
Lane-Scorer Build
Gengar Image Gengar
Dream Eater Build
Glaceon Image Glaceon
Icy Wind Build
Glaceon Image Glaceon
Full Offense Build
Lapras Image Lapras
Perish Song Build
Lapras Image Lapras
Water Pulse Build
Mew Image Mew
Offense-Focused Build
Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime
Blocker Build
Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime
Full Offense Build
Pikachu Image Pikachu
CDR Build
Pikachu Image Pikachu
Disruptor Build
Pikachu Image Pikachu
Artillery Build
Slowbro Image Slowbro
Damage Soaker Build
Sylveon Image Sylveon
Sustain Build
Sylveon Image Sylveon
Hyper Voice Build
Venusaur Image Venusaur
Sniper Build
Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Damage Dealer Build

Choice Specs Test

Bonus Damage Test

Goals Scored Total Damage Move Damage Bonus Damage
0 3201 2725 476
1 3216 2737 479
2 3230 2748 482
3 3246 2760 486
4 3261 2772 489
5 3276 2784 492
6 3291 2796 495

For this test, we verified how much damage bonus Choice Specs gives per move. We equipped Gardevoir with a Lvl.30 Choice Specs and a Lvl.1 Sp. Atk. Specs (Special Attack +8 per goal), and took note of how much damage Future Sight deals with those items.

The result shows that, with 0 → 6 goals scored, the damage increased by 48 (8x6), and the additional damage has increased by 19. The damage depending on the Special Attack is 19 ÷ (48) ≒ 0.396. In this case, the bonus damage Choice Specs gives is about 40%.

Cooldown Test

Time Damage
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (0)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (1)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (2)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (3)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (4)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (5)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (6)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (7)
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Cooldown Test (8)

This test is to determine the time it takes for the bonus damage to take effect again after an initial activation. After testing, we found that it has an 8-second cooldown.

Multiple Targets Test

Choice Specs Mr. Mime

We also tried using an AoE move like Psychic to grouped enemies like the Vespiquen and Combees in the middle of lanes. Even if the move hits 4 enemies at the same time, the bonus damage only affects only 1 enemy.

Bonus Damage Healing Test

Without Bonus Damage With Bonus Damage
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Healing Test - Without Bonus Damage
622 HP Recovered
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Healing Test - With Bonus Damage
622 HP Recovered

This test is to determine if the bonus damage effect also increases the HP recovered by moves. After testing, we found that the bonus damage effect does not increase the HP recovered by moves.

Healing Only Increased Due to the Sp. Atk. Boost

Without Choice Specs With Choice Specs
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Healing Test - No Choice Specs
610 HP Recovered
Pokemon UNITE - Choice Specs Healing Test - Without Bonus Damage
622 HP Recovered

Much like Wise Glasses, the HP recovered only increased due to the Sp. Atk. stat boost from the item.

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