Pokémon Unite: the best objects and in which Pokémon they are useful

Items are very important in Pokémon Unite. That’s why we’ve made two lists in this article: one with the best Pokémon Unite equipped items, and one with the best battle items. Find out what these items are, what effects they have and on which Pokémon they work very well. Choosing your items wisely is another step towards victory!

Best Equipped Items

In this section you will find the best Pokémon Unite equipped items. These types of objects are passive, that is, the effects last throughout the game, without the need to activate them with a button. All you have to do is equip these items before the match starts!

Remember that you can have up to three items equipped per game.

Special Glasses

  • object effect: Increases the effect of special attacks by a small percentage.
  • works well on: Blastoise, Blissey, Eldegoss, Cramorant, Gardevoir, Gengar, Alolan Ninetales, Pikachu, Sylveon, Venusaur, and Wigglytuff.

Special Glasses are one of the items that most players use. It’s no surprise, as increasing the effect of special attacks is useful in any situation. By upgrading the item, the increase in effects is significant enough to turn any fight around. A must-have item for your Pokémon!

Auxiliary Barrier

Auxiliary Barrier Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: When using the move Unite, Auxiliary Barrier grants a shield to the nearest ally and carrier Pokémon. It also increases hit points.
  • works well on: Blastoise, Blissey, Crustle, Cinderace, Eldegoss, Mr. Mime, Garchomp, Greninja, Lucario, Pikachu, Slowbro, Snorlax, Wigglytuff, and Zeraora.

Auxiliary Barrier is another good item to have equipped on quite a few Pokémon in the game. The shield you get when you cast the move Unite allows you to have extra protection. In particular, Auxiliary Barrier is ideal for Pokémon that need to get close to multiple enemies to take advantage of the move Unite.

focus ribbon

Pokemon Unite Focus Ribbon

  • object effect: Restores a percentage of lost health when the carrying Pokémon is low on health. It also increases defense.
  • works well on: Blastoise, Blissey, Charizard, Crustle, Eldegoss, Lucario, Machamp, Mr. Mime, Alolan Ninetales, Slowbro, Snorlax, Venusaur, and Wigglytuff.

Focus Ribbon gives you an extra advantage in combat, too valuable to ignore. For practical purposes, this item makes your Pokémon have more life and is mainly used to counteract the explosive damage of rivals. Its usefulness can vary depending on the composition of the opposing team, but it never hurts to have extra health.

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Pokémon Unite Strong Ribbon

  • object effect: Upon basic attacking an enemy, deal bonus damage based on the enemy’s missing health. Also increases basic attack and attack speed.
  • works well on: Absol, Charizard, Cinderace, Garchomp, Greninja, Lucario, Machamp, Alolan Ninetales, Talonflame, and Zeraora.

Strong Tape is what we might call an anti-tank item. Thanks to this item, you will do more damage with basic attacks to Pokémon that have a lot of life. This is beneficial when a team fight breaks out, as you will be able to eliminate or repel the enemy front line more easily.


Pokemon Unite Periscope

  • object effect: Deals extra damage with each basic attack that results in a critical hit. Also increases critical hit rate.
  • works well on: Absol, Cinderace, Garchomp, Gengar, Greninja, Machamp, Pikachu, Talonflame, Venusaur, and Zeraora.

Anything that deals extra damage, especially crits, is more than welcome! Periscope is great on offensive characters or those with strong basic attacks. If you equip this item, you will be able to do a lot of damage to the enemy with both movements and basic attacks. You will be the scourge of the rivals!

Rattlesnake Shell

Rattlesnake Shell Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: restores life points when hitting with a movement. The restored hit points are proportional to the power of the move. Also increases special attack.
  • works well on: Cramorant, Eldegoss, Gardevoir, Gengar, Mr. Mime, Alolan Ninetales, Pikachu, Slowbro, Sylveon, and Venusaur.

Rattlesnake Shell is a must if you like to play more defensively, or value survivability over dealing a lot of damage to enemies. With Cascabel Concha you will be able to survive longer in combat, especially if you take good care of using movements in key situations. Raise the level of the item to the maximum, and you will see how difficult it is to eliminate your Pokémon.

Glasses Choice

Pokemon Unite Choice Glasses

  • object effect: Increases damage dealt with moves. Also increases special attack.
  • works well on: Cramorant, Gardevoir, Gengar, Mr. Mime, Alolan Ninetales, Pikachu, Sylveon, and Venusaur.

Choice Glasses is a key item to increase the power of the movements. For those Pokémon that have damaging moves, this item will turn them into walking explosive bombs. If you’re looking to do as much damage as possible through skills, don’t hesitate to get this item.

Assault Vest

Pokemon Unite Assault Vest

  • object effect: After a time out of combat, grants a shield proportional to the maximum health points of the carrying Pokémon. Protects against special attacks. It also increases hit points.
  • works well on: Blastoise, Crustle, Machamp, Mamoswine, Slowbro and Snorlax.

The Assault Vest is the ideal item for defensive Pokémon and those with a lot of life. The shield that it grants to the bearer is very valuable in order to start combats and move around the map. If what you like most is playing with tanky characters and getting in the middle of the opposing team, don’t hesitate: equip the Assault Vest on your Pokémon!

best combat items

Discover the best combat items for Pokémon Unite here. The difference between these items and the equipped ones is that you must activate them during the game to enjoy their effects. To use them again, you must wait for the cooldown time to end.

Remember that you can only equip one combat item per game.

Escape button

Escape Button - Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: Moves the Pokémon in the selected direction. It can pass through walls and barriers.
  • cooling time: 70 seconds.
  • works well on: all Pokémon.

The Escape Button is surely the most used battle item in Pokémon Unite. You can go through the walls of the battlefield (not all, mind you) and even the terrain or barriers created by rival Pokémon. In addition, it is useful both to approach enemies and to escape from them. It is a totally versatile object, ideal for many situations both offensively and defensively.


Attack X - Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: Temporarily increases the damage of basic attacks and special attacks.
  • cooling time: 40 seconds.
  • works well on: Absol, Cinderace, Cramorant, Gardevoir, Gengar, Greninja, Machamp, Alolan Ninetales, Pikachu, Sylveon, Talonflame, Venusaur, and Zeraora.

Attack X is a crucial item if you want to do damage, a lot of damage. With him you will tip the balance in your favor in a team fight or one against one. The cooldown time is not long, so you can enjoy this bonus several times per game.

skitty tail

Skitty Tail - Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: Increases the damage dealt to wild Pokémon and disables them for a short time.
  • cooling time: 25 seconds.
  • works well on: Absol, Blastoise, Cinderace, Cramorant, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Greninja, Lucario, Machamp, Pikachu, Sylveon, Talonflame, and Zeraora.

Skitty Tail is an essential item if you’re going to be playing in the jungle or thinking of swapping between being online and moving through the jungle. With this battle item you will eliminate wild Pokémon more quickly. That’s important in order to set the stage for scoring points or even stealing wild Pokémon from the opposing team. Skitty Tail is an item to watch out for!

smoke slower

Slowing Smoke - Pokémon Unite

  • object effect: Creates a slow area around the Pokémon holding the item.
  • cooling time: 40 seconds.
  • works well on: Blastoise, Blissey, Crustle, Eldegoss, Mamoswine, Mr. Mime, Snorlax, and Wigglytuff.

Slowing Smoke is a great item for teamfights. With a strong initiator, you can prevent multiple enemies from escaping your team’s range. Slowing Smoke’s slowing power also serves to prevent the opposing team from chasing your allies and help your team score without fear of being interrupted.

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