Best Pokemon Unite Items Held For Support
Since its release in 2021, Pokemon Unite made MOBA fans froth at the mouth. Pokemon has long lacked a difficulty setting, and Unite is really giving fans a chance to level up their strategic minds with their Pokemon.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how strong an individual Pokemon is. If you can’t build the Pokemon properly, you’ll see diminishing returns on the battlefield. Check out this list to keep up with the meta on the best way to build Pokemon support.
The Assault Vest is a great secondary item for Pokemon that have a lot of health. When a Pokémon is not in battle for eight seconds, it gains a maximum HP shield of 15% which negates Sp. Attack damage. Additionally, it increases HP by 270 and Sp. Def by 42. This item is good as a secondary item because on its own it won’t be a game changer, but paired with one of the other shield generators on this list it can turn a Pokemon into an unstoppable wall.
As stated above, Assault Vest shows its usefulness when paired with a Pokemon with a large health pool. In the case of Support Pokemon, Blissy and Wigglytuff are great candidates for this article.
Rocky Helmet is ideal for those who are tired of being pushed around by All-Rounders like Charizard. Your Pokemon will get 270 HP and 42 more Defense, but more importantly, it will reflect 5% of an attacking Pokemon’s total health once the Pokemon takes enough damage. This item is a great way to counter any high damage Pokemon, but it’s especially meant to counter Pokemon with large health pools like Snorlax.
Again, this can be a great item for high health Pokemon like Wigglytuff and Blissey. However, this item can find its niche with more damage-focused supports like Mr. Mime, taking damage from combat and reflecting it back at enemies.
The Shell Bell restores health based on the Pokemon’s Sp. Attack stat. To be more specific, Shell Bell will heal a Pokemon for a minimum of 75 HP when it lands a move. This number increases the higher the Sp. Atk stat of the Pokemon. If paired with Sp. Atk Specs or Choice Specs, this item can turn a Pokemon into a self-healing war machine.
Shell Bell is best paired with Pokemon that can deal massive amounts of Sp. Attack damage. It might seem counter-intuitive for the support role, but there are currently two Pokemon that fit this niche; Hoopa and Eldegoss.
It’s a must for players who plan to play aggressively. This item grants an additional 425 HP, as well as a maximum 10% health shield when you are in the process of scoring a goal. You also cannot be interrupted while grading. Although not appearing on this list, the Aeos Cookie element synergizes extremely well with this element.
Score Shield pairs well with Mr. Mime, who can set up additional defensive barriers to make the shield last longer. It can also be useful for Hoopa, who will be forced to play offensively when he inevitably becomes part of teamfights.
Buddy Barrier was designed specifically with Support Pokemon in mind. It grants you a 40% health shield whenever you use your Unite Move, as well as all nearby allies. The equipped Pokemon will also get an additional 425 HP at all times.
This item is a great option for Pokemon that specialize in healing. For example, Blissey or Eldegoss can fearlessly jump into the middle of a teamfight, spawn their Unite Move, and grant everyone on their team a new health bar. It can turn the tide of battle when used in the right hands.
Sp. Attack Specifications
Sp. Atk Specs give the Pokemon a flat Sp. Atk boost by 24. While significant, it also permanently increases Sp. Atk by 16 each time the Pokemon scores a goal. This object can be associated very well with the Score Shield of the beginning of the list. If you go for this item, try to get as much movement speed as possible from items like EXP Share to close the gap with the enemy as quickly as possible.
Again, this is a great choice for Eldegoss and Hoopa. Be careful though, if the enemy team pairs this item with a powerful Sp. Atk Pokemon like Blastoise they can become a problem very quickly.
Specifications of choice
This item grants increased damage to moves, up to at least 60 when hitting. The higher the Pokémon’s Sp. Atk, the more damage is increased. Hoopa and Eldegoss can become significant threats when paired with this item. You won’t often find a support Pokémon performing both, but this item can stack the damage with the Muscle Band a bit further down the list. This has the potential to create a snowball effect if used with the right Pokemon.
This item is a great choice for offensive-minded players. Players can easily knock enemies out of their game by picking a support role, then playing highly offensive and scoring plenty of goals with those and the Sp. Atk Specs equipped. This will snowball your one-time support Pokémon into an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
This item increases your Defense and Sp. Defense by 30. It will also recover 14% of the Pokémon’s total health every second once its HP is low and lasts for three seconds. This item is ideal with The Buddy Barrier item, as a Pokémon can use its Unite Move when in trouble and can regenerate its health to give it a few precious seconds more to endure the fight.
The Assault Vest or Shell Bell item can also be used with this item to turn your Pokemon into a real wall. Blissey and Wigglytuff are great choices for this article. Enemies will have a hard time hurting you with a build like this, but don’t expect to deal significant damage.
This item gives you 15 Attack Damage and a seven point five percent increase in Atk. Speed. You’ll also get 3% more damage when hit, based on the enemy Pokemon’s current health. In simpler terms, this item can help execute low health enemies. This is valuable for supports as they usually don’t deal huge amounts of damage and need to step in to end one-on-one fights.
Hoopa gets the most out of this item, allowing him to attack much faster and can therefore deal much more damage per second. Again, it’s very important to be wary of opposing Pokemon like Greninja and Cinderace using this item.
This item gives equipped Pokémon an additional 240 HP and 150 movement speed. It also gives a Pokémon four EXP points per second, as long as it has the least experience on the team. This applies to all Pokemon on the team, not just the one equipped with the item. This can be a double-edged sword, as all that EXP could go to an incompetent newbie who isn’t cultivating.
If all goes well, however, this item is great for players new to the Supporter role. Having this item means you no longer have to defeat Pokemon in the jungle, and instead can focus on your lane and your allies. It can also be great when paired with the Sp. Atk Specs, thanks to the increased movement speed making it easier to hit targets.
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