Understanding Held Items in Pokemon Unite is much more important than most people think. While it is true that most players should think about what Pokemon is the best in the current tier list meta, Held Items are just as important. Held items will really help each individual Pokemon perform at its absolute peak.
That is why when new Pokemon arrive in the game, players scramble to figure out what Held Items work with that Pokemon. Some Held Items do clearly perform better than other items, though. With that in mind, we are going to go over the current Held Item tier list in Pokemon Unite to help players decide which ones they should use.
Pokemon Unite Held Item Tier List
There are a lot of Held Items in Pokemon Unite. Much like the Pokemon themselves, the developers will balance Held Items if they are over or underperforming. Because of that, it can be difficult for players to keep up with which items are good or not. With that being said, here is the current Held Item tier list for Pokemon Unite:
- S-Tier - Attack Weight, Buddy Barrier, Exp. Share, Focus Band, Silk Spoon, Choice Specs
- A-Tier - Curse Bangle, Curse Incense, Energy Amplifier, Muscle Band, Rapid-Fire Scarf, Razor Claw, Scope Lens, Weakness Policy
- B-Tier - Aeos Cookie, Float Stone, Score Shield, Shell Bell, Sp. Atack Specs, Wise Glasses
- C-Tier - Assault Vest, Rescue Hood
- D-Tier - Drain Crown, Leftovers, Rocky Helmet
A note that players should make is that just because an item is rated highly does not mean it is good for all Pokemon. The Attack Weight is amazing for physical attackers who can score often but would do terribly for a Pokemon like Blissey. Players should consider what each item actually does before attaching it to the Pokemon they are currently using.
How To Make Held Items Stronger In Pokemon Unite
Players can actually make each Held Item better in the game. What they need to do is first reach trainer level 9 in Pokemon Unite. Once that has been accomplished, each item can actually level up. With each benchmark level up, items will get stronger and, with that, will become more effective.
Players can upgrade items through Item Enhancers, which can be purchased in the in-game shop. Players can also obtain Super Item Enhancers, which will instantly bring items to their maximum level. The max level for each Held Item in Pokemon Unite is level 30. The difference between a level 30 item and a level 1 item is huge, so it is well worth doing.