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What is the difference between Special Attack and Attack in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA)? This guide includes Sp. Atk vs Atk effects, items, physical attacks!

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Special Attack & Attack - Differences

Pokemon That Use The Attack Stat

Pokemon That Use The Special Attack Stat

The auto attack of Special Pokemon will be a physical attack. However, the boosted attack (usually the 3rd auto attack) will be Special.

Attack Type Is Fixed According To Each Pokemon

↑ Pokemon like Pikachu deal Special damage with their moves.

There are 2 types of attack stats in Pokemon Unite: Physical (just called "Attack") and Special Attack. The battle stat a Pokemon uses is unique to that Pokemon and can't be changed.

Choose The Right Items For Proper Stat Boost

Charizard uses physical attack, while Venusaur uses special attack. If you were to equip a special attack boosting item on Charizard, its effect would go to waste. On Venusaur, however, it would improve the damage done by its moves. The key is to choose the right items for your Pokemon to ensure they're actually getting a benefit from them!

Basic Attacks Are Always Physical

Although the effects of items will vary depending on a Pokemon's attack type, basic attacks are the same across the board: they are generally all physical. This means an item like the Muscle Band would raise their damage, even on a special attack user.

Enhanced Basic Attacks

Normal attacks are generally all physical, but the third "powered-up" hit will change its type depending on the Pokemon. This means that although special attackers' regular basic attacks are physical, their final enhanced attack is special.

Special Attack & Attack - How To Increase

Effects Of Held Items

Effects Of Held Items

Some held items will provide you with attack or special attack stats. Ensure you're giving these to the right Pokemon to get the most benefit from them.

Items That Increase Attack & Special Attack

Attack Items

ItemsTypeEffect
Cooldown
Muscle Band Muscle BandHeld Item- Atk +1 (+15)
- Basic Attack Speed 0 (+7.5%)
Float StoneFloat StoneHeld Item- Atk +1.6 (+24)
- Movement Speed 0 (120)
Attack WeightAttack WeightHeld Item- Atk +0.6 (+18)
Item 3X-AttackBattle ItemRaises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.

Note: Value in brackets is the stats obtained at item level 30.

Special Attack Items

ItemsTypeEffect
Cooldown
Shell Bell Shell BellHeld Item- Sp. Atk +1.6 (+24)
- Move Cooldown 0 (-4.5%)
Sp. Atk Specs Sp. Atk SpecsHeld Item- Sp. Atk +0.8 (+24)
Wise Glasses Wise GlassesHeld Item- Sp. Atk +10 (+39)
Item 3X-AttackBattle Item- Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.

Note: Value in brackets is the stats obtained at item level 30.

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