Pokemon Unite: Attack Vs. Special Attack

Should you go for a Physical or Special Attack?

Attack and Special Attack are two types of attack stats in Pokemon Unite. While Attack commonly refers to Physical Attacks including basic and auto attacks, special attacks are more energy-oriented attacks. In this guide, we will take a look at both attack stats and dwell upon the importance of each one in a battle.

Attack And Special Attack In Pokemon Unite

What Is Attack?


As we stated before, Attack refers to Physical Attacks in Pokemon Unite. Almost all the auto-attacks in Pokemon Unite are Physical including Special Attack Pokemon moves. However, the exceptions to this rule are Enchanted Attacks.

There are a number of items like Muscle Band, Float Stone, Attack Weight, and X-Attack (Active) that can boost the Physical Attack of a Pokemon.

Physical Attack Pokemon

  • Absol
  • Charizard
  • Cinderace
  • Crustle
  • Garchomp
  • Greninja
  • Lucario
  • Machamp
  • Snorlax
  • Talonflame
  • Zeraora

What Is Special Attack?


The auto attack of any Special Attack Pokemon will be a Physical Attack. However, the boosted attack for these Pokemon will be Special. There are a number of items that can boost a Special Attack. These include Shell Bell, Wise Glasses, Sp. Atk. Specs, and X-Attack (Active).

Special Attack Pokemon

  • Alolan Ninetails
  • Cramorant
  • Eldegoss
  • Gardevoir
  • Gengar
  • Mr. Mime
  • PIkachu
  • Slowbro
  • Venusaur
  • Wigglytuff

Attack Vs. Special Attack In Pokemon Unite

Both stats are equally important in Pokemon Unite. You should have a balanced number of Physical and Special Attackers in your team. While Special Attacks give unique buffs that can aid you in a match, Physical Attacks can cause greater damage. In addition, Physical Attacks usually offers a life steal bonus starting from 5% and going up to 15% from level 5 to 15. However, Special Attacks do not offer this.

Usually, Pokemon are stronger in one of the two stats. To have a well-balanced team that will perform well, you should opt for an even number of Physical Attackers combined with Special Attackers.

This is all about Attack vs. Special Attack in Pokemon Unite. For more Pokemon Unite guides, check out How To Use Grass In Pokemon Unite?