Buddy Barrier Guide in Pokemon UNITE

Buddy Barrier Guide in Pokemon UNITE
Buddy Barrier Guide in Pokemon UNITE / Photo courtesy of The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Unite's Buddy Barrier lets players enhance supporter and defender roles on their team. Whether you're looking to restore health during a match or strengthening the defensive elements of your Pokemon, here's everything you need to know about Buddy Barriers.

Buddy Barrier in Pokemon UNITE

Buddy Barrier is considered an A-Tier Held item that enhances Pokemon's health points and shield states. Buddy Barriers increases one's health by 20 points, as well as its shield stats from 20 to 40 percent.

This held item is activated when using a move, which lets your Pokemon and its ally with the lowest health points acquire a shield for some of its health.

Players can obtain Buddy Barrier from Pokemon Unite's Item shop, which costs 1000 Aeos Coins or 625 Aeos Tickets.

Players can also improve the effectiveness of Buddy Barriers with Item Enhancers. For example, players can use 83 Item Enhancers for Pokemon that are leveled from one to 10, while 485 Item Enhancers are needed for Pokemon that are between levels 11 to 20.

It's recommended to use the Buddy Barrier item with Crustle, Blastoise, Eldegoss, Mr. Mime, Snorlax, Slowbro, and Wigglytuff.

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