Falinks (UNITE)

Falinks (Japanese: タイレーツ Tairetsu) is a playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE. It became available as a playable character on April 25, 2024.

Falinks
タイレーツ Tairetsu
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Role All-Rounder
Attack type Melee
Damage type Atk
Difficulty Expert
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Does not evolve
License availability:
Aeos coin 14,000 / Aeos gem 575
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Falinks is an All-Rounder whose game plan revolves around constantly changing formation in battle. There are three main formations that Falinks can use, the Column formation, the No Retreat formation, and the Dispatch formation. In each formation, Falinks' moves function differently, leading to different playstyles for each formation. Due to Falinks being a group of six individual specimen, each individual has their own hitbox, with the five troopers taking less damage when in formation with the brass.

Stats

Falinks
Offense      
Endurance      
Mobility      
Scoring      
Support      

Abilities

Passive Ability

 
Battle Armor
カブトアーマー Kabuto Armor
Description

When the Pokémon takes critical-hit damage, a set percentage of the damage is reduced. Falinks is a group comprised of the brass and five troopers, and they utilize three formations: Column formation, No Retreat formation, and Dispatch formation. When a move is used in No Retreat or Dispatch formation, the effect of the move changes. This Pokémon can hold a little more Aeos Energy than other Pokémon.

Basic Attack

  Damage category: Physical (as a basic attack)
Damage category: Physical (as a boosted attack)
Description

Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, or after the user uses Tackle, Megahorn, or Iron Head. Boosted attacks also apply a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon they hit. When a boosted attack hits, the cooldown of Tackle, Megahorn, or Iron Head is reduced.


Moveset

Move slot 1

  Tackle
たいあたり
Body Blow
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Megahorn or Iron Head
  Dash Description
Has the user charge in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and shoving them. The user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
  Megahorn
メガホーン
Megahorn
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Megahorn+ at Lv. 10
  Dash Description
Has the user charge with its horns, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. Immediately afterward, the user charges with its horns again and gains a shield. When the user is in No Retreat formation, it charges power before charging forward with its horns, dealing additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits based on their max HP. When the user is in Dispatch formation, the troopers who are away from the column will also charge with their horns, along with the brass.

Upgrade: Strengthens the effect of the shield granted by this move.

  Iron Head
アイアンヘッド
Iron Head
Learned at Lv. 4
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Upgrades into Iron Head+ at Lv. 10
  Dash Description
Has the user attack the designated area with its steel-hard heads, dealing damage and applying a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon it hits, as well as granting itself a shield. When the user is in No Retreat formation, the move's range is shortened, but its area of attack is widened. The user's next 4 basic attacks can be used while it's moving. When the user is in Dispatch formation, dispatched troopers return to the column when the user attacks with this move. The returning troopers shove and deal damage to opposing Pokémon they hit on their way back to the column.

Upgrade: Troopers' attacks also deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon based on the opposing Pokémon's max HP.

Move slot 2

  Bulk Up
ビルドアップ
Build Up
Learned at Lv. 1 or 3
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into No Retreat or Beat Up
  Buff Description
Increases the user's Attack, Defense, and basic attack speed for a short time.
  No Retreat
はいすいのじん
Last Stand
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Upgrades into No Retreat+ at Lv. 12
  Buff Description
Has the user switch to No Retreat formation while shoving opposing Pokémon in front of it. While in No Retreat formation, the user cannot change the direction it's facing and its movement speed when moving backward is decreased, but its Attack is increased and damage it takes from the front is reduced. If this move is used while the user is in No Retreat formation, the user will switch to Column formation.

Upgrade: Further increases the user's Attack and further reduces the damage it takes from the front.

  Beat Up
ふくろだたき
Gang Up
Learned at Lv. 6
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Upgrades into Beat Up+ at Lv. 12
  Dash Description
Has the user charge in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. The user switches to Dispatch formation, sending out two troopers toward opposing Pokémon it hit. The dispatched troopers will continue to attack the opposing Pokémon for a while, but they will return to the brass after they take a set amount of damage or become separated from the brass by a set distance or greater. A maximum of 2 use(s) can be kept in reserve for this move.

Upgrade: Also restores some of the user's HP when this move hits.

Unite Move

  Dust Devil Formation
さじんせんぷうのじん
Dust Devil Battle Formation
Learned at Lv. 9
  Melee Description
Has the five troopers run continuously around the brass at great speed, dealing damage and applying a slowing effect to opposing Pokémon they hit.

While this move is being used, damage taken by the troopers is reduced.

Holowear

Name Holowear Release Date Unlock Method Audio/Visual FX
  Armor Style   April 25, 2024   1,050 Movement

In other languages

Dust Devil Formation

Language Title
  Japanese さじんせんぷうのじん Sajin Senpū no Jin (Dust Devil Formation)
Chinese Cantonese 沙塵旋風陣 Sāchàhn Syùhnfūng Jahn (Dust Devil Formation)
Mandarin 沙塵旋風陣 / 沙尘旋风阵 Shāchén Xuànfēng Zhèn (Dust Devil Formation)
  French Escadron Tempête (Tempest Squadron)
  German Wirbelformation (Vortex Formation)
  Hindi रेतीले तूफ़ान का डेरा Retīle Tūfān kā Ḍerā (Sandstorm Camp)
  Indonesian Formasi Puyuh Debu Pasir (Dusty Whirlwind Formation)
  Italian Schieramento Turbinante (Swirling Formation)
  Korean 사진선풍의진 Sajin Seonpung-ui Jin (Dust Devil Formation)
  Brazilian Portuguese Formação Redemoinho (Whirlwind Formation)
  Russian Формация Песчаного Шторма Formacija Pesčanovo Štorma (Sandstorm Formation)
  Spanish Formación de Remolino (Whirlwind Formation)
  Thai พายุทหารหมุนฝุ่นตลบ Phayu Than Mun Fun Tlop (Dust-Swirling Military Storm)
  Turkish Şeytan Hortumu Dizilimi (Devil Tornado Arrangement)

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Falinks.

Playable characters in Pokémon UNITE
Attacker Alolan NinetalesChandelureCinderaceCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreninjaInteleonMewMewtwo (Y)MiraidonPikachuSylveonVenusaur
All‑Rounder AegislashAzumarillBlazikenBuzzwoleCeruledgeCharizardDragoniteFalinksGarchompGyaradosLucarioMachampMetagrossMewtwo (X)MimikyuScizorTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuZacian
Speedster AbsolDodrioGengarLeafeonMeowscaradaTalonflameZeraoraZoroark
Defender BlastoiseCrustleGoodraGreedentLaprasMamoswineSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Supporter BlisseyClefableComfeyEldegossHoopaMr. MimeSableyeWigglytuff


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