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Unburden

Description

When the wielder consumes an item or has one removed from it (for example via Knock Off, Bug Bite, Fling, or Natural Gift) its Speed is doubled until it switches out. This boost is not a change to the wielder's Speed stage, so if it were to use Agility after Unburden activates, it would have four times its original Speed. The Unburden boost cannot be Baton Passed, and losing items after the first does not provide additional boosts. Unburden will not activate if the wielder simply has no item; an item must be removed for it to activate.

Competitive Use

As Unburden is only available on a few viable Pokemon, its competitive use is limited. Sceptile is probably the main user and can take advantage of it to get a further boost out of item and ability combinations like Flying Gem and Acrobatics. Otherwise, Unburden is barely seen, as all the other Pokemon with the ability are not fit for competitive OU battles, and the Speed boost cannot be Baton Passed.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310