Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - July 2022 Update Detailed

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Need the latest Pokémon Unite patch notes? With Pokémon Unite continuing as a standout success on Nintendo Switch and mobile, it's expected that its developer, TiMi, will keep the game running smoothly with frequent balance patches and new character drops for the foreseeable future.

These patches are what will help keep the game competitive. Anything that upsets the status quo and forces a bland, repetitive meta will likely be tossed around like a salad. For that reason, we'll be keeping a long list of the changes that come in this handy Pokémon Unite patch notes page.

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If you're relatively new to Pokémon Unite, you might want to check out some of our other pages detailing the game's many intricacies. You can't go wrong by understanding the Pokémon Unite Physical vs Special Attack split. Memorizing the stats and boons of Held Items and Battle Items can help you make the split-second decisions that the outcome of every match depends on.

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Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - July 21, 2022

Absol

Move Changes
Night Slash Fixed bug(s) that affected the following: Area of Effect Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Psycho CutDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Blissey

Move Changes
Safeguard Cooldown lengthened. Shield effect weakened.
Egg Bomb Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased. Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.

Delphox

Move Changes
Mystical FireFixed bug(s) causing extra effects to occur.
Fire Blast Fixed bug(s) causing extra effects to occur. Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Fire Spin The following have been adjusted for this move: Duration Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Flame Charge The following have been adjusted for this move: Duration Range increased.

Zeraora

Move Changes
Discharge Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. Cooldown reduced.
Unite Move: Plasma GaleLevel at which move is learned changed to 9.

Azumarill

Move Changes
Bubble Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Play RoughCooldown reduced.
Aqua Tail Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. HP restoration increased. Cooldown reduced.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - June 21, 2022

Absol

Move/Item Changes
Psycho CutChanged to “Has the user attack with blades formed by psychic power that decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when the move hits. Also, after this move hits, the user’s attacks deal additional damage to the affected opposing Pokémon (up to three times).”
PursuitRange increased.
Pursuit+This move’s movement speed increase has been strengthened.

Crustle

Move/Item Changes
Rock TombChanged to “Splits open the ground toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect, decreasing their movement speed for a short time, and creating a barricade of rock. If this move is used again, the barricade is removed.”
Rock Tomb+Changed to “Upgrade: Strengthens this move’s movement speed decrease on opposing Pokémon when it hits.”

Charizard

Move/Item Changes
FlamethrowerDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Fire BlastThis move’s movement speed decrease has been weakened.

Tsareena

Move/Item Changes
StompDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Snorlax

Move/Item Changes
Heavy SlamCooldown reduced.
BlockCooldown reduced.
Unite Move: Power NapUnite Move charge rate, Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased

Espeon

Move/Item Changes
PsyshockDuration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased, damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
PsybeamDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Stored PowerDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, HP restoration increased.

Mamoswine

Move/Item Changes
Icicle CrashCooldown reduced.
Ice FangCooldown reduced.
Unite Move: Mammoth MashUnite Move charge rate

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - April 28, 2022

Greedent

Move/Item Changes
CovetChanged to “Has the user run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throwing them. The user then becomes resistant to hindrances for a short time. While running, the user drops Berries from its body. If the user eats a dropped Berry, its movement speed is increased for a short time. The more Berries the user eats, the more its movement speed is increased. In addition, Tackle, Belch, or Bullet Seed can also be used while the user is running. Using this move will reset the cooldown of Tackle or Belch."

Blissey

Move/Item Changes
Soft-BoiledChanged to “Throws an egg to an ally Pokémon, restoring its HP as well as the user’s. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. If the user also learns Egg Bomb, the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve increases to four. In that case, this move and Egg Bomb share the same pool of uses kept in reserve.”
Egg BombChanged to “Hurls an egg at the designated location. The egg then explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. If the user also learns Soft-Boiled, the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve increases to five. In that case, this move and Soft-Boiled share the same pool of uses kept in reserve.”
Soft-Boiled+Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Safeguard+Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Helping Hand+Level at which move is learned changed to 12.
Egg Bomb+Level at which move is learned changed to 12.

Duraludon

Move/Item Changes
Dragon PulseDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Stealth RockEffects adjusted.

Alolan Ninetails

Move/Item Changes
BlizzardDuration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased, area of effect increased.
Aurora VeilMove downgrade.

Talonflame

Move/Item Changes
Brave BirdDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased, area of effect increased.
Unite Move: Flame SweepDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased, Unite Move charge rate decreased.

Lucario

Move/Item Changes
Extreme SpeedDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Hoopa

Move/Item Changes
TrickArea of effect decreased, cooldown lengthened, range decreased.
Trick+HP restoration decreased.
Shadow BallDuration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
Phantom Force Cooldown reduced, effects on opposing Pokémon increased.

Zeraora

Move/Item Changes
DischargeShield effect strengthened.

Aegislash

Move/Item Changes
Boosted AttackMove upgrade.
Sacred SwordDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.

Trevenant

Move/Item Changes
Branch PokeDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. Changed to “Has the user jab in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. At the same time, the user’s HP begins to gradually recover for a short time."
CurseDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, effects on the user weakened.
Pain SplitHP restoration increased.
Unite Move: Phantom Forest Unite Move charge rate increased.

Cramorant

Move/Item Changes
Air SlashMove Upgrade
Unite Move: Gatling Gulp MissileUnite Move charge rate increased, damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Greninja

Move/Item Changes
Unite Move: Waterburst Shuriken Unite Move charge rate increased.

Azumarill

Move/Item Changes
BubbleBugs fixed for the following effects on opposing Pokémon: decreased movement speed
WhirlpoolFixed bug(s) that affected the following: Damage
Aqua Tail Changed to “Increases the speed and area of effect of the user’s next three basic attacks. If these basic attacks hit from a distance, they also deal increased damage and restore the user’s HP.”
Buddy BarrierEffect weakened.
Score ShieldCooldown lengthened.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - March 25, 2022

Patch 1.4.1.10 released very soon after the previous, and focused on balancing battles after the release of Duraludon.

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Duraludon

Move/Item Changes
Basic Attack Range decreased
Boosted Attack Bug fixes
Heavy MetalBug fixes, cooldown lengthened
Dragon PulseBug fixes, damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased, duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased
Flash CannonBug fixes
Unite Move: Revolving RuinBug fixes

Alolan Ninetails

Move/Item Changes
Aurora Veil Bug fixes

Mr. Mine

Move/Item Changes
Guard Swap+Bug fixes

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - November 10, 2021

The 1.2.1.11 patch notes make some major changes to Greedent and fix some bugs with other Pokémon's moves.

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Greedent

Move/Item Changes
Cheek PouchDecreased the amount of HP restored from Berries that Greedent drops.
CovetFixed a bug where Belch was able to be used more often than anticipated during Covet.
BelchCooldown lengthened, damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Stuff CheeksShield effect weakened.
Bullet SeedDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Unite Move: Berry Belly Flop Fixed an issue where there were unintended effects when using the Unite Move while using the jump pad.

Alolan Ninetales

Move/Item Changes
BlizzardCooldown reduced, damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased

Gardevoir

Move/Item Changes
PsychicMove upgrade

Sylveon

Move/Item Changes
Unite Move: Fairy FrolicFixed an issue where HP wasn't being recovered when using Move One after using the Unite Move.

Pikachu

Move/Item Changes
Thunder Fixed a bug where Thunder wouldn't activate if you used Thunderbold, Thunder, and Basic Attacks in quick succession.

Garchomp

Move/Item Changes
Rough Skin Fixed a bug where Rough Skin would deflect more damage than expected when hit with Zeraora's Wild Charge.

Items

Move/Item Changes
PotionIncreased healing amount
X SpeedIncreased the speed boost
Full Heal Fixed a bug where poison wasn't healed when Full Heal was used.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - October 20, 2021

Patch 1.2.1.11 released on October 20 alongside the Pokémon Unite Halloween update. The changes are as follows:

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Pikachu

Move/Item Changes
ThunderDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Volt TackleDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Slowbro

Move/Item Changes
AmnesiaCooldown reduced, HP restoration increased.

Blastoise

Move/Item Changes
Hydro Pump Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Water SpoutCooldown reduced.
Unite Move: Hydro TyphoonDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Venusaur

Move/Item Changes
Giga DrainEffects on the user weakened, HP restoration decreased.
Solar BeamDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Lucario

Move/Item Changes
SteadfastStat Decreases
Unite Move: Aura CannonBug Fixes

Garchomp

Move/Item Changes
Basic AttackBasic attack speed increased.
Dragon RushDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Zeraora

Move/Item Changes
Wild Charge+Bug Fixes

Cramorant

Move/Item Changes
DiveBug Fixes

Talonflame

Move/Item Changes
Gale WingsBug Fixes

Absol

Move/Item Changes
Sucker PunchBug Fixes

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - September 22, 2021

The latest Pokémon Unite patch is a big one! The most important updates include the mobile release and adding cross play and cross progression between mobile and Switch. This also means a new season, which comes with new events, challenges, Battle Pass, and Holowear.

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  • Added Mobile Cross Play
  • Added new Battle Pass
  • Added new Missions
  • Added new Holowear
  • Added Spectate Mode
  • Added Battle Guide Mode
  • Added Offline Mode (Nintendo Switch)

There are also plenty of balance changes in the patch, too.

Charizard

Move/Item Changes
Fire Punch Makes a target get burned when hitting multiple opponents
Flamethrower Increases movement speed after attacking, cooldown decreased
Fire Blast Cooldown decreased
Seismic Slam Increases damage dealt by Basic Attacks and restores your HP when damaging opponents, cooldown increased

Cinderace

Move/Item Changes
Pyro Ball Increases the total damage done, cooldown reduced
Flame Charge Cooldown reduced
Blazing Bicycle Kick Bug fixes
Blaze Bug fixes

Greninja

Move/Item Changes
Substitute Adjusted so targets hit Substitute easier
Water Shuriken Fixed bug that prevented the movement speed adjustment
Waterburst Shuriken Unite Technique Gauge becomes more easily chargeable
Torrent Reduced Attack boost

Wigglytuff

Move/Item Chages
PoundDamage lowered
Dazzling GleamDamage lowered
SingFixed bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack
Cute CharmActivation gap reduced

Cramorant

Move/Item Changes
Basic Attack (Boosted)Damage increased
SurfDamage lowered
DiveTime between moves reduced
Gatling Gulp MissileDamage lowered

Lucario

Move/Item Changes
Power-up PunchDamage lowered
Close CombatIncrease amount of hits, damage increased
Close Combat+Fixed a bug where damage didn't increase

Alolan Ninetails

Move/Item Changes
BlizzardAlters how damage is dealt after hitting an obstacle
Snow GlobeFixed a bug where damage wasn't increased against frozen opponent Pokémon

Eldegoss

Move/Item Changes
Cotton GuardFixed a bug with HP recovery
Leaf TornadoImproved the effect of the move

Snorlax

Move/Item Changes
YawnFixed a bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack

Gengar

Move/Item Changes
LickFixed a bug for when the opponents were pulled in and a bug pertaining to timing

Mr. Mime

Move/Item Changes
BarrierWhen upgrading, boosts the amount of stored Barriers to maximum
Guard Swap Bug fixs

Slowbro

Move/Item Changes
Basic Attack Fixed a bug which caused Special Defense of opponent's Pokémon to be lowered by Basic Attacks
SurfBug fixes

Machamp

Move/Item Changes
Barrage BlowBug fixes

Blastoise

Move/Item Changes
Rapid SpinFixed a bug that caused movement speed of opponents to be lowered. Fixed a bug that allowed you to use Hydro Pump and Water Spout at the same time as a Basic Attack during a spin.

Other Pokémon Unite Update Changes

On top of the various bug fixes and character balance tweaks, Pokémon Unite is also set to test a Spectate feature with this update. Assuming it's like most other MOBA titles on the market, this will allow players to join matches purely as spectators, letting anyone and everyone watch a live match play out without playing the match themselves.

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Whether you can only exclusively watch friends play isn't clear just yet, but here's hoping there's a full Spectate lobby set up so you can watch matches from high up the competitive ladder. It'll be a sure-fire way to improve your own game.