Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - May 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.

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.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - April 28, 2022

Greedent

  • Covet
    • Changed 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.”
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Blissey

  • Soft-Boiled
    • Changed 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 Bomb
    • Changed 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.
  • Soft-Boiled+
    • Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
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Duraludon

  • Dragon Pulse
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Stealth Rock
    • Effects adjusted.
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Alolan Ninetales

  • Blizzard
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Area of effect increased.
  • Aurora Veil
    • Move downgrade.
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Talonflame

  • Brave Bird
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
    • Area of effect increased.
  • Unite Move: Flame Sweep
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
    • Unite Move charge rate decreased.
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Lucario

  • Extreme Speed
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Hoopa

  • Trick
    • Area of effect decreased.
    • Cooldown lengthened.
    • Range decreased.
  • Trick+
    • HP restoration decreased.
  • Shadow Ball
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Phantom Force
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
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Zeraora

  • Discharge
    • Shield effect strengthened.

Aegislash

  • Boosted attack
    • Move upgrade.
  • Sacred Sword
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
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Trevenant

  • Branch Poke
    • Damage 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."
  • Curse
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on the user weakened.
  • Pain Split
    • HP restoration increased.
  • Unite Move: Phantom Forest
    • Unite Move charge rate increased.
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Cramorant

  • Air Slash
    • Move Upgrade
  • Unite Move: Gatling Gulp Missile
    • Unite Move charge rate increased.
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
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Greninja

  • Unite Move: Waterburst Shuriken
    • Unite Move charge rate increased.

Azumarill

  • Bubble
    • Bugs fixed for the following effects on opposing Pokémon: decreased movement speed
  • Whirlpool
    • Fixed 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 Barrier
    • Effect weakened.
  • Score Shield
    • Cooldown lengthened.
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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.

Duraludon

  • Basic Attack
    • Range decreased
  • Boosted Attack
    • Bug fixes
  • Heavy Metal
    • Bug fixes
    • Cooldown lengthened
  • Dragon Pulse
    • Bug fixes
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased
  • Flash Cannon
    • Bug fixes
  • Unite Move: Revolving Ruin
    • Bug fixes
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Alolan Nintetails

  • Aurora Veil
    • Bug fixes

Mr. Mime

  • Guard Swap+
    • Bug fixes
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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.

Greedent

  • Cheek Pouch
    • Decreased the amount of HP restored from Berries that Greedent drops.
  • Covet
    • Fixed a bug where Belch was able to be used more often than anticipated during Covet.
  • Belch
    • Cooldown lengthened
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Stuff Cheeks
    • Shield effect weakened.
  • Bullet Seed
    • Damage 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.
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Alolan Ninetales

  • SP. Atk increased
  • Blizzard
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
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Gardevoir

  • Psychic
    • Move upgrade

Slyveon

  • Unite Move: Fairy Frolic
    • Fixed an issue where HP wasn't being revovered when using Move One after using the Unite Move.
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Pikachu

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

Garchomp

  • Rough Skin
    • Fixed a bug where Rough Skin would deflect more damage than expected when hit with Zeraora's Wild Charge.
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Items

  • Potion
    • Increased healing amount
  • X Speed
    • Increased the speed boost
  • Full Heal
    • Fixed a bug where poison wasn't healed when Full Heal was used.
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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:

Pikachu

  • Thunder
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Volt Tackle
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
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Slowbro

  • Amnesia
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • HP restoration increased.
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Gengar

  • Stat Increase

Blastoise

  • Hydro Pump
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Water Spout
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Hydro Typhoon
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
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Venusaur

  • Giga Drain
    • Effects on the user weakened.
    • HP restoration decreased.
  • Solar Beam
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
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Lucario

  • The following stats have been decreased:
    • Attack
  • Steadfast
    • Stat Decreases
  • Unite Move: Aura Cannon
    • Bug Fixes
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Garchomp

  • Basic Attack
    • Basic attack speed increased.
  • Dragon Rush
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
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Zeraora

  • Wild Charge+
    • Bug Fixes

Cramorant

  • Dive
    • Bug Fixes
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Talonflame

  • Gale Wings
    • Bug Fixes

Absol

  • Sucker Punch
    • Bug Fixes
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Remoat Stadium

  • Zapdos
    • Aeos energy provided when defeated decreased.
  • Drednaw
    • Effect when defeated weakened.
    • Exp. Points provided when defeated decreased.
  • Rotom
    • The following stats have been increased: Attack, HP
    • Movement speed changed.
    • Effect that makes goal zones defenseless strengthened.
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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.

  • 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)
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However, there are also plenty of balance changes in the patch, too.

Absol

  • Night Slash
    • Cooldown decreased
    • Decreased range of second attack
  • Sucker Punch
    • Cooldown decreased
    • Increased duration of hindrance
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Zeraora

  • Slash
    • Reduced amount of attacks
    • Increased damage per hit
  • Spark
    • Period between moves increased
    • Increases amount of consecutive Wild Charges while using Spark
  • Wild Charge
    • Cooldown decreased
    • Reduced damage received when using attack
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Charizard

  • 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
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Venusaur

  • Giga Drain
    • Increases the reduction of damage user receives after use
  • Petal Dance
    • Increases the total damage done
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Increases movement speed for longer
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Cinderace

  • Pyro Ball
    • Increases the total damage done
    • Cooldown reduced
  • Flame Charge
    • Cooldown reduced
  • Blazing Bicycle Kick
    • Bug fixes
  • Blaze
    • Bug fixes
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Talonflame

  • Attack
    • Stat increase
  • Fly
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Increases movement speed in the air
  • Flame Sweep
    • Unite Technique Gauge becomes more easily chargeable
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Garchomp

  • Defense
    • Stat increase
  • Sp. Defense
    • Stat increase
  • Rough Skin
    • Adjusts activation delay
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Greninja

  • HP
    • Stat decrease
  • Attack
    • Stat decrease
  • Smoke Screen
    • Fixed bug causing Smoke Screen + appearing early
  • 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
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Wigglytuff

  • Sp. Attack
    • Stat decrease
  • Pound
    • Damage lowered
  • Dazzling Gleam
    • Damage lowered
  • Sing
    • Fixed bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack
  • Cute Charm
    • Activation gap reduced
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Cramorant

  • Basic Attack (Boosted)
    • Damage increased
  • Surf
    • Damage lowered
  • Dive
    • Time between moves reduced
  • Gatling Gulp Missile
    • Damage lowered
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Lucario

  • Power-up Punch
    • Damage lowered
  • Close Combat
    • Increase amount of hits
    • Damage increased
  • Close Combat +
    • Fixed a bug where damage didn't increase
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Alolan Ninetails

  • Blizzard
    • Alters how damage is dealt after hitting an obstacle
  • Snow Globe
    • Fixed a bug where damage wasn't increased against frozen opponent Pokémon
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Eldegoss

  • Cotton Guard
    • Fixed a bug with HP recovery
  • Leaf Tornado
    • Improved the effect of the move
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Gardevoir

  • Basic Attack (Boosted)
    • Fixed a bug with the damage

Snorlax

  • Yawn
    • Fixed a bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack
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Gengar

  • Lick
    • Fixed a bug for when the opponents were pulled in and a bug pertaining to timing

Mr. Mime

  • Barrier
    • When upgrading, boosts the amount of stored Barriers to maximum
  • Guard Swap
    • Fixed a bug related to swapping defenses
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Crustle

Fixed a bug with contact range

Slowbro

  • Basic Attack
    • Fixed a bug which caused Special Defense of opponent's Pokémon to be lowered by Basic Attacks
  • Surf
    • Fixed a bug with range
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Machamp

  • Barrage Blow
    • Fixed some bugs

Blastoise

  • Rapid Spin
    • Fixed 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
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Regigigas

Creates a boost of Scoring Speed of ally Pokémon after KO

Many thanks to Serebii for translating these changes from the Japanese patch notes. Time to jump in on mobile and test out the balance changes - Cinderace is looking good to us.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - September 7, 2021

Pokémon Unite patch 1.1.1.8 is set to launch on September 7. Here's what it changes:

Blissey

  • Sp. Def incrased
  • Safeguard
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Area of effect increased
    • Increased the amount of damage nullified by the shield granted by the Safeguard+ upgrade.
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Miscellaneous

  • Bug fixes
  • Text fixes
  • Shop updates
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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.

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.