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Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - September 22 Mobile Update Detailed

What are the latest Pokémon Unite patch notes? With Pokémon Unite looking like a standout success on Nintendo Switch so far, it's expected that its developer, TiMi, will keep the game running smoothly with frequent balance patches and new character drops. 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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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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Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - August 18, 2021

The next Pokémon Unite patch will go live on August 18 at 00:00 PT (08:00 BST). As well as adding Blissey to the game, it will bring the following balance changes:

Crustle

  • Stealth Rock
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
  • Rock Tomb
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
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Garchomp

  • Movement speed changed
  • Bulldoze
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
  • Dragon Rush
    • Cooldown reduced.
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Slowbro

  • Surf
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased
  • Scald
    • Bug fixes
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
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Snorlax

  • Heavy Slam
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased
  • Block
    • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased
  • Flail
    • Move Upgrade
  • Unite Move: Power Nap
    • HP restoration decreased
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Greninja

  • Smokescreen
    • Move Downgrade
    • Cooldown lengthened
  • Water Shuriken
    • Cooldown reduced
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased
  • Double Team
    • Cooldown reduced
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Wigglytuff

  • Unite Move: Starlight Recital
    • Bug fixes

Cinderace

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug fixes
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Alolan Ninetales

  • Snow Warning
    • Bug fixes
  • Aurora Veil
    • Bug fixes
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Gardevoir

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug fixes
  • Psychic
    • Bug fixes
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Cramorant

  • Hurricane
    • Bug Fixes

Avalugg (Wild Pokémon)

  • Stat Decrease
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Eject Button

  • Stat Decreases
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Goal-Getter

  • Stat Increases

Fluffy Tail

  • Stat Increases
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X Attack

  • Stat Increases

That's all for this patch, but check back for the next balancing update, which will hopefully also bring Blastoise to the game.

Pokémon Unite Patch Notes - August 4, 2021

The latest Pokémon Unite patch notes pertain to the update issued on August 4, 2021. These include buffs to characters like Venusaur and Charizard, mixed changes to characters like Gengar and Zeraora, nerfs to Eldegoss and Cinderace, and bug fixes to Greninja, Ninetales, and Lucario.

Click the names of any of the Pokémon on the list to be whisked to our Pokémon Unite build guide for that character.

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Pokémon Unite patch notes Charizard.
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Charizard

  • Flamethrower
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Punch
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Blast
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Talonflame
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Talonflame

  • Acrobatics
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace+
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Fly
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Venusaur.
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Venusaur

  • Sludge Bomb
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Petal Dance
    • Move Upgrade.
  • Solar Beam
    • Cooldown reduced.
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  • Unite Move: Verdant Anger
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Absol.
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Absol

  • Basic Attack:
    • Bug Fixes.
  • Night Slash:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Sucker Punch:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Wigglytuff.
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Wigglytuff

  • The following stats have been increased:
    • Defense, Sp. Def, HP.
  • Double Slap
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Sing
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Dazzling Gleam
    • Bug Fixes.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Eldegoss.
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Eldegoss

  • Cotton Guard:
    • Cooldown lengthened.
    • HP restoration decreased.
  • Cotton Spore:
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    • This move’s Defense, Sp. Def increase has been strengthened.
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  • Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash
    • HP restoration decreased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Cinderace.
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Cinderace

  • The following stats have been decreased:
    • Attack.
  • Blaze Kick
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Feint
    • Move Downgrade.
  • Pyro Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Gengar.
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Gengar

  • Basic Attack:
    • Bug Fixes.
  • Shadow Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Hex
    • Move Downgrade.
  • Dream Eater
    • Move Upgrade.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Zeraora.
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Zeraora

  • Spark
    • Bug Fixes.
  • Wild Charge
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Cooldown reduced.
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  • Unite Move: Plasma Gale
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Cramorant.
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Cramorant

  • Whirlpool
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dive
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Machamp.
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Machamp

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes.
  • Cross Chop
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Close Combat
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
Pokémon Unite patch notes Lucario.
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Lucario

  • Power-Up Punch
    • Bug Fixes
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  • Bone Rush
  • Bug Fixes
Pokémon Unite patch notes Greninja.
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Greninja

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
Pokémon Unite patch notes Ninetales.
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Ninetales

  • Snow Warning:
    • Bug Fixes
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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.