September 22, 2021 1:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The adventure continues…

No longer just a Nintendo Switch exclusive, Pokémon UNITE is now playable on mobile devices, and a lot has changed as part of the game’s latest update. From a new UI to new modes, there’s plenty of new additions to enjoy and that’s not just the new holowear outfits.

Still, at the same time, a new update does mean plenty of new tweaks, so for those who wish to learn about everything that has changed, what’s stayed the same, we have both the full patch notes and a whole host of images, available as part of a gallery, dedicated to the mobile version of the game. Enjoy:

Pokémon UNITE Update Details: Version 1.2.1.3_r321172 (327711)

  • Over 5 Million Preregistrations reached for the mobile version. Everyone who plays the mobile version of the game will receive Aeos tickets. Unite License: Pikachu, and Festival Style: Pikachu as gifts for reaching this preregistration milestone!
    • Note: These gifts can be used on the Nintendo Switch version of the game as well by linking your account.
  • New Battle Pass: Galactic Ghost 094
    • This new battle pass features space-themed items straight out of a galaxy full of twinkling stars.
  • New Feature: Unite Squads
  • Other Updates:
    • A special mission added to receive the Unite license for Zeraora.
    • New event added for held items.
    • New Battle Guide feature added to the game.
    • New Spectate feature added to the game.
    • “Good job!” accolades can now be given during battle.
    • New Offline Mode feature added to the Nintendo Switch version.
    • Shop updated.
    • Bugs fixed.
    • Text issues fixed.
    • UI adjusted.
    • Changes made to some Trainer fashion item designs.

 

Changes have been made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles:

 

Absol:

  • Night Slash:
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Area of effect adjusted.
  • Sucker Punch:
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Duration of unstoppable condition while move is in use increased.

 

Zeraora:

  • Slash:
    • Number of attacks decreased.
    • Damage of each attack increased.
  • Spark:
    • Lengthened the time allowed between used to make the move easier to use.
    • The number of attacks in the Wild Charge combo will now increase even if the player performs a basic attack while using Spark.
  • Wild Charge:
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Damage taken by the user while this move is in use is reduced.

 

Charizard:

  • Fire Punch:
    • Target(s) affected by the burn adjusted.
  • Flamethrower:
    • Movement speed increase strengthened.
  • Fire Blast:
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move (Seismic Slam):
    • This move has been changed to the following:
      • Has the user grab a Pokémon from the opposing team and slam it onto the ground from the air. For a short amount of time afterward, the user can move freely over the obstacles. While this Unite Move is being used, the user’s basic attacks deal increased damaged and leave opposing Pokémon burned. In addition, when the user deals damage to an opposing Pokémon, the user recovers HP.
      • Unite Move charge rate decreaed.
      • Fixed a bug affecting the possible timing for ending this move.

 

Venusaur:

  • Giga Drain:
    • Damage reduction increased.
  • Petal Dance:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Movement speed increase strengthened.

 

Cinderace:

  • Pyro Ball:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Flame Charge:
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Blaze:
    • Ability effect timing adjusted.
  • Unite Move (Blazing Bicycle Kick):
    • Fixed a bug that occured when the move fails to activate.

 

Talonflame:

  • Attack increased.
  • Fly:
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move (Flame Sweep):
    • Unite Move charge rate increased.

 

Garchomp:

  • Defense and Sp. Def increased.
  • Rough Skin:
    • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

 

Greninja:

  • Attack and max HP decreased.
  • Smokescreen:
    • Fixed a bug causing Smokescreen+ effect to trigger even before the move is upgraded.
  • Double Team:
    • Improved the movement of illusory copies.
  • Water Shuriken:
    • Fixed a bug affecting the decrease to opposing Pokémon’s movement speed.
  • Torrent:
    • Attack increase weakened.
  • Unite Move (Waterburst Shuriken):
    • Adjusted the move to allow it to trigger more quickly.

 

Wigglytuff:

  • Max-level Sp. Atk decreased.
  • Pound:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dazzling Gleam:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Sing:
    • Fixed a bug affecting opposing Pokémon put to sleep by this move.
  • Cute Charm:
    • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

 

Cramorant:

  • Boosted Attack:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Surf:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dive:
    • Cooldown reduced
  • Unite Move (Gatling Gulp Missile):
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

 

Lucario:

  • Power-Up Punch:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Close Combat:
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Number of attacks increased.
  • Close Combat+:
    • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s damage.

 

Alolan Ninetales:

  • Blizzard:
    • Changed how the move deals damage after the blizzard hits an obstacle.
  • Snow Warning:
    • Fixed Bugs.
  • Unite Move (Snow Globe):
    • Fixed bugs.

 

Eldegoss:

  • Cotton Gaurd:
    • Fixed a bug affecting the HP recovery when the move ends.
  • Leaf Tornado:
    • Improved the move’s effects and adjusted the move to match the feel of the controls.

 

Gardevoir:

  • Boosted Attack:
    • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s damage.
  • Psyshock+:
    • Fixed bugs.

 

Snorlax:

  • Yawn:
    • Fixed a bug affecting opposing Pokémon put to sleep by this move.

 

Gengar:

  • Lick:
    • Fixed a bug that occured when opposing Pokémon are pulled toward the user.
    • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s timing.

 

Mr. Mime:

  • Barrier:
    • Adjusted the move so that when it is upgraded, it refills its reserve uses to the maximum.
  • Guard Swap:
    • Fixed a bug affecting the swapping of defense.

 

Crustle:

  • Adjusted the Pokémon’s contact area.

 

Slowbro:

  • Basic Attack:
  • Fixed a bug causing both basic attacks and boosted attacks to decrease the Sp. Def of opposing Pokémon.
  • Surf:
    • Adjusted the area of effect.

 

Machamp:

  • Unite Move (Barrage Blow):
    • Fixed a bug with the shove effect.
    • Fixed a bug with the move being used on superjump springboards.

 

Blastoise:

  • Rapid Spin:
    • Fixed a bug causing attacks performed while spinning to decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokémon.
    • Fixed a bug allowing the user to use either Hydro Pump or Water Spout at the same time as basic attacks when spinning.

 

Wild Pokémon:

  • Regigigas:
    • As a balance adjustment, added the following effect when this Pokémon is defeated:
    • For a short time, your team’s goal-scoring speed increases and your team’s goals become unblockable.

Should words fail, here’s to 40 pictures that should suffice:

What do you think of this brand new update and all its contents? Is it enough to pull you back into Pokémon UNITE, or even just play it for the first time? Let us know!

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This post was written by Jack Longman

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