Balance Patch incoming.
Previously announced for Pokémon UNITE before the game’s mobile release, today, news has broken that players will not have to wait much longer for the Twin Tusk Pokémon. In fact, you won’t even have to wait an entire week as the Ice/Ground-type, Mamoswine, will make its debut on September 29, 2021, alongside a brand new update.
Not only is the update a requirement for the addition of Mamoswine, but due to a number of bugs that have popped up as part of Version 18.104.22.168, such as a bug where Crustle gains “an unintended strength boost in certain circumstances,” this patch comes at a good time, especially when there an issue at play where players are unable to claim the “Preregistration Campaign rewards” they’re entitled to due to pre-registering for the mobile release.
On the plus side, while players will need to wait for the official patch notes to come in, at least we have a brand-new character spotlight showcasing Mamoswine, which you can see right here:
For those of you who would love to know more about Mamoswine, especially about the moveset, a new blog has gone live covering all the details and we’re sharing them right here:
MAMOSWINE MASHES ITS WAY INTO POKÉMON UNITE:
Get ready to ice out the competition in Pokémon UNITE, as Mamoswine is now available to join your team. This powerhouse Pokémon is a Melee Defender, and it’s ready to carry its weight in any battle. This Pokémon begins each match as Swinub, and it evolves into Piloswine at Lv. 6 and Mamoswine at Lv. 10.
Mamoswine’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and leaving them frozen for a short time when it hits. In addition, Mamoswine’s basic attacks deal increased damage for a short time to opposing Pokémon it has frozen with one of its moves. Furthermore, due to Mamoswine’s Ability, Thick Fat, every time the Pokémon deals damage, its Defense and Sp. Defense are increased for a short time (up to three times), and when Mamoswine uses Ice Shard, Icicle Crash, or Ice Fang, its next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. If any of those three moves creates a freezing area of effect inside an ally goal zone, it decreases the goal-scoring speed of opposing Pokémon inside that goal zone.
Now let’s look at Mamoswine’s available moves:
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 3, Swinub can learn Ice Shard and Tackle. Ice Shard is a ranged attack that hurls three chunks of ice at a designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Tackle is a dash attack that has Swinub rush recklessly in a designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throwing them.
When Swinub reaches Lv. 6 and evolves into Piloswine, Ice Shard can be upgraded into one of two moves—Icicle Crash or Ice Fang.
Icicle Crash is an area attack in which Piloswine drops icicles on a designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. The final icicle shatters after a set amount of time or when hit by Piloswine’s other moves or boosted attacks, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them frozen. This attack can later be upgraded to increase its damage.
Ice Fang uses Piloswine’s cold-infused fangs to throw the opposing Pokémon that’s closest to Piloswine, dealing damage and leaving the Pokémon frozen for a short time. Piloswine can then choose a direction to slam the thrown Pokémon forward or backward, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them frozen for a short time. This attack can be upgraded to increase the area of effect.
At Lv. 8, Tackle can be evolved into one of two moves—High Horsepower or Earthquake.
High Horsepower is a dash attack that causes Piloswine to rush recklessly in a designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. Piloswine then stomps its feet, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and leaving them unable to act for a short time. The move can be upgraded to increase Piloswine’s rushing speed and the length of time opposing Pokémon are left unable to act.
The other move, Earthquake, has Piloswine leap in a designated direction and land forcefully, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and pulling them toward Piloswine. The move can be upgraded to decrease the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when the move hits and increase the move’s pulling power.
MAMOSWINE’S UNITE MOVE, MAMMOTH MASH:
To truly crush the opposition, make use of Mamoswine’s Unite Move, Mammoth Mash, which it learns at Lv. 10. This area attack has Mamoswine jump to a designated location and become immune to hindrances. Mamoswine then repeatedly stomps the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time with each stomp. The final stomp throws opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.
Mamoswine is ready to stomp the competition and defend your team. Crash on over to the Unite Battle Committee shop to get Mamoswine’s Unite license now.
About Pokémon UNITE:
Join Trainers from around the world as they head for Aeos Island to compete in Unite Battles! In Unite Battles, Trainers face off in 5-on-5 team battles to see who can score the most points within the allotted time. Teamwork is key as you and your teammates defeat wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your partner Pokémon, and knock out the opposing team’s Pokémon to prevent them from scoring points. Put your teamwork to the test, and take home the win!
- BATTLE IN STYLE: Take to the field while looking your best in Holowear! Thanks to a special technology developed using Aeos energy, Trainers can deck out their Pokémon in a variety of holographic outfits—with new styles arriving regularly!
- UNITE MOVES: Unleash the true power of your Pokémon with Unite Moves! Leverage these all-new Pokémon moves, which are only possible while in Unite Battles, and turn the tide of even the direst situations.
- RANK UP: Looking to prove how skilled you are? Participate in ranked matches, and earn points as you climb up the global leaderboard!
- COMMUNICATION IS KEY: Even the most skilled Trainers recognize how important communication is to their team’s success. Leverage signals, quick-chat messages, and—for the first time in a Pokémon title—voice chat to communicate and stay in sync with your team.
- CROSS-PLATFORM PLAY: Play with Trainers around the world on the Nintendo Switch™ system or on a compatible smartphone thanks to cross-platform support. Trainers may use their Pokémon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both Nintendo Switch and mobile to easily keep their progress synced between devices.
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