Spooky goings on…
With Halloween styled events becoming a regular thing for Pokémon, especially as far as Pokémon GO and Pokemon Masters EX are concerned, but now another Pokémon game wishes to join in with the holidays and its none other than Pokémon UNITE.
The event is said to start on October 20, 2021 and come to a close on November 7, 2021. It will introduce a variety of costumes and treats for players and Holowear for Wigglytuff, Zeraora, Lucario, Charizard and Eldegoss. A new Pokémon will also become playable in the form of Greedent.
First introduced in Gen 8’s Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and then added to Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE marks Greedent’s third appearance in a Pokémon game.
A trailer of the upcoming event and additions can be seen here, followed by a character spotlight trailer, focused on Greedent:
GREEDENT BELLY FLOPS ITS WAY INTO POKÉMON UNITE:
Prepare to stash, eat, and wield Berries in Pokémon UNITE, as Greedent is now available to join your team. This Berry-consuming Pokémon is a Melee Defender, and it’s ready to unleash its unorthodox attacks against your opponents in battle. This Pokémon begins each match as Skwovet, which will evolve into Greedent at Lv. 5.
An essential feature of Greedent’s gameplay and attacks is that it stashes Berries in its tail, later utilizing these Berries to help power attacks and restore HP. Each of Greedent’s moves involves consuming, dropping, or stashing Berries.
Greedent’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits and causing one Berry to drop from Greedent’s tail. Greedent’s Ability, Cheek Pouch, allows it to recover HP by eating a Berry, in addition to gaining the usual effects of the Berry. At the same time, Greedent stealthily stashes another Berry in its tail. Whenever Greedent is hit, whether by a single attack or a combination of attacks, it will drop a Berry from its tail.
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 3, Skwovet can learn Tackle and Defense Curl. Tackle has Skwovet leap to a designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If Skwovet has any Berries hidden in its tail, it will consume all of them. The more Berries it consumes, the more Tackle’s cooldown period is reduced. Defense Curl grants Skwovet a shield for a short time and also drops a Berry in front of Skwovet.
When Skwovet reaches Lv. 5 and evolves into Greedent, Defense Curl can be upgraded into one of two moves: Stuff Cheeks or Covet. Stuff Cheeks has Greedent drop several Berries, which it can then eat to recover HP. If Greedent’s recovered HP exceeds its maximum HP, that extra HP will be converted into a shield effect. If Greedent catches sight of a Berry while using this move, its movement speed is increased for a short time. Stuff Cheeks can be upgraded to increase the number of Berries Greedent drops from its tail.
Covet has Greedent run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throwing them. While running, Greedent drops Berries from its tail. If Greedent eats a dropped Berry, its movement speed is increased for a short time. The more Berries Greedent eats, the faster it will move. Additionally, the move Belch or Bullet Seed can also be used while running. Greedent can also utilize the move Tackle while Covet is active, slightly changing the attack so that Greedent does not leap to a designated area. Instead, while Greedent is running, Tackle deals damage to opposing Pokémon in front of it. Covet can be upgraded to increase the damage it deals and increase the frequency at which Greedent drops Berries.
At Lv. 7, Tackle can be upgraded into one of two moves: Bullet Seed or Belch. Bullet Seed has Greedent spit Berry seeds in a designated direction. This deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. The more Berries Greedent has stashed away, the more damage this move deals. Bullet Seed can be upgraded to increase the damage it deals.
Belch deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. If Greedent has any Berries stashed in its tail when using this move, it consumes all of them. The more Berries Greedent consumes, the more this move’s cooldown period is reduced. Belch can be upgraded to increase the damage it deals.
GREEDENT’S UNITE MOVE, BERRY BELLY FLOP:
To truly throw the opposition, make use of Greedent’s Unite Move, Berry Belly Flop, which it learns at Lv. 9. This area attack kicks off with Greedent eating a Berry to recover HP. Greedent then leaps to the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. Greedent then eats a special Berry, which allows it to stash an unlimited number of Berries in its tail for a short time and also resets the cooldowns of its other moves.
Greedent is ready to be a berry useful Defender to your team. Belly flop on over to the Unite Battle Committee shop to get Greedent’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.
Source: Pokémon UNITE (YouTube)