Here are the Pokémon UNITE Patch 1.2 notes

Tons of changes heading into the mobile release.

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Pokémon UNITE is finally releasing for mobile, which means TiMi Studio and The Pokémon Company have some major updates in store for the game in terms of new content and a big patch. 

Since this is the first major update that will impact both the Nintendo Switch and mobile UNITE players, the developers have released a pretty big balance patch, along with multiple new pieces of content that will go live for season two. 

In addition to making full cross-platform play and account linking available for the first time, the patch also introduced general quality-of-life improvements, a new battle pass, bug fixes, and new Holowear for multiple Pokémon like Gengar, Lucario, and Garchomp. New in-game events, Super Item Enhancers, Unite Squads, and the return of limited Spectator Mode features are going to be live too. 

As for the balance patch, Charizard, Venusaur, Cinderace, and Talonflame received buffs across the board, while several other Pokémon, like Garchomp, Zeraora, and Absol, came out with mostly positive changes. Greninja and Wigglytuff are the two Pokémon that received the most nerfs. 

Here are just a few of the bigger changes that will be applied when the patch goes live:

  • Cinderace
    • Pyro Ball increased total damage and reduced cooldown
  • Charizard
    • Fire Punch burns when hitting multiple targets, buffs for Flamethrower, Fire Blast, and Seismic Slam
  • Venusaur
    • Giga Drain gets a bigger damage reduction window after use, Petal Dance receives multiple buffs
  • Talonflame
    • Increased Attack stat, Fly cooldown reduced and movement speed increased

Blastoise is likely the biggest winner, and it seems the newest addition to the game’s roster will get off freely for another patch—and continue wreaking havoc in its current form. 

Below are the full patch notes in English:

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 uses 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 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 time afterward, the user can move freely over obstacles. While this Unite Move is being used, the user’s basic attacks deal increased damage and leave opposing Pokémon burned. In addition, when the user deals damage to an opposing Pokémon, the user recovers HP.
  • Unite Move charge rate decreased.
  • 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.

Unite Move (Blazing Bicycle Kick)

  • Fixed a bug that occurred when the move fails to activate.

Ability (Blaze)

  • Ability effect timing adjusted.

Talonflame

  • Attack increased.

Fly

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Aerial movement speed increase strengthened.

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 the Smokescreen+ effect to trigger even before the move is upgraded.

Double Team

  • Improved the movement of the illusory copies.

Water Shuriken

  • Fixed a bug affecting the decrease to opposing Pokémon’s movement speed.

Unite Move (Waterburst Shuriken)

  • Adjusted the move to allow it to trigger more quickly.

Ability (Torrent)

  • Attack increase weakened.

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.

Ability (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.

Unite Move (Snow Globe)

  • Fixed bugs.

Ability (Snow Warning)

  • Fixed bugs.

Eldegoss

Cotton Guard

  • 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 occurred when opposing Pokémon are pulled toward the user.
  • Fixed a bug affecting this move’s timing.

Mr. Mime

Barrier

  • Adjusted the move so that it 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 while 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.