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Here are the notes for Pokémon UNITE Patch

The Pokémon keep coming, along with some balance changes.

Pokémon UNITE is set to receive another update this week. Patch will introduce Blissey to the game, as well as buffs for Crustle and Garchomp and nerfs for some of Snorlax and Slowbro’s best moves. The update also tweaks some stats modifiers for Battle Items and adjusts the balance for multiple moves.

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Blissey, UNITE’s newest playable Pokémon, is classed as a Supporter. As a healer and buffer of allies, it can use moves like Egg Bomb and Soft-Boiled, which are iconic for the egg-wielding Pokémon. Its Unite Move, Bliss Assistance, causes it to quickly dash to a selected ally, taking a portion of the damage that the would originally take, providing a shield, and boosting its offensive stats.

Blissey was originally announced on Aug. 16 and joins Eldegoss as the only Pokémon in the game that are primarily focused on healing.

One of the most surprising changes included in Path is the general buff to Greninja’s lesser-used moves Water Shuriken and Double Team. Water Shuriken specifically got a damage increase and cooldown reduction, which makes it an even more versatile option to rival Surf. Meanwhile, Smokescreen was downgraded overall and given a longer cooldown, which means Double Team could end up seeing more usage.

Crustle also got some much-needed improvements to Stealth Rock and Rock Tomb, while it appears Garchomp will have its movement speed increased and small buffs to Bulldoze and Dragon Rush.

In addition to Greninja and Crustle getting buffs to some of the moves many players avoid, Snorlax was hit with some pretty big nerfs to its best options. Heavy Slam and Block were both hit, with the former getting a damage decrease and the latter having a decreased effect when bumping into enemy Pokémon.

Blastoise was not included in the update, with no release window given for when the Water-type starter will join the roster. We do know that Blastoise will be a Defender Pokémon, though many of its moves and abilities are still unknown.

Along with the balance update and various bug fixes, Patch will include an update to the shop, though what will be featured in that update is not clear. Here’s the list of all the balance changes that will be coming as part of Pokémon UNITE’s Aug. 18 update, which will go live at 2am CT.


Stealth Rock:

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Rock Tomb:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.


  • Movement speed changed.


  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Dragon Rush:

Cooldown reduced.



  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Bug Fixes
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.


Heavy Slam:

Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Move Upgrade

Unite Move:

  • Power NapHP restoration decreased.



  • Move Downgrade
  • Cooldown lengthened.

Water Shuriken:

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Double Team:

  • Cooldown reduced.


Unite Move:

  • Starlight RecitalBug Fixes


Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales

Snow Warning:

  • Bug Fixes

Aurora Veil:

  • Bug Fixes


Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes


  • Bug Fixes



  • Bug Fixes

Wild Pokémon


  • Stat Decrease

Battle Items

Eject Button

  • Stat Decreases


  • Stat Increases

Fluffy Tail

  • Stat Increases

X Attack

  • Stat Increases

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