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Pokémon Unite Mobile Launch Patch Buffs Zeraora, Charizard, & More

Free-to-play MOBA Pokémon Unite has officially launched on mobile devices following its Nintendo Switch release earlier this summer. Pokémon Unite is available for both iOS and Android from today, September 22, and has also received a new patch to help improve and balance the game, buffing fan-favorite Pokémon including Charizard and Zeraora.

Pokémon Unite has been a success for its developer TiMi Studio Group, seeing over nine million downloads on Nintendo Switch alone, and the game is expected to see more players than ever thanks to its new mobile launch. Pokémon Unite now supports full crossplay between Switch and mobile, meaning fans can play with their friends even if they don't own the Nintendo console. The game is a unique entry in the Pokémon game series, offering 5v5 10-minute-long competitive multiplayer matches in which players battle other Pokémon and score goals for team-based wins.

Related: Pokémon Unite Patch Nerfs Greninja & Snorlax, Buffs Garchomp & Crustle

TiMi Studio Group has released the patch notes for Pokémon Unite's mobile launch, revealing many character buffs. Charizard's Flamethrower movement speed has had its increase strengthened, while its Fire Blast cooldown has been reduced. The Fire-Pokémon's Unite Move (Seismic Slam) has also been changed. The patch notes explain that when 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." Zeraora's Slash number of attacks has decreased, but the damage of each attack has increased, along with a reduction in Wild Charge's cooldown. Meanwhile, Venasaur has also been buffed, with its Petal Dance now dealing more damage, with cooldown reduced, and movement speed increase strengthened. The full patch notes can be found below.

Absol: Night Slash

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Area of effect adjusted.

Absol: 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.

Zeraora: 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.

Zeraora: 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.

Charizard: Flamethrower

  • Movement speed increase strengthened.

Charizard: Fire Blast

  • Cooldown reduced.

Charizard: 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.

Venusaur: 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.

Cinderace: Flame Charge

  • Cooldown reduced.

Cinderace: Unite Move (Blazing Bicycle Kick)

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

Cinderace: Blaze

  • Ability effect timing adjusted.

Talonflame

  • Attack increased.

Talonflame: Fly

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Aerial movement speed increase strengthened.

Talonflame: Unite Move (Flame Sweep)

  • Unite Move charge rate increased.

Garchomp

  • Defense and Sp. Def increased.

Garchomp: Rough Skin

  • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

Greninja

  • Attack and max HP decreased.

Greninja: Smokescreen

  • Fixed a bug causing the Smokescreen+ effect to trigger even before the move is upgraded.

Greninja: Double Team

  • Improved the movement of the illusory copies.

Greninja: Water Shuriken

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

Greninja: Unite Move (Waterburst Shuriken)

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

Greninja: Torrent

  • Attack increase weakened.

Wigglytuff:

  • Max-level Sp. Atk decreased.

Wigglytuff: Pound

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Wigglytuff: Dazzling Gleam

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Wigglytuff: Sing

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

Wigglytuff: Cute Charm

  • Adjusted the time between instances of this Ability’s effect triggering.

Cramorant: Boosted Attack

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Cramorant: Surf

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Cramorant: Dive

  • Cooldown reduced.

Cramorant: Unite Move (Gatling Gulp Missile)

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Lucario: Power-Up Punch

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Lucario: Close Combat

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Number of attacks increased.

Lucario: 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.

Alolan Ninetales: Unite Move (Snow Globe)

  • Fixed bugs.

Alolan Ninetales: Snow Warning

  • Fixed bugs.

Eldegoss: Cotton Guard

  • Fixed a bug affecting the HP recovery when the move ends.

Eldegoss: 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.

Gardevoir: 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.

Mr. Mime: 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.

Slowbro: 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.

The various Pokémon Unite characters buffs and nerfs should help to make the game the best experience possible for both its existing fans, and its new mobile players. As well as the changes detailed in the patch notes, players can expect to see a few new changes following the update, including the addition of new Pokémon Mammoswine and Sylveon, as well as new Holoware, in-game events, and the “Galactic Ghost 094” battle pass.

Those who don't own a Nintendo Switch have been waiting for the mobile launch of Pokémon Unite for some time now, but this is far from the end of the road for the game. The developer has previously confirmed that new Pokémon, themed events, and battle passes will be added to the game in the future, making Pokémon Unite a compelling experience for any fan of the franchise. There are close to 900 Pokémon in the series, almost all of which can add new types of battle strategies to the game, and while Pokémon Unite only features a fraction of the available familiar faces so far, players hopefully won't have long to wait before even more Pokémon Unite characters are added to the roster.

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