Goonya Monster (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.2.2)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Goonya Monster on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 4th 2022 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Goonya Monster – Ver. 2.0.0

  • Release date: April 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet.

  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN PR (01/02/2023)

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.2

  • Release date: March 28th 2023 (North America) / March 29th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New features
  • Message settings have been changed so that up to 4 types of messages can be set.
  • Custom “Message screen” and “Profile screen” have been modified.
  • The rank and gear of the opponent are now displayed during a match.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.1

  • Release date: March 1st 2023) (North America) / March 2nd 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
◆New features
  • Added the function to customize game rules in Private Match.
  • Private Match settings now allow anyone to join including players with Lobby IDs or friends.
Gameplay Rebalance
[Balancing Battles]

▼ Buster

  • The power of machine gun weapons has been enhanced.
  • The range of machine gun weapons has been increased.
  • Machine gun bullets have been adjusted to hit less terrain.
  • The direction of the punch and kick has been adjusted to be in the direction in which the character is facing.

▼ Monster

  • The “Skill charge time” of “Oculus” has been reduced.
  • The “Skill Activation Time” for “Death” has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4.5 seconds. (The countdown display will start from 5 seconds)
  • Fixed a bug in the Nintendo Switch version so that users who played online matches together will be displayed in the list of people who played together.
◆ Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a high processing load issue with smoke effects in “Earth Red Thrower”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unintended behavior of characters in certain environments.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: January 25th 2023 (North America) / January 26th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Improving Matchmaking
  • Busters can keep their teammates to the next match by selecting “”Continue”” together when a match is over.
  • It is now possible to match without a Monster player, which makes it possible to find a game with Buster players only. (Previously, you needed at least 1 Buster and 1 Monster player to start a match.)
  • Matchmaking scale adjustment
    • Players in the low-rate tier will be matched with similarly skilled players more often, and players in the high-rate tier match more broadly.
Gameplay Rebalance
  • Rebalanced to reduce the gap in rewards between Busters and Monsters.
  • Some of the requirements to earn exp and Soul coins have been changed.
  • Monster’s requirement to earn Soul gems has been changed from “”quick annihilation of all Busters”” to “”annihilation of all Busters””.
[Balancing Battles]
  • The amount of “”time it takes for souls to drop”” when you defeat Undead has been reduced.
  • The number of button presses required to recover from a fall has been reduced.
  • When Monsters cancel Predation, Busters will be shot upwards.


  • They can now deal damage against Monster by ghost attack.


  • The amount of damage by falling from the stage has been increased.
  • Burn damage caused by Mythic Dragon’s skill has been reduced while guarding.


  • The amount of damage by falling from the stage has been increased.


  • Overall default sound volume has been rebalanced.
Bug Fixes
  • The issue of the Crown level up reward containing items you can not receive has been fixed.
    • You can acquire the items by going to the level window while the requirement is achieved.
    • The issue where players could get stuck on the roof when returning from falling off the stage on the Nightmare Christmas stage has been fixed.
    • The problem of the COM players often getting stuck on obstacles has been fixed.
    • The problem of the COM players stopping near souls when the souls are on the water has been fixed.
    • And other small fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

Goonya Monster – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: December 15th 2022 (North America) / December 16th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Content
  • “Training” mode has been added.
Game Balance
  • When a player is eliminated from an Episode Match, they can earn some EXP as a reward.
[Balancing Battles]
  • The “time until Souls appear” when an undead is defeated has been shortened.
  • The “time of inactivity after falling” from the stage has been lengthened.
  • When the Buster attacks a Monster, the Monster’s HP bar and mini-map will be visible to all Busters for a certain period of time.
  • The “movement speed” on uphill slopes is slower.
  • The mini-map has been updated to show terrain and undead spawning locations.


  • The invincibility time after reviving from a ghost is longer.
  • When a “ghost” player falls off the map, they will drop their Souls and return to the map in a tripped state.
  • The “knockback” of the「shotgun」and「pistol」has been adjusted.
  • The “minimum damage” of the「shotgun」has been increased.
  • 「Shotgun」at close range have been made easier to hit.
  • The bullets of the “Pistol” have been adjusted to hit easier.
  • Healer’s healing amount has been reduced.
  • Healer damage has been increased.
  • The “fire rate” of the “Healer” has decreased.


  • “Faster skill cooldown” near the end of battle is now weaker.
  • Increased the size of the “Predation range”.
  • Predation is now quicker after the button is pressed.
  • The “time to complete Predation” for “Kigurumee” skill has been lengthened.
  • The behavior of the skills for “Oculus” and “Sakanamon” has been changed.
  • The duration of burn caused by the Mythical Dragon skill has been lengthened.
  • Reduced the amount of burn damage caused by the Dragon Head skill.


  • The “shield defense range” for “Cuttle” has been reduced.
  • The “Soul Pot” has been adjusted for less collision with the player.
  • The number of “trippable objects” in the “Deep Forest” has been reduced.
  • When colliding with trippable objects in succession, the player will not trip over until the player is away from the trippable objects for a certain range.
  • Fixed the “fence collision” to be only during jumping.
Other Adjustments
  • Improved the matchmaking for Episode Matches.
  • In Episode Matches, the winning player can no longer punch, kick, or activate shots/skills during the results.
  • In Episode Matches, when a player enters the match as a buster, matchmaking will be stopped when the player is close to winning.
  • The volume of “ZITABATA” of SAKANAMON collaboration music has been lowered.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a problem in which the game did respond properly after key configuration.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when matchmaking in Episode Matches on the PS5 version.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Monsters’ rapid ranged skills to become more powerful with button mashing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Monsters to continue Predation on busters when they were in a ghost state.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Souls to drop on blocks with trippable objects such as fences, stones, and tree roots.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from acquiring Souls, even if they did not have any Souls, when multiple Souls were present.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to be inverted.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: MUTAN

How to download updates for Goonya Monster for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Goonya Monster, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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