Pokémon Unite (Switch, Mobile): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.2.1.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Pokémon Unite on Nintendo Switch (originally released on Nintendo Switch in July 2021 in North America, Europe, and Japan, and on mobile September 22nd 2021 in North America, Europe, and Japan)!

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Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.2.1.3

  • Release date: September 22nd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Update Details

Over Five Million Preregistrations Reached for the Mobile Version

Everyone who plays the mobile version of the game will receive Aeos tickets, Unite License: Pikachu, and Festival Style: Pikachu as gifts for reaching this preregistration milestone!

Note: These gifts can be used on the Nintendo Switch version of the game as well by linking your account.

New Battle Pass: Galactic Ghost 094

This new battle pass features space-themed items straight out of a galaxy full of twinkling stars.

New Feature: Unite Squads

Other Updates
  • Special mission added to receive the Unite license for Zeraora.
  • New event added for held items.
  • New Battle Guide feature added to the game.
  • New Spectate feature added to the game.
  • “Good job!” accolades can now be given during battle.
  • New Offline Mode feature added to the Nintendo Switch version.
  • Shop updated.
  • Bugs fixed.
  • Text issues fixed.
  • UI adjusted.
  • Changes made to some Trainer fashion item designs.

Changes have been made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles.

Details

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.

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.

After maintenance begins, some types of rewards will no longer be available for claiming.

Please be aware of the points listed below.

Battle Pass

Any battle pass points from completing Season 1 First Half missions that have not yet been claimed will become unavailable for claiming.

However, reward items for reaching new battle pass levels, as well as battle pass prize boxes, will be sent to you via the game’s mail system at a later date.

Events

If a reward’s claim period ends during maintenance, that reward will become unavailable for claiming once maintenance begins.

In addition, the stock of items in the following locations will change during maintenance:

  • Items available as energy rewards
  • Items available for exchange with Holowear tickets in Zirco Trading

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.2.1.2 (Nintendo Switch, Mobile)

  • Release date: September 21st 2021 (North America) / September 22nd 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Full cross-platform play and account linking across mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. Link an account, and play with the same account across both platforms.
  • New in-game events in which you can get super item enhancers that can upgrade a held item to grade 30. We’ve also made it easier for all Trainers to get item enhancers.
  • New held items to introduce fresh strategies.
  • The introduction of Unite squads, allowing Trainers to team up with squadmates.
  • A second battle pass, which will feature all-new cosmetic items, including new Holowear with special visual effects.
  • The rollout of some limited Spectator Mode features.
  • Support for multiple new languages.

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.8 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: September 8th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Shop Updates
Blissey

The following stats have been increased:

  • Sp. Def

Safeguard:

  • Removes all status conditions from the user and the designated ally Pokémon and grants both Pokémon a shield. While these shields are active, the shielded Pokémon become immune to hindrances.
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Area of effect increased.

Safeguard+:

  • Upgrade: Increases the amount of damage nullified by the shield effect.

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.7 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: September 1st 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New Pokémon: Blastoise
  • Added Holowear for Blastoise
  • Bug Fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.6 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: August 18th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Shop Updates

Changes are being made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles.

 

Crustle
Stealth Rock:

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

Rock Tomb:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Garchomp
Movement speed changed.

 

Bulldoze:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Dragon Rush:

  • Cooldown reduced.

Slowbro
Surf:

  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.

Scald:

  • Bug Fixes
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Snorlax
Heavy Slam:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Block:

  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.

Flail:

  • Move UpgradeUnite Move: Power Nap
  • HP restoration decreased.

Greninja
Smokescreen:

  • Move Downgrade
  • Cooldown lengthened.

Water Shuriken:

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

Double Team:

  • Cooldown reduced.

Wigglytuff
Unite Move: Starlight Recital

  • Bug Fixes

Cinderace
Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales
Snow Warning:

  • Bug Fixes

Aurora Veil:

  • Bug Fixes

Gardevoir
Basic Attack

  • Bug Fixes

Psychic:

  • Bug Fixes

Cramorant
Hurricane:

  • Bug Fixes

Wild Pokémon
Avalugg

  • Stat Decrease

Battle Items
Eject Button

  • Stat Decreases

Goal-Getter

  • Stat Increases

Fluffy Tail

  • Stat Increases

X Attack

  • Stat Increases

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.5 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: August 6th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a bug where Gengar’s “Hex” did no damage under certain conditions
  • Adjusted the increase/decrease of rank after a match since Master Rank position was declining more than expected

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.4 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: August 4th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Spectate Feature Test Release: A test release of the Spectate feature will be performed from 8-4-2021 at 12AM PDT/7:00 UTC until 8-6-2021 at 12AM PDT/7:00 UTC.
Game balance

Charizard
Flamethrower:

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Fire Punch:

  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Fire Blast:

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Talonflame
Acrobatics:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Aerial Ace:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Aerial Ace+:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Fly:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Venusaur
Sludge Bomb:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Petal Dance:

  • Move Upgrade

Solar Beam:

  • Cooldown reduced.

Unite Move: Verdant Anger

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Absol
Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Night Slash:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Sucker Punch:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Wigglytuff
The following stats have been increased:

  • Defense, Sp. Def, HP

Double Slap

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Sing

  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Dazzling Gleam

  • Bug Fixes

Eldegoss
Cotton Guard

  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • HP restoration decreased.

Cotton Spore

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • This move’s Defense, Sp. Def increase has been strengthened.

Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash

  • HP restoration decreased.

Cinderace
The following stats have been decreased:

  • Attack

Blaze Kick

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Feint

  • Move Downgrade

Pyro Ball

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Gengar
Basic Attack

  • Bug Fixes

Shadow Ball

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Hex

  • Move Downgrade

Dream Eater

  • Move Upgrade

Zeraora
Spark

  • Bug Fixes

Wild Charge

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

Unite Move: Plasma Gale

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Cramorant
Whirlpool

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Dive

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Machamp
Basic Attack

  • Bug Fixes

Cross Chop

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Close Combat

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Lucario
Power-Up Punch

  • Bug Fixes

Bone Rush

  • Bug Fixes

Greninja
Basic Attack

  • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales
Snow Warning

  • Bug Fixes

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1.3 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: July 28th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following:

  • Adds a new Pokémon: Gardevoir
  • Fix issue impacting the Muscle Band
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: none

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 1.1.1 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: July 19th 2021 (North America) / July 20th 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the launch version of the game.
  • Source: game

Pokémon Unite – Ver. 0.5.248013 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Release date: June 23rd 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the version for the Network Test in Japan.
  • Source: game

How to download updates for Pokémon Unite for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Pokémon Unitee, 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;

OR

  • 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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