Pokémon Unite has received a huge balancing patch

Pokémon Unite balancing patch

Pokémon Unite launched earlier this year on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices for free but had some balancing issues at launch. In our review, we mentioned how certain Pokémon are significantly stronger than others, in addition to the unfair approach to held items and an abundance of microtransactions. However, it seems like the developers at TiMi Studios are listening to their community, as a huge balancing patch is now available in Pokémon Unite. This update includes a variety of well-deserved nerfs to certain abilities, such as Zeraora’s Spark, which did way too much damage in my opinion.

There are also some buffs in the Pokémon Unite balancing patch, such as to Slowbro. For instance, Slowbro’s Scald now does increased damage to opposing Pokémon, which will make this water-type move more viable in battle. Additionally, Decidueye’s Leaf Storm has received some significant changes, as its range, cooldown, and damage have been reworked to be more practical. Here are the full new balancing patch notes for Pokémon Unite.

Pokémon Unite Ver. 1.3.1.7 patch notes

UPDATE DETAILS

  • Bug Fixes
  • Spec Changes
  • Text Fixes

If the app has not been updated on your device, please restart the app to apply this update.

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

DETAILS

Venusaur: Petal Dance

  • Effects on the user weakened.

Venusaur: Solar Beam

  • Cooldown reduced.

Venusaur: Sludge Bomb

  • Range increased.

Venusaur: Unite Move: Verdant Anger

  • The following have been adjusted for this move: Area of Effect

Wigglytuff: Unite Move: Starlight Recital

  • Shield effect weakened.
  • Duration of effects on the user decreased.

Zeraora: Spark

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Zeraora: Wild Charge

  • Bug Fixes

Gardevoir: Moonblast

  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • Move Downgrade

Gardevoir: Psyshock

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Gardevoir: Future Sight

  • Bug Fixes

Eldegoss: Leaf Tornado

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Eldegoss: Cotton Spore

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Effects on the user strengthened.

Crustle: boosted attack

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Tsareena

  • Bug Fixes

Tsareena: Triple Axel

  • Effects on the user weakened.

Slowbro: Oblivious

  • Stat Increases
  • Changed to Has the Pokémon store up lost HP for a short time. When hitting an opposing Pokémon with a move, the Pokémon restores some of its HP using the stored-up HP, and it also decreases the opposing Pokémon’s Sp. Def for a short time.

Slowbro: Scald

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

Slowbro: Amnesia+

  • Changed to Upgrade: Increases Sp. Def..

Decidueye: Spirit Shackle

  • Cooldown reduced.

Decidueye: Leaf Storm

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Range increased.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Decidueye: Leafage

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Cinderace: Blaze Kick+

  • Effects on the user strengthened.

Cinderace: Feint

  • Cooldown reduced.

Pikachu: Thunder Shock

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Pikachu: Volt Tackle

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Pikachu: Unite Move: Thunderstorm

  • Unite Move charge rate increased.

Sylveon: Hyper Voice

  • Bug Fixes

Remoat Stadium: Corphish

  • Bug Fixes

This update will likely encourage players who abandoned the game to give it another chance. Personally, I may consider giving the game another chance, as I found it difficult to play with the multitude of balancing issues. This balancing patch for Pokémon Unite has fixed a lot of the issues that frustrated the community. What are your thoughts on these changes to Pokémon Unite?

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Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.