Patches & Updates

Pokémon UNITE is on the Nintendo Switch and are capable of patches and updates to the software. This is done typically automatically when your Switch is in Stand By mode but can be prompted by pressing Start on the Switch's Home Screen and selecting Software Update. Alternatively, the updates may come as small download updates as you boot up the game. These updates offer a variety of changes including bugfixes and more

Version 1.2.1.14

Release Dates

November 30th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added new Event Data
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.13

Release Dates

November 16th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.12

Release Dates

November 16th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug causing Alolan Ninetales' Special Attack to be incorrect
  • Changed Week 2 Mission to Defeat 15 Rotom from Defeat 60 Rotom

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.11

Release Dates

November 10th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Greedent
    Cheek PouchReduces amount of recovery
    CovetFixed a bug where Belch can be used more frequently
    Stuff CheeksReduces Shield amount
    Bullet SeedIncreased damage171 Per Hit
    6669 total maximum
    232 Per Hit
    9048 total maximum
    BelchDecreased damage22251916
    Berry Belly FlopFixed a bug when it activates on the Jump Pad
    Alolan Ninetales
    Special AttackIncreased Stat9551002
    BlizzardIncreased Damage1178764 first hit
    1529 second hit
    BlizzardDecreased Cooldown11 seconds9 seconds
    Gardevoir
    PsychicEffect Increased
    PsychicDecreased Cooldown7 seconds6 seconds
    Sylveon
    Fairy FrolicFixed a bug where HP will not recover after use
    Pikachu
    ThunderFixed a bug where Thunder may not activate
    Garchomp
    Rough SkinFixed a bug where it caused more damage against Zeraora's Wild Charge
    Items
    PotionIncreased Recovery
    X SpeedIncreased Movement Speed
    Full HealFixed a bug where its effect wouldn't activate

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.10

Release Dates

October 26th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Bug Fixes
  • Changes to home menu - Lobby, Friends, Event now have easy accessible icons without needing to enter an additional menu first
  • Store now displays if an items is new

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.9

Release Dates

October 20th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Removed timer for Halloween Battle in Quick Battle mode
  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Zeraora
    Wild Charge +Fixed a bug that caused more damage than expected when hitting multiple Pokémon

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.8

Release Dates

October 20th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added new Pokémon: Greedent
  • Added new mode: Halloween Night in Mer Stadium. Replaces Battle Items with Pumpkins that can be used to throw at your opponent's Pokémon
  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Pikachu
    ThunderIncreased damage inflicted2947470 per hit
    3290 total
    Volt TackleIncreased damage inflicted1015296 per hit
    1480 total
    Slowbro
    AmnesiaCooldown Decreased13 seconds9 seconds
    AmnesiaHP Gained Increased
    Gengar
    StatusAfter Level 5, when you deal Special Damage, you will recover your health based on damage inflicted
    Blastoise
    Hydro PumpDecreased damage inflicted799 per hit (1320 in Rapid Spin)
    2397 maximum
    730 per hit
    2190 maximum
    Water SpoutCooldown Decreased9 seconds7.5 seconds
    Hydro TyphoonDecreased damage inflicted33382666
    Venusaur
    Giga DrainReduced effect of damage reduction on Venusaur after use
    Giga DrainDecreased HP recovered
    Solar BeamIncreased damage inflicted7790 (Max)10290 Max
    Lucario
    AttackStat reduced440429
    SteadfastFrequency activated has been lowered
    Aura CannonFixed a bug that increased damage by using after Power-Up Punch
    Garchomp
    Basic AttackIncreased attack speed
    Dragon RushIncreased damage inflicted549912
    Zeraora
    Wild Charge +Fixed a bug that caused more damage than expected when hitting multiple Pokémon
    Cramorant
    DiveFixed a bug that caused a display issle
    Talonflame
    Gale WingsFixed a bug that caused Gale Wings to not activate after KO
    Zapdos (Remoat Stadium)
    Energy ReductionReduced energy obtained after KO.
    Person who KOs also doesn't get the Team Point Boost
    30 Main
    20 Everyone
    30 Main
    15 Everyone Else
    Drednaw (Remoat Stadium)
    Shield ReductionReduced amount of Shield gained after KO20% of max HP10% of max HP
    Shield ReductionReduced amount of Experience gained after KO55% of current level20% of current level
    Rotom (Remoat Stadium)
    StatsIncreases Movement Speed, HP and Attack
    GoalIncreases time goal area is broken after Rotom activates it15 seconds25 seconds

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.7

Release Dates

October 13th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added new items to the Shop
  • Added new music to the lobby
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.6

Release Dates

October 8th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Sylveon
    Mystical FireDecreased damage inflicted1651 first hit
    417 - 431 subsequent hits
    3346 total
    1049 first hit
    265+ subsequent hits
    2126 total
    Hyper VoiceDecreased damage inflictedNear
    3602 Total
    Far
    824 per hit
    6006 Total
    Near
    397 each hit
    2890 total
    Far
    662 each hit
    4825 total
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.5

Release Dates

September 29th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added new items to the Shop
  • Text Fixes
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.4

Release Dates

September 27th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Lucario
    Extreme SpeedFixed a bug where damage was higher than intended
    Crustle
    Fixed a bug where damage would increase
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.2.1.3

Release Dates

September 22nd 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added Mobile Cross Play
  • Added new Battle Pass
  • Added new Missions
  • Added new Holowear
  • Added Spectate Mode
  • Added Battle Guide Mode
  • Added Offline Mode (Nintendo Switch)
  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Absol
    Night SlashCooldown decreased6 seconds5 seconds
    Night SlashDecreased range of second attack
    Sucker PunchCooldown decreased7 seconds6 seconds
    Sucker PunchIncreased duration of hindrance
    Zeraora
    SlashReduced amount of attacks done
    SlashIncreased damage per hit714
    2142
    SparkPeriod between moves has been increased
    SparkIncreases amount of consecutive Wild Charge attacks while using Spark
    Wild ChargeCooldown decreased11 seconds9 seconds
    Wild ChargeReduced damage received when using attack
    Charizard
    Fire PunchTarget(s) affected by the burn adjusted.
    FlamethrowerIncreases movement speed after attacking
    FlamethrowerCooldown decresed7 seconds5.5 seconds
    Fire BlastCooldown decreased8 seconds6.5 seconds
    Seismic SlamNow increases damage dealt by Basic Attacks and restores your HP when damaging opponents
    Seismic SlamCooldown increased
    Venusaur
    Giga DrainIncreases the reduction of damage user receives after use
    Petal DanceIncreases the total damage done22562784
    Petal DanceCooldown reduced11 seconds9 seconds
    Petal DanceIncreases movement speed for longer
    Cinderace
    Pyro BallIncreases the total damage done15632003
    Pyro BallCooldown reduced7 seconds5 seconds
    Flame ChargeCooldown reduced6 seconds5 seconds
    Blazing Bicycle KickBug Fixes
    BlazeBug Fixes
    Talonflame
    AttackStat Increase623681
    FlyCooldown reduced11 seconds9 seconds
    FlyIncreases movement speed in air
    Flame SweepUnite Technique Gauge becomes more easy chargeable.
    Garchomp
    DefenseStat Increase420472
    Sp. DefenseStat Increase318367
    Rough SkinAdjusts activation delay318
    Greninja
    HPStat Decrease54005152
    AttackStat Decrease482460
    Smoke ScreenFixed bug causing Smoke Screen + appearing early
    SubstituteAdjusted so targets hit Substitute easier
    Water ShurikenFixed bug that prevented the movement speed adjustment
    Waterburst ShurikenUnite Technique Gauge becomes more easy chargeable.
    TorrentReduced Attack boost
    Wigglytuff
    Sp. AttackStat Decrease627
    PoundDamaged lowered1863763 per hit
    1526 total
    Dazzling GleamDamaged lowered21911839
    SingFixed bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack
    Cute CharmActivation gap reduced
    Cramorant
    Basic Attack (Boosted)Damage Increased8871075
    SurfDamaged lowered26822477
    DiveTime between moves has been reduced
    Gatling Gulp MissleDamaged lowered1324 per hit1188 per hit
    Lucario
    Power-up PunchDamaged to opponent Pokémon lowered13741302
    Close CombatDamaged increased268 per hit
    2416 total
    380 per hit
    4180 total
    Close CombatIncrease amount of hits9 times11 times
    Close Combat+Fixed a bug where damage didn't increase
    Alolan Ninetales
    BlizzardAlters how damage is dealt after hitting an obstacle
    Snow GlobeFixed a bug where damage wasn't increased against frozen opponent Pokémon
    Eldegoss
    Cotton GuardFixed a bug with HP recovery
    Leaf TornadoImproved effect of the move
    Gardevoir
    Basic Attack (Boosted)Fixed a bug with the damage
    Snorlax
    YawnFixed bug where Pokémon remained asleep even if hit by an attack
    Gengar
    LickFixed bug for when the opponents were pulled in and a bug pertaining to timing
    Mr. Mime
    BarrierWhen upgrading, boosts the amount of stored Barriers to maximum
    Guard SwapFixed a bug related to swapping defenses
    Crustle
     Fixed a bug with contact range
    Slowbro
    Basic AttacksFixed a bug which caused Special Defense of opponent's Pokémon to be lowered by Basic Attacks
    SurfFixed a bug which range
    Machamp
    Barrage BlowFixed some bugs
    Blastoise
    Rapid SpinFixed a bug that caused movement speed of opponent's to be lowered
    Rapid SpinFixed a bug that allowed you to use Hydro Pump & Water Spout at the same time as a Basic Attack during a spin
    Regigigas
     Creates a boost of Scoring Speed of ally Pokémon after KO
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.8

Release Dates

September 8th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Blissey
    Special DefenseStat Increased.149300
    SafeguardRemoves 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.
    SafeguardCooldown reduced11 seconds8 seconds
    SafeguardArea of Effect increased
    Safeguard+Increases the amount of damage nullified by the shield effect.
  • Added Shop Items
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.7

Release Dates

September 1st 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added Blastoise to the game
  • Added Holowear for Blastoise
  • Bug Fixes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.6

Release Dates

August 18th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added Holowear for Pikachu, Snorlax and Eldegoss
  • Lists on match completion how much Energy has been earned in the allowance
  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Crustle
    Stealth RockCooldown reduced.8 seconds6 seconds
    Stealth RockDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.38736262
    Rock TombDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.541636
    Garchomp
    Speed Stat.Movement speed changed.
    BulldozeDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.7361141
    Dragon RushCooldown reduced.8 seconds6 seconds
    Slowbro
    SurfDuration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
    ScaldBug Fixes
    ScaldDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.15391742
    2042 after burn
    Snorlax
    Heavy SlamDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.18061717
    BlockDuration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
    FlailMove Upgrade
    Power NapHP restoration decreased.
    Greninja
    SmokescreenMove Downgrade
    SmokescreenCooldown lengthened.11 seconds13 seconds
    Water ShurikenCooldown reduced.7 seconds5 seconds
    Water ShurikenDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.3020890 per hit
    5340 total
    Double TeamCooldown reduced.11 seconds9 seconds
    Wigglytuff
    Unite Move: Starlight RecitalBug Fixes
    Cinderace
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    Alolan Ninetales
    Snow WarningBug Fixes
    Aurora VeilBug Fixes
    Gardevoir
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    PsychicBug Fixes
    Cramorant
    HurricaneBug Fixes
    Wild Pokémon
    AvaluggHP Decrease
    Battle Items
    Eject ButtonStat Decreases (Cooldown)55 seconds70 seconds
    Goal-GetterStat Increases (Cooldown)120 seconds90 seconds
    Fluffy TailStat Increases (Effect)
    X AttackStat Increases (Effect)

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.5

Release Dates

August 6th 2021

Size

Changes

Notes
This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.4

Release Dates

August 4th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Adds Spectator Modes
  • Changes the following Pokémon details:
    Move/AbilityChangeValues
    PreviousNew
    Charizard
    FlamethrowerCooldown reduced.7 seconds5.5 seconds
    FlamethrowerEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. - Burn damage doubled
    Fire PunchEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. - Knockback doubled
    Fire BlastCooldown reduced.11 seconds8 seconds
    Fire BlastEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. - Burn damage doubled<
    Talonflame
    AcrobaticsDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.14912253
    Aerial AceDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.1137
    Aerial Ace+Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.10341235
    FlyDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.23252974
    Venusaur
    Sludge BombDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.9991529
    Sludge BombEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    Petal DanceMove's effects increased - Range increased
    Solar BeamCooldown reduced. - Now reduces with each level11 seconds10 seconds
    Unite Move Verdant AngerDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.20202662
    Absol
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    Night SlashDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.406719
    Sucker PunchDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.637900
    Wigglytuff
    HPBase Stat IncreaseL1: 3278
    L15: 8002
    L1: 3278
    L15: 9452
    DefenseBase Stat IncreaseL1: 40
    L15: 200
    L1: 90
    L15: 539
    Sp. DefenseBase Stat IncreaseL1: 30
    L15: 149
    L1: 80
    L15: 482
    Double SlapDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.352 per hit438 per hit
    Double SlapEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    SingEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. - Increased slow effect
    Dazzling GleamBug Fixes
    Eldegoss
    Cotton GuardCooldown lengthened.7 Seconds9 seconds
    Cotton GuardHP restoration decreased. - Shield is now reduced by 40%
    Cotton SporeCooldown reduced.10 seconds7.5 secons
    Cotton SporeEffects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    Cotton SporeThis move's Defense, Sp. Def increase has been strengthened.
    Unite Move Cotton Cloud CrashHP restoration decreased.
    Cinderace
    AttackStat DecreasedL1: 150
    L15: 479
    L1: 135
    L15: 418
    Blaze KickDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.13571125
    FeintActivation time and movement speed increase reduced
    Pyro BallDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.1618 (before stat recalculation)1563 (after stat recalculation)
    Gengar
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    Shadow BallDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.16022200
    HexMove Downgrade - Damage decreased & invulnerability frames reduced13711173
    Dream EaterMove speed increased
    Zeraora
    SparkBug Fixes
    Wild ChargeDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.31293396
    Wild ChargeCooldown changed.8.5 seconds11 seconds
    Unite Move Plasma GaleDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.28192485
    Cramorant
    WhirlpoolDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.47364114
    DiveDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.9741219
    Machamp
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    Cross ChopDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.1322941
    Close CombatDamage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.23532521
    Lucario
    Power-Up PunchBug Fixes
    Bone RushBug Fixes
    Greninja
    Basic AttackBug Fixes
    Alolan Ninetales
    Snow WarningBug Fixes
    Any damage listed for moves is in ideal conditions against the Substitute Doll with the Pokémon at Level 15, no boosts and if all the effects of the move are not removed/reduced by other attacks. The values you will get in combat situations will vary based on target Defense and your level

    Notes
    This update is required for your game to go online.

Version 1.1.1.3

Release Dates

July 28th 2021

Size

Changes

  • Added Gardevoir to the game
  • Bug fix for the Muscle Band
  • Notes
    This update is required for your game to go online.