Pokemon Unite fans may need to adjust their strategies, as the Pokemon Unite Game Update March 15 patch has gone live, and it’s bringing a Poketon of changes to the game’s roster.
Hoopa–one of the game’s newest Pokemon–received some substantial adjustments to its moves, particularly in regard to its alternate Unbound form. Greedent continues to see nerfs as it has since it launched into the game, while Lucario has also received a slight change in damage output to one of its special moves.
Trevenant is one of the few Pokemon boosted by the latest patch.
On the positive side, Trevenant and Dedicueye both received damage boosts to certain moves, making them more appealing for battle going forward. Tsareena seems to have benefitted the most from this patch, however, as it received multiple stat boosts as well as increased attack power for two of her top moves.
The changes to the existing roster come as the latest Pokemon to join the fray, the Steel- and Dragon-type Duraludon, also joins the battle in this patch. Duraludon is an attack-focused character that can deal a lot of damage in large areas, as opposed to singling out opponents one at a time.
Pokemon Unite is a free-to-play 5-on-5 MOBA game pitting characters from across Pokemon history against one another in a giant arena. The full list of changes coming in the Pokemon Unite Game Update March 15 is below.
Pokemon Unite Game Update March 15 Patch NotesBug FixesText FixesSpec changesShop UpdatesEvent Updates If the app has not been updated on your device, please restart the app to apply this update.Pokemon Changes: Blastoise Rapid Spin – Move upgrade.Mr. Mime Guard Swap – Changed to “Creates a link between the user and the Pokémon this move hits, swapping the user’s Defense and Sp. Def stats with those of the linked Pokémon. If the linked Pokémon is an opposing Pokémon, this move deals damage over time to it and decreases its movement speed while also increasing the user’s movement speed. If the linked Pokémon is an ally Pokémon, this move increases the movement speed of that Pokémon and the user. These effects will persist as long as the two Pokémon remain linked. The link will disappear if the user and the linked Pokémon are too far apart, if the user attempts to target another Pokémon, or by other factors.”Confusion – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.Psychic – Controls adjusted.Cramorant Dive – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased. Actions adjusted. Move Upgrade.Air Slash – Cooldown lengthened.Alolan Ninetales Boosted basic attack – Controls adjusted.Aurora Veil – Changed to “Has the user leap to the designated location and create an aurora around itself that reduces damage received by the user and ally Pokémon in the area of effect. While the user is inside the aurora, its movement speed is increased and its basic attacks become boosted attacks. These boosted attacks restore the user’s HP when they deal damage.”Lucario Close Combat – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased. Effects on the user weakened.Greedent General change – Decreased movement speed.Tackle – Cooldown lengthened.Defense Curl – Effects on the user weakened.Eldegoss Cotton Guard – Effects on the user weakened.Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash – Unite Move charge rate increased.Decidueye Spirit Shackle – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. Move upgrade.Unite Move: Nock Nock – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.Zeraora Volt Switch – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.Trevenant General change – Increased movement speed.Wood Hammer – This move’s HP decrease has been weakened. Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.Pain Split – Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. This move’s movement speed increase has been strengthened.Tsareena General change – Multiple stat increases.Trop Kick – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased. Cooldown reduced.Stomp – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.Gengar General change – Special attack increase at level-up has been adjusted.Boosted basic attack – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.Shadow Ball – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.Hoopa Hyperspace Hole – Cooldown lengthened.Hoopa Confined: Basic Attack – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.Hoopa Confined: Hyperspace Fury – Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.Aegislash Sacred Sword – Fixed bugs that affected the move’s area of effect.Item Changes Slow Smoke – Cooldown lengthened. Effect weakened.
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