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January 19th Server Maintenance was announced!
Trevenant joins the UNITE Roster on January 20!
UNITE Joins the Pokemon World Championship on August 2022!
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January 19th Maintenance Announced!

Pokemon UNITE - January 20 Maintenance

The times above are in UTC+08.

A maintenance is announced to start from January 19, 2022 9:30PM UTC and is scheduled to end at January 20, 2022 7:00AM UTC.

The maintenance will run for 9 and a half hours.

January 19 Maintenance Announced!

Trevenant Will Join on January 20, 2022

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Trevenant is confirmed to be joining the UNITE roster on January 20, 2022! Check out more info about Trevenant here:

Trevenant Release Date and Moves

Pokemon UNITE Joins the Pokemon World Championship 2022!

Pokemon UNITE - Letter from the Producer

A recent Letter from the Producer announced the inclusion of Pokemon UNITE in the Pokemon World Championship 2022, a new Tournament Mode, additional language support, and more!

UNITE Joins the Pokemon World Championship 2022!

Dragonite Is Out!

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Dragonite has released on December 20, 2021 during the course of the Holiday event!

Dragonite Guide: Builds and Best Items

Cramorant Invincibility Bug is Fixed!

This update fixes a major bug that allows Cramorant to gain invincibility throughout a match under certain conditions.

Version1.3.1.6 Patch Notes (December 14)

December 10th Update (Version

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This update introduced minor text fixes including Tsareena's missing UNITE move description.

Version Patch Notes (December 10)

Version Balance Patch To Be Released on December 9th!

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This update introduced a LOT of changes across multiple Pokemon like Garchomp, Gardevoir, and Mamoswine! Check them out here:

December 9 Balance Patch (Version

Holiday Festivities Announced for December 15!

Holiday Festivities are set to start on December 15, 2021! Don't forget to join in on the fun!

Holiday Festivities Announced!
Christmas Event Confirmed

Dragonite Set to Join on December 20!

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Dragonite is also set to join the Pokemon Roster on December 20, 2021 during the Holiday event!

Dragonite Revealed! Release Date and Moves

Tsareena Revealed!

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The new all-rounder Tsareena is slated to join the Pokemon UNITE roster on December 9, 2021!

Tsareena Revealed! Release Date and Moves

A December 8 Maintenance is Announced!

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In addition to the Tsareena reveal, the UNITE team also announced a planned maintenance starting on December 8, 2021! This maintenance will span for 10 hours so don't forget to do all your daily missions beforehand!

December 8th Maintenance Announced!

Decidueye Has Arrived!

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The sinister and astonishing Decidueye has arrived on November 19, 2021 at 7:00AM UTC / 12:00AM Pacific! Check out details about this new Pokemon here:

Decidueye Guide: Builds and Best Items

Alolan Ninetales Bug Fix!

This update is a hotfix for Alolan Ninetales. It is found that the recent update has the wrong Sp. Attack values.

Summary of Changes

November 16 Patch Notes

November 10 Balance Patch is Out!

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The November 10 Version Update was released on November 11, 2021 at 07:00AM UTC. The update balances a handful of Pokemon but Greedent is the one hit hard the most. There are also balance patches to some items.

Summary of Changes

  • Shop Updates
  • Balance Patches
  • Bug Fix
  • Text Fix

November 10 Update (Version

New Pokemon Teased! Is this Decidueye?

The Pokemon UNITE twitter account recently tweeted about a certain bow-user Pokemon joining the arena! This looks like the arrow of a Decidueye so we're very excited! Hoping for more news anytime soon!

Future Pokemon: List of Upcoming Characters

New Battle Pass Season in Full Swing!

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A new Battle Pass season is also available! Get a new set of Trainer Skins, tons of Aeos Tickets and Item Enhancers, and the new Charizard and Venusaur Holowears when you purchase the Premium Battle Pass!

Season 3 Battle Pass: List of Rewards

New Ranked Season, New Rewards!

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A new Ranked Season is in full swing! Season 02 will run for around 84 days until January 31, 2022. Start grinding for the awesome rewards!

When Will Ranked Season 2 End?
Season 2 Ranked Rewards

Sneak Around with the Stakeout Set!

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Sneak around the competition and look stylish while doing so with the Stakeout set! Learn how to unlock it by clicking the link below!

Stakeout Set: How to Get

Blissey Set hits the Aeos Emporium!

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The newest Trainer Skin has been made available, and it's all about Blissey! Read our article linked below to know all about it!

Blissey Set: How to Get

New Home Screen Layout Changes is Released!

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A new Home Screen layout update dropped on October 26th! Access Events and see your online friends conveniently from the Home Screen!

New Home Screen Layout! October 26 Update

Halloween Event is in Full Swing!

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Gather some Pumpkins and get awesome event rewards during the Halloween event! Participate in missions and get Snapshot stickers and a Greedent UNITE License!

Halloween Festival Event Guide

Halloween Event Patch is Out Now!

Pokemon UNITE - Greedent Spotlight

A new Halloween-themed event is out now - complete with a new Mer Stadium game mode, Halloween-themed Holowears & Trainer outfits, balance patches to Lucario, Venusaur, Blastoise, and more, as well as the new Pokemon Greedent! Check it out now!

Halloween Event Announced! October 20 Update

New Halloween Themed Holowear and Skins!

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New Holowear skins have arrived for Lucario and Zeraora! Be sure to also check out the new Halloween themed Trainer Fashions as well!

October 20th Holowear
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Pokemon UNITE - Zeraora Space Style Photo Link Space Style

Bonfire Style for Talonflame Holowear Released!

Bonfire Style (Talonflame)

As of October 17, 2021 UTC, the new Bonfire set for Talonflame was released! The other Pokemon to have a Bonfire series holowear is Slowbro which realeased earlier.

Bonfire Style: Talonflame - How to Get

Update is Now Live!

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An update was performed on October 13, 2021 at 7:00AM UTC which includes shop updates and others. Check out the patch notes here:

Version Update Patch Notes

New Firefighter Holowear and Trainer Skin Released!

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As of October 13, 2021 UTC, the new firefighter sets for both Blastoise and the Trainer is out now! You can check them out here:

Firefighter Holowear and Trainer Fashion
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Sylveon Nerf is Live!

This update that nerfed the Attacker Sylveon is now live! The update happened on October 8, 2021 at 12AM Pacific / 7AM UTC.

Version Update Patch Notes

Sylveon Swifty Rushes Into Battle!

The new Attack Pokemon, Sylveon, has arrived in Pokemon UNITE on October 6, 2021, 12AM UTC! Sylveon is available from the shop for 10,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems!

Like Mamoswine before it, Sylveon arrived at 12AM UTC / 5PM Pacific!

Sylveon Guide: Builds and Best Items

Update Has Been Released!

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Server update for Version has been completed on 21-9-29 at 7:00AM UTC! The patch notes can be seen when you open Pokemon UNITE.

Version Patch Notes (September 29 Update)

Mamoswine Stomps Its Way into Aeos Island!

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The new Defender Pokemon Mamoswine has arrived in Pokemon UNITE as of Wednesday, September 29th! Mamoswine is available from the shop for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems!

Unlike Blastoise, Mamoswine is released at 12AM UTC / 5PM Pacific!

Mamoswine Guide: Builds and Best Items

Bug Fixes for Lucario and Crustle!

Version has arrived on 21-9-22 at around 3:00AM UTC! This is an emergency patch that fixed bugs concerning Lucario and Crustle. Update your games as soon as possible!

Version Patch Notes (September 27 Update)

Balance Patch Notes for 9/22!

A new update has arrive for the game on 21-9-22 at 7:00 UTC. The announcement mentions bug fixes and balance changes to all Pokemon across the board! This changes the meta in a big way so check out the updated tier list as well as the patch notes below!

September 22 Balance Update Patch Notes

Maintenance was Done for Mobile Release

Pokemon UNITE underwent maintenance on September 21st from 2:00PM to 12:00AM PT This was in preparation for the mobile release on September 22nd.

To learn more about the maintenance linked to the Mobile version of Pokemon UNITE, check out the link below:

Mobile Release Maintenance (September 9/21)

Maintenance Changes

According to the official Japanese Twitter account of Pokemon UNITE, we won't be able to claim current Battle Pass and Event rewards anymore once the maintenance starts

In addition, Energy Rewards and Holowears that can be claimed using Holowear Tickets will change during the maintenance.

Pokemon UNITE Reaches 9M Downloads!


In celebration of Pokemon UNITE reaching 9 million downloads, all trainers will be given an additional 2,000 Aoes Tickets on top of the earlier milestone rewards. These tickets will be available for all trainers starting September 29th! Keep an eye on your mailbox from then.

Free Gifts and Rewards

Blissey Gets an Ability Rework in

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A new update was released to make way for Version and introduce a buff for Blissey and a rework for its move Safeguard! Additionally, a new Training Style: Slowbro holowear was added to the shop!

The server update happened on 2021-9-8 at 7:00 UTC. Restart the game on your device to update!

Version Patch Notes

Blastoise Spinning into the Fray!

A new Defender Pokemon, Blastoise has arrived in Pokemon UNITE as of Wednesday, September 1st! Blastoise is available from the Shop for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Like Blissey before, Blastoise is released at 7:00AM UTC (3:00AM Eastern, 12:00AM Pacific) along with the new Patch!

Blastoise Guide: Builds and Moves Update Released

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A new update has been released as of September 01, 2021 at 12AM PDT / 7:00 UTD. The English twitter announced the addition of Blastoise to the Pokemon UNITE roster as well as a corresponding Fashionable Style: Blastoise Holowear!

Version Patch Notes

Mobile Release Date Confirmed

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Pokemon UNITE's Mobile version release date was confirmed for September 22nd!

Mobile Release Date: iOS and Android

Mamoswine and Sylveon Confirmed

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New playable characters, Mamoswine and Sylveon, have been announced for Pokemon UNITE!

Mamoswine has recently been released on September 29, 2021 - we're looking forward to Sylveon's release anytime soon!

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Blissey Has Arrived!

A new Supporter Pokemon, Blissey has arrived in Pokemon UNITE as of Wednesday, August 18th! Blissey is available from the Shop for 8,000 Aeos Coins.

Like Gardevoir and the game's release before it, it was released at 7:00 UTC (3:00 AM Eastern, 0:00 Pacific) along with the new patch.

Blissey Guide: Builds and Moves Patch: New Buffs and Nerfs

A new balance patch has been released as of August 18, 2021 at 12AM PDT / 7:00 UTC. The English twitter announced the patch two hours late, and with significantly reduced patch notes, so those curious should confirm the official Japanese patch notes at their original source. We've provided a full translation on our Patch Notes page. Patch Notes

New Holowear

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Patch added three new Holowear to the game, including new outfits for Snorlax, Pikachu, and Eldegoss!

Holowear List: All Pokemon Skins

Patch Notes!

The Patch Notes for is out! There are several buffs to underperforming pokemon and several strong moves were nerfed but other moves were buffed to compensate. Refer to our patch note page for more details! Patch Note Update

Gardevoir Has Arrived as of July 28th

Gardevoir has arrived in Pokemon UNITE on July 28th. The time of release was at 12:00 AM PDT or 7:00 AM UTC.

Gardevoir is available for purchase from the shop for 8,000 Aeos Coins.

Zeraora Available Until August 31st

There's more good news – players who play the Nintendo Switch version of the game before August 31st will receive Zeraora's Unite License for free! The official twitter also confirmed that mobile players will have an opportunity to receive Zeraora as well.

Players who miss the availability window will still have the option to receive Zeraora in-game through special missions which will be added at a later date.

How to Get Zeraora: Builds and Moves

Pokemon Beta Network Test and Review

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A Network Beta Test was held from the Japanese Nintendo eShop and ran from June 23, 2021 (PST) to June 26, 2021 (PST). Check out our review of the beta and overall thoughts on the current state of the game below!

Beta Review: Is Pokemon UNITE Good?

Updates and Patch Notes

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Version 1.3

Version 1.3 Patch Notes List
(December 9, 2021)
(December 10, 2021)
(December 14, 2021)
(December 20, 2021)
(December 28, 2021)

Version 1.2

Version 1.2 Patch Notes List
(September 22, 2021)
(September 27, 2021)
(September 29, 2021)
(October 08, 2021)
(October 13, 2021)
(October 20, 2021)
(October 26, 2021)
(November 10, 2021)
(November 16, 2021)
(November 18, 2021)
(November 30, 2021)

Version 1.1

Version 1.1 Patch Notes List
(July 28, 2021)
(August 4, 2021)
(August 6, 2021)
(August 18, 2021)
(September 1, 2021)
(September 8, 2021)

Updates and Patch Notes

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New Pokemon Release Info

New Pokemon Release Info
Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir IconGardevoir Pokemon UNITE - Blissey IconBlissey Pokemon UNITE - Blastoise IconBlastoise Pokemon UNITE - Mamoswine IconMamoswine
Pokemon UNITE - Sylveon IconSylveon Pokemon UNITE - Greedent IconGreedent Pokemon UNITE - Decidueye IconDecidueye Pokemon UNITE - Tsareena IconTsareena
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