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Pokemon UNITE - Halloween Event

A new Halloween Patch Update (Version has released on October 20, 2021 for Pokemon UNITE for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile! Check out this article to know more about the Halloween event, all the nerfs and buffs to Venusaur, Lucario, and Blastoise, and more!

Halloween Update v1.2.1.8 Release Date and Release Time

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Update Announcement

A server update was performed on October 20, 2021 at 4PM JST / 7AM UTC
Planned Date/Time: October 20, 2021 at 4PM JST / 7AM UTC

How to Update

Restart the app on your device to apply the update.

How to Update: Downloading and Installing Updates

Halloween Event Patch Note v1.2.1.8 Summary

Summary of Changes

  • New Halloween theme for Mer Stadium!
  • Balance Patches for Lucario, Venusaur, Blastoise, and more!
  • New Halloween themed Holowear and Trainer Outfits
  • New Pokemon Greedent arrives during the Event!
  • Shop Updates
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes

Buffed Features

Pikachu ImagePikachu Slowbro ImageSlowbro Gengar ImageGengar
Garchomp ImageGarchomp - -


Zeraora ImageZeraora
Cramorant ImageCramorant
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
Absol ImageAbsol
- -


Blastoise ImageBlastoise Venusaur ImageVenusaur Lucario ImageLucario


Zapdos (Nerf)

  • Amount of Aeos energy obtained when defeated is decreased.

Drednaw (Nerf)

  • Amount of shields given to the team that defeats Drednaw is decreased.
  • Experience points gained when defeated is decreased.

Rotom (Buff)

  • When Rotom is defeated, it gains increased movement speed, HP, and attack until it reaches the opponent’s goal.”
  • Extended the effect time that the opponent's goal zone is charged.

Halloween Patch Note v1.2.1.8 Updates



Pokemon Changes
Pikachu ImagePikachu
• Damage dealt increased from 2947 to 3290 (+11.6%).

• Damage dealt increased from 1015 to 1480 (+46%).


Pokemon Changes
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
• Cooldown reduced from 11s to 8s.
• HP Recovery increased.


Pokemon Changes
Gengar ImageGengar Stat Buff
• When Gengar reaches level 5, it will recover HP every time it deals special attack damage:
Move Damage Recovery Rate
Shadow Ball Image
Shadow Ball
1169 146 12%
Dream Eater Image
Dream Eater
2776 347 12%
Hex Image
1495 186 12%
Sludge Bomb Image
Sludge Bomb
722 90 12%


Pokemon Changes
Garchomp ImageGarchomp
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack

• Attack Speed increased.

• Damage is increased from 549 to 912 (+66%)



Pokemon Changes
Zeraora ImageZeraora
• Fixed a bug that causes more damage that expected when hitting multiple Pokemon


Pokemon Changes
Cramorant ImageCramorant
• Fixed a bug where Cramorant may not be displayed correctly after the move is used.


Pokemon Changes
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
• Fixed a bug where the effect is not activated when returning after being KO'd.


Pokemon Changes
Absol ImageAbsol
• Bug Fixes



Pokemon Changes
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
• Damage decreased from 1598 to 1460 (-9%).

• Cooldown reduced from from 11s to 7.5s.

• Damage is decreased from 3368 to 2666 (-21%).


Pokemon Changes
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
• HP recovery is decreased from 683 to 610 (-11%).
• Damage reduction decreased from 40% to 35%.

• Damage is increased from 7790 to 10290 (+32%)


Pokemon Changes
Lucario ImageLucario
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack

• Attack damage is decreased from 440 to 429 (-3%)

• Activation frequency is decreased from 30s to 60s.

• Fixed a bug where the damage is increased after using Power-Up Punch.


Zapdos Nerf

Pokemon UNITE - Zapdos Nerf Now Gives 15 Aeos Energy

Defeating Zapdos will still give the player who dealt the final hit 30 Aeos Energy. However, their teammates will now get 15 Aeos Energy instead of the previous 20. It may not seem much of a decrease, but if you consider that scored points are doubled in the final stretch of the match, that is almost a 40 point reduction.

Zapdos Guide: Buff and How to Steal

Drednaw Nerf

Pokemon UNITE - Drednaw Shield Effect Nerfed

Defeating Drednaw now gives almost half the shields compared to last time. Also, the EXP bonus has been decreased slightly, but it is still worth contesting for.

Drednaw Buff and Spawn Time

Rotom Buff

Pokemon UNITE - Rotom Charge Goals Buff

Rotom now charges an enemy goal zone for 24 seconds compared to the previous 14 seconds. It also received a movement speed, HP, and attack buff, making it a more formidable boss Pokemon compared to before.

Rotom Buff and Spawn Time

Halloween Festival Will Run from Oct. 20 to Nov. 7

According to the official Twitter account of Pokemon UNITE, the Halloween event will run from October 20, 2021 to November 7, 2021. Don't miss your chance to participate in the festivities!

Three Events For the Halloween Festival

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Maximize Rewards In This Event!
Halloween Festival Event Guide

Greedent Has Arrived!

Pokemon UNITE - Greedent

The cuddly Greedent arrives in Aeos Island on October 20 together with the Halloween update! Don't let your guard down though as it can spook you when you least expect it!

Greedent Guide: Builds and Best Items

New Halloween Themed Holowear

Pokemon UNITE - New Holowear

Your Pokemon is also slated to join the Halloween festivities! New Halloween-themed Holowear will be available in the store when the update drops. Some other non-Halloween Holowear are also slated to be released so keep an eye out!

Holowear List: All Pokemon Skins and Costumes

New Halloween Themed Trainer Outfits

Pokemon UNITE - New Trainer Outfits

Of course, your Trainer is not left behind! Some new Trainer outfits will be available in the Shop to spice up your Halloween fashion game! Look out for these items!

Fashion List: All Trainer Skins and Clothing

What Do You Think of the Halloween Update So Far?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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