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This page gives details for Pokemon UNITE's Patch Note update on April 28th. Read on to see all the latest changes to Pokemon UNITE, with all information on the latest buffs and nerfs, new Ranked season, Battle Pass, and events coming to the game.

Version Update Release Date and Release Time

Version Release Date and Time

Update Announcement

A server update was performed on April 28, 2022 at 7:00AM UTC

Planned Date/Time: April 28, 2022 at 7:00AM UTC / 12:00 AM PST

How to Update

Restart the app on your device to apply the update.

How to Update: Downloading and Installing Updates

Version Update Patch Note Summary

Summary of Changes

  • Balance Changes
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • New Ranked Season
  • New Battle Pass Season
  • New Flower Event details
  • Pokemon Unite Day announcement
  • UNITE Membership details

Buffed Features

Aegislash ImageAegislash Cramorant ImageCramorant Greninja ImageGreninja
Trevenant ImageTrevenant Zeraora ImageZeraora -

Tweaks and Bug Fixes

Azumarill ImageAzumarill
Blissey ImageBlissey
Greedent ImageGreedent

Nerfed Features

Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Duraludon ImageDuraludon Lucario ImageLucario
Hoopa ImageHoopa Talonflame ImageTalonflame -

Held Item Changes

Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier
Score Shield.pngScore Shield

Version Update Patch Note Updates

Buffed Features


Pokemon Changes
Aegislash ImageAegislash
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack

• Increased Sword Forme Boosted Attack damage.
• Increased Shield Forme Boosted Attack healing.

• Damage increased from 566/1699 to 600/1801 (+6%).
• Move effect strengthened.


Pokemon Changes
Cramorant ImageCramorant
• Number of blades is increased from 4 to 5.

• Damage increased from 1188 to 1262 (+6%).
• Cooldown decreased from 134s to 124s (+7%).


Pokemon Changes
Greninja ImageGreninja
• UNITE Move Cooldown Reduced from 163s to 134s (-18%).


Pokemon Changes
Trevenant ImageTrevenant
• Damage increased from 374 to 485 (+30%).
• Slow effect strengthened.
• Now restores HP when the move hits.
• Move text effect changed to:
Has the user jab in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. At the same time, the user's HP begins to gradually recover for a short time.

• Damage to opponents increased from 3889 to 4433 (+14%).
• Effects on Trevenant by this move is decreased.

• HP restoration increased.

• Cooldown decreased from 134s to 112s (-16%).


Pokemon Changes
Zeraora ImageZeraora
• Shield effect strengthened.

Tweaks and Bugfixes


Pokemon Changes
Azumarill ImageAzumarill
• Bug Fixed on the decreased movement speed effect.

• Bug Fixed on damage.

• Faster Normal Attacks
• Wider Range
• Furthest Range Hit Increases Damage and Heals HP
• Changed move description to:
Increases the speed and area of effect of the user's next three basic attacks. If these basic attacks hit from a distance, they also deal increased damage and restore the user's HP.


Pokemon Changes
Blissey ImageBlissey
• Move text changed to:
Throws an egg to an ally Pokemon, restoring its HP as well as the user's. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. If the user also learns Egg Bomb, the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve increases to four. In that case, this move and Egg Bomb share the same pool of uses kept in reserve.
• Can now carry up to 4 charges if Egg Bomb is the other move. Shares charges with Egg Bomb

• Upgrade now learned at level 10 (Previously level 12)

• Move text changed to:
Hurls an egg at the designated location. The egg then explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. If the user also learns Soft-Boiled, the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve increases to five. In that case, this move and Soft-Boiled share the same pool of uses kept in reserve.
• Can now can carry up to 2 charges. Goes up to 4 charges if Soft-Boiled is your other move. Shares charges with Soft-Boiled

• Upgrade now learned at level 12 (Previously level 10)

• Upgrade now learned at level 10 (Previously level 12)

• Upgrade now learned at level 12 (Previously level 10)


Pokemon Changes
Greedent ImageGreedent
• Move text changed to:
Has the user run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throwing them. The user then becomes resistant to hindrances for a short time. While running, the user drops Berries from its body. If the user eats a dropped Berry, its movement speed is increased for a short time. The more Berries the user eats, the more its movement speed is increased. In addition, Tackle, Belch, or Bullet Seed can also be used while the user is running. Using this move will reset the cooldown of Tackle or Belch.


Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon Changes
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
• Duration of effects on opposing Pokemon increased.
• Area of effect increased.

• The healing effect of Boosted Attacks has been reduced.
• Movement speed bonus has been reduced.


Pokemon Changes
Duraludon ImageDuraludon
• Damage decreased from 371 / Marked: 4341 to 251 / Marked: 3372 (-22%)

• Effects adjusted


Pokemon Changes
Hoopa ImageHoopa
• Area of effect decreased.
• Cooldown increased from 7.5s to 9s.
Trick Image

• HP restoration decreased.

• Effects on opposing Pokemon decreased.

• Cooldown reduced from 5.5s to 4.5s
• Effects on opposing Pokemon strengthened.


Pokemon Changes
Lucario ImageLucario
• Damage decreased from 1502 to 1383 (-8%).


Pokemon Changes
Talonflame ImageTalonflame
• Damage decreased from 2800 to 2618 (-7%).
• Cooldown decreased from 87s to 100s.

• Damage decreased from 3370 to 3016 (-11%)

Held Item Changes

Buddy Barrier

Battle Item Changes
Buddy Barrier.pngBuddy Barrier • Bonus HP decreased from 600 to 450 (-25%)
• Shielding effect decreased from 20%/30%/40% to 15%/20%/25%

Score Shield

Battle Item Changes
Score Shield.pngScore Shield • Cooldown increased from 5s to 20s
• The amount of shield now increases according to the Pokemon's level.

UNITE Ranked Season 4

Pokemon UNITE - Unite Ranked Season Rewards
A new ranked season will come with the new update! This time, the reward for reaching the expert class is an exclusive Holowear for Mamoswine.

Check out the page below for more details!

Season 4 Ranked Details

Battle Pass Season 7

The newest Battle Pass season will also come with this update, entitled Eosuza Battle Story! This time, players will beable to get premium Holowear for Blastoise and Charizard.

Season 7 Battle Pass: Latest News and Start Date

Pokebuki Events

Pokemon UNITE - Event Flower Coins Exchange Screen

Pokebuki Events
Pokemon UNITE - Flower Coin Exchange Navigation Banner.pngFlower Coin Exchange
Pokemon UNITE - Daily Gardening Button.pngDaily Gardening
Pokemon UNITE - Daily Missions Pokebuki Button.pngDaily Missions
Pokemon UNITE - Daily Gift Button.pngDaily Gift
Pokemon UNITE - Unite with Everyone Pokebuki Button.pngUnite with Everyone

Starting on April 28, players will be able to collect Flower Coins in the new event to exchange for various in-game rewards and items. The event will run until June 12, 2022. The main reward for the first half of the event, which will end on May 19, is a new Holowear for Trevenant!

Pokemon UNITE Day Announced!

Pokemon UNITE - Pokemon Day Announcment

Pokemon UNITE Day is a new campaign that will run during the first weekends of every month starting May 7, 2022. Throughout this time, all Pokemon Unite licenses can be used for free. Additionally, players will be able to enjoy extra Aeos Coins and Aeos Energy for each completed battle.

Check out our page below for more details!

Pokemon UNITE Day

UNITE Membership Announced!

The UNITE Membership is an upcoming service that lets players join a membership for a monthly fee of ¥1,150. Members will be able to use special Holowear, unite license trials, discounts on Trainer Fashion, and other exclusive rewards. There is no word yet on when the service will start. We will provide information as soon as it is available!

For more information on the service and its rewards, check out our page below!

UNITE Membership: How to Join and Benefits

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Version 1.4

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(January 20, 2022)
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(March 28, 2022)

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

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(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

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(July 28, 2021)
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(August 18, 2021)
(September 1, 2021)
(September 8, 2021)

Latest Maintenances and End Times

Server Maintenance End Time and Date
June 19 Maintenance June 20, 2022
7:00AM UTC
April 27 Maintenance April 28, 2022
7:00AM UTC
January 19 Maintenance January 20, 2022
7:00AM UTC
December 8 Maintenance December 9, 2021
7:00AM UTC
Mobile Release Maintenance September 21, 2021
12:00AM PT

Maintenance Schedules and End Times

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Pokemon Release Info

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
Pokemon UNITE - Dragonite IconDragonite Pokemon UNITE - Trevenant IconTrevenant Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash IconAegislash Pokemon UNITE - Duraludon IconDuraludon
Pokemon UNITE - Azumarill Icon Azumarill Pokemon UNITE - Espeon IconEspeon Pokemon UNITE - Delphox Icon Delphox -
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