Pokémon UNITE update version 1.8.1.2 now live to add new battle maps, emblems, updated achievements, balance updates and more, full patch notes revealed

Pokémon UNITE is continuing to add new content, including new playable characters, on a regular basis. Read on below to learn more:

POKÉMON UNITE GAME UPDATE 12/01

It is now possible to update your game to the newest version.

For a short while, it will still be possible to play the old version of the game, but you will not be able to access certain content.

Matchmaking will likely take longer on the old version, so updating your game is recommended.

UPDATE DATE/TIME

2022-12-1 at 04:00

POST-UPDATE VERSION

Ver. 1.8.1.2

UPDATE DETAILS

  • Part of the battle pass has been updated. Rewards including special fashion items have been added.

Battle Map: New Battle Type Added

  • Maps that support draft pick have been added to custom battles and tournaments.
  • In draft pick, players can ban certain Pokémon and then alternate selecting which Pokémon they’ll use in battle.

Battle Map: Remoat Stadium (Snow and Ice) Unlocked

  • You can now experience Remoat Stadium (Snow and Ice) in standard battles and custom battles for a limited time.
  • The Legendary Pokémon Articuno and wild Pokémon different from usual will appear in the central area of the map.
  • Compete in blazing-hot Unite Battles on the cold snow-covered ground!

Battle Map: Snowball Battle in Shivre City

  • Snowball Battle in Shivre City has been unlocked for quick battles and custom battles for a limited time.
  • The following battle items have been added: Teleport Button, Electro Wall, Freeze Ball
  • The effects of the following battle items have been adjusted: Repositioner, Snowball, Returning Smoke
  • Movement controls for snowmen have been adjusted.
  • You can now jump forward while turned into a snowman.

Emblems: New Emblems Added

  • 50 new Pokémon boost emblems have been added.
  • Try to collect them all!

Emblems: Default Screen Adjusted

  • Opening the Pokémon boost emblems menu now takes you to the Configure Boost Emblems screen.

Emblems: Custom Loadouts Improved

  • The emblem loadout selected in the Battle Prep menu for the most recent battle is now preserved for every Pokémon.
  • Please note that after this update, the emblem loadout in use for a Pokémon will automatically be saved as Custom Loadout 1.

Emblems: Recommended Loadouts Improved

  • The way recommended loadouts for Pokémon boost emblems are formulated has been improved.
  • Priority is now given to equipping emblems that have effects that match the color of the chosen emblems.

Squads: Changes to Event Format

  • You can now share points within your squad.
  • Work together with your squad to earn rewards.
  • New missions and rewards have also been added.

Ranked Matches: Matchmaking Improved

  • A button has been added to lobbies that allows players to switch between matchmaking for 1–3 players or for 5 players.
  • When choosing to matchmake for 1–3 players, you can only be matched with players whose greatest rank difference from yours is one or less—and for 5 players, two or less.

Achievements: Content Updated

  • Achievements related to quick battles and Pokémon have been updated.
  • Challenge yourself to complete them all!

Results Screen: Badge Display Improved

  • Added Performance screen to Battle Data.

  • You can now view information about badges you earned.

  • Battle Pass Updates

  • Ranked Match Updates

  • Shop Updates

  • Event Updates

  • Bug Fixes

  • Text Fixes

If the app has not been updated on your device, please restart the app to apply this update.

While the game is updating, you may not be able to connect to the server. If this occurs, please try again later.

Changes have been made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles.

DETAILS

Sableye: Prankster

  • Effects on the user weakened.
  • Duration of effects on the user decreased.

Sableye: Shadow Sneak

  • Effects on the user weakened.
  • Duration of effects on the user decreased.
  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Sableye: Confuse Ray

  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • Sableye: Feint Attack Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Mr. Mime

  • The following stats have been decreased: HP

Zoroark: Night Slash

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Tsareena

  • The following stats have been decreased: Defense
  • The following stats have been decreased: Sp. Def

Tsareena: Stomp

  • Cooldown lengthened.

Tsareena: Grassy Glide

  • Shield effect weakened.

Tsareena: Grassy Glide +

  • Shield effect weakened.

Espeon: boosted attack

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Espeon: Stored Power

  • Effects on the user strengthened.

Scyther: Dual Wingbeat

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Scyther: Dual Wingbeat+

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Mamoswine: Ice Fang

  • Cooldown reduced.

Full Heal

  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • Effect duration shortened.

Mew

  • Bug fixes have been made for the following aspects of this move: move learning.

Charizard: Basic Attack

  • The following effects have been adjusted for this move: Damage

Charizard: Unite Move: Seismic Slam

  • Fixed bug(s) causing one or more effects not to trigger.

Clefable: Gravity

  • Fixed bug(s) causing extra effects to occur.

Exp. Share

  • Bug Fixes

Source: Official Pokémon UNITE website

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