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The Patch Notes for the January 20 Balance Patch for Pokemon Unite Version 1.4.1.2 in Season 2 (Pokemon MOBA). See details with numbers for buffs & nerfs, updates, & changes.

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January 20 Update Summary

Trevenant Pokemon UNITE
  • Bug fixes
  • Specification changes
  • Text fixes
  • Shop updates

We've made the complete Pokemon Unite Version 1.4.1.2 Patch Notes with numbers for the January 20 Balance Patch! This update came with bug fixes, spec changes, text fixes, and shop updates.

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Pokemon & Item Balance Changes

Aside from the addition of the newest Pokemon Trevenant, there have also been several changes to Pokemon & Battle Items currently in the game. Check out the detailed changes for each Pokemon below!

Overview Of Patch Notes (Jan 20)

※ A green up arrow represents a buff, while a red down arrow represents a nerf.

Patch Notes And Updates

Pokemon Updates Details

Charizard Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Charizard

FlamethrowerFlamethrowerDescription:
Attacks with an intense blast of fire. When this move hits, it leaves opposing Pokemon burned and increases the user's movement speed for a short time.
Changes
- Move may now be used while moving
Fire BlastFire BlastDescription:
Blasts intense, all-consuming fire, dealing damage over time to opposing Pokemon while the flames continue to burn on the ground and decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Changes
- Move may now be used while moving
Seismic SlamSeismic SlamDescription:
Has the user grab a Pokemon from the opposing team and slam it onto the ground from the air. For a short time afterward, the user can move freely over obstacles. While this Unite Move is being used, the user's basic attacks deal increased damage and leave opposing Pokemon burned. In addition, when the user deals damage to an opposing Pokemon, the user recovers HP.
Changes
- The range has become longer
Basic AttackBasic AttackDescription:
Deals continual damage. Deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon that are burned and increases in range when the user evolves.
Changes
- The movement speed slowdown rate while using basic attacks has been reduced
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Decidueye Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Decidueye

Razor LeafRazor LeafDescription:
Pelts Leaves in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon. The critical-hit rate of this move is higher than that of basic attacks.
Changes
- Damage has been increased.
Spirit ShackleSpirit ShackleDescription:
Charges power before firing quills in the designated direction. Damage dealt by quills increases the longer power is charged, but movement speed is decreased while charging. If this move hits after power is charged to the maximum, it can stitch the opposing Pokémon’s shadow to the ground. The affected Pokémon receives damage upon moving a set distance from that location, and its movement speed is decreased for a short time.
Changes
- Charging stages have been increased to 3
- Bug fix on the move still inflicting increased damage whether it was charged or not despite the move being cancelled
Leaf StormLeaf StormDescription:
Creates a tempest of sharp leaves, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. At point-blank range, it also shoves opposing Pokémon it hits.
Changes
- The range has become wider
- Increased effect on enemy Pokemon
- Controls adjusted
Nock NockNock NockDescription:
Fires quills in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon. The move ends by unleashing a particularly large quill that deals damage to all opposing Pokémon it hits. This move deals increased damage if the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is low. While using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances but is unable to move.
Changes
- Controls adjusted
StatsChanges
- Recovery effect of Basic Attack after Lv7 has been increased
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Dragonite Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Dragonite

Dragon DanceDragon DanceDescription:
Has the user move to a designated location while performing a mystical dance, increasing the user's damage dealt, movement speed, and basic attack speed for a short time. During this short time, when one of the user's basic attacks his an opposing Pokemon, it reduces this move's cooldown. Each time this move is used, the user's damage dealt increases (up to three times).
Changes
- The range has become longer
- The cooldown has been shortened
- Bug fixes
Hyper BeamHyper BeamDescription:
Has the user aim at the designated opposing Pokémon, charge up power, and then unleash a beam of light that sweeps up the ground in a straight line. In addition to the beam's base damage, it also deals additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits equal to a set percentage of their max HP. The user is left unable to act for a short time after using this move
Changes
- Damage has been reduced from 6624 to 6386 (about 4%)
Extreme SpeedExtreme SpeedDescription:
Has the user charge forward with breathtaking speed. If this move hits an opposing Pokémon from point-blank range, its cooldown is reset and it restores the user's HP. However, the cooldown cannot be continually reset by using this move on the same opponent multiple times in succession.
Changes
- Ranged increased
-Cooldown reduced
-Bug Fixes
Draco ImpactDraco ImpactDescription:
Has the user fly into the air before crashing down with several comets on a designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. The farther the user flies, the more the Unite Move gauge is consumed. While this Unite Move is being used, the user becomes immune to hindrances.
Changes
- Unite Move gauge consumption has been increased
Basic AttackBasic AttackDescription:
Dratini: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, blasting water in front of the user. This boosted attack deals damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reduces the cooldown of all the user’s moves. The water attack also has the additional effect of restoring the user’s HP when it hits.
Dragonair: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user’s moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water attack and an electric attack with every use. If the water attack hits, it triggers the same additional effect as Dratini’s boosted basic attack. If the electric attack hits, it leaves the opposing Pokémon unable to act for a short time.
Dragonite: Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and reducing the cooldown of all the user’s moves. The boosted attack alternates between a water, electric, and fire attack, in that order, with every use. If the water or electric attacks hit, they trigger the same additional effects as Dragonair’s boosted basic attacks. If the fire attack hits, it deals additional damage to the opposing Pokémon.
Changes
- The range has become shorter
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Garchomp Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Garchomp

DigDigDescription:
Has the user burrow underground and move quickly in the designated direction, jumping out when it comes in contract with an opposing Pokemon or when it has traveled the maximum distance. This jump deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throws them.
Changes
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of increased defense and special defense for a short period of time
Dig+
- Move has been changed to have an increased throwing effect
Dragon RushDragon RushDescription:
Has the user back up to create distance before diving to attack in the designated direction, shoving opposing Pokemon. The user can use Dragon Claw while creating distance at the beginning of this move to create a combo attack.
Changes
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of further slowing the opponent's movement speed further when Dragon Claw is used in combo. Damage taken while using this move has also been reduced
Dragon Rush+
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of being immune to hindrances
EarthquakeEarthquakeDescription:
Has the user jump high into the air and crash forcefully to the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Changes
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of slowing down opponent's movement speed for a short time
Earthquake+
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of further slowing down opponent's movement speed for a short time the closer they are to Garchomp
Dragon ClawDragon ClawDescription:
Has the user attack twice in front of itself using its claws. The first attack deals damage to opposing Pokemon and then throws them, and the second deals increased damage. After the move ends, the user's basic attack speed is increased for a short time.
Changes
- Move has been changed to have an additional effect of decreasing the opponent's movement speed with the second attack
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Gengar Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Gengar

Shadow BallShadow BallDescription:
Hurls a shadowy blob at the target, decreasing the movement speed and Sp. Def of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Changes
- Level learned changed to Lv7
Shadow Ball+
- Level learned changed to Lv13
Sludge BombSludge BombDescription:
Hurls unsanitary sludge to the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, leaving them poisoned and decreasing their movement speed and Sp. Def for a short time.
Changes
- Level learned changed to Lv7
Sludge Bomb+
- Level learned changed to Lv13
Dream EaterDream EaterDescription:
Puts opposing Pokemon to sleep when it hits. If used again while the opposing Pokemon is asleep, the user appears behind the sleeping Pokemon and attacks, restoring the user's HP and reducing the cooldown of Shadow Ball or Sludge Bomb.
Changes
- Level learned changed to Lv5
- KO-ing the Enemy Pokemon will now increase the cooldown time
Dream Eater+
- Level learned changed to Lv11
HexHexDescription:
Has the user disappear and move to the designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. If this hits an opposing Pokemon, that is afflicted by a status condition, it deals increased damage and its cooldown is reduced.
Changes
- Level learned changed to Lv5
- Damage has been decreased
Hex+
- Level learned changed to Lv11
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Lucario Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Lucario

Meteor MashMeteor MashDescription:
Blasts forward with a punch like a comet, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and shoving them
Changes
- Damage has been decreased from 602 to 585 (about 3%)
-Effects on enemy Pokemon have been decreased.
Extreme SpeedExtreme SpeedDescription:
Has the user charge forward with breathtaking speed. If this move hits an opposing Pokémon from point-blank range, its cooldown is reset and it restores the user's HP. However, the cooldown cannot be continually reset by using this move on the same opponent multiple times in succession.
Changes
- Decreased HP restoration
Power-Up PunchPower-Up PunchDescription:
Charges power before unleashing a powerful attack. While the user is charging power, its movement speed is decreased but its Attack slowly increases and the damage it receives is reduced. The user then charges in the designated direction and releases this move, dealing more damage the lower the opposing Pokémon's remaining HP is and making its own next basic attack a boosted attack if the move hits. This move's cooldown is reduced every time one of the user's moves hits.
Changes
- Bux fix wherein Power-Up Punch would not get activated when used immediately after Meteor Mash
Close CombatClose CombatDescription:
Unleashes a series of punches in the designated direction, dealing increased damage with the last punch. The user can move while using this move and becomes immune to hindrances.
Changes
- Move was strengthened
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Machamp Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Machamp

Karate ChopKarate ChopDescription:
Attacks opposing Pokemon with a sharp chop.
Changes
- Damage has been increased 658 to 733 (about 11.3%).
Dynamic PunchDynamic PunchDescription:
Has the user jump to the designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and leaving them unable to act when it hits. After using this move, the user becomes immune to hindrances for a short time, its movement speed is increased, and their basic attack speed is increased. The user's next basic attack also becomes a boosted attack.
Changes
- The range has become longer
SubmissionSubmissionDescription:
Increases the user's movement speed and makes it immune to hindrances. When the user's next basic attack hits, the attack deals increased damage and slams the opposing Pokemon onto the ground, leaving it unable to act. Once this move ends, the user's critical-hit rate and basic attack speed are increased for a short time.
Changes
- Enemy Pokemon will now still get the effects and damage from this move regardless whether they are hindered or not
StatsChanges
- Recovery effect of Basic Attack after Lv7 has been increased
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Talonflame Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Talonflame

Aerial AceAerial AceDescription:
Has the user fly at the designated opposing Pokémon, dealing damage. Also makes the user's next basic attack a boosted attack.
Changes
- Added new effect of recovering some HP when move hits an enemy.
- Controls adjusted
FlyFlyDescription:
Has the user fly up into the sky. If used again, has the user dive to the designated area and attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also makes the user's next basic attack a boosted attack.
Changes
- Cooldown reduced if move hits an enemy Pokemon.
- Damage has been decreased.
- The cooldown has been increased from 7s to 10s.
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Tsareena Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Tsareena

Triple AxelTriple AxelDescription:
Has the user spin-kick three times in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon. The damage dealt increases each time a kick hits, and basic attack speed is increased for a short time after this move ends by an amount based on the number of landed kicks.
Queenly Majesty Effect: Restores HP each time a kick hits.
Changes
- Lessened the buffs it receives from this move.
- Damage has been decreased from 1782 to 1509 (about 15%).
StompStompDescription:
Has the user jump up high and attack opposing Pokemon with its feet. When the smove hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokemon and leaves them unable to act for a short time.
Queenly Majesty Effect Restores HP when this move hits.
Changes
- Increased HP restoration
Grassy GlideGrassy GlideDescription:
Has the user slide in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. This is followed by an attack in the opposite direction, which deals damage to and shoves opposing Pokemon.
Queenly Majesty Effect: Grants the user a shield when this move is used.
Changes
- Movement speed debuff effect to opponents was removed.
- The cooldown has been increased from 6.5s to 8s
Basic AttackBasic AttackDescription:
Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, lunging at an opposing Pokemon, dealing damage, and lowering its Defense for a short time.
Changes
- Move has been made faster
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Zeraora Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Zeraora

Wild ChargeWild ChargeDescription:
Has the user charge in the designated direction. If this move hits an opposing Pokemon, the user unleashes a combo attack that also deals a set amount of damage to itself. If the user hits an opposing Pokemon with Volt Switch, Spark, or a boosted attack before using this move, the number of attacks in this combo is increased.
Changes
- Bug fix wherein the increased number of attacks in combo after using Spark was cancelled by Full Heal
Volt AbsorbVolt AbsorbDescription:
The Pokemon gains an electric charge whenever it receives damage, converting a portion of that damage into additional Attack.
Changes
- Bug fix wherein Volt Absorb's effects are still activated even after getting KO-ed and respawning
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X Attack Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes X Attack

X AttackX Attack
Description:
Raises your Pokemon's Atk & Sp. Atk. for a short time.
Changes
- Changed effects to also raise your Pokemon's basic attack for a short time.
X Attack - How To Get & Effect

Slow Smoke Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Slow Smoke

Slow SmokeSlow Smoke
Description:
Creates a cloud of smoke that greatly decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Changes
- Changed effects to also reduce the Basic Attack speed of opposing Pokemon
- Effects have been increased
- Duration of the effects have been increased
Slow Smoke - How To Get & Effect

Fluffy Tail Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Fluffy Tail

Fluffy TailFluffy Tail
Description:
Leaves wild Pokemon unable to act for a short time and also increases damage dealt to those Pokemon.
Changes
- Bug fix wherein it could also be used on not just Wild Pokemon
Fluffy Tail - How To Get & Effect

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