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The Patch Notes for the April 28 Balance Patch for Pokemon Unite in Season 6 (Pokemon MOBA). See details with numbers for buffs & nerfs, updates, & changes.

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April 28 Update Summary

April 28 Pokemon Unite Patch Update
  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Shop Updates
  • Event Updates
  • Battle Pass Updates

The official Pokemon Unite Version 1.5.1.2 Patch Notes with numbers for the April 28 Balance Patch are now available! This update came with bug fixes, text fixes, shop updates, event updates, and battle pass updates.

Pokemon Balance Changes

Some Pokemon stats and moves have been adjusted to improve the balance of Unite Battles. Check out the exact changes made to each Pokemon down below!

Pokemon Update Details (Apr 28)

Changes Announced For April 28

Greedent Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Greedent

CovetCovetDescription:
Has the user run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throwing them. 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, Belch or Bullet Seed can also be used while the user is running.
Changes
- Changed to “Has the user run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon 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.”
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Blissey Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Blissey

Soft-BoiledSoft-BoiledDescription:
Throws an egg to an ally Pokemon, restoring its HP as well as the user's. A maximum of three uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
Changes
- Level at which Soft-Boiled+ move is learned changed to 10.
- Changed to “Throws an egg to an ally Pokémon, 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.”
SafeguardSafeguardDescription:
Removes all status conditions from the designated ally Pokemon and grants both Pokemon a shield. While the shield is active, the shielded Pokemon become immune to hindrances.
Changes
- Level at which Safeguard+ move is learned changed to 10.
- Changed to “Hurls an egg at the designated location. The egg then explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon 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.”
Egg BombEgg BombDescription:
Hurls an egg at the designated location. The egg then explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them.
Changes
- Level at which Egg Bomb+ move is learned changed to 12.
Helping HandHelping HandDescription:
For a short time, greatly increases the user's and nearby ally Pokemon's movement speed and basic attack speed. While this move's effects last, all of the user's basic attacks become boosted attacks.
Changes
- Level at which Helping Hand+ move is learned changed to 12.
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Duraludon Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Duraludon

Dragon PulseDragon PulseDescription:
Charges power before dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. The user's movement speed is decreased while charging, but the longer power is charged, the wider the move's area of effect becomes and the more damage it deals. After the user learns this move, a damage marker will be attached to any opposing Pokemon the user damages. When Dragon Pulse hits a marked opposing Pokemon, it deals additional damage to that Pokemon for each damage marker attached to it, then removes all the damage markers. In addition, if this move knocks out an opposing Pokemon, its cooldown is reduced, and the user's next three basic attacks will each deal additional damage and further reduce this move's cooldown when they hit.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
Stealth RockStealth RockDescription:
Throws many small rocks. When a rock hits an opposing Pokemon, or when the rocks have flown their full distance, a zone of many levitating rocks is created, dealing slowly-increasing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Changes
- Effects adjusted.
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Alolan Ninetales Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Alolan Ninetales

BlizzardBlizzardDescription:
Summons a howling blizzard in two blasts in front of the user. The first blast deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. The second blast deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and shoves them. If the second blast hits an obstacle, it also deals damage to opposing Pokémon near the point of impact.
Changes
- Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
- Area of effect increased.
Aurora VeilAurora VeilDescription:
Has the user leap to the designated location and create an aurora around itself that reduces damage received by the user and ally Pokémon in the area of effect. While the user is inside the aurora, its movement speed is increased and its basic attacks become boosted attacks. These boosted attacks restore the user’s HP when they deal damage.
Changes
- The healing effect of enhanced attacks has been reduced
- The effect of increasing movement speed has been reduced
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Talonflame Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Talonflame

Brave BirdBrave BirdDescription:
Has the user dive to the designated location while cloaked in flame, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also deals recoil damage to the user when it hits. Performing a boosted attack within a set amount of time after this move hits will reset the cooldown for Flame Charge or Aerial Ace.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
- Area of effect decreased.
Flame SweepFlame SweepDescription:
Has the user perform an aerial somersault before charging forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in this move's path and shoving them.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
- Unite Move charge rate decreased.
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Lucario Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Lucario

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
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
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Hoopa Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Hoopa

TrickTrickDescription:
Hoopa creates a link between itself and an ally Pokemon using a ring, increasing both of their movement speeds and granting them each a shield for a short time. When Hoopa uses Shadow Ball or performs a basic attack, the ring on the linked Pokemon also unleashes the same move or attack. Hoopa can also use this move on itself, increasing Hoopa's movement speed and granting itself a shield for a short time. Additionally, it increases the damage dealt by Shadow Ball.
Changes
- Area of effect decreased.
- Cooldown lengthened.
- Range decreased.
- Hoopa: Trick+ HP restoration decreased.
Phantom ForcePhantom ForceDescription:
Hoopa creates a ring under itself and warps to a designated Pokemon's location, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon at that location and shoving them. Hoopa then shoots two sinister flames that deal damage to opposing Pokemon they hit and decrease their movement speed for a short time. This move can be used a second time within a set amount of time. If used a second time, Hoopa can return to the initial location where it warped from. When using this move, if there is a nearby ally Pokemon that is linked by Trick, that ally can also warp to the initial ring's location. The ally Pokemon that warps in this way will recover some HP.
Changes
- Cooldown reduced.
- Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
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
- Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
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Zeraora Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Zeraora

DischargeDischargeDescription:
Releases an electrical discharge, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and granting the user a shield when it hits. If this move hits opposing Pokemon that are paralyzed, it pulls them in towards the user once the move ends, dealing damage to them once again and leaving them unable to act.
Changes
- Shield effect strengthened.
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Aegislash Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Aegislash

Sacred SwordSacred SwordDescription:
Has the user thrust its blade into the ground, creating a triangular zone. The triangular zone erupts with a hidden power, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. Also increases the boost count, and the greater the number of opposing Pokemon that are damaged, the more the boost count increases. When the move deals damage to wild Pokemon, the boost count increases by a maximum of two; when it deals damage to Pokemon from the opposing team, the boost count increases without limit. At the same time as the eruption, the user slashes forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon that it hits. For a short time after this slash hits, damage dealt by the user partially ignores the Defense of all opposing Pokémon.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
- Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
Basic AttackBasic AttackDescription:
The user slashes at opposing Pokémon in front of itself, dealing damage to them. If the boost count is one or more, the user’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack that changes as follows:
When in Blade Forme, the user swiftly pierces through opposing Pokémon, dealing damage.
When in Shield Forme, the user rams opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and leaving them unable to act for a short time. Additionally, the attack restores the user’s HP and reduces the cooldown of Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw when it hits. Every boosted attack consumes one boost count.
Changes
- Boosted attack Move Upgrade
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Trevenant Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Trevenant

Branch PokeBranch PokeDescription:
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.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
- Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
- Changed to “Has the user jab in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon 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.”
Wood HammerWood HammerDescription:
Has the user pull back its arms and attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, pulling them in front of the user, and leaving them unable to act for a short time. If this attack deals damage to at least one opposing Pokemon, a follow-up attack will be available for a short time. This follow-up attack has the user slam down a giant wooden hammer in front of itself, dealing damage to any Pokemon it hits and leaving them unable to act for a short time. The lower the User's HP, the longer the opposing Pokemon will be left unable to act. Every time this move is used, it consumes a set amount of the user's HP.
Changes
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
- Effects on the user weakened.
Pain SplitPain SplitDescription:
Creates a link between the user and a designated opposing Pokemon. While the link holds, the user redirects a portion of the damage it receives to the linked Pokemon. The lower the user's remaining HP, the greater the percentage of damage that is redirected. Additionally, if the user's percentage of remaining HP is lower than the linked Pokemon's, this move continuously recovers the user's HP and deals damage over time to the linked Pokemon. If the user and the linked opposing Pokemon are too far apart, the link will disappear. Using this move increases the user's movement speed for a short time.
Changes
- HP restoration increased.
Phantom ForestPhantom ForestDescription:
Creates a cursed forest, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect, throwing them, and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. For a short time afterward, the basic attacks of all allied Pokemon deal increased damage to opposing Pokemon that were hit by this Unite Move. The user is also granted a shield when this Unite Move hits an opposing Pokemon with the shield effect becoming stronger the more opposing Pokemon are hit. While the user is shielded, HP recovery effects applied to the user are strengthened.
Changes
- Unite Move charge rate increased.
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Cramorant Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Cramorant

Air SlashAir SlashDescription:
Has the user shoot out many blades of air while moving backward to create distance. Deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and reduces this move's cooldown when it hits.
Changes
- The number of blades of air released has increased
Gatling Gulp MissileGatling Gulp MissileDescription:
Creates a puddle at the user's current location. The user continuosly uses its mouth to grab Arrokuda from the puddle and spits them out to attack the nearest opposing Pokemon. The user cannot move or use other moves while this move is in effect.
Changes
- Unite Move charge rate increased.
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
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Greninja Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Greninja

Waterburst ShurikenWaterburst ShurikenDescription:
Has the user throw a giant water shuriken toward the designated area, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when this Unite Move hits. The water shuriken then immediately explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect once again and throwing them. Once this Unite Move ends, the user may jump in a designated direction.
Changes
- Unite Move charge rate increased.
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Azumarill Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes Azumarill

TackleTackleDescription:
Has the user charge forward belly first, dealing damage when it hits and shoving the first opposing Pokemon it comes in contact with. After this move, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Changes
- Bugs fixed for the decreased movement speed effects on opposing Pokémon
WhirlpoolWhirlpoolDescription:
Creates a whirlpool that deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. This move's area of effect slowly shrinks, but the damage dealt slowly increases. Just before the whirlpool disappears, it decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon in the area of effect for a short time. The user can also catch Arrokuda or other prey by entering the whirlpool.
Changes
- Fixed bug(s) that affected the Damage amount
Aqua TailAqua TailDescription:
-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, restore the user's HP, and can ignore the Defense stat and shield effects of opposing Pokemon they hit.
Changes
- Changed 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.”
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Buddy Barrier Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes

Buddy BarrierBuddy BarrierWhen the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Changes
- Effects weakened.
Buddy Barrier - How To Get & Stats

Score Shield Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes

Score ShieldScore ShieldWhile Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to 5% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.
Changes
- Cooldown lengthened.
- The amount of shield now increases according to the level.
Score Shield - How To Get & Stats

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