Pokemon Unite patch notes - August 4 update

Pokemon Unite's August 4 update brings big buffs for Charizard and Venusaur, while Zeraora gets a small nerf.

Pokemon Unite’s first major game update arrives in the August 4 patch, and it brings plenty of balance tweaks to the critter-packed MOBA. Several Pokemon have received a raft of buffs, while others have had their power toned back. Here’s everything you included in the Pokemon Unite patch notes for the August 4 update, as shared on the official website.

Pokemon Unite patch notes - August 4 update

Pokemon Unite patch notes august 4 update
 
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General notes

  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Spectate Feature Test Release:
    • A test release of the Spectate feature will be performed from 8-4-2021 at 12AM PDT/7:00 UTC until 8-6-2021 at 12AM PDT/7:00 UTC.

Pokemon Unite balance changes

Charizard

  • Flamethrower
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Punch
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Blast
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Talonflame

  • Acrobatics
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace+
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Fly
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Venusaur

  • Sludge Bomb
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Petal Dance
    • Move Upgrade - details unknown, likely movement speed.
  • Solar Beam
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Verdant Anger
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Absol

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Night Slash
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Sucker Punch
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Wigglytuff

  • The following stats have been increased:
    • Defense, Sp. Def, HP
  • Double Slap
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Sing
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Dazzling Gleam
    • Bug Fixes - fixed move not damaging some wild Pokémon

Eldegoss

  • Cotton Guard
    • Cooldown lengthened.
    • HP restoration decreased.
  • Cotton Spore
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    • This move’s Defense, Sp. Def increase has been strengthened.
  • Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash
    • HP restoration decreased.

Cinderace

  • The following stats have been decreased:
    • Attack
  • Blaze Kick
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Feint
    • Move Downgrade - Activation time increased and movement speed bonus reduced.
  • Pyro Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Gengar

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Shadow Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Hex
    • Move Downgrade - Damage has been reduced and invincibility duration has been reduced.
  • Dream Eater
    • Move Upgrade - Speed of attack increased.

Zeraora

  • Spark
    • Bug Fixes
  • Wild Charge
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Plasma Gale
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Cramorant

  • Whirlpool
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dive
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Machamp

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Cross Chop
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Close Combat
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Lucario

  • Power-Up Punch
    • Bug Fixes - fixed an issue with basic attacks also receiving the attack buff after move activation.
  • Bone Rush
    • Bug Fixes - fixed an issue with the move not damaging surrounding enemies in range of the followup strike.

Greninja

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales

  • Snow Warning
    • Bug Fixes

Those are the full Pokemon Unite patch notes for the August 4 update. Are you happy with the changes? Sad that Zeraora’s Discharge is remaining as is? Let us know in the comments below.

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