Catch up on all the balance adjustments in Pokémon UNITE from this week's Version patch

Pokémon UNITE recently released Version, which brings adjustments for a selection of Pokémon, Battle Items and Held Items, alongside other miscellaneous changes.

Specifically, these changes bring nerfs for Zacian, Mewtwo X, Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise, as well as the Eject Button and Full Heal Battle Items, and the Slick Spoon and Focus Band Held Items.

Meanwhile, the patch has provided buffs for Mimikyu, Glaceon, Slowbro, Talonflame, Chandelure, Eldegoss and Clefable, the Slow Smoke and Goal-Getter Battle Items, and the Leftovers and Drain Crown Held Items.

Take a look at the full patch notes below for more details about which specific moves and aspects have received adjustments:

Update Date/Time
2022-11-13 at 07:00 UTC

Post-Update Version

Update Details
• Bug Fixes
• Text Fixes

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

Adjustment Details:


Sacred Sword has been nerfed.

Sacred Sword​

  • Damage: reduced by 10%
  • Damage reduction while using this move: 50% → 30%

Mewtwo X

Mewtwo X’s stats and Psystrike have been nerfed.


  • Attack: 190–530 → 170–500 (Lv. 1–15)
  • HP restoration based on damage dealt by basic attacks: 10-15-20% → 5-5-10% (Lv. 5-9-13)


  • Damage: reduced by 12%

Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise

The level at which these three Pokémon evolve has been changed.
  • Evolves into Venusaur: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7
  • Evolves into Charizard: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7
  • Evolves into Blastoise: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7


Shadow Claw, Play Rough, and Trick Room have been buffed.

Shadow Claw​

  • Cooldown reduction each time Mimikyu hits an opponent with a basic attack: 0.5 sec. → 1 sec.

Play Rough​

  • Damage: increased by 11%
  • Mimikyu is now invincible while attacking.

Trick Room​

  • Damage reduction to attacks from Pokémon outside the Trick Room area: 30% → 50%
  • Cooldown: 11 sec. → 8.5 sec.

Trick Room+​

  • Cooldown: 9 sec. → 7.5 sec.


Ice Shard has been buffed.

Ice Shard​

  • Basic attack speed increase: 50% → 75%

Ice Shard+​

  • Basic attack speed increase: 65% → 100%


Amnesia has been nerfed.


  • Recovery of stored-up lost HP: reduced by 22%
  • Defense increase: 300 → 250


  • Sp. Def increase: 150 → 125


Talonflame’s Attack and Aerial Ace have been buffed.
  • Attack: 200–680 → 200–710 (Lv. 1–15)

Aerial Ace​

  • Damage: increased by 15%

Aerial Ace+​

  • Damage: increased by 15%


Flamethrower and Poltergeist have been buffed.


  • Damage: increased by 10%


  • Cooldown: 10 sec. → 7.5 sec.
  • Movement speed decrease: 65% for one second → 65% for one second + 40% for one second


  • Movement speed decrease: 85% for one second → 65% for one second + 50% for one second


Pollen Puff has been nerfed.

Pollen Puff​

  • HP restoration: reduced by 15%


Draining Kiss has been buffed.

Draining Kiss​

  • HP restoration: 80% → 100%

Draining Kiss+​

  • HP restoration: 100% → 120%

Held items and battle items have been adjusted.​

Battle Items

  • Eject Button
    • Cooldown: 70 sec. → 75 sec.
  • Full Heal
    • Cooldown: 50 sec. → 55 sec.
  • Slow Smoke
    • Basic attack speed decrease: 30% → 50%
    • Cooldown: 45 sec. → 40 sec.
  • Goal-Getter
    • Cooldown: 90 sec. → 75 sec.

Held Items

  • Slick Spoon
    • Percentage of Sp. Def ignored: 10-15-20% → 9-13-17% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Focus Band
    • HP restoration: 8-11-14% of lost HP → 6-9-12% of lost HP (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Leftovers
    • HP restoration every second: 1-1.5-2% of max HP → 2-3-4% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Drain Crown
    • HP restoration: 6-8-10% of damage dealt with Attack-based basic attacks → 7-10-13% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
This version update is available in-game now. Players who have not updated to this new version may be able to continue to be able to play for a short period of time, however they will not be able to access certain content until completing the upgrade. Matchmaking is also likely to be slower when playing on old versions.

Downtime for Pokémon Trainer Club Maintenance
Pokémon UNITE will be one of the services impacted by the upcoming Pokémon Trainer Club maintenance this week, scheduled to start at 9:00am (PST) / 5:00pm (UTC) on November 16th. This maintance is expected to last for approximately 1-2 hours. You can find out more information about this maintance in our story here.

Due to the nature of this maintance, players will be required to re-consent to allow the app to access the information in their Pokémon Trainer Club account the next time they log in with their Pokémon Trainer Club account after the maintenance is completed. The actual permissions being granted to Pokémon UNITE will remain identical to what they were previously, and players will have the opportunity to review these in-app prior to accepting or refusing them.

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