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Pokemon Unite Patch Notes August 18 – Snorlax Nerfs, Garchomp Buffs & More

We’ve got new patch notes for Pokemon Unite’s August 18 update and the MOBA is certainly shaking things up.

It’s only been 2 weeks since Pokemon Unite’s last balance patch and already the developers are changing up the meta once again. It’s important for a game like Pokemon Unite to keep evolving, and the first few weeks are certainly the most vital.

Tencent likely wants to ensure that the game is fair and balanced for the Pokemon Unite mobile release date. After all, the game’s player base is likely going to explode when the title releases on smartphone devices and tablets.

We can’t wait to see how these new changes affect the current Pokemon Unite Tier List! From the looks of things, prepare for some big shake-ups over the next few weeks!

And with a new Pokemon in the mix too, the MOBA is getting more exciting than ever!

Pokemon Unite English Balance Patch Notes – August 18

Crustle

Pokemon Unite Crustle
  • Stealth Rock: Cooldown decrease, Damage increase
  • Rock Tomb: Damage increase

Crustle Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Garchomp

Pokemon Unite Garchomp Guide Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More
  • Base Movement Speed increase
  • Bulldoze: Damage increase
  • Dragon Dive: Cooldown decrease

Garchomp Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Slowbro

Pokemon Unite Slowbro Build_ Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More
  • Surf: Crowd Control (CC) effect reduced
  • Scald: Damage increase, fixed a bug where the Oblivious passive wasn’t triggering from the steam damage

Slowbro Build: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Snorlax

Pokemon Unite Snorlax
  • Heavy Slam: Damage decrease
  • Block: CC effect reduced
  • Flail: Effect increase
  • Unite Move: Heal decrease

Snorlax Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Greninja

Greninja Pokemon Unite
  • Smokescreen: Effect weakened, Cooldown increase
  • Water Shuriken: Cooldown decrease, damage increase
  • Double Team: Cooldown decrease

Greninja Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Wigglytuff

Wigglytuff Pokemon Unite
  • Unite Move: Fixed a bug where capturing wild Pokemon and scoring wouldn’t charge the move gauge

Wigglytuff Build: Best Moves, Items Strategy & More

Cinderace

Pokemon Unite Cinderace Build_ Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More
  • Basic Attack: Fixed a big where readying Cinderace’s Boosted Attack would increase Movement Speed

Cinderace Build: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon Unite Alolan Ninetales Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More
  • Passive: Fixed a bug where the passive would trigger on Pokemon in bushes that you couldn’t see
  • Aurora Viel: Fixed a bug where your passive would trigger more often inside the veil

Alolan Ninetales Guide: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Gardevoir

Pokemon Unite Gardevoir Build Best Moves, Items, Strategy More
  • Basic Attack: Fixed a bug where Gardevoir’s Boosted Attack wouldn’t lower enemy Sp. Def
  • Psychic: Now lowers enemy Sp. Def on hit

Gardevoir Build: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Cramorant

Pokemon Unite Cramorant Build_ Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More
(Source: Nintendo)
  • Hurricane: Fixed a bug where some wild Pokemon such as Drednaw wouldn’t take damage

Cramorant Build: Best Moves, Items, Strategy & More

Wild Pokemon

  • Avalugg: HP decrease, Def and Sp. Def buff decrease

Battle Items

  • Eject Button: Cooldown increase
  • Goal Getter: Cooldown decrease
  • Fluffy Tail: Effect increase
  • X Attack: Effect increase

Miscellaneous

  • Pokemon are now immune to enemy attacks for a brief period after respawning

That’s all for Pokemon Unite’s August 18 patch notes, and it’s clear that some major changes are being made!

Read More: Best Pokemon Unite Held Items to Upgrade First

Although oppressive Pokemon like Gengar and Zeraora received no changes in these patch notes, a nerf to Eject Button is something of an indirect buff for these characters. What’s more, the Gengar glitch that makes Hex useless is now fixed.

Excitingly, we are getting a brand new Pokemon as part of this balance patch too. Blissey will be competing with Eldegoss for the best Support Pokemon in the business.

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