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Pokemon Unite Update Today (August 18) - Patch Notes, Nerfs and Buffs

By Sam Woods

August 17, 2021

After releasing last month, Pokemon Unite has gone from strength to strength and is set to receive its second new character tomorrow, Blissey.

Blissey has a decent range of stats and comes into the supporter role. It will undoubtedly shake up the meta once again.

However, before Blissey drops, the game has received a brand new update, nerfing and buffing a range of different Pokemon and their moves.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Unite update on August 18, including the patch notes and all of the nerfs and buffs.

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Who Got Nerfed and Who Got Buffed?

In the nerf category, Snorlax is the biggest loser, taking decreases on multiple moves. Greninja also received a nerf to Smokescreen, however, Water Shuriken and Double Team received buffs.

Slowbro had a mixture of nerfs and buffs and both Garchomp and Crustle received fairly hefty buffs.

Avalugg, the wild Pokemon, also received a bit of a nerf.

Pokemon Unite August 18 Update Details and Full Patch Notes

Below, you can find the full patch notes from the official Pokemon Unite website.

  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Shop Updates

    Crustle
  • Stealth Rock: Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Rock Tomb: Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

    Garchomp
  • Movement speed changed.
  • Bulldoze: Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Dragon Rush: Cooldown reduced.

    Slowbro
  • Surf: Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Scald: Bug Fixes
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

    Snorlax
  • Heavy Slam: Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Block: Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Flail: Move Upgrade
  • Unite Move: Power Nap HP restoration decreased.

    Greninja
  • Smokescreen: Move Downgrade
  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • Water Shuriken: Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Double Team: Cooldown reduced.

    Wigglytuff
  • Unite Move: Starlight Recital Bug Fixes
  • Cinderace
  • Basic Attack: Bug Fixes
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Snow Warning: Bug Fixes
  • Aurora Veil: Bug Fixes
  • Gardevoir
  • Basic Attack Bug Fixes
  • Psychic: Bug Fixes
  • Cramorant
  • Hurricane: Bug Fixes

    Wild Pokémon
  • Avalugg Stat Decrease

    Battle Items
  • Eject Button Stat Decreases
  • Goal-Getter Stat Increases
  • Fluffy Tail Stat Increases
  • X Attack Stat Increases
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Sam Woods
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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