Pokemon Unite Update September 8 Patch Notes, Nerfs & Buffs

By Sam Woods

September 7, 2021

Pokemon Unite has, rather unsurprisingly, become something of a phenomenon.

A variety of factors, including the Pokemon name, the free-to-play hooks and its easy to learn, hard to master gameplay have helped to propel the game’s popularity.

As with all games as a service titles, no matter how much you enjoy it, it’s never good to get too comfortable. Inevitable balance changes, new characters, perks and more, mean that players need to be adaptable.

Now, the game’s developers have confirmed on Twitter that Pokemon Unite is set to receive an update on September 8, which will include some bug fixes and buffs to one of the newest characters. You can check them out below.

Blastoise Character Spotlight | Pokémon UNITE

Blastoise Character Spotlight | Pokémon UNITE

What’s Changing in this Update?

Fortunately, or unfortunately based on where you stand, the September 8 Pokemon Unite update isn’t a massive one.

Instead, it fixes a handful of smaller bugs and applies some upgrades to Blissey, one of the characters released in the game post-launch.

The update is set to go live at 12 am PT, 3 am ET, 8 am BST.

Full September 8 Pokemon Unite Patch Notes – Including Any Nerfs and Buffs

Here are all of the official Pokemon Unite patch notes, taken from the game’s official website:


  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Shop Updates

If the app has not been updated on your device, please restart the app to apply this update.

Changes are being made to some Pokémon stats and moves to adjust the balance of Unite Battles.


The following stats have been increased:

  • Sp. Def


  • Removes all status conditions from the user and the designated ally Pokémon and grants both Pokémon a shield. While these shields are active, the shielded Pokémon become immune to hindrances.
  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Area of effect increased.


  • Upgrade: Increases the amount of damage nullified by the shield effect.
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Sam Woods

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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