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Pokemon Unite August 18th update - Patch notes, balance changes, and more

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Pokémon unite balance update

Pokemon Unite August 18th update - Patch notes, balance changes, and more

Pokémon Unite is getting another update that will introduce a lot of balance changes to the game. The last update happened quite recently, earlier this month but another is set to drop tomorrow. In this post, we will discuss everything from patch notes to bug fixes to shop updates.

This new update will buff Crustle and Garchomp and nerf the best moves of Snorlax and Slowbro. This update also brings in tweaks to battle items. If you want to continue dominating the game then you will want to be aware of the upcoming changes.

Pokémon Unite August 18 update patch notes

Here are the details of all the Pokémon Buffs and Nerfs happening in the Pokémon Unite August update. The information has been sourced from the official Pokemon Unite website.

Crustle
  • Stealth Rock: Cooldown reduced.
  • Stealth Rock: 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
  • Scald: 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 NapHP - restoration decreased.
Greninja
  • Smokescreen: Move Downgrade
  • Smokescreen: Cooldown lengthened.
  • Water Shuriken: Cooldown reduced.
  • Water Shuriken: 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

When will the Pokémon Unite August Update happen exactly?

The update is scheduled to arrive on August 18, at 7:00 am UTC.

Looking for the best Pokémon in the game? Check out our Pokémon Unite tier list: Ranked from best to worst