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Pokemon UNITE Patch Notes: Major Update for Aug. 4 Detailed

Pokemon UNITE is getting its first major patch this week in the form of a "Game Update" aimed at fixing and tweaking some of its roster.
Pokemon UNITE is getting its first major patch this week in the form of a "Game Update" aimed at fixing and tweaking some of its roster. / GAME FREAK, Tencent, The Pokemon Company

Pokemon UNITE is getting its first major patch this week in the form of a "Game Update" aimed at fixing and tweaking some of its roster.

The patch was first announced via the official Pokemon UNITE Twitter account late in the evening on Monday, Aug. 2. According to the tweet, the patch changes will include "balance adjustments to several playable Pokémon."

It is set to drop on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. ET. (12 p.m. PT)

Pokemon UNITE Aug. 4 Game Update Patch Notes Explained

This update includes a host of bug and text fixes, as well as a test of the brand new Spectate Feature. The latter launch alongside the patch and run until Friday, Aug. 6—after which, users could expect a feedback survey.

Additionally, the following Pokemon will be seeing changes once the patch goes live:

Absol

  • Basic Attack: bug fixes.
  • Night Slash: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Sucker Punch: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Alolan Ninetails

  • Snow Warning: bug fixes.

Charizard

  • Flamethrower: cooldown reduced, effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Punch: effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Blast: cooldown reduced, effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Cinderace

  • Stat Decrease: Attack.
  • Blaze Kick: damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased.
  • Feint: move Downgrade.
  • Pyro Ball: damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased.

Cramorant

  • Whirlpool: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dive: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Eldegoss

  • Cotton Guard: cooldown lengthened, HP restoration decreased.
  • Cotton Spore: cooldown reduced, Defense, Sp. Def, and effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash: HP restoration decreased.

Gengar

  • Basic Attack
    : bug fixes.
  • Shadow Ball
    : damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Hex
    : move Downgrade
  • Dream Eater
    : move Upgrade

Lucario

  • Power-Up Punch
    : bug fixes.
  • Bone Rush
    : bug fixes.

Machamp

  • Basic Attack
    : bug fixes.
  • Cross Chop
    : damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Close Combat
    : damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Talonflame

  • Acrobatics: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Aerial Ace+: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Fly: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Venusaur

  • Sludge Bomb: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Petal Dance: move Upgrade
  • Solar Beam: cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Verdant Anger: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Wigglytuff

  • Stat Increase: Defense, Sp. Def, HP.
  • Double Slap: damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Sing: effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Dazzling Gleam: bug fixes.

Zeraora

  • Spark
    : bug fixes.
  • Wild Charge
    : damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased, cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Plasma Gale
    : damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

To apply the update, users need to restart the software. They likely won't be allowed to play the game without it installed. More information about the changes can be found on the official Pokemon UNITE site.