TiMI Studios has announced that Pokémon Unite’s second official patch is coming August 4, 2021. The last patch was the Gardevoir release patch on July 28, and it focused mainly on changing how the Muscle Band worked on Charizard, among other things. Thankfully, this time around it seems that they’ve released a more detailed change log, so we’ve got the latest Pokémon Unite buffs and nerfs patch notes right here!

The server patch will launch on August 4 at 12am PDT/7 UTC. Be sure to close out your game from the Switch home menu and restart it to ensure that the game updates properly. The first part of the official patch notes read as:

  • Bug Fixes
  • Text Fixes
  • Spectate Feature Test Release:
    • A test release of the Sepctate feature will be performed from 8-4-2021 at 12am PDT/7 UTC until 8-6-2021 at 12am PDT/7 UTC.

So the spectate feature is coming soon, it seems. This feature will probably let you watch your friends’ games or watch random games if you just want to observe and learn. Either way, it’s a welcomed feature!

As we mentioned before, the developers have also graciously given us some more detailed balance changes this time around, though it’s still a little vague in some areas. Quite a few Pokémon have had their moves altered, and we’ve got the complete list here. For your convenience, buffs will be listed in blue, while nerfs will be red.

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Charizard

  • Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Fire Punch
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Talonflame

  • Acrobatics/Aerial Ace/Aerial Ace+/Fly
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Venusaur

  • Sludge Bomb
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Petal Dance
    • Move upgraded.
  • Solar Beam
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Verdant Anger
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Absol

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Night Slash/Sucker Punch
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Wigglytuff

  • Stat increase
    • Defense, Special Defense, HP
  • Double Slap
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Sing
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • Dazzling Gleam
    • Bug Fixes

Eldegoss

  • Cotton Guard
    • Cooldown lengthened.
    • HP restoration decreased.
  • Cotton Spore
    • Cooldown reduced.
    • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
    • Defense and Special Defense bonus increased.
  • Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash
    • HP restoration decreased.

Cinderace

  • Stat decrease
    • Attack
  • Blaze Kick
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Feint
    • Move downgrade.
  • Pyro Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Gengar

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Shadow Ball
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Hex
    • Move downgrade.
  • Dream Eater
    • Move Upgrade

Zeraora

  • Spark
    • Bug Fixes
  • Wild Charge
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
    • Cooldown reduced.
  • Unite Move: Plasma Gale
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Cramorant

  • Whirlpool
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Dive
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Machamp

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes
  • Cross Chop
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.
  • Close Combat
    • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Lucario

  • Power-Up Punch/Bone Rush
    • Bug Fixes

Greninja

  • Basic Attack
    • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales

  • Snow Warning
    • Bug Fixes

Seems like most Pokémon got lots of helpful buffs, but unfortunately Eldegoss and Cinderace got the short end of the stick. Cinderace’s basic attacks and moves have been nerfed, and Eldegoss’ healing potential dropped as well. What do you think of these changes? Let us know in the comments below!

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