Pokémon MOBA game, Pokémon UNITE, is launching a new game mode that finally incorporates an element from the Pokémon RPG games. This game mode, Catch 'Em Battles, will be available in-game alongside the latest game update for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
Developer TiMi Studio Group has yet to release the patch notes for v 126.96.36.199, which sees several Pokémon's abilities getting nerfed or buffed. We've covered what trainers need to know about the latest game mode and detailed the latest patch notes for Pokémon UNITE.
Pokémon UNITE v 188.8.131.52 update – New Catch 'Em Battles game mode
The latest game update, v 184.108.40.206, for Pokémon UNITE will implement a new game mode, Catch 'Em Battles, announced on the official Pokémon website. The accompanying trailer provided trainers with some gameplay footage on how the mode will function, which is reported to be in rotation from launch until 27th June 2022.
Catch 'Em Battles is a 4v4 game mode which allows Pokémon trainers to catch wild Pokémon before using them in battle at the Aeos Stadium. Should trainers weaken a wild Pokémon during a battle, they can use their Pokéball to catch 'em and add to their team.
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With the wild Pokémon caught, they can rotate their battle party roster by pressing the allocated button to access the Pokémon. This gives trainers the advantage of switching between Pokémon during battles, especially between low and full health.
The developer hasn't detailed whether the new Pokémon will be introduced in this game mode as the game recently added Espeon early this month. If not, the current Pokémon roster may be featured as wild Pokémon for this game mode.
Pokémon UNITE v 220.127.116.11 update – Patch notes
The v 18.104.22.168 game update for Pokémon UNITE includes a host of balance changes to several Pokémon, including Lucario, Cinderace and Blastoise. This will see either movesets getting buffed or nerfed, first reported by notable Pokémon source, Serebii.
Below, we've detailed the complete patch notes for the Pokémon UNITE v 22.214.171.124 game update:
|X-Scissor||Cooldown decreased||9 Seconds||7 seconds|
|Rapid Spin||Effects on Pokémon weakened|
|Hydro Pump||Cooldown decreased||8.5 Seconds||7.5 seconds|
|Hydro Typhoon||Damage decreased||2023|
|Smokescreen||Bug fixes for effects not triggering|
|Extreme Speed +||Move downgrade|
|Power-Up Punch||Bug fix for damage|
|Hyperspace Fury||Damage decreased||226 per hit
|160 per hit
|Rings Unbound||Damage decreased|
|Blaze Kick||Damage decreased||1002
1125 with burn
875 with burn
|Pyro Ball +||Effect on user strengthened|
|Feint||Movement speed increase strengthened|
|Aqua Tail||Damage Increased||534 first & second hit
1068 final hit
|502 first & second hit
1055 final hit
|Play Rough||Damage Increased||180 per hit
|358 per hit
|Psyshock||Damage increased||1247 First Hit
1306 Second Hit
1365 Third Hit
|1404 First Hit
1470 Second Hit
1537 Third Hit
|Scald||Damage Increased||546 three hits
105 per burn
|669 three hits
128 per burn
|Scald||Movement Speed Decrease Strengthened|
|Scald||Attack Decrease Strengthened|
|Slowbeam||UNITE Move Charge Rate increased|
|Solar Beam||Damage Increased||10290 (Max)||10655 (Max)|
|Egg Bomb||Damage Decreased||1446||1108|
|Egg Bomb||Cooldown decreased||7.5 seconds||2 seconds|
|Soft-Boiled||Cooldown decreased||2 seconds||2 seconds|
|Sacred Sword||Duration of effects on opponents reduced|
|Showtime!||Duration of effects on opponents increased|
The Pokémon UNITE v 126.96.36.199 game update is now live for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The 4v4 Catch 'Em Battles game mode is also available now for the MOBA game.
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Featured image courtesy of TiMi Studio Group / The Pokémon Company.