The latest patch for the Nintendo Switch has the Pokémon Unite community buzzing with excitement.

TiMi heard our cries and finally threw down the nerf hammer on Snorlax, whilst Blissey will be making her debut on the active Pokémon roster.

Pokémon Unite patch introduces Blissey, the newest addition to the support roster

Debuting alongside the upcoming balance patch, Blissey looks to be a defensively built support Pokémon.

In her spotlight video we see that Blissey can heal, provide shields, boost her allies attack speed and what seems to be a damage mitigating Unite Move. An ideal Pokémon for players who love to play a hard support role.

Basic Attack

  • Becomes a boosted attack after a set amount of time passes, dealing increased damage.

Passive Ability – Natural Cure

  • Removes all status conditions from the Pokémon. This ability goes on cooldown after it’s triggered.

Skill 1 – Pound

  • Has the user attack by pounding in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits.

Skill 1 Upgrade – Egg Bomb

  • Hurls an egg at the designated location. The egg then explodes, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them.
  • Upgrade: Also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when they are thrown by this move.

Skill 1 Upgrade – Helping Hand

  • For a short time, greatly increases the user’s and nearby ally Pokémon’s movement speed and basic attack speed. While this move’s effect lasts, all of the user’s basic attacks become boosted attacks.
  • Upgrade: Increases the damage of basic attacks while this move’s effects last.

Skill 2 – Heal Pulse

  • Continually restores the user’s and designated ally Pokémon’s HP for a short time.

Skill 2 Upgrade – Soft-Boiled

  • Throws an egg to an ally Pokémon, restoring its HP as well as the user’s A maximum of three uses can be kept in reserve for this move.
  • Upgrade: Increases the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve for this move.

Skills 2 Upgrade – Safeguard

  • Removes all status conditions from the designated ally Pokémon and makes it immune to hinderances for a short time.
  • Upgrade: Also grants the designated ally Pokémon a shield

Unite Move – Bliss Assistance

  • Has the user dash to the designated ally Pokémon to give it an egg, granting that Pokémon a shield and increasing its Attack and Sp. Atk for a short time. The user also intercepts a portion of the damage received by that Pokémon for a short time. While dashing, the user throws nearby opposing Pokémon and those it comes in contact with.

Pokémon balance changes in Pokémon Unite patch update


Stealth Rock

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Rock Tomb

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.


Basic Stats

  • Movement speed increased.


  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Dragon Rush

  • Cooldown reduced.
Pokemon Unite, Slowbro
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  • Duration of effect reduced on opposing Pokémon.


  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Fixed a bug where Scald’s steam damage did not trigger Slowbro’s passive ability Oblivious.
Pokemon Unite, Snorlax
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Heavy Slam

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon reduced.


  • Reduced knockback effect on opposing Pokémon.


  • The skill’s effect has been increased.

Unite Move: Power Nap

  • HP restoration decreased.
Pokemon Unite, Greninja
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  • Move downgrade.
  • Cooldown lengthened.

Water Shuriken

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Double Team

  • Cooldown reduced.
Pokemon Unite, Wigglytuff
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Unite Move: Starlight Recital

  • Fixed a bug where the Unite Move gauge was not storing charge after use.
Pokemon Unite, Cinderace
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Basic Attack

  • Fixed a bug where Cinderace’s cast animation for his enhanced attack was too fast.
Pokemon Unite, Alolan Ninetales
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Alolan Ninetales

Snow Warning

  • Fixed a bug where Snow Warning would target Pokémon hidden in grass.

Aurora Veil

  • Fixed an bug where Snow Warning was activating much more frequently whilst in range of Aurora Veil.
Pokemon Unite, Gardevoir
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Basic Attack

  • Fixed a bug where enhanced attacks were not lowering the Special Defence.


  • Psychic now lowers Special Defence.
Pokemon Unite, Cramorant
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  • Fixed a bug where some wild Pokémon couldn’t receive damage from Hurricane.


  • Pokémon will not take damage for a short period of time after respawning.

Game balance changes and system updates in Pokémon Unite patch

Wild Pokémon


  • Health reduced.
  • Reduced the Defence and Special Defence buff.

Battle Items

Eject Button

  • Cooldown lengthened.


  • Cooldown reduced.

Fluffy Tail

  • Effect enhanced.

X Attack

  • Effect enhanced.

System Updates

  • Bug fixes.
  • Text fixes.
  • Shop updates.

The game patch will be available for download on August 18 at 3:00 p.m. GMT+8 .

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