New Battle Pass Pokebuki and Balance Changes with May Update in Pokemon Unite
The latest update is dropping just as the month of April is ending to bring a new wave of changes to the MOBA game by Tencent – Pokemon UNITE. Players can expect a lot of new events as well to go with this update as the ranking season has finally finished and players are gearing up to climb the ranks in the next rank season. The next season is expected to begin on the 1st of May 2022. Apart from the new events and rank season, the latest Battle Pass in Pokemon UNITE is also announced which we will cover in this article briefly.
The latest patch titled Version 184.108.40.206 is going to be released on 28th April 2022 but some changes will take place after some time. For the important ones, balance changes are coming to the game which is extremely important to maintain the competitive spirit and fairness in the game as the meta shifts very frequently in games like these. Some other bug fixes are also mentioned in the official patch notes. Let’s get right into the details for Patch 220.127.116.11.
Balance Changes (Nerfs/Buffs/Adjustments)
The Balance changes coming to Pokemon UNITE for this month are quite significant as they mark the 1-month mark since the last balance patch was announced. With such a huge gap in between balance patches, the players expect a very high amount of balance fixes, especially as new Pokemons keep released in the game. Here are the balance changes made with Patch 18.104.22.168 in brief: –
Covet ? Skill description changed to “Has the user run with all its might, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throwing them. The user then becomes resistant to hindrances for a short time. While running, the user drops Berries from their body. If the user eats a dropped Berry, its movement speed is increased for a short time. The more Berries the user eats, the more its movement speed is increased. In addition, Tackle, Belch, or Bullet Seed can also be used while the user is running. Using this move will reset the cooldown of Tackle or Belch.”
Soft-Boiled ? Added the effect “A maximum of two uses can be kept in reserve for this move. If the user also learns Egg Bomb, the maximum number of uses that can be kept in reserve increases to four. In that case, this move and Egg Bomb share the same pool of uses kept in reserve.”
Egg Bomb ? Added the effect that it can be stored 2 times but if Blissey has learned Soft-Boiled as well then, the number of stores changes to 5 with both the moves sharing the same stores. The ability is also changed to an AOE target damaging skill that explodes after being thrown.
Soft-Boiled+ ? Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Safeguard+ ? Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Helping Hand+ ? Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Egg Bomb+ ? Level at which move is learned changed to 10.
Dragon Pulse ? Damage dealt to opponent Pokemon decreased.
Stealth Rock ? Effect adjusted.
Alolan Ninetales (BUFFED)
Blizzard ? Area of effect by this move increased and the duration of the effects on enemy Pokemon also increased.
Aurora Veil ? Move downgraded.
Brave Bird ? Damage dealt by this move decreased and the Area of effect by this move decreased.
Unite Move: Flame Sweep ? Damage dealt by this move decreased and the Unit Move Charge rate is also decreased.
Extreme Speed ? Damage dealt by this move to enemy Pokemon decreased.
Hoopa (BUFFED and NERFED)
Trick ? Area of Effect by this move decreased, the cooldown of skill increased, and range of skill decreased.
Trick+ ? HP restoration provided by skill reduced.
Shadow Ball ? Duration of effect on enemy Pokemon decreased.
Phantom Force ? Cooldown of skill reduced and effects on enemy Pokemons strengthened.
Discharge ? Shield effect provided by this skill strengthened.
Boosted Attack ? Move upgraded.
Sacred Sword ? Damage dealt and effects on enemy Pokemon increased.
Trevenant (BUFFED and NERFED)
Branch Poke ? Damage dealt to enemy Pokemon increased and effect on enemy Pokemon also increased. The skill description also changed to “Has the user jab in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. At the same time, the user’s HP begins to gradually recover for a short time.”
Curse ? Effects on enemy Pokemon decreased and the damage dealt to enemy Pokemon increased.
Pain Split ? HP restoration provided by this skill increased.
Unite Move: Phantom Forest ? The Unite Move charge rate is increased.
Air Slash ? Move upgraded.
Unite Move: Gatling Gulp Missile ? The Unite Move charge rate is increased. Damage dealt to enemy Pokemon is increased.
Unite Move: Waterburst Shuriken? The Unite Move charge rate is increased.
Bubble ? Movement speed bug fixed.
Whirlpool ? Bug fixed regarding damage output.
Aquatail ? Description changed to “Increases the speed and area of effect of the user’s next three basic attacks. If these basic attacks hit from a distance, they also deal increased damage and restore the user’s HP.”
Buddy Barrier (NERFED)
Score Shield (NERFED)
The cooldown increased and some adjustments were made.
Battle Pass Season 7 – Pokebuki
Battle Passes are a great way to keep the players engaged and playing the game to get more rewards in exchange. Players need to complete several missions through which they will earn some Battle Pass XP to complete the various levels in the Battle Pass. In Pokemon UNITE, this is the 7th season of the Battle Pass and is titled “Pokebuki”. Each battle pass in Pokemon UNITE consists of 60 different levels with each level providing a Free Reward and a Premium Reward. Free rewards are those rewards that are available to all players and do not require the purchase of the Battle Pass. Premium rewards are those rewards that are available to be claimed only through purchasing the Premium Pass which costs real money.
Battle Passes usually run for about 40-45 days or roughly 6 weeks. Here are the different ways through which players can earn Battle Pass XP to gain levels in the Battle Pass:
- Daily Missions: These are those missions that are available to be completed every day to get some Battle Pass XP. They need to be completed before the server resets every day as they will also reset when the day gets over. Players can earn 40 Battle Pass XP every day by completing daily missions.
- Weekly Missions: These are those missions that are available to be completed every week. These are the main sources to obtain Battle Pass XP as the missions here are quite easy to complete and provide tons of Battle Pass XP. Overall, completing Weekly missions can give all players a chance to earn 860 Battle Pass XP every week. Keep in mind that these missions reset every week.
- Seasonal Missions: Seasonal Missions are those missions that are available at any point of time during the active time of the Battle Pass. They provide a huge amount of Battle Pass XP and can be completed at any time. They do not reset and are available to be completed only 1 time. Players can earn 2200 Battle Pass XP by completing all the seasonal missions. They are quite long, however, and can take a lot of time to complete.
That concludes all the new things and balance changes for Pokemon UNITE coming with Patch 22.214.171.124. Play Pokemon UNITE on your PC using BlueStacks for a much better lag-free experience on a bigger screen using your keyboard and mouse.