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Pokémon Unite Version Comes With Huge Changes To The Kanto Starters, Mimikyu, And Held Items

The latest Pokemon Unite Patch Notes are live and this one has a ton of unexpected changes.

Highlights of the Patch

The wildest of the new changes coming with this patch is that the original 3 starter Pokémon (Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard) have been changed to now evolve two levels earlier. This vastly improves their early game phase, even if they still have to wait until level nine for their Unite move.

This patch also came with some nerfs to powerful Pokémon and a few buffs to others. Notably, Inteleon did not receive any nerfs. A Battle Pass Pokémon dodges another nerf in Unite, to the surprise of no one. However Zacian and Mewtwo received nerfs are some welcome changes, as well as the various buffs to the cast. Mimikyu receiving buffs is also surprising seeing as it was a powerful new release. It is yet to be seen if these changes will really push the Pokémon over the top or not.

The last big shift of this patch is in the Items department. Held items and Battle items have seen various changes. Held items like Slick Spoon receiving nerfs is good news for Attack damage users, who have been pushed out of the meta due to the powerful effects of most mages. Leftovers and Drain Crown have also gotten buffed. These items have seen relatively no use at any level of gameplay in Unite since their introduction. Maybe with these buffs we will finally see some HP restoration items enter into the meta!

Here is a full list of all the changes in Patch


Sacred Sword has been nerfed.

Sacred Sword

  • Damage: reduced by 10%
  • Damage reduction while using this move: 50% → 30%

Mewtwo X

Mewtwo X’s stats and Psystrike have been nerfed.


  • Attack: 190–530 → 170–500 (Lv. 1–15)
  • HP restoration based on damage dealt by basic attacks: 10-15-20% → 5-5-10% (Lv. 5-9-13)


  • Damage: reduced by 12%

Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise

The level at which these three Pokémon evolve has been changed.

  • Evolves into Venusaur: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7
  • Evolves into Charizard: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7
  • Evolves into Blastoise: Lv. 9 → Lv. 7


Shadow Claw, Play Rough, and Trick Room have been buffed.

Shadow Claw

  • Cooldown reduction each time Mimikyu hits an opponent with a basic attack: 0.5 sec. → 1 sec.

Play Rough

  • Damage: increased by 11%
  • Mimikyu is now invincible while attacking.

Trick Room

  • Damage reduction to attacks from Pokémon outside the Trick Room area: 30% → 50%
  • Cooldown: 11 sec. → 8.5 sec.

Trick Room+

  • Cooldown: 9 sec. → 7.5 sec.


Ice Shard has been buffed.

Ice Shard

  • Basic attack speed increase: 50% → 75%

Ice Shard+

  • Basic attack speed increase: 65% → 100%


Amnesia has been nerfed.


  • Recovery of stored-up lost HP: reduced by 22%
  • Defense increase: 300 → 250


  • Sp. Def increase: 150 → 125


Talonflame’s Attack and Aerial Ace have been buffed.


  • Attack: 200–680 → 200–710 (Lv. 1–15)

Aerial Ace

  • Damage: increased by 15%

Aerial Ace+

  • Damage: increased by 15%


Flamethrower and Poltergeist have been buffed.


  • Damage: increased by 10%


  • Cooldown: 10 sec. → 7.5 sec.
  • Movement speed decrease: 65% for one second → 65% for one second + 40% for one second


  • Movement speed decrease: 85% for one second → 65% for one second + 50% for one second


Pollen Puff has been nerfed.

Pollen Puff

  • HP restoration: reduced by 15%


Draining Kiss has been buffed.

Draining Kiss

  • HP restoration: 80% → 100%

Draining Kiss+

  • HP restoration: 100% → 120%

Held items and battle items have been adjusted.

Battle Items

  • Eject Button
    • Cooldown: 70 sec. → 75 sec.
  • Full Heal
    • Cooldown: 50 sec. → 55 sec.
  • Slow Smoke
    • Basic attack speed decrease: 30% → 50%
    • Cooldown: 45 sec. → 40 sec.
  • Goal-Getter
    • Cooldown: 90 sec. → 75 sec.

Held Items

  • Slick Spoon
    • Percentage of Sp. Def ignored: 10-15-20% → 9-13-17% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Focus Band
    • HP restoration: 8-11-14% of lost HP → 6-9-12% of lost HP (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Leftovers
    • HP restoration every second: 1-1.5-2% of max HP → 2-3-4% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)
  • Drain Crown
    • HP restoration: 6-8-10% of damage dealt with Attack-based basic attacks → 7-10-13% (held item Lv. 1-10-20)