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First Pokemon Unite update version 1.14 patch implements major balance changes to Charizard, Venusaur, Cinderace and more

Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite, the Nintendo Switch’s League of Legends-styled MOBA developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studios has been out for roughly two and a half weeks now (the game was released on July 21st) and already it’s seeing its first major balance changes (to 14 of the 21 playable Pokemon) which should shake up the still burgeoning competitive meta — as well as some Pokemon who are exhibiting early signs of imbalance in their skill kits.

The first Pokemon Unite update version 1.14 patch, which went live early Wednesday morning, saw nerfs instituted to dangerous DPS dealers Cinderace and Zeraora as well as a bevy of buffs to Charizard, Venusaur, Wigglytuff and Talonflame. The full list of changes per the official Pokemon Unite website were purposely vague in terms of actual numbers and percentages being changed, so special thanks to WoWItsMajorDot from Reddit for testing out the patch updated abilities on a training dummy with Level 15 moves utilized by all characters.

Pokemon Unite update version 1.14 patch notes

Charizard

Flamethrower:

  • Cooldown reduced from 7 Seconds -> 5.5 Seconds. (21.4% decrease)
  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1116 and 230 over 3s -> 1116 and 460 over 3s. (17.1% increase)
  • Total DPS increase is 49%

Fire Punch:

  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Fire Blast:

  • Cooldown reduced from 11 Seconds -> 8 Seconds. (27% decrease)
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Talonflame

Acrobatics:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1491 -> 2253. (51.1% increase)

Aerial Ace+:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1034 -> 1235. (19.4% increase)
  • *Note: Damage change for Aerial Ace (normal not +) was not calculated due to time restraints in the project as well as testing being done at level 15 with maxed out abilities.

Fly:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 2325 -> 2974. (27.9% increase)

Venusaur

Sludge Bomb:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 999 -> 1529. (53.1% increase)
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Petal Dance:

  • Move Upgrade (More changes might exist please let me know if you identify them)
  • Cooldown reduced from 11 Seconds -> 9 Seconds. (18.2% decrease) Note: This change is not reflected in the tooltip at the moment of writing this. In-Game the cooldown is reduced to 9 Seconds though. Credits to u/Soul_Train7 for providing this information!

Solar Beam:

  • Cooldown reduced from 11 Seconds -> 10 Seconds. (9.1% decrease)

Unite Move: Verdant Anger

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 2020 on hit and 1017 on seed hit -> 2662 on hit and 1338 on seed hit. (31.7% increase)

Absol

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Night Slash:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1345 -> 1798. (33.7% increase)

Sucker Punch:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 637 -> 900. (41.3% increase)

Wigglytuff

The following stats have been increased:

  • Level 1 – 3278 Health, 40 Defense, 30 Special Defense -> 3278 Health, 90 Defense, 80 Special Defense.
  • Level 15 – 8002 Health, 200 Defense, 149 Special Defense -> 9452 Health, 539 Defense, 482 Special Defense.

Double Slap:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 352/Hit -> 438/Hit. (24.4% increase)
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Sing:

  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Dazzling Gleam:

  • Bug Fixes

Eldegoss

Cotton Guard:

  • Cooldown lengthened from 7 Seconds -> 9 Seconds. (28.5% increase)
  • Healing done by this Ability reduced from 590 (On Average) -> 416 (On Average). (29.5% decrease)
  • Total healing effectiveness accounting for cooldown and heal nerfs is about a 43.8% decrease. I’m tired and mathed wrong – sorry. It’s not 53% worse, only 44% worse.

Cotton Spore:

  • Cooldown reduced from 10 Seconds -> 7.5 Seconds. (25% decrease)
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened. (Possibly increased slow amount)
  • The bonus Defense received while casting this ability was increased from 60 -> 80. (33.3% increase)
  • The bonus Special Defense received while casting this ability was increased from 44 -> 59. (34.1% increase)

Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash

  • Healing done by this ability reduced from 3581 -> 2868. (19.9% decrease)

Cinderace

The following stats have been decreased:

  • Attack Reduced. Level 1: 150 -> 135 (10% decrease), Level 15: 479 -> 418. (12.7% decrease) Credits to u/J0rdian for locating this information at Serebii.

Blaze Kick:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon reduced from 1216 and 141 over 3s -> 1002 and 123 over 3s. (10.9% decrease)

Feint:

  • Duration reduced from 1.5 Seconds -> 1.0 Seconds. (33.3% decrease) Credits to u/Soul_Train7 for providing this information!
  • Apparently movement speed during this ability was reduced as well. Needs further testing.
  • Healing done by this Ability reduced from 143 on next three hits -> 125 on next three hits. (12.6% decrease)

Pyro Ball:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1477 and 141 over 3s -> 1562 and 124 over 3s. (4.2% increase)

Gengar

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Shadow Ball:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 1602 -> 2200. (37.3% increase)

Hex:

  • I-Frames reduced allowing for counter play. Testing needed for exact numbers.
  • Damage to opposing Pokémon reduced from 1371 -> 1173. (14.4% decrease)

Dream Eater:

  • Move Upgrade (Unknown Change?) Damage, Healing, and CD remain unchanged.
  • Possible change to ability’s casting animation allowing for faster use. Testing required. Credits to u/Lofus1989 for the identification of this possible change.

Zeraora

Spark:

  • Bug Fixes

Wild Charge:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 2956 -> 3357. (13.6% increase)
  • Cooldown reduced from 12 Seconds -> 11 Seconds. (8.3% decrease)
  • Total DPS increase is 23.9%

Unite Move: Plasma Gale

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon reduced from 2891 -> 2485. (14% decrease)

Cramorant

Whirlpool:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon reduced from 4732 -> 4114. (13.1% decrease)
  • *Note: This number is inflated due to testing taking place at level 15.

Dive:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 974 -> 1092. (12.1% increase)

Machamp

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Cross Chop:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon reduced from 1322-> 941. (28.8% decrease)

Close Combat:

  • Damage to opposing Pokémon increased from 2353 -> 2521. (7.1% increase)

Lucario

Power-Up Punch:

  • Bug Fixes
  • No longer provides extra damage to the following basic attack. Credits to u/Ryco182 for the information 😀

Bone Rush:

  • Bug Fixes
  • Now properly deals damage when blinking to the tossed bone. Credits to u/BlackTurtleBeans for the information 🙂

Greninja

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales

Snow Warning:

  • Bug Fixes

And here’s a look at the Pokemon Unite update version 1.14 patch balance changes in visual form courtesy of PKMNCAST:

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Do you think the Pokemon Unite update version 1.14 patch changes will bring adequate nerfs to early oppressive damage dealers such as Cinderace and Zeraora? Will Pokemon staples like Charizard, Venusaur and Wigglytuff see their skill sets buffed enough to climb to the top tier in the competitive meta? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Ninja Gaiden was my rite of passage at an early age. After finally beating that game (and narrowly dodging carpal tunnel) I decided to write about my gaming exploits. These days I enjoy roguelikes and anything Pokemon but I'll always dust off Super Mario RPG, Donkey Kong Country and StarFox 64 from time to time to bask in their glory.

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