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New Pokemon Unite Patch Notes Snorlax Nerf, Garchomp and Crustle Buff

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Timi Studios and The Pokemon Company revealed the latest Pokemon Unite patch notes for the changes coming on August 18, 2021. While Blissey’s addition will be the biggest change, quite a bit of rebalancing will happen too. In particular, three of the Snorlax Pokemon Unite moves are being nerfed, while characters like Crustle and Garchomp will get some buffs.

In the case of both Crustle and Garchomp, it seems both are only getting stronger after this Pokemon Unite patch. Crustle’s Rock Tomb and Stealth Rock will both do more damage after. (As a reminder, you can temporarily get Crustle for free in-game.) Garchomp’s Bulldoze will be stronger, and its Dragon Rush will be able to be used more often.

As for Snorlax, there’s one upgrade and three downgrades to its moveset in Pokemon Unite. Block and Heavy Slam will be weaker, while taking a Power Nap will restore less health. However, Flail will be better after the patch is released.

Here are the full Pokemon Unite patch notes for August 18, 2021 from the official site. In addition to the upcoming balance changes and bug fixes for some characters’ attacks, the Eject Button, Fluffy Tail, Goal Getter, and X-Attack items and held items’ stats will change.

Stealth Rock:

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

Rock Tomb:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Movement speed changed.


  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Dragon Rush:

  • Cooldown reduced.


  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Bug Fixes
  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Heavy Slam:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon decreased.


  • Move Upgrade

Unite Move: Power Nap

  • HP restoration decreased.


  • Move Downgrade
  • Cooldown lengthened.

Water Shuriken:

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

Double Team:

  • Cooldown reduced.

Unite Move: Starlight Recital

  • Bug Fixes

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Alolan Ninetales
Snow Warning:

  • Bug Fixes

Aurora Veil:

  • Bug Fixes

Basic Attack

  • Bug Fixes


  • Bug Fixes


  • Bug Fixes

Wild Pokémon

  • Stat Decrease

Battle Items
Eject Button

  • Stat Decreases


  • Stat Increases

Fluffy Tail

  • Stat Increases

X Attack

  • Stat Increases

Pokemon Unite is available for the Nintendo Switch and will come to mobile devices in September 2021. The next patch will appear on August 18, 2021, alongside the addition of Blissey.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.