Pokémon UNITE October 2023 Update Patch Notes

New update rolled out to the Pokémon MOBA!

A new patch has arrived in Pokémon UNITE in the month of October 2023, which has brought the newest Pokémon, Mimikyu with a new Halloween event in the mix. Much-needed balance changes to many Pokémon in the game. Along with the much-needed balance changes, developers have introduced a new Battle Map, shop and event updates, and more. With the Pokémon Unite Patch Notes, let us break down the October 2023 update in detail.

Pokémon UNITE October 2023 Update: Balance changes

Mewtwo (Y)

Future Sight and Recover have been nerfed. Mewtwo (Y)’s stats have also been reduced.


  • Critical-hit rate: 5% (Lv. 5-8), 10% (Lv. 9-15) → 0% (Lv. 5-15)
  • Sp. Atk: 150–900 → 150–810 (Lv. 1–15)

Future Sight

  • Increase to damage dealt while the effect is active: 20% → 10%

Future Sight+

  • Increase to damage dealt while the effect is active: 30% → 15%


  • Shield amount decreased by 25%
  • Movement speed increase: 20% → 10%
  • Mega gauge increase: decreased by 50%


Pokémon Unite Blaziken Guide
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Blaziken’s stats, moves, and Unite Move have been buffed. 


  • Defense: 60–460 → 80–460 (Lv. 1–15)
  • Sp. Def: 50–350 → 60–350 (Lv. 1–15)

Basic Attack

  • Basic attack speed increase when in punch style: 30% → 40%

Unite Move: Spinning Flame Fist

  • Cooldown: 6 sec. → 5 sec.
  • Movement speed increase: 10% → 20%

Unite Move: Spinning Flame Kick

  • Cooldown: 6 sec. → 5 sec.
  • Attack increase: 20% → 30%


Urshifu’s stats and Surging Strikes have been nerfed. 


  • Defense: 80–480 → 80–430 (Lv. 1–15)

Surging Strikes

  • Damage reduced by 10–-17% (Lv. 5–15)
  • HP recovery from boosted attack: 3% of max HP → 2% of max HP


Lapras’ Shell Armor Ability and the HP recovery from its basic attacks have been nerfed. Perish Song has also been nerfed.

Ability: Shell Armor

  • Damage reduction: 25% → 20%

Basic Attack

  • HP recovery from boosted attack: 3% of max HP → 2% of max HP

Perish Song

  • Damage: reduced by 20%


Absol’s stats, Sucker Punch, and its Unite Move, Midnight Slash, have been buffed. 


  • Attack: 140–610 → 140–670

Sucker Punch

  • Cooldown: 6 sec. → 5 sec.

Unite Move: Midnight Slash

  • Gauge needed: reduced by 25% 


Decidueye’s stats, and its Unite Move, Nock Nock, have been buffed. 


  • Defence: 60–250 → 80–250
  • Sp. Def: 50–150 → 60–150

Unite Move: Nock Nock

  • Gauge needed: reduced by about 26% 


Helping Hand, Safeguard, and Blissey’s Unite Move, Bliss Assistance, have been nerfed. 

Helping Hand

  • Basic attack speed increase: 35% → 25%
  • Movement speed increase: 35% → 25%


  • Shield amount decreased by 10–-15% (Lv. 5–-15)

Unite Move: Bliss Assistance

  • The Shield amount decreased by 20%


Pokémon Unite Datamine April leaks Leafeon
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Leafeon’s Unite Move, Emerald Two-Step, has been nerfed. 

Unite Move: Emerald Two-Step

  • Damage reduced by 10%
  • Energy needed: increased by about 13%


Mew’s Basic attacks and moves have been adjusted.


  • From Lv. 9 onward, now recovers HP equal to 12.5% of damage dealt with Sp. Atk

Basic Attack

  • Boosted basic attack base damage: increased by 10%
  • Damage increases each time the ball of energy flies a set distance: 5% → 4% 

Solar Beam

  • Cooldown: 10.5 sec. → 9 sec.

Solar Beam+

  • Cooldown: 10.5 sec. → 9 sec.
  • Cooldown reduction when the move hits: 0.7 sec./Pokémon hit → 0.5 sec./Pokémon hit

Light Screen

  • Cooldown: 10 sec. → 9 sec.


Snorlax’s Flail and its Unite Move, Power Nap, have been buffed. 


  • Movement speed increase: 70% (14% decrease every 0.4 sec.) → 70% (10% decrease every 0.5 sec.)

Unite Move: Power Nap

  • HP recovered: increased by about 20%
  • Energy needed: decreased by 20%



  • Fixed a bug where additional damage was not dealt by the boosted basic attack after Dive was used.
  • Fixed a bug that caused launched Arrokuda to continue to flop around for longer than expected.


Flame Charge+

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Talonflame from being able to go through thin walls.

Pokémon UNITE October 2023 Update: New Pokémon, Battle Map and Halloween event

A new Pokémon in the form of Mimikyu, who is revealed to be an all-rounder, is set to arrive in-game. It is a part of the new Halloween event, where players can obtain Halloween coins to obtain rewards. Halloween in Mer Stadium unlocks again on the 19th of October, 2023.

Pokémon UNITE October 2023 Update, Pokémon Unite Mimikyu movesets leaks game cover
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Other small changes in the game involve various shop and event updates, along with some bug fixes. The display of HP gauges for wild Pokémon has been adjusted from now on.

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