It will definitely end closely in the higher ranked matches quite more oftenBack up to 92 Fair Play points which is good.
noticed that almost every match is one sided. 400-200, 500-100, very Rarely does a match ever end closely
Considering the amount of slowbro's in the top 100 of master rank I don't think anyone is in a big disadvantage considered one of the bottom tier mons. The game also gives you cincerace alolan nintetales and zerora for free pretty early on, top 5 mons in the game. plus you easily have enough coins for another 10K mon of choice. The 3 starters are also very viable.That would still mean having very limited options anyway, unless for those who actually can work with every Pokemon...and have fat wallets.
I thought Gengar was going to be nerfed because of his combos.LMFAO they buffed wild charge
Talonflame before the buffs was underrated.
I have seen talonflames do more work than gengar or zeroara at times. His speed and his damage where fine they guy hit like a truck and pretty hard to escape it.. Perfect to snipe people off in team fights
Could be a total monster now.
he did get nerfedI thought Gengar was going to be nerfed because of his combos.
Any particular reason why almost ALL of Cinderace's attacks besides Pyro Ball got nerfed?
Snorlax is a bit OP right now, and I'm a little surprised that it and Lucario didn't get hit with any nerfs yet. Snorlax can cover a lot of ground and stun with Heavy Slam, and block is just absurd, seeing Snorlax just decide to walk through unite moves, or push whole teams back behind their base's barrier while you can do nothing is bullshit. I swear I've even seen one walk in front of my Slowbro's Unite move and break it, freeing a teammate. Lucario can basically go Power Up Punch, Bone Rush, you are dead. No, you can't run fast enough. I've had them catch me while using the speed boost from Leaf Tornado and X Speed.My record is a 8 winstreak in ranked happened in veteran - ultra ranked when players get more consistent. I reached master rank solo que definitely pretty doable if you can't get 5 friends together. Also Slowbro is one of the worst defensive mons in the game your impact ain't the greatest with a bottom tier mon, try to use snorlax instead the top tier of the defender role snorlax can stall multiple mons at the same time for days it's crazy.
Lucario and snorlax where good but they weren't broken so it's a good thing that they where left untouched allot of mons have a simular power lvl to those 2 just slightly worse or equal. also I don't know wich mon you main but quite some mons can definitely run away from lucario. If your a ranged attacker wich isn't cinderace/greninja or you are a support mon than yes my condolencesSnorlax is a bit OP right now, and I'm a little surprised that it and Lucario didn't get hit with any nerfs yet. Snorlax can cover a lot of ground and stun with Heavy Slam, and block is just absurd, seeing Snorlax just decide to walk through unite moves, or push whole teams back behind their base's barrier while you can do nothing is bullshit. I swear I've even seen one walk in front of my Slowbro's Unite move and break it, freeing a teammate. Lucario can basically go Power Up Punch, Bone Rush, you are dead. No, you can't run fast enough. I've had them catch me while using the speed boost from Leaf Tornado and X Speed.
Is it just me, or have there been a lot of idling players in the regular battles the last two days? last five battles I've done, I've had players who spent most the match just sitting at the base. Last match our Cinderace and Garchomp players spent most the match at the base, they did eventually start moving in the last two minutes. Amazingly we won almost two to one, thankfully the Talonflame and Snorlax players knew what they were doing, and Eldegloss works well on defense with a Snorlax. Or maybe the opossing team had the same problem.
Yeh it get ridiculous when a lucky Pikachu takes down a Charizard. Happened to me once. I use Greninja ever since because substitute and double team allow extra dashing. But the Surf attack is underwhelming so i use Water Shuriken instead.Wow, Wigglytuff is no joke after these buffs. I'm glad that Charizard received some buffs they were much needed. Using Charizard has been pretty underwhelming. To me anyways.
Pokémon Unite Dev's Controversial Tweets Rebuffed By The Pokémon CompanyThe Pokémon Company has responded to insensitive remarks recently made by Pokémon Unite developer TiMi Studio Group on Twitter
BY THOMAS MCNULTY PUBLISHED 1 DAY AGO
A representative of The Pokémon Company has responded to an insensitive remark made by Pokémon Unite developer TiMi Studio Group on Twitter. Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play MOBA available on Nintendo Switch and coming soon to mobile devices, and it's now courting controversy with the Pokémon brand itself.
The franchise's response to MOBAs similar to League of Legends, Pokémon Unite offers a unique experience compared to most entries in the franchise, as players must cooperate in order to defeat other human-controlled opponents in objective-based multiplayer battles. Twenty different Pokémon make up the game's growing playable roster, with series staples like Pikachu and Charizard being joined by newer Pokémon like Eldegoss and Zeraora. Despite receiving critical and user praise for its gameplay, a heavy emphasis on microtransactions quickly soured some players' opinions of the game. Players are able to pay real money for items that boost their in-game performance, and this system has created an economy that have prompted some to call Pokémon Unite pay-to-win.
As reported by Kotaku, The Pokémon Company has responded to an insensitive and unprofessional Twitter exchange which involved Pokémon Unite developer TiMi Studio Group. When asked by other users to "say gay rights" to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, the studio's account replied, "why? rights of heterosexual players are equally important." This resulted in a back-and-forth discussion with fans that was later deleted but preserved in the below screenshot. In a subsequent tweet, TiMi Studio Group apologized for the "inappropriate remarks," but this statement too came across as unprofessional.
TiMi Studio Group
"If you happened to see some inappropriate remarks by me, here's what happened. I meant to say everyone is equal, coz i know how hard we have to fight to achieve it. But I screwed up in the expression. Sorry. I feel really bad for the mistake. Tks so much for reminding."
While one Twitter user questioned the validity of the account, it has been determined to be the legitimate, verified TiMi Studio Group Twitter account. Following the series of tweets, Kotaku reached out to a representative of Pokémon owner The Pokémon Company for a response. The representative answered:
"At The Pokémon Company International, we believe in a just and equitable world and that every person, employee, and fan has the unique skills, powers, and purpose to contribute to this common cause. As part of this, we celebrate the humanity of every individual, and fully support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are the foundations of our culture of belonging, and our core value of Integrity and Respect underlines the importance of treating people with respect and empathy to build an open and trusting environment.
These statements do not align with our beliefs, culture, or values and are fundamentally wrong. We’re working with our external partner to address the situation."
Criticisms about Pokémon Unite's microtransactions have tainted the game's reputation among some players, and TiMi Studio Group's recent comments on Twitter are not doing the MOBA any favors. The developer's tweets were hateful and unacceptable, and its apology left much to be desired. For now, it's unknown what action The Pokémon Company may take as a result of this controversy.
This Week In Pokemon Unite: Review Bombing, Zapdos Nerfs, And More
BY RHIANNON BEVAN
All the news about the recently released Pokemon Unite.
Pokemon Unite has barely been with us for two weeks, and it's already making waves across the fanbase. However, as we found this week, this wasn't always for good reasons, as the new MOBA has faced accusations of being pay-to-win, while other players are calling for Zapdos to be nerfed.
No matter where you stand on the numerous debates taking place in the community, here's everything that's been happening on Pokemon Unite this week.
Pokemon Unite Is Labelled "Pay-To-Win" Negative user reviews are pouring in on Metacritic, as many aren't happy with the microtransactions in Pokemon Unite. Specifically, what has people up in arms is the fact that held items are quicker to upgrade if you put real money in the game. Held Items give buffs such as improving your stats or regenerating HP. The abilities can be upgraded using Item Enhancers, which increase the effectiveness. Outside of the review bombing, another vocal critic was popular YouTuber James Stephanie Sterling, who labelled the use as "predatory".
Even those who do not feel as if the game is pay-to-win are still unhappy with the microtransactions, such as our own Cian Maher, who wrote about them this week.
TiMi Studio Won't Say Gay Rights As many companies and brands often are, someone asked the account for Timi Studio Group - the developer of Pokemon Unite - to say "gay rights". While the person running the account may not be aware that this is a popular request online, their response was still concerning, as they said, "why? rights of heterosexual players are equally important". This reply seemed to suggest that the concept of supporting LGBTQ+ rights is wrong, because it keeps out a group of people who are not experiencing bigotry on the basis of their sexuality - or straight up denied equal rights in far too many places around the world.
This exchange got The Pokemon Company's attention, who told TheGamer: "These statements do not align with our beliefs, culture, or values and are fundamentally wrong. We’re working with our external partner to address the situation."
Nerf, Or Not To NerfLet's be real - Zapdos can only be the best or worst part of a round of Pokemon Unite. Nothing in between.
This week, players can't decide whether or not the legendary electric bird needs to be nerfed. Well, not nerfed as in easier to kill, the exact opposite in fact. When you take down Zapdos, your team gets 110 points, and the enemy goal is left temporarily vulnerable, making scoring those goals almost guaranteed. Not to mention, this is when there's a point multiplier for goals, so it's more like 220 points. Many who have been on the receiving end of a Zapdos defeat want to see these effects toned down, either by halving the amount of points given, or by making it so goals are still protected. However, some want Zapdos left the way it is, believing that in its current state, it's the perfect comeback feature for a losing team.
TheGamer's Eric Switzer is among those calling for a change, labelling the mechanic a "disaster".
The First Patch, And Bad News Gengar MainsPokemon Unite received its first patch this week, much to (most of) the community's delight. Surprising no one, Gengar was nerfed, specifically going after the move "hex", which allowed the Pokemon to deal a large amount of damage and disappear before being punished. The devs are obviously paying attention, because this OP strat didn't last long at all.
So, Uh, You've Probably Been Playing Against BotsFelt like you've had a great week on this new MOBA? Been tearing through the competition, match after match, and left feeling like the sky's the limit? Yeah, me too. That is, at least until it turned out a load of matches are actually against bots.
For some reason, despite the player base seemingly being in a healthy place, the devs are perhaps eager to make sure the wait time for a match isn't longer than four seconds. Often, entire enemy teams are replaced by bots, and not sophisticated ones at that. All they do is attack the nearest enemy and flee when their health gets too low. At the start of a match, all you have to do is flip all the opposing team's trainer cards over. If they've all got an orange background and a very zoomed in picture of the trainer, then they're a bot.