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Pokémon UNITE General Thread

Mega Ampharos the Dragon

Electric type Enthusiast
Datamine leaks gave confirmed Decidueye is in the game but its currently unknown if it will be playable or not.

If so then can we get some F's in the chat for Primarina?

Incineroar got in Smash Bros

Decidueye got into Pokken Tournament, Legends Arceus, and now its possibly playable in Unite

Poor Primarina stays losing.... :confused:
Sadly, I can't, Decidueye is my second most favorite pokemon of all time, so if Decidueye is getting all this spotlight...

Hopefully, they have Primarina for something else, I mean, they gave Alola male protag Primarina in Masters EX, could that be considered a win?
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
Well folks, the Halloween event extravaganza is here! Mer Stadium got a spooky face-lift with a new feature, there's pumpkin-giving events galore, Greedent is available either for 8000 Aeos Coins or 70 of the event pumpkins, the Lucario skin costs $40 like the Alolan Ninetales one and things are potentially balanced? Imma give my thoughts on this because it is a doozy. Also I got my 50% win-rate on Sylveon after 18 games, go me! Now to do Mamoswine's missions for the tickets.

First of all - I haven't tried out Greedent yet. From what I've seen they're a weird Defender as they lack crowd control of any kind and most of their moves are geared towards offense in some form, yet they're stupidly hard to kill thanks to the berries and can hit pretty damn hard! They look/feel more like an All-Rounder or Supporter since the berries can heal allies and you drop them A LOT, and the high damage/low physical presence seems to fit the All-Rounder description better than a Defender (although they're not that out of place alongside Crustle for example). I also like it as a general inclusion, and hope the developers continue to add more under-appreciated Pokemon into the game over time alongside our traditional favourites!

Secondly... $40 for a skin? What are the developers smoking? You can buy a game for that amount of money! Especially with Lucario, it has no pre-evolution and so you're essentially getting a single skin rather than maybe 2-3 with the evolutionary line. I get that the developers need to make money and skins is better than being pay-to-win but $40? Should be $20 max. That being said... I bought the skin. In my defense I still had the 2-for-1 deal thing on gems via the mobile game so £19 later I got both the Lucario outfit and the Zeraora one (because I had 61 gems leftover) AND I am a lowly student with a big ol' student loan to make that payment feel less painful. Go me I guess.

Thirdly, the Mer Stadium event sucks. Dunno if it's because I played in mobile or I lack the best characters for the map but the pumpkins replacing your battle items are AWFUL. Low cooldown, completely removes you from playing the game, removes all of your points if you haven't scored them, if you're 2v1 you're essentially screwed (which, given it's a quick match, you will likely be 2v1 because teammates amirite?) - Blissey or Wigglytuff with the cleanses can actually remove the debuff but I own neither and the latter's cleanse is its Unite move I think? So not the best solution. Also a good chunk of the points require you to play with friends so... yay.

Can't talk much about the buffs/nerfs since I played maybe 6 games and they were on Mamoswine/Mr. Mime (neither of whom were affected by the changes) but hopefully Lucario/Venusaur got nerfed enough. Nice to see Rotom be more useful and Drednaw less useful, doubt it'll change people rotating/not rotating but eh. All good really!

EDIT: Apparently I suck at Mamoswine, went from a nice 57% win-rate to 38% because people want to be complete dumbasses in Master rank and not rotate for either Rotom or Drednaw. If you can't be bothered to play the game properly you shouldn't play in ranked mode.
 
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Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
I really dislike these missions. It’s difficult finding a time suitable to play with the friends on my list. Kinda wish they’d stop doing them.
Same here - I get that it's called Pokemon Unite (emphasis on the "unite") but I don't really want to play with other people purely on the basis that organising times is a logistical nightmare (and then people I communicate with to some degree would know how awful I actually am at the game). Not the end of the world though, so yeah maybe I will try and expand my social circle in this game a bit more! These daily missions to play x games with a friend are killing me. I play with UK times, and even then I don't necessarily play at set times either due to IRL stuff so... yeah.
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
Same here - I get that it's called Pokemon Unite (emphasis on the "unite") but I don't really want to play with other people purely on the basis that organising times is a logistical nightmare (and then people I communicate with to some degree would know how awful I actually am at the game). Not the end of the world though, so yeah maybe I will try and expand my social circle in this game a bit more! These daily missions to play x games with a friend are killing me. I play with UK times, and even then I don't necessarily play at set times either due to IRL stuff so... yeah.
It really is an issue. I'm UK based but my usual game time is around the daily reset, not many around at 1am...
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
It really is an issue. I'm UK based but my usual game time is around the daily reset, not many around at 1am...
No I don't suppose there would be! Those are some rough times to still be awake in the UK though, ouch.

Funnily enough though I did have a single ranked game with friends I made in-game on my climb to Masters, so managed to complete my daily "play a game with a friend" mission I got for both the Battle Pass AND the standard daily event. We lost though, as you do. Means my Mamoswine win-rate remains at 37% with 8 games to win in 5 days for those sweet sweet Aeos Tickets/Item Enhancers. It's not a Pokemon I enjoy playing very much but I can't tell if it's due to legitimate design concerns, playing on mobile or the Halloween event being a pain in the rear. Possibly all three? I still hate the Halloween event and those god-awful pumpkins, I've been told Blastoise with Rapid Spin is another option for those without Blissey/Wigglytuff (like me) so may have to give it a whirl. Mamoswine design-wise is also clunky - delayed moves sucks, it feels so slow in just about every other scenario and it hits... not very hard. Oh and the level 10 evolution because why not screw around some more. Definitely prefer the other Defenders (again, can't talk about Greedent because I've not played them yet) but will play on my Switch tomorrow and see if Mamoswine feels any better to play.
 

Mega Ampharos the Dragon

Electric type Enthusiast
I absolutely hate the new Halloween event. The only thing I like about it is the free Greedent, which I can get just by logging in each day, so why does it matter to do the Halloween stadium?

I already hate it for how the pumpkins work, they really need a way longer cooldown. A cooldown that is at least the same as the actual items, if not more. They're just too OP and really only there for children to have "fun" with Halloween.

Anyways, enough about my ranting, I haven't really made any recent Pokemon ideas yet, although I am thinking of some ideas I can possibly try to make, those include:

Torkoal - All-Rounder
Pelipper - Supporter
Mudsdale - Defender
Barbaracle - Attacker
Weavile - Speedster

Also, @Ishiftyounot I don't think you've seen my most recent ideas I created or my reaction to that leak you had in the spoiler tag
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
No I don't suppose there would be! Those are some rough times to still be awake in the UK though, ouch.

Funnily enough though I did have a single ranked game with friends I made in-game on my climb to Masters, so managed to complete my daily "play a game with a friend" mission I got for both the Battle Pass AND the standard daily event. We lost though, as you do. Means my Mamoswine win-rate remains at 37% with 8 games to win in 5 days for those sweet sweet Aeos Tickets/Item Enhancers. It's not a Pokemon I enjoy playing very much but I can't tell if it's due to legitimate design concerns, playing on mobile or the Halloween event being a pain in the rear. Possibly all three? I still hate the Halloween event and those god-awful pumpkins, I've been told Blastoise with Rapid Spin is another option for those without Blissey/Wigglytuff (like me) so may have to give it a whirl. Mamoswine design-wise is also clunky - delayed moves sucks, it feels so slow in just about every other scenario and it hits... not very hard. Oh and the level 10 evolution because why not screw around some more. Definitely prefer the other Defenders (again, can't talk about Greedent because I've not played them yet) but will play on my Switch tomorrow and see if Mamoswine feels any better to play.
It’s normal for me... I’m usually only going to bed at sunrise.

As for Mamoswine... it’s reasonably okay. Done all the defender missions with it. Far cry from my preference of Zeraora though.
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
Is it impossible to change moveset in game. It is quite anoying to select psychic with me mime as a mistake for example. I play on phone.
I'm afraid not, it's not an option even on Switch - I guess it's to prevent players from swapping moves during a match to gain different benefits throughout? I feel your pain though, Confusion makes Mr. Mime so good and selecting Psychic is rough whenever I've used them (and mobile makes selecting moves so difficult! Everything is too close together I swear).

It’s normal for me... I’m usually only going to bed at sunrise.

As for Mamoswine... it’s reasonably okay. Done all the defender missions with it. Far cry from my preference of Zeraora though.
Fair play to you then! I've done all-nighters before and the 6am bed-time is a rough one. I suppose on the plus side you don't have to play with kids? And yeah, I think Mamoswine is fine but suffers from the evolution levels the same way Gardevoir and Garchomp do (albeit slightly less so, since Swinub has a pretty good moveset early on). It feels clunky to me, and mobile makes that feeling worse. Will stick to playing it on Switch I think and hope my (now 33%) win-rate improves. Cool to see a Zeraora player though, what other characters do you play a lot of?

I absolutely hate the new Halloween event. The only thing I like about it is the free Greedent, which I can get just by logging in each day, so why does it matter to do the Halloween stadium?

I already hate it for how the pumpkins work, they really need a way longer cooldown. A cooldown that is at least the same as the actual items, if not more. They're just too OP and really only there for children to have "fun" with Halloween.

Anyways, enough about my ranting, I haven't really made any recent Pokemon ideas yet, although I am thinking of some ideas I can possibly try to make, those include:

Torkoal - All-Rounder
Pelipper - Supporter
Mudsdale - Defender
Barbaracle - Attacker
Weavile - Speedster

Also, @Ishiftyounot I don't think you've seen my most recent ideas I created or my reaction to that leak you had in the spoiler tag
I agree with all your points - the Halloween event sucks whilst the pumpkins work the way they do. Honestly the whole event feels a bit lackluster - why only one map? Shivre City and Auroma Park could've had some cool Halloween-themed aesthetics going on, or maybe swap the wild Pokemon to Ghost types? Suppose Shivre City will be the Christmas event map... Also why is Greedent the Pokemon available for Halloween and not a Ghost type? Seriously was Sableye, Dusknoir, Chandelure, Golurk, Aegislash, Decidueye or Dragapult not an option for this event? I know one of those guys has been datamined but that doesn't mean we're getting it next week (which is when they would release it for the spooky season) - what was the point? Don't get me wrong I do like Greedent, but damn this event feels hollow.

Anyway out of those options Weavile or Barbaracle would be Pokemon with particularly cool ideas, so I look forward to seeing them. And I did see the other ideas but I've just not gotten around to talking about them yet - I will do though (likely next post)!
 

Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
Fair play to you then! I've done all-nighters before and the 6am bed-time is a rough one. I suppose on the plus side you don't have to play with kids? And yeah, I think Mamoswine is fine but suffers from the evolution levels the same way Gardevoir and Garchomp do (albeit slightly less so, since Swinub has a pretty good moveset early on). It feels clunky to me, and mobile makes that feeling worse. Will stick to playing it on Switch I think and hope my (now 33%) win-rate improves. Cool to see a Zeraora player though, what other characters do you play a lot of?
I play talonflame a bit. Venusaur on occasion too. I prefer the speedster jungle role tbh
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
I play talonflame a bit. Venusaur on occasion too. I prefer the speedster jungle role tbh
Ooh, my opposite! I am not very good at the Speedster role (or Mamoswine, apparently) but that's cool that you are! Venusaur is great, I've been meaning to try them out now Solarbeam (I'm not a Petal Dance fan) got buffed even though it probably didn't need to be? Gotta love the snipes. I'm more of a Defender player it seems (or Cinderace/Lucario) but I don't really have anything resembling a main? Maybe Cinderace, if only because I like all builds and have missed playing it since I hit like 78 games on it and stopped. Hearing what people main and like playing is so interesting to me though, it's cool!
 

AuraChannelerChris

"Tis an honor to be recognized."
Actually, assuming that people didn't buy the fourth gems pack, the Lucario skin would cost $19.99 (and $0.99).

Sooo that may change things...a bit.
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
Actually, assuming that people didn't buy the fourth gems pack, the Lucario skin would cost $19.99 (and $0.99).

Sooo that may change things...a bit.
It's a one-time thing I think, in the sense that if you're buying a certain bundle of Aeos Gems you get the same amount for free? So I bought the 1220 gems deal for £19.99 and got 2440 gems instead since it was my first time buying them. This deal is separate on mobile and on Switch, so you can technically do it twice (which is what I did). £20 for a skin is reasonable for me, since they do need to make money from this game somehow and skins seem like the best way to do it. £40 for a skin is not worth it though, so the next £40 skin they release will not be bought by me. However given how little I actually see the skins in my games (seriously I've seen exactly one Lucario Bandit-Style skin, and the only Sacred Alolan Ninetales skin I've seen was in a bot game) I dunno how successful they actually are? I'm hoping they're doing poorly and the developers realise they need to lower the price a bit to actually get folks to buy them.

Anywho, spent a lot of time last night playing Mamoswine in quick matches to try and get my win-rate up and clear some event missions. I succeeded on both accounts - Mamoswine currently sits at a 44% win-rate with 34 games played, and I completed the "play 24 games as a Defender" / "win 12 games as Mamoswine" events. Even did some matches with friends, so extra bonuses for me! Convinced an IRL friend who also plays the game to do some CPU matches with me to do the "10 Halloween at Mer Stadium" wins so I can get some more pumpkins and buy Greedent with that. Not a huge fan of the cosmetics beyond the background/outline of the trainer card and the pose, so Greedent is my main priority. As for Mamoswine, it's not too terrible but I'm also not a massive fan. Level 10 is way too late to evolve and if my teammates suck I can be stuck at Piloswine for the second Drednaw, it's rough! Been using Icicle Crash + Earthquake since they're easier to use on mobile (and probably the better moves to pick) although I am a fan of Ice Fang. Don't think this guy will be my main though, so the hunt for one continues.
 

Mega Ampharos the Dragon

Electric type Enthusiast
Welp, today I got super salty in Pokemon Unite...

No, it wasn't because of the special Halloween Quick Battle arena, that place is actually becoming more fun due to my sister, it is actually about how ABSOLUTELY BROKEN Absol is

You can literally do ABSOLutely nothing when there is an Absol anywhere nearby, cause once it strikes you, you're dead no matter how much HP you have

It is 100% impossible to win battles without an Absol when the opponent has an Absol, this thing needs a huge nerf right NOW!

Enough of me raging about Absol, later today I might share my ideas for all 5 Pokemon I mentioned early, if not today then tomorrow

But for now, I'm gonna take a break from Unite because Absol is just super annoying
 

Ishiftyounot

The Meme Supreme
Welp, today I got super salty in Pokemon Unite...

No, it wasn't because of the special Halloween Quick Battle arena, that place is actually becoming more fun due to my sister, it is actually about how ABSOLUTELY BROKEN Absol is

You can literally do ABSOLutely nothing when there is an Absol anywhere nearby, cause once it strikes you, you're dead no matter how much HP you have

It is 100% impossible to win battles without an Absol when the opponent has an Absol, this thing needs a huge nerf right NOW!

Enough of me raging about Absol, later today I might share my ideas for all 5 Pokemon I mentioned early, if not today then tomorrow

But for now, I'm gonna take a break from Unite because Absol is just super annoying
Absol is in a weird spot right now, because I do agree with you that it's a super scary Pokemon to face but it's also very RNG reliant? Most of its damage comes from critical hits, which aren't guaranteed but when they do you die if you're playing anything that isn't a Defender. I hate facing one because I tend to die versus them, but I suppose they're also very easy to KO back if caught out of position. I dunno, I'm absolutely garbage playing as one (got that 16% win-rate on it) so it's definitely not me you're facing!

See this video for more info: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonUnite/comments/qeorsy
Still losing as Mamoswine, but I'm reaching around 40 games now and I'm kind-of sick of playing it. Might need to accept that I'm bad on them and move onto another character but eh. Working on my daily missions and trying to get the Battle Pass done for Spacesuit Gengar (it's a slow process, gonna come right down to the wire!), need to get Greedent soon, all solid really! Looking forward to seeing who the next character will be, hopefully it's not from Kanto!
 
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KirbyHamtaro

Paragon of Summoner
You know i have to agree with you guys on absol. He definitely needs a nerf so bad. I've been encountering a lot of absol users lately and they have been overused. Not only that, but other pokemon have been overused and deserves a nerf as well.

For Starters, Talonflame's fly have been overused and ppl, CPUs, and AIs tend to use it and avoid to get hit and die. My Idea on the nerf is shorten time and distance, and increase cooldown on fly.

2nd of all, Wigglytuff is also overused. Sing and Double Slap is a dangerous combo and hard to counter it. My Idea on the nerf is shorten amount of hits for double slap.

3rd is Greninja. The unite move's distance can catch you and then cuts your escape off. All I know for this nerf is shorten the distance

and lastly is Zeraora, I believe spark needs to be nerfed down in-between times on use.

As for absol nerf, well it's pretty much everything that needs to be nerfed down, but also make super luck not stack with scope lens and razor claw as crit rate and dmg would get devastating with super luck. Pursuit on the other hand, I would say lower damage and shorten the distance.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"Tis an honor to be recognized."
Absol is a high damage dealer, but then again, its defenses are extremely crappy and tends to die a lot. It doesn't help it's a close-range fighter.
 

KirbyHamtaro

Paragon of Summoner
I'm starting to think that speedsters are becoming more annoying than usual. They just kill us faster at high damage. I just don't get why people do that, but i find that unfair.
 
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