Pokemon Unite Will Nerf Gengar in Next Balance Patch

Pokemon Unite will launch its first balance patch on Wednesday, which will likely nerf several popular Pokemon will increasing the effectiveness of several others. Pokemon Unite announced that it would release a new update this Wednesday, August 4th, with a primary goal of bringing balance to its roster of Pokemon fighters. Several popular Pokemon fighters may be getting nerfed, particularly Gengar. Gengar's overpowered Hex attack will be getting a "move downgrade" as part of the balance patch.

The full list of balance changes can be found below:

Charizard

Flamethrower:

  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Fire Punch:

  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Fire Blast:

Talonflame

Acrobatics:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.

Aerial Ace:

Aerial Ace+:

Fly:

Venusaur

Sludge Bomb:

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.

Petal Dance:

  • Move Upgrade

Solar Beam:

  • Cooldown reduced.

Unite Move: Verdant Anger

Absol

Basic Attack:

  • Bug Fixes

Night Slash:

Sucker Punch:

Wigglytuff

The following stats have been increased:

  • Defense, Sp. Def, HP

Double Slap

Sing

Dazzling Gleam

Eldegoss

Cotton Guard

  • Cooldown lengthened.
  • HP restoration decreased.

Cotton Spore

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  • Cooldown reduced.
  • Effects on opposing Pokémon strengthened.
  • This move's Defense, Sp. Def increase has been strengthened.

Unite Move: Cotton Cloud Crash

  • HP restoration decreased

Cinderace

The following stats have been decreased:

  • Attack

Blaze Kick

  • Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon decreased.

Feint

  • Move Downgrade

Pyro Ball

Gengar

Basic Attack

Shadow Ball

Hex

Dream Eater

Zeraora

Spark

Wild Charge

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

Unite Move: Plasma Gale

Cramorant

Whirlpool

Dive

Machamp

Cross Chop

Close Combat

Lucario

Power-Up Punch

Bone Rush

Greninja

Alolan Ninetales

Snow Warning