Pokémon UNITE is celebrating its 1st Anniversary with Glaceon and Boss Rush Quick Battles. It’s been one year since Pokémon Trainers first landed on Aeos Island, which means it’s time to celebrate a year of ferocious battles and fabulous goal zone Aeos energy dunks. The excitement kicks off on Thursday, July 21, 2022, with new Unite licenses, Holowear and gifts for logging in, the start of Battle Pass Season 9, and a delicious Anniversary Cake Challenge.
Three new Pokémon will boldly enter the fray, starting with Glaceon, the Fresh Snow Pokémon, on July 21, 2022. Trainers interested in harnessing Glaceon’s freezing force can take part in the Icy Glaceon Challenge running Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT to Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. By completing the necessary missions, players can earn Glaceon’s Unite license. Other Pokémon that will be making their Pokémon UNITE debut during the anniversary festivities include Buzzwole on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, and Tyranitar on Monday, August 15, 2022. High resolution artwork and screenshots from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.
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Players Can Look Forward to In-Game Events, the Introduction of Additional Playable Pokémon, and Much More
Pokémon UNITE, the first strategic Pokémon team battle game, will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Thursday, July 21. To mark the occasion, TiMi Studio Group and The Pokémon Company International revealed today a lineup of exciting updates and events taking place in-game, including the addition of even more Pokémon.
Unite License and Holowear Log-In Bonus Gifts Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT For up to five days during the event period, players will receive a Pokémon Unite license and Holowear when they log in. If players already own the Unite license or Holowear, they will receive 100 Aeos coins instead for each Unite license and Holowear they already own.
Day 1: Pikachu + Fashionable Style: Pikachu
Day 2: Lucario + Concert Style: Lucario
Day 3: Blastoise + Firefighter Style: Blastoise
Day 4: Snorlax + Bedtime Style: Snorlax
Day 5: Sylveon + Checkered Style: Sylveon
Six New Unite Licenses Three new Unite licenses will be added soon to Pokémon UNITE, and three more Unite licenses will be revealed in September!
Thursday, July 21: Glaceon
Wednesday, August 3: Buzzwole
Monday, August 15: Tyranitar
Anniversary Cake Challenge
Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
During the event period, players can receive frosting for logging in, battling, and completing missions. By collecting frosting, players can complete the anniversary cake and receive various rewards.
Introducing Boss Rush
For a limited time, players can take part in Pokémon UNITE’s first PvE-style quick-battle event in which they work together with other players to defeat powerful Boss Pokémon that appear one after another. The higher a team’s score in the Boss Rush rankings, the better the rewards they’ll receive.
Period 1: Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Sunday, July 24, 2022
Period 2: Sunday, July 31, 2022 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
Period 3: Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Sunday, August 21, 2022
New Feature - Pokémon Boost Emblems
Pokémon boost emblems are being added to the pool of items that players can obtain as energy rewards. There are three grades of Pokémon boost emblem: gold, silver, and bronze. Players can create custom loadouts to use the effects of Pokémon boost emblems in battle.
Icy Glaceon Challenge
Timing: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Players can earn Glaceon’s Unite license after completing the special mission challenge. Glaceon is an Attacker Pokémon, and its Unite Move is Glacial Stage. New Holowear will also be released at the start of the event!
Battle Pass Season 9: Band Style – Pikachu Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Starting Thursday, July 21, 2022, players can take part in the latest battle pass season, which features Band Style: Pikachu Holowear and Songstress Style: Wigglytuff Holowear. Battle Pass Season 9 will also include special battle pass missions that reward players with Battle Pass Special Tickets. Players can exchange these tickets at the Exchange Booth for Holowear, Trainer fashion items, and other rewards from Battle Pass Season 1 and Battle Pass Season 2.
Ranked Matches Season 5 Begins
Timing: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Starting Thursday, July 21, the next season of ranked matches will begin. The reward for reaching Ultra rank is Tuxedo Style: Decidueye.
Invite-a-Friend Campaign Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
When players invite new friends to Pokémon UNITE, both they and their friends can receive rewards. The player sending the invite will receive a random box that will have Holowear tickets, energy boost tanks, or other rewards. The player who received the invite will have a chance to obtain Bonfire Style: Slowbro if they win a certain number of ranked matches after using the invitation code.
Returning Trainer Support Event Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Players can receive a variety of rewards by teaming up with friends or other players who haven’t logged in for over 14 days.
 Battle pass prize boxes can be received every time a player earns 130 battle pass points after their battle pass reaches its maximum level.  There is a limit to the number of rewards that a player can receive when sending invite codes. The invited player will receive a reward by completing the mission after they’ve used the invite code.