Press Release - Mewtwo Enters the Arena of Pokémon UNITE to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary
New Battle Pass and Limited-Time Battle Type Available Now
London, United Kingdom – 21 July 2023 – Today, the Pokémon Company International announced exciting updates coming to Pokémon UNITE to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary. Since its launch in 2021, Pokémon UNITE has amassed over 100 million downloads worldwide, and 56 playable Pokémon have joined the fray. To celebrate two years of exhilarating Pokémon UNITE battles, a brand-new type of battle and a fan-favourite returning Pokémon are available now!
Mewtwo Joins the Fray! Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo X
The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo is now available in Pokémon UNITE. Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo X during battle and can use its attacks in quick succession to attack relentlessly. Players can get a Unite license for Mega Mewtwo X at no cost in the Mewtwo’s Crystal Cave Challenge event that is currently under way.
Additionally, the Unite license for Mega Mewtwo Y is scheduled to become available in mid-August, giving Trainers additional ways to play as this fan-favourite Pokémon.
A New Type of Battle: Panic Parade
Different from the standard 5-on-5 battle format, Panic Parade has players work together to protect Tinkaton from an onslaught of attacks from panicking Pokémon. Some defeated Pokémon can even be called back for a burst of help in battle!
First event: Friday, 21 July, at 1:00 a.m. BST to Tuesday, 1 August, at 12:59 a.m. BST
Second event: Friday, 4 August, at 1:00 a.m. BST to Monday, 7 August, at 12:59 a.m. BST
Third event: Friday, 11 August, at 1:00 a.m. BST to Monday, 14 August, at 12:59 a.m. BST
Fourth event: Friday, 18 August, at 1:00 a.m. BST to Monday, 21 August, at 12:59 a.m. BST
Battle Pass 17, Captain Style: Zacian Begins
Battle Pass 17 is also now available. Players can get the adorable Captain Style: Greedent and the chivalrous Captain Style: Zacian Holowear—as well as Captain Set Trainer fashion items—from this season’s premium pass.
Event period: Friday, 21 July, at 1:00 a.m. BST to Monday, 11 September, at 12:59 a.m. BST
Purchases made on Pokémon Center UK starting 21 July will include an Armor Style: Charizard 1-day Holowear rental code, available whilst stocks last.*
A new ranked match season is also under way. Season period: Thursday, 20 July, at 5:00 a.m. BST to Monday, 11 September, at 12:59 a.m. BST
WCS Prediction Event: Players can predict the top-ranked teams for the Pokémon World Championships 2023 and win fantastic rewards. This is a great opportunity to obtain popular Trainer fashion items. Available Friday, 28 July, at 8:00 a.m. BST to Friday, 11 August at 12:59 am. BST
* Excludes preorders. UK purchases only. 18+. First 14,500 customers only. Code redemption instructions printed on the card.
Celebrate Pokémon UNITE’s 2nd Anniversary with Mega Mewtwo X
Log into Pokémon UNITE during the 2nd Anniversary to play a new type of battle, level up a new battle pass, and witness the power of the Genetic Pokémon on Aeos Island.
Feel the power of Mega Evolution with Mewtwo in Pokémon UNITE! Mewtwo will be the first Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution on Aeos Island. This Mewtwo specializes in powerful basic attacks and can Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo X by filling its Mega gauge after reaching Lv. 5. The Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region makes its debut during Pokémon UNITE’s 2nd Anniversary as part of a special event: Mewtwo’s Crystal Cave Challenge. In this event, a Unite license for Mewtwo can be obtained without spending Aeos coins or Aeos gems. The Mewtwo’s Crystal Cave Challenge event will be held in Pokémon UNITE until Tuesday, August 15, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
Pokémon UNITE’s 2nd Anniversary
It’s Pokémon UNITE’s 2nd Anniversary and as part of the celebration, players can enjoy a new type of battle: Panic Parade! These clashes are different from the usual 5-on-5 battles enjoyed in Mer Stadium and the Theia Sky Ruins—players will work together to protect Tinkaton as panicking Pokémon attempt to disrupt the Hammer Pokémon. Players can even the odds by receiving a burst of help from certain Pokémon they defeat in battle and receiving special buffs using the new Aeos Shooter feature.
A new battle pass season has also begun! Through Sunday, September 10, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, the battle pass for season 17 will offer exciting new rewards, stylish Trainer fashion items, and new Holowear such as Captain Style: Greedent and Captain Style: Zacian.
Each Pokémon UNITE battle pass consists of 200 battle pass levels, with thrilling missions and corresponding rewards until level 100. After level 100, players can earn bonus items including Trainer fashion items and boost emblems every 10 levels. Completing daily, weekly, and seasonal battle pass missions to obtain battle pass points will increase your battle pass level and unlock new rewards. Players can also exchange Aeos gems for a premium pass, which automatically increases the battle pass level by 10 and provides additional rewards, such as rare Holowear, each time the battle pass level increases thereafter.
Read on to learn more about everything Mewtwo has to offer in Pokémon UNITE’s latest update—and to pick up some tips before you Psystrike the competition.
Ability: Pressure - When Mewtwo deals damage to an opposing Pokémon with a basic attack, the Mega gauge increases. The more the Mega gauge increases, the more Mewtwo’s Attack, Defense, and Sp. Def increase. If the Mega gauge becomes full when Mewtwo is Lv. 5 or higher, Mewtwo Mega Evolves into Mega Mewtwo X for a set amount of time. When Mewtwo Mega Evolves, its Attack, Defense, and Sp. Def increase even more, and its movement speed increases.
When Mewtwo’s basic attacks deals damage to an opposing Pokémon, the Mega gauge increases. When Mega Evolved, Mega Mewtwo X’s basic attacks become melee attacks that restore a portion of its HP based on the amount of damage they deal.
Lv. 1 & 3 Moves
Confusion - Mewtwo deals damage to an opposing Pokémon and leaves it unable to act for a short time. Barrier - Grants Mewtwo a shield for a short time. While the shield effect is active, Mewtwo’s movement speed is increased.
Lv. 5 Moves
Future Sight - Mewtwo pulls the designated opposing Pokémon toward itself and locks on to it. The locked-on Pokémon will have its movement speed decreased and take increased damage. After a set amount of time, this move deals damage to the locked-on Pokémon based on the amount of damage it took while locked on. Future Sight can be upgraded so that the locked-on opposing Pokémon takes increased damage. Psystrike - Mewtwo directs psychic waves at the designated opposing Pokémon, dealing damage to it and decreasing its movement speed. While Mewtwo is directing psychic waves, it takes reduced damage. At the end of the move, Mewtwo hits the designated opposing Pokémon and nearby opposing Pokémon with a strong psychic wave, throwing and dealing damage to all opposing Pokémon it hits. Psystrike can be upgraded to strengthen the movement speed decrease.
Lv. 7 Moves
Recover - Grants the user a shield for a short time. While the shield effect is active, Mewtwo’s movement speed is increased, and Mewtwo recovers HP based on the amount of damage it takes from opposing Pokémon. When Mewtwo takes enough damage from opposing Pokémon for the shield effect to be removed, all of Mewtwo’s move cooldowns are reduced, and the Mega gauge increases. Recover can be upgraded to increase the amount of HP recovered. Teleport - Mewtwo teleports to the designated location. For a short time, Mewtwo’s movement speed and damage dealt increase, and its basic attacks increase the Mega gauge by a greater amount. Teleport can be upgraded to increase the damage dealt to opposing Pokémon.
Mewtwo’s Unite Move, Infinite Psyburn
Mewtwo brings down one powerful psychic blast upon each opposing Pokémon. Opposing Pokémon around each point of impact take damage, are left unable to act, and have their Defense decreased for a short time.
Strong Against: Zoroark - Mewtwo’s moves allow it to deal consistent damage against Melee Pokémon that either have trouble responding with enough damage of their own or lack the defenses to challenge Mewtwo head-on. Speedsters such as Zoroark have plenty of damage and mobility, but a well-timed Future Sight or Psystrike combined with Mega Evolution can spell an easy knockout for the Genetic Pokémon. These moves also enable Mewtwo to create situations where its teammates can layer hindrances on an otherwise slippery target.
Weak Against: Umbreon - Ordinarily, All-Rounders struggle against Ranged Attackers, but Mewtwo has plenty of moves that can help it deal with them. Melee Defenders, however, can create space for those same Ranged Attackers to deal damage from a safe distance. Umbreon is one of the strongest Melee Defenders in Pokémon UNITE, and with the hindrances it can apply using Foul Play and Snarl, it can be a huge nuisance to Mewtwo in smaller team fights. Both Teleport and Recover can help Mewtwo in overcoming strong Melee Defenders in general, so good timing is important to knock this Pokémon out.