The Blaze Pokémon, Blaziken, is Now Available in Pokémon UNITE
Show off Blaziken’s flexibility as you switch between two different fighting styles with this Melee All-Rounder.
Burst into battle with the fiery fighting power of Blaziken in Pokémon UNITE! Blaziken begins each match as the tiny Torchic before evolving into Combusken and finally Blaziken. The Blaze Pokémon is well-known as a powerful Fire- and Fighting-type Pokémon that excels in close combat. That reputation is once again proven correct on Aeos Island, where Blaziken joins the fray as a Melee All-Rounder that can switch between two fighting styles—punch and kick—whenever it uses a corresponding Unite move. You can obtain Blaziken for 13,000 Aeos coins or 575 Aeos gems at the Unite Battle Committee shop. Blaziken will only be obtainable with Aeos gems for the first seven days of its release.
Read on to learn more about everything the Blaze Pokémon has to offer before you Blaze Kick your way through the competition on Aeos Island.
Ability: Blaze - When this Pokémon hits an opposing Pokémon with a basic attack or move, that opposing Pokémon will receive a fire fragment. Hitting an opposing Pokémon that has a fire fragment five times with a basic attack or move will deal additional damage and restore the user’s HP. When the Pokémon with this Ability is at half HP or lower, more HP is restored.
Blaziken’s Punch Style and Kick Style - Most Pokémon have Unite Moves that they can only unleash after charging up energy for a long period of time, but Blaziken is different. After reaching Lv. 8, Blaziken can use its Unite Move—either Spinning Flame Fist or Spinning Flame Kick—every few seconds to change its fighting style and current set of moves. When Blaziken uses Spinning Flame Fist, it switches to punch style, which changes its moves to Fire Punch and Focus Blast. Using Spinning Flame Kick will switch Blaziken to kick style, which changes its moves to Blaze Kick and Overheat. Switching from one style to the other will also make the opposite Unite Move available to keep the cycle going.
Lv. 1 & 3 Moves
Aerial Ace - Torchic dashes in the designated direction, slashing in front of itself and dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. When Torchic hits an opposing Pokémon with this move, for a short time, this move can be used again once only.
Ember - Torchic releases a small ball of fire in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreasing their movement speed.
Lv. 5 Moves
Fire Punch - Combusken unleashes two flaming punches in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. The designated direction can be changed during the move. When Combusken hits an opposing Pokémon with Fire Punch, for a short time, Fire Punch can be used again once only. Fire Punch can be upgraded to increase the damage dealt to opposing Pokémon.
Focus Blast - Combusken fires a ball of focused energy in the designated direction. The ball of focused energy explodes upon hitting an opposing Pokémon or after traveling a set distance, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the explosion’s area of effect and decreasing their movement speed. Focus Blast can be upgraded to strengthen the movement speed decrease.
Blaze Kick - Combusken unleashes a kick while leaping toward the designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and shoving them. The shoved opposing Pokémon will have their movement speed decreased for a short time. If the shoved opposing Pokémon come in contact with a wall, they will be left unable to act instead of having their movement speed decreased. Blaze Kick can be upgraded to strengthen the movement speed decrease and increase the time opposing Pokémon are left unable to act.
Overheat - Combusken starts charging power in place. If Overheat is used again after Combusken has started charging, Combusken unleashes a flaming kick in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. The longer power is charged, the more damage this move deals. If Combusken charges a set amount of power or more, this move also shoves opposing Pokémon it hits. Overheat can be upgraded to increase the damage dealt to opposing Pokémon.
Blaziken’s Unite Moves:
Spinning Flame Fist - Blaziken unleashes a flaming punch around itself, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon it hits and increasing its movement speed for a short time. After using this move, Blaziken switches to punch style.
Spinning Flame Kick - Blaziken executes a flaming kick around itself, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokémon it hits and increasing its Attack for a short time. After using this move, Blaziken switches to kick style.
Strong Against: Trevenant - Trevenant excels at soaking up attacks from Pokémon that do damage in short bursts but can struggle against Pokémon that do consistent damage. Blaziken’s Blaze Ability triggers additional damage whenever it hits an opposing Pokémon with a fire fragment five times using a basic attack or move, granting a form of consistent damage to complement its powerful combo moves. When Blaziken hits an opposing Pokémon with a fire fragment five times, it also heals itself, making it extra durable. This means that Blaziken is bound to come out on top in longer skirmishes, spelling trouble for low-damage Pokémon like Trevanant.
Weak Against: Mew - Blaziken doesn’t lack movement potential thanks to Blaze Kick, but Mew is an especially tough target for Blaziken to chase. Between Surf and Agility, Mew has plenty of options to dodge opposing Pokémon and fire back while doing it using Electro Ball and Solar Beam. Blaziken can still dish out damage against Mew in the right situations, but it’s an uphill battle if the Blaze Pokémon chooses to engage when both sides have all their moves available.