Press Release


Players Can Look Forward to In-Game Events, the Introduction of Additional Playable Pokémon, and Much More

 BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 15, 2022 — 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.[1]
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.[2]
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.
For more information about Pokémon UNITE, please visit
About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit
TiMi Studio Group:
TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of Tencent Games, is a leading global video game development team headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Chengdu, China. TiMi strives to create high-quality, high-fidelity and highly accessible games across a wide variety of genres. Founded in 2008, TiMi has developed a string of hit titles including Honor of Kings, Speed Drifters, CrossFire: Legends, Arena of Valor and most recently, Call of Duty: Mobile. To learn more about TiMi, follow us on Twitter @timistudios and Facebook @timistudiosofficial.
[1] Battle pass prize boxes can be received every time a player earns 130 battle pass points after their battle pass reaches its maximum level.
[2] 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.