The free-to-play MOBA Pokémon Unite is currently celebrating its first anniversary and as part of this The Pokémon Company is adding new Pokémon, arenas, cosmetics, items and more. With this in mind, the Ice-type Eevee evolution Glaceon has now been made available in the game alongside the Season 9 Battle Pass.
For a limited-time - the special Icy Glaceon Challenge (running from July 21 to August 14) will allow trainers to obtain Glaceon's Unite license without having to spend Aeos Gems. After this though, the license will be available from the Unite Battle Committee shop.
Glaceon is a ranger attacker - combining "graceful mobility" with a storm of icy attacks. You'll start out the match as Eevee, and evolve into Glaceon at Lv. 4. Glaceon's ability Snow Cloak negates any hindrance that would normally affect it, and allows it to start sneaking and becoming invincible for s short time.
The new Battle Pass for Season 9 - titled Band Style - offers exciting new rewards, stylish trainer fashion items and new Holowear including Band style: Pikachu and Songstree style: Wigglytuff. There are 60 levels of the Battle Pass for trainers to work their way through - including thrilling missions and reward a each level.
Here's a full rundown of the new Pokémon's moveset, courtesy of the official Pokémon website:
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 2, Eevee learns Swift and Tail Whip.
Swift generates four stars around Eevee, and then each time Eevee hits an opposing Pokémon with a basic attack, one of the stars (or two stars, in the case of a boosted attack) will shoot out and deal additional damage to that Pokémon.
When using Tail Whip, Eevee wags its tail at an opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and decreasing that Pokémon’s Defense, Sp. Def, and movement speed for a short time. Eevee’s next basic attack after using Tail Whip will also become a boosted attack.
When Eevee reaches Lv. 4 and evolves into Glaceon, Swift can be upgraded into one of two moves: Icicle Spear or Icy Wind.
Icicle Spear causes Glaceon to launch all of its stored ice crystals in rapid succession at the target Pokémon, dealing increased damage with each successive hit. When they hit, the ice crystals will also shatter and deal damage in an area of effect. If Glaceon has no stored ice crystals when Icicle Spear is used, two will instantly be created and launched. After Icicle Spear is used, the cooldown of Ice Shard or Freeze-Dry is reduced. Icicle Spear can also be upgraded to deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits equal to a set percentage of their maximum HP.
Icy Wind has Glaceon move in a designated direction and makes its next basic attack launch all stored ice crystals at an opposing Pokémon. Glaceon then regains the same number of ice crystals it launched. If Glaceon hits the same opposing Pokémon with four or more ice crystals, that Pokémon’s movement speed is decreased for a short time—and the more ice crystals that hit that Pokémon, the stronger this movement speed-decrease effect. If Glaceon has no stored ice crystals when Icy Wind is used, two will be created before the attack. Icy Wind can also be upgraded to deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon it hits equal to a set percentage of their maximum HP.
At Lv. 6, Tail Whip can be upgraded into either Ice Shard or Freeze-Dry.
Ice Shard increases Glaceon’s movement speed for a short time. Afterward, Glaceon’s basic attack speed increases for a short time and its basic attacks change into attacks that hurl chunks of ice. These chunks of ice deal damage to opposing Pokémon they hit and decrease their movement speed for a short time. Each time a chunk of ice hits, Glaceon gains two ice crystals. Glaceon also gains two ice crystals if Ice Shard is used while launching ice crystals with Icicle Spear, or if Ice Shard is used after Icy Wind has been used but before Glaceon has launched all of its ice crystals with its next basic attack. Ice Shard can also be upgraded to increase Glaceon’s basic attack speed for the duration of Ice Shard’s effect.
Freeze-Dry increases Glaceon’s Sp. Atk for a short time and has Glaceon shoot out a freezing burst of air in a forward direction. The burst of air explodes upon hitting an opposing Pokémon or after traveling a set distance, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. For each opposing Pokémon hit by the explosion, Glaceon gains two ice crystals. The explosion also leaves behind an ice zone. Opposing Pokémon that enter this ice zone will have their movement speed decreased, and if they remain in the ice zone for a set amount of time, they become frozen for a short time. Freeze-Dry can also be upgraded to generate an ice crystal for each opposing Pokémon hit by the move’s explosions.
After reaching Lv. 8, Glaceon is ready to put on a show with its Unite Move, Glacial Stage. Glaceon leaps into the air, creating a diamond-shaped ice zone that deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. While Glaceon is in the ice zone, its movement speed is increased, and it gains an ice crystal whenever a set amount of time passes. The ice zone also decreases the movement speed of all opposing Pokémon.
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