Pokémon UNITE celebrates one-year anniversary starting July 21

    The Pokémon Company announced new events and rewards to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pokémon UNITE.

    The one-year anniversary festivities begin on July 21 with log-in bonuses, an Anniversary Cake Challenge, a new Unite License for Glaceon, and much more. Additionally, new modes and features will be introduced such as Boss Rush and Pokémon Boost Emblems.

    Here’s an overview of the new events below, via The Pokémon Company:

    Unite License and Holowear Log-In Bonus Gifts

    Period: Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 08:00 a.m. BST – Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Friday, September 2, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Monday, August 15, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Friday, September 2, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 00:59 p.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Friday, August 12, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    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 08:00 a.m. BST – Friday, August 5, 2022, at 00:59 a.m. BST
    Players can receive a variety of rewards by teaming up with friends or other players who haven’t logged in over 14 days.

    Lastly, Pokémon UNITE is available now for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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