Celebrating the winter holidays, Pokémon Unite begins a new holiday-themed event from December 15, 2021, to January 16, 2022. During the event period, players are able to play on an exclusive new map, take on new challenges and earn limited-time rewards!
▍New Unite Licenses
Two new Unite licenses will be made available. The first, available from December 9 to December 31, 2021, will feature Tsareena, Melee All-Rounder that is ready to reign over the competition with moves like Triple Axel, Trop Kick, and Queen Ascendant.
The second, available from December 20, 2021 and onwards, will feature Dragonite, a Melee All-Rounder capable of harnessing its impressive heft and draconic might to dole out maximum damage with powerful moves like Dragon Breath, Outrage, and Draco Impact.
Two new challenges will be available with this event. The Illumination Challenge running from December 15, 2021, to January 16, 2022, and the Photo Challenge running from December 24, 2021, to January 6, 2022.
In the Illumination Challenge, players begin by selecting the holiday tree in the lobby to compete in daily missions and challenge missions. By completing them, players can collect lights to light up the holiday tree and earn fun rewards—including a Trainer snapshot frame and background, a 1-day limited license, Trainer fashion items, and more.
In the Photo Challenge, players can participate in standard battles, quick battles, ranked matches, and the special Snowball Battle in Shivre City mode to collect snowflakes. These snowflakes are then used to reveal parts of a photo that are hidden by a silhouette. You’ll earn rewards if you can reveal the full picture!
▍New Quick Battle Map
For a limited time, a special 4-on-4 quick battle map, Snowball Battle in Shivre City, will be available. On this map, a special rule will be in place. Opposing Pokémon that are knocked out will become snowmen for a limited time, unable to move. In the “Snowman” condition, the Pokémon’s basic attack will instead cause it to jump into the air, and its moves will do different poses, such as cheering, waving, and giving a thumbs-up.
When certain time passes, the “Snowman” effect ends, and the Pokémon will leap free of the snow and return to battle. From time to time, a wild Delibird will appear on the field, where defeating him will grant you a random item that replaces your currently set battle item for one use.
▍Special Login Gifts
By logging daily into the game from December 24, 2021, until January 1, 2022 and from December 25 to December 28, 2021, two prize boxes will be available for players, offering the opportunity to select exclusive items such as Aeos coins, Holowear tickets, Aeos tickets, item enhancers and even Fashion items for their trainer.
Exclusive cool seasonal Holowear for Pikachu and other Pokémon will be discounted in the in-game shop for a limited time!