Get your Glace-on
Pokémon UNITE received an update earlier today, and now official details have been released, providing more information on what’s new. The headline feature is the game’s debut of Glaceon, the ice type evolution of Eevee. Starting today, and until August 14, you’ll be able earn a license for Glaceon by participating in a special event.
Today also marks the start of “Band Style”, the Season 9 Battle Pass. This comes with new missions, rewards, fashion items, and more. To read more details about how to take part in the Battle Pass or the special Glaceon event, check out Pokémon UNITE’s official web site. You can also find some Glaceon details below.
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.