Choose your fighting style with Urshifu in Pokémon UNITE! This Legendary Pokémon from the Galar region boasts the Isle of Armor’s Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style—and each match, you get to choose which style to use. You can obtain Urshifu for 12,000 Aeos coins or 575 Aeos gems at the Unite Battle Committee shop. Urshifu will only be obtainable with Aeos gems for the first seven days of its release.
Urshifu is joining the fray, but there’s more awaiting Pokémon UNITE players: Pokémon UNITE’s Season 12 battle pass is now available. Through December 25, the Season 12 battle pass will offer exciting new rewards, stylish Trainer fashion items, and new Holowear, such as Holiday Style: Gengar and Aurora Style: Gardevoir.
Each Pokémon UNITE battle pass consists of 60 battle pass levels, with thrilling missions and corresponding rewards available at each level. Complete daily, weekly, and seasonal battle pass missions to obtain battle pass points to increase your battle pass level and unlock new rewards. Players can also exchange Aeos gems for a premium pass, which automatically increases the battle pass level by 10 and provides additional rewards, such as rare Holowear, each time the battle pass level increases thereafter.
Furthermore, starting with this battle pass, the upper limit on battle pass levels has been removed, and players can get rewards every 10 levels, even after level 60. Different color variants of Trainer fashion sets will also be included as premium pass rewards. In the Season 12 battle pass, players can obtain the Trainer fashion variants Aurora Set (Red) and Aurora Set (Black). The Season 12 battle pass will also be introducing spotlighted Unite licenses that can be obtained at a discount as part of a premium pass bundle. This time, players will be able to get a special deal on Gardevoir and Gengar’s Unite licenses.
Read on to learn more about everything Urshifu has to offer in Pokémon UNITE’s latest update—and to pick up some tips before mastering Single Strike Style or Rapid Strike Style on Aeos Island!
Urshifu begins each match as Kubfu and can choose between two unique fighting styles each match. If Kubfu learns the move Wicked Blow at Lv. 5, it will evolve into Single Strike Style Urshifu. If Kubfu learns the move Surging Strikes at Lv. 5, it will instead evolve into Rapid Strike Style Urshifu. Single Strike Style Urshifu excels at doing palpable damage with a single blow, while Rapid Strike Style Urshifu continually pressures opponents by dealing damage over time. Once a style is chosen, Urshifu is locked into learning a specific move at Lv. 7—Single Strike Style Urshifu must learn Throat Chop, while Rapid Strike Style Urshifu must learn Liquidation.
Kubfu’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage. Single Strike Style Urshifu’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage and granting Urshifu a shield when it hits. Rapid Strike Style Urshifu’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage with two consecutive blows and reducing Urshifu’s move cooldowns.
Kubfu has the Inner Focus Ability, which reduces the duration of hindrance effects inflicted on it. Single Strike Style Urshifu and Rapid Strike Style Urshifu both share the Unseen Fist Ability. With Unseen Fist, when Urshifu deals damage to an opposing Pokémon with a shield effect, it pierces part of the shield and deals damage.
Lv. 1 & 3 Moves
Kubfu charges power before punching in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon. The longer power is charged, the more damage Rock Smash deals. Kubfu receives reduced damage while charging.
Kubfu charges in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and leaving them unable to act for a short time.
Lv. 5 Moves
Urshifu charges power before striking in the designated direction with a fierce blow. Urshifu’s next basic attack after using Wicked Blow becomes a boosted attack. While Urshifu is charging, its movement speed is decreased, but it receives reduced damage and becomes immune to hindrances. If Urshifu charges power for a set amount of time or longer before striking, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon in an area of effect. The lower the opposing Pokémon’s remaining HP is, the more damage is dealt. Opposing Pokémon in the center of the area of effect receive a critical hit and are shoved. If Urshifu does not charge power for that set amount of time, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon in an area of effect, decreasing their movement speed, and Wicked Blow’s cooldown is reduced. Wicked Blow can be upgraded to further reduce the damage Urshifu receives while charging—and when Urshifu strikes after charging power, opposing Pokémon in the center of the area of effect are also left unable to act.
Urshifu dashes in the designated direction and strikes with a flowing motion, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. Surging Strikes can be used an additional two times, and the third time it is used, any hits are always critical hits, and it throws opposing Pokémon. Urshifu’s next basic attack after using Surging Strikes becomes a boosted attack, and if the boosted attack hits, it restores Urshifu’s HP. Surging Strikes can be upgraded so that Urshifu receives reduced damage while using it.
Lv. 7 Moves
Urshifu dashes in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and leaving them unable to act. Urshifu’s next basic attack after using Throat Chop becomes a boosted attack. Throat Chop can be upgraded so that its cooldown is reduced when Wicked Blow hits.
Urshifu deals damage to and decreases the Defense of opposing Pokémon in the area around it. When Liquidation hits, Urshifu is granted a shield whose strength is based on the number of opposing Pokémon hit. Liquidation can be upgraded to reduce its cooldown.
Single Strike Style Urshifu’s Unite Move: Ebon Fist
Urshifu dashes at the designated opposing Pokémon. Then, if Urshifu designates a direction, it deals damage to the opposing Pokémon and shoves it in that direction. The shoved Pokémon then also deals damage to and throws other opposing Pokémon it hits. But if Urshifu does not designate a direction, it instead deals damage to the opposing Pokémon and throws it, leaving it unable to act when it lands. Using Ebon Fist will reset Wicked Blow’s cooldown.
Rapid Strike Style Urshifu’s Unite Move: Flowing Fists
Urshifu deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and shoves them. Urshifu’s movement speed is increased for a short time, and all of Urshifu’s move cooldowns are reduced. If Flowing Fists is used again, Urshifu unleashes five consecutive blows upon the designated opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and shoving it. In the time between activating this move and activating the follow-up attack, every three times Urshifu deals damage to opposing Pokémon, the number of consecutive blows the follow-up attack will deal is increased by one, up to 10 times maximum. While dealing the consecutive blows, Urshifu receives reduced damage and becomes immune to hindrances. After the consecutive blows have finished, Urshifu deals damage and shoves opposing Pokémon in an area of effect in front of itself.
Like the Melee All-Rounder Scizor, Urshifu has the option to choose between two distinct fighting styles each match—Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style. Single Strike Style favors quick bursts of damage between lengthy cooldowns, while Rapid Strike Style sustains damage over time with a flurry of blows. Both styles have their merits and can be chosen based on your playstyle and team composition.
Single Strike Style Urshifu deals significant damage, and between Wicked Blow and Throat Chop, it can also inflict a decent amount of hindrances. Landing Throat Chop on an opponent makes it easier for Single Strike Style Urshifu and its teammates to land powerful attacks, like Wicked Blow. Single Strike Style Urshifu’s Unite Move, Ebon Fist, is also a powerful tool for isolating and hindering a formidable Pokémon. When a specific Pokémon is really giving your team a headache during a battle, Single Strike Style Urshifu may be the key to locking that Pokémon down and taking it out of the game.
Rapid Strike Style Urshifu doesn’t have the same hindrance power as Single Strike Style Urshifu, but it can chase down any opponent with the mobility granted by Surging Strikes. Thanks to its Unseen Fist Ability, it’s easy for Rapid Strike Style Urshifu to continue striking down a primary target in any given fight. Combine this with the Defense reduction from Liquidation, and Rapid Strike Style Urshifu becomes a strong pick for players who enjoy one-on-one fights and chasing down low-HP targets.