It’s been one year since Pokémon Trainers first landed on Aeos Island, which means it’s time to celebrate a year of ferocious battles and fabulous goal zone Aeos energy dunks. The excitement kicks off on Thursday, July 21, 2022, with new Unite licenses, Holowear and gifts for logging in, the start of Battle Pass Season 9, and a delicious Anniversary Cake Challenge.
Three new Pokémon will boldly enter the fray, starting with Glaceon, the Fresh Snow Pokémon, on July 21, 2022. Trainers interested in harnessing Glaceon’s freezing force can take part in the Icy Glaceon Challenge running Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT to Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. By completing the necessary missions, players can earn Glaceon’s Unite license. Other Pokémon that will be making their Pokémon UNITE debut during the anniversary festivities include Buzzwole on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, and Tyranitar on Monday, August 15, 2022. Check back for more information about these new Pokémon’s roles and special attacks.
Take on a new type of quick battle with Boss Rush. In Boss Rush, players team up to defeat powerful bosses and earn thrilling rewards. Fight hard and fight smart, because the higher your Unite squad’s score, the better the rewards. Boss Rush will be available at three different periods during the anniversary celebration:
July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT to July 24, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
July 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PDT to August 7, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
August 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PDT to August 21, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT
Dive into an electrifying new battle pass season with Battle Pass Season 9 and Band Style: Pikachu Holowear, which debut on July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT. Hit the perfect pitch with Band Style: Pikachu and Songstress Style: Wigglytuff Holowear. As always, the new battle pass season brings new rewards, so get ready to rise through the battle pass levels.
Get into the festive spirit with free Unite licenses and haute Holowear simply for logging in. Hop into Pokémon UNITE for five days between July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT and October 12, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT to receive the following Unite licenses and Holowear:
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
If players already own any of the Unite licenses or Holowear above, they will receive 100 Aeos coins instead for each Unite license and Holowear they already own.
And since it wouldn’t be much of a celebration without cake, Trainers will be able to collect frosting for the Anniversary Cake Challenge, running July 21, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PDT to September 1, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Battle and complete missions to collect frosting to build a mouth-watering anniversary cake—all while earning useful rewards.
Happy anniversary, Trainers!