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Revision as of 09:39, 12 November 2019

Mina and Granbull, a 3★ sync pair

A sync pair (Japanese: バディーズ Buddies) is a pair consisting of one Pokémon Trainer and one Pokémon in Pokémon Masters. Each sync pair has one of three roles: strike sync pairs, which are focused on attacking; support sync pairs, which are focused on defending, healing HP, and increasing stats of the whole team; and tech sync pairs, which are focused on different tactics, such as inflicting status alterations.

Mechanics

Moves and skills

Main article: List of moves in Pokémon Masters
Moves and Skills menu

Sync pairs have access to two different types of moves:

  • Pokémon moves - these require a specific amount of move gauge slots to be used
  • Trainer moves - these are unique to Pokémon Masters. They do not require the use of move gauge slots, but can only be used a set number of times in a battle

Each sync pair knows two moves when recruited, and can know up to four moves. Sync pairs can also unleash sync moves, which are powerful moves that can be used once a certain amount of moves have been used in battle. Sync pairs can also learn passive skills, which are similar to Abilities in the core series. Certain sync pairs can learn up to three passive skills.

Unlock Item required
Third move 5 Masters Training Machine.png
Fourth move 10 Masters Great Buff Blend.png/Masters Great Tech Tonic.png/Masters Great Aid Ade.png
3 Masters Ultra Buff Blend.png/Masters Ultra Tech Tonic.png/Masters Ultra Aid Ade.png
30 Masters Training Machine.png
5 Masters Super Training Machine.png
Passive skill 10 Masters Great Buff Blend.png/Masters Great Tech Tonic.png/Masters Great Aid Ade.png
3 Masters Ultra Buff Blend.png/Masters Ultra Tech Tonic.png/Masters Ultra Aid Ade.png
15 Masters Super Training Machine.png
10 Masters Skill Capsule.png

The power of Pokémon moves can be increased. When the player scouts a sync pair that they already have, the power of the moves is increased by one level. The level of the moves starts at level one, and can be boosted to level 5. At level 5, the power of the moves is increased by 20% with respect to level 1.

Level

Sync pairs gain experience and level up by winning battles or by using Level-Up Manuals. Leveling up increases a sync pair's stats, with them being identical in their role to the stats of the main games except for Speed, which instead affects the rate at which the move gauge fills.

Sync pairs have level caps, with the number of stars determining the level cap. 3★ sync pairs have an initial level cap of 30, 4★ sync pairs have an initial level cap of 35, and 5★ sync pairs have an initial level cap of 40. The player can increase these level caps by using items or increasing the stars of the pair. The items required differs for each sync pair.

Number of stars Raise in level cap
3★ 30 → 45
45 → 60
60 → 75
75 → 90
4★ 35 → 50
50 → 65
65 → 80
80 → 95
5★ 40 → 55
55 → 70
70 → 85
85 → 100

Reaching certain levels can allow the Pokémon to evolve; for example, at level 30, Barry's Piplup can evolve into Prinplup, at level 45 it can evolve into Empoleon, which then causes it to learn the sync move Late Fee Bubble Beam.

Increasing potential

The player can also increase the stats of sync pairs by using power-ups. Each power-up provides a +2 boost to HP, and a +1 boost to each other stat. Only the power-up corresponding to the number of sync pair stars can be used. For example, a 3★ power-up can only increase the potential of a 3★ sync pair. Once 20 power-ups are used, the number of stars for that sync pair increases by one. 5★ pairs can be given up to 20 5★ power-ups even though they can’t increase their number of stars, in this case each power-up increases the HP stat by 5 and the other stats by 2.

Type and resistance

Even though each pair has a single type, the resistances and defensive properties of the pair do not depend on it. Each sync pair has only a single weakness to a specific type and the resistances to status alterations, when available, are exclusively gained through passive skills.

Sync pair scout

Players can recruit sync pairs that are not available through the main story through sync pair scout at the shop. It costs 300 gems (or 100 paid gems) to scout one sync pair, which is chosen randomly from a pool of sync pairs. There is a 73% chance of obtaining a 3★ sync pair, 20% chance of a 4★ sync pair, and 7% chance of a 5★ sync pair. The animation suggests the potential of the scouted sync pair, which is proportional to the number of items needed to unlock the maximum level: if an antenna comes out of the Poryphone, a more powerful than usual sync pair is being recruited, if the background turns rainbow during the scouting process and a parabolic antenna comes out, then this guarantees the player one of the best pairs, which are usually 5★ pairs.

As previously mentioned, if the player scouts a sync pair they have already recruited, then the sync pair receives an increase in level. Once the sync pair level is maxed out to level 5, if the player again scouts that sync pair, the player will instead receive a power-up item corresponding to the sync pair's number of stars.

A scout point will be awarded for every scout pair that the player scouts through sync pair scouts. If a player manages to achieve 400 scout points, the player will be able to scout for a sync pair of their choice. However, scout points gained during a specific spotlight scout will expire once the spotlight scout expires, and they will not carry over to another spotlight scout.

The available sync pairs change as the game introduces more Trainers, with specific spotlight scouts giving a higher chance of obtaining the sync pair that the event is focused on.

Event Duration Notes
Launch Celebration Scout August 28 to November 27, 2019 One-time guaranteed 5★ scout. Can only be purchased with paid gems.
Blue Spotlight Scout! September 2 to 29, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Blue and Pidgeot.
Olivia Spotlight Scout! September 9 to 24, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Olivia and Lycanroc.
Lyra Spotlight Scout! September 16 to 29, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Lyra and Chikorita.
Hilbert Spotlight Scout! September 23 to October 7, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Hilbert and Oshawott.
Hilda Spotlight Scout! September 29 to October 16, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Hilda and Tepig.
Featured Type Scout October 7 to 23, 2019 Increased chance of recruiting Blue, Bruno, Kahili, Marshal, Brawly, Maylene and Winona.
Elesa Spotlight Scout! October 16 to 30, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Elesa and Zebstrika.
Brendan Spotlight Scout! October 23 to November 6, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Brendan and Treecko.
Caitlin Spotlight Scout! October 30 to November 13, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Caitlin and Reuniclus.
Phoebe Spotlight Scout! November 6 to 20, 2019 2% chance of recruiting Phoebe and Dusclops.

List of sync pairs

The following is a list of currently playable sync pairs, listed in the order they are presented on the Dex page.

Move types are also listed according to the Dex page. Only damaging move types are listed.

Trainer NDex Pokémon Move Type(s) Weakness Role Passive Skill(s) Base Potential Availability
Scottie #025 MastersIcon025.png Pikachu
Electric Ground Special Strike Endurance ★★★ Story
Start
Bettie #025 MastersIcon025.png Pikachu
Electric Ground Special Strike Endurance ★★★ Story
Start
Scottie #255 MastersIcon255.png Torchic
Fire Water Support Haste ★★★ Story
Chapter 20
A Rising Star
Bettie #255 MastersIcon255.png Torchic
Fire Water Support Haste ★★★ Story
Chapter 20
A Rising Star
Brock #095 MastersIcon095.png Onix
Rock Grass Tech Stoic 2 ★★★ Story
Start
Synga Suit
Brock
#248 MastersIcon248.png Tyranitar
Rock Fighting Physical Strike Sand Fortress ★★★ Story
Interlude 01
Misty #121 MastersIcon121.png Starmie
Water Electric Support Healing Hand 2 ★★★ Story
Start
Lt. Surge #100 MastersIcon100.png Voltorb
Electric Ground Tech Last Word ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Erika #045 MastersIcon045 f.png Vileplume
Grass Fire Tech Piercing Gaze ★★★ Story
Chapter 04
Blaine #077 MastersIcon077.png Ponyta
Fire Rock Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Lorelei #131 MastersIcon131.png Lapras
Ice Grass Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Bruno #068 MastersIcon068.png Machamp
Fighting Flying Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Agatha #094 MastersIcon094.png Gengar
Ghost Dark Tech Wide Awake ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Agatha #094 MastersIcon094M.png Gengar
Mega Gengar
Ghost Dark Tech Wide Awake ★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Kris #158 MastersIcon158.png Totodile
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Kris #159 MastersIcon159.png Croconaw
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Kris: Totodile's Evolution
Kris #160 MastersIcon160.png Feraligatr
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Kris: Croconaw's Evolution
Bugsy #015 MastersIcon015.png Beedrill
Bug Rock Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Bugsy #015 MastersIcon015M.png Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
Bug Rock Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Whitney #241 MastersIcon241.png Miltank
Normal Fighting Tech Mad Strength 2 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Pryce #086 MastersIcon086.png Seel
Ice Electric Special Strike Superduper Effective 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 08
Pryce #087 MastersIcon087.png Dewgong
Ice Electric Special Strike Superduper Effective 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Pryce: Seel's Evolution
Clair #230 MastersIcon230.png Kingdra
Dragon Dragon Special Strike Racing Rain 2 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 13
Janine #168 MastersIcon168.png Ariados
Poison Fire Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Will #178 MastersIcon178 f.png Xatu
Psychic Flying Electric Tech Impervious ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Karen #229 MastersIcon229 f.png Houndoom
Dark Fighting Special Strike Flameproof
Wide Awake
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Karen #229 MastersIcon229M.png Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Dark Fighting Special Strike Flameproof
Wide Awake
★★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Brendan #252 MastersIcon252.png Treecko
Grass Poison Physical Strike Haste
Lithe
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Brendan #253 MastersIcon253.png Grovyle
Grass Poison Physical Strike Haste
Lithe
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Brendan: Treecko's Evolution
Brendan #254 MastersIcon254.png Sceptile
Grass Poison Physical Strike Haste
Lithe
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Brendan: Grovyle's Evolution
Roxanne #299 MastersIcon299.png Nosepass
Rock Fighting Support Surging Sand 5 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Brawly #296 MastersIcon296.png Makuhita
Fighting Flying Tech Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Flannery #324 MastersIcon324.png Torkoal
Fire Water Tech Impervious ★★★ Story
Chapter 03
Norman #289 MastersIcon289.png Slaking
Normal Fighting Physical Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 07
Winona #279 MastersIcon279.png Pelipper
Flying Electric Tech Racing Rain 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Tate #338 MastersIcon338.png Solrock
Psychic Rock Dark Physical Strike Power Chain 3
Headstrong
Unbending
★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Liza #337 MastersIcon337.png Lunatone
Psychic Bug Support Power Chain 3
Dauntless
Stalwart
★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Phoebe #356 MastersIcon356.png Dusclops
Ghost Normal Dark Support Pass It On
Vigilance
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Drake #373 MastersIcon373.png Salamence
Dragon Fairy Support Terrify 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Noland #127 MastersIcon127.png Pinsir
Bug Flying Physical Strike Headstrong ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Noland #127 MastersIcon127M.png Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
Bug Flying Physical Strike Headstrong
Unhindered
★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Barry #393 MastersIcon393.png Piplup
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Story
Chapter 02
Barry #394 MastersIcon394.png Prinplup
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Barry: Piplup's Evolution
Barry #395 MastersIcon395.png Empoleon
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Barry: Prinplup's Evolution
Roark #408 MastersIcon408.png Cranidos
Rock Water Physical Strike Headstrong ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Gardenia #407 MastersIcon407 f.png Roserade
Grass Flying Special Strike Speeding Sun 2 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Maylene #307 MastersIcon307 f.png Meditite
Fighting Fairy Support On the Ropes 3 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Crasher Wake #419 MastersIcon419.png Floatzel
Water Grass Tech Racing Rain 2
Aggravation 1
★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Candice #460 MastersIcon460 f.png Abomasnow
Ice Fire Tech Antifreeze
Snow Shelter
★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Flint #392 MastersIcon392.png Infernape
Fire Water Special Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 12
Thorton #437 MastersIcon437.png Bronzong
Steel Psychic Fire Tech Aggravation 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Cheryl #242 MastersIcon242.png Blissey
Normal Fire Fighting Support Healing Hand 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Marley #059 MastersIcon059.png Arcanine
Fire Ground Support Haste ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Rosa #495 MastersIcon495.png Snivy
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 01
Rosa #496 MastersIcon496.png Servine
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Rosa: Snivy's Evolution
Rosa #497 MastersIcon497.png Serperior
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Rosa: Servine's Evolution
Clay #536 MastersIcon536.png Palpitoad
Ground Grass Tech Antitoxin ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Skyla #581 MastersIcon581.png Swanna
Flying Rock Support Haste ★★★ Story
Chapter 05
Brycen #615 MastersIcon615.png Cryogonal
Ice Rock Fighting Tech Snow Shelter
Healing Hail 1
★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Iris #612 MastersIcon612.png Haxorus
Dragon Ice Physical Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 09
Roxie #544 MastersIcon544.png Whirlipede
Poison Psychic Physical Strike Hit and Run 2 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Marlon #565 MastersIcon565.png Carracosta
Water Rock Grass Support Unbending ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Shauntal #609 MastersIcon609.png Chandelure
Ghost Rock Special Strike Unhindered
Power Reserves 2
★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Marshal #534 MastersIcon534.png Conkeldurr
Fighting Psychic Physical Strike Gritty 5 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Grant #698 MastersIcon698.png Amaura
Rock Steel Tech Snow Shelter
Sand Shelter
Aggravation 1
★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Korrina #448 MastersIcon448.png Lucario
Fighting Fire Physical Strike Unflappable ★★★ Story
Chapter 06
Korrina #448 MastersIcon448M.png Lucario
Mega Lucario
Fighting Fire Physical Strike Unflappable ★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Ramos #070 MastersIcon070.png Weepinbell
Grass Ice Tech Defense Crush 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Wulfric #713 MastersIcon713.png Avalugg
Ice Fire Physical Strike Clearheaded ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Siebold #693 MastersIcon693.png Clawitzer
Water Fighting Electric Special Strike Critical Focus 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Wikstrom #681 MastersIcon681.png Aegislash
Shield Forme
Steel Fire Tech Stance Change
Vigilance
★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Wikstrom #681 MastersIcon681B.png Aegislash
Blade Forme
Steel Fire Tech Stance Change
Vigilance
★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Hau #026 MastersIcon026A.png Raichu
Alola Form
Electric Ground Special Strike First Aid 4 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 11
Sophocles #777 MastersIcon777.png Togedemaru
Electric Ground Tech Endurance ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Mina #210 MastersIcon210.png Granbull
Fairy Steel Tech Impervious ★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Olivia #745 MastersIcon745Mn.png Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock Grass Physical Strike Amped Up 1 ★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Hapu #750 MastersIcon750.png Mudsdale
Ground Grass Physical Strike Clearheaded ★★★ Story
Chapter 10
Kahili #733 MastersIcon733.png Toucannon
Flying Ice Physical Strike Piercing Gaze ★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Viola #283 MastersIcon283.png Surskit
Bug Rock Tech Terrify 1 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 14
Viola #284 MastersIcon284.png Masquerain
Bug Rock Tech Terrify 1 ★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Viola: Surskit's Evolution
Nanu #053 MastersIcon053A.png Persian
Alola Form
Dark Bug Tech Critical Sting 1 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 15
Koga #169 MastersIcon169.png Crobat
Poison Electric Tech Haste ★★★★ Story
Chapter 16
Acerola #770 MastersIcon770.png Palossand
Ghost Ice Tech Sand Fortress ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 17
Cheren #508 MastersIcon508.png Stoutland
Normal Dark Fighting Support Outrun 4 ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 18
Blue #018 MastersIcon018.png Pidgeot
Flying Rock Special Strike Acuity
Haste
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Blue #018 MastersIcon018M.png Pidgeot
Mega Pidgeot
Flying Rock Special Strike Acuity
Haste
★★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Lyra #152 MastersIcon152.png Chikorita
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Lyra #153 MastersIcon153.png Bayleef
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Lyra: Chikorita's Evolution
Lyra #154 MastersIcon154 f.png Meganium
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Lyra: Bayleef's Evolution
Hilbert #501 MastersIcon501.png Oshawott
Water Electric Support Impervious ★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Hilda #498 MastersIcon498.png Tepig
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Hilda #499 MastersIcon499.png Pignite
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Hilda: Tepig's Evolution
Hilda #500 MastersIcon500.png Emboar
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Hilda: Pignite's Evolution
Elesa #523 MastersIcon523.png Zebstrika
Electric Ground Physical Strike Hit and Run 2
Lithe
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Caitlin #579 MastersIcon579.png Reuniclus
Psychic Ghost Special Strike Antitoxin
Flameproof
Escape Artist
★★★★★ Sync Pair Scout
Calem #677 MastersIcon677.png Espurr
Psychic Ghost Tech Acuity
Aggravation 1
★★★★★ Story
Chapter 20

Unreleased characters

The following Trainers have been shown in supplementary material and in the game itself, but are not currently playable. They may become available in future updates. Note that some characters do not yet have a known sync partner.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拍檔組合 Paakdong Jóuhahp
Mandarin 拍檔組合 Pāidǎng Zǔhé
France Flag.png French Duo
Germany Flag.png German Gefährte
Italy Flag.png Italian Unità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버디즈 Buddies
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pareja de Compis


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