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Before a battle, a team of up to three sync pairs can be created or chosen through preset teams. A score is given for each team, which can be compared to the battle's score; the higher a sync pair's level is, the higher the score will be. Each battle will indicate a recommended type that is super effective against the sync pairs in the upcoming battle, and choosing a trainer with a type advantage will further increase the team score.
 
Before a battle, a team of up to three sync pairs can be created or chosen through preset teams. A score is given for each team, which can be compared to the battle's score; the higher a sync pair's level is, the higher the score will be. Each battle will indicate a recommended type that is super effective against the sync pairs in the upcoming battle, and choosing a trainer with a type advantage will further increase the team score.
   

Revision as of 10:26, 12 October 2019

This article is about the game. For the type of Trainer, see Pokémon Master.

Pokémon Masters
ポケモンマスターズ
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Basic info
Platform: iOS, Android
Category: RPG
Players: N/A
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: DeNA
Publisher: DeNA
Part of: Generation VII spin-off
Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: E10+
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 3
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: August 29, 2019
North America: August 28, 2019
Australia: August 29, 2019
Europe: August 29, 2019
South Korea: August 29, 2019
Hong Kong: August 29, 2019
Taiwan: August 29, 2019
Websites
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
Pokemon.com

Pokémon Masters (Japanese: ポケモンマスターズ) is a free-to-start spin-off Pokémon game for iOS and Android. It allows players to battle various Pokémon Trainers from the core series games. It was released worldwide on August 29, 2019.[note 1] This game is set on the artificial island of Pasio.

It was officially revealed at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference on May 29, 2019. More details were revealed on June 27, 2019. A preview version of the game was released in Singapore on July 25, 2019 and in Canada on August 6, 2019.

Blurb

Start a new adventure in the Pokémon world! Explore the all-new island of Pasio!

There’s a tournament of 3-on-3 battles being held on Pasio called the Pokémon Masters League. Aim to become its champion as you battle with famous Trainers and make a dream team of friends on the way!

Form a team with three Trainers and their Pokémon to target your opponents' weaknesses and deal big damage!

Enjoy co-op play with friends all around the world! In co-op play, three players team up for fun, exciting battles! Work together to emerge victorious!

Gameplay

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To enter the Pokémon Masters League, players must collect at least five Badges by defeating the PML Leaders located in Pasio.[1] When recruiting a sync pair, the player can unlock a sync pair story.[2] The player also gain access to a Poryphone that contains various uses, including access to missions, the user's profile, and the friend list.

Sync pairs

Main article: Sync pair

A sync pair 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.

Sync pairs can be recruited by playing the main story, or through scouting.

Battle mechanics

Battles in Pokémon Masters take place in real-time instead of being turn-based. As a result, the outcome can be largely affected by how fast a team can issue its commands.

Before a battle, a team of up to three sync pairs can be created or chosen through preset teams. A score is given for each team, which can be compared to the battle's score; the higher a sync pair's level is, the higher the score will be. Each battle will indicate a recommended type that is super effective against the sync pairs in the upcoming battle, and choosing a trainer with a type advantage will further increase the team score.

When the battle starts, the player initially targets the sync pair in the center; the target can be changed by tapping on the sync pair the player wants to target. Each attack uses up a certain amount of energy from the move gauge, making it different than traditional Pokémon battles; the more damaging a move is, the more energy is used up from the move gauge. The gauge initially maxes out at 4 units, which can be increased to 6 by using coins. The speed at which the gauge fills up depends on the speed of the user's selected sync pair and the number of speed buffs the pair has received.

The opponent will always first target the strongest sync pair on the player's team, and will continue to do so until the player distracts them or the sync pair's Pokémon faints.

The battle is won when all sync pairs on a team have been eliminated. If the player wins, the sync pairs will gain experience and obtain items; what items will be obtained can be seen on the preparation screen. If the player loses, they are sent back to the Pokémon center.

Reception

Before its release, Pokémon Masters had surpassed 5 million preregistrations.[3] Since launch, it surpassed 10 million downloads in four days[4] and made $25 million in revenue in its first week.[5]

Amid the lukewarm reception from the community, particularly on the lack of content, unfulfilling completion rewards, and difficulty of the game's mechanics, DeNA released out a letter from the producers, where they apologized for the delay on addressing the game's problems and promised to focus on the community's complaints first.[6]

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Masters

Version history

iOS

Version Release date Official note
0.0.1 July 23, 2019 N/A
1.1.0 August 28, 2019

Pokémon Masters Now Available!
Head to Pasio for an exciting new adventure!

1.1.1 September 6, 2019

Minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.0 September 25, 2019

Update details:
• Recommended strength for areas containing battles is now displayed.
• You are now able to check stat changes to each of your sync pairs as you’re equipping them with gear.
• You are now able to exchange multiple items at once.
• Daily and Monthly categories have been added for items.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.1 October 8, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

Android

Version Release date Official note
1.1.0 August 28, 2019

Pokémon Masters Now Available!
Head to Pasio for an exciting new adventure!

1.1.1 September 6, 2019

Minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.0 September 25, 2019

Update details:
• Recommended strength for areas containing battles is now displayed.
• You are now able to check stat changes to each of your sync pairs as you’re equipping them with gear.
• You are now able to exchange multiple items at once.
• Daily and Monthly categories have been added for items.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.1 October 8, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

Compatibility

The game can be played on:[7]

Release

Unlike most other Pokémon games, Pokémon Masters was not released in Belgium or the Netherlands, likely due to bans on loot boxes.

Date Locations
August 28, 2019
August 29, 2019
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam

Gallery

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon Masters
Mandarin Pokémon Masters
France Flag.png French Pokémon Masters
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Masters
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Masters
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon Masters
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Masters

See also

Notes

  1. Due to time zones, the game was released on August 28, 2019 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.

References

External links


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