Battle Prep

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Battle Prep
決戦に向けて Towards the Decisive Battle
Masters Battle Prep banner.png
Event banner
Type Costume event
First run September 8 to October 3, 2022
Featured sync pairs Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo
Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie
Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole
Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
1.6× Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo
Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie
Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole
Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela 
1.4× Grimsley (Kimono) & Bisharp
Fantina & Mismagius
Glacia & Glalie
Falkner & Swellow 
1.2× Lt. Surge & Voltorb/Electrode
Koga & Crobat
Janine & Ariados
Erika & Vileplume 
Theme skills with 1.2× reward bonus Theme skill icon region.png Johto
Theme skill icon region.png Unova
Theme skill icon region.png Kalos
Theme skill icon region.png Alola

Battle Prep (Japanese: 決戦に向けて Towards the Decisive Battle) was a costume event in Pokémon Masters EX, and a group of sub-stories of the costume event Poké War Games. It was focused on the sync pairs Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo, Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie, Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole, and Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela.

The "Super Spotlight Costume Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo, Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie, Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole, and Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela for the duration of the event.

During this event, players could earn Event Vouchers X from battles that could be redeemed in the shop. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day. Extra vouchers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.

The player could battle using Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo, Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie, Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole, or Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela to obtain +0.6× bonus vouchers; Grimsley (Kimono) & Bisharp, Fantina & Mismagius, Glacia & Glalie or Falkner & Swellow to obtain +0.4× bonus vouchers; and Lt. Surge & Voltorb/Electrode, Koga & Crobat, Janine & Ariados, Erika & Vileplume, or any unlisted sync pairs with the Johto, Unova, Kalos or Alola theme skills to obtain +0.2× bonus vouchers.

This event was a combination of the sub-stories Diantha's Battle Prep, Hilda's Battle Prep, Guzma's Battle Prep, and Jasmine's Battle Prep from the initial run of Poké War Games.

Plot

Area info

Area name Unlock condition Completion Rewards
Masters Story Unlock.pngA Knight's Duel Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngThe Role of Lady Diantha Complete Mission 7 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngPokéstar Pro Advice Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngPrincess vs. Princess Complete Mission 8 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngCut from the Same Cloth Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngBring Out the Best Complete Mission 9 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngUltra Steel Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngA Launching Friendship Complete Mission 10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Hilda: Part 1 Normal VSHilda Special Costume Masters.png
Hilda
(Special Costume)
Masters0039.png
Jigglypuff
Weakness: SteelIC Masters.png
Masters0719.png
Diancie
Weakness: SteelIC Masters.png
Masters0362.png
Glalie
Weakness: SteelIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×9
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-2
Challenge Hilda: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×15
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-3
Challenge Diantha: Part 1 Normal VSDiantha Special Costume Masters.png
Diantha
(Special Costume)
Masters0131.png
Lapras
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0647R.png
Keldeo
Resolute Form
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0028A.png
Sandslash
Alolan Form
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×9
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-2
Challenge Diantha: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×15
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-3
Challenge Jasmine: Part 1 Normal VSJasmine Special Costume Masters.png
Jasmine
(Special Costume)
Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0797.png
Celesteela
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0542.png
Leavanny
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×9
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-2
Challenge Jasmine: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×15
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-3
Challenge Guzma: Part 1 Normal VSGuzma Special Costume Masters.png
Guzma
(Special Costume)
Masters0359.png
Absol
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0794.png
Buzzwole
Weakness: FairyIC Masters.png
Masters0262.png
Mightyena
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×9
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-2
Challenge Guzma: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×15
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×1-3
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard VSLusamine Masters.png
Lusamine
VSSteven Masters.png
Steven
Masters0282.png
Gardevoir
Weakness: SteelIC Masters.png
Masters0760.png
Bewear
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0567.png
Archeops
Weakness: SteelIC Masters.png
30 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png2000 coins
Masters Event Voucher.pngEvent Voucher X ×100
None

Event missions

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 7 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Guzma: Part 1
• Challenge Guzma: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngThe Role of Lady Diantha
Mission 8 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 1
• Challenge Jasmine: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngPrincess vs. Princess
Mission 9 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Diantha: Part 1
• Challenge Diantha: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngBring Out the Best
Mission 10 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Hilda: Part 1
• Challenge Hilda: Part 2
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngA Launching Friendship
Reward for completing all missions Masters Gem.pngGems ×200

Shop

Item given Item received Max exchanges
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×400
Masters Strike Move Candy Coin.png
Strike Move Candy Coin ×1
1
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×200
Masters 5 Star Scout Ticket.png
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×250
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×150
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×100
Masters Skill Sphere.png
Skill Sphere ×10
10
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters Co-op Sync Orb.png
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×100
Masters Fighting Codex, Vol. 1.png
Fighting Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters Fighting Tome, Vol. 1.png
Fighting Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×100
Masters Rock Codex, Vol. 1.png
Rock Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters Rock Tome, Vol. 1.png
Rock Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×100
Masters Steel Codex, Vol. 1.png
Steel Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters Steel Tome, Vol. 1.png
Steel Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×30
Masters Elite Four Notes.png
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×20
Masters Gym Leader Notes.png
Gym Leader Notes Notes ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×150
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×100
Masters 3-Pack Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×60
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×50
Masters 4 Star Level-Up Manual.png
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×30
Masters Skip Ticket.png
Skip Ticket ×10
5
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×750
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×10
Masters 3-Pack Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×10
Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×10
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
Masters Event Voucher.png
Event Voucher X ×10
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

Script

  • Pokémon Center (event conversation)
Name Text
Hilda We'll definitely make this event a success!
Diantha As a leader and an actress, I'll do everything I can to show off Pasio's charm!
My job is to make this fun for everyone involved!
Hilda I'm not just gonna win—I'm gonna make winning look good!


  • Pokémon Center (event conversation)
Name Text
Guzma This event is the perfect chance to beat down some punks!
Guzma I don't care who's on the other team. I'm gonna crush 'em all!
Buzzwole and I are gonna show 'em who's boss!
Jasmine Celesteela and I will protect our team with everything we've got!


  • A Knight's Duel
Name Text
A few days before the day of the Battle of the Golden Spheres...
Wikstrom This may just be practice for the Battle of the Golden Spheres, but a duel is a duel!
We'll be coming at you with no holds barred. Are you sure this is what you want?
Diantha Of course! We're ready to take you on!
Wikstrom Very well! Then let us begin!
Kukui Whoa, two knights are battling it out! So Diantha's with Keldeo and Wikstrom's using Aegislash?
I can tell this is gonna be an exciting battle!
Wikstrom You are formidable, but victory shall be ours!
Diantha Keldeo and I will unleash our moves with a force unrivaled! En garde!
Ace Trainer Look at Diantha! She's so cool!
Preschooler Good luck, both of you!
Wikstrom Never surrender! Our true power only starts here!
Aegislash! Swing thy blade with all the strength you can muster!
Diantha Counter their attack, Keldeo! Victory will be ours to claim!
(The battle ends)
Diantha Phew! I suppose we can end it here.
Wikstrom That was a fantastic battle! Your attacks still resonate through my soul!
Diantha Your teamwork with Aegislash was very impressive, too!
Thank you so much for joining me in this practice session!
Kukui Hey! Those were some sweet moves you had going on there!
And not just your battling moves...
Your acting was really amazing, too! What a performance!
Diantha Why, thank you for your kind words, Professor!
Wikstrom Did we really have to act throughout this battle, though? It's not as if we're on camera or stage...
Diantha Well, since we're wearing costumes for this event, I figure it's best to let everyone enjoy it, right? Especially if our goal is to promote Pasio.
I hope that I can get even more people to watch my battles...not just as a Champion but as an actress, too!
Kukui Based on the looks on everyone's faces now, I'd say you’re right on track to do just that!
Diantha I sure hope so!
We still have some time before the event. I'll keep polishing up my moves until then!
Wikstrom What a hardworking lass you are!
Diantha Oh! I may have spotted a worthy opponent!
(Guzma walks by)
Diantha Ahem.
You, sir, in the armor! Are you not a warrior of the mightiest caliber?
I challenge you to a duel! Why not test your strength against mine?
Guzma What did you just say?!
Collector *gasp* Oh, what a treat! Another chance to watch Diantha battle!
Hiker Diantha! You're the best!
Guzma Hmph. As if I'd back down from you callin' me out in front of all these people!
I accept this battle! Bring it on!
Diantha You have my gratitude. Are you ready?


  • The Role of Lady Diantha
Name Text
Wikstrom That's the match! It's Diantha's win.
Guzma Guzma! What is wrong with you?!
You should've let Buzzwole cut loose and destroy everything!
Argh, a loss is a loss. I gotta admit, you won this round.
But you'd better be prepared for us to crush you at the event!
Diantha Of course. I'll remember that.
(Guzma leaves)
Hiker Now that's what I call a battle!
Beauty Diantha, you were absolutely stunning!
Wikstrom The audience seems even more hyped up than when we have battles at the Pokémon League!
Diantha I suppose that makes sense. Battling as Champion can sometimes stifle the flair of things, as there's a certain way we're expected to act.
Kukui Ah, I think I understand what you mean! Wearing different hats can be tough, yeah!
Diantha Hm? How would you know that, Professor?
Kukui Uh...I mean, I'm a Professor...but also a Trainer, yeah? So it's like I have to live a double life!
Diantha Oh, I see. I suppose you're right!
Kukui Are you gonna be acting as a knight until the event starts?
Diantha *chuckle* That would be a bit much, even for me!
I'll make sure that Diantha the Knight shows up again at just the right moment!
Wikstrom That seems like an excellent plan.
Diantha That way, on the day of the event, I can show everyone the finest acting and battling I have to offer!


  • Pokéstar Pro Advice
Name Text
A few days before the day of the Battle of the Golden Spheres...
Hilda Wait—I have to battle in this?
Jasmine Mine is hard to walk in...
Rosa Well, we are trying to put on showy battles to promote Pasio, right?
More importantly, we've gotta make this fun for everyone watching the livestream!
Hilda Hmm... I wonder how I can make it fun for everyone watching.
Rosa Battling in costumes is a little uncomfortable at first, but you get used to it over time!
Jasmine So you've done something like this before, Rosa?
Rosa Yup! Back in Unova, I got cast in some movies at Pokéstar Studios!
Hilda Pokéstar Studios? That does sound familiar...
Jasmine What kind of place is that?
Rosa Well...it's this studio where they make movies, and I got scouted to act in some films they were making!
Jasmine Wow! You acted in movies?
Hilda You're practically a superstar!
Rosa N-not at all! I'm nowhere near star status!
Hilda But if you have experience in show biz, maybe you can give us some pointers on how to show off our battles on camera!
Rosa Wh-why so serious all of a sudden?
Hilda Well, this is something I've been thinking after seeing Diantha's battles and Lisia's performances...
But I hope I can be like them and really make my battles something fun for everyone to watch!
Rosa Hmm... This is just my own opinion, but...
I think the most important thing to remember when being filmed is to have lots of fun while you're at it!
Hilda So I should just...enjoy it?
Rosa Of course, acting technique and expressing yourself are important, too! But having fun is number one on my list!
Hilda Y'know, I can see that! Diantha and Lisia always seem like they're having a lot of fun, too!
Rosa Yeah! Why don't you give it a try with a friendly battle?
Jasmine Really?! You mean, right here and now?
Rosa Uh-huh! The best way to learn is to jump right in and give it a go!
Hilda Gotcha! In that case...Jasmine, would you like to have a battle with me?
I'm feeling fired up and ready for a battle now!
Jasmine S-sure! I accept!


  • Princess vs. Princess
Name Text
Rosa Aaaand cut!
The winner of this battle is...Hilda!
Hilda Phew... That was a close one!
Jasmine Aw, we lost...
Hilda I did squeeze out a win, but just barely...
I gotta keep practicing for the event!
Jasmine Um...I'll also train very hard with Celesteela so we can win at the event, too!
Rosa Awesome! I'll be rooting for you both!
??? That was an excellent battle.
(Sabrina appears)
Sabrina And those princess costumes look so nice on you two.
Hilda Th-thank you!
Sabrina You've both been chosen as leaders for the Battle of the Golden Spheres, right?
Wearing different clothes can make you feel like a different person. I'm a little envious that you get to do that.
(Sabrina leaves)
Hilda You know what? That makes sense! I do feel like a different person!
Jasmine Same here. I feel like I can do so many new things because of this costume!
Rosa Hmmm...
Hilda What's up?
Rosa Huh?! Oh! Nothing!
I hope you have loads of fun at the event, just like we did today!
I'll be cheering for you both!
Hilda Thanks, Rosa!
Jasmine I-I'm looking forward to battling with you again soon.
Hilda Right back at ya! Let's make it fun for all the spectators, too!


  • Cut from the Same Cloth
Name Text
A few days before the day of the Battle of the Golden Spheres...
Guzma Heh! Keep beating 'em down, Buzzwole!
Plumeria Ugh... What an annoying attack.
They aren't called Ultra Beasts for nothing, huh.
Guzma Yeah, or so I've heard.
Plumeria So you've heard? I thought that Pokémon was your partner.
I can't believe you're battling with a Pokémon that you don't even know anything about.
Guzma Hey, gimme some credit. I did ask Madam Prez about 'em, OK?
Buncha complicated stuff, if you ask me, but in short, Ultra Beasts are rad Pokémon from another dimension, yeah?
That's all I have to know! My partner's my partner, no matter what it is or where it came from!
All that matters is that anyone who crosses us gets a good beatdown!
Plumeria Must be nice, having such a one-track mind.
Guzma All right, let's go again, Buzzwole! Time to destroy 'em even more!
Plumeria W-wait a sec! We need a break.
Guzma Hmph. Pathetic. We're just getting started!
Plumeria Ugh... Not all of us have endless stamina like you two.
Why are you so gung ho about this, anyway?
It's not like you. When did you start taking events seriously?
Guzma Hmph! As if. I'm not training for the event...
I'm doing it for my partner.
Plumeria You mean Buzzwole?
Guzma Yeah. Buzzwole's like us, y'know...
An outcast.
Plumeria I guess that makes sense.
Guzma We're similar, so I figured we should team up. And we're gonna prove we're the baddest sync pair there ever was!
This Battle of the Golden Spheres thing is the perfect stage to do just that!
??? Oho! So you're going to work together with your partner, are you?
(Diantha and Hala appear)
Guzma What do you want, old geezer?
Diantha Hello there! Sorry to interrupt, but I've been looking for a training partner to prepare for the upcoming event!
If you don't mind, would you care to battle us?
Hala Ho! A battle between you two promising Trainers would be a sight to see indeed!
Surely, the great leader of Team Skull wouldn't shrink from a challenge, would he?
Guzma Tch. Fine.
Plumeria Heh. What happened to all that gusto you had earlier, huh?
Guzma I said fine! If we're doin' this, I'm gonna beat you down!
You'd best be ready to get crushed!
Diantha Sorry, but I don't plan on losing to you, either!
Guzma Let's go, Buzzwole! We're gonna obliterate 'em!


  • Bring Out the Best
Name Text
Diantha Wow! It's hard to believe you still had so much energy to battle after all that training you did!
We'll have to train even harder, won't we, Keldeo?
Guzma Look who's talkin'! You're the one pushin' us to the limit here!
We still gotta work out more if this is all we can do.
Diantha Really?
It seemed your Buzzwole had enough leisure time to flex and pose during that battle, no?
Guzma Nah, that ain't it.
Flexing's just Buzzwole's thing. It's not like it was having an easy time in battle.
No matter what I say, that's the one thing it just won't stop doing, even when it's in battle.
It can be a pain sometimes, but if Buzzwole's not gonna budge, I just gotta go with it.
Hala I see! So you've decided to bring out the best in your partner!
Guzma That ain't it, old man! If you're done here, buzz off!
Hala Ah, I'm not done yet, actually.
Crabominable was watching your battle just now, and it seems like he wants to challenge you, too!
Why don't you show us more of what you and your partner can do!
Guzma Heh, bring it on! Time for another beatdown, Buzzwole!
Plumeria Ugh, seriously? You still have the energy for another round?
Diantha Did something happen in the past with those two?
Plumeria Hmph. They're just a pair of clumsy numskulls.
Hala Make them holler, Crabominable!
Guzma That all you got, old man? Smash 'em, Buzzwole!


  • Ultra Steel
Name Text
A few days before the day of the Battle of the Golden Spheres...
Jasmine Um... I was thinking of practicing some moves with Steelix for a bit, and I was wondering...
Whoa! Ah, you seem excited...but how do I—
Hilda Hey! Whatcha doin'?
Jasmine Oh! Hi there, Hilda!
I was thinking of doing some extra training with my Pokémon.
But apparently, Celesteela is what they call an Ultra Beast? So I'm not quite sure what to do...
Hilda I see... So you're not sure how you should battle together, huh.
Hold on a sec. I've got an idea!
Jasmine H-Hilda? Where are you going?
(Hilda leaves and returns with Lusamine and Steven)
Hilda If you wanna learn more about Ultra Beasts, maybe we can get some advice from Lusamine!
Lusamine It's a pleasure to meet you, Jasmine. If there's anything I can do, I'd be more than happy to help!
Steven I hope you don't mind that I tagged along. I'm always curious to hear more about rare Pokémon!
Jasmine O-of course! I'd love to have your input, too!
Steven Oh...that pink shine really is something. No wonder they say it's the loveliest sight in the whole world.
Hilda Er...actually, the Pokémon we'd like to talk about is that one over there!
Steven Oh, sorry! I was completely captivated by your Diancie!
Lusamine Tell me, do you think that your Celesteela is different from other Pokémon?
Jasmine Um... Well...
Lusamine It is true that Ultra Beasts have tremendous power, which can be dangerous. But really, that can be said for most other Pokémon, too.
There's no need to be scared.
Steven It's good to adapt to what's best for your partner Pokémon, but you shouldn't take it too far.
Jasmine ... ... ...
Steven So really, the answer is quite simple.
Lusamine It doesn't really matter if that Pokémon is an Ultra Beast or not...because it's your precious partner Pokémon!
Jasmine You know what? You're so right!
Celesteela is Celesteela. I should be up-front and direct about what I'd like to do, too!
Hilda It looks like you've figured it out!
Jasmine Yes! Thank you for the advice, everyone!
Hilda No prob! Actually...how about we test that out in battle right now?
Jasmine Sure! Let's do it!


  • A Launching Friendship
Name Text
Jasmine Yay! We did it, Celesteela!
Hilda Aw, we lost!
Oof... I may have created a beast!
Steven *chuckle* Looks like your advice might've made your rival even stronger!
Hilda Yeah, seems so! But I'm still grateful for your help!
Battles are more fun when your opponent is strong and worry-free anyway!
Steven Haha! Yeah, I think so, too!
Lusamine I hope you and Celesteela can continue to foster your friendship together.
Next time we see each other, I'd love to see just how strong your bond has become!
Jasmine Yes! Thank you so much for all the advice!
Oh, and Celesteela! Thanks for battling with me!
It looks like you've got a few scuffs... How about I give you a good polishing?
After that, we can all get back to training for the event!

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 決戦に向けて
Mandarin Chinese 邁向決戰
France Flag.png French Vers le combat final
Germany Flag.png German Kampfvorbereitungen
Italy Flag.png Italian Riscaldamento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 결전의 날 준비
Spain Flag.png Spanish Preparativos finales

See also



Neo Champions: Leaders of a New EraFight for the Future TogetherThree Trainers, Three MindsA Pure and Touching HeartA Touching Sepia-Toned SongHoning One's LoveOne More Step to a New Path
Costume events: Poké War Games (Diantha's Battle PrepHilda's Battle PrepGuzma's Battle PrepJasmine's Battle PrepBattle Prep) • Curious Tea Party (Lillie's Party Prep—An Eye for BeautySonia's Party Prep—The Finest TeaIngo's Party Prep—Way of the ButlerEmmet's Party Prep—Heart and SoulSolving Wonderful Mysteries) • Super Tour Guide RosaSolve the Case! (Part 1)Solve the Case! (Part 2)The Power of DanceNew Heroes Are BornInfamous Pokéstar Villains
New Year's events: Season's GreetingsNew Year and New FriendsGather Up! Dream Duo!Rising New Year's Resolutions
Palentine's events: Baking BuddiesSweet ShenanigansChef's Heartful DeliveryVictor's Cooking Class!
Spring events: Pasio Eggsplorers
Summer events: Summer SuperstarsBeachside RivalrySummer Nights & Wishing StarsTwin Stars Far Apart
Fall events: Fight or FrightMidnight SpookfestOtherworldly EncounterThe Haunted Museum
Holiday events: Rosa's PartyA Special PresentDeck the HallsWinter WishesShine a Gentle LightFocus on the Shining Shot!
2019 debut: Reach for the TopThe Girl in Black and WhiteThe Importance of EleganceTwo Champions
2020 debut: The Strongest There IsShining StarTeam Skull Crash CourseThe Star of the ContestSerena's Dessert PartyFamily TiesThe Eccentric ElectricianDazzling Dizzying Battle StageThe Ideal Formula
2021 debut: Champion TimeShining Heart of DragonsTrials on the IsleMasters of Land and SeaAll Aboard the Victory TrainHearts UnitedThe Light Devourer
2022 debut: Pasio FriendiversaryVerdant GuardianA Golden FutureRevel in RivalryThreads of StrengthMelancholy Wally
2023 debut: Galar's Poké Ball EnthusiastTravelers from a Distant PastChase the Northern WindWe Should Battle!Tower Tycoon and Hall MatronTogether in an Unknown LandWho's the Best Singer?Veevee on Pasio!Let's Go in Search of Wonder
2024 debut: The Electrifying InfluencerSub-zero—My Past, My FutureMechanized—Love and SolitudeResearcher and SeekerGood Ol' Rika HereMiddle-Aged Opposites


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