Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast

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Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
ガラルのボールマニア? Galar's Ball Maniac?
Masters Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast.png
Event notification image
Type Story event
First run March 21 to April 7, 2023
Featured sync pairs Ball Guy & Amoonguss
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
1.6× Ball Guy & Amoonguss 
1.4× Victor & Rillaboom
Ethan & Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion
Elio & Popplio/Brionne/Primarina 
1.2× Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Scottie/Bettie & Torchic 
Theme skills with 1.2× reward bonus Theme skill icon region.png Galar

Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast (Japanese: ガラルのボールマニア? Galar's Ball Maniac?) was a story event in Pokémon Masters EX. It was focused on the sync pair Ball Guy & Amoonguss.

The "Ball Guy Variety Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Ball Guy & Amoonguss for the duration of the event.

During this event, players could earn Ball Guy Stickers 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, and My Secret Hideout!, which could only be challenged when the player had a Ball Guy Sticker +. Extra stickers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.

The player could battle using Ball Guy & Amoonguss to obtain +0.6× bonus stickers; Victor & Rillaboom, Ethan & Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion, or Elio & Popplio/Brionne/Primarina to obtain +0.4× bonus stickers; and Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu, Scottie/Bettie & Torchic, or any unlisted Galar sync pairs to obtain +0.2× bonus stickers.

The special area, My Secret Hideout!, was unlocked after completing the first story area. This area could only be accessed in exchange for a Ball Guy Sticker +, which could be obtained from the shop or a log-in bonus. Players could obtain one of ten rewards after defeating Ball Guy in battle. Once all ten were received, players would no longer be able to battle Ball Guy, but would obtain a Big Pearl on revisiting.

This event featured the Battle Challenge, where players were challenged to defeat a team of strong opponents. Players could complete event missions by clearing these areas with teams using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

In addition, players could earn a medal for completing all the story areas in the event.

Plot

Finding themself on Pasio, Ball Guy is amazed to see that famous Trainers have gathered on the island. Inspired, Ball Guy decides to become a mascot on Pasio and cheer on all of the Trainers. They call out to a Youngster walking by and gift him a Friend Ball. The Youngster explains that since there are no wild Pokémon on Pasio, there is no use for Poké Balls. Shocked and confused about what their purpose is, Ball Guy blacks out.

After unsuccessfully trying to give out Poké Balls to Trainers with their Amoonguss, Ball Guy has a discussion with them about what they could possibly do in this new situation. After a while of self-reflection, Ball Guy realizes that there is another kind of ball that could interest everyone. As they wonder how to go about making friends with one, a mysterious Trainer and a Pokémon approach to offer help.

Later, Elio, Ethan, and Victor watch as a group of young Trainers share rumors about Ball Guy, speculating things about them. Ethan wonders why Ball Guy is giving out items as Elio begins to ponder their identity, thinking of Kukui. Victor explains that he had met Ball Guy in Galar, where he had seen them give out Poké Balls and cheer on Trainers. As the three continue to discuss Ball Guy, they hear an explosion in the distance that startles them.

At Centra City, Ball Guy challenges passing Trainers while commanding an Electrode and some Voltorb to attack. Elio, Ethan, and Victor arrive and are concerned to see Ball Guy threatening Trainers. Victor runs over to ask them for an explanation, but after a moment of brief hesitation, they challenge him, too. Ethan and Elio rush to help Victor, sending out their Pokémon. Alongside a Black Belt and a Pokémon Ranger, they are able to defeat Ball Guy. Sawyer then runs into the area, followed by Lear. Ball Guy runs off when they see the two, prompting them and the others to chase them. Victor stays behind, confused as to what happened to Ball Guy.

All across Pasio, Ball Guy challenges Trainers while threatening to detonate their Voltorb and Electrode. In each group of trainers they challenge, a Galar gym leader is present, and comments to themselves about how they had seen Ball Guy before in gyms and wondering why their behaviour had changed so drastically. Elio, Ethan, and Victor meet with Lear, Sawyer, and Looker in the city to discuss the issue. When Lear plans to put Ball Guy on a wanted list, Victor tries to explain that there must be a reason for their actions. Refusing to let Ball Guy cause any more chaos, Lear and Looker leave. Victor stays behind and thinks to himself worriedly.

In an alley, Looker and the others corner Ball Guy by a gate. Looker demands for Ball Guy to explain their actions, and tells them to surrender. Ball Guy tells everyone that they wanted to cheer on Trainers by using ball-like Pokémon to help them get stronger. They explain that they were inspired to pretend to be a villain after seeing Brycen act in a play. By acting as a villain, Trainers would feel the necessity to battle them, ensuring their growth, and wouldn't just flee. Victor reprimands Ball Guy for their actions, and they apologize.

Lear decides to let Ball Guy go with a warning, since they didn't cause too much damage. Looker asks Ball Guy where they got the ball-like Pokémon they used, and after remarking a 'kind scientist' gave them the Pokémon, Ball Guy turns to see Colress and Hoopa who are approaching from nearby. Colress reveals that Hoopa brought the Pokémon to Pasio, and that his Colress Machine amplified their power. Lear is infuriated, and Colress casually exits with Hoopa. As Lear chases after the two, Looker announces that the case is closed and departs. Distressed, Ball Guy begins to question their purpose on Pasio again. Victor points out that since they are good friends with their Amoonguss, they should form a sync pair with it.

Days later, Ball Guy and the Masked Royal have a battle in the city, a crowd spectating them. When Ball Guy seems to be in a pinch, they're cheered on and their determination is renewed, continuing to battle. When the battle ends, the Masked Royal tells Ball Guy 'You've a stout heart, and you don't give up no matter how many times you go down!' and Selene asks them if they can all take a photo together. Afterward, Ball Guy and Lisia dance in front of a crowd, completing a chant together. They gift her a Love Ball afterwards, finding it to be fitting for an idol. Ball Guy then joins Siebold, Mallow, Gloria, Victor, and Ethan in a forest to make curry designed to look like a Poké Ball. Victor asks Ball Guy how they made the curry such a bright red color, and they reveal that they used 'loads of super-hot spices' in it. Mallow, Gloria, and Ethan all begin to exclaim, having just started eating the spicy food. Later that night, Ball Guy explains to Victor and the others that they are willing to do everything they can to cheer people on so that one day they can become an official mascot.

Area info

Area name Unlock condition Completion Rewards
Masters Story Unlock.pngA Welcoming Ball! Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngUnfavora-ball Conditions
Masters Story Unlock.pngUnfavora-ball Conditions Complete A Welcoming Ball! Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Elio: Part 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngMy Secret Hideout!
Masters Story Unlock.pngBall Guy Goes Ball-istic Complete Challenge Elio: Part 1 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Elio: Part 2
Masters Story Unlock.pngBall Guy, Caught! Complete Challenge Elio: Part 2 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Elio: Part 3
Masters Story Unlock.pngOfficial Mascot Aspirations Complete Challenge Elio: Part 3 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Elio: Part 4
Masters Story Unlock.pngDaily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngBattle Challenge! Round 1

Battles

Single player

Name Difficulty Trainer(s) Pokémon Stamina First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Elio: Part 1 Normal VSElio Masters.png
Elio
Masters546.png
Cottonee
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters730.png
Primarina
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngBall Guy Goes Ball-istic
Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×7
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×1-2
Challenge Elio: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngBall Guy, Caught!
Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×14
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×1-3
Challenge Elio: Part 3 Very Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngOfficial Mascot Aspirations
Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×16
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×1-3
Challenge Elio: Part 4 Super Hard 20 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png1,500 coins
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×26
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×1-4
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png2,000 coins
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.pngBall Guy Sticker ×100
None
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard VSVictor Masters.png
Victor
Masters103.png
Exeggutor
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters812.png
Rillaboom
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters763.png
Tsareena
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Story Unlock.pngBattle Challenge! Round 2
Masters 3 Star Support Move Candy.png3★ Support Move Candy
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters 4 Star Tech Move Candy.png4★ Tech Move Candy
None None
My Secret Hideout! Normal VSBall Guy Masters.png
Ball Guy
Masters100.png
Voltorb
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Masters0591.png
Amoonguss
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 None One of each, one per visit
Masters Friend Ball Replica.pngFriend Ball Replica
Masters Love Ball Replica.pngLove Ball Replica
Masters Moon Ball Replica.pngMoon Ball Replica
Masters Strike Move Candy Coin.pngStrike Move Candy Coin
Masters Tech Move Candy Coin.pngTech Move Candy Coin
Masters Support Move Candy Coin.pngSupport Move Candy Coin
Masters 3 Star Strike Move Candy.png3★ Strike Move Candy
Masters 3 Star Tech Move Candy.png3★ Tech Move Candy
Masters 3 Star Support Move Candy.png3★ Support Move Candy
Masters Skill Sphere.pngSkill Sphere ×100
Once all of the above have been received
Masters Big Pearl.pngBig Pearl

Event missions

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge Elio: Part 1
• Challenge Elio: Part 2
• Challenge Elio: Part 3
• Challenge Elio: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×50
Mission 7 Complete the following area ×1
Official Mascot Aspirations
Masters Medal 1-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png1★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Masters Level Ball Replica.pngLevel Ball Replica
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
Masters Medal 2-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png2★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal 3-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png3★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal Incrediball.pngIncrediball!
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Poison
Masters Support Move Candy Coin.pngSupport Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Galar
Masters Strike Move Candy Coin.pngStrike Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions Masters Gem.pngGems ×200

Shop

Item given Item received Max exchanges
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×400
Masters Ball Guy Sticker +.png
Ball Guy Sticker +
10
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×200
Masters 5 Star Scout Ticket.png
5★ Scout Ticket
4
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×250
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up
3
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×150
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×50
Masters Co-op Sync Orb.png
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×50
Masters Sync Orb.png
Sync Orb ×50
(Ball Guy & Amoonguss)
2
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×100
Masters Poison Codex, Vol. 1.png
Poison Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×50
Masters Poison Tome, Vol. 1.png
Poison Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×30
Masters Elite Four Notes.png
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×20
Masters Gym Leader Notes.png
Gym Leader Notes ×10
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×150
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×100
Masters 3-Pack Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×80
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×60
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×50
Masters 4 Star Level-Up Manual.png
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×30
Masters Skip Ticket.png
Skip Ticket ×10
10
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×750
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×10
Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×10
Masters 3-Pack Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×10
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
Masters Ball Guy Sticker.png
Ball Guy Sticker ×10
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

Gallery

Masters Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast banner.png
Event banner
Masters Medal 1-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal 2-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal 3-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal Incrediball.png
Medal
1★ Galar's Poké Ball
Enthusiast
Medal
2★ Galar's Poké Ball
Enthusiast
Medal
3★ Galar's Poké Ball
Enthusiast
Medal
Incrediball!

Script

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガラルのボールマニア?
Mandarin Chinese 伽勒爾的精靈球迷?
France Flag.png French Le fan de Poké Ball de Galar
Germany Flag.png German Galars Pokéball-Enthusiast
Italy Flag.png Italian Il fanatico di Poké Ball di Galar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르지방의 볼마니아?
Spain Flag.png Spanish Un plan redondo

See also



Subtypes: Neo Champions
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 Here


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