Giovanni (Masters)

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Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki
Spr Masters Giovanni.png
Giovanni's model
No. 74
English voice actor Andrew Russell[1]
Japanese voice actor Kōji Ishii[2]
Description This leader of the expansive Team Rainbow Rocket enterprise, which aims to use Pokémon to rule the world, believes Pokémon are no more than tools.

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Mewtwo, which is capable of Mega Evolution after the Power Boost. The sync pair could be obtained during the limited-time Legendary Event, Lurking Shadow. The pair's potential was first upgradable to 6★ EX starting on September 16, 2021, which unlocks Giovanni's EX Style. Unlike the other sync pairs, this pair can be upgraded with Custom Legendary Spirits instead of Champion Spirits.

Mewtwo

Masters150.png Type PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic
Move types PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic / GhostIC Masters.png Ghost
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Mewtwo Weakness DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon’s body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 135, Base Potential 528 391 104 480 104 426
Lv. 135, Max Potential 628 431 144 520 144 466
Mega Mewtwo
Lv. 135, Base Potential 528 391 104 576 104 511
Lv. 135, Max Potential 628 431 144 616 144 551

Moves

Giovanni's Mewtwo uses Confusion, Psychic, and Shadow Ball as its three damage-dealing moves. Upon Mega Evolution, Confusion is replaced with Psystrike.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Confusion Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 1 18 21 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target confused.
(Only before Mega Evolving)
Psychic Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def.
Nowhere to Hide! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's evasiveness by one stat rank. Raises the user's critical-hit rate by two stat ranks.
Shadow Ball Ghost
GhostIC Masters.png
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def.
Psystrike Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Deals damage based on the target's Defense rather than Sp. Def.
(Only after Mega Evolving)
Sync moves
World Domination Psystrike Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 250 300 An opponent Become Mega Mewtwo Y until the end of battle.*
(6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Power Reserves 2 Powers up moves in a pinch.
Theme Skills
Psychic Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Psychic-type attacks.
Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Villain Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Complicated Family Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.

Sync Grid

The sync grid for Giovanni and Mewtwo is an expanded grid, made available on July 26, 2021.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +20 Speed +20 7 84 2
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Confusion: Power +4 Confusion: Power ↑ +4 3 36 3
Confusion: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Psychic: Power +3 Psychic: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Psychic: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Psychic: On a Roll 2 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 7 84 2
Psychic: On a Roll 2 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 7 84 3
Nowhere to Hide!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Nowhere to Hide!: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 3
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Shadow Ball: Power +3 Shadow Ball: Power ↑ +3 4 48 3
Shadow Ball: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Shadow Ball: On a Roll 1 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 4 48 2
Smarty-Pants The more the target’s Sp. Def is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s sync moves. 10 120 2
Critical Strike 3 Powers up the user’s attacks when they become critical hits. 10 120 2
Weird Recovery 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action when the field is Psychic Terrain. 9 108 3
Brainteaser The more the target’s Sp. Def is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. 10 120 3
World Domination Psystrike: Power +25 World Domination Psystrike: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
World Domination Psystrike: Power +25 World Domination Psystrike: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Giovanni and Mewtwo can be battled against in:

  • Legendary event: Lurking Shadow (December 5 to 18, 2019; March 6 to 16, 2020; February 8 to March 10, 2021) - Giovanni aims to sow chaos by unleashing the hidden power of the sync stone. However, his attempts are thwarted by the player, Brock and Misty, and the power found from the bond of a sync pair. Giovanni joins the player's team but remains undecided whether he will truly change his ways or hatch a new plan.
  • Legendary event: Father or Foe (May 4 to 20, 2021)

Giovanni has also been shown to own a Nidoqueen. This pair can be battled against in:

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Giovanni

Quotes

Main article: Giovanni/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Giovanni (center) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Giovanni briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Archer and Ariana.

Gallery

Masters EX Giovanni artwork.png Masters Dream Team Maker Giovanni and Mewtwo.png Giovanni Mindscape.png
Artwork of Giovanni
in Pokémon Masters EX
Giovanni and Mewtwo on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Giovanni's sync move mindscape
(Team Rocket's Castle)
Spr Masters Giovanni 2.png VSGiovanni Masters.png Spr Masters Giovanni EX.png VSGiovanni EX Masters.png
5★ model 5★ VS model 6★ EX model 6★ EX VS model
Giovanni Emote 1 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 2 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 3 Masters.png Giovanni Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Masters Medal 1-Star Lurking Shadow.png
Medal
1★ Lurking Shadow

Trivia

  • Giovanni and Mewtwo form the first sync pair to be obtainable only via Legendary Events, debuting on December 5, 2019.
    • Yet, out of all Legendary-Event-obtainable sync pairs, Giovanni and Mewtwo have the widest gap between when they debuted and when their sync grid got expanded due to that expansion arriving on July, 26, 2021—599 days later.
  • Giovanni and Mewtwo are the first Legendary-Event-obtainable sync pair that can be raised to 6★ EX.

Origin

Giovanni's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Mewtwo is Giovanni's highest-level Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In addition, Giovanni also controlled a Mewtwo for a while in the anime. Mewtwo's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

In other languages

Nowhere to Hide!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 逃げられはしない Nigerare wa shinai
Mandarin Chinese 你逃不掉的 Nǐ Táo-bù-diào de
France Flag.png French Personne ne m'échappe !
Germany Flag.png German Ihr entkommt mir nicht!
Italy Flag.png Italian Vi abbiamo in pugno!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 놓치지않는다 Notchiji Anneunda
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡No tenéis escapatoria!

World Domination Psystrike

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 全世界を支配する サイコブレイク Zensekai o Shihai Suru Saiko Bureiku
Mandarin Chinese 支配全世界之 精神擊破 Zhīpèi Quánshìjiè zhī Jīngshén Jípò
France Flag.png French Pour diriger le monde ! Frappe Psy !
Germany Flag.png German Psychostoß der Weltherrschaft
Italy Flag.png Italian Psicobotta alla conquista dei mondi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전 세계를 지배할 사이코브레이크 Jeon Segyereul Jibaehal Saiko Beureikeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Mental Dominadora


References


Boss: Giovanni (Masters)
Notable members: MaxieArchieCyrusGhetsisLysandre
Lower members: FabaTeam Rainbow Rocket Grunts
Locations: Festival PlazaTeam Rocket's Castle


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearSawyerRachel
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllister
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyTeam Break


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