Hugh (Masters)

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Hugh
ヒュウ Hyu
Spr Masters Hugh.png
Hugh's model
No. 159
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Tasuku Hatanaka
Description This Trainer is from Aspertia City in Unova. He has a strong sense of justice and cares for his sister. He won't tolerate evil that tries to tear people and Pokémon apart.

Hugh (Japanese: ヒュウ Hyu) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Bouffalant. This sync pair was first made available on November 7, 2022. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Bouffalant

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 05020, which allows "Battle! (Hugh) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

Masters0626.png Masters025W.png Type NormalIC Masters.png Normal
Move type NormalIC Masters.png Normal
Role Masters Physical Strike.png Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Bouffalant Weakness FightingIC Masters.png Fighting
They charge wildly and headbutt everything. Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 845 424 124 268 124 284
Lv. 140, Max Potential 945 464 164 308 164 324
Mega Bouffalant
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Hugh is available in the general sync pair scout. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Hugh Spotlight Scout (November 7 to December 3, 2022)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Headbutt Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 2 53 63 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.
Dire Hit + None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks.
Head Charge Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 3 167 200 100% An opponent The user also takes 25% of the damage it dealt to the target.
I'll Take You On! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Raises the user's Attack by 4 stat ranks. Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 2 stat ranks. Applies the Free Move Next effect to the user.
Sync moves
Trusted Partners Head Charge Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Physical 300 360 An opponent (6★ EX effect: Sync moves will target all opposing sync pairs.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Recoil Removal 4 Has a chance (50%) of negating recoil damage when using moves that have the recoil effect tag.
Reckless Boost 9 Powers up the user's moves that have the recoil effect tag.
Hugh's Determination Except in certain circumstances, fully restores the user's HP just before the user faints the first time each battle.
Theme Skills
Theme skill icon type.png Normal Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Normal-type attacks.
Theme skill icon region.png Unova Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Theme skill icon Trainer group.png Rival Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Theme skill icon other.png Unova Adventurer Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Theme skill icon other.png Passionate Spirit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
Masters Rare Cache icon.pngRare ↑ 2 Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful ↓ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
Masters Rare Cache icon.pngRare Cache
Lowers the following discovery level by 2:
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful Crystal

Sync grid

Hugh and Bouffalant's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available when the sync pair was first released.

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 +30 HP +30 5 60 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 2
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 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
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Headbutt: Power +4 Headbutt: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Headbutt: Power +4 Headbutt: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Headbutt: Power +4 Headbutt: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Headbutt: Power +4 Headbutt: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Headbutt: Power +4 Headbutt: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Headbutt: 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
Headbutt: Aggravation 1 Raises the chance of inflicting the flinching, confused, or trapped condition with the additional effects of moves. 10 120 3
Head Charge: Power +3 Head Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Charge: Power +3 Head Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Charge: Power +3 Head Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Charge: Power +3 Head Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Head Charge: Power +3 Head Charge: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Head Charge: 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
Dire Hit +: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
I'll Take You On!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
I'll Take You On!: Mighty Physical Boost 9 Increases the user's Physical Moves ↑ Next effect by 2 ranks when its move is successful. 10 120 3
Headstrong Attack cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Escape Artist Prevents the user from becoming trapped. 5 60 1
Natural Remedy Removes all status conditions from the user the first time it is inflicted by any status condition each battle. 7 84 2
Healthy Healing Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its HP is full when it enters a battle. 7 84 2
Grass Guard Reduces damage when the user is attacked by Grass-type moves. 10 120 2
Sharp Entry 1 Raises the user's critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Furious Brawn The more the user's Attack is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Haymaker The more the user's Attack is raised, the more it powers up the user's sync move. 10 120 3
Sync Power Flux The fuller the move gauge when the user's sync move is selected, the more this powers up the sync move. 10 120 3
Recuperation 2 Restores the user's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP after using its sync move. 10 120 3
Initial Pinch Physical Boost 5 Increases the user's Physical Moves ↑ Next effect by 5 ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Trusted Partners Head Charge: Power +25 Trusted Partners Head Charge: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Trusted Partners Head Charge: Power +25 Trusted Partners Head Charge: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Hugh and Bouffalant can be battled against in:

Hugh has also been shown to pair alongside Flygon and can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Hugh appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Hugh

Quotes

Main article: Hugh/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Hugh briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Silver and Wally.

Gallery

Spr Masters Hugh 2.png Spr Masters Hugh EX.png VSHugh Masters.png VSHugh EX Masters.png Hugh Mindscape.png
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Hugh Emote 1 Masters.png Hugh Emote 2 Masters.png Hugh Emote 3 Masters.png Hugh Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Hugh's sync move mindscape
(Team Plasma's safehouse)
Masters Villain Arc Unova Part 1 artwork.png Masters Villain Arc Unova Part 2 artwork.png
Artwork of the Unova chapter of the Villain Arc (Part 1)
by Hitoshi Ariga[1]
Artwork of the Unova chapter of the Villain Arc (Part 2)
by Hitoshi Ariga[2]

Trivia

  • Despite Hugh appearing in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, it took him 1166 days after the release of Pokémon Masters EX to be added as a playable character.
  • Hugh's rival is Rosa, since she mentions being from the same hometown as him when she joins a team with him.
  • During the Unova chapter of the Villain Arc, Colress refers to Hugh as "the boy with spiky hair like a Qwilfish", referencing a Team Plasma Grunt on the Plasma Frigate who also compares Hugh's hair to a Qwilfish.
  • In a conversation with Hugh in the Pokémon Center, it is revealed that Hugh's sister's Purrloin, which was stolen by Team Plasma, had forgotten about Hugh and his sister by the time Hugh got it back and found out that it had evolved into a Liepard. Eventually, they were able to grow close again.
  • All versions of Hugh use special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). Those Trainers include Cheren, Bianca, Nate, and Rosa.
    • Hugh also uses special voice-over lines upon winning a battle with Nate or Rosa in the same team.
  • During the 3.5 Year Celebration log-in conversation, Hop compares Hugh's hair to the head of his Galarian Zapdos.

Origin

Hugh's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Bouffalant is a Pokémon that Hugh uses on his team during his battle on Victory Road, as well as the post-game rematches. Bouffalant's Dex entry comes from Pokémon White.

In other languages

I'll Take You On!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 相手してやるッ! Aite shiteyaru!
Mandarin Chinese 我來當對手! Wǒ Lái Dāng Duìshǒu!
France Flag.png French Affrontons-nous !
Germany Flag.png German Ich nehm’s mit dir auf!
Italy Flag.png Italian Lotterò contro di voi!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 상대해주지! Sangdaehaejuji!
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Os tumbaré!

Trusted Partners Head Charge

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 相棒を信じる アフロブレイク Aibō o Shinjiru Afuro Bureiku
Mandarin Chinese 信任搭檔之 爆炸頭突擊 Xìnrèn Dādàng zhī Bàozhàtóu Tújí
France Flag.png French J'ai confiance en mon Pokémon ! Peignée !
Germany Flag.png German Steinschädel des Vertrauens
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricciolata del compagno fedele
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파트너를 믿는 아프로브레이크 Pateuneo-reul Minneun Apeuro Beureikeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ariete de la Confianza en tus Compañeros


References




Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenoraBrycen-ManBellelba
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacqRikaPoppy
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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