Karen (Masters)

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Karen
カリン Karin
Spr Masters Karen.png
Karen's model
No. 17
English voice actor Mela Lee
Japanese voice actor Ryoka Yuzuki
Description Beneath her calm, cerebral exterior, a passion for Pokémon lurks in this Elite Four member's heart. She likes wild and tough Dark-type Pokémon.

Karen (Japanese: カリン Karin) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. She forms a sync pair with Houndoom, which can Mega Evolve. The sync pair can be obtained through the sync pair scout.

Houndoom

Masters229.png Type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Move type DarkIC Masters.png Dark
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★
Houndoom Weakness FightingIC Masters.png Fighting
They spew flames mixed with poison to finish off their opponents. They divvy up their prey evenly among the members of their pack.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 125, Base Potential 530 313 161 356 161 338
Lv. 125, Max Potential 630 353 201 396 201 378
Mega Houndoom
Lv. 125, Base Potential 530 313 177 391 161 405
Lv. 125, Max Potential 630 353 217 431 201 445

Moves

Karen's Houndoom uses Bite and Snarl as its two damage-dealing moves. Upon Mega Evolution, Houndoom replaces Bite for Dark Pulse.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Bite Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.
(Only before Mega Evolving)
Dire Hit + None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Sharply raises the user's critical-hit rate.
Snarl Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Special 2 39 46 95% All opponents Lowers the target's Sp. Atk.
Entertain Me! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self The lower the user's HP is, the more this move raises the user's Sp. Atk.
Dark Pulse Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Special 3 95 114 100% An opponent Has a small chance of making the target flinch.
(Only after Mega Evolving)
Sync moves
Beguiling Dark Pulse Dark
DarkIC Masters.png
Special 160 192 An opponent Become Mega Houndoom until the end of battle.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Flameproof Prevents the Pokémon from getting burned.
Wide Awake Prevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.
Theme Skills
Dark Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Dark-type attacks.
Johto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Elite Four Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Grown Woman Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.

Sync Grid

Karen and Houndoom's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on March 6, 2020.

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 +20 HP +20 5 60 3
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 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 3 36 2
Defense +20 Defense +20 8 96 3
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 5 60 3
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 5 60 3
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 1
Bite: Power +6 Bite: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Bite: Power +6 Bite: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Bite: Power +6 Bite: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Bite: Toxic Chance 4 Has a good chance of leaving the target poisoned when a move targeting an opponent is successful. 10 120 2
Bite: Aggravation 1 Raises the chance of inflicting the flinching, confused, or trapped condition with the additional effects of moves. 10 120 2
Bite: Critical Countdown 2 Has a moderate chance of reducing the sync move countdown by one when the user lands a critical hit. 10 120 3
Snarl: Power +2 Snarl: Power ↑ +2 2 24 1
Snarl: Power +2 Snarl: Power ↑ +2 2 24 1
Snarl: Power +3 Snarl: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Snarl: Power +3 Snarl: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Snarl: Power +3 Snarl: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Snarl: Power +3 Snarl: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Snarl: Power +4 Snarl: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Snarl: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Dark Pulse: Power +6 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +6 4 48 1
Dark Pulse: Power +6 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +6 4 48 2
Dark Pulse: Power +6 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +6 4 48 2
Dark Pulse: Power +6 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +6 4 48 3
Dark Pulse: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Dark Pulse: Overpower The more the opponent's Sp. Atk has been lowered, the more it powers up moves. 8 96 2
Dire Hit +: MP Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 2
Entertain Me!: MP Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Speeding Sun 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is sunny. 8 96 2
Foul Fighting 5 Powers up moves when the move's target or targets are flinching, confused, or trapped. 10 120 3
Dirty Fighting 5 Powers up moves when the move's target or targets are affected by a status condition. 10 120 3
Beguiling Dark Pulse: Power +25 Beguiling Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Beguiling Dark Pulse: Power +25 Beguiling Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Karen and Houndoom can be battled against in:

Karen has also been shown to own an Umbreon and a Honchkrow. These pairs can be battled against in:

  • Umbreon
    • Champion Stadium: Johto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Team B)
  • Honchkrow
    • Champion Stadium: Johto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Team C)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Karen

Quotes

Main article: Karen/Quotes#Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

Masters Dream Team Maker Karen and Houndoom.png Karen Mindscape.png Masters chapter 25 artwork 2.png
Karen and Houndoom on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Karen's sync move mindscape
(Indigo Plateau, Karen's room)
Artwork of Chapter 25: A Glorious Gambit
VSKaren Masters.png Karen Emote 1 Masters.png Karen Emote 2 Masters.png Karen Emote 3 Masters.png Karen Emote 4 Masters.png
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

In other languages

Entertain Me!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 楽しませて! Tanoshimasete!
Mandarin Chinese 給我些樂子吧! Gěiwǒxiē Lèziba!
France Flag.png French Divertis-moi !
Germany Flag.png German Ich will mich amüsieren!
Italy Flag.png Italian Fammi divertire!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 즐겁게만들어줘! Jeulgeopge Mandeureojwo!
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Alégrame el día!

Beguiling Dark Pulse

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 好きなポケモンが放つ あくのはどう Sukina Pokémon-ga Hanatsu Aku no Hadō
Mandarin Chinese 心愛的寶可夢釋放之 惡之波動 Xīn-àide Bǎokěmèng shìfàng-zhī È Bōdòng
France Flag.png French Pour l'amour des Ténèbres ! Vibrobscur !
Germany Flag.png German Finsteraura des erwählten Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Neropulsar ribelle
South Korea Flag.png Korean 좋아하는 포켓몬이 발산하는 악의파동 Joahaneun Pokémon-ui Balsanhaneun Agui Padong
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pulso Umbrío del Favorito



Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettie
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLanceLeafProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMorty
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMay
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintCherylMarleyThortonCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolkner
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisMarshalShauntalRoxieMarlonCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaN
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaProfessor SycamoreLysandreDiantha
Alola HauOliviaSophoclesMinaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiGuzmaPlumeriaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallow
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnie
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisLearSawyerRachelTristaTriciaTrinnia
DarachMeowthRyukiTeam Break

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