Kukui (Masters)

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Kukui
ククイ Kukui
Spr Masters Kukui.png
Kukui's model
No. 79
English voice actor Alejandro Saab[1]
Japanese voice actor
Description This Pokémon Professor made his dream of establishing a Pokémon League in the Alola region come true. His life's work is studying Pokémon moves.

Kukui (Japanese: ククイ Kukui) 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 Midday Form Lycanroc. The sync pair can be obtained through the sync pair scout starting from January 30, 2020.

Lycanroc (Midday Form)

Masters745.png Type RockIC Masters.png Rock
Move type RockIC Masters.png Rock
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★★
Lycanroc Weakness WaterIC Masters.png Water
The sharp rocks in its mane can cut like knives. Lycanroc wears its prey down by degrees before finishing them off.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 125, Base Potential 547 251 170 82 163 419
Lv. 125, Max Potential 647 291 210 122 203 459
Lv. 125, Base Potential
Lv. 125, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Rock Tomb Rock
RockIC Masters.png
Physical 2 39 46 95% An opponent Lowers the target's Speed.
Accelerock Rock
RockIC Masters.png
Physical 0
(3 uses)
75 90 100% An opponent No additional effect.
Woo! Refreshing! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Refreshes the number of times the user can use its quick moves by three. Sharply raises the user's Attack.
Leer Normal
NormalIC Masters.png
Status 1 All opponents Lowers the target's Defense.
Sync moves
Island Splintered Stormshards Rock
RockIC Masters.png
Physical 250 300 An opponent Removes physical and special damage-reducing effects from the opponents' field of play.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Surging Sand 5 Powers up moves in a sandstorm.
Unflappable Prevents the Pokémon from flinching.
Theme Skills
Rock Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Rock-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Alola Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Sunglasses Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Researcher Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Knowledgeable Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.

Sync Grid

Kukui and Lycanroc's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on August 11, 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 +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 5 60 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
Attack +20 Attack +20 10 120 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 5 60 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 5 60 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 3
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 3
Rock Tomb: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a moderate chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 5 60 2
Rock Tomb: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a moderate chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 5 60 3
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 2
Accelerock: Staggering 5 Has a very good chance of making the target flinch when an attack is successful. 13 156 3
Leer: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Woo! Refreshing!: MP Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 3 36 1
Sand Shelter Protects the Pokémon from damage from a sandstorm. 3 36 1
Shifting Sand Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in a sandstorm. 5 60 1
Soothing Sand 1 Restores the Pokémon's HP whenever it takes an action during a sandstorm. 7 84 2
Sands of Time 2 Quickly charges the move gauge in a sandstorm. 8 96 2
Surging Sand 5 Powers up moves in a sandstorm. 9 108 2
Fanfare 1 Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs after using a sync move. 5 60 2
Hunter's Instinct The more the target's Speed is lowered, the more it powers up moves. 8 96 2
Cakewalk The more the target's Speed is lowered, the more it powers up sync moves. 8 96 2
Sand Blaster 5 Powers up sync moves in a sandstorm. 8 96 3
Power Flux 3 The fuller the move gauge, the more this powers up moves. 10 120 3
Island Splintered Stormshards: Power +25 Island Splintered Stormshards: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Island Splintered Stormshards: Power +25 Island Splintered Stormshards: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Kukui

Quotes

Main article: Professor Kukui/Quotes#Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Professor Kukui (far right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Professor Kukui briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Professors Oak and Sycamore.

Pokémon

Professor Kukui's Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Main article: Professor Kukui's Lycanroc

This Midday Form Lycanroc is Professor Kukui's only known Pokémon.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gallery

VSKukui Masters.png Masters Dream Team Maker Kukui and Lycanroc.png Kukui Mindscape.png
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Kukui and Lycanroc on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Kukui's sync move mindscape
(Mount Lanakila)
Kukui Emote 1 Masters.png Kukui Emote 2 Masters.png Kukui Emote 3 Masters.png Kukui Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

In other languages

Woo! Refreshing!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese やわじゃないぜ! Yawajanai ze!
Mandarin Chinese 我是鐵打的漢子! Wǒshì Tiědǎ-de Hànzi!
France Flag.png French C'est pas fini !
Germany Flag.png German Wir sind nicht aus Pappe!
Italy Flag.png Italian Non siamo tipi delicati!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쉽지않을걸! Shipji Aneulgeol!
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Cuerpo serrano!

Island Splintered Stormshards

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アローラの未来を描く ラジアルエッジストーム Alola no Mirai o Egaku Radial Edgestorm
Mandarin Chinese 描繪阿羅拉未來之 狼嘯石牙颶風暴 Miáohuì Āluólā wèilái-zhī Lángxiào Shíyá Jùfēngbào
France Flag.png French Tranquiiille ! Hurlement des Roches-Lames !
Germany Flag.png German Fataler Steinregen der Zukunft Alolas
Italy Flag.png Italian Litotempesta Radiale del sognatore di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라 미래를 그리는 레이디얼에지스톰 Alola Miraereul Geurineun Radial Edgestorm
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tempestad Rocosa Canela Fina


References


Oak (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters) • ElmBirchRowanJuniperJuniper Sr.
Sycamore (animeMasters) • Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSonia
IvyCeriseKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellisMirror


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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