Pokémon Masters EX

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Pokémon Masters
ポケモンマスターズ
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Logo of Pokémon Masters
Pokémon Masters EX
ポケモンマスターズ EX
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Logo of Pokémon Masters EX
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Basic info
Platform: iOS, Android
Category: RPG
Players: N/A
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: DeNA
Publisher: DeNA
Part of: Generation VII spin-off
Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: E10+
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 3
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: 6+
Release dates
Japan: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
North America: August 28, 2019[note 1] (Masters)
August 24, 2020 (Masters EX)
Australia: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
Europe: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
South Korea: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
Hong Kong: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
Taiwan: August 29, 2019 (Masters)
August 25, 2020 (Masters EX)
Websites
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
Pokemon.com
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Pokémon Masters EX (Japanese: ポケモンマスターズ EX), previously known as Pokémon Masters, is a free-to-start spin-off Pokémon game for iOS and Android. It allows players to battle various Pokémon Trainers from the core series games. It was released worldwide on August 29, 2019.[note 1] This game is set on the artificial island of Pasio.

It was officially revealed at the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference on May 29, 2019. More details were revealed on June 27, 2019. A preview version of the game was released in Singapore on July 25, 2019 and in Canada on August 6, 2019.

Blurb

Start a new adventure in the Pokémon world! Explore the all-new island of Pasio!

There’s a tournament of 3-on-3 battles being held on Pasio called the Pokémon Masters League. Aim to become its champion as you battle with famous Trainers and make a dream team of friends on the way!

Form a team with three Trainers and their Pokémon to target your opponents' weaknesses and deal big damage!

Enjoy co-op play with friends all around the world! In co-op play, three players team up for fun, exciting battles! Work together to emerge victorious!

Gameplay

Sync pairs

Main article: Sync pair

A sync pair is a pair consisting of one Pokémon Trainer and one Pokémon, mostly those from Generations I to VII.

Each sync pair is able to know up to four moves which can be used in battle. Sync pairs also have passive skills and lucky skills that grant passive effects in battle, similar to Abilities. There are three types of sync pairs:

  • Strike sync pairs, which focus on attacking
  • Support sync pairs, which focus on defending, healing HP, and increasing stats of the whole team
  • Tech sync pairs, which focus on different tactics, such as inflicting status conditions

The level of a sync pair can be increased gaining experience through battles or by using Level-Up Manuals. Various sync pair stats, moves and skills can be further strengthened using the sync grid feature.

Sync pairs can be recruited by playing the main story, or through Sync Pair Scout at the shop.

Battle mechanics

A battle in Pokémon Masters EX

Battles in Pokémon Masters EX are primarily three-on-three battles. Unlike the main games, they take place in real-time instead of being turn-based. As a result, the outcome can be largely affected by how fast a Trainer can issue their commands to their team.

Before a battle, a team of three sync pairs can be created or chosen through preset teams. A score is given for each team's strength, which can be compared to the battle's score; the higher a sync pair's level is, the higher the score will be. Each battle will indicate a recommended type that is super effective against the sync pairs in the upcoming battle, and choosing a Trainer with a type advantage will further increase the team strength score.

During battle, the player is able to select moves. Each move typically uses up a certain amount of energy from the move gauge. The more damaging a move is, the more energy is used up from the move gauge. The gauge initially maxes out at 4 units, but this can be increased to 6 by purchasing additional move gauge slots at the shop. The speed at which the gauge fills up depends on sum of the Speed stat of the sync pairs in the player's team. The player is also able to choose the opponent to be targeted. The default target is the sync pair in the center; however, the target can be changed by tapping on the sync pair the player wants to target.

The opponent will always first target the sync pair with the highest bulk, and will continue to do so until the player distracts them or the sync pair's Pokémon faints.

Sync moves are powerful moves that a sync pair can unleash once the sync move countdown reaches 0. The player's countdown begins at 9, while the opponent's countdown starts at 6. When a move is used, the countdown goes down by one. Once a sync move is used, the countdown resets to the original maximum value.

The battle is won when all sync pairs on a team have been eliminated. If the player wins, the sync pairs will gain experience and obtain items as rewards.

Besides the real time mechanics and the typing that works without predetermined immunities and resistances and a single type weakness per pair rather than the usual type effectiveness, the battle system borrows the core mechanics from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, with various differences:

  • Flinch is now a status condition that makes the Pokémon in the pair unable to perform any move for a few seconds instead of just one move. While flinching, the move gauge also fills more slowly. To get out of the condition, the pair can use a sync move, switch out or wait a few seconds
  • The random factor in the damage formula goes from 0.9 to 1, still using integer percentage steps of 0.01
  • Stage multipliers for statistics no longer work with a base fraction of 2/2, resulting in a +6 multiplier which is around 1.8
  • The critical hit stage is now capped at 3 and the critical hit rate for the +1 and +2 stages is 50% and 80% respectively
  • Using a sync move increases the stage multiplier of a new effect, whose only observed influence so far is increasing the damage dealt by applying a multiplier that starts at 1 and increases by 0.5 per stage
  • Moves that affect both allies and all foes in the main series games (such as Earthquake) instead only affect all the foes. However, field moves such as weather-based moves will still affect the entire field.
  • Same-type attack bonus is not applied
  • Harsh sunlight and rain do not decrease the damage of Water-type and Fire-type moves, respectively

Each sync pair can also know up to three passive skills. Similar to Abilities, these provide passive effects in battle, such as preventing stats from being lowered. They may also similarly learn a lucky skill, which requires Lucky Scrolls to unlock.

Co-op battle mechanics

An Electric-type Unity Attack

To unlock co-op mode, players must complete "Co-op Pokémon Battles!" and "Co-op Unity Attacks!" tutorials in the training area. These tutorials become available after the player clears Interlude 1: Brock's Grit.

In co-op battles, three Trainers team up to battle the opponent. Each Trainer brings a team of three Pokémon but only has one Pokémon out on the field at one time, with each Trainer's Pokémon having their own move gauge. Each Trainer is able to switch between their Pokémon, although switching takes one turn. Once the player completes the "Switch-In Moves!" tutorial in the training area, the player will be able to choose a move during the same turn as switching. Switching has the same effect it has in the core series, in that all the alterations to statistics are reset and passive skills that are triggered at the beginning of the battle, such as Endure and Terrify, are triggered when the Pokémon is switched in.

Unity attacks are moves unique to co-op battles. These are powerful attacks that are unleashed by all three allied sync pairs combined and target all opponents. To use a unity attack, the team must fill the unity gauge. The unity gauge is filled by using moves in specific ways. When the Pokémon of two different players attack before an opponent's offensive move, a chain is created that will last until the opponent attacks the team. Any Pokémon moves (not Trainer moves) used during a chain will fill the unity gauge by an amount of units equal to the number of move gauge slots required to use the move, with quick moves, that do not require any move gauge slot, filling the gauge by one unit. Critical hits will fill the unity gauge by an extra +1. If the Pokémon of all the three players manage to attack before the opponent attacks, the team will obtain a unity bonus for a short period of time. When the unity bonus is in effect, the attacks of the opponents won’t stop the chain and moves will do more damage to opponents. The duration of the bonus can be increased by using super effective moves. Once the unity gauge is charged, the team will unleash a unity attack. The move's type is a combination of all allied sync pair's types. Each player can choose one of their sync pairs to partake in the unity attack and to be used on the field afterwards, allowing the player to choose a type that would be advantageous against the opponent. Choosing a different Pokémon from the currently active one is considered a switch, resetting the alterations to statistics. Furthermore, during the attack animation, it is possible to choose an action (either a move, a switch, or a switch-in move) that will be performed immediately after the attack, before the opponent's move.

From version 1.8.0, the player is able to play co-op battles solo using a team of 9 sync pairs. The battle uses the same rules as a regular co-op battle. Only the sync pair in the centre can be controlled and will gain experience after the battle. EX Challenges cannot be battled in solo mode.

Items

Main article: List of items in Pokémon Masters EX

There are many items in Pokémon Masters EX with varied uses. They are often obtained as battle rewards or through item exchange at the shop.

Coins

Coins are the main currency in Pokémon Masters EX. These can be obtained as rewards from battles, by exchanging gears, and are also obtained when event items expire. Coins are used to exchange for items at the shop, to upgrade gear, and to reset sync grids.

Gems

Main article: Gem (Masters)

Gems are the premium currency. They can be obtained as first-time battle rewards and by completing the weekly mission bingo. They are often also made available through special log-in bonuses and event missions or mission bingos. Gems are used for sync pair scouting.

Missions

Main article: Mission (Masters)

Missions are specific goals for the player to achieve in the game. The player is rewarded with special items such as gems when the mission is completed. There are three types of missions: Daily, General and Event missions.

Mission bingo was introduced in version 1.5.0. These are special missions in a 3×3 bingo format, with each mission representing one tile of the bingo. When the mission is fulfilled, the player will obtain the reward for that mission tile. In addition, if a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of missions is completed, the player will receive extra rewards. Once all tiles are filled, then there will be a "Blackout!" and the player will be given a special bingo reward.

Poryphone

Poryphone

The Poryphone is a multi-purpose information device that allows the player to communicate with other sync pairs in the team. It is given to the player by Trista once the player registers for the Pokémon Masters League. It has a sync stone embedded in it, allowing the player to use sync moves.

The Poryphone contains many useful functions for the player:

  • Player details - including the player's number of badges, and the amount of coins and gems. The player's appearance and favourite sync pair can be edited here
  • Missions - players can earn rewards by completing Daily, General and Event missions
  • Friends - players can befriend up to 100 friends. Players can request and accept pending friend requests through this tab
  • Bag - details the number of items the player has
  • Settings - allows players to change certain settings such as the player's nickname and certain battle settings
  • Other
  • Google Play - allows connection with Google Play
  • Account - allows connection with a Nintendo account
  • Invitations - players can join co-op battles initiated by friends

The Poryphone is also used to recruit other sync pairs through sync pair scout.

Pokémon Center

Pokémon Center

The Pokémon Center acts as a central point for the player. The player returns here when they are defeated in battle. There are three receptionists at the Center:

  • Trista staffs the reception desk. Talking with her opens the Explore menu.
  • Tricia staffs the shop. Talking with her opens the Shop menu.
  • Trinnia staffs the café. Talking with her opens the Team menu

Shop

Sync Pair Scout
See also: Sync pair scout

Players can recruit sync pairs that are not available through the main story through Sync Pair Scout. It costs 300 gems (or 100 paid gems) to scout one sync pair, which is chosen randomly from a pool of sync pairs. There is a 73% chance of obtaining a 3★ sync pair (70% during Poké Fair scouts), 20% chance of a 4★ sync pair, and 7% chance of a 5★ sync pair (10% during Poké Fair scouts). If the background turns rainbow during the scouting process, then this guarantees the player at least one 5★ scout.

Item Exchange

Players can exchange coins or items for other items.

Item given Item received Notes
General
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×10
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu One time only exchange
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×30
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×60
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×180
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Masters Pearl.png
Pearl
Masters Coin.png 1,000 Unlimited number of exchanges possible
Masters Big Pearl.png
Big Pearl
Masters Coin.png 3,000
Masters Pearl.png
Pearl ×10
Masters Coin.png 10,000
Masters Big Pearl.png
Big Pearl ×10
Masters Coin.png 30,000
Masters Buff Blend.png
Buff Blend ×10
Masters Great Buff Blend.png
Great Buff Blend
Masters Tech Tonic.png
Tech Tonic ×10
Masters Great Tech Tonic.png
Great Tech Tonic
Masters Aid Ade.png
Aid Ade ×10
Masters Great Aid Ade.png
Great Aid Ade
Masters Great Buff Blend.png
Great Buff Blend ×10*
Masters Ultra Buff Blend.png
Ultra Buff Blend
Masters Great Tech Tonic.png
Great Tech Tonic ×10*
Masters Ultra Tech Tonic.png
Ultra Tech Tonic
Masters Great Aid Ade.png
Great Aid Ade ×10*
Masters Ultra Aid Ade.png
Ultra Aid Ade
Masters Ultra Buff Blend.png
Ultra Buff Blend ×10
Masters Buff Blend +.png
Buff Blend +
Masters Ultra Tech Tonic.png
Ultra Tech Tonic ×10
Masters Tech Tonic +.png
Tech Tonic +
Masters Ultra Aid Ade.png
Ultra Aid Ade ×10
Masters Aid Ade +.png
Aid Ade +
Masters Skill Capsule.png
Skill Capsule ×100
Masters Gym Leader Notes.png
Gym Leader Notes
Masters Training Machine.png
Training Machine ×100
Masters Super Training Machine.png
Super Training Machine
Masters Coin.png 30,000 Masters Move Gauge Slot Plus 1.png
+1 move gauge slot
One time only exchange
Masters Coin.png 100,000 Masters Move Gauge Slot Plus 1.png
+1 move gauge slot
Masters Coin.png 1,000 Masters Evolution Shard.png
Evolution Shard ×5
Two time only exchange
Masters Coin.png 5,000 Masters Evolution Crystal.png
Evolution Crystal ×3
One time only exchange
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
50px
1★ Berry Tart
19 time only exchange
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×4
50px
2★ Berry Tart
20 time only exchange
Monthly
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×7
Masters Evolution Shard.png
Evolution Shard
Max 5 exchanges a month
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×25
Masters Evolution Crystal.png
Evolution Crystal
Max 3 exchanges a month
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×10
Masters Replay Ticket.png
Replay Ticket
Max 4 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 10,000 Masters Evolution Shard.png
Evolution Shard ×5
Max 3 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 300,000 Masters Evolution Crystal.png
Evolution Crystal
Max 3 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 3,000 Masters Training Machine.png
Training Machine
Max 15 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 5,000 Masters 1 Star Level-Up Manual.png
1★ Level-Up Manual ×10
Max 15 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 50,000 Masters 2 Star Level-Up Manual.png
2★ Level-Up Manual ×5
Max 10 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 100,000 Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Max 10 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 100,000 Masters Replay Ticket.png
Replay Ticket
Max 2 exchanges a month
Masters Coin.png 100,000 Masters Elite Four Notes.png
Elite Four Notes
Max 3 exchanges a month
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up ×5
Masters 5 Star Power-Up.png
5★ Power-Up
Max 20 exchanges a month
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×10
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up
Daily
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×2
Masters 2 Star Level-Up Manual.png
2★ Level-Up Manual ×5
Max 1 exchange a day
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×3
Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
2★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Big Pearl.png
Big Pearl ×5
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Buff Blend.png
Buff Blend ×100
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Great Buff Blend.png
Great Buff Blend ×50
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Ultra Buff Blend.png
Ultra Buff Blend ×25
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Aid Ade.png
Aid Ade ×100
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Great Aid Ade.png
Great Aid Ade ×50
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Ultra Aid Ade.png
Ultra Aid Ade ×25
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Tech Tonic.png
Tech Tonic ×100
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Great Tech Tonic.png
Great Tech Tonic ×50
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Ultra Tech Tonic.png
Ultra Tech Tonic ×25
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Buff Blend +.png
Buff Blend + ×5
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Tech Tonic +.png
Tech Tonic + ×5
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher
Masters Aid Ade +.png
Aid Ade + ×5
Event
Players can use vouchers obtained through event co-op battles to exchange for items

Main Story

Main article: Pokémon Masters EX/Main Story

The main character is Scottie or Bettie with their partner Pokémon, Pikachu. The game starts with Blue introducing the player, a new Trainer in Pasio, to the Pokémon Masters League, or PML for short. The player registers for the PML at the Pokémon Center, and Trista introduces the player to Brock and Misty who are looking for a Trainer to join their team for the PML.

To enter the PML the player must collect at least five Badges by defeating the PML Leaders. As a team, Brock, Misty and the player explore Pasio to look for other Trainers and PML Leaders. Along the way, various Trainers join the team and they also battle members of Team Break whose goal is to steal strong Pokémon from other Trainers and disrupt the PML. They also meet Lear, the founder of Pasio and the PML, and his subordinates, Sawyer and Rachel.

After having collected five Badges, the player's team then enters the PML to battle against numerous other teams.

The story consists of multiple chapters, with the next chapter unlocked once the previous one is completed. Co-op mode is available from Interlude 1. Hard Mode for the main story is unlocked after completing Chapter 4.

Chapter Sync Pair recruited
Masters Rosa story icon.png Chapter 1: New Adventure, New Goal Rosa & Snivy
Masters Barry story icon.png Chapter 2: New Friends, New Foes Barry & Piplup
Masters Flannery story icon.png Chapter 3: Rise Beyond the Flames Flannery & Torkoal
Masters Erika story icon.png Chapter 4: From Bud to Blossom Erika & Vileplume
Masters Skyla story icon.png Chapter 5: The High-Flying Girl Skyla & Swanna
Masters Korrina story icon.png Chapter 6: A Telling Aura Korrina & Lucario
Masters Norman story icon.png Chapter 7: Bravery is Half the Victory Norman & Slaking
Masters Pryce story icon.png Chapter 8: A Cold, Harsh Winter Pryce & Seel
Masters Iris story icon.png Chapter 9: The Beauty of Friendship Iris & Haxorus
Masters Hapu story icon.png Chapter 10: A Matter of Pride Hapu & Mudsdale
Masters Brock story icon.png Interlude 1: Brock's Grit Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar
Masters Hau story icon.png Chapter 11: Alola's Rising Stars Hau & Raichu
Masters Flint story icon.png Chapter 12: Candle and Flame Flint & Infernape
Masters Clair story icon.png Chapter 13: Cold Confidence Clair & Kingdra
Masters Viola story icon.png Chapter 14: Bug Experts Viola & Surskit
Masters Nanu story icon.png Chapter 15: Dubious Duo Nanu & Persian
Masters Koga story icon.png Chapter 16: Ninja Kin Koga & Crobat
Masters Acerola story icon.png Chapter 17: Ghostly Trio Acerola & Palossand
Masters Cheren story icon.png Chapter 18: Team Unova Cheren & Stoutland
Masters Lear story icon.png Interlude 2: A Stubborn Obstacle
Masters Lear battle story icon.png Chapter 19: Rematch vs. Lear
Masters Calem story icon.png Chapter 20: Shifting Shadows Calem & Espurr
Masters Marshal story icon.png Chapter 21: Face the Fight!
Masters Cheren interlude story icon.png Interlude 3: The Truth about Pasio
Masters Paulo story icon.png Chapter 22: Rival Face-Off!
Masters Valerie story icon.png Chapter 23: Hearts Connected by Fashion Valerie & Sylveon
Masters Elesa Sygna story icon.png Chapter 24: A Shining Spotlight
Masters Sawyer story icon.png Interlude 4: The Once-Charming Prince
Masters Grimsley Sygna story icon.png Chapter 25: A Glorious Gambit
Masters Rachel story icon.png Interlude 5: What Makes a King
Masters Molayne story icon.png Chapter 26: The Future Is Now! Molayne & Dugtrio
Masters Masked Man story icon.png Interlude 6: Royally Alone

Events

There are four main types of events:

  • Story event - involves a single player story structured like the chapters of Story mode
  • Training event - battles that provide increased experience points to the sync pairs whose type matches the type of the training events
  • Solo event - single player battles against a certain type
  • Legendary event - a special event that focuses on a sync pair with a Legendary Pokémon

Both these events include co-op battles that reward the player with vouchers that can be exchanged for items at the shop. The items of story events are generally rarer, such as power-up items.

There are also other events that do not provide new battles or storyline, but give smaller amount of extra content, such as special log-in bonuses or special mission rewards.

All events are started and ended at 6 AM (UTC).

Story events

Main article: List of story events in Pokémon Masters EX
Event Featured sync pair(s) Duration
Reach for the Top Blue & Pidgeot September 3 to 30, 2019
The Girl in Black and White Hilda & Tepig September 30 to October 17, 2019
The Importance of Elegance Caitlin & Reuniclus October 31 to November 14, 2019
Rosa's Party Rosa (Holiday 2019) & Delibird
Siebold (Holiday 2019) & Octillery
December 12, 2019 to January 1, 2020
A Special Present - December 24 to 25, 2019
Two Champions Lance & Dragonite
Cynthia & Garchomp
December 26, 2019 to January 22, 2020
The Strongest There Is Steven & Metagross February 14 to March 16, 2020
Shining Star Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom February 28 to March 16, 2020
Team Skull Crash Course Guzma & Golisopod
Plumeria & Salazzle
March 27 to April 14, 2020
The Star of the Contest Dawn & Turtwig May 28 to June 11, 2020
The Importance of Elegance (Rerun) - June 18 to July 2, 2020
Serena's Dessert Party Serena & Fennekin June 30 to July 21, 2020
Summer Superstars Steven (Summer 2020) & Sandslash
Lyra (Summer 2020) & Jigglypuff
July 31 to August 16, 2020
Family Ties Lillie & Clefairy
Gladion & Silvally
Lusamine & Pheromosa
September 10 to October 1, 2020
The Eccentric Electrician Volkner & Luxray September 30 to October 15, 2020
Fight or Fright Hilbert (Fall 2020) & Mightyena
Acerola (Fall 2020) & Mimikyu
October 15 to November 2, 2020

Training events

Main article: List of training events in Pokémon Masters EX
Event Featured sync pair scout Featured sync grid Duration
Rock-type Training Event Olivia & Lycanroc - September 10 to 24, 2019
Grass-type Training Event Lyra & Chikorita - September 17 to 30, 2019
Water-type Training Event Hilbert & Oshawott - September 24 to October 8, 2019
Electric-type Training Event Elesa & Zebstrika - October 17 to 31, 2019
Grass-type Training Event Brendan & Treecko - October 24 to November 7, 2019
Ice-type Training Event Glacia & Glalie - November 14 to 28, 2019
Water-type Training Event Kris & Totodile - November 21 to December 5, 2019
Training Events - - January 1 to 15, 2020
Fire-type Training Event Ethan & Cyndaquil Flint & Infernape
Flannery & Torkoal
January 15 to 30, 2020
Ice-type Training Event - Pryce & Seel January 22 to February 6, 2020
Dragon-type Training Event - Clair & Kingdra
Iris & Haxorus
February 5 to 20, 2020
Grass-type Training Event Brendan & Treecko
Lyra & Chikorita
Rosa & Snivy
Erika & Vileplume
February 10 to 24, 2020
Electric-type Training Event - Hau & Raichu March 6 to 16, 2020
Ghost-type Training Event - Acerola & Palossand March 16 to 30, 2020
Bug-type Training Event - Viola & Surskit April 6 to 20, 2020
Psychic-type Training Event Caitlin & Reuniclus Calem & Espurr
Caitlin & Reuniclus
April 20 to May 4, 2020
Fighting-type Training Event Wally & Gallade Korrina & Lucario May 14 to 28, 2020
Flying-type Training Event Jasmine & Steelix Skyla & Swanna May 21 to 28, 2020
Water-type Training Event - Barry & Piplup
Misty & Starmie
June 4 to 18, 2020

Solo events

Main article: List of solo events in Pokémon Masters EX
Event Featured sync pair scout Duration
Flying Types Incoming! Clemont & Heliolisk April 14 to 28, 2020
Morty's Secret Ghost Training Morty & Drifblim July 15 to 28, 2020
Training with Legends Sygna Suit Red & Charizard
Sygna Suit Leaf & Venusaur
Sygna Suit Blue & Blastoise
August 28 to September 14, 2020

Legendary events

Main article: List of legendary events in Pokémon Masters EX
Event Featured sync pair Duration
Lurking Shadow Giovanni & Mewtwo December 5 to 18, 2019
The Beast That Devours the Sun Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo January 1 to 22, 2020
The Dragon That Rules the Sky Zinnia & Rayquaza January 30 to February 14, 2020
Lurking Shadow (Rerun) Giovanni & Mewtwo March 6 to 16, 2020
The Beast That Devours the Sun (Rerun) Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo April 6 to 24, 2020
Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings Silver & Ho-Oh April 30 to May 14, 2020
New World Dilemma Cyrus & Palkia August 17 to September 2, 2020

Other events

Event Features Duration
Launch Celebration Special Rally Special log-in bonus
Event missions
August 29 to October 17, 2019
Co-op Battle Rally Increased the ability to complete Supercourses from three to six times October 7 to 17, 2019
Evolution Material Mining! Special event consisting of an investigation-based single player stage where players can find Evolution Shards and Evolution Crystals
Special log-in bonus
October 17 to November 28, 2019
Main Story Support Missions New mission rewards for completing main story missions October 24 to November 7, 2019
Special Log-in Bonus! Special log-in bonus November 1 to December 1, 2019
The Story Continues! Special Rally Special log-in bonus
Event missions
November 7 to 28, 2019
Legendary Rally Special log-in bonus November 28 to December 19, 2019
Rosa's Party! Special Rally Special log-in bonus December 12 to 26, 2019
New Year's Missions Event missions December 19, 2019 to January 1, 2020
Countdown to 2020 Log-In Bonus Special log-in bonus December 25, 2019 to January 1, 2020
New Year's Rally Special log-in bonus
Event missions
January 1 to 22, 2020
Sync Pair Support Log-in bonus Special log-in bonus January 15 to 30, 2020
Legendary Event Log-in bonus Special log-in bonus January 30 to February 14, 2020
Run-Up to Six Months Celebration Special log-in bonus February 14 to 27, 2020
Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions Event missions February 14 to March 16, 2020
Six-Months Celebration Special log-in bonus, event mission February 28 to March 16, 2020
Battle Villa Support Rally Special log-in bonus, mission bingo March 16 to March 31, 2020
Background Music Changes Music in Pokémon Center, Explore and Team menus replaced by music from Pokémon Red and Blue Versions April 1 to 2, 2020
Welcome Back Rally Special log-in bonus and missions for players who have not logged on for a set period of time April 1 to May 1, 20
Tons of ★ Power-Ups & Gems Rally! Special log-in bonus April 10 to 25, 2020
Main Story Support Rally Special log-in bonus, mission bingo for main story hard mode April 14 to 30, 2020
10,000 Co-op Sync Orb Rally! Special log-in bonus, missions for main story co-op battles April 20 to May 25, 2020

Sync pair stories

Each sync pair has a unique sync pair story. Sync pair stories are unlocked once a sync pair is recruited.

Sync pair stories mainly consists of dialogue as the player meets the sync pair in Pasio. Some sync pair stories involve a battle which allows the sync pair to evolve their Pokémon. Unlike the usual three-on-three battle system seen in Pokémon Masters, these evolution story battles are one-on-one and require the player to bring evolution material. If the player is defeated in these evolution sync pair stories, the evolution material will not be used up.

Trainer Sync pair story Required level Evolution material
Ramos MastersIcon070.png Weepinbell's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Blaine MastersIcon077.png Ponyta's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Pryce MastersIcon086.png Seel's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Lt. Surge MastersIcon100.png Voltorb's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Lyra MastersIcon152.png Chikorita's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Lyra MastersIcon153.png Bayleef's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Ethan MastersIcon155.png Cyndaquil's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Ethan MastersIcon156.png Quilava's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Kris MastersIcon158.png Totodile's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Kris MastersIcon159.png Croconaw's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Brendan MastersIcon252.png Treecko's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Brendan MastersIcon253.png Grovyle's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Viola MastersIcon283.png Surskit's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Brawly MastersIcon296.png Makuhita's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Roxanne MastersIcon299.png Nosepass's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Maylene MastersIcon307 f.png Meditite's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Phoebe MastersIcon356.png Dusclops's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Barry MastersIcon393.png Piplup's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Barry MastersIcon394.png Prinplup's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Roark MastersIcon408.png Cranidos's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Rosa MastersIcon495.png Snivy's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Rosa MastersIcon496.png Servine's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Hilda MastersIcon498.png Tepig's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Hilda MastersIcon499.png Pignite's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Hilbert MastersIcon501.png Oshawott's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Hilbert MastersIcon502.png Dewott's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Clay MastersIcon536.png Palpitoad's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Roxie MastersIcon544.png Whirlipede's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Calem MastersIcon677.png Espurr's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Grant MastersIcon698.png Amaura's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards

Training area

Main article: Training area

The Training area is a mode in Pokémon Masters EX that allows players to repeatedly battle other Trainers to collect useful items.

Battle Villa

Main article: Battle Villa

The Battle Villa is a facility that features sequential battle stages. Unlike other battles in Pokémon Masters EX, the HP and MP (Move Points) of the team will be carried over from battles. The stages in the Battle Villa are available for a limited duration of time, and rotate approximately every two weeks.

Legendary Arena

Main article: Legendary Arena

The Legendary Arena is a special battle area introduced in Version 1.10.5 that features battles against a boss Legendary Pokémon. The player can battle the boss with multiple teams but sync pairs that have participated once cannot be used in a team again. The boss has three HP gauges and the boss's attack pattern and moves change with each gauge.

Champion Stadium

Main article: Champion Stadium

The Champion Stadium was introduced on August 28, 2020 and features battles against the Elite Four of a region, followed by the corresponding Pokémon Champion. The Champion can only be challenged after all members of the Elite Four are defeated.

EX Plaza

The EX Plaza features co-op EX Challenge battles where players can obtain gear and items to upgrade gears.

Reception

Before its release, Pokémon Masters EX had surpassed 5 million pre-registrations.[1] Since its launch, it surpassed 10 million downloads in four days[2] and made $25 million in revenue in its first week.[3]

Amid the lukewarm reception from the community, particularly on the lack of content, unfulfilling completion rewards, and difficulty of the game's mechanics, DeNA released out a letter from the producers, where they apologized for the delay on addressing the game's problems and promised to focus on the community's complaints first.[4]

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Masters EX

Version history

iOS

Version Release date Official note Update notification
0.0.1[5] July 23, 2019 N/A -
1.1.0[6] August 28, 2019

Pokémon Masters Now Available!
Head to Pasio for an exciting new adventure!

-
1.1.1 September 6, 2019

Minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

-
1.2.0[7] September 25, 2019

Update details:
• Recommended strength for areas containing battles is now displayed.
• You are now able to check stat changes to each of your sync pairs as you’re equipping them with gear.
• You are now able to exchange multiple items at once.
• Daily and Monthly categories have been added for items.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

  • Recommended strength for areas containing battles is now displayed.
  • You can now check the bonus strength your team gets when your sync pairs match the recommended type for each area.
  • You can now check a sync pair’s details by tapping and holding down their profile icon in the Team menu.
  • You may now skip sync pair scout animations.
  • Usability of the Team menu has been improved.
  • Names of training areas have been changed, and the main rewards you get from them are now displayed.
  • When you return to the app after having it run in the background, a notice prompting you to resume the battle will now be displayed if you were in the middle of one when you left.
  • You are now able to check stat changes to each of your sync pairs as you’re equipping them with gear.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
  • Changes to the Shop’s Exchange Items Menu
    • You are now able to exchange multiple items at once.
    • You can now switch displays between Simple View and Detailed View.
    • Daily and Monthly categories have been added for items.
    • The number of daily items that can be exchanged is reset daily.
    • The number of monthly items that can be exchanged is reset monthly.
1.2.1 October 8, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

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1.3.0[8] October 28, 2019

Update Details
• Readability of expiration dates for power-ups that may expire has been adjusted.
• Timing of when you receive Evolution sync pair story information has been changed from when a sync pair reaches a certain level to when you obtain that sync pair.
• Other minor bugs have been fixed and other improvements implemented.

  • Readability of expiration dates for power-ups that may expire has been adjusted.
  • Timing of when you receive Evolution sync pair story information has been changed from when a sync pair reaches a certain level to when you obtain that sync pair.
  • When you lose a battle or give up on an area, you will be returned to the screen before your attempt rather than to the Pokémon Center.
  • If a move’s type has been changed, the color of that move’s button will also be changed.
  • Tapping a move’s button on the Moves & Skills screen will show that move’s description.
  • The monthly gem special description on the Purchase Gems screen in the shop has been updated for clarity.
  • Other minor bugs have been fixed and other improvements implemented.
1.3.1 November 5, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

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1.4.0[9] November 25, 2019

Update Details
• New level cap added, raising the maximum level that sync pairs can level up to.
• Reward balance adjusted for courses and supercourses.
• Holding down the Explore button at the Pokémon Center now allows players to jump directly to the menu screen of the last area selected.
• Other minor bugs fixed and game improvements completed.

  • New level cap added, raising the maximum level that sync pairs can level up to.
  • Reward balance adjusted for courses and supercourses.
  • Holding down the Explore button at the Pokémon Center now allows players to jump directly to the menu screen of the last area selected.
  • While the player battles in auto mode, the auto setting will no longer switch to off except when toggled on/off manually.
  • New Battle Again button added to the results screen for battles in the training area.
  • Other minor bugs fixed and game improvements completed.
1.5.0[10] December 23, 2019

Update Details
• Added new bingo-style mission content.
• Made improvements to reduce battery drain and speed up loading screens.
• Improved the play speed of co-op battles.
• Updated some loading screens to display game hints and tips.
• Updated tutorials.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

  • Added new bingo-style mission content.
  • Added a new feature to the sync pair details screen on the Team and Dex menus for playing character animations and voice-over.
  • Added new animations to the sync pair scout feature.
  • Made improvements to reduce the amount of heat produced by devices while playing the app.
  • Made improvements to reduce battery drain and speed up loading screens.
  • Improved the play speed of co-op battles.
  • Updated the UI of some area-selection screens and related features.
  • Rearranged the display order of courses in the training area.
  • Updated some loading screens to display game hints and tips.
  • Added a Party Number Search button to the Quick Connect and Connect with Friends screens displayed before co-op battles.
  • Updated the UI of the Quick Connect and Connect with Friends screens to make replaying the same co-op battle easier.
  • Made features unlocked by game progress visible before you can use them.
  • Updated HUD display settings for Action Order so it has separate ON/OFF toggle switch for single-player and co-op battles.
  • Updated tutorials.
  • Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.
1.5.5 January 15, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

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1.6.0[11] January 27, 2020

Update Details
• Canceled reset of team stats whenever an opposing sync pair uses a sync move.
• Adjusted the difficulty of EX Challenges.
• Changed the marking style for supercourses that have been completed at least once but still have replays remaining.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

  • Canceled reset of team stats whenever an opposing sync pair uses a sync move.
  • Adjusted the difficulty of EX Challenges.
  • Changed the marking style for supercourses that have been completed at least once but still have replays remaining.
  • Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.
1.6.5[12] February 10, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

  • The following features will now be unlocked at earlier points of game progress.
    • Item Exchange
      After completing Main Story Chapter 1
    • Training Area, Missions, Mission Bingo
      After completing Main Story Chapter 2 - Defeat Team Break!
    • Unlocking Level Caps
      After completing Main Story Chapter 2
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.6.6 February 14, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

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1.7.0[13] February 20, 2020

Update Details
• Added new Lucky Skill feature.
• Sync pair level caps have been adjusted.
• Increased XP rewards for select areas.
• Adjusted the number of days interrupted data is saved in the system to a maximum of seven days.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

  • Sync pairs can now use a new feature known as lucky skills.
  • Sync pair level caps have been adjusted.
  • The amount of XP acquired in some areas has been increased.
  • The Area Details screen can now be viewed in all areas that contain battles.
  • Sync pairs that appear, and their types and weaknesses can now be viewed in Area Details.
  • Interrupted play data for an area will now be stored for a maximum of 7 days from the time the area was started.
  • Various bugs, which appeared on rare occasion during specific circumstances, have been fixed.
  • Adjusted parts of the AI's behavior.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.7.1 February 27, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

-
1.8.0[14] March 23, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Added a feature to some co-op battles that allows a single player to form a team of nine sync pairs on their own.
  • Made improvements to make it easier to identify which sync pairs are on a team while viewing the Edit Team screen.
  • Added new emotes for use in co-op battles.
  • Improved the display and behavior of the increase text speed button.
  • Adjustments have been made to the trigger conditions and names of select passive skills.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.8.5 April 8, 2020

Updates
Implemented Sign in with Apple.

-
1.9.0[15] April 27, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Added a new Egg feature.
  • Added new single-player features.
  • Added a Daily Scout that can be used once a day at no cost.
  • Made a change so that the icons of duplicate sync pairs obtained via sync pair scout can be viewed on the Results screen.
  • Made a change so that battle rewards are displayed on the Area Details screen.
  • Reward Boost Tickets have been added.
    Reward Boost Tickets can be used in certain areas to increase the amount of completion rewards and battle rewards obtained.
  • Made a change so that the Optimize feature can be directly selected from the battle preparation screen of areas with three-player teams.
  • Made a change so that an optimized team based on the area's recommended types can be formed automatically on the battle preparation screen as well as the Edit Team screen.
  • The Level Up Sync Moves option, which increases the damage and effectiveness of sync moves and increases the attack power of moves, has now been renamed to Level Up Moves to better represent the aforementioned features.
  • The Increase Potential section of the Team menu has been changed to Potential & Move Level. This screen can now be used to increase a sync pair’s number of ★s as well as level up their moves.
  • You can level up a sync pair’s moves by going to the Team menu and selecting Potential & Move Level, and then pressing the Level Up Moves button.
    When you acquire a sync pair that you have already teamed up with through methods such as the sync pair scout, their move level can be raised to a maximum of 5.
    To coincide with this change, Move Candy, which are items used to level up moves, have been added.
  • Made a change so that the role and weakness type names are displayed when the corresponding icons are tapped on the sync pair details screen.
  • Adjusted Battle Villa co-op battle rewards and applied a restriction to the number of plays available per day.
  • The sync orb chance feature has ended.
  • Made other minor changes for consistency and text fixes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.10.0[16] May 25, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Added a feature to go directly to Events or Sync Pair Scout from the News page.
  • You can now jump to individual news pages by speaking to sync pairs in the Pokémon Center that display an event icon.
  • Fixed an issue in which in some regions, when transferring to iOS under certain conditions, the player would be unable to proceed past the title screen.
  • Fixed an issue in which passive skills that trigger when receiving attacks would take effect even if the attack failed (due to status conditions, etc.).
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.10.5 June 8, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

-
1.11.0[17] June 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • The Egg feature has been updated.
  • Egg Research Items have been added to the shop.
  • Event Medals have been added to the Medals screen. Event medals can be obtained by completing specific conditions in some future events.
  • The move gauge’s initial slot count has been changed from 4 to 6.
  • A new mission feature has been added where you can team up with a sync pair you have selected from a set pool after completing a designated area.
  • The startup tutorial and the other tutorials in the game have been improved.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred on the Medals section of the Poryphone menu in which, when setting PML badges as favorites, the set Medals would not display.
  • Fixed an issue in which meeting Missions conditions for obtaining the 1★ standard Medals Technical Victor may not have counted towards completion.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
1.12.0[18] July 29, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Updates to the Explore Menu
    • The current Training Area will be renamed the EX Plaza, and a brand-new Training Area will be added as a place where Items for strengthening your sync pairs can be obtained. In the Training Area, you can take on battles to earn Sync Orbs as well as Items used to unlock level caps.
    • To coincide with the addition of the new Training Area, the courses and supercourses found in the current EX Plaza will be removed.
    • A stamina function will be introduced as a trial. Some battles will require stamina to play, but there will also be battles that do not require stamina.
    • Skip tickets will be introduced. Using a skip ticket before some battles where you have met the requirements will allow you to skip the battle and obtain the rewards immediately.
    • A Player Rank system will be added. You can increase your Player Rank by accumulating rank points obtained through battles. Your maximum Stamina increases according to your Player Rank.
    • The limit of one Super Hard difficulty battle per week in Main Story (co-op) will be removed.
    • You will be able to take on EX Challenges by yourself by forming three teams using your own Sync Pairs.
  • Updates to Sync Pairs
    • Type skills will be introduced. Type skills are new skills that all sync pairs will have. They are activated when you have two or more sync pairs on your team that share the same sync move type.
    • The Sync Pairs you team up with will come without a single Move or Passive Skill left to unlock. To coincide with this, the Moves & Skills menu will be removed.
    • The level cap unlocking feature up to the third tier will be removed. The level caps of all sync pairs will be adjusted to coincide with this change. The initial level cap of all sync pairs will be 100, regardless of their number of ★s.
    • The number of items required to unlock the level caps of some sync pairs will be reduced.
  • Updates to Items
    • Some items, such as the Buff Blend and the Training Machine, will become redundant following the changes.
    • Some of the redundant items can be exchanged for other items in the Exchange Items menu.
    • Move Candy Coins will be added. You can exchange them for 5★ Move Candy by collecting a certain amount.
  • Updates to Missions
    • Weekly Mission Bingo will be removed. For Gems that could be obtained as Bingo Rewards in Mission Bingo, the daily mission rewards will be adjusted so as not to reduce the number of Gems obtainable in one week.
    • The contents of Mission Bingo: Beginner, Mission Bingo: Intermediate, and Mission Bingo: Advanced will be adjusted.
    • The daily mission content will be changed.
    • To coincide with the removal of level cap unlocking feature up to the third tier, missions related to unlocking the level cap a certain number of times will now be counted by unlocking Lv. 110 and Lv. 120.
  • Other Updates
    • Fixed a bug where moves featuring the additional effects of Flinching and Confusion improperly calculated the accuracy of those effects by basing them on a recalculation of the move’s success rate again from the beginning.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.0.0[19] August 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Update to App Name
    • The name of the app has been changed to Pokémon Masters EX.
  • Privacy Policy & EULA Update
    • As a result of the change to the name of the app, Pokémon Masters will be changed to Pokémon Masters EX. Note: Only the app name has been changed; there are no other changes to the wording of these documents due to this change. Date/Time of Change: August 25, 2020
  • New Content Update
    • Champion Stadium will be added to Explore. Scheduled Date/Time: August 27, 2020 at 11:00 p.m.
    • The Champion Stadium is new battle content where the Elite Four and Champion of each region will be waiting for you.
    • The Kanto Challenge will be added with this update.
    • Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • 6★ EX Update
    • Your sync pairs can now be raised beyond 5 ★s to 6★ EX.
    • Upgrading their ★s to 6★ EX will allow Trainers to wear EX Style outfits and also upgrade their sync moves.
    • Sync pairs that can be raised to 6★ EX are scheduled to be released in stages.
    • The items required for upgrading to 6★ EX can be obtained via the Champion Stadium.
    • To upgrade to 6★ EX, you must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
    • Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • Updates to Training Area
    • Cap-Unlock Area 2: Type Skill Area will be added to the Training Area. Scheduled Date/Time: August 27, 2020 at 11:00 p.m.
    • To coincide with the new area addition, the Level Cap of sync pairs will be increased to Lv. 125, and their Type Skill level cap will be increased to Lv. 4.
    • New items required for the new Level Cap and Type Skill upgrades will be added.
    • Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • Updates to Sync Pair Scout
    • An icon has been added to transition from the Pokémon Center straight to the Sync Pair Scout.
    • A pop-up notification will now appear to notify of new additions to the Sync Pair Scout when transitioning to the Sync Pair Scout.
  • Updates to Sync Pairs
    • Improved the display of sync pairs on the Edit Team screen and other locations.
    • A sync pair’s current move level can now be viewed, and the sync pair’s icon will change according to that level.
    • The background of a sync pair will change according to its number of ★s, and the Trainer’s pose will also change for 6★ EX sync pairs.
  • Updates to Battle Villa
    • Some move configurations of opponent sync pairs that appear in the Battle Villa have been changed. Note: Changes will be applied to the currently available Battle Villa with the update.
  • Other Updates
    • The design of the Explore menu has been updated.
    • A pop-up notification about current events and rallies will now be displayed while at the Pokémon Center.
    • Changed the layout of the Legendary Arena’s arena selection screen. Note: In this update, changes were made to the layout of the arena selection screen for the current Legendary Arena: Latios. No changes were made to the event’s features or content.
    • Changes will now be displayed in more detail when a move level increases.
    • The name of the Team menu has been changed to Sync Pairs.
    • Fixed an issue in which, under certain conditions, status conditions and other conditions inflicted on the target would be immediately removed.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.0.5 September 7, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

-
2.1.0[20] September 28, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

  • Some screens in the game now allow you to switch between tabs showing your Pokémon hatched from Eggs and your other Sync Pairs.
  • Added a new Ticket Scout and the items needed to use the scout.
  • Added new Notes to the Notes section of the Purchase Gems screen.
  • Changed the layout of the area selection screen for Story Events.
  • The amount of stamina required for each battle in the Sync Orb Area has been unified to 10.
  • When using gems to replenish stamina, the number of gems required will always be 40, and stamina can be replenished a maximum of 10 times.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.

Android

Version Release date Official note
1.1.0 August 28, 2019

Pokémon Masters Now Available!
Head to Pasio for an exciting new adventure!

1.1.1 September 6, 2019

Minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.0 September 25, 2019

Update details:
• Recommended strength for areas containing battles is now displayed.
• You are now able to check stat changes to each of your sync pairs as you’re equipping them with gear.
• You are now able to exchange multiple items at once.
• Daily and Monthly categories have been added for items.
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.2.1 October 8, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.3.0 October 28, 2019

Update Details
• Readability of expiration dates for power-ups that may expire has been adjusted.
• Timing of when you receive Evolution sync pair story information has been changed from when a sync pair reaches a certain level to when you obtain that sync pair.
• Other minor bugs have been fixed and other improvements implemented.

1.3.1 November 5, 2019

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.4.0 November 25, 2019

Update Details
• New level cap added, raising the maximum level that sync pairs can level up to.
• Reward balance adjusted for courses and supercourses.
• Holding down the Explore button at the Pokémon Center now allows players to jump directly to the menu screen of the last area selected.
• Other minor bugs fixed and game improvements completed.

1.5.0 December 23, 2019

Update Details
• Added new bingo-style mission content.
• Made improvements to reduce battery drain and speed up loading screens.
• Improved the play speed of co-op battles.
• Updated some loading screens to display game hints and tips.
• Updated tutorials.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

1.5.5 January 15, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.6.0 January 27, 2020

Update Details
• Canceled reset of team stats whenever an opposing sync pair uses a sync move.
• Adjusted the difficulty of EX Challenges.
• Changed the marking style for supercourses that have been completed at least once but still have replays remaining.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

1.6.5 February 10, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.6.6 February 14, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.7.0 February 20, 2020

Update Details
• Added new Lucky Skill feature.
• Sync pair level caps have been adjusted.
• Increased XP rewards for select areas.
• Adjusted the number of days interrupted data is saved in the system to a maximum of seven days.
• Completed other minor game improvements and bug fixes.

1.7.1 February 27, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.8.0 March 23, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

1.8.5 April 8, 2020

Update Details
• Bug fixes and improvements implemented.

1.9.0 April 27, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

1.10.0 May 25, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

1.10.5 June 8, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

1.11.0 June 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

1.12.0 July 29, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

2.0.0 August 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

2.0.5 September 7, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

2.1.0 September 28, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
For more details, visit the News section of the app or the official website.

Compatibility

The game can be played on:[21]

Release

Unlike most other Pokémon games, Pokémon Masters EX was not released in Belgium or the Netherlands, likely due to bans on loot boxes.

Date Locations
August 28, 2019[note 1]
August 29, 2019
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
iOS only: Iceland, Switzerland

Gallery

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon Masters EX
Mandarin Pokémon Masters EX
France Flag.png French Pokémon Masters EX
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Masters EX
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Masters EX
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon Masters EX
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Masters EX

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Due to time zones, the game was released on August 28, 2019 in North America, even though it was released at the same time as the rest of the world.

References

External links


SNES: Picross NP Vol. 1
Game Boy Color: Pokémon Picross (canceled)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon DashLearn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure
Pokémon ConquestPokéPark: Fishing Rally DS
Nintendo 3DS: Pokédex 3D (Pro) • HarmoKnightPokémon Art Academy
The Thieves and the 1000 PokémonPokémon ShufflePokémon Picross
Detective PikachuNintendo Badge Arcade
Wii U: Pokkén Tournament
Nintendo Switch: Pokkén Tournament DXPokémon QuestPokémon Café MixPokémon UNITE
PC: Pokémon Project Studio Red and BluePokéROMs
Pokémon Masters ArenaPokémon PC MasterPokémon Team Turbo
Pokémon Team Rocket Blast OffPokémon Poké Ball LauncherPokémon Seek & Find
Pokémon Card Game OnlinePokémon Medallion BattlePokémon Tower Battle
Mobile: PokématePokémon Say Tap?Pokédex for iOSPokémon TVCamp PokémonPokémon Jukebox
Pokémon Shuffle MobileDancing? Pokémon BandPokémon Photo BoothPokémon Duel
Pokémon: Magikarp JumpPokémon PlayhousePokémon QuestPokémon PassPokémon Masters EX
Pokémon Wave HelloPokémon SleepPokémon SmilePokémon Café MixPokémon UNITE
Smart speakers: Pikachu Talk
Arcade: Dance! PikachuPikachu's Great Surfing AdventurePokémon: Crayon Kids
Pokémon: Wobbuffet Fell Down!Pokémon Get Round and Round
Pokémon Tug of War Tournament: Absolutely Get Medal!Pokémon Medal World
Pokémon Card Game GachaPokémon: Battle NinePokkén Tournament
Sega Pico: Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!
Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!
Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pico for Everyone Pokémon Loud Battle!
Advanced Pico Beena: Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!
Intellectual Training Drill Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Letter and Number Intelligence Game
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Search for Pokémon! Adventure in the Maze!
Pokémon Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokémon Big Sports Meet!
Tech demos: Pikachu: DS Tech Demo
Self-contained: Pokémon PikachuPokémon Pikachu 2 GSPokémon Poké BallCyber Poké Ball
Cyber PokédexCyclone 2Digital Poké Ball D & PElectronic Hand-Held Yahtzee
Pokémon game templates

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