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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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Basic info
Platform: iOS, iPadOS, Android
Category: RPG
Players: N/A
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: DeNA
Publisher: DeNA
Part of: Generation VII - VIII 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 gacha game for iOS, iPadOS, 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. Each sync pair is able to know up to four moves which can be used in battle. Sync pairs also have passive 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, special events, 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 for a Pokémon to use. Each move used by a Pokémon typically uses up a certain amount of energy from the move gauge. Generally, 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 player's sync pair will, by default, always target the opponent's center sync pair; however, the target can be changed by tapping on the sync pair the player wants to target.

The player is also able to select items and trainer moves. Each item and trainer moves have a limited number of uses per battle (or use MP), which is almost always two with strong moves instead having one. These moves improve the player's stats, their whole team's stats, or restores HP. Also, each trainer move is unique to each sync pair. Some item and trainer moves target any ally, and that ally must be chosen by tapping on the allied sync pair the player wants to target, but the player can cancel this choice to perform another action instead.

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. Additionally, the target order can be changed by the player from the Tactics menu.

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 change 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 status change, 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 rate is now a stat that caps at 3. The critical-hit rates for attacks at the -1, 0, +1, +2, and +3 stages are 0%, 12.5%, 50%, 80%, and 100%, respectively; damage-dealing sync moves have base critical-hit rates of -1 stage and are the only attacks able to reach that stage; all other attacks have base critical-hit rates of 0 stage. Each attack that "[lands] critical hits more easily" passively has a critical-hit rate at +1 stage higher than normal.
  • Some Pokémon moves cost move-gauge energy to use, some use MP, and a few cost both move-gauge energy and MP.
  • Using a sync move increases the stage of the sync buff, whose only observed influence so far is increasing the damage dealt for allied or opposing teams each by applying a multiplier that starts at 1 and increases by 0.5 per stage. Using each 6★EX support sync pair's sync move for the first time per battle instead increases the sync buff stage by 2 for the allied team.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Power is always a Psychic-type move.
  • Priority does not exist, and all moves with priority in the main games (such as King's Shield) instead use MP.
  • Two-turn moves with invincibility periods (such as Fly) only use MP and bring their users into states in which they are still unable to perform any other action but are now immune to their all opponents' Pokémon moves for set periods of time. Gust, Twister, Hurricane, Thunder, and Smack Down are able to hit opponent during the Fly state, although Smack Down, unlike in main games, does not cancel that state. Opponents' sync moves cancel these states before the users get chances to attack. Allies' trainer, item, Pokémon, and sync moves can still affect users in this state. After set periods to time end, the users leave these states and attack. Each use of these moves only decrease their users' teams' sync move countdown by one, like every other Pokémon move, and only when the users enter the invincibility state.
  • Without harsh sunlight, Solar Beam instead brings its user into an attacking posture in which the user cannot perform any action except select Solar Beam again to attack. Each use of this moves only decrease their users' teams' sync move countdown by one, like every other Pokémon move, and only when the user enters this posture.
  • Attack moves with negative priority in the main series games (such as Beak Blast) and status moves with positive priority the main series games (such as Wide Guard) instead bring its users into defense postures in which the users cannot perform any action except select the moves again to leave those postures. The users will also leave this posture if (certain) attack moves hit them, and then the moves' other effects activate, including attacking if applicable.
  • Same-type attack bonus is not applied.
  • Rain and harsh sunlight do not decrease the damage of Fire-type and Water-type attack/sync moves, respectively.
  • Hailstorms and sandstorms damage all whom lack skills like Snow Shelter and Sand Shelter regardless of typing, respectively.
  • Electric Terrain does not awaken whomever became asleep prior to its activation. However, it still prevents all from becoming asleep while it is active.
  • Grass Terrain only heals whomever uses Grass-type moves, and it does not decrease the damage of Earthquake or Bulldoze.

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

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. Despite the earlier introduction of solo mode, EX Challenges could only be played in solo mode after they were moved to the EX Plaza with update 1.12.0.

Prior to update 1.12.0, players were required to complete "Co-op Pokémon Battles!" and "Co-op Unity Attacks!" tutorials in the training area to unlock co-op mode. These tutorials become available after the player cleared Interlude 1: Brock's Grit.

Items

Main article: List of items (Masters)

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 and to upgrade gear.

Gems

Main article: Gem (Masters)

Gems are the premium currency. They can be obtained as first-time battle rewards. 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
  • Medals
  • Missions - players can earn rewards by completing Daily, General and Event missions
  • Settings - allows players to change certain settings such as the player's nickname and certain battle settings
  • Dex - list of all sync pairs
  • 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
  • Google Play - allows connection with Google Play
  • Account - allows connection with a Nintendo account
  • Other
  • 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. There are three receptionists at the center:

  • Trista staffs the reception desk. Talking to her opens the Explore or the Tips menu.
  • Tricia staffs the shop. Talking to her opens the Shop menu.
  • Trinnia staffs the café. Talking to her opens the Sync Pairs 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, and 12% during Master Fair scouts). If rainbow sparks appear when the Pokémon Center doors open at the end of the scouting animation, at least one 5★ sync pair is guaranteed to be scouted.

Ticket Scout

Similar with Sync Pair Scout, players can recruit sync pairs through Ticket Scout. Normally, the only scout available is the 5★ Guaranteed Scout, in which a 5★ sync pair could be scouted for 30 5★ Scout Tickets. During special Seasonal or other limited scouts, a Ticket Scout may be available for that sync pair.

Item Exchange

Players can exchange coins or items for other items.

Item given Item received Notes
General
Masters Move Candy Coin.png
Move Candy Coin ×20
Masters 5 Star Move Candy.png
5★ Move Candy
Unlimited number of exchanges possible
Masters Strike Move Candy Coin.png
Strike Move Candy Coin ×20
Masters 5 Star Strike Move Candy.png
5★ Strike Move Candy
Masters Support Move Candy Coin.png
Support Move Candy Coin ×20
Masters 5 Star Support Move Candy.png
5★ Support Move Candy
Masters Tech Move Candy Coin.png
Tech Move Candy Coin ×20
Masters 5 Star Tech Move Candy.png
5★ Tech Move Candy
Masters Pearl.png
Pearl
Masters Coin.png 1,000
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 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
Masters 1 Star Berry Tart.png
1★ Berry Tart
19 time only exchange
Masters Daily Voucher.png
Daily Voucher ×4
Masters 2 Star Berry Tart.png
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
Event
Players can use vouchers obtained through event co-op battles to exchange for items

Jukebox

Main article: Jukebox (Masters)

Introduced in version 2.17.0, the Jukebox allows players to listen to songs from the game's soundtrack. New tracks can be obtained via Song Keys which are either bought from the shop with Music Coins or by levelling up specific Sync Pairs to 6★ EX.

Main Story

PML Arc

Main article: PML Arc

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 -
Masters Cynthia Sygna story icon.png Chapter 27: The Quarterfinals -
Masters Interlude 7 story icon.png Interlude 7: Shining Bonds -
Masters Chapter 28 story icon.png Chapter 28: Change of Heart -
Masters Chapter 29 story icon.png Chapter 29: Semifinal Showdown -
Masters Chapter 30 story icon.png Chapter 30: The Road to Victory -

Villain Arc

Main article: Villain Arc

The Villain Arc continues the story after the completion of the PML Arc, follows Team Rocket begin the operation on Pasio and temporarily disband before they continue their ambition after Cyrus and Team Galactic leaving and then started manipulate Team Magma and Team Aqua after their failure to take over the Battle Vila. When Paulo has started his ongoing search for strength and introduces his friend Tina.

Evil Organization Chapter
Team Rocket Masters Villain Arc Kanto story icon.png
Masters Villain Arc Johto story icon.png
Team Rocket Returns
Team Rocket's Revival
Team Magma
Team Aqua
Masters Villain Arc Hoenn story icon.png Delta of Land, Sea and Sky
Team Galactic Masters Villain Arc Sinnoh story icon.png Dreaming in Darkness
- Masters Villain Arc Paulo story icon.png The Path Forward

Legendary Adventures

Legendary Adventures is a collection of stories where the player encounters various Legendary Pokémon. These stories are a collation of the previously available Legendary events.

Events

There are many different types of events in Pokémon Masters EX. Events often reward the player with vouchers that can be exchanged for items at the shop. The items obtainable during 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 (Masters)
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
Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage Lisia & Altaria October 30 to November 12, 2020
Deck the Halls Erika (Holiday 2020) & Comfey
Skyla (Holiday 2020) & Togekiss
December 10,2020 to January 1, 2021
The Ideal Formula N & Zekrom December 24, 2020 to January 12, 2021
Season's Greetings Lance (New Year's 2021) & Gyarados
Lillie (New Year's 2021) & Ribombee
January 1 to 14, 2021
Baking Buddies Serena (Palentine's 2021) & Whimsicott
Dawn (Palentine's 2021) & Alcremie
January 29 to February 19, 2021
Champion Time Leon & Charizard
Marnie & Morpeko
February 26 to March 18, 2021
Shining Heart of Dragons Iris (Champion) & Hydreigon March 18 to April 2, 2021
Pasio Eggsplorers Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
May (Spring 2021) & Lopunny
April 2 to 16, 2021
Trials on the Isle Selene & Rowlet
Elio & Popplio
April 15 to May 2, 2021
Two Champions (Rerun) Lance & Dragonite
Cynthia & Garchomp
May 25 to June 8, 2021
Masters of Land and Sea Maxie & Groudon
Archie & Kyogre
May 31 to June 14, 2021
The Star of the Contest (Rerun) Dawn & Turtwig June 24 to July 8, 2021
All Aboard the Victory Train Ingo & Excadrill
Emmet & Archeops
June 30 to July 15, 2021
Beachside Rivalry Gloria (Summer 2021) & Inteleon
Marnie (Summer 2021) & Grimmsnarl
July 15 to 31, 2021
Summer Superstars (Rerun) Steven (Summer 2020) & Alolan Sandslash
Lyra (Summer 2020) & Jigglypuff
July 19 to August 3, 2021
Hearts United Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala
N (Anniversary 2021) & Reshiram
Steven (Anniversary 2021) & Rayquaza
August 28 to September 30, 2021
The Girl in Black and White (Rerun) - September 3 to 17, 2021
Family Ties (Rerun) - September 7 to 17, 2021
The Eccentric Electrician (Rerun) - September 9 to 17, 2021
Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage (Rerun) - September 11 to 17, 2021
The Ideal Formula (Rerun) - September 13 to 17, 2021
Midnight Spookfest Morty (Fall 2021) & Banette
Caitlin (Fall 2021) & Sableye
October 14 to November 5, 2021
The Light Devourer Lusamine & Necrozma November 30 to December 16, 2021
Winter Wishes Leon (Winter 2021) & Calyrex
Nessa (Winter 2021) & Eiscue
December 16, 2021, to January 1, 2022
New Year and New Friends Volkner (New Year's 2022) & Electivire
Sabrina (New Year's 2022) & Chingling
January 1 to 18, 2022
Sweet Shenanigans Marnie (Palentine's 2022) & Mawile
Bea (Palentine's 2022) & Vanilluxe
January 31 to February 26, 2022
Pasio Friendiversary May (Anniversary 2022) & Latias
Skyla (Anniversary 2022) & Tornadus
Raihan (Anniversary 2022) & Flygon
February 28 to March 17, 2022
Verdant Guardian Serena (Sygna Suit) & Zygarde March 17 to 31, 2022
A Golden Future Morty (Sygna Suit) & Ho-Oh April 28 to May 12, 2022
Revel in Rivalry Bede & Hatterene June 16 to July 4, 2022
Summer Nights & Wishing Stars N (Summer 2022) & Zoroark
Hilda (Summer 2022) & Grapploct
June 30 to July 17, 2022

Training events

Main article: List of training events (Masters)
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 (Masters)
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
Team Hoenn Unite! May & Mudkip January 14 to February 1, 2021
Yell and Dream Gloria & Zacian March 4 to 18, 2021
Splash and Punch Nessa & Drednaw
Bea & Sirfetch'd
May 13 to 29, 2021
Town Square Street Fair Lana & Araquanid
Kiawe & Alolan Marowak
Hala & Crabominable
The Masked Royal & Incineroar
June 11 to July 1, 2021
Lear Takes the Lead Lear & Hoopa
Rachel & Umbreon
Sawyer & Honchkrow
July 30 to August 13, 2021
Mushroom Mania Red & Snorlax October 7 to 14, 2021
For the Fans Elesa & Emolga
Lisia & Altaria
December 9 to 23, 2021
A Pasio Spectacle Serena & Fennekin
Guzma & Golisopod
Bianca & Musharna
January 24 to February 7, 2022
A Sweet Secret Caitlin & Reuniclus
Lillie & Clefairy
Bea & Sirfetch'd
April 24 to May 8, 2022
Pasio Gold Rush - May 1 to 9, 2022
Sinnoh Elite Four Assemble Aaron & Vespiquen
Bertha & Hippowdon
Lucian & Girafarig
May 9 to 27, 2022
It's All Good Grimsley (Kimono) & Bisharp
Elesa (Sygna Suit) & Rotom
Phoebe & Dusclops
June 23 to July 7, 2022
Strongest Fighters Gloria (Dojo Uniform) & Urshifu
Korrina (Sygna Suit) & Marshadow
July 14 to 30, 2022

Legendary events

Main article: List of legendary events (Masters)
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
The Dragon That Rules the Sky (Rerun) Zinnia & Rayquaza November 1 to December 7, 2020
The Beast That Devours the Sun (Rerun) Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo December 7, 2020 to January 4, 2021
Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings (Rerun) Silver & Ho-Oh January 4 to February 8, 2021
Lurking Shadow (Rerun) Giovanni & Mewtwo February 8 to March 11, 2021
Give and Take Professor Sycamore & Xerneas February 11 to March 4, 2021
New World Dilemma (Rerun) Cyrus & Palkia March 15 to April 8, 2021
The Dragon That Rules the Sky (Rerun) Zinnia & Rayquaza April 8 to May 18, 2021
Father or Foe Ghetsis & Kyurem May 4 to 20, 2021
Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings (Rerun) Silver & Ho-Oh May 18 to June 7, 2021
The Beast That Devours the Sun (Rerun) Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo June 7 to July 26, 2021
Lurking Shadow (Rerun) Giovanni & Mewtwo July 26 to August 19, 2021
Howling Shield of Eternity Hop & Zamazenta August 12 to September 16, 2021
New World Dilemma (Rerun) Cyrus & Palkia August 19 to September 16, 2021
Give and Take (Rerun) Professor Sycamore & Xerneas August 19 to September 16, 2021
Father or Foe (Rerun) Ghetsis & Kyurem August 19 to September 16, 2021
Howling Shield of Eternity Hop & Zamazenta August 12 to September 16, 2021

Egg events

Main article: List of Egg events (Masters)
Event Featured Eggs Duration
Bug-Type Egg Event Scyther, Pinsir, Venonat, Weedle July 20 to August 2, 2020
Rock-Type Egg Event Aerodactyl, Kabuto, Onix, Geodude August 11 to 24, 2020
Grass, Fire, and Water Type Egg Event Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Bellsprout, Goldeen, Growlithe September 3 to 16, 2020.
Ice- and Fighting-Type Egg Event Lapras, Mankey, Seel, Machop October 22 to November 4, 2020
Psychic- and Poison-Type Egg Event Abra, Grimer, Exeggcute, Nidoran♀ November 5 to 26, 2020
Fire-, Rock-, and Bug-Type Egg Event Growlithe, Onix, Pinsir, Venonat, Geodude December 17 to 30, 2020
Electric- and Steel-Type Egg Event Pichu, Elekid, Magnemite, Voltorb January 7 to 21, 2021
Fighting-, Grass-, and Rock-Type Egg Event Machop, Bellsprout, Aerodactyl, Mankey, Geodude February 4 to 18, 2021
Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event Cleffa, Igglybuff, Porygon, Meowth March 25 to April 8, 2021
Water- and Electric-Type Egg Event Goldeen, Squirtle, Elekid, Voltorb April 22 to May 6, 2021
Fire-Type Egg Event Magby, Charmander, Vulpix, Ponyta, Growlithe May 20 to June 3, 2021
Grass- and Poison-Type Egg Event Tangela, Bulbasaur, Nidoran♀, Zubat June 20 to July 5, 2021
Rock- and Ground-Type Egg Event Omanyte, Cubone, Aerodactyl, Sandshrew, Kabuto July 11 to 26, 2021
Flying- and Psychic-Type Egg Event Farfetch'd, Exeggcute, Spearow, Abra August 3 to 17, 2021
Dragon- and Water-Type Egg Event Dratini, Squirtle, Staryu, Goldeen September 9 to 23, 2021
Ghost- and Poison-Type Egg Event Gastly, Ekans, Koffing, Grimer October 25 to November 4, 2021
Fighting- and Bug-Type Egg Event Paras, Mankey, Scyther, Machop November 15 to 29, 2021
Electric- and Psychic-Type Egg Event Pichu, Elekid, Abra, Voltorb, Exeggcute December 3 to 16, 2021
Fire- and Steel-Type Egg Event Charmander, Magnemite, Vulpix, Ponyta January 24 to February 7, 2022
Water- and Ice-Type Egg Event Squirtle, Seel, Shellder, Horsea, Lapras February 7 to 21, 2022
Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event (2022) Porygon, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Happiny, Munchlax March 10 to 24, 2022
Grass-, Ghost-, and Poison-Type Egg Event Ekans, Bellsprout, Gastly, Koffing, Tangela April 11 to 25, 2022
Three-Type Egg Event Dratini, Magnemite, Pichu, Elekid, Voltorb May 24 to June 7, 2022
Flying- and Psychic-Type Egg Event (2022) Farfetch'd, Abra, Spearow, Exeggcute June 9 to 23, 2022
Raise Tyrogue! Tyrogue July 16 to August 6, 2022

Blissful Bonanza

Main article: Blissful Bonanza

Blissful Bonanza is an event where the player can earn Bliss, Joy and Happy Tickets which can then be exchanged in the shop for items such as Lucky Cookies and Lucky Scrolls. It first ran on May 13 to 30, 2020, and since April 2022 currently runs every month starting from the 25th (Pokémon Masters Day).

Time trial events

Main article: List of time trial events (Masters)
Event Featured sync pair Duration
Race to Victory Nate & Braviary November 12 to 30, 2020
Eternal Rivals Raihan & Duraludon April 28 to May 16, 2021
Top Speed - June 6 to 13, 2021

Sync Pair-Up events

Main article: List of Sync Pair-Up events
Featured sync pair Duration
Bugsy & Scyther July 22 to August 5, 2021
Misty & Psyduck August 28 to October 15, 2021
Blue & Arcanine February 17 to March 17, 2022

Special events

Main article: List of special events (Masters)
Event Featured sync pair Duration
Evolution Material Mining! - October 17 to November 28, 2019
Double Trouble Jessie & Arbok July 9 to September 16, 2020
Blasting Off Again James & Weezing September 17, 2020 to January 25, 2021
Happy Team Break Day! - April 1 to 2, 2021
Weather Alert (Phase 1) - May 6 to 28, 2021
Land and Sea Awaken (Phase 2) - May 17 to 28, 2021
Evolution Material Mining! (Rerun) - September 5 to 17, 2021
A Strange Specimen - March 7 to 17, 2022
Rival Challenge - June 20 to July 4, 2022
The Classic Thunderbolt Ash Ketchum July 7 to 31, 2022

Villain events

Main article: Villain Event
Event Featured villainous team Duration
Spreading Shadows Team Rocket September 30 to October 16, 2021
Dreams of the Void Team Galactic January 13 to February 28, 2022
Galactic Awakening Team Galactic February 10 to 28, 2022
Rocket Execs Assemble Team Rocket May 19 to June 16, 2022
Team Rocket Attacks Team Rocket May 30 to June 16, 2022
Team Magma's Red-Hot Rage Team Magma July 29 to August 28, 2022

Villain Event Preludes

Event Featured villainous team Duration
Looming Shadow of Kanto Team Rocket September 16 to October 16, 2021
Galactic Nightmare Team Galactic December 27, 2021 to January 13, 2022

Costume events

Main article: Costume Event
# Featured sync pair Duration
Poké War Games Diantha (Special Costume) & Keldeo
Hilda (Special Costume) & Diancie
Guzma (Special Costume) & Buzzwole
Jasmine (Special Costume) & Celesteela
October 29 to December, 2021
Curious Tea Party Lillie (Special Costume) & Polteageist
Sonia (Special Costume) & Tsareena
Ingo (Special Costume) & Accelgor
Emmet (Special Costume) & Escavalier
March 31 to May 4, 2022

Daily Battle events

Main article: Daily Battle
Event Duration
Present Event August 28 to September 12, 2021
New Year's Challenge January 1 to 8, 2022
The Golden Magikarp May 5 to 16, 2022

Gear events

Main article: List of gear events (Masters)
Event Duration
Rock-type Gear Event July 8 to 15, 2021
Ghost-type Gear Event September 23 to 30, 2021
Fighting-type Gear Event November 8 to 15, 2021

Extreme battle events

Main article: Extreme Battle Event
Event Featured sync pair Duration
Ancient Brawl Maxie & Groudon
Archie & Kyogre
June 3 to 21, 2021
Unity Gala Challenge Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala
N (Anniversary 2021) & Reshiram
Steven (Anniversary 2021) & Rayquaza
September 1 to 16, 2021
Team Rocket Takedown - September 18 to 30, 2021
Giovanni's Malice - October 1 to 16, 2021
Light Up the Dark Lusamine & Necrozma December 2 to 16, 2021
Team Galactic Takedown Cynthia (Sygna Suit; Renegade) & Giratina January 15 to 31, 2022
Cynthia's Determination Lucas & Dialga February 14 to 28, 2022
Friendiversary Face-Off May (Anniversary 2022) & Latias
Skyla (Anniversary 2022) & Tornadus
Raihan (Anniversary 2022) & Flygon
February 28 to March 17, 2022
Calem's Might Serena (Sygna Suit) & Zygarde March 19 to 31, 2022
Ethan's Epic Effort Giovanni (Sygna Suit) & Nidoking May 20 to 31, 2022
Trio of Justice Ethan (Sygna Suit) & Lugia
Kris (Sygna Suit) & Suicune
Lyra (Sygna Suit) & Celebi
May 30 to June 16, 2022
Battle Hoenn's Best! Brendan (Sygna Suit) & Latios
May (Sygna Suit) & Blaziken
July 31 to August 28, 2022.

Epic Battle Event: Legendary Gauntlet

Main article: Legendary Gauntlet
Number Duration
1 January 20 - February 2, 2022
2 March 24 - April 7, 2022
3 May 24 - June 7, 2022
4 July 25 - August 19, 2022

Pokémon Masters Day

Main article: Pokémon Masters Day

Pokémon Masters Day is a recurring event that occurs on the 25th of each month.

Other events

Type Name Featured sync pair Duration
Prestige Event Battle Buffet Bash Gloria & Zacian November 30 to December 7, 2020
Daily Type Rotation Type Team-Up - August 5 to 28, 2021
Battle Point Challenge Daily Region Rotation - June 10 - July 19, 2021
Music Coin Challenge Daily Battle Event - January 28 to February 7, 2022
Battle Rewind Throwback Challenge - February 28 to March 31, 2022
Battle with Pals Friendiversary Gifts - March 14 to 22, 2022
Riddle Event Solve the mission riddles! - April 7 to May 4, 2022
Anime Collaboration Let's Have a Battle! Ash Ketchum July 7 to 14, 2022
Special Battle Event Four Trials - July 16 to 30, 2022

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.

Some characters, such as Ghetsis, do not have traditional sync pair stories. These sync pairs instead have the ability to rerun certain story segments involving them.

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
May MastersIcon258.png Mudkip's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
May MastersIcon259.png Marshtomp'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
Dawn MastersIcon387.png Turtwig's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Dawn MastersIcon388.png Grotle's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
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
Serena MastersIcon653.png Fennekin's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Serena MastersIcon654.png Braixen's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Calem MastersIcon677.png Espurr's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Grant MastersIcon698.png Amaura's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Selene MastersIcon722.png Rowlet's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Selene MastersIcon723.png Dartrix's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals
Elio MastersIcon728.png Popplio's Evolution 30 5 Evolution Shards
Elio MastersIcon729.png Brionne's Evolution 45 3 Evolution Crystals

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 30 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 month.

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. After registering all 18 types in the Champion Stadium's medal (registered by using sync pairs in battle of different types), Master Mode is unlocked, which features battles where the player can set parameters to make them more difficult and earn points. Depending on the amount of points they earn, the player can earn rewards like 5★ Power-Up Tickets, co-op sync orbs, Move Candy Coins, Skill Spheres, and Champion Spirits.

EX Plaza

Main article: EX Plaza

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

Trainer Lodge

Main article: Trainer Lodge

The Trainer Lodge is a feature introduced in August 2022 where the player can interact with guest Trainers to increase their friendship and gain useful items.

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 & iPadOS

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!

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1.1.1 September 6, 2019

Minor bug fixes and improvements implemented.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
2.2.0[21] October 28, 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 new Standard Medal.
  • The Standard Medal category Other has been changed to Miscellaneous.
  • For some Sync Pairs, the items used for training have been changed. Please see Changes to Some Sync Pairs’ Level Cap Unlock Items for more details.
    Date/Time: October 29, 2020 at 11:00 p.m.
  • When Trainers switch to EX Style, they will appear in the Pokémon Center in their EX Style.
  • On the Legendary Arena difficulty selection screen, a Battle Tips button for checking battle strategy tips has been added. It will be available from the next Legendary Arena event.
  • On the following screens, you can now select the maximum number of exchangeable items in one go.
    1. Exchange Items
    2. Exchanging Co-op Sync Orbs and Sync Orbs via the Sync Grid
    3. Exchanging 5★ Power-Up Ticket and Custom ★ Power-Ups via the Potential & Move Level
  • In the Settings Menu, using the newly added Ally Sync Move Animations, you can now set the playback of your allies’ Sync Move animations to OFF, Always, or Once Daily.
  • With the newly added Learn Again button, after learning a Lucky Skill, the same Lucky Cookie can be used again.
  • A Lucky Skill tutorial has been added. If you have not unlocked a Lucky Skill slot yet, you can learn more about it in the tutorial.
    Claim Date/Time: January 30, 2021 at 10:59 p.m.
  • Fixed an issue in which, during certain periods, even if the auto-incubate feature was used before the limited-time incubator expired, Eggs would not be set automatically under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue in which the time display of “12:00 p.m. - 12:59 p.m.” displayed as “a.m.” on some screens in-game.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.2.5 November 4, 2020

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

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2.3.0[22] November 26, 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 new Standard Medal.
  • Changed the layouts of the following screens:
    1. Friend List
    2. Profile
    3. Medal List
    4. Medal Details
  • Made improvements to the battle UI display.
  • Fixed the behavior of the Optimize Team feature.
  • At Bellis's Lab you can send Pokémon that hatched from Eggs to Professor Bellis, and she'll send back Egg Research Tickets. In addition, she'll also send you 80% of the 1★ Power-Ups, 2★ Power-Ups, 3★ Power-Ups, 4★ Power-Ups, Move Candies, Lucky Scrolls, Berry Tarts, Evolution Shards, Evolution Crystals, and Skill Spheres that you have used on that Pokémon up to that point, as well as Level-Up Manuals that equate to 80% of the experience gained by that Pokémon.
  • Fixed an issue in which, when inflicting damage on multiple opponents at the same time with Clemont & Heliolisk's Parabolic Charge, the amount of HP restored would display as lower than the actual amount.
  • Fixed an issue in which, under certain conditions, an error may display on the title screen and the game may not be started when playing on an iOS device.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.4.0[23] December 21, 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.

  • Champion Stadium Update
    • Changed the layout of some of the screens in conjunction with the next Champion Stadium challenge.
    • Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • Type Skill Update
    • Type Skills have been powered up as Theme Skills.
    • You can check out About Theme Skills for more information.
  • Filter Update
    Improved the Sync Pair selection filters.
    • You can now refine your search using Theme Skill themes.
    • You can also search using move categories or effects.
    • Removed the weakness filter with the update.
    • Changed the screen layout to improve convenience in conjunction with the addition and removal of various filters.
    • You can now refine your search using the Initial Number of ★s filter in the Potential & Move Level screen.
  • Training Area Update
    • A new area has been added to the Training Area's Cap-Unlock Area.
    • To coincide with the new area addition, the Level Cap of Sync Pairs will be increased to Lv. 130.
    • New Items required to unlock the new Level Cap will be added.
    • Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • Stamina Update
    • Stamina will now replenish by 1 every 4 minutes instead of 1 every 6 minutes.
  • Egg Feature Update
    • Increased the number of Pokémon that can be left at the Day Care from 100 to 200.
  • Other Updates
    • Previously, Passive Skills that activate during attacks would not activate if attacking resulted in the user fainting by recoil damage, like with Double-Edge, or damage over time, like with the Poisoned condition or Hail, but now they will activate.
    • Fixed an issue that occurred when taking part in consecutive battles with a single team, in which having an active Theme Skill effect that adds HP would cause HP to be restored at the start of the next consecutive battle.
    • Fixed an issue in which activation of certain Passive Skills would sometimes prevent the standard Medal Blunderful from being obtained, despite meeting conditions.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.5.0[24] January 26, 2021

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.

  • Changed the Sync Move voice-over for Dawn & Turtwig.
  • Fixed an issue in which attacking with the Move, Solar Beam while the Weather is Hail or a Sandstorm would cause damage to be taken from the Weather.
    Note: Damage from the Weather is still taken while the user is getting ready to attack after selecting Solar Beam.
  • Fixed an issue in which Auto-Incubate does not work correctly under certain conditions. In conjunction with this fix, we will make some adjustments to the important information concerning the Eggcelerator Pass on January 28, 2021. Users who had a vaild Eggcelerator Pass while the issue was occurring will receive 300 Non-paid Gems starting January 29, 2021.
  • Fixed an issue in which accuracy would not be properly calculated in the following situations.
  • When a Sync Pair with raised accuracy attacks a Sync Pair that has lowered evasiveness and also has the Nimble Footed or Enlightenment Passive Skills, including those learned via Lucky Skill.
  • When a Sync Pair with raised evasiveness is attacked by a Sync Pair that has lowered accuracy and also has the Mind's Eye or Enlightenment Passive Skills, including those learned via Lucky Skill.
    As compensation for this issue, 300 non-paid gems have been sent to all players.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.5.1[24] January 27, 2021

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

  • Fixed an issue that occurred in Master Mode of the Champion Stadium in which, when specific Option selections were made, the opponent's HP would fall to 0 after Mega Evolving.
2.6.0[25] February 24, 2021

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.

  • Made improvements to the Sync Grid.
  • New Themes will be added to some Sync Pairs and Theme Skill types will be increased.
    Scheduled Date/Time: February 25, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Added an auto-convert feature for duplicate Medals.
    Note: Any duplicate Medals you receive will automatically be converted into 10 Power-Ups with the same number of ★s.
  • Improved the display during battle to always show stat changes (in stat ranks) for Sync Pairs.
  • Improved how recommended types are displayed on the battle preparation screen.
  • Revised the description text for First Aid 2, Amped Up 2, and Amped Up 4. Also changed First Aid 2 to First Aid 4 on Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo's Sync Grid since the amount recovered was less than anticipated.
    As compensation for this issue, 800 non-paid gems have been sent to all players.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.6.1 March 4, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.7.0[26] March 29, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

  • Made minor text changes.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.8.0[27] April 26, 2021

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.

  • You can now check a featured Sync Pair's Sync Grid from the sync pair's details on the Sync Pair Scout screen.
    Note: The displayed Sync Grid is a Move Level 1 grid with no tiles activated.
  • The level of difficulty was lowered for battles in some areas of the Training Area.
  • New area info is being added to the following areas of the Training Area:
    Cap-Unlock Area
    Cap-Unlock Area 2
    Scheduled Date/Time: April 27, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
  • To coincide with the new area additions, the Level Cap of Sync Pairs will be increased to Lv. 135.
  • New Items required to unlock the new Level Cap will be added.
    Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
  • Made minor text changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.8.1 April 30, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.9.0[28] May 27, 2021

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 Battle Points and Battle Point Tier Rewards.
    Battle Points can be earned by playing certain events. The first event where these points will be available will start at the following date/time.
    Scheduled Date/Time: May 30, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Removed Exchange Items (Daily) and added Exchange Items (BP).
    Note: You can obtain BP Sync Pair Vouchers and BP Sync Pair Super Vouchers from Battle Point Tier Rewards and exchange them at Exchange Items (BP) to team up with specific Sync Pairs.
    Note: You can check the details for Sync Pairs you can team up with from the Exchange Items screen.
  • The number of Teams you can make in the Preset Teams on the Edit Team screen was increased from 18 to 30.
  • The opening animation for using the Daily Scout will go faster.
  • Added new Themes to some Sync Pairs and increased the number of Theme Skill types.
  • Issues that occurred for the following Egg Pokémon Sync Pairs have been fixed.
    - Aerodactyl ♀ (Physical Strike):
    Theme Skills cannot be upgraded.
    - Bulbasaur ♀ (Physical Strike):
    Theme Skills cannot be upgraded.
    Lucky Skills cannot be learned.
  • Fixed an issue where some audio data for the following Pokémon was incorrect.
    Rowlet
  • Made minor text changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.10.0[29] June 28, 2021

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 for Upcoming Gear Event
    • The requirement to unlock gear and the EX Plaza's EX Challenges has been changed from completing Main Story Chapter 18: Challenge Cheren & Hilbert & Hilda (Hard) in co-op to completing Main Story Interlude 1: Let the Tournament Begin! in single-player.
    • When you exchange gear, you can now receive 3★ Gear upgrade items.
      Note: 3★ Gear can be earned in gear events. The first event is scheduled for the following date/time.
      Date/Time: July 7, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
    • Updated some gear-related UI.
    • Starting from the following date/time, the amount of gear that can be displayed in the Temp Storage and Claimed sections of the Present Box will be limited to 1000.
      Approximately June 30, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.
  • Main Story Update
    • All Main Story areas are now playable without using Stamina.
    • Added battle rewards to Normal and Hard battles in Main Story (co-op).
  • Other Updates
    • Improved some of the descriptions for Moves and Passive Skills that include ambiguous expressions like “small chance” and “restores a bit.”
    • Increased the number of Pokémon that can be left at the Day Care from 200 to 500.
    • Changed the icon border color of certain items.
    • Adjusted the color of the Sync Move activation animation for the following Sync Pair.
      Ghetsis & Kyurem
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.10.1 July 15, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.11.0[30] July 28, 2021

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.

  • Sync Pair Scout Update
    • Scout points are now displayed on the Sync Pair Scout screen.
    • The following changes were made to the screen which allows you to select a sync pair when scout points are at max.
    1. The display will now show whether you have already obtained the sync pair.
    2. If you have already obtained the sync pair, their move level will be displayed.
    3. An icon will be shown on sync pairs that are featured in that sync pair scout.
    4. Adjusted the order of the sync pair list.
  • Other Updates
    • Added Evelyn & Entei to the lineup of sync pairs obtainable with BP Sync Pair Super Vouchers.
    • Added a Main Story medal section.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.11.1 August 10, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.12.0[31] August 26, 2021

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.

  • Daily Log-in Bonus Rewards Update
    • Daily log-in bonus rewards will be updated.
      You can obtain the updated rewards starting at the date and time listed below.
      If you are still in the middle of your log-in streak before the update, your log-in streak will be reset.
      Scheduled Update Date/Time: September 1, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
  • 5★-Guaranteed Ticket Scout Update
    • More sync pairs will be added to the 5★-Guaranteed Ticket Scout.
      You will still be able to use the 5★-Guaranteed Scout Tickets that you already have.
      New sync pairs will be added at the date and time listed below.
      Scheduled Date/Time: August 27, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Training Area Update
    • New area info is being added to the following areas of the Training Area:
      Cap-Unlock Area
      Scheduled Date/Time: August 27, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
    • To coincide with the new area additions, the Level Cap of Sync Pairs will be increased to Lv. 140.
    • New Items required to unlock the new Level Cap will be added.
      Check out the separate notice to be released at a later date for more information.
    • The Evolution Material Area and Sync Orb Area in the Training Area will be playable without using Stamina.
      Note: In accordance with this change, you can no longer obtain Rank Points in the Evolution Material Area or the Sync Orb Area in the Training Area.
      Note: First-time rewards and completion rewards will remain the same.
  • Other Updates
    • The pop-up notification about current events and rallies displayed while at the Pokémon Center will now have “Don’t show this again.” selected by default.
    • Added a feature to battles that reduces the damage from critical hits under certain conditions.
    • Fixed an issue in battles where Brick Break used by an ally or opponent removed the Physical Damage Reduction and Special Damage Reduction effects from their opponents’ field of play even if the Move failed.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.12.5[32] September 14, 2021

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.

  • Unlocking 6★ EX Giovanni & Mewtwo
    • Giovanni & Mewtwo can be raised to 6★ EX starting at the date and time listed below.
      Scheduled Date/Time: September 15, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
    • Your sync pairs become 6★ EX-ready once you use any combination of Custom ★ Power-Ups and 5★ Power-Ups a total of 20 times.
      Using a Custom Giovanni & Mewtwo Legendary Spirit will complete the upgrade to 6★ EX.
      Legendary Spirit can be obtained from Villain Event Prelude: Looming Shadow of Kanto.
      Note: The Sync Pairs that can be obtained from Legendary Events will be eligible for upgrades to 6★ EX in stages.
  • Other Updates
    • The title screen has been changed to feature Villains from Kanto.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.13.0[33] September 28, 2021

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.

  • Main Story Update
    • New Villain Arc story content is being added to the Main Story.
      Scheduled Update Date/Time: September 29, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.
      Note: In this update, the Kanto chapter will be added.
      Note: We plan to release more updates to the Villain Arc story in the future.
  • Other Updates
    • The Trainers displayed on the download screen will change during the period listed below.
      Change Period: September 29, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. – October 15, 2021 at 10:59 p.m.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.14.0[34] October 27, 2021

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.

  • Gems and Special Bundles Update
    • The Shop screen as well as the Gems and Special Bundles available for purchase in the Shop have been updated.
  • Sync Pair Scout Update
    • Special music will now play on certain Sync Pair Scout screens.
  • Co-op Battles Update
    • The battle speed will be set to Fast (×1.5) for all players when you choose Team Up with Other Players to play co-op battles.
  • Other Updates
    • When using Skip Tickets in the Sync Orb Area and Evolution Material Area, the maximum number of tickets you can use will be predetermined.
    • Minor bug fixes and improvements to animation for some Sync Pairs’ Moves and Sync Moves have been implemented.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.15.0[35] November 24, 2021

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.

  • Eggstreme Pass
    • The Eggstreme Pass that allows you to use the Eggstreme Incubator was added to Bellis's Lab.
  • Legendary Adventures Update
    • Legendary Adventures has been added to the Main Story, and you can now play any Legendary Event held thus far anytime you want!
    • To coincide with the addition of Legendary Adventures, the Legendary Event Medals in the Event tab have been moved to Legendary Adventures in the General tab.
      Note: Although only Giovanni & Mewtwo Lurking Shadow has been added at the time of this update, we have scheduled more stories to be added gradually over time.
  • Battle Villa Update
    • The Hall Skip feature was added.
      Note: In order to use the Hall Skip feature, certain conditions must be met. The Battle Villa scheduled to be held in January 2022 will be the earliest this feature can be used.
      Note: Check out the notification for the Battle Villa scheduled for December 2021 for more information.
  • Other Updates
    • The sync pair viewing feature now displays the names of the Trainers’ voice actors.
      Note: The voice actors’ names will only be displayed when both the Game Text Language and Trainer Voice-Over Language are set to Japanese.
    • Some characters’ lines have been modified.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.15.1 November 29, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.16.0[36] December 21, 2021

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 Trainers displayed on the download screen will change during the period listed below.
    January 12, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. - February 27, 2022 at 9:59 p.m.
  • Made minor text changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.16.1 December 27, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.16.2 January 11, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.17.0[37] January 27, 2022

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.

  • Jukebox
    • Added a Jukebox to the Pokémon Center.
  • Other Updates
    • Changed some of the voice-overs for Serena (Palentine's 2021) & Whimsicott and Dawn (Palentine's 2021) & Alcremie to voice-overs specific to those versions of the characters, as well as all related text.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Passive Skills which normally activate when a sync pair is attacked to activate with no attack received. This occurred when either an opponent or an ally used a Passive Skill that made the additional effects of a Pokémon move target all of their opponents when attacking.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.18.0[38] February 24, 2022

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.

  • Victory Road
    • Victory Road has been newly added to the Champion Stadium.
    • Playing through Victory Road will teach you strategies for winning difficult battles.
  • Special Completion Rewards
    • Special Completion Rewards have been added.
    • Special Completion Rewards are rewards obtained by meeting certain conditions in the Main Story and the Champion Stadium.
    • A Story Bundle and a Champion Bundle that allow you to obtain Special Rewards when you earn Special Completion Rewards have been added.
  • Other Updates
    • A category icon has been added to each Move's button and description in order to distinguish whether the Move is a physical attack move, special attack move, or status move.
    • On the battle start screen, the Edit button was removed and a new Tactics button has been added.
    • The Edit button has been removed from the Edit Team screen when using Create Your Own Team in co-op battles.
    • The number of sync pairs is now displayed above the GO! button for battles that require the number to be displayed (such as the Legendary Arena).
    • The design of the Move button was changed for Moves that target all allies and/or all opponents.
    • To enhance visibility, the icons that show changes to stats during battle—such as Attack and Defense—will now flash when they reach their maximum or minimum stat ranks.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.18.5[39] March 15, 2022

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.

  • Made minor text changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.19.0[40] March 29, 2022

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.

  • Egg Hatching Requirements
    • The hatch gauge has been removed and you will no longer need to win battles to hatch your Eggs.
    • Eggs that have fulfilled the required time needed to hatch before the update will hatch immediately after the update.
    • The maximum number of Eggs that can be placed in an incubator via the Auto-incubate feature after purchasing an Eggcelerator Pass has been increased from four to eight if you have purchased the Egg Box Expansion.
      Note: The limit will change to eight after the update even if you are already using the Auto-incubate feature and have purchased the Egg Box Expansion.
  • Other Updates
    • New songs have been added to the Jukebox.
      Scheduled Date/Time: March 29, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
      Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
    • Changed some of the voiced lines for May (Spring 2021) & Lopunny and Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi to lines specific to those versions of the characters, as well as all related text.
    • Special voice-over lines will now play after winning a battle with specific combinations of sync pairs on your team.
      Note: We plan to add more combinations of these victory voice-over lines in the future.
    • Special voice-over lines will now play when you add certain combinations of sync pairs to your team.
      Note: We plan to add more combinations of sync pairs that say these team-edit voice-over lines in the future.
    • Added a button to the area selection screen that takes you directly to the Missions screen.
      Note: The button will be added in conjunction with future events.
      Note: The button is only displayed if event missions are available.
    • Adjusted the UI display on the Tiered Scout screen.
    • You can now see what kind of Lucky Skills you can learn from Lucky Cookies in their item details screen by tapping the Learnable Lucky Skills button.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.20.0[41] April 27, 2022

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.

  • Champion Stadium
    • You can now check the types of pieces you have obtained for the Champion Stadium (Hard Lv. 1) Medal on the battle prep screen.
    • If you complete the battle, the pieces you would obtain by entering the Hall of Fame are marked as “In progress,” and you will receive them once you have entered the Hall of Fame.
      Note: If you are unable to enter the Hall of Fame within the week, the “In progress,” marks disappear.
      Note: You can view the medal pieces you have obtained by tapping the Pieces button on the battle prep screen and checking the Medals prompt that appears.
      Note: You will not be able to check completion progress for Medals of any regions where you have already completed the Champion Stadium Medal by filling in all 18 types of pieces.
  • Improvements to Battles
    • Expanded the kinds of battles that will display a confirmation prompt when quitting the battle upon defeat. By selecting Battle Again following your defeat in an eligible battle, you can retry the battle from the beginning with the same team. Selecting Back will confirm your defeat.
      Note: This improvement applies to the following battle types: Battle Villa, Legendary Arena (and Legendary Gauntlet), and Full-Force Battles.
    • Unusable Sync Pairs will now appear at the bottom of the list on the Edit Team screen displayed before setting out for certain battle areas.
      Note: This improvement applies to the following battle types: Champion Stadium, Legendary Arena (and Legendary Gauntlet), and Full-Force Battles.
  • Other Updates
    • Using the skip function for certain areas will now skip to the end of the story. This will apply to areas in the categories listed below.
      • Main Story Villain Arc
      • Sync Pair Stories added after this update
      • New event stories released after this update
        Note: This does not include returning events.
        Note: This function will not apply to certain areas that include tutorials within the story, receiving items, or speaking to Sync Pairs, even if the area falls into the categories above.
        Note: Please note this function may not apply to certain areas, even if they fall into the categories listed above.
    • In regards to the Sync Pair Filter function, the content in the Move Target section of Known Moves has been updated to allow for more detailed filtering.
    • A button has been added that lets you check the contents of your Bag while in the Training Area. You can also check your current quantity of the items that can be obtained from each area.
    • New songs have been added to the Jukebox.
      Scheduled Date/Time: April 26, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
      Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
    • A dialog box will now appear when you obtain an item but are unable to acquire it, as you already have the maximum allowable number of that item.
      Note: No dialog box will be displayed if the item is sent to your Present Box.
      Note: You can choose whether to display these dialogs or not by going to Item Limit Notifications in the Settings section of the Poryphone menu.
    • Fixed an issue in which some Pokémon that hatch from Eggs obtained by completing battles in places such as the Main Story or Training Area were incorrect.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.20.1 April 28, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.20.2 May 6, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

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2.21.0[42][43] May 26, 2022

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
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.

  • We have made changes to the tutorials and some game content.
    • Tutorial Improvements
      • Trial Scout
        • The Sync Pair you can obtain in the Trial Scout will be changed to Blue & Pidgeot.
          Players who have already used the Trial Scout will be sent Blue & Pidgeot.
          • Scheduled Date/Time: May 27, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.
        • Note: Blue & Pidgeot will be sent to the Temp Storage tab of the Present Box.
      • New Player Mission
        • Removed the New Player Mission that is unlocked after completing Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
          The selected Sync Pair will be sent to players who have already selected a Sync Pair but have yet to complete Main Story Chapter 2: Defeat Team Break! (Normal) in single-player.
          Note: The Sync Pair will be sent to the Temp Storage tab of the Present Box.
      • Other Improvements
        • Added the skip feature for the Main Story Chapter 1 tutorial.
        • Adjusted the contents of each feature’s tutorial.
    • Game Content Improvements
      • Inter-Main Story Events
        • Made the following improvements to the event that mandatorily runs after completing Main Story Chapter 2: A Friendly New Rival (Normal) in single-player:
          • Let’s Go, Professor Oak! Event
            The Let’s Go, Professor Oak! event can now be played at any time in Chapter 2 after completing Main Story Chapter 2: A Friendly New Rival (Normal) in single-player.
            Note: Players who have already viewed the Let’s Go, Professor Oak! event will be treated as having completed the area and received the first-time completion reward.
          • The Creator of Pasio Event
            The Creator of Pasio event can now be played at any time in Chapter 3 after completing Main Story Chapter 2: A Friendly New Rival (Normal) in single-player.
            Note: In accordance with this change, we have added new first-time completion rewards for The Creator of Pasio area.
            Note: Players who have already viewed The Creator of Pasio event will be treated as having completed the area, and the first-time completion reward will be awarded directly instead of being sent to the Present Box.
      • Daily Missions
        • A new mission will be added to the daily missions.
          • Scheduled Date/Time: May 27, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
          • Mission Details: Complete a single-player area in the following area ×1:
            Sync Orb Area
          • Reward: 10 Battle Points
      • Other Improvements
        • Battle tips are now displayed while downloading game data.
        • The requirement to unlock the Sync Grid feature and the Sync Orb Area has been changed to completing Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
        • Made some updates to the tutorial content that is displayed when participating in the Egg Event for the first time.
  • New songs will be added to the Jukebox.
    Scheduled Date/Time: May 26, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
    Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
  • The background music for some battles in the Main Story Villain Arc: Sinnoh Chapter has been changed.
    Applicable Battles:
    Challenge Cyrus: Part 2 (Normal)
    Challenge Cyrus: Part 2 (Hard)
  • Adjusted the display of parts of the Pokémon Center background when Display Quality is set to High.
    Note: Display Quality can be changed via Poryphone Menu > Settings.
  • Made minor text changes.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.22.0[44] June 28, 2022

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
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.

  • New songs will be added to the Jukebox.
    Scheduled Date/Time: June 28, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
    Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
  • Made minor text changes.
  • Fixed an issue where some audio data for the following Pokémon was incorrect.
    Zygarde (Complete Forme)
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.23.0[45] July 27, 2022

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.

  • UI Improvements
    • Made various improvements to the in-game UI.
    • Improvements to the Sync Pairs Menu
      • The appearance of the Sync Pairs menu has been changed.
      • Sync Pairs can be trained via Upgrades in the Sync Pairs menu.
      • A feature to upgrade multiple aspects of a sync pair at once has been added to some sections of the Upgrades. You can now tap on the Max Upgrade button to use multiple items required to perform a particular upgrade all at once.
      • A feature to perform multiple upgrades at once has been added to some sections of the Upgrades. You can now tap on the Multiple Upgrades button and then select Level, Unlock Level Cap (Affinity in the case of Egg sync pairs), and Theme Skills to use as many of the available upgrade items for the selected upgrade as you can.
      • Upgrade Gear now allows you to Level Up multiple times at once.
      • You can now navigate to Bellis’s Lab via a Lab button in the Sync Pairs menu.
    • Reverse Item Lookup
      • Some item details screens will now show the quantity of the item you have in stock.
      • Some item details screens will now include the Where to Find button.
      • You can now access the area info or features where you can find an item by checking its Where to Find list.
      • You can now access the area info and features where Battle Points can be earned from the Battle Point Tier Reward screen.
    • Common Shortcut Feature
      • Some screens now allow you to open the common shortcut screen, enabling you to directly access each feature.
    • Certain Button Adjustments
      • The button that takes you to Bellis’s Lab from the Pokémon Center has been removed.
      • The location of the button that takes you to Mission Bingo from the Pokémon Center has been changed.
    • Other Improvements
      • You can now access the Upgrades screen from some Sync Pairs details screens.
  • Other Updates
    • New songs will be added to the Jukebox.
      Scheduled Date/Time: July 27, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
      Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
    • Tapping the screen while the reward item animation is being displayed will now let you skip to the end of the animation sequence.
    • A Battle Entry section has been added to Tips.
    • Fixed an issue that caused unexpected behavior to occur when a Sync Pair is flying, bouncing, or takes on a phantom or shadow presence.
    • Fixed an issue for a certain Passive Skill where the effect targets were different than expected.
    • Fixed an issue in which, after using a lucky cookie to give a Passive Skill that activates upon entering a battle such as Sharp Entry 1 to Sygna Suit Lusamine & Necrozma or Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde, the Passive Skill would not activate again when the sync pair changes form with a Sync Move which should have been treated as if they re-entered the battle.
      As compensation for this issue, Non-paid Gems ×300 have been sent to all players.
      Compensation claim period:
      Until August 26, 2022 at 10:59 p.m.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been implemented.
2.23.5 August 8, 2022

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

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2.24.0[46] August 25, 2022

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.

  • Trainer Lodge
    • The following content has been added:
      The Trainer Lodge
  • About the New Level Cap
    • A new level cap has been unlocked, and the level cap can be raised to Lv. 150.
      Note: After Lv. 141, the level cap can be raised one level at a time up to Lv. 150.
      Note: The level cap can be unlocked for all Sync Pairs.
    • A new item required to unlock the new level cap, Certificate of Excellence, will be added.
      You can obtain the Certificates of Excellence mainly from Special Friendship Level Rewards and the Lodge Exchange in the Trainer Lodge.
      Note: You cannot obtain the Certificates of Excellence in the Training Area.
      Note: Drinks, Notes, and Type Literature cannot be used to unlock the level cap after Lv. 141.
  • Legendary Arena Updates
    • The Legendary Arena will now be held on a regular basis, and the battles can be attempted at any time.
    • Event Missions are planned to be held periodically.
      Scheduled Update Date/Time: September 7, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Trista’s Guide
    • Trista’s Guide has been added.
    • This page will provide info on how to play Pokémon Masters EX and is scheduled to be updated on a regular basis.
    • You can check it by going to Trista’s Guide under Other in the Poryphone Menu.
  • In-game Text Changes
    The description of certain Passive Skills will be changed as detailed below to match the descriptions of the other Passive Skills.
    • Arresting Glare 1-9
      Before Change:
      Lowers the opponent’s Speed by one stat rank.
      After Change:
      Lowers the Speed of an opponent that attacked the user by one stat rank.
    • Power Siphon 1-9
      Before Change:
      Lowers the opponent’s Attack by one stat rank.
      After Change:
      Lowers the Attack of an opponent that attacked the user by one stat rank.
Note: The Before Change and After Change text only show the changed portions, not the entire description.
Note: The changes to the skill name and description will not change the effects of these skills.
  • Other Updates
    • The daily mission content will be updated.
      Scheduled Update Date/Time: August 27, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
    • New Missions will be added to the General Missions.
    • New songs will be added to the Jukebox.
      Scheduled Date/Time: August 25, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.
      Note: You can exchange for newly added songs in the Unlock Songs menu of the Jukebox or the Exchange Items menu in the Shop.
    • During the specified time period, special Trainer voice-over lines will play when you access the title screen.
    • Fixed an issue in which Passive Skills that are activated based on remaining HP were unintentionally activated multiple times instead of just once.
    • Fixed an issue in which the number of times gear was leveled up was not counted correctly for a certain mission when leveling up gear multiple times at once.
      As compensation for this issue, Non-paid Gems ×300 have been sent to all players.
      Compensation claim period:
      Until September 24, 2022 at 10:59 p.m.
    • Made minor text changes.
    • 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.
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1.10.5 June 8, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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1.11.0 June 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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1.12.0 July 29, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.0.0 August 25, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.0.5 September 7, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.1.0 September 28, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.2.0 October 28, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.2.5 November 4, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.3.0 November 26, 2020

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.4.0 December 21, 2020

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.5.0 January 26, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.5.1 January 27, 2021

Updates
Completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.6.0 February 24, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.6.1 March 9, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.7.0 March 29, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.8.0 April 26, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.8.1 April 30, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.9.0 May 27, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.10.0 June 28, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.10.1 July 15, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.11.0 July 28, 2021

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.

2.11.1 August 10, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.12.0 August 26, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.12.5 September 14, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.13.0 September 28, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.14.0 October 27, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.15.0 November 24, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.15.1 November 29, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.16.0 December 21, 2021

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.16.1 December 27, 2021

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.16.2 January 11, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.17.0 January 27, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.18.0 February 24, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.18.5 March 15, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.19.0 March 29, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.20.0 April 27, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.20.1 April 28, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.20.2 May 6, 2022

Updates
Completed bug fixes.

2.21.0 May 26, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.22.0 June 28, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.23.0 July 27, 2022

Updates
Added new content and completed minor game improvements and bug fixes.
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2.23.5 August 8, 2022

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

2.24.0 August 25, 2022

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.

Compatibility

The game can be played on:[47]

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

Pokémon Masters

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

Pokémon Masters EX

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

  1. "Pokémon Masters Surpasses 5 Million Preregistrations" - The Pokémon Company International Official Press Site
  2. "Hit Mobile Game Pokémon Masters Surpasses 10 Million Downloads In Just 4 Days" - The Pokémon Company International Official Press Site
  3. ‘Pokémon Masters’ Is Shaping Up To Be A Hit With $25 Million In Week 1 Revenue
  4. A Message from the Pokémon Masters Team (Vol. 1)
  5. 0.0.1 - Pokémon Masters now available!
  6. 1.1.0 - Pokémon Masters now available!
  7. 1.2.0 - Update Notification
  8. 1.3.0 - Update Notification
  9. 1.4.0 - Update Notification
  10. 1.5.0 - Update Notification
  11. 1.6.0 - Update Notification
  12. 1.6.5 - Update Notification
  13. 1.7.0 - Update Notification
  14. 1.8.0 - Update Notification
  15. 1.9.0 - Update Notification
  16. 1.10.0 - Update Notification
  17. 1.11.0 - Update Notification
  18. 1.12.0 - Update Notification
  19. 2.0.0 - Update Notification
  20. 2.1.0 - Update Notification
  21. 2.2.0 - Update Notification
  22. 2.3.0 - Update Notification
  23. 2.4.0 - Update Notification
  24. 24.0 24.1 2.5.0 - Update Notification
  25. 2.6.0 - Update Notification
  26. 2.7.0 - Update Notification
  27. 2.8.0 - Update Notification
  28. 2.9.0 - Update Notification
  29. 2.10.0 - Update Notification
  30. 2.11.0 - Update Notification
  31. 2.12.0 - Update Notification
  32. 2.12.5 - Update Notification
  33. 2.13.0 - Update Notification
  34. 2.14.0 - Update Notification
  35. 2.15.0 - Update Notification
  36. 2.16.0 - Update Notification
  37. 2.17.0 - Update Notification
  38. 2.18.0 - Update Notification
  39. 2.18.5 - Update Notification
  40. 2.19.0 - Update Notification
  41. 2.20.0 - Update Notification
  42. 2.21.0 - Update Notification
  43. 2.21.0 - Improvements to Tutorials and Other Game Content
  44. 2.22.0 - Update Notification
  45. 2.23.0 - Update Notification
  46. 2.24.0 - Update Notification
  47. FAQ | Pokémon Masters

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