Professor Sycamore (Masters)

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Professor Sycamore
プラターヌ Platane
Spr Masters Sycamore.png
Professor Sycamore's model
No. 116
English voice actor Ben Lepley[1]
Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi[2]
Description This friendly Pokémon Professor from Lumiose City in Kalos is researching the mysteries of Mega Evolution. His hobby is sampling food from cafés while walking around town.

Professor Sycamore (Japanese: プラターヌ Platane) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Xerneas. This sync pair was first made available on February 11, 2021. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX beginning on January 12, 2022. However, unlike other sync pairs, this pair cannot be upgraded with Champion Spirits - only Custom Legendary Spirits from the Villain Event Battle! Friends from Kalos can be used.

Professor Sycamore also forms a sync pair with his Bulbasaur. This pair can be obtained by reaching Friendship Level 100 with Professor Sycamore in the Trainer Lodge.

Xerneas

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 06007, which allows "Battle! (Professor Sycamore) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

Masters716.png Type FairyIC Masters.png Fairy
Move types FairyIC Masters.png Fairy / GrassIC Masters.png Grass
Role Support
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Xerneas Weakness SteelIC Masters.png Steel
Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 663 304 256 274 262 327
Lv. 140, Max Potential 763 344 296 314 302 367
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Dazzling Gleam Fairy
FairyIC Masters.png
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.
Moonblast Fairy
FairyIC Masters.png
Special 3 98 117 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of lowering the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank.
The World Is Vast! None Status 0
(1 use)
Allied side Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Removes all status conditions from all allied sync pairs. Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs.
Horn Leech Grass
GrassIC Masters.png
Physical 3 91 109 100% An opponent The more damage dealt to the target, the more it restores the user's HP.
Sync moves
Gentlemanly Geomancy Fairy
FairyIC Masters.png
Status All allies Charges the user's move gauge by two for each allied sync pair on the field. When used in a co-op battle, charges the move gauges of all allied players by two instead. The higher the user's move level, the more this move raises the Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed of all allied sync pairs (can be raised by up to six ranks maximum).
(6★ EX) effect: The stat increase after a sync move is doubled once per battle.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Team Shout 4 Has a chance (50%) of raising the Attack or Sp. Atk—or both—of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move.
Fairy Power 5 Powers up the user's Fairy-type moves.
Theme Skills
Fairy Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Kalos Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Knowledgeable Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Researcher Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Old Colleagues Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
Wistful ↑ 1 per Kalos theme Raises the following discovery level by the number of sync pairs that share the Kalos theme:
  • Wistful Crystal

Sync Grid

Professor Sycamore and Xerneas's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the sync pair was first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 4 48 1
HP +40 HP +40 8 96 3
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Moonblast: On a Roll 1 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 3
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Horn Leech: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 2
Horn Leech: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 3
The World Is Vast!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Impervious Stats cannot be lowered. 8 96 3
Force Field 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Revenge Boost 4 Has a chance (50%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when the user is hit by an attack move. 10 120 3
Healing Hand 2 Has a chance (30%) of removing all status conditions from all allied sync pairs after the user's Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Recuperation 1 Restores the user's HP by approximately 20% of its maximum HP after using its sync move. 10 120 3
Adrenaline 1 Reduces the sync move countdown by one when a sync move is used for the first time. 12 144 3

Bulbasaur

Masters001.png Type GrassIC Masters.png Grass
Move types GrassIC Masters.png Grass / PoisonIC Masters.png Poison
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★
Bulbasaur Weakness PsychicIC Masters.png Psychic
Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 568 200 117 268 117 270
Lv. 140, Max Potential 648 240 157 308 157 310
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Leaf Storm Grass
GrassIC Masters.png
Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
X Sp. Atk None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Sludge Bomb Poison
PoisonIC Masters.png
Special 3 92 110 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.
Shall We Start? None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Def, Speed, and critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks.
Sync moves
Bon Voyage Grass Beam Grass
GrassIC Masters.png
Special 250 300 An opponent No additional effect.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Impervious Stats cannot be lowered.
Toxic Power 3 Powers up the user's moves when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned.
Ramming Speed The more the user's Speed is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves.
Theme Skills
Grass Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Grass-type attacks.
Kalos Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Knowledgeable Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Researcher Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
Fiery ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
  • Fiery Crystal

Sync Grid

Professor Sycamore and Bulbasaur's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Leaf Storm: Power +3 Leaf Storm: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Leaf Storm: Power +3 Leaf Storm: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Leaf Storm: Power +3 Leaf Storm: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Leaf Storm: Power +3 Leaf Storm: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Leaf Storm: Accuracy +5 Leaf Storm: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 1
Leaf Storm: Accuracy +5 Leaf Storm: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 2
Leaf Storm: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Leaf Storm: Acumen 9 Raises the user's Sp. Def by one stat rank when its Pokémon uses a move. 8 96 3
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Sludge Bomb: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Sludge Bomb: Superduper Effective 3 Powers up moves that are super effective. 8 96 3
X Sp. Atk: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
X Sp. Atk: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 3
Shall We Start?: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Shall We Start?: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 3
Antitoxin Prevents the user from getting poisoned or badly poisoned. 5 60 1
Turbo Turf 1 Quickly charges the move gauge when the terrain is Grassy Terrain. 8 96 2
Super Syncer Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 8 96 2
Double Down 3 Powers up sync moves that are super effective. 8 96 2
Virulent Toxin 5 Powers up the user's sync move when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. 10 120 2
Fast-Track 6 Has a chance (70%) of raising the user's Speed by one stat rank after its Pokémon uses a move. 8 96 3
Smart Cookie The more the user's Sp. Def is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power +25 Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power +25 Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power +25 Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power +25 Bon Voyage Grass Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Professor Sycamore and Bulbasaur can be battled in:

  • Legendary event: Give and Take (February 11 to March 4, 2021, and August 19 to September 16, 2021)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Shadow Chasing Eternal Life
  • Research Request: Xerneas
  • A Beautiful World
  • As Friends...
  • Message to the Future
  • Flames of Conviction

Quotes

Main article: Professor Sycamore/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Professor Sycamore (left) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

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

Gallery

Sycamore Mindscape.png Masters Sycamore Friend Snapshot.png Masters Sycamore Story Snapshot.png
Professor Sycamore's sync move mindscape
(Sycamore Pokémon Lab)
Trainer Lodge Friend Snapshot Trainer Lodge Story Snapshot
VSSycamore Masters.png Spr Masters Sycamore 2.png VSSycamore EX Masters.png Spr Masters Sycamore EX.png
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
Sycamore Emote 1 Masters.png Sycamore Emote 2 Masters.png Sycamore Emote 3 Masters.png Sycamore Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Masters Medal 1-Star Give and Take.png Masters Medal 2-Star Give and Take.png Masters Medal 3-Star Give and Take.png Masters Medal Clash of Convictions.png
Medal
1★ Give and Take
Medal
2★ Give and Take
Medal
3★ Give and Take
Medal
Clash of Convictions

Trivia

Origin

Professor Sycamore's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon X and Y. Xerneas is a Pokémon that Sycamore is not seen owning in the core series games, however, it does parallel Lysandre's partner Yveltal, Xerneas's counterpart. Xerneas's Dex entry comes from Pokémon X.

Bulbasaur is a Pokémon that Professor Sycamore can gift to the player in X and Y. He also uses it alongside the other Kanto starter Pokémon to battle the player. Bulbasaur's Dex entry comes from Ruby and Sapphire.

In other languages

The World Is Vast!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 世界は広がる! Sekai wa Hirogaru!
Mandarin Chinese 世界會更加廣闊! Shìjiè huì Gèngjiā Guǎngkuò!
France Flag.png French Que l'horizon s'élargisse !
Germany Flag.png German Der Horizont erweitert sich!
Italy Flag.png Italian Allargate gli orizzonti!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 세계는넓어질거야! Segyeneun Neolbeojilgeoya!
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Expande tus horizontes!

Gentlemanly Geomancy

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese グッドポイントな ジオコントロール Guddo Pointo na Jio Kontorōru
Mandarin Chinese 正合我意之 大地掌控 Zhènghéwǒyì zhī Dàdì Zhǎngkòng
France Flag.png French Pour découvrir Kalos ! Géo-Contrôle !
Germany Flag.png German Geokontrolle des Professeurs
Italy Flag.png Italian Geocontrollo tutto da scoprire
South Korea Flag.png Korean 굿 포인트 지오컨트롤 Gut Pointeu Jio Keonteurol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Geocontrol de Horizontes Expandidos


Shall We Start?

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 始めちゃうかい? Hajimechau kai?
Mandarin Chinese 要開始了嗎? Yào Kāishǐ le ma?
France Flag.png French Pouvons-nous commencer ?
Germany Flag.png German Wollen wir loslegen?
Italy Flag.png Italian Siamo pronti?
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시작할까? Sijakhalkka?
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¿Empezamos el combate?

Bon Voyage Grass Beam

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 冒険の出発を祝う グラスレイ Bōken no Shuppatsu o Iwau Gurasu Rei
Mandarin Chinese 慶祝出發冒險之 草之光線 Qìngzhù Chūfā Màoxiǎn zhī Cǎo-zhī Guāngxiàn
France Flag.png French Le début d'une aventure ! Laser Plante !
Germany Flag.png German Pflanzenstrahl der Abenteuerlust
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio Erba per l'inizio del viaggio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모험의 출발을 축하하는 그래스레이 Moheom-ui Chulbar-eul Chukhahaneun Geulaeseu Rei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Planta de Emocionantes Aventuras


References


Oak (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters) • ElmBirchRowanAurea JuniperCedric JuniperSycamore (animeMasters)
Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSonia (Masters) • LaventonSadaTuro
IvyCeriseAmaranthKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellisMirrorPhorus


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAsh
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLooker
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColress
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShauna
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomi
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictor
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressArcherArianaPetrelProtonChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaEmmaTeam Break


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