Proton (Masters)

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Proton
ランス Lance
Spr Masters Proton.png
Proton's model
No. 180
English voice actor Clifford Chapin[1]
Japanese voice actor Shō Okumura
Description This executive is often labeled the scariest and cruelest in Team Rocket. His passion for missions and loyalty to the organization are strong. With his polite demeanor and good looks, he is popular among the female members.

Proton (Japanese: ランス Lance) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Golbat. This pair can be obtained through a limited variety sync pair scout beginning on September 6, 2023. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it first released.

Golbat

Masters042.png Type FlyingIC Masters.png Flying
Move type FlyingIC Masters.png Flying
Role Masters Support.png Support
EX Role Masters Tech.png Tech
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Golbat Weakness IceIC Masters.png Ice
Every once in a while, you’ll see a Golbat that’s missing some fangs. This happens when hunger drives it to try biting a Steel-type Pokémon.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 650 200 273 200 288 288
Lv. 140, Max Potential 810 260 333 260 348 328
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Confuse Ray Ghost
GhostIC Masters.png
Status 2 100% An opponent Leaves the target confused.
X Sp. Def All None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Air Slash Flying
FlyingIC Masters.png
Special 2 45 54 95% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.
I’ll Show You Wrath! None Status 0
(2 use)
All allies Raises the Speed, accuracy, and critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank. Increases the Special Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by 1 rank.
Sync moves
Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam Flying
FlyingIC Masters.png
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The stat increase after a sync move doubles once per battle.)
(EX Role effect: Power of sync move increases 50%.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Proton’s Plan Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when its move is successful. Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when it is hit by an attack move.
All Ramped Up 1 Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful.
Stop Hitting Yourself 5 Raises the chance that an opponent will attack themselves due to being confused.
Theme Skills
Type Flying Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Region Johto Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Trainer Group Villain Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Expedition Skills
Masters Rare Cache icon.pngRare ↑ 2 Masters Fiery Crystal icon.png Fiery ↓ 1 Masters Soothing Crystal icon.png Soothing ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
Masters Rare Cache icon.pngRare Cache
Lowers the following discovery levels by 1:
Masters Fiery Crystal icon.png Fiery Crystal
Masters Soothing Crystal icon.png Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Proton and Golbat 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
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
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. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
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
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Confuse Ray: Move Gauge Refresh 9 Charges the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 8 96 2
Air Slash: Power +4 Air Slash: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Air Slash: Power +4 Air Slash: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Air Slash: Power +4 Air Slash: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Air Slash: Power +4 Air Slash: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Air Slash: Power +4 Air Slash: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Air Slash: Accuracy +5 Air Slash: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 2
Air Slash: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Charges the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
X Sp. Def All: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
I’ll Show You Wrath!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
I’ll Show You Wrath!: Hit and Heal 9 Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its move is successful. 8 96 2
I’ll Show You Wrath!: All Ramped Up 1 Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful. 8 96 3
Unflappable Prevents the user from flinching. 5 60 1
Natural Remedy Removes all status conditions from the user the first time it is inflicted by any status condition each battle. 7 84 2
Team Speedy Entry 1 Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user enters a battle. 8 96 2
Team Evasive Rush 1 Raises the evasiveness of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank after using the user’s sync move. 8 96 2
Curative Confusion 1 Restores the user’s HP when its attack move is successful against a confused opponent. 10 120 3
Safety Tether Applies the Enduring effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Team Sync Think 9 Increases the Special Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by one rank after using the user’s sync move. This effect can activate only once per battle. 10 120 3
Mind Boggler 9 Lowers the target’s Sp. Def by one stat rank when the user’s attack move is successful against a flinching, confused, or trapped opponent. 10 120 3
Team Body-Bracing Infliction 2 Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks the first time the user’s Pokémon uses a status move each battle. 10 120 3
Vigilance Protects the user against critical hits. 10 120 3
Aggravation 1 Raises the chance of inflicting the flinching, confused, or trapped condition with the additional effects of moves. 10 120 3
Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam: Power +25 Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam: Power +25 Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Proton was exclusive to the following variety scout banners:

  • (Debut) Team Rocket Variety Scout (September 6 to 27, 2023)

Proton could also be scouted in the Team Rocket Executive Guaranteed Ticket Scout available from September 6 to October 27, 2023, which players could receive one ticket for as a log-in bonus starting from September 11, 2023.

Battle appearances

Proton and Golbat can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Proton appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Proton

Quotes

Main article: Proton/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

VSProton Masters.png Spr Masters Proton 2.png Spr Masters Proton EX.png VSProton EX Masters.png Proton Mindscape.png
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Proton's sync move mindscape
(Slowpoke Well)
Proton Emote 1 Masters.png Proton Emote 2 Masters.png Proton Emote 3 Masters.png Proton Emote 4 Masters.png Masters Villain Arc Johto artwork.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Artwork of Johto chapter of the Villain Arc

Trivia

  • In his sync pair story, Proton reveals that he caught his Golbat as a Zubat.

Origin

Proton's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Golbat is a Pokémon Proton uses when battling the player at the Goldenrod Radio Tower. Golbat's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

I'll Show You Wrath!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 怒りをみせましょう Ikari o Misemashou
Mandarin Chinese 見識我的怒火吧 Jiànshì Wǒ de Nùhuǒ ba
France Flag.png French Goûte à ma fureur !
Germany Flag.png German Spüre unseren Zorn!
Italy Flag.png Italian Non ci provocate!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 분노를보여드리죠 Bunno-reul Boyeodeurijyo
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Prepárate para conocer mi ira!

Scariest and Cruelest Flying Beam

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese もっとも冷酷と呼ばれた フライングレイ Mottomo Reikoku to Yobareta Furaingu Rei
Mandarin Chinese 以最冷酷著稱之 飛行光線 Yǐ Zuì Lěngkù Zhùchēng zhī Fēixíng Guāngxiàn
France Flag.png French C'est moi le plus cruel ! Laser Vol !
Germany Flag.png German Flug-Strahl der besonderen Grausamkeit
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio Volante del più crudele
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제일 냉혹하다고 불리는 플라잉레이 Keil Naenghok-hadago Bullineun Peullaing Rei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Volador del Más Retorcido


References


Members of Team Rocket
Bosses:

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)

Executives:

Archer (Masters) • Ariana (Masters) • Petrel (Masters) • Proton (Masters)
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)
Golden Boys only: Grey

Trios:
 

Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)

Duos:

Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)

Scientists

Gideon
Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)

Others: 

GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoIron-Masked MarauderRocket ScoutWendyTyson
JubeiViperChristopher (former) • Matori (Matori Matrix) • PierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaine
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariRei
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDana
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEve
Paldea NemonaPenny
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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