Solve the Case! (Part 2)

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Solve the Case! (Part 2)
事件の謎を追え! 後編
Masters Solve the Case Part 2.png
Event notification image
Type Costume event
First run April 13 to May 2, 2023
Rerun(s) March 11 to 25, 2024
Featured sync pairs Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul
Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
1.6× Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul
Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy 
1.4× Steven (Special Costume) & Stoutland
Shauna (Special Costume) & Klefki
Looker & Croagunk
Emma & Crobat 
Theme skills with 1.2× reward bonus Theme skill icon region.png Hoenn
Theme skill icon region.png Johto

Solve the Case! (Part 2) (Japanese: 事件の謎を追え! 後編) was a costume event in Pokémon Masters EX. It was focused on the sync pairs Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul and Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy. This event's story was a continuation of Solve the Case! (Part 1).

During this event, players could earn vouchers from battles that could be redeemed in the shop. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day. Extra vouchers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.

The player could battle using Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul or Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy to obtain +0.6× bonus vouchers; Steven (Special Costume) & Stoutland, Shauna (Special Costume) & Klefki, Looker & Croagunk, or Emma & Crobat to obtain +0.4× bonus vouchers; and any unlisted sync pairs with the Hoenn or Johto theme skill to obtain 0.2× bonus vouchers.

This event featured the Battle Challenge, where players were challenged to defeat a team of strong opponents. Players could complete event missions by clearing these areas with teams using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

In addition, players could earn a medal for completing all the story areas in the event.

First run

The event first ran from April 13 to May 2, 2023. The "Zinnia Costume Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul for the duration of the event, and the "Lyra Costume Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy starting on April 15, 2023 and lasting until the end of the event.

In this run, the type of voucher that players could earn was Event Voucher G. Event mission rewards included medals, Gems, Battle Points, a Tech Move Candy Coin, and a Support Move Candy Coin, with 200 Gems as a reward for completing 10 missions.

Second run

The event reran from March 11 to 25, 2024. The "Super Spotlight Costume Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Steven (Special Costume) & Stoutland, Shauna (Special Costume) & Klefki, Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul, and Lyra (Special Costume) & Phanpy for the duration of the event.

In this run, the type of voucher that players could earn was Event Voucher P. Event mission rewards included medals and Gems, with 1,000 Gems as a reward for completing all missions.

Due to a bug, when the rerun began, only Challenge Team Break: Part 1 counted towards the requirements for Missions 1-6. This issue was resolved on March 14, 2024 so that completing any of the designated areas would be counted correctly, and any of the designated areas that players had already completed were reflected in the count.

Plot

Area info

Area name Unlock condition Completion Rewards
Masters Story Unlock.pngBeginning of the Real Case Available from start Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngPhantom Imaginate
Masters Story Unlock.pngPhantom Imaginate Complete Beginning of the Real Case Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Team Break: Part 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngSimilarities between the Victims Complete Challenge Team Break: Part 1 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Team Break: Part 2
Masters Story Unlock.pngFake Evil and Fake Justice Complete Challenge Team Break: Part 2 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Team Break: Part 3
Masters Story Unlock.pngYou Need Some Imagination Complete Challenge Team Break: Part 3 Masters Gem.pngGems ×10
Masters Story Unlock.pngChallenge Team Break: Part 4
Masters Story Unlock.pngDaily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Story Unlock.pngBattle Challenge! Round 1

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Team Break: Part 1 Normal VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0103.png
Exeggutor
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0437.png
Bronzong
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0579.png
Reuniclus
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
10 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngSimilarities between the Victims
Masters Coin.png200 coins
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×7
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×1-2
Challenge Team Break: Part 2 Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngFake Evil and Fake Justice
Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×14
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×1-3
Challenge Team Break: Part 3 Very Hard 15 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30
Masters Story Unlock.pngYou Need Some Imagination
Masters Coin.png600 coins
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×16
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×1-3
Challenge Team Break: Part 4 Super Hard 20 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png1500 coins
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×26
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×1-4
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 Masters Gem.pngGems ×30 Masters Coin.png2000 coins
Masters Dark Voucher.pngEvent Voucher G/Q ×100
None
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard VSSteven Special Costume Masters.png
Steven
(Special Costume)
Masters0530.png
Excadrill
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Masters0376.png
Metagross
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0051A.png
Dugtrio
Alolan form
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Story Unlock.pngBattle Challenge! Round 2
First run:
Masters 3 Star Support Move Candy.png3★ Support Move Candy
Second run:
Masters 3 Star Strike Move Candy.png3★ Strike Move Candy
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters 4 Star Support Move Candy.png4★ Support Move Candy
None None

Event missions

April 13 to May 2, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Masters Battle Point.pngBattle Points ×50
Mission 7 Complete the following area ×1
You Need Some Imagination
Masters Medal 1-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png1★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
Masters Medal 2-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png2★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal 3-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png3★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal Deceptions Benefits.pngDeception's Benefits
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Hoenn
• Johto
Masters Tech Move Candy Coin.pngTech Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Dark
• Ground
Masters Support Move Candy Coin.pngSupport Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions Masters Gem.pngGems ×200

March 11 to 25, 2024

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge Team Break: Part 1
• Challenge Team Break: Part 2
• Challenge Team Break: Part 3
• Challenge Team Break: Part 4
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 7 Complete the following area ×1
You Need Some Imagination
Masters Medal 1-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png1★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
Masters Medal 2-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png2★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal 3-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png3★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
Masters Medal Deceptions Benefits.pngDeception's Benefits
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Hoenn
• Johto
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Dark
• Ground
Masters Gem.pngGems ×100
Reward for completing all missions Masters Gem.pngGems ×1000

Shop

April 13 to May 2, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×400
Masters 5 Star Power-Up.png
5★ Power-Up ×1
1
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×400
Masters Tech Move Candy Coin.png
Tech Move Candy Coin ×1
1
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×200
Masters 5 Star Scout Ticket.png
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
8
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×250
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×150
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×100
Masters Skill Sphere.png
Skill Sphere ×10
10
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters Co-op Sync Orb.png
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters Sync Orb.png
Sync Orb ×50
(Zinnia & Thievul)
2
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters Sync Orb.png
Sync Orb ×50
(Lyra & Phanpy)
2
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×100
Masters Dark Codex, Vol. 1.png
Dark Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters Dark Tome, Vol. 1.png
Dark Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×100
Masters Ground Codex, Vol. 1.png
Ground Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters Ground Tome, Vol. 1.png
Ground Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×30
Masters Elite Four Notes.png
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×20
Masters Gym Leader Notes.png
Gym Leader Notes ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×150
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×100
Masters 3-Pack Drink ++ Set.png
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×80
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×60
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×50
Masters 4 Star Level-Up Manual.png
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×30
Masters Skip Ticket.png
Skip Ticket ×10
10
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×750
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×10
Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×10
Masters 3-Pack Drink + Set.png
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×10
Masters 3-Pack Ultra Drink Set.png
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher G ×10
Masters 3-Pack Great Drink Set.png
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

March 11 to 25, 2024

Item given Item received Max exchanges
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×400
Masters Tech Move Candy Coin.png
Tech Move Candy Coin ×1
1
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×200
Masters 5 Star Scout Ticket.png
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
8
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×250
Masters 4 Star Power-Up.png
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×150
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×100
Masters Skill Sphere.png
Skill Sphere ×10
10
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×50
Masters Co-op Sync Orb.png
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×100
Masters Dark Codex, Vol. 1.png
Dark Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×50
Masters Dark Tome, Vol. 1.png
Dark Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×100
Masters Ground Codex, Vol. 1.png
Ground Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×50
Masters Ground Tome, Vol. 1.png
Ground Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×30
Masters Elite Four Notes.png
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×20
Masters Gym Leader Notes.png
Gym Leader Notes ×10
5
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×150
Masters 5-Pack Great Drink ++ Set.png
5-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×100
Masters 5-Pack Drink ++ Set.png
5-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×80
Masters 5-Pack Ultra Drink + Set.png
5-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×60
Masters 5-Pack Great Drink + Set.png
5-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
4
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×50
Masters 4 Star Level-Up Manual.png
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×30
Masters Skip Ticket.png
Skip Ticket ×10
10
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×750
Masters 3 Star Power-Up.png
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×10
Masters 3 Star Level-Up Manual.png
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×10
Masters 5-Pack Drink + Set.png
5-Pack Drink + Set ×30
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×10
Masters 5-Pack Ultra Drink Set.png
5-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
Masters Dark Voucher.png
Event Voucher Q ×10
Masters 5-Pack Great Drink Set.png
5-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

Gallery

Masters Solve the Case Part 2 banner.png Masters Solve the Case Artwork.jpg
Event banner
Masters Medal 1-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png Masters Medal 2-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png Masters Medal 3-Star Solve the Case Part 2.png Masters Medal Deceptions Benefits.png
Medal
1★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Medal
2★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Medal
3★ Solve the Case! (Part 2)
Medal
Deception's Benefits
Artwork by Takahashi Jun

Script

  • Pokémon Center (event conversation)
Name Text
Zinnia What should we steal tonight?
Zinnia That costume looks pretty good on you!
Lyra Really?!
Zinnia Yeah, it's got grunt vibes for sure.
Lyra Hehe, thanks!
(Lyra pauses)
Lyra Wait, should I be happy about that?


  • Beginning of the Real Case
Name Text
(Villa; Lear, Agatha, Lyra, Steven, Looker, Burgh, Shauna, Guzma, and Melony are gathered; Steven and Shauna are wearing their special costumes)
Steven and seven other sync pairs completed Lear's mystery game.
But once the game was over, someone stole Guzma's partner Pokémon!
Guzma Who did this?! Who took my Golisopod?!
Shauna Calm down, Guzma!
Guzma Don't tell me to calm down! Someone just STOLE my Pokémon!
Steven Hm? Hold on, Guzma.
(Steven walks up behind Guzma)
Guzma Wh-what is it?!
Steven Don't move. There's something stuck to your back.
(Steven takes the note off Guzma's back; fade to black)
Steven "Punishment of justice for the dark obstructer. —The Phantom Imaginate"
(Transition to the streets of the city at night; Zinnia is standing atop a roof)
Zinnia Now then, what shall I steal tonight?
(Zinnia jumps off the roof and changes into her special costume)
Zinnia What do you think...
(Zinnia glances back at her Thievul)
Zinnia Partner?


  • Phantom Imaginate
Name Text
(Villa)
Shauna "The dark obstructer"?
Lyra Huh? What's a "Phantom Imaginate"?
Burgh Hmm... Is this part of the game?
Lear No, I know nothing of this!
Lyra So that means...Golisopod really was stolen?
Looker In that case!
(Looker strikes a pose)
Looker It's time for me, a member of the International Police, to step in!
Steven! After seeing your detective skills, I want to ask you something.
I'd like your help investigating this Phantom Imaginate person so we can catch them!
Steven Of course! I'd be happy to assist.
Shauna I'll help, too! I was the culprit in the game, but I'll do my best to assist this time!
Lyra We'll help out, too!
Guzma You better be ready, Phantom! I'm gonna find you and crush you!
(City; Steven is talking to Emma and Looker; Shauna arrives)
Shauna I've collected some information about the Phantom Imaginate. ♪
Steven Did you come across anything that could be a clue?
Shauna Um... Let me tell you what I found, in order.
Apparently, the Phantom Imaginate is a recent urban legend going around Pasio.
They say anything you ask the Phantom Imaginate to steal will be stolen...
If you want to send a request, you give your letter to Thievul, the Phantom's partner Pokémon.
But whether or not they accept your request is up to the Phantom.
If the Phantom is accepting requests, does that mean they don't want anything for themself?
Looker I've found something peculiar on my end, too.
I checked to see if the Phantom was involved in any prior incidents.
But the Phantom Imaginate doesn't show up in any theft reports.
Steven Even though they leave messages? That's odd...
Looker Based on what Shauna said, the Phantom's existence is questionable, which explains why there's so little information.
Emma I know as much as Mister Looker. I've never heard of them before.
Looker Their existence is questionable...but Guzma's partner Pokémon was definitely stolen.
We can at least confirm that there's someone out there calling themself the Phantom Imaginate.
Steven Calling themself the Phantom, huh...
??? Aaaaaaahhh!
Shauna A scream?!
Steven Let's go see!
(Steven, Looker, Shauna, and Emma run into an alleyway)
Looker Are you OK?!
(Zinnia and Thievul are standing behind a Lass)
Zinnia ... ... ...
(Zinnia turns around)
Looker Hey, wait!
(Zinnia and Thievul disappear; the group approaches the Lass)
Steven That was...
Shauna Are you OK? What happened?
Lass My Pokémon was stolen! *sob*
(Steven notices something on the Lass's back)
Steven This again!
(Fade to black)
Steven "Punishment of justice to the unsightly flame. —The Phantom Imaginate"
(Back to alley; a mysterious tone plays)
Shauna "Unsightly...flame"?
Looker The Phantom Imaginate?! Is that who we just saw?
Let's chase after them! Come on, both of you!
Shauna Y-yes!
Looker Emma, look after the girl!
Emma On it!
(Looker and Shauna run down the alley while Emma approaches the Lass; Steven walks a few paces away; fade to black)
Steven (Zinnia...are you the Phantom Imaginate?)


  • Similarities between the Victims
Name Text
(City; Looker and Shauna approach a Team Galactic Grunt)
Looker, Shauna, and Steven chased the so-called Phantom Imaginate.
Team Galactic Grunt Argh, why did you take my partner Pokémon, Phantom Imaginate!
(Steven arrives)
Shauna Steven! There's another message from the Phantom!
(Fade to black)
Steven "Punishment of justice for a heartless galaxy. —The Phantom Imaginate"
(Steven is thoughtful)
Shauna "Heartless galaxy"... I knew it!
Steven, Looker!
I wanna talk to the girl from earlier!
Steven You noticed something?
Looker Sure thing! I'll ask Emma to bring her here.
(Emma arrives with the Lass)
Emma I brought her, Mister Looker!
Lass Th-there's something you want to ask me?
I don't do well with police or detectives...
Shauna I want you to be honest with me.
You're with Team Flare, aren't you?
Lass Wh-what? What's that? I don't know anything about that...
Shauna Hmm...
Go, Team Flare! Go, go, Team Flare!
Lass F to the L to the A-R-E!
Shauna I knew it! She's from Team Flare!
Lass Huh?! Drat!
Indeed! I'm from the stylish Team Flare!
(The Lass changes into a Team Flare Grunt and poses)
Steven How did you know she's part of Team Flare?
Shauna I noticed it when I read the Phantom's messages!
For Guzma, it was "the dark obstructer."
For the Team Galactic member, it was "a heartless galaxy."
The messages were referring to which teams they belong to...
So I guessed that "the unsightly flame" might be Team Flare.
Steven Great job, Shauna!
Looker That means the Phantom Imaginate is targeting people who belong to evil organizations?
Team Flare Grunt The Phantom is quite infamous among people like us...
They're a pain in the neck who steals back things we stole.
Looker That's why there aren't any reports of incidents caused by the Phantom...
Shauna So the stolen Pokémon were originally someone else's?
Team Flare Grunt No! I caught my Liepard!
Looker It's not easy for me to believe you...
Shauna I don't think she's lying!
She looked really sad when her Pokémon was stolen!
And you know Guzma really cares about his Golisopod, right?
Even if these people did bad things in the past, that doesn't mean they're the same now!
Steven Shauna...
Team Flare Grunt ... ... ...
Looker OK, for now, let's believe what this Team Flare member is saying.
Steven But if that's true, then why did the Phantom change their mind about what they're stealing?
I don't think the Phantom is trying to take the law into their own hands.
(Flashback to when Steven and the others saw the Phantom)
Steven If the Phantom Imaginate is who I think it is...
(Back to present)
Looker Hmm... I guess we can't tell what the Phantom's true intentions are, but we can't let them cause more harm.
We have to take them into custody as soon as possible...
??? I heard everything!
(Lyra appears)
Lyra I think I can help you out!


  • Fake Evil and Fake Justice
Name Text
(Steven, Shauna, Looker, and Emma are gathered near the fountain in the city; Lyra arrives wearing a Team Rocket grunt's uniform)
Lyra Ta-da! I'm Lyra, the Team Rocket grunt!
Emma Whoa, you look evil!
Lyra Don't worry, this costume isn't real. It's just pretend!
The Phantom Imaginate is going after villainous organizations, right?
I'll be a decoy and lure the Phantom out!
Looker That's a good plan, but I can't put you in such a dangerous role...
Lyra Don't worry! Phanpy will be with me!
She might look small, but she's super powerful!
The Phantom won't know what's coming!
Shauna Hehe, how reliable. ♪
Steven Are you sure?
Lyra Yep! Leave it to me!
Looker We'll be here for support, but...don't push yourself too hard!
(Transition to the square at night; Lyra and Phanpy stand in the center, while Looker, Shauna, Emma, and Steven watch from afar)
Steven and the others waited until dark to carry out their decoy plan.
Steven Now...let's see if the Phantom will show up...
Shauna Oh, look!
(A Thievul appears in the square)
Steven Thievul! That means the Phantom is nearby!
(Thievul sneaks up behind Lyra, aiming for her Phanpy; Lyra and Phanpy suddenly turn around)
Lyra Gotcha!
(Phanpy knocks Thievul back)
Lyra Everyone, now!
Looker Got 'em!
(Looker, Emma, Steven, and Shauna send out their Pokémon to surround Thievul and head into the square)
Looker All right! Just as planned!
Now, show yourself, Phantom Imaginate!
Your partner is already in our custody!
??? How dare you get in my way!
(A Masked Ace Trainer appears)
Looker You?
Masked Man Yeah, I'm the Phantom Imaginate! The one who brings justice by punishing evil!
Why would you stop me?! I'm saving Pokémon who're being forced to obey villains!
Shauna Being forced? Have you even looked at the relationship between those people and their Pokémon?!
Masked Man Why would I? It's a Pokémon caught by a villain! Of course it's sad!
I'm in the right because I'm saving these poor Pokémon!
And all of you standing in my way are evil!
(The Masked Man sends out Liepard, Golisopod, and Bronzong)
Looker Wha— Those Pokémon!
Masked Man Yes! These are the Pokémon I saved from those villains!
Now, go and retrieve Thievul!
(The Pokémon hesitantly approach Looker and the others)
Masked Man Fight all you want! The only ones that'll get hurt are these poor Pokémon!
Looker Grrr... How cowardly!
(The Pokémon retreat, allowing the Masked Man's Thievul to return to him)
Masked Man Hahaha! The tables have turned!
Steven What are you actually trying to do here?
I can't feel any love for Pokémon from you... Saving them is just a front, right?
Masked Man What am I trying to do? Well...
(The Masked Man pauses, then smirks)
Masked Man I bet it would feel really nice to be praised as a chivalrous thief!
The mysterious Phantom who punishes evil! Sounds cool, right?!
Shauna That's your reason?!
Masked Man What do you mean, "That's your reason?!" Are you insulting me?
Hmph, enough! Let's finish this!
(Fade to black)
??? I agree...
(A second Thievul knocks out the Masked Man's Thievul; Zinnia appears)
Zinnia Enough of your boring stories.
Steven Zinnia?!


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Masked Man Who are you?!
Zinnia You don't need to ask, do you? You of all people should know!
Right? Mister impostor?
Masked Man You... You're the real Phantom Imaginate?!
Lyra What?! What's going on?
Steven I knew it. You were the real Phantom Imaginate.
Masked Man G-go, Pokémon!
(The Pokémon reluctantly charge at Zinnia)
Zinnia *sigh* You don't get it, do you.
(Zinnia's Thievul stops the Masked Man's Pokémon)
Emma Wow! That stopped those Pokémon in their tracks!
Zinnia The rest is your job, right? Get a move on!
Looker Oh, r-right! Capture him!
(Looker and Emma apprehend the Masked Man)
Masked Man D-darn it!
Steven Thank you, Zinnia.
Because of you, we were able to get the stolen Pokémon back.
Zinnia What are you talking about? Don't feel like you need to thank me.
I was only...
looking for this!
(Zinnia leaps over to the Masked Man)
Masked Man Ah!
Zinnia I'll be taking this!
(Zinnia jumps away and lands on a roof, holding something in her hand)
Lyra A Poké Ball?!
Shauna It doesn't look like Guzma's or anyone's Pokémon...
Steven Zinnia! What did you take?!
Zinnia Curious, are you? Then try to figure it out! You're good at deduction, right?
I'll be on my way.
Steven W-wait!
Zinnia Oh, one more thing.
You look better in that detective outfit than in your normal clothes, Mr. Rich Kid!
(Zinnia runs away and disappears)
Steven Wha?!
Emma She's gone...
Shauna Steven! Your back! There's a message!
(Steven takes the note off his back)
Emma What does it say?
Steven "You need some imagination. —The Phantom Imaginate"
(Steven pauses and chuckles)
Steven Ah, Zinnia...
(Villa; Guzma, the Team Flare Grunt, and the Team Galactic Grunt's Pokémon return to them)
Guzma Hey, Golisopod!
Team Flare Grunt Liepard, I'm so glad to see you again!
Lyra I guess this case is closed!
But I wonder why Zinnia stole that Poké Ball from the impostor.
Steven If the rumors of the Phantom are true, Zinnia must have gotten a request from someone, but...
Who? And for what reason?
Lyra Maybe the person who asked had a reason why they could only ask the Phantom...
(Shauna looks at Guzma, the Team Flare Grunt, and the Team Galactic Grunt interacting with their Pokémon)
Shauna Hehe...
I think I've got it. ♪
Steven Hm?
(City at night; Zinnia is talking to a Team Rocket Grunt)
Zinnia Here, I've completed your request.
(A Rattata runs up to the Team Rocket Grunt)
Team Rocket Grunt Rattata! I'm so glad you're OK!
You know...this one isn't the strongest, but it's my important partner.
I can't believe the Phantom Imaginate actually exists...
Zinnia You sent me a request even though you didn't believe?
Team Rocket Grunt I had to believe after seeing all those messages and having my Pokémon stolen...
That's why I looked for Thievul and sent the letter saying, "I want Rattata back."
Zinnia And it ended up getting to the real one.
Well, the impostor was never taking requests anyway.
Tons happened while I was chasing the impostor... Getting this wasn't easy, you know.
Team Rocket Grunt I really appreciate it. Thank you.
Hey, do you think it's weird?
Zinnia What's weird?
Team Rocket Grunt That I do bad stuff but Pokémon are important to me...
Zinnia Nah.
I don't think that's weird at all.
Team Rocket Grunt Oh...
Zinnia We'll be going.
Team Rocket Grunt Yeah...
(Zinnia and Thievul vanish)
Team Rocket Grunt) Shall we go as well, Rattata?
(The Team Rocket Grunt and Rattata run off; Zinnia and Thievul watch them leave from a rooftop)

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 事件の謎を追え! 後編
Mandarin Chinese 追尋事件的謎團!後篇
France Flag.png French De mystère en mystère (partie 2)
Germany Flag.png German Löse den Fall! (Teil 2)
Italy Flag.png Italian Chi è il colpevole? (2ª parte)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수수께끼 사건을 쫓자! 후편
Spain Flag.png Spanish Resolviendo más misterios

See also



Neo Champions: Leaders of a New EraFight for the Future TogetherThree Trainers, Three MindsA Pure and Touching HeartA Touching Sepia-Toned SongHoning One's LoveOne More Step to a New Path
Costume events: Poké War Games (Diantha's Battle PrepHilda's Battle PrepGuzma's Battle PrepJasmine's Battle PrepBattle Prep) • Curious Tea Party (Lillie's Party Prep—An Eye for BeautySonia's Party Prep—The Finest TeaIngo's Party Prep—Way of the ButlerEmmet's Party Prep—Heart and SoulSolving Wonderful Mysteries) • Super Tour Guide RosaSolve the Case! (Part 1)Solve the Case! (Part 2)The Power of DanceNew Heroes Are BornInfamous Pokéstar Villains
New Year's events: Season's GreetingsNew Year and New FriendsGather Up! Dream Duo!Rising New Year's Resolutions
Palentine's events: Baking BuddiesSweet ShenanigansChef's Heartful DeliveryVictor's Cooking Class!
Spring events: Pasio Eggsplorers
Summer events: Summer SuperstarsBeachside RivalrySummer Nights & Wishing StarsTwin Stars Far Apart
Fall events: Fight or FrightMidnight SpookfestOtherworldly EncounterThe Haunted Museum
Holiday events: Rosa's PartyA Special PresentDeck the HallsWinter WishesShine a Gentle LightFocus on the Shining Shot!
2019 debut: Reach for the TopThe Girl in Black and WhiteThe Importance of EleganceTwo Champions
2020 debut: The Strongest There IsShining StarTeam Skull Crash CourseThe Star of the ContestSerena's Dessert PartyFamily TiesThe Eccentric ElectricianDazzling Dizzying Battle StageThe Ideal Formula
2021 debut: Champion TimeShining Heart of DragonsTrials on the IsleMasters of Land and SeaAll Aboard the Victory TrainHearts UnitedThe Light Devourer
2022 debut: Pasio FriendiversaryVerdant GuardianA Golden FutureRevel in RivalryThreads of StrengthMelancholy Wally
2023 debut: Galar's Poké Ball EnthusiastTravelers from a Distant PastChase the Northern WindWe Should Battle!Tower Tycoon and Hall MatronTogether in an Unknown LandWho's the Best Singer?Veevee on Pasio!Let's Go in Search of Wonder
2024 debut: The Electrifying InfluencerSub-zero—My Past, My FutureMechanized—Love and SolitudeResearcher and SeekerGood Ol' Rika HereMiddle-Aged Opposites


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