Team Break

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Team Break
ブレイク団 Team Break
Team Break Masters Trailer.png
Team Break in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
Leader Paulo (former)
Region Pasio
Admins None
Major targets Pokémon Masters League
Villainous teams
Base locations Unknown
Anime debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Team Break (Japanese: ブレイク Break-dan, literally Break Gang) is the villainous team on Pasio. Their initial goal is to sabotage the Pokémon Masters League. After that plan fails, they have no real goals or firm beliefs, simply causing trouble for others on the island. During the Villain Arc, Paulo takes over the remainder of the team and gives them a new goal: to destroy all evil in the world by destroying all the villainous teams on Pasio.

Members of Team Break are known as Masked Men and Masked Women.

In the games

Pokémon Masters EX

Team Break sabotaging the PML

Team Break appears in Pokémon Masters EX. Their goal is to steal strong Pokémon from other Trainers and sabotage the Pokémon Masters League. Its members wear masks that resemble the team's logo turned sideways. In Chapter 9, one of these masks is able to control the body of whoever wears it without affecting their mind; however, there is no evidence of this happening in other masks. Members of Team Break joined the team willingly after being rejected by Lear in some way, such as being denied the opportunity to become PML Leaders.

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The player first encounters Team Break at the start of Chapter 2 when some of their members try to steal the player's Pokémon. With the help of Barry and Paulo, they defeat the gang of members at a nearby cave hideout. In Chapter 7, Team Break lures the player's team and Norman into a cave and then blocks off the entrance in an attempt to get rid of Norman from the PML. However, they manage to defeat the thugs and find another way out. Team Break also reappears in Chapters 9 and 10 where they make further attempts to steal Trainer's Pokémon before being intervened by the player.

During the events of Interlude 2, Team Break manages to steal Hoopa from Lear's royal manor and then forces Hoopa to teleport strong Pokémon against its will. Calem and the player's team infiltrate Team Break's hideout and defeat the thieves with the help of Cynthia. Lear, Rachel, and Sawyer enter the hideout after it had been already cleared by the player and fail to locate the stolen Hoopa.

In Chapter 24, Team Break interrupts the PML battle between the player's team and Elesa's team, intending to stop the PML by stealing everyone's Pokémon. Although they initially have the upper hand, Paulo comes with reinforcements and Team Break is ultimately defeated.

In Interlude 5, Team Break challenges Lear to come to them alone if he wants Hoopa back. In Interlude 6, Team Break takes on Lear with the Pokémon they had Hoopa teleport to Pasio. Using them, they're able to defeat Lear's Pokémon and capture him, taking him to their base.

Villain Arc

In other events

Team Break has also appeared in various story events and legendary events. In the story event Shining Star, Team Break interrupts Elesa's fashion show demanding her sygna suit. They are eventually defeated by the player with the help of Elesa, Marley, and Skyla. In the legendary event Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings, Team Break aims to recruit Ho-Oh, but they are ultimately driven away by Ho-Oh.

In the anime

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Team Break briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer in a montage.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ブレイク団 Team Break From break
English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Team Break Same as Japanese name
Korean 브레이크단 Break-dan Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 破壞隊 Pòhuài Duì From 破壞 pòhuài (to destroy)
Chinese (Cantonese) 破壞隊 Powaaih Déui From 破壞 powaaih (to destroy)

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