Theme skill

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Skill Sphere

A theme skill (Japanese: チームスキル Team Skill), known as type skill (Japanese: タイプスキル Type Skill) prior to version 2.4.0, is a game mechanic in Pokémon Masters EX that was introduced in update 1.12.0. Theme skills are activated when two or more sync pairs with the same type or theme are placed in a team in single-player, thereby strengthening all of the team's members.

From version 2.4.0, type skills are now part of theme skills. There are new skills by region: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola; skills by trainer group: Main Character, Elite Four, Gym Leader, and Champion.

Version 2.6.0 added the last new region skill, Galar, as well as multiple new trainer groups: Rival, Villain, Trial Giver, and Battle Facility Foe. In addition, several fashion-related and other miscellaneous new theme skills were added.

Version 2.9.0 added the Alola Adventurer, Melemele Family, and Masked theme skills.

Version 2.11.0 added the Galar Adventurer theme skill.


There are three different kinds of theme skills for each role. The effect of theme skills can be upgraded using Skill Spheres.

Category Role Effect Value
Lv. 1 Lv. 2 Lv. 3 Lv. 4
Type Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk when using attacks of the same type 15 20 25 30
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 30 40 50 60
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk when using attacks of the same type
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs
Region / Trainer Group Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk 2 4 6 8
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 4 7 10 13
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk
Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs
Fashion / Other Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk 3 5 7 9
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 6 9 12 15
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk
Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs

Raise in type skill level Skill Spheres required
1 → 2 10
2 → 3 20
3 → 4 30

List of theme skills

Trainer Group

Theme Skill Characters
Gym Leader Brock, Misty, Misty (Swimsuit), Lt. Surge, Erika, Blaine, Bugsy, Whitney, Pryce, Clair, Janine, Roxanne, Brawly, Flannery, Norman, Winona, Tate, Liza, Roark, Gardenia, Maylene, Crasher Wake, Candice, Clay, Skyla, Brycen, Iris, Roxie, Marlon, Grant, Korrina, Ramos, Wulfric, Viola, Cheren, Elesa, Elesa (Classic), Valerie, Sabrina, Fantina, Clemont, Wallace, Jasmine, Burgh, Morty, Sygna Suit Morty, Volkner, Piers, Raihan, Nessa, Bea, Falkner, Allister
Elite Four Acerola, Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, Will, Karen, Phoebe, Drake, Flint, Shauntal, Marshal, Siebold, Wikstrom, Olivia, Kahili, Koga, Caitlin, Glacia, Grimsley, Molayne, Sidney, Aaron, Bertha, Lucian
Champion Blue, Iris (Champion), Cynthia, Sygna Suit Cynthia (Aura), Lance, Steven, Sygna Suit Steven, Alder, Leon, Diantha
Main Character Scottie, Bettie, Kris, Sygna Suit Kris, Brendan, Rosa, Lyra, Sygna Suit Lyra Hilbert, Hilda, Hilda (Special Costume), Calem, Ethan, Sygna Suit Ethan, Leaf, Sygna Suit Red, Red, Dawn, Sygna Suit Dawn, Serena, Sygna Suit Serena, Nate, Gloria, Gloria (Summer 2021), May, Selene, Elio, Lucas
Rival Barry, Hau, Cheren, Blue, Sygna Suit Blue, Blue (Classic), Silver, Wally, Sygna Suit Wally, Gladion, Bianca, N, N (Anniversary 2021), Marnie, Marnie (Summer 2021), Lear, Hop, Bede
Villain Giovanni, Sygna Suit Giovanni, Plumeria, Guzma, Guzma (Special Costume), Jessie, Cyrus, Sygna Suit Cyrus, Lusamine, Sygna Suit Lusamine, Gladion, James, N, Lysandre, Ghetsis, Maxie, Archie
Trial Giver Sophocles, Mina, Olivia, Hapu, Nanu, Acerola, Acerola (Fall 2020), Mallow, Lana, Kiawe, Hala
Battle Facility Foe Sygna Suit Misty, Sygna Suit Erika, Noland, Thorton, Sygna Suit Cynthia, Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade), The Masked Royal, Steven (Anniversary 2021), Wally, Lucy, Leon, Sygna Suit Leon, Leon (Holiday 2021), Ingo, Emmet, Evelyn, Darach


Theme Skill Characters
Cape Clair, Rosa (Holiday 2019), Sygna Suit Grimsley, Lance, Zinnia, Morty (Fall 2021), Alder
Glasses Lorelei, Roark, Shauntal, Clemont, Molayne, Bianca, Maxie, Ingo (Special Costume), Emmet (Special Costume), Darach, Lucian
Masked Will, Crasher Wake, Brycen, The Masked Royal, Allister
Pigtails Kris, Whitney, Roxanne, Candice, Rosa, Hapu, Lyra, Lyra (Summer 2020), Sygna Suit Lyra, Lillie (Anniversary 2021), Marnie, Marnie (Palentine's 2022)
Scarf Pryce, Janine, Barry, Koga, Grimsley, Grimsley (Kimono), Sygna Suit Ethan, Wallace, Dawn, Burgh, Morty, Sygna Suit Cyrus, Bea (Palentine's 2022), Lucas, Bertha
Seasonal Outfit Erika (Holiday 2020), Rosa (Holiday 2019), Skyla (Holiday 2020), Skyla (Anniversary 2022), Siebold (Holiday 2019), Acerola (Fall 2020), Lyra (Summer 2020), Hilbert (Fall 2020), Caitlin (Fall 2021), Lance (New Year's 2021), Steven (Summer 2020), Steven (Anniversary 2021), Sabrina (New Year's 2022), Dawn (Paletine's 2021), Burgh (Spring 2021), Serena (Palentine's 2021), Morty (Fall 2021), Lillie (New Year's 2021), Lillie (Anniversary 2021), Volkner (New Year's 2022), Gloria (Summer 2021), N (Anniversary 2021), May (Spring 2021), May (Anniversary 2022), Leon (Holiday 2021), Marnie (Summer 2021), Marnie (Palentine's 2022), Raihan (Anniversary 2022), Nessa (Holiday 2021), Bea (Palentine's 2022)
Special Costume Rosa (Special Costume), Hilda (Special Costume), Guzma (Special Costume), Jasmine (Special Costume), Lillie (Special Costume), Diantha (Special Costume), Ingo (Special Costume), Emmet (Special Costume), Sonia (Special Costume)
Sunglasses Lt. Surge, Blaine, Calem, Professor Kukui, Steven (Summer 2020), Guzma, Serena, Raihan (Anniversary 2022), Lear, Rachel, Sawyer, Sonia, Naomi
Sygna Suit Sygna Suit Brock, Sygna Suit Misty, Sygna Suit Erika, Sygna Suit Kris, Sygna Suit Brendan, Sygna Suit Korrina, Sygna Suit Blue, Sygna Suit Lyra, Sygna Suit Elesa, Sygna Suit Grimsley, Sygna Suit Giovanni, Sygna Suit Ethan, Sygna Suit Cynthia, Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade), Sygna Suit Cynthia (Aura), Sygna Suit Steven, Sygna Suit Red, Sygna Suit Red (Thunderbolt), Sygna Suit Wally, Sygna Suit Leaf, Sygna Suit Serena, Sygna Suit Morty, Sygna Suit Dawn, Sygna Suit Cyrus, Sygna Suit Lusamine, Sygna Suit May, Sygna Suit Leon


Theme Skill Characters
Alola Adventurer Lusamine, Gladion, Lillie, Lillie (Anniversary 2021), Selene, Elio
Artistic Sygna Suit Erika, Brycen, Roxie, Siebold (Holiday 2019), Mina, Viola, Elesa, Elesa (Classic), Valerie, Fantina, Burgh, Burgh (Spring 2021), Lisia, Piers, Diantha, Diantha (Special Costume), Nessa, Nessa (Holiday 2021), Kiawe
Battleground Foe Gardenia, Maylene, Candice, Cheryl, Marley
Battle Partner Cheryl, Marley, Silver, Lance, Lillie, Lillie (New Year's 2021), Nate, May (Spring 2021), May (Anniversary 2022), Ingo, Ingo (Special Costume), Emmet, Emmet (Special Costume), Evelyn
Body Builder Brock, Sygna Suit Brock, Lt. Surge, Bruno, Brawly, Crasher Wake, Marlon, Marshal, Wikstrom, Bea, Archie, Kiawe, The Masked Royal, Sawyer
Complicated Family Giovanni, Silver
Contest Lover Fantina, Wallace, Jasmine, Jasmine (Special Costume), Dawn, Lisia, May
Cook Rosa (Holiday 2019), Siebold, Siebold (Holiday 2019), Dawn (Palentine's 2021), Serena (Palentine's 2021), Gloria, Mallow, Marnie (Palentine's 2022)
Dragon Cousin Clair, Lance
Fancy Lady Erika, Kahili, Acerola, Acerola (Fall 2020), Caitlin, Lillie, Lillie (New Year's 2021), Lillie (Special Costume), Marnie, Evelyn
Free Spirit Erika (Holiday 2020), Winona, Phoebe, Hau, Mina, Sygna Suit Elesa, Grimsley (Kimono), Burgh (Spring 2021), Valerie, May (Anniversary 2022), Leon, Sygna Suit Leon, Leon (Holiday 2021), Lana, Rachel
Gadgeteer Sophocles, Thorton, Clemont, Cyrus, Volkner, Volkner (New Year's 2022), Lysandre, Raihan, Raihan (Anniversary 2022)
Galar Adventurer Gloria, Gloria (Summer 2021)*, Marnie (Summer 2021)*, Hop, Bede*
Grown Woman Lorelei, Karen, Flannery, Cheryl, Kahili, Glacia, Plumeria, Lucy, Lusamine, Sygna Suit Lusamine, Diantha, Diantha (Special Costume), Nessa (Holiday 2021), Sonia, Sonia (Special Costume)
Hoenn Family Norman, Brendan
Kalos Neighbors Calem, Serena
Knowledgeable Kris, Sygna Suit Kris Bugsy, Noland, Thorton, Professor Kukui, Professor Sycamore, Sonia (Special Costume), Lucas, Lucian
Melemele Family Hau, Hala
Nature Lover Erika, Brawly, Winona, Gardenia, Marlon, Ramos, Hapu, Selene, Elio, Archie, Lana, Aaron
Ninja Family Janine, Koga
Observatory Cousin Sophocles, Molayne
Old-Timer Agatha, Professor Oak
Old Colleagues Lysandre, Professor Sycamore
Pallet Town Blue, Sygna Suit Blue, Blue (Classic), Sygna Suit Red, Red, Leaf, Sygna Suit Leaf
Passionate Spirit Misty, Misty (Swimsuit), Sygna Suit Misty, Flannery, Norman, Barry, Flint, Korrina, Sygna Suit Korrina, Marshal, Wulfric, Siebold, Wikstrom, Blue (Classic), Hilda, Hilda (Special Costume), Elesa (Classic), Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade), Sygna Suit Cynthia (Aura), Red, Guzma (Special Costume), Wally, Sygna Suit Wally, Lucy, Volkner (New Year's 2022), Gloria (Dojo Uniform), Raihan, Hala, Sidney, Ash
Pokéathlete Whitney, Maylene, Lyra, Lyra (Summer 2020), Ethan, Jasmine, Jasmine (Special Costume), Falkner
Researcher Blaine, Bugsy, Cynthia, Sygna Suit Cynthia, Professor Kukui, Professor Oak, May (Spring 2021), Professor Sycamore, Maxie, Hop, Sonia
Rock Lover Brock, Sygna Suit Brock, Roxanne, Roark, Clay, Grant, Olivia, Steven, Steven (Summer 2020), Steven (Anniversary 2021)
Sinnoh Bros Flint, Volkner
Space Cadet Brendan, Sygna Suit Brendan, Tate, Liza, Zinnia, Steven, Sygna Suit Steven, May
Supernatural Tate, Liza, Phoebe, Sabrina, Sabrina (New Year's 2022), Morty, Morty (Fall 2021), Sygna Suit Morty, N (Anniversary 2021), Allister
Sweet Tooth Bruno, Grant, Hilbert (Fall 2020), Dawn (Palentine's 2021), Serena (Paletine's 2021), Bea, Bea (Palentine's 2022)
Team Rocket Forever Jessie, James
Undella Town Skyla, Skyla (Holiday 2020), Skyla (Anniversary 2022), Iris, Iris (Champion), Roxie, Shauntal, Elesa, Caitlin, Caitlin (Fall 2021), Cynthia, Darach
Unova Adventurer Rosa, Cheren, Hilbert, Hilda, Caitlin (Fall 2021), Nate, Bianca, N
Unova Gym Besties Skyla, Sygna Suit Elesa
Veteran Trainer Agatha, Pryce, Drake, Clay, Ramos, Wulfric, Nanu, Alder, Bertha

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 隊伍技能 Déui-ńgh Geinàhng
Mandarin 隊伍技能 Duìwǔ Jìnéng
France Flag.png French Talent d'équipe
Germany Flag.png German Teamfähigkeiten
Italy Flag.png Italian Squadrabilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팀스킬 Team Skill
Spain Flag.png Spanish Habilidad de equipo

Type Skill
Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 屬性技能 Suhksing Geinàhng
Mandarin 屬性技能 Shǔxìng Jìnéng
France Flag.png French Talent de type
Germany Flag.png German Typenfähigkeiten
Italy Flag.png Italian Tipabilità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타입스킬 Type Skill
Spain Flag.png Spanish Habilidad de tipo

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