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The Trainer Lodge (Japanese: トレーナーズサロン Trainer's Salon) is a location in Pokemon Masters EX introduced in August 2022 which enables the player character to interact with other sync pairs. Increasing friendship levels with sync pairs rewards the player with items including Certificates of Excellence, while achieving a friendship level of 100 unlocks a new Pokémon to pair with the guest Trainer. Only a select group of sync pairs can currently be interacted with in the Trainer Lodge, with Rosa available as the default Trainer for the tutorial.
The Trainer Lodge is unlocked after completing Main Story Chapter 1.
The player character starts the interaction by initiating a chat with a Trainer, and is given three topics of discussion to choose from. The Trainer's response will determine the number of points awarded:
- super exciting topic: 10 points
- exciting topic: 7 points
- interesting topic: 5 points
The player continues to choose one of three discussion topics until the Trainer's attention wanes. Attention will drop with each topic chosen after the second topic. The attention level at which the interaction ends appears to be random.
Topics are associated with one of seven categories: Pokemon, Items, Friends, Hobbies, Fashion, Places, and Other. Each Trainer will have a hot topic from one of these categories for each interaction, and choosing an interaction of their hot topic will provide extra points. Selecting a hot topic also reduces the drop in attention by half, and can help the Trainer to reach max vibes. Max vibes is a state that lasts for two topic selections, and once reached, the Trainer's attention will not drop, the interaction will not end, and friendship points are doubled. If the Trainer's level is high enough (estimated at level 30 or above) there is a chance that the hot topic will be revealed at the start of the interaction.
A gift can be given to the Trainer to restore attention, refresh topics, and multiply friendship points. Gifts can be purchased in the Lodge Exchange and are specific to each sync pair. These come in standard, good, and awesome forms, with more valuable gifts giving greater boosts.
Once the interaction ends, the friendship level with the Trainer will increase depending on the friendship points earned. The player can interact up to three times per day with the same or other sync pairs in the Trainer Lodge. Players can also purchase Intraction Counts to increase the number of interactions that can be performed each day. All Interaction Counts can be used at once which will mutliply the friendship points depending on the number of interactions used (e.g. using up two Interaction Counts at once will double the points after completing the interaction).
The location of the interaction can be chosen prior to the chat, with various locations unlocked with increasing friendship levels. Help items can also be used before the interaction to provide boosts to the friendship points gained. These can be purchased at the Lodge Exchange, and can randomly be given by Trainers in the lodge when greeted. Other items that the player may be gifted by guest Trainers include Lodge Stones, 1★ Friend Keys, Fiery / Soothing / Wistful Stones, Extracts, Co-op Sync Orbs, Level-Up Manuals, Power-Ups, Move Candy Coins, and 5★ Scout Tickets. The quality of items received by greeting a Trainer will improve as that Trainer's friendship level increases.
Gifts can be purchased in the Lodge Exchange. Ths boosts supplied by gifts differ on their value:
- Standard gifts: restores attention by 10, refreshes topics, and multiplies friendship points earned by 1.10.
- Good gifts: restores attention by 20, refreshes topics, and multiplies friendship points earned by 1.30.
- Awesome gifts: restores attention by 30, refreshes topics, and multiplies friendship points earned by 1.50.
All standard gifts cost 300 Fiery / Soothing / Wistful Crystals for Strike / Tech / Support sync pairs respectively; good gifts cost 500 Great Fiery / Soothing / Wistful Crystals for Strike / Tech / Support sync pairs respectively; and awesome gifts cost 1000 Ultra Fiery / Soothing / Wistful Crystals + 1 Fiery / Soothing / Wistful Stone for Strike / Tech / Support sync pairs respectively.
|Blue & Pidgeot||Pendant||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|Good Pendant||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Pendant||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|Silver & Ho-Oh||Berry Set||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|Good Berry Set||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Berry Set||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|Morty & Drifblim||60px||Bandanna||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|60px||Good Bandanna||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|60px||Awesome Bandanna||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|May & Swampert||Hair Band||Soothing Crystal ×300|
|Good Hair Band||Great Soothing Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Hair Band||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×1000, Soothing Stone ×1|
|Cynthia & Garchomp||Hair Accessory||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|Good Hair Accessory||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Hair Accessory||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|Dawn & Torterra||60px||Hair Clip||Wistful Crystal ×300|
|60px||Good Hair Clip||Great Wistful Crystal ×500|
|60px||Awesome Hair Clip||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1000, Wistful Stone ×1|
|Rosa & Serperior||Sun Visor||Wistful Crystal ×300|
|Good Sun Visor||Great Wistful Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Sun Visor||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1000, Wistful Stone ×1|
|N & Zekrom||Figurine||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|Good Figurine||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Figurine||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|Elesa & Zebstrika||60px||Nail Polish||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|60px||Good Nail Polish||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|60px||Awesome Nail Polish||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
|Professor Sycamore & Xerneas||Coffee Beans||Wistful Crystal ×300|
|Good Coffee Beans||Great Wistful Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Coffee Beans||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1000, Wistful Stone ×1|
|Serena & Delphox||60px||Hat Band||Soothing Crystal ×300|
|60px||Good Hat Band||Great Soothing Crystal ×500|
|60px||Awesome Hat Band||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×1000, Soothing Stone ×1|
|Lillie & Clefairy||Pokemon Encyclopedia||Wistful Crystal ×300|
|Good Pokemon Encyclopedia||Great Wistful Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Pokémon Encyclopedia||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1000, Wistful Stone ×1|
|Marnie & Morpeko||Handheld Mirror||Soothing Crystal ×300|
|Good Handheld Mirror||Great Soothing Crystal ×500|
|Awesome Handheld Mirror||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×1000, Soothing Stone ×1|
|Raihan & Duralodon||60px||Earrings||Fiery Crystal ×300|
|60px||Good Earrings||Great Fiery Crystal ×500|
|60px||Awesome Earrings||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1000, Fiery Stone ×1|
Interaction locations are unlocked by increasing the Trainer's friendship levels. Different locations provide additional topics to be discussed.
Additional locations have been made available for the duration of certain events.
The following are event-only locations.
|Fall (2022)||Ghosts, parades|
|Holiday (2022)||Ice types, snow|
All Trainers start at friendship level 1, with an initial level cap of 100. The friendship level cap can be increased with Friend Keys, up to a maximum level cap of 1,000. Increasing the friendship level through interactions provides various rewards for the player.
In the Invite Guests menu, the border around a Trainer's icon depends on their current friendship level:
- Lv 1 - Bronze
- Lv 50 - Silver
- Lv 100 - Gold
- Lv 200 - Green
- Lv 300 - Blue
- Lv 400 - Purple
- Lv 500 - Orange
- Lv 700 - Red
- Lv 1,000 - Rainbow
Friendship Level-Up Rewards
Various rewards are earned when leveling up sync pairs, including Lodge Stones at every level (10 each level) which can be used to exchange for items and sync pairs in the Lodge Exchange. Reaching levels 10 and 30 unlock Friendship Stories with the Trainer, while levels 20 and 40 unlock Friend and Story Snapshots of the Trainer respectively. Increasing the level to 100 unlocks an additional Pokémon for the guest Trainer to pair with. Duplicates of this new sync pair (to raise sync move level) can be purchased in the Lodge Exchange with Lodge Stones.
Trainer photos and Friendship Stories can be viewed in the Scrapbook. Photos are given a default Bronze Frame, with Silver, Gold, Rainbow, and Special Frames successively unlocked by increasing the sync pair's move level from two to five. Raising the sync pair's potential to 6★ EX unlocks a holo foil texture to the photo.
Levels past 100 will not have special milestone rewards - they will only grant the standard 10 Lodge Stones per level.
Lodge Stone x10
5★ Scout Ticket x10
Quest: A Special Day with (Trainer): Part 1
Strike Move Candy Coin x1
Friend Snapshot x1
5★ Power-Up x5
Quest: A Special Day with (Trainer): Part 2
5★ Scout Ticket x10
Story Snapshot x1
Tech Move Candy Coin x1
Certificate of Excellence x2
5★ Power-Up x5
Certificate of Excellence x2
5★ Scout Ticket x10
Support Move Candy Coin x1
5★ Power-Up x5
Certificate of Excellence x3
Move Candy Coin x1
5★ Power-Up x5
Certificate of Excellence x3
(see below table)
Players can send several sync pairs on expeditions (excluding the player character) to explore various areas of Pasio and obtain items useful for improving Trainer interactions. The Expedition Skills of each team member determines the Discovery Level for four categories of items that can be obtained: Fiery Crystals, Soothing Crystals, Wistful Crystals, and Rare Caches (chests that can contain rare items including Lodge Stones and 5★ Power-Ups). The Discovery Level of each item category can range from 0 to 10, with higher levels increasing the number and rarity of Expedition Rewards obtained.
On occasion, a Cheer On icon can be displayed above a Trainer on the Expedition Team, which increases the Discovery Levels of all categories by 1 for 12 hours. Expedition Items can also be used to raise the team's Discovery Level. Only one Expedition Item can be used at a time.
Up to two Expedition Teams can be created concurrently. Team A will automatically have a base Discovery Level of 1 for Fiery and Soothing Crystals, while Team B will have a base Discovery Level of 1 for Wistful Crystals and Rare Caches. Expedition teams are initially capped at three sync pairs, which can be increased to six by purchasing Expedition Team Slot +1 in the Lodge Exchange.
Poké Balls can randomly appear at Expedition sites, which when opened will contain an item including Tomes, 3★ Level-Up Manuals, Co-op Sync Orbs, Big Pearls, 1★ Friend Keys, and Lodge Stones.
Expedition Rewards are found every minute, which can be accumulated to a total of 30,000 items before no further items are discovered. The player may claim these rewards at any time.
The Expedition Team's Discovery Level affects the number and rarity of items obtained.
|Discovery Level||Fiery Crystal||Soothing Crystal||Wistful Crystal||Rare Cache|
|1||Fiery Crystal ×1||Soothing Crystal ×1||Wistful Crystal ×1||1★ Rare Cache ×1|
|3||Fiery Crystal ×1-2||Soothing Crystal ×1-2||Wistful Crystal ×1-2|
|4||Great Fiery Crystal ×1, Fiery Crystal ×1-2||Great Soothing Crystal ×1, Soothing Crystal ×1-2||Great Wistful Crystal ×1, Wistful Crystal ×1-2||2★ Rare Cache ×1, 1★ Rare Cache ×1|
|6||Great Fiery Crystal ×1-2, Fiery Crystal ×1-2||Great Soothing Crystal ×1-2, Soothing Crystal ×1-2||Great Wistful Crystal ×1-2, Wistful Crystal ×1-2|
|7||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1, Great Fiery Crystal ×1-2, Fiery Crystal ×2-3||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×1, Great Soothing Crystal ×1-2, Soothing Crystal ×2-3||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1, Great Wistful Crystal ×1-2, Wistful Crystal ×2-3||3★ Rare Cache ×1, 2★ Rare Cache ×1, 1★ Rare Cache ×1|
|9||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×1-2, Great Fiery Crystal ×2, Fiery Crystal ×3||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×1-2, Great Soothing Crystal ×2, Soothing Crystal ×3||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×1-2, Great Wistful Crystal ×2, Wistful Crystal ×3|
|10||Ultra Fiery Crystal ×2, Great Fiery Crystal ×2-3, Fiery Crystal ×3||Ultra Soothing Crystal ×2, Great Soothing Crystal ×2-3, Soothing Crystal ×3||Ultra Wistful Crystal ×2, Great Wistful Crystal ×2-3, Wistful Crystal ×3|
These items assist with increasing Expedition Rewards and can be purchased in the Lodge Exchange. Extracts can also randomly be obtained when talking to Trainers in the lodge.
Rosa is the first Trainer available in the lodge by default, and other Trainers can be invited if the player has scouted and teamed up with the sync pair. A maximum of five Trainers can be present at one time in the lodge. Different topic interactions will give different ratings for each Trainer, with certain topics only available at certain locations.
|Sync pair||Description||Interactions||Pokémon unlocked at Lv. 100|
Blue & Pidgeot
|This skilled Trainer from Kanto is Professor Oak's grandson. The legendary Trainer Red is both his best friend and greatest rival.||
Silver & Ho-Oh
|This Trainer has a sharp look in his eyes and is always aiming to get stronger. Something in his past made him hate working in teams.||
Morty & Drifblim
|This Johto Gym Leader is often doing some sort of secret training. he has a mellow personality and is well-liked by ghost Pokémon.||
May & Swampert
|This cheerful young lady is Professor Birch's daughter. Her dream is to befriend all the Pokémon in the world.||
Cynthia & Garchomp
|This Sinnoh Champion is an archaeologist who researches myths. She's a cool and collected lady, but there may be other sides to her.||
Dawn & Torterra
|This Trainer from Sinnoh is super positive and loves taking care of others, but she can be a little scatterbrained at times.||
||Wormadam (Plant Cloak)|
Rosa & Serperior
|This bright Trainer from Unova has a strong sense of justice. Her time at Pokéstar Studios may have gotten her interested in acting.||
N & Zekrom
|This young man has the mysterious power to converse with Pokémon. He's a mathematical genius with a surprising interest in certain topics.||
Elesa & Zebstrika
|This Gym Leader from Unova is also a model. Rumor has it she’s been thinking of ways to come off as more approachable.||
Professor Sycamore & Xerneas
|This Pokémon Professor from the Kalos region researches Mega Evolution. He knows a lot about coffee, and his hobby is visiting cafés.||
Serena & Delphox
|This Trainer from the Kalos region loves fashion. Her personality is bright and lively, but she also has a side to her that's a bit more stoic.||
Lillie & Clefairy
|Lillie, daughter of the Aether Foundation's president, has traveled around Alola. She's kind and works hard but isn't so confident in her sewing skills.||
Marnie & Morpeko
|This Trainer aims for the top spot to put her hometown on the map. She's been practicing how to smile for the fans who cheer her on.||
Raihan & Duraludon
|This Trainer is the strongest Gym Leader in Galar and also Leon’s rival. He’s usually the friendly type but can get fierce when it comes to battles.||
Crystals can be exchanged for various items including sync pair items and coins. Items useful for Interactions and Expeditions can also be purchased from the Lodge Exchange and are listed above.
Lodge Stones can be exchanged for sync pairs and other various items.
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