Check out the latest mobile game that’s now available!
Pokémon Masters, the new mobile Pokémon Adventure from DeNA and The Pokémon Company, has launched globally for iOS and Android devices. Pokémon Masters is a strategy and battling game where players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles against AI opponents. With 65 sync pairs to recruit at launch, and many more to come, there’s many famous pairs from throughout the franchise such as Whitney and her fearsome Miltank, Agatha and her spooky Gengar, and Korrina with her super-powered Lucario. The game takes place in an all-new location, the artificial island of Pasio, where Trainers and their partner Pokémon from every known Pokémon region have gathered to compete in the Pokémon Master League.
Pokémon Masters puts a new spin on battling, using the triple battle format but also implementing a real time battle mechanic that makes use of a gauge in order to unleash certain attacks. Players will be able to release a barrage of moves while their AI opponent unleashes attacks at the same time. Players will need to form their team, ration their move gauge, and strategically deploy the best moves at the most opportune times to ensure victory. There’s also the all new Sync moves that players must account for.
In celebration of the launch of Pokémon Masters, special in-game events and rewards will also be available for a limited time. A story event featuring Blue, the iconic Pokémon Trainer from the Kanto region, will be available from September 2nd through September 29th, and allow players to team up with Blue and his Pokémon partner Pidgeot to battle other Trainers from the Kanto region to earn special rewards.
Players will also be able to earn up to 3,000 gems, which can be used to add new sync pairs to your team and is enough for 10 sync pair scouts, and other in-game items for a limited time by opening the game for the first time, logging in each day for up to 10 days, and participating in launch celebration missions.
Personally, I have been playing the game since it first launched and have loved it so far. All of the trainers have voice acting and the trainers range from Gym Leaders to NPCs. While I have not progressed very far story wise, as I just reached the first badge, I’m loving it so far. The evil Team Break seems to be up to no good and I don’t doubt we will be facing off against them more and more as time goes on. The new battle style takes a bit of getting used to and sometimes there’s a bit of dead time as you wait for the gauge to charge, but with trainer abilities as well as moves, it makes for a very interesting play style that can range from spamming moves to waiting to execute more powerful ones. The game also has Sync Stories that allow you to learn more about the trainer and their bond with their partner Pokémon. For some trainers, like Rosa, this can even be used to evolve their partner later on. There’s also research quests and training zones that allow you to get items and train so you can raise new trainers you acquire. All in all, it’s a very addictive game that that I am greatly enjoying.