Check out all the new features coming to Pokémon Masters!
The latest update for Pokémon Masters has been released and with it comes a variety of new pairs and Pokémon to collect. So let’s take a look at the events and other things that you can expect from Pokémon Masters soon!
New Sync Pairs
Prepare for trouble as Jessie makes her debut onto the scene! She’s a 3 star Poison type Strike pair with Arbok. They have a weakness to Ground types and can be obtained through progress through the story in Pokémon Masters. Their moves are: Acid, Dire Hit, Poison Jab, and Blast Off! Blast Off is a special moves that removes all status conditions from the user and sharply raises the user’s Attack and Sp. Atk, but lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def. They also have the passive ability Toxic Power 5, which powers up moves when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. Their sync move is Prepare for Trouble Acid!
Let’s welcome another member of the Kalos region club, it’s Serena! Serena is a 5-star Fire Tech character with a weakness to Ground. She learns the moves: Fire Spin, Hypnosis, Can’t Stop Us!, and Overheat. Can’t Stop Us is a special move that removes all status conditions from the user, sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk, and raises the user’s accuracy. She also gets access to three passive abilities: Stat Leech 4, Good Night-mare 5, and Go Viral 9. Good Night-mare 5 powers up moves when the target is asleep. Go Viral 9 activates when a status move is used to inflict a status condition on an opponent, it then inflicts the same status condition on all opposing sync pairs. Stat Leech 4 has a good chance of lowering the target’s Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed, accuracy, or evasiveness at random when an attack is successful, as well as raises the user’s stat by the same amount. Upon evolving to Delphox, they get access to the sync move, Mystical Fire of Positivity.
With this, Serena’s Spotlight Scout is running until July 21. With it comes the story event “Serena’s Dessert Party”. This story event tells the story of Serena as she enters Pasio and ends with a big new Arena style battle where you have to face off against opponents using up to 9 Sync Pairs. In addition, there’s a Fire Type training event going on as well. This event allows for easy training of Fire-type Pokémon and can get you to earn vouchers to exchange for Move Candy. This event also unlocks the Sync Grid for both Serena & Fennekin and Hilda & Tepig.
Next up welcome the ghost type specialist from Johto, it’s gym leader Morty! He is a 5-star Ghost Physical Strike character with a weakness to Electric. Morty is paired with the Pokémon Drifblim and is able to learn the moves: Shadow Ball, Dire Hit +, Phantom Force, and Pierce the Veil!. Pierce the Veil is a move that sharply raises the user’s Attack, substantially raises the user’s Attack if the user is affected by a status condition, raises the user’s Sp. Atk and evasiveness, and sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk and evasiveness if the user is affected by a status condition. Phantom Force causes the user to take on a phantom presence stance. After a set time, this presence fades and the user attacks. No other actions can be taken while in phantom presence. Opponents’ moves will not hit the user while it is in this presence. If the user is hit by a sync move while in phantom presence, the presence will fade. They also have access to the passive abilities: Shook 2, Last Word, and Benefactor. Shook 2 sharply raises the user’s Speed when the user’s HP drops to half or below for the first time in a battle. Benefactor transfers this sync pair’s stat increases to the sync pair that will switch in when this sync pair switches out. Last Word causes the Pokémon to use Explosion before fainting. Their sync move is Mystic Seer Phantom Force.
Bow, peasant! You are in the presence of the great Pike Queen, Lucy! Lucy and Seviper are a 4-star Poison Tech character with a weakness to Psychic. They get access to the moves: Poison Fang, Wrap, I Dare You…, and Sludge Bomb. I Dare You… is a special move that removes all status conditions from the user, raises the user’s Defense and Sp. Def, and makes the user gradually heal itself. They also have three passive abilities: Unhindered, Toxic Power 3, and Stationary Target 3. Unhindered allows the Pokémon to ignore damage-reducing effects on the opponent’s field of play when attacking. Toxic Power 3 powers up moves when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned and Stationary Target 3 powers up moves when the target is trapped. Their sync move is Pike Queen Poison Fang.
Players can find Eggs on random stages, which can be incubated. Hatches currently include the likes of Tauros, Nidoran-♀, Meowth, Zubat, Bellsprout, and Rattata. Right now, there’s even a chance (0.528% to 1.174%) of hatching a Shiny Tauros! Other Pokémon will be added later – there’s evidence that perhaps Venonat, Weedle, Scyther and Pinsir, with the latter two potentially having Shiny forms, will be added in Bug-type Eggs.
You need an Egg Box to put Eggs in and an Incubator to hatch them. Unfortunately, the only way to get more incubators is by spending Paid Gems at this time. When hatched Pokémon from eggs are set to daycare but you can then select them to be your partner. If you donate the Pokémon hatching from eggs to Professor Bellis, you can get an Egg Research Ticket. Hatching egg is based on time but you also need to battle to fill up the Egg Gauge.
There’s also different rarities of eggs: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, which give higher chances for shinies and additional passive abilities. Gold (or 3-star) Eggs do not have a higher chance of 3 Passive Abilities generated than Silver (2-star) or Bronze (1-star). Gold Eggs however have the higher chance of a Shiny Tauros than the others. The ideal place to grind for Eggs are Supercourses, as they can only give you Gold-level ones, and at a reasonable drop rate.
There is currently a Steel-type Training Event going on that runs until July 14th. This features a variety of stages to get useful items to boost your Sync Pairs. It also reintroduces the Poké Fair Scout for Steven & Metagross.
In addition as previously mentioned, there is currently a Fire Type training event going on as well. This event allows for easy training of Fire-type Pokémon and can get you to earn vouchers to exchange for Move Candy. You’ll definitely want to take this opportunity to strengthen Serena if you have her.
So with so much coming to Pokémon Masters let’s get playing!