The Pokémon Company International and DeNA have released a new video for Pokémon Masters, detailing upcoming events and the mobile game’s launch celebration.
Hosted by Pokémon Masters Fan Club member Kana and Pikachu, they are joined by Pokémon Masters producer Yu Sasaki. After a brief reintroduction to the game, they move on to talk about upcoming limited-time Training Events and Story Events.
Pokémon Masters is a free-to-start game that takes place on the island of Pasio, where the rules of battle are different. The treasured bond between Trainer and their partner Pokémon is taken to the next level in Sync Pairs.
There will be 65 Sync Pairs to recruit in Pokémon Masters at launch, with more to come in time. To participate in 3-on-3 real-time battles, you must form teams from the Sync Pairs as you set out to become champion of the Pokémon Masters League.
That will let you team up with duos such as Korrina and Lucario, Brendan and Treecko, Clair and Kingdra, Cynthia and Garchomp, and more. You will meet Trainers and make new friends while progressing through the game’s story, who can then be recruited to your team.
In the real-time battles, you must sparingly release a barrage of moves at your AI opponent – the move gauge needing to refill over time. You can also direct Trainers to use moves and healing items to increase a Pokémon’s stats, while calling on more powerful Sync Moves when available.
Pokémon Masters will release as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible iOS and Android devices worldwide on August 29th.