The Pokémon Company and DeNA have revealed more about the upcoming mobile game, Pokémon Masters.
The game 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.
“The Pokémon brand has captured the imagination of the world, and we are honored to create the newest Pokémon adventure for mobile devices with Pokémon Masters. We look forward to sharing new ways to battle when the game releases,” explains DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu.
The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara adds: “For years, fans have created enduring memories engaging with their favorite Pokémon characters throughout the Pokémon video game series.
“With DeNA’s development expertise, we’re excited to bring together past and present Trainers and their partner Pokémon in a unique gaming experience that will delight fans around the world.”
Pokémon Masters will release as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible iOS and Android devices worldwide this summer.