Yesterday, July 23, DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company Yesterday, July 23, opened pre-registrations for Android and iOS users for the upcoming Pokémon Masters, expected to launch on August 29, 2019 worldwide.
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. The game takes place in an all-new location – the island of Pasio, where Trainers and their partner Pokémon from every known Pokémon region will gather to compete.Official Press Release
Today, July 24, Android users from Singapore will be access to a preview version of the game, i.e. access to select content, provided their device is supported. The preview version will then be rolled out to Canada shortly after.
Progression accumulated during through the preview version will be saved and carried forward to the final version.
Along with the announcement of pre-registrations’ opening, a series of six trailers were uploaded on the official Pokémon Masters‘ Youtube channel and cover the following aspects:
- An overview of the game’s battle and progression systems;
- A preview of the Story Mode, including a look at the Pokémon Masters League (PML), a tournament that takes place only on the island of Pasio;
- How to evolve Pokémon in this game and the special powers that come with evolution;
- A look at the unique features of cooperative play, such as the ability to switch between sync pairs during battle;
- How to build the perfect team based on each sync pair’s strengths and specific role (Strike, Support, Tech), as well as how to add new sync pairs to your team.
Confirmed Sync Pairs
|Sync Pair||Description||Appearances in the Pokémon Video Game Series|
|Red & Charizard||The silent type, this legendary, awesome Pokémon Trainer hardly talks at all. His best friend, Blue, is also his rival. Notice anything different about his clothes?||Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and others|
|Brock & Onix||Known as the rock-solid Pokémon Trainer, he is a reliable Gym Leader who watches over and supports younger Trainers.||Pokémon Red and Blue and others|
|Misty & Starmie||A Gym Leader known as the Tomboyish Mermaid, she has an upbeat personality but also acts tough and takes rules very seriously.||Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! and others|
|Rosa & Snivy||This high-spirited young lady likes to stand out and has a strong sense of justice. Her dream is to have many battles with Trainers all over the world.||Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2|
|Blue & Pidgeot||This highly skilled powerhouse Trainer prominent in Kanto is the grandson of the famous Professor Oak. Red is both his lifelong rival and his best friend.||Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and others|
|Cynthia & Garchomp||This Champion of Sinnoh is an archeologist who researches the history and mythology of Pokémon. Her deep love for Pokémon sent her on an adventure when she was young.||Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and others|
|Iris & Haxorus||This lively young Trainer’s family lives among dragon Pokémon. Despite her youth, her skills in battle have made her a Champion.||Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 and others|
|Clair & Kingdra||She is a proud, confident Gym Leader who uses Dragon-type Pokémon. Her cousin Lance is also a Dragon-type Pokémon user.||Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and others|
|Brendan & Treecko||His goal is to be like his dad, Norman—a Gym Leader he really looks up to. He is a bit mischievous, but he is serious about Pokémon battles.||Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|
|Flannery & Torkoal||A Gym Leader with a fiery, brave personality, she can be a bit too serious and sometimes tries too hard to conduct herself properly.||Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and others|
|Thorton & Bronzong||He analyzes his opponents, and his knowledge of and skills with any Pokémon are the real deal. As Factory Head, he battles challengers.||Pokémon Platinum Version and others|
|Korrina & Lucario||A lively Gym Leader who speeds around on roller skates, she is known as the Mega Evolution successor in her native Kalos.||Pokémon X and Y|
|Acerola & Palossand||Rumored to be descended from an ancient Alolan dynasty, this Ghost-type Pokémon Trainer serves as one of the Alola region’s Elite Four.||Pokémon Sun and Moon and others|
|Barry & Piplup||An incredibly impetuous, high-spirited young man who runs straight for what he wants without any hesitation, he has an earnest passion for Pokémon.||Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and others|