A Message from the Pokémon Masters EX Team (Vol. 22)
We’re the producers of Pokémon Masters EX, Yu Sasaki and Tetsuya Iguchi, here with a new message for you.
Today, we’ll tell you about updates from June through late July.
After taking into consideration your feedback and the current state of the game, we’ll be making the following three changes with late June’s update.
We will make it so that playing the Main Story does not consume Stamina.
The next Main Story update is planned for late July, so we hope you take this opportunity to play through the latest chapters if you haven’t done so already.
The Day Care limit will be increased from 200 to 500. This means that you’ll be able to keep up to 500 Pokémon hatched from Eggs in the Day Care.
We’re going to improve some of the descriptions for Moves and Passive Skills that use ambiguous expressions.
For example, the phrase “has a small chance” will be changed to “has a chance (20%),” and the phrase “restores a bit of the user’s HP” will be changed to “restores the user’s HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP.”
These improvements will apply to the text only. No changes will be made to actual capabilities.
For more detailed examples, have a look at the Move and Passive Skill Text Improvements notification, which will be sent before the changes are made.
The Story Event All Aboard the Victory Train will begin on June 29, 2021.
At the same time, two sync pairs featuring the Unova region’s Subway Bosses, Ingo and Emmet, will be coming to the Scout: Ingo & Excadrill and Emmet & Archeops.
Ingo & Excadrill are a Support Sync Pair that can really make an impact by using Sandstorm.
Thanks to their Passive Skill, they can nullify damage from sandstorms, and their Defense and Sp. Def will rise during a sandstorm.
They also have a Move called All Aboard! This move raises the Attack and critical-hit rate of all allies—and it applies the Free Move Next effect to all allies if used during a sandstorm.
Since this would enable Sync Pairs with powerful Moves to use those Moves more frequently, Ingo & Excadrill could be valuable to have on your team.
Emmet & Archeops are another Sync Pair that shines during sandstorms.
They can’t use the Sandstorm move themselves, but they have several Passive Skills that can be a huge help in battle:
- One Passive Skill nullifies damage from sandstorms and boosts the power of the Sync Pair’s Moves (such as Stone Edge and Rock Slide) during a sandstorm.
- Another increases the move gauge cost of Moves while boosting their power, which can give this Rock-type Strike Sync Pair a lot of potential.
- A third increases their Attack by 50% when their HP is at half or above, so if they have the Damage Guard Next effect applied, they’ll be able to deal a lot of damage while withstanding an opponent’s attack.
Emmet & Archeops also have a Move called Right on Track! This move lowers their Defense but raises their Attack and accuracy—and grants them the Damage Guard Next effect.
A Rock-Type Gear Event will begin on July 7, 2021.
In this event, you can collect 3★ Rock-type gear, and all of the battles will be co-op battles.
Three kinds of gear will be obtainable, so we hope you enjoy battling with other players as you collect the gear.
A Rock- and Ground-Type
Egg Event will begin on July 11, 2021.
This time, you’ll be able to get Eggs that hatch Omanyte, Cubone, or Aerodactyl.
Also on July 11, 2021, Moltres will arrive in the Legendary Arena.
Moltres is weak to Rock- and Water-type attacks. If you don’t have Sync Pairs of those types, try forming one with a Pokémon from the Rock- and Ground-Type Egg Event before you take on this battle.
Strategy tips will be available this time as well, so give them a look if the battle is challenging. You’ll be able to find them in a notification for this event or from Battle Tips in the bottom right corner of the Legendary Arena’s difficulty selection screen.
A new Story Event will begin in mid-July. At the same time, seasonal Sync Pairs will appear. More details will be available when the event arrives, so stay tuned.
A Sync Pair-Up Event will begin in late July. Just like the Daily Region Rotation, this event is one of our plans to give players more chances to add Sync Pairs to their teams.
In this event, you’ll be able to team up with Sync Pairs without using the Sync Pair Scout. We hope you stay tuned for more details when this event arrives.
Our next message is scheduled for late July. In it, we plan to share info about our two-year anniversary, as well as updates from late July to late August.
We’re always working hard to deliver updates and improvements that make the world of Pokémon Masters EX as fun as possible.
We prioritize Trainers’ feedback throughout the development process, so don’t hesitate to let us know what you think.
Until next time, thank you for playing Pokémon Masters EX.
Pokémon Masters EX Producer: Yu Sasaki
Operations Producer: Tetsuya Iguchi
Note: The content mentioned in this message is currently under development. Titles, plans, update content, and update times are all subject to change.