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Something wicked and villainous is brewing on the island of Pasio in Pokémon Masters EX. It looks like Team Rocket might be making a comeback, which means we’ll need some top-tier Pokémon Champions to defeat Giovanni! Make way for Trainers Red and Blue as the two will have new banners dedicated to them and their new sync pairs.



This time Red is paired up with Snorlax and Blue is with Aerodactyl. You can add both to your line-up of trainers by pulling them from their dedicated banners. Red and Snorlax are available right now via the Red Poké Fair Scout. As for Blue and Aerodactyl, their banner (Blue Poké Fair Scout) will be available tomorrow, Friday, September 17th at 11 p.m. PT. Both banners will be available until Friday, October 29th at 10:59 p.m. PT. These two new sync pairs were announced earlier this week in the Villain Event Prelude: Looming Shadow of Kanto trailer.



In addition to Red and Blue’s new sync pairs, there are more events to participate in:


  • Add Giovanni & Mewtwo: The Lurking Shadow Legendary Event has returned, featuring Giovanni, the infamous leader of Team Rocket, and his partner Pokémon Mewtwo. Players who complete the event will have this powerful sync pair join their teams. Lurking Shadow is available from now until October 15 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time for players who have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story.  
  • Increase Giovanni & Mewtwo’s Potential: In Villain Event Prelude: Looming Shadow of Kanto, players can battle against members of Team Rocket to earn items that can be used to raise Giovanni & Mewtwo’s potential from 5★ to 6★ EX, which increases the strength of their sync move and provides them with an additional optional outfit to wear. This event is available from now until October 15 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time for players who have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story. As part of the event, players that log-in to the game daily for 14 days from now until October 2 at 9:59 p.m. Pacific Time will be able to receive up to 1,000 Gems, enough to add up to three sync pairs to their teams. 
  • Two-Year Anniversary Retweet Rally Rewards: Players that log-in to the game before October 8 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time will receive 3,000 Gems and 60 5★-Guaranteed Tickets (enough to add two 5★ sync pairs to players’ teams) as a reward for the player community reaching a total of 30,000 retweets on the game’s combined official English (@PokemonMasters) and Japanese (@pokemas_game) Twitter accounts during the rally period. 
  • Players Can Still Get 100 Sync Pairs for Free: Pokémon Masters EX’s biggest giveaway to-date, celebrating the Two-Year Anniversary, is still available to all players. Players that log-in to the game from now until September 29 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time will obtain a 10-Pair Scout Ticket, which can be exchanged for 10 sync pair scouts. Players that log-in to the game on ten separate days throughout this period can obtain up to ten total 10-Pair Scout Tickets, good enough to scout 100 sync pairs. 10-Pair Scout Tickets must be used by October 6 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time.  


For more details about the following updates, check out Pokémon Masters EX’s site or the in-game news section in the app.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)