Pokemon Masters Has You Work With Friends To Dominate Poke-Hell Island

Pokemon Masters Has You Work With Friends To Dominate Poke-Hell Island

"Some of you will form alliances, though we don't recommend it."

Pokemon Masters is coming soon to let you, a master of Pokemon, battle other trainers for glory. The latest trailer for the mobile game shows off more three-versus-three gameplay in addition to a new co-op option that lets you fight alongside your friends.

The Pokemon Company put the trailer on YouTube earlier today. Its first half contains a helpful refresher: You team up with famous Pokemon trainers from past games, travel across the new Pasio region, and try to prove yourself in three-versus-three battles against other trainers. When you watch the new footage for yourself, please pay special attention to the Piplup waddling to keep up with its two Spheal teammates as they roll into battle. Go, Piplup! You can do it!

The second half of the trailer demonstrates cooperative gameplay wherein a team of friends takes on three opponents. It's hard to tell if the opponents are AI-controlled or live, but since the trailer makes no mention of fighting with people from around the world, we can assume live opponents aren't on the menu. (Yet.) It's also clear real-time battle mechanics take the place of traditional Pokemon games' usual turn-based battle system.

Trainers take on a supportive role in Pokemon Masters by encouraging Pokemon and instigating powerful "Unity Attacks" that cause all three Pokemon on a team to attack foes simultaneously. Come to think of it, Pokemon trainers always take the supportive role in Pokemon games, don't they? If we ever get a Pokemon game that lets trainers belt each other while their Pikachu trade slaps, that will be news.

There's no word on a release date for Pokemon Masters beyond "summer 2019," but summer is in full swing; it shouldn't be long before it comes to iOS and Android. Take a look at our Pokemon Masters guide for more information about this fun island Pokemon murder adventure.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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