Pokemon Masters Passive Skills - How to Unlock Passive Skills

Pokemon Masters Passive Skills - How to Unlock Passive Skills

Passive Skills are an important part of the battle system in Pokemon Masters. Here’s how they work.

Pokemon Masters introduces a brand new locale, League and battle system to the Pokemon series. You’ll explore all that the island of Pasio has to offer, collecting Trainer/Pokemon duos called Sync Pairs, and then use them to battle it out with others. The battle system is a 3v3 turn-based affair, with every Sync Pair having four moves, as well as a Passive Skill applied. It’s the latter that we’re concerned with in this Pokemon Masters Passive Skills Guide, where we’ll explain all there is to know about Passive Skills. We’ll take a look at how to unlock more Passive Skills, and list all of the ones we know about so far.

Pokemon Masters Passive Skills

Passive Skills can be applied to any of your Sync Pairs, they’re essentially buffs that will trigger automatically during a battle. They do not take up a move slot, and can be swapped out at any time. Passive Skills are an important part of battling in Pokemon Masters, applying bonuses like confusion-resist and HP boosts. You’ll find a list of Passive Skills below:

  • -Endurance: If the Pokemon enters battle with full HP, allows it to endure a single overwhelming attack with 1HP left.
  • -Power Reserves 2: Powers up moves in a pinch
  • -Clearheaded: Prevents the Pokemon from becoming confused

How to Unlock Passive Skills in Pokemon Masters

Because Pokemon Masters has yet to launch, we don’t have all of the info on how Passive Skills are earned. For now, we know that you’ll get new ones for progressing through the story. When we have more info to share we’ll be sure to update this page.

How to Trigger Passive Skills in Pokemon Masters Battles

Given that you’ll need to trigger the majority of moves in Pokemon Masters, you’d be forgiven for thinking Passive Skills work in the same way. Passive Skills are completely automatic, and will trigger on their own in battles. You’ll know when they do, as an on-screen message will appear. Easy.

For more on Pokemon Masters, why not learn all about Sync Pairs in our Pokemon Masters Sync Pairs Guide. For other info, there’s our Pokemon Masters Everything We Know. There's also our look at Battle Roles and our guide on How to Learn New Moves in Pokemon Masters.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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