Pokemon Masters Release Date Revealed: Gym Leaders, Battles, Trainer Moves, File Size

Pokemon Masters Release Date Revealed: Gym Leaders, Battles, Trainer Moves, File Size

There’s a brand new Pokemon game coming to mobile devices this year. Here’s what you need to know about Pokemon Masters.

The Pokemon Company recently held a press conference, announcing several new Pokemon titles for the next year. Pokemon Masters was one of them, which seems to offer players a chance to battle gym leaders from across the Pokemon universe. It certainly looks interesting though for now details are pretty scarce. We figured it would be useful to collect everything we know about Pokemon Masters into one place. In this Pokemon Masters Guide, you’ll find info on when Pokemon Masters will release, which Gym Leaders will feature, and some gameplay details. We’ll be sure to add new details as they are released, so be sure to check back for more.

Pokemon Masters Release Date Revealed

Previously, we knew that Pokemon Masters would launch in Summer 2019, but thanks to an App Store listing, we know when the planned release date is. Pokemon Masters is set for an August 29 launch, as confirmed by Gamespot.

Pokemon Masters Gym Leaders and Characters

Pokemon Masters seems to let players battle against and alongside characters from all over the Pokemon Universe. There are Gym Leaders, members of the Elite Four, and Trainers from the anime series and a selection of games. Here are all of the Pokemon Masters Characters we’ve spotted so far.

  • Brock
  • Misty
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Rosa
  • Champion Lance
  • Champion Steven
  • Champion Cynthia
  • Champion Diantha
  • Male Ace Trainer (Sun and Moon)
  • Female Ace Trainer (Omega Ruby and Sapphire)
  • Clair
  • Brendan

Pokemon Masters Pre-Registration

As of July 24, you can pre-register for Pokemon Masters. To do so on Android, search for Pokemon Masters on the Google Play Store. To sign up on iOS, head to the App Store.

Pokemon Masters File Size

DENA has revealed the file size for Pokemon Masters. It will be a 1.3GB from the Play Store and App Store.

Pokemon Masters Starter Pokemon

In Pokemon Masters, you'll act as a Sync Pair with a pokemon. The first Pokemon is Pikachu, which seems to be the starter Pokemon in Pokemon Masters.

Pokemon Masters Gameplay

During the Pokemon masters Reveal, we saw a brief glimpse of gameplay. It looks like battles take place with 3v3 teams made up from iconic Pokemon characters. Pokemon like Pikachu, Onyx, and Staryu are all shown, battling it out in turn-based combat. If you want to see some of the Pokemon Masters gameplay in action, watch the video embedded above.

Pokemon Masters Setting

Thanks to a new video released by the Pokemon Company, we know exactly where Pokemon Masters takes place. It's a new island called Pasio. It looks to be a tropical setting combining elements from previous Pokemon locales.

Pokemon Masters Centra City

While we know that Pasio is the island you'll be playing on in Pokemon Masters, we don't know a whole lot about its specific geography. We do know that the largest town will be Centra City, home to a Pokemon Center, shop and Cafe.

Pokemon Masters Sync Pairs

In Pokemon Masters, each trainer has only one Pokemon that they can use. The trainer/pokemon combo is called a Sync Pair. It looks as though special attacks called Sync Attcks can be triggered during battle involving both the trainer and Pokemon as one.

Pokemon Masters Trainer Moves

In Pokemon Masters, it looks as though trainers will be more involved with battle than we've seen previously. Each trainer will have Trainer Moves which they can use as support in battle. You can check out some of these Trainer Moves in the video embedded above.

Pokemon Masters Badges

Just like most of the other regions that have featured in the Pokemon games series, there are badges to be earned throughout Pasio Island. We don't yet know how these badges will be earned, though they will be needed to access the League battles later in the game.

That’s all of the info we have so far on Pokemon Masters. We’ll be adding more info as it is released but for now why not check out our guide on Pokemon Home, another game announced at the Pokemon Company Direct. If you’re looking for more Pokemon Mobile game action, then check out our Pokemon Quest Guides and our Pokemon GO Guides.

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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