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New details revealed about the Pokemon Masters mobile game

Published: 27/Jun/2019 13:51 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 14:13

by Paul Cot

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An array of new details for the upcoming Pokemon Masters mobile game have been revealed in a brand new eight minute trailer, including an approximate release date.

Before any information was announced, a shorter animated video was showcased to capture the world of Pokemon Masters, and it looks quite different to the franchise’s other major mobile offering – Pokemon Go. 

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While it explicitly said this was not gameplay footage, it gave trainers a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming title. 

Release date

Perhaps the biggest piece of news arising for the presentation was that Pokemon Masters will be releasing in summer 2019. 

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An exact release date was not provided, but this is excellent news for fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the game. The previous release date was sometime in the calendar year of 2019.

PokemonYu Sasaki (left) shared the exciting news of a summer 2019 release date for Pokemon Masters…

What details have been revealed?

The producer of Pokemon Masters, Yu Sasaki, shared the bulk of the new details. He started by revealing that the artificial island of Pasio is the setting for Pokemon Masters, which is in an unnamed part of the Pokemon world.

Trainers that feature in the game are trying to become the champion of a tournament called the Pokemon Masters League.

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In comparison to other Pokemon games where you can travel around with six Pokemon, in Masters you can only do so with one. These are your partner Pokemon and are called “sync pairs”.

Throughout the story you will meet characters from various past Pokemon games, some of which you will team up with. These teams are important as you will earn badges through your journey together as a team.

As stated in a previous leak, battles in Pokemon Masters are 3v3 – meaning three trainers and their Pokemon compete against another three. In another change that goes against the Pokemon rulebook is battles will be in real-time – as opposed to the traditional turn-based system.

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Pokemon3v3 real time battles are new to Pokemon games…

Moves are executed in a similar way to Pokemon Go using the move gauge. Additionally, there are also special moves, called “sync moves”. As trainers are such an integral part of the game, they can also have moves but these can only heal Pokemon or raise their stats.

Sasaki finishes the presentation by saying: “With Pokemon Masters we’re aiming to create a game that lets anyone casually pick up their phone and enjoy Pokemon battles.”

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Pokemon Masters origins

Pokemon Masters started with an idea from Ken Sugimori, who was one of the character creators for previous Pokemon games. The idea was to create a gameplay experience where you could befriend not only Pokemon but other people, also.

As such the game focuses on relationships with these trainers whereby you must work together in order to become a Pokemon champion.

More information has been promised on the Pokemon social media channels soon.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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