Bruno (Masters)

Bruno
シバ Siba
Spr Masters Bruno.png
Bruno's model
No. 8
English voice actor Greg Chun[1]
Japanese voice actor Jirō Saitō[2]
Description A member of the Elite Four who believes that people and Pokémon can become stronger though rigorous–even extreme–training, he shouts "Hoo Hah!" to get fired up.

Bruno (Japanese: シバ Siba) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Machamp. This sync pair was first made available since the game release. The pair's potential can be upgraded to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX from February 25, 2024, which unlocks Bruno's EX style.

Bruno also forms a sync pair with his Onix. This pair is available through a Variety Sync Pair Scout and was first made available on April 22, 2023. This pair can be upgraded to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since its release, though this pair lacks an EX style.

Machamp

    Type   Fighting
Move type   Fighting
Role   Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★★☆☆EX
Machamp Weakness   Flying
It grasps its opponents with its four arms and twists them up in an intricate hold. People call it "the Machamp special."
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 648 343 138 199 119 203
Lv. 140, Max Potential 728 383 178 239 159 243
Mega Machamp
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Bruno is available in the general sync pair scout, and has been since the game's release. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • Featured Type Scout (October 8 to 24, 2019)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Karate Chop Fighting
 
Physical 1 16 19 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
Dire Hit + None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Raises the user's critical-hit rate by two stat ranks.
Cross Chop Fighting
 
Physical 3 100 120 80% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
Hoo Hah! None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Def by two stat ranks.
Sync moves
Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch Fighting
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: Sync move targets all opponents.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Critical Strike 2 Powers up attacks if they become critical hits.
Theme Skills
  Fighting Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Fighting-type attacks.
  Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Elite Four Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Body Builder Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
  Sweet Tooth Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 3  Soothing ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 3:
 Fiery Crystal
Lowers the following discovery level by 1:
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Bruno and Machamp is an expanded grid, made available on February 25, 2022.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 1
Karate Chop: Power +4 Karate Chop: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Karate Chop: Power +4 Karate Chop: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Karate Chop: Power +4 Karate Chop: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Karate Chop: Power +4 Karate Chop: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Karate Chop: Power +4 Karate Chop: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Karate Chop: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Cross Chop: Power +3 Cross Chop: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Cross Chop: Power +3 Cross Chop: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Cross Chop: Power +3 Cross Chop: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Cross Chop: Power +3 Cross Chop: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Cross Chop: Power +3 Cross Chop: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Cross Chop: Accuracy +10 Cross Chop: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 2
Cross Chop: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Cross Chop: Smart Cookie The more the user's Sp. Def is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Dire Hit +: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Hoo Hah!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Hoo Hah!: Super Preparation 4 Has a chance (50%) of applying the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user when its move is successful. 10 120 3
Flameproof Prevents the user from getting burned. 5 60 1
Headstrong Attack cannot be lowered. 5 60 2
Last Dash 3 Raises the user's Speed by 3 stat ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 7 84 2
Amped Up 2 Raises the user's Speed by 2 stat ranks when it lands a critical hit. 8 96 3
Pinpoint Entry 1 Raises the user's accuracy by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 8 96 3
Sync Freebie Applies the Free Move Next effect to the user after using its sync move. 8 96 3
Critical Strike 2 Powers up the user's attacks when they become critical hits. 10 120 3
Double Down 5 Powers up sync moves that are super effective. 10 120 3
Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch: Power +25 Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch: Power +25 Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Onix

    Type   Rock
Move type   Rock
Role   Support
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Onix Weakness   Grass
Onix has a magnet in its brain. It acts as a compass so that this Pokémon does not lose direction while it is tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes increasingly rounder and smoother.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 650 171 287 127 271 268
Lv. 140, Max Potential 750 211 327 167 311 308
Mega Onix
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Bruno and Onix are exclusive to variety scouts. They were available in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Bruno Variety Scout (April 22 to May 14, 2023)
  • Red Mix Scout (November 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024)
  • 5★-Select Variety Scout ×11 (March 5 to 19, 2024)
  • Super Spotlight Variety Scout (April 18 to May 4, 2024)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Rock Throw Rock
 
Physical 1 23 27 90% An opponent No additional effect.
Dire Hit All + None Status 0 (2 uses) All allies Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Screech Normal
 
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target’s Defense by 2 stat ranks.
Always Getting Stronger! None Status 0 (1 use) All allies Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks. Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by 6 stat ranks. Increases the Physical Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by 1 rank.
Sync moves
Overwhelming Power Rock Impact Rock
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The stat increase after a sync move is doubled once per battle)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it.
Team Swift Reaction 9 Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move.
Sterner Stuff 2 Reduces damage when the user is hit by a physical attack move.
Theme Skills
  Rock Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
  Kanto Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Elite Four Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Body Builder Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
  Sweet Tooth Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
 Wistful ↑ 3  Fiery ↓ 1 Raises the following discovery level by 3:
 Wistful Crystal
Lowers the following discovery level by 1:
 Fiery Crystal

Sync grid

Bruno and Onix's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +20 Defense +20 7 84 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +20 Sp. Def +20 7 84 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Rock Throw: Power +4 Rock Throw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Throw: Power +4 Rock Throw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Throw: Power +4 Rock Throw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Throw: Power +4 Rock Throw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Rock Throw: Power +4 Rock Throw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Rock Throw: Accuracy +10 Rock Throw: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 1
Rock Throw: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Rock Throw: Flag Bearer 9 Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user’s Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Screech: Charging Infliction 2 Charges the user’s move gauge by 2 when its Pokémon uses a status move. 10 120 3
Dire Hit All +: MP Rekindle 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP for the user when its Pokémon uses a move. 7 84 2
Always Getting Stronger!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Always Getting Stronger!: Pep Rally 1 Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful. 7 84 2
Always Getting Stronger!: Team Hit and Heal Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs when the user’s move is successful. 7 84 3
Lithe Prevents the user from getting paralyzed. 5 60 1
Sand Shelter Protects the user from damage from a sandstorm. 5 60 1
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 5 60 2
Natural Remedy Removes all status conditions from the user the first time it is inflicted by any status condition each battle. 7 84 2
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 7 84 2
Electric Guard Reduces damage when the user is attacked by Electric-type moves. 8 96 2
Team Speedy Entry 1 Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user enters a battle. 9 108 2
Panic Button Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user is in a pinch each battle. 9 108 3
Adrenaline 1 Reduces the sync move countdown by 1 the first time the user’s sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Unyielding 2 Except in certain circumstances, when the user’s Enduring effect activates and the user has 1 HP remaining, has a chance (30%) of applying the Enduring effect to the user again. 10 120 3
Sync Damage Guard Applies the Damage Guard Next effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Team Mighty Sync 9 Increases the Physical Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by 1 rank after using the user’s sync move. This effect can activate only once per battle. 10 120 3
Overwhelming Power Rock Impact: Power +25 Overwhelming Power Rock Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Overwhelming Power Rock Impact: Power +25 Overwhelming Power Rock Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Bruno and Machamp can be battled against in:

Bruno and Onix can be battled against in:

Bruno has also been shown to pair alongside Hitmonchan and can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Bruno appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Bruno and Machamp

  • A Day with Bruno

Quotes

Main article: Bruno/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

     
Bruno and Machamp on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Bruno's sync move mindscape
(Indigo Plateau: Bruno's room)
       
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Artwork of Bruno in
Pokémon Masters EX

Trivia

Origin

Bruno's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Machamp is Bruno's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Machamp's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

Bruno uses one or two Onix in most battles against him in the core series games. Onix's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In other languages

Hoo Hah!

Language Title
  Japanese ウー! ハーッ! Ū! Hā!
Mandarin Chinese 呼!喝! Hū! Hē!
  French Ouhhh... HA !
  German Uuuuuh... haaaaah!!!
  Italian Uaaaaah!
  Korean 우-!하-앗! U-! Ha-at!
  Spanish ¡Kiaaa!

Trained-to-the-Max Dynamic Punch

Language Title
  Japanese 限界まで鍛え抜いた ばくれつパンチ Genkai Made Kitae Nuita Bakuretsu Panchi
Mandarin Chinese 千錘百煉之 爆裂拳 Qiānchuí-Bǎiliàn zhī Bàoliè Quán
  French Les voyages, c'est formateur ! Dynamopoing !
  German Wuchtschlag des ausgiebigen Trainings
  Italian Dinamipugno sovrumano
  Korean 한계까지 단련한 폭발펀치 Han-gyekkaji Dannyeonhan Pokbal Peonchi
  Spanish Puño Dinámico Disciplinado


Always Getting Stronger!

Language Title
  Japanese どこまでも強くなる Dokomade mo Tsuyoku Naru
Mandarin Chinese 實力突破極限 Shílì Túpò Jíxiàn
  French Notre passion, c'est la muscu !
  German Ich werde immer stärker!
  Italian Livelli di forza inimmaginabili!
  Korean 끝없이강해지겠다 Kkeut-eobs-iganghaejigessda
  Spanish ¡Con riguroso entrenamiento!

Overwhelming Power Rock Impact

Language Title
  Japanese スーパーパワーの ロックインパクト Sūpāpawā no Rokku Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 強大力量之 岩石衝擊 Qiángdà Lìliàng zhī Yánshí Chōngjí
  French Z'allez finir en yaourt ! Impact Roche !
  German Gesteinsstoß der unbändigen Kraft
  Italian Impatto Roccia dalla forza sovrumana
  Korean 슈퍼 파워 록임팩트 Syupeo Pawo Rok Impaekteu
  Spanish Impacto Roca de Inmenso Poder


References

  1. Greg Chun on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)



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