Brycen (Masters)

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Brycen
ハチク Hachiku
Spr Masters Brycen.png
Brycen's model
No. 42
English voice actor Christopher Bevins[1]
Japanese voice actor Hiromichi Kogami[2]
Description This former movie star left the silver screen due to an on-set injury. Known for his stellar performance in the Brycen-Man movie, he is also a strong Gym Leader.

Brycen (Japanese: ハチク Hachiku) 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 Cryogonal. The sync pair can be obtained through the sync pair scout since the game's release.

Brycen, playing his role of Brycen-Man, forms a sync pair with Zoroark. This pair was available through a limited costume sync pair scout beginning on April 30, 2024. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it first released.

In the games

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Reason: History & Role in Pokémon Masters EX

Cryogonal

    Type   Ice
Move types   Ice /   Rock
Role   Tech
Base Potential ★★★
Cryogonal Weakness   Fighting
They are born in snow clouds. They use chains made of ice crystals to capture prey.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 564 230 128 230 162 406
Lv. 140, Max Potential 684 290 188 290 222 466
Mega Cryogonal
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Brycen is available in the permanent sync pair scout pool, and has been since the game's release.

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Ice Beam Ice
 
Special 2 46 55 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen.
Ancient Power Rock
 
Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Speed, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, and Speed by 1 stat rank.
Stone-Cold Endurance! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2 stat ranks. Applies the Enduring effect to the user.
Haze Ice
 
Status 2
(2 uses)
All opponents Returns the target's raised stats to normal.
Sync moves
Lights, Camera, Ice Shard Ice
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent This move's power increases when none of the target's stats are raised.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Snow Shelter Protects the Pokémon from damage from a hailstorm.
Healing Hail 1 Restores the Pokémon's HP whenever it takes an action during a hailstorm.
Theme Skills
  Ice Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Ice-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
  Unova Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
  Gym Leader Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Artistic Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Masked Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Soothing ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Brycen and Cryogonal is an expanded grid, made available on December 25, 2021.

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 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +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 +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 1
Ice Beam: Power +4 Ice Beam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ice Beam: Power +4 Ice Beam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ice Beam: Power +4 Ice Beam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ice Beam: Power +4 Ice Beam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Ice Beam: Power +4 Ice Beam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Ice Beam: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 3
Ice Beam: Hostile Environment 2 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 9 108 3
Ice Beam: Freeze Synergy 5 Powers up the user's moves when the target is frozen. 10 120 2
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Ancient Power: Power +4 Ancient Power: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Ancient Power: 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
Ancient Power: Swag Bag 2 Raises the chance of raising stat values with the additional effects of moves. 9 108 3
Haze: Move Gauge Refresh 9 Charges the user's move gauge by one when its move is successful. 7 84 1
Haze: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Haze: Flag Bearer 4 Has a chance (50%) of raising the Attack of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 9 108 3
Haze: Hype Up 4 Has a chance (50%) of raising the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 9 108 3
Stone-Cold Endurance!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Grand Entry 2 Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks when it enters a battle. 8 96 2
Heavy Hail 5 Powers up the user's sync move during a hailstorm. 8 96 2
Invigorating Hail 3 Powers up the user's moves during a hailstorm. 8 96 3
Hasty Hail 2 Quickly charges the move gauge during a hailstorm. 10 120 3
Freezer Burn 5 Powers up the user's sync moves when the target is frozen. 8 96 3
Lights, Camera, Ice Shard: Power +25 Lights, Camera, Ice Shard: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Lights, Camera, Ice Shard: Power +25 Lights, Camera, Ice Shard: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Zoroark

Brycen-Man
ハチクマン Hachiku-Man
 
Brycen-Man's model
No. 202
English voice actor Christopher Bevins
Japanese voice actor Hiromichi Kogami
Description The Masked Man of Reality and Phantasm has no use for ideals. He carries out evil deeds with his trusted Pokémon party, but strangely shows concern for a certain champion of justice.
    Type   Dark
Move type   Dark
Role   Tech
EX Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Zoroark Weakness   Fighting
It doesn't just transform itself—it also has the power to make hundreds of people see its illusions.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 606 312 176 336 176 358
Lv. 140, Max Potential 766 392 216 416 216 398
Mega Zoroark
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Brycen-Man is exclusive to costume scouts. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scouts:

Banner Dates Notes
Brycen-Man Costume Scout April 30 to May 20, 2024 Debut
All banners lasted from 06:00 UTC on the start date to 05:59 UTC on the end date unless noted otherwise.


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Night Daze Dark
 
Special 4 166 199 95% An opponent Has a chance (40%) of lowering the target's accuracy by 1 stat rank.
Guard Spec. None Status 0
(2 uses)
Allied side Applies the Stat Reduction Defense effect to the allied field of play.
Eerily Captivating Fake Tears Dark
 
Status 1
(2 uses)
All opponents Activation Condition: When the user’s Trainer uses any moves 1 time. Deactivation Condition: When this move is used.
Never misses. Lowers the target’s Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 2 stat ranks. Lowers the target’s Dark Type Rebuff by 1 rank.
My Dark, Secret Arts! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Raises the user’s Sp. Atk by 4 stat ranks. Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks.
Sync moves
Dye This World Dark Beam Dark
 
Special 200 240 An opponent The more the target’s Sp. Def is lowered, the greater the power of this attack.
(6★ EX effect: Sync move power will be multiplied by 1.5.)
(EX role effect: Sync moves will target all opposing sync pairs.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Hit Rebuff ↓ Opp: Free Move Next 9 Applies the Free Move Next effect to the user when its attack move is successful while the target’s Type Rebuff is lowered.
1st S-Move on Opp: Stat Ranks ↓ ×2 If the target’s stats are lowered, the amount of decrease is doubled the first time the user’s sync move targeting the opponent is successful each battle. This effect can activate only once per battle.
On a Roll 2 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of the user’s moves.
Theme Skills
  Dark Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Dark-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
  Unova Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
  Special Costume Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Artistic Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Masked Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Expedition Skills
 Soothing ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

Brycen-Man and Zoroark's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the sync pair was 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
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 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
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
Night Daze: Power +2 Night Daze: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Night Daze: Power +2 Night Daze: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Night Daze: Power +2 Night Daze: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Night Daze: Power +2 Night Daze: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Night Daze: Power +2 Night Daze: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Night Daze: Accuracy +5 Night Daze: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 2
Night Daze: 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
Guard Spec.: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Guard Spec.: Barricade 1 Raises the user’s Sp. Def by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 8 96 2
My Dark, Secret Arts!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
My Dark, Secret Arts!: Hit and Heal 9 Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its move is successful. 7 84 2
My Dark, Secret Arts!: Critical Eye 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 10 120 3
My Dark, Secret Arts!: Move: No Stat ↑ on Field 9 Applies the No Stat Increases effect to the opponents’ field of play when the user’s move is successful. 10 120 3
Unflappable Prevents the user from flinching. 5 60 1
Escape Artist Prevents the user from becoming trapped. 5 60 1
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 7 84 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
Gobsmack 4 Has a chance (50%) of leaving the target confused when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 7 84 2
Fail Forward 1 Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when an opponent’s attack move targeting the user misses. 8 96 2
Trip Up 9 Lowers the target’s Speed by one stat rank when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 8 96 2
Overpower The more the target’s Sp. Atk is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Obscuring Sync 5 Powers up the user’s sync move when the target’s accuracy is lowered. 10 120 3
Sync Thinker 9 Increases the user’s Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 1 rank after using its sync move. 10 120 3
Grand Entry 2 Raises the user’s Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Mind Boggler 9 Lowers the target’s Sp. Def by one stat rank when the user’s attack move is successful against a flinching, confused, or trapped opponent. 10 120 3
Satisfied Snicker 9 Lowers the target’s Sp. Atk by 1 stat rank when the user’s attack move against the target is successful. 10 120 3
Dye This World Dark Beam: Power +25 Dye This World Dark Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Dye This World Dark Beam: Power +25 Dye This World Dark Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Brycen & Cryogonal can be battled against in:

Brycen-Man & Zoroark can be battled against in:

Brycen has also been shown to pair alongside Walrein and can be battled against in:

Story appearances

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

Brycen-Man appears in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Brycen & Cryogonal

  • A Day with Brycen

Brycen-Man & Zoroark

  • The Masked Man Who Hates Ideals
  • Struggles of a Star Villain
  • Unseen Future
  • A Path Forward
  • The Dream Battle!

Quotes

Main article: Brycen/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

Brycen

     
VS model Brycen and Cryogonal on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Brycen's sync move mindscape
(Pokéstar Studios; Brycen-Man Strikes Back 2)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Brycen-Man

         
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Brycen-Man's sync move mindscape
(Pokéstar Studios)
         
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
       
Medal
1★ Infamous Pokéstar Villains
Medal
2★ Infamous Pokéstar Villains
Medal
3★ Infamous Pokéstar Villains
Medal
The Phantom and the Queen
Infamous Pokéstar Villains artwork by YOSHIDA Kiyotaka

Trivia

  • Brycen, Sophocles, and Candice were the first scout-exclusive, non-5★ sync pairs to get their sync grids expanded.
  • Though Brycen-Man has a different name and Dex number than Brycen, they are still considered the same character and they cannot be placed on the same Trainer Lodge expedition team. They share this trait with Kukui and the Masked Royal, as well as Sabrina and Bellelba.
  • Brycen uses special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). These Trainers include Sabrina, Marshal, Alder, and Grusha.
    • Brycen also uses special voice-over lines upon winning a battle with Sabrina or Grusha on the same team.
  • Brycen-Man uses special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon) and victory with them. These Trainers include Nate, Rosa, and Bellelba.
    • Brycen is the first character to have separate voice-over lines for joining a team or victory with certain Trainers depending on which version of him is used.

Origin

Brycen's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. Cryogonal is one of the Pokémon that Brycen uses in the core series games. Cryogonal's Dex entry comes from Pokémon White.

Brycen-Man's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Zoroark is a Pokémon Brycen-Man uses during the films Brycen-Man Strikes Back 2 and Brycen-Man Strikes Back Harder. Zoroark's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Stone-Cold Endurance!

Language Title
  Japanese 強き心を見せよ! Tsuyoki Kokoro o Miseyo!
Mandarin Chinese 展現堅強之心! Zhǎnxiàn Jiānqiáng zhī Xīn!
  French Montre-moi ta puissance !
  German Wir zeigen euch unseren Mut!
  Italian Cuore impavido!
  Korean 강한마음을보여라 Ganghan Ma-eum-eul Boyeora
  Spanish ¡Yo no uso dobles!

Lights, Camera, Ice Shard

Language Title
  Japanese 銀幕に命をかける こおりのつぶて Ginmaku ni Inochi o Kakeru Kōri no Tsubute
Mandarin Chinese 大銀幕即是人生之 冰礫 Dàyínmù Jíshì Rénshēng zhī Bīnglì
  French Silence, moteur, Éclats Glace !
  German Eissplitter des Rampenlichts
  Italian Geloscheggia della ribalta
  Korean 은막에 목숨 건 얼음뭉치 Eunmage Moksum Geon Eoreum Mungchi
  Spanish Canto Helado de Cine

Eerily Captivating Fake Tears

Language Title
  Japanese 怪演のうそなき Kaien no Usonaki
Mandarin Chinese 詭怪演技之假哭 Guǐguài Yǎnjì zhī Jiǎkū
  French Croco Larme mélodramatique
  German Trugträne der Schauspielerei
  Italian Falselacrime eccentriche
  Korean 소름돋는연기의거짓울음 Soreumdonneun Yeongi-ui Geojisureum
  Spanish Llanto Falso Histriónico

My Dark, Secret Arts!

Language Title
  Japanese 悪の奥義! Aku no Ōgi!
Mandarin Chinese 惡之精髓! È zhī Jīngsuǐ!
  French Super technique secrète du mal !
  German Werde Zeuge meiner finsteren Kräfte!
  Italian Segrete arti oscure!
  Korean 악의극비기술! Ak-ui Geukbi Gisul!
  Spanish ¡Artes oscuras!

Dye This World Dark Beam

Language Title
  Japanese 世界を悪に染める ダークレイ Sekai o Aku ni Someru Dāku Rei
Mandarin Chinese 讓世界染上邪惡之 惡之光線 Ràng Shìjiè Rǎnshàng Xié'è zhī È zhī Guāngxiàn
  French Repeindre ce monde aux couleurs du Mal ! r Ténèbres !
  German Unlichtstrahl der Welt des Bösen
  Italian Raggio Buio che fa Lasesprofondare nelle tenebre
  Korean 세계를 악으로 물들이는 다크레이 Segye-reul Ak-euro Muldeur-ineun Dakeu Rei
  Spanish Rayo Siniestro de los Colores del Averno

References

  1. Christopher Bevins on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)



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