Ethan (Masters)

Ethan
ヒビキ Hibiki
Spr Masters Ethan.png
Ethan's model
No. 75
English voice actor Ted Sroka[1]
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Hirose[2]
Description A reliable veteran Pokémon Trainer from Johto, this energetic nature lover can often be found roaming the mountains.

Ethan (Japanese: ヒビキ Hibiki) 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 Cyndaquil and its evolutions, Quilava and Typhlosion. This sync pair was first made available January 15, 2020. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX from May 20, 2021.

Ethan in his sygna suit forms a sync pair with Lugia. This sync pair was first made available on May 30, 2022. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Cyndaquil → Quilava → Typhlosion

Cyndaquil can evolve into Quilava once it has reached level 30 through its sync pair story Cyndaquil's Evolution, and then into Typhlosion once it has reached level 45 through its sync pair story Quilava's Evolution.

    Type   Fire
Move type   Fire
Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Cyndaquil Weakness   Rock
Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames splutter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 584 135 143 270 145 365
Lv. 140, Max Potential 684 175 183 310 185 405
Mega Cyndaquil
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


    Type   Fire
Move type   Fire
Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Quilava Weakness   Rock
Quilava keeps its foes at bay with the intensity of its flames and gusts of superheated air. This Pokémon applies its outstanding nimbleness to dodge attacks even while scorching the foe with flames.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 599 138 145 277 147 387
Lv. 140, Max Potential 699 178 185 317 187 427
Mega Quilava
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


    Type   Fire
Move type   Fire
Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Typhlosion Weakness   Rock
Typhlosion obscures itself behind a shimmering heat haze that it creates using its intensely hot flames. This Pokémon creates blazing explosive blasts that burn everything to cinders.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 621 143 150 302 152 397
Lv. 140, Max Potential 721 183 190 342 192 437
Mega Typhlosion
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Ethan is available in the general sync pair scout. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Ethan Spotlight Scout (January 15 to 30, 2020)
  • Ethan and Hilda Spotlight Scout (July 3 to 21, 2020)
  • Ethan, Kris, and Lyra Spotlight Scout (September 3 to 17, 2020)
  • Serena, Hilda, and Ethan Spotlight Scout (May 20 to June 3, 2021)

Moves

Ethan's Cyndaquil and Quilava use Fire Sync Beam as their sync move. Upon evolution, Typhlosion learns the upgraded Fierce Flames Eruption.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Flamethrower Fire
 
Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target burned.
X Sp. Atk None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Eruption Fire
 
Special 3 135 162 100% All opponents The smaller the user's percentage of remaining HP, the lower the power of this move becomes.
Stoke the Fire! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Restores the user's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP. Raises the user's Speed and evasiveness by 1 stat rank.
Sync moves
Fire Sync Beam Fire
 
Special 200 240 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.
Fierce Flames Eruption Fire
 
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Speeding Sun 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is sunny.
Theme Skills
  Fire Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Fire-type attacks.
  Johto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Main Character Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Pokéathlete Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
 Fiery Crystal

Sync grid

Ethan and Cyndaquil's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on September 3, 2020. It was further expanded on May 25, 2023.

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 +20 HP +20 4 48 1
HP +50 HP +50 0 5 1
HP +50 HP +50 10 120 2
HP +50 HP +50 10 120 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 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 +20 Sp. Atk +20 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 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
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 1
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 1
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 1
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 1
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 2
Flamethrower: Power +4 Flamethrower: Power ↑ +4 2 24 2
Flamethrower: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Flamethrower: Hostile Environment 2 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 7 84 2
Eruption: Power +3 Eruption: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Eruption: Power +3 Eruption: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Eruption: Power +3 Eruption: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Eruption: Power +3 Eruption: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Eruption: Power +3 Eruption: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Eruption: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
X Sp. Atk: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
X Sp. Atk: Critical Eye 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 3 36 2
Stoke the Fire!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Stoke the Fire!: Fleet Feet 1 Raises the user's Speed by 1 stat rank when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Stoke the Fire!: Master Healer 2 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 10 120 2
Focus Rush 1 Raises the user's critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank after using a sync move. 7 84 2
Healing Sun 1 Restores the Pokémon's HP whenever it takes an action while the weather is sunny. 8 96 2
Initial Guard Applies the Damage Guard Next effect to the user when it enters a battle. 3 36 2
Charging Sun 2 Powers up moves when the weather is sunny. 10 120 3
Look Alive 2 Has a chance (30%) of increasing the user's evasiveness by 1 stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move. 8 96 3
Bob and Weave The more the user's evasiveness has been raised, the more it powers up moves. 10 120 3
Healthy Healing Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its HP is full when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
First Aid 4 Restores the user's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
HP Advantage 5 The larger user's percentage of remaining HP, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Superduper Effective 1 Powers up moves that are super effective. 10 120 3
Recuperation 1 Restores the user’s HP by approximately 20% of its maximum HP after using its sync move. 5 60 3
Brainpower The more the user’s Sp. Atk is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync move. 5 60 3
Fierce Flames Eruption: Power +25 Fierce Flames Eruption: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Fierce Flames Eruption: Power +25 Fierce Flames Eruption: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Lugia

Sygna Suit Ethan
マジコスヒビキ Serious Costume Hibiki
 
Sygna Suit Ethan's model
No. 75
English voice actor Ted Sroka
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Hirose
Description Ethan’s ready to soar in his sygna suit and take on some epic battles with Lugia—a Pokémon with an independent streak that somehow resembles another friend of his.
    Type   Flying
Move types   Flying /   Water
Role   Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Lugia Weakness   Ghost
Lugia’s wings pack devastating power—a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 721 224 136 398 136 336
Lv. 140, Max Potential 821 264 176 438 176 376
Mega Lugia
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Sygna Suit Ethan is exclusive to Master Fair scouts. He was available in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Sygna Suit Ethan Master Fair Scout (May 30 to July 14, 2022)
  • Sygna Suit Ethan Master Fair Scout (August 20 to September 15, 2023)


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Aeroblast Flying
 
Special 4 135 162 95% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
X Sp. Atk None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Raises the user’s Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Whirlpool Water
 
Special 2 38 45 85% An opponent Leaves the target trapped.
This Is It! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Has a chance (50%) of reducing the user’s sync move countdown by one. Raises the user’s accuracy by 1 stat rank. Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user. Increases the user’s Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 3 ranks.
Sync moves
Shining Soul Aeroblast Flying
 
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
  Johto Spirit Powers up the special attack moves of all allied sync pairs by 20%. Reduces special attack move damage taken by all allied sync pairs by 25%. The more allied sync pairs with the Johto theme you have on your team, the higher these percentages are. (Each additional sync pair powers up moves by 15% and reduces damage by 3%. The maximum power-up is 50%, and the maximum damage reduction is 31%.)
Extend Range When a move used by the user’s Pokémon that targets itself or an ally is successful, the target becomes all allied sync pairs. When a move used by the user’s Pokémon that targets an opponent is successful, the target becomes all opposing sync pairs. The power and chance of applying additional effects of moves affected by this passive skill are not lowered even if there are multiple targets.
MP Regain 9 Restores one MP for the user when its Pokémon uses a move. Restores one MP for the user after using its sync move.
Brainpower The more the user’s Sp. Atk is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync move.
Theme Skills
  Flying Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Flying-type attacks.
  Johto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Main Character Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Sygna Suit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
  Scarf Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
 Fiery Crystal

Sync grid

Ethan and Lugia's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available when the sync 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
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 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 7 84 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 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
Aeroblast: Power +2 Aeroblast: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Aeroblast: Power +2 Aeroblast: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Aeroblast: Power +2 Aeroblast: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Aeroblast: Power +2 Aeroblast: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Aeroblast: Power +2 Aeroblast: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Aeroblast: Accuracy +5 Aeroblast: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 1
Aeroblast: 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
Aeroblast: 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
Whirlpool: Power +4 Whirlpool: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Power +4 Whirlpool: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Power +4 Whirlpool: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Power +4 Whirlpool: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Power +4 Whirlpool: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Accuracy +5 Whirlpool: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 1
Whirlpool: Accuracy +10 Whirlpool: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 2
Whirlpool: 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
X Sp. Atk: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
This Is It!: Fleet Feet 1 Raises the user’s Speed by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 7 84 2
This Is It!: BOGO 4 Has a chance (50%) of applying the Free Move Next effect to the user when its move is successful. 10 120 3
This Is It!: Brain Gain 2 Has a chance (30%) of increasing the user’s Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 1 rank when its move is successful. 10 120 3
Foul Fighting 2 Powers up the user’s moves against targets that are flinching, confused, or trapped. 8 96 2
Racing Rain 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is rainy. 7 84 2
Refreshing Rain 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action while the weather is rainy. 8 96 2
Shower Power 3 Powers up the user’s sync move when the weather is rainy. 8 96 3
Interference Sync 5 Powers up the user’s sync move against targets that are flinching, confused, or trapped. 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
Healthy Benefits 5 Reduces damage when the user is hit by an attack move or sync move when its HP is full. 10 120 3
Piercing Gaze Moves never miss. 10 120 3
Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power +25 Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power +25 Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power +25 Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power +25 Shining Soul Aeroblast: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Ethan and Typhlosion can be battled against in:

Story appearances

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

Ethan appears in his sygna suit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Ethan and Cyndaquil

  • A Day with Ethan
Evolution
Name Trainer Pokémon Price First-Time Rewards
Cyndaquil's Evolution  
Kahili
 
Toucannon
Weakness:  
 Evolution Shard ×5 Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava
 Gems ×30
Quilava's Evolution  
Blaine
 
Ponyta
Weakness:  
 Evolution Crystal ×3 Quilava evolves into Typhlosion
 Gems ×30

Sygna Suit Ethan and Lugia

  • A Day with Sygna Suit Ethan

Quotes

Main article: Ethan (game)/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

Ethan

   
Ethan and Cyndaquil on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Ethan's sync move mindscape
(Johto)
       
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ 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!

Sygna Suit Ethan

         
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Sygna Suit Ethan's sync move mindscape
(Johto)
         
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
       
Medal
1★ Team Rocket Attacks
Medal
2★ Team Rocket Attacks
Medal
3★ Team Rocket Attacks
Medal
Stronger Together
Villain Arc Johto (Part 2) artwork
by Megumi Mizutani[3]
 
Silver's Journey of Growth on Pasio comic
by Genzou[4]

Trivia

  • Ethan is based on the player character of the Johto-based games, as his rival is Silver, who has the first partner Pokémon with a type advantage over Ethan, and he is mentioned to have defeated Team Rocket in Goldenrod City.
  • All versions of Ethan use special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). Those Trainers include Kris, Silver, Lyra, Red, Lance, and Professor Oak.
    • Ethan also uses special voice-over lines upon winning a battle with Kris, Silver, Lyra, Red, or Lance in the same team.
  • On release, one of Sygna Suit Ethan's "Aeroblast: Power +1" sync grid tiles cost 10 energy despite surrounding "Aeroblast: Power +2" tiles costing 3 energy. This was fixed in version 2.22.0, and all players received 840 co-op sync orbs as compensation.

Origin

Ethan's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Cyndaquil is one of the first partner Pokémon of Johto in the core series games. In addition, Ethan's anime and Pokémon Adventures counterparts have also been depicted with Cyndaquil and its evolutions. Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion's Dex entries come from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Lugia is a Legendary Pokémon that can be caught at the Whirl Islands in the Johto-based games, with the story of SoulSilver largely revolving around it. Lugia's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In other languages

Stoke the Fire!

Language Title
  Japanese あきらめないよ! Akiramenai yo!
Mandarin Chinese 我絕不放棄! Wǒ Jué bù Fàngqì!
  French N'abandonne pas !
  German Ich gebe nicht klein bei!
  Italian Non mi arrendo!
  Korean 포기하지않아! Pogihaji Ana!
  Spanish ¡No nos damos por vencidos!

Fierce Flames Eruption

Language Title
  Japanese 駆け抜ける情熱の ふんか Kakenukeru Jōnetsu no Funka
Mandarin Chinese 熱情奔放之 噴火 Rèqíng Bēnfàng zhī Pēnhuǒ
  French Une passion débordante ! Éruption !
  German Eruption des Enthusiasmus
  Italian Eruzione affamata d'avventura
  Korean 달려나가는 열정의 분화 Dallyeonaganeun Yeoljeong-ui Bunhwa
  Spanish Estallido de Pasión Aventurera


This Is It!

Language Title
  Japanese これで決めるよ! Kore de Kimeru yo!
Mandarin Chinese 以此定高下! Yǐ Cǐ Dìng Gāoxià!
  French C'est décidé !
  German Jetzt reicht es aber!
  Italian È il momento decisivo!
  Korean 이걸로끝내겠어! Igeollo Kkeutnaegesseo!
  Spanish ¡Ecolocalización submarina!

Shining Soul Aeroblast

Language Title
  Japanese 輝くソウルの エアロブラスト Kagayaku Souru no Earo Burasuto
Mandarin Chinese 閃耀靈魂之 氣旋攻擊 Shǎnyào Línghún zhī Qìxuán Gōngjí
  French Âme brillante ! Aéroblast !
  German Luftstoß des reinen Herzens
  Italian Aerocolpo dell'animo fulgido
  Korean 빛나는 소울의 에어로블라스트 Bitnaneun Soul-ui E'eoro Beullaseuteu
  Spanish Aerochorro del Alma Argéntea


References


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacq
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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