Gear (Masters)

Gears in Pokémon Masters EX

A gear is an item in Pokémon Masters EX that can be equipped to a player's team to boost the stats of sync pairs. Gears can be obtained by completing Main Story Co-op battles (Very Hard and Super Hard modes) and EX-Challenges in the EX Plaza. A specific gear is guaranteed as a first-time reward with these stages, and can thereafter be obtained as random battle rewards after repeating these stages.

To unlock gears, the player must first complete Chapter 18: Team Unova in both Single and Co-op (Hard) mode to unlock the Get Stronger with Gear! battle. After completing all these, Professor Bellis will reward the player with a 1★ Electric Bracelet.

Mechanics

Gears come in three forms, Bracelets, which raise Attack, Bandannas, which raise Special Attack, and Pins, which raise HP. Only one of each can be equipped to a team at a time. Gears also have a specific type and provide a full boost for Pokémon in the team with the same type, while other Pokémon will receive only half the boost (rounded down to nearest integer).

Stat Boost (same type) Boost (other types)
1★ gear 2★ gear 1★ gear 2★ gear
HP +11 +22 +5 +11
Attack +6 +12 +3 +6
Sp. Atk +6 +12 +3 +6

A gear's level can be upgraded to enhance the boost the gear provides. For each increase in gear level, the stat boost is increased by one for 1★ gears and two for 2★ gears. Initially, the gear level is capped at Lv. 3. The level cap can be unlocked by exchanging duplicate copies of the same gear. Up to four gears can be exchanged to increase the level cap to Lv. 15.

Gears are upgraded using Cloths of the respective type, as well as with Upgrade Threads, Scissors, and Needles which are used to upgrade Bracelets, Bandannas, and Pins respectively.

Level raise Upgrade requirements
1★ gear 2★ gear
Lv. 1 → 2 1,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×2
3,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
Lv. 2 → 3 1,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×2
5,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
Lv. 3 → 4 2,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
7,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
2★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
Lv. 4 → 5 2,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
9,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
2★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
Lv. 5 → 6 3,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
11,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
2★ type-specific Cloth
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×5
Lv. 6 → 7 3,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
13,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×3
2★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×15
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×7
Lv. 7 → 8 4,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
15,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×3
2★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×15
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×7
Lv. 8 → 9 4,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
17,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×3
2★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×15
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×7
Lv. 9 → 10 5,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×14
19,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×5
2★ type-specific Cloth ×3
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
Lv. 10 → 11 5,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×14
21,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×5
2★ type-specific Cloth ×3
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
Lv. 11 → 12 6,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×14
23,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×5
2★ type-specific Cloth ×3
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×9
Lv. 12 → 13 6,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
25,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×7
2★ type-specific Cloth ×4
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×25
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10
Lv. 13 → 14 7,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
27,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×7
2★ type-specific Cloth ×4
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×25
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10
Lv. 14 → 15 7,500 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×2
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×20
30,000 Coins
1★ type-specific Cloth ×7
2★ type-specific Cloth ×4
1★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×25
2★ Upgrade Thread / Scissors / Needle ×10

List of gears

Type Gear Obtained by
Bracelet Bandanna Pin
 
Bug
1★       Co-op: Challenge Nanu & Grimsley (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Nanu & Grimsley (Super Hard)*
EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)
 
Dark
1★       Co-op: Challenge Sygna Suit Elesa & Team (Very Hard)*
Ex Challenge: Marshal (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Marshal (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)
 
Dragon
1★       Co-op: Challenge Clair & Lorelei (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Clair & Lorelei (Super Hard)*
EX Challenge: Clair (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)*
 
Electric
1★       Co-op: Challenge Koga & Janine (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Koga & Janine (Super Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Cheren & Hilbert & Hilda (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Cheren & Hilbert & Hilda (Super Hard)*
EX Challenge: Pryce (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Pryce (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Pryce (Very Hard)*
 
Fairy
1★       Co-op: Challenge Sygna Suit Grimsley & Co. (Very Hard)*
Ex Challenge: Rosa (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Hau (Hard)
EX Challenge: Hau (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Rosa (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Hau (Hard)
EX Challenge: Hau (Very Hard)
 
Fighting
1★       Co-op: Challenge Sygna Suit Brock (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Sygna Suit Brock (Super Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Lear (Very Hard)*
Ex Challenge: Korrina (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Korrina (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Korrina (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Korrina (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Hard)
EX Challenge: Clair (Very Hard)
 
Fire
1★       EX Challenge: Erika (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Erika (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Korrina (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Korrina (Very Hard
2★       EX Challenge: Erika (Very Hard)*
EX Challenge: Korrina (Very Hard)*
 
Flying
1★       EX Challenge: Rosa (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)*
 
Ghost
1★       Co-op: Challenge Calem (Very Hard)*
EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)
 
Grass
1★       EX Challenge: Brock (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Brock (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Barry (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Barry (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Brock (Very Hard)*
EX Challenge: Barry (Very Hard)*
 
Ground
1★       Co-op: Challenge Hau & Sophocles (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Hau & Sophocles (Super Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Paulo & Wikstrom & Wulfric (Very Hard)*
EX Challenge: Hau (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Hau (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Hau (Very Hard)*
 
Ice
1★       Co-op: Challenge Acerola & Phoebe & Agatha (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Acerola & Phoebe & Agatha (Super Hard)*
Ex Challenge: Pryce (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Pryce (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Marshal (Hard)
EX Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Pryce (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Pryce (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Marshal (Hard)
EX Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)
 
Normal
1★       Ex Challenge: Skyla (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Skyla (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Skyla (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Skyla (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Very Hard)
 
Poison
1★       Co-op: Challenge Valerie (Very Hard)*
Ex Challenge: Erika (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Erika (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Erika (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Erika (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Hard)
EX Challenge: Janine (Very Hard)
 
Psychic
1★       Co-op: Challenge Marshal & Bruno & Brawly (Very Hard)*
EX Challenge: Marshal (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Marshal (Very Hard)*
 
Rock
1★       Co-op: Challenge Viola & Bugsy (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Viola & Bugsy (Super Hard)*
EX Challenge: Skyla (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Skyla (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Skyla (Very Hard)*
 
Steel
1★       Ex Challenge: Brock (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Brock (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Rosa (Hard)
EX Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)
2★       Ex Challenge: Brock (Hard)
Ex Challenge: Brock (Very Hard)
EX Challenge: Rosa (Hard)
EX Challenge: Rosa (Very Hard)
 
Water
1★       Co-op: Challenge Flint & Shauntal (Very Hard)*
Co-op: Challenge Flint & Shauntal (Super Hard)*
EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)*
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)
2★       EX Challenge: Flannery (Hard)
EX Challenge: Flannery (Very Hard)*

List of gear-upgrade items

Much like gears, gear-upgrade items can be obtained by completing Main Story Co-op battles (Very Hard mode) and Ex-Challenges in the Training area.

Name Use
  1★ Upgrade Thread Used to upgrade 1★ Bracelets
  2★ Upgrade Thread Used to upgrade 2★ Bracelets
  1★ Upgrade Scissors Used to upgrade 1★ Bandannas
  2★ Upgrade Scissors Used to upgrade 2★ Bandannas
  1★ Upgrade Needle Used to upgrade 1★ Pins
  2★ Upgrade Needle Used to upgrade 2★ Pins
  1★ Bug Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Bug-type gear
  2★ Bug Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Bug-type gear
  1★ Dark Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Dark-type gear
  2★ Dark Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Dark-type gear
  1★ Dragon Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Dragon-type gear
  2★ Dragon Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Dragon-type gear
  1★ Electric Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Electric-type gear
  2★ Electric Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Electric-type gear
  1★ Fairy Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Fairy-type gear
  2★ Fairy Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Fairy-type gear
  1★ Fighting Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Fighting-type gear
  2★ Fighting Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Fighting-type gear
  1★ Fire Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Fire-type gear
  2★ Fire Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Fire-type gear
  1★ Flying Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Flying-type gear
  2★ Flying Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Flying-type gear
  1★ Ghost Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Ghost-type gear
  2★ Ghost Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Ghost-type gear
  1★ Grass Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Grass-type gear
  2★ Grass Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Ground-type gear
  1★ Ground Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Ground-type gear
  2★ Ground Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Ground-type gear
  1★ Ice Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Ice-type gear
  2★ Ice Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Ice-type gear
  1★ Normal Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Normal-type gear
  2★ Normal Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Normal-type gear
  1★ Poison Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Poison-type gear
  2★ Poison Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Poison-type gear
  1★ Psychic Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Psychic-type gear
  2★ Psychic Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Psychic-type gear
  1★ Rock Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Rock-type gear
  2★ Rock Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Rock-type gear
  1★ Steel Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Steel-type gear
  2★ Steel Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Steel-type gear
  1★ Water Cloth Used to upgrade 1★ Water-type gear
  2★ Water Cloth Used to upgrade 2★ Water-type gear


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