Investigate the Foundation

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Investigate the Foundation
エーテル財団を調査せよ
Masters Investigate the Foundation.png
Event notification image
Type Villain event
First run April 28, 2023 to June 2, 2023
Rerun(s) December 4, 2023 to December 18, 2023
Featured sync pairs Sygna Suit Hau and Tapu Koko
Sygna Suit Mina and Tapu Fini
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
Theme skills with strength bonus Alola

Investigate the Foundation (Japanese: エーテル財団を調査せよ) was a villain event in Pokémon Masters EX. It tied into the first part of the Alola chapter of the Villain Arc, featuring battles against the Aether Foundation. It was one of the Alola villain events, the other being People Protecting Pokémon.

During this event, players could earn vouchers from battles against the Aether Foundation that could be redeemed in the shop for rewards, including Legendary Spirits that could be used to raise Scottie/Bettie and Solgaleo to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX. Obtaining 2,000 vouchers would reward players with a medal. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day.

This event featured the Battle Challenge, where players were challenged to defeat a team of strong opponents. Players could complete event missions by clearing these areas using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

All sync pairs with the Alola theme skill received a bonus to their Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats when used for this event, with the amount of the bonus varying between areas.

First run

The event first ran from April 28 to June 2, 2023. The "Sygna Suit Hau Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Hau and Tapu Koko for the duration of the event, and the "Sygna Suit Mina Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Mina and Tapu Fini starting on April 30, 2023 and lasting until the end of the event. In addition, Scottie and Bettie received their Fiery style in conjunction with this event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers J from battles. Event missions rewarded players with Gems and Battle Points for completing any of these battles a certain number of times, and the Battle Challenge mission rewards included a Tech and a Support Move Candy Coin.

Additionally, the music and artwork on the title screen were different than usual. From April 28 to May 12, 2023, the title screen artwork depicted Sygna Suit Hau & Tapu Koko and Sygna Suit Mina & Tapu Fini, and the background music was Battle! (Hau) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). In addition, a special voice-over line of Hau or Mina saying "Pokémon Masters EX" would play as soon as the game's logo appeared on the title screen, chosen at random each time the title screen was loaded. From May 12 to June 2, 2023, Sygna Suit Acerola & Tapu Bulu and Sygna Suit Lana & Tapu Lele were added to this title screen artwork, and the background music was Battle! (New Wind on Alola) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). In addition, special voice-over lines of Acerola and Lana saying "Pokémon Masters EX" were added to the pool of lines randomly chosen each time the title screen was loaded.

Second run

The event reran from December 4 to 18, 2023. The "Triple Feature Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Mina and Tapu Fini, Sygna Suit Acerola and Tapu Bulu, and Sygna Suit Lana and Tapu Lele for the duration of the event. The time trial event Top Speed also reran concurrently.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers Y from battles, and the amount of vouchers received as completion rewards was increased drastically. In addition, the mission rewards were changed to only award Gems and medals.

If the player had already raised Scottie/Bettie and Solgaleo to 6★ EX, they could not do anything with their custom Legendary Spirits; so, an exchange was included in the shop to revert the Legendary Spirits back into Event Vouchers Y. Performing this exchange counted as obtaining more Event Vouchers Y for the purposes of Mission 7.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina Strength Bonus First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1 Normal  
Aether Foundation Employee
 
Mareanie
Weakness:  
 
Toucannon
Weakness:  
 
Drifblim
Weakness:  
10 ×1.5  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
 200 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher J ×15
Second run:
 Event Voucher Y ×35
 Event Voucher J / Y ×1-2
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2 Hard 15 ×2  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
 600 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher J ×35
Second run:
 Event Voucher Y ×100
 Event Voucher J / Y ×1-3
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3 Super Hard 20 ×3  Gems ×30
 Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Battle Challenge! Round 1
 1500 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher J ×75
Second run:
 Event Voucher Y ×160
 Event Voucher J / Y ×1-3
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 ×5  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
First run:
 Event Voucher J ×250
Second run:
 Event Voucher Y ×400
 Event Voucher J / Y ×1-4
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard  
Gladion
 
Pidgeot
Weakness:  
 
Crobat
Weakness:  
 
Kommo-o
Weakness:  
×3  Gems ×100
 3★ Tech Move Candy
 Battle Challenge! Round 2
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard ×5  Gems ×100
 4★ Support Move Candy
None None

Event missions

April 28 to June 2, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher J ×2,000  1★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Deities of Conflict and Hope
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Alola
 Support Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Fairy
• Electric
 Tech Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

December 4 to 18, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher Y ×2,000  1★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ Investigate the Foundation
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Deities of Conflict and Hope
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Alola
 Gems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Fairy
• Electric
 Gems ×100
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

Shop

April 28 to June 2, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Legendary Spirit ×1
(Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo)
50
 
Event Voucher J ×400
 
Tech Move Candy Coin ×1
1
 
Event Voucher J ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher J ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher J ×150
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Steel Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Electric Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Fairy Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Steel Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Electric Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Fairy Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher J ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher J ×80
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher J ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher J ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher J ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

December 4 to 18, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
Legendary Spirit ×1
(Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo)
50
 
Event Voucher Y ×400
 
Tech Move Candy Coin ×1
1
 
Event Voucher Y ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher Y ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher Y ×150
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
Steel Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
Electric Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
Fairy Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
Steel Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
Electric Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
Fairy Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Y ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher Y ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher Y ×150
 
5-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher Y ×100
 
5-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Y ×80
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Y ×60
 
5-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher Y ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher Y ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher Y ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher Y ×10
 
5-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher Y ×10
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher Y ×10
 
5-Pack Great Drink Set ×50
 
Legendary Spirit ×1
(Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo)
 
Event Voucher Y ×50
50

Gallery

     
Event banner
       
Medal
1★ Investigate the
Foundation
Medal
2★ Investigate the
Foundation
Medal
3★ Investigate the
Foundation
Medal
Deities of Conflict and Hope
Title screen artwork
(April 28 to May 12, 2023)
Title screen artwork
(May 12 to June 2, 2023)

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese エーテル財団を調査せよ
Mandarin Chinese 調查以太基金會
  French Enquête sur la Fondation Æther
  German Der Foundation auf der Spur
  Italian Indagini sulla fondazione
  Korean 에테르재단을 조사하라
  Spanish La Fundación Æther, bajo lupa

See also



Kanto: Looming Shadow of KantoSpreading Shadows
Johto: Rocket Execs AssembleTeam Rocket Attacks
Hoenn: Team Magma's Red-Hot RageTeam Aqua's Stormy Seas
Sinnoh: Galactic NightmareDreams of the VoidGalactic Awakening
Unova: The Captured KingTeam Plasma's Icy Malice
Kalos: Battle! Friends from KalosGo, Go, Team Flare!
Alola: Investigate the FoundationPeople Protecting Pokémon
Galar: Lamenting a MillenniumHear the Cheers!


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