Kukui (Masters)

Kukui
ククイ Kukui
Spr Masters Kukui.png
Kukui's model
No. 79
English voice actor Alejandro Saab[1]
Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe[2]
Description This Pokémon Professor made his dream of establishing a Pokémon League in the Alola region come true. His life's work is studying Pokémon moves.

Kukui (Japanese: ククイ Kukui) 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 Midday Form Lycanroc. The sync pair can be obtained through the sync pair scout, starting from January 30, 2020.

Kukui also appears under his guise of The Masked Royal, where he forms a sync pair with his Incineroar. This pair could be obtained through the sync pair scout, starting from June 17, 2021. The pair's potential can be upgraded to 6★ EX from when the pair was first released, which unlocks The Masked Royal's EX Style.

Lycanroc (Midday Form)

  Type   Rock
Move type   Rock
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★★
Lycanroc Weakness   Water
The sharp rocks in its mane can cut like knives. Lycanroc wears its prey down by degrees before finishing them off.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 135, Base Potential 575 265 180 86 171 443
Lv. 135, Max Potential 675 305 220 126 211 483
Lv. 135, Base Potential
Lv. 135, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Rock Tomb Rock
 
Physical 2 39 46 95% An opponent Lowers the target's Speed.
Accelerock Rock
 
Physical 0
(3 uses)
75 90 100% An opponent No additional effect.
Woo! Refreshing! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Refreshes the number of times the user can use its quick moves by three. Sharply raises the user's Attack.
Leer Normal
 
Status 1 All opponents Lowers the target's Defense.
Sync moves
Island Splintered Stormshards Rock
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent Removes physical and special damage-reducing effects from the opponents' field of play.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Surging Sand 5 Powers up moves in a sandstorm.
Unflappable Prevents the Pokémon from flinching.
Theme Skills
Rock Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Rock-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Alola 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.
Sunglasses 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.
Researcher 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.
Knowledgeable 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.

Sync Grid

Kukui and Lycanroc's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on August 11, 2020.

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 +20 HP +20 5 60 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
Attack +20 Attack +20 10 120 3
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. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 5 60 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 5 60 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 3
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Rock Tomb: Power +4 Rock Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 3
Rock Tomb: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a moderate chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 5 60 2
Rock Tomb: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a moderate chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 5 60 3
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 1
Accelerock: Power +6 Accelerock: Power ↑ +6 3 36 2
Accelerock: Staggering 5 Has a very good chance of making the target flinch when an attack is successful. 13 156 3
Leer: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Woo! Refreshing!: MP Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 3 36 1
Sand Shelter Protects the Pokémon from damage from a sandstorm. 3 36 1
Shifting Sand Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in a sandstorm. 5 60 1
Soothing Sand 1 Restores the Pokémon's HP whenever it takes an action during a sandstorm. 7 84 2
Sands of Time 2 Quickly charges the move gauge in a sandstorm. 8 96 2
Surging Sand 5 Powers up moves in a sandstorm. 9 108 2
Fanfare 1 Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs after using a sync move. 5 60 2
Hunter's Instinct The more the target's Speed is lowered, the more it powers up moves. 8 96 2
Cakewalk The more the target's Speed is lowered, the more it powers up sync moves. 8 96 2
Sand Blaster 5 Powers up sync moves in a sandstorm. 8 96 3
Power Flux 3 The fuller the move gauge, the more this powers up moves. 10 120 3
Island Splintered Stormshards: Power +25 Island Splintered Stormshards: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Island Splintered Stormshards: Power +25 Island Splintered Stormshards: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Incineroar

The Masked Royal
ロイヤルマスク Royal Mask
 
The Masked Royal's model
No. 132
English voice actor Alejandro Saab
Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe
Description A famous pro wrestler from the Alola region whose mission is to carry on the legacy of the Battle Royal. His fans wear masks to his battles to show their support.
  Type   Dark
Move type   Dark
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Incineroar Weakness   Rock
Although it's rough mannered and egotistical, it finds beating down unworthy opponents boring. It gets motivated for stronger opponents.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 135, Base Potential 582 352 185 172 187 155
Lv. 135, Max Potential 682 392 225 212 227 195
Lv. 135, Base Potential
Lv. 135, Max Potential


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Brutal Swing Dark
 
Physical 2 50 60 100% All opponents No additional effect.
X Attack None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Sharply raises the user's Attack.
Darkest Lariat Dark
 
Physical 3 90 108 100% An opponent Ignores the target's raised stats when attacking with this move.
Ready...Fight! None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the user's evasiveness. Drastically raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs.
Sync moves
Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault Dark
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent The more the user's Speed has been raised, the greater the power of this move.
(6★ EX) effect: Power of sync move increases by 50%.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Terrify 1 Lowers the Attack of all opposing sync pairs when the Pokémon enters the battle.
Dominating Sync 5 Powers up the user's sync move when the target's Attack is lowered.
Dishearten 9 Lowers the target's Attack or Defense or both when the user's move targeting an opponent is successful.
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.
Alola 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.
Battle Facility Foe 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.
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.
Body Builder 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.

Sync Grid

The Masked Royal and Incineroar's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available when the pair is 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
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 2
Attack +10 Attack +10 4 48 3
Attack +10 Attack +10 4 48 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +20 Defense +20 7 84 3
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
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Brutal Swing: Power +3 Brutal Swing: Power ↑ +3 2 24 2
Brutal Swing: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 1
Darkest Lariat: Power +3 Darkest Lariat: Power ↑ +3 2 24 2
Darkest Lariat: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
X Attack: MP Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Ready...Fight!: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Terrify 1 Lowers the Attack of all opposing sync pairs when the Pokémon enters a battle. 5 60 2
Pecking Order The more the target's Attack is lowered, the more it powers up sync moves. 8 96 2
Shifty Striker 1 Has a small chance of raising the user's evasiveness when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 7 84 2
Bob and Weave The more the user's evasiveness has been raised, the more it powers up moves. 10 120 2
Ramming Speed The more the user's Speed has been raised, the more it powers up moves. 10 120 2
Insult to Injury The more the target's Defense has been lowered, the more it powers up moves. 10 120 2
Demoralize 2 Sharply lowers the Attack of all opposing sync pairs after using a sync move. 5 60 3
Power Posture The more the target's Attack has been lowered, the more it powers up moves. 10 120 3
Ridicure 1 Has a small chance of restoring the user's HP when an opponent's attack move targeting the user misses. 10 120 3
Slippery Slope 9 Raises the user's evasiveness when an opponent's attack move targeting the user misses. 10 120 3
Power Reserves 5 Powers up moves in a pinch. 12 144 3
Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault: Power +25 Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault: Power +25 Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Kukui and Lycanroc can be battled against in:

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Kukui
  • A Day with the Masked Royal

Quotes

Main article: Professor Kukui/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

 
Professor Kukui (far right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Professor Kukui briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Professors Oak and Sycamore.

Pokémon

 
Lycanroc
Main article: Professor Kukui's Lycanroc

This Midday Form Lycanroc is Professor Kukui's only known Pokémon.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gallery

Kukui

     
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Kukui and Lycanroc on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Kukui's sync move mindscape
(Mount Lanakila)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

The Masked Royal

         
5★ model 5★ VS model 6★ EX model 6★ EX VS model The Masked Royal's sync move mindscape
(Battle Royal Dome)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • Kukui is the only Trainer whose alternate outfit has a different name, Dex number, and ID number.
  • The Masked Royal and Incineroar is the only sync pair featuring a starter Pokémon evolutionary line that does not have a Fire-, Water-, or Grass-type move.

Origin

Kukui's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Midday Form Lycanroc is Kukui's lead Pokémon when he's battled at the Pokémon League. Midday Form Lycanroc's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

The Masked Royal is Kukui's alter ego that he uses whenever he participates in Battle Royals at the Battle Royal Dome. Incineroar is a Pokémon Kukui can potentially use at the Pokémon League and the Battle Tree. In addition, it is his signature Pokémon in the anime. Incineroar's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Woo! Refreshing!

Language Title
  Japanese やわじゃないぜ! Yawajanai ze!
Mandarin Chinese 我是鐵打的漢子! Wǒshì Tiědǎ-de Hànzi!
  French C'est pas fini !
  German Wir sind nicht aus Pappe!
  Italian Non siamo tipi delicati!
  Korean 쉽지않을걸! Shipji Aneulgeol!
  Spanish ¡Cuerpo serrano!

Island Splintered Stormshards

Language Title
  Japanese アローラの未来を描く ラジアルエッジストーム Arōra no Mirai o Egaku Rajiaru Ejjisutōmu
Mandarin Chinese 描繪阿羅拉未來之 狼嘯石牙颶風暴 Miáohuì Āluólā Wèilái zhī Lángxiào Shíyá Jùfēngbào
  French Tranquiiille ! Hurlement des Roches-Lames !
  German Fataler Steinregen der Zukunft Alolas
  Italian Litotempesta Radiale del sognatore di Alola
  Korean 알로라 미래를 그리는 레이디얼에지스톰 Alola Miraereul Geurineun Reidi-eol Ejiseutom
  Spanish Tempestad Rocosa Canela Fina


Ready...Fight!

Language Title
  Japanese レディ ファイト! Redi Faito!
Mandarin Chinese 準備,開始! Zhǔnbèi, Kāishǐ!
  French Trois... Deux... Un... GO !
  German Auf die Plätze, fertig... Kampf!
  Italian Tutti pronti... Si comincia!
  Korean 레디파이트! Redi Paiteu!!
  Spanish Tres, dos, uno... ¡Ya!

Heel Turn Malicious Moonsault

Language Title
  Japanese 熱きプロレスラーの ハイパーダーククラッシャー Atsuki Puroresurā no Haipā Dāku Kurasshā
Mandarin Chinese 熱血職業摔角手之 極惡飛躍粉碎擊 Rèxuè Zhíyè Shuāijiǎoshǒu zhī Jí'è Fēiyuè Fěnsuìjí
  French Le pro du catch ! Dark Body Press !
  German Hyper Dark Crusher des Profi-Wrestlers
  Italian Iperschianto delle Tenebre sul ring
  Korean 뜨거운 프로레슬러의 하이퍼다크크러셔 Tteugeo-un Peuroreseulleo-ui Haipeo Dakeu Keureosyeo
  Spanish Hiperplancha Oscura del Gran Luchador


References


Oak (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters) • ElmBirchRowanJuniperJuniper Sr.
Sycamore (animeMasters) • Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSoniaLaventon
IvyCeriseKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellisMirror


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