Lance (Masters)

Lance
ワタル Wataru
Spr Masters Lance.png
Lance's model
No. 77
English voice actor Bill Millsap[1]
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa[2]
Description The Indigo League Champion prefers his battles fair and square, and many find his caring demeanor very endearing.

Lance (Japanese: ワタル Wataru) 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 Dragonite. This sync pair was first made available on December 26, 2019. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX from February 22, 2021.

Lance in his New Year's 2021 seasonal outfit forms a sync pair with Gyarados. This sync pair was first made available on January 1, 2021. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Dragonite

  Type   Dragon
Move type   Dragon
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Dragonite Weakness   Ice
It flies over raging seas as if they were nothing. Observing this, a ship's captain dubbed this Pokémon "the sea incarnate."
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 568 451 175 450 176 269
Lv. 140, Max Potential 668 491 215 490 216 309
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Dragon Claw Dragon
 
Physical 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.
Potion None Status 0
(2 uses)
An ally Restores an ally's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP.
Hyper Beam Normal
 
Special 4 223 267 90% An opponent No additional effect.
Now or Never! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Increases the user's move gauge by six. The user takes damage equal to 50% of its remaining HP.
Sync moves
Unrivaled Outrage Dragon
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Dragon Shift Normal-type moves become Dragon-type moves.
Lithe Prevents the Pokémon from getting paralyzed.
Unflappable Prevents the Pokémon from flinching.
Theme Skills
Dragon Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Dragon-type attacks.
Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Champion Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Cape Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Dragon Cousin Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.

Sync Grid

Lance and Dragonite's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on August 20, 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
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. Atk +20 Sp. Atk +20 9 108 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Dragon Claw: Power +4 Dragon Claw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dragon Claw: Power +4 Dragon Claw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dragon Claw: Power +4 Dragon Claw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dragon Claw: Power +4 Dragon Claw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dragon Claw: Power +4 Dragon Claw: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dragon Claw: 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
Dragon Claw: Mad Strength 2 Has a chance (30%) of raising the Pokémon's Attack by 1 stat rank when one of its attacks is successful. 7 84 2
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Hyper Beam: Accuracy +10 Hyper Beam: Accuracy ↑ +10 10 120 3
Hyper Beam: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a chance (50%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Potion: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Potion: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 2
Now or Never!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Natural Remedy Once per battle, removes all status conditions from the user when the user is inflicted by any status condition. 5 60 1
Revenge Boost 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when the user is hit by an attack move. 7 84 2
Special Reserves 3 Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 3 stat ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Build Up Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user after using a sync move. 10 120 3
Burst In Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Healthy Healing Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its HP is full when it enters a battle. 7 84 3
Rejuvenate 6 Charges the user's gauge by six after using a sync move. 10 120 3
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Unrivaled Outrage: Power +25 Unrivaled Outrage: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Gyarados

Lance (New Year's 2021)
ワタル(21シーズン) Wataru (2021 Season)
 
Lance's model (New Year's 2021)
No. 77
English voice actor Bill Millsap
Japanese voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa
Description Lance returns in traditional clothing from his hometown. Rumor has it he's been searching the shops on Pasio for a cape that matches the Gyarados pattern on his new outfit.
  Type   Flying
Move type   Flying
Role Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Gyarados Weakness   Electric
It fires hyper beams in all directions, burning the surrounding area to ash. There are some regions where it's called "the deity of destruction".
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 635 365 136 390 159 224
Lv. 140, Max Potential 735 405 176 430 199 264
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Bounce Flying
 
Physical 0
(3 uses)
182 227 85% An opponent The user begins bouncing. After a set time, the user stops bouncing and attacks. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. No other actions can be taken while bouncing. Most moves used by opponents will not hit the user while it is bouncing. If the user is attacked by a sync move or max move while bouncing, it will stop bouncing.
Potion None Status 0
(2 uses)
An ally Restores an ally's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP.
Hyper Beam Normal
 
Special 4 223 267 90% An opponent No additional effect.
Superior Might! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Charges the user's move gauge by three. Raises the user's Attack, Sp. Atk, and accuracy by 1 stat rank. The user takes damage equal to 33% of its remaining HP.
Sync moves
Rising Dragon Flying Impact Flying
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Flying Shift Normal-type moves become Flying-type moves.
Power Flux 5 The fuller the move gauge, the more this powers up moves.
Adrenaline 1 Reduces the sync move countdown by one when a sync move is used for the first time.
Theme Skills
Flying Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Flying-type attacks.
Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Seasonal Outfit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Battle Partner Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.

Sync Grid

Lance and Gyarados'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
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
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
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Bounce: Power +3 Bounce: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Bounce: Power +3 Bounce: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Bounce: Power +3 Bounce: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Bounce: Power +3 Bounce: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Bounce: Accuracy +5 Bounce: Accuracy ↑ +5 4 48 1
Bounce: Accuracy +5 Bounce: Accuracy ↑ +5 4 48 2
Bounce: MP Refresh 1 Has a chance (20%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Bounce: MP Refresh 1 Has a chance (20%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 2
Bounce: Hostile Environment 1 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 2
Bounce: Dire Rain 2 Critical hits land more easily when an attack move is used while the weather is rainy. 10 120 3
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Power +3 Hyper Beam: Power ↑ +3 4 48 3
Hyper Beam: Accuracy +5 Hyper Beam: Accuracy ↑ +5 4 48 1
Hyper Beam: Accuracy +5 Hyper Beam: Accuracy ↑ +5 4 48 2
Hyper Beam: Move Gauge Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Hyper 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
Hyper Beam: Paralysis Synergy 1 Powers up moves when the target is paralyzed. 8 96 2
Superior Might!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Torrential Tenacity Prevents the Pokémon from flinching, becoming confused, or becoming trapped when the weather is rainy. 8 96 1
Racing Rain 3 Quickly charges the move gauge when the weather is rainy. 8 96 2
Shower Power 5 Powers up sync moves when the weather is rainy. 8 96 2
Terrify 1 Lowers the Attack of all opposing sync pairs when the Pokémon enters a battle. 10 120 2
Carry On 1 Raises the user's Attack each time another Pokémon on the field of play faints. 10 120 3
Sync Quickening 1 Restores 1 MP of the user's moves with a quick move effect tag after using its sync move. 10 120 3
Refreshing Rain 1 Restores the Pokémon's HP whenever it takes an action when the weather is rainy. 10 120 3
Raging Rain 2 Powers up moves when the weather is rainy. 10 120 3
Pressure Cooker 9 Once per battle, reduces the user's sync move countdown by one when in a pinch. 10 120 3
Rising Dragon Flying Impact: Power +25 Rising Dragon Flying Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Rising Dragon Flying Impact: Power +25 Rising Dragon Flying Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Lance was exclusive to the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Lance Spotlight Poké Fair Scout (December 26, 2019 to January 22, 2020)
  • Lance Poké Fair Scout (August 20 to September 2, 2020)
  • Lance and Sygna Suit Cynthia Poké Fair Scout (February 22 to March 4, 2021)
  • Super Spotlight Poké Fair Scout (May 25 to June 8, 2021)
  • N, Steven, and Lance Charming Poké Fair Scout (March 14 to 22, 2022)

Lance (New Year's 2021) was exclusive to the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Lance Seasonal Scout (January 1 to 14, 2021)
  • Super Spotlight Seasonal Scout (#2) (September 10 to 17, 2021)
  • Lillie and Lance Seasonal Scout (January 4 to 18, 2022)

Lance and Dragonite can be battled against in:

Lance and Gyarados can be battled against in:

  • Champion Stadium: Johto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Electric-type weakness)*
  • Story event: New Year and New Friends: Battle Challenge! (January 1 to 18, 2022)

Lance has also been shown to own an Aerodactyl. The pair can be battled against in:

  • Champion Stadium: Kanto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Steel-type weakness)
  • Champion Stadium: Johto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Steel-type weakness)

Lance has also been shown to own a Charizard. The pair can be battled against in:

  • Champion Stadium: Johto Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Water-type weakness)

Lance has also been shown to own an Altaria. The pair can be battled against in:

Lance has also been shown to own a Feraligatr. The pair can be battled against in:

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Lance

Quotes

Main article: Lance/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lance appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, where he teamed up with Cynthia and Steven Stone to battle Korrina, Cheren, and Misty at a stadium in Pasio.

Pokémon

 
Dragonite
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite is Lance's only known Pokémon. It appeared along with him at a stadium in Pasio. Alongside Steven's Metagross and Cynthia's Garchomp, it battled Korrina's Lucario, Cheren's Stoutland, and Misty's Starmie. Dragonite attempted to use Hyper Beam on Stoutland and Lucario after they were incapacitated by Garchomp, but Starmie successfully defended its teammates with Light Screen.

Dragonite's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gallery

Lance

       
Key artwork of Pokémon Masters EX by Ken Sugimori Key artwork from Pokémon Masters EX Lance and Dragonite on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Lance's sync move mindscape
(Indigo Plateau, Lance's room)
         
5★ model 5★ VS model 6★ EX model 6★ EX VS model Victory Road artwork
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
 
Medal
1★ Two Champions

Lance (New Year's 2021)

         
5★ model 5★ VS model 6★ EX model 6★ EX VS model Lance's sync move mindscape
(New Year's 2021)
         
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Season's Greetings artwork
       
Medal
1★ Season's Greetings
Medal
2★ Season's Greetings
Medal
3★ Season's Greetings
Medal
New Year's Card Courier

Trivia

  • Prior to version 2.17.0, there was a spacing issue with all Trainer names that contain apostrophes, including Lance (New Year's 2021); in level-up screens, these names unintentionally had big gaps between their apostrophes and their next letters. For example, New Year's 2021 was displayed like "New Year' s 2021."

Origin

Lance's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Dragonite is Lance's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Dragonite's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

Lance uses Gyarados during most of his battles with the player in the core series games. Gyarados's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Now or Never!

Language Title
  Japanese いざ まいる! Iza Mairu!
Mandarin Chinese 接我一招! Jiēwǒyīzhāo!
  French Je passe à l'attaque !
  German Jetzt bin ich am Zug!
  Italian Accettiamo la sfida!
  Korean 자아!간다! Jaa! Ganda!
  Spanish Vamos allá, ¡adelante!

Unrivaled Outrage

Language Title
  Japanese 強さは天下一品の げきりん Tsuyosa wa Tenkaippin no Gekirin
Mandarin Chinese 天下第一強之 逆鱗 Tiānxiàdìyīqiáng zhī Nìlín
  French Un pouvoir inégalable ! Colère !
  German Wutanfall der Unbesiegbarkeit
  Italian Oltraggio del Domadraghi
  Korean 힘은 천하일품의 역린 Himeun Cheonhailpum-ui Yeongnin
  Spanish Enfado de Poder Incomparable


Superior Might!

Language Title
  Japanese 天下一品さ! Tenkaippinsa!
Mandarin Chinese 冠絕天下! Guānjué Tiānxià!
  French Uniques au monde !
  German Wir sind unbesiegbar!
  Italian La nostra forza non ha paragoni!
  Korean 천하제일이지! Cheonha Jeiriji!
  Spanish ¡Nuestra fuerza no tiene rival!

Rising Dragon Flying Impact

Language Title
  Japanese 晴れやかなる王者の フライングインパクト Hareyakanaru Ōza no Furaingu Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 盛裝王者之 飛行衝擊 Shèngzhuāng Wángzhě-zhī Fēixíng Chōngjī
  French Première aurore ! Impact Vol !
  German Flugstoß des neuen Anbruchs
  Italian Impatto Volante del Campione raggiante
  Korean 화창한 왕의 플라잉임팩트 Hwachanghan Wang-ui Peullaing Impaekteu
  Spanish Impacto Volador del Campeón Radiante


References

Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other
spin-offs
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucian
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSonia
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnLookerCilanChiliCressArcherArianaPetrelProtonTeam Break


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