Looming Shadow of Kanto

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Looming Shadow of Kanto
カントーに潜む悪だくみ
Masters Looming Shadow of Kanto.png
Event notification image
Type Villain event
First run September 16, 2021 to October 16, 2021
Rerun(s) February 17, 2022 to March 7, 2022
March 7, 2023 to March 27, 2023
Featured sync pairs Red and Snorlax
Blue (Classic) and Aerodactyl
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
Theme skills with strength bonus Kanto

Looming Shadow of Kanto (Japanese: カントーに潜む悪だくみ) was a villain event in Pokémon Masters EX. It served as a prelude to the Kanto chapter of the Villain Arc, featuring battles against Team Rocket. It was one of the Kanto villain events, the other being Spreading Shadows.

During this event, players could earn vouchers from battles against Team Rocket that could be redeemed in the shop for rewards, including Legendary Spirits that could be used to raise Giovanni and Mewtwo to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX. Obtaining a certain number of 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 with teams using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

All sync pairs with the Kanto 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 September 16 to October 16, 2021. The "Red Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Red and Snorlax from the beginning of the event to October 30, 2021, and the "Blue Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Blue (Classic) and Aerodactyl from September 18 to October 30, 2021. In addition, Giovanni and Mewtwo received their EX style in conjunction with the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers S from battles, with 2,000 Event Vouchers S required to complete Mission 7. 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 Strike and a Support Move Candy Coin.

Additionally, the music and artwork on the title screen were different than usual. From September 14 to October 16, 2021, the title screen artwork depicted Giovanni, Mega Mewtwo Y, Red, Gigantamax Snorlax, Blue, and Mega Aerodactyl. The background music was Battle! (Giovanni) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). In addition, the set of Trainers that could be scrolled through on the download screen were changed to feature sync pairs from Kanto from September 30 to October 16, 2021.

Second run

The event reran from February 17 to March 7, 2022. The "Red and Blue Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Red and Snorlax and Blue (Classic) and Aerodactyl for the duration of the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers J from battles, and the amount of vouchers received as completion and battle rewards was increased. Only 1,000 of these vouchers were required to complete Mission 7.

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

Third run

The event reran again from March 7 to 27, 2023. In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers Z from battles, and the amount of vouchers received as completion rewards was increased even more. Once again, 2,000 of these vouchers were required to complete Mission 7. In addition, the mission rewards were changed to only award Gems and medals. Everything else was the same as the previous run.

Plot

Trista greets the player as they enter the Pokémon Center and warns them that Team Rocket is becoming active on Pasio. She asks them to keep an eye on their Pokémon and personal belongings, and she hopes this will be resolved soon so everyone can be at ease.

Area info

Area name Unlock condition Completion Rewards
First run Second run Third run
 Attention All Sync Pairs! Available from start None  Gems ×10  Gems ×10
 Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina Strength Bonus First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1 Normal  
Team Rocket Grunt
 
Zubat
Weakness:  
 
Golbat
Weakness:  
 
Fearow
Weakness:  
10 ×1.5  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
 200 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×12
Second run:
 Event Voucher J ×18
Third run:
 Event Voucher Z ×50
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×1-6
Second/third runs:
 Event Voucher J / Z ×1-12
Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2 Hard 15 ×2  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
 600 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×32
Second run:
 Event Voucher J ×48
Third run:
 Event Voucher Z ×90
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×1-10
Second/third runs:
 Event Voucher J / Z ×1-20
Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3 Super Hard 20 ×3  Gems ×30
 Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 1500 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×56
Second run:
 Event Voucher J ×84
Third run:
 Event Voucher Z ×160
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×1-14
Second/third runs:
 Event Voucher J / Z ×1-28
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard  
Team Rocket Grunt
 
Pinsir
Weakness:  
 
Beedrill
Weakness:  
 
Scyther
Weakness:  
30 ×5  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 5★ Kanto Scout Ticket ×1
First run:
 Event Voucher S ×200
Second run:
 Event Voucher J ×300
Third run:
 Event Voucher Z ×400
None
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1 Super Hard  
Giovanni
 
Magmar
Weakness:  
 
Nidoqueen
Weakness:  
 
Golbat
Weakness:  
×3  Gems ×100
 Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
First/second runs:
 3★ Support Move Candy
Third run:
 3★ Strike Move Candy
None None
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2 Ultra Hard ×5  Gems ×100
 4★ Strike Move Candy
None None

Event missions

September 16 to October 16, 2021

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher S ×2,000  1★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Chaos Curtailed
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Normal
• Rock
 Support Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

February 17 to March 7, 2022

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher J ×1,000  1★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Chaos Curtailed
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Normal
• Rock
 Support Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

March 7 to 27, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher Z ×2,000  1★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Chaos Curtailed
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Gems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Normal
• Rock
 Gems ×100
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

Shop

September 16 to October 16, 2021

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher S ×60
 
Legendary Spirit
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
50
 
Event Voucher S ×400
 
5★ Power-Up ×1
2
 
Event Voucher S ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
8
 
Event Voucher S ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher S ×400
 
Strike Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher S ×400
 
Support Move Candy Coin
 
Event Voucher S ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher S ×150
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher S ×100
 
Normal Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher S ×100
 
Rock Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher S ×50
 
Normal Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher S ×50
 
Rock Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher S ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher S ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher S ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher S ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher S ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher S ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher S ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher S ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher S ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

February 17 to March 7, 2022

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher J ×60
 
Legendary Spirit
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
50
 
Event Voucher J ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher J ×400
 
Strike Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher J ×400
 
Support Move Candy Coin
 
Event Voucher J ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher J ×150
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Normal Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Rock Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Normal Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
10
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Rock Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
5
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
3
 
Event Voucher J ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher J ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher J ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Legendary Spirit
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
 
Event Voucher J ×60
50
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher J ×70
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher J ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×80
 
Event Voucher J ×50
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×100
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher J ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

March 7 to 27, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Legendary Spirit
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
50
 
Event Voucher Z ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher Z ×150
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
Psychic Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Psychic Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher Z ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher Z ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×80
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×60
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher Z ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher Z ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50
 
Legendary Spirit
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
50

Gallery

   
Event banner
       
Medal
1★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Medal
2★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Medal
3★ Looming Shadow of Kanto
Medal
Chaos Curtailed
Title screen artwork
       
Artwork of Mega Mewtwo Y on the title screen Artwork of Red on the title screen Artwork of Blue on the title screen Artwork of Mega Aerodactyl on the title screen
   
Artwork of Giovanni on the title screen Artwork of Gigantamax Snorlax on the title screen

Script

  • Attention All Sync Pairs!
Name Text
(Pokémon Center)
Trista Hello, <player>!
Today we have an announcement for all sync pairs.
Apparently, Team Rocket is resuming its operations—and this time on Pasio.
I'm sure you already know this, but Team Rocket is an organization that operated mainly in the Kanto and Johto regions.
They cause all sorts of trouble by using Pokémon to steal things and carry out their awful plans.
In light of safety, please be sure to keep an eye on your Pokémon and personal belongings.
Also, please try to travel in groups as much as possible.
*sigh* Just as we got Team Break under control, now this happens.
I hope it's taken care of soon so everyone can finally be at ease.

Trivia

  • Looming Shadow of Kanto and Spreading Shadows were the only villain events to have a title screen consisting of several distinct parts, rather than a single image. This allowed the title screen to play a simple animation on start-up similar to the standard title screen.
  • During the first two runs of this event, it was classified as a villain event prelude (Japanese: 悪の組織イベント 序章) rather than just a villain event.
    • In Japanese, it was was classified as a (Japanese: 悪の組織イベント 前編) from the second run onwards.
  • Looming Shadow of Kanto and Galactic Nightmare were the only two villain events to contain area info for non-battle stages.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese カントーに潜む悪だくみ
Mandarin Chinese 潛伏在關都的詭計
  French Le mal qui hante Kanto
  German Schatten aus Kanto
  Italian I malvagi di Kanto
  Korean 관동지방에 숨은 음모
  Spanish El mal amenazador de Kanto

External links

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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