Lt. Surge (Masters)

Lt. Surge
マチス Matisse
Spr Masters Lt Surge.png
Lt. Surge's model
No. 4
English voice actor Patrick Seitz[1]
Japanese voice actor Taketora[2]
Description This cautious Electric-type Gym Leader sets a lot of traps in his Gym. He excels at paralyzing his opponents in battle.

Lt. Surge (Japanese: マチス Matisse) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Voltorb and its evolved form, Electrode. This sync pair was first made available since the game release. This pair could be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX beginning on March 25, 2023.

Lt. Surge also forms a sync pair with his Raichu. This sync pair was first made available on May 31, 2021. This pair could be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX beginning on March 29, 2023, though this pair lacks an EX style.

In the games

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Reason: History & Role in Pokémon Masters EX

Voltorb → Electrode

Voltorb can evolve into Electrode once it has reached level 30 through its sync pair story Voltorb's Evolution.

    Type   Electric
Move type   Electric
Role   Tech
Base Potential ★★★☆☆☆EX
Voltorb Weakness   Ground
Voltorb was first sighted at a company that manufactures Poké Balls. The link between that sighting and the fact that this Pokémon looks very similar to a Poké Ball remains a mystery.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 518 162 159 224 159 472
Lv. 140, Max Potential 638 222 219 284 219 532
Mega Voltorb
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


    Type   Electric
Move type   Electric
Role   Tech
Base Potential ★★★☆☆☆EX
Electrode Weakness   Ground
Electrode eats electricity in the atmosphere. On days when lightning strikes, you can see this Pokémon exploding all over the place from eating too much electricity.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 533 165 162 228 162 482
Lv. 140, Max Potential 653 225 222 288 222 542
Mega Electrode
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Lt. Surge is available in the general sync pair scout, and has been since the game's release.

Moves

Lt. Surge's Voltorb uses Electric Sync Beam as its sync move. Upon evolution, Electrode learns the upgraded Surging Charge Beam.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Thunderbolt Electric
 
Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target paralyzed.
X Speed None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Speed by two stat ranks.
Eerie Impulse Electric
 
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by two stat ranks.
A Surge of Power! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Atk and evasiveness by two stat ranks.
Sync moves
Electric Sync Beam Electric
 
Special 200 240 An opponent (6★ EX effect: Sync move power will be multiplied by 1.5.)
Surging Charge Beam Electric
 
Special 200 240 An opponent The more the target's Sp. Atk has been lowered, the greater the power of this move.
(6★ EX effect: Sync move power will be multiplied by 1.5.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Last Word The Pokémon uses Explosion immediately before fainting.
Theme Skills
  Electric Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Electric-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
  Kanto 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.
  Gym Leader 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.
  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.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Soothing ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

Lt. Surge and Electrode's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on December 25, 2022.

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
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 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
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
Thunderbolt: Power +3 Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunderbolt: Power +3 Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunderbolt: Power +3 Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunderbolt: Power +3 Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Thunderbolt: Power +3 Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Thunderbolt: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Eerie Impulse: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Eerie Impulse: Charging Infliction 1 Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when its Pokémon uses a status move. 10 120 3
X Speed: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
X Speed: Pep Rally 1 Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user’s move is successful. 10 120 3
A Surge of Power!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
A Surge of Power!: Barricade 1 Raises the user’s Sp. Def by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 7 84 2
Dauntless Sp. Atk cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Haste Speed cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Lithe Prevents the user from getting paralyzed. 5 60 1
Static Cling 2 Has a chance (30%) of leaving an opponent that attacked the user paralyzed when the user is hit by an attack move. 8 96 2
Static Shock 3 Powers up the user’s sync move when the target is paralyzed. 8 96 2
Fail Forward 1 Charges the user’s move gauge by 1 when an opponent’s attack move targeting the user misses. 8 96 2
Power Induction 3 Powers up the user’s moves when the terrain is Electric Terrain. 8 96 2
Shock Recovery 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action when the terrain is Electric Terrain. 8 96 2
Turbo Charge 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the field is Electric Terrain. 9 108 2
Quick Tempo Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play the first time the user enters a battle each battle. 10 120 3
Sharp Entry 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Trip Up 9 Lowers the target’s Speed by one stat rank when the user’s attack move against it is successful. 10 120 3
Hostile Environment 4 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 10 120 3
Overpower The more the target’s Sp. Atk is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s moves. 10 120 3
Devastation The more the target’s Sp. Atk is lowered, the more it powers up the user’s sync move. 10 120 3
Surging Charge Beam: Power +25 Surging Charge Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Surging Charge Beam: Power +25 Surging Charge Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Raichu

    Type   Electric
Move type   Electric
Role   Support
Base Potential ★★★★☆☆EX
Raichu Weakness   Ground
As electricity builds up inside its body, it becomes more aggressive. One theory is that the electricity buildup is actually causing stress.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 554 241 228 173 202 337
Lv. 140, Max Potential 634 281 268 213 242 377
Mega Raichu
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Lt. Surge and Raichu can be teamed up with by exchanging a BP Sync Pair Voucher in the shop, beginning on May 27, 2021.

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Thunder Wave Electric
 
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target paralyzed.
X Attack All None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks.
Thunder Punch Electric
 
Physical 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target paralyzed.
Ten-hut! None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank. Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks.
Sync moves
Zap-tastic Electric Beam Electric
 
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Posthaste 4 Has a chance (50%) of raising the user's Speed by two stat ranks when the user is hit by an attack move.
Lithe Prevents the Pokémon from getting paralyzed.
Theme Skills
  Electric Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
  Kanto Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Gym Leader Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Sunglasses Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
  Body Builder Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Wistful ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Wistful Crystal

Sync grid

Lt. Surge and Raichu's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the pair 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 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 +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
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
Thunder Wave: Accuracy +10 Thunder Wave: Accuracy ↑ +10 4 48 1
Thunder Wave: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Power +2 Thunder Punch: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder Punch: Move Gauge Refresh 1 Has a chance (20%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 5 60 1
Thunder Punch: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Thunder Punch: Fast-Track 3 Has a chance (40%) of raising the Pokémon's Speed by one stat rank after it uses a move. 6 72 2
X Attack All: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
X Attack All: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 3
Ten-hut!: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Ten-hut!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 3
Stalwart Sp. Def cannot be lowered. 8 96 2
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 8 96 3
Tighten Up 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the user's Sp. Def by one stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move. 9 108 2
Toughen Up 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the user's Defense by one stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move. 9 108 2
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 8 96 2
First Aid 4 Restores the user's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Endurance If the Pokémon enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. 8 96 3
Sync Cure Removes all status conditions from the user after using a sync move. 8 96 3
Synchro Healing 1 Restores the HP of all allied sync pairs by approximately 20% of their maximum HP after using the user's sync move. 10 120 3
Team Fast-Track 4 Has a chance (50%) of raising the Speed of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Zap-tastic Electric Beam: Power +25 Zap-tastic Electric Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Zap-tastic Electric Beam: Power +25 Zap-tastic Electric Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Lt. Surge and Electrode can be battled against in:

Lt. Surge and Raichu can be battled against in:

Lt. Surge has also been shown to pair alongside Magneton and can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Lt. Surge appears in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Lt. Surge and Voltorb

  • A Day with Lt. Surge
Evolution
Name Trainer Pokémon Price First-Time Rewards
Voltorb's Evolution  
Marshal
 
Conkeldurr
Weakness:  
 Evolution Shard ×5 Voltorb evolves into Electrode
 Gems ×30

Quotes

Main article: Lt. Surge/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

   
Lt. Surge and Voltorb on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Lt. Surge's sync move mindscape
(Vermilion Gym)
       
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

Origin

Lt. Surge's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Lt. Surge uses Voltorb during his Gym battle with the player in the Kanto-based core series games, while doing the same with Electrode in the Johto-based core series games. Voltorb and Electrode's Dex entries come from Pokémon Ruby.

Raichu is Lt. Surge's signature Pokémon in the core series games, with it being his highest-level Pokémon in the Kanto-based games. Raichu's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

A Surge of Power!

Language Title
  Japanese エレクトリック! Erekutorikku!
Mandarin Chinese 電力十足! Diànlì Shízú!
  French Chargés à bloc !
  German Gleich schlägt der Blitz ein!
  Italian Electric!
  Korean 일렉트릭! Illekteurik!
  Spanish ¡Alto voltaje!

Surging Charge Beam

Language Title
  Japanese イナズマタクティクス チャージビーム Inazuma Takutikusu Chāji Bīmu
Mandarin Chinese 閃電戰略之 充電光束 Shǎndiàn Zhànlüè zhī Chōngdiàn Guāngshù
  French Comme à l'entraînement ! Rayon Chargé !
  German Ladestrahl der blitzschnellen Taktik
  Italian Raggioscossa very shocking
  Korean 라이트닝 택틱스 차지빔 Raiteuning Taektikseu Chaji Bim
  Spanish Rayo Carga Táctico


Ten-hut!

Language Title
  Japanese ビリビリ ネー! Biribiri Nē!
Mandarin Chinese 令人麻麻滴! Lìng Rén Mámádī!
  French On va vibrating !
  German Ich grille dich!
  Italian Prenderete la scossa!
  Korean 찌릿찌릿입니다~! Jjiritjjirisimnida~!!
  Spanish ¡Te electrizaré a base de bien!

Zap-tastic Electric Beam

Language Title
  Japanese ビリビリシビレる エレクトリックレイ Biribiri Shibireru Erekutorikku Rei
Mandarin Chinese 電得麻麻滴之 電之光線 Diàn dé Mámá-dī zhī Diàn-zhī Guāngxiàn
  French Mister Survolté ! Laser Électrik !
  German Elektrostrahl des Majors
  Italian Raggio Elettro che dà lo shock
  Korean 찌릿찌릿 저리는 일렉트릭레이 Jjiritjjirit Jeorineun Illekteurik Rei
  Spanish Rayo Eléctrico del Choque y la Conmoción


References



Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenoraBrycen-ManBellelba
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePeteyKabu
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacqRikaPoppyLarry
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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