Masters Eight Tournament

The setting for the competition
The opening ceremony

The Masters Eight Tournament (Japanese: マスターズトーナメント Masters Tournament) is a tournament held at the end of a World Coronation Series ranking season, where the top eight ranked competitors, known as the Masters Eight, face off to determine the most powerful Pokémon Trainer in the world, known as the Monarch.

The second-latest tournament ended in Flash of the Titans!. The most recent tournament began in Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! and concluded in Partners in Time!. Both editions so far have utilized the single-elimination format.

The event is held at Wyndon Stadium in the Galar region.


The tournament table
The scoreboard for the Full Battles

Opening ceremony

During the opening ceremony, each member of the Masters Eight is introduced one by one, after which the match-ups of the first round are chosen by random seeding.


In this tournament, each Trainer can only use techniques such as Dynamax/Gigantamax, Z-Moves, or Mega Evolution once per match. Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time and may switch their Pokémon at any time. There is no time limit for any of the matches. The battlefield used for all matches is a standard dirt field.


The quarterfinals are 3-on-3 matches. The winners here move on to the semifinals.


The semifinals are Full Battles. The winners here move on to the finals.


The final match is a Full Battle. The winner here is crowned Monarch, a title that is carried over to the next season. At Leon's request, an exception was made in his battle against Ash to allow each Trainer to use every technique at their disposal.

Most recent season


Ash, the winner, holding the World Championship Trophy
Trainer Place
Ash Winner
Leon Runner-Up
Cynthia Top 4
Diantha Top 4
Steven Top 8
Iris Top 8
Lance Top 8
Alain Top 8


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
1  Leon      
6  Alain      
    1  Leon    
    5  Diantha    
4  Lance    
5  Diantha      
    1  Leon    
    8  Ash  /   
2  Cynthia      
7  Iris      
    2  Cynthia    
    8  Ash    
3  Steven    
8  Ash      

Second-latest season

Trainer Place
Leon Winner
Lance Runner-Up
Trainer Pokémon Result
Leon   Win
Lance   Loss


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大師錦標賽 Daaihsī Gámbīuchoi
Mandarin 大師錦標賽 Dàshī Jǐnbiāosài
  Finnish Mestarikahdeksikkoturnaus
  French Tournoi des Huit Maîtres
  German Turnier der Acht Meister
  Italian Torneo degli Otto Professionisti
  Korean 마스터즈 토너먼트 Masters Tournament
Portuguese   Brazil Torneio dos Oito Mestres
  Portugal Torneio dos Oito Magistrais
  Spanish Torneo de los Ocho Maestros
  Swedish Åtta mästarnas turnering

See also


  The Pokémon League  
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver GrandeLily of the Valley
Regional Pokémon Leagues
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateHall of Fame
Palace of VictoryCerulean Cave
Pokémon AssociationPIA
World Coronation Series
(Masters Eight Tournament)

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
World Coronation Series (Masters Eight Tournament)
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Kanto Grand FestivalMagikarp High Jump CompetitionP1 Grand PrixPokémon Grand Eating ContestPokémon Orienteering
Queen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep FestivalPokémon Balloon Race
Pokémon Beauty ContestRock and Tumble One-on-One Tauros CompetitionRunning of the Tauros
Seaking Catching CompetitionSilver ConferenceSumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Battle Frontier Flute CupCrossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceFriendship FestivalHoenn Grand Festival
Marine Athletic RaceTrick House Contest
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Iceberg RacePokémon Ping Pong Tournament
Pokémon Summer AcademyPokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionEindoak Harvest FestivalPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Pokéstar Studios Film CompetitionSubway Bosses' Stamp RallyVertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
Alola Alola Bread FestivalCharjabug raceManalo Conference‎‎Pokémon Catch Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar All-Alcremie Decoration Challenge
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race

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