Masters of Land and Sea

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Masters of Land and Sea
海と陸の王者! '
Masters of Land and Sea Masters.png
Event notification image
Type Story event
Start date May 31, 2021
End date June 14, 2021
Featured sync pairs Archie and Kyogre
Maxie and Groudon
Sync pairs with reward bonus
1.6× Archie and Kyogre
Maxie and Groudon
1.4× May and Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert
Wallace and Milotic
1.2× Flannery and Torkoal
Norman and Slaking
Theme skills with reward bonus None
Theme skills with strength bonus None

Masters of Land and Sea (Japanese: 海と陸の王者!) was a story event in Pokémon Masters EX. It was focused on the sync pairs Archie and Kyogre and Maxie and Groudon. It also marked the debut of Courtney, Tabitha, Shelly, and Matt as NPCs.

The "Maxie Master Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Maxie and Groudon from the beginning of the event to June 30, 2021, and the "Archie Master Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Archie and Kyogre from June 1 to 30, 2021.

During this event, players could earn Prize Coins from battles that could be used to draw items from a Prize Box pool. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1 and Daily Extreme Battle 2, which could each only be challenged once per day. If the grand prize was drawn from the Prize Box, players could advance to the next prize pool. The grand prizes included area info for event story areas, 5★ Scout Tickets, Power-Up items, Skill Spheres, and two Strike Move Candy Coins. Extra Prize Coins were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.

The player could battle using Archie and Kyogre or Maxie and Groudon to obtain +0.6× bonus Prize Coins; May and Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert or Wallace and Milotic to obtain +0.4× bonus Prize Coins; and Flannery and Torkoal or Norman and Slaking to obtain +0.2× bonus Prize Coins.

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.

In addition, players could earn a medal for completing all the story areas in the event.

The special events Weather Alert and Land and Sea Awaken were preludes to this event.


Area info

Area name Unlock condition Completion Rewards
 Super-Ancient Pokémon Spotted! Plays automatically on log-in None
 A Creeping Crisis Pull from the prize box (Pool 1)  Gems ×10
 Stop Archie! Pull from the prize box (Pool 2)  Gems ×10
 Maxie's Objective Pull from the prize box (Pool 3)  Gems ×10
 Aqua and Magma Unite! Pull from the prize box (Pool 4)  Gems ×10


Single player

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1 Normal  
Collector Ross
10  Gems ×30  200 coins
 Prize Coins ×12
Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2 Hard  
Street Thug Norbert
15  Gems ×30  400 coins
 Prize Coins ×23
Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3 Super Hard  
Collector Ross
20  Gems ×30  1500 coins
 Prize Coins ×50
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 Prize Coins ×225
Daily Extreme Battle 2 Ultra Hard  
Street Thug Norbert
30  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 Prize Coins ×225
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard  
Masked Man
Midday Form
 Gems ×100
 3★ Support Move Candy
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard  Gems ×100
 4★ Tech Move Candy
None None

Event missions

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete the following area ×1
A Creeping Crisis
 Sync Orb ×50
(Maxie & Groudon)
Mission 2 Complete the following area ×1
Stop Archie!
 Sync Orb ×50
(Archie & Kyogre)
Mission 3 Complete the following area ×1
Maxie's Objective
 Sync Orb ×50
(Maxie & Groudon)
Mission 4 Complete the following area ×1
Aqua and Magma Unite!
 Sync Orb ×50
(Archie & Kyogre)
Mission 5 Complete the following area ×1
Aqua and Magma Unite!
 1★ Masters of Land and Sea
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 7 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 8 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 9 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 10 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 11 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2
• Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
• Daily Extreme Battle 2
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 12 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ Masters of Land and Sea
Mission 13 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ Masters of Land and Sea
Mission 14 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Primal Rivals
Mission 15 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Hoenn
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 14 missions  Gems ×200

Prize box

Prize Pool Grand Prize
1   A Creeping Crisis
2   Stop Archie!
3   Maxie's Objective
4   Aqua and Magma Unite!
5  5★ Scout Ticket ×2
6  4★ Power-Up ×3
7  5★ Power-Up ×2
8  4★ Power-Up ×3
9  Skill Sphere ×200
10  5★ Scout Ticket ×2
11  4★ Power-Up ×3
12  Skill Sphere ×200
13  5★ Scout Ticket ×2
14  5★ Power-Up ×1
15  Strike Move Candy Coin
16  5★ Power-Up ×1
17  Strike Move Candy Coin
18  3★ Power-Up ×1


Event banner
1★ Masters of
Land and Sea
2★ Masters of
Land and Sea
3★ Masters of
Land and Sea
Primal Rivals


  • Pokémon Center
Name Text
Brendan This sure escalated quickly, huh...
Brendan The super-ancient Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre...
May They're both extremely powerful, if I remember right.
Come on! Let's go check it out!

  • Super-Ancient Pokémon Spotted!
Name Text
(Kyogre appears in the cave)
May Wow! Is that Pokémon what I think it is?
(Groudon appears in the volcano)
Brendan Whoa! That's so cool!
Wait, this isn't what I came here for!
I have to get back to the Pokémon Center and let Trista know what's going on!
(Pokémon Center)
Trista Hello! I've just received some important information from May and Brendan.
May You're not gonna believe this, but I saw Kyogre!
Brendan And I found Groudon!
Since they're both Legendary Pokémon, we thought it best to come here quick and report what we saw before it's too late!
Trista We're not sure what caused these two Legendary Pokémon to appear, so we're requesting an official survey of where they were spotted.
We'd like to confirm what's going on and make sure those areas are safe.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but as a safety precaution, please avoid visiting the beach and volcano areas.
May Aw man! So we can't go back?
Brendan I hope it doesn't take too long for them to figure out if it's safe or not...
May I know! If all they need is someone to sneak over and check things out, we could probably do that ourselves!
Brendan Good idea! Hey, why don't you join us, <player>?
May Yeah! I'd feel a lot better if you came with us, <player>!

  • A Creeping Crisis
Name Text
Archie Thanks for the tip, kiddo!
Say, why aren't you scared of me?
Little scamps like you usually run away the moment they see my face...
Preschooler You don't look scary to me!
And my mommy says that if someone says thank you, that means they're a good person!
Archie I see! Your mom sure knows what's what, kiddo!
Hm? And who are you? That's quite a fierce expression for such a wee little scamp!
You're not runnin' away scared, either... There sure are some oddballs here on Pasio!
The name's Archie. I run an organization called Team Aqua.
Basically, we're a group of environmentalists focused on protectin' the ocean!
Lemme ask you something—what do you think of Pasio?

The ocean here is pretty!: Tch... You don't get it, do you.
It's full of nature!: Tch... You call this nature?
Lemme tell you somethin', kiddo. The ocean is an irreplaceable treasure for every livin' thing on this planet.
But just look at this travesty!
Humans caused massive damage to the ocean to make this artificial island, all to satisfy their selfish egos!
We of Team Aqua work for the sake of all Pokémon of the sea!
Our mission is to return nature and the ocean back to their unspoiled origins!
Pasio is no exception!
This island makes me sick. I'd smash it to pieces if I could.

Don't do that!: If the ocean had feelings, I'm sure it'd feel the same way about this island bein' plopped on top of it.
Don't blame Pasio!: But what did the ocean ever do to anyone? Why's it gotta put up with havin' this island plopped on top of it?
Well, it's all moot anyway. I just got a tip that Kyogre was spotted on this island.
With its power, I can carry out my plan to sink Pasio into the ocean!
This is my chance to make Kyogre's power mine...
You better not get in my way!
(Transition Brendan, May, and Maxie at the volcano)
Maxie Very interesting. So this Lear individual is the creator of Pasio.
Intriguing. I'd like to meet him.
Brendan I guess that's fine, but you better promise me you won't do anything bad on Pasio!
We have enough to deal with since Groudon showed up.
Maxie Hm? Groudon is here, you say?
Brendan Wait, were you planning to capture him all along?!
Maxie *chuckle* I understand now... You think I'm some ruthless villain.
I'm the leader of Team Magma, an organization dedicated to finding paths upon which humanity may stride freely forward and evolve.
We need Groudon's power to achieve our ideal world!
Of course, I don't intend to take anything by force.
Brendan Oh, it's <player>.
Wait, what?!
Archie's gonna use Kyogre to sink Pasio into the ocean?!
Maxie That fool... He's always coming up with these outrageous ideas.
Brendan OK! I'll see you soon!
Maxie I couldn't help but overhear your conversation. Archie's here on Pasio, isn't he.
If so, we'll need to formulate a solid strategy to stop him.
Brendan Wait, you're gonna help us?
Maxie Well, we can't let him sink the island, can we?
Brendan Fine... You can help us out.
But don't you dare do anything shady, got it?!
Maxie Of course. You have my word.

  • Stop Archie!
Name Text
May All right, Maxie. You have a plan to stop Archie?
Maxie That's correct.
Specifically, we have to prevent Archie from making contact with Kyogre.
But just in case, I'll approach Groudon in the meantime and get it to join our side.
May If we do end up battling Kyogre, it's true that Groudon would be our best chance at beating it...but I'm still a little worried.
Brendan, do you think we can do it?
Brendan I understand your concern, May. But if we don't stop him, it's going to be a disaster.
I can't just give up and watch that happen!
May You're right, Brendan... OK! You can count on me, too!
Maxie So we're all on the same page? Then it's time to execute our plan.
Brendan Hold on a second! If Maxie's going to Groudon, what should the rest of us do?
Maxie Brendan—that's your name, isn't it? Why don't you come with me.
You're the one who knows where Groudon is, right?
May In that case, <player> and I should try to find Archie...
and stop him from capturing Kyogre!
Both parts of our plan are gonna be tough, but we have to do our best to protect Pasio!
(Transition to Archie finding Kyogre)
Archie How can they call this island nature? It's nothin' but a blob of human greed!
Whaddya think, Kyogre?! Wanna help me plunge Pasio into the briny deep?!
Together, you and I are gonna make this sullied ocean pristine again!

Archie, stop!: Hm? Oh, it's you again.
Kyogre, don't do it!: Who said that?! Oh, it's you again.
Doesn't look like you came here to help me out.
May You can't just sink Pasio into the ocean!
Archie Of course I can, kiddo! What, it's OK to pollute the ocean, but sinking an island is where the line's drawn?
Why don't you explain that? It's the same thing, isn't it?!
May It's not the same!
Pasio may be artificial...
but people and Pokémon live on it just like any other natural island!
This island is full of life!
Archie Full of life, huh? You might have a point there.
But what about all the living creatures that lost their homes because of this island?
Building Pasio damaged the nature surrounding it!
How can you say that's OK?
May It's not OK! I never said it was!
Archie Wh-what?!
May Oh no... Kyogre's going to attack!
Archie, get away from there!
(Transition to Brendan and Maxie at the volcano)
Brendan Maxie, do you know how you're gonna get Groudon to come with us?
Maxie I suppose the only way is to defeat it in battle.
Brendan Wait, we have to battle Groudon?
Maxie Sometimes, a bit of force is necessary in order to get things done.
But I understand why you're so surprised. It will be dangerous after all.
Do you want to turn back now? I won't hold it against you if you do.
Brendan Of course not! I'm staying!
Maxie Hmph. If only we had a little more time, I could have come up with a more efficient solution, but we just have to work with what we have.
Brendan I don't mind! And I'll do what I can to save Pasio!
Even if it means I have to battle Groudon!
I may not look it, but I'm pretty strong! Leave the battling to me!

  • Maxie's Objective
Name Text
Brendan This is where I spotted Groudon.
Maxie Hmm...
(Groudon appears)
Brendan Whoa! What the—
Maxie Mightyena, protect that boy!
Brendan Treecko! Cover Mightyena and corner Groudon!
Maxie Face me, you beast!
I'll have you join me, Groudon! To protect the land...and fulfill my ambitions!
(Kyogre cries)
Maxie Wait, I know that cry!
Sounds like we may be too late.
(Transition to Archie battling May and the player)
May They're so strong!
At this rate, even <player> is gonna get pushed back...
Archie Bwahahahahahaha! Bwaha! AHAHAHAHAHA!
That's it, Kyogre! Sink this island to the bottom of the ocean!
(Groudon appears)
May Is that...Groudon?!
(Groudon and Kyogre fight)
May Eeeek!
May, are you OK?: Yeah, I'm fine! But we need to stop them!
May, this way!: Thanks! But we have to stop those two!
Archie Hahaha! Yes! Keep it up!
Sink Pasio into the ocean!
Get outta here! The ocean will rise and swallow everything up!
Hm? That little scamp...
May Oh no! That little girl is in danger!
(Archie protects the Preschooler)
Archie Tch. Of all the—
Maxie What on earth are you doing?
There's no consistency to your actions. How do you expect your subordinates to ever respect you as their leader?
(Brendan and Maxie appear)
Archie Maxie?!
What are you doing here?!
Maxie Hmph. We can save the chitchat for later. Right now, our first priority is stopping those two.
Preschooler Um... Mister?
Archie Tch... Fine!
Hey, you little scamps! Take care of this kid! Get her to safer ground!
Let's go, Sharpedo! We're gonna stop Kyogre and Groudon!

  • Aqua and Magma Unite!
Name Text
Archie C'mon, Maxie! Don't you dare hold me back!
Maxie I could say the same to you.
(Archie and Maxie battle Groudon and Kyogre)
Maxie They're strong... I suppose they aren't called super-ancient Legendary Pokémon just for show.
Brendan We'll help you out!
May We got that little girl to a safe place! She's OK!
Archie Good. Thanks for doing that. Now I can finally cut loose!
I appreciate it, scamps.
Maxie It pains me to even suggest this, but allow me to distract them. Use that opportunity to stop at least one of them.
I'm sure you can handle that, Archie.
Archie What're you actin' all high and mighty for! Just shut up and watch me!
Maxie Annoying and boisterous as ever...
(Groudon and Kyogre are weakened)
Maxie There, they stopped moving... Do it!
Archie Go get em', scamps!
Brendan Brendan! May!: We got this! Don't fall behind, May!
May Brendan! May!: Don't worry! We're going all-out to save Pasio!
Here we go!: Let's do it, Brendan!
Brendan Here we go!: Yeah! Here comes our full-force attack! These super-ancient Pokémon won't know what hit 'em!
(Brendan, May, and the player battle Groudon and Kyogre, Groudon and Kyogre calm down)
Brendan Whew! They finally stopped...
May I wonder why they were so upset in the first place.
Maxie This is just my own hypothesis...
but perhaps these super-ancient Pokémon were somehow influenced by us.
Archie Wait, are you sayin' it's my fault?
Maxie Not just yours. I'd say the fault lies equally with us both.
After all, we came here from another region, didn't we?
And Groudon and Kyogre are also from that region.
They never existed on Pasio to begin with. Isn't that right?
Brendan Yeah, because there aren't any wild Pokémon on Pasio in the first place.
Archie What's your point?
Are you sayin' Groudon and Kyogre came here because of us?
That doesn't explain why they were rampaging!
May Um... I think maybe they just felt overwhelmed.
If I were them, I'd be really scared to suddenly find myself in a strange, new place, too.
Archie Hah! That's pretty pathetic for a couple of super-ancient Legendary Pokémon!
Maxie Well, this is all conjecture, of course.
Archie But if they were raging because of us...
then we've gotta take responsibility for that, don't we?!
I'm sorry, Kyogre!
I get it! You were freakin' out over bein' in some new place you didn't recognize!
But that battle we just had showed you that we make a good team, right?
Why don't I take care of you until we can head back home?
May Wait, that means...
Archie Yeah, I'll stop trying to sink Pasio into the ocean.
Maxie Well...I can't say this was part of the plan, but if you find me worthy of being your partner, I won't stop you from joining me.
Brendan So...I guess that's the end of that, then?
May Yup! Looks like it!
Brendan I really hope so...
You two better not do anything else extreme just to fulfill your ambitions, got it?!
May I'm so glad Pasio is safe!: Me too! We should head back and let everyone know it's safe!
Let's report to Trista!:
Sounds like a plan! The sooner we let everyone know they're safe, the better!
(Transition to night)
(Matt and Shelly appear)
Archie Oh, NOW you two show up?!
(Courtney and Tabitha appear)
Maxie Hmph. I can't believe you came after the situation was already resolved.
How embarrassing...
Now that the administrators of our respective organizations are here on Pasio, I suppose that means...
Archie We can't keep playin' nice together on Pasio anymore, huh?
Eh, that's more our style anyway! Don't you think so, too, Maxie-boy?
Maxie Hmph. I hate to admit it, but I do agree.
Even if it was just temporary, I suppose it wasn't so bad teaming up with you.
Archie Hey, that's my line!
(The admins challenge each other)
Archie Whoa, hold your Horsea. No battlin' without me orderin' it, all right?
We can save it for next time! Now that your crew's all here, we can battle as much as we want!
Maxie Agreed. Let's call a short truce...for now, at least.


  • Masters of Land and Sea was the first story event to feature the Battle Challenge.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese 海と陸の王者!
Mandarin Chinese 海與陸地的王者!
  French Les seigneurs des éléments
  German Herrscher über Land und See
  Italian I signori del mare e della terra
  Korean 바다와 대지의 왕!
  Spanish Dueños de la tierra y del mar

See also

Subtypes: Costume eventsNeo Champions
Holiday events: Rosa's PartyA Special PresentDeck the HallsWinter WishesShine a Gentle Light
Summer events: Summer SuperstarsBeachside RivalrySummer Nights & Wishing StarsTwin Stars Far Apart
Fall events: Fight or FrightMidnight SpookfestOtherworldly EncounterThe Haunted Museum
New Year's events: Season's GreetingsNew Year and New FriendsGather Up! Dream Duo!
Palentine's events: Baking BuddiesSweet ShenanigansChef's Heartful Delivery
Spring events: Pasio Eggsplorers
2019 debut: Reach for the TopThe Girl in Black and WhiteThe Importance of EleganceTwo Champions
2020 debut: The Strongest There IsShining StarTeam Skull Crash CourseThe Star of the ContestSerena's Dessert PartyFamily TiesThe Eccentric ElectricianDazzling Dizzying Battle StageThe Ideal Formula
2021 debut: Champion TimeShining Heart of DragonsTrials on the IsleMasters of Land and SeaAll Aboard the Victory TrainHearts UnitedThe Light Devourer
2022 debut: Pasio FriendiversaryVerdant GuardianA Golden FutureRevel in RivalryThreads of StrengthMelancholy Wally
2023 debut: Galar's Poké Ball EnthusiastTravelers from a Distant PastChase the Northern WindWe Should Battle!Tower Tycoon and Hall MatronTogether in an Unknown LandWho's the Best Singer?Veevee on Pasio!Let's Go in Search of Wonder

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