PML Arc

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The PML Arc (Japanese: WPM編) is the first accessible storyline in Pokémon Masters EX as part of its Main Story (Japanese: メインストーリー Main Story). The arc consists of 30 chapters with seven interludes and follows on from the game's introduction, where Scottie/Bettie is introduced to the world of Pasio and the Pokémon Masters League (PML), a tournament featuring Pasio's unique three-on-three battles.

Each chapter is unlocked once the previous one is completed. Battles are available in Normal and Hard difficulties, with the Hard mode unlocked after completing Chapter 4 of the PML Arc. Hard difficulty battles were introduced in Version 1.8.0 and are only available for select battles. Battles do not require the use of stamina (stamina was required between updates 1.12.0 and 2.1.0). All Normal difficulty battles provide 30 Gems as a First-Time Reward, while Hard difficulty battles reward the player with 100 Gems upon defeating the stage for the first time.

Certain battles in the PML Arc are available in Co-op mode, after the player has completed Interlude 1.

The script for the PML Arc can be found here.

Chapter 1: New Adventure, New Goal

Brock, Misty, and the player head to Centra City to find Trainers to join their PML team. After hearing some commotion, Brock spots Rosa and Cynthia. When they approach the scene, a Punk Girl and Street Thug are trying to force Cynthia to battle them. Rosa is defending Cynthia, who is not willing to battle because she would like her Pokémon to rest. Brock and Misty try to stop the argument and end up battling them alongside the player.

After losing the battle, the Punk Girl and Street Thug leave the scene. Brock then introduces the player to Rosa. Cynthia greets them and thanks them for their help. She remarks that she senses a great deal of potential in the player, then leaves. Brock and Misty commend the player's performance in their battle before asking Rosa to join their team. The player then battles Rosa to convince her to join their PML team.

After the player wins the battle against Rosa, she decides to join the team. She wants to introduce the team to her new friend Barry, so she offers to take them to the beach to meet him.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Public Nuisance Normal VSPunk Girl Masters.png
Punk Girl Ellen
Masters0041.png
Zubat
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0016.png
Pidgey
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
40 coins
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSStreet Thug Masters.png
Street Thug Micah
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Attack Type: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0425.png
Drifloon
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Attack Type: GhostIC Masters.png
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Attack Type: WaterIC Masters.png
Challenge Rosa Normal VSRosa Masters.png
Rosa
Masters0425.png
Drifloon
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Attack Type: NormalIC Masters.png
Masters0495.png
Snivy
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Attack Type: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0661.png
Fletchling
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Attack Type: FlyingIC Masters.png
50 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 150 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade

Chapter 2: New Friends, New Foes

The team heads to the beach to find Barry. On the way, they battle Team Break, who attempt to steal their partner Pokémon, and win.

Barry then appears and mistakes the player's team for Team Break, challenging them to a battle. The player ends up battling Barry and wins. After the battle, Barry finally recognizes Rosa and then apologizes for his mistake. She then introduces him to the player and asks him to join their team. Barry struggles to choose between joining the team and pursuing Team Break, but the player offers to help him take Team Break down. He agrees to join after Team Break is defeated, leading the player to a nearby cave hideout.

When the player's team gets to the cave, they find and battle more members of Team Break. They soon meet Paulo, who has also come to defeat Team Break. After defeating more groups of Team Break members, Barry asks Paulo to join their PML team. Paulo declines the offer as he plans to form his own team. He informs them that the volcano area is a popular location for Trainers and might be a good place to recruit more Trainers.

The player then enters the Pokémon Center and encounters Blue, Red, and Professor Oak. Professor Oak tells the player that he will be competing in the PML thanks to them and Blue, then offers to head out alongside the player. Blue expresses his excitement to battle Professor Oak and the player, then leaves with Red. Professor Oak states that the player reminds him of Red and Blue when they first started their Pokémon journeys, then leaves with the player.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Masked Challengers Normal VSSwimmer M Masters.png
Swimmer Howard
Masters0550.png
Basculin
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0550.png
Basculin
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
60 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0400.png
Bibarel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Challenge Barry Normal VSBarry Masters.png
Barry
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0393.png
Piplup
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
64 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 180 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Challenge in the Cave: Team Break Normal VSMasked Street Thug Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0397.png
Staravia
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
68 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSMasked Scientist Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0041.png
Zubat
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0328.png
Trapinch
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0041.png
Zubat
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Cave: Team Break, Part 2 Normal VSMasked Swimmer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0419.png
Floatzel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
71 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSMasked Punk Girl Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0592.png
Frillish
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Cave: Team Break, Part 3 Normal VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0550.png
Basculin
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0400.png
Bibarel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png

Masters0537.png
Seismitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0550.png
Basculin
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
75 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 200 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 3: Rise beyond the Flames

The player enters the Pokémon Center and runs into Lear, Rachel, and Sawyer for the first time. Lear insults the player's hat, calling it shoddy and an eyesore. After Brock defends the player, Lear insults the rest of their team and states they do not belong on an island owned by him. He introduces himself as the creator of Pasio and the founder of the PML, then declares he will be the PML champion. Rachel and Sawyer introduce themselves to the player as well before leaving with Lear. Brock encourages the player to not let the insults get to them and continue towards competing in the PML.

Later, the team arrives at a volcano and meet Flannery and Blaine, who are in the midst of training. Barry asks Flannery to join their team, but she declines, telling him that she wants to focus on getting stronger. Blaine requests the player to battle their way up the volcano to find and battle Flannery at the peak.

After several battles, Blaine meets the player and explains that he asked this favor of them so that Flannery could learn to depend on others through team battles. He then leaves, telling the player that he will be watching their battle from the shadows. Brock draws the conclusion that Blaine is worried about Flannery.

At the summit, the player battles Flannery and wins. Blaine remarks that although Flannery is a powerful Trainer, she has tunnel vision due to her status as a Gym Leader and that she needs friends she can trust. Blaine then challenges Flannery to join the player's team and participate in the PML, and Flannery accepts. To her surprise, Blaine states he will be making his own PML team.

The team heads off to find Erika to earn their first Badge.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Volcano Normal VSCamper Masters.png
Camper Anton
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
120 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSBlack Belt Masters.png
Black Belt Gordon
Masters0322.png
Numel
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Challenge on the Volcano: Part 2 Normal VSHiker Masters.png
Hiker Jared
Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0661.png
Fletchling
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
128 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSScientist Masters.png
Scientist Xavier
Masters0776.png
Turtonator
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0322.png
Numel
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Challenge Flannery Normal VSFlannery Masters.png
Flannery
Masters0661.png
Fletchling
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0776.png
Turtonator
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0324.png
Torkoal
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
100 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 225 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 4: From Bud to Blossom

The team heads to the forest, where they find Erika and many of her admirers. They are stopped by a Pokémon Ranger who attempts to block other Trainers from bothering Erika. After battling the Ranger, she realizes they are friends of Erika and apologizes.

The team finds Erika dozing in the deep parts of the forest. They battle her to earn the Tranquility Badge. Despite being a PML Leader, Erika joins the player's team, stating that Leaders are free to participate in any way they like and that there are other Leaders in charge of giving out the same Badge.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSLass Masters.png
Lass Alyssa
Masters0187.png
Hoppip
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0397.png
Staravia
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0069.png
Bellsprout
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
100 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSBeauty Masters.png
Beauty Amelia
Masters0396.png
Starly
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0407 f.png
Roserade
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0187.png
Hoppip
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Erika Defense Force Normal VSPokémon Ranger F Masters.png
Pokémon Ranger Victoria
Masters0069.png
Bellsprout
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0661.png
Fletchling
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0546.png
Cottonee
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0733.png
Toucannon
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0396.png
Starly
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
106 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 225 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Erika Defense Force: Part 2 Normal VSPunk Girl Masters.png
Punk Girl Violet
Masters0069.png
Bellsprout
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0364.png
Sealeo
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0710.png
Pumpkaboo
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
113 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSBlack Belt Masters.png
Black Belt Tad
Masters0016.png
Pidgey
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0070.png
Weepinbell
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0041.png
Zubat
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Challenge Erika Normal VSErika Masters.png
Erika
Masters0407 f.png
Roserade
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0400.png
Bibarel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0045 f.png
Vileplume
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0279.png
Pelipper
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
125 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 250 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 5: The High-Flying Girl

The team heads to a mountain to find Skyla. Once they locate Skyla, they find that Lear has beaten Skyla to earn a Badge. Lear ridicules Skyla for commending her Pokémon despite her loss, stating that Pokémon are tools rather than friends. When Skyla tells Lear that she and her Swanna had fun, he remarks that battles are all about winning rather than about having fun.

When the player approaches Lear, he is exasperated to find out that they are entering the PML. He uses his Krookodile for a one-on-one battle against the player and wins. He taunts the player for losing, with Sawyer and Rachel praising him for winning.

After Lear leaves, the player has a quick break before battling Skyla. After winning, Skyla gives them the Freedom Badge and decides to join the player's team.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge in the Mountains Normal VSPokémon Ranger F Masters.png
Pokémon Ranger Bella
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0661.png
Fletchling
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0396.png
Starly
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
135 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSPoké Fan M Masters.png
Poké Fan Malcolm
Masters0016.png
Pidgey
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0041.png
Zubat
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Mountains: Part 2 Normal VSPunk Girl Masters.png
Punk Girl Aaliyah
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0561.png
Sigilyph
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0338.png
Solrock
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0524.png
Roggenrola
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
140 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSBlack Belt Masters.png
Black Belt Jacob
Masters0396.png
Starly
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0225.png
Delibird
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Mountains: Part 3 Normal VSHiker Masters.png
Hiker Adam
Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0425.png
Drifloon
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0525.png
Boldore
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
144 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
VSPokémon Ranger F Masters.png
Pokémon Ranger Nancy
Masters0337.png
Lunatone
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0430.png
Honchkrow
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0338.png
Solrock
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Challenge Skyla Normal VSSkyla Masters.png
Skyla
Masters0525.png
Boldore
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0430.png
Honchkrow
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0581.png
Swanna
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0267.png
Beautifly
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
150 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Hard 275 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 6: A Telling Aura

Rosa is preoccupied by Lear and is determined to get stronger. With Skyla's recommendation, the team sets off to visit the Evolution fighter for further training. The team later spots Korrina training with her Lucario. She overhears them and approaches them, then agrees to train with them.

After a few battles, Korrina's Lucario seems to have taken a liking of the team due to their strong bond with their Pokémon. They also meet Brendan, who wants to train alongside them as well.

They end the training session with a battle against Korrina. Korrina joins the player's team after the battle.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSRising Star F Masters.png
Rising Star Madeleine
Masters0296.png
Makuhita
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters0066.png
Machop
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0070.png
Weepinbell
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0296.png
Makuhita
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
158 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×5
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
VSCamper Masters.png
Camper Oliver
Masters0081.png
Magnemite
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters0307 f.png
Meditite
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Challenge on the Boulevard: Part 2 Normal VSPoké Fan M Masters.png
Poké Fan Seymour
Masters0296.png
Makuhita
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0599.png
Klink
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0308 f.png
Medicham
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters0307 f.png
Meditite
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
163 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×5
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 315 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×7
Great Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Challenge in the Village Normal VSPokémon Ranger F Masters.png
Pokémon Ranger Penelope
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0066.png
Machop
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0189.png
Jumpluff
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
168 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×5
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
VSAce Trainer F Masters.png
Ace Trainer Yolanda
Masters0296.png
Makuhita
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters0760.png
Bewear
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0070.png
Weepinbell
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Challenge Korrina Normal VSKorrina Masters.png
Korrina
Masters0538.png
Throh
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0269.png
Dustox
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0448.png
Lucario
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0539.png
Sawk
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png

Masters0267.png
Beautifly
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
330 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×5
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 350 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×7
Great Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule

Chapter 7: Bravery Is Half the Victory

Brendan wants to introduce the team to his father, Norman, who is camped out in the mountains. On the way, they battle Team Break, who try to steal their Pokémon again.

At the summit, they find Paulo, who has just lost to Norman. The team meets Norman and wins a battle against him. Paulo is frustrated that he is falling behind, although Norman disagrees, stating that Paulo has true skills and pushed him during the battle.

Norman is about to give the player the badge when they spot Team Break making a commotion outside a cave. They decide to go and stop them.

As they enter the cave, Team Break blocks off the entrance and leaves. Norman and the player's team find another way out and battle multiple groups of Team Break on the way.

As they exit, Team Break reappears and explains their intention was to get rid of Norman, as he would be a barrier to their plans in sabotaging the PML.

After defeating Team Break one more time, Norman gives the player the Patience Badge and also hands one to Paulo as he showed mental aptitude in face of fearsome opposition. Norman decides to join the player's team.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSBeauty Masters.png
Beauty Sophia
Masters0524.png
Roggenrola
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0074A.png
Geodude
Alolan form
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
180 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSCollector Masters.png
Collector Landrey
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0525.png
Boldore
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Challenge on the Trail: Team Break Normal VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0524.png
Roggenrola
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0081.png
Magnemite
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
184 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 360 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×7
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Challenge on the Trail: Team Break, Part 2 Normal VSMasked Beauty Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0525.png
Boldore
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
188 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSHiker Masters.png
Hiker Monroe
Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Challenge Norman Normal VSNorman Masters.png
Norman
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0289.png
Slaking
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0322.png
Numel
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
192 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 380 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×7
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Challenge in the Cave: Team Break Normal VSMasked Poké Fan M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0322.png
Numel
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0075A.png
Graveler
Alolan form
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
196 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0760.png
Bewear
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Cave: Team Break, Part 2 Normal VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0760.png
Bewear
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png

Masters0075A.png
Graveler
Alolan form
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
200 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 400 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×7
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule

Chapter 8: A Cold, Harsh Winter

At a glacier, the team meets Pryce, a PML Leader. Barry and Flannery bicker about which one of them should battle him.

Despite their win against Pryce, he refuses to hand over the Badge as the team is missing something. Norman agrees and asks the team to think of the answer before battling Pryce again.

After some thinking, Barry apologizes to Flannery for rushing for no reason and for thinking he could do it all himself. Flannery also apologizes for panicking as she was trying to live up to her title as Gym Leader. The two realize they were out of sync during the battle and decide to work together.

They battle Pryce and this time, he is pleased at their teamwork. He hands them the Harmony Badge and decides to join the team.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge at the Glacier Normal VSHiker Masters.png
Hiker Bradley
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
203 coins
Training Machine
Aid Ade ×5
Great Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
VSSwimmer M Masters.png
Swimmer Stanley
Masters0279.png
Pelipper
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Challenge Pryce Normal VSPryce Masters.png
Pryce
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0086.png
Seel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0361.png
Snorunt
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
209 coins
Training Machine
Aid Ade ×5
Great Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 405 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×7
Great Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Challenge at the Glacier: Part 2 Normal VSPreschooler F Masters.png
Preschooler Clementine
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0225.png
Delibird
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0361.png
Snorunt
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
216 coins
Training Machine
Aid Ade ×5
Great Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
VSScientist Masters.png
Scientist Vaughn
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png

Masters0460 f.png
Abomasnow
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Challenge Pryce: Part 2 Normal VSPryce Masters.png
Pryce
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0086.png
Seel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0363.png
Spheal
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png

Masters0361.png
Snorunt
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
225 coins
Training Machine
Aid Ade ×5
Great Aid Ade
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 450 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×7
Great Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 9: The Beauty of Friendship

At Centra City, Rosa introduces Iris to the team. They spot Team Break, who are claiming the city as theirs. The player's team fight the Team Break members away.

Lear comes after hearing news of Team Break and is disappointed to find that it was only a bunch of amateurs fighting against them. Lear insults the player, calling them pathetic, then Iris defends them. Iris and Lear eventually battle. Despite the support of Rachel and Sawyer, Lear states they are mere retainers, not friends. While the battle is neck and neck, Lear leaves without finishing the battle.

Iris then battles the player to try out the new three-on-three battle system and ends up joining the team afterwards.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Team Break Assault Normal VSMasked Beauty Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0147.png
Dratini
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png

Masters0633.png
Deino
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
225 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Black Belt Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Team Break Assault: Part 2 Normal VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png

Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0455.png
Carnivine
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png

Masters0633.png
Deino
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
230 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 450 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×8
Great Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Team Break Assault: Part 3 Normal VSMasked Punk Girl Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png

Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
479 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Street Thug Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0147.png
Dratini
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Team Break Assault: Part 4 Normal VSPokémon Ranger F Masters.png
Pokémon Ranger Natalie
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
490 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Rising Star F Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png

Masters0633.png
Deino
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Team Break Assault: Part 5 Normal VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0329.png
Vibrava
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0633.png
Deino
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
245 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 475 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×8
Great Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Challenge Iris Normal VSIris Masters.png
Iris
Masters0633.png
Deino
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0612.png
Haxorus
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0147.png
Dratini
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
250 coins
Training Machine
Buff Blend ×6
Great Buff Blend
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 500 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×8
Great Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule

Chapter 10: A Matter of Pride

The team set off to earn their last badge. They meet Hapu and Paulo, who has just lost a battle to her. Hapu reassures Paulo that he has real strength, but tells him that he needs more self-confidence.

The team asks Hapu for a battle, but she declines, stating that her Pokémon is tired from the previous battle.

Team Break appear and claim that more associates are on the way. Paulo runs ahead to scope out the area and the player chases after him. They eventually find Paulo, who has lost another battle to Team Break. After the player's team defeats Team Break, Hapu admonishes Paulo for rashly running ahead on his own, but commends the player for defending Paulo when his pride was insulted.

The team rests while Hapu heads off to prepare for the battle. Paulo leaves and ruminates about Hapu's suggestion of self-confidence.

The team meets up with Hapu, who hands them the Pride Badge before the battle even begins, remarking that she has seen enough to know the player is worthy of the Badge. After the battle, Hapu decides to join the team.

Brock states that the player reminds him of Red and Blue, then heads off on his own to clear his mind.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge in the Mountains Normal VSAce Trainer F Masters.png
Ace Trainer Emily
Masters0074.png
Geodude
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
248 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSAce Trainer M Masters.png
Ace Trainer Tyson
Masters0147.png
Dratini
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0770.png
Palossand
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Mountains: Team Break Normal VSMasked Beauty Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0328.png
Trapinch
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png

Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0537.png
Seismitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
253 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 630 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Challenge in the Mountains: Team Break, Part 2 Normal VSMasked Lass Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0371.png
Bagon
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0075.png
Graveler
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
259 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Poké Fan M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0328.png
Trapinch
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0776.png
Turtonator
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0231.png
Phanpy
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Challenge in the Mountains: Team Break, Part 3 Normal VSMasked Scientist Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0075.png
Graveler
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0373.png
Salamence
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
264 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 665 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSBlack Belt Masters.png
Black Belt Octavio
Masters0443.png
Gible
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0537.png
Seismitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0328.png
Trapinch
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
270 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSStreet Thug Masters.png
Street Thug Ridley
Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0075.png
Graveler
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0704.png
Goomy
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Challenge Hapu Normal VSHapu Masters.png
Hapu
Masters0776.png
Turtonator
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0536.png
Palpitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0750.png
Mudsdale
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0610.png
Axew
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png

Masters0537.png
Seismitoad
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
275 coins
Training Machine
Tech Tonic ×6
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 700 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule

Interlude 1: Brock's Grit

Back at Centra City, they meet Brock, who has changed into his sygna suit. Brock states that while he has been a mentor for the player so far, the player has grown so much that he now wants to be part of the team as a proper teammate. The player battles Brock and his new partner Pokémon, Tyranitar.

At the stadium, Lear hosts the opening ceremony to the PML tournament. After the ceremony, Lear approaches the team and ridicules them again. Lear admits he is crankier than usual as he saw Red at the ceremony and seeks to defeat him.

After Lear leaves, the Rosa spots Paulo, who has also grown much stronger and successfully earned five Badges to get into PML tournament.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Sygna Suit Brock Normal VSBrock Sygna Masters.png
Brock
Sygna Suit
Masters0524.png
Roggenrola
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0248.png
Tyranitar
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0299.png
Nosepass
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
300 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×5
Great Tech Tonic
1★ Level-Up Manual
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aide Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 1000 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aide Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 11: Alola's Rising Stars

The player's first opponents in the PML tournament are Sophocles and Hau.

After defeating Sophocles and Hau, Hau strives to become stronger. Sophocles then suggests that Hau could get stronger by joining the player's team. Hau agrees and does so.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Hau & Sophocles Normal VSSophocles Masters.png
Sophocles
VSHau Masters.png
Hau
Masters0777.png
Togedemaru
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Masters0026A.png
Raichu
Alolan form
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Masters0074A.png
Geodude
Alolan form
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
350 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×6
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,100 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Ultra Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule

Chapter 12: Candle and Flame

Flint has been left without a team as Blaine has left. He overhears Shauntal reading from a book and realizes she is also looking to join a team. The two agree to form a team.

The player meets their second pair of opponents, Flint and Shauntal, at the stadium. Flint comments that he has heard much about this new and upcoming Trainer.

After the battle, Shauntal asks the player if Flint could join their PML team so that his inner flame could keep on burning. Flint joins the team while Shauntal states she will take a step back to write her book.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Flint & Shauntal Normal VSFlint Masters.png
Flint
VSShauntal Masters.png
Shauntal
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0392.png
Infernape
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0609.png
Chandelure
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
400 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×7
Great Buff Blend ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,200 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×10
Great Buff Blend ×3
Ultra Buff Blend
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Ultra Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 13: Cold Confidence

Clair tries to convince Iris to join her team along with Lorelei. However, Iris declines, preferring to stay with her current team with the player. Clair and Lorelei, down one team member, decide to train rather than use their time to complete their team.

The player then meets Clair and Lorelei at the stadium. After defeating the pair, Clair decides to join the player's team to continue bringing her energy into the competition.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Clair & Lorelei Normal VSLorelei Masters.png
Lorelei
VSClair Masters.png
Clair
Masters0131.png
Lapras
Weakness: GrassIC Masters.png
Masters0230.png
Kingdra
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
Masters0147.png
Dratini
Weakness: DragonIC Masters.png
810 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×7
Great Tech Tonic ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,300 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×10
Great Tech Tonic ×3
Ultra Tech Tonic
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 14: Bug Experts

As Viola takes pictures of Bugsy and Beedrill, Bugsy asks when they can start training for the battle tomorrow. Viola finally takes a photo she is happy with and they start training so they can show how strong Bug-type Pokémon are.

The player meets Viola and Bugsy at the PML tournament. Viola takes a photo of the player and Bugsy apologizes for her eagerness to take a photo without permission.

After the battle, Bugsy commemorates the battle by having a photo taken with the player. Viola joins the player's team to take more photos of smiling Trainers and Pokémon, while Bugsy is keen to train with other Bug-type Trainers in Pasio.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Viola & Bugsy Normal VSBugsy Masters.png
Bugsy
VSViola Masters.png
Viola
Masters0015.png
Beedrill
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0283.png
Surskit
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0459.png
Snover
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
500 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×7
Great Aid Ade ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,400 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×10
Great Aid Ade ×3
Ultra Aid Ade
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Ultra Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 15: Dubious Duo

As Dark-type Trainers, Nanu and Grimsley have so far advanced through the tournament with cheap tricks and bluffs. However, Grimsley remarks that this is unlikely to work this time as these Trainers are sincere and earnest.

After the battle, Nanu asks if the player has run into Team Break and asks to join the team. After player leaves, Nanu tells Grimsley that he thinks Team Break is up to something and wants to find out what it is. Nanu recommends Grimsley to form another team with Trainers of other types, and invites him to the Sushi High Roller in Alola.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Nanu & Grimsley Normal VSNanu Masters.png
Nanu
VSGrimsley Masters.png
Grimsley
Masters0364.png
Sealeo
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0053A.png
Persian
Alolan form
Weakness: BugIC Masters.png
Masters0510.png
Liepard
Weakness: BugIC Masters.png
600 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,450 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Great Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Ultra Buff Blend / Tech Tonic / Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 16: Ninja Kin

When the player meets Koga and Janine, Koga claims to have mastered the ninja art of espionage and has already found out everything about player.

After the battle, Janine blames herself for the loss. Koga reassures that they are equals on the team and that they both share the loss. Janine decides to go on a journey to get stronger and leaves. Koga decides to join player's team to ensure that Janine isn't stronger than he is when she returns.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Koga & Janine Normal VSJanine Masters.png
Janine
VSKoga Masters.png
Koga
Masters0168.png
Ariados
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0169.png
Crobat
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0031.png
Nidoqueen
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
700 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×8
Great Buff Blend ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,500 coins
Training Machine ×3
Buff Blend ×13
Great Buff Blend ×4
Ultra Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Ultra Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 17: Ghostly Trio

Before the battle, Agatha prepares the team for the battle. Acerola is confident as they are all Elite Four, but Agatha scolds her, telling her that individual titles don't matter in team battles.

The player meets Acerola, Agatha, and Phoebe, who want to show how strong Ghost-type Pokémon are.

Both Acerola and Phoebe are upset after losing the battle, and Agatha requests if Acerola and Phoebe could join the player's team to experience more battles and meet new friends. Agatha remarks that she will start from scratch and sit back to watch the tournament and learn more about team battles. Acerola decides to join the player's team while Phoebe states she wants to join Agatha to learn more about team battles.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Acerola & Phoebe & Agatha Normal VSPhoebe Masters.png
Phoebe
VSAcerola Masters.png
Acerola
VSAgatha Masters.png
Agatha
Masters0477.png
Dusknoir
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0770.png
Palossand
Weakness: IceIC Masters.png
Masters0094.png
Gengar
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
800 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,550 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×13
Great Tech Tonic ×4
Ultra Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 18: Team Unova

Cheren and Hilbert reflect that despite their strong team, they will now face Champion level trainers in the tournament. Cheren remarks that they need to battle while helping each other. Hilbert laughs and comments that Cheren has grown much since the start of his journey around Unova. Hilbert asks if Hilda could join their team as they have all had similar journeys across Unova, which might help them get in sync as a team.

After the battle with the player, Cheren thanks the player for battle. Both Hilbert and Hilda realize that Cheren wants to join the player's team, and Cheren eventually joins the player's team.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Cheren & Hilbert & Hilda Normal VSHilda Masters.png
Hilda
VSCheren Masters.png
Cheren
VSHilbert Masters.png
Hilbert
Masters0500.png
Emboar
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0508.png
Stoutland
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0503.png
Samurott
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
900 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×8
Great Aid Ade ×2
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,650 coins
Training Machine ×3
Aid Ade ×13
Great Aid Ade ×4
Ultra Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Ultra Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Interlude 2: A Stubborn Obstacle

With the first half of the tournament over, Misty and Brock are confident of winning. Lear interjects and states that they have been lucky so far. He cannot understand how working in a team can lead them to victory and remarks that the only way to true strength is to train hard by yourself without relying on others. Lear then challenges them to a battle. If they refuse or lose, he will revoke their right to compete in the tournament.

Chapter 19: Rematch vs. Lear!

Lear, Sawyer and Rachel come to battle the player. Lear will battle with Staraptor and has replaced his Krookodile as it was too weak to defeat Iris's Haxorus.

After Lear loses the battle, he remains in denial that he is stronger and reflects that this is his second loss (the first being his defeat to Red). Brock agrees that Lear is strong but that the player has capacity to have fun in battle, have real friendship, and have a real bond with Pokémon. Cheren notices that Lear is unable to use sync moves as he has no bond with his Pokémon.

Rachel and Sawyer defend Lear, stating that he is strong enough to win without sync moves. In response, Rosa points out that all Rachel and Sawyer do in their current position is watch from the sidelines rather than support Lear, calling it sad. As Rachel starts to agree that it does make her feel lonely, Lear cuts everyone off and states that he founded the PML to prove that the power of one man is stronger than bonds. However, Lear seems to have his mind on something and the player's team leaves to give him space.

After they leave, Rachel and Sawyer attempt to cheer Lear up. Sawyer reassures Lear that the king promised to name him the heir to the throne if the PML was a success. At that moment, Sawyer receives a phone call alerting him that some thieves have entered the royal manor and stolen "it".

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Lear Normal VSSawyer Masters.png
Sawyer
VSLear Masters.png
Lear
VSRachel Masters.png
Rachel
Masters0430.png
Honchkrow
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0398.png
Staraptor
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0197.png
Umbreon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
1,000 coins
Training Machine ×2
Buff Blend ×8
Great Buff Blend ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,750 coins
Training Machine ×3
Buff Blend ×14
Great Buff Blend ×5
Ultra Buff Blend ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Ultra Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 20: Shifting Shadows

As people await the PML finals, the player has become recognizable in Centra City. Calem also recognizes the player as Cynthia has told him much about the player and asks for a battle.

After the battle, Calem informs the player that Team Break have been stealing Pokémon again. He had planned to infiltrate their hideout when Cynthia recommended to ask the player for assistance.

They head to Team Break's hideout and battle groups of Team Break. The player eventually catches up with Calem, who again runs ahead on his own. Misty is concerned that Team Break appears to be getting stronger.

Once they find Calem again, the player helps him defeat Team Break. Team Break states that they can now call up strong Pokémon to battle whenever they want. After defeating the thugs, Team Break remarks that the player has fallen into their trap. However, when the Masked Man gives a signal, no Team Break members come. Cynthia walks in and says she has apprehended all the other members. Calem then decides to join the team.

The chapter ends with the player helping out Rising Star Stella in finding her Torchic. Along the way, Stella gains confidence in battling and eventually asks the player to raise a second Torchic that she has on hand.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge in the City Normal VSLass Masters.png
Lass Gloria
Masters0325.png
Spoink
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0187.png
Hoppip
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
990 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSCamper Masters.png
Camper Galvin
Masters0425.png
Drifloon
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0684.png
Swirlix
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Challenge Calem Normal VSCalem Masters.png
Calem
Masters0338.png
Solrock
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0677.png
Espurr
Weakness: GhostIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
1,012 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,665 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×14
Great Tech Tonic ×5
Ultra Tech Tonic ×5
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes
Challenge in Team Break's Hideout Normal VSMasked Poké Fan M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0669.png
Flabébé
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0187.png
Hoppip
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
1,034 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0093.png
Haunter
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0455.png
Carnivine
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png

Masters0210.png
Granbull
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0188.png
Skiploom
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png

Masters0102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Challenge in Team Break's Hideout: Part 2 Normal VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0356.png
Dusclops
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0271.png
Lombre
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0459.png
Snover
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
1,067 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,758 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×14
Great Tech Tonic ×5
Ultra Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes
Challenge in Team Break's Hideout: Part 3 Normal VSMasked Street Thug Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0561.png
Sigilyph
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0592.png
Frillish
Weakness: GhostIC Masters.png
Masters0284.png
Masquerain
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
1,100 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 1,850 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×14
Great Tech Tonic ×5
Ultra Tech Tonic ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes
A Rising Star Normal VSStreet Thug Masters.png
Street Thug Fraser
Masters0410.png
Shieldon
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0565.png
Carracosta
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0396.png
Starly
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
1,100 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×8
Great Tech Tonic ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSRising Star F Masters.png
Rising Star Stella
Masters0747.png
Mareanie
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0255.png
Torchic
Weakness: WaterIC Masters.png
Masters0400.png
Bibarel
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png

Chapter 21: Face the Fight!

The player's team has made it to the opening ceremony just in time. Before the ceremony, they notice that Paulo has also made it to the finals.

Sawyer runs the opening ceremony to the PML finals. Brock and Rosa wonder why Lear is not present, but decide to focus on their first team of opponents.

The chapter showcases how Marshal initially formed the PML team. He had come to Pasio to take martial arts to new heights, but was disappointed that nothing had changed. He recognized Bruno's voice from afar and joined him in training. Brawly then walked in after a surf and noticed that while Marshal and Bruno's upper body muscles were refined, they could train their lower body more. Brawly recommended surfing, although Bruno thought surfing was too extreme. However, Marshal had a new idea and decided to form a team for the PML.

At the PML tournament, the player defeats the martial arts team in battle. Brock and Rosa are surprised to have been matched up with them so early in the tournament. When the next opponents are announced, they are all shocked by who they are up against.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Marshal & Bruno & Brawly Normal VSBrawly Masters.png
Brawly
VSMarshal Masters.png
Marshal
VSBruno Masters.png
Bruno
Masters0297.png
Hariyama
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters0534.png
Conkeldurr
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters0068.png
Machamp
Weakness: FlyingIC Masters.png
1,200 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×8
Great Aid Ade ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 2,150 coins
Training Machine ×3
Aid Ade ×14
Great Aid Ade ×5
Ultra Aid Ade ×2
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Ultra Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Interlude 3: The Truth about Pasio

Rachel finds the Team Break hideout empty as it was previously cleared by Cynthia. Lear is mad that they haven't found "it" yet and had ditched the opening ceremony to find his "secret friend".

An eavesdropping Cheren is noticed by them and admits that he followed Sawyer once he realized Lear wasn't at the opening ceremony. Cheren states the rumors that some Trainers have been transported to Pasio by a mysterious ring, him being one of them. Lear admits that he has been using Hoopa to summon sync pairs, but defends himself, saying that Hoopa was willing to help after some donuts and that Trainers were sent back if they were not willing to stay. Cheren realizes that Lear will need help if Team Break now has Hoopa, but Lear is adamant that he can handle it alone.

Chapter 22: Rival Face-Off!

The chapter recaps Paulo losing to two Masked Men. The Masked Men try to force Paulo to hand over his Pokémon, but Wulfric and Wikstrom step in and defeat Team Break. Recognizing them, Paulo expresses his gratitude and reminisces on how weak he is. Paulo then asks the two to join his PML team.

At the tournament, Paulo reflects on how much he has grown with the help of Wikstrom and Wulfric and aims to surpass the player.

After the battle, Paulo is surprised at the loss. With the support of Wikstrom and Wulfric, Paulo eventually manages a smile and walks away. Outside, Paulo thanks Wikstrom and Wulfric for having joined his team. The two comment on how much stronger and confident Paulo has become and then part ways. After they leave, Paulo still tries to understand how he lost and reflects on what it would take to beat player before walking off into a cave.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Paulo & Wikstrom & Wulfric Normal VSWulfric Masters.png
Wulfric
VSPaulo Masters.png
Paulo
VSWikstrom Masters.png
Wikstrom
Masters0713.png
Avalugg
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Attack Type: IceIC Masters.pngGroundIC Masters.png
Masters0744.png
Rockruff
Weakness: GroundIC Masters.png
Attack Type: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0681.png
Aegislash
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Attack Type: NormalIC Masters.pngDarkIC Masters.pngSteelIC Masters.png
1,300 coins
Buff Blend ×9
Great Buff Blend ×3
Training Machine ×2
1★ Level Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Hard 2,250 coins
Buff Blend ×15
Great Buff Blend ×6
Ultra Buff Blend ×6
Training Machine ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Buff Blend
Great Buff Blend
Ultra Buff Blend
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 23: Hearts Connected by Fashion

Koga and Clair are downcast after a kid calls their fashion weird. Valerie walks by and recognizes Erika. Valerie, a fashion designer, comments on how Koga and Clair's fashion pairs well with their partner Pokémon. For all her compliments, Clair offers to help Valerie in any way. Valerie reveals that she wants to become a Pokémon. When Koga explains that she cannot become a Pokémon using a sync stone, Valerie then asks the team to help her find someone she would like to meet.

At that moment, fans of Elesa come and challenge Valerie to a battle in order to force her to make an outfit for Elesa. After the battle, Valerie and the player's team go and find Elesa.

In the forest, they find Elesa battling Leaf. After the battle, Elesa recognizes Valerie and asks of one request from her.

Leaf, having heard of Valerie's wish to become a Pokémon, asks the player to battle Valerie. After the battle, Valerie is surprised at how she felt one with her Sylveon when using a sync move. This makes her interested in battles in Pasio and asks Elesa for a battle. Elesa agrees and then asks Valerie to join the player's team as they will be their third round opponents.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSAce Trainer M Masters.png
Ace Trainer Stewart
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0127.png
Pinsir
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0218.png
Slugma
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,260 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×9
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSPunk Girl Masters.png
Punk Girl Hazel
Masters0455.png
Carnivine
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0544.png
Whirlipede
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0283.png
Surskit
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
The Elesa Fan Club Normal VSLass Masters.png
Lass Sadie
Masters0546.png
Cottonee
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0059.png
Arcanine
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,307 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×9
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 2,115 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×15
Great Tech Tonic ×6
Ultra Tech Tonic ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes
Challenge in the Forest Normal VSBeauty Masters.png
Beauty Ava
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0183.png
Marill
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0271.png
Lombre
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
1,353 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×9
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
VSPoké Fan M Masters.png
Poké Fan Leroy
Masters0168.png
Ariados
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0669.png
Flabébé
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Challenge Valerie Normal VSValerie Masters.png
Valerie
Masters0189.png
Jumpluff
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0700.png
Sylveon
Weakness: PoisonIC Masters.png
Masters0189.png
Jumpluff
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,400 coins
Training Machine ×2
Tech Tonic ×9
Great Tech Tonic ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Hard 2,350 coins
Training Machine ×3
Tech Tonic ×15
Great Tech Tonic ×6
Ultra Tech Tonic ×3
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Tech Tonic
Great Tech Tonic
Ultra Tech Tonic
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Chapter 24: A Shining Spotlight

The stage is set for a match against Fantina, Sabrina, and Elesa, who reveals her new sygna suit and new Pokémon Rotom. However, before the battle could begin, the match is interrupted by numerous Team Break Masked Men and Women, who intend to stop the PML by stealing everyone's Pokémon. Despite the player's efforts, the player and team become outnumbered by Team Break. Soon, however, further reinforcements including Paulo come along to help, then urge the player to complete their battle against Elesa's team. By the time the player has defeated Elesa, the player's reinforcements have fended off Team Break.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Team Break Ambush! Normal VSMasked Swimmer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0093.png
Haunter
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0592.png
Frillish
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
1,350 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×9
Great Aid Ade ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
VSMasked Street Thug Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0425.png
Drifloon
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png

Masters0607.png
Litwick
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0356.png
Dusclops
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png

Masters0178 f.png
Xatu
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0677.png
Espurr
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png

Masters0093.png
Haunter
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Challenge Sygna Suit Elesa & Team Normal VSSabrina Masters.png
Sabrina
VSElesa Sygna Masters.png
Elesa
Sygna Suit
VSFantina Masters.png
Fantina
Masters0065.png
Alakazam
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0479.png
Rotom
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0429.png
Mismagius
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
1,500 coins
Training Machine ×2
Aid Ade ×9
Great Aid Ade ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Hard 2,400 coins
Training Machine ×3
Aid Ade ×15
Great Aid Ade ×6
Ultra Aid Ade ×3
1★ Level-Up Manual
Training Machine
Super Training Machine
Aid Ade
Great Aid Ade
Ultra Aid Ade
Skill Capsule
Gym Leader Notes

Interlude 4: The Once-Charming Prince

Lear has cornered a Masked Man and Masked Woman at another one of Team Break's hideouts and is ready to battle them with his Donphan. Before the battle can begin, Rachel and Sawyer arrive to provide backup. Lear refuses to battle alongside them, then proceeds to defeat the thugs by himself, taunting them as they flee. He then notices Cheren approaching them from the distance, leaving Rachel and Sawyer to deal with him despite Sawyer's attempts to get through to him.

When Rachel asks Cheren why he keeps following them around, he explains that he works as a Gym Leader and teacher in Unova, then expresses concern about Hoopa being in Team Break's possession as well as Lear. Rachel tries to tell Cheren that Lear doesn't need any help, but Sawyer asks him to use his leadership skills to help Lear find his way. Sawyer explains that Lear has grown increasingly obsessed with becoming powerful ever since he lost to the player, worrying that he will get himself into trouble if he takes the throne without knowing what it means to be a true king. Sawyer then convinces Rachel to let Cheren help them get through to Lear.

Cheren, realizing that Lear's problems ran much deeper than he initially thought, asks them to tell him everything about Lear. It is revealed that Lear used to be a kind boy who loved people and Pokémon, but after the death of his mother, the queen, he was taken out of Rachel and Sawyer's care and sent to a strict school by his father, the king. Once he came back, he only had trust in himself and began to degrade other people and Pokémon. Cheren concludes that the loss of his mother and the two people he relied on the most as well as his experiences he had at school caused him to lose trust in others.

Sawyer reveals that he was the one who created the rules of the PML in an attempt to help Lear remember how it feels to trust people and Pokémon again, then laments the failures of his plan. Cheren points out that he hasn't known Lear for as long as Rachel and Sawyer have and that he is still a beginner in teaching, but believes that those factors work in his favor. He agrees to do what he can to help Lear become a worthy king. Sawyer is thankful, but Rachel is still skeptical about Cheren. Cheren promises Rachel that he will put all his effort into helping Lear, then asks for clarification about Hoopa's role in regards to Lear and the PML. Sawyer admits that he and Rachel do not understand Hoopa's involvement in the issue, stating that Lear suddenly showed up with it after they decided to create the PML and refused to explain anything about it. Cheren wants to get started on helping Lear as soon as he can, but asks for a favor from Rachel and Sawyer.

Somewhere else away from Rachel, Sawyer, and Cheren, Lear continues to taunt Team Break, calling them weaklings and insulting their team name. When the three catch up to Lear, he shows them the numerous Team Break thugs he has defeated on his own. He insists that he is better off without teamwork and other people will only hold him back, surprising Rachel and Sawyer. Cheren asks Lear what kind of king he plans to be now that he has gotten so strong. Lear tells Cheren that he will be the strongest king of all, asserting that he will become the Champion of Pasio once he grows even more powerful. Lear tells Rachel and Sawyer to follow him to another Team Break hideout to find Hoopa, but they ignore his orders. Instead, they tell him that they have given up on him and are leaving Pasio, with Sawyer expressing disappointment in his refusal to change.

After Rachel and Sawyer leave, Lear continues to insist that he never needed them. Cheren then tells Lear that he needs to change.

Chapter 25: A Glorious Gambit

The chapter features a flashback from the formation of the next opposing team. In the flashback, Grimsley's old PML teammates have grown tired of his all-or-nothing battling style. During an altercation, they all decide to leave the team. After they walk off, Grimsley states that they have misunderstood his battling style. Now that he has no teammates, he considers withdrawing from the PML and leaving Pasio. Will and Karen spot him, then try to convince him to stay on Pasio and join their team. They compliment Grimsley's battling style, then inform him that they are close to qualifying for the PML finals, but need him to join their team in order to do so. Grimsley questions their willingness to let him make risky decisions that could hurt their partner Pokémon. Will's Xatu and Karen's Umbreon are both willing to risk themselves to battle alongside Grimsley. Will asserts that his strength as a member of the Indigo League Elite Four will guarantee that Grimsley won't need to consider hurting his partner Pokémon to win. Karen also asserts that she will endure whatever it takes to win alongside her favorite Pokémon. Grimsley decides to flip a coin to decide whether or not he will join their team.

At the PML finals, the player's team is faced against Will and Karen's team. Karen notes that members of the audience were inspired to fight back against Team Break during their battle against Elesa's team during the last round, with Will pointing out that the player's attitude was what motivated the audience to fight. Nanu informs everyone that the stadium's security has been reinforced after Team Break's attempt to sabotage the PML. Will remarks that he had previously heard about Nanu's attitude from someone who he might know. Grimsley arrives in his new sygna suit with his new partner Pokémon, Sharpedo. He states that the designer of the sygna suits was inspired by the more aggressive fighting style he took on to better suit his new team and made him one of his own.

The player's team wins a battle against Grimsley, Karen, and Will. Grimsley laments that he has nothing left again after having lost to the player. Will agreed with him, but asserts that they will continue to fight until they win regardless of how many times they lose. Karen also insists on Grimsley staying with their team. The team leaves, with Grimsley telling Nanu that his visit to Alola will have to wait. As the player's team is going to check the matchups for the quarterfinals, they run into Cynthia again. She congratulates them on their victory, then reveals that she will be up against their team in the next round, surprising Misty and Brock.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Sygna Suit Grimsley & Co. Normal VSKaren Masters.png
Karen
VSGrimsley Sygna Masters.png
Grimsley
Sygna Suit
VSWill Masters.png
Will
Masters0197.png
Umbreon
Weakness: FairyIC Masters.png
Masters0319.png
Sharpedo
Weakness: FairyIC Masters.png
Masters0178 f.png
Xatu
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
1,600 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,450 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual

Interlude 5: What Makes a King

Rachel and Sawyer watch as Cheren and Lear enter a cave to take on Team Break. Rachel says that Cheren told them to keep their distance from Lear, but she's not sure if it's a good idea. Sawyer says they should trust Cheren's advice, but he's still worried about Lear. Rachel says that she's also worried about Lear, and the two debate over who's more worried about him.

Inside the cave, Lear expresses his disgust at Cheren continuing to follow him around, but Cheren refuses to leave him alone - especially because Team Break's Pokémon seem to be growing stronger as they go. Lear scoffs that he can handle them on his own no matter how strong they get. Three members of Team Break show up to challenge them, and Lear tells Cheren to stay out of the fight. He struggles to win a bit more than usual, but eventually triumphs over the trio. The leader of the Team Break members blames his two teammates for the loss, claiming that they didn't follow his orders and held him back, and he boasts that next time he'll take on Lear on his own and win.

After the Team Break members leave, Lear complains that they were pathetic, especially the leader who was "strutting around all high and mighty and couldn't even face up to the fact that he lost". Cheren tells Lear that that's exactly how he looks to everyone else. He also notes that although the Team Break leader blamed the loss on his teammates, they were actually doing a good job of supporting him, and that's why the battle was tougher than Lear expected. In the same way, Lear has been oblivious to how much Rachel and Sawyer have always helped him out against tough opponents, and Cheren wonders if he's finally starting to notice that now. Lear dismisses Cheren's words, claiming that he's gotten to where he is by doing everything himself and he's going to become the strongest king by himself, too. Cheren tells him that if he keeps up that attitude, he'll never be fit to be a king. This ticks off Lear, and he challenges Cheren to a battle so he can crush Cheren completely.

However, to Lear's shock and dismay, Cheren defeats him. Cheren tells him that the loss wasn't his Pokémon's fault - Lear's Donphan fought very well, but as a lone Pokémon going up against a sync pair, it didn't stand a chance. Then Cheren tells Lear about the two heroes of Unova, who had very different views of the world: one believed firmly in the bonds between Pokémon and people, and the other believed he had to change the world for Pokémon because they were his friends. But both of their beliefs were rooted in caring for people and Pokémon alike, and that allowed them both to be recognized by Legendary Pokémon and grow strong enough to defeat their region's Champion. Cheren says that to be a good king, Lear has to let go of his fixation on being the strongest and learn to care for others.

Lear considers Cheren's words, and it seems like Cheren might have finally gotten through to him. Unfortunately, they're interrupted by a Team Break leader's voice coming through a speaker. The leader proposes to Lear that they settle this once and for all, and he challenges Lear to come to a certain location alone and battle him. If Lear wins, they'll return Hoopa. Cheren says that it's obviously a trap and they won't fall for it, but the leader taunts Lear by reminding him that as long as Team Break has Hoopa, they can easily ruin the PML, and Lear needs the PML to succeed if he wants to become king. Cheren tries to talk Lear out of it, but Lear ignores him and rushes off to find Team Break, insistent that he won't need to change if he can just become king.

Chapter 26: The Future Is Now!

Rosa, Hau, Viola, and the player are discussing their upcoming battle against Cynthia. Hau is excited to battle a Trainer as strong as Cynthia, but Rosa is nervous that they're not strong enough to defeat her. Viola says that they need a plan and suggests that they battle a bunch of strong sync pairs to train their Pokémon and build up their confidence, but Rosa isn't sure how to find a bunch of strong sync pairs in such a short amount of time. Just then, Professor Bellis shows up and asks them what's going on. After Viola explains the situation, Professor Bellis says she knows some people who can help them, and she asks the group to come back to her lab with her.

Upon arriving at the lab, the group is greeted by Clemont, Sophocles, and Molayne. Molayne introduces himself to the group, and Professor Bellis says they've been helping her with her sync stone research. Clemont activates a machine called the Sync Pair Pinger that he and Sophocles invented; it was designed to detect strong sync pairs and attract them to its location. The Sync Pair Pinger reacts to something outside, and the group goes out to investigate. Three sync pairs have been summoned by the machine, so the player's team battles them.

However, after defeating the sync pairs, Rosa and Hau say that it was a fun battle, but they were hoping to fight someone stronger. Clemont assures the player that the machine will work right this next time and makes some adjustments to ensure it summons the strongest sync pair in the area. The Sync Pair Pinger activates, but instead of summoning one strong sync pair, it summons a whole mob of sync pairs.

After the player's team defeats the sync pairs, Rosa and Hau note that they were again much stronger than all of them. Molayne suggests that Sophocles and Clemont inspect the machine to figure out why it's not behaving properly, but Clemont worries that the player's team doesn't have enough time to wait for them to do the inspection. Sophocles insist that the third time's the charm, and they activate the Sync Pair Pinger again.

Unfortunately, the sync pairs summoned by the machine are once again not terribly strong. Sophocles and Clemont finally admit that the machine was a failure, and they express their regret that they weren't able to help the player's team. But Molayne encourages them, reminding them that it wasn't a complete failure because they were able to make some progress, and he tells them that they'll eventually succeed as long as they don't give up. Just then, Molayne's Dugtrio, Sophocles's Togedemaru, and Clemont's Heliolisk let themselves out of their Poké Balls. Rosa speculates that the Pokémon are responding to the Sync Pair Pinger, making Sophocles and Clemont wonder if the experiment was actually a success. Molayne suggests that they battle the player's team, and Sophocles and Clemont agree to it.

After the player defeats Molayne, Sophocles, and Clemont, the group returns to Professor Bellis's lab. Molayne admits that he doesn't think the Sync Pair Pinger ever really worked - their Pokémon only let themselves out of their Poké Balls because they really wanted to fight the player. Then, he says that he wants to join the player's team. When Rosa asks why, he says that he thinks the machine failed because it didn't have enough sync pair data, and he can help gather data by battling opponents in the PML. He also says that battling the player made him nostalgic for his island challenge days, and he wants to have more exciting battles like that. The player agrees to let Molayne join the team, and Clemont and Sophocles promise to keep working on the machine until it works properly. Just then, the Sync Pair Pinger goes off again, and the group goes outside to investigate. They find that this time, Blue and his Pidgeot have been summoned and are ready for a battle. While Molayne and Clemont are still unsure if it's the machine's doing, Professor Bellis says that this is the perfect training opportunity, and Rosa accepts Blue's challenge.

After training with Blue all night, he declares that the player's team is ready for anything. His teammate, Red, comes to pick him up, and Blue says goodbye to the player's team. Rosa is feeling a lot more confident after the training session with Blue, and she says that they have to keep winning so they can have a battle with Red and Blue's team. Meanwhile, at the arena, Cynthia has changed into her sygna suit and is eagerly awaiting the match to see how far the player has come as a Trainer.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge on the Boulevard Normal VSRising Star F Masters.png
Rising Star Gabriella
Masters0187.png
Hoppip
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0015.png
Beedrill
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0069.png
Bellsprout
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
1,650 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
VSAce Trainer M Masters.png
Ace Trainer Ned
Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0045 f.png
Vileplume
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0102.png
Exeggcute
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Who's That Sync Pair?! Part 1 Normal VSScientist Masters.png
Scientist Chad
Masters0225.png
Delibird
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0127.png
Pinsir
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0460 f.png
Abomasnow
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
1,700 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,470 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Who's That Sync Pair?! Part 2 Normal VSAce Trainer F Masters.png
Ace Trainer Ayesha
Masters0241.png
Miltank
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0759.png
Stufful
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0070.png
Weepinbell
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0615.png
Cryogonal
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0713.png
Avalugg
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0544.png
Whirlipede
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
1,750 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
VSCamper Masters.png
Camper Jagger
Masters0261.png
Poochyena
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png

Masters0274.png
Nuzleaf
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0455.png
Carnivine
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0168.png
Ariados
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0710.png
Pumpkaboo
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png

Masters0459.png
Snover
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Who's That Sync Pair?! Part 3 Normal VSSwimmer M Masters.png
Swimmer Noah
Masters0361.png
Snorunt
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0131.png
Lapras
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0087.png
Dewgong
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
1,800 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
VSYoungster Masters.png
Youngster Silvio
Masters0599.png
Klink
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0407 f.png
Roserade
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0269.png
Dustox
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Challenge Molayne & Co. Normal VSSophocles Masters.png
Sophocles
VSMolayne Masters.png
Molayne
VSClemont Masters.png
Clemont
Masters0777.png
Togedemaru
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0051A.png
Dugtrio
Alolan form
Weakness: FireIC Masters.png
Masters0695.png
Heliolisk
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
1,850 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,500 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual

Interlude 6: Royally Alone

Rachel and Sawyer are shocked to hear from Cheren that Lear ran off on his own to fight Team Break in order to reclaim Hoopa. The three are about to set off with their Pokémon to find him, when suddenly Team Break Grunts appear and stop them with a battle.

As Lear waits at a glacier to meet with Team Break, he continues to convince himself that becoming king will solve all of his problems, in spite of Cheren’s advice. The Team Break member who spoke to Lear over the speaker arrives at the glacier. Lear prepares to battle him for Hoopa, but it is quickly revealed to be an ambush. Lear attempts to fight off a group of Team Break grunts, but ultimately loses without the help of Rachel and Sawyer.

After Lear is knocked out by the grunts, he dreams of a memory from years ago. In the memory, a younger Lear heads to the beach by himself in tears. Overwhelmed with the pressure his father puts on him, Lear claims that he doesn't want to be king if it involves this much work. When the cry of a Pokémon can be heard, Lear becomes nervous. Hoopa suddenly appears in front of him, scaring him. Lear shouts at it, saying his family will come running to help him if Hoopa tries to hurt him. However, Lear stops himself and looks down at the ground. Hoopa summons a Phanpy to scare Lear, and he yells at it again. To Lear's surprise, Hoopa then summons a beautiful stone to give to him. Lear realizes that Hoopa is not his enemy, and is about to ask it a question before the memory is cut short.

Lear wakes up in a storage room and realizes that he has been captured by Team Break. He begins to question his own strength, but his thoughts are interrupted when he hears a noise from across the room. Lear turns to see Hoopa, doubled over itself with its eyes shut.

Chapter 27: The Quarterfinals

Standing at a mountain, Caitlin and Darach wait for Cynthia to join them. Caitlin yawns out of boredom, and reveals to Darach that she is disappointed in the battles she has had so far in the PML. Darach teases her for having such high standards, but acknowledges that it is only natural after battling with someone like Cynthia. Just as they begin to talk about her, Cynthia appears, revealing that the reason she took so long was because she was changing into her sygna suit. She tells the others that she plans to battle with her Kommo-o during her match against the player in the PML, but would like to train first in a practice battle. Cynthia encourages Caitlin to give it her all against her, as she is her rival. Caitlin agrees and sends out her Reuniclus, eager to have her first win against Cynthia. Darach notes that Caitlin is losing control of her emotions, but Caitlin is not concerned.

Later at the arena, Cynthia, Darach, and Caitlin face Misty, Brock, Rosa, and the player before their match. Cynthia reveals that this is the first time she is using her Kommo-o in a battle, but Caitlin notes that it is just as strong as her Garchomp. Both teams vow to give it their all in their match.

After the player wins, everyone is frozen in shock. The player's team struggles to comprehend that they were able to defeat a Trainer as powerful as Cynthia. Cynthia congratulates them, noting that they are one of four teams left. She tells them that two of the other teams are led by Red and Lance, but she isn't quite sure who is leading the last one. Rosa attempts to ask a question, but is interrupted by a voice on a speaker. The voice announces the matchups for the semifinals, and it is revealed that the player's next opponent will be Lear. The team is excited to have a rematch against him, and they leave to prepare for the battle. The other teams begin to leave as well, but Cynthia pauses to enjoy the moment.

At night, Cynthia and Kommo-o visit the beach to reflect on their battle. They are surprised to run into Cheren, who tells Cynthia that he wants to speak to her. After she correctly assumes he wants to talk about Lear, Cheren urgently asks for her help to save him.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Sygna Suit Cynthia & Co. Normal VSDarach Masters.png
Darach
VSCynthia Sygna Masters.png
Cynthia
Sygna Suit
VSCaitlin Masters.png
Caitlin
Masters0475.png
Gallade
Weakness: GhostIC Masters.png
Masters0784.png
Kommo-o
Weakness: FairyIC Masters.png
Masters0579.png
Reuniclus
Weakness: GhostIC Masters.png
1,900 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,530 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual

Interlude 7: Shining Bonds

Lear remains captured by Team Break alongside Hoopa and begins to reminisce about the times he had spent with the Mischief Pokémon. Team Break then arrive unannounced, and disclose to Lear that they plan on using their captured Pokémon to take over the PML—unless Lear announces that he will cancel the PML instead. Lear is resigned to the PML being over, however Hoopa protests against this and musters its remaining strength to teleport Lear away.

Outside, Lear meets Sawyer, Rachel, and Cheren who help remind Lear of the good times that he had had with Hoopa, and what it makes to be a good king; caring for his kingdom rather than focusing on strength. Reinvigorated, Lear heads back to Team Break's hideout, where Lear, Sawyer, and Rachel team up to defeat Team Break. Team Break's leader arrives to provide reinforcement, but with Lear providing the necessary distraction, Cheren's Stoutland successfully takes Hoopa off Team Break's hands. Lear's sync stone then begins to glow, which had not glowed ever since the first time he had met Hoopa. Lear then teams up with Hoopa as a sync pair to defeat the remainder of the Team Break grunts. Cynthia, who had been enlisted by Cheren, then arrives and reveals that she has already defeated the other Team Break members who had been present at the hideout.

Later, Lear ponders about the values of friendship, trust, and bond, and thanks Sawyer and Rachel for helping him to grow. Cynthia arrives alongside two Pokémon Trainers who had been Lear's teammates in the PML. Cynthia reveals that these Trainers had not just assisted her in defeating Team Break, but had also won Lear's PML semi-final match despite his absence, advancing their team to the next round.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge in Team Break's Hideout Normal VSMasked Collector Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0042.png
Golbat
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters0545.png
Scolipede
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters0089.png
Muk
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png

Chapter 28: Change of Heart

In the square, Trainers share their predictions for the semifinals. Not wanting to see Lear win, many of them begin rooting for the player. When it is time for the match to begin, Lear doesn't show up, confusing the player's team. As Cheren begins to share some information, a Masked Woman member suddenly appears on the stage to announce that Team Break is coming to wreak havoc. The player's team works to defeat groups of Grunts that come at them.

As the Team Break Grunts begin to outnumber the player, Lear and Hoopa arrive just in time to defend them, followed by Cynthia. He sends Cynthia to help with security, then continues working with the player. To Lear's surprise, Rachel and Sawyer arrive to help, but he orders them to rest up for the semifinals. Lear leaves to assist Pryce and Iris, scolding them while doing so.

Lear confronts the last few Team Break Grunts in the stadium. The Masked Woman sends out a Venusaur at Lear, but the player and Cheren show up to join the fight. Working together, they defeat the last member of Team Break.

Lear has Rachel and Sawyer round up every Team Break Grunt they captured and bring them over to him. As the Grunts worry about what lies in store for them, Lear reveals that their punishment is to work for him and help maintain Pasio—something they will even be compensated for. Grateful that Lear is showing them forgiveness, the Grunts remove their Team Break masks.

Lear announces that the semifinals will be delayed until the next day, as he wants all of the competitors to be able to rest and give it their all during the match. The crowd responds positively, with most people changing their minds about Lear.

Later that night, as Lear and Hoopa amuse themselves on the beach, Red appears in his sygna suit. Lear admits to Red that one of the reasons he created the PML was to get revenge on him for beating him in a battle when he was previously undefeated. Although Lear had wanted to humiliate Red before, he explains that now he only wants to defeat him.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Team Break Ambush! Normal VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0698.png
Amaura
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0229.png
Houndoom
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0776.png
Turtonator
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,950 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Masters0565.png
Carracosta
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0141.png
Kabutops
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0319.png
Sharpedo
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Team Break Ambush! Part 2 Normal VSMasked Street Thug Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0364.png
Sealeo
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0768.png
Golisopod
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0123.png
Scyther
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,960 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,560 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Team Break Ambush! Part 3 Normal VSMasked Ace Trainer M Masters.png
Masked Man
Masters0058.png
Growlithe
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0229.png
Houndoom
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0077.png
Ponyta
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
1,970 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Masters0758.png
Salazzle
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0699.png
Aurorus
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0119.png
Seaking
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0078.png
Rapidash
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png

Masters0426.png
Drifblim
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Team Break's Final Stand Normal VSMasked Beauty Masters.png
Masked Woman
Masters0350 f.png
Milotic
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
Masters0003.png
Venusaur
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters0142.png
Aerodactyl
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
2★ Level-Up Manual

Chapter 29: Semifinal Showdown

As Lear prepares to leave for the semifinals, Cheren stops by at the villa. Cheren explains to Lear the reason he had been so invested in his growth: Lear reminded Cheren much of his strength-driven younger self. He tells Lear that he wants to pay forward the lessons that he had learned from his Pokémon and other Trainers. Lear does not seem to be receptive to what Cheren has to say, instead hurrying out with his companions and vowing to defeat him and the player at the semifinals. As Lear makes his way to the arena, he is shocked to find that he has a crowd of fans rooting for him. Paulo then happens to walk by, and Lear stops to notice that he has an odd look in his eye.

The player's team meets with Lear's at the arena. While he first acknowledges that the player is deserving to face him in the finals, Lear declares that he has grown exponentially stronger than them, and that he is going to win. Right before the battle begins, he confesses to Rachel and Sawyer that he is not strong enough on his own, and their only way of beating the player is by working together.

Lear's team then loses to the player's. Rachel and Sawyer instantly try to apologize for their mistakes, but Lear tells them that they did their best, and that they lost as a team. He admits to the player that he enjoyed their battle, and tells them that the reason he always picked on them was because he was jealous of how much fun they were having in their battles. Lear vows to grow closer with his team so he can defeat the player in the future. Before he leaves, he tells them to win in the finals.

The player's team turns to see that their final opponents—Red, Blue, and Leaf—have arrived at the stadium, dressed in their sygna suits.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Team Lear Normal VSRachel Masters.png
Rachel
VSLear Masters.png
Lear
VSSawyer Masters.png
Sawyer
Masters0197.png
Umbreon
Weakness: FightingIC Masters.png
Masters0720.png
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Weakness: DarkIC Masters.png
Masters0430.png
Honchkrow
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
1,980 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,590 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual

Chapter 30: The Road to Victory

Before the finals, Red, Blue, and Leaf train with each other. Afterward, Blue turns to Red and challenges him to a battle, reminding him that they are still rivals. To Leaf's surprise, Red verbally accepts Blue's challenge.

As the player makes their way to the stadium, Professor Bellis, along with many other Trainers, share words of encouragement with them. The two teams eventually meet at the arena, and Lear shows up to announce the start of the match.

The player wins the battle, claiming victory over the tournament. Red, Blue, and Leaf offer their congratulations. As the player's team makes their return, they are met with crowds of cheering fans, as well as Professor Bellis, who personally congratulates the player. Watching the parade from afar, a group of Team Break Grunts lament being unable to stop the PML. Despite the disbanding of their team, they agree to keep getting into trouble, as that is what they want for their path. Overhearing their conversation, Paulo lingers on the thought of what his own path is.

Later, Rachel and Sawyer escort the player to the award ceremony. While Lear initially commends the player for their hard work, he suddenly loses his composure. Lear yells at the player, claiming that his father postponed his coronation because of his loss to the player. Determined to become king, Lear announces a second PML. The player's team is shocked at first, but everyone admits they would enjoy having the opportunity to face the player in a battle. Lear announces that he has more activities in store for Pasio, and he encourages everyone in the stadium to strengthen the bonds between themselves and their Pokémon.

Elsewhere, Giovanni hears of the second tournament. He smiles, plotting something of his own.

Battle

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Team Red Normal VSLeaf Sygna Masters.png
Leaf
Sygna Suit
VSRed Sygna Masters.png
Red
Sygna Suit
VSBlue Sygna Masters.png
Blue
Sygna Suit
Masters0003.png
Venusaur
Weakness: PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters0006.png
Charizard
Weakness: RockIC Masters.png
Masters0009.png
Blastoise
Weakness: ElectricIC Masters.png
1,990 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual
Hard 2,620 coins
2★ Level-Up Manual

Artwork

See also


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