People Protecting Pokémon

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People Protecting Pokémon
ポケモンを守る人の手
Masters People Protecting Pokemon.png
Event notification image
Type Villain event
First run May 12, 2023 to June 2, 2023
Rerun(s) December 6, 2023 to December 18, 2023
Featured sync pairs Sygna Suit Acerola and Tapu Bulu
Sygna Suit Lana and Tapu Lele
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
Theme skills with strength bonus Alola

People Protecting Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモンを守る人の手) was a villain event in Pokémon Masters EX. It tied into the second part of the Alola chapter of the Villain Arc, featuring battles against the Aether Foundation. It was one of the Alola villain events, the other being Investigate the Foundation.

During this event, players could earn vouchers and Solgaleo Crystals from battles against the Aether Foundation that could be redeemed in the shop for rewards, including a power boost for Scottie/Bettie and Solgaleo that would give them additional tiles on their sync grid. Obtaining 2,000 vouchers would reward players with a medal. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day.

This event featured the Battle Challenge, where players were challenged to defeat a team of strong opponents. Players could complete event missions by clearing these areas using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

All sync pairs with the Alola theme skill received a bonus to their Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats when used for this event, with the amount of the bonus varying between areas.

First run

The event first ran from May 12 to June 2, 2023. The "Sygna Suit Acerola Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Acerola and Tapu Bulu for the duration of the event, and the "Sygna Suit Lana Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Lana and Tapu Lele starting on May 14, 2023 and lasting until the end of the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers L from battles. Event missions rewarded players with Gems and Battle Points for completing any of these battles a certain number of times, and the Battle Challenge mission rewards included a Strike and a Support Move Candy Coin.

Additionally, the music and artwork on the title screen were different than usual. The title screen artwork depicted Sygna Suit Hau & Tapu Koko, Sygna Suit Mina & Tapu Fini, Sygna Suit Acerola & Tapu Bulu, and Sygna Suit Lana & Tapu Lele, and the background music was Battle! (New Wind on Alola) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). In addition, a special voice-over line of a Trainer saying "Pokémon Masters EX" would play as soon as the game's logo appeared on the title screen. This line could be spoken by Hau, Mina, Acerola, or Lana, chosen at random each time the title screen was loaded.

Second run

The event reran from December 6 to 18, 2023. The "Triple Feature Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Mina and Tapu Fini, Sygna Suit Acerola and Tapu Bulu, and Sygna Suit Lana and Tapu Lele from December 4 to the end of the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers Z from battles, and the amount of vouchers received as completion rewards was increased drastically. In addition, the mission rewards were changed to only award Gems and medals.

If the player had already received Scottie/Bettie and Solgaleo's power boost, exchanging for it in the shop again would reward the player with a 3★ Power-Up.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina Strength Bonus First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1 Normal  
Aether Foundation Employee
 
Machoke
Weakness:  
 
Primeape
Weakness:  
 
Arbok
Weakness:  
10 ×1.5  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
 200 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher L ×15
Second run:
 Event Voucher Z ×35
 Event Voucher L / Z ×1-2
 Solgaleo Crystal ×1
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2 Hard 15 ×2  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
 600 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher L ×35
Second run:
 Event Voucher Z ×100
 Event Voucher L / Z ×1-3
 Solgaleo Crystal ×1
Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3 Super Hard 20 ×3  Gems ×30
 Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Battle Challenge! Round 1
 1500 coins
 Solgaleo Crystal ×1
First run:
 Event Voucher L ×75
Second run:
 Event Voucher Z ×160
 Event Voucher L / Z ×1-3
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 ×5  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
First run:
 Event Voucher L ×250
 Solgaleo Crystal ×10
Second run:
 Event Voucher Z ×400
 Solgaleo Crystal ×20
 Event Voucher L / Z ×1-4
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard  
Lusamine
 
Abomasnow
Weakness:  
 
Bewear
Weakness:  
 
Machamp
Weakness:  
×3  Gems ×100
 3★ Strike Move Candy
 Battle Challenge! Round 2
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard ×5  Gems ×100
 4★ Tech Move Candy
None None

Event missions

May 12 to June 2, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher L ×2,000  1★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Deities of Life and Abundance
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Alola
 Support Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Grass
• Psychic
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

December 6 to 18, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 1
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 2
• Challenge the Aether Foundation: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher Z ×2,000  1★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ People Protecting Pokémon
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Deities of Life and Abundance
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Alola
 Gems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 1 or more sync pairs that share each of the following themes
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Grass
• Psychic
 Gems ×100
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

Shop

May 12 to June 2, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Solgaleo Crystal ×100
 
Power Boost
(Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo)
1
 
Event Voucher L ×400
 
Strike Move Candy Coin ×1
 
Event Voucher L ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher L ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher L ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
Steel Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
Grass Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
Psychic Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×50
 
Steel Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher L ×50
 
Grass Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×50
 
Psychic Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher L ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher L ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher L ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher L ×80
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher L ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher L ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher L ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Solgaleo Crystal ×30
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher L ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher L ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher L ×10
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher L ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher L ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

December 6 to 18, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Solgaleo Crystal ×100
 
Power Boost
(Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo)
1
 
Event Voucher Z ×400
 
Strike Move Candy Coin ×1
 
Event Voucher Z ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket ×1
4
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
5★ Alola Scout Ticket ×1
30
 
Event Voucher Z ×250
 
4★ Power-Up ×1
3
 
Event Voucher Z ×150
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
Steel Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
Grass Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
Psychic Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Steel Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Grass Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
Psychic Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher Z ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher Z ×150
 
5-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher Z ×100
 
5-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×80
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×60
 
5-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher Z ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher Z ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Solgaleo Crystal ×30
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher Z ×750
 
3★ Power-Up ×1
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
5-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher Z ×10
 
5-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

Gallery

   
Event banner
       
Medal
1★ People Protecting
Pokémon
Medal
2★ People Protecting
Pokémon
Medal
3★ People Protecting
Pokémon
Medal
Deities of Life
and Abundance
Title screen artwork

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ポケモンを守る人の手
Mandarin Chinese 守護寶可夢的人們
  French À la défense des Pokémon
  German Beschützer der Pokémon
  Italian In difesa dei Pokémon
  Korean 포켓몬을 지키는 손길
  Spanish Protectores de los Pokémon

See also



Kanto: Looming Shadow of KantoSpreading Shadows
Johto: Rocket Execs AssembleTeam Rocket Attacks
Hoenn: Team Magma's Red-Hot RageTeam Aqua's Stormy Seas
Sinnoh: Galactic NightmareDreams of the VoidGalactic Awakening
Unova: The Captured KingTeam Plasma's Icy Malice
Kalos: Battle! Friends from KalosGo, Go, Team Flare!
Alola: Investigate the FoundationPeople Protecting Pokémon
Galar: Lamenting a MillenniumHear the Cheers!


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