Piers (Masters)

Piers
ネズ Nezu
Spr Masters Piers.png
Piers's model
No. 117
English voice actor Aleks Le[1]
Japanese voice actor Kishō Taniyama[2]
Description This Galar Gym Leader who loves Dark-type Pokémon is also a well-known singer and songwriter. Many of his fans were charmed by his melancholic vocal quality.

Piers (Japanese: ネズ Nezu) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. He forms a sync pair with Obstagoon. The sync pair can be obtained through the sync pair scout, starting from February 18, 2021. The pair's potential can be upgraded to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it was first released, which unlocks Piers's EX Style.

Piers in his sygna suit forms a sync pair with Low Key Form Toxtricity. This pair can be obtained through a Poké Fair sync pair scout beginning on November 2, 2023. This pair can be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it first released.

Obstagoon

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 08001, which allows "Battle! (Piers) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

    Type   Dark
Move type   Dark
Role   Support
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Obstagoon Weakness   Fighting
Its voice is staggering in volume. Obstagoon has a tendency to take on a threatening posture and shout—this move is known as Obstruct.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 645 336 276 224 227 228
Lv. 140, Max Potential 745 376 316 264 267 268
Mega Obstagoon
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Piers is available in the general sync pair scout. His offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Piers Spotlight Scout (February 18 to March 11, 2021)
  • Piers Spotlight Scout (May 17 to 29, 2021)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Night Slash Dark
 
Physical 2 40 48 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
Dire Hit All + None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks.
Shout My Name! None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Charges the move gauges of all allied sync pairs by two for each allied sync pair on the field. When used in a co-op battle, charges the move gauges of all allied players by two instead. Applies the Enduring effect to the user.
Obstruct Dark
 
Status 2
(2 uses)
Self The user takes up a defensive posture. Using this move again will make the user leave this defensive posture. No other actions can be taken when in this defensive posture. Nullifies an attack move that targets the user while it is in this defensive posture, then the user leaves the defensive posture. If the move was a physical attack move, lowers the Defense of the target that used it by two stat ranks.
Sync moves
No Encores Throat Chop Dark
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Hunker Down 9 Raises the user's Defense by one stat rank when it nullifies an opponent's move while in a defensive posture.
Hold Fast 9 Raises the user's Sp. Def by one stat rank when it nullifies an opponent's move while in a defensive posture.
Team Riposte 9 Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user nullifies an opponent's move while in a defensive posture.
Theme Skills
  Dark Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
  Galar Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Gym Leader Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Artistic Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Wistful ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Wistful Crystal

Sync grid

Piers and Obstagoon's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the sync pair was first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +10 Attack +10 4 48 2
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Defense +20 Defense +20 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +20 Sp. Def +20 7 84 3
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Night Slash: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Obstruct: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Obstruct: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Obstruct: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Dire Hit All +: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Shout My Name!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Unbending Defense cannot be lowered. 4 48 1
Stalwart Sp. Def cannot be lowered. 4 48 1
On the Ropes 3 Reduces damage when the user is hit by a physical attack move while in a pinch. 10 120 2
Outrun 3 Quickly charges the move gauge when the user is affected by a status condition. 7 84 3
Power Reserves 3 Powers up the user's moves when in a pinch. 8 96 3
Block and Heal 1 Has a chance (20%) of restoring the user's HP by approximately 20% of its maximum HP when the user nullifies an opponent's move while in a defensive posture. 8 96 3
Block and Lunge 1 Has a chance (20%) of reducing the user's sync move countdown by one when the user nullifies an opponent's move while in a defensive posture. 10 120 3
Critical Strike 1 Powers up the user's attacks when they become critical hits. 10 120 3
Unyielding 3 When the user's Enduring effect activates and the user has 1 HP remaining, has a chance (40%) of applying the Enduring effect to the user again. 10 120 3
Gritty 5 Powers up the user's moves when it is affected by a status condition. 10 120 3
No Encores Throat Chop: Power +25 No Encores Throat Chop: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
No Encores Throat Chop: Power +25 No Encores Throat Chop: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Toxtricity (Low Key Form)

Sygna Suit Piers
マジコスネズ Serious Costume Nezu
 
Sygna Suit Piers's model
No. 117
English voice actor Aleks Le
Japanese voice actor Kishō Taniyama
Description Piers is wearing a sygna suit. His melancholy aura has deepened ever since Low Key Form Toxtricity became his partner Pokémon.

Raising this sync pair to 6★ EX will unlock Song Key 08016, which allows "Decisive Battle! (Piers) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

    Type   Electric
Move types   Electric /   Poison
Role   Strike (Special)
EX Role   Support
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Toxtricity Weakness   Psychic
It has an electrical organ on its chest. While generating electricity, it fills its surroundings with what sounds like the strumming of a bass guitar.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 650 307 135 336 135 351
Lv. 140, Max Potential 810 347 215 376 215 391
Mega Toxtricity
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Sygna Suit Piers is exclusive to Poké Fair scouts. He was available in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Sygna Suit Piers Poké Fair Scout (November 2 to 20, 2023)
  • 5★-Select Poké Fair Scout ×15 (A) (December 31, 2023 to January 31, 2024)
  • 10-Pair Scout (Max 100 Pairs) (February 19 to March 25, 2024)
  • 5★-Select Poké Fair Scout ×15 (C) (February 28 to March 26, 2024)


Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Thunder Electric
 
Special 3 124 148 70% An opponent Never misses when the weather is rainy. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.
Sludge Bomb Poison
 
Special 3 92 110 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.
Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive Electric
 
Special 4 180 216 100% All opponents Activation Condition: When weather, terrain, or zone effects are activated. Deactivation Condition: When all weather, terrain, and zone effects are cleared.
The power of this move is not lowered even if there are multiple targets. Decreases the amount of move gauge slots needed to use this move by 2 when the zone is a Poison Zone. This attack’s power increases 20% when the target is affected by a status condition.
The Show Begins! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Allied side Turns the field of play’s zone into a Poison Zone. (A Poison Zone powers up Poison-type attacks.) Raises the user’s Sp. Atk and critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks.
Sync moves
Lightning and Blues Overdrive Electric
 
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: Sync moves will target all opposing sync pairs.)
(EX role effect: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Low-Key Melancholy Turns the field of play’s terrain into Electric Terrain the first time the user’s attack move is successful each battle. Extends the duration of Electric Terrain when the terrain turns into Electric Terrain while the user is on the field.
Poisonous Acceleration 3 Quickly charges the move gauge when the zone is a Poison Zone.
Piercing Blows Grants all of the following effects when the user is attacking: Ignores the target’s passive skills that would reduce the damage of attacks. Ignores the target’s passive skills that would protect the target against a critical hit. Ignores the target’s Enduring effect.
Theme Skills
  Electric Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Electric-type attacks.
  Galar Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Gym Leader Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Sygna Suit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
  Artistic Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Soothing ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Piers and Toxtricity is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Thunder: Power +3 Thunder: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +3 Thunder: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +3 Thunder: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +3 Thunder: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Thunder: Accuracy +10 Thunder: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 1
Thunder: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sludge Bomb: Power +3 Sludge Bomb: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Sludge Bomb: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Sludge Bomb: Power Induction 5 Powers up the user’s moves when the terrain is Electric Terrain. 8 96 2
Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power +3 Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power +3 Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power +3 Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
The Show Begins!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 3
The Show Begins!: Precision 1 Raises the user’s accuracy by 1 stat rank when its move is successful. 8 96 2
The Show Begins: Super Preparation 9 Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user when its move is successful. 9 108 4
Dauntless Sp. Atk cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Antitoxin Prevents the user from getting poisoned or badly poisoned. 5 60 2
Lithe Prevents the user from getting paralyzed. 5 60 2
Poison Zone: HP Recovery 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action when the zone is a Poison Zone. 8 96 2
Turbo Charge 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the field is Electric Terrain. 9 108 2
Electrorepulsion 3 Reduces damage when the user is hit by an attack move while the terrain is Electric Terrain. 9 108 2
Electric Terrain Extension 2 Extends the duration of Electric Terrain when the terrain turns into Electric Terrain while the user is on the field. 7 108 3
Poison Zone: Moves ↑ 3 Powers up the user’s moves when the zone is a Poison Zone. 10 120 3
Poison Zone: S-Moves ↑ 9 Powers up the user’s sync move when the zone is a Poison Zone. 10 120 3
Hit Status Cond Opp: Free Move Next 4 Has a chance (50%) of applying the Free Move Next effect to the user when its attack move is successful against targets that are affected by a status condition. 10 120 3
Sharp Entry 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Conductive Sync Turns the field of play’s terrain into Electric Terrain the first time the user’s sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Hostile Environment 2 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 10 120 3
Head Start 1 Reduces the user’s sync move countdown by 1 the first time it enters a battle each battle. 10 120 4
Dirty Sync 6 Powers up the user’s sync move against targets that are affected by a status condition. 7 84 5
Ally Sets WTZ: Special Boost ↑1 9 Increases the user’s Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 1 rank when an ally activates a weather, terrain, or zone effect. 10 120 5
Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power +25 Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power +25 Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power +25 Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power +25 Lightning and Blues Overdrive: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Other Pokémon

Given away

During the Who's the Best Singer? story event, Roxie reveals that she received her Toxtricity from Piers as a Toxel.

 
Toxel


Appearances

Battle appearances

Piers and Obstagoon can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Piers appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Piers appears in his sygna suit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Piers and Obstagoon

  • A Day with Piers

Sygna Suit Piers and Toxtricity

  • A Day with Sygna Suit Piers

Quotes

Main article: Piers/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

Piers

         
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Piers's sync move mindscape
(Spikemuth Gym)

Sygna Suit Piers

         
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Sygna Suit Piers's sync move mindscape
(Spikemuth Gym)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
       
Medal
1★ Who's the Best Singer?
Medal
2★ Who's the Best Singer?
Medal
3★ Who's the Best Singer?
Medal
Jamming High & Low

Trivia

  • Piers shares his Japanese voice actor, Kishō Taniyama, with his counterpart from the Pokémon: Twilight Wings miniseries.
  • Excluding Grimsley & Liepard, whose banner had to be ended early and restarted to fix a glitch, Piers & Obstagoon are the sync pair with the shortest gap between their initial run and first rerun, at 88 days.
  • All versions of Piers use special voice-over lines upon entering a team that contains certain Trainers (regardless of their partner Pokémon). Those Trainers include Hop, Marnie, Raihan, Roxie, and Ryuki.
    • Piers also uses special voice-over lines upon winning a battle with Hop, Marnie, Raihan, or Roxie in the same team.

Origin

Piers's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Obstagoon is Piers's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Obstagoon's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Sword.

Low Key Form Toxtricity is one of the Pokémon that Piers uses in Champion tournaments and in the Galarian Star Tournament. Low Key Form Toxtricity's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Shield.

In other languages

Shout My Name!

Language Title
  Japanese 名前を呼んでくれ! Namae o Yondekure!
Mandarin Chinese 呼喊我的名字! Hūhǎn Wǒde Míngzì!
  French Le public nous acclame !
  German Ruf meinen Namen!
  Italian Standing ovation!
  Korean 이름을불러줘! Ireumeul Bulleojwo!
  Spanish ¡Intimidando, que es gerundio!

No Encores Throat Chop

Language Title
  Japanese とっておきのナンバー! じごくづき Totteoki no Nanbā! Jigoku Zuki
Mandarin Chinese 這可是我壓箱的一首歌!之 地獄突刺 Zhè kěshì Wǒ Yāxiāng-de Yī Shǒu Gē! zhī Dìyù Tūcì
  French Pour mon public ! Exécu-Son !
  German Neck Strike der letzten Nummer
  Italian Colpo Infernale che manda in delirio
  Korean 비장의 넘버! 지옥찌르기 Bijang-ui Number! Jiok Jjireugi
  Spanish Golpe Mordaza con Temazo


Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive

Language Title
  Japanese 哀響オーバードライブ Aikyō Ōbādoraibu
Mandarin Chinese 哀響破音 Āixiǎng Pòyīn
  French Overdrive de l'écho mélancolique
  German Overdrive des betrübten Echos
  Italian Overdrive malinconico
  Korean 슬픔의오버드라이브 Seulpeum-ui Obeodeuraibeu
  Spanish Amplificador con Ecos de Tristeza

The Show Begins

Language Title
  Japanese ライブの始まりだ! Raibu no hajimarida!
Mandarin Chinese 演唱會開始! Yǎnchàng huì Kāishǐ!
  French Que le show commence !
  German Die Show fängt an!
  Italian Inizia lo spettacolo!
  Korean 라이브시작이다! Raibeu Sijag-ida!
  Spanish ¡Aquí va mi último temazo!

Lightning and Blues Overdrive

Language Title
  Japanese 青い電撃と哀愁の オーバードライブ Aoi Dengeki to Aishū no Ōbādoraibu
Mandarin Chinese 藍光電擊奏響多愁善感之 破音 Lánguāng Diànjí Zòuxiǎng Duōchóushàngǎn zhī Pòyīn
  French Spleen bleu électrique ! Overdrive !
  German Overdrive der trübsinnigen blauen Blitze
  Italian Overdrive mesto: scarica elettrica azzurra
  Korean 푸른 전격과 애수의 오버드라이브 Pureun Jeongyeok-gwa Aesu-ui Obeodeuraibeu
  Spanish Amplificador del Peso de mi Melancolía


References


Captain: Piers (Masters)
Lower members: Team Yell Grunts
Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Related: Marnie (Masters)
Locations: Spikemuth


Villainous team leaders
Core series GiovanniMaxieArchieCyrusNGhetsisColressLysandreGuzmaPiersCassiopeia
Masters EX GiovanniGuzmaCyrusNLysandrePiersGhetsisMaxieArchieColressPauloPenny
Other
games
BiruritchiGonzapEviceGreevilGordorBaron PhobosBlake HallKincaidSocieteaMunnaDark RustGiovanni
Anime GiovanniMadame BossMaxieArchieCyrusGhetsisLysandreGuzmaPiersGibeon
Adventures GiovanniMasked ManMaxieArchieCyrusNGhetsisColressLysandreGuzmaPiers
Other manga FraudMeja


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


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