Professor Sycamore (Masters)

Professor Sycamore
プラターヌ Platane
Spr Masters Sycamore.png
Professor Sycamore's model
No. 116
English voice actor Ben Lepley[1]
Japanese voice actor Katsuyuki Konishi[2]
Description This friendly Pokémon Professor from Lumiose City in Kalos is researching the mysteries of Mega Evolution. His hobby is sampling food from cafés while walking around town.

Professor Sycamore (Japanese: プラターヌ Platane) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Xerneas. This sync pair was first made available on February 11, 2021.

Xerneas

  Type   Fairy
Move types   Fairy /   Grass
Role Support
Base Potential ★★★★★
Xerneas Weakness   Steel
Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 663 304 256 274 262 327
Lv. 140, Max Potential 763 344 296 314 302 367
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Dazzling Gleam Fairy
 
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.
Moonblast Fairy
 
Special 3 98 117 100% An opponent Has a moderate chance of lowering the target's Sp. Atk.
The World Is Vast! None Status 0
(1 use)
Allied side Makes move gauges accelerate on the allied field of play. Removes all status conditions from all allied sync pairs. Makes all allied sync pairs gradually heal themselves.
Horn Leech Grass
 
Physical 3 91 109 100% An opponent Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.
Sync moves
Gentlemanly Geomancy Fairy
 
Status All allies Charges the move gauges of all allied sync pairs by two. Raises the Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed of all allied sync pairs by up to six stat ranks based on the user's move level.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Team Shout 4 Has a good chance of raising the Attack or Sp. Atk—or both—of all allied sync pairs when the user is hit by an attack move.
Fairy Power 5 Powers up the user's Fairy-type moves.
Theme Skills
Fairy Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Kalos Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Knowledgeable Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Researcher Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Old Colleagues Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.

Sync Grid

Professor Sycamore and Xerneas'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 4 48 1
HP +40 HP +40 8 96 3
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
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
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
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 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 +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Power +4 Dazzling Gleam: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Dazzling Gleam: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Power +3 Moonblast: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Moonblast: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Moonblast: On a Roll 1 Raises the chance of lowering stat values with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 3
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Power +3 Horn Leech: Power ↑ +3 4 48 2
Horn Leech: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a moderately good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Horn Leech: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 2
Horn Leech: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 3
The World Is Vast!: MP Refresh 2 Has a moderate chance of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 1
Impervious Stats cannot be lowered. 8 96 3
Force Field 1 Has a small chance of raising the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Revenge Boost 4 Has a good chance of charging the user's move gauge by one when the user is hit by an attack move. 10 120 3
Healing Hand 2 Has a moderate chance of removing all status conditions of all allied sync pairs after the Pokémon uses a move. 10 120 3
Recuperation 1 Restores the user's HP after using a sync move. 10 120 3
Adrenaline 1 Reduces the sync move countdown by one when a sync move is used for the first time. 12 144 3

Availability

Professor Sycamore has also been shown to own a Bulbasaur. The pair can be battled against in:

  • Legendary Event: Give and Take (February 11 to March 4, 2021 and August 19 to September 16, 2021)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Shadow Chasing Eternal Life
  • Research Request: Xerneas
  • A Beautiful World
  • As Friends...
  • Message to the Future
  • Flames of Conviction

Quotes

Main article: Professor Sycamore/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

In the anime

 
Professor Sycamore (left) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Professor Sycamore briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Professors Oak and Kukui.

Gallery

   
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Professor Sycamore's sync move mindscape
(Sycamore Pokémon Lab)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
       
Medal
1★ Give and Take
Medal
2★ Give and Take
Medal
3★ Give and Take
Medal
Clash of Convictions

Trivia

  • Professor Sycamore and Xerneas form one of a few sync pairs whose sync move is a status move.
    • They are also one of the two Support sync pairs that can be obtained by completing a Legendary Event/Legendary Adventures story, the other being Hop and Zamazenta
  • Before forming a sync pair with Xerneas, Professor Sycamore's sync partner was his Bulbasaur.

Origin

Professor Sycamore's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon X and Y. Xerneas's Dex entry comes from Pokémon X.

In other languages

The World Is Vast!

Language Title
  Japanese 世界は広がる! Sekai wa Hirogaru!
Mandarin Chinese 世界會更加廣闊! Shìjiè huì Gèngjiā Guǎngkuò!
  French Que l'horizon s'élargisse !
  German Der Horizont erweitert sich!
  Italian Allargate gli orizzonti!
  Korean 세계는넓어질거야! Segyeneun Neolbeojilgeoya!
  Spanish ¡Expande tus horizontes!

Gentlemanly Geomancy

Language Title
  Japanese グッドポイントな ジオコントロール Guddo Pointo na Jio Kontorōru
Mandarin Chinese 正合我意之 大地掌控 Zhènghéwǒyì zhī Dàdì Zhǎngkòng
  French Pour découvrir Kalos ! Géo-Contrôle !
  German Geokontrolle des Professeurs
  Italian Geocontrollo tutto da scoprire
  Korean 굿 포인트 지오컨트롤 Geut Pointeu Jio Keonteurol
  Spanish Geocontrol de Horizontes Expandidos


References


Oak (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters) • ElmBirchRowanJuniperJuniper Sr.
Sycamore (animeMasters) • Kukui (animeMasters) • Burnet (anime) • SamsonMohnMagnoliaSonia (Masters) • Laventon
IvyCeriseAmaranthKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellisMirror


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucian
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSonia
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnLookerCilanChiliCressTeam Break


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