Spreading Shadows

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Spreading Shadows
侵略のロケット団
Masters Spreading Shadows.png
Event notification image
Type Villain event
First run September 30 to October 16, 2021
Rerun(s) February 21 to March 7, 2022
March 9 to 27, 2023
Featured sync pairs Sygna Suit Misty and Vaporeon
Sygna Suit Erika and Leafeon
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
Theme skills with strength bonus Kanto

Spreading Shadows (Japanese: 侵略のロケット団) was a villain event in Pokémon Masters EX. It tied into the Kanto chapter of the Villain Arc, featuring battles against Team Rocket. It was one of the Kanto villain events, the other being Looming Shadow of Kanto.

During this event, players could earn vouchers and Mewtwo Crystals from battles against Team Rocket that could be redeemed in the shop for rewards, including a power boost for Giovanni and Mewtwo that would allow them to Mega Evolve after using their sync move. 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 with teams using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.

All sync pairs with the Kanto 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 September 30 to October 16, 2021. The "Sygna Suit Misty Spotlight Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Misty and Vaporeon for the duration of the event, and the "Sygna Suit Erika Spotlight Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Erika and Leafeon beginning on October 1 and lasting until the end of the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers V 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 Tech Move Candy Coin.

Additionally, the music and artwork on the title screen were different than usual. From September 14 to October 16, 2021, the title screen artwork depicted Giovanni, Mega Mewtwo Y, Red, Gigantamax Snorlax, Blue, and Mega Aerodactyl. The background music was Battle! (Giovanni) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). In addition, the set of Trainers that could be scrolled through on the download screen were changed to feature sync pairs from Kanto for the duration of the event.

Second run

The event reran from February 21 to March 7, 2022. The "Double Feature Spotlight Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Misty and Vaporeon and Sygna Suit Erika and Leafeon for the duration of the event.

In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers K from battles.

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

Third run

The event reran again from March 9 to 27, 2023. In this run, players could earn Event Vouchers A from battles, and the amount of vouchers and Mewtwo Crystals received as completion rewards was increased drastically. In addition, the mission rewards were changed to only award Gems and medals. Everything else was the same as the previous run.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina Strength Bonus First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge the Rocket Grunts:
Part 1
Normal  
Team Rocket Grunt
 
Cubone
Weakness:  
 
Onix
Weakness:  
 
Graveler
Weakness:  
10 ×1.5  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
 200 coins
First/second runs:
 Event Voucher V / K ×15
Third run:
 Event Voucher A ×50
 Event Voucher V / K / A ×1-8
 Mewtwo Crystal ×1
Challenge the Rocket Grunts:
Part 2
Hard 15 ×2  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
 600 coins
First/second runs:
 Event Voucher V / K ×40
Third run:
 Event Voucher A ×90
 Event Voucher V / K / A ×1-13
 Mewtwo Crystal ×1
Challenge the Rocket Grunts:
Part 3
Super Hard 20 ×3  Gems ×30
 Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 1500 coins
First/second runs:
 Event Voucher V / K ×70
 Mewtwo Crystal ×1
Third run:
 Event Voucher A ×160
 Mewtwo Crystal ×2
 Event Voucher V / K / A ×1-18
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard  
Team Rocket Grunt
 
Kabutops
Weakness:  
 
Sandslash
Weakness:  
 
Omastar
Weakness:  
30 ×5  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 5★ Kanto Scout Ticket ×1
First/second runs:
 Event Voucher V / K ×250
 Mewtwo Crystal ×10
Third run:
 Event Voucher A ×400
 Mewtwo Crystal ×20
None
Challenge Giovanni:
Part 1
Super Hard  
Giovanni
 
Onix
Weakness:  
 
Mewtwo
Weakness:  
 
Marowak
Weakness:  
×3  Gems ×100
 3★ Tech Move Candy
 Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
None None
Challenge Giovanni:
Part 2
Ultra Hard ×5  Gems ×100
 4★ Strike Move Candy
None None

Event missions

September 30 to October 16, 2021

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher V ×2,000  1★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Rocket Launcher
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Water
• Grass
 Tech Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

February 21 to March 7, 2022

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher K ×2,000  1★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Rocket Launcher
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Water
• Grass
 Tech Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

March 9 to 27, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Rocket Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher A ×2,000  1★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 1
 2★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 3★ Spreading Shadows
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
 Rocket Launcher
Mission 11 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Kanto
 Gems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Challenge Giovanni: Part 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:
• Water
• Grass
 Gems ×100
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

Shop

September 30 to October 16, 2021

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×100
 
Power Boost
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
1
 
Event Voucher V ×400
 
5★ Power-Up
2
 
Event Voucher V ×400
 
Support Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher V ×400
 
Tech Move Candy Coin
 
Event Voucher V ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket
8
 
Event Voucher V ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket
30
 
Event Voucher V ×150
 
4★ Power-Up
3
 
Event Voucher V ×100
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher V ×100
 
Water Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher V ×100
 
Grass Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
Water Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
Grass Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher V ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher V ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher V ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×30
 
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher V ×750
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher V ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher V ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher V ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

February 21 to March 7, 2022

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×100
 
Power Boost
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
1
 
Event Voucher K ×400
 
Support Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher K ×400
 
Tech Move Candy Coin
 
Event Voucher K ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket
8
 
Event Voucher K ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket
30
 
Event Voucher K ×150
 
4★ Power-Up
3
 
Event Voucher K ×100
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher K ×100
 
Water Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher K ×100
 
Grass Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
Water Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
Grass Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher K ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher K ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×30
 
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher K ×750
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher K ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher K ×70
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher K ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×80
 
Event Voucher K ×50
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×100
 
Event Voucher K ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher K ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

March 9 to 27, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×100
 
Power Boost
(Giovanni & Mewtwo)
1
 
Event Voucher A ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket
4
 
Event Voucher A ×100
 
5★ Kanto Scout Ticket
30
 
Event Voucher A ×250
 
4★ Power-Up
3
 
Event Voucher A ×150
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher A ×50
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher A ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher A ×100
 
Psychic Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher A ×50
 
Psychic Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher A ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher A ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher A ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher A ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher A ×80
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher A ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher A ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher A ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Mewtwo Crystal ×30
 
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher A ×750
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher A ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher A ×10
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher A ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher A ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

Gallery

   
Event banner
       
Medal
1★ Spreading Shadows
Medal
2★ Spreading Shadows
Medal
3★ Spreading Shadows
Medal
Rocket Launcher
Title screen artwork
       
Artwork of Mega Mewtwo Y on the title screen Artwork of Red on the title screen Artwork of Blue on the title screen Artwork of Mega Aerodactyl on the title screen
   
Artwork of Giovanni on the title screen Artwork of Gigantamax Snorlax on the title screen

Trivia

  • Spreading Shadows was the only villain event to feature non-limited sync pairs.
  • Spreading Shadows and Looming Shadow of Kanto were the only villain events to have a title screen consisting of several distinct parts, rather than a single image. This allowed the title screen to play a simple animation on start-up similar to the standard title screen.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese パシオに広がる悪だくみ
Mandarin Chinese 在帕希歐展開的詭計
  French Ombres sur Passio
  German Schatten über Passio
  Italian Ombre su Pasio
  Korean 파시오에 퍼져가는 음모
  Spanish El mal se cierne sobre Passio

External links

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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