Story event

Story events[note 1] (Japanese: エピソードイベント Episode Event) are a type of limited-time event in Pokémon Masters EX. They feature a storyline that focuses on one specific or multiple specific sync pairs, and new area info for the story is unlocked by completing single-player battles. They originally featured co-op battles that rewarded the player with vouchers that could be exchanged in the shop for items, but these were dropped by July 2020 in favor of earning event items from single-player battles.

Story events have been presented in three different formats, featuring either an exchange shop, event maps, or a prize box.

Some specific types of story events include seasonal events, costume events, and Neo Champions events[note 2].

Format

Most story events feature a limited-time exchange menu in the shop. Players can earn event items by completing battles, which can then be exchanged for rewards in the shop. Most story events have only one kind of event item that can be earned, but some story events have two, three, or even four different types of items to collect. In most of these cases, different items are obtained by completing different battles of equal difficulty.

Shining Star introduced event maps, in which players earned travel tokens from battles that allowed them to travel to different spaces on the event map, collecting items and new area info for the story. This event format was dropped after July 2021, with reruns of events that previously used event maps utilizing a shop exchange or a prize box instead.

The prize box, which was introduced in the legendary event Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings, was introduced to story events with The Star of the Contest. In this format, players earned Prize Coins from battles which were used to make pulls in the prize box, with its prizes including new area info for the story. While less common than shop exchanges, this format is still occasionally used for story events.

Seasonal events

A common type of story event is the seasonal event (Japanese: 季節限定のイベント Seasonal Limited Event). These events are held every year around certain holidays or times of the year, and they feature two sync pairs wearing special outfits to celebrate the occasion. Currently, there have been sync pairs released for six different seasonal celebrations:

Occasion Time of year Years a new event was held
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
New Year's Early January N/A N/A
Palentine's Day February N/A N/A
Spring Early April N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Summer July/August N/A N/A
Fall Late October N/A N/A
Holiday Mid-December N/A

While sync pairs released to commemorate anniversaries have the   Seasonal Outfit theme skill, their events do not rerun annually and are not considered seasonal events.

List of story events

All events listed below began at 06:00 UTC on the date listed in the start date column and ended at 05:59 UTC on the date listed in the end date column, with one exception. We Should Battle!, featuring Nemona & Pawmot, began at 13:00 UTC coincide with the Pokémon Presents livestream that began at that time. Additional dates listed in each cell indicate the dates of reruns.

Event Name Start Date End Date Featured Sync Pair(s) Banner
Reach for the Top September 3, 2019 September 30, 2019 Blue & Pidgeot  
The Girl in Black and White September 30, 2019
September 3, 2021
October 17, 2019
September 17, 2021
Hilda & Tepig  
The Importance of Elegance October 31, 2019
June 18, 2020
November 14, 2019
July 2, 2020
Caitlin & Reuniclus  
Rosa's Party December 12, 2019 January 1, 2020 Rosa (Holdiay 2019) & Delibird
Siebold (Holiday 2019) & Octillery
 
A Special Present December 24, 2019 December 25, 2019 Rosa (Holiday 2019) & Delibird  
Two Champions December 26, 2019
May 25, 2021
January 22, 2020
June 8, 2021
Lance & Dragonite
Cynthia & Garchomp
 
The Strongest There Is February 14, 2020 March 16, 2020 Steven & Metagross  
Shining Star February 28, 2020 March 16, 2020 Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom  
Team Skull Crash Course March 27, 2020
January 17, 2022
April 14, 2020
February 3, 2022
Guzma & Golisopod
Plumeria & Salazzle
 
The Star of the Contest May 28, 2020
June 24, 2021
June 11, 2020
July 8, 2021
Dawn & Turtwig  
Serena's Dessert Party June 30, 2020
March 22, 2022
July 21, 2020
April 4, 2022
Serena & Fennekin  
Summer Superstars July 31, 2020
July 20, 2021
August 16, 2020
August 3, 2021
Steven (Summer 2020) & Sandslash
Lyra (Summer 2020) & Jigglypuff
 
Family Ties September 10, 2020
September 7, 2021
September 30, 2020
September 17, 2021
Lusamine & Pheromosa
Gladion & Silvally
Lillie & Clefairy
 
The Eccentric Electrician September 30, 2020
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2020
September 17, 2021
Volkner & Luxray  
Fight or Fright October 15, 2020
October 20, 2021
November 1, 2020
November 4, 2021
Acerola (Fall 2020) & Mimikyu
Hilbert (Fall 2020) & Mightyena
 
Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage October 30, 2020
September 11, 2021
November 11, 2020
September 17, 2021
Lisia & Altaria  
Deck the Halls December 10, 2020
December 22, 2021
December 31, 2020
January 5, 2022
Skyla (Holiday 2020) & Togekiss
Erika (Holiday 2020) & Comfey
 
The Ideal Formula December 24, 2020
September 13, 2021
November 7, 2022
January 12, 2021
September 17, 2021
November 21, 2022
N & Zekrom  
Season's Greetings January 1, 2021
January 4, 2022
January 14, 2021
January 18, 2022
Lance (New Year's 2021) & Gyarados
Lillie (New Year's 2021) & Ribombee
 
Baking Buddies January 29, 2021
February 5, 2022
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2022
Dawn (Palentine's 2021) & Alcremie
Serena (Palentine's 2021) & Whimsicott
 
Champion Time February 26, 2021
February 18, 2023
March 18, 2021
March 11, 2023
Leon & Charizard
Marnie & Morpeko
 
Shining Heart of Dragons March 18, 2021
March 10, 2022
November 6, 2023
April 2, 2021
March 24, 2022
November 20, 2023
Iris (Alt.) & Hydreigon  
Pasio Eggsplorers April 2, 2021
April 4, 2022
April 6, 2023
April 16, 2021
April 18, 2022
April 20, 2023
May (Spring 2021) & Lopunny
Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
 
Trials on the Isle April 15, 2021
April 18, 2022
May 16, 2023
May 2, 2021
May 2, 2022
June 2, 2023
Selene & Rowlet
Elio & Popplio
 
Masters of Land and Sea May 31, 2021 June 14, 2021 Archie & Kyogre
Maxie & Groudon
 
All Aboard the Victory Train June 30, 2021
July 21, 2022
July 15, 2021
August 4, 2022
Ingo & Excadrill
Emmet & Archeops
 
Beachside Rivalry July 15, 2021
July 4, 2022
July 31, 2021
July 18, 2022
Gloria (Summer 2021) & Inteleon
Marnie (Summer 2021) & Grimmsnarl
 
Hearts United August 28, 2021
December 26, 2022
September 30, 2021
January 11, 2023
Lillie (Anniversary 2021) & Lunala
N (Anniversary 2021) & Reshiram
Steven (Anniversary 2021) & Rayquaza
 
Midnight Spookfest
Midnight Battle Ball
October 14, 2021
October 24, 2022
November 5, 2021
November 10, 2022
Morty (Fall 2021) & Banette
Caitlin (Fall 2021) & Sableye
 
The Light Devourer November 30, 2021 December 16, 2021 Sygna Suit Lusamine & Necrozma  
Winter Wishes December 16, 2021
December 19, 2022
January 1, 2022
January 5, 2023
Leon (Holiday 2021) & Calyrex
Nessa (Holiday 2021) & Eiscue
 
New Year and New Friends January 1, 2022
January 4, 2023
January 18, 2022
January 18, 2023
Volkner (New Year's 2022) & Electivire
Sabrina (New Year's 2022) & Chingling
 
Sweet Shenanigans January 31, 2022
February 6, 2023
February 19, 2022
February 23, 2023
Marnie (Palentine's 2022) & Mawile
Bea (Palentine's 2022) & Vanilluxe
 
Pasio Friendiversary February 28, 2022 March 17, 2022 May (Anniversary 2022) & Latias
Skyla (Anniversary 2022) & Tornadus
Raihan (Anniversary 2022) & Flygon
 
Verdant Guardian March 17, 2022 March 31, 2022 Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde  
A Golden Future April 28, 2022
June 8, 2023
May 12, 2022
July 2, 2023
Sygna Suit Morty & Ho-Oh  
Revel in Rivalry June 16, 2022
January 23, 2023
September 22, 2023
July 4, 2022
February 6, 2023
October 6, 2023
Bede & Hatterene  
Summer Nights & Wishing Stars June 30, 2022
July 6, 2023
July 17, 2022
July 20, 2023
N (Summer 2022) & Zoroark
Hilda (Summer 2022) & Grapploct
 
Threads of Strength August 30, 2022 October 3, 2022 Sygna Suit Cynthia (Aura) & Lucario
Sygna Suit Red (Thunderbolt) & Pikachu
 
Melancholy Wally September 28, 2022
July 26, 2023
October 17, 2022
August 9, 2023
Sygna Suit Wally & Gardevoir  
Otherworldly Encounter October 17, 2022
October 18, 2023
November 3, 2022
November 1, 2023
Iris (Fall 2022) & Naganadel
Allister (Fall 2022) & Gourgeist
Helena (Hex Maniac) & Haunter
 
Shine a Gentle Light December 14, 2022
December 19, 2023
January 1, 2023
January 2, 2024
Jasmine (Holiday 2022) & Ampharos
Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck
 
Gather Up! Dream Duo! January 1, 2023
January 4, 2024
January 18, 2023
January 20, 2024
Dawn (New Year's 2023) & Oricorio
Lisia (New Year's 2023) & Rapidash
Kali (Furisode Girl) & Azumarill
 
Chef's Heartful Delivery January 31, 2023
February 13, 2024
February 21, 2023
February 29, 2024
Mallow (Palentine's 2023) & Appletun
Elesa (Palentine's 2023) & Togetic
 
Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast March 21, 2023 April 7, 2023 Ball Guy & Amoonguss  
Travelers from a Distant Past May 31, 2023 June 17, 2023 Adaman & Leafeon
Irida & Glaceon
 
Chase the Northern Wind June 15, 2023 July 2, 2023 Eusine & Suicune
Sygna Suit Silver & Sneasel
 
Twin Stars Far Apart June 30, 2023 July 17, 2023 Tate (Summer 2023) & Jirachi
Liza (Summer 2023) & Celesteela
 
We Should Battle! August 8, 2023* August 28, 2023 Nemona & Pawmot  
Tower Tycoon and Hall Matron September 16, 2023 October 3, 2023 Palmer & Regigigas
Argenta & Skarmory
 
Together in an Unknown Land September 29, 2023 October 16, 2023 Akari & Samurott
Rei & Decidueye
 
The Haunted Museum October 12, 2023 November 1, 2023 Phoebe (Fall 2023) & Cofagrigus
Roxanne (Fall 2023) & Runerigus
 
Who's the Best Singer? October 31, 2023 November 17, 2023 Sygna Suit Roxie & Toxtricity
Sygna Suit Piers & Toxtricity
Ryuki & Turtonator
 
Veevee on Pasio! November 10, 2023 November 30, 2023 Penny & Sylveon  
Let's Go in Search of Wonder November 17, 2023 December 4, 2023 Elaine & Eevee
Eve (Poké Kid) & Eevee
 
Focus on the Shining Shot! December 12, 2023 December 27, 2023 Viola (Holiday 2023) & Vivillon
Sycamore (Holiday 2023) & Gogoat
 
Rising New Year's Resolutions January 1, 2024 January 16, 2024 Clair (New Year's 2024) & Drampa
Wallace (New Year's 2024) & Blacephalon
Katherine (Furisode Girl) & Slurpuff
 
The Electrifying Influencer January 12, 2024 February 1, 2024 Iono & Bellibolt  
Sub-zero—My Past, My Future January 22, 2024 February 11, 2024 Grusha & Cetitan  
Victor's Cooking Class! February 9, 2024 February 27, 2024 Victor (Palentine's 2024) & Greedent
Candice (Palentine's 2024) & Darmanitan
 
Mechanized—Love and Solitude February 19, 2024 March 4, 2024 Sygna Suit Gladion & Magearna  
Researcher and Seeker March 29, 2024 April 15, 2024 Volo & Togepi
Jacq & Farigiraf
 
Good Ol' Rika Here April 26, 2024 May 13, 2024 Rika & Clodsire  
Middle-Aged Opposites June 14, 2024 July 3, 2024 Larry & Dudunsparce
Kabu & Centiskorch
 

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese エピソードイベント
Mandarin Chinese 劇情活動
  French Évènement secondaire
  German Episodenevent
  Italian Episodio
  Korean 에피소드 이벤트
  Spanish Evento episódico

Notes

  1. Capitalized as "story event" in official newsletters used in-game. "...an innovative and new type of story event called Neo Champions: Leaders of a New Era will begin!" "As we mentioned in a previous message, a new type of story event–a Costume Event–will start on October 29, 2021." "Starting at the end of October, we’ll present a story event in a new way." "Beginning September 3, 2021, various story events will start returning." "The Shining Heart of Dragons story event will begin on March 18, 2021." "This story event is unique in that you’ll be able to acquire Eggs that hatch Pokémon."
  2. See the above excerpts from in-game newsletters.

See also


Neo Champions: Leaders of a New EraFight for the Future TogetherThree Trainers, Three MindsA Pure and Touching HeartA Touching Sepia-Toned SongHoning One's LoveOne More Step to a New Path
Costume events: Poké War Games (Diantha's Battle PrepHilda's Battle PrepGuzma's Battle PrepJasmine's Battle PrepBattle Prep) • Curious Tea Party (Lillie's Party Prep—An Eye for BeautySonia's Party Prep—The Finest TeaIngo's Party Prep—Way of the ButlerEmmet's Party Prep—Heart and SoulSolving Wonderful Mysteries) • Super Tour Guide RosaSolve the Case! (Part 1)Solve the Case! (Part 2)The Power of DanceNew Heroes Are BornInfamous Pokéstar Villains
New Year's events: Season's GreetingsNew Year and New FriendsGather Up! Dream Duo!Rising New Year's Resolutions
Palentine's events: Baking BuddiesSweet ShenanigansChef's Heartful DeliveryVictor's Cooking Class!
Spring events: Pasio Eggsplorers
Summer events: Summer SuperstarsBeachside RivalrySummer Nights & Wishing StarsTwin Stars Far Apart
Fall events: Fight or FrightMidnight SpookfestOtherworldly EncounterThe Haunted Museum
Holiday events: Rosa's PartyA Special PresentDeck the HallsWinter WishesShine a Gentle LightFocus on the Shining Shot!
2019 debut: Reach for the TopThe Girl in Black and WhiteThe Importance of EleganceTwo Champions
2020 debut: The Strongest There IsShining StarTeam Skull Crash CourseThe Star of the ContestSerena's Dessert PartyFamily TiesThe Eccentric ElectricianDazzling Dizzying Battle StageThe Ideal Formula
2021 debut: Champion TimeShining Heart of DragonsTrials on the IsleMasters of Land and SeaAll Aboard the Victory TrainHearts UnitedThe Light Devourer
2022 debut: Pasio FriendiversaryVerdant GuardianA Golden FutureRevel in RivalryThreads of StrengthMelancholy Wally
2023 debut: Galar's Poké Ball EnthusiastTravelers from a Distant PastChase the Northern WindWe Should Battle!Tower Tycoon and Hall MatronTogether in an Unknown LandWho's the Best Singer?Veevee on Pasio!Let's Go in Search of Wonder
2024 debut: The Electrifying InfluencerSub-zero—My Past, My FutureMechanized—Love and SolitudeResearcher and SeekerGood Ol' Rika HereMiddle-Aged Opposites


Unique events: Blissful Bonanza!Prestige eventBattle Point ChallengeDaily Type RotationPokémon Masters Day (202120222023) • Legendary GauntletMusic Coin ChallengeBattle with PalsFind the Ditto impostors!Riddle eventAnime CollaborationRun-Up to Three Special BattlesEevee Day Celebration!Expedition eventGet the New Gear! event4.5 Year Celebration!Electricity Disruptors
Non-unique events: Story eventsTraining eventsSpecial eventsLegendary eventsSolo eventsEgg eventsTime trial events (Let's Go for Number One!Strong AND Amazing) • Extreme battle eventsGear eventsSpecial sync pair eventsDaily Battles (The Golden Magikarp) • Villain eventsCostume eventsThrowback ChallengesSpecial battle eventsNeo ChampionsTrainer FilesHigh score events


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