Sync Grid (Japanese: バディストーンボード Buddy Stone Board) is a feature in Pokémon Masters introduced in version 1.5.5 that allows the player to strengthen sync pairs in unique ways. The sync grid consists of hexagonal tiles, with each tile unlocking a grid skill. Each grid skill offers different enhancements, such as raising stats, enhancing moves and unlocking passive skills.
To activate a tile, the player must use a certain number of sync orbs (Japanese: バディドロップ Buddy Drop) which are specific to the sync pair. Only tiles adjacent to another activated tile can be activated. Some tiles may have additional requirements. For example, certain tiles will require a certain sync move level before the tile can be activated.
Except for the basic grid skills surrounding the sync stone, activating tiles require a certain amount of energy. There is a maximum energy of 60 which means the player will be unable to unlock the entire sync grid for a sync pair. The sync grid can be reset using coins to deactivate all tiles and regain all energy.
Main Story Chapter 11 must be completed to unlock the Sync Grid feature.
There are two types of sync orbs.
Sync orbs are exclusive to each sync pair. These are obtained when a sync move is used during a single player battle when the "Sync orb chance!" message appears before the battle. If successful, the player is rewarded with 5 sync orbs at the end of the battle. The odds of a sync orb chance increases each time the player wins a battle. The odds return to their initial state after obtaining a sync orb and when the date changes.
Co-op sync orbs are obtained from co-op battles and are not exclusive to each sync pair. 10 co-op sync orbs can be exchanged for one sync pair-specific sync orb on the Sync Grid menu.
List of sync pairs with expanded sync grids
Certain sync pairs have an expanded sync grid, with more to have expanded grids in the future.
|Sync pair||Available from|
|Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu||January 15, 2020|
|Flannery & Torkoal|
|Flint & Infernape|
|Pryce & Seel/Dewgong||January 22, 2020|
|Clair & Kingdra||February 5, 2020|
|Iris & Haxorus|
|Rosa & Snivy/Servine/Serperior||February 10, 2020|
|Erika & Vileplume|
|Steven & Metagross||February 14, 2020|
|Professor Oak & Mew|
|Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom||February 28, 2020|
|Sygna Suit Red & Charizard|
|Hau & Alolan Raichu||March 6, 2020|
|Karen & Houndoom|
|Grimsley & Liepard|
|Acerola & Palossand||March 16, 2020|
|Sabrina & Alakazam|
|Guzma & Golisopod||March 27, 2020|
|Plumeria & Salazzle|
|Viola & Surskit/Masquerain||April 6, 2020|
|Clemont & Heliolisk||April 14, 2020|
|Calem & Espurr/Meowstic||April 20, 2020|
|Caitlin & Reuniclus|
|Wallace & Milotic||April 30, 2020|
|Cynthia & Garchomp||May 2, 2020|
|Wally & Gallade||May 14, 2020|
|Korrina & Lucario|
|Jasmine & Steelix||May 21, 2020|
|Skyla & Swanna|
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Co-op Sync orb
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