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A sync pair (Japanese: バディーズ Buddies) is a pair consisting of one Pokémon Trainer and one Pokémon in Pokémon Masters. Each sync pair has one of three roles: strike sync pairs, which are focused on attacking; support sync pairs, which are focused on defending, healing HP, and increasing stats of the whole team; and tech sync pairs, which are focused on different tactics, such as inflicting status alterations.

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Mechanics

Sync pairs gain experience and level up by winning battles. Leveling up increases a sync pair's stats, with them being identical in their role to the stats of the main games except for Speed, which instead affects the rate at which the move gauge fills. Sync pairs have level caps, but the player can unlock and increase these level caps by using items or increasing the stars of the pair; for example, Iris and Haxorus initially have a level cap of 30, which can be increased to 45, or again to 60. The maximum level that can be reached with 5 stars and with the level cap fully unlocked is 100. Reaching certain levels can allow the Pokémon to evolve; for example, at level 30, Barry's Piplup can evolve into Prinplup, at level 45 it can evolve into Empoleon, which then causes it to learn the sync move Late Fee Bubble Beam.

Sync pairs have access to Pokémon moves, which require a specific amount of move gauge units to be used; Trainer moves, which can only be used a set number of times in a battle; and Passive Skills, which are similar to Abilities. After a certain amount of moves have been used, a more powerful sync move can be used as well. Each pair has two locked moves, which can be unlocked by using Training Machines as well as other items related to their role.

Beside leveling up and adding stars, the pair can level up the power of the Pokémon up to level 5. Said level is shown in the details of the sync move and affects the power of all the Pokémon moves, not just the sync move. At level 5, the power of the moves is increased by 20% with respect to level 1.

Even though each pair has a single type, the resistances and defensive properties of the pair do not depend on it. Each sync pair has only a single weakness to a specific type and the resistances to status alterations, when available, are exclusively gained through Passive Skills.

List of sync pairs

The following is a list of currently playable sync pairs, listed in the order they are presented on the Dex page.

Move types are also listed according to the Dex page. Only damaging move types are listed.

Trainer NDex Pokémon Move Type(s) Weakness Role Passive Skill(s) Base Potential Availablity
Scottie #025 MastersIcon025.png Pikachu
Electric Ground Special Strike Endurance ★★★ Story
Start
Bettie #025 MastersIcon025.png Pikachu
Electric Ground Special Strike Endurance ★★★ Story
Start
Brock #095 MastersIcon095.png Onix
Rock Grass Tech Stoic 2 ★★★ Story
Start
Sygna Suit
Brock
#248 MastersIcon248.png Tyranitar
Rock Fighting Physical Strike Sand Fortress ★★★ Story
Interlude 01
Misty #121 MastersIcon121.png Starmie
Water Electric Support Healing Hand 2 ★★★ Story
Start
Lt. Surge #100 MastersIcon100.png Voltorb
Electric Ground Tech Last Word ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Erika #045 MastersIcon045 f.png Vileplume
Grass Fire Tech Piercing Gaze ★★★ Story
Chapter 04
Blaine #077 MastersIcon077.png Ponyta
Fire Rock Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Lorelei #131 MastersIcon131.png Lapras
Ice Grass Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Bruno #068 MastersIcon068.png Machamp
Fighting Flying Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Agatha #094 MastersIcon094.png Gengar
Ghost Dark Tech Wide Awake ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Agatha #094 MastersIcon094M.png Gengar
Mega Gengar
Ghost Dark Tech Wide Awake ★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Kris #158 MastersIcon158.png Totodile
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Kris #159 MastersIcon159.png Croconaw
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Kris: Totodile's Evolution
Kris #160 MastersIcon160.png Feraligatr
Water Normal Grass Physical Strike Endurance
Water Shift
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Kris: Croconaw's Evolution
Bugsy #015 MastersIcon015.png Beedrill
Bug Rock Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Bugsy #015 MastersIcon015M.png Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
Bug Rock Physical Strike Critical Strike 2 ★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Whitney #241 MastersIcon241.png Miltank
Normal Fighting Tech Mad Strength 2 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Pryce #086 MastersIcon086.png Seel
Ice Electric Special Strike Superduper Effective 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 08
Pryce #087 MastersIcon087.png Dewgong
Ice Electric Special Strike Superduper Effective 2 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Pryce: Seel's Evolution
Clair #230 MastersIcon230.png Kingdra
Dragon Dragon Special Strike Racing Rain 2 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 13
Janine #168 MastersIcon168.png Ariados
Poison Fire Tech Hostile Environment 1 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Will #178 MastersIcon178 f.png Xatu
Psychic Flying Electric Tech Impervious ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Karen #229 MastersIcon229 f.png Houndoom
Dark Fighting Special Strike Flameproof
Wide Awake
★★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Karen #229 MastersIcon229M.png Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Dark Fighting Special Strike Flameproof
Wide Awake
★★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Brendan #252 MastersIcon252.png Treecko
Grass Poison Physical Strike Haste
Lithe
★★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Roxanne #299 MastersIcon299.png Nosepass
Rock Fighting Support Surging Sand 5 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Brawly #296 MastersIcon296.png Makuhita
Fighting Flying Tech Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Flannery #324 MastersIcon324.png Torkoal
Fire Water Tech Impervious ★★★ Story
Chapter 03
Norman #289 MastersIcon289.png Slaking
Normal Fighting Physical Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 07
Winona #279 MastersIcon279.png Pelipper
Flying Electric Tech Racing Rain 2 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Tate #338 MastersIcon338.png Solrock
Psychic Rock Dark Physical Strike Power Chain 3
Headstrong
Unbending
★★★ Scout New Pairs
Liza #337 MastersIcon337.png Lunatone
Psychic Bug Support Power Chain 3
Dauntless
Stalwart
★★★ Scout New Pairs
Phoebe #356 MastersIcon356.png Dusclops
Ghost Normal Dark Support Pass It On
Vigilance
★★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Drake #373 MastersIcon373.png Salamence
Dragon Fairy Support Terrify 1 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Noland #127 MastersIcon127.png Pinsir
Bug Flying Physical Strike Headstrong ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Noland #127 MastersIcon127M.png Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
Bug Flying Physical Strike Headstrong
Unhindered
★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Barry #393 MastersIcon393.png Piplup
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Story
Chapter 02
Barry #394 MastersIcon394.png Prinplup
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Barry: Piplup's Evolution
Barry #395 MastersIcon395.png Empoleon
Water Grass Special Strike Power Flux 5 ★★★ Sync Pair Story
Barry: Prinplup's Evolution
Roark #408 MastersIcon408.png Cranidos
Rock Water Physical Strike Headstrong ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Gardenia #407 MastersIcon407 f.png Roserade
Grass Flying Special Strike Speeding Sun 2 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Maylene #307 MastersIcon307 f.png Meditite
Fighting Fairy Support On the Ropes 3 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Crasher Wake #419 MastersIcon419.png Floatzel
Water Grass Tech Racing Rain 2
Aggravation 1
★★★ Scout New Pairs
Candice #460 MastersIcon460 f.png Abomasnow
Ice Fire Tech Antifreeze
Snow Shelter
★★★ Scout New Pairs
Flint #392 MastersIcon392.png Infernape
Fire Water Special Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 12
Thorton #437 MastersIcon437.png Bronzong
Steel Psychic Fire Tech Aggravation 1 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Cheryl #242 MastersIcon242.png Blissey
Normal Fire Fighting Support Healing Hand 2 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Marley #059 MastersIcon059.png Arcanine
Fire Ground Support Haste ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Rosa #495 MastersIcon495.png Snivy
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 01
Rosa #496 MastersIcon496.png Servine
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Rosa: Snivy's Evolution
Rosa #497 MastersIcon497.png Serperior
Grass Flying Support Stalwart ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Rosa: Servine's Evolution
Clay #536 MastersIcon536.png Palpitoad
Ground Grass Tech Antitoxin ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Skyla #581 MastersIcon581.png Swanna
Flying Rock Support Haste ★★★ Story
Chapter 05
Brycen #615 MastersIcon615.png Cryogonal
Ice Rock Fighting Tech Snow Shelter
Healing Hail 1
★★★ Scout New Pairs
Iris #612 MastersIcon612.png Haxorus
Dragon Ice Physical Strike Power Reserves 2 ★★★ Story
Chapter 09
Roxie #544 MastersIcon544.png Whirlipede
Poison Psychic Physical Strike Hit and Run 2 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Marlon #565 MastersIcon565.png Carracosta
Water Rock Grass Support Unbending ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Shauntal #609 MastersIcon609.png Chandelure
Ghost Rock Special Strike Unhindered
Power Reserves 2
★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Marshal #534 MastersIcon534.png Conkeldurr
Fighting Psychic Physical Strike Gritty 5 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Grant #698 MastersIcon698.png Amaura
Rock Steel Tech Snow Shelter
Sand Shelter
Aggravation 1
★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Korrina #448 MastersIcon448.png Lucario
Fighting Fire Physical Strike Unflappable ★★★ Story
Chapter 06
Korrina #448 MastersIcon448M.png Lucario
Mega Lucario
Fighting Fire Physical Strike Unflappable ★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Ramos #070 MastersIcon070.png Weepinbell
Grass Ice Tech Defense Crush 2 ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Wulfric #713 MastersIcon713.png Avalugg
Ice Fire Physical Strike Clearheaded ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Siebold #693 MastersIcon693.png Clawitzer
Water Fighting Electric Special Strike Critical Focus 1 ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Wikstrom #681 MastersIcon681.png Aegislash
Shield Forme
Steel Fire Tech Stance Change
Vigilance
★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Wikstrom #681 MastersIcon681B.png Aegislash
Blade Forme
Steel Fire Tech Stance Change
Vigilance
★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Hau #026 MastersIcon026A.png Raichu
Alola Form
Electric Ground Special Strike First Aid 4 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 11
Sophocles #777 MastersIcon777.png Togedemaru
Electric Ground Tech Endurance ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Mina #210 MastersIcon210.png Granbull
Fairy Steel Tech Impervious ★★★ Scout New Pairs
Olivia #745 MastersIcon745Mn.png Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock Grass Physical Strike Amped Up 1 ★★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Hapu #750 MastersIcon750.png Mudsdale
Ground Grass Physical Strike Clearheaded ★★★ Story
Chapter 10
Kahili #733 MastersIcon733.png Toucannon
Flying Ice Physical Strike Piercing Gaze ★★★★ Scout New Pairs
Viola #283 MastersIcon283.png Surskit
Bug Rock Tech Terrify 1 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 14
Viola #284 MastersIcon284.png Masquerain
Bug Rock Tech Terrify 1 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 14
Nanu #053 MastersIcon053A.png Persian
Alola Form
Dark Bug Tech Critical Sting 1 ★★★★ Story
Chapter 15
Koga #169 MastersIcon169.png Crobat
Poison Electric Tech Haste ★★★★ Story
Chapter 16
Acerola #770 MastersIcon770.png Palossand
Ghost Ice Tech Sand Fortress ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 17
Cheren #508 MastersIcon508.png Stoutland
Normal Dark Fighting Support Outrun 4 ★★★★★ Story
Chapter 18
Blue #018 MastersIcon018.png Pidgeot
Flying Rock Special Strike Acuity
Haste
★★★★★ Blue Spotlight Scout!
Blue #018 MastersIcon018M.png Pidgeot
Mega Pidgeot
Flying Rock Special Strike Acuity
Haste
★★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Lyra #152 MastersIcon152.png Chikorita
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Lyra Spotlight Scout!
Lyra #153 MastersIcon153.png Bayleef
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Lyra: Chikorita's Evolution
Lyra #154 MastersIcon154 f.png Meganium
Grass Fire Support Solar Shield ★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Lyra: Bayleef's Evolution
Hilbert #501 MastersIcon501.png Oshawott
Water Electric Support Impervious ★★★★★ Hilbert Spotlight Scout!
Hilda #498 MastersIcon498.png Tepig
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Hilda Spotlight Scout!
Hilda #499 MastersIcon499.png Pignite
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Hilda: Tepig's Evolution
Hilda #500 MastersIcon500.png Emboar
Fire Water Physical Strike Antitoxin
First Aid 4
★★★★★ Sync Pair Story
Hilda: Pignite's Evolution
Elesa #523 MastersIcon523.png Zebstrika
Electric Ground Physical Strike Hit and Run 2
Lithe
★★★★★ Elesa Spotlight Scout!

Unreleased characters

The following Trainers have been shown in supplementary material and in the game itself, but are not currently playable. They may become available in future updates. Note that some characters do not yet have a known sync partner.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拍檔組合 Paakdong Jóuhahp
Mandarin 拍檔組合 Pāidǎng Zǔhé
France Flag.png French Duo
Germany Flag.png German Gefährte
Italy Flag.png Italian Unità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버디즈 Buddies
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pareja de Compis


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