The Captured King

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The Captured King
囚われの王を救え
Masters The Captured King.png
Event notification image
Type Villain event
First run October 31 to December 3, 2022
Rerun(s) October 22 to November 3, 2023
Featured sync pairs Sygna Suit Hilda and Victini
Sygna Suit Hilbert and Genesect
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
Theme skills with strength bonus Unova

The Captured King (Japanese: 囚われの王を救え) was a villain event in Pokémon Masters EX. It tied into the first part of the Unova chapter of the Villain Arc, featuring battles against Team Plasma. It was one of the Unova villain events, the other being Team Plasma's Icy Malice.

During this event, players could earn vouchers from battles against Team Plasma that could be redeemed in the shop for rewards, including Legendary Spirits that could be used to raise Ghetsis and Kyurem to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX. 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 Unova 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 October 31 to December 3, 2022. The "Sygna Suit Hilda Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Hilda and Victini for the duration of the event, and the "Sygna Suit Hilbert Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Hilbert and Genesect beginning on November 2, 2022 and lasting until the end of the event. In addition, Ghetsis and Kyurem received their EX style in conjunction with this event.

In this run, players could earn Bug-themed Event Vouchers H 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 October 31 to November 14, 2022, the title screen artwork depicted Sygna Suit Hilda & Victini, Sygna Suit Hilbert & Genesect, Hugh, N, and Ghetsis, and the background music was Battle! (Ghetsis) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). From November 14 to December 3, 2022, N was changed to be wearing his sygna suit, Black Kyurem was added, and the background music was Decisive Battle! (N) (Pokémon Masters EX Version). For this entire duration, a special voice-over line of a Trainer saying "Pokémon Masters EX" would play as soon as the game's logo appeared on the title screen. This line could be spoken by Hilbert, Hilda, N, or Hugh, chosen at random each time the title screen was loaded.

Second run

The event reran from October 22 to November 3, 2023. The "Triple Feature Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Hilda and Victini, Sygna Suit Hilbert and Genesect, and Sygna Suit N and Black Kyurem from the beginning of the event to November 12, 2023.

In this run, players could earn Dragon-themed Event Vouchers O from battles, and the amount of vouchers received as completion rewards was increased drastically. In addition, the mission rewards were changed to only award Gems and medals.

If the player had already raised Ghetsis and Kyurem to 6★ EX, they could not do anything with his custom Legendary Spirits; so, an exchange was included in the shop to revert the Legendary Spirits back into Event Vouchers O. Performing this exchange counted as obtaining more Event Vouchers O for the purposes of Mission 7.

Battles

Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Stamina Strength Bonus First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1 Normal  
Team Plasma Grunt
 
Sneasel
Weakness:  
 
Cacturne
Weakness:  
 
Whirlipede
Weakness:  
10 ×1.5  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
 200 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×15
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×35
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×1-2
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×1-2
Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2 Hard 15 ×2  Gems ×30
 Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
 600 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×35
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×100
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×1-3
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×1-3
Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3 Super Hard 20 ×3  Gems ×30
 Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Battle Challenge! Round 1
 1500 coins
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×75
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×160
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×1-3
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×1-3
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 ×5  Gems ×30  2000 coins
 5★ Unova Scout Ticket ×1
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×250
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×400
First run:
 Event Voucher H ×1-4
Second run:
 Event Voucher O ×1-4
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard  
Team Plasma Grunt
 
Scolipede
Weakness:  
 
Krookodile
Weakness:  
 
Bisharp
Weakness:  
×3  Gems ×100
 3★ Tech Move Candy
 Battle Challenge! Round 2
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard ×5  Gems ×100
First run:
 4★ Support Move Candy
Second run:
 4★ Strike Move Candy
None None

Event missions

October 31 to December 3, 2022

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×40
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
 Battle Points ×50
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher H ×2,000  1★ The Captured King
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ The Captured King
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ The Captured King
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Burning Spirit in Black & White
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Unova
 Tech Move Candy Coin
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 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:
• Fire
• Bug
 Strike Move Candy Coin
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

October 22 to November 3, 2023

Mission Name Objective Reward
Mission 1 Complete any of the following areas ×3
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 2 Complete any of the following areas ×10
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×50
Mission 3 Complete any of the following areas ×20
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 4 Complete any of the following areas ×30
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 5 Complete any of the following areas ×40
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 6 Complete any of the following areas ×50
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 1
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 2
• Challenge the Plasma Grunts: Part 3
• Daily Extreme Battle 1
 Gems ×100
Mission 7 Obtain: Event Voucher O ×2,000  1★ The Captured King
Mission 8 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 1
 2★ The Captured King
Mission 9 Complete the following area ×1
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 3★ The Captured King
Mission 10 Complete the following area with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
Battle Challenge! Round 2
 Burning Spirit in Black & White
Mission 11 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 2
with 3 or more sync pairs that share the following theme
and with 1 or fewer sync pairs falling to 0 HP:
• Unova
 Gems ×100
Mission 12 Complete Battle Challenge! Round 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:
• Fire
• Bug
 Gems ×100
Reward for completing 10 missions  Gems ×200

Shop

October 31 to December 3, 2022

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher H ×50
 
Legendary Spirit
(Ghetsis & Kyurem)
50
 
Event Voucher H ×400
 
Support Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher H ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket
4
 
Event Voucher H ×100
 
5★ Unova Scout Ticket
30
 
Event Voucher H ×250
 
4★ Power-Up
3
 
Event Voucher H ×150
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher H ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher H ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher H ×100
 
Fire Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher H ×100
 
Bug Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher H ×50
 
Fire Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher H ×50
 
Bug Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
 
Event Voucher H ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher H ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher H ×150
 
3-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher H ×100
 
3-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher H ×80
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher H ×60
 
3-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher H ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher H ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher H ×750
 
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher H ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher H ×10
 
3-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher H ×10
 
3-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher H ×10
 
3-Pack Great Drink Set ×50

October 22 to November 3, 2023

Item given Item received Max exchanges
 
Event Voucher O ×50
 
Legendary Spirit
(Ghetsis & Kyurem)
50
 
Event Voucher O ×400
 
Strike Move Candy Coin
1
 
Event Voucher O ×200
 
5★ Scout Ticket
4
 
Event Voucher O ×100
 
5★ Unova Scout Ticket
30
 
Event Voucher O ×250
 
4★ Power-Up
3
 
Event Voucher O ×150
 
3★ Power-Up
 
Event Voucher O ×100
 
Skill Sphere ×10
10
 
Event Voucher O ×50
 
Co-op Sync Orb ×200
5
 
Event Voucher O ×100
 
Fire Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher O ×50
 
Fire Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher O ×100
 
Bug Codex, Vol. 1 ×10
5
 
Event Voucher O ×50
 
Bug Tome, Vol. 1 ×10
15
 
Event Voucher O ×30
 
Elite Four Notes ×10
5
 
Event Voucher O ×20
 
Gym Leader Notes ×10
 
Event Voucher O ×150
 
5-Pack Great Drink ++ Set ×50
4
 
Event Voucher O ×100
 
5-Pack Drink ++ Set ×50
 
Event Voucher O ×80
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher O ×60
 
5-Pack Great Drink + Set ×50
 
Event Voucher O ×50
 
4★ Level-Up Manual ×10
3
 
Event Voucher O ×30
 
Skip Ticket ×10
10
 
Event Voucher O ×750
 
3★ Power-Up
Unlimited
 
Event Voucher O ×10
 
3★ Level-Up Manual ×3
 
Event Voucher O ×10
 
5-Pack Drink + Set ×30
 
Event Voucher O ×10
 
5-Pack Ultra Drink Set ×40
 
Event Voucher O ×10
 
5-Pack Great Drink Set ×50
 
Legendary Spirit
(Ghetsis & Kyurem)
 
Event Voucher O ×50
50

Gallery

     
Event banner
       
Medal
1★ The Captured King
Medal
2★ The Captured King
Medal
3★ The Captured King
Medal
Burning Spirit
in Black & White
Title screen artwork
(October 31 to November 14, 2022)
Title screen artwork
(November 14 to December 3, 2022)

Trivia

  • This was the first villain event to feature special Trainer voice-over lines on the title screen during its initial run.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese 囚われの王を救え
Mandarin Chinese 拯救被囚禁的主宰者
  French Le roi capturé
  German Der gefangene König
  Italian Il sovrano catturato
  Korean 사로잡힌 왕을 구하라
  Spanish El rey cautivo

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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