Tower of Mastery

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Tower of Mastery マスタータワー
Master Tower
"The tower of further awakenings."
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Location: Shalour City
Region: Kalos
Generations: VI
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Location of Tower of Mastery in Kalos.
Pokémon world locations

The Tower of Mastery (Japanese: マスタータワー Master Tower) is a landmark in Kalos. It is located in Shalour City.

In the games

The Tower of Mastery has a major role in the understanding of the concept of Mega Evolution. In it, the player learns about the history of Mega Evolution from Korrina's grandfather, Gurkinn. After this, the player fights against Serena/Calem for the Mega Ring so that they can use Mega Evolution, but it is only obtained once Korrina is defeated at the Shalour Gym.

After obtaining the Rumble Badge, Korrina will be waiting at the top of the tower, where she will give the player the Mega Ring. She then challenges the player to a battle, which serves as a tutorial for Mega Evolution. The player is loaned one of Korrina's Lucario to use against Korrina and her other Lucario in a one-on-one battle. If the player does not Mega Evolve Lucario, Korrina will rebattle the player until they do. After the player has Mega Evolved Lucario in battle, the player can choose to take Lucario with them.

The player isn't allowed to access the tower's upper floors until they've beaten Korrina at her Gym.


Item Location Games
  TM47 (Low Sweep) 4F, from the Ace Trainer  X  Y 
  Mega Ring Top floor, from Korrina after defeating her at the Gym  X  Y 
  Lucarionite Top floor, held by Lucario  X  Y 


The Lucario gifted here is coded never to appear as Shiny.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Gift Pokémon
32 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.



  If the player chose Chespin:

  If the player chose Fennekin:

  If the player chose Froakie:

Top floor

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting the Tower of Mastery is seen in Korrina's mindscape.

Korrina & Lucario

In the anime

The Tower of Mastery in the anime

Tower of Mastery was first featured in a flashback in Mega Revelations!, where it was shown how Korrina obtained her Key Stone from her grandfather at the tower.

The tower made its present day debut in Origins of Mega Evolution!, where it was also revealed that the Shalour Gym is located inside of it. After spending a night at the tower, Ash prepared to start his Gym battle with Korrina. The battle was conducted in Showdown at the Shalour Gym!, with Ash eventually emerging victorious.

The tower and the Shalour Gym made a brief reappearance in A Diamond in the Rough!, where Alain was shown defeating Korrina in a Gym battle.

The tower was briefly seen again in Under Color of Darkness! during Ash and Goh's visit to Shalour City.

The tower reappeared in An Adventure of Mega Proportions!, where Ash and Goh visited it to meet Korrina and Gurkinn. After watching Korrina win a Gym battle, Ash told her that he wished to become able to Mega Evolve his Lucario for his upcoming World Coronation Series Ultra and Master Class battles. Korrina agreed to help, giving Ash a Mega Glove and accompanying him to Mega Island to find a Lucarionite.

According to Gurkinn, Tower of Mastery was built on this specific location due to it being the same place where his ancestor and his Lucario once found a Mega Stone and a Key Stone, resulting in the first known Mega Evolution.

In the manga

The Tower of Mastery in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

X & Y arc

The Tower of Mastery first appeared in Trevenant Pokes and Heracross Transforms, where it was attacked by Essentia and her Trevenant in an attempt to find out the secrets of Mega Evolution. Korrina and Gurkinn did their best to defend the tower, but eventually Gurkinn chose to activate the tower's self-destruct mechanism in order to protect its secrets. The tower was collapsed into ruins, allowing the secrets of Mega Evolution to remain hidden, although Gurkinn was sad that the secrets of a certain Pokémon were also lost in the tower's destruction.

In Malamar Traps, Blaine was revealed to be one of the people whom Gurkinn had taught Mega Evolution to at the Tower of Mastery.

In Magearna Moves, after peace had returned to Kalos, X revealed that the reconstruction of the Tower of Mastery was due to start in a month.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

The tower reappeared in a flashback in PS616, where Steven revealed that he had obtained his Key Stone from Gurkinn there.


  • According to the Beauty on 4F, Professor Sycamore once trained here in his younger years to learn about Mega Evolution, but left fairly quickly after deciding he didn't have what it takes.


The Tower of Mastery appears to be based on Mont Saint-Michel.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精練之塔 Jīnglihn-jī Taap
Mandarin 精練之塔 Jīngliàn-zhī Tǎ
  Danish Mesterskabstårnet
  Finnish Mestaruuden torni
  French Tour Maîtrise
  German Turm der Erkenntnis
  Italian Torre Maestra
  Korean 마스터타워 Master Tower
  Norwegian Mestringstårnet
  Polish Wieża Mistrzów
  Brazilian Portuguese Torre Mestra
  Spanish Torre Maestra
  Swedish Skicklighetstornet

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