Theme skill

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Skill Sphere

A theme skill (known as type skill prior to version 2.4.0) (Japanese: タイプスキル Type Skill) is a game mechanic in Pokémon Masters EX that was introduced in update 1.12.0. Theme skills are activated when two or more sync pairs with the same type or theme are placed in a team in single-player, thereby strengthening all of the team's members.

From version 2.4.0, type skills are now part of theme skills. There are new skills by region: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola; skills by trainer type: Main Character, Elite Four, Gym Leader, and Champion.

Version 2.6.0 added the last new region skill, Galar, as well as multiple new trainer types: Rival, Villain, Trial Giver, and Battle Facility Foe. In addition, several other miscellaneous new theme skills were added.


There are three different kinds of theme skills for each role. The effect of theme skills can be upgraded using Skill Spheres.

Category Role Effect Value
Lv. 1 Lv. 2 Lv. 3 Lv. 4
Type Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk when using attacks of the same type 15 20 25 30
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 30 40 50 60
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk when using attacks of the same type
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs
Region / Trainer Group Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk 2 4 6 8
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 4 7 10 13
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk
Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs
Other Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk 3 5 7 9
Support Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs 6 9 12 15
Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk
Raises the maximum HP of allied sync pairs

Raise in type skill level Skill Spheres required
1 → 2 10
2 → 3 20
3 → 4 30

List of theme skills

Trainer class

Theme Skill Characters
Gym Leader Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge, Erika, Blaine, Bugsy, Whitney, Pryce, Clair, Janine, Roxanne, Brawly, Flannery, Norman, Winona, Tate, Liza, Roark, Gardenia, Maylene, Crasher Wake, Candice, Clay, Skyla, Brycen, Iris, Roxie, Marlon, Grant, Korrina, Ramos, Wulfric, Viola, Cheren, Elesa, Valerie, Sabrina, Fantina, Clemont, Wallace, Jasmine, Burgh, Morty, Volkner, Piers
Elite Four Acerola, Lorelei, Bruno,Agatha, Will, Karen, Phoebe, Drake, Flint, Shauntal, Marshal, Siebold, Wikstrom, Olivia, Kahili, Koga, Caitlin, Glacia, Grimsley, Molayne
Champion Blue, Iris (Champion), Cynthia, Lance, Steven, Alder, Leon, Diantha
Main Character Scottie, Bettie, Kris, Brendan, Rosa, Lyra, Hilbert, Hilda, Calem, Ethan, Leaf, Red, Dawn, Serena, Nate, Gloria, May, Selene, Elio
Rival Barry, Blue, Hau, Cheren, Blue (Sygna Suit), Silver, Wally, Gladion, Bianca, N, Marnie
Villain Giovanni, Plumeria, Guzma, Jessie, Cyrus, Lusamine, Gladion, James, N, Lysandre
Trial Giver Sophocles, Mina, Olivia, Hapu, Nanu, Acerola, Acerola (Fall 2020), Mallow
Battle Facility Foe Noland, Thorton, Cynthia (Sygna Suit), Wally, Lucy, Leon


Theme Skill Characters
Cape Clair, Rosa (Holiday 2019), Grimsley (Sygna Suit), Lance, Zinnia, Alder
Glasses Lorelei, Roark, Shauntal, Clemont, Molayne, Bianca
Pigtails Kris, Candice, Hapu, Lyra, Lyra (Summer 2020), Rosa, Roxanne, Whitney, Marnie
Scarf Pryce, Janine, Barry, Koga, Grimsley, Wallace, Dawn, Burgh, Morty
Seasonal Outfit Erika (Holiday 2020), Rosa (Holiday 2019), Skyla (Holiday 2020), Siebold (Holiday 2019), Acerola (Fall 2020), Lyra (Summer 2020), Hilbert (Fall 2020), Lance (New Year's 2021), Steven (Summer 2020), Dawn (Paletine's 2021), Burgh (Spring 2021), Serena (Paletine's 2021), Lillie (New Year's 2021), May (Spring 2021)
Sunglasses Lt. Surge, Blaine, Calem, Professor Kukui, Steven (Summer 2020), Guzma, Serena
Sygna Suit Blue (Sygna Suit), Brock (Sygna Suit), Elesa (Sygna Suit), Grimsley (Sygna Suit), Cynthia (Sygna Suit), Red, Leaf (Sygna Suit)


Theme Skill Characters
Artistic Brycen, Roxie, Siebold (Sygna Suit), Mina, Viola, Elesa, Valerie, Fantina, Burgh, Burgh (Spring 2021), Lisia, Piers, Diantha
Battleground Foe Gardenia, Maylene, Candice, Cheryl, Marley
Battle Partner Cheryl, Marley, Silver, Lance, Lillie, Lillie (Holiday 2020), Nate, May (Spring 2021)
Body Builder Brock, Brock (Sygna Suit), Lt. Surge, Bruno, Brawly, Crasher Wake, Marlon, Marshal, Wikstrom
Complicated Family Giovanni, Silver
Contest Lover Fantina, Wallace, Jasmine, Dawn, Lisia, May
Cook Rosa (Holiday 2019), Siebold, Siebold (Holiday 2019), Dawn (Palentine's 2021), Serena (Palentine's 2021), Gloria, Mallow
Dragon Cousin Clair, Lance
Fancy Lady Erika, Kahili, Acerola, Acerola (Fall 2020), Caitlin, Lillie, Lillie (Holiday 2020), Marnie
Free Spirit Erika (Holiday 2020), Winona, Phoebe, Hau, Mina, Elesa (Sygna Suit), Burgh (Spring 2021), Valerie, Leon
Gadgeteer Sophocles, Thorton, Clemont, Cyrus, Volkner, Lysandre
Grown Woman Lorelei, Karen, Flannery, Cheryl, Kahili, Glacia, Plumeria, Lucy, Diantha, Lusamine
Hoenn Family Norman, Brendan
Kalos Neighbors Calem, Serena
Knowledgeable Kris, Bugsy, Noland, Thorton, Professor Kukui, Professor Sycamore
Nature Lover Erika, Brawly, Winona, Gardenia, Marlon, Ramos, Hapu, Selene, Elio
Ninja Family Janine, Koga
Observatory Cousin Sophocles, Molayne
Old-Timer Agatha, Professor Oak
Old Colleagues Lysandre, Professor Sycamore
Pallet Town Blue, Blue (Sygna Suit), Red, Leaf, Leaf (Sygna Suit)
Passionate Spirit Misty, Flannery, Norman, Barry, Flint, Korrina, Marshal, Wulfric, Siebold, Wikstrom, Hilda, Wally, Lucy
Pokéathlete Whitney, Maylene, Lyra, Lyra (Summer 2020), Ethan, Jasmine
Researcher Blaine, Bugsy, Cynthia, Cynthia (Sygna Suit), Professor Kukui, Professor Oak, May (Spring 2021), Professor Sycamore
Rock Lover Brock, Brock (Sygna Suit), Roxanne, Roark, Clay, Grant, Olivia, Steven, Steve (Summer 2020)
Sinnoh Bros Flint, Volkner
Space Cadet Brendan, Tate, Liza, Zinnia, Steven, May
Supernatural Tate, Liza, Phoebe, Sabrina, Morty
Sweet Tooth Bruno, Grant, Hilbert (Fall 2020), Dawn (Paletine's 2021), Serena (Paletine's 2021)
Team Rocket Forever Jessie, James
Undella Town Skyla, Skyla (Holiday 2020), Iris, Iris (Champion), Roxie, Shauntal, Elesa, Caitlin, Cynthia
Unova Adventurer Rosa, Cheren, Hilbert, Hilda, Nate, Bianca, N
Unova Gym Besties Skyla, Elesa (Sygna Suit)
Veteran Agatha, Pryce, Drake, Clay, Ramos, Wulfric, Nanu, Alder

In other languages

Language Title
  French Talent de type
  German Typenfähigkeiten
  Italian Tipabilità
  Korean 타입스킬 Type Skill
  Spanish Habilidad de tipo

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