Verdant Guardian

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Verdant Guardian
Masters Verdant Guardian.png
Event notification image
Type Story event
Start date March 17, 2022
End date March 31, 2022
Featured sync pairs Sygna Suit Serena and Zygarde
Sync pairs with reward bonus 
1.6× Sygna Suit Serena and Zygarde 
1.4× Clemont and Heliolisk
Lysandre and Yveltal 
1.2× Kukui and Lycanroc
Hop and Zamazenta 
Theme skills with 1.2× reward bonus Kalos

Verdant Guardian (Japanese: 深緑の監視者) was a story event in Pokémon Masters EX. It was focused on the sync pair Sygna Suit Serena and Zygarde.

The "Sygna Suit Serena Master Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Serena and Zygarde from the beginning of the event to April 14, 2022.

During this event, players could earn Event Vouchers O from battles that could be redeemed in the Shop. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day. Extra vouchers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.

The player could battle using Sygna Suit Serena and Zygarde to obtain +0.6× bonus vouchers; Clemont and Heliolisk or Lysandre and Yveltal to obtain +0.4× bonus vouchers; and Kukui and Lycanroc, Hop and Zamazenta, or any other sync pair with the Kalos theme skill to obtain +0.2× bonus vouchers.

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.

In addition, players could earn a medal for completing the first five story areas in the event.

While most story areas in the event were unlocked by completing the preceding battle, the story area Guardian of the Ecosystem could only be unlocked by collecting 10 Zygarde Cells in the other story areas.

The special event A Strange Specimen was a prelude to this event.



Single player

Name Difficulty Trainers Pokémon Stamina First-Time Rewards Completion Rewards Battle Rewards
Left Middle Right
Challenge Team Break: Part 1 Normal  
Masked Man
10 Gems ×30 200 coins
Event Voucher O ×7
Event Voucher O ×1-2
Challenge Team Break: Part 2 Hard 15 Gems ×30 400 coins
Event Voucher O ×14
Event Voucher O ×1-3
Challenge Team Break: Part 3 Very Hard 15 Gems ×30 1000 coins
Event Voucher O ×16
Event Voucher O ×1-3
Challenge Team Break: Part 4 Super Hard 20 Gems ×30 1500 coins
Event Voucher O ×26
Event Voucher O ×1-4
Daily Extreme Battle 1 Ultra Hard 30 Gems ×30 2000 coins
Event Voucher O ×100
Battle Challenge! Round 1 Super Hard  
Crowned Shield
Midday Form
Gems ×100
3★ Support Move Candy
None None
Battle Challenge! Round 2 Ultra Hard Gems ×100
4★ Tech Move Candy
None None


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


Event banner
1★ Verdant Guardian
2★ Verdant Guardian
3★ Verdant Guardian
Planet Protectors
Splash screen artwork


  • Pokémon Center
Name Text
Serena Look for those green sparkles!
Serena This hunt is gonna have us searching all over Pasio!
Keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss any green sparkles!

  • Sycamore's Suspicion
Name Text
Professor Sycamore Hey there! Thanks for showing up!
The reason why I called you here is because I need your help searching for something!
Take a look at this strange specimen that was delivered to the Pokémon Center.
Doesn't it look a bit like a cell? I'm thinking it might be part of a Pokémon.
Serena Oh, it's green and sparkly. And also a bit squishy!
Professor Sycamore Fascinating, right? I think we should do more investigating to figure out what it is!
This may have something to do with the rumor that Hoopa has brought Pokémon to Pasio.
Serena We're on it! Let's split up and look for more of them!
(Zygarde appears and watches from afar)

  • The Third Legendary
Name Text
(When talking to Serena)
Serena Let's have a look around the area!
(When talking to the Youngster)
Youngster Hey! You haven't seen a Growlithe around here, have you?
I can't find him anywhere! If you see him, let me know, OK?
Serena Sure! We can keep an eye out for you. I'll let you know if we find him!
Come on, let's help search for Growlithe!
Professor Sycamore Certainly! We can look for the lost Pokémon while we search for the sparkly green things.
(When talked to again)
Youngster Where'd my Growlithe run off to?
(When talking to the Rising Star)
Rising Star A Growlithe? I think I did hear some growling noises nearby...
(When talking to the Collector)
Collector I found a green, sparkly thing on the ground a moment ago... It looked like the sort of thing that would make my Altaria even more gorgeous.
But I guess I'll never know—a Growlithe ran past me and carried it off!
(When tapping on a tree)
??? Hey! Is there a Growlithe hiding over there?
Serena Oh, are you looking for Growlithe, too?
??? N-no! Hoping I don't run into it, actually...
(When tapping on the tree again)
??? Hey! Is there a Growlithe hiding over there?
Serena Nope, doesn't look like it.
Masked Woman Phew... That's good. This crazy Growlithe's been chasing me all over the place!
Serena Oh! You're part of Team Break? Maybe he was chasing you because of your mask.
Professor Sycamore If you're smart, you'll learn from this lesson and leave Team Break for good.
Masked Woman Sh-shut up!
Like I'd actually leave Team Break just because one little Growlithe scared me—
Eeeeek! It saw me! You said it wasn't here, you big liaaaars!
(When talking to the Youngster again)
Youngster Look! My Growlithe came back!
Serena Glad you found each other again!
Youngster Me too! He was carrying this in his mouth... Do any of you know what it is?
Serena *gasp* Look, Professor!
Professor Sycamore It seems Growlithe found what we've been searching for.
Serena Yeah!
It's got some drool on it now, but that's OK!
(When finished searching)
Professor Sycamore We found another one of these sparkly green things...
No doubt about it. This must be—
Serena Whoa... Is that what I think it is?
Professor Sycamore Zygarde?!
Doesn't look like it wants to attack us.
Serena What should we do, Professor?
Professor Sycamore It's not aggressive... And the fact that it's not leaving your side must mean it wants to follow you.
Why don’t we head back into town for now?
(Serena and the player leave with Zygarde)
Professor Sycamore Zygarde...
First, Xerneas and Yveltal showed up on Pasio, and now Zygarde's here.
That makes the third Legendary Pokémon from Kalos...
A few days later, Professor Sycamore called Serena, Calem, and <player> together to meet up with him again.
??? Did I keep you two waiting?
(Serena appears in her sygna suit)
Serena Sorry I'm late. I was walking here with Zygarde, but it kept getting distracted.
Calem I don't think I've seen you wear that outfit before, Serena. Is it new?
Serena Yeah! I thought I'd change things up since I'm hanging out with Zygarde!
I even did my hair a little different, to look more grown-up!
Calem It looks really cool on you. And I think it all comes together really well!
Serena *chuckle* Thanks!
All right! Shall we go meet up with the professor?
(Transition to Professor Bellis's Lab)
Professor Sycamore Hi! Thanks for coming.
There are a few new things I've learned about Zygarde that I'd like to share with you.
Those sparkly green things we were looking for are actually cells. They come together to form Zygarde’s body.
Serena Really?!
Professor Sycamore Depending on the number of cells it has collected within its body, it can transform into different forms.
So if we're able to collect more of its cells than it has now, that should theoretically give Zygarde an immense amount of power!
I'm talking even more power than Xerneas and Yveltal!
Calem Seriously? Even more power than those two?
Professor Sycamore According to legend, Zygarde monitors the ecosystem, neutralizing those who harm it.
I suspect that's why it needs so much power—so it can ward off those threats.
Calem Oh. But if its cells are scattered right now, that means its power is incomplete, right?
Professor Sycamore Not exactly. In a pinch, it's able to gather its cells together if it needs to.
Serena There must be a reason why it scattered its cells all over Pasio, then.
If that's the case, I can help find all of Zygarde's cells, Professor!
Maybe it's sick and can't call its cells together or something...
If that's why Zygarde's sticking with me, then I can't just ignore it!
Professor Sycamore Hm... Like I said earlier, Zygarde is a Pokémon that has great power hidden within itself.
I'm not sure what would happen if it did collect all of its cells together in one place...
Serena Please, Professor? If anything happens, I promise I'll calm it down!
Calem We'll help her out, too, Professor. It'll be safer with three of us around, right?
Serena Thanks, Calem! <player>!
Professor Sycamore All right. I can see how determined you are.
I'll leave figuring out what Zygarde wants to do to you three.
As for me, I'll stay here and try to find as much info as I can!
Serena Thanks, Professor!
Professor Sycamore I'll ask some Champion-class Trainers for their help, too, just in case something does happen.
But I believe in you three! Just be sure to stay safe, all right?
Serena Yes, sir!
OK! Let’s head out and find the rest of Zygarde's cells!

  • The Search for Cells
Name Text
Beauty Sparkly and green? Yeah, I saw something like that over there.
Serena Really? Thanks!
There's a surprisingly large number of people saying they've seen those cells!
If we keep this up, we'll have this wrapped up in no time!
(Transition to the field)
Serena We didn’t find a single one!
Calem This might be harder than we originally thought...
??? Yo! What're you lot up to?
(Hop appears)
Calem We're looking for something. Y'see, there's these things all over Pasio that—
Serena Wait! What's that you're holding?
Hop Oh, this? I picked it up over there.
Don't see something like this every day, right? I was gonna take it home and research it!
Calem That's actually part of a Pokémon called Zygarde.
Hop Zygarde? Oh! You mean that one right there?
Serena Yup! Professor Sycamore asked us to help him conduct some research on it.
Hop Zygarde's a Pokémon that's made up of a bunch of cells, right?
I'd heard rumors that it's been spotted in the Crown Tundra before, but this the first time I've actually seen one of its cells in person!
Serena Oh, so you already knew all about it! No wonder you're Professor Sonia's assistant!
Do you happen to know anything else?
Hop Well...not really.
But if Zygarde is a Legendary Pokémon that's shown up in Kalos, Alola, and even Galar...
maybe a Pokémon Professor from Galar or Alola would know something about it!
Er...Sonia's busy doing talks and presentations on her research, though.
Calem Why don't we find a professor from Alola and ask them about it?
Hop Yeah! Let me come with you!
I'm happy to help Professor Sycamore with his investigation!
(Transition to the beach)
Kukui Zygarde, huh?
Sorry! I'd love to help you out, but I don't know much more than you do.
Hop Aw, really?
Serena Do you know anyone else who might know more about Zygarde?
Kukui Oh! Now that you mention it, I do!
Hm...but I dunno about that guy...
Calem So you do know someone?
Kukui Well, just a rumor. I hear there’s a guy who's researching Zygarde on Pasio.
I also heard he's a bit overzealous with his research methods.
I'm not sure if I wanna introduce you to him.
Calem Could you do it anyway? Please?
Serena Please introduce us, Professor!
Kukui Well...OK. I'll get in contact and let him know you're researching Zygarde.
Serena Yay! Thank you!
Kukui ... ... ...

  • Misguided Methods
Name Text
Scientist Ah, hello there. I heard about you from Professor Kukui.
I hear you've been struggling with something related to Zygarde?
It's a Pokémon chock-full of mysteries to solve, after all. That's what makes it such an interesting specimen!
If you're struggling to collect the cells, I can teach you a shortcut.
Follow me.
Serena Thank you!
Hop Look at all the cells around here!
Serena Let's gather them up, everyone!
Let’s collect Zygarde’s cells!
(When talking to Hop)
Hop Hehe! Look what I found!
(When talking to the Preschooler)
Preschooler Umm, are you looking for something? Is it green and, um, sparkly?
I found it! Do you want it? Um, I can give it to you.
I'm so thirsty. Do you have any drinks?

I've got some Soda Pop.: Oooh! I love sweet drinks! I can drink them now because I'm four!
Here's some Fresh Water.: Water? I guess that's OK... You don't have anything else?
If only you had Soda Pop... I need some sugar in my life.
(When talking to the Calem)
Calem My search has been going pretty well!
(When talking to the Lass)
Lass Hm? You're looking for something? I haven't seen anything around here.
(When talked to again)
Lass ... ... ...
(When talked to again)
Lass Huh? You think there's something behind me?
(When talked to again)
Lass You just don't give up, do you...
(When talked to again)
Lass Could you leave me alone? Do your searching somewhere else!
(When talked to again)
Lass Ugh! Fine! I'll move out of your way, all right?!
All I wanted to do was take a cute selfie with this sparkly stuff in the background! Jeez...
(When finished searching)
Serena Ready to finish up here? Did we find enough Zygarde cells?
I want to keep looking.: OK! Let's go search for some more!
I think we're done.: OK! Let's catch up with the rest of the group.
Hop Look, I got some!
Calem We just gathered them up like usual, though... What was that shortcut you were talking about?
Scientist Oh, of course. I can show you a much faster way to find these cells than going around collecting them...
Watch and learn!
(The Scientist's Dragalge attacks Zygarde)
Serena What?
Calem What do you think you're doing?!
Scientist Hehehe! When Zygarde's strength is compromised, it has the ability to call its cells to come together!
So there's really no reason for you to waste time walking around searching for them!
(The Scientist puts on a Team Break mask)
Masked Man Hehehehe!

  • Together with You
Name Text
Masked Man Why are you disrupting my research?!
If Zygarde feels that its life is in danger...
it might just bring all of its cells together in one place on its own!
Serena That doesn't make it OK! Hurting Pokémon is wrong!
Masked Man Wrong? Preposterous! If the ends justify the means, then nothing is off the table.
Calem Now I get what Professor Kukui meant by overzealous...
Hop We can't let him get away with this!
Serena I'm sorry, Zygarde...
We never should've rushed the investigation... We should have stuck by you, step by step.
Can you forgive us? And maybe give us another chance?
Masked Man I assure you, there won't be another chance!
Ack! Wh-what's that light?!
Serena Zygarde! You'll lend us your power?
Masked Man I won't let you have Zygarde! It's MY research subject! I've claimed it!
Serena Pokémon aren't tools or research subjects to be claimed! They're our precious partners!
The way you view Pokémon is just wrong! It's absolutely unacceptable!
(Serena defeats Team Break)
Masked Man Drat! I was so close!
(Team Break leaves, Kukui appears)
Kukui Hey! You all OK over there?
I got worried, so I came to check on how things were going.
Serena Professor!
Kukui I saw that scientist running away.
I never realized he was part of Team Break...
I'm sorry for putting you through that, kids.
Serena No, Professor! It wasn't your fault!
Hop Yeah! We're the ones who pushed you to introduce us to him, even though you didn't want to.
Kukui Well, I'm glad you're all OK.
That said, now we're back to square one.
Serena It's OK!
We'll collect all of the cells ourselves, one by one!
And we'll do it together with Zygarde!
Kukui Well, that's quite the endeavor. But I'm sure you can do it!
I'm rooting for you!
(Transition to the group walking through the field, Hoopa appears)
Calem Is that...Hoopa?
Hop What's it doing with that ring? Whoa!
Kukui I think it warped space to create a path that connects to somewhere else!
Calem What do you think Hoopa is trying to do?
Kukui I wonder if it's trying to help Zygarde get back home.
Serena Zygarde...
(Hoopa leaves)
Hop Huh?! Hoopa’s gone now!
Serena Are you sure about this, Zygarde?
Kukui Zygarde decided to stay on Pasio, then! Guess we should respect that, yeah?
It could be that Zygarde has some unfinished business on Pasio.
For example...maybe it wants to do even more exploring with you!
Serena Maybe!
I'm not sure what you wanna do here, Zygarde...
But I'll stay with you till you finish it!

  • Guardian of the Ecosystem
Name Text
Serena Here you go, Zygarde! These are all the cells I've found!
Calem Whoa. That was bright! What just happened?
Professor Sycamore Looks like you were able to collect quite a number of cells!
Serena We never did figure out why you're here, Zygarde. But it seems like this is the last—
Professor Sycamore Oh my. It went and scattered its cells again.
Serena What in the world?!
What are you doing? We worked so hard to collect those for you, you know.
(Zygarde leaves)
Calem Whoa, what now?
Serena You want us to go with you somewhere?
Professor Sycamore I'm not entirely sure, but why don't we follow it?
Hiker *sob* It hurts...
Serena Oh no! Man down!
Calem Let's take him to the Pokémon Center!
(Zygarde leaves)
Serena Wait—you want to go somewhere else now?
Professor Sycamore You can go with Zygarde. I'll take care of things here.
Serena OK! Thank you, Professor!
(Team Break Hideout)
Masked Man (1) Wh-who are you?!
Masked Man (2) How did you even find us?!
Calem Team Break? Oh, and look over there!
Serena That Pokémon looks hurt!
Masked Man (2) Gah! Well, if our cover's busted, we've got no choice!
Masked Man (1) What're those green sparkly things?! They're all going to that Pokémon...
(Zygarde transforms into its Complete Forme)
Serena Oh, I get it! Count me in, Zygarde! I'm ready!
(Serena battles and defeats Team Break)
Masked Man (2) Drat!
(Team Break leaves)
Serena C'mon! We have to get this Pokémon to the Pokémon Center!
(Pokémon Center)
Professor Sycamore Both the Pokémon and its Trainer are in good hands now.
Serena I'm so glad to hear that!
??? Oh! Were you the ones who helped him, Professor?
(Looker appears)
Serena Looker!
Looker I've been searching for a Trainer reported as missing for a while now. I'm glad you found him!
From what I hear, he did everything he could to protect his Pokémon from Team Break...
But he got injured and couldn't walk!
Calem Oh! So that means...
Looker Yeah. That Pokémon you saved from Team Break was his partner.
Serena Thanks, Zygarde. You're the one that found them, aren’t you.
Professor Sycamore Huh. That must be why Zygarde sent its cells all over Pasio again! It was looking for that Trainer and his Pokémon!
A human tried to protect his partner Pokémon, and a Pokémon worried more about its partner than its own well-being...
As the guardian of the ecosystem, Zygarde must have realized how much they cared for each other.
Serena I feel like I've learned yet another new thing about Zygarde!
Professor Sycamore True. You've learned from Zygarde what it means to be strong enough to protect others...
And I'm sure Zygarde learned from your compassion and willingness to help others, Serena!
In collecting all of Zygarde's cells, you earned more than just a glimpse at its complete form...
It brought your hearts together.
Serena It really did!
Zygarde, I hope you'll continue to lend me your power!
Together, we can protect everyone around us!

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese 深緑の監視者
Mandarin Chinese 深綠的監視者
  French Le gardien vert
  German Wächter des Grüns
  Italian Il protettore verde
  Korean 심록의 감시자
  Spanish El protector de todo lo verde

See also

Subtypes: Costume eventsNeo Champions
Holiday events: Rosa's PartyA Special PresentDeck the HallsWinter WishesShine a Gentle Light
Summer events: Summer SuperstarsBeachside RivalrySummer Nights & Wishing StarsTwin Stars Far Apart
Fall events: Fight or FrightMidnight SpookfestOtherworldly EncounterThe Haunted Museum
New Year's events: Season's GreetingsNew Year and New FriendsGather Up! Dream Duo!
Palentine's events: Baking BuddiesSweet ShenanigansChef's Heartful Delivery
Spring events: Pasio Eggsplorers
2019 debut: Reach for the TopThe Girl in Black and WhiteThe Importance of EleganceTwo Champions
2020 debut: The Strongest There IsShining StarTeam Skull Crash CourseThe Star of the ContestSerena's Dessert PartyFamily TiesThe Eccentric ElectricianDazzling Dizzying Battle StageThe Ideal Formula
2021 debut: Champion TimeShining Heart of DragonsTrials on the IsleMasters of Land and SeaAll Aboard the Victory TrainHearts UnitedThe Light Devourer
2022 debut: Pasio FriendiversaryVerdant GuardianA Golden FutureRevel in RivalryThreads of StrengthMelancholy Wally
2023 debut: Galar's Poké Ball EnthusiastTravelers from a Distant PastChase the Northern WindWe Should Battle!Tower Tycoon and Hall MatronTogether in an Unknown LandWho's the Best Singer?Veevee on Pasio!Let's Go in Search of Wonder

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