Pokemon Masters Is Already Off To A Big Start

Sensor Tower reports the game is already No. 1 on iOS in 27 countries.

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The newest Pokemon mobile game, Pokemon Masters, has arrived on iOS and Android, and it's already off to an impressive start. According to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower (via Venture Beat), Masters is the No. 1 free game in the App Store in 27 countries, including the US and Japan.

While Masters is free to download, it appears it's already raking in some cash as well. Sensor Tower reports the game is No. 1 on iPhone in terms of revenue in Japan and Hong Kong, although players in the US are spending far less on the title, at least at this early juncture, as the game is No. 12 in that same category in the region.

Pokemon Masters is developed by DeNA, the studio that co-developed many of Nintendo's mobile titles, including Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game takes place in a new island region called Pasio, where famous Pokemon trainers from around the world have gathered to participate in the Pokemon Masters League tournament.

Each famous trainer comes with one partner Pokemon, forming a duo that is collectively known as a Sync Pair. Unlike most other Pokemon games, players don't catch their own Pokemon in Masters; rather, they recruit other Sync Pairs and form teams with them to take part in three-on-three real-time battles.

If you're just jumping into the game, be sure check out our roundup of everything you need to know about Pokemon Masters. We've also broken down what Scout Points are and how to get them, as well as how to evolve and Mega Evolve Pokemon in the game.

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