Pokemon Masters: Release Window, Trailer, And More Details
Here's what The Pokemon Company had to share its new mobile game.
The Pokemon Company closed out its Pokemon 2019 Press Conference last month with the reveal of Pokemon Masters, a brand-new smartphone game developed in collaboration with DeNA (the studio behind Super Mario Run, Mario Kart Tour, and most of Nintendo's other mobile titles). Few details about the game were shared at the time, but we've now gotten a closer look at it as part of an online video presentation on Thursday, June 27.
While there's still a fair amount for us to learn, like how its free-to-play microtransactions will work, we do know a variety of new details about what to expect from Pokemon Masters. Here's everything we learned about the game.
Release Date Window
Pokemon Masters still doesn't have an exact release date, but The Pokemon Company confirmed it will release this summer. It'll be available for both iOS and Android, though it's unclear if the platforms will see a simultaneous launch.
Gameplay And Story Details
Masters takes place on a new island region called Pasio, and it sees you assuming control of a team of trainers who are each paired with a specific Pokemon, known as Sync Pairs. Using them, you'll engage in 3-on-3 battles against the AI to earn Gym badges.
Those Sync Pairs include combos like Cynthia and Garchomp, Iris and Haxorus, and Brendan and Treecko. 65 Sync Pairs in all will be available at launch (with more coming down the line), and we've rounded up all the confirmed ones for the game so far.
Where To Watch
The Pokemon Company broadcasted the Pokemon Masters stream on its official YouTube channel. It clocked in at just over eight minutes, and you can rewatch the entire presentation for yourself below. We also got a new Pokemon Masters trailer, which can be viewed above.
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