Team Galactic headlines the continuation of Pokémon Masters EX's Villain Arc in January 2022

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At the end of last week, just before Christmas, Yu Sasaki and Tetsuya Iguchi, the producers of Pokémon Masters EX, announced a range of updates and events which players can expect to see over the coming weeks in advance of the new Sinnoh Chapter featuring Team Galactic launching in game next month. More Rallies and events are planned for the beginning of 2022, with a New Year's Message from the Producers to be released on January 1st, 2022 (JST).

Villain Event Prelude: Galactic Nightmare Is Coming
While your main character is assisting Cynthia in investigating some ruins, Team Galactic shows up to try to get her Pokémon! Team Galactic mistake the main character for Cynthia’s assistant, dragging you into the battle!



The Villain Event Prelude: Galactic Nightmare serves as the prelude to the new Sinnoh Chapter that will begin on January 12th, 2022. This event includes a battle that can only be completed once per day. By completing it, players can get one 5★ Sinnoh Scout Ticket as a reward each day.

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Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade) & Giratina

In conjunction with the Villain Event Prelude, a new Master Sync Pair is making its debut. Sygna Suit Cynthia (Renegade) & Giratina are a Ghost-type tech Master Sync Pair from the Sinnoh region. They are the first Sync Pair that will be able to utilize the zone field effect, which is newly added along with their debut. By using their Ghost Wish Move, they can change the field to a Ghost Zone, which powers up Ghost-type attacks by 50%.

Cynthia (Renegade) & Giratina 's move, Show Me Your Secrets!, lowers their Defense and Sp. Def by one stat rank but also raises their Attack and Sp. Atk by four stat ranks and their critical-hit rate by three stat ranks. They have the moves Shadow Force and Shadow Ball. Additionally, they can weaken opponents when they use an attack move, their Sundering 9 Passive Skill can lower the target's Defense and Sp. Def.



6★ EX and Sync Grid Unlocks for Pokémon Masters Day
Starting from the most recent Pokémon Masters Day, which was held over the Christmas weekend, this regular event will now include a selection of Sync Pairs having their 6★ EX unlocked, and/or their Sync Grids be unlocked and expanded. It's not entirely clear at this point if this is something that will happen on every single Pokémon Masters Day, or if this will be more of an occasional bonus.

For Pokémon Masters Day December 2021, Candice & Abomasnow have had their 6★ EX unlocked, and their Sync Grid expanded. Sophocles & Togedemaru, and Brycen & Cryogonal have also had their Sync Grids expanded.

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New World Dilemma

The New World Dilemma event featuring Cyrus & Palkia has been added to the Legendary Adventures, joining the existing Lurking Shadow and Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings storylines. Completing Legendary Adventures allows players to collect custom vouchers and custom ★ Power-Ups to increase the potential and move level of Cyrus & Palkia. Players who have already completed the original New World Dilemma Legendary Event and received all of the rewards can instead exchange the rewards from this Legendary Adventure for 5★ Power-Ups and other items.

To participate in Legendary Adventures, players must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.

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Legendary Arena: Latios

Latios has returned to the Legendary Arena until January 7th, 2022 at 9:59 p.m (PST), together with new Event Missions. In the Legendary Arena, trainers must complete a set of challenges using a set number of sync pairs, with the chance to obtain exclusive medals. Gems are also on offer for completing higher difficulty missions. As with all Legendary Arenas, players must have passed Chapter 2: Defeat Team Break in the main story on normal mode in order to participate in this event.

Free Gems
Until December 31st, 2021 at 9:59 p.m. (PST), players can obtain up to 3000 Gems for free simply by talking with Trainers at the Pokémon Center. To claim these presents, players must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.

Countdown Log-In Bonus
A Countdown Log-In Bonus begun from December 26th, 2021. By collecting the Log-in Bonuses, players can receive up to 1500 Gems, as well as multiple Scout Tickets for guaranteed 5★ sync pairs from various regions. Players can also enjoy special conversations with several Sync Pairs in this Log-in Bonus.

Further updates in January 2022
Legendary Gauntlet
The Legendary Gauntlet, which was announced in a message from the producers earlier this year, has now been given a firm release date of January 19th. In this extremely challenging event, players take on multiple Legendary Arena battles in a row, while only being able to use individual Sync Pairs in a single battle each. Players must train up a diverse array of Sync Pairs to have any chance of getting through this grueling series of battles. Players can receive special Lucky Cookies for winning consecutive battles in the Legendary Gauntlet, or as Gauntlet Rewards. With these Lucky Cookies, sync pairs can learn powerful Lucky Skills, such as Super Powered 3 and Supreme Entry. A guaranteed Lucky Cookie 1 item can be obtained for winning a certain number of battles in a row. This item guarantees Sync Pairs can learn a particular Lucky Skill guaranteed, with a different Lucky Skill available to learn each time the event occurs.

For the inaugural Legendary Gauntlet, players will be facing Entei, Azelf, and Cobalion. The Guaranteed Lucky Cookie 1 item available from this gauntlet will let sync pairs learn the Head Start 1 Lucky Skill.

Background Music Update
A Jukebox feature will be added to the Pokémon Center in late-January 2022, that will allow players to unlock music tracks by meeting certain requirements, such as by collecting certain items or by raising certain Sync Pairs to 6★ EX. In addition to being able to be played directly from the Jukebox itself, unlocked music tracks will also be able to be set as background music for battle.

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