Pokémon Masters Is Now Available Officially on Android and iOS
Last month, we got the word about Pokémon Masters entering pre-registration. There was no clear release date mentioned, but some digging around the Apple App Store listing revealed that it would be available to users on August 29th. The App Store listing was spot on, and Niantic just announced that Pokémon Masters will now be available for download on the App Store and the Play Store. Unlike other games in the franchise, this title will focus on the trainers instead of the Pokemon. Here are some of the gameplay elements sourced from an earlier news piece.
- Cooperative Play – Join two players from around the world for three-player co-op against AI opponents. Work together to unleash the unity attack, a special coordinated attack from all three sync pairs (a sync pair is the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon).
- 3-on-3 Real-Time Battling System – Witness the thrill of the 3-on-3 real-time battling system. The trailer offers a look at Trainers teaming up with their partner Pokémon to unleash powerful sync moves.
- Pokémon Masters League – Compete in the Pokémon Masters League tournament, which features 3-on-3 battles that take place only on the artificial island of Pasio. In this tournament, Gym Leaders, Elite Four members, Champions, and all-stars from every region of the Pokémon world have formed sync pair teams. Players will battle these teams all across Pasio to obtain badges and become champion of the Pokémon Masters League.
- Sygna Suits(not pictured in the trailer) – Special outfits that Trainers can wear into battle. When Trainers wear a Sygna Suit, their partner Pokémon changes to match. For example, when Brock dons his Sygna Suit, he teams up with Tyranitar instead of Onix.
The devs recommend a device that has at least 2GB of RAM and runs Android Nougat. Support for additional devices may come via a future update. Much like all "free" to play titles released this year, Pokémon Masters will have microtransactions. Head over to the Play Store or App Store if this piques your interest.