A new video on Pokémon Masters, a mobile game now due out this summer, was released by the official Pokémon YouTube channel this morning.
The eight-minute video began with about four minutes of a full-blown anime-style introduction to the game, then showed four minutes of rapid fire content to keep us excited.
The game takes place on the artificial island of Pasio, and has Trainers from all over the world of Pokémon competing to become the Champion of the Pokémon Masters League.
Each visiting Trainer, which includes past playable characters such as Gym Leaders, Elite Four, Champions, Battle Frontier Brains, and more from the main series Pokémon games, will be paired with one of their favorite Pokémon in what is called a “Sync Pair”. They each seem to come equipped with the ability to use a special Sync Move. Sync Moves appear similar to Z-Moves from the generation seven main series titles.
What looked to be a new evil team also appeared, though little is known about them.
Battles in this game are done in real time with opposing teams of three Sync Pairs. A move gauge fills up over time, and you can unleash moves only when full. Both the Pokémon and their Trainer can use moves in this game, with Pokémon primarily attacking while Trainers are responsible for support and healing.
It will follow the same “Free-to-start” model as games like Pokémon Duel, Pokémon Quest, and Pokémon GO. What content will be purchasable is not currently known.
The game will release later this summer (or winter for those in the southern hemisphere) on Android and iOS devices.
Edited by bobandbill and Sheep.