New Pokémon Masters trailer teases big battles, co-op play

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If you weren’t already excited, you will be.
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A new trailer and additional information for Pokémon Masters has dropped ahead of the game’s much-anticipated debut this summer.

The one-minute clip reveals more gameplay, including explosive battles and co-operative play. It also provides our first look at the powerful sync moves available from partner Pokémon.

Pokémon Masters is a brand new game designed for mobile that’s unlike any other Pokémon title we’ve carried in our pockets. It takes place in a brand new region called Pasio, “where the rules of battle are different,” according to developer DeNA.

For the first time ever, every Trainer and Pokémon from every region is available. And it looks like it’s going to be awesome!

More details on Pokémon Masters

Masters will be based around 3-on-3 battles fought between teams of Pokémon Trainers. Here are the latest details revealed by DeNA:

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: 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: 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.

Take a look at the newest trailer

All these things (except Sygna Suits) can be previewed in the latest Pokémon Masters trailer.

DeNA and The Pokémon Company are still promising a summer release for Pokémon Masters, but we don’t have a more specific launch date yet. We hope to hear a lot more very soon.