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Pokémon Masters Discussion Thread

Dephender

Gizakawayusu
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Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Viola's been so handy. The grid did a miracle with her.

Anyway... Man, I really messed up. Got too carried away and end up spending more gems on Iris banner than I should. I've gotten her. Got Diantha though she only needed 2 multis. But now I have roughly 5180 gems. Not enough for May. I still have paid gems though but things are gonna get rough tomorrow. Wish me luck.
 

LordSerperior

Well-Known Member
Burgh was a pain to get, don't remember how much I spent on him but on my 3rd multi on the May banner, I pulled 3 Mays. I only really wanted her for collection but the Ramming Speed High Jump Kicks are great and she can also max out team speed. I actually quite enjoyed using her. Burgh is just mad fun though. An accuracy + crit support that fits my Kris team and its just fun to see a little Togepi launch all those crazy moves for 1 bar, with the best part being all the moves in the metronome pool are safe. Also got my Elesa to 3/5 so I can put her EX to good use and pulled my first Nate.

I'm down to 29k gems for now. Should be back over 36k by the next datamine since I'm not planning to pull anyone else. Hopefully no more seasonals until the summer 2021 ones. I have both Summer Steven and Lyra so their rerun should be safe. Slightly concerned about a potential Alder rerun or a new pokefair character that I like though.
 

Dephender

Gizakawayusu
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Got Haruka on my first 11 roll, but then blew the rest of my gems on the Arti banner, only getting a single Green dupe out of it.

At least I got the one I really wanted though. Still sour about missing both valentines' units.

And yeah, there's way too many limited seasonals nowadays.
 

Hunga

Member
Don't forget Gloria, somewhat.

Though the problem here is that only Lillie is a Fairy-type Sync Pair that can be obtained easier at any time. The others? All locked in Poke Fair/Seasonal banners.

<--- THIS!

I know we're getting more and more fairy types in the game but Gloria isn't a real fairy tbh and Sycamores sync move is purely support.
You're kinda stuck with any decent 3* star you need to max to 5* if you missed the scouts or were unlucky as I was.

I just hope they fix this, since they got SOOOOO many possibilities when it comes to synca pairs they could use for the "not-loved" types.
Fighting is one of the most common gym types for example! o_O
Ground still got a top 4 member they could use as a sandstorm setter (would be REALLY nice! Is there even a sandstorm setter in the game?!).
Ice has Pryce as synga suit and his alter ego for example! And I think fans would love it.

Overall I'm a bit bored by the amount of Electric, Psychic, Dragon, Water, Grass and Fire sync-pairs rolling over us.
I know certain Pokémon types are just more common but dang, we got enough of those... Give some love to Ground, Ice, Fighting and Poison!
 

Ignition

Funky Kong Propaganda
Seasonal events means more gem hoarding for me. Might reconsider for Burgh & Togepi, though, because I love the concept.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"MY MIGHT. KNOWS. NO. BOUNDS!"
I guess Burgh somehow managed to shy himself away from Bug-types, though it is a bit strange, other than the fact it fits him only because of egg-decorating.

Kind of really weird that there are Lucario-themed eggs - the important ones to get - and yet Korrina only plays a very little boulder-crushing addiction gag.

So, like, what was that piece Burgh promised, anyway.

Tried going after S!May with all my 9k gems but got nothing in return. Ugh. Now I know how people at the Mario Kart mobile game feel. Rates continue to be atrocious.

By the way, if you lack any other Sync Pair beyond the ones you get in-game, it's impossible to collect enough Lucario Eggs to get all the prizes in time before the event ends.

After feeling a bit letdown from the above, I went and used 30 5* Scout tickets to blow off some steam, and I ended up getting a third Serena to unlock her whole grid. Don't know how effective that makes her, though. (When are they going to update the list, really? I'm only missing 4 people in there...)
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
When your crush ditches you for the other guy

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Sorry, I just couldn't resist

(The Brendan image has so much meme potential...)

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Jokes aside, end up getting Easter May with the tiered scout. More specifically in the tier 2. So she basically cost me 1200 paid gems. I'm so happy all end up working in the end. Now gonna stick to dailies only and farm more gems. Time to prepare the stock for whatever is coming on May (the month). Hopefully nothing I'll really want.

Ground still got a top 4 member they could use as a sandstorm setter (would be REALLY nice! Is there even a sandstorm setter in the game?!).

Acerola.

And she is even free!
 

AuraChannelerChris

"MY MIGHT. KNOWS. NO. BOUNDS!"
It's kind of very disturbing that Brendan worries (on a really bad Barry-made falsehood) that May will just...stop battling, when the Professor Birch's child stops battling the character before the 7th gym and can't be refought. Of all the things he could worry, dude has a heart attack the girl won't battle anymore.
Uh, no? You can exchange other eggs for them, you know.
Oh. Never mind.

ignore meeeeeeeeeeeeee
 

Dephender

Gizakawayusu
Staff member
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Yeah, and not really useful tbh... :D

Acerola is fantastic. Give her the Aggrevation passive on her grid and she has more than a 50% chance of flinching with her single bar move you're spamming every single turn to reduce sync count. Give her Defense Crush 2 as lucky skill and she becomes a handy debuffer as well.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Acerola with Cynthia is great. The sand team strat with Skyla complemented the Red/Serena combo fairly well in the Villa since it covers physically weak opposing mons.

And it's going to be even better when we finally get Bertha with Hippowdon. I'm fairly sure they are going to be a support sand setter tank pairing given what Hippowdon have in the games.
 

Dephender

Gizakawayusu
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Acerola is great in general thanks to her flinch rate. Egg Kabutops can set sand as well, and it's absolutely an option to run that with your Shirona in master mode so you can ue Acerola as a flincher on another team.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"MY MIGHT. KNOWS. NO. BOUNDS!"
Screwed Latias good with SS!Red, Serena, and Skyla. For some reason kept dealing 0 damage in second bar, but I stubbornly kept going at it until she started to suffer greatly.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
For some reason kept dealing 0 damage in second bar, but I stubbornly kept going at it until she started to suffer greatly.
That's the "Invulnerable" passive. If she buffs too much attacks won't damage her anymore. You probably made it because Serena was using the status leech passive to debuff her. The Serena-Red-Skyla strat doesn't work much because of that passive. That's why I used Leaf to beat it since she debuts defenses and kept invulnerable from triggering.
 
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