Pokemon Masters Gets A New Trailer, Still Coming This Summer
Pokemon Masters, the upcoming mobile game for Android and iOS, has a new trailer. The trailer runs through some of the features that will be coming to the game, highlighting 3v3 battles, co-op, and the game's main hook, collecting Pokemon Trainers.
Unlike most Pokemon games, which revolve around catching the Pokemon themselves, in Pokemon Masters you will be trying to put a team of Trainers together to win the Pokemon Masters League, which is held each year on the island of Pasio. The League features Gym Leaders, Elite Four members, and other all-stars from the world of Pokemon, and it is up to you to put together the best team of three Trainers to take part in battles.
A specific Pokemon accompany each Trainer that they form a Sync Pair with, and yours will be Pikachu. Battles take place in real-time, and your move gauge will dictate when you can act. It will be up to you to decide which Sync Pair will attack, and which moves they will use. Trainers will also be able to use moves, such as healing friendly Pokemon. You can also choose to use special Sync Moves, although these will have a limited number of uses per battle.
You will also be able to use Unity Attacks, powerful moves that involve everyone on your team. The game will be free, but cannot be played offline. You will need iOS 11 or higher, and Android 7.0 or above. Even then, The Pokemon Company does not guarantee functionality on all such devices.
At launch, the game will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. It is due to release this summer, but no date has been confirmed yet. With the summer slowly winding down, I would expect an announcement about this soon.