DeNa has today announced that two new Pokemon Masters sync pairs will become available from today, and it’s the Subway Bosses of the Unova region, Ingo & Excadrill and Emmet & Archeops.
Here are the details from a press release sent to Twinfinite:
- The Ground-type sync pair of Ingo & Excadrill can create a sandstorm during battle, which players can utilize with moves like All Aboard! and Sedimentary, both of which power up during a sandstorm.
- The Rock-type sync pair of Emmet & Archeops uses moves like Rock Slide, which can damage all opponents at once. They also have a Passive Skill called Sand Superiority 3, which powers up and protects the player’s team during a sandstorm, providing a compelling reason to enter a battle with both Emmet & Archeops and Ingo & Excadrill.
- Both sync pairs can reach a 6★ EX Potential rating, which increases the strength of their sync moves and provides them with an additional optional outfit to wear.
The new characters have been weaved into a new in-game story event titled “All Aboard the Victory Train,” available to players who have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story. This event features Ingo and Emmet as they attempt to build a facility on Pasio similar to the Battle Subway on Unova. As is typical, players can earn in-game rewards such as Strike move candy coins, Support move candy coins, and 5★-Guaranteed Scout Tickets by completing battles in this event.
There are further rewards for those who log into Masters daily between now and the event end-date (July 14), too, including 1,000 Gems, which is enough to add up to three sync pairs to their teams.
Other bonuses include one to celebrate Bidoof day between June 30 at 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time until July 7 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time, which rewards players who log in with 1,200 Gems — enough to add up to four sync pairs to their teams. The amount of 400 Gems given per day was chosen as a tribute to Bidoof’s Pokédex number of 399.
Despite an initially shaky launch, Pokemon Masters has proven a big success for DeNa, having hit $75 million revenue in its first year, according to Sensor Tower.