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Galar Chapter of Pokémon Masters EX's Villain Arc concludes with new Villain Event, plus new Poké Fair Scouts

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The Villain Arc's Galar Chapter Concludes!
The conclusion to the Galar Chapter of Pokémon Masters EX's Villain Arc has now launched in game. Debuting alongside the release of this new chapter is a brand new Villain event, Hear the Cheers!, offering players the opportunity to power up Hop & Zamazenta. Two new sync pairs will also be appearing in special Poke Fair scouts in conjunction with this new story content, with the scout for Leon with her new partner Dragapult launching in game today.

Galar Chapter of the Villain Arc concludes
The Galar Chapter of the Villain Arc features Rose and his assistant Oleana arriving on Pasio, as they come into conflict with Leer over how Sync Stones are used, with Rose proposing the power of the stones be tapped for their energy. In this second half of the story, as Rose pushes his vision of a solution to energy problems, Leon and the other trainers from Galar will need to work together to stop Rose's reckless actions.

This chapter is a permanent addition to the main story. Players will need to have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player in order to unlock this and other chapters of the Main Story Villain Arc.

Villain Event - Hear the Cheers!
Villain Event: Hear the Cheers!

This time-limited event is running as an accompaniment to the launch of the conclusion to the Galar Chapter of the Villain Arc. Hear the Cheers! will run until August 18th, at 10:59pm (PDT).

Unlike regular Story Events, this Villain Event does not include any lineup bonuses to increase battle rewards. There are however special bonuses for Galar Sync Pairs, who will have increased Attack, Defense, Special Attack and Special Defence when used in missions for this event, giving them an easier time in completing stages.

By completing battles during this event, players can earn Event Voucher A items, which can be exchanged for a variety of valuable items, including 5★-Guaranteed Scout Tickets. Players can also obtain Event Medals, Move Candy Coins, and Gems for completing special missions during the event.

Hop & Zamazenta
In addition to other rewards such as event medals, players can collect Zamazenta Crystals, which can be used to give Hop & Zamazenta a power boost, expanding their Sync Grid.

Log-in Bonuses
A log-in bonus is running over the course of the event. This Bonus is available now, and will continue through until August 16th, at 10:59pm (PDT). The rewards being offered each day are as follows:

  • Day 1: Skip Ticket x20
  • Day 2: Gems x100
  • Day 3: Gems x100
  • Day 4: Gems x100
  • Day 5: Skip Ticket x20
  • Day 6: Gems x100
  • Day 7: Gems x100
  • Day 8: Gems x100
  • Day 9: Skip Ticket x20
  • Day 10: Gems x100
  • Day 11: Gems x100
  • Day 12: Gems x100
  • Day 13: Gems x100
  • Day 14: Skip Ticket x20
Players should also note the following:
  • The number of plays available for Daily Extreme Battle 1 are reset every day at 11:00pm (PDT).
  • To participate, players must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
  • The sync pairs that appear as opponents in battle have different capabilities than those players can actually obtain.
  • All mission completion rewards must be claimed within three days of the mission period ending.
  • Leftover Event Voucher A and Zamazenta Crystals will be automatically converted to coins at a rate of 10 coins per item at the end of the event, and sent to players' Present Boxes.
Leon (Alt.)'s 6★ EX outfit
New Sync Pairs and Poké Fair Scouts
In conjunction with the Villain Event, two new Poké Fair exclusive Sync Pairs are making their Pokémon Masters EX debuts in limited-time Scouts. All of these new sync pairs will have expanded sync grids, and the ability to be raised to 6★ EX.

Leon (Alt.) & Dragapult's Poké Fair Scout is live right now, alongside the start of the Villain Event. Leon (Alt.) & Dragapult are a Dragon-type Tech Sync Pair, whose moves and skills focus on debuffing opponents stats to disrupt the opposition. Their Unfortunate Strike 9 Passive Skill lowers by one stat rank the Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed, accuracy, or evasiveness (chosen at random) of any opponent they hit. This can be combined with their B Breaking Swipe Buddy Move, which hits all Pokémon on the opponent's team and lowers their Attack, Defense, and Speed by one stat rank each; as well as their Dragon Darts Move, which hits twice in a row (lowering a stat with each hit), and their. Leon (Alt.) & Dragapult have the ability to Dynamax, and can also be raised to 6★ EX, which in addition to boosting stats and providing a new outfit for Leon will also unlock Song Key 08013, which allows "Decisive Battle! (Leon) (Pokémon Masters EX Version)" to be played in the Jukebox.

Gloria (Alt. 2) & Cinderace's Poké Fair scout will begin from August 1st at 11:00pm (PDT). Gloria (Alt. 2) & Cinderace are a Tech Sync Pair with the unusual ability to change their sync move type and passive moves once per battle via Max Moves. By using either Max Airstream or Max Knuckle, the pair can switch their Sync Move's type to Flying or Fighting respectively. On using any Max Move, the pair's Ace Passive Skill will also lower the target's Type Rebuff for the corrosponding Type of the move by 2 ranks.

Both Poké Fair Scouts will be available until August 18th, at 10:59pm (PDT).

Event Gem Specials
In conjunction with the launch of the conclusion to this chapter of the Villain Arc, the following four Event Gem Specials will be available in the purchase gems tab of the in-game shop until August 18th, at 10:59pm (PDT), offering discounted prices on paid gems.
  • July event gem special 5: Gems x300
  • July event gem special 6: Gems x1,800
  • July event gem special 7: Gems x3,900
  • July event gem special 8: Gems x7,000
Galar Villain Rally Updates
The Galar Villain Social Rally Part 1 reached its target of 20,000 RTs total between the official English and Japanese (formerly Twitter) accounts for Pokémon Masters EX. As a result, players have secured for themselves 30x 5★ Galar Scout Tickets, as well as a set of Strike, Tech, and Support Candy Coins. These will be available to claim until August 30th, at 10:59pm (PDT).

The Galar Villain Social Rally Part 2 which launched late last week has reached approximately 17,750 RTs as of the time of writing between the English and Japanese accounts, meaning fans have now secured themselves 30x 5★ Scout Tickets, however players will still need to reach 20,000 RTs total before unlocking the additional reward of 25x 5★ Power-Up Tickets and 50x Champion Spirit is unlocked. Assuming all rewards are unlocked, these will be available to claim between August 15th, at 11:00pm (PDT), and September 15th, at 10:59pm (PDT).

Details on the upcoming Version 2.36.0 update
Late last week, some additional information was released about the upcoming Version 2.36.0 update that is scheduled for release in late August. This update is expected to either accompany, or launch shortly before, the start of the game's 4th anniversary celebrations, which were briefly previewed in the recent update from the game's developers.

Updates to Ticket Scouts and BP Sync Pair Vouchers
The majority of regular ticket scounts are being expanded, with additional Sync Pairs being added to their pools. Players will continue to be able to use previously acquired tickets for these scouts. The specific scouts receiving an update are as follows.
  • 5★-Guaranteed Ticket Scout
  • 5★-Guaranteed Unova Ticket Scout
  • 5★-Guaranteed Sinnoh Ticket Scout
  • 5★-Guaranteed Hoenn Ticket Scout
  • 5★-Guaranteed Kalos Ticket Scout
  • 5★-Guaranteed Galar Ticket Scout
In addition, more Sync Pairs will be added to the list of pairs available using BP Sync Pair Super Vouchers and BP Sync Pair Vouchers. Again, players continue to be able to use previously acquired vouchers to acquire both existing and new Sync Pairs.

Certain previously time-limted content to be relaunched
The Rise to 6★ EX with Rosa! Rally and the Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions were previously time-limited content, scheduled to conclude from August 27th of this year. As of the Version 2.36.0, both of these pieces of content will no longer be time limited. The Rise to 6★ EX with Rosa! Rally will become content that becomes available on a regular basis, while the Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions will become regular missions.

Updates to Professor Oak & Mew
Together with the changes being made for the Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions, the Sync Pair themselves will receive an update, with the items needed to unlock their level caps being changed from custom items to regular items. The existing custom items will continue to function until the Missions are relaunched, after which they will be able to be exchanged for other items.
 
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