Sword and Shield Should Take Note
Pokemon Masters is one of those unique free-to-start mobile titles that doesn’t deserve to be as good as it is. With Nintendo hilariously damaging its reputation further with every mobile release, it has been a pleasure to witness The Pokémon Company’s steady success with all of its mobile titles. Yes, even that jumping Magikarp one.
The real time, 3-on-3 battles in Pokemon Masters are the main draw. However, the story and character interactions are often well written to the point I had forgotten I was playing a mobile title. That’s a good thing, because today, November 7, Pokemon Masters is getting three new story chapters added to the game, allowing you to play up to Chapter 21.
In addition to the new story chapters, Pokemon Master is also getting more Pokémon from previous generations. The player character can now team up with Torchic, the fire starter Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This marks the first time you will be able to pair up with another Pokémon other than the Pikachu you’re assigned at the start. You will also be able to add Calem, one of the main characters from Pokémon X and Y, and his Pokémon Espurr to your team as a five-star sync pair.
And that’s not all! Running from now until December 1st, the in-game event called “The Story Continues! Special Rally!” will be available to players to experience. During this event players can earn up to 2,000 of the in-game currency called gems. This can be achieved by logging in consecutively for 14 days and playing the special missions.
Despite my personal enjoyment with Pokemon Masters, I can’t say I know of anyone else who also plays it. It appears the youth are still out in parks playing Pokemon Go on their phones instead of curling up in bed with a session of 3-on-3 action.
Are you the other person out there actively enjoying Pokemon Masters? Let us know in the comments! I am lonely and scared.