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Pokemon Masters EX is a mobile gacha game, starring the various Trainers and Pokemon that have appeared in the long-running series of games, movies, and TV shows. These combinations of Pokemon Trainers and specific Pokemon are referred to as Syncs. Due to the game’s nature as a gacha game, the game releases limited-time pokemon as part of limited-time events. Therefore, it can be very, very hard to gatch them all (not sorry). Hopefully, with this Pokemon Masters Tier List, we can help you collect the ones that matter.
Tier List Methodology
- S Tier – The most powerful syncs in the game. They offer the most in the current meta, are mainly 5-star rarities and are partially limited in availability.
- A Tier – These picks tend to be the older meta picks that are still very good, or are picks that are new with a slight weakness or need a strategy to turn into an S Tier pick.
- The B Tier comprises the most average picks in the game. They are not the rarest syncs and have okay-ish build paths in the grid system.
- C Tier Syncs are the scouted characters you’ll likely come across early on in your playthrough. They are fairly decent with raw stats, but don’t really offer any worthwhile expanded grid builds, leaving them in the dust comparatively to S and A Tier Syncs.
- D Tier picks are generally the weakest. Basically, avoid these at all costs. Considering the fact that the starting trio of your player, Brock and Misty are considered C – A Tier in our Pokemon Masters Tier List, there genuinely isn’t a reason to use these Syncs at all.
One of the unique things about Pokemon Masters is the constant release of new Syncs. It means that there is a good chance you’ll grab a very strong Sync with every event, which you can build a composition around.
Sadly, the constant rotation of Syncs does mean some are not always available unless they become extremely rare drops or return for other special events. We have tried to reflect this in our Pokemon Masters Tier List, giving you several similar options by stacking the S and A tier with more options than you’d usually expect in a tier list. Also, the Syncs that are S and A-Tier that are obtainable at any time have even more value because of their accessibility. If you come across one of these in any of these tiers, consider them an S+, A+, etc.
It is also worth mentioning that gacha games require skill in the form of on the fly team building. Since you are never guaranteed to have the perfect Pokemon at all times, working out what works best with what you have is all part of the fun. Therefore, some of the noteworthy best all-rounders will get special mentions in the Pokemon Masters Tier List.
We have created a Pokemon Masters Tier List that lists Syncs within specific roles; Strikers, Supports, and Tech. Here’s how it works.
Pokemon Masters Tier List
Striker Sync Pokemon Tier List
Alder & Volcarona, Archie & Kyogre, Cynthia & Mega Garchomp, Cyrus & Palkia, Hilbert & Mightyena, Iris & Haxorus, Lance & Dragonite, Leon & Charizard, Sygna Suit Red & Mega Charizard X, Maxie & Groudon, N & Zekrom, Steven & Mega Metagross.
Alder & Volcarona, Blue & Mega Pidgeot, Brenden & Sceptile, Diantha & Gardevoir, Emmet & Archeops, Gloria & Zacian, Karen & Mega Houndoom, Karen & Umbreon, Lance & Gyrados, Lusamine & Pheromosa, Lysandre & Yveltal, May & Lopunny, Olivia & Lycanroc, Selene & Decidueye, Steven & Alolan Sandslash, Sygna Suit Cynthia & Kommo-o, Sygna Suit Grimsley & Mega Sharpedo, Wally & Mega Gallade.
Barry & Empoleon, Bea & Sir’fetch, Burgh & Leavanny, Caitlin & Reuniclus, Cyrus & Plakia, Elisa & Zebstrika, Ethan & Typhlosion Fantina & Mismagius, Flint & Infernape, Giovanni & Mewtwo, Guzma & Golisopod, Hau & Alolan Raichu, Hilda & Emboar, Korrina & Mega Lucario, Kris & Feraligator, Lyra & Jigglypuff, Player & Blastoise, Pryce & Dewgong, Raihan & Duraludon, Silver & Ho-Oh.
Bruno & Machamp, Bugsy & Mega Beedrill, Claire & Kingdra, Gardenia & Roserade, Jessie & Arbok, Marshal & Conkeldurr, Molayne & Dugtrio, Morty & Drifblim, Nate & Bravyer, Noland & Mega Pinsir, Plumeria & Salazzle, Roxie & Scolipede, Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar, Zinnia & Rayquaza.
Hala & Crabominable, Hapu & Mudsdale, Kahill & Toucannon, Norman & Slacking, Player & Solgaleo, Roark & Rampardos, Selene & Decidueye, Shauntal & Chandelure, Siebold & Clawitzer, Tate & Solrock, Valeria & Sylveon, Wulfric & Avalugg.
Support Sync Pokemon Tier List
Burgh & Togepi, Ingo & Excadrill, Sabrina & Mega Alakazam, Sygna Suit Blue & Mega Blastoise, Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom.
Dawn & Alcremie, Dawn & Torterra, Erika & Comfey, Jasmin & Mega Steelix, Kiawe & Marowak, Lillie & Clefarie, Lilli & Ribombee, Lyra & Meganium, Misty & Starmie, Morty & Mismagius, Piers & Obstagon, Professor Sycamore & Xerneas, Skyla & Swanna.
Drake & Salamence, Elio & Primarina, Glacia & Mega Glalie, Lana & Araquanid, Leaf & Eevee, Lt. Surge & Raichu Lyra & Chikorita, Phoebe & Dusknoir, Player & Cobalion, Player & Torchic, Rosa & Delibird, Rosa & Superior.
Cheren & Stoutland, Hilbert & Samurott, Liza & Lunatone, Roxanne & Probopass, Skyla & Togekiss.
Cheryl & Blissey, Iris & Hydreigon, Marley & Arcanine, Marlon & Carracosta, Maylene & Medicham.
Tech Sync Pokemon Tier List
Acerola & Palossand, May & Swampert, Serena & Delphox, Sygna Suit Leaf & Mega Venasaur.
Bianca & Musharna, Erika & Tangela, Ghetsis & Kyurem, Koga & Crobat, Nessa & Drednaw, Professor Oak & Mew, Serena & Whimsicott, Volkner & Luxray.
Agatha & Mega Gengar, Blaine & Rapidash Calem & Meowstic, Clemont & Heliolisk, James & Weezing, Kukui & Lycanroc, Lisia & Mega Altaria, Mallow & Tsareena, Skyia & Togekiss, The Masked Royal & Incineroar, Viola & Masquerain, Wallace & Milotic, Will & Xatu, Winona & Pelipper, Wikstrom & Aegislash, Zinnia & Salamence.
Acerola & Mimikyu, Brawly & Hariyama, Brock & Onix, Crasher & Floatzel, Erika & Vileplume, Flannery & Torkoal, Gladion & Silvaly, Marnie & Morpeko, Nanu & Alolan Persian, Player & Pikachu, Ramos & Victreebel, Siebold & Octillery, Sophocles & Togedemaru..
Brycen & Cryogonal, Candice & Abomasnow, Clay & Seismitoad, Grant & Aurorus, Grimsley & Liepard, Janine & Ariados, Lorelei & Lapras, Lucy & Seviper, Lt. Surge & Electrode, Mina & Granbull, Thornton & Bronzong, Whitney & Miltank.
Best Striker Sync Pairs in Pokemon Masters
Archie & Kyogre is a weird Striker pair that blends the usual Striker characteristics of producing lots of damage, with a hint of Support and Tech skills. The pick is an amazing alternative to Blastoise by creating Rain upon entry into the battlefield and able to extend that Rain with a skill. Combine this with Thunder, and you have a fairly good chance of paralyzing enemies. Combine Kyogre with other Hoenn-themed characters and you have a killer comp. Consider taking other characters like Swampert, (who is an S Tier Tech in our Pokemon Master Tier List) to get two-thirds Hoenn. Just don’t sync Kyogre with Groudon, as their weather effects cancel each other out.
Emmet & Archeops are a Striker Sync, with their focus that enhances their critical strike chances. Unfortunately, the Sync is very much centred around Sandstrom comps, such as pairing Emmet & Archeops with Ingo and Excadril. Their benefit is they buff an ally’s speed when attacking in a Sandstorm, while not taking damage from it themselves. They also get extra defensive stats, essentially making the Sandstorm a kill window for the pairing. Emmet & Archeops are really good if you like Ground and/or Rock comps, but otherwise, they’re not that effective. Hence the A Tier positioning.
Gloria & Zacian is one of the stronger Strikers in Pokemon Masters because of her Speed. The Sync pair hits constantly, which synergizes with filling in the Gauges via the build paths. The other big selling point is their guaranteed crit sync ability, through Laser-Sharp Focus. The pair is definitely one of the most versatile picks out there, and we highly recommend having them available.
Iris & Haxorus – A Fighting-type sync that was considered average, until one champion in the Pokemon Masters community showed off the strengths of the Pokemon. Reddit user U/Parallaxal made a detailed Iris guide, showing how with Supports this pick is can transform Battle Villa into David Fincher’s Fight Club.
Lance & Dragonite are a powerful striking force but are fairly rare to come across. If you do have the pair, then you should be using it to put out plenty of damage in a crit comp. Dragonite has lots of raw damage with Dragon Shift and Hyper Beam squashes anyone like a grape.
If you want a Sync pair that packs a punch, then go ahead and play Maxie & Groudon. Based on raw damage alone, the character can easily slap his opposition to the ground. Dire Hit (which raises critical strike by 2 stat ranks), combined with the Solar Beam preparation and crit Supports, really enhances burst damage when that Solar Beam fires. Hoenn is another strong team buff, one that increases attack power while lowering incoming damage. The more Hoenns, the stronger the buff is. Stick whatever Hoenn in the composition – except for Kyogre, as their weather status effects will have a cancelling effect.
EX Style: Maxie & Groudon
Their passive skills create sunny weather when they enter a battle and extend its duration!
Unlock sync grid tiles such as Solar Flare 5 to do major damage to all opponents!
The Maxie Master Fair Scout ends June 29 at 10:59 p.m. PDT! pic.twitter.com/nZKEMVXYhi
— Pokémon Masters EX (@PokemonMasters) June 27, 2021
N & Zekrom is not so much an S Tier Striker because he is extremely powerful, he is more the S Tier of the electric types. We at Gaming Verdict figured it was a pick worth mentioning if you are into the electric type niche, but it isn’t a necessary pick at the time of writing.
Best Supports in Pokemon Masters
Misty & Starmie is quite a good Support character from the outset. At the very start of the game, you unlock both Misty and Brock, which you’ll complete the first few tutorial missions. It means that you can get defensive Support with Starmie early on, with the Pokemon’s focus on improving evasion and defense through direct ally buffs. The more her allies’ Defense is buffed, the more damage Misty & Starmie’s Sync ability does. Overall, Misty & Starmie are two characters that will help you scale later in the game, but they might need switching out when you want to build more meta compositions.
Ingo & Excadrill is a Sync that’s only available until July 14 2021. The Pokemon is part of a special story event, making this strong Support a collector’s item. You’ll likely want to get it if you like the strong single-target healing, along with the speed buffs when using Sandstorm, and party-wide attack and crit buffs. This is especially useful for her Subway boss friend, Emmet, as they are both Ground-type Pokemon. Also, Ingo – who is already a very good Striker – is the perfect Support for making Groundon even tankier via the Unova team buff.
Sample Team: Ingo & Excadrill
Emmet’s passive skill increases the power of his moves in a sandstorm, so have Ingo use Sandstorm to power up Emmet!
— Pokémon Masters EX (@PokemonMasters) July 3, 2021
Burgh & Togepi is a powerful Support, that requires some scaling before the crits get off. One of the more noteworthy passive requires you to spam 1 CP skills to grant team-wide critical strike buffs. Once when the buffs are out, Togepi can return to healing and offering basic buffs to allies. Overall, Togepi occupies a nice Support playstyle somewhere in between Sabrina and Sygna Suit Blue.
Sabrina & Alakazam is considered the best Support Sync in the game by the community. Her power level is strong due to powerful crit bonuses for allies and having healing potions to share. The pair also lowers enemy defensive attributes and can reflect damage from all enemy attacks via the Reflect ability.
Blue & Mega Blastoise is a tanky crit pick that is all about scaling their allies’ defensive rating while providing critical bonuses. If you are opting for glass cannon compositions, then Mega Blastoise might be the Pokemon for you. This is a nice pick for Haxorus-focused teams.
Electra & Rotom is another critical strike choice that lowers the cooldown on an ally’s Sync ultimate ability. If there is a Pokemon you like using for their Sync Power, then this is a perfect fit for your composition.
Morty & Mismagius is not quite in the meta right now, but if the game ever flips to more tanky Supports, then expect Morty to climb higher up our Pokemon Masters Tier List. The Pokemon doesn’t start off that strong, but it is one that becomes super defensive and has great healing enhancement through Grid builds.
Best Tech Syncs in Pokemon Masters
Professor Oak & Mew – A decent Tech character, but needs Support from other Psychic picks to really work well. Ideally, Sabrina and Alakazam are the preferred Support for the build for the ultimate buff and debuff compositions.
Lisia & Mega Altaria – This pick is a decent tanky Tech character, but is not exactly thriving in the current meta. Saying that she has found herself becoming more and more useful in the new rock-themed coop adventure that dropped in July 2021. It’s certainly welcome to see viable Tech characters get a new edge with themed content.
Ghetsis & Kyurem is a Tech with many different Ice and Dragon themed stasis effects. One of the most important parts of their kit is the 4 power gauge speed slow. However, it needs to be paired with Sabrina, or another crit Support, to make the most of his hard-hitting abilities.
May & Mega Swampert is one of the best damage dealers in the game, especially when synergized with fellow Water Pokemon in the S Tier, such as Mega Blastoise and Kyogre. The main core of the kit comes from investing Orbs into Rain, so it can really pump out damage.
While Poison Comps are not exactly in the meta right now, Erika & Tangela will be the default Tech character for ensuring the composition works well in the future. If you like the playstyle, go ahead and use this Pokemon. Otherwise, you can skip the pair while crit dominates the meta.
Acerola & Palossand is a very strong character at the moment, benefitting from its grid’s damage reduction to Sandstorm. As of the recent Summer Solstice patch, a Palossand, Excadrill and Archeops can absolutely tear teams apart during the Sandstorm phase.
Serena & Delphox remains one of the stronger fire-type Tech Pokemon. One of her more noteworthy grid skills is Impervious, which limits her from debuffing herself when she uses Overheats. This means she gets to hit an enemy with a very powerful ability, without suffering the trade-off as a consequence.
Sygna Suit Leaf & Mega Venusaur is a godly Pokemon for cleaving status effects into teams. The first ability is an AOE, which works with a 50% chance on moves to apply poisons to an enemy. What this means is that you are almost guaranteed to leave poison on at least one enemy every time it is used. In addition, Venusaur can provide solid tanking with high base stats, and has good healing capabilities, especially in co-op.
Congratulations! You have come to the end of our Pokemon Masters Tier List. If you enjoyed this content, why not check out our other gacha mobile Tier Lists? Also, if you have managed to find out how some of the recent Pokemon Masters sync combos, let us know in the comments below!
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