Moltres, Latias, and Tapu Bulu return for Pokémon Masters EX's latest Legendary Gauntlet, alongside Type-Specific Poke Fair and Select Scouts
Epic Battle Event: Legendary Gauntlet
3 powerful opponents arrive in Pokémon Masters EX with the return of the Legendary Gauntlet. Functioning the same as past Legendary Gauntlets, players will use the sync pairs they have raised to battle through Tapu Bulu, Latias, and Moltres's Legendary Arena battles in succession. Players can use as many sync pairs as needed to complete these stages and rack up as many wins as possible. Once a sync pair has been taken into battle, however, they can't be used again regardless of the battle's outcome. Players can earn a variety of rewards by hitting certain win streak milestones, including BP Points, Move Candy Coins, a Guaranteed Lucky Cookie 8, and 1★-3★ Deluxe Lucky Cookies. This run of the Legendary Gauntlet will remain available until April 5th, at 10:59pm (PDT).
- Tapu Bulu is weak to Flying-type moves while on its first and third HP bars, and weak to Poison-type moves while on its second. It activates the field effect of Grassy Terrain at the beginning of each HP bar and each time it uses its Sync Move; Grassy Terrain increases the power of Grass-type moves and restores HP when using a Grass-type move. Grassy Terrain can be countered by inflicting Poison or by using "interference" status conditions, such as flinching, confusion, or trapped, although Tapu Bulu will increase its resistance to the latter each time it recovers, until it becomes immune. Tapu Bulu last appeared in the final Legendary Gauntlet event for 2022.
- Latias is weak to Dragon-type moves while on its first HP bar, and weak to Fairy-type moves while on its second and third. Latias's Fluid Fortification passive skill reduces any damage it takes the more its stats are raised, but lowering its stats causes it to take more damage. While on its second HP bar, Latias will also gain or lose evasiveness if it dodged or failed to dodge, respectively, incoming attacks. Latias is the first Pokémon to appear in back-to-back Legendary Gauntlets, having appeared in the 7th Legendary Gauntlet in January and February.
- Moltres is weak to Rock-type moves while on its first and third HP bars, and weak to Water-type moves while on its second. All weather conditions remain in effect until replaced with different weather; Moltres has a number of passive skills that activate during sunny weather, which it summons at the beginning of each HP bar and the halfway point of the second and third bars. Moltres can be flinched, but its resistance to flinching increases each time it recovers until it reaches 9. Moltres last appeared in Legendary Gauntlet one year ago, in the 2nd Legendary Gauntlet held across March and April 2022.
Players should also note the following when playing this event:
- To participate, players must have completed Main Story Chapter 1: The More the Merrier (Normal) in single-player.
- Area info completion data will not be carried over to future Legendary Gauntlets, nor will they count for completion in the Legendary Arena
5★ Emmet & Archeops, 5★ Sygna Suit Cynthia & Kommo-o, and 5★ Lysandre & Yveltal are currently being featured in a Type-Specific Poké Fair Scout. As usual, 5★ Sync Pairs will have a 10% chance of appearing in this Poké Fair Scout, with the featured pairs having a higher chance of appearing than other pairs. Unlike a regular Poké Fair Scout however, the pool of 5★ pairs available will only include Rock-, Water-, Fairy-, Dragon-, Flying-, and Poison-type Sync Pairs.
Each of these scouts will remain be available until April 5th, at 10:59pm (PDT). As always, Poké Fair exclusive Sync Pairs may reappear in future Poké Fair Scouts.