Pokemon Masters has just released it's first story event. Players will be able to take part in a mission called Reach for the Top that involves teaming up with Blue and his Pidgeot. The event will run from now until the 9th September, though the story missions will stick around until the end of the month.

There are a few things to note about this event. Firstly, you'll need to have completed chapter 5 to be able to start Reach for the Top. If you're like me and don't think in chapters, then if you've got Skyla and Swanna you're good to go. If neither of those sounds familiar or you've not started Pokemon Masters yet and you need some guidance, we've got you covered. 

The second is that the sync pairs you can face in this story have different capabilities than the version you can get yourself. So it's worth bearing in mind if something seems overly powerful then it's just for this event.

You will also have a set team, which I won't spoil in case people care. So you won't be able to pick your favourite three sync pairs. The level is also locked too so it's kind of like using a rented team more than your own. The event is supposed to be a showcase for Blue so this all makes sense, it's just a bit of a shame.

During the event period, you will also have an increased chance to scout Blue and his Pidgeot. I had a closer inspection to see how much this increase was and it currently sits at 2% which sounds incredibly low, partly because it kind of is. However, to put that in perspective other 5-star sync pairs are 1% while the more common ones sit at 3.65%.

Pokemon Masters is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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