Pokémon Masters launched last week to small success, as the blend of mobile gacha mechanics and RPG battling turns out to be a stellar formula to mix with the world's most popular gang of cute freaks, Pokémon.

Pokémon Masters is the kind of game many Pokémon fans have wanted for a long time, and although you need to fight through some microtransaction trapping and typical gacha guff, it's a good time. And now, Pokémon Masters is having its very first event.

Reach to the Top is the first event in Pokémon Masters, hosted by one of the series' most popular characters, Blue. Or Gary Oak, as you may remember him from the anime.

Blue is here to offer guidance, battle you, and perhaps even join your team if you impress him enough. The event will last for the next 26 days from the date this post is published, but many of the tips will carry over to events going forward.

For more on Pokémon Masters, make sure to read our Ultimate Guide.

More story, more rewards

The new event basically acts as an extra story chapter for you to chew on, with new dialogue scenes, new battles, and of course, loads more rewards. More than enough to get you another sync-pair summon or two.

Blue is giving it the hard talk once again and challenges you to a fair few battles against his primary Pokémon, Pidgeot.

It's good for the story between the characters, as always, but what's best is the gems you'll be picking up along every step of the way. Harvest them and save them for summoning later.

Of course, there are a bunch of other challenges in addition to this story mode, as you'll see if you check the events section of the mission menu…