A recent update to Pokemon Masters has seen the addition of Lyra and Chikorita to the game. Additionally, there are a few new events for players to take on in both solo and co-op.

Lyra is the female protagonist from Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver and as such she's partnered with one of the Johto starters, Chikorita. They are a 5-star sync pair and it's possible to evolve Chikorita so that it can eventually become a Meganium. Though I'd probably stop at Bayleaf, the best part of this evolution line.

As was the case when Blue was recently added you will be able to get an increased chance to get Lyra through the Spotlight Scout, up from the usual 1% to 2% until 30th September. It's worth remembering that you can change this Spotlight to Blue or Olivia if you'd prefer to have an increased chance of getting them.

Additionally, similar to the rock training event that was added with Olivia's spotlight appearance, there will be a grass event to coincide with the addition of Lyra and Chikorita. This time around it'll feature Marlon and his Carracosta as a boss who is obviously weak to grass.

So it's an opportunity to get some extra experience and rewards for your leafy Pokes in a situation where they have a noticeable advantage. You'll be able to do this event in single-player or co-op so if you don't have three grass types yet you can always team up with a pal so they benefit too.

In other news, a new EX Challenge has been added where you can take on Barry and his Piplup in a more difficult boss fight, The rewards for taking him down are 1 and 2-star Grass Bracelets.

Pokemon Masters is available on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. For tips and tricks, check out some of our guides

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