Pokemon Masters' long-awaited Legendary Event 'Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings' is now underway, introducing Ho-Oh to the game. Alongside that, the Battle Villa has refreshed with new halls and Wallace & Milotic have been added to the Sync Pair Roster.

Unlike the previous Legendary Events, the Ho-Oh event will take a different approach that is likely to cause ripples of irritation throughout the Pokemon Masters community. This time around, instead of simply completing enough missions and eventually unlocking Silver & Ho-Oh as a Sync Pair there's a little more RNG involved.

Players will now complete event battles and collect prize coins which can then be used to pull from the prize box. This will contain a mixture of training items, pearls and the 'Grand Prize' which will allow you to progress towards getting Ho-Oh on your team. This will need to be repeated 4 times before you can net the pair.

Beyond that though, there will be several other prize pools on offer that will include training items specifically for powering up Ho-Oh in addition to 5-star Power Ups, 5-star Strike Candy and Co-op Sync Orbs. There are finite items in each box however, so with enough grinding you will eventually get the prizes you're after, but the mileage will vary from person to person.

There are also several missions to complete that will net players more Co-op Sync Orbs and Gems for clearing event areas and powering up Ho-Oh when you eventually manage to get it. There's also a login bonus that will reward players with 3 Reward Boost Tickets and then 300 Gems each day thereafter for a grand total of 3900. The whole event will run until May 14th.

Elsewhere, Wallace & Milotic have been added to the game. They will be a 5-Star Tech Sync Pair and will have their own Spotlight Scout that will run from today until May 14th where you'll have an increased chance of pulling the duo.

Finally, the Battle Villa has been refreshed this week and now it will have 4 additional halls, bringing the total to 30. Beyond that, the line up involves the same trainers you'll be familiar with, just in a slightly different order to last time. For the new halls, the weaknesses of the Pokemon are Ground, Water and Fairy.

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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