As mentioned in the latest 'Message to players' post from the producers, Pokemon Masters has now received a sizeable update that makes several changes to the game. The includes Stamina, Skip Tickets, an overhaul of the Training Area and much more.
The new Stamina system will limit how many battles a player can do before having to wait for it to refill. The stamina bar itself will be replenished by 1 every 6 minutes and will not replenish beyond the cap. However, Stamina can be also be restored by Gems and receiving it as a reward, which will exceed the maximum. Though there is a limited beyond that, though we're not sure what it is at the moment.
Another addition to the game is a Skip Ticket. These can be used prior to starting some battles to skip the battle and receive the rewards you'd normally get from that fight. Multiple tickets can be used at once for increased rewards and the Stamina you would have used is also subtracted.
They have also introduced a Player Rank system as an indicator of an individual's proficiency. Completing battles will increase your overall rank and the size of your stamina bar.
Beyond that, the latest update sees the arrival of the Type Skills, a feature that's been mentioned previously. When two or more Sync Pairs of the same Type are placed into a team in Singleplayer a Type Skill will activate, making the team stronger. Each Sync Pair will have their own Type Skill.
The Training Area has also been adjusted, though it will remain a place where players can gain items for strengthening their Sync Pairs. It will include the following areas, with brief explanations, though they're all fairly self-explanatory:
- Level-Up Area – For obtaining level-up manuals
- Cap-Unlock Area – For getting items that will help unlock the level caps of your Sync Pairs
- Evolution Material Area – For collecting Evolution Shards and Crystals. This area can be completed up to three times a day.
- Sync Orb Area – An area for collecting Sync Orbs, which has a cap of up to 10 times per day
Finally, the update introduces Move Candy Coin. These coins come in four different variants and a set amount of them can be exchanged for 5-Star Move Candy, including the following:
- Move Candy Coin
- Strike Move Candy Coin
- Support Move Candy Coin
- Tech Move Candy Coin
There is also a new batch of Mission Bingo for players to tackle. They range from Beginner to Advanced II and will offer up a host of different Training Items for players. Most importantly though, for completing the Beginner and Intermediate versions, players will net themselves 3000 gems from both, for a total of 6000.Looking for a more traditional RPG experience to play on your phone? Here are 25 of the best available for iPhone and iPad
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