'Pokémon Masters' Update Adds New Evolutions - Full List & How to Evolve

The latest Pokémon Masters update brings with it not just new chapters in the main story but evolutions to older Sync Pairs.

There are 12 new evolution possibilities in Pokémon Masters, making Sync Pairs stronger and giving more strategy for players to utilize in single-player and co-op battles.

If you're looking to learn everything about the new evolutions in Pokémon Masters and how to evolve your Sync Pair in the mobile game, read on for a detailed look at the latest update.

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Pokémon Masters follows some of the same rules of evolution as the main series games.

Unlike the main series games, however, every Sync Pair that can evolve can do so at the same level. If a Pokémon can evolve to a first-stage or Stage 1 Sync Pair, that Pokémon will need to be at level 30. A Stage 2 Sync Pair requires a level of at least 45.

Evolving your Pokémon increases their power and possibly introduces other benefits like getting a new powerful Sync Move.

It's not easy to evolve Pokémon in this game, though. Once you reach level 30 with a Pokémon, you'll unlock a special side story. To play through each story, you'll need a special item.

Trainers need evolution shards and evolution crystals to play through the story and complete the transformation. These items can only be found in the in-game shop by exchanging other items earned in battle.

When the mobile game was first released, coins were used in exchange for these items. Now, players need to exchange Daily Vouchers earned by completing certain tasks each day.

Players can exchange seven Daily Vouchers for one Evolution Shard. Each month, five Evolution Shards can be obtained in this manner.

For Evolution Crystals, 25 Daily Vouchers are required for just one crystal. Players can only exchange for three Evolution Crystals in this manner.


There are 12 new evolutions in Pokémon Masters, and they add a lot of strength to Sync Pairs that could use it.

While the biggest changes after evolution are the increased stats, some Sync Pairs get an added effect to their Sync Move. Each evolution requires five Evolution Shards and for you to complete a battle.

These battles are one-on-one and can be difficult if your base level isn't high enough.

Here's the list of new evolutions added in Pokémon Masters with any changes to Sync Moves:

Lt. Surge and Electrode

Added Sync Move Effect: Increases the more the opponent's special attack is lowered

Roxanne and Probopass

No Additional Effects

Brawly and Hariyama

Added Sync Move Effect: The more the opponent's Defense is lowered, the greater the power of this move

Blaine and Rapidash

Added Sync Move Effect: Power increases if the target is trapped

Roark and Rampardos

No Additional Effects

Calem and Meowstic

Added Sync Move Effect: Power increases if the target is paralyzed

Phoebe and Dusclops

No Additional Effects

Clay and Seismitoad

Added Sync Move Effect: The more the target's Speed has been lowered, the greater the power of this move

Maylene and Medicham

No Additional Effect

Grant and Aurorus

Added Sync Move Effect: Its power increases if the target is flinching

Ramos and Victreebell

Added Sync Move Effect: Power increases if the target is asleep

Roxie and Scolipede

No Additional effects

What do you think of the latest Pokémon Masters update? Which new evolution is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.