'Pokémon Masters' Update: Lyra and Chikorita Added in New Event

The number of Sync Pairsin Pokémon Masters is growing as Lyra and Chikorita from the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games are ready to be recruited in the new mobile game.

Similar to the recent and ongoing Olivia and Lycanroc event, Pokémon Masters players will be able to train their Grass-type Pokémon much faster with the Grass-type Training Event. Players will also be able to earn special items by grinding tickets earned through battle.

But the biggest prize of this event is the addition of Lyra and Chikorita, a brand new Sync Pair that can actually evolve.

If you want to take advantage of everything involved with this new event, here's what you need to know about the new Pokémon Masters event featuring Lyra and Chikorita, including when it begins and ends.

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The new Grass-type training event starts Tuesday, September 17 at 2 a.m. EDT to Monday, September 30 at 2 a.m. EDT.


Like other Sync Pairs, Lyra and Chikorita can be obtained by using the recruiter. Go to the shop and spend anywhere between 300 and 3,000 gems to open up to 10 recruits. However, players will need to make sure they are pulling from under the Lyra Spotlight Scout banner.

Under this banner, Lyra and Chikorita have a two percent chance of being pulled, which is the highest of any other Sync Pair.

Like some other Sync Pairs, Chikorita can be evolved into Bayleef and Meganium after the pair reaches a certain level and the player has enough of a special item to perform the evolution. If you want to learn more about evolution in Pokémon Masters, go here.

Lyra and Chikorita are of the Support Role and do well when there's harsh sunlight on the field. Here are the four attacks, sync move and passive ability this new Sync Pair has:

  • Energy Ball - has low chance to decrease target's special defense
  • Dire hit All - increases critical hit ratio of everyone on your side of the field
  • Sunny Side Up! - Raises the Attack, Special Attack and Speed of all allied Sync Pairs. This increase is doubled in the sunlight
  • Light Screen - Reduces special damage for all allied Sync Pairs

Chikorita's passive ability is Solar Shield, which prevents status conditions when it's sunny on the field.

The pair's Sync Move, when Chikorita full evolves into Meganium, is called Heart of Gold Leaf Storm. This move's damage is increased the move Meganium's stats are raised.

What do you think of the latest Pokémon Masters event? Who will you pair Lyra and Chikorita up with? Let us know in the comments section.