Pokemon Masters Tier List (October 2021)

POKEMON MASTERS TIER LIST: S-TIER STRATEGIES

Coz we want you to gain more than just a list, our Pokemon Masters Tier List will also give you some useful strategies and info that you might need for you to make an impactful change in your game.

If you’re aiming to form the best sync pairs in the game, you will need detailed knowledge on what movesets and passive skills each pair needs to make them very effective. Below are some S-Tier strategies from all our S-tier pairs like Cynthia and Mega Garchomp.

POKEMON MASTERS STRIKER SYNC PAIRS: S-TIER STATS INFO & STRATEGIES

Sync pairs with Striker roles specialize in dealing the biggest damage to opponents. Striker Sync Pairs have high offensive and usually have low defensive stats.

CYNTHIA AND MEGA GARCHOMP

Type: Ground
Weakness: Ice

Cynthia and Mega Garchomp become invincible when used with the Arecola and Pasoland Tech Sync. Palosand can whip up an intense sandstorm that boosts the critical hit rate, making Mega Garchomp perform huge damage.

MAX STATS
HP561
ATTACK409
DEFENCE177
SPECIAL ATTACK131
SPECIAL DEFENCE145
SPEED334
BULK568
MOVESET

MOVE 1: EARTHQUAKE
POWER: 100/200
EFFECT: Deals damage to opponents.

MOVE 2: X Attack
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the user’s attack by s stat rank.

MOVE 3: Slash
POWER: 50/60
EFFECT: Higher chance of critical rate.

MOVE 4: This match is too fun!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the user’s Speed and critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank. These stats are raised by 2 stat ranks instead during a sandstorm.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Fast- Track 2
EFFECT: Has a 30% chance of raising speed after a move is used.

SKILL 2: Surging Sand 5 
EFFECT: Powers up during a sandstorm.

SKILL 3: Ground Shift
EFFECT: Normal-type moves become ground-type moves.

HILBERT AND MIGHTYENA

Type: Dark
Weakness: Fairy

This pair is one of the few early-game Dark-type syncs. They have high HP, but they need some time to build up to their full potential. 

MAX STATS
HP745
ATTACK350
DEFENCE123
SPECIAL ATTACK230
SPECIAL DEFENCE123
SPEED267
BULK556
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Crunch
POWER: 99/118
EFFECT: May lower target’s defence by 1 stat rank by 20%

MOVE 2: X Attack
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Sharply raises attack.

MOVE 3: Double- Edge
POWER: 167/200
EFFECT: Double-Edge deals damage, but the user receives 13 of the damage it inflicted to the target/ enemy. So, if the attack has 90 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 30 HP.

MOVE 4: Rawr!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises speed by 2 stat rank. It also raises speed by 6 stat rank instead if affected by a status condition. Lastly, it raises critical hit but lowers defence.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Carry On 1
EFFECT: Raises attack each time another Pokemon on the field faints.

SKILL 2: Spur On 4 
EFFECT: Charges move gauge by 4 each time another Pokemon on the field faints.

SKILL 3: Dark Shift
EFFECT: Normal-type moves becomes Dark-type moves.

 

KAREN AND MAGE HOUNDOOM

This pair has one of the highest damage potentials. High hit rates and a big chance to make enemies flinch are very useful abilities these two possess.

Type: Dark
Weakness: Fighting

MAX STATS
HP530
ATTACK313
DEFENCE176
SPECIAL ATTACK391
SPECIAL DEFENCE161
SPEED405
BULK571
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Snarl
POWER: 39/46
EFFECT: Lowers the target special attack.

MOVE 2: Dire Hit +
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks. 

MOVE 3: Dark Pulse
POWER: 95/114
EFFECT: Has a 20% chance of target flinch.

MOVE 4: Entertain Me!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: The lower the user’s HP is, the more this move raises a special attack.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Wide Awake
EFFECT: It prevents Pokemon from falling asleep.

SKILL 2: Flameproof
EFFECT: It prevents Pokemon from getting burned.

LEON AND CHARIZARD

Charizard is Metagross’s equivalent for the special attack striker’s group. It has the quickest path to Mega Evolution and impressive all-around stats. 

Type: Fire
Weakness: Electric

MAX STATS
HP718
ATTACK448
DEFENCE151
SPECIAL ATTACK448
SPECIAL DEFENCE151
SPEED336
BULK563
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Hurricane
POWER: 126/151
EFFECT: No additional effect.

MOVE 2: Earthquake
POWER: 100/120
EFFECT: Leaves the target burned.

MOVE 3: Inferno
POWER: 183/219
EFFECT: Reduces sync move countdown by 1. Raises attack and Sp. Attack by 2 stat rank. It also raises critical hit rate by 1 stat rank. 

MOVE 4: Strike a Pose!
POWER: 250/300
EFFECT: No additional effect

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Galar Flag Bearer
EFFECT: Powers up all the allied sync pair moves by 10%. Also, it reduces attack move damage taken by 20% of allied sync pairs. 

SKILL 2: Piercing Gaze
EFFECT: Moves never miss.

SKILL 3: MP Rekindle 2
EFFECT: It has a 30% chance of restoring one MP when Pokemon uses a move.

SKILL 4: Super preparation 4
EFFECT: Has 50% chance of applying Supereffective.

N AND ZEKROM

The best N and Zekrom Sync Grid Builds are Outrage Focused or Bolt Strike Focused, depending on what other teammates you are pairing them with.

Type: Electric
Weakness: Dragon

MAX STATS
HP611
ATTACK414
DEFENCE157
SPECIAL ATTACK336
SPECIAL DEFENCE157
SPEED204
BULK536
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Bolt Strike
POWER: 189/226
EFFECT: Has 20% chance of leaving target paralyzed.

MOVE 2: X Attack
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the attack by 2 rank stats.

MOVE 3: Outrage
POWER: 115/138
EFFECT: It leaves the user confused.

MOVE 4: Ideas will Prevail!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raise speed by 2 stat ranks. Raises accuracy by 1 stat rank. It applies super effectively when user does not have sync buff.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Entry Freebie
EFFECT: Applies the free next move effect when entering the battle.

SKILL 2: Sync Freebie
EFFECT: Applies free move next effect to the user after using sync move.

SKILL 3: Piercing Blows
EFFECT: Grants multiple effects when attacking with a move of sync move, such as ignoring the passive skill that reduces the damage of attacks. Ignores passive skills that would protect a target against a critical hit. 

STEVEN AND MEGA METAGROSS

If you want devastating damage to deal with your opponents, this pair has got you covered. On top of that, it has good healing and decent MP refresh, which are good bonuses

Type: Steel
Weakness: Ghost

MAX STATS
HP487
ATTACK513
DEFENCE209
SPECIAL ATTACK137
SPECIAL DEFENCE204
SPEED246
BULK590
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Iron Head
POWER: 92/110
EFFECT: Has a chance of making target flinch.

MOVE 2: X Attack
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the user’s attack by 2 stat rank.

MOVE 3: Bullet Punch
POWER: 75/90
EFFECT: No additional effect.

MOVE 4: Best there is!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises defence by 1 stat rank. Applies Critical Hit Next effect. When used by Metagross, it also applies the enduring effect to the user.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Power Chain 3
EFFECT: Powers up the next move when unity bonus is in effect.

SKILL 2: Impervious
EFFECT: Stats cannot be lowered.

 

On the next page, we’ll be discussing more stats and info of tech sync pairs in our s-tier list. Let’s go!

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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