Pokemon Masters Tier List (October 2021)

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

Support Sync Pairs’ role specializes in providing the team with major buffs. They have moves that affect all the allies, unlike Strikers. Mostly, Support Sync Pairs can tank well for the team.

HILBERT AND SAMUROTT

Hilbert and Samurott are great for physical teams with their Trainer move, but they also can raise other handy stats, including Speed, Defence, and critical-hit rate.

Type: Water 
Weakness: Electric

MAX STATS
HP690
ATTACK257
DEFENCE238
SPECIAL ATTACK170
SPECIAL DEFENCE238
SPEED288
BULK726
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Aqua Tail
POWER: 56/67
EFFECT: No additional effect.

MOVE 2: X Speed All
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises speed of all allies sync.

MOVE 3: In this Together!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: The smaller the user’s percentage of remaining HP, the more this move raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs.

MOVE 4: Waterfall
POWER: 45/54
EFFECT: Has 20% chance of making enemies flinch.

PASSIVE

SKILL: N/A

PLAYER AND TORCHIC

A powerful duo that can support a variety of teams. 

Type: Fire
Weakness: Water

MAX STATS
HP656
ATTACK208
DEFENCE193
SPECIAL ATTACK204
SPECIAL DEFENCE193
SPEED366
BULK624
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Flame Charge
POWER: 30/36
EFFECT: Raises speed by 1

MOVE 2: Attack All
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises the attack of allied sync pair by 2

MOVE 3: Blazing Hope!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises special attack of allies by 2. Raises allied critical rate by 2

MOVE 4: Flame Thrower
POWER: 47/56
EFFECT: Has 10% chance of leaving the target burned.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Haste
EFFECT: Speed cannot be lowered.

PROF.  SYCAMORE AND XERNEAS

This pair has a variety of healing options. Has efficient stat boots for the whole team and has a solid bulk. 

Type: Fairy
Weakness: Steel

MAX STATS
HP663
ATTACK304
DEFENCE256
SPECIAL ATTACK274
SPECIAL DEFENCE262
SPEED327
BULK759
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Dazzling Gleam
POWER: 50/60
EFFECT: No additional effect.

MOVE 2: Moonblast
POWER: 98/117
EFFECT: Has 30% chance of lowering target’s special attack by 1 stat rank.

MOVE 3: The World is Vast!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Removes all status conditions from all allied sync pairs. Applies the Gradual Healing effect to all allied sync pairs.

MOVE 4: Horn Leech
POWER: 91/109
EFFECT: The more damage you deal to target, the more HP you restore.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Team Shout 4
EFFECT: Has a chance (50%) of raising the Attack or Sp. Attack—or both—of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when an attack move hits the user.

SKILL 2: Fairy Power 5
EFFECT: Powers up the user’s Fairy-type moves.

SABRINA AND MEGA ALAKAZAM

This pair can help your striker by providing buffs. Mega Alakazam is also a good all-rounder.

Type: Psychic
Weakness: Dark

MAX STATS
HP540
ATTACK71
DEFENCE180
SPECIAL ATTACK297
SPECIAL DEFENCE274
SPEED439
BULK650
MOVESETS

MOVE 1: Psychic
POWER: 999/118
EFFECT: Has 10% chance of lowering a target’s defence by 1 stat rank.

MOVE 2: Dire Hits All
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises critical hit rate.

MOVE 3: Sixth Sense!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Applies physical damage reduction to allies.

MOVE 4: Reflect
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Becomes Mega Alakazam until end of Battle.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Unflappable
EFFECT: Prevents flinching.

SKILL 2: Speedy Entry 1
EFFECT: Raises speed by 1 stat rank when entering battle.

SKILL 3: Dauntless
EFFECT: Special attacks cannot be lowered

SKYLA AND SWANNA

Swanna is a tank with some handy heals, buffing and defence. This pair can help with sustain while in battle.

Type: Flying
Weakness: Rock

MAX STATS
HP722
ATTACK248
DEFENCE215
SPECIAL ATTACK266
SPECIAL DEFENCE215
SPEED269
BULK632
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Gust 
POWER: 20/24
EFFECT: No additional effect.

MOVE 2: Potion
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Restores HP.

MOVE 3: Take Flight!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises defence and speed of allies.

MOVE 4: Aerial Ace
POWER: 200/240
EFFECT: Moves never miss.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Haste
EFFECT: Speed cannot be lowered.

SYNA SUIT BLUE AND MEGA BLASTOISE

The tankiest and bulkiest duo of the whole game. Mega Blastoise has the ebay stats of buffing skills in-game.

Type: Water
Weakness: Electric

MAX STATS
HP684
ATTACK166
DEFENCE357
SPECIAL ATTACK190
SPECIAL DEFENCE357
SPEED166
BULK962
MOVESET

MOVE 1: Water Pulse
POWER: 47/56
EFFECT: Has 20% chance of leaving enemies confused.

MOVE 2: X Defence All
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Raises defence of allied sync pair by 2 stat rank.

MOVE 3: To the top!
POWER: 0
EFFECT: Move gauges accelerate for allies. Raises critical rate.

MOVE 4: Hydro Cannon
POWER: 178/213
EFFECT: Move gauges accelerate for allies. Raises critical rate.

PASSIVE

SKILL 1: Force Field 4
EFFECT: Has a chance of raising special defence of all allied sync when Blastoise uses a move.

SKILL 2: Team Shout 9 
EFFECT: Raises attack speed or Sp. Atk,  or both by one when targeting the enemy is successful.

SKILL 2: Safety Net
EFFECT: All allies can endure the next hit.

 

Now that you know how to maximize each pair in our s-tier, it’ll be better to learn more about each role they play in the team.

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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