Everything you need to know about the new Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck sync pair in Pokémon Masters EX

DeNA is continuing to add more events and new features to Pokémon Masters on a regular basis. Read on below to learn more about one of the latest in-game events:

Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck in Pokémon Masters EX

Whitney partners with the Season Pokémon Sawsbuck in Pokémon Masters EX.

The holiday season is in full swing on Pasio, and Whitney is here to spread cheer with a festive outfit and her latest partner, Sawsbuck. Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck are a Normal-type tech sync pair with the potential to support a variety of teammates with different types. Fun Times! changes the field’s terrain into either Grassy Terrain, Psychic Terrain, or Electric Terrain based on how many charges of Move Gauge Boost remain when the move is used. Depending on which terrain is set, one of Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck’s passive skills—Team Verdant Defense Drain 9Team Weird Sp. Def Drain 9, or Team Charged Speed Drain 9—will activate to gift their team an extra boost in battle.

Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck will be available to scout until December 31, 2022, at 9:59 p.m. PST.

Moves

Name (Type) Power Description
Headbutt (Normal) 53 Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.
Move Gauge Boost n/a Charges the user’s move gauge by 3.
Horn Leech (Grass) 91 The more damage dealt to the target, the more it restores the user’s HP.
Fun Times! n/a Applies the Critical-Hit Defense effect to the allied field of play. Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Turns the field of play’s terrain into Grassy Terrain if the remaining MP for the user’s Move Gauge Boost is 2 when this move is selected. Turns the field of play’s terrain into Psychic Terrain if the remaining MP for the user’s Move Gauge Boost is 1 when this move is selected. Turns the field of play’s terrain into Electric Terrain if the remaining MP for the user’s Move Gauge Boost is 0 when this move is selected.

Sync Move

Name (Type) Power Description
Indomitable Happiness Normal Impact 250 This attack’s power increases when a terrain is in effect.

Passive Skills

Name Description
Team Verdant Defense Drain 9 Grants all of the following effects if the user’s attack move against the target is successful when the terrain is Grassy Terrain:

Raises the Defense of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank.

Lowers the Defense of all opposing sync pairs by one stat rank.

Team Weird Sp. Def Drain 9 Grants all of the following effects if the user’s attack move against the target is successful when the terrain is Psychic Terrain:

Raises the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank.

Lowers the Sp. Def of all opposing sync pairs by one stat rank.

Team Charged Speed Drain 9 Grants all of the following effects if the user’s attack move against the target is successful when the terrain is Electric Terrain:

Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank.

Lowers the Speed of all opposing sync pairs by one stat rank.

Theme Skills

Name Conditions Effects
Normal Tech Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same type. Raises allies’ Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Normal-type attacks. Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Johto Tech Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme. Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Gym Leader Tech Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme. Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Seasonal Outfit Tech Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme. Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Pokéathlete Tech Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme. Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.

Recommended Pairs to Partner with Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck

Giovanni & Mewtwo

Psychic Terrain can be hard to come by in Pokémon Masters EX, making Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck an excellent complement to the most powerful Psychic-type sync pairs on Pasio. Giovanni & Mewtwo’s ConfusionPsychic, and World Domination Psystrike all benefit from Psychic Terrain’s 50 percent damage boost to Psychic-type moves. Additionally, Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck’s passive skill Team Weird Sp. Def Drain 9 lowers the Sp. Def of all opponents by one stage once Psychic Terrain is set by Fun Times!—perfect for pairs that deal special damage like Giovanni & Mewtwo. With Psychic Terrain and Sp. Def reduction, Giovanni & Mewtwo’s power will know almost no bounds. Giovanni & Mewtwo can be acquired after completing Lurking Shadow in the main story’s Legendary Adventures.

Mallow & Tsareena

Grassy Terrain is even more rare than Psychic Terrain in Pokémon Masters EX, and Mallow & Tsareena stand to benefit from it as one of Pasio’s strongest Grass-type sync pairs. Between Trop KickPower Whip, and their overwhelming sync move, Bold-Flavored Bloom Doom, they have plenty of moves that will hit even harder with the help of Whitney (Holiday 2022) & Sawsbuck’s Grassy Terrain. When the holiday pair sets Grassy Terrain, their passive skill Team Verdant Defense Drain activates, lowering the Defense of all opponents by one stage. Mallow & Tsareena’s damage is entirely physical, so that bonus is the cherry on top of the holiday fruit cake for the Alolan duo. Mallow & Tsareena are available to scout from the general pool of 5★ sync pairs, as well as from the 5★-Guaranteed Ticket Scout and 5★-Guaranteed Alola Ticket Scout.

Source: Official Pokémon Masters EX site and Pokemon.com

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