How to be a pokémon master

How to be a pokémon masterSource: Niantic

In preparation for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, Niantic hosted the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and gave players the biggest challenge in Pokémon Go yet: catch, evolve, trade, and battle the first 150 Pokémon in one day. But that wasn’t the end of it. Trainers who were able to complete Special Research during this event unlocked a new type of Special Research and the chance to catch a Shiny Mew. This Masterwork Research is incredibly difficult and takes a long time to complete. Read ahead for everything you need to know to complete this challenging research, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151

How to be a pokémon masterSource: Niantic

A new class of Special Research, Masterwork Research is designed to take a long time to complete. The first Masterwork Research, All-in-One #151 takes over a month of daily play to complete, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Aside from Stardust, XP, and items, completing this Masterwork Research will reward Trainers with an encounter with a Shiny Mew!

Before you get too excited though, so far, the only players with access to All-in-One #151 are those who participated in the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and completed the GO Tour: Kanto Research. While it may be possible that Niantic will eventually make Shiny Mew available to other players, for now, if you didn’t participate in the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event, you cannot access this Masterwork Research.

How do you complete the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151?

Once unlocked, the Masterwork Research works like any other Special Research. It is divided up into four steps, each with its own list of tasks. Every completed task earns players rewards and completing an entire step has its own rewards as well. While we now know every task in this Masterwork Research, this will take most players a very long time to complete.

Step One

  • Earn a Platinum Kanto Medal for 51 Ultra Balls.
  • Send 151 Gifts to Friends for a Poffin.
  • Make 151 Great Throws for 1,510 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Premium Battle Pass, 5,100 XP, 1,510 Stardust.

Step Two

  • Catch a Pokémon 30 days in a row for 51 Ultra Balls.
  • Catch 151 different species of Pokémon for a Glacial Lure Mod.
  • Catch 30 Normal type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fire type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Water type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Grass type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Flying type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fighting type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Poison type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Electric type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ground type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Rock type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Psychic type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ice type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Bug type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ghost type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Steel type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Dragon type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Dark type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fairy type Pokémon for 151 XP.

Completion Rewards: Three Rare Candy, 5,100 XP, 1,510 Stardust.

Step Three

  • Reach level 40 for 4,000 Stardust.
  • Spin 151 PokéStops for three Rocket Radar.
  • Complete 151 Field Research tasks for three Super Incubators.
  • Walk 151 KM for 151 Ultra Balls.
  • Catch 1,510 Pokémon for an Incense.

Completion Rewards: Shiny Mew encounter, Star Piece, Lucky Egg.

Step Four

  • Autocompleted for 1,510 Stardust.
  • Autocompleted for 5,100 XP.
  • Autocompleted for 1,510 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Shiny Mew T-Shirt, 20 Mew Candy, three Charged TM.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about completing the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151? How many tasks have you completed so far? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check back when we get more details on this challenging research!

A re you passionate about Pokémon? Are you interested in helping provide fun and engaging experiences for fans in your area? Do you like the message of our Spirit of the Game and the Professor Core Values? If you responded positively to these questions, we very much hope you’ll consider applying to become a Pokémon Professor!

How to be a pokémon master

Professor Certifications

The Professor Program currently offers three certifications: Organizer, Pokémon TCG Judge, and VG Judge. When you first apply to become a Professor, you should pick the certification that best fits your goals in the program. After you have one certification under your belt, you may decide to take other certifications at a later date.

Organizer

Professors with the Organizer certification can use the official Pokémon website to schedule and advertise tournaments, and they gain access to our Tournament Operations Manager (TOM) software. Organizers are responsible for all the details of tournaments they host, such as securing the location, selecting the structure and format, reporting the results, recruiting a judge team, and much more.

Organizers who meet certain prerequisites can become eligible to run certain local Premier Events, such as League Cups and Premier Challenges.

Pokémon TCG Judge and VG Judge

A Judge certification shows that the Professor is committed to administering impartial rulings and assisting the Organizer in running a quality tournament. Judges can choose to specialize in either the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) or video games (VG), and the exam will adapt accordingly.

It is not a requirement to have a Judge certification in order to act as a judge at a Play! Pokémon event, but it is strongly recommended.

How to be a pokémon master

Professor Ranks

In addition to the three different certifications available, there are three ranks through which a Professor may ascend during their time with the program. Professors begin at the Basic rank in their chosen certification and gain the option to rank up as their experience and tenure increase.

Each rank has its own exam of increasing complexity, though one thing stays the same throughout: you must score at least 80% in order to pass!

Basic

Requirements: Familiarity with the Play! Pokémon program and commitment to adhere to the Professor Core Values

Aspiring Professors must complete a straightforward multiple-choice exam that addresses a variety of topics, such as tournament procedures and game rulings. These questions can be a little tricky, and some are designed to trip you up, so be sure to read them carefully.

Stage 1

To qualify: Staff at least 6 events per year in a certification-appropriate role.

Basic Professors may apply to rank up to Stage 1 after nine months within the program.

The Stage 1 exam comprises the familiar multiple-choice element, but with some more advanced topics thrown in. In addition, Stage 1 applicants must complete a written reflection of their time within the program so far.

Stage 2

To qualify: Staff at least 8 events at approved venues per year, 4 of which must be Premier Events, in a certification-appropriate role. Applicants must be fluent in English.

Stage 1 Professors may apply to rank up to Stage 2 after one year within the program. Once approved, Stage 2 Professors must staff 12 events per year, 8 of which must be Premier Events, in a certification-appropriate role in order to maintain their Stage 2 rank.

The Stage 2 exam gives Professors access to the highest rank we offer. Applicants will take on a series of essay-style questions, and answers will be graded not only according to correctness but also the thoroughness with which they are approached. If you pass the exam, you will be invited to interview with either an experienced Pokémon Professor or a member of the Pokémon Organized Play team at a mutually agreeable time.

Because of this, and because Stage 2 Professors are among the first considered for volunteer staff roles at the largest and most international events, fluency in English is essential.

How to be a pokémon master

Taking the Exam

The Professor exams are untimed and open-book. You should feel free to use all the resources available to you to provide the best answers possible. In addition to English, the Basic Professor exams are available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you will have to wait 14 days before you can apply again. If you fail on any subsequent attempts, the waiting period increases to 30 days. If you are successful (congratulations!), you will also need to wait 30 days before you can apply for another certification.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Pokémon Professor? If you’re at least 18 years old, you can log in to your Pokémon Trainer Club account, choose your first certification, and take the exam to find out!

How to be a pokémon masterSource: Niantic

In preparation for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, Niantic hosted the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and gave players the biggest challenge in Pokémon Go yet: catch, evolve, trade, and battle the first 150 Pokémon in one day. But that wasn’t the end of it. Trainers who were able to complete Special Research during this event unlocked a new type of Special Research and the chance to catch a Shiny Mew. This Masterwork Research is incredibly difficult and takes a long time to complete. Read ahead for everything you need to know to complete this challenging research, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151

How to be a pokémon masterSource: Niantic

A new class of Special Research, Masterwork Research is designed to take a long time to complete. The first Masterwork Research, All-in-One #151 takes over a month of daily play to complete, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Aside from Stardust, XP, and items, completing this Masterwork Research will reward Trainers with an encounter with a Shiny Mew!

Before you get too excited though, so far, the only players with access to All-in-One #151 are those who participated in the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and completed the GO Tour: Kanto Research. While it may be possible that Niantic will eventually make Shiny Mew available to other players, for now, if you didn’t participate in the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event, you cannot access this Masterwork Research.

How do you complete the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151?

Once unlocked, the Masterwork Research works like any other Special Research. It is divided up into four steps, each with its own list of tasks. Every completed task earns players rewards and completing an entire step has its own rewards as well. While we now know every task in this Masterwork Research, this will take most players a very long time to complete.

Step One

  • Earn a Platinum Kanto Medal for 51 Ultra Balls.
  • Send 151 Gifts to Friends for a Poffin.
  • Make 151 Great Throws for 1,510 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Premium Battle Pass, 5,100 XP, 1,510 Stardust.

Step Two

  • Catch a Pokémon 30 days in a row for 51 Ultra Balls.
  • Catch 151 different species of Pokémon for a Glacial Lure Mod.
  • Catch 30 Normal type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fire type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Water type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Grass type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Flying type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fighting type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Poison type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Electric type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ground type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Rock type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Psychic type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ice type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Bug type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Ghost type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Steel type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Dragon type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Dark type Pokémon for 151 XP.
  • Catch 30 Fairy type Pokémon for 151 XP.

Completion Rewards: Three Rare Candy, 5,100 XP, 1,510 Stardust.

Step Three

  • Reach level 40 for 4,000 Stardust.
  • Spin 151 PokéStops for three Rocket Radar.
  • Complete 151 Field Research tasks for three Super Incubators.
  • Walk 151 KM for 151 Ultra Balls.
  • Catch 1,510 Pokémon for an Incense.

Completion Rewards: Shiny Mew encounter, Star Piece, Lucky Egg.

Step Four

  • Autocompleted for 1,510 Stardust.
  • Autocompleted for 5,100 XP.
  • Autocompleted for 1,510 Stardust.

Completion Rewards: Shiny Mew T-Shirt, 20 Mew Candy, three Charged TM.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about completing the Masterwork Research: All-in-One #151? How many tasks have you completed so far? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check back when we get more details on this challenging research!

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Pokemon Masters, the new battling focused Pokemon game for mobile devices, is out now and it’s focused on a new feature called Sync Pairs. As you learn about this new mechanics, you’ll likely be wondering how to change Pokemon. Well, here’s everything you need to know.

Sync Pairs are the focus of the game really. Each trainer has a buddy that’s of the same type as the trainer’s preference. You’ll find Misty and Starmi, Brock and Onix, and you get Pikachu by your side.

As you meet and unlock more Sync Pairs, you are able to mix and match them to make your squad of three pairs more powerful.

How to Change Pokemon in Pokemon Masters

However, since the Sync Pairs are one specific trainer and one specific Pokemon, you cannot change the Pokemon you’re using if you’re tied to a character.

If you want to change Pokemon for a battle, you’ll have to change which Sync Pair you are using.

To do that, either head to Trinnia (the green haired girl) on the right hand side of the Pokemon Centre or select the Team option at the bottom of the screen when at the hub area.

There, you are able to Edit Team to switch in and out the Sync Pairs that you have unlocked. Simply select the pair that you want to switch out and then select the one you want to add from the selection below, and press okay to confirm it.

That’s as much as you can do in Masters to change Pokemon. There’s no way to change what Pokemon a trainer uses. Thankfully, there are quite a few Sync Pairs to unlock in Pokemon Masters, so there’s plenty of choice.

    You can’t change a trainer’s Pokemon, but you can switch out the Sync Pairs in your team.

Press the Team button at the bottom of the screen, then select which pair you want to swap out and which one you want to bring in.

That’s everything you need to know about how to change Pokemon in Pokemon Masters. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to check out our wiki guide. We’ve also linked to some other helpful guides on the game down below.

If you’re reading this, congratulations are in order. Having triumphed over the Elite Four and becoming the Champion, you have completed the first true step of your Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! journey and it is time to take the next step, beating the Master Trainers.

To truly become a Pokémon Master, as far as these games go, is to take on each and every Master Trainers, so as to earn the title of Grand Master, only not every Master Trainers needs to be beaten in a 1v1 battle. Instead, some just want to see a really powerful Pokémon and having already done a guide on how to earn the Meltan Master title, this is our guide on how to earn the title of Mewtwo Master:

How to be a pokémon master

How to Earn the Mewtwo Master Title in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!:

Like with Meltan, the first thing you will need to do to even attempt at getting the Mewtwo Master title, is to capture the Level 70 Mewtwo from Cerulean Cave. Once Mewtwo is yours, you can then leave the cave completely, only to go back to the spot where you caught Mewtwo, to battle a certain trainer (No Spoilers) and obtain both Mega Stones for Mewtwo.

Getting the stones isn’t a requirement for obtaining the Mewtwo Master title, but if you have Mewtwo in your party, it will allow the Pokémon to gain some much-needed EXP and maybe even level up. Although Mewtwo is not required to reach Level 100 for the title, you do need to have a Mewtwo with more than 9000 CP. So, be prepared to either stuff Mewtwo silly with Candy, chain combo catch a lot of Chansey, or do a lot of battles.

How to be a pokémon master

When you do eventually have a Mewtwo with more than 9000 CP, it is time to make your way to Cinnabar Island and pay a visit to the Pokémon Mansion. Like we said in our Meltan guide, you will want to go up two floors and then descend down three floors to reach B1F (aka, the basement.)

The Mewtwo Master can be spotted in a room, as you make your way left. You should have opened up a way inside the room, during your earlier visit. With your Mewtwo set in the top left position (first position for battling,) it is time to talk to the Mewtwo Master. After a few lines of dialogue and praise, the title of Mewtwo Master will be given to you. A video of the conversation can be seen here:

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful, but should you require more help, you can always click here to check out our other Pokémon: Let’s Go guides.

*Feature Image by Ashley Sarroca

In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, to be the very best, like no one else ever, is not to just become the Champion of Kanto, but to become the Grand Master and the only way to do that, is beat all Master Trainers.

Only, not every Master Trainer actually requires you to battle them. In fact, of the 153 discoverable in-game, 8 of them just want to see very powerful Pokémon, such as Ditto, Mewtwo and Meltan and in guide we’re going to tell you how to earn the Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres Titles:

How to be a pokémon master

How to Earn the Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres Master Titles in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Firstly, in order to become a Master of a specific Pokémon, you will need to have that Pokémon, so if you haven’t caught the likes of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres yet, you’re going to need to change that. (Head to Seafoam Islands for Articuno, the Power Plant for Zapdos and Victory Road.) If you have caught them though, you can always attempt to catch one in the wild, should you wish to attempt to get one with better IVs and stats.

How to be a pokémon master

The second step in attaining mastery over them, is to make them become powerful enough to impress their associated Master Trainers. This can be done via intense levelling up, in combination with feeding them with a lot of Candy, since each Legendary Bird Pokémon needs to have 7,500 CP.

Once Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres have reached 7,500 CP, it is time to hunt down the Master Trainers who wish to see them, which in itself is an easy task. Although the Master Trainers are not in the direct area of where you discover each Legendary Bird Pokémon, they can be found in the vicinity. (The Articuno Master can be found in Seafoam Islands, the Zapdos Master can be located in the Power Plant for Zapdos and the Moltres Master is living it up in Victory Road.)

How to be a pokémon master

Upon locating each Master Trainer, you will be required to have the required Pokémon in the top left slot of your party, and no, having them out of their Poké Ball will not help you. Upon meeting the requirements of each Master Trainer, a short one-sided discussion will take place and when it is over, you will be bequeathed the title associated with each Master Trainer.

For the sake of clarity, it is not required to have all three Legendary Bird Pokémon at 7,500 CP. So, although you can train all three of them together and then go see each Master in the same day, you can always focus on one bird at a time and ear their title before moving on to the next one.

How to be a pokémon master

Videos pertaining to each Master Trainer covered in this guide can be seen here:

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful, but should you require more help, you can always click here to check out our other Pokémon: Let’s Go guides.

If you’re reading this, congratulations are in order. Having triumphed over the Elite Four and becoming the Champion, you have completed the first true step of your Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! journey and it is time to take the next step, beating the Master Trainers.

To truly become a Pokémon Master, as far as these games go, is to take on each and every Master Trainers, so as to earn the title of Grand Master, only not every Master Trainers needs to be beaten in a 1v1 battle. Instead, some just want to see a really powerful Pokémon and having already done a guide on how to earn the Meltan Master title, this is our guide on how to earn the title of Mewtwo Master:

How to be a pokémon master

How to Earn the Mewtwo Master Title in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!:

Like with Meltan, the first thing you will need to do to even attempt at getting the Mewtwo Master title, is to capture the Level 70 Mewtwo from Cerulean Cave. Once Mewtwo is yours, you can then leave the cave completely, only to go back to the spot where you caught Mewtwo, to battle a certain trainer (No Spoilers) and obtain both Mega Stones for Mewtwo.

Getting the stones isn’t a requirement for obtaining the Mewtwo Master title, but if you have Mewtwo in your party, it will allow the Pokémon to gain some much-needed EXP and maybe even level up. Although Mewtwo is not required to reach Level 100 for the title, you do need to have a Mewtwo with more than 9000 CP. So, be prepared to either stuff Mewtwo silly with Candy, chain combo catch a lot of Chansey, or do a lot of battles.

How to be a pokémon master

When you do eventually have a Mewtwo with more than 9000 CP, it is time to make your way to Cinnabar Island and pay a visit to the Pokémon Mansion. Like we said in our Meltan guide, you will want to go up two floors and then descend down three floors to reach B1F (aka, the basement.)

The Mewtwo Master can be spotted in a room, as you make your way left. You should have opened up a way inside the room, during your earlier visit. With your Mewtwo set in the top left position (first position for battling,) it is time to talk to the Mewtwo Master. After a few lines of dialogue and praise, the title of Mewtwo Master will be given to you. A video of the conversation can be seen here:

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful, but should you require more help, you can always click here to check out our other Pokémon: Let’s Go guides.

Looking to scoop up another Master Ball in Pokemon: Let’s Go? You’re in luck, as we happen to know just where more Master Balls can be found.

After making enough progress in the game, Pokemon: Let’s Go players will eventually receive a Master Ball. This rare item allows trainers to capture a Pokemon with a 100 percent success rate, guaranteeing that the creature will be captured without any extra fuss. Of course, once it’s used, it disappears forever. Naturally, this has lead players to ask how they might get more Master Balls. As it turns out, there’s a place where adventurous trainers can find additional Master Balls, assuming they know where to look.

Where to find more Master Balls in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee

Getting more Master Balls in Pokemon: Let’s Go isn’t exactly easy. And, as far as we can tell, there’s only one place where extra Master Balls can be found. To track down more Master Balls, players will need to have already defeated the Elite Four in order to gain access to the Cerulean Cave. If this location seems familiar, that’s because it’s the place where trainers can track down the Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo.

Head over to the Cerulean Cave and make your way up to the second floor. Once arrived, look around for the small patches of light. Each of these locations offers up free items, usually in the form of different Berries, Candies, and perhaps even fossils or Pokeballs. It’s only in these spots, and only in rare instances, where players have a chance of finding an additional Master Ball.

How to be a pokémon masterFind more Master Balls in Pokemon: Let’s Go’s Cerulean Cave. Photo credit: Twin Galaxies

The chances of finding a Master Ball are very slim, but as far as we can tell, there’s no technical limit on how many Master Balls can be obtained. It’s just that they’re exceedingly rare, and we haven’t yet been able to push the limit to see how many can be found, or even figure out if having one in the inventory prevents more Master Balls from spawning.

With enough time spent farming, it’s possible that Pokemon: Let’s Go players may very well be able to scoop up several Master Balls. Of course, given their rarity, and given the rarity of opportunities to truly make use of a Master Ball, players would be wise to only farm for as many Master Balls as they can see themselves using. If you’re able to find more than one Master Ball in the Cerulean Caves, absolutely let us know in the Chatty below.

Finding more Master Balls in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee is a straightforward process, but that’s not to say it’s easy. Farming the Cerulean Caves in search of a second or third Master Ball will take time, but the rewards speak for themselves. To stay on top of the latest information in Game Freak’s new Nintendo Switch release, be sure to head over to Shacknews’ Pokemon: Let’s Go home page.