In Pokemon Masters, each of the trainers encountered in the game is associated with a particular Pokemon. Misty with her Starmie or Brock with Onix for example. Unlike other games in the Pokemon license, Masters focuses on both the trainer and the Pokemon that accompanies him, making the duo system important. It’s a game with real-time 3v3 confrontations where you build a team of three trainers and three Pokemon who will fight.
Instead of capturing wild pokemon, you use a machine to obtain pairs. So when you get new duets in the game, you get not only a new Pokemon, but also its trainer, both of which are inseparable.
At the beginning of your journey, you will have the opportunity to create your own trainer before going through the artificial region of Pasio. It is up to you to choose your trainer’s gender… On the other hand, it is important to know that no matter what you choose, you will necessarily start the adventure with Pikachu. Unlike the other games in the Pokemon license, such as Sword and Shield, which are scheduled to be released on Nintendo Switch at the end of the year, Pokemon Masters does not allow you to choose the starter. Your Pikachu is inseparable from the trainer you have created just as each of the characters you will meet during your adventure or that you will get with the random draw machine will have a predefined Pokemon.