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Have you always wanted to know what it would be like to see Professor Oak in battle and have never been able to get Game Genie codes to work in emulator so you can battle him in Pokémon Red or Blue? Well, Pokémon Masters is about to make your dreams come true. Starting today, Professor Oak has been added as a playable trainer.

All players must do is log into the app before March 15th, and have complete the tutorial. After that his special mission “Professor Oak & Mew” will become available after finishing the games second chapter.  As the name of the mission implies, Professor Oak’s partner Pokémon is none other than the ever elusive, 151 itself, Mew. Mew will know Fire Blast, Thunder, Psychic, and Blizzard. Checkout the short trailer below:



Oak isn’t the only new character coming to Pokémon Masters, however. Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald‘s champion, Steven, will also be joining with his Metagross. Players who have completed Chapter 1 of the game’s story can play his mission “The Strongest There Is” now until March 15th as well, or he can be obtained in “Steven Spotlight Poké Fair Scout”. In a feature Steven shares with only a few other Pokémon Masters trainers, his Metagross is capable of mega-evolving.

Pokémon Masters is a free-to-play game available on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. It focuses on 3-on-3 battles featuring trainers from across the franchise and one partner Pokémon that best represents them. Checkout the press release below for more information on the app itself, as well as the previously mentioned events:

For the First Time Ever, Professor Oak Can Battle as a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters 
All players that log in during in-game event will receive Professor Oak and his partner Pokémon Mew on their teams  

TOKYO — February 14, 2019 — DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has announced that for the first time ever in Pokémon games, Professor Oak will join the battle as a Pokémon Trainer. Accompanied by his partner, the mythical Pokémon Mew, these characters will be distributed to all players that have logged into the game and completed the tutorial before March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time. Pokémon Masters, a real-time battling and strategy game, can be downloaded on compatible iOS and Android devices.A new trailer announcing this update and highlighting Professor Oak’s appearances throughout the Pokémon video game series, including his debut with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, can be found here on the official Pokémon YouTube channel:

After receiving Professor Oak & Mew, players that have completed Chapter 2 of the Main Story can upgrade this sync pair by completing “Professor Oak & Mew Special Missions.” These missions are available now through March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time. Players can also experience Professor Oak’s “Sync Pair Story” and learn more about how he met Mew and formed a sync pair with this mythical Pokémon. Other Trainers and Pokémon like Red, Blue, Agatha, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle also make appearances in this “Sync Pair Story.”

DeNA also announced that the Steel-type sync pair of Steven & Metagross has been added to the game. Players can learn more about Steven, the champion of the Hoenn region, in the in-game story event titled “The Strongest There Is,” available to play now until March 15 at 10:59PM Pacific time for those that have completed Chapter 1 of the Main Story. Steven will also be available to obtain in the “Steven Spotlight Poké Fair Scout.” A unique feature of this sync pair, shared only by a few others such as Korrina & Lucario, Blue & Pidgeot, and Agatha & Gengar, is that Metagross transforms into its Mega Metagross form after executing a sync move.

To celebrate these exciting new updates and six months since the game’s launch, players that log in each day from now until February 27 at 9:59PM Pacific time will be able to receive up to 3,000 free Gems. The in-game Pokémon Center will also have new decorations and background music.

Players can check the in-game menus for more information. Note that in-game event dates are subject to change without notice.

Pokémon Masters is a free-to-start game with in-app purchases on compatible Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded at the links below:

The game is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Fans can learn more about Pokémon Masters at

They can also stay tuned to the official social media channels on Twitter (, Facebook (, and Instagram (, as well as the official YouTube channel (, for news about the game.

About Aaron Evangelisti

Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?