Pokémon Masters is a great gacha game that has many different units available for players. Each sync pair is uniquely suited to different situations, allowing players to create teams that can handle whatever is thrown at them. It can sometimes be difficult to juggle all of each Pokémon's different strengths and weaknesses and the different moves available through each sync pair. Ideally, players will want high-powered attackers with flexible support or tank units to support them in both single player and co-op modes. Here is a list of the best five-star sync pairs every player should hope to mine.
Sygna red and Charizard dress (Mega Evolution X)
Charizard is well known for being a versatile powerhouse to begin with, but when using the mega evolution x he is easily the best striker available in the game. He can maximize his speed, attack, Sp. Attack and critical chance making him a formidable opponent. His move set takes advantage of his incredible raw power. Heat Wave and Blast Burn can smash any opposing team with minimal effort. Charizard also has some very useful passive abilities that make up for the few drawbacks he has. Piercing Gaze compensates for Blast Burn's slightly lower accuracy and cancels evasive buffs used by the opponent. The propulsion can be combined with Charizard's My Destiny! move to get quick access to synchronized move / mega evolution.
Giovanni & Mewtwo
Mewtwo is one of the most flexible and forgiving attackers available in the game. This pair is extremely useful in cooperative mode due to its very high SP. Atk is nowhere to hide! move that maximizes the chance of a critical hit. This pair is perfect for taking on the toughest EX challenges and bosses of the stage. You can easily swap Mewtwo in and out for a support pair when you need to pull it back to get heavy damage or need help. You can trade it back and start dealing with high powered crit almost immediately. Mewtwo also features the Shadow Ball phantom-type attack which makes it useful against other psychic types as well. The biggest downside to this pair is that it really needs a support pair to maximize its Sp.Atk to maximize its damage potential.
Brendan and Sceptile
This pair won't come as a surprise to most veteran players. Even before evolving, Treeko has one of the highest basic and sp attacks. attack statistics available in the game. He also has a high base speed that cannot be debuffed thanks to his Haste ability, which means that all speed boosts are permanent. His support ability Dire Hit + also adds an additional +2 to Treeko's already high critical rate. Leaf Storm and the Leaf Blade of Sundering sync attack deal massive amounts of raw damage alone. Buffing Sceptile further with moves like X Accuracy or X Sp. An ally's attack and Sceptile can destroy any opponent. The biggest downside to this pair is that Leaf Storm isn't very accurate, but you can get around that by giving Sceptile a good accuracy buff from an ally. This pair is essential for some of the EX challenges, most notably EX Brock and EX Barry.
Olivia & Lycanroc (midnight)
This is a high power sync pair. Lycanroc is one of the only pairs available in the game that can have an attack of over 400 without a mega evolution. Lycanroc has a passive ability that increases her speed whenever she hits a critical hit, meaning she pairs perfectly with Phoebe and Dusknoir. What further leverages this ability is the already high critical hit rate of Lycanroc's Stone Edge move. Stone Edge doesn't have the best accuracy, but Lycanroc has the Hard Like Diamonds move which increases both accuracy and critical rate. This is a pair that focus on critical hits and capitalize them very well with really high raw power.
Phoebe and Dusknoir
This pair is a fantastic support unit for your team. Dusknoir has a high mass index, so most of the time the AI opposition will target her instead of the rest of your team. Dusknoir is pretty cute at first, so he has no problem getting used as a target while the rest of your team take on opponents. In addition to being a good tank, although this pair is great for improving the rest of your team. It comes with the Dire Hit All + move which improves your entire team's critical hit chance. The pair also have a cheer that will not only fill your movement gauge but will increase the attack of your entire team depending on Dusknoir's low health which makes this pair a lifesaver when in trouble.
Sygna Elesa and Rotom dress
This is a great support pair for many different reasons. It has one of the highest mass stats in the game, so the opposing AI will focus on it. It has the Breathtaking move! which reduces the sync countdown by two, while increasing the accuracy and frequency of critical hits. Rotom can also power up the whole team's Sp. Atk with X Sp. Atk All. This pair is really well rounded and can fit almost any team you put together, especially those benefiting from SP. Passionate about atk and precision. What makes this pair truly brilliant are Rotom's passive abilities. Look Alive 9 increases Rotom's evasion whenever she is hit by an attack and Fast Runner prevents her evasion from being lowered. This matches perfectly with Rotom's high mass as she will become the primary target of the opposing AI.
Kris & Feraligatr
This is a great option for a water type synchronization pairing that serves as a good alternative to other pairs such as Barry and Empoleon. The pair have good all-round stats but passive skill is where they really shine. When fully leveled and evolved, this pair already does some serious damage with violent moves like Waterfall, but when you add the Water Shift passive ability they can be absolutely devastating. Water Shift turns Feraligatr's Mega Kick into a water-type move, meaning it can get an extra boost from rain or other water-type enhancement abilities. The biggest downfall of this is that Mega Kick doesn't have very high accuracy. The best way around the low accuracy is to use Feraligatr's X Attack and Pick Up the Pace to increase their power, speed, and ensure a critical hit on the next move. If you combine all of these with rainy weather, Mega Kick will hit opponents like a freight train.
Steven Stone & Metagross (Mega Evolution)
Even before the mega evolution, Metagross is one of the best attacking pairs in the game. This pair is perfect for longer and more difficult battles. While it has a lot of power on the front, it really starts to glow as a battle continues. He has a very tall footprint to match his high attack which makes him a bit heavy and a decent striker. Unfortunately, he doesn't have AoE attacks or team buffs, so he can only focus on one target at a time. He compensates for this with the Bullet Punch fast attack. Metagross can use this attack three times without emptying the movement gauge. Bullet Punch is a perfect follow-up attack after Solid Steel Meteor Crush's sync attack as it can be used while waiting for the movement gauge to regenerate at no cost.
Cynthia & Garchomp (Mega Evolution)
This is one of the best AoE pairs currently available in the game. The problem is that while Garchomp is amazing in AoE, it's almost useless for managing single goals. Earthquake is a hard hitting ground type move that will bring down anyone who looks at you funny. Both of Garchomp's attacks are empowered by sandstorm weather. He can also receive an attack boost from his attack ability X. But his best buff comes from This game is too much fun! move that dramatically increases speed and critical hit rate with an additional boost in the event of a sandstorm. These buffs, when combined with a sandstorm, make Garchomp a devastating earth-type pair, as long as you're not trying to hit a single opponent. This pair is best when used with a good support unit that can further enhance its already high attack and critical chance.
Leaf & Eevee
This pair is a sponge that is particularly adept at absorbing opposing Sync moves. Eevee, of course, is very versatile and can adapt well to many different team builds. This unit works very well with cooperative squads and pairs best with physical attacking units. Eevee boasts some impressive passive abilities. Impervious prevents Eevee from reducing her buffs. The benefactor works just like the Baton Pass from the original games, offering all Eevee fans to all team members they pass with. These passive abilities make Eevee the perfect partner in co-op battles. Eevee can power up her attack using the Let's Go! also increasing the movement indicators of other pairs. So he can absorb enemy sync attacks without taking the normal debuff and swap with another unit to pass on his massive attack boost.