Pokemon Masters Tier List and Best Sync Pairs 2021

Pokemon Masters is a widely played gacha game. It features more than 60 popular characters from the Pokemon series. The characters along with their Pokemon are ranked upon various tiers. A brief Pokemon Masters Tier List is a must to know where your favorites stand.

If you want to know about it more, this post is specifically written for you. Here, I will present to you a detailed Pokemon Masters Tier List. This list will help you to know the ranks of your favorite trainers. Additionally, we’ll also provide a list of best free Sync Pairs.

What are the Pokemon Masters Tiers?

Pokemon Masters is a chart-topping free-to-play gacha game. It is developed and published by the Japanese studio DeNA. The game is available for all Android and iOS devices around the globe. This game allows you to collect trainers instead of Pokemon, unlike the other Pokemon games. You have to make the Pokemon Masters battle through the tournament on Pasio to be the victor.

The game features over 60 popular characters taken from the complete Pokemon Series. You will find characters from the first season to the current season. New additions are also expected in every update. All the Sync Pairs (Trainers+their Pokemon) in the game have different usage, effectiveness, and moveset. Since the Sync Pairs are not equal, they can be put in various tiers (ranks).

The Pokemon Masters tiers are the ranks where a certain in-game character is placed. These are based on his usage and versatility for the current EX challenges and moveset usability combined with effectiveness for general co-op. This means, the higher the rank, the better the Sync Pair.

Different Pokemon Masters Tiers (From High to Low)

All the Sync Pairs in Pokemon Masters have different abilities and uses. So, they are put among various tiers. Roughly, we can categorize them in 5 Tiers- S, A, B, C, and Others (D, E, F). We have to consider the overall usability of their moveset and how they can potentially work in the future.

As mentioned above, we’ll focus on these two main factors while categorizing characters among tiers:

  1. Their usage and versatility for current EX Challenges.
  2. Their Moveset usability and effectiveness for general co-op.

Remember that the tiers may change when you focus on different criteria.

List of Pokemon Masters Tiers by type

Based on these factors, here is a brief introduction to all 5 tiers:

S Tier: This is the highest tier. These pairs are usable for almost any EX as they have perfect movesets. They are also great for Group strategies and optimal for Solo strategies. We can sub-divide this tier into “S+” that contains the elite pairs and “S” that contains great pairs.

A Tier: This tier consists of pairs only bettered by S Tier. The strikers of this tier have strong movesets especially efficient for typing. And, the supports have great bulk or bring intimidating utility with their moveset.

B Tier: This tier consists of great pairs but not better than the S and A tier ones. The strikers have robust movesets that are useful for typing, and great for EX Challenges. The supports have a specific utility that is critical for common strategies.

C Tier: These are the Sync Pairs with usable movesets but they are easily defeated by the higher tier pairs. They have multiple flaws and a lack of adaptation for EX Challenges.

Others (D, E, F): All the other Sync Pairs belong to this tier as of now. They are also classified as ‘Trash Tier’ as they don’t have very usable movesets and have many flaws. They are outclassed by all the higher tiers. These pairs may move up depending upon the future content.

Pokemon Masters Tier List/Ranking

Now that you know about all the tiers in Pokemon Masters, we can move on to the classification. Let’s classify the Pokemon Masters into various tiers. Players usually go for the higher tier pairs but that may change when one decides to play with their favorite ones.

S-Tier Sync Pairs


  • Sygna Suit Red & Charizard (MX)

  • Giovanni & Mewtwo

  • Brendan & Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile

  • Olivia & Lycanroc (Midnight)


  • Sabrina & Alakazam (M)

  • Phoebe & Dusclops/Dusknoir

  • Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom

  • Skyla & Swanna

A-Tier Sync Pairs


  • Wally & Gallade (M)

  • Wallace & Milotic
  • Cynthia & Garchomp (M)
  • Sygna Suit Grimsley & Sharpedo (M)
  • Blue & Pidgeot (M)
  • Karen & Houndoom
  • Steven Stone & Metagross (M)
  • Steven Stone (Summer 2020) and Alolan Sandslash


  • Hilbert & Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott

  • Rosa & Snivy/Servine/Serperior
  • Rosa (Holiday 2019) & Delibird
  • MC & Torchic

Honorable Mentions:

  • Lance & Dragonite

  • Noland & Pinsir (M)
  • Professor Oak & Mew
  • Flannery & Torkoal

B-Tier Sync Pairs


  • MC & Solgaleo
  • Will & Xatu

  • Hau & Raichu
  • Pryce & Seel/Dewgong
  • Kris & Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr
  • Hilda & Tepig/Pignite/Emboar
  • Serena & Fennekin/Braixen/Delphox
  • Korrina & Lucario (M)


  • Leaf & Eevee
  • Jasmine & Steelix (M)

  • Glacia & Glalie (M)
  • Roxanne & Nosepass/Probopass

Honorable Mentions:

  • Zinnia & Rayquaza
  • Acerola & Palossand

  • MC & Pikachu
  • Misty & Starmie

C-Tier Sync Pairs


  • Silver & Ho-Oh

  • Koga & Crobat
  • Bruno & Machamp
  • Flint & Infernape
  • Lyra (Summer 2020) & Jigglypuff
  • Elesa & Zebstrika
  • Lucy & Seviper
  • Gardenia & Roserade


  • Cheren & Stoutland

  • Professor Kukui & Lycanroc
  • Drake & Salamence
  • Brawly & Makuhita – Hariyama

Honorable Mentions:

  • Norman & Slaking

  • Tate & Solrock
  • Liza & Lunatone
  • Winona & Pelipper

Other Usable Sync Pairs (Better than Trash Tier)

  • Dawn & Turtwig/Grotle/Torterra

  • Fantina & Mismagius
  • Caitlin & Reuniclus
  • Lorelei & Lapras
  • Clair & Kingdra

  • Erika & Vileplume
  • Maylene & Meditite – Medicham
  • Crasher Wake & Floatzel

Best Free Sync Pairs in Pokemon Masters

As promised, we’ll also tell you about the best free Sync Pairs. So, you can make a strong team without spending cash or relying on chance. Here are the free Sync Pairs that we consider the best. Some of these can stand their ground against any opponent.

  • Rosa & Snivy

  • Clair & Kingdra
  • Korrina & Lucario
  • Erica & Vileplume
  • Barry & Piplup
  • Viola & Surskit
  • Hau & Raichu

  • Koga & Crobat
  • Flint & Infernape

You can get any of these Sync Pairs for free. These have great move-sets and perform effectively in EX Challenges.

Final Take

Pokemon Masters is a fun game. It works on a unique concept of collecting trainers. To decide which ones you want, you can seek help from the Pokemon Masters Tier list. These are all the trainers that you should collect. However, it isn’t necessary to always look at the tier of trainers. You can also collect them based upon your preferences. A lot of trainers focus on collecting only their favorite ones.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. If you have any doubts, or suggestions, regarding anything mentioned here, feel free to use the comment box. I’ll be glad to respond to you.