Pokémon Masters has had quite the journey since launching on mobile devices in August 2019. After enjoying the strongest launch month for any mobile Pokémon game since Pokémon GO, things were looking good, but fans soon became disappointed with the content on offer, forcing the game's producer into issuing an apology.

It's come a long way since then, but the biggest update so far is just around the corner. On 27th August, in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary, the game will be evolving into a new form: Pokémon Masters EX.

The name change - and the update itself - have been explained in the new video you see above. In it, producer Yu Sasaki and operations producer Tetsuya Iguchi show off the new name and tell us that the game will soon receive some new features, including six-star EX sync pairs. This brand new power level brings new opportunities for upcoming trainer and Pokémon pairs, and older pairs will gain the ability to evolve, too.

The update also introduces the Champion Stadium's Kanto Challenge where players will face off against the Kanto region's Elite Four. You'll need to assemble 15 sync pairs to fight five consecutive 3-on-3 battles.

Have you been regularly playing Pokémon Masters? Are you excited to see these changes make their way into the game? Tell us below.