Pokemon Sun and Moon details new Pokemon, Aether Foundation, Ultra Beasts, key difference, more

Pokemon Sun and Moon set 12 hours apart from each other.

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The Pokemon Company has shared new details, video, and artwork of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon introducing three new Pokemon, the Aether Foundation, Ultra Beasts, the Zygarde Cube, the Poke Finder, and a huge difference between both versions of the game.

Get the information below.

■ Pokemon

Type: Null

  • Type: Normal
  • Ability: Battle Armor

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Null is a Synthetic Pokemon which was constructed to synthesize the strengths of various Pokemon, making it adaptable enough to complete a mission that requires a Pokemon as strong as the Pokemon of mythology. The mask fitted to this Pokemon’s head is a piece of equipment designed to control its power. Type: Null is the partner Pokemon of a newly revealed character—Gladion, the taciturn enforcer of Team Skull, who places a high value on being strong in battle.


  • Type: Dragon
  • Ability: Bulletproof / Soundproof

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The Scaly Pokemon Jangmo-o has the pride of a warrior and never neglects its training in its pursuit of becoming stronger. This Pokemon uses the scales on its head as a weapon both offensively and defensively. It lives in harsh locales, like canyons, where it can train.

Raticate (Alola Form)

  • Type: Dark / Normal
  • Ability: Gluttony / Hustle

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Raticate in Alola live in urban areas, leading to a higher-calorie diet than that of Raticate elsewhere. This means they have tough bodies but have gotten a lot fatter. They stockpile huge amounts of food in their nests and prefer fresh fruit and high-class ingredients. Alolan Raticate is the Totem Pokemon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island in Pokemon Moon.

■ The Aether Foundation

An organization that works in the Alola region and conducts various research projects. Residing on Aether Paradise, the artificial island that they created, their goal is to care for and provide shelter to Pokemon that have been hurt. Members of the Aether Foundation include:


The beautiful Lusamine is the president of the Aether Foundation.

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Faba can be identified by his signature accessory—green sunglasses. He is the Aether Foundation’s second-in-command.

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As the assistant branch chief of Aether Paradise, Wicke has a very caring personality and supports Faba. She is loved by all of the Aether Foundation’s employees.

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Employees of the Aether Foundation

The staff members of the Aether Foundation appear to have various uniforms depending on which division they belong to.

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■ Ultra Beasts

All over Alola, rumors speak of creatures that possess mighty powers and pose a threat to humans and Pokemon. They’re called Ultra Beasts, and there are said to be multiple Ultra Beasts in existence. It seems that the Aether Foundation is conducting research on these Ultra Beasts, referring to each of them by a code name. UB-01 is an Ultra Beast that has a body composed of a glass-like substance. It constantly changes shape, and its movements resemble that of a young girl. Whilst evidence of something like a survival instinct can be observed in UB-01, no one knows whether it has a will of its own or any emotions at all.

■ Zygarde Cube

Whilst exploring Alola in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, players will encounter Dexio and Sina. These two originally appeared in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y as the professor’s assistants. They will give you an item called the Zygarde Cube and ask you to collect Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells which can be found all around Alola. If you collect enough, the path to finding Zygarde may become clearer!

■ Poke Finder

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A brand-new feature called the Poke Finder will debut in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. This feature allows players to take pictures of the Pokemon they find. It’s loaded into the Rotom Dex and, when used in certain spots scattered throughout the Alola region, you can snap pictures of Pokemon. The pictures you take will be evaluated, and as you take better pictures, more features—like the ability to zoom—become available.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Differences

A huge difference between the two game versions—Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon—was also announced. In previous games, you could discover certain Pokemon in only one of the two versions of the game. Now, in addition to this feature, there will be a difference in the way time is set in the two games. The two worlds of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are 12 hours apart and are tied to the actual time in real life. Pokemon Sun operates on the same time as your Nintendo 3DS system, but time in the world of Pokemon Moon is shifted by 12 hours. Some Totem Pokemon which appear in the trials throughout the game will also be different in each version. Players will encounter different Pokemon on the same route depending on whether it is day or night, which means players will have different experiences according to their chosen version of the game.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are due out for 3DS on November 18 in North America and November 23 in Europe.

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