The Pokemon Company has released new details, video, and screenshots of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon detailing revisited island challenges, Mantine surfing, the Alola Photo Club, and more.
Get the details below.
■ Alola Region
Island Challenges Revisited
The island challenge is a ritual passed down in the Alola region. Its intention is to help children grow into full-fledged Pokemon Trainers. To complete the island challenge, you must face trials on each of four islands.
Some trials in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon seem to play out in different ways than they did in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
The trials are hosted by the captains found on each island.
The content of the trials can vary from running around the area to trying to solve puzzles.
At the end of each trial, you’ll face a powerful Pokemon known as a totem. If you defeat it, you’ll complete the trial.
The final trial of each island is the grand trial, where you face off in battle against the leader of that island—the island kahuna!
There’s even a new trial with Mina, one of the captains who serve as guides for these trials.
Hau is a boy who becomes your friend as soon as you move to Alola. He’s the same age as you. Hau is known to be a laid-back guy, but through the island challenge, he will come to terms with his reasons for participating in Pokemon battles.
Lillie is a girl about your age. She’s acting as Professor Kukui’s assistant for her own reasons. After experiencing many things during her adventures with you, Lillie will discover a new side of herself.
It has been revealed that the mysterious Pokemon shown on the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon packages is in fact Necrozma, after it has taken over the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo or Lunala. These forms of Necrozma are called Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma.
During your island challenge, you’ll be confronted with troubles involving the Legendary Pokemon Necrozma. You’ll meet mysterious people and Pokemon as you witness the new danger closing in on the Alola region.
■ Cool Features
Ride the Waves with Mantine Surf!
In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, you’ll be able to have fun with Mantine Surf, a sport that lets you do some surfing while riding on Mantine’s back. Mantine Surf isn’t just a way to get between islands—it’s also a sport where you compete for the highest score by pulling off different cool moves! Try to become a top-notch Mantine Surfer by riding Mantine like a pro!
Dash Around Alola with Ride Pokemon
Once you get the Ride Pager item, you’ll be able to go on Ride Pokemon and reach places you couldn’t get to before. As you progress through your adventure, you’ll meet and then gain access to various Ride Pokemon. Dash through the world of Alola with the help of Pokemon!
Take Great Photos with the Alola Photo Shoot
Take all sorts of photos with the Pokemon you like at the brand-new Alola Photo Club! You choose the Pokemon to appear together with you in the photo, as well as your outfit, the background, camera angle, and more, so you can take the perfect picture. Get an amazing photo with your favorite Pokemon—and show it off to your friends!
After the shoot, you’ll be able to decorate your photo with frames and stickers. You’ll also be able to show other players the photos you took through communication features.
Taking a photo with a Pokemon also makes that Pokemon more affectionate toward you. As their affection toward you increases, your Pokemon will try to do even better than usual during battles. Strengthen your bonds with your Pokemon!
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will launch worldwide for 3DS on November 17.
Watch the new trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.