The Pokemon Company has released new details, video, and screenshots of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon detailing Legendary Pokemon, Team Rainbow Rocket, The Battle Agency, and more.
Get the details below.
■ Alola Region
All the Legendary Pokemon Join the Fight!
You won’t only find Ultra Beasts in the worlds that lie beyond an Ultra Wormhole. You can even encounter Legendary Pokemon, such as Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, and others. In fact, all the Legendary Pokemon of yore will appear in the worlds you explore in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon! Get them on your team!
Some of the Legendary Pokemon that you can encounter differ, depending on which game you’re playing. By exploring both Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, you can encounter and catch all the Legendary Pokemon that appeared in previous Pokemon series games.
Legendary Pokemon Can Change Forms, Too!
Some Pokemon can temporarily release the power hidden within to change their appearances and stats through various phenomena, triggering Mega Evolution and unleashing power that could never be gained by normal Evolution, or undergoing Primal Reversion to waken the true power they held in ancient times.
Special Legendary Encounters
Most of the Legendary Pokemon that you can encounter await you in the worlds beyond Ultra Wormholes, but some Legendary Pokemon can be encountered when you fulfill special conditions. For example, you can encounter Giratina if you have both Dialga, which can be encountered in Pokemon Ultra Sun,and Palkia, which can be encountered in Pokemon Ultra Moon,as allies.
The following Pokemon appear in Pokemon Ultra Sun only: Ho-Oh, Raikou, Groudon, Latios, Dialga, Heatran, Reshiram, Tornadus, Xerneas.
The following Pokemon appear in Pokemon Ultra Moon only: Lugia, Entei, Kyogre, Latias, Palkia, Regigigas, Zekrom, Thundurus, Yveltal.
These Pokemon will appear only when specific Pokemon are in your party:
- Suicune (with Raikou and Entei present)
- Rayquaza (with Groudon and Kyogre present)
- Giratina (with Dialga and Palkia present)
- Kyurem (with Reshiram and Zekrom present)
- Landorus (with Tornadus and Thundurus present)
Team Rainbow Rocket Takes the Stage! Past Bosses Appear en Masse!
In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, the greatest villainous organization in history appears! It’s Team Rainbow Rocket—made up of the bosses from past titles in the Pokemon series!
The boss of Team Rainbow Rocket is none other than Giovanni, who was also the boss of the villainous organization known as Team Rocket in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue, the first games in the Pokemon series.
But that’s not the worst of it—Giovanni has gathered into one group the bosses from the various past games in the Pokemon series! You and your allies will have to square off against what might be your greatest challenge yet!
What in the world could Giovanni and his allies be after, appearing in the Alola region so suddenly…?
Team Rocket Boss Giovanni!
Giovanni is the boss of Team Rocket, which made its debut in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue.He schemes to commit many evil deeds using the Pokemon of the world. While he’s the boss of Team Rocket, he was also the Gym Leader of the Viridian City Gym, and he stood in the hero’s way countless times.
Team Magma Boss Maxie!
Maxie is the boss of Team Magma, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire.He schemed to use the power of the Legendary Pokemon Groudon to dry up the seas and expand the lands, with the goal of increasing the space available to be used by those living on the land. He seems calm and collected, but he is ruthless—he will show no mercy to those who stand in his way.
Team Aqua Boss Archie!
Archie is the boss of Team Aqua, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire.He tried to bring great rains down upon the land, borrowing the power of the Legendary Pokemon Kyogre in his hopes of expanding the sea, which is the source of all life. While he brims with empathy in his attempts to restore nature for the sake of Pokemon, he will use force to overwhelm anyone who’s in the way of his realizing his ideal world.
Team Galactic Boss Cyrus
Cyrus is the boss of Team Galactic, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.Believing that the human heart is imperfect, Cyrus held a desire to use the power of the Legendary Pokemon Dialga or Palkia to erase the current world and create a perfect new world. He always conducts himself in a cool and logical way, and he is greatly trusted by his subordinates in Team Galactic.
Team Plasma Boss Ghetsis!
Ghetsis is the boss of Team Plasma, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.He planned to use the powers of the Legendary Pokemon Reshiram or Zekrom—as well as a boy called N, who is able to understand the hearts of Pokemon—to realize his desire that only his team should have Pokemon and should rule over all those without Pokemon. He speaks politely and acts like a gentleman, but he also shows glimpses of a cruel side—treating N, a boy he raised as if N were his own son, like a monster.
Team Flare Boss Lysandre!
Lysandre is the boss of Team Flare, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.He is, by nature, a man of deep sympathies—but he has been driven to despair by watching humans fighting and struggling against one another, and he comes to believe that the only way for people to live in beauty, without strife or struggle, is by reducing the number of people living in the world. He restored the ultimate weapon, which had been sealed away 3,000 years earlier, and then, using the power of the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas or Yveltal, he attempted to eradicate life.
■ Cool Features
A New Battle Facility: The Battle Agency
The Battle Agency is a new facility where you can enjoy battling by easily renting powerful Pokemon.
When you don your sunglasses and become an “agent” at this facility, you can take part in Single Battles using rental Pokemon. You’ll have three such Pokemon to command as you try to defeat the three Pokemon in your opponent’s team. Try to win your way to being the best of all the agents!
The Pokemon you can rent for these battles will increase as you mingle with other players around you or over the internet. Connect with formidable players, and you’ll be able to rent powerful Pokemon. So communicate with lots of other players, choose the Pokemon you like best from those available to rent, and aim to become the top agent!
Collect Totem Stickers!
With Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon,you’ll be able to collect stickers called Totem Stickers all around Alola. Totem Stickers glitter and shine in the field.
If you collect these Totem Stickers, you’ll be able to get a huge totem-like Pokemon for your team, based on how many stickers you’ve collected. It’ll surely shock your opponents to see you using these oversized totem-like Pokemon in battle!
The totem-like Pokemon that you can get as allies can differ based on whether you’re playing Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon.For example, you can get Lurantis as an ally in Pokemon Ultra Sun or Salazzle in Pokemon Ultra Moon.Search every corner of the Alola region and collect masses of Totem Stickers!
Get Pokemon Info with the QR Scanner
Use the QR Scanner, one of the functions of the Rotom Dex, to scan in QR Code patterns that you find around you. The Pokemon corresponding to each QR Code will be displayed, and you’ll be able to see some of the information about that Pokemon.
Find Rare Pokemon with Island Scan!
When you scan in QR Code patterns with the QR Scanner, your Rotom Dex will store up points. Once you have 100 points, you’ll be able to use the Rotom Dex’s Island Scan function. Then you can use Island Scan to scan the island you’re currently on and find rare Pokemon you would normally never encounter in the Alola region.
In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon,you’ll be able to encounter Pokemon that didn’t appear in Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon,such as Charmander, Grovyle, Greninja, and others.
Keep on finding more and more rare Pokemon with Island Scan!
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will launch worldwide for 3DS on November 17.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.