Return to Alola!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been powered up with new additions to the story and features of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!These titles are coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17, 2017.

Just as was true for 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, these titles will also allow players to enjoy playing in one of nine languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Ominous dark clouds are spreading in the sky above the Alola region, the setting of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. New buildings and landscapes appear that were not previously seen in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

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 Pokémon Trainers. To complete the island challenge, you must face trials on each of four islands.

Some trials in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon seem to play out in different ways than they did in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon shown on the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon packages is in fact Necrozma, after it has taken over the Legendary Pokémon 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 Pokémon Necrozma. You’ll meet mysterious people and Pokémon as you witness the new danger closing in on the Alola region.

Necrozma's New Tale

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, a story unfolds on a grand scale, with the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma at its center. Secrets about Necrozma and the Alola region—undisclosed in the previous games—will come to light.

During your adventures, you’ll encounter Dusk Mane Necrozma in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Dawn Wings Necrozma in Pokémon Ultra Moon.


Dusk Mane Necrozma can use Solgaleo’s signature move, Sunsteel Strike. Dawn Wings Necrozma can use Lunala’s signature move, Moongeist Beam.


The Role of Solgaleo and Lunala in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Solgaleo and Lunala appeared on the packaging of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. It was discovered in those games that they are Pokémon of great strength. It was also revealed that Cosmog evolved into Cosmoem, from which it would evolve into Solgaleo in Pokémon Sun and Lunala in Pokémon Moon.


Cosmog first met the player on the bridge of Mahalo Trail, where it was being attacked by Spearow.


Cosmog evolved into Cosmoem after Lusamine forced it to use its power.


Cosmoem evolved into Solgaleo or Lunala! Showing off the true power that was hidden within it, it lent its aid to the hero.


New Look for a New Adventure

The look of the main characters’ outfits has changed from the first trip through the Alola region—just in time for them to begin a new adventure! Choose the Pokémon that will become your partner, and set out on a journey through the world of Alola!