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. And there appear to be new buildings and landscapes, not seen in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, as well.

To the Worlds That Await Beyond!

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you'll be able to ride on the backs of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo or Lunala to travel through an Ultra Wormhole and reach the worlds that lie beyond.

The Ultra Wormholes are strange pockets of space that have been seen in the Alola region before. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players saw a hint of the worlds that could lie beyond them, but most of the truth remained shrouded in mystery.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you can explore the various worlds that lie through these Ultra Wormholes. Within an Ultra Wormhole, there are countless warp holes that lead to different worlds. Try exploring different worlds by passing through these warp holes! You can even go to the home worlds of the mysterious Ultra Beasts!

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Arrive at Ultra Megalopolis

By traveling through an Ultra Wormhole, you can reach Ultra Megalopolis—a world that has had its light stolen by Necrozma. Within this world, wrapped in darkness, a mysterious tower-like building shines with brilliant light. What could possibly wait atop it?

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The Ultra Recon Squad!

The Ultra Recon Squad is a mysterious group that has come from a world that lies beyond an Ultra Wormhole. For what purpose have they come to the Alola region?

Players will see the story told from somewhat different perspectives in each version, with Dulse and Zossie playing a central role in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Soliera and Phyco taking that role in Pokémon Ultra Moon.

From left to right: Dulse, Zossie, Soliera, and Phyco.

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The Ultra Recon Squad Brings UB Adhesive

The Ultra Recon Squad brings with them an Ultra Beast never before seen. It is known by the code name UB Adhesive. Ultra Beasts possess mighty powers and could pose a threat to humans and Pokémon, so they are feared.

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All the Legendary Pokémon Join the Fight!

You won’t only find Ultra Beasts in the worlds that lie beyond an Ultra Wormhole. You can even encounter Legendary Pokémon, such as Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, and others. In fact, all the Legendary Pokémon of yore will appear in the worlds you explore in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon! Get them on your team!

Some of the Legendary Pokémon that you can encounter differ, depending on which game you’re playing. By exploring both Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you can encounter and catch all the Legendary Pokémon that appeared in previous Pokémon series games.

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Legendary Pokémon Can Change Forms, Too!

Some Pokémon 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.

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Special Legendary Encounters

Most of the Legendary Pokémon that you can encounter await you in the worlds beyond Ultra Wormholes, but some Legendary Pokémon can be encountered when you fulfill special conditions. For example, you can encounter Giratina if you have both Dialga (which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Sun) and Palkia (which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Moon).

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The following Pokémon appear in Pokémon Ultra Sun only: Ho-Oh, Raikou, Groudon, Latios, Dialga, Heatran, Reshiram, Tornadus, Xerneas.

The following Pokémon appear in Pokémon Ultra Moon only: Lugia, Entei, Kyogre, Latias, Palkia, Regigigas, Zekrom, Thundurus, Yveltal.

These Pokémon will appear only when specific Pokémon 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)

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Team Rainbow Rocket Takes the Stage!
Past Bosses Appear en Masse!

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, the greatest villainous organization in history appears! It’s Team Rainbow Rocket—made up of the bosses from past titles in the Pokémon 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 Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, the first games in the Pokémon series.

But that’s not the worst of it—Giovanni has gathered into one group the bosses from the various past games in the Pokémon 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 Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.
He schemes to commit many evil deeds using the Pokémon 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.

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Team Magma Boss Maxie!

Maxie is the boss of Team Magma, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.
He schemed to use the power of the Legendary Pokémon 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.

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Team Aqua Boss Archie!

Archie is the boss of Team Aqua, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.
He tried to bring great rains down upon the land, borrowing the power of the Legendary Pokémon 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 Pokémon, he will use force to overwhelm anyone who’s in the way of his realizing his ideal world.

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Team Galactic Boss Cyrus!

Cyrus is the boss of Team Galactic, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.
Believing that the human heart is imperfect, Cyrus held a desire to use the power of the Legendary Pokémon 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.

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Team Plasma Boss Ghetsis!

Ghetsis is the boss of Team Plasma, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.
He planned to use the powers of the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram or Zekrom—as well as a boy called N, who is able to understand the hearts of Pokémon—to realize his desire that only his team should have Pokémon and should rule over all those without Pokémon. 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.

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Team Flare Boss Lysandre!

Lysandre is the boss of Team Flare, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon 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 Pokémon Xerneas or Yveltal, he attempted to eradicate life.

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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!

Mina

There’s even a new trial with Mina, one of the captains who serve as guides for these trials.

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New Friend Encounters Around Alola

You’ll run into friends and develop even closer bonds with them during your island challenges.

Hau

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.

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Lillie

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Even More Necrozma Mystery!

We have already learned that the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma takes on the overwhelmingly powerful form of Dusk Mane Necrozma or of Dawn Wings Necrozma by capturing its fellow Legendary Pokémon, Solgaleo or Lunala.

And now we know that Necrozma holds a greater secret still. Here Necrozma appears to be enveloped in light. Just what kind of secret is this?

In the screenshot below, a shining button appears with the words Ultra Burst when selecting a move in battle. Will pressing this button bring to light the truth of that brilliantly glowing Necrozma?!

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