Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are almost upon us. Instead of receiving a third game in the generation, Game Freak opted to create a pair of direct sequels like they did with Black 2 and White 2. The two titles will feature brand new storylines but will still take place in the Alola region like the original Sun and Moon games did.
Some of the key differences from Sun and Moon are the new Pokemon and Ultra Beasts. The two new beasts are UB Burst and UB Assembly and you will need to purchase both Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun if you want to obtain both – or find a friend with the opposite version. Those aren’t the only differences between versions either. Outside of exclusive Pokemon like Houndoor and Electrike for the different games, we’re also seeing a whole slew of exclusive legendary Pokemon between the versions.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will introduce a way to travel between various worlds through what are called Ultra Wormholes. This takes us to different worlds but we really don’t know much else outside of that.
A new group is being introduced in the new titles called the Ultra Recon Squad. This new squad will play a different role in each game with Dulse and Zossie being in Ultra Sun while Soliera and Phyco appearing in Ultra Moon.
Below is a table showcasing all of the exclusive Pokemon for each version. This list will be updated over time as we learn more information but this is what we know right now.
|Pokemon Ultra Sun Exclusive||Pokemon Ultra Moon Exclusive|
|Dusk Mane Necrozma||Dawn Wings Necrozma|
|Alolan Vulpix||Alolan Sandslash|
Outside of the legendaries that have been confirmed by Game Freak themselves, the rest of list comes from a leaked Japanese ad (courtesy of comicbook.com) so we don’t know if the list is 100 percent or not. The lists are pretty much the same as they were in Sun and Moon with a few added additions to each game.
As more changes become apparent, we’ll update this post. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launch November 17 exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These two titles will be the last Pokemon games to release for the Nintendo 3DS as production presumably shifts to the Switch. A new mainline Pokemon title is currently in development for the new console.
If you don’t want to wait around for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it might be worth checking out the Virtual Console releases of Gold and Silver. If you purchase either one of the virtual console releases of Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS, you can get a Celebi for Pokemon Sun and Moon or Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The offer is valid from now until to September 22, 2018.
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