Mimikyu will be getting an exclusive new Z-Move in Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon.
The Z-Move, adorably named “Let’s Snuggle Forever,” can be used by the terrifying Pokemon if it’s holding the Mimikium Z and knows the move Play Rough. According to the official Pokemon website, Let’s Snuggle Forever promises to be much more powerful than Twinkle Tackle, the Z-Move Mimikyu and every other Fairy-type Pokemon can use if they hold the Fairium Z and know a Fairy-type move.
The move’s animation has Mimikyu dash around the enemy before enveloping the target under it’s costume. Fans of the previous entry, Pokemon Sun & Moon, will recall that Mimikyu wears it’s costume to take on the appearance of the beloved Pikachu and hide its horrifying true form. Mimikyu then beats up the target while both of them are under the costume. The trainer seems totally okay with this as they give a thumbs up during the animation.
Mimikyu isn’t the only Pokemon to receive new Z-Moves in Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon, according to the official Pokemon website. Solgaleo can use the move Searing Sunraze Smash if it knows Sunsteel Strike and is holding the Solganium Z. Lunala can use Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom if it knows Moongeist Beam and is holding the Lunalium Z. Both attacks not only damage a target but do so while ignoring the effects of the target’s ability. Since Necrozma can learn both Sunsteel Strike and Moongeist Beam, it can also use the exclusive Z-Moves if it’s holding the corresponding Z-Crystal. This is in addition to having brand new forms based on the two Legendary Pokemon.
That’s not the only news to come out for the game recently. A new villainous organization is coming known as Team Rainbow Rocket, a super group made up of bosses from past Pokemon games. The boss for this group is none other than Giovanni, the leader of the previously defunct Team Rocket according to the official Pokemon website.
You’ll also be able to capture every Legendary Pokemon this time. The Ultra Wormholes will contain the Legendary Pokemon as well as Ultra Beasts. According to the website, some Legendary Pokemon will be exclusive to either Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.
The game will also have brand new Island Challenges, trials held on the four islands of the region where you complete a task and fight a powerful Totem Pokemon. Trails will have different tasks in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon than in the last game. Trial Captain Mina who previously didn’t have her own trial in the last game, will have one in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.
Fans have already began datamining the game, uncovering all of it’s secrets. Take a look for yourself here but be warned as there are some pretty big spoilers.
The game is also getting new Ultra Beasts. UB Burst will be fire/ghost-type and has the move Mind Blow which does high damage at the cost of taking a bit of damage itself. UB Assembly is rock/steel-type and has Iron Defense. UB Adhesive is a poison-type. All announced Ultra Beasts will have the ability Beast Boost.