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Even More Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Details Revealed

  1. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
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    Hot on the heels of last week's Nintendo Direct, we've today been treated to yet another drop of information about the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon – and, finally, concrete confirmation of how much of an expansion over Pokémon Sun and Moon these games really are. Onwards, then, to the new trailer and a roundup of all the new information...

    First up, the Alola Pokédex has been greatly expanded – it now contains over 400 Pokémon, including some new version exclusives such as Houndoom for Ultra Sun and Manetric for Ultra Moon. Some of the new additions include Mareep, Zorua, Tropius, Volcarona, and Larvitar.


    Next, the Island Challenge returns from Pokémon Sun and Moon, with updated challenges and a brand new trial, featuring the painter Captain Mina and bringing the total up to a nice round eight. Reading between the lines, it seems a lot like the trials have been heavily tweaked and, in some cases, vastly expanded over their Sun and Moon counterparts.

    The building sites dotted around Alolan cities in Sun and Moon have been filled, too – they now contain the Alola Photo Club buildings, which allow the player to pose and take photographs of their trainer and Pokémon in various poses and outfits. You can also add backgrounds, stickers, and frames to the photos to jazz them up, then send them to your friends via the 3DS's communication features. Taking photos with your Pokémon helps boost their Affection too, so it's well worth doing!

    There's also a new way of navigating between the Alolan islands, which also doubles as a neat minigame: Mantine Surf. When playing the minigame, you can surf large waves and do tricks to try and earn a high score.


    Lastly, as a very small aside, the box for two new Necrozma figures have revealed that the two new Necrozma formes keep the typings from the Solgaleo or Lunala they absorb – Psychic / Steel and Psychic / Ghost , respectively.

    That's it for now, but stick with Pokécharms as we head towards the final stretch before Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are released worldwide on November 17th.
    #1 Teapot, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017


Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by Teapot, Sep 22, 2017.

    1. alolatrainer
      The surfing looks pretty cool...glad they gave that more depth like they did with flying in oras.
      Absol_Chiliarch and Hollow Omega like this.
    2. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      Kalos with 457 Pokemon says hello. ;)

      But holy hell this is quite the update! I'm really looking forward to seeing what other Pokemon are introduced to Alola and if that'll include new Alola forms.

      Lillie being in her "Z-form" outfit from the start and holding a Pokeball in that poster has me guessing that she'll actually be a Trainer from the start this time around. She'll probably get the starter super-effective to ours while Hau still gets the one weak to ours. I really like the idea of changing the trials both to show the Captain's versatility and to give us something new to do instead of redoing the same puzzles. I had a feeling we'd get something from Mina this time around.

      The photo club looks like tons of fun. I like how you can now take pictures of your own Pokemon like you could of Wild ones with Poke Finder. Plus it'll be a lot more enjoyable than petting them for half an hour. And it's about time we got a Surfing mini-game. Alola is based on Hawaii after all which is where surfing originated so it only makes sense. Being able to Surf from island to island now is amazing!
    3. Teapot
      It was 457? Huh, I thought it was 300-something. I'll remove that line from the article. Apologies for the mistake.
      Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
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    4. Skippidypowpow

      ALL ABOARD!!
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    5. Luke The Riolu
      Luke The Riolu
      That Mantine . . . I want it
    6. Shrine
      It's great that Mantine is finally getting some attention because of this. It looks like it will be a very fun game! ^^
    7. <Inkscape>
      Holy chet

      Nintendo has my money
    8. Mr.Munchlax
      With such a huge update in the US/UM pokédex, I'm still hoping we'll see new Alolan forms for this game (especially for Johto pokémon).

      I still think there's hope since the trailer only showed Gen II pokémon that already have mega evolutions :p
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    9. What Did You Do To Snoke?
      What Did You Do To Snoke?
      Now all that's left is to announce any more extra pokemon and how Lille becomes the champion! I want Nanu and Lille to have extended roles!
      Shrine likes this.
    10. Teapot
      I... haven’t heard anything about the champion changing. I don’t think Lillie is likely to be the champion, given her story arc!
      Last edited: Sep 24, 2017
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    11. Onebrickyboi
      That art with the main characters on it and the fully evolved pokemon looks sick
    12. FrostCrispz
      I just hope the 3/2 ds can support the high detail shown in the trailers. It may, but including the pokemon walking with you, I believe its going to be a decent stretch.
    13. MapleHayato
      I like those pictures!
    14. Teapot
      The latest trailer looks like real 3DS footage, although I know there was some speculation that the initial reveal trailer was rendered at a higher resolution, for whatever reason. (A cancelled Switch version, maybe?)

      Of course, there's no confirmation the original trailer was anything except video recorded from a real 3DS, so probably best not to get too excited (or dismayed).
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    15. TheStargazer
      If you look closely when Lillie is talking, She says the Male Protagonist is called Ray.
    16. TweeTree
      I mean I'm most curious about the people at the top, I mean it could be Team Aether but I don't recognise any of them. (e.g Faba, Lusamine, Wicke) And I'm still confused if this is a sequel or an alternate story telling, loads is different but Cosmog is there? Well I hope there's a new evil team as I can't bare another scoop of family problems...especially as most people don't even get the story from the first game and why Lusamine was so insane.

      Hopefully it can for all the 3DS/2DS peeps out there, but I'm concerned about the lag... I mean double battles in Sun and Moon had me lagging so that's a bit worrying.

      Also can we just talk about how cute Inkay and Rowlet look in the pictures, I can't wait to try it out for myself! I guess this club will be located in the blank spot in Hau'oli.
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    17. Teapot
      It's been confirmed already that this is a (their words) "alternative version" of the story, not a sequel. It's likely that we'll see some story differences beyond merely ramming Necrozma into the endgame, but the general gist of the story is likely to be almost exactly the same – we've definitely not seen the last of Team Skull or the Aether Foundation.

      In essence, a good way to approach these games is to ask "what if you took Sun and Moon and gave them a year's more development time?" The answer will be these games, because that's exactly what's happened – they're expanded/finished/better (choose your favourite word) versions of Sun and Moon, rather than anything truly different. If you've played Crystal, Emerald, or Platinum after playing their respective paired games, you'll get the gist of what's coming.
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    18. TweeTree
      Oh thank you, Sun and Moon did kind of seem like a rushed game, some things just didn't seem right (or was it that your avatar smiling when a giant lurantis is behind is normal xD) anyways thank you for the response, really appreciate it ^^
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    19. TheStargazer
      Your character smiled at Nebby getting injured at the bridge as well. it's creepy...
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    20. TweeTree
      Oh my god yes, if they have the same cutscene let's pray they fix the avatar's face!
    21. WeedletheTogekiss
      I feel like it was rushed too, but adding 3 or more places and adding 200 more NOT new Pokemon, adding 5 more mechanics, and done? I had high hopes ultra for sun and ultra moon, but I now want my sinnoh remakes

      the poster but it looks to much like an 80's Star Wars poster
    22. TweeTree
      Omg yes, Sinnoh remake all the way. I also thought it would've been more like Black 2 and White 2. Great sequels to the first 2. But for some reason I'm not impressed even tho I've liked games like Platinum which were basically a different storyline. I think they need to add some new pokes, some more Alolan Forms and atlas change the storyline enough to make it seem like the same story but different enough to not feel like playing Sun/Moon again.
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    23. WeedletheTogekiss
      I was expecting johto pokemon to get alolass, because of the virtual console transfer for the 2 and 3 DS families. But so far we have a jelly bean nihilego, a trumps wall, and a midday form lycranroc with sunburnt spikes

      I really think Guzma should stay being the leader for team skull. His attitude fits perfectly with the teams style, like how I think Colress was better then Ghetsis Because Colress fitted team plasma better

      Instead of ultra sun and ultra moon boxarts fusing with necrozma, I was thinking about a Solar Forme For Solgaleo, with his mane catching on fire and being more cool, being the Fire and Steel type. In contrast, lunala could have the cosmic forme, being dark ghost
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