[N-Direct] Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: more details, trailers, New 2DS XL, more

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, we actually got quite a lot of Pokémon news, with more details for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a Celebi distribution for Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sun, and Moon, New Nintendo 2DS XL models, and more. In this post, we’re going to focus on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – New trailers and details

First, here’s not one but three new trailers:

Next, some new details. The official website reveals that the new Necrozma forms are called Dusk Mane Necrozma (Solgaleo) and Dawn Wings Necrozma (Lunala) in English. As mentioned in this post, these forms come to be when Necrozma “absorbs” the two Legendary Pokémon. You encounter them in their respective game (same as Solgaleo and Luanala).

The new forms can use the signature of the two Legendary Pokémon: Sunsteel Strike for Dusk Mane Necrozma, and Moongeist Beam for Dawn Wings Necrozma.

As for Lycanroc’s exclusive Z-Move, it’s called Splintered Stormshards (Rock-type). As mentioned in this post, you need to have it learn Stone Edge in order to be able to use this Z-Move, but you also need the Lycanium Z (which has a different shape than regular Z Crystals). This move can remove the various effects of terrains, making it an effective one against Tapu Koko and the other tapu!

Next, here’s some details about Necrozma:

  • Category: Prism Pokémon
  • Type: Psychic
  • Height: 7’10”
  • Weight: 507.1 lbs.
  • Ability: Prism Armor

Necrozma is a mysterious Legendary Pokémon said to be from a different world. Necrozma uses light as an energy source to stay active. It also absorbs light energy from its opponents and turns that energy into powerful lasers using the prisms in its two arms. The lasers can blast through anything. It has a dangerous nature, and rages about in search of light, but also appears to be in pain when it does so.

Necrozma’s signature move is called Primastic Laser, and only this Pokémon can learn it. It’s extremely powerful (more than Hyper Beam or Giga Impact), but it leaves Necrozma unable to move during the following turn. As for its signature ability, Prism Armour, it reduces damage taken from supereffective moves!

And here’s some details about the Special Rockruff you get as part of the Pokémon distribution at launch:

  • Category: Puppy Pokémon
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: 1’08”
  • Weight: 20.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Own Tempo

This special Rockruff will know different moves depending on the version of the game in which you receive it. In Pokémon Ultra Sun,it will know Fire Fang, while in Pokémon Ultra Moon,it will know Thunder Fang. Neither of these powerful moves can be learned by leveling up! They will prove useful from early on in your adventure. Rockruff will also know the unusual move Happy Hour, providing an extra measure of assistance in your adventure.

As explained earlier this week, this special Rockruff is the only one that evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc, and between 5PM and 5.59PM specifically.

Here’s the details about the Pokémon (slightly different based on your version):

  • Level: 10
  • Ability: Own Tempo
  • Moves:Tackle, Bite, Fire Fang (Pokémon Ultra Sun, normally cannot learn it while leveling up), Thunder Fang (Pokémon Ultra Moon, normally cannot learn it while leveling up), Happy Hour (normally cannot learn it while leveling up)
  • Poké Ball: Cherish Ball
  • Ribbon: Classic Ribbon
  • Held Item: Focus Band

New Pokémon were also revealed during the Nintendo Direct:

  • UB – Burst (Pokémon Ultra Sun)
  • UB – Assembly (Pokémon Ultra Moon)

Finally, The Pokémon Company has revealed that players who decide to get the game from the Nintendo eShop will get a Serial Code, that can be redeemed for 12 Quick Balls. You have to buy the game before January 10th, and redeem the code before November 30th 2018.

In Japan, pre-ordering the game at 7-Eleven Stores gives you a Serial Code for Big Malasada, and Fresh Water.

The list of Serial Codes for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been updated!

Source: official website
Additional details: Serebii

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – New Nintendo 2DS XL

During the Nintendo Direct, not one but two new New Nintendo 2DS XL models were announced:

  • New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition (available worldwide: November 3rd in North America, November 17th in Europe and Japan)
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition (available in Japan on November 17th)

Here’s some pictures for those new models:

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon – Japanese goodies

Here’s pictures of some pre-order goodies for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in Japan:


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