Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: latest trailer, official website open, more

In a few hours, the opening ceremony of the Pokémon World Championships will take place. There’s always a couple of announcements there, and we expected the latest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to be shown there, but it looks like we won’t even have to wait as said trailer is already available!

Without further ado, here’s the latest trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:

Also, the official website was finally opened: you can click here to check it out… or keep reading for all the relevant tidbits!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Pokémon

During the first trailer, we were shown new mysterious forms, that are reminiscent of Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma. What’s the deal with them? Well… we still don’t know, as it looks like The Pokémon Company isn’t quite ready to talk about them.

Several Pokémon are listed on the website:

  • Solgaleo: “Solgaleo was called “the beast that devours the sun” in ancient times.”
  • Lunala: “Lunala was known as “the beast that calls the moon” in ancient times.”
  • Necrozma: “Necrozma is wreathed in mystery and is thought to have come from another world in ancient times.”

Naturally, the three starters are the same: Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten.

Lycanroc (Dusk Form) is also listed, but there’s no real new details…

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - Lycanroc Dusk Form

It’s been confirmed that a new form of Lycanroc appears in the world of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon known as Dusk Form Lycanroc. The colors of Dusk Form Lycanroc’s body and eyes differ from those of previously discovered Lycanroc, known as Midday Form and Midnight Form.


A New Battle Formation


The moves that Dusk Form Lycanroc can learn also seem to reflect the characteristics of both Midday and Midnight Forms. Dusk Form Lycanroc learns both Accelerock and Counter—moves favored by Midday Form and Midnight Form Lycanroc, respectively.


Accelerock is a Rock-type physical move that always goes first. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only Midday Form Lycanroc could learn this move. Midday Form could learn this move when it evolved from Rockruff. Counter is a Fighting-type move that inflicts double the damage received by an opponent’s physical attack. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Midnight Form Lycanroc learned this move when it evolved from Rockruff.


Dusk Form Lycanroc has the Ability Tough Claws, a different Ability than either Midday Form or Midnight Form. Tough Claws greatly increases the power of moves that make direct contact. A Dusk Form Lycanroc with this Ability would likely favor a different style of battle than Midday Form or Midnight Form.

The only way to get this Pokémon is a distribution, taking place from November 17th to January 10th. Check out this post for more details!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Story and Alola region

As mentioned when the game was first announced, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon features a new story. Said story have Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma at its center. Secrets about Necrozma and the Alola region will finally be revealed. And just like the original, it will be playable in nine languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese!

In the artwork below, you can see the Alola region, which seems to have changed a fair bit. Ominous dark clouds are looming, and new buildings and landscapes can be found.

Also, the main characters’ outfit have changed, and you now have even more customisation option for them.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will feature new Z-Moves, made possible by the new Z-Power Ring your character gets to put on in the game. Also, there’s some new Z-Moves for certain Pokémon, but we don’t get any details about those.

In case you’ve already forgotten everything about them (or if you simply didn’t play Pokémon Sun and Moon), Z-Moves are extremely powerful moves, that can only be used once per battle. To use them, you need not just a Z-Power Ring, but also the Z-Crystal corresponding to the type of the move you want to use.

And just like they did with the Z-Ring, Takara Tomy are going to release to Pokémon Z-Power Ring worldwide. The official website mentions that battles and adventures “become even more fun” when you put it on while playing, but it’s not clear if it’s going to work the same way. You can check out details about the original Z-Ring toys in this post!

Finally, here’s an illustration and the boxarts (Europe):

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS) comes out on November 17th, worldwide.


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