Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Ultra Sun box art.jpg Ultra Moon box art.jpg
Game Freak
Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s)
JP: November 17, 2017
NA: November 17, 2017
EU: November 17, 2017
AUS: November 17, 2017
Generation VII
Compatible with
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the latest upcoming titles in the main Pokémon series, releasing for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the second entries in the line of Generation VII games, with the mascots resembling Solgaleo, Lunala and Necrozma. The games were revealed in a special Pokémon Direct on June 6, 2017. They are set to release worldwide on November 17, 2017.

The games will feature an alternate story to that of the original Pokémon Sun and Moon, as well as Pokémon and features that weren't present in the previous titles.


New Pokémon

New Forms

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon feature two new forms for the Pokémon Necrozma, both resembling the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala. When Necrozma absorbs Solgaleo, it becomes Dusk Mane Necrozma, while it becomes Dawn Wings Necrozma after absorbing Lunala. While in these forms, Necrozma has the ability to use the legendary Pokémon's signature move.

The games also introduce a new form of Lycanroc known as Lycanroc Dusk Form. This Pokémon may only be obtained by evolving a special Rockruff with the Ability Own Tempo, between the times of 5:00-5:59 PM.

Ultra Beasts

Main Article: Ultra Beast

Ultra Beasts are more powerful Pokémon that come from another dimension. They first made their appearance in Pokémon Sun and Moon, however three new Ultra Beasts have been discovered. Not much is known about these Ultra Beasts besides their code names.

Version Exclusives

Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
# Name Type # Name Type
037 037a Mini Sprite.png Alolan Vulpix Ice.gif 027 027a Mini Sprite.png Alolan Sandshrew Ice.gifSteel.gif
038 038a Mini Sprite.png Alolan Ninetales Ice.gifFairy.gif 028 028a Mini Sprite.png Alolan Sandslash Ice.gifSteel.gif
228 228 Mini Sprite.png Houndour Dark.gifFire.gif 309 309 Mini Sprite.png Electrike Electric.gif
229 229 Mini Sprite.png Houndoom Dark.gifFire.gif 310 310 Mini Sprite.png Manectric Electric.gif
408 408 Mini Sprite.png Cranidos Rock.gif 410 410 Mini Sprite.png Shieldon Rock.gifSteel.gif
409 409 Mini Sprite.png Rampardos Rock.gif 411 411 Mini Sprite.png Bastiodon Rock.gifSteel.gif
546 546 Mini Sprite.png Cottonee Grass.gifFairy.gif 548 548 Mini Sprite.png Petilil Grass.gif
547 547 Mini Sprite.png Whimsicott Grass.gifFairy.gif 549 549 Mini Sprite.png Lilligant Grass.gif
564 564 Mini Sprite.png Tirtouga Water.gifRock.gif 566 566 Mini Sprite.png Archen Rock.gifFlying.gif
565 565 Mini Sprite.png Carracosta Water.gifRock.gif 567 567 Mini Sprite.png Archeops Rock.gifFlying.gif
627 627 Mini Sprite.png Rufflet Normal.gifFlying.gif 629 629 Mini Sprite.png Vullaby Dark.gifFlying.gif
628 628 Mini Sprite.png Braviary Normal.gifFlying.gif 630 630 Mini Sprite.png Mandibuzz Dark.gifFlying.gif
766 766 Mini Sprite.png Passimian Fighting.gif 765 765 Mini Sprite.png Oranguru Normal.gifPsychic.gif
776 776 Mini Sprite.png Turtonator Fire.gifDragon.gif 780 780 Mini Sprite.png Drampa Normal.gifDragon.gif
791 791 Mini Sprite.png Solgaleo Psychic.gifSteel.gif 792 792 Mini Sprite.png Lunala Psychic.gifGhost.gif
794 794 Mini Sprite.png Buzzwole Bug.gifFighting.gif 795 795 Mini Sprite.png Pheromosa Bug.gifFighting.gif
798 798 Mini Sprite.png Kartana Grass.gifSteel.gif 797 797 Mini Sprite.png Celesteela Steel.gifFlying.gif
TBA UB Burst Fire.gifGhost.gif TBA UB Assembly Rock.gifSteel.gif

Other Version Exclusive Features


The adventure of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has players returning to the Alola region, comprised of four main islands and one artificial island. The region is surrounded by the sea, and attracts tourists from all around the world for its resort feel. The four islands give Alola a rich, diverse ecology, where people and Pokémon form close bonds and indulge in a culture that is different to other regions. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, dark clouds have started spreading across the sky, and new buildings and landscapes have been added that have not yet been seen.


  • Hero/Heroine: The journey of the protagonist is the main focus of the game, being either a male or female. Their adventure takes place soon after moving from the Kanto region to Alola, meeting many people and Pokémon along the way.
  • Hau: A young boy the same age as the player, Hau is quick to become friends with them soon after their move. Although laid-back, he soon learns his reasons for participating in Pokémon battles while he progresses through the Island Challenge.
  • Professor Kukui: Professor Kukui is the region's professor, and lives near the player. His main field of research is Pokémon moves, and will take direct hits from Pokémon in order to learn about them.
  • Lillie: A mysterious girl the same age as the player, Lillie works as Professor Kukui's assistant. Through her adventures with the player, she soon discovers a new side of herself.
  • Island Kahunas: The Island Kahunas are the strongest trainers on each island, chosen by the guardian deities, and battle the player in the Grand Trial. The Island Kahunas include Hala, Olivia, Nanu and Hapu.
  • Trial Captains: The Trial Captains provide guidance to the player during the Island Challenge, presenting them with their own created trials for the player to overcome. The Trial Captains include Ilima, Lana, Kiawe, Mallow, Sophocles, Acerola and Mina.
  • Gladion: Gladion was an enforcer to Team Skull, and fights for his partner Type: Null. His role within these games are currently unknown.
  • Lusamine: Lusamine is the president of the Aether Foundation, a group of people who work to take care of injured Pokémon. Her role within these games are currently unknown.
  • Guzma: Guzma is the leader of Team Skull, a nefarious group of ruffians who aim to cause trouble to the player. His role within these games are currently unknown.
  • Ultra Recon Squad: The Ultra Recon Squad is a mysterious group that come from a world beyond an Ultra Wormhole. They are based in a world known as Ultra Megalopolis, a world that has had its light stolen by Necrozma. The group is lead by Dulse, Zossie, Soliera and Phyco.


Official Reveal Trailer


August 18 Trailer 1


August 18 Trailer 2


September 13 Trailer


October 5 Trailer


October 17 Trailer


External Links

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