New USUM Trailer: Team Rainbow Rocket, Battle Agency, Catch All Legendaries!

A new Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer has released! The next big news dump will be revealed on Friday, November 10th.

Team Rainbow Rocket!

Team Rainbow Rocket has been revealed, made up of bosses from past games and headed up by none other than Giovanni himself! Giovanni uses Mewtwo in battle and has a bunch of Rainbow Rocket Grunts at his disposal. The goals of the villainous new team are not yet known.

Battle Agency

A new Battle Agency facility allows players to rent Pokemon and engage in Single Battles. The facility is led by Sophocles.

A greater variety of Rental Pokemon become available the more you connect to other players locally and through the Internet. The more battles you win, the higher your Grade becomes, allowing you to rent powerful Pokemon and eventually battle Sophocles.

You also earn prizes for battling at the facility, like Gold Bottle Caps.

All Legendaries Obtainable!

Trainers will be able to travel through an Ultra Wormhole and encounter Legendaries and Ultra Beasts. Each version will have exclusive Pokemon, but between both versions, you’ll be able to capture all Legendaries in the franchise. (Legendary =/= Mythical.)

  • Ultra Sun exclusives: Ho-Oh, Raikou, Groudon, Latios, Dialga, Heatran, Reshiram, Tornadus, and Xerneas.
  • Ultra Moon exclusives: Lugia, Entei, Kyogre, Latias, Palkia, Regigigas, Zekrom, Thundurus, and Yveltal.
  • Available in both: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Suicune, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Giratina, Cresselia, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Landorus, Kyurem, and Zygarde.
  • Some of the Legendaries only appear when you have caught other members of their group.

On a related note, the QR Scanner’s Island Scan feature will allow players to encounter new Pokemon for the Alola region, like Charmander, Grovyle, and Greninja.

Totem Stickers

New “Totem Stickers” are scattered throughout the Alolan Region. Players will be able to obtain Totem-like Pokemon the more stickers they collect, such as Lurantis in Ultra Sun and Salazzle in Ultra Moon.


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  1. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    PS that retro remix of battle music is amazing too!
     
  2. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    A gang of bosses sounds strange. Most of them (or all of them?) are quite crazy with their own big plans, I can't imagine 3 or more of them agreeing to each other.
     
  3. Nidokingmaster Nidoking is underrated nowadays
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    Wow. I heard about Team Rainbow Rocket and being able to catch legendaries, but wow. This is going to be a great game!
     
  4. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Lightning American
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    Any hopes Archie and Maxie could get along with Cyrus or each other? I don't think so!
     
  5. So I heard that this Giovanni is from a universe where he succeeded in catching Mewtwo right? Id love to play the gold and silver games where Team Rocket is actually up to something greater than just getting their old leader back. It could change everything for Gold.
     
  6. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    All of the bosses are from universes where their plans succeeded.
     
  7. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Lightning American
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    I just love spoiling their plans!
     
  8. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast
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    Sounds like Giovanni's coming out of the closet, lol.

    In all seriousness, holy Arceus can they get me any more hyped for these games? I don't think so! I'm interested to see how Team RR will be incorporated into the plot, why Faba seems to be affiliated with them, and what roles Sophocles, Guzma, and Wicke will play.
     
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  9. BraviaryBoi Anonymus
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    That’s some good ass marketing. Now I want this game. But first I need a DS....
     
  10. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    More of the old.
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Can't wait for Alolan Vileplume (most likely on Nov 10, [along with potentially a couple of new UBs as per TCG predictions?])!! I always loved Vileplume -- Poison/Fairy will be an interesting typing -- I may just need to build a VGC team around it!

    Weak to: Fire, Ice, Flying, Ground, Psychic, Steel

    Resistant to: Water, Electric, Grass, Fighting, Bug (0.25x), Dark, Fairy
    Immune to: Dragon

    Normally damaged by: Normal, Poison, Rock, Ghost

    Some bad weaknesses, but some good resistances too for sure.
     
  12. pokemon64 I go by DuoForce (If only I could change my name)
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    I'm curious on why they have ORAS Wally (From Battle Tree) but they decided to change Archie and Maxie back to their original outfits? (Black Archie was the best imo)
     
  13. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    Wait, Cyrus was still on vacation in the Distortion World last I checked.
     
  14. pokemon64 I go by DuoForce (If only I could change my name)
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    This is a Cyrus from the DP world where the main protagonist never existed, so he was able to win.
     
  15. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    No Casino will never be back due International Laws about gambling games not being allowed to be sold to children.
     
  16. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Gym Leader
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    Ok, am I the only one that thought of Yee when Giovanni's face was up close?
     
  17. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
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    Yeah, I kind of knew that.. Don't you miss the 90's ;)
     
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  18. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    False technically a casino could return the mechanics of gambling exist everywhere in games - most recent example Mario oddesy, for 10 coins spin slots and you may recieve something or not, and let's not get started on loot boxes.

    The laws only protect the real life exchange of money for potential benefit (hence why loot boxes are now coming under scrutiny as young people are effectively properly gambling on them).

    Id safely say game corner will be back at some point if developers chose to include it - probably was removed after the aforementioned disappointment of Porygon etc the time investment was basically a waste of time, and became more of a chore than anything!
     
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  19. Shishigami Amatsu Mikaboshi
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    This is big news for VGC. Makes me think that we'll be potentially seeing VG2016 again in 2019.
     
  20. NeoRaikou Aspiring Trainer
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    The Maxie and Archie in Team Rainbow Rocket are from a different world to their ORAS counterparts. I suppose Giovanni recruited them through the ultra wormholes.