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. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    Darn, so many alternative universes in Pokémon, I can't even keep track of them.
     
  2. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    People complained that they weren't releasing enough information like two months ago and then they start revealing more info and people are complaining that they're spoiling too much. I think the marketing has been great. They released too much information too soon leading up to Sun and Moon. I'm glad they held back for a bit and started releasing more info closer to launch. Unlike Sun and Moon, where I felt like that they revealed the majority of the game way before it was released, I feel like they've released just enough info to get people hyped for USUM without revealing everything. You also have to look at the unrealistic expectations people have had for these games, treating them like they should be a brand new generation, with a bunch of new Pokemon and a completely new story. I think they're going above and beyond expectations. New UBs, a whole alternate story instead of the same one with slight differences like many third installments do, a completely different post-game. If none of that builds up hype for you then I don't know what will.

    That wasn't a rumor, that was confirmed by Game Freak themselves. They've already started working on the next main series games for the Switch.
     
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  3. Nistua Aspiring Trainer
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    I have a feeling this is going to be big in the tcg. If is going to be adapted, it's probably going to be a 3+ set series like the plasma era.
     
  4. MechanicalMarine Princess Peach
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    I can assume from the picture provided that after Lusamine had the whole Nihilego conundrum, the Aether Foundation disbanded and as a result, so did Team Skull. Guzma and Wicke are on the ground with the protagonist, which makes me think that they have now sided with them. However, it seems Faba might be the new "evil" representative of whats left of the Aether Foundation as he is up with Giovanni, Maxie, Ghetsis, etc. This game will certainly be an amazing follow-up to what felt like an incomplete game, and likely a definitive second favorite of mine only behind the Black and White / 2 games. I honestly can't wait any longer. I'm ridiculously hyped.
    Cyrus looks like he watched the last copy of this game picked off the shelf and purchased.
     
  5. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    • Rainbow Rocket - So awesome! Old nemeses returns coming to the other dimension and players let use crush them again. I have to confirm. This is a post-game content. It's impossible to beat their team of Level 70+ Pokémon before you even become a champion. Level 70 is "Above the Champion" level. If you put these guys in the main story, what's there role in pursuing Necrozma? And again if you battle their Level 70 team in the main story, while yours are 50s, they just letting you become poor (being blacked out deducts your money) and wasting your resources reserved for E4.
    • Island Scan - Just trade your Pokemon in SM to USUM and do your Masuda method to make them Alola and USUM-native. You just waste hours and hours to complete them.
    • Battle Agency - a battle facility exclusive to Festival Plaza, makes similar to Battle Factory (I love Batt. Fact.) and chance to get competitive stuffs and bottle caps.
    • Totem Stickers - I wanna Totem Mimikyu in my team!
    • Legendary Pokemon - RR and able to catch ALL Legendary, it's the perfect feature for the last game in 3DS. Just bring the following: Scyther with Techician and teach it False Swipe, 300 Ultra Balls, Timer Balls, and Dusk Balls, because #NationalDexConfirmed and you have the privilege to catch them ALL, even though some are VEs. (I hate VEs). As I saw on serebii.net, Riding through Ultra Wormholes and entering them to encounter Legendaries, you'll be in the Time and Space travel pace.
    • VGC '18 - VGC '18 has rules that allows some Legendary Pokemon to enter Tournaments and it must be Alola-native, and it must be National Dex. I am worried that Pokemon like Landorus, Cresselia, and Heatran will return.
     
  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    As what I saw in my source, yoy just trade Totem Stickers in exchange for a Totem-sized Pokemon. So yeah, you can't able to catch them, but you can have them
     
  7. Jedidr Aspiring Trainer
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    I know this is a pretty dumb question but how mich is the game?
     
  8. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm not saying there is no hype, I'm talking about the crafting of the hype. For too long all we knew was that the games just existed and then what special editions and bonuses were available. Took too long for the real exciting news to drop. It's a main series Pokemon game so it was always a guaranteed purchase from me.
     
  9. Karl256 Aspiring Trainer
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    This is such an awesome thing it makes me want to play the new games. I have to be honest this is the first time in forever that I have wanted to get a new pokemon game.
     
  10. Skyleaf2000 tired
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    Please tell me we'll be able to name them. I was so happy when we were allowed to name event Pokemon.
     
  11. The Psychic Sorcerer Aspiring Trainer
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    ikr
     
  12. Empoleafeon Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm actually not looking forward to the Rainbow Rocket thing - it doesn't really make sense. Like people earlier said, Archie and Maxie would NOT be working together. And of course, why would Cyrus let Giovanni boss him around if he comes from a universe where he's literally God. And wouldn't Archie and Maxie be dead in a universe where their plans succeeded, anyhow? Basically, it seems the only reason why these guys are all bowing down to Giovanni is because GENWUN.
     
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  13. Lord o da rings Diabolical
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    Okay, after looking back, I noticed something. This is super minor, but why the heck is Heatran an Ultra Sun exclusive, and why is Regigigas an Ultra Moon exclusive? I am so confused. They aren't counterparts, and the Regi trio is available in both games. Is this a site error, or did they just make a decision that really didn't make sense? I cannot see a scenario where this is a logical choice, and it's bothering me a lot now that I noticed it.
     
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  14. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Sure do everyday these days,,,
     
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  15. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
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    While you are right, I don't think it works like that. I too heard somewhere that the inclusion of a casino (that's actually named a casino with actual gambling addicts in it, remember the old man in Red/Blue) is not approved for a kids game anymore. Just as the drunk man lying on the road and a Pokemon (Marowak) being murdered will never be back. Times do have changed even for Pokemon games. We now have a smiling Rotom dex that tells you where to go (stupid).. But that's completely off-topic.