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‘Ultra Sun’ and ‘Ultra Moon’ Review Copies Out, Some Spoilers!

Review copies of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are out! Naturally, reviewers have posted info across social media.

It appears the games feature additional Ultra Beasts (or possibly Mythical Pokemon). One appears to be an evolution of UB Adhesive, which would make it the first evolving Ultra Beast outside Cosmog’s line. The TCG earlier implied there would be new Ultra Beasts, plus it makes sense some reveals would be saved for release.

Updates: New info since this post was initially made…

Pokemon Updates:

  • There are no new Alolan Pokemon.
  • Ultra Necrozma is Necrozma’s third “light” form, a Psychic/Dragon type, as seen above between Dawn Wings and Dusk Mane Necrozma. Its Attack and Special Attack stats are in the top 10 of all Pokemon and its base stat total is above Arceus.
  • #803 Poipole (UB Adhesive) evolves into #804 Naganadel via level-up with Dragon Pulse, changing from pure Poison to Poison/Dragon. Naganadel is a fast special attacker. Both are the Poison Pin Pokemon.
  • #805 Stakataka (UB Assembly) is the Rampart Pokemon. (“Stakataka” = “Stack” and “attacker.”)
  • #806 Blacephalon (UB Burst) is the Fireworks Pokemon. (“Blacephalon” = “Blast” and “cephalic,” a term for anything related to a head.)
  • #807 Zeraora is a new Mythical Pokemon. It’s pure Electric, speedy, and offensive. It has 600 BST.

Attack and Ability Updates:

  • Plasma Fists is a new attack. The user attacks with electrically charged fists. This move changes Normal-type moves to Electric-type moves. It’s probably Zeraora’s signature move.
  • Mimikyu’s new Z-Move is Let’s Snuggle Forever. It’s a physical Fairy move and does 190 damage. Mimikyu punches the target at full force.
  • The new Z-Crystals are Solganium Z, Lunalium Z, Ultranecrozium Z, Mimikium Z, Lycanium Z, and Kommonium Z.
  • Neuroforce is a new Ability that powers up moves that are super effective.

Story Spoilers and Other Info:

  • Team Rainbow Rocket wants to rule the different worlds by building an army of Ultra Beasts.
  • Hau is the Champion instead of Kukui.
  • The Elite Four members are Hala, Olivia, Acerola, and Molayne. The Kahunas are the same.
  • The trials are the same but there’s a new Fairy Trial for Mina and another unknown one.
  • Marowak, Araquanid, Togedemaru, and Ribombee are new Totem Pokemon.
  • You can get Surfing Pikachu in the game (or rather, a Pikachu that knows Surf) if you get the top rank at all four Surf Spots.
  • Ash appears in the coding, although his involvement/capacity in the final game is currently unknown.
  • There doesn’t appear to be a shiny lock on Pokemon available from the Ultra Wormholes, so you should be able to catch all the Legendary Pokemon and Ultra Beasts as shiny Pokemon. Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and the Tapus are still shiny locked.
  • Poipole is an in-game gift.

At the beginning of the games, you can directly leave your house and walk around instead of Professor Kukui talking to you endlessly (so less spoon-feeding by Gamefreak and improved story pacing). There’s a new patch of grass on Route 1 where you get your Starter Pokemon. The Ultra Recon Squad is involved early in the story. Lillie appears to be determined in the game’s first cut scenes versus frightful in the originals (implying a stronger personality). On the bridge where Nebby is trapped, Lillie heals your Pokemon and you also battle one of the Spearow trapping Nebby.

There’s been graphical, cinematic, color, and lighting changes, making the games look noticeably more polished than before.

The sprites and some of the updates above come from Twitter users @Demonslayerx8, @Kaphotics, and @SciresM.

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  1. DaBoss Gamer Aspiring Trainer
    DaBoss Gamer


  2. John InCENAroar Hunting Shiny Terrakion, Apostle of Pickle Brick
    John InCENAroar


  3. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Can't wait for these games to drop!
  4. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer


    I'm going to call it UB Stickysaur!
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
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  5. Gengar master shiny pkmn bait
    Gengar master

    Advanced Member Member

    Cool news, can't wait to play the game!
    joffreyspikes likes this.
  6. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss

    Advanced Member Member

    Should be noted that UB Sticky isn't actually the first UB to evolve - the Cosmog line are UBs.

    EDIT: Forgot the Aether Foundation actually referred to Nebby as a UB, so it is stated in the games. Edited out the bit that wasn't sure on it being stated directly. Also, seems the OP has since been edited to that effect, too! So nevermind all around!

    Really do think Nintendo need to be a bit more stringent on the review copies next time around, though - these leaks every release are getting old, fast. I'm willing to check them out, myself, but others that are trying to avoid them prior to release can have a hard time once info like this starts flooding the web. Also puts a big ole dent in their marketing strategy, too, so it behooves them to do so (see: the last bit of news we're supposed to get here soon).

    I am glad to see there's even more interesting stuff going on in USUM, though. :)
  7. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Pokemon Trainer


    Haha we're already calling it UB Sticky XD
  8. Kyrushi Squirrel


    I hope there's a little more to dig for. More than anything else, I really wanted more Alola Forms, and I hope regional variants continue to be a thing as they have a lot of fun potential for the future of the series.
    JoKing likes this.
  9. Coolpilot Bisharps don't know 'bout my Togekiss

    Advanced Member Member

    UB Adhesive is UB Sticky in Japanese. I prefer the sound & shortness of UB Sticky, so I use that. ;)
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  10. TaichoBanana Aspiring Trainer


    No new alolan forms is kind of a bummer. Oh well.
    Shishigami, JoKing and Tails19950 like this.
  11. Raltsies Some guy with too much time


    "Stronger than Mega Rayquaza."

    Thank god for VGC18

    I really didn't want to be in another VGC16 meta--
  12. TheRealBro.. Relax


    Still a bit underwhelming to be honest. Just 4 ''real'' new Pokemon (not counting the pre-evolution and the new forms of Solgalea Lunala and Necrozma). I know this is still better than Black and White 2 but I think this time it's different;

    They could have done some more with Alolan forms being such a good idea and easy to expand uppon. Nothing in that regard feels really disappointing and like a missed opportunity. At least the design of that Poison Ultra Beast is awesome so points for that. The other revealed information about the game itself does seem promising so I am excited about that. Can't have it all I guess.

    Edit; I just realize that the new Z-move of Mimikiyu really isn't cool. Mimikiyu was already pretty broken with it's free substitute ability and now it has a 190 BP Fairy Z-move.. Good luck with that!
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
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  13. The Ultimate Umbreon To Ultra space and beyond!
    The Ultimate Umbreon


    Wow this I going to be a pretty crazy game. Loving that Adhesive evolution
  14. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    I just want to know the state of mega Pokemon.
  15. packjack Aspiring Trainer


    Zeraora is literally a Digimon. Gamefreak is officially out of ideas.
    The pokedex got leaked with the megas, no new ones my dude. Gamefreak probably thinks megas were a mistake at this point.
  16. TheRealBro.. Relax


    Well, they should hand out 'create a Pokemon' sheets to fans then. Wouldn't that be awesome? I've seen tons of fakemons around the web that are a lot more inspiring (both in design and typings) than most of the stuff Gamefreak drops lately.. Ultra Beasts were the moment to give us that Fire/Grass or Fire/Ice type with the weird designs, but no.

    Don't get me wrong. I am excited for the games but not as excited as I would like to be for a new Pokemon game..
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  17. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer


    Prob not due to its a ultra beast and they are gxs . The stage 1 that has the partial is a non gx stage 1. So sorry dont think so. Im still going with its a dark type . Or
  18. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Spoilers are fine for me, because I don't have 3DS.
  19. JoKing King of Jokers


    This was their chance to make Alolan Venusaur for Ultra Sun and Alolan Blastoise for Ultra Moon. (To make up for 2 Mega Charizards)
    Grass/Rock Alolan Venusaur (Solid Rock ability)
    Water/Steel Alolan Blastoise (Lightning Rod or Motor Drive ability)
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
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  20. RobertoBui Aspiring Trainer


    holy mother of god...
    this game is gonna be good
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