Get ready to explore the tropical land of Alola again, as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon prepare to tell a new story that looks to be both gripping and foreboding.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the sequels to Sun and Moon, the 7th generation of Pokemon games.
Sun and Moon broke a lot of tradition with these two, such as Alolan trials replacing gyms and riding Pokemon replacing HM’s.
Alola also introduced regional variations of certain Pokemon, such as the Vulpix and Sandshrew evolution lines being changed to Ice-types as opposed to Fire and Ground-types, respectfully.
Perhaps the biggest addition is Z-Moves: one-use-per-battle moves that can deal a ton of damage if the Pokemon is holding the right Z-Crystal.
Sun and Moon also introduced the Ultra Beasts, powerful beings that seem like Pokemon, but are something else entirely, hailing from a different dimension.
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’s trailer shows off a greater emphasis on the Ultra Beasts, as well as introducing three new Ultra Beasts.
The trailer also focuses on the legendary Pokemon Necrozma, who seems to combine with Solgaleo and Lunala to become even more powerful, similar to Kyurem fusing with Reshiram and Zekrom in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2.
The trailer also shows the antagonistic groups, Team Skull and the Aether Foundation, becoming increasingly alarmed at the sight of the Ultra Beasts.
Perhaps the biggest addition in the trailer is that Solgaleo and Lunala can take the player to a new area, Ultra Megaopolis, where Necrozma stores stolen light, as well as through Ultra Wormholes to battle the Beasts on their hometurf.
I’ve been a diehard Pokemon fan, so this is definitely a must-buy for me, though I am in more anticipation for Pokemon Switch, which sounds like it’s going to be a handheld adventure-styled game on a home console.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is available for preorders now, and will release on November 17th.