New details for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon continue to be teased out by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company in the weeks leading up to its November 17 launch.

Last year’s Pokémon Sun and Moon introduced expanded gameplay for riding Pokémon, as well as the new Ultra Beasts. Both features return in Ultra Sun and Moon. You’ll be able to ride on Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala into the Ultra Beasts’ wormhole to discover all new worlds.

One of the new worlds is called Ultra Megalopolis. It’s a darkened city that had its light stolen by Necrozma, a new Legendary Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Moon. A giant tower in the middle gives off the only light, with a mysterious someone or something at the top.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Many different worlds are available, including the home worlds of the Ultra Beasts, though no more have been announced at this time.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon introduces a new inter-dimensional faction called Ultra Recon Squad. This group comes from one of the worlds beyond the Ultra Wormhole. The story and characters will be different depending on which version you play. Ultra Sun will feature Ultra Recon characters Dulse and Zossie. Ultra Moon will star Soliera and Phyco.

With treks into the wormhole it makes sense that we’ll be seeing new Ultra Beasts as well.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Burst is the Fireworks Pokémon. It’s a fairly unique Fire/Ghost type. Its signature move is to, ah, explode its head. It’s only found in Ultra Sun.


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Assembly is the Rampart Pokémon with a Rock/Steel typing. It looks like like a walking building, but apparently each of its stones is a separate life form. It’s unique to Ultra Moon.


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonUB Adhesive is brought by the Ultra Recon Squad. It’s known as the Poison Pin Pokémon because it shoots poisonous needles out of its head. It’s a Poison Type, obviously. UB Adhesive will be available in both Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launches November 17 on Nintendo 3DS.


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