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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Pokémon Ultra Sun
ポケットモンスター ウルトラサン
Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun
Pokemon Ultra Sun NA.png
North American Boxart.
Pokémon Ultra Moon
ポケットモンスター ウルトラムーン
Pocket Monsters Ultra Moon
Pokemon Ultra Moon NA.png
North American Boxart.
Developer(s): Game Freak
Publisher(s): The Pokémon Company
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Role-playing
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: Pokémon Sun and Moon
Successor: Pokémon Sword and Shield
Release dates
Worldwide: November 17, 2017[1][2]
PEGI: 7[3]
USK: 0
ACB: PG[4]
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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are the ninth pair of installments in the core Pokémon series, released for Nintendo 3DS in November 2017, serving as follow-ups to the previous games, Pokémon Sun and Moon. The games were revealed during the June 2017 Pokémon Direct. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon feature an alternate storyline set in the Alola region, with Pokémon that did not appear in the original games.[1]


Nintendo website

A new light shines on the Alola region!

A new light shines on the Alola region! Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma's two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma in the Pokémon™ Ultra Sun game and Dawn Wings Necrozma in Pokémon Ultra Moon game. A brand-new showdown awaits!

New Pokémon forms have been discovered in the Alola region! The legendary Pokémon Necrozma has transformed into two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma, who took over Solgaleo in Pokémon Ultra Sun, and Dawn Wings Necrozma who took over Lunala in Pokémon Ultra Moon. Head out on an epic journey as a Pokémon Trainer and solve the mystery behind these fascinating Pokémon, explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokémon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!

Official Pokémon website

A new light shines on the Alola region!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been powered up with new additions to the story and features of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The games take place in the Alola region, which is made up of four islands, along with one artificial island. The islands are teeming with Pokémon, including some Alolan variants of familiar Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Kanto region. During your adventure, you’ll have multiple run-ins with the troublesome Team Skull, encounter the elusive guardian deities, and unravel a plot surrounding the mysterious Aether Foundation. There's nothing like a return trip to the wonderful, tropical Alola region!




Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were originally announced during a brief Pokémon Direct on June 6, 2017.[1] According to director Kazumasa Iwao, the games were developed by a staff of around 80 people total, around half the size of the team that worked on the original Sun and Moon.[5]

Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori has stated that the team believes that they have pushed the Nintendo 3DS system to the absolute limits of its capabilities after previously having thought so with Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Sun and Moon, calling them "the culmination of our work with the 3DS system."[5]

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download
Download size: Ultra Sun: 28,208 blocks
Ultra Moon: 28,305 blocks
Supported features: Nintendo Network (Online Play), Local Play
Input / compatible controllers: Nintendo 3DS


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pokémon Direct 6.6.2017. Nintendo (YouTube; June 6, 2017). Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. Press Release from Nintendo of Korea (June 7, 2017). Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. Pokémon UK on Twitter (August 18, 2017). Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  4. Nintendo AU NZ on Twitter (August 20, 2017). Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Will Be the Last Pokemon RPGs for 3DS. IGN (October 19, 2017). Retrieved October 19, 2017.

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