The subsequent pair of Pokemon video games, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, launch on 3DS this month, marking the collection’ last installments for Nintendo’s dual-screen handheld. The titles are based mostly on final 12 months’s Sun and Moon variations however inform an “alternate” story that revolves across the mysterious Legendary Pokemon Necrozma.
While the core journey stays the identical throughout each variations, every recreation has some some distinct parts, so it’s possible you’ll be not sure of which to choose up. We break down the largest variations between the 2 variations under that will help you resolve which one to play. For extra, you can even take a look at our Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon evaluation and breakdown of the brand new Pokemon (and every little thing else) in Ultra Sun and Moon.
Which Version Should You Get?
We not too long ago had the chance to interview the builders of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and one of many subjects they weighed in on is which model gamers ought to choose up.
“In essence there’s no real problem with whichever one you buy, you’re going to get a really good experience of Pokemon,” mentioned Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon director Kazumasa Iwao. “But one point users might want to consider is that the Pokedex in Pokemon Ultra Sun is based on the Pokedex in Pokemon Sun and the same for Ultra Moon and Moon. So if something the players are really looking for is Pokedex completion, they might find it better to go for the opposite version this time round in order to help complete their Pokedex. So if they bought Pokemon Sun, they might want to choose Pokemon Ultra Moon this time.”
However, those that care extra concerning the video games’ narrative could need to contemplate sticking with the identical model this time. As producer Shigeru Ohmori defined, “[I]f you’re looking for a story-based experience then those who played Pokemon Sun may want to go for Ultra Sun as there are some small details that remain consistent throughout the two that might appeal to people looking for a story-based game.”
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon inform the identical story and have the identical forged of main characters, however there are some slight variations between the 2 titles that may make the expertise distinctive relying on the model you select to play. As within the authentic Sun and Moon, the 2 video games are set 12 hours aside. Ultra Sun will mirror the time that’s set in your 3DS clock, whereas Ultra Moon will likely be 12 hours ahead–meaning in the event you play in the course of the day, will probably be evening within the recreation.
Additionally, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon introduce a mysterious new group known as the Ultra Recon Squad. This workforce arrives in Alola via an Ultra Wormhole and has some kind of connection to the Ultra Beasts; in a single trailer, the group will be seen commanding the brand new Ultra Beast, UB-Adhesive. You’ll encounter completely different members of the Ultra Recon Squad relying on which model you play. In Ultra Sun, gamers will cross paths with Dulse and Zossie; in Ultra Moon, gamers will meet Phyco and Soliera.
As with each pair of Pokemon titles, the first distinction between Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is the sorts of Pokemon you may encounter in every model. While each video games function a lot of the similar monsters, every one can also be house to a handful of unique Pokemon that can not be captured within the different model. Below you may discover a checklist of all of the version-exclusive Pokemon which have been confirmed thus far:
Ultra Sun-Exclusive Pokemon
- Alolan Vulpix
- Alolan Ninetales
- Lurantis (Totem-sized)
Ultra Moon-Exclusive Pokemon
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Sandslash
- Salazzle (Totem-sized)
The Alola area can also be house to a various array of Legendary Pokemon, and due to the looks of Ultra Wormholes in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, gamers will be capable to encounter Legendaries from previous areas, as effectively. Every single Legendary Pokemon from earlier gens returns in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, although as is the case with common Pokemon, some can solely be encountered in a particular model. Here’s the checklist of all of the version-exclusive Legendaries that seem in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
Ultra Sun-Exclusive Legendaries
- Dusk Mane Necrozma
Ultra Moon-Exclusive Legendaries
- Dawn Wings Necrozma
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launch for 3DS on November 17. Along with an expanded storyline, the video games introduce many new options and characters, together with a brand new browsing recreation and Team Rainbow Rocket, a villainous supergroup comprised of the leaders from previous groups. Players who buy both title by January 10, 2018 will obtain a free reward: a particular Rockruff that evolves into the brand new Dusk Form Lycanroc.