Pokémon Sun and Moon 11/14 Trailer - Starter Z-Moves and Ultra Beasts

Published: November 14, 2016 7:15 PM /



A new trailer has been put out by The Pokémon Company for the upcoming flagship titles of the seventh generation of Pokémon games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The trailer, viewable below, details the Z-Moves of the final evolved forms of the Alolan starter Pokémon, as well as two new "Ultra Beasts". Also confirmed in this trailer are the Alolan forms of Diglett and Dugtrio.


Each of the final evolved forms of the Alolan starter Pokémon - Decidueye, Incineroar, and Primarina - has a unique Z-move based on each of their design themes: Decidueye shoots a hailstorm of arrows into the sky, crashing down upon its foe before the arrows finish off the job; Incineroar jumps sky-high before falling onto its opponent with a flame-wreathed slam; Primarina uses its voice to summon a massive ball of water that floats over its enemy before exploding.

It's currently unknown whether the requirements to use the exclusive starter Pokémon Z-Moves will follow the same mechanics as the other Z-Moves.

Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon Starter Pokémon Z-Moves
From left to right: Sinister Arrow Raid, Malicious Moonsault, Oceanic Operetta

The trailer also gives some information and the appearances of two new "Ultra Beasts", the mysterious Pokémon that the Aether Foundation has sworn to protect. Revealed in this trailer are UB-03 "Lightning" and UB-05 "Glutton". There is no officially in-game released information on either Ultra Beast - types, abilities, movesets, or stats - and the only cosmetic information states that UB-05 "Glutton" eats everything it sees, whether it's an object or the sea itself. It also doesn't produce any waste product from eating.

Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon Ultra Beasts
Left: UB-03 "Lightning"; Right: UB-05 "Glutton"

Finally, the trailer confirms the lusciously locked Alolan forms of Diglett and Dugtrio, which were spotted during the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon demo version. Both of these Kanto-native moles are Ground/Steel types, and in addition to their pre-existing access to the Ability Sand Veil gain access to the new Ability Tangling Hair, which lowers an opposing Pokémon's Speed stat by one tier when it uses a move that makes physical contact with either Diglett or Dugtrio. Like many others, it had been spotted when the Pokedex was leaked earlier this year.

Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio
Left: Alolan Diglett ; Right: Alolan Dugtrio

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be releasing for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18th for Japan and North America, and on November 23rd for European countries.

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Nintendo 3DS
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