Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon News Roundup; Z-Moves and Trailers

Gaming article by Robert Grosso on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:16
Topic(s): News
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Release Date
November 17, 2017
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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is getting a plethora of new information revealed, both in the forms of new trailers and story elements being revealed by Nintendo.

The new trailers revealed a new look for the game's protagonist, along with characters from Sun and Moon in more prominent roles, such as the Dragon Tamer Ryuki and Elite Four member Kahili. No new Pokémon were revealed, outside of more information on Dusk form Lycanroc, who will have the ability Tough Claws and be able to learn the two exclusive moves found in the other two Lycanroc forms.


A second trailer revealed more information on a new Z-move, exclusive to the Pokémon Kommo-o. The move, Clangorous Soulblaze, does massive damage to multiple opponents, making it the first Z-move to hit more than one Pokémon. In addition to this, Clangorous Soulblaze also raises each of Kommo-o's stats by one, making it a powerful option for the Fighting/Dragon - type.


Nintendo mentioned on the official Pokémon website that more Z-moves will be made available in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and the players will have access to the new Z - Power Ring.

Along with the information provided in the trailers, a press release regarding Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon reveals a bit more information about the plot of the game, which will focus on the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma. As shown in the new key art for the Alola region, dark clouds are beginning to spread throughout Alola, and Necrozma may be involved in their arrival. According to the press release "the secrets of Necrozma and the Alola region, which were never disclosed in the previous games, will finally come to light."

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will launch exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS systems on November 17th. Nintendo is also creating a special Ultra Dual Edition for the game, which will feature an exclusively designed packaging and a copy of both Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

What are your thoughts on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? Leave your comments below. 

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Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.