The Pokémon Company shared a new trailer and details for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon on the new “Team Rainbow Rocket,” on version-exclusive Legendary Pokémon, and other new features.
Here’s a look at a new trailer showing Rainbow Rocket and other new features from today’s update.
New information from the game’s official website:
Team Rainbow Rocket Takes the Stage! Pasts Bosses Appear en Masse!
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, the greatest villainous organization in history appears! It’s Team Rainbow Rocket—made up of the bosses from past titles in the Pokémon series!
The boss of Team Rainbow Rocket is none other than Giovanni, who was also the boss of the villainous organization known as Team Rocket in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, the first games in the Pokémon series.
But that’s not the worst of it—Giovanni has gathered into one group the bosses from the various past games in the Pokémon series! You and your allies will have to square off against what might be your greatest challenge yet!
What in the world could Giovanni and his allies be after, appearing in the Alola region so suddenly…?
Team Rocket Boss Giovanni
Giovanni is the boss of Team Rocket, which made its debut in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue.He schemes to commit many evil deeds using the Pokémon of the world. While he’s the boss of Team Rocket, he was also the Gym Leader of the Viridian City Gym, and he stood in the hero’s way countless times.
Team Magma Boss Maxie!
Maxie is the boss of Team Magma, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.He schemed to use the power of the Legendary Pokémon Groudon to dry up the seas and expand the lands, with the goal of increasing the space available to be used by those living on the land. He seems calm and collected, but he is ruthless—he will show no mercy to those who stand in his way.
Team Aqua Boss Archie!
Archie is the boss of Team Aqua, an villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.He tried to bring great rains down upon the land, borrowing the power of the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre in his hopes of expanding the sea, which is the source of all life. While he brims with empathy in his attempts to restore nature for the sake of Pokémon, he will use force to overwhelm anyone who’s in the way of his realizing his ideal world.
Team Galactic Boss Cyrus!
Cyrus is the boss of Team Galactic, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.Believing that the human heart is imperfect, Cyrus held a desire to use the power of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga or Palkia to erase the current world and create a perfect new world. He always conducts himself in a cool and logical way, and he is greatly trusted by his subordinates in Team Galactic.
Team Plasma Boss Ghetsis!
Ghetsis is the boss of Team Plasma, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White.He planned to use the powers of the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram or Zekrom—as well as a boy called N, who is able to understand the hearts of Pokémon—to realize his desire that only his team should have Pokémon and should rule over all those without Pokémon. He speaks politely and acts like a gentleman, but he also shows glimpses of a cruel side—treating N, a boy he raised as if N were his own son, like a monster.
Team Flare Boss Lysandre!
Lysandre is the boss of Team Flare, the villainous organization that appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.He is, by nature, a man of deep sympathies—but he has been driven to despair by watching humans fighting and struggling against one another, and he comes to believe that the only way for people to live in beauty, without strife or struggle, is by reducing the number of people living in the world. He restored the ultimate weapon, which had been sealed away 3,000 years earlier, and then, using the power of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas or Yveltal, he attempted to eradicate life.
The following part features details on Legendary Pokémon for Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:
All the Legendary Pokémoin Join the Fight!
You won’t only find Ultra Beasts in the worlds that lie beyond an Ultra Wormhole. You can even encounter Legendary Pokémon, such as Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, and others. In fact, all the Legendary Pokémon of yore will appear in the worlds you explore in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon! Get them on your team!
Some of the Legendary Pokémon that you can encounter differ, depending on which game you’re playing. By exploring both Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you can encounter and catch all the Legendary Pokémon that appeared in previous Pokémon series games.
Legendary Pokémon Can Change Too!
Some Pokémon can temporarily release the power hidden within to change their appearances and stats through various phenomena, triggering Mega Evolution and unleashing power that could never be gained by normal Evolution, or undergoing Primal Reversion to waken the true power they held in ancient times.
Special Legendary Encounters
Most of the Legendary Pokémon that you can encounter await you in the worlds beyond Ultra Wormholes, but some Legendary Pokémon can be encountered when you fulfill special conditions. For example, you can encounter Giratina if you have both Dialga, which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Sun,and Palkia, which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Moon,as allies.
The following Pokémon appear in Pokémon Ultra Sun only: Ho-Oh, Raikou, Groudon, Latios, Dialga, Heatran, Reshiram, Tornadus, Xerneas.
The following Pokémon appear in Pokémon Ultra Moon only: Lugia, Entei, Kyogre, Latias, Palkia, Regigigas, Zekrom, Thundurus, Yveltal.
These Pokémon will appear only when specific Pokémon are in your party:
Suicune (with Raikou and Entei present)
Rayquaza (with Groudon and Kyogre present)
Giratina (with Dialga and Palkia present)
Kyurem (with Reshiram and Zekrom present)
Landorus (with Tornadus and Thundurus present)
Lastly, here are details on the new Battle Agency facility and other new features:
A New Battle Facility: The Battle Agency!
The Battle Agency is a new facility where you can enjoy battling by easily renting powerful Pokémon.
When you don your sunglasses and become an “agent” at this facility, you can take part in Single Battles using rental Pokémon. You’ll have three such Pokémon to command as you try to defeat the three Pokémon in your opponent’s team. Try to win your way to being the best of all the agents!
The Pokémon you can rent for these battles will increase as you mingle with other players around you or over the internet. Connect with formidable players, and you’ll be able to rent powerful Pokémon. So communicate with lots of other players, choose the Pokémon you like best from those available to rent, and aim to become the top agent!
Collect Totem Stickers!
With Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon,you’ll be able to collect stickers called Totem Stickers all around Alola. Totem Stickers glitter and shine in the field.
If you collect these Totem Stickers, you’ll be able to get a huge totem-like Pokémon for your team, based on how many stickers you’ve collected. It’ll surely shock your opponents to see you using these oversized totem-like Pokémon in battle!
The totem-like Pokémon that you can get as allies can differ based on whether you’re playing Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon.For example, you can get Lurantis as an ally in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Salazzle in Pokémon Ultra Moon.Search every corner of the Alola region and collect masses of Totem Stickers!
Get Pokémon Info with the QR Scanner
Use the QR Scanner, one of the functions of the Rotom Dex, to scan in QR Code patterns that you find around you. The Pokémon corresponding to each QR Code will be displayed, and you’ll be able to see some of the information about that Pokémon.
Find Rare Pokémon with Island Scan!
When you scan in QR Code patterns with the QR Scanner, your Rotom Dex will store up points. Once you have 100 points, you’ll be able to use the Rotom Dex’s Island Scan function. Then you can use Island Scan to scan the island you’re currently on and find rare Pokémon you would normally never encounter in the Alola region.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon,you’ll be able to encounter Pokémon that didn’t appear in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon,such as Charmander, Grovyle, Greninja, and others.
Keep on finding more and more rare Pokémon with Island Scan!
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon release worldwide on November 17, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS.