Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon | Necrozma, Ultra Beasts, everything we know

Mindy Sparks
October 12, 2017

New information about Pokemon Necrozma, the Z-Moves and more have been also been provided alongside the new Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon trailer.

Central to the plotline of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is the mysterious Pokemon Necrozma, which apparently came to the Pokemon world from another dimension. Dawn Wings Necrozma accelerates by shooting black light from its back.

The trailer also reveals that Necrozma will have access to a new move called Photon Geyser, although its effects are now unknown. This attack engulfs the target in a pillar of light and compares the user's Attack and Sp. Atk stats, dealing damage to the opponent according to whichever is higher.

The trailer features a closer look at the new Legendary Pokémon forms, Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma, including some new, seriously over-the-top, interdimensional Z-Moves that look like they belong in Final Fantasy 12, and a new move for regular Necrozma itself.


A Ghost-type Z-Move, Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom can be used by a Lunala that knows Moongeist Beam and is holding Lunalium Z. Similarly to Searing Sunraze Smash, Necrozma can use this Z-Move if it knows Moongeist Beam and is holding Lunaliam Z, and it also ignores the enemy Pokémon's Ability.

As we reported earlier this week, RotomDex will also have an expanded role in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The abilities will be unlocked via a "Roto Loto" feature that gives out the abilities at random. Points or prize money that players will receive for a set period of time, while others might make it easier to catch Pokémon or have other effects. Players can befriend their Rotom Dex by responding to it and doing so will unlock more powers it can potentially use.

It's not clear yet whether the Rotom friendship will affect non-story encounters like the Battle Tree or online modes, but if it does, the combination of Z-Moves would mean a huge shake-up to the balance of the game.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon will be released on November 17 for 3DS systems.

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