The release of the new Pokémon games, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, is near. Nobody knew for sure just how different these games would be from Sun and Moon, the games that were released a year ago on the 3DS. This week, the people behind the Pokémon games shared some insight into this.
The new games are no sequel, but they are a retelling of Sun and Moon, with new plots and events. These alter the main storyline, and brings in a new kind of doom. Seeing the trailer I’ve pasted below, you can easily see the game is going to take a darker turn. The tagline they use “This isn’t the Alola you thought you knew” surely gives it away. This new legendary monster, Necrozma is said to be “the one who can steal light and bring darkness from Phyco”.
From Phyco? Yep, this time you won’t just stay in the Alola region, but through Ultra Wormholes you will visit an alternate Alola. This inter dimensional travel paves the way for some of the craziest Pokémon too, the Ultra Beasts. Brick walls on legs, Pokémon that can make their head explode, one that shoots poisonous arrows.
The storyline is that once you are at the capital city of Ultra Megopolis, it’s clear that something’s off: Necrozma, the most mysterious legendary from the previous seventh-gen titles, has darkened the entire Pokémon world, robbing it of its light sources. An enemy force called the Ultra Recon Squad looks to profit off this catastrophe, seeking out auras that emanate from some of Bizarro Alola’s most powerful Pokémon trainers. Including yours!
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon released on November 17 to the 3DS.