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Aug 182017

New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon details have been revealed, and this time it’s a bit more substantial than a new Pokémon form.

More than anything, I’ve been hoping to learn whether these games are upgrades or sequels to Sun and Moon, so let’s take a look at the official description and see what it says.

Ultra Sun and Moon have “new additions to the story and features” of their predecessors.

Story-wise this includes “ominous dark clouds” above Alola, new buildings and landscapes, and a story about Necrozma.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, a story unfolds on a grand scale, with the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma at its center. Secrets about Necrozma and the Alola region—undisclosed in the previous games—will come to light.”

All of this sounds to me like it’s leaning much more toward upgrade than sequel. The new story sounds like an addition in the style of Pokémon Platinum (or the OR/AS Delta Episode), not Black/White 2.

However, the website also discusses the new character customization outfits by saying “The look of the main characters’ outfits has changed from the first trip through the Alola region—just in time for them to begin a new adventure!”

First trip? New adventure? That sounds like the sort of language that would be used for a sequel.

Meanwhile, fans have noticed some interesting details, including:

  • an area that strongly resembles Lt. Surge’s Gym
  • a glowing white figure appears both in the trailer and on the website, with half of its face pictured on Ultra Sun and half on Ultra Moon in the official box art
  • the new map includes a mysterious vortex that resembles the Distortion World vortex from Platinum

Did you notice anything else unusual in the trailer? What are your thoughts on the latest Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon details? Is it an upgrade or a sequel? As for me… I need to get back to playing Moon.

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  4 Responses to “New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon Details Hint at Story”

  1. I’m hoping Hau isn’t in the game. Or, better yet, gets killed off by Necrozma or something.

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