Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon reveal new details, Poke Ball-themed New 2DS XL, more

Purchase the 3DS versions of Pokemon Gold or Silver to get Celebi.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

The Pokemon Company shared new details about Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast.

Get the information below.

During the presentation, it was revealed that the mysterious Pokemon shown on the packages of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon are in fact Necrozma. After taking over the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo in Pokemon Ultra Sun or the Legendary Pokemon Lunala in Pokemon Ultra Moon, Necrozma becomes Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma! Dusk Mane Necrozma can use Solgaleo’s signature move Sunsteel Strike and Dawn Wings Necrozma can use Lunala’s signature move Moongeist Beam. Alongside these new forms of Necrozma, two new Ultra Beasts, UB Assembly and UB Burst, were also shown. Details about these mysterious beings will be unveiled later.

Fans who purchase either game before January 10, 2018 will receive the in-game special early purchase gift Rockruff that can evolve into the new Dusk Form Lycanroc will know different moves depending on which version of the game you buy. In Pokemon Ultra Sun, it will know the move Fire Fang, while in Pokemon Ultra Moon, it will know the move Thunder Fang. The special Rockruff will be distributed holding a Focus Band and will also know the move Happy Hour which will allow you to receive twice as much prize money after battle. An exclusive Z-Move for Lycanroc was also revealed—Splintered Stormshards. This new Rock-type Z-Move can remove various effects from a terrain, and can be used by having a Lycanroc learn the move Stone Edge and then having it hold the special Z-Crystal Lycanium Z. All three Lycanroc, Midday Form, Midnight Form and Dusk Form, can use Splintered Stormshards.

A Pokemon-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL system was unveiled. The New Nintendo 2DS XL design has a Poke Ball motif with a three-dimensional replica of the Poke Ball’s button in the center of the system’s body. The new design launches November 3.

On September 22, the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console titles Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version will be released worldwide on Nintendo eShop. Fans who purchase either of the games will receive a special code which will grant them the Mythical Pokemon Celebi in the Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon video games. Special themes for each game will also be available for fans who purchase Pokemon Gold Version or Pokemon Silver Version by January 15.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will launch worldwide for 3DS on November 17.

Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of artworks, including the Poke Ball-themed New 2DS XL, at the gallery.

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