Pokemon Ultra Moon - Nintendo 3DS [Digital]

ESRB Rating: Everyone
Mild cartoon violence
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Overview

What's Included


  • Pokemon Ultra Moon

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (421 out of 429)

Product Details


  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 11/17/2017

Synopsis


A new light shines on the Alola region! Take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma’s two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma in the Pokémon Ultra Sun game and Dawn Wings Necrozma in Pokémon Ultra Moon game. A brand-new showdown awaits!

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Features


Take on the role of a Pokémon trainer, uncover new tales and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon

Catch more amazing Pokémon

Battle more formidable foes

Another adventure is about to begin

For one player



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The 3DS' Swan Song...

    Posted
    Morganical
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    If this is your first dabble with Gen VII of Pokemon, get this version! Better Legendaries in-game, the real time clock is set to standard daytime, the bulk of the exclusives are superior (Alolan Vulpix, Houndour line, Passimian, Blacephalon, etc.). The downside is that if you like Blue, Green, Purple, and Grey, the clothing and Festival Plaza's exclusives in UltraMoon or Moon are a better choice. You can still get Midnight Lycanroc in the wild later on, if that's what you were on the fence about. As for the game itself, the story is nearly the same as Sun/Moon until you get to post game. That's when a familiar face, as well as many others, pop in. The graphics push the limits of the classic 3DS, the system I still play on. The only thing that really slows it down is double battles. I prefer the music in these entries to original SM, especially the Ultra Recon Squad's battle theme. My recommendation is to start getting familiar with the Festival Plaza asap. It's the best way to get Poke Balls, Waters, and other items for DIRT cheap. That way you can use Poke Dollars for TMs, clothes, and other expenses. Festival Plaza also allows you to get tons of character customization outfits for talking to other people on Wi-Fi. And all it takes is just to link to the Pokemon Global Link. You can do a simple Random Trade, or deposit a Pokemon to trade for ones you don't have, and then you get A LIST of other players to get shops and clothes from. I like to check daily because people will have entire outfits that are hard to get, and the currency in Festival Plaza is just answering text questions! Poke Pelago is also excellent for getting gobs of Berries, Fossils, Gold Bottle Caps, evolutionary stones, and even EVing Pokemon! You just deposit them onto the island, and come back a day later. This is sooo convenient for us that have jobs where we can't play Pokemon all day long. It's a good way to get perfectly EVed Pokemon, and even raise their levels for doing nothing. You get Poke Pelago on the second island after battling the Fire Trial, which is about 2/5ths the way in to the main game. Some new additions like Mantine Ride, battle poses, Ultra Space, and some BROKEN Z Stones are sure to entice people as well. Mantine Ride is the best way to get Move Tutors of any generation yet, as you get to play Tony Hawk on the back of manta while dodging Tentacruels in the surf. I average about 9 points per ride, which equates to quite a few really useful moves for just 4 minutes of the mini game. Things like Knock Off, Stealth Rocks, Gunk Shot, Heal Bell, and Liquidation are highly coveted moves not only in-game but also for online battling. The only reason I gave this one star less is that it's almost a carbon copy of Sun. We did this 20 years ago with things like Yellow and Crystal, but the difference is that Sun and Moon are very small games. They're in a tiny area, and the main story is shorter than say Black/White. Also, I cannot stand SOS Battles, and in these games you are forced to endure that mechanic all through the generation. But if this is your first experience with Gen VII, it's an easy 5/5. Another great Pokemon entry and a gorgeous sendoff for the highly successful Nintendo 3DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Version of Pokemon Moon

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    Nick
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    Pokemon Ultra Sun can be considered the definitive version of its prior release (Pokemon Moon). This can be said due to the bonus content added, which covers new Pokemon to find and capture, the Ultra Recon Squad and Team Rainbow Rocket. Other improvements can be found in Mantine Surf and a streamlined story mode that reduces the duration of some unnecessarily long cutscenes that were included in the original Pokemon Moon. New Z Moves also add new and interesting techniques to the game. Unfortunately, the game still does not allow the player to capture the 800+ Pokemon from all previous generations, but it is enough of a change to warrant this improved release. I would recommend this game primarily to those who have not yet played Pokemon Sun/Moon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying my Playthrough

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    Jer18
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    If you did not like Sun or Moon then this game is definitely not for you as it does not have enough changes in it to make someone who didn't like those games change their mind. However, it does have enough small changes in the storyline to make it worth another play through if you did enjoy Sun and Moon. My favorite part about the game is the ability to catch Pokémon from previous generations as I was able to catch my favorite Pokémon from Generation 1. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoyed Sun and Moon and doesn't mind playing through the same story line (with small changes) a second time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitive version of Pokemon Moon (or Sun)

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    FlupMcDood
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    I think this game is great but the problem is it's mostly the same as the previous installment, Pokemon Moon/Sun respectively. There is only a few minor changes such as the inclusion of a few new ultra beasts, a gym around the second island, and the Rainbow Rocket segment at the end but apart from that it's very minor compared to say Pokemon Platinum with its Battle Frontier or Black/White 2 with a completely revamped story. However, if you've never had Moon/Sun before Ultra Sun/Moon is definitely the best choice of the games because it's basically the same game with some additional features not present in Sun/Moon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best games in a while

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    BraveVesperia
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    I have been a Pokemon fan since I was 2, and own every game. I will say though, with the more recent games (generations 5 and 6) I felt the series had become somewhat stagnant. However, when generation 7 arrived, things got a lot better. Battles felt a lot smoother, and easier for newer players to understand. The games as a whole became more immersive. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are like a Director's Cut of the original, and I prefer it that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good game, but not a true sequel.

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    njjonesdfw
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    Get this game if you don't own the original sun/moon games, or are a big pokemon game fan, and you love move tutor moves for breeding. If you don't care about these things, and you already own sun or moon, then you're better off just keeping those games. The 'ultra' versions are basically the same games, but with move tutor moves. It's a good, but not great experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I'm tired of 7th Gen

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    PopeZero
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    To be honest, I'm reviewing or rather ranting because if you played the original sun and moon versions of pokemon, this honestly feels like it could've been sold as dlc. The game is mostly the same as the base game that released with some slight changes. My gripe is that why do the new content (Episode rainbow rocket) feel cheap, it feels as this could've been added to the base game and still would've felt 'fresh".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fresh updated version

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    David
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    These upgraded versions not only have everything I enjoyed about Sun and Moon, but augments them in important ways by making small but meaningful changes to the story, expanding the selection of available Pokemon, and even making some small tweaks to the world. Unless you played through both Sun and Moon extensively and have already collected every Legendary Pokemon, it’s easy to recommend to any Pokemon fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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