Pokemon Ultra Sun - Nintendo 3DS [Digital]

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Overview

What's Included


  • Pokemon Ultra Sun

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (367 out of 383)

Product Details


  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 06/12/2017

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



Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    List of Changes: What's ULTRA about Pokemon US

    Posted
    Alex
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    Similar to Pokemon Black and White 2; Pokémon Ultra Moon takes place in the same area as Pokemon Sun, Alola but with an alternate storyline, new pokemon to collect and a few new features. Here are the list of changes/additions: 1. Story puts emphasis on the legendary Pokémon Necrozma. The core story of the Alolan trails stay the same. Alola map layout is the same with exception of a few new buildings, a new mini-island Ultra Megalopolis and worm hole. 3/4 of the game will feel very familiar to you plot wise if you played the original sun/moon 2. New enemy Group: Ultra Recon Squad and Team Rainbow Rocket. You can fight against all team rocket leaders in past games such as Giovanni (Pokémon Red and Blue) to Lysandre (Pokémon X and Y). 3. 3 new Ultra Beasts: UB Assembly, UB Burst and UB Adhesive 4. 8 trails instead of 7, with the 8th trail captain being Mina. 5. New legendary Pokémon Necrozma with Dusk Mane, Dawn Wings, and Ultra forms. You get the forms by absorbing legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and/or Lunala. 6. New Partner Cap Pikachu. It's just a Pikachu with Ash's (?) hat. New Lycanroc Dusk Form 7. New Z-Moves Clangorous Soulblaze - Kommo-o Splintered Stormshards - Lycanroc Searing Sunraze Smash - Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozoma Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom - Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma Let's Snuggle Forever - Mimikyu Light That Burns the Sky - Ultra Necrozma 8. Mega Stones are also returning, but you have to find them 9. SOS battles. Now toned down, instead of wild pokemon calling unlimited SOS pokmeon it's just 1 this time 10. new clothing options will be available for players to purchase 11. Battle Agency. Battle random trainers with rental pokemon. The more battles you win the more rare rental pokemon you get and prizes you earn 12. Mantne Surf. As you fast travel from island to island, you can play a mini game where you ride Mantne through the ocean waves and preform tricks racking up points for a while score which can get you rewards. 13. Ultra Wormhole. Similar to Mantne surf where you play a mini-game (fly through rings) to travel to the Ultra Space where you fight and collect rare/legendary pokemon the further down you go. In this game you can literally get all legendaries from past generations if you own both games (list provided later on) 14. Alola Photo Club. Take photos with your pokemon, and add stamps/borders to the photos taken with more stamps/borders unlocked as you submit more photos 15. Totem Stickers. Replacement of collecting Zygard Cells in the original games. By collecting them you can trade them for Totem pokemon. 16. New Moves: Mind Blown - Fire-type Move. Learned by UB Burst. Photon Geyser - Psychic-type Move Plasma Fists - Electric-type Move. Learned by Zeraor 17. Roto-Loto. You can now be friends with Rotom (your pokedex) and unlock gives you items your pokemon can carry to increase stats such as exp gain,better friendship, more prize money from fighting trainers, faster egg hatching, use Z-move twice during battle, etc 18. Pokemon differences between Ultra Sun and Moon. No new alolan forms, but the ones in the original is still present. Here are a list of exclusive pokemon in each: -Ultra Sun-Exclusive Pokemon Alolan Vulpix Alolan Ninetales Houndour Houndoom Cranidos Rampardos Cottonee Whimsicott Tirtouga Carracosta Rufflet Braviary Lurantis (Totem-sized) Passimian Turtonator -Ultra Sun-Exclusive Legendaries Ho-oh Raikou Groudon Latios Dialga Heatran Reshiram Tornadus Xerneas Buzzwole Kartana Dusk Mane Necrozma UB-Burst -Ultra Moon-Exclusive Pokemon Alolan Sandshrew Alolan Sandslash Electrike Manectric Shieldon Bastiodon Petilil Lilligant Archen Archeops Vullaby Mandibuzz Salazzle (Totem-sized) Oranguru Drampa -Ultra Moon-Exclusive Legendaries Lugia Entei Kyogre Latias Palkia Regigigas Zekrom Thundurus Yveltal Lunala Pheromosa Celesteela Dawn Wings Necrozma UB-Assembly 19. New pokemon aside from those already mentioned: Stakataka Blacephalon Poipole Naganadel Zeraora Hope the list of changes help you in your purchasing decision. If you find anything else, please put it in the comments === Now I'll post my original review of Pokemon Sun: Huge changes to the pokemon formula since Pokemon X & Y, no longer as it's strictly battle and collecting focused (although still present) as they added variety of mechanics to switch things up a bit and to bring more variety in gameplay. Changes include: 1. No HMs No longer do you have to carry around a HM slave (s). This has bothered me in the past games as I have to restrict 1 or 2 slots out of my party of 6 to help traverse certain areas of the world. In the place of HMs there are Poké Rides where you can ride pokemon interacting with them on the world map, some you may not be able to access until you've completed mission within the game. 2. Is it super effective? No longer do you have to look up guides online (unless it's your first encounter) to tell if a move is super effective or not very effective against the pokemon you're up against. After you battle a pokemon once, the game will tell you what moves is super effective or not in the battle menu once you encounter the same pokemon the second time. 3. No Traditional Gyms No longer do you have to battle your way through gym after gym to prove you're the best out of brute force. There are 4 islands in the game, each of which are controlled by 4 Island Kahunas To get to them you have to get pass Trail Captains and Todum Pokemon Trail captain will give you quizzes, side quests to complete, and/or fight in traditional battles Todum Pokemon. Basically typical pokemon you find the wild, but significantly stronger and have grunts that help them battle. 4. Rotom Pokédex Typical pokedex, but with a face and personality attached to it. 5. Alola Forms Basically different forms of pokemon you seen in previous generations. Either it's there physical form that is different and/or the pokemon's typing 6. Z-Moves With a Z-Ring and a Z-Crystal you can use a pokemon's ultimate move once per battle. It's not like Mega Evolutions where it stays constant 7. QR Scanner. You can now scan QR codes to get event pokemon 8. Battle Royal A 4 player free-for-all where the battle ends after all of one's pokemon trainer's faints. They tally the win-losses of each trainer and the one with best stats at the end wins 9. Hyper Training. Once a pokemon reaches level 100, they can go through hyper training which can improve a Pokemon's IV 10. Poké Pelago Your PC Box now has functionality to it. It's like a day care sort of thing, instead of just depositing your pokemon, you can passively train them in the PC or have them search for items 11. Festival Plaza. An online mode where you can battle other trainers and trade with them. You get festial coins for each interaction which you can spend on clothes, shop or upgrade your pokemon's stats. There's also missions you can undertake to get more coins. 12. Night and Day phase, New Pokemon Pokemon Sun goes the traditional time route while Moon does the opposite. In Pokemon Moon if you're playing in the daytime, the game will consider it night time in-game. Some events also play out differently like different Totum Pokemon on the same island/trail In traditional Pokemon fashion you can only get some pokemon in each version so trading is required either with a friend or if you own both versions. Also some pokemon evolve differently in each version now. I'd say some of overall models of new pokemon are better looking than the last batch in previous iterations of the pokemon series. 13. Auto Run Your run is as fast as a bike now, and it has unlimited use. You can now move in all directions instead of the traditional 4 and it feels very fluid 14. No Rod Fishing is now dedicated to specific regions in the world. You cannot fish wherever you want anymore. 15. Photo Taking You can now take Photos of pokemon in the wild. 16. Team Skull and Aether Foundation Team Skull is the new antagonist group like Team Rocket, but they have a new style to them as they try act gangster-ish with their animated hand gesters/movements. They have more personality and have a darker tone to their backstory and mission. Aether Foundation is the opposite of Team Skull as their mission is to cure injured and hurt pokemon. The group is also conducting research on the Ultra Beast (Pokemon) which is a good mystery story in and of itself. 17. Graphical Upgrade Game looks better than the last, although there are some pixelation around the edges still. Models look more realistic than before, and the battle animations are more visually impressive. There are some framerate issues on 2v2 battles for some reason, but then again I own the launch 3DS. You may not have the issue if you own the New 3DS? It's a turn-based system so it doesn't really matter much in terms of gameplay, but the slow down is noticeable 18. Pokemon Refresh Similar to Pokemon amie but with more grooming options -Returning mechanics: Pokebank return, you can now transfer all your pokemon to Sun and Moon Clothing Options: Although more options are available, it still feel very limited. Mega Evolutions return, but none for new pokemon from what i've discovered Overall, love the changes to the traditional formula as it gives the Pokemon Series a nice refresh and is more streamline to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    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. This is 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    Posted
    Emmie

    I like this game. It’s fun, but I don’t love it. I grew up playing the older Pokémon games. The ones for gameboy color, gameboy SP, etc. it’s been hard for me to get used to the new look and style of the newer games. I think the last newer Pokémon game I played was Pokémon X. I skipped over the original Sun and Moon. I picked up Ultra Sun and honestly I feel like it’s almost too easy. Eventually in the game you get a map and on the map there’s a flag basically showing where you need to go. I hate that. It’s honestly driving me nuts. In the older games you kind of just walked around aimlessly and figured out where to go on your own. I just feel like you’re guided too much throughout the game. Which I suppose is ok for younger kids playing. I feel like if you’re new to Pokémon and have never played the older versions you’ll love it. But for me the newer versions just aren’t the same!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun For All Ages

    Posted
    Meridian
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    I'm 30 and still enjoy pokemon from time to time, grew up on this stuff. I purchased this to go with a friend's pokemon moon. I really enjoy the improvements made from pokemon XY. For anyone trying to get a shiny starter (you can youtube how to do it) just remember its random. Some people get it first day of trying, but my friend spent 3 weeks of attempting before getting it. He would watch movies and just reload his game save to try for it so keep that in mind if you have thoughts on a shiny. Could take you quite a long time. That odd part aside, the game mechanics are great and the trade system works flawlessly as before. Just remember you can't trade pokemon from current general to previous ones so once you bring something from pokemon XY to Sun/Moon then it stays in Sun/Moon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Retains the heart of Sun

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    Justin
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    Those who are concerned about the game not having enough new content should think carefully before purchasing. It's true, for the most part the content is identical to Sun. Certain parts at the beginning of the game feel like a chore, but Sun is such a fun game and full of so much heart that I didn't mind going through it all again. Ultra Sun adds many old Pokemon to the Alola dex, so you should be able to play this game with an entirely different team from whatever you used in Sun. Additionally, while it could use a little more plot, the post-game story offers some intriguing concepts and adds plenty of excitement for the upcoming Switch title. Ultimately, if you come into the game with mindset of getting the most out of your money, you should be able to find a rewarding experience in Ultra Sun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pokemon is changing...

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    Cero
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    I don't know. This game has changed a LOT of things from the previous games that were very good features. In Pokemon XY & ORAS, the PSS was THE BEST online UI for trading and battling. USUM has the Quick Link feature, which is cool, but the Festival Plaza is the most annoying UI every created. It looks tacky and it is not intuitive at all. I wish Pokemon games would stop taking one step forward, then two steps back with every other generation of games. Here's hoping Gen 8 is smoother and more polished.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good, different enough from Sun/Moon

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    Doombuggy110
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    I always worry that the remakes of the pokemon games will just be more polished or have some extra content, like they could have been dlc, but so far this game still feels fresh and new. I don't recognize that much of it, though I haven't played Sun in a bit. If you're used to the original GBA or GB, even early DS pokemon games, you'll enjoy some nice quality of life improvements like being able to take the pokemon you caught and instantly swap it with another pokemon in your full party and many more nice features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent game if you have not played the previous

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    klastical
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    This game is very similar to the previously years pokemon game, pokemon: sun. The differences are negligible and there's not very much reason to pick up this game of you have already played sun or moon. If you have not played sun or moon then this game is an obvious buy. You won't feel bogged down by the story since it will be your first time experiencing it. The new pokemon are great, I especially like the new spins and old classics like vulpix or sandshrew!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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