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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Also known as: Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (JP/KR)
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released internationally: November 17, 2017

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are revised versions of Pokémon Sun and Moon, adding new Z-moves, a wider variety of Pokémon to catch, a new storyline featuring the notorious Team (Rainbow) Rocket, an expanded Ultra Space, the secrets of Necrozma, and more.

Unobtainable Shiny Pokémon

For the sake of consistency, every Pokémon in every Pokémon game is given a Shiny variant. Most Shiny Pokémon have been obtainable through random chance encounters or event distributions, including most Legendary Pokémon. However, a few Pokémon cannot be obtained in this form without hacking, and as a consequence, normal players would never be able to see their Shiny coloration.

  • Zygarde - The Zygarde given to you on Route 16 cannot be Shiny, no matter how it is reassembled using the Zygarde Cube, and the static Zygarde encounter in Resolution Cave is also Shiny locked. However, a Shiny Zygarde was later distributed to Generation VII games as part of an event.

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  • Cosmog and Cosmoem - Cosmog can be obtained as a gift after the game's completion, however, it's also locked to never be Shiny. Being that the only way to obtain Cosmoem is to evolve Cosmog, the player can't obtain a Shiny variant of this Pokémon either.

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  • Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma - The encounters of these legendary Pokémon are Shiny-locked, exactly like they were in Sun & Moon.
    • Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele are also Shiny-locked in-game, but were distributed to players for events.
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  • Magearna - Event Pokémon are Shiny-locked, so the player can not obtain a Shiny Magearna by any means. Magearna's normal Forme has no Shiny palette, looking fully identical to its regular coloration.
To do:
Get an attack animation showing the Shiny coloration.
  • Marshadow - As with Magearna, Marshadow is an Event Pokemon and cannot be obtained as Shiny. Note that the Shiny coloration isn't a visible change until it attacks, with its body flashing purple as opposed to green.

Eternal Flower Floette

Eternal Flower Floette still remains in the data and received entries for the Pokédex with the addition of the Flabébé line to the Alola Pokédex. Interestingly, the Pokédex entry for Eternal Flower Floette has a working pokédex QR code which, when scanned with the QR scanner, unlocks said entry. However, the QR code that unlocks it is different to the one that it displays (shown in the image), which appears to be Red Flower Floette's QR code, for whatever reason.


Ultra Sun:

The flower it's holding can no longer be found blooming anywhere.
It's also thought to contain terrifying power.

Ultra Moon:

Terrifying energy is concealed within its ominous flower, but
Floette still swings it about innocently.

(Source: Bulbapedia)

Punishment Murkrow

Murkrow gained the ability to learn Punishment as an egg move in these games. Normally, that wouldn't be notable, as you can just breed with the appropriate parents to pass down the respective move to the offspring.

Except Vullaby and Mandibuzz are the only Pokémon in the same egg group as Murkrow that can learn Punishment, but being a female only species, they cannot pass down the move. Oops!

(Source: Bulbapedia)

Unreleased Hidden Abilities

In the Generation VII games, it is possible to find Pokémon with special "hidden Abilities". However, some Pokémon can not be obtained with their hidden Abilities through any legitimate means, rendering the hidden Abilities unused in normal gameplay.

Pokémon Regular Ability 1 Regular Ability 2 Hidden Ability
Heatran Flash Fire None Flame Body
Oranguru Inner Focus Telepathy Symbiosis
Passimian Receiver None Defiant
Tapu Koko Electric Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Lele Psychic Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Bulu Grassy Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Fini Misty Surge None Telepathy

Version Differences

Version 1.1

On December 13, 2017, not even a month after this game was released, the first patch fixed a few glaring bugs that snuck into the game:

  • The move Wide Guard lowered damage from all Z-Moves, rather than just Clangorous Soulblaze, the only multi-target Z-Move.
  • The move Ion Deluge had no effect whatsoever.
  • If the move tutor in Mantine Surf Spot was used to teach a move to a Pokémon with less than four moves, the game would automatically overwrite the first move, rather than appending the move to the end of the move list.
  • The game could occasionally crash at the beginning if Litten was chosen as the starter Pokémon.

All Battle Videos made before this patch was released can no longer be played.