What Should We Expect from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon?
Many people expected a new Pokémon game to be announced, but the revelation of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon left fans with many questions. Are these updated versions of Sun and Moon similar to the third versions released for many past Pokémon generations? Are they sequels like Pokémon Black and White 2?
In short, what should we expect from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon?
New Versions or Sequels?
Official information about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon does little to clear up this point of disagreement. They feature “new additions to the story,” but what does that mean? What we do know is that Ultra Sun and Moon are set in Alola, have an alternate storyline, and include new Pokémon. In particular, they’ve shown new forms of Solgaleo and Lunala.
While details about Solgaleo and Lunala’s new forms haven’t been revealed, they look like they might be fused with Necrozma. This brings to mind Reshiram and Zekrom’s fusion with Kyurem in Pokémon Black and White 2, which adds support to the “sequel” theory. Many fans would also like to see continuations of some of the character arcs from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
However, the “new additions” and “alternate story” descriptions, together with the protagonists shown in the footage, suggest they’ll be updated versions of the same games. Still, why make two?
Whether they’re updates or sequels, we can expect Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to add new features… and many players suspect it might make use of the mysteriously empty plots of land found throughout Alola. It’s also likely that we’ll see the addition of Move Tutors and Mega Stones unavailable in Sun and Moon. Maybe these new games will even add features many players missed, such as super training and an in-game National Pokédex.
We don’t know much about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon yet, but perhaps Nintendo will share more details at E3. For now, let us know in the comments whether you believe they’re updated versions or sequels, as well as what new content you hope to see.