Tip 1: Riding the Waves with Mantine Surf
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you’ll be able to have fun with Mantine Surf, a sport that lets you do some surfing while riding on Mantine’s back. Mantine Surf isn’t just a way to get between islands – it’s also a sport where you compete for the highest score by pulling off different cool moves! You can earn BP (Battle Points) by using Mantine Surf from various beaches. Aim for a high score by gaining speed so you can do more tricks which means more points!
Tip 2: To the worlds that await beyond
Ultra Wormholes are strange pockets of space that have been seen in the Alola region before. You’ll be able to ride on the backs of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo or Lunala to travel through an Ultra Wormhole and reach the worlds that lie beyond, where you can encounter Ultra Beasts and Legendary Pokémon, such as Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, and others. In fact, all the Legendary Pokémon of yore will appear in the worlds you explore in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
Tip 3: Special Legendary encounters
Most of the Legendary Pokémon that you encounter await in the worlds beyond Ultra Wormholes, but some Legendary Pokémon can be encountered when you fulfill special conditions. For example, you can encounter Giratina if you have both Dialga (which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Sun) and Palkia (which can be encountered in Pokémon Ultra Moon). If a friend has one of those Pokémon and you have the other, you can help each other out by trading*.
Tip 4: New Z-Moves
Z-Moves are moves of tremendous power—so powerful that they can only be used once per battle. When a Trainer and their Pokémon combine the force of their wills, the full strength of their effort bursts forth in an epic Z-Move! To use a Z-Move, you must have two key in-game items: a Z-Power Ring and a Z-Crystal. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, there are five Pokémon with new Z-Moves.
Here are the Pokémon and the items needed to unleash their Z-Moves:
Mimikyu's Z-Move: Let’s Snuggle Forever!
- Mimikyu will be able to use this Fairy-type Z-Move if it knows the move Play Rough and is holding a piece of Mimikium Z.
Kommo-o's Z-Move: Clangorous Soulblaze
- Kommo-o will be able to use this Dragon-type Z-Move if it knows the move Clanging Scales and is holding a piece of Kommonium Z.
Lycanroc's Z-Move: Splintered Stormshards
- Lycanroc will be able to use this new Rock-type Z-Move if it knows the move Stone Edge and is holding a piece of Lycanium Z.
Dusk Mane Necrozma's Z-Move: Searing Sunraze Smash
- Dusk Mane Necrozma will be able to use this special Steel-type Z-Move if it knows Sunsteel Strike and is holding a piece of Solganium Z.
Dawn Wings Necrozma's Z-Move: Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
- Dawn Wings Necrozma will be able to use this Ghost-type Z-Move if you have a Lunala that knows Moongeist Beam and is holding a piece of Lunalium Z.
Tip 5: Use Z-Moves again with Rotom’s Z-Power
You’ll grow closer to Rotom the more you communicate with it during your adventures in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. As you do, it will come to help you even more in your journey. Rotom’s personality will change based on how you communicate with it. Perhaps the Rotom that joins you on your adventure will come to act a bit like you! If you become close enough with Rotom, it’ll offer Z-Powered friendship support in the form of a special power for you called Rotom’s Z-Power! This lets you use a second Z-Move in battle, even though you’re normally limited to using only one Z-Move per battle.
You can learn more about the game at the official site.
*Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.
Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D.
ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence