Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The Year of Legendary Pokemon Concludes with Lugia and Ho-Oh https://www.gameskinny.com/wm3ti/the-year-of-legendary-pokemon-concludes-with-lugia-and-ho-oh https://www.gameskinny.com/wm3ti/the-year-of-legendary-pokemon-concludes-with-lugia-and-ho-oh Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:31:50 -0400 William R. Parks

"It's going to be a huge year for Pokemon," The Pokemon Company wrote in January, "and there's no better way to celebrate it than with Legendary Pokemon!"

And thus, the Year of Legendary Pokemon began, a yearlong celebration that has given owners of Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon access to an array of downloadable, Legendary Pocket Monsters.

November marks the conclusion of the festivities, and with it come two final Legendary Pokemon: Lugia for fans with copies of Sun or Ultra Sun and Ho-Oh for those with Moon or Ultra Moon.

Trainers can pickup the download codes required to activate these Legendaries exclusively at GameStop from November 2 to November 25.

With a code in-hand, these flying Pokemon can be accessed by selecting Mystery Gift on your game's main menu, then Receive Gift, and finally Get with Code/Password, where you will enter your download code.

Then, simply speak with a delivery person in any Pokemon Center and voila, your Legendary Pokemon has arrived.

As has been done with the Pokemon previously distributed for the Year of Legendary Pokemon, the versions of Lugia and Ho-Oh for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be Level 100 while those for Sun and Moon will be only Level 60.

Additionally, the Ultra versions come with a Gold Bottle Cap for Hyper Training and a different move-set than their non-Ultra counterparts.

Here is a full look at these last celebratory Legendaries from the press release:

Lugia

Lugia's wings pack devastating power--even a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.

Lugia will be distributed with the following characteristics:

Pokémon Ultra Sun
Lv. 100
Ability: Pressure
Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
Moves: Aeroblast, Earth Power, Psychic, Tailwind

Pokémon Sun
Lv. 60
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Skill Swap, Aeroblast, Extrasensory, Ancient Power

Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.

Ho-Oh will be distributed with the following characteristics:

Pokémon Ultra Moon
Lv. 100
Ability: Pressure
Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
Moves: Sacred Fire, Brave Bird, Earthquake, Tailwind

Pokémon Moon
Lv. 60
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Burn Up, Sacred Fire, Extrasensory, Ancient Power

With the looming November 16 release of Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as well as a core entry scheduled to come to Switch in 2019, Pokemon fans have plenty to be excited about.

In the mean time, why not dive into these wonderful, handheld entries one last time with a new Lugia or Ho-Oh?

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Mythical Pokemon Zeraora Code Available at GameStop https://www.gameskinny.com/bj1g3/mythical-pokemon-zeraora-code-available-at-gamestop https://www.gameskinny.com/bj1g3/mythical-pokemon-zeraora-code-available-at-gamestop Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:27:28 -0400 Lee Forgione

GameStop will be issuing codes to download the new Mythical Pokémon Zeraora into your Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon game. You can stop by participating stores to ask for the code between October 19 and November 9. 

Upon receiving Zeraora, it will already be at Level 50 and have a special item called the Air Balloon attached to it, which will allow it to nullify Ground-type moves. It will also have a special move called Plasma Fists, which turns all Normal-type attacks into Electric-type attacks for that turn. 

GameStop will also be handing out special double-sided posters to those who pre-order Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Nintendo has posted all of the information for Zeraora and how to obtain it via code, as listed here:

Zeraora
  • Level 50
  • Ability: Volt Absorb
  • Held Item: Air Balloon
  • Nature: Random
  • Moves:
    • Plasma Fists
    • Thunder Punch
    • Close Combat
    • Thunder

Use these steps, along with your code, to get Zeraora.

  1. Open your Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  3. Select Receive Gift.
  4. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet.
  5. Enter your code.
  6. Watch as Zeraora arrives in your game.
  7. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Zeraora.
  8. Be sure to save your game.

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Be sure to grab your code before the event ends on November 9 and be one step closer to completing that Pokedex of yours. 

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Get Zekrom & Reshiram for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon This October https://www.gameskinny.com/hvbuk/get-zekrom-reshiram-for-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-this-october https://www.gameskinny.com/hvbuk/get-zekrom-reshiram-for-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-this-october Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:27:52 -0400 Zack Palm

There are always more Pokemon out there for you to collect. Now GAME FREAK have partnered with Target to bring legendary Pokemon Zekrom and Reshiram to the Alolan regions in Pokemon Ultra Sun, Pokemon Ultra Moon, Pokemon Sun, and Pokemon Moon versions.

Zekrom and Reshiram are limited to specific versions. If you have Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Sunyou'll receive Zekrom. If you have Pokemon Ultra Moon or Pokemon Moon, you'll receive Reshiram. You need to visit a Target in your area participating in the event. When you're there and receive the code, you'll need to follow these steps to receive your new legendary creature.

  1. Open your game.
  2. Locate the Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  3. Select Receive Gift
  4. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet (make sure you're at a location where you can connect).
  5. Enter the code you received from Target.
  6. Watch the arrival animation of your legendary Pokemon.
  7. Speak to the delivery person at any Pokemon Center to receive your legendary Pokemon.
  8. Save your game.

That's all there is to it! You'll have your respective legendary in no time. Each of the different versions of the Pokemon come with a different level and move set. 

Pokemon Ultra Sun (Zekrom)
  • Level: 100
  • Ability: Teravolt 
  • Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap 
  • Moves: Fusion Bolt, Bolt Strike, Outrage, Stone Edge 
Pokemon Sun (Zekrom)
  • Lv. 60
  • Ability: Teravolt 
  • Moves: Slash, Zen Headbutt, Fusion Bolt, Dragon Claw 
Pokemon Ultra Moon (Reshiram)
  • Lv. 100 
  • Ability: Turboblaze 
  • Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap 
  • Moves: Fusion Flare, Blue Flare, Draco Meteor, Earth Power 
Pokemon Moon
  • Lv. 60 
  • Ability: Turboblaze 
  • Moves: Slash, Extrasensory, Fusion Flare, Dragon Pulse 

Head to your nearest Target location between October 19 to the 28 to receive your Legendary -- don't miss out!

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September's Legendary Pokemon: Get Latios & Latias https://www.gameskinny.com/f3gmf/septembers-legendary-pokemon-get-latios-latias https://www.gameskinny.com/f3gmf/septembers-legendary-pokemon-get-latios-latias Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:52:44 -0400 Bryant Pereira

The Pokemon Company spent the majority of this year distributing legendary Pokemon through various means to owners of Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon and Pokemon Sun & MoonThis month's legendary duo is Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire's dragon/psychic Pokemon Latios and Latias.

From September 2 to 29, trainers can visit local participating Best Buy stores to receive a code that can be redeemed in-game. Latias will be available to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Sun players, while Latios can be downloaded to Pokemon Ultra Moon and Pokemon Moon games.

Depending on which game you have, the level and items of your Latios or Latias will differ. Here are the stats for each type of Pokemon.

Pokemon Ultra Sun Latias
  • Level: 100   
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
  • Moves: Mist Ball, Psychic, Draco Meteor, Tailwind
Pokemon Sun Latias
  • Level: 60
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Moves: Mist Ball, Dragon Pulse, Psycho Shift, Wish
Pokemon Ultra Moon Latios
  • Level: 100
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Held Item: Gold Bottle Cap
  • Moves: Luster Purge, Psychic, Draco Meteor, Tailwind
Pokemon Moon Latios
  • Level: 60
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Moves: Luster Purge, Dragon Pulse, Psycho Shift, Dragon Breath

The Gold Bottle Cap item that comes with the Ultra versions of the games is a very valuable item, as it can be traded in to maximize all of a Pokemon's IV (Individual Values) -- an incredibly useful feature for competitive players.

Next months legendary distribution will give trainers the chance to get Reshiram or Zekrom, with Ho-Oh and Lugia following in November.

With Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu and Lets Go Eevee on the horizon, players have a limited time to get all the legendary monsters they can. Gamefreak and The Pokemon Company have not confirmed if Pokemon Bank will be compatible with the new games.

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Kyogre and Groudon Make Way to Pokemon Sun & Moon via GameStop https://www.gameskinny.com/vihrd/kyogre-and-groudon-make-way-to-pokemon-sun-moon-via-gamestop https://www.gameskinny.com/vihrd/kyogre-and-groudon-make-way-to-pokemon-sun-moon-via-gamestop Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:32:59 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Another wave of Legendaries has to made its way to Pokemon Sun & Moon and Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. From now until August 25, Pokemon Trainers will finally be able to add either Kyogre or Groudon to their collection.

Trainers in the United States and Canada will be able to stop by their local GameStop or EB Games, respectively, and get their own code to add one of these classic Legendaries to their Sun & Moon Pokemon collection. If you're a Pokemon fanatic or just a fan of Sapphire and Ruby, now's the time to grab one of these awesome Pokemon up before they become unavailable.

September will bring two additional Legendary Pokemon from the third generation of games: Latios and Latias. The time will pass before you even know it.

The rotation of free Legendaries doesn't come alone: With it is the new Pokemon TCG expansion, Sun & Moon: Celestial Storm, which boasts some impressive new GX cards and Prism Star cards for Latias, Latias, and Jirachi. It's a good time to be a Gen 3 fan.

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Pokemon Sun/Moon & Ultra Sun/Moon Players Can Get a Free Legendary a Month https://www.gameskinny.com/uvln5/pokemon-sunmoon-ultra-sunmoon-players-can-get-a-free-legendary-a-month https://www.gameskinny.com/uvln5/pokemon-sunmoon-ultra-sunmoon-players-can-get-a-free-legendary-a-month Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:43:48 -0500 Kerry-Lee Copsey

To kick off the year, The Pokemon Company has announced a new promotion for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon players. Owners of the 3DS games will be able to pick up a free Legendary Pokémon nearly every month throughout 2018.

The “Year of Legendary” promotion starts in February and will run through November. Further details on how to claim the free Pokemon will be released closer to the time. If previous events are anything to go by, Nintendo will partner with retailers to distribute the freebies or make them available via online redeemable codes.

Get ready to fill out your Pokedex here's the full list of Legendaries up for grabs each month:

  • February: Dialga or Palkia (Sinnoh)
  • March: Regigigas or Heatran (Hoenn/Sinnoh)
  • April: Raikou or Entei (Johto)
  • May: Xerneas or Yveltal (Kalos)
  • June: Zygarde (with Kalos and Alola Formes)
  • July: Tornadus or Thundurus (Unova)
  • August: Groudon or Kyogre (Hoenn)
  • September: Latios or Latias (Hoenn)
  • October: Reshiram or Zekrom (Unova)
  • November: Ho-Oh or Lugia (Johto)

To celebrate further, the company will be launching new Legendary-themed collections and GX cards for the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Additional details can be expected in the near future.

In the meantime, check out our guide for 20 things to do after you’ve beaten Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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Pokemon Celebrates its Legacy with a Legendary Plan for 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/q0pg5/pokemon-celebrates-its-legacy-with-a-legendary-plan-for-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/q0pg5/pokemon-celebrates-its-legacy-with-a-legendary-plan-for-2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:57:12 -0500 Andrew Krajewski

On Thursday, January 18th, The Pokemon Company announced several events for 2018 that will celebrate some of the most popular Legendary Pokemon from all over the franchise's history. The press release announced plans for the Pokemon video games, trading card game, mobile games, and the animated universe as well. Here are the highlights:

Pokemon Video Games

Fans who are owners of Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, Pokemon Ultra Sun, and Pokemon Ultra Moon will have the opportunity to freely obtain different Legendary Pokemon each month, from February to November. The following is the list of Legendary Pokemon, provided by The Pokemon Company, that will become available throughout 2018:

  •  February: Dialga or Palkia (Generation IV)
  • March: Regigas or Heatran (Generation IV)
  • April: Raikou or Entei (Generation II)
  • May: Xerneas or Yveltal (Generation VI)
  • June: Shiny Zygarde (Generation VI)
  • July: Tornadus or Thundurus (Generation V)
  • August: Groudon or Kyogre (Generation III)
  • September: Latios or Latias (Generation III)
  • October: Reshiram or Zekrom (Generation V)
  • November: Ho-Oh or Lugia (Generation II)

It's worth noting that no Kanto region, Legendary Pokemon, like Mewtwo or Zapdos, were listed, although no reason was given as to why.

Pokemon Trading Card Game

The Pokemon Company said that throughout 2018 they will announce "new collections, Pokemon-GX cards, and more." Fans of the Pokemon TCG will have to wait throughout the year for more details on what these announcements will entail.

Pokemon Mobile Games

Pokemon GO players will continue to see the game grow with "special promotions featuring Legendary Pokemon," while players of Pokemon Shuffle will see two new events in February for a chance to get their hands on Dialga and Palkia.

Pokemon Animation

Fans of the franchise will also be able to get their fill of Pokemon movies every month on the Pokemon TV app and on partner networks like Disney XD in the US.

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So why did The Pokemon Company choose to do all this in 2018? J.C. Smith of The Pokemon Company International said in the press release that the company is releasing these Legendary Pokemon "as a thank-you to all the Trainers out there who have been so committed and passionate about Pokemon over the years." He also stated that these events provide fans the opportunity to dig into the lore of the franchise. Fans can also visit the Legendary Pokemon website to learn more about Legendary Pokemon and the upcoming events. Younger fans can take the time to learn about the older Pokemon that captured the imagination of an entire generation, while older fans can look back and appreciate how Pokemon have changed over time. 

What are your thoughts about all these Legendary Pokemon events in 2018, and which event are you most excited about? Which Legendary is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to stick around GameSkinny for all your Pokemon news.

 

 

 

 

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How to Restart in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon https://www.gameskinny.com/y4fl4/how-to-restart-in-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon https://www.gameskinny.com/y4fl4/how-to-restart-in-pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:40:24 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Pokemon games are somewhat notorious for only having one save file. What if you want to play as a different gender, have a different team, choose Popplio instead of Rowlet (and don't lie; you know you want to) all on the same card? Unfortunately, Game Freak didn't see fit to address that problem with its latest games, so the only way to get a do-over in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is to start over completely. But the games don't do a tremendously good job of telling you how to do that. In fact, they don't tell you period.

How to Delete a Save File

Fortunately, it's super simple to delete a save file in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon so you can start over. On the opening screen, the one where the cinematic is playing, press Up on the D-Pad, B, and X at the same time. You'll then be asked whether you really want to delete all your data and so on. It might take a try or two, unless you have excellent timing when pressing buttons, but you'll get there.

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That's it for how to restart your save file, but be sure to check out our other Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides for other tips and tricks to help you be a Pokemon Master!

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The State of RPGs in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/93cm3/the-state-of-rpgs-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/93cm3/the-state-of-rpgs-in-2017 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:32:38 -0500 Joseph Rowe

2017 saw a slew of new, noteworthy RPGs. Although most were sequels of previously established series, they were long-awaited sequels, and most were well received. Both Western and Japanese developers brought something to the table this year, so put on your RPG bib and get ready to dig in to our State of RPGs in 2017 roundup!

The Biggest RPG Releases of 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Let's start this list off a little funky. Let's tackle the mess that was Mass Effect: Andromeda. The sequel to the mostly well-received Mass Effect trilogy had been anticipated for half a decade. While by no means the worst game of the year, many fans were disappointed with the weird graphics and the less-than-stellar storyline, likely caused by the game changing hands many times throughout its development. It currently sits at a user rating of 4.8 on Metacritic, with GameSkinny's ElConquistadork including it in his 5 Worst Games of 2017, but our own Synzer gave it a 9/10, showing that some fans of the series did end up loving it. They say that true art is controversial. I'm not sure that applies to this situation, but I imagine it's something the devs tell themselves to feel better about the scores it received.

Persona 5

It finally came out! Many Persona fans, including myself, had been anticipating this game for the better half of a decade. Luckily, the wait was worth it because Persona 5 lived up to the hype. With a user score of 9.1 on Metacritic, it's safe to say it was incredibly well received by most players. And with sweet tracks like the one above, can you blame them?

If you've been sitting out on buying any new RPGs this year, I recommend picking this one up! Whether it's the beautiful graphics, the gripping plot involving a talking cat and nearly mummified hikikomori, or its stellar soundtrack, there are no downsides to this masterpiece -- except maybe spending too much time building your social links/confidants up and neglecting your actual friends.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

The spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, Torment: Tides of Numenerais a story-rich 2.5D isometric RPG in which players take on the role of a reincarnated ancient being (more or less). In the process of controlling this dude, players have to make some pretty tough decisions that will have long-term effects on their gameplay. If you liked the original, GameSkinny's Ty Arthur thinks you'll like the new one, too. It does only have a 7 on Metacritic, indicating mixed reviews, but if you're looking for an in-depth, complex, story-based throwback RPG, you're going to be hard pressed to find a better one available right now -- unless you wanna just keep replaying Planescape and Icewind Dale.

Nioh

This game has been described as a mix between Dark Souls and Onimusha. If that's not enough to grab your interest, I don't know what is. With a user rating of 8.5 for the PS4 version on Metacritic, Nioh was received quite well. Players loved its Souls series difficulty and kind-of-similar mechanics, and they praised the game's creativity that set it apart from other Souls-like games currently on the market. It's also made by Team Ninja, so if you're a Ninja Gaiden fan, you're missing out if you haven't picked this up yet.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In a really big departure from the usual formula of the series, Nintendo went ahead and built a cooking Legend of Zelda game with an amazing open-world game built around it. Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air for the series, introducing tons of new gameplay elements, including a durability-based weapon system, crazy interactive environment elements that allow you to set fires, a tasty cooking system, and a degree of freedom that makes every other Zelda game look insanely linear. It currently sits at an 8.4 on Metacritic, with the only real complaints being about the durability system, but nearly everyone agrees that this is one of the best Zelda games in recent memory. 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

2017 brought with it a sequel to 2014's Stick of Truth. This time around, the focus is on superhero movie franchises. According to GameSkinny's own Ashley Gill, the game was a solid entry into the franchise and different enough from its predecessor to set it apart. Sitting at a 7.6 for the PS4 version on Metacritic, The Fractured But Whole has been praised for its combat system, its soundtrack, and its faithfulness to the humor and look of the Comedy Central original. Some players, like Ashley, weren't impressed by the crafting system, but most players enjoyed the rest of the game thoroughly regardless of its flaws.

Nier: Automata

One of the most well-received RPGs of the year, Nier: Automata sits at a user score of 8.8 on Metacritic. Practically everything about the game received praise, including its character design, its story, and especially its varied gameplay. The game is a sequel to the original Nier, made by PlatinumGames. Both games are spin-offs of the Drakengard series. Not only is the game itself amazing, but it's got a rich story that is only enhanced by any enjoyment or knowledge you have of the previous game and its sister series. Who doesn't love action RPGs with anime androids?

Hand of Fate 2

In Hand of Fate 2, players take control of a character who must fight through various multi-floored dungeons set up by a a dungeon master-like entity known as the Dealer. It combines roguelike, RPG, and deck-building gameplay to bring a unique spin to the genre. If you're a fan of D&D or other tabletop RPGs, this is definitely worth checking out. It's been generally well received, with a user score of 7.7 on Metacritic. The main criticism that pops up is its combat, but players praise its other gameplay mechanics and the improvements the sequel made over the original.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon

 In the spirit of other second releases of Pokemon games, Pokemon: Ultra Sun/Moon is basically the same as its originals but with a few extra goodies. It comes with a new Mantine surfing mini-game, a new online battle mode that allows players to rent Pokemon to create a new team, a Fairy-type trial, totem stickers, and more. One of the biggest updates is that the game now actually contains a real gym, whereas the original games got around that with the Island Trials. The coolest new feature added to the game is its post-game: you fight a supergroup of the previous game's evil organization leaders. Their name is Team Rainbow Rocket, which is the sickest name ever, I don't care who you are. If you're a hardcore Pokemon fan, this is worth checking out, but if you're not, you're probably fine just sticking with the 2016 release.

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The Remastered RPG Releases of 2017

Final Fantasy XII: the Zodiac Age

If you weren't a fan of the original Final Fantasy XII, like GameSkinny's Ashley Gill, then you might still want to give this new game a try, as it completely remakes the MMORPG combat system into something more appropriate to the mainline Final Fantasy series. Not only does The Zodiac Age update the combat (which Ashley loved and which I will reserve my judgment on because I am one of three people who actually liked the original FFXII's MMORPG-style combat), but it also gives the game a lovely new set of updated graphics and, especially, sound.  Whether you're a fan of the original game or not, if you're looking for a new Final Fantasy to spend your time with this year, this one might be right for you.

Skyrim VR

Have you ever wanted to Fus Roh Dah a dragon face to face? Well, now thanks to the PS4 VR version of the game, you can. There's not much new to report on this other than some people really love Skyrim VR, and some people really hate it. If you're a fan of VR, though, you'll probably dig this update to the much-beloved fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series.

.Hack//G.U. Last Recode

Forget about your Sword Art Onlines and your Log Horizons, the OG stuck-in-a-game game is back with a re-release of the original .Hack//G.U. trilogy as well as a new installment: .hack//G.U. Vol. 4//Reconnection. Fans of the original game series or the anime, manga, and light novels it's based on will love this (re)release. .Hack//G.U. Last Recode sits at a well-received score of 7.9 on Metacritic, with players praising its improvements/updates to the original, its story, and its addictive gameplay.

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What Was New in the World of Online RPGs of 2017

World of Warcraft: Legion continues

(The cinematic above contains some pretty serious spoilers, so watch at your own discretion.)

While World of WarcraftLegion came out back in 2016, it concluded this year with players finally confronting Sargeras and banishing him to space baby jail, while Illidan watches over him in a surprisingly poetic resolution to our demon hunting buddy's storyline. There's an upcoming patch that will tide players over until Battle for Azeroth releases, but for now, players will be spending their time raiding Antorus or competing in the current PvP season.

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

Introducing the Warden as a new class as well as bringing players to the location of the beloved third Elder Scrolls game, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind received mixed scores from players, largely debating about whether the price was worth it. However, many players feel like this gave the game enough fresh content to keep them interested, especially all that new lore. Delicious. It's what finally convinced me to want to give the game a shot.

FFXIV: Stormblood

In a bold move, FFXIV: Stormblood introduces the brand-new classes Samurai and Red Mage. Oh, wait, they're not new to the series? Well, they're new to this game along with a new level cap, new areas to explore, new primals, a new raid, and a few other new features. It was given a 7.1 user score on Metacritic, indicating that it was received neither well nor poorly. Most of the negative reviews came from players who had server issues, but the content itself seems to have been well received, making this one of the better MMO expansions to check out this year.

Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris

Bungie is a bit weird. They just released Destiny 2 back in September on the PS4 and XBox One, then released it for PC on October 24th. Yet, this month brought with it the game's first expansion: Curse of Osiris. Just like the original, the game is basically an FPS MMORPG that features both PvE and PvP. Unlike the original, it came with a better matchmaking system. It was well received at launch, with most players praising its varied gameplay, its graphics, and its new storylines. However, some players have since soured to the game because of the quick release of its expansion, which involved gating content from the original behind expansion-only gear levels (as well as misleading players in the original about the amount of XP they were earning). The Curse of Osiris' Metacritic score currently sits at a 1.7 for users, but that is likely due to (warranted) salt over the developer's content gating and the XP issue.

Absolver

I wanted to like Absolver much more than I did. I really did. It's like Dark Souls and Jade Empire with a softer aesthetic. It was pretty great to play -- when it worked. However, this PvE-lite, PvP-focused online martial arts RPG was plagued with insane server issues at launch that killed a lot of the potential love I had for it. I gave it a 6, but the user score on Metacritic was a little bit higher at 6.6. It might be worth revisiting now that there's been some time to work out the server issues, but I'd rather just go back to Persona 5.

Citadel: Forged with Fire

This is another game that was plagued with issues in its early-access days when I was writing the review for itCitadel: Forged with Fire was an incredibly promising sandbox. It's like the other games, except you're a wizard and you fly on a broom. That might not sound exciting, but have you ever flown on a broom before? It's pretty dope. The main problems I had with the game were based on its early-access nature leading to numerous instances of game-breaking bugs, like server crashes, enemies who didn't attack, and an incredibly hard-to-navigate server browser. However, other players have reported that those issues have since been fixed for the most part, and the game's more recent reviews on Steam have been mostly positive. Given all that, it might be worth checking out if you want to get your Gandalf on.

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What Does 2018 Have in Store for Us?

Kingdom Hearts III

While likely not coming out in 2018, a writer can hope, can't he? I've largely avoided playing the other games in the series (besides 1 and 2), so I've been waiting for Kingdom Hearts III for longer than I'd like to admit. When will Goofy come home?

All we have for now are trailers to hold us off, but luckily, this year's E3 showed off the combat system a bit more. The game looks just as good as it ever was. I can't wait to beat Pete up. Also, shout out to the accurate James Woods impersonator playing Hades in the Japanese dub.

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom

The long-anticipated sequel to the original Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom comes out next year. Hype yourselves up, anime nerds, because this is looking to be a promising sequel. The Ghibli veterans who worked on the original game are reprising their roles for this, so if you got that same feeling from the trailer, you're justified. We might not get a Princess Mononoke 2 anytime soon, but at least we got this.

 

WoW: Battle for Azeroth

The Horde's done it again. We somehow managed to be aggressors again because story. So, after saving our world from utter annihilation and banishing Sargeras to titan jail, we will have another war with WoW: Battle for Azeroth. But at least we get some new allied races coming in, like the Zandalari Trolls and Void Elves. You'll catch me playing a Highmountain Tauren Druid while I explore Zandalar.

Call of Cthulu

Fans of horror RPGs and Lovecraft have a tasty little treat to look forward to next year: Call of Cthulu. Based off of the tabletop RPG of the same name, which is based off of Lovecraft's Mythos, players will be investigating some seriously spooky stuff in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

When most Americans think of Bohemians, they tend to think of beatniks, but Kingdom Come: Deliverance is about to show that the Kingdom of Bohemia is back, sans the Kerouac books. This game is billed as being based on 15th century European history in the Holy Roman Empire. Everything from the clothing to the castles to the soundtrack is meant to be period accurate. If you're looking for a medieval RPG without the fantasy, this game will be worth keeping an eye on.

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2017 has been a pretty generous year for RPG fans. Whether you're a fan of traditional JRPGs or Western MMOs, there's something for pretty much everyone. Persona 5 was hands down my favorite this year. How about you? What was your favorite RPG this year? Are there any games I overlooked? What are you looking forward to most next year? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Complete Fossils Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/hv4d6/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-complete-fossils-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/hv4d6/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-complete-fossils-guide Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:10:42 -0500 Craig Snyder

Fossil Pokémon are some of the coolest and most unique of the set. The Pokémon series is filled with interesting subsets of Pokémon, but the prehistoric ones have always seemed to really captivate the fanbase. When Twitch Plays Pokémon was a craze, quality memes like Lord Helix popped out of nowhere thanks to them.

Lord Helix may be a thing of the past, but Fossil Pokémon are back in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in some new and improved ways. Let's look at which Fossil Pokémon are exclusive to each game and learn how to get each of them.

How to Get Fossils in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

In past iterations of the series, you'd have to make a careful choice between which fossils you'd want to invest in. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it's a bit different because you have the option of collecting the five fossils from your version of the game as well as trading for the five fossils in the other version of the game.

Another big difference from previous games in the Pokémon series is that you don't have to go through the tedious task of making your way through caves and dungeons to find these fossils. Instead, they're all available in shops in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

In Konikoni City, you can find Olivia's shop. It's located at the city's crossroads, across from the Pokémon Center. Olivia's shop sells rare stones, including the fossils that can unlock these Fossil Pokémon. All of the fossils cost 7,000 Pokédollars, and you can only purchase one of each fossil.

Depending on which version of the game you're playing, the old woman in the shop will have five different fossils. In Pokémon Ultra Sun, it's Claw, Skull, Helix, Cover, and Jaw. In Pokémon Ultra Moon, it's Sail, Plume, Dome, Root, and Armor. Check out the headings below for each game to discover which Pokémon is unlocked by which fossil.

Pokémon Ultra Sun Fossil Pokémon

Anorith

Anorith is a Generation III Pokémon of Rock/Bug type that evolves into Armaldo. You can get this Pokémon from the Claw Fossil.

Cranidos

Cranidos is a Generation IV Pokémon of Rock type that evolves into Rampardos. You can get this Pokémon from the Skull Fossil.

Omanyte

Omanyte is a Generation I Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Omastar. You can get this Pokémon from the Helix Fossil.

Tirtouga

Tirtouga is a Generation V Pokémon of Water/Rock type that evolves into Carracosta. You can get this Pokémon from the Cover Fossil.

Tyrunt

Tyrunt is a Generation VI Pokémon of Rock/Dragon type that evolves into Tyrantrum. You can get this Pokémon from the Jaw Fossil.

Pokémon Ultra Moon Fossil Pokémon

 

Amaura

Amaura is a Generation VI Pokémon of Rock/Ice type that evolves into Aurorus. You can get this Pokémon from the Sail Fossil.

Archen

Archen is a Generation V Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Archeops. You can get this Pokémon from the Plume Fossil.

Kabuto

Kabuto is a Generation I Pokémon of Rock/Water type that evolves into Kabutops. You can get this Pokémon from the Dome Fossil.

Lileep

Lileep is a Generation III Pokémon of Rock/Grass type that evolves into Cradily. You can get this Pokémon from the Root Fossil.

Shieldon

Shieldon is a Generation IV Pokémon of Rock/Steel type that evolves into Bastiodon. You can get this Pokémon from the Armor Fossil.

How to Get Pokémon from Fossils in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Now that you're able to pick out which fossil you want, we need to figure out how to get the associated Pokemon from that fossil.

Head to the Pokémon Center on Route 8. From there, you want to go up until you're able to turn right into a forest. Inside of this forest, you'll find a man inside of a recreation vehicle that can revive your fossils. This is the Fossil Restoration Center.

His dialogue is a little weird, as you may expect from someone in an RV in the woods, but feel free to come back to him with as many fossils as you want, and he'll turn them into Pokémon.

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon eliminated the stress of having to pick between limited Fossil Pokémon availability, but you're still going to have to grind and work to get your hands on the ones that belong to the game title opposite of yours.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Postgame: Shiny & Oval Charms Guide - https://www.gameskinny.com/hq6bu/pokemon-ultra-sun-moon-postgame-shiny-oval-charms-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/hq6bu/pokemon-ultra-sun-moon-postgame-shiny-oval-charms-guide Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:51:21 -0500 Craig Snyder

So, you've beaten Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. Well done, but the game is far from over. There's tons of post-game content packed into these two new Pokémon games, and one of the most important things for you to knock out first is collecting the two Key Item charms.

Obtaining the Shiny and Oval Charms is not only part of the post-game bucket list, but doing so is going to help you progress even further into the game by obtaining new and Shiny Pokémon even more easily. Want to know how to get your hands on these two powerful items? Here's how.

How to Get the Shiny Charm in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Getting the Shiny Charm requires that you complete the Alola Pokédex, which is around 400 Pokémon (not the full 800). This does mean that you're going to have to invest time in getting the Ultra Beasts and Legendaries, as they are part of Alola.

Once you've done that, go to the Game Freaks building. The Game Freaks building is on the second island (Akala), right on the main strip in Heahea City, making it accessible pretty early on into the game. Once inside the Game Freaks building, go up the stairs to the second floor, and you'll find the game director. He's the guy with the red headband.

Talk to him and he's going to give you a stamp for your passport book, the Shiny Charm, and a unique outfit: Karate Gi Jacket and Karate Gi Pants.

What does the Shiny Charm do?

The Shiny Charm is a Key Item that originally comes from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It increases your chance of encountering Shiny Pokémon, and you receive this effect by simply having the item in your inventory.

This increase makes Shiny encounters go from 1 in 4,096 random encounters to 1 in ~1,365. Getting Shiny Pokémon from methods like Masuda breeding will also experience an increase in probability.

How to Get the Oval Charm in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Just like the Shiny Charm, the Oval Charm can be obtained in Heahea City at the Game Freaks building. Go to the second floor of this building and head to the left of the room. Here, you'll find Morimoto. Talk to him and you'll jump into a battle against Morimoto and Iwao. You can only participate in this battle after you've beaten the Elite Four.

Both of them have very high-level Pokémon, so be prepared. Upon beating them, Morimoto will give you the Oval Charm. As an additional fun fact, Shigeki Morimoto is the game designer that created Mew, and Kazumasa Iwao was one of the leads that developed Pokémon's battle system.

What does the Oval Charm do?

Just like the Shiny Charm, the Oval Charm is another Key Item originally from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It increases the chance of Pokémon Eggs being found at the Nursery. You experience this effect any time the item is in your inventory.

There doesn't seem to be any precise data on the increase percentage yet, but I do know that an egg cycle consists of 255 steps, and the Oval Charm chance changes every 256 steps. People have reported increases ranging from about 5% to 12%. This item is great when used in tandem with the Shiny Charm during Masuda method breeding.

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With these two charms, Pokémon breeding is just about as good as it gets in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Anyone who's interested in trading Pokémon needs these items, and they're really not too hard to get once you've reached the endgame.

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Why Pokemon Needs HMs Back in Place of Poké Ride https://www.gameskinny.com/rnlxt/why-pokemon-needs-hms-back-in-place-of-poke-ride https://www.gameskinny.com/rnlxt/why-pokemon-needs-hms-back-in-place-of-poke-ride Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:39:07 -0500 ThatGamersAsylum

With the release of the seventh generation of Pokemon titles -- Sun and Moon last year and the recent Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon -- there’s been something on my mind. As anyone who has played these titles knows, there were large changes made to the classic series's formula in this gen. In particular, I want to talk about the removal of HMs (Hidden Machines) and why said removal actually hurt the franchise more than anything else.

The Basics

Then . . . 

Every mainline Pokemon game up until this point had included HMs. HMs were items you obtained that let you teach your Pokemon a special move which, unlike all other moves, could be used not only in battle but also in certain overworld situations. While specific HMs varied from game to game, there were some that were consistent across the whole series, such as Surf, which allowed you to swim over large bodies of water, or Fly, which allowed you to use a flying Pokemon to return to previously visited locations (aka fast travel). Like any other move in Pokemon, only particular Pokemon could learn particular HMs. For instance, you needed to be able to fly to learn Fly.

. . . and Now

In place of HMs, we were given the Poké Ride system. Instead of teaching a Pokemon a move, you were given a particular Pokemon you would summon exclusively to execute the functions that you previously used your own Pokemon for. Whereas you previously used your Pidgeot to fly, you were now using a generic Charizard to get the job done. And while you were using your Swampert to surf previously, now you were going to be using a generic Lapras, Sharpedo, or Mantine. In that same light, surfing on your Pokemon would cause a black, unidentifiable blur to appear underneath your character so that the developers would not have to actually create and animate hundreds of different Pokemon sprites or models; now there are custom models.

On the surface, replacing HMs with the Poké Ride system only seems to affect the game in small ways; however, considering the actual reason these systems were created in the first place reveals what is actually going on behind the scenes.

The Good

HMs Are the Swiss Army Knife of Design

It should be noted that HMs actually have a lot of uses in the world of Pokemon, and I am not just talking about the literal function of the skills themselves. Whether it was the in-world uses of HMs or their combat uses, there was a wide spectrum of uses for HMs over the years. That being said, HMs allow you to interact with the game world using your Pokemon in a way that does not just represent beating up other Pokemon.

HMs Keep You On Track

The overworld uses for HMs allow the developers to organically add in layers of exploration by gating off content. In other words, you may be able to see that you can get to a small, item-bearing island in the middle of a lake from early on in the game, but it’s only later in the game that you can actually return to this spot to get said item. Moreover, HMs can ensure that you cannot surf until you actually get everything required to surf -- HM, badges, a Pokemon that can learn Surf, etc. -- meaning they know you cannot get to locations you are not supposed to be at until the appropriate time, which is important in a game where you can freely trade Pokemon around.

This is very clearly the part of HMs that the developers wished to preserve with their implementation of Poké Ride.

HMs Let YOUR Pokemon Interact With the World

HMs also serve to tie your Pokemon to the game world, thus grounding the experience (well, as much as that is possible in a game world as ridiculous as Pokemon). It makes sense that you could use an HM like Strength to bot push boulders in the open world and to push around Pokemon in battle.

Moreover, since YOUR Pokemon have to learn these HMs, it feels like your team and by extension, you, are affecting the game world. This aesthetic, emotional value is something that, while secondary in purpose, is nonetheless very powerful. It grants you autonomy and power over the world in a way that the Poké Ride just doesn’t.

HMs Ensure You Can Keep Up with Your Foes

But perhaps most importantly, HMs completely shape your team from start to finish. Usually, HMs are not optional. While this has changed over the course of the series, with certain HMs like Cut becoming almost completely optional, at their best, HMs help shape the exploration. This is seen through the extensive use of boulder pushing puzzles in early games, as well as in Surf, which has been required for extensive portions of every game.

Most importantly, however, you are required to have a Pokemon that can learn it. For instance, Surf is a water move and can be learned almost exclusively by water Pokemon, meaning that there’s a good chance you have a water Pokemon, or at the very least, you have a water move. From the developer’s point of view, this means they know you can most likely fight off fire-type, ground-type, and rock-type Pokemon. In that same vein, they know there’s a really good chance that you have a Pokemon that knows Fly, which is a flying-type move, that can help you with fighting-type, grass-type, and bug-type Pokemon, which are all common enemy types. (Why do you think there is always a "starter bird," e.g., Pidgey, Starly, Fetchling, etc.?)

This meant that the developers could force you to learn HMs to get past overworld blocks while also ensuring you had the combat weapons needed to adequately handle the enemies going forward. This helped subtly lead you toward using Pokemon that could learn these essential moves, thus helping ensure you had a balanced roster.

The Bad

Now, you might think I'm looking at HMs through some odd rose-tinted glasses, but you’d be wrong. All of this wonderful design aside, the HM system has had some major issues since its inception. In fact, it is amazing that the rules surrounding them were never changed over the course of nearly 20 years. Let's look at some of the larger problems with the system.

HMs Can’t be Deleted

Well, except by one particular person in each game, which is needlessly annoying. This creates a TON of problems.

This eats up 1/4 of a certain Pokemon's moveset. Some of the games have up to 8 HMs, meaning one or two Pokemon might have half their moveset dominated by these moves. The autonomy that HMs add on the overworld is counteracted by the inability to choose moves for particular Pokemon on your roster. 

Most HMs Really Suck

This is relatively straightforward. Most HMs are not exactly what you would call "useful" moves. Rock Smash hits with a whopping 40 damage (it was only 20 in gen 2 and 3). Flash literally only lowers your foes’ accuracy, which might not even be something you are interested in. There’s also been a propensity toward crappy Normal-type moves, which fails to take advantage of HMs' ability to balance rosters. And don’t even get me started on Defog.

Even the ones that are good, like Surf, are not great for all Pokemon that can learn them since moves are split between Special and Physical types. This means a physical attacking Water Pokemon, such as Swampert, will find a lot less use from Surf than a special attacking Pokemon like Kyogre.

There have also been four different Water-type HMs -- Surf, Waterfall, Dive, and Whirlpool -- over the course of the series, which is kind of crazy considering there are eighteen different Pokemon types, most of which have never had even one HM. This, in turn, puts a huge burden on water-type Pokemon to learn multiple HMs despite you maybe not wanting or needing that.

Problems Born of Other Problems

These two major issues also lead to the emergence of other problems, like the so-called “HM Slaves,” which are Pokemon you only ever keep around because they have learned four different, crappy HMs that you’d never want your actual combatants to learn.

Practical Solutions

As much as I am willing to merely complain talk in hypotheticals, I will actually give some practical solutions to this problem, which has frankly been completely mishandled over the duration of the series.

Potential Is Material

You should be able to use an HM on the overworld without forcing a Pokemon to actually learn it. This means that HMs don’t have to be great moves, nor will you be forced to learn crappy moves. This does mean that you can't rely on the fact that a Pokemon knows a certain move just because they are using a certain HM. That is to say, a Pokemon could use Surf on the overworld, but the dev doesn't explicitly know whether you actually have a Pokemon that knows a water move; they just know you have a Pokemon that is capable of learning a water move. However, this is a cheap and easy fix.

Diversity & Balance

HMs should be represented by a large diversity of Pokemon types. So, maybe there is a fire equivalent to Surf, which would then allow you to ride on lava, which would be freaking awesome. Maybe there is a ground equivalent to Dive (the already-existent Dig?) which allows you to burrow down into certain areas. Maybe there is a fairy move which allows items in the world to begin to float, similar to the way fairy dust is used in the Peter Pan/Tinker Bell universe.

Above and Beyond

While I have largely focused on how HMs tie into combat, another shortcoming of HMs is that their overworld usages truly fail to inspire. In short, I would describe them as not being either action-oriented or logic-oriented enough. For action-oriented, you would want something that has some feel to it. Something that you can get better at controlling with skill, which might take some amount of timing to truly master and utilize. For logic-oriented, you would want something that works well for puzzles. Something that makes you think in an abstract way, which could then be utilized in a variety of ways.

Imagine being able to hotkey certain HMs to your face buttons to then be able to make rapid-fire, Zelda-esque moves on the overworld. In fact, looking back at old 2D isometric Zelda titles reveals a ton of different items that could literally be stolen outright.

Imagine if Cut was turned into something that was equivalent to Link’s sword. Merely pressing A, your hotkey for Cut, on the over world could allow you to cut down grass, just like in old-school Zelda titles. In fact, older games in the series let you cut swathes of grass using Cut, but it required you to go into the menu to activate it. Strength could be used to push boulders like it always has, or maybe it could let you pick up and throw boulders. Maybe Iron Defense could become a steel-type HM used like Link’s shield. And electric Pokemon could use magnetism similar to the Magnetic gloves in Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.

Sure, all of this would be harder to abstract now that the series has moved away from its isometric 2D roots, but the potential to completely revolutionize Pokemon by reusing old Legend of Zelda ideas is damned near limitless.

Recap

In summation, I think that the implicit team-balancing capabilities of HMs more than prove why they should have stayed around. In fact, I think they would have stuck around had they actually been innovated upon. If the devs had merely bothered to actually balance HMs so that they were more diverse and less crappy, then the system wouldn't have needed to be changed. More importantly, people would not have wanted it to change, because it would have been a pivotal part of the world's design rather than being a vaguely interesting but ultimately annoying footnote. 

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: How to Catch Solgaleo, Lunala, and Cosmog https://www.gameskinny.com/ntgp6/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-catch-solgaleo-lunala-and-cosmog https://www.gameskinny.com/ntgp6/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-catch-solgaleo-lunala-and-cosmog Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:31:19 -0500 Autumn Fish

Solgaleo and Lunala are the box Legendaries for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, so naturally, it stands to reason that you would get one of them in their respective game. However, there are actually two versions of the box Legendary in your game, leaving you with the extra Pokemon you need to fairly trade with another version -- though you'll need to follow an obscure sidequest found near the end of the story to get it.

So how do you catch the original Solgaleo or Lunala, and how do you go on to find their stunt double? Let's dive in!

How to Catch Solgaleo in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Lunala in Ultra Moon

Solgaleo and Lunala become catchable in their respective versions after traveling to Ultra Megalopolis and defeating Necrozma at the end of the game. They're not found at the Altar of the Sunne or Moone, though, like they were in the originals.

Instead, travel to Iki Town on Melemele Island and make your way up towards the Ruins of Conflict. Right before the bridge where you originally met Lillie, you'll find her standing next to Solgaleo or Lunala, depending on your version. She asks you to challenge them to a battle in order to capture and travel with them.

Be sure to save before the battle in case you accidentally knock them out or want to soft-reset for better stats. Also, remember to bring a Pokemon with Synchronize in order to get the Nature you want. Catch it with the skillful toss of a Pokeball and Solgaleo or Lunala is all yours.

Now that you have your box Legendary, you can go about getting the duplicate by first finding Cosmog through an obscure sidequest.

How to Catch Solgaleo Lunala and Cosmog in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide

How to Find Cosmog in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

With the newly captured Solgaleo or Lunala in your party, head back to the Altar of the Sunne or Moone respectively and interact with the Ultra Wormhole at night in the real world. (In Ultra Sun, this is the same time as night in-game. For Ultra Moon, do this during the in-game day.) You'll find a new option in the pop-up menu:

Go to the reverse world

Select the new option to travel to a different world where day is night and night is day. In the reverse world, use the Poke Ride Charizard to fly to the Lake of the Sunne or Moone on Ula'ula Island. From here, head inside the ruined building atop the lake and follow the path all the way to the end.

Once you reach the altar inside, Solgaleo or Lunala will call out to the heavens and a mirage of the opposite version's Legendary appears before them. After witnessing the event, you find Cosmog sitting atop the Altar. Simply interacting with it adds it to your team, so you don't actually have to battle it. You also receive the Z-Crystal for the box Legendary of the opposite version.

Note that you won't find Cosmog if Solgaleo or Lunala is currently fused with Necrozma, nor will you find it if you come at the wrong time of day. Also, note that the Altar of the Sunne or Moone will only be fully accessible after beating the game.

Cosmog evolves into Cosmoem upon reach level 43. At level 53, Cosmoem finally evolves into another Solgaleo or Lunala. It'll be the same as the box Legendary, so you'll essentially see doubles, but you're bound to find someone willing to trade one of their extras for one of yours.

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With these Legendary Pokemon in your team, you're that much closer to completing the regional Pokedex. For more on the latest mid-gen remakes, be sure to check out the rest of our Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: How to Find the Fishing Rod https://www.gameskinny.com/hkr0m/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-find-the-fishing-rod https://www.gameskinny.com/hkr0m/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-find-the-fishing-rod Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:09:40 -0500 Autumn Fish

By now you've likely seen a Totem Sticker or two lying at the bottom of a pond in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and are just dying to claim it for yourself. However, before you can add this Sticker to your collection, you must first acquire the Fishing Rod.

The Fishing Rod may not be found as early as in other games, but that's in large part because Game Freak finally got rid of the Old Rods and Super Rods in this generation. Rather, you'll find you have to play a good chunk of the game before you'll have much access to Water Pokemon or any of those pesky underwater Stickers.

So how do you find the Fishing Rod, and how do you use it when you do? Let's jump in!

How to Find the Fishing Rod in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

If you're still on Melemele Island, just put your nose to the grindstone and progress through the story. You won't even see a glimpse of the Fishing Rod until you're well into Akala Island, so just put it out of your mind until then.

Once you arrive at Akala, make sure you follow the story past Route 4. As you pass through Paniola Ranch and Route 5, you'll even find two more submerged stickers, just teasing you about not having your Fishing Rod yet.

After clearing Route 5, recuperate in the Pokemon Center. You're not far from finding the Fishing Rod now, but you're going to need to be ready for a serious fight on Brooklet Hill.

As soon as you begin the Water Trial on Brooklet Hill, you'll immediately receive the Lapras PokeRide so that you can traverse the area. Chase all of the Wishiwashi downstream to finally face the Totem Pokemon at the end of the path. After completing the Trial, Lana awards you with the Fishing Rod.

Remember, however, that the Fishing Rod's functionality has changed since the last generation. Instead of being assigned to a D-Pad Shortcut, you need only press the A button while facing a submerged Sticker or an outcropping of rocks where you can fish.

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With the Fishing Rod in hand, you can finally catch Water Pokemon and collect submerged Stickers to your heart's content. For more on the latest mid-gen remakes, be sure to check out the rest of our Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide: Pokemon Natures https://www.gameskinny.com/meb55/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-guide-pokemon-natures https://www.gameskinny.com/meb55/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-guide-pokemon-natures Sun, 26 Nov 2017 12:29:35 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

The recently released Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have received high praise and drawn many back to the long-running franchise with their mix of nostalgia and innovation.

If you haven't picked up a Pokemon title since Silver and Gold or, like this writer, never really paid that much attention to some of the finer points in the games, like natures, you might be thinking Sassy, Quirky, and Impish are the leftover dwarves from Snow White no one ever talks about. But there's a lot more to natures than imparting an element to personality to your Pokemon, as they can significantly affect how your Pokemon grows.

What Are Pokemon Natures?

Natures were first introduced in Generation III (Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald), and most affect a Pokemon's stat growth. 20 of the 25 natures raise one stat and decrease one, and there are five neutral natures that don't affect anything. Managing natures is particularly useful for those wishing to enter the competitive scene, but it has benefits in normal gameplay too, especially if you like to use your favorites, instead of strong Pokemon only.

For example, Yungoos naturally has low Defense (and low everything else except Attack, for that matter). If you want to use it and still have a good chance of success, a Relaxed or Impish nature would be ideal, since both raise Defense by up to 20 points over time, compared to a hindering or neutral nature, and they lower a stat that isn't as important for Yungoos.

Natures are randomly assigned when the game generates a Pokemon, be it in the wild, an in-game trade, or through breeding. Random it may be, but if you're breeding Pokemon and attempting to obtain a specific nature, having the male or female hold an Everstone ensures the offspring will share their respective nature. That applies to any Pokemon game after Black 2 and White 2, with different mechanics in place for earlier games.

Stat Overview and Nature Chart

In case you're new to Pokemon, here's a short rundown of each stat.

Attack and Defense are both related to physical moves, with attack determining how much physical damage your Pokemon can dish out, and defense relates to how much it can take. Special Attack and Special Defense are the same, but for special moves--the ones with the purple spiral in a move description, such as Psychic. And Speed, if you haven't already guessed, determines turn order and which Pokemon goes first in a battle.

The below Pokemon nature chart (of sorts) groups natures by which stat they raise and lists the lowered stat as well.

Attack Group

Lonely

  • Raises: Attack
  • Lowers:  Defense

Brave

  • Raises: Attack
  • Lowers: Speed

Naughty

  • Raises: Attack
  • Lowers: Special Defense

Adamant

  • Raises: Attack
  • Lowers: Special Attack
Special Attack Group

Rash

  • Raises: Special Attack
  • Lowers: Special Defense

Mild

  • Raises: Special Attack
  • Lowers: Defense

Modest

  • Raises: Special Attack
  • Lowers: Attack

Quiet

  • Raises: Special Attack
  • Lowers: Speed
Defense Group

Relaxed

  • Raises: Defense
  • Lowers: Speed

Impish

  • Raises: Defense
  • Lowers: Special Attack

Bold

  • Raises: Defense
  • Lowers: Attack

Lax

  • Raises: Defense
  • Lowers: Special Defense
Special Defense Group

Gentle

  • Raises: Special Defense
  • Lowers: Defense

Calm

  • Raises: Special Defense
  • Lowers: Attack

Careful

  • Raises: Special Defense
  • Lowers: Special Attack

Sassy

  • Raises: Special Defense
  • Lowers: Speed
Speed Group

Hasty

  • Raises: Speed
  • Lowers: Defense

Timid

  • Raises: Speed
  • Lowers: Attack

Jolly

  • Raises: Speed
  • Lowers: Special Attack

Naive

  • Raises: Speed
  • Lowers: Special Defense
Neutral Group
  • Hardy
  • Docile
  • Serious
  • Bashful
  • Quirky

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Whether you're playing just for fun or you're planning on entering a competition, understanding Pokemon natures will get you that much closer to being a true master.

Will you be paying careful attention to your Pokemon's natures from now on? Let us know down in the comments and be sure to check out our other Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides!

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: All Haircuts and Hair Colors https://www.gameskinny.com/t9s0u/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-all-haircuts-and-hair-colors https://www.gameskinny.com/t9s0u/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-all-haircuts-and-hair-colors Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:25 -0500 Autumn Fish

In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, you can change your haircut at any Salon in Alola. Many of the hairstyles from the previous games have returned, but there are a few new ones that really spice up the mix.

What's annoying is that neither Ultra Sun nor Ultra Moon let you try out or even get a look at haircuts or hair colors before paying for the style. You're either stuck soft resetting for the hair you want or looking at a guide much like this one here.

Even at endgame, it's annoying to unnecessarily waste Pokedollars just because you don't like the hairstyle you picked -- especially when you throw bangs into the equation. So without further ado, let's take a look at all of the hairstyles and colors found in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon.

All Male Haircuts and Hairstyles in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

The six male haircuts from the original games return, along with two brand-new ones. Achieving your desired hairstyle is as simple as buying a Cut for 4,000 PokeDollars or a Cut and Color for 5,000 at any Salon.

Medium and Layered Medium and Smooth Caesar Cut
medium and layered haircut in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon medium and smooth hairstyle in pokemon ultra sun and moon The traditional Caesar cut hair style in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon
Modern Quiff Short and Layered (New) Short and Tousled (New)
Braided Cornrows Long and Tousled (Unlocked After E4)
boy with braided cornrows in his hair the long and tousled haircut for males in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon

 

All Female Haircuts in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

The eight female haircuts from the original games return, alongside two brand-new ones. Achieving your desired hairstyle starts with purchasing a Cut for 4,000 PokeDollars or a Cut and Color for 5,000 at any Salon.

Chin-Length Bob Short and Bobbed Medium and Wavy
a female chin-length bob hairstyle the short and bobbed haircut in Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon female with medium and wavy hairstyle
Long and Straight Long and Wavy Romantic Tuck
a girl with long and straight hair in Pokemon the long and wavy hair cut in Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon a female with the romantic tuck haircut
Braided Tails (New) Flipped-Out Bob (New) Cornrow Braided Bun
the cornrow braided bun haircut for women in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon
High Pigtails (Unlocked After E4)
the now-unlockable haircut high pigtails in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon

 

Female hairstyles are a bit more customizable than male ones since they have the chance to pick what bangs they want with the majority of cuts. The only haircut that doesn't support bangs is the Cornrow Braided Bun. There are three bangs options to choose from:

Sideswept Straight None

 

The bangs look exactly the same on every hairstyle they go with, but the power to mix and match them with almost any haircut gives female characters a grand total of 28 unique styles to choose from.

All Hair Colors in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

The nine hair colors from the previous games all make a return here. All you need to do to change your hair color is buy a Color for 2,000 PokeDollars or a Cut and Color for 5,000 at any Salon.

Black Honey Blond Dark Brown
traditional black hair color in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Boy with Honey Blond hair color in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon A male Pokemon trainer with dark brown hair
Ash Brown Caramel Blond Platinum Blond
the ash brown hair color option in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon Male Pokemon trainer with caramel blond hair Platinum blond hair on a male in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon
Wine Red (Unlocked After E4) Pink Brown White (Unlocked After E4)

 

Now go out and find your perfect hairstyle with confidence! Be sure to check out our other Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides while you're around!

(Screenshots courtesy of Nintendo Insider, Samurai Gamers, and YouTuber Ran NG.)

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review: It's Actually Challenging Again! https://www.gameskinny.com/dj47t/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-review-its-actually-challenging-again https://www.gameskinny.com/dj47t/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-ultra-moon-review-its-actually-challenging-again Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:02:57 -0500 Autumn Fish

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the first proper mid-generation remakes to release since Platinum arrived in 2008. It may be a matter of contention whether mid-generation remakes devalue their originals or not, but we're here to look at the new installments without all that extra fuss.

These titles are remakes of Sun and Moon -- which released just last year -- and as such, the games are largely similar. We're not going to rehash everything that was amazing about the originals; for that, you can read our Pokemon Sun and Moon Review. Instead, we shall be reviewing what's changed and what was added in these games to see if they manage to surpass their predecessors.

Are the remakes actually good enough to warrant double-dipping, or should you stick with the original version you picked up last year? Let's dive in!

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon aren't trying to reinvent the wheel here. Rather, they amplify everything that's great about this generation and culminate in what may well be the most engaging Pokemon games I've ever had the privilege to experience.

There are a few contributing factors at play, the biggest of all being the subtle changes made to the main game and the new features that breathe renewed life into the experience.

What Changed?

A lot of things were tweaked since Sun and Moon, and even the most minute changes go a long way towards improving the games. For instance, the pacing has shifted, especially in the beginning. Not only do you receive your Starter Pokemon far earlier, but many story segments have also been given a new coat of paint.

The story itself is familiar, but ultimately not the same. There's a new organization of sorts in the mix called the Ultra Recon Squad, and a new threat to go with them. As such, there are a lot of changes to how things play out in the end. To keep this review spoiler-free, however, we won't get into them here.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review Changes

In addition to the story changes, the overarching tone has visibly shifted. While kids will see a friendly adventure on an admittedly epic scale, those of us with a better understanding of language will notice some surprisingly dark undertones sprinkled everywhere. For the first time in several years, I feel like Pokemon is actually taking itself seriously again.

Remember how creepy Lavender Town in Kanto was? It flew over my head when I was younger, but looking back on it now gives me the chills. The same feeling has overcome me on multiple occasions in my playthrough, filling me with a sense of emotion that Pokemon hasn't evoked in me in a long time.

On top of that, the different teams and organizations found in Alola often come across as morally ambiguous. Your perception of the "clear bad guy" shifts a few times as the story progresses towards its climax. All in all, it has the effect of making it feel like the plot unfolds strangely realistically, given the setting.

Don't go thinking that's all that has changed, though. The island challenge, while similar, has seen several tweaks. For instance, there were seven proper Trials before, but now there are eight to overcome. On top of that, half of the trials have completely different Totem Pokemon than before, which really threw me off guard and offered a surprising challenge.

Speaking of challenge, I found the entire adventure to be rather trying. I didn't have any troubles on the first island, but the moment I stepped onto the second island, many of the Trials and strong trainers gave me and my team a run for our money. I never bothered to turn the EXP share off, and I found that my Pokemon consistently fell within three levels or so of each Totem Pokemon I encountered.

My team hasn't wiped as of yet, but we've come close several times, saved only by buffed stat-boosting items like X Defense or even RotoBoost, which I'll expand upon below. A lot of people I've talked to online, however, have reported wiping around the time they stepped on the second island, so it's clear that the game's difficulty has been revamped to offer players a rewarding experience. I'll never forget the moment I triumphed over the second Trial by the skin of my teeth after watching the Totem Pokemon one-shot nearly every member of my team.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review Challenging Battles Better Pacing

A few other things have changed too, such as new Legendary and Ultra Beast locations, a revamped Rotom Dex, and the removal of Zygarde Cells. However, these changes are better explained by detailing the new features that affect them.

New Features

Alongside the expected handful of new Ultra Beasts and Pokemon Forms, there are a plethora of great new features absolutely packed into Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Totem Stickers replace the Zygarde Cells that plague the original games. Collecting the Totem Stickers offers, in my opinion, a far better reward than the Zygard Cells do. Instead of gradually building up only one Pokemon to full power with Zygarde Cells, you earn up to six Totem Pokemon by reaching certain milestones in your Sticker collection.

Mantine Surf is a new minigame that allows you to surf between Alola's islands on the back of a Mantine. It's a neat new way to travel from island to island and even nets you BP for scoring well on tricks. For the uninitiated, BP is a currency normally only available from competing in endgame battle organizations that can be spent on things like Mega Stones or teaching your Pokemon new tricks with the help of various new Move Tutors. In other words, BP is super valuable, and it's nice to see that Game Freak added a way to earn it out of battle.

The Rotom Dex has also received a sizable upgrade. In the originals, Rotom Dex was nothing but a navigational tool for me that occasionally commented on events. Now, Rotom Dex is your friend -- no, literally! Throughout your adventure, Rotom Dex will ask you questions and break the ice so you get to know each other. If you show them attention back, they become friendlier and friendlier with you until you eventually unlock the RotoLoto.

The RotoLoto is a lottery that rewards you with various buffs for being friendly with your Rotom Dex. You could get a buff that boosts all of your Pokemon's stats or something that helps you gain experience faster from battles. You could even get buffs that increase the encounter rate of rare Pokemon and improve the capture rate. Some buffs will even help you hatch eggs or befriend Pokemon quicker. There are a ton of RotoLoto powers, and every single one of them is worth the effort.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review New Features Rotom Dex RotoLoto

Ultra Wormholes are a great new way to encounter and capture Legendaries and Ultra Beasts. Riding into Ultra Space will take you into many new dimensions, and a few of them even have interesting environments that add just a little more depth to the lore of the games. Even if you don't encounter Legendaries and Ultra Beasts beyond the Ultra Wormholes, you are bound to find something special out there.

The new installments are host to even more post-game content than the originals had. Appearing alongside the Battle Tree is the new Battle Agency -- a place where you fight trainers with rental Pokemon for BP. There's even a post-game segment where you fight off a new evil team threatening Alola. There's just so much to do before and after the credits roll that it honestly blows my mind.

Verdict: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Are Absolutely Worth Double-Dipping

As a fan who's played every main series installment to date, I can safely say that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the best Pokemon games I've ever experienced. The polished gameplay, exciting new story, darker tone, and challenging battles truly make this entry a must-play for all Pokemon fans.

If you've never played a Pokemon game before, this is a great place to start. If you're an old player thinking about returning for this generation, you won't regret making this mid-generation remake the first title you pick up. If you're a long-time fan on the fence about it since the originals came out only a year ago, trust me when I say that this installment is worth double-dipping for.

No matter which version you get, you're in for a seriously magical experience. Never has a Pokemon game sucked me in as hard or as quickly as these ones have.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are available now on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems for $40 each.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: Ultra Wormholes and the New Shiny Hunting Method https://www.gameskinny.com/yfk2r/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-ultra-wormholes-and-the-new-shiny-hunting-method https://www.gameskinny.com/yfk2r/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-ultra-wormholes-and-the-new-shiny-hunting-method Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:57:13 -0500 Autumn Fish

In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, you have the rare chance to travel to other dimensions by utilizing Ultra Wormholes. You doubtlessly already know that you can use these Ultra Wormholes to find a slew of Legendaries and Ultra Beasts, but did you know they're also useful for catching rare Pokemon and even shinies?

That's right, Ultra Wormholes can quickly fill out your PC Boxes with valuable Pokemon if you know how to properly utilize them. In this guide, we'll touch on everything you need to know about Ultra Wormholes and how you can use them to find Shiny Pokemon.

Let's dive in!

Ultra Wormholes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

After traveling through the Ultra Wormhole to reach Ultra Megalopolis during a story segment before the Pokemon League, you can ride Solgaleo or Lunala into the Ultra Wormhole at any time to explore Ultra Space. The Ultra Warp Ride plays out like a minigame.

In Ultra Space, you collect orange energy orbs to gain speed and avoid electrical energy orbs to prevent loss of momentum. If you lose too much speed, you may be sucked into an Ultra Wormhole that you didn't want to enter.

Traveling in Ultra Space is done with gyro controls by default. However, you may switch to Circle Pad controls by complaining to the Aether Foundation employee at Game Freak's office in Heahea City.

As a bonus, you may even choose whether you want to ride on Solgalea or Lunala by talking to Zossie or Soliera in Ultra Megalopolis. This is purely an aesthetic choice, however, since they both have the same hitbox.

In Ultra Space, there are five different colored Ultra Wormholes that lead to different types of Pokemon, Legendaries, and Ultra Beasts.

  • White Wormholes -- These always lead to an Ultra Beast. The rarer the Ultra Wormhole, the rarer the Ultra Beast. Note that Ultra Beasts can be captured multiple times.

  • Red Wormhole -- These lead to a cliffside. Rare bird Pokemon and various Legendaries are found here.

  • Yellow Wormhole -- These lead to a cave. Rare cave-dwelling Pokemon and various Legendaries are found here.

  • Green Wormhole -- These lead to a field. Rare field-dwelling Pokemon and various Legendaries are found here.

  • Blue Wormhole -- These lead to a waterfall. Rare water Pokemon and various Legendaries are found here.

Note that if you accidentally knock out any Legendary Pokemon, you'll have another opportunity to find them again. Once captured, however, you won't be able to encounter them again in that save.

As you travel deeper into Ultra Space, you become increasingly more likely to encounter rare types of Ultra Wormholes that lead to rarer Pokemon encounters.

Ultra Wormholes Explained Rarity Levels Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides

The rarer the Ultra Wormhole, the more likely you are to encounter a rare Pokemon. If you go through a colored rarity Level 4 Ultra Wormhole, you're guaranteed to find a Legendary Pokemon -- unless you've caught all of the ones found in that color wormhole and don't meet the requirements for any that may be left.

The further you travel in Ultra Space, the more likely you are to encounter rare Ultra Wormholes. Rarity Level 2, 3, and 4 Wormholes begin to appear more often in Ultra Space the further you go, while Rarity 1 Wormholes slowly peter out as you rack up the Light Years.

If you get really good at Ultra Warp Ride, you can use it to not only capture Legendary Pokemon but Shiny Pokemon as well.

How to find Shiny Pokemon by Exploring Ultra Wormholes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Shiny Pokemon are surprisingly common beyond Ultra Wormholes. What's even better is if you save before initiating the encounter and it turns out to be shiny, you're free to soft reset for better IVs, natures, and abilities as it will always be shiny.

The rate of encountering Shiny Pokemon dramatically increases the further you travel in Ultra Space. It's also suspected that the rarity level of the Ultra Wormhole has an impact on whether the Pokemon turns out shiny or not as well.

It'll be easier to hunt for these shinies after you've captured all of the available Legendaries. However, if you wish to avoid the Legendaries for now and hunt for Shiny Pokemon, try to enter a Rarity Level 1 or 2 Ultra Wormhole after traveling several thousand Light Years through Ultra Space.

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Once you get good at navigating around Ultra Wormholes, your PC boxes will be positively flooding with Legendary and Shiny Pokemon. While you're here, be sure to check out our other Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon guides.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: All 100 Totem Sticker Locations (with Screenshots) https://www.gameskinny.com/ii02g/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-all-100-totem-sticker-locations-with-screenshots https://www.gameskinny.com/ii02g/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-all-100-totem-sticker-locations-with-screenshots Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:48:21 -0500 Autumn Fish

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon got rid of the dreaded Zygarde Cells collectathon from the original games so that you no longer need to complete a lengthy fetch quest in order to access all of Zygarde's many forms. With this quality of life adjustment, there was room for another kind of collection quest.

This is where Totem Stickers come in. There are 100 of the shiny things scattered all about Alola, and collecting them offers up the rather enticing promise of your very own Totem Pokemon.

You read that right! After collecting a set number of Totem Stickers, you are rewarded with your very own Totem Pokemon to raise and bring into battle. The more Totem Stickers you collect, the more Totem Pokemon you can get.

So what kind of Totem Pokemon are we talking about here? And where the heck are all of those Totem Stickers? Let's jump in!

Totem Pokemon Rewards for Stickers in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

After meeting Samson Oak, he'll tell you to find Totem Stickers and show them to him after collecting 20. Once you do, he'll award you with a Totem Pokemon and ask you to find more Stickers. If you repeat this until you have all 100 Totem Stickers and show them to Samson Oak, he'll reward you with a total of six Totem Pokemon -- enough for a full team.

Which Totem Pokemon you receive depends on what version of the game you're playing:

 

Stickers Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
20 Gumshoos Alolan Raticate
40 Alolan Marowak Araquanid
50 Lurantis Salazzle
70 Vikavolt Togedemaru
80 Mimikyu Mimikyu
100 Ribombee Kommo-o

 

All 100 Totem Sticker Locations in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Totem Stickers are introduced to you by Ilima when you meet him upon arriving at the Pokemon Center in Hau'oli City. He'll show you the Totem Stickers he's sticking up around the island before giving you leave to start collecting them at your leisure.

From this moment, you'll soon find that these Totem Stickers are scattered absolutely everywhere, from really obvious places to deviously hidden ones. No matter how sharp and thorough you are, you're likely to still miss some. So without any further adieu, let's take a look at all 100 of Alola's Totem Stickers.

Melemele Island (17 Totem Stickers)
Location How to Find Screenshot
Hau'oli City Outside of the Pokemon Center. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Between the Hair Salon and Clothing Shop. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of Ilima's House, by the front door. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of Ilima's House, in the pool. Requires Fishing Rod. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Inside Ilima's House, in the 2F Bedroom. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of City Hall, to the right of the entrance. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Inside City Hall, behind a bench on the left side. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of the Malasada Shop, on the side of the building. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of the Police Station, on the NW railing. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City Outside of the Ferry Terminal, to the left of the entrance. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hau'oli City At the SE edge of the Pier. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 2 Outside of Guzma's House, on the porch. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 2 Inside Guzma's House, on the fridge. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 2 Outside of the Berry Fields House, on the side. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 2 Inside the Berry Fields House, behind the Delibirds. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 2 On the left side of the Pokemon Center near Ilima's Trial. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Iki Town Behind a rock by a house in the SW. Requires Tauros. Melemele Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide

 

Akala Island (33 Totem Stickers)
Location How to Find Screenshot
Heahea City On the wall at the Western Pier. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Outside of the Tide Song Hotel, on the right. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Outside of the Tide Song Hotel, on the left. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City On a table on 1F of the Tide Song Hotel. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City On a 3F balcony of the Tide Song Hotel, first room on the left. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Paniola Town On a wagon in the west side of town. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Paniola Town Inside Kiawe's house, by the stairs on 1F. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Paniola Town Inside Kiawe's house, in a room on 2F. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Paniola Ranch In a pond to the NW. Requires Fishing Rod. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Paniola Ranch On a fence to the SE. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 5 In a pond south of the Pokemon Center. Requires Fishing Rod. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Outside of the Dimensional Research Lab, on the right. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Outside of the Dimensional Research Lab, on the satellite. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Inside the office building, in 2F Game Freak office. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Inside the office building, on 3F by the stairs. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Outside of the Surfboard Shop, on the porch. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Royal Avenue On the park bench in the south end of town. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Royal Avenue Behind the Thrifty Megamart. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Battle Royal Dome On the railing on 2F. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Battle Royal Dome Behind the left staircase on 1F. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Wela Volcano Park Under rocks behind the sign near the entrance. Requires Tauros. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 8 Outside of the Aether Base, on the side. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Route 8 To the right of the Fossil Restoration Center trailer. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Heahea City Inside the Dimensional Research Lab, behind Burnet's Desk. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Konikoni City Inside Olivia's Jewelry Shop, on 2F by the TV. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Konikoni City Inside the Restaurant, behind the counter on 1F. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Konikoni City On the Western Docks. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hano Resort At the Southern Pier. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hano Beach On the outer wall hidden under an umbrella. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hano Beach Play with Sandygast until it follows you and reveals the sticker. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hano Resort Inside the Lobby, behind the waterfall. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Hano Resort Inside the Lobby, in the water to the SW. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide
Konikoni City On the Lighthouse found through Diglett Tunnel. Requires Machamp. Akala Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide

 

Ula'ula Island (34 Totem Stickers)
Location How to Find Screenshot
Malie City Outside of the Ferry Terminal, to the right of the entrance. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie Garden On the right side of the building in the middle. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie City Ouside of the Clothing Shop, behind the sign. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie City Outside of the Kantonian Gym, on the right side. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie City Inside the Community Center, in a classroom. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie City Inside the Library, to the right of the staircase on 1F. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie City Inside the Library, on a post in a corner on 2F. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Malie Outer Cape On the left side of the Recycling Plant. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Mount Hokulani On the rails leading up to the Observatory. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Mount Hokulani On the right side of the Observatory. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Hokulani Observatory Behind the Reception Desk. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Hokulani Observatory In the left wing of the hallway. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Hokulani Observatory In the Observatory hidden behind a desk to the right. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Blush Mountain Outside of the Power Plant, behind a rock. Requires Tauros. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Blush Mountain Inside the Power Plant, to the right of the TV. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 13 Outside of the Motel, by the room entrance. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 13 On the side of a trailer. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 14 On a collapsed section of road to the north. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 14 In front of the abandoned Thrifty Megamart. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 15 On the porch outside of the Sufboard Shop. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 16 On the side of the Aether Base. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ula'ula Meadow In a pond. Requires Fishing Rod. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 17 Outside of the Police Station, behind the sign. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 17 Inside the Police Station, on the computer tower. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Route 17 Behind some rocks outside of Po Town. Requires Tauros. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town On the side of a building when sneaking into town. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town Outside of the Pokemon Center, on the side. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town Inside the Pokemon Center, beside the ruined Cafe. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town Outside of the Shady House, to the right of the entrance. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town 3 Stickers under rocks outside of the Shady House's side exit. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town Inside the Shady House, behind a pile of furniture on 1F. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Po Town On the 2F balcony of the Shady House. Ula'ula Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides

 

Poni Island (16 Totem Stickers)
Location How to Find Screenshot
Seafolk Village Outside of the SE Whiscash Ship, on the porch. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village Inside the SE Whiscash Ship, on the right wall. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village Outside of the SW Huntail ship, to the left of the entrance. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village Inside the SW Huntail ship, on a crate. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village Inside the Eastern Gyarados ship. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village Inside the Western Wailord Restaurant, next to the Dewpider. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Seafolk Village On a crate in the NE part of town. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Poni Wilds Near the entrance to the Ancient Poni Path. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path On a SW wall near the entrance. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path On a barrel in the courtyard of Hapu's House. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path Inside Hapu's House, in the Kitchen. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path Inside Hapu's House, in the Bedroom. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path Outside of Hapu's House, behind the well. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Ancient Poni Path On a wall on the NE portion of the path. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Exeggutor Island Under rocks near the eastern side of the island. Requires Tauros. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides
Poni Gauntlet To the left of the entrance to the Battle Tree. Poni Island Totem Stickers Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guides

 

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Guide: How to Obtain and Evolve Dusk Lycanroc https://www.gameskinny.com/4lmxc/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-obtain-and-evolve-dusk-lycanroc https://www.gameskinny.com/4lmxc/pokemon-ultra-sun-and-moon-guide-how-to-obtain-and-evolve-dusk-lycanroc Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:53:47 -0500 Autumn Fish

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are finally out! At long last, we get to embark on a reimagining of the original Alolan adventure. And if you're picking up the games near launch day, you get the chance to download a special type of Rockruff.

This Rockruff comes with a unique ability not found in any other of its kind: Own Tempo. This ability prevents the Pokemon from becoming confused. It's also the ability that allows Rockruff to evolve into the exclusive Dusk Form Lycanroc.

So the question stands, how exactly do you get your Own Tempo Rockruff and how can you evolve it into Dusk Lycanroc? Let's dive in!

How to Obtain an Own Tempo Rockruff in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

There are a couple of ways to get an Own Tempo Rockruff. If you bought the game near launch, it's as simple as downloading it through Mystery Gift. Before redeeming your Mystery Gift, however, I suggest you reach a point in the game where you have access to a Pokemon Center.

Once the Pokemon Center is unlocked, save the game and exit to the title menu. From here, click on the Mystery Gift option and select Receive Gift. Then simply connect to the internet to check for your gift and presto, the special Own Tempo Rockruff is right there waiting for you.

Once the Mystery Gift has been downloaded, continue your game and talk to the guy in the orange- and blue-striped shirt by the nurse's desk in the Pokemon Center. So long as you have a free spot in your party, he'll give you a Level 10 Own Tempo Rockruff holding a Focus Band.

If you missed your chance at the Mystery Gift, however, there's still a way to obtain an Own Tempo Rockruff. Those who did get the Mystery Gift can breed their Rockruff or Dusk Lycanroc and hatch more Own Tempo Rockruffs for others to use. You just need to trade with someone who has extras lying around.

Own Tempo Rockruff Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide   Dusk Form Lycanroc Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Guide

How to Evolve Rockruff into Dusk Lycanroc in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Once you have your Own Tempo Rockruff, don't expect it to evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc if you just level it up and evolve it willy-nilly. Just like Lycranroc's Midday and Midnight forms, the Dusk Form is only obtained if you evolve your Own Tempo Rockruff at a specific time of day.

In order to evolve an Own Tempo Rockruff into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, it must be leveled up to 25 or higher between the in-game times of 5:00 pm and 5:59 pm. This means that those playing Pokemon Ultra Sun must evolve it between 5:00 pm and 5:59 pm in the real world (according to the 3DS clock), while those playing Pokemon Ultra Moon must evolve it between 5:00 am and 5:59 am.

Remember that if it reaches level 25 and tries to evolve before this time frame, it will evolve into its Midday form instead. Likewise, if it were to evolve after that time frame, it would turn into its Midnight form.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where your Own Tempo Rockruff tries to evolve outside of the specified time frame, remember to mash B in order to stop the evolution. It may even be smart to consider slapping an Everstone on your Rockruff until you're ready to evolve it.

Are you planning on adding Dusk Lycanroc to your team? Sound off in the comments below!

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