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  • Summary: A new light shines on the Alola region.

    Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon the name
    A new light shines on the Alola region.

    Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and uncover new tales, and unravel the mystery behind the two forms reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon. With new story additions and features this earns Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon the name "Ultra!" Another adventure is about to begin.

    New Pokemon forms have been discovered in the Aloha region in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. These forms are reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma, first revealed in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Head out on an epic journey as you solve the mystery behind these Pokemon. In this expanded adventure, get ready to explore more of the Alola region, catch more amazing Pokemon, and battle more formidable foes in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon!
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Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon - Travel Beyond Alola
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Dec 4, 2017
    100
    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon represent everything Game Freak has worked towards in its 20 years of growing the Pokémon franchise. It has its flaws, as every game does, but they don't detract from the lively world, incredible writing, and sheer fun that the game provides. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are likely the last big games to be released on the 3DS, and Game Freak sees the console out with a game that will be remembered as a shining example of what the series can do when at its best.
  2. Nov 14, 2017
    90
    Pokémon Ultrasun & Ultramoon are the new and last chapters of the series for the Nintendo 3DS. You will be back to Alola for a new adventure, offering different twists of the same story told in Sun & Moon. There are new activities and things to do, story is deeper and the post-game is more complex. And there all the legendary Pokémon from the previous generations. Ultrasun and Ultramoon are probably the most complete games of the series up do date, and will keep you busy and entertained for a very long time.
  3. 90
    Some things are better, some things are worse and some things are just different. So I don’t think that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can replace Sun and Moon, but rather they kind of just sit beside them. I don’t know that I’d recommend one set of games over the other; instead, I’m just kind of glad that I played both of them.
  4. Nov 14, 2017
    84
    Unless you can't live without a few new pokémon, Pokémon Ultrasun is a must have if and only if you still haven't played neither Sun or Moon. Postgame content is meatier but most of the game looks and plays too similar to Sun or Moon.
  5. 80
    This is a solid entry from Pokemon. If you have last year’s game, you can pass on this title, but if you’re looking to dive into the Poke-verse? This is the best way to take the plunge.
  6. Dec 1, 2017
    80
    In an age of downloadable content and add-ons, of game updates and expansions through online changes, it's just disappointing to see the game not support players who have already played Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon's story in any way other than a few small changes. For those players, it really is the definition of the oft-used review phrase "just keep at it, and eventually it gets really good."
  7. Nov 28, 2017
    65
    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are fine games by virtue of being Pokemon games. They have the same fun battling and collecting mechanics you’d expect and offer an opportunity to re-explore the gorgeous and lore-rich Alola region. But their butchered retelling of Sun and Moon’s story and the addition of the obnoxious RotomDex should once again have you questioning why you would pay full price for almost the same game a year later.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 106
  2. Negative: 8 out of 106
  1. Mar 4, 2018
    10
    Better dex distribution, new surprise ending, multiple new Pokemon, new moves, different beginning, all nonevent legendaries, new tracksBetter dex distribution, new surprise ending, multiple new Pokemon, new moves, different beginning, all nonevent legendaries, new tracks complements previous GREAT ones, o-powers back with new name, a HUGE postgame surprise in some surprising characters and the strongest "final boss" ever in the series (and I'm talking about the story, not the champion, but that is a surprise too) Moon was good but Ultra Moon manages more in every way. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    It promised Ultra changes and delivered 100 per cent in promise, this is the Ultra pokémon game.

    Of all sequels, enhances and remakes
    It promised Ultra changes and delivered 100 per cent in promise, this is the Ultra pokémon game.

    Of all sequels, enhances and remakes pokmon ever did, this one is the best. None other beats it in post -game, pokemon to train, story, looks (very good looking compared to almost any other game on the 3ds, only smash and a couple more beat this aspect of it)

    It's the game with the highest difficulty in individual battles due balancing and seems made so players would experiment with different gameplay styles into it. Acessibility to breeding, shiny hunts, online battles and trades etc is also all the better here, with the rotomdex making it superior to the already improved elements that SM had brought to the table prior to it. Thats not even entering in the many new areas, pokemon, itens, mantine surf, ultra warp ride poké-pelago etc
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  3. Mar 31, 2019
    10
    After giving scores to games I enjoy playing, this is my first attempt at a review, so bear with me:
    -its challenging for a pkmon game
    -very
    After giving scores to games I enjoy playing, this is my first attempt at a review, so bear with me:
    -its challenging for a pkmon game
    -very big post-game
    -the competitive exciting and fun
    the previous three factors are the top 3 things I look in a pokemon game, so I ended up really proud of buying this one as through all the series it may be the one that satistied me the most, I'm really happy to have played it, in a way that few games made me, on top of that:

    -good storyline, its plot and pace surpassed any other pokemon game
    -All Four island had many extra stuff, new npcs, new pokemon to get, new events etc, for a thid/fourth edition it changed a lot, even more than other pokemon gens did
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  4. Dec 19, 2017
    10
    (review for US and UM both as they are the same set:) Tons of major differences from the previous set (as new battles, characters experiences(review for US and UM both as they are the same set:) Tons of major differences from the previous set (as new battles, characters experiences etc were brought to the table). USUM felt like a peak to what pokemon can do on the 3ds, and will probably be revered as one of the peaks of the franchise as a whole. I played every game in the series and have many favourites so I'm hard to please when it comes to new experiences with the franchise, but I really had a great time playing this one. While the story is very different from SM, it's still decent, I noticed changes at the start but the real bulk is in the second half and post-game.

    Because of those changes, I can recommend USUM even for experienced players like me or for who already played SM (To compare: I wouldn't recommend Platinum and Emerald just after R/S and D/P but this one changed enough that I would, since I still found tons of enjoyment from the new features, so I didn't regretted it). I'm glad pokemon is still good even after 21 years, so I can't wait for what the Switch one brings too.
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  5. Feb 1, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Expected the same game, instead its changes sufficed to feel new and different despite being a retelling. The new post-game makes it even more so, and the Giovanni plot-line was a surprising twist as I didn't spoiled myself nor watched any promotional material, his presence, him having a Mewtwo and in a Master-Ball of all things, the Rockets being back, the other team bad-guys, the puzzles.. only missed Jessie James but I believe they are non-canon.. that whole Rainbow Rocket thing sure was a highlight. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2017
    8
    Version mejorada de Sol y Luna.Banda sonora muy mejorada,lugares rediseñados y una historia parcialmente nueva.Muy buenas sensaciones.Un juegoVersion mejorada de Sol y Luna.Banda sonora muy mejorada,lugares rediseñados y una historia parcialmente nueva.Muy buenas sensaciones.Un juego del que no te vas a arrepentir.Mejor juego de 3DS Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    Just purchased this game last night. I have been playing it a lot. It doesn't seem very different and I'm not sure I could offer this toJust purchased this game last night. I have been playing it a lot. It doesn't seem very different and I'm not sure I could offer this to anyone who has played Sun or moon. I'm not seeing a ton of differences so far and it feels like a chore to get to a point where there might be differences in the gameplay. Expand

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