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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 fascinating 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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  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  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
    With new buildings to visit, more Pokémon to discover, plenty of extra challenges and mini-games included, and even a new villain to tackle, Pokémon Ultra Sun (and its counterpart, Ultra Moon) is the ultimate version of the already impressive Sun and Moon. Ideal for newcomers and veterans alike, the Pokémon flame is burning stronger than ever with this 3DS release, and it seems that Game Freak is hitting its stride just in time to deliver its first home console adventure on Nintendo Switch next year.
  3. Nov 30, 2017
    90
    It’s still a fun Pokémon game, and the Pokémon formula has been tried and true for years as a very competent RPG. Players that have exhausted the first versions of this game can still find some new things to see and do even early on in the story, and players that skipped out on the first games can most certainly have a great time catching them all. I would suggest picking it up either way. It’s still a great game and with this version, there enough new to keep things fresh for all the players.
  4. Nov 15, 2017
    85
    As a revisiting of the excellent Sun and Moon, it feels like a good note to close the generation on, but if you had your fill with Sun and Moon, don’t worry – you aren’t missing anything important.
  5. Dec 4, 2017
    83
    They feel worth it to me, but I’m a Pokémon lifer.
  6. For players that skipped Sun and Moon, there is more than enough new stuff here to make this the ultimate way to play. Returning players will definitely be left with a strong sense of deja vu, but if they finished everything last year's game had to offer and were hungry for more they could still get their money's worth here, especially if they're up for a big dose of nostalgia.
  7. Dec 15, 2017
    60
    Personally I’m hoping this release was simply a way to hold the fanatics over until the Switch Pokémon title rears its head in a year or two. Until then, I’d recommend playing Ultra Sun/Moon in bitesize chunks because it can wear pretty thin and quickly become a grind when playing through it rapidly. It should be enjoyed a little at a time or saved exclusively to be played on the go as a fun little time killer. The challenge and fun are waiting right there at the end for those who want to power through for it. It’s just a shame there are so many little things that pile up against the experience, like the pokémon-infused pokédex that never stops asking the same questions over and over or the lack of Pokémon-worthy music.

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  1. Negative: 18 out of 160
  1. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    (Review in progress)

    So far, so good. Pokemon Ultra Sun (and Moon) are a love letter to long time Pokemon fans as well as to new fans just
    (Review in progress)

    So far, so good. Pokemon Ultra Sun (and Moon) are a love letter to long time Pokemon fans as well as to new fans just starting their first journey.

    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon feel like the original Pokemon Sun and Moon games, but are refreshing in details and overall experience. It might not be the most innovative Pokemon title out there, but it's the most complete version of a Pokemon game to date.
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  2. Jan 12, 2018
    10
    LOTS of exploration to be made i new areas, tasks and dealing with inhabitants and wild mons alike. And an engaging story to develop alongsideLOTS of exploration to be made i new areas, tasks and dealing with inhabitants and wild mons alike. And an engaging story to develop alongside the player's journey, I loved the previous game of this gen as one of my favorite rpgs but this is an objectively better and bigger version of everything in that one. Not only was a good game to me but even my young daughter is in love with it as her first game having started it so I can say both children and veteran players will have this game as their favorite in the series. Expand
  3. May 6, 2018
    10
    I believe challenge and story are this game greatest qualities. I liked more than that too, but how decent a challenge it is and how wellI believe challenge and story are this game greatest qualities. I liked more than that too, but how decent a challenge it is and how well written the story was for pokemon stand out the most because pokemon gamesalways had many other qualities too, but those 2 items are something some older gens severely lacked to me. (I did turn off exp share and avoid overleveling, and my team got wiped at many points in the story which never happened previously) Expand
  4. Jan 15, 2018
    10
    I was never that into pokemon before but this game won me over. I played it while a friend played the other version and from surfing in aI was never that into pokemon before but this game won me over. I played it while a friend played the other version and from surfing in a pokemon' back from island to island to discovering new dimensions, to collecting stickers, everything is fun in it. I also believe the social aspect made the game way better to me as I could battle and trade with my friend while comparing teams and developments, I know some people buy 2 versions of these double releases but I say instead look for someone, a friend or partner, to play the second one. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    9
    While not my favorite, this is clearly the best Pokémon game ever. It has great graphics, an engaging and exciting story along with greatWhile not my favorite, this is clearly the best Pokémon game ever. It has great graphics, an engaging and exciting story along with great gameplay, even making something as simple as running around collecting stickers crazily addicting. The game is also much harder than any other Pokémon game, which also makes it much more enjoyable rather than the lack of challenge in previous games. 94/100 Expand
  6. May 2, 2018
    8
    Como muchos aquí, yo también creo que Alola es la mejor región de la 3DS. Desde Black/White que no disfrutaba tanto con un videojuego deComo muchos aquí, yo también creo que Alola es la mejor región de la 3DS. Desde Black/White que no disfrutaba tanto con un videojuego de Pokémon. El 2016 disfruté un montón de Sun/Moon, el cambio en la forma de avance, los ultraentes, la dinámica de kahunas y pruebas, todos me parecerieron grandes inclusiones en la saga. Además los diseños de los Pokémon me gustan bastante en esta generación.

    Sin embargo ultrasol y ultraluna no representan una gran diferencia a la entrega del año pasado, es lo mismo con otra ruta. Y a mí personalmente me encantó el segundo viaje a Alola, y disfruté con sus añadidos. El juego del año pasado merecía un 9 en mi opinión, pero aunque refrescantes agregados de por medio, creo que se debe penalizar esta segunda vuelta. Un aplauso, eso sí al capítulo de Giovanni post-game. Pero no puedo dejar de pensar que esperaba una mejora tipo Black/White 2 a sus primeras entregas.
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  7. Nov 14, 2019
    0
    Esperava mais desse jogo, achei bem desepicionante oq é uma pena, tinha tudo para ser um bom jogo

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