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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - November 2nd Trailer Analysis

Discussion in 'Other Pokémon Games' started by Pixel, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Pixel

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    Today, 4 separate trailers were dropped for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, each a bit different than the others. So, as per usual, I've slaved away watching all of the trailers, analysing frame-by-frame details, to bring you all the latest info about these amazing games.

    For the purpose of this analysis, we'll only refer to the event of the English Trailer uploaded. The other Japanese trailers didn't contain any other information, but did have different footage.
    Note that any text in this colour is an aspect exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun, and any text in this colour is an aspect exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Moon.

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    The trailer begins with a clip of the player challenging a familiar face to battle - Team Rocket's Leader and the Viridian City Gym Leader, Giovanni. However, he's not exactly the same as we know him. Sporting a prideful rainbow insignia on his chest, the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket makes his debut. Giovanni has made his big return, and he bought a few friends along with him. he first we see is his Mewtwo, which he uses in battle. Yes, you read that right, an NPC using a Legendary Pokémon to battle. Insane! But it gets better, as the other "friends" I mentioned earlier are introduced one-by-one; Team Aqua's Archie, Team Magma's Maxie, Team Galactic's Cyrus, Team Plasma's Ghetsis, and Team Flare's Lysandre. What role will they play in these games? For now, we'll leave it at that, and head on over to the next topic.

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    The Battle Agency is a new battle facility in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where players rent powerful Pokémon for 1-on-1 matches, as well as wear some stylin' shades. As you proceed through the ranks, you may get the chance to fight powerful opponents, as shown with the example given of Trial Captain Sophocles, as well as win rare items like Gold Bottle Caps.

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    If you thought the Zygarde Cube was stupid, you're gonna hate this - some idiot's gone all around the Alola region and stuck stickers everywhere! These are known as "Totem Stickers", and collecting them will allow you to add larger-than-usual Totem Pokémon to your team! Examples of this shown were Totem Yungoos, Totem Lurantis and Totem Salazzle.

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    The Island Scan feature was a great way for Trainers in Alola to encounter some rare Pokémon, including Starter Pokémon from other regions. Now, the Island Scan has had an upgrade, and is able to find a whole slew of new Pokémon. Examples of this shown were a wild Charmander, Grovyle, and Greninja being found.

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    Remember when we found out that you could catch every Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and then we found out that you could travel to different dimensions in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? Apparently those two game mechanics had a baby, and now Legendary Pokémon are swarming to the Alola Region's dimensional plane. And when they say "Every Legendary", they mean it. Mewtwo, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Latios, Latias, Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Dialga, Palkia, Uxie, Mesprit, AZELF, Regigigas, Cresselia, Heatran, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, Yveltal, Xerneas, and Zygarde are all shown to appear in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

    And that sums up all the information given out in today's trailers! Oh, but one last thing; another Trailer has already been announced! Tune in at 2 PM (Japan Time) on November 10 to find out what it is! Feel free to discuss all the news below!​
     
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  2. ShireHime

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    I... I'm at loss for words here... seeing all the other leaders again is so cool! The Japanese trailer actually shows something like the Festival Plaza under attack by the Rainbow Rocket. Maybe that's where you get to battle the old leaders?
     
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    I like the idea of seeing old leaders but it worries me as it may be nintendo's call for the end of the alolan timeline. I also hope that the Team bosses dont turn out to be complete pushovers and actually function well with the story and the new battle system looks amazing! Who doesnt want a gold bottle cap!?

    Also if Giovanni uses mewtwo, does that mean you go back in time to catch it?
    if so can you catch it before Giovanni does?
    Or is it just a different time line-mewtwo?
    Or does he dissipate into nothingness releasing mewtwo?

    Theories...
     
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    This game is probably gonna be a LOT longer than previous games in the past. I mean, with everything that’s happening to the story, it has to be! Hopefully USUM will change my opinion of Alola!
     
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    This is definitely some interesting news. As if having the Aether Foundation, Team Skull and the URS (assuming they are villainous) was enough.
     
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    My face when I saw those trailers...This. Is. Awesome.
     
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    I did a literal spit take when I watched the trailer. The hype train is at hyper speed now.
     
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    Oh god, can't wait to play it.
     
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  9. Cadbberry

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    This rainbow rocket sounds pretty great, I am curious to see how they are going to roll all the teams ever so seamlessly into one. I also wonder if all of these bosses will have legendary Pokémon, if the multiple dimensions theory is true for this game then I wonder if it is all just bosses that actually WON their battle against the protagonist and caught their respective legends. I know Giovanni created his but I can dream for that kinda plot.
     
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    Im thinking the same thing honestly as it be SO cool. Though BW Ghetsis never "caught" a Legendary it was N who did.

    Though I bet this is the Postgame story :P
     
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    HOLY CRAP IT'S THE WHOLE BAD GANG BACK.

    Did you see Archie and Maxie's outfits? Those are the ones from the original RSE games, so this backs up the theory that RBY Giovanni is going around the Ultra Wormholes and bringing original plotline antagonists into the new universe. HYPE HYPE HYPE
     
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    So it seems like the villains will be part of the main story? I have trust issues haha, I don't wanna believe it and then find out that by all the villains coming back, they just mean we battle them similarly to how we get to battle past champions and such in postgame material. I want some plot.
    Also, is the sticker thing replacing the zygarde cells? So will we not be able to change forms? (Not that I ever did that, I didn't really care about that part).
    There are so many things being added, but they all seem like bonus features. Is the plot going to be very different? Is this game a remake or a sequel?? I'm so confused haha
     
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    I screamed when I saw this, just now. I thought 'Rainbow Rocket' would be a failed theory but holy magikarp it's not! As one commenter put it, it's a wonderful way to say farewell to the 3DS as we move forward to the Switch! ;u;
    @TsukiToTaiou We did still see 100% Zygarde, so not sure if the cells/cores are gone yet. Pretty sure this is a Parallel Universe, so I think that would fall under 'remake/remaster' instead of sequel.
     
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    Seeing Rainbow Rocket makes me think perhaps the Ultra Recon Squad won’t be villanous after all. I get the feeling that things will be even less black and white with USM, and that teams will have some mixed intentions.

    As for the other team leaders besides Giovanni, I think they’ll work their way into the post game. I just hope that they aren’t pushovers—the UB quest in SM was kind of a disappointment because it was so easy.
     
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    Something Interesting about why they may be called Rainbow Rocket. When white light is put through a prism (Necrozma) it splits into seven colors. How many generations of Pokémon? 7. How many admins for TRR? 7 again. (that is if Faba is part of RR)
     
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    Oh boiii, if they are including all these previous gen villains, I really hope some other things will be brought back from wormholes too.

    I hope all those legendaries wont be shiny locked either. ;-;
     
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    I'm so hyped!! ^_^:D The evil teams uniting is going to be awesome!
     
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    Oh. My.

    This will be fun.
     
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