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Nintendo Direct: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon details

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon

Nintendo Direct revealed a lot of information about the upcoming Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon games. A Pokemon-themed Nintendo 2DS XL system has also been shown. The new design is set launch this 17 November.

We found out a couple of things during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. First up: the mysterious Pokemon shown on the packages of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. Drumroll, please: it's Necrozma. 

Here's some exposition:

After taking over the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo in Pokemon Ultra Sun or the Legendary Pokemon Lunala in Pokemon Ultra Moon, Necrozma becomes Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma. Dusk Mane Necrozma can use Solgaleo’s signature move Sunsteel Strike and Dawn Wings Necrozma can use Lunala’s signature move Moongeist Beam.

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Alongside these new forms of Necrozma, two new Ultra Beasts, UB Assembly and UB Burst, were also shown. Details about these mysterious beings will be unveiled later.

Also, remember Rockruff? Yeah, that Rockruff can evolve into the new Dusk Form Lycanroc, and it will know different moves depending on which version of the game you buy. In Pokemon Ultra Sun, it will know the move Fire Fang, while in Pokemon Ultra Moon, it will know the move Thunder Fang. The special Rockruff will be distributed holding a Focus Band and will also know the move Happy Hour which will allow you to receive twice as much prize money after battle.

An exclusive Z-Move for Lycanroc was also revealed. It's Splintered Stormshards. This new Rock-type Z-Move can remove various effects from a terrain, and can be used by having a Lycanroc learn the move Stone Edge and then having it hold the special Z-Crystal Lycanium Z. All three Lycanroc, Midday Form, Midnight Form and Dusk Form, can use Splintered Stormshards.

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A Pokemon-themed Nintendo 2DS XL system was also shown. The New Nintendo 2DS XL design has a Poke Ball motif with a three-dimensional replica of the Poke Ball’s button in the center of the system’s body. The new design is set launch this 17 November.

On 22 September, the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console titles Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version will be available to purchase worldwide on Nintendo eShop. Additionally, fans in Europe will be able to get their hands on limited amounts of boxed versions of Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version. The boxes will contain a digital download code for the games inside and they will be available to purchase from selected retailers in-store and online.