A new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon dropped this morning, and it's brought back the hype in a big way—primarily, by announcing the return of the many Team villains from the past twenty years of the Pokémon franchise. Giovanni himself is reemerging at long last, and in doing so he's assembled the greatest big bads of the Pokémon world into a brand new organization: Team Rainbow Rocket.
Giovanni's new Team consists of some of the greatest threats to the Pokémon world thus far, with Ghetsis, Lysandre, Archie, Maxie, and Cyrus all making appearances in the trailer. Perhaps even more threatening is the appearance of Mewtwo itself standing beside Giovanni, which makes this writer wonder if the Rocket boss has exploited the worlds beyond the Ultra Wormhole to gather both these villains and his new Pokémon. Only time will tell if that proves accurate or not, though the piece of official artwork released alongside the trailer (viewable in full below) certainly doesn't hurt the theory.
The video also delves into a number of new features, both providing looks at brand new information as well as expanding on previously announced aspects of the Ultra sequels. The first of these is the new Battle Agency, which allows players to rent powerful Pokémon—including Legendaries—for use in battles between Agency members. The number and variety of Pokémon you can rent increases based on how many players you've connected with online, providing another incentive for such features.
Finally, the trailer goes into how you'll be able to obtain special Pokémon, and not only the Legendaries that we learned were coming a month ago—you'll even be able to obtain Totem-sized Pokémon of your own in the new games! This is accomplished through the use of new Totem Stickers, which you can find plastered on walls and buildings throughout the Alola region. Based on your version of the game, you'll be able to gain different Totems depending on how many of these stickers you've found. Also, the QR Scanner is now confirmed to return, allowing you to locate and capture Pokémon that don't normally appear in the wilderness of Alola.
And of course, the Legendaries do make a prominent showing in the trailer as well, revealing that every last Legendary (though not Mythical) Pokémon from Gens I through VI will be available in the worlds beyond the Ultra Wormhole. No doubt there will, as always, be some sort of version exclusivity for many of these, though. Update: this is now confirmed; you can see the full exclusivity lists here.
What do you think of all this new information? Are you excited to see the team-up of the franchise's many villains? Or did some other aspect of this update grab your attention more? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Everything