Final Pokemon Sun & Moon Trailer Reveals New Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts and More

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What could be the final trailer for Pokemon Sun & Moon has been released and even though data miners have already spoiled a lot of the surprises Sun & Moon had to offer,we now have an official look at the starters final evolution Z-Moves, two new Ultra Beasts and confirmation of a few promotional Pokemon you will be able to receive via different methods.

First off Z-Moves, which are basically a Pokemon’s ultimate attack. There is a Z-Move for each type of Pokemon however specific Pokemon such as the starter evolutions, Pikachu, Snorlax, Eevee and a few others have unique Z-Moves just for them. The trailer gives us our first glimpse of the devastating Z-Moves used by Decidueye, Incineroar and Primarina.


Z-Moves just aren’t attacks with powerful damage output, most have unique traits and will actually change depending on the base move you initiate first. For example, if Pikachu holds the Electrium Z item and uses Thunder Wave, the move Z-Thunder Wave will now have an additional effect of increasing the special defense stat by one stage. Each status move seems to have a unique effect as long as the Z Crystal the Pokemon is holding matches the moves type. Other examples shown are Memento restoring the HP of the Pokemon that is brought in and the most useless move in Pokemon history, Splash, granting the user plus 3 stages of attack.

The base power of an attacking Z-Move will also be stronger or weaker based on the base power of the move it uses as a base. For example, the electric Z-Move Gigavolt Havoc based on Nuzzle (that has a base power of 20) will have a power of 100 and be a physical move, while one based on Thunderbolt (with a base power of 90) will have a power of 175 and be a special move. A Z-Move can also not be blocked with Protect or Detect, but the damage they cause will be reduced by roughly 75%. This is surely to have a huge effect on the competitive scene. It is worth mentioning again that like Mega Evolution in the past generation, only one Z-Move can be used per battle.


The trailer then moved on to reveal 2 more Ultra Beasts. UB-03 Lighting and UB-05 Glutton (I’m sure you can guess which one is which). Both these Pokemon share incredibly strange designs along with the other Ultra Beasts revealed. The latest Coro-Coro magazine leak also revealed two more Ultra Beast but no names were given. They will play a big role in the story and it has been confirmed you will be able to catch these Beasts just like ordinary Pokemon when the time comes. They may look strange but I’m really liking have some completely alien designs that truly break from the norm.

We then got our final Alola Form reveal and it was one that had already been discovered in the demo. Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio, both sporting new various amounts of hair and a more rocky base. These new forms have Ground/Steel typing and can have the abilities Sand Veil or Tangling Hair. The latter is a new ability that seems to lower speed when a contact move is used against Dugtrio.


Lastly the trailer recapped the three special Pokemon you can get in game that you won’t have to catch under normal circumstances. Ash-Greninja can be transferred across from the demo. A Munchlax holding the Snorlium-Z Z-Cyrstal will be available to download as a Mystery Gift until January 11th, 2017 to reward early adopters of Pokemon Sun & Moon. This allows Snorlax to use the exclusive Z-Move, Pulverizing Pancake. Lastly, it was confirmed that the first revealed 7th generation Pokemon, Magearna, will be available to download via scanning a QR code that will be distributed in different ways according to your region.

Pokemon Sun & Moon land in just 3 days (as long as you don’t live in Europe) for the Nintendo 3DS. Check back in about a week for our full review of Pokemon Moon when we’ve spent a good amount of time with the game.


Nathan Farrugia - Editor at Capsule Computers. Raised on a Super Nintendo playing Donkey Kong Country, I'm a gamer who loves consoles and handhelds. Also a massive Dragon Ball fan and competitive Pokemon player. Don't be afraid to leave comments on my articles, I love to read them and reply!

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