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Pokémon: Ultra Sun & Moon

Version Exclusives

By
Vincent Lau

Most of the Pokémon you encounter are the same whether you’re playing Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. But keeping with tradition, there are some Pokémon that you cannot catch in one game or the other.

To obtain these Pokémon, you’ll need to trade with somebody else. Or perhaps trade with yourself if you own the other game–or even a previous game.

New to Sun and Moon

(1 of 2) Turtonator

Turtonator (left), Drampa (right)

These Pokémon debuted in Sun and Moon and can only be found in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (at the time of release). As it happens, the exclusivity rules are the same in Sun and Moon. So if you have Sun and Ultra Moon, for example, you can catch all of the listed Pokémon.

Exclusive to Ultra Sun Exclusive to Ultra Moon
Passimian Oranguru
Turtonator Drampa
Vulpix (Alolan) Sandshew (Alolan)
Ninetales (Alolan) Sandslash (Alolan)
Solgaleo Lunala
Buzzwole Pheromosa
Kartana Celesteela

New to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

These Pokémon only exist in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (at the time of release). As such, you will need access to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to get both. Fortunately, you can find two of each Pokémon per game, making it much more easier to trade!

Exclusive to Ultra Sun Exclusive to Ultra Moon
Blacephalon Stakataka

Returning Pokémon in Sun and Moon

These are Pokémon found in previous games in the series (prior to Sun and Moon) that could also be caught in Sun and Moon. As such, you can also trade with Sun and Moon to get these Pokémon. Or alternatively, if you have Pokémon Bank, you can transfer these Pokémon up to fill your dex.

Exclusive to Ultra Sun Exclusive to Ultra Moon
Cottonee Petilil
Whimsicott Lilligant
Rufflet Vullaby
Braviary Mandibuzz

Returning Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

(1 of 2) Houndoom

Houndoom (left), Manectric (right)

These are Pokémon found in previous games in the series (prior to Sun and Moon) that couldn’t be caught in Sun and Moon, but can be caught in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Likewise, you could use Pokémon Bank if you’d rather not trade between these latest pair of games.

Exclusive to Ultra Sun Exclusive to Ultra Moon
Houndour Electrike
Houndoom Manectric
Golett Baltoy
Golurk Cladyol
Clauncher Skrelp
Clawitzer Dragalge

Legendary Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Last but not least, we have Legendary Pokémon found in previous games in the series (prior to Sun and Moon) that can be captured via the new Ultra Warp Ride mini-game. Again, if you’re lacking an Ultra Moon or Ultra Sun trade partner, you can try looking for these Pokémon in older games.

Exclusive to Ultra Sun Exclusive to Ultra Moon
Raikou Entei
Ho-oh Lugia
Latios Latias
Groudon Kyogre
Dialga Palkia
Heatran Regigigas
Tornadus Thundurus
Reshiram Zekrom
Xerneas Yveltal

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 December 2017
  • Last Updated
    4 March 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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