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Team Rainbow Rocket, Legendary Pokémon And More Revealed For Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced exciting new information for the upcoming games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, the greatest villainous organization in history appears! It’s Team Rainbow Rocket—made up of the bosses from past titles in the Pokémon series! The boss of this new organization is none other than Giovanni, who was also the boss of the villainous organization known as Team Rocket in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, the first games in the Pokémon series. Giovanni has gathered all of the bosses from the villainous teams of the past Pokémon games, like Ghetsis of Team Plasma and Lysandre of Team Flare, and recruited them for Team Rainbow Rocket. What Giovanni and his allies are doing in the Alola region has yet to be revealed, but players must prepare themselves to square off against this group of the greatest villains in Pokémon history!

When players travel through an Ultra Wormhole in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, they will encounter not only Ultra Beasts but Legendary Pokémon as well, like Mewtwo, Ho-Oh and Lugia! Some of these Legendary Pokémon will differ between Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. If players explore both games or trade with other players, they can obtain all of the Legendary Pokémon that have appeared in previous Pokémon series games!

The Battle Agency is a new facility in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon where players can easily rent powerful Pokémon for battling. When players don sunglasses and become an agent at this facility, they can take part in Single Battles using rental Pokémon. They’ll have three such Pokémon to command as they try to defeat the three Pokémon in their opponent’s team. The goal: try to win their way to being the best of all the agents!  As players progress through battles, they can receive cool items such as Gold Bottle Caps. The variety of Pokémon that can be rented for these battles increases as players mingle with other players locally or on the internet. By connecting with strong Trainers, players will be able to rent powerful Pokémon to use in battle.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, players will be able to collect stickers called Totem Stickers, which are located all around the Alola region. Players will be able to get huge totem-like Pokémon for their teams based on how many stickers they have collected. The totem-like Pokémon that players can obtain differ based on whether they are playing Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon.

Finally, it was revealed that the QR Scanner will return in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Players will be able to use the Island Scan to encounter Pokémon that did not appear in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, such as Charmander, Grovyle, Greninja and more.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon will launch on 17 November 2017, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. For more details about today’s announcement, please visit

You can check out the trailer for this announcement here:

Source: PR


17 thoughts on “Team Rainbow Rocket, Legendary Pokémon And More Revealed For Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon”

  1. Seems like they’re going all out with these games. Returning villains and legendaries sound cool. Should be excellent games.

    But “Rainbow Rocket”? Really? Couldn’t come up with a better name for a criminal organization?

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    1. He didn’t survive, he was in an ultra worm hole where he was successful in his plan. He’s still dead or buried alive for an eternity in this universe depending on the version you played.

  4. Kalas X3, The Sonyendo King {Sony+Nintendo=Sonyendo!}

    Sweet about the new villainous team. Shame about the name, though. Anyway, welcome back, Giovanni! I hope this team are the villains instead of Team Skull & Team Aether, known as the Aether Foundation in the game.

  5. Team Rainbow Rocket…WTF is this? I would rather save their comeback for the next game but here, in this dull ass generation that holds your hand, this is screaming desperation to sell the same fucking game again.

    1. Kalas X3, The Sonyendo King {Sony+Nintendo=Sonyendo!}

      I do have to agree with you concerning this team. It definitely should have been saved for a bigger Pokemon game that turns the series upside down on it’s head.

      1. Seriously, this is a poorly timed revival of Rocket and in a crappy gen 7 game no else. They’re doing this to save this lame ass Aloha series with nostalgia set in overdrive like bringing back Brock/Misty because the new LAZY movie retcon them out from the original episodes with two unknown rejects and now this because the last game’s villains are a fucking joke like the entire game holding your hand the rest of the way.

        1. Kalas X3, The Sonyendo King {Sony+Nintendo=Sonyendo!}

          I like the Alola games. (That’s okay if you don’t like them as it’s your opinion & your right to dislike or hate them.) Of course, I am disappointed by the Rotom-Dex. It’s capable of human speech so we should have been able to actually speak to Pokemon throughout the game using him as an interpreter like how the anime uses Team Rocket’s Meowth on a pretty regular basis. But nope! Nothing! What a total waste & a hugely missed opportunity!

        2. Kalas X3, The Sonyendo King {Sony+Nintendo=Sonyendo!}

          I don’t expect it from the Ultra versions, either. I’m just gonna collect the Pokemon I don’t have, nickname them if I like ’em, hope I enjoy the story, then move on til the Pokemon game on Switch.

      1. It would be fine to just call them Team Rocket But WTF does Rainbow middle name suppose to mean? They’re fruity as fuck or happily lamer than ever? It takes away their seriousness and their comeback is just more damage control and nostalgia pandering because Sun/Moon gens suck ass and they retcon the original series with their lazy ass movie rewriting what the fans already know and saw so many years ago that pissed them off.

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