The Pokemon games have always set very clear goals in front of the player. Usually, this involves stopping a criminal organization and becoming the Pokemon league champion. This often requires a good amount of time and effort as you build your own team of Pokemon. But what about after you've finished the game?
There has always been a little something extra to do after becoming the champion. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon is no different but because they take place on several islands, it can be confusing on where to start. With that said, here are10 post-game things to do after you beat Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon.
Updated December 25th, 2020 by Tanner Kinney: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon are mostly old news at this point. In terms of that generation of Pokemon, they are the definitive experiences. They were somewhat controversial on release mainly because they released so soon after Sun and Moon, and on a platform that was slowly getting phased out. However, the amount of things to do in Ultra Sun and Moon, even after beating the game, is more than a lot of entries in the series. For post-game enthusiasts, here's just about everything you can do after beating the game normally.
15 Defend Your Title For Glory (And Money)
Re-challenging the Elite Four is a great way to make money in a relatively easy manner. Grinding it out with an Amulet Coin may not be the most efficient way to make money, but it is an easy way. In previous games, the experience hardly changed aside from the Elite Four boasting slightly stronger Pokemon.
In Ultra Sun and Moon, there's a bit more flavor added to re-challenging the Elite Four: Title Defense. First added in Sun and Moon, title defense alters the champion battle to a variety of competitors, as you are the champion. This ranges from your rival, Hau, to a collection of other characters like the trial captains, important NPCs, and even the very first trainer you battled in the whole game. The battles aren't much more difficult, but seeing all of them makes defending your title worth it to do.
14 Collect Every TM
TMs allow trainers to switch up their Pokemon's movesets on the fly, along with opening move options not natively possible. It's in your best interest as a trainer to hunt down all of the TMs in each game to make sure you're covered for any battle in the Battle Tower or online. Not every move is useful, but even the niche ones can have a purpose.
There are 100 TMs that can be found in Ultra Sun and Moon. They're typically found while out exploring, although a collection of TMs can only be found by challenging every trainer on a specific route. Some are in PokeMarts, others are found through minigames. As long as you bring a guide with you, it's not a challenging process.
13 Utilize Island Scan Thoroughly
The QR Scan feature, available in both of the Gen 7 releases, makes use of the 3DS Camera to read QR codes to add information to the Pokedex. The native way of doing this is to exchange information between two versions of the game, opening the entry on one person's game and scanning it with another copy. Alternatively, there are websites that generate QR codes for easy use.
The Pokedex information isn't important. What matters is that after scanning enough QR codes, a special Pokemon can be found depending on where the Island Scanner was used and what day it is. This includes Pokemon not able to be obtained normally in Alola, including other starter Pokemon and some spicier options. For those looking to get some rarer Pokemon, this is a way to find them.
12 Transfer Pokemon to Pokemon Bank/Home
After all is said and done, there's not much else to do in Ultra Sun and Moon. The main parts of the community have moved onto the latest entry, so online features are likely more barren than on launch. However, there are a lot of memories in these games, and those who have completed the Pokedex don't want to see that time go to waste.
Nintendo's newest features to trade Pokemon up include both Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Home. Once a Pokemon is sent to Home through Bank, it can't return to Alola. Additionally, if a Pokemon doesn't have a green card to get into Galar, it is forced to sit in Home purgatory until its day comes. However, it's a safe place to store your Pokemon and frees up your copy of Ultra Sun or Moon for other use.
11 Start A Challenge Run
Once your copy of Pokemon Ultra Sun or Moon is cleared out and all of your Pokemon are safe in Pokemon Bank or Home, it's the perfect time to reset and start a new adventure. For those who haven't played in a while, the games hold up very well and shine in ways that Sword and Shield don't. It's worth it to revisit them, especially if you were burnt out by the back-to-back Alola releases.
Challenge runs are just the way to make an old game fresh. Whether you go with a classic Nuzlocke challenge, a monotype run, or variations on existing challenges, there's plenty of fun to be had. Plus, playing through the game again gives you a chance to use and raise new Pokemon, which is always fun. If there's nothing left to do, restart and do it all again.
10 Ultra Megalopolis & Poipole
Close to the end of the game, after resolving many different issues, you face off against Necrozma to bring light back to Alola. After accomplishing this and much more, including becoming the champion of Alola, you get the opportunity to return to Ultra Megalopolis. The reason for this is so that you can acquire the Pokemon and Ultra Beast, Poipole.
Poipole evolves into Naganadel by leveling it up while it knows Dragon Pulse. Naganadel is a poison and dragon type Pokemon that has a beastly amount of special attack and speed. Also, while you're going through wormholes anyway, you'll have certain opportunities presented to you.
9 Explore The Ultra Wormhole
The Ultra Wormhole is how you initially get to Ultra Megalopolis but in the post game, it serves another, very useful, purpose. Other than getting Poipole you can travel to various environments through Ultra Space, finding other Ultra Wormholes. In these wormholes you can find various Pokemon and Ultra Beasts.
Just finding more Ultra Beasts would be good enough, as they are quite powerful, but you can also find legendary Pokemon. These legendary Pokemon are the same ones from the previous Pokemon games. You can only catch them once so be sure to get the nature you want! Also, this can let you acquire shiny versions of the legendary Pokemon if you have the patience for that.
8 Catch Tapu's & Ultra Beasts
Another very unique and powerful set of Pokemon are the islands guardian deity's, the Tapu's. Right from the start of the game and continuing throughout the main story, you learn more about them. You learn about the important role they play in Alola and also how destructive they can be. Which makes it all the more rewarding when you encounter them within their Ruins.
Just as with every other Pokemon encountered on the world map, you can catch them but only once. While most of the Ultra Beasts are encountered within their own Ultra Wormhole, there are some exceptions to this. Within Poni Grove you can encounter either Stakataka in Ultra Moon or Blacephalon in Ultra Sun.
7 Unlock Mega Evolution
While Mega Evolution takes a backseat to Z-moves within this generation, you can still acquire it. After becoming the champion, you must travel to the Poni Plains and it's there that you'll find Dexio. You'll have encountered him a few times before this but this time he'll battle you and show off his Mega Alakazam.
After you defeat him, Dexio will, along with Sina, explain Mega Evolution. He will then give you a key stone to attach to your Z-Power ring as well as the Alakazite, letting you use Mega Evolution. If you head over to the battle tree, then you'll be able to battle for and buy the rest of the mega stones.
6 Battle Tree
The Battle Tree is Ultra Sun and Moon's main battle facility and where you can unlock a lot of very powerful items and abilities. To get there, you must traverse the Poni Gauntlet after becoming the champion. This is also where you will find a couple of very familiar faces and have the opportunity to fight them. The two main characters from the original game, Red and Blue, greet you upon arrival.
They will initially challenge you to a battle and you choose which one to fight. Afterwards, you can fight them again by climbing the Battle Tree. They are known as the Battle Legends and are faced at the end of the normal challenges as the 20th opponent. Furthermore, on the Super challenges, they are the 50th opponent. The Battle Tree is a great way to test your battling skills while also acquiring great items.
5 Collect Z-Moves & Totem Stickers
The main new addition meant to empower the player in Ultra Sun and Moon are the Z-Moves. You'll encounter many of these along your journey through Alola and use them to overcome your opponents. But there will undoubtedly be many left to collect even after you become the champion. Some of them you may have just missed along the way but others won't appear until after you beat the game.
An example of this is Tapunium Z, which is acquired after defeating any of the Tapu. This turns their unique move, Nature's Madness, into the Z-Move, Guardian of Alola. Totem stickers are another collectible that you can find along the way. It's likely that you'll have missed some so now's as good a time as any to find them. The reward for collecting them are special totem versions of particular Pokemon.
4 Festival Plaza
The Festival Plaza is something you can engage with at any point but it isn't until you've become the champion that it really opens up. Once you've become the champion, it lets you unlock certain premium goods at the various stalls. You'll also be able to change the music and theme of the Festival.
Festival Plaza itself is this generation's way of interacting with other people throughout the world over Wi-Fi. In it you can upgrade facilities, invite and befriend guests and even battle with others. The Battle Agency is also located here which allows you to borrow Pokemon and battle against other trainers for Festival Coins. It is also where Episode RR takes place.
3 Episode Rainbow Rocket
Perhaps the most fitting post-game entry is Episode Rainbow Rocket. This is a sort of epilogue to the main story which has you once again facing down a criminal organization that has taken over Festival Plaza. But this isn't just any group of criminals, it's a collection of the previous games criminals all gathered together and lead by the original games criminal group, Team Rocket.
Team Rainbow Rocket desire nothing more than to control the Ultra Wormholes and use them to take over other worlds. In this very special epilogue, you fight the various criminal leaders of the previous game and work to restore everything back to normal. In the end, after defeating their leader, all is restored.
2 Mantine Surfing & Pokédex Completion
Mantine Surfing is an activity that you will undoubtedly be familiar with. While progressing through the story, you'll need to surf to get to the next island. There are four courses, each with increasing difficulty and you'll need to complete them all in order to unlock something special. If you manage to become the number one Mantine Surfer in Alola, head over to the Boss of the Surf Association located at their Heahea branch. You'll be given a Surfing Pikachu as a reward.
Of course, the main thing to do after beating the game is filling up your Pokédex. Many of the previous entries have mentioned ways to do this but there are a couple more ways of note. You can find Zygarde at Resolution cave on Poni Island. Another Cosmog at the Lake of the Sunne/Moone with Solgaleo/Lunala after going through a particular Ultra Wormhole. And of course, make sure to trade to collect them all!
1 Build A Powerful Team
The final post-game activity to try your hand at is building a competitive team. This isn't as easy as it sounds but can be exceptionally rewarding. You'll need to catch multiple of the same kind of Pokemon, breed them to have certain abilites and so much more. Making sure your Pokemon have the right EV's and IV's is also important.
Finally, you can mix and match your favorites to create a diverse team able to take on other players. Having Pokemon that can control the battlefield, take a hit from anything and sweep the other teams' Pokemon will all help you become a true Pokemon champion.
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- 9 Explore The Ultra Wormhole.
- 10 Ultra Megalopolis & Poipole. ...
- 11 Start A Challenge Run. ...
- 12 Transfer Pokemon to Pokemon Bank/Home. ...
- 13 Utilize Island Scan Thoroughly. ...
- 14 Collect Every TM. ...
- 15 Defend Your Title For Glory (And Money) ...
After you have defeated them all, talk to him to battle Veteran Aristo. He has a level 65 Carbink, a level 65 Torkoal, a level 65 Pelipper, a level 65 Ninetales, and a level 65 Gigalith. You get 5720 Pokédollars for winning.What to do after beating the Elite Four sun? ›
Once you return from your adventures with the Elite Four, you can pursue a brand new quest to track down the elusive Ultra Beasts. Back on Akala Island, visit the deserted motel on Route 8 and meet up with Anabel and Looker, who'll set you on the path to finding these elusive creatures.Where is Guzma Post game Ultra Sun? ›
Players can take on Guzma and some other characters outside of the Pokémon League. He's hanging out on Melemele Island near the motel on route 2; after that, he'll be on the beach in Hau'oli City, where a trainer can battle him for a special evolutionary item.What do you do after you catch Necrozma in Pokemon moon? ›
Pokemon Sun and Moon - THE END - Catching Necrozma! (Post-game)How do you get rayquaza in Pokemon sun? ›
This Pokemon cannot be found in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Trade or transfer from other Pokemon games. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, this legendary is catchable through the use of Ultra Wormholes.How do you evolve null ultra sun? ›
- Give Type: Null a Soothe Bell to hold. ...
- Put Type: Null into your party and walk around. ...
- Type: Null's friendship will increase every time it levels up.
- Type: Null's friendship will increase if you use Vitamins on it (e.g. Carbos, Iron, etc.)
- 8 Ruby And Sapphire.
- 7 Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire.
- 6 Sword And Shield.
- 5 Emerald.
- 4 Platinum.
- 3 Black And White 2.
- 2 Gold, Silver, And Crystal.
- 1 Heartgold And SoulSilver.
HOW TO CATCH COSMOG IN POKEMON ULTRA SUN AND MOONWhere is Lillie after you beat the game? ›
After the player defeats Kahuna Hala, she goes to Akala Island alongside the player and Hau. Throughout the player's and Hau's journey on Akala Island, Lillie mostly stays at the Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City, apparently to meet somebody there, and also in fear of Team Skull, who she saw lurking around the area.
When all the Ultra Beasts are captured, Looker informs you of a black shadow flying around Alola's skies. It's not an Ultra Beast, though: It's the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma, and you can find him at the Farthest Hollow on Ten Carat Hill.How do you catch Necrozma? ›
Out the other side you'll find a large crater with, you guessed it, Necrozma at its centre. It's weakened, and in regular form, meaning you can finally catch it! Whittle it down, pop a status condition on it and start chucking those Poké Balls, and remember it's just Psychic type in this regular form.Is Guzma Gladion's dad? ›
If you had caught the clues from NPCs, it turns out that Mohn is the husband of the game's true villain, Lusamine— and is thus father to Gladion and the player character's friend Lillie. According to the game's lore, he disappeared while researching an Ultra Wormhole.How do you get a Marshadow? ›
- Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
- Select Receive Gift.
- Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, and then Yes again to connect to the Internet.
- Enter your code.
- Watch as you receive Marshadow.
- Speak to the deliveryman in any Pokémon Center to pick up the Marshadow Mystery Gift.
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Silvally (Japanese: シルヴァディ Silvady) is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.Can you breed Type: Null? ›
Unfortunately, you can't breed Type: Null so you're stuck to just having one for your playthrough. It does evolve into Silvally when it has high enough friendship though, which you can check by visiting the first house on the right in Hammerlocke and speaking to the old woman.Is Type: Null legendary? ›
Type: Null (Japanese: タイプ：ヌル Type: Null) is a Normal-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves into Silvally when leveled up with high friendship.What is the longest Pokémon game? ›
Pokémon HeartGold y SoulSilver
Time to 100% completion: more than 200 hours.
Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal (generation 2)
Gold and Silver added the Kanto region to the map, connecting Johto with the landmass that started the phenomenon. With 16 gym leaders to best, Gold and Silver remain the deepest, lengthiest Pokémon games ever created.
- 1 Gold/Silver/Crystal.
- 2 Black/White. ...
- 3 Black 2/White 2. ...
- 4 Red/Blue/Yellow. ...
- 5 Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. ...
- 6 Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. ...
- 7 Sword/Shield. ...
- 8 X/Y. ...
Although Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma are not Ultra Beasts, they have a strong connection to Ultra Space (including the ability to create Ultra Wormholes) and as a result are often claimed to be or likened to the Ultra Beasts in various media.Is Cosmog shiny locked? ›
Cosmog is shiny locked in The Crown Tundra.How do I get a second Cosmog? ›
Turn on the EXP Share Kukui gave you at the start of the game, and watch the levels flow to Cosmog. When it hits level 43, it will evolve into Cosmoem. Then, when it reaches level 53, you'll have a second Solgaleo in Sun or another Lunala in Moon.Who does Lillie have a crush on? ›
Lillie's hints of her romantic feelings to Ash is when she blushes over Ash's praises of her, shows concern about his safety, smilies and giggles when Ash is showing funny picture, and is awe with his battling skills.Does Lillie's vulpix evolve? ›
Ash's Classmates' Partner Pokémon.
Mohn is a character appearing in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the owner of Poke Pelago Island, Lusamine's husband, and the father of Lillie and Gladion.Who is the strongest Ultra Beast? ›
Nihilego takes the crown for most dangerous Ultra Beast because it can, theoretically, assume the form of any and all prior competitors. Picture a Buzzwole, infested by Nihilego. Once its strength is exhausted, Nihilego moves on to Guzzlord, then Zurkitree, then whoever suits its follow-up purposes the best.Is Zygarde shiny locked USUM? ›
Only the following pokemon are shiny locked, meaning that they can't be shiny hunted: Zygarde.Is Necrozma good or evil? ›
Necrozma, also known as the Prism Pokémon, is the main antagonist of the 2017 Nintendo 3DS videogames Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
Which Pokémon does Peony want you to show him? The short answer? Necrozma.When should I use the Masterball in ultra moon? ›
How To Get EXTRA MASTER BALL, ASH PIKACHU, MAGEARNA ...Do beast balls work on Necrozma? ›
Since Necrozma is often considered an Ultra Beast, wouldn't it be fitting to finally capture it in a Beast Ball? Of course, the Beast Ball would only have a 10% catch rate as opposed to 100%, but Rotom's Catch Power could double that to 20%, a much more reasonable number.Does Lillie ever find her dad? ›
Pokemon Journeys Finally Reunites Lillie With Her Father in Newest Episode. Pokemon's anime has finally brought Lillie's grand mission to a close with a full reunion for she and her family with the newest episode of Pokemon Journeys!Does Lillie ever find Mohn? ›
They managed to help Mohn overcome his amnesia, and together, the family welcomed Nihilego, as it had saved Mohn, made it possible for them to reunite with him, and had, in a way, become a second Lillie. They caught it in a Beast Ball and Gladion took it under his care.Is Lillie an ultra beast? ›
The Pokémon website describes it as constantly changing shape and that its movements resembles that of a little girl. A preliminary, common theory going on right now is that Lillie, who was revealed back in the first Sun and Moon trailer is actually UB-01.What is Zenith Marshadow? ›
Artwork of Zenith Marshadow. Marshadow is a humanoid Pokémon that appears to be made of smoky gray shadows. The area around its face resembles headgear, such as a helmet. On top of the helmet are two curled horns or ears with a wispy horn between them.Is Marshadow shiny locked? ›
In its normal form, Marshadow and its shiny variant look the same. Marshadow is actually shiny locked, so any shinies out there are illegitimate. Considering Nintendo recently awarded players a shiny mythical from generation seven with Zeraora, maybe next time it will be Marshadow's turn.How do I get Zarude? ›
To get Dada Zarude in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you have one simple task to do – sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter and opt in to email marketing before September 25, 2021. Once you've done that, you then just have to wait for a code to be emailed to you.What are master Guzma's 3 passwords? ›
He'll ask for the passwords, which are: Poison Jab. Bounsweet. Tapu Cocoa.
In the front-left room, you'll find another Team Skull password: Bounsweet. On the second floor door, give the Team Skull Grunt these three passwords: Poison Jab, Bounsweet, and Tapu Cocoa. Then answer with “No!” at the end. You'll be allowed to enter the balcony and go through the window that leads to Guzma's room.Was Guzma abused? ›
Guzma was never actually abused. his father was saying Guzma beat him in a Pokemon battle, he uses the same exact language as in a postgame conversation where he talks about Guzma returning and challenging him to a Pokemon battle (this is more obvious in other translations).What do you do after becoming champion in Pokemon sun? ›
- Get Incinium Z, Decidium Z, or Primarium Z from Hau.
- Get a Lucky Egg and TM90 Substitute from Professor Kukui in the Pokémon Research Lab.
- Catch the four Tapu.
- Catch the Ultra Beasts.
- Go to the Battle Tree.
- Get Cosmog.
- Get Type: Null.
The moral and Lesson
The story of The Sun and The Moon, is used to show kids the high expectations, and actions play an important role of who you become and how people see you.
In a nutshell, the love story goes that that Sun and the Moon fell in love and travelled the world together. That is, until the Moon betrayed the Sun and slept with the Morning Star. Since then, as punishment, the Moon and the Sun could never meet; the moon had to travel by night, and the sun by day.Do the sun and moon ever meet? ›
When the sun meets the moon, something quite magical happens, in the shape of a solar eclipse. The phenomenon occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the earth. The moon blocks out the sun's rays and casts a shadow on parts of the earth, eclipsing all or part of the sun.Where is Lillie after you beat the game? ›
After the player defeats Kahuna Hala, she goes to Akala Island alongside the player and Hau. Throughout the player's and Hau's journey on Akala Island, Lillie mostly stays at the Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City, apparently to meet somebody there, and also in fear of Team Skull, who she saw lurking around the area.Is Tapu Koko a bird? ›
Tapu Koko is a vaguely rooster-like Legendary Pokémon.Where is looker after catching Necrozma? ›
When all the Ultra Beasts are captured, Looker informs you of a black shadow flying around Alola's skies. It's not an Ultra Beast, though: It's the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma, and you can find him at the Farthest Hollow on Ten Carat Hill.