Ultra Beasts are mysterious threats that inhabit Pokémon Sun & Moon’s Alola region, but each game will have its own version exclusive beasts.
The Pokémon Company first revealed Ultra Beasts last week in a new gameplay trailer, which also introduced Pokémon Type: Null and Jangmo-o, a Pokémon research group called Aether Foundation, and the Alolan form of Raticate.
While the trailer only teased an animation of an Ultra Beast called UB-01, the official English Pokémon Sun & Moon website described it as having a body “composed of a glass-like substance,” further explaining that it is “constantly changing shapes, never settling on one.” UB-01 also has a mysterious connection to young Lillie, Professor Kukui’s personal assistant. It’s worth noting that Lillie will significantly impact the Sun and Moon storyline.
To date, details surrounding exactly how each Ultra Beast’s role will affect the games’ story are still scarce. However, The Pokémon Company today shared new information about two newly discovered creatures, UB-02 Absorption and UB-02 Beauty, along with a trailer showcasing each.
About Ultra Beasts UB-02 Absorption and UB-02 Beauty
UB-02 Absorption, exclusive to Pokémon Sun, is an extremely muscular beast that can pack a serious punch. It has powerful wings attached to its brawny back and a diamond-hard beak that can be used in combat. While UB-02 Absorption does not currently resemble any of the games’ characters, it’s hard not to mistake it for looking like a mosquito on steroids.
On the other hand, UB-02 Beauty, exclusive to Pokémon Moon, is described as having long, slender legs capable of quickly dodging lightning strikes. In addition, UB-02 Beauty can emit a mysterious pheromone that can cause hypnosis. This beast strongly resembles Lusamine, Aether Foundation’s female president.
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Ultra Beasts UB-02 Absorption and UB-02 Beauty
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon debuts in North America and Japan on November 18. Both games launch in Europe a few days later on November 23.