Wow……Alright. My bad guys. I can’t believe that I missed this one’s deadline and am now just finding out about it. Either way….

 

Welcome back to a special issue of Pokemon News. We’ve quite a lot of stuff to talk about thanks to the recent Nintendo Direct. So let’s get right into it.

 

First up, we got some new stuff about Necrozma’s fusions with Solgaleo and Lunala. These formes have been coined “Necrozma¬†Dusk Mane” and “Necrozma Dawn Wings”.

 

Not only did we get a good name for the fusions, Necrozma has been hinted to have more of a role with USUM’s story, and these formes will also have access to Solgaleo’s and Lunala’s signature moves, along with Necrozma’s signature move “Prism Beam”. What is Necrozma going to do with the legendarys and Alola?

 

A few other things were shown with USUM. New areas will be accessible on the different islands and you will encounter you starter differently than you did in Sun and Moon, with your player meeting them after being cornered by a Yungoos.

 

Not to be outdone, Lycanroc also got the spotlight with more information about its Z-Move being revealed. Not only that, but all formes of Lycanroc get access to this Z-Move.

 

All Tapu’s beware, this is the power of “Splintered Stormshards”.

 

 

A special Z-Move that requires the move “Stone Edge” to work, this move batters the enemy Pokemon with sharpened stones from all directions. Once the dust settles, any terrain effect, such as from “Electric Terrain” and “Misty Terrain” are eliminated from the battlefield. A creative check to the rampaging Tapu’s in the VGC, but how effective will it actually be?

 

Speaking of Rockruff, more information about its special launch distribution was revealed. According to Serebii, “If you play Ultra Sun, it will know the move Tackle, Bite, Fire Fang, Happy Hour. If you play Ultra Moon, it will know the moves Tackle, Bite, Thunder Fang, Happy Hour. Both are Level 10 and come with a Focus Band attached.”

 

And last but certainly not least, we have the biggest and most unexpected reveal in the form of two new Pokemon. But they aren’t just Pokemon, THEY’RE ULTRA BEASTS.

 

Say hello to UB Burst and UB Assembly.

One is a circus style gumball machine and one is the living embodiment of Trump’s wall. Nothing is known about these Ultra Beasts, except that Burst has a signature move of its own and Assembly has access to “Iron Defense”. Not typing has been identified yet, so let the speculation commence.

 

 

And that is with the Direct news. What do you guys think of Necrozma’s forme names? Will Lycanroc have any VGC potential with its new Z-Move? What are Burst’s and Assembly’s typings? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

And with that, I’ll see you guys in the next issue….preferably on time next time.