Giovanni returns in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon along with other familiar faces

by on November 2, 2017

The head of Team Rocket returns in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, this time he’s backed up with the head of every villain team from Pokémon games past.

This new group of villains is known as Team Rainbow Rocket, and while their motivations aren’t known, with Giovanni (the head of Team Rocket from Pokémon Red and Blue) in charge, it can only be bad news.

Giovanni and the other villain bosses aren’t the only blasts from the past to come in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, if you head through one of the Ultra Wormholes in the game you can meet Legendary Pokémon from previous titles too. Mewtwo, Kyogre, Zapdos, Lugia, Yveltal, Ho-oh and more all are waiting for you should you explore beyond the confines of Alola. The Pokémon you can meet will differ between the two versions, but if you missed any of these Pokémon in the previous games this is your chance to get them, either by trading or owning both titles.

Other features coming to US&M are a Battle Agency, where players have to win battles with rented Pokémon, rewards are available for good performance through the ranks. There’s also totem stickers to be found in the environment, which when collected can grant access to large ‘totem’ pokémon, one again, the ones you meet will depend on the version of the game you have.

I think it’s fair to say that this is looking to be the most feature rich Pokémon game of all time, and it’s becoming apparent that this is not just a rehash of Sun & Moon. It’s out on November 17 on the 3DS family of systems.