One of the new features that distinguishes Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon from Sun and Moon is the new mechanic called the Ultra Warp Ride that allows the player to ride on the back of Solgaleo or Lunala through Ultra Space and go through different Ultra Wormholes to find alternate dimensions with rare Pokémon. This guide will tell you how the Ultra Warp Ride minigame operates and what you can expect to find in each Wormhole.
The Ultra Warp Ride minigame uses the 3DS’s gyroscopic motion controls, meaning that you have to tilt your 3DS console in the direction you want your character to move in. You tilt the 3DS right to move right, you tilt it up to move up, etc. If these controls are not to your liking, you can change them to the normal circle-pad controls by talking to the Aether Foundation employee in the Game Freak office in Heahea City. You can also change whether you ride on Solgaleo or Lunala by going to Ultra Megalopolis and talking to Soliera in Ultra Sun or Zossie in Ultra Moon.
The object of the minigame is to get as far as possible, since rarer Wormholes tend to appear further into the ride, and the rarer the Wormhole is, the rarer the Pokémon you’ll find inside it will probably be. There are four stages of rarity for Ultra Wormholes. The first stage is the most common and looks just like a normal Ultra Wormhole; a white center and a colored middle that fades into a black border. Second stage Wormholes have a glowing ring surrounding them, third stage Wormholes have two rings around them and fourth stage Wormholes, the rarest Wormholes, have two rings around them as well as a glowing aura about them. The farther you travel, the less likely you’ll find stage one Wormholes and the more likely you’ll find stage four ones.
As you travel in Ultra Space, you’ll find orange spheres that you’ll want to run into to increase your speed. There will also be balls of electricity that will reduce your speed if you run into them. You generally want to be moving fast because the slower you are moving, the more likely you’ll be to get sucked into a Wormhole that you weren’t aiming for. Distance travelled isn’t everything, however, as it’s possible to run into a stage four Wormhole as close as 2,500 lightyears away. This isn’t Mantine Surf; you don’t get points in this minigame. So if you find a rare Wormhole relatively soon into your game, don’t worry about the fact that you haven’t travelled a ton of lightyears and just break for the rare Wormhole.
Pokémon You’ll Find
You’ll enter different areas and run into different Pokémon depending on the color and rarity of the Wormhole you entered. White Wormholes will always lead you to an area with an Ultra Beast while colored Wormholes will lead you to an area where you’ll find a Pokémon not normally found in the Alola region. The rarer the colored Wormhole, the more likely you’ll be to find a Legendary Pokémon in it. If you are just interested in catching Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts, you can check out our guide for that by clicking here. Legendaries and Ultra Beasts aside, though, you’ll also increase your chance of finding shiny Pokémon by entering rarer Wormholes.
White Wormholes are the only ones that will take you to a variety of different places depending on the rarity of the Wormhole. Below is a list of the places a white Wormhole can take you, the rarity of this place and which Ultra Beast you can find there.
- Ultra Deep Sea – Common – Nihilego
- Ultra Jungle – Common (exclusive to Ultra Sun) – Buzzwole
- Ultra Desert – Common (exclusive to Ultra Moon) – Pheromosa
- Ultra Plant – Uncommon – Xurkitree
- Ultra Crater – Uncommon (exclusive to Ultra Moon) – Celesteela
- Ultra Forest – Uncommon (exclusive to Ultra Sun) – Kartana
- Ultra Ruin – Rare – Guzzlord
The colored Wormholes will all take you to a place called Ultra Space Wilds. However, the Wilds take on different appearances depending on the color of the Wormhole you entered. Blue Wormholes will take you to a watery area and will have one of the following Pokémon:
- Suicune (if Entei and Raikou are in your party)
- Lugia (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Latias (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Latios (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Kyogre (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Kyurem (if Zekrom and Reshiram are in your party)
Green Wormholes take you to a canyon-like area and will have one of the following Pokémon:
- Raikou (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Entei (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Dialga (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Reshiram (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Zekrom (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Xerneas (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
Red Wormholes take you to a cliffside and will have one of the following Pokémon:
- Ho-Oh (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Rayquaza (if Groudon and Kyogre are in your party)
- Tornadus (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Thundurus (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Landorus (if Tornadus and Thundurus are in your party)
- Yveltal (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
Yellow Wormholes take you to a cave and will have one of the following Pokémon:
- Groudon (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Palkia (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Heatran (exclusive to Ultra Sun)
- Regigigas (exclusive to Ultra Moon)
- Giratina (if Dialga and Palkia are in your party)