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Version Exclusive Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

by Dylan Siegler


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon came out a few days ago and, like any dual versions in the franchise, there are differences between the games depending on which version you play. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two versions is which Pokémon you can catch in each game. These new games introduce a ton of Pokémon that weren’t in the original Sun and Moon, as well as plenty of returning Alola Pokémon, both groups of which find some level of exclusivity depending on the version. Therefore, one of the biggest factors in determining which version to get is often based on what version exclusive Pokémon each game has. If you’re someone wondering which version to pick up, here is a list of which Pokémon are exclusive to which game.

Pokémon that can only be found in Pokémon Ultra Sun include:

  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Cottonee
  • Whimsicott
  • Basculin (Red-Stripe Form)
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Rufflet
  • Braviary
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Turtonator
  • Passimian

Pokémon that can only be found in Pokémon Ultra Moon include:

  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Baltoy
  • Claydol
  • Petilil
  • Lilligant
  • Basculin (Blue-Stripe Form)
  • Vullaby
  • Mandibuzz
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalge
  • Oranguru
  • Drampa

In addition to normal version exclusives, each game also has exclusive fossils, and therefore exclusive extinct Pokémon that can be brought back to life.

Fossils exclusive to Ultra Sun and their respective exclusive Pokémon are as follows:

  • Helix Fossil (Omanyte, Omastar)
  • Claw Fossil (Anorith, Armaldo)
  • Skull Fossil (Cranidos, Rampardos)
  • Cover Fossil (Tirtouga, Carracosta)
  • Jaw Fossil (Tyrunt, Tyrantrum)

Fossils exclusive to Ultra Moon and their respective exclusive Pokémon are as follows:

  • Dome Fossil (Kabuto, Kabutops)
  • Root Fossil (Lileep, Cradily)
  • Armor Fossil (Shieldon, Bastiodon)
  • Plume Fossil (Archen, Archeops)
  • Sail Fossil (Amaura, Aurorus)

In these new games, players will be able to receive Totem Pokémon of their own to use in battle after collecting a certain number of Totem Stickers. However, the usage of some Totem Pokémon is exclusive to the version you are playing.

Totem Pokémon exclusive to Ultra Sun include:

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Gumshoos
  • Vikavolt
  • Ribombee
  • Lurantis

Totem Pokémon exclusive to Ultra Moon include:

  • Alolan Raticate
  • Araquanid
  • Salazzle
  • Togedemaru
  • Kommo-o

A few new Ultra Beasts were added into the new games. Like in the original games, some of these Ultra Beasts are version exclusive.

Ultra Beasts exclusive to Ultra Sun include:

  • Buzzwole
  • Kartana
  • Blacephalon

Ultra Beasts exclusive to Ultra Moon include:

  • Pheromosa
  • Celesteela
  • Stakataka

Lastly, a ton of Legendary Pokémon were added to these new games but, like regular Pokémon, there are many that are version exclusive as well.

Legendary Pokémon exclusive to Ultra Sun include:

  • Raikou
  • Ho-Oh
  • Latios
  • Groudon
  • Dialga
  • Heatran
  • Tornadus
  • Reshiram
  • Xerneas
  • Solgaleo

Legendary Pokémon exclusive to Ultra Moon include:

  • Entei
  • Lugia
  • Latias
  • Kyogre
  • Palkia
  • Regigigas
  • Thundurus
  • Zekrom
  • Yveltal
  • Lunala

It is also worth mentioning that there are a few Legendary Pokémon that can technically be attained in both games, but that will only appear once you have two specific Legendary Pokémon from each version both in your team. These Legendary Pokémon, and the other Legendaries that are required to be in your team for them to appear, are listed below:

  • Suicune (requires Raikou and Entei)
  • Rayquaza (requires Groudon and Kyogre)
  • Giratina (requires Dialga and Palkia)
  • Landorus (requires Tornadus and Thundurus)
  • Kyurem (requires Reshiram and Zekrom)

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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