The new game, Pokémon Sun & Moon, are out this week and as usual we will be covering the game in full as soon as we can.
Although it seems that practically everything was revealed before launch through leaks and other such methods, this thread will have all the minor things I discover as playing through the game, which may not necessarily warrant posting directly on the site, though keep an eye there too as sections will be updated.
The game starts with a cinematic showing Lillie running from the Aether Foundation with Cosmog. She gets cornered and Cosmog teleports them out
Cut to your home in town and Meowth wakes you up. Go downstairs and Kukui comes to visit. He suggests going to Iki Town to get your first Pokémon. Nobody is there when you arrive so you have to look for Hala but when you do, you find Lillie who is going to the ruins beyond Mahalo Trail.
When there, Cosmog gets attacked by some Spearow and you need to come to its aid but Cosmog accidentally breaks the bridge causing you to fall, but Tapu Koko comes in and saves you
Lillie gives you the Sparkling Stone which looks like a Z Ring.
Go back to Iki Town and Hala arrives, giving you your first Pokémon. Go to leave and Hau appears, challenging you
Defeat him and Hala will borrow your Sparkling Stone and you'll return home and it'll move to the next day in the evening and Kukui will take you to the festival but teach you how to catch Pokémon first and give you PokéBalls & Potions
Like previews said, after battle you can immediately go into Refresh
When you go back to Iki Town you learn that the festival involves a battle, in this case another battle with Hau who has improved with Pichu. Win and you get a Z Ring and get told to take on the Island Challenge.
It moves to the next day and Lillie visits and takes you to Kukui's lab and explains what Cosmog is, how it's from far away and people want to exploit its power
Kukui adds Rotom into your Pokédex which includes the Town Map and givees you the Island Challenge Amulet. He then sends you to the Trainers School for your first step.
Festival Plaza, Battle Video, QR Scanner and Quick Communication open up at this point
In the Trainer School Kukui gives you the Exp Share and challenges you to defeat all the trainers
Our Sun & Moon Pokédex, Sun & Moon Attackdex & Abilitydex are now updated with all the new details. This also includes a list showing what Z Moves a Pokémon can use, and on Z-Move pages, it shows the moves that can turn into the Z-Move. Do note that discoveries are still being made so intricate new or updated mechanics may not be 100% yet. If you see any discrepencies then don't hesitate to contact us
Defeat the four trainers and you'll get TM01 and then get summoed to the office on 2F and have to beat the teacher. Defeat her and you meet Ilima who informs you of his trial.
Lillie will guide you through Hau'oli City with Hau
When you get to the Shopping District, you get the Poké Finder upgrade of the Rotom Pokédex. Version 2 is unlocked when you have 1,500 Thumbs Up. This allows for you to zoom. Version 3 comes at 10,000. Lillie then gives you the Lens Case
Go to the Marina and you'll encounter Ilima and then be challenged by Skull Grunts
Defeat them and Ilima will challenge you to see if you're ready for the trial. Defeat him and you'll be invited to the trial in Verdant Cavern
Go to Route 2 and you'll have shaking grass explained, and that the Pokémon may drop items when they are from the shaking grass
In Route 2, you'll find a Delibird that needs your help in the Berry Fields and you learn Team Skull are trying to harass a man into giving them berries
Get to the Verdant Cavern and the trial begins. Defeat 2 Yungoos/Rattata (Level 11) and 1 Gumshoos/Raticate (Level 11) which cannot be captured. You need to hunt them down from various holes in the cavern. During this, Team Skull interrupt as the final Pokémon becomes elusive and start to block the holes. Complete this and challenge the Totem (Level 12). Ilima gives the Normalim Z and says to meet him at Route 3
Ilima will open up Route 3 for you and tell you to inform Hala that you have beaten the trial as it is the only one on the island. Kukui will then appear and show you how to use Z Moves. This shows that all of the status Z Moves have got a Z variant which you can use when you select them such as Z Leer. Kukui then asks for you to help find Lillie in Route 3
Find Lillie in Melemele Meadow after Cosmog has wandered off again. Retrieve Cosmog and Lillie will leave with you.As you exit, Hau will challenge you
Just found a Pokémon eating berries, Crabrawler!
Get back to Iki Town for the Grand Trial, a battle with Hala
Note: Pikipek evolves Level 14
Defeat Hala and you'll get the Fighting Z Crystal. You get a stamp and Pokémon up to Level 35 will obey you. He'll then give you the Ride Pager to ride Tauros
Lillie will then ask for your help to get Cosmog home
Head to the Marina and you will get a boat to Akala Island
When you land on Akala Island, you will be greeted by Olivia and Mallow. After agreeing to explore the island with Lillie and Hau, you go to the building to the north where you meet Dexio & Sina. He then requests a battle and get the Zygarde Cube
A trainer has standard Rattata
Get to Paniola Town and Hau will battle you again, having obtained a Z Ring
Continue on to the ranch and you'll find Mallow. She'll register Stoutland for your Ride Pager and suggest you see Lana in Route 5
There's a Day Care/Nursery in Paniola Ranch. Go in there and you get an Egg. The nursery doesn't raise your Pokémon, merely facilitate breeding
In Route 5, you need to beat all the trainers to show you're ready for the trial
You will soon see Hau who lost the Gladion. Gladion then decides to challenge you, explaining how he does oddjobs for Skull. Defeat him and Team Skull appears and have a go at Gladion for stopping them from taking the Totem Pokémon
Get to Brooklet Hill and you'll meet Lana who requests your assistance
Lana requests you investigate a Pokémon for her trial. She registers Lapras to your Ride Pager. Investigate the water and you'll find a Level 17 Wishwashi. Defeat it and you'll be sent to investigate another splashing
PokéFinder Spot - Brooket Hill
Investigate again and they will scatter, revealing another Wishiwashi, Level 18.
Keep going through and you'll enter the Totem's Den, and Lana confirms her challenge is to just defeat the Totem Pokémon...in the rain. It's Level 20 and its ally Pokémon is Level 18 Alomomola. Defeat it and you'll get Waterium Z, Dive Balls and a Fishing Rod. Only one fishing rod again.
In Route 6, you will encounter a trainer, Hapu, with Mudsdale being harassed by Team Skull. Defeat the Grunts and she will say she's indebted to you and then leave
The next city, Royal Avenue, has the Battle Royal Dome within
Continue south to Heahea City and enter a cave called Diglett's Tunnel. Within it, you'll find Olivia speaking to Aether Foundation grunts and prevents you proceeding
ROYAL AVENUE - PokéFinder
Go to the Battle Royal and you'll find Gladion again but when you enter, you'll meet "The Masked Royal", who is clearly Kukui. He will invite you, Hau and Gladion to have a Battle Royal.
Finish the Battle and you'll meet Kiawe, the next Trial Captain who invites you to his trial
Egg hatched into Eevee
PokéFinder Point - Wela Volcano Park Right
PokéFinder Version 3 = Enhanced Zoom
Climb the mountain to meet Kiawe and take on his trial. Your task is to watch the dance and see if you can tell the difference between the dance. If you fail, you have to fight a Level 18 Marowak. When you get it correct, you also have to battle Marowak. This is done over multiple dances
In the third dance, a Salazzle appears. This is the Totem Pokémon. It is Level 22 and has a Pataya Berry. Its Special Defense is boosted. It summons Level 20 Salandit. Defeat them and you get the Firim Z, 10 Quick Balls and Charizard can be used on the PokéRide
Continue on in Route 7 to find Mallow. As you proceed into Route 8, you'll find Colress who is researching to bring out the potential of Pokémon. He'll give you TM43
In Route 8, you'll find Gladion in the motel. He'll just tell you to get out
Get to the Lush Jungle and Mallow's trial will begin.f
When you get the mushrooms, a Parsect will attack (Level 22). When you approach the Mago Berry, you'll be attacked by a Level 22 Fomantis. When you get the Revival Herb, you'll be attacked by another Fomantis, Level 23.
Get all the bits and Kiawe & Lana will appear. They will join the preparation and you have to press A repeatedly to crush and grind the food. Then, Lurantis appears as a Totem. Its Speed is boosted and is Level 23. It calls on Castform as an ally, Level 22 which uses Sunny Day for Lurantis to get the one turn Solar Blade and maximum Synthesis.
Once done, the captains will have the meal and then run off. Kukui appears to give a TM and wants you to go to the Dimensional Research Lab in Heahea City
After the explanation, they suggest heading to Konikoni City to speak to Olivia and complete the Grand Trial #2. As you leave, you see a brief Ultra Wormhole
Go into Diglett's Tunnel south of Heahea City and eventually you'll find Aether Foundation who give you a warning about Team Skull. You'll eventually find them and join in fighting them with Hau.
Get to Olivia's shop and her Probopass has a letter that asks you to go to Memorial Hill.
At the end of Memorial Hill you will find Aether Foundation and Skull fightin over a Slowpoke. The Aether Foundation member requests you fight in his stead and then suggests you go to the Grand Resort
Go through the Akala Outskirts and you'll be challenged by Plumeria. Defeat her and she threatens you. Go through and Burnet & Lillie will appear at the Ruins of Life. Olivia also appears and challenges you
Dartrix Level 34
Defeat her for the Rockium Z, Passport Stamp (Level 50 can obey) and Olivia takes you back to town, but you bump into Hau enroute who has also been told to go to the Grand Resort.
Go to the Hano Grand Resort to meet Faba and he'll tell you about the Aether Paradise and offer you a tour of it. You won't be able to use any Poké Balls in the Ather Paradise due to a jamming signal. Faba then introduces you to Wicke
Trumbeak Level 28
Go to the Conservation Area and you'll meet Lusamine who explains why she created the Aether Paradise, to look after Pokémon. However, after conversing an Ultra Wormhole appears and UB-01 comes out and you battle it. It's Level 27 and gets a Defense boost. It is Rock/Poison. Defeat it and it'll leave and Lusamine explains she needs a Pokémon back
Wicke is then instructed to send you both to Ula'ula Island where Hau challenges you to a battle. His Pikachu has evolved and he now has an Eeveelution
Meet Kukui in Malie Garden and explain about Ultra Beasts and he suggests going on to your next trial
As you go through Malie City, you meet Professor Samson Oak who suggest going to the library. When you do, you meet up with Hapu again
In the library, Lillie is looking for a book and aided the daughter of the guy who owns the books, Acerola
Just got given a Friend Ball! Get 10% of the Zygarde Cells and Sina summons you to the Aether Base in Route 16
Get up to Route 10 and you'll see some Skull grunts. Defeat them and they'll return to the mansion and Kukui appears and hints about the league showing the mountain and explaining it is a sacred spot where you see the Legendary Pokémon. He explains how the Trial victors all come to become the champion of the region, but that it's time to be one that the world recognises with an Elite Four
Go into the observatory and battle Molayne to show you're ready for the trial. In the main room you'll meet Sophacles who will summon the Totem using a machine he created but it blows a fuse and you need to exit, but to do so you need to do an Audio Quiz first
Complete the first one and a wild Grubbin appears (Level 27). Second quiz has a Charjabug appear, also Level 27. After question three, another appears. After question 4, Totem Vikavolt appears. Level 29 and all of its main stats have increased. It calls on ally Charjabug, which boosts the stats due to itsa ability
You get the Elecitirum and Steelium Z for completion of this
Move down the mountain and return to Maile Gardens to see Kukui, but he is attacked by Team Skull but before he can dispatch the grunts, Guzma appears and ends up challenging you
After defeating him, Kukui gives you a Z Crystal for your starter.
Get through to Route 12 and Hapu will appear and add Mudsdale to your Poké Ride
PokéFinder Spot - Blush Mountain (100,000 to Version 4)
Go to Route 13 and Hau appears, then Gladion also appears asking about Cosmog and tells you that you need to protect Cosmog at all costs from Team Skull
Person in Route 13 says the answer is 2-1-4-3
Go through Route 13 to Tapu Village and you'll find Hau and the entrance to the Pokémon League
Get to Aether House and Acerola will join you and confirms she's the Captain. She says it takes place in the abandoned supermarket. When you exit, Lillie is attacked by Skull. Then, Acerola says to go to the supermarket
When there, you are tasked with finding the Totem Pokémon with your Poké Finder and snap a good shot of it. She suggests taking pictures of other Ghost Pokémon to get it to appear. She alters the Poké Finder for this one challenge. Whenever you take a picture of a Pokémon, it battles you:
Gastly Level 30
Then you see a Pikachu moving around
Haunter Level 30
Follow to see some dolls moving
Gengar Level 30
You go into the back room to see lots of pictures of Pikachu and your Poké Finder flares up.
Mimikyu appears behind you. Totem Pokémon, Level 33, all stats boost again. Its ally is Haunter, Level 27
Defeat it and you'll show Acerola the pictures. She'll give you the Ghostium Z and Dusk Balls. She will claim there's no back room in the megamart then leave while a Mimikyu sneaks by in the back
Head back to Aether House and you'll find Team Skull, led by Plumeria. Hau and Acerola take on the grunts while you face Plumeria. Defeat her and she suggests going back to their base in Po Town, especially after you learn that they took the Preschooler's Yungoos
When you go to Route 15, you will find Unova Elite Four member Grimsley and he'll give you Sharpedo for your Ride Pager
In Route 16 you'll find Dexio and Sina and they'll explain about the Reassembly Unit for Zygarde. You can do it with the Zygade Cube and with both a Zygarde you already have and the Zygarde Cube
In Route 17, you'll find Zygarde Core (Red) and Sina calls and informs you that Cores allow for you to retain moves when you make Zygarde. With this, you can then teach your Zygarde the move Thousand Waves. You can also change Zygarde Form, but only those with Power Construct ability
Go to Po Town entrance and challenge Team Skull. They will think you've come to laugh at them for them not managing the Island Challenge
Defeat them and an old man appears asking if you're sure you wish to go in and will then let you in
In Po Town, you have to navigate various barricades to get through, finding secret paths. Each time you are through, you have to take on Team Skull Grunts. Healing in it will cost 10 PokéDollars as well
When you get into the Shady House, there are more trainers to fight and they even mention how they're collecting Bugium Z for Guzma since he wasn't given a Z Ring. You need to then find passwords
Password: Beat Up
Password: Tapu Cocoa
Get into Guzma's place and he'll tell you to stay out of his business and then challenge you. Defeat him and he'll give the Yungoos back to the preschooler and promise his vengeance before leaving
When you leave, Acerola runs up and introduces you to the man that let you in, her uncle Nanu. She suggests going back to the Aether House. When you arrive, you'll learn Lillie is missing as Plumeria arrived and convinced her to go with her.
Then, Gladion comes in angry about Lillie taking Cosmog and then challenges you to a battle.
Defeat him and he apologises for dragging you into a battle but then warns about Cosmog destroying all of Alola, so he says you have to go get them back and will take you via ferry to where Plumeria is taking her
When you go to leave, Nanu arrives and informs you that he is the Island Kahuna and offers a battle to win the Grand Trial and get the Darkinium Z.
After that, Hau appears and the three of you travel to the Aether Paradise as Gladion insists Lillie is there.
Go through and you have to face off against Aether employees. As the elevator won't go down, you go up and have to face off against Faba. Defeat him and you'll go down to the basement.
There, you will face Aether Employees who are developing a Poké Ball to capture Pokémon not from Alola and that Cosmog is the key to opening Ultra Wormholes
Looking around, you find that Cosmog is an Ultra Beast. Go back to 1F to be ambushed, and then Wicke appears, and heals you, helping you find Lillie. Gladion goes on ahead and falls into an ambush of Faba who has the key to get in. Then, with Gladion, you take on employees
Get the key from Faba and you'll find a myriad of Skull grunts and Guzma. Get to the end and Guzma has defeated Gladion, but it's your turn to battle him once and for all
When you enter the building, you will find Lillie and Lusamine arguing, with Lillie confirming that she, like Gladion, is Lusamine's child. She warns that if Cosmog opens the wormhole, it will die
In the room Lusamine goes, you see that Lusamine collects Pokémon, frozen for eternity and she starts worrying about "her" Ultra Beast. Hau & Gladion soon appear. Lusamine loses her temper at her children for stealing Cosmog & Type: Null from her. She then uses the gases from Cosmog to open a wormhole with UB-01 appearing from within it as clouds cover the entire region & UB-02 comes down and wormholes open everywhere with beasts arriving everywhere and the guardians going to protect. Guzma then comes in to take everyone down
Gladion then comes to stop the beast with Type: Null while Hau takes on Guzma and you take on Lusamine
Defeat Lusamine and the wormhole will start to close with UB01 disappearing. Then, Lusamine says she will catch it with a Beast Ball, but she too starts disappearing as she and Guzma enter the wormhole.
As they do, Cosmog has evolved into Cosmoem and won't move. Everyone quickly exits. Gladion postulates that they may be able to retrieve Lusamine and Guzma if they use the Alola Legendary Pokémon. Exit the next day and Lillie has changed her outfit. Gladion comes and gives you the Moon/Sun Flute and the Master Ball. Hau arrives and it is now time to go to the docks and leave for Poni Island
Landing in Seafolk Village, Gladion suggests you find the kahuna and ask for their assistance
Just got given an Aerodactyl in a hut shaped like Huntail
A veteran tells us where to go for the Kahuna, to Hapu's house!
When you meet Hapu, she says she'll meet you in the ruins. Hapu's grandmother will then add Machamp to your ride page
Found a second Zygarde Core. It teaches Core Enforcer
Get to the Ruins of Hope and you'll have a puzzle for Machamp. Go in and Hapu will state she is the Kahuna in a ritual over a Sparkling Stone as her grandfather was Kahuna but passed. She tells you that you need to get the Sun Flute from Exeggutor Island which can be accessed through Seafolk Village. The chief will take you there with Lillie. Get there and a tree will attack you
Level 40 Exeggutor
It then starts to rain and Lillie has a heart to heart, talking about her mother and how she wishes to be a trainer like you. Get to the top and grab the Sun/Moon Flute. It's time to go to the altar to summon the Pokémon
When you go to go up to the canyon, Team Skull arrive and block your path and challenge you, asking if you want to save Guzma. Defeat the grunts.
Then, Plumeria is watching and comes down, apologising to Lillie for what she did and gives you the Poisonium Z
You then meet Hapu in the canyon and Hapu will challenge you as the final grand trial. Defeat her and get the Groundium Z and go to the altar
As you climb the canyon, you'll eventually find Mina who is the final Trial Captain. She immediately gives you a Fairium Z. She then leaves with the decision to make a trial
As you enter, you begin a new trial. As you go through the cave you get attacked by Jangmo-o (Level 40), then by a Hakamo-o (Level 40). Then, when you go to collect the Z Crystal, the Totem Kommo-o arrives (Level 45). All stats increased and it calls on a Scizor (Level 32). Defeat it and you get the Dragonium Z
Go in and get to the Altar of the Sunne. When there, Hapu comes and explains how it was the site of the first trial in Alola
Climb the altar and play the song with Lillie. This will cause the alter to activate and fire a beam. From there, Cosmoem will go into the energy beam and evolve/transform into Solgaleo/Lunala depending on your version. Lillie will ask it to help bring back Lusamine, and it agrees, creating a wormhole and taking you both into the Ultra Space.
Guzma is found here and explains how he tried to catch UB01, but it instead took control of its mind and now he knows fear, and that Lusamine is too far gone. When you find her, she has a go at you for intruding into her new world and demands you leave. Then Lillie attacks her mother and Lusamine challenges you, sending out her Nihilego and combining with it. She then challenges you
All of Lusamine's Pokémon have got stat boosts in various stats. Clefable in Sp. Def, Mismagius in Speed, Lilligant in Special Attack, Milotic in Attack, Bewear in Defense
Defeat her and she goes to attack you, causing Lillie to call for Solgaleo to help. Eventually they separate and Nihilego returns to its ball. Lusamine loses consciousness after complimenting Lillie. The place starts collapsing and Lusamine starts to disappear causing Solgaleo to take you all back home. Hapu then requests Guzma's help to take Lusamine to get help
Solgaleo then implies to Lillie that it wants to continue travelling with her and you are told to capture it. It's Level 55 and it has to be captured at this point
Catch it and Lillie will say she needs to go with her mother to make sure she's alright
Then, Nanu appears and says you have one final trial to do, beat all 4 Kahunas in a row, and go to the Pokémon League
When you get to the league, Gladion appears and thanks you. He then challenges you to a battle. He uses the Silvally type that is strong against your starter
When you get there, Kukui will explain the league and then it begins
Elite Four Members
The final person to beat is Kukui! He has the starter you and Hau didn't pick
Defeat him and you are the first Alola Champion. A festival begins in Iki Town and after some time, Lillie requests to sneak out to go to the ruins with you as the bridge is now repaired. You go into the ruins and Tapu Koko challenges you. It is Level 60
Catch it and you get its Z Crystal
You return to the festival and Lillie goes to tell you her future plans but changes her mind
Then, the next day, you wake up and there's a ring on the doorbell and it's Hau who needs you to hurry with him. They go to the docks and Lillie is about to board a ferry to Kanto to help her mother and become a trainer. She gives you her old Poké Doll to remember her
After you go into the post game, Hau will come in and give you the two Z Crystals for the other starters. He then explains about the Battle Tree. When you leave, a man gives you the Enigmatic Card which requests you meet at the room in Akala's motel in Route 8.
Go there and you'll find Colress who asks you about Genesect and gives you the drives
Go into the hotel and you'll find Looker and his boss, Anabel from the Battle Tower. They are heading up a task force hunting for Ultra Beasts. They ask if you encountered UB01 Symbiont. They inform you that another has appeared and more have appeared. They ask you to join their team to protect people from the Ultra Beasts. Anabel battles you
After that, they send you to the Aether Foundation to talk to Wicke. Wicke first explains that Lillie went to Kanto to look for Bill, who also combined with a Pokémon long ago. She then gives you 10 Beast Balls which aid in capture of the Ultra Beasts. She then says to go back to Anabel as she may have more information. Go there and Looker bursts in saying UB-01 has been spotted nearby in Akala. Your mission then begins. It was seen in Wela Volcano Park and Diglett's Tunnel.
The Ultra Beasts appear in the ground. Defeating them won't solve the mission, you NEED to capture
UB-01's Special Defense boosts by 2 stages
UB-01 is Nihilego, a Rock/Poison-type. Level 55.
Defeat it and return to Looker. After celebrations, Looker will come in and inform you of a sighting on Melemele Island of another and that you must go to their new base in Route 2 for details
Go into the motel and Anabel will mention a guest will come with knowledge. It's Nanu, the Ula'ula Kahuna. He will tell you that two UB02-Absorption are in Melemele Meadow
UB-02's Defense boosts by two stages
UB-02 is Buzzwole, a Bug/Fighting-type. Level 65 or in Moon, UB-02 is Pheremonas.
After celebrations again, Looker bursts in with another Ultra Beast sighting and you have to go to Route 8 again
To those wondering, when it says "Ally-only", it means that the said Pokemon will only appear if they are called as allies.
For example, to encounter a Pikachu, Pichu must summon it first.
To increase chances of wild Pokemon calling allies, use Adrenaline Orb, which I believe becomes available at the Pokemart after Kiawe's Trial.
Take note that some Pokemon unobtainable in the wild are actually obtainable at the PokePelago, Drifblim for example.
I don't have a list since it's way too time-consuming.
Also, note regarding Castform, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed, Gabite, Vanillite, Vanillish, Goomy and Sliggoo... I haven't actually encountered these Pokemon so I could not verify if the method of encounter is indeed correct. I'm also not entirely sure if these Pokemon are only available if there's a weather condition.
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