Pokémon Sun and Moon beta

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Character development

This article lists the unused content of the Generation VII games Pokémon Sun and Moon.


Pokémon Direct

In the Pokémon Direct announcing Pokémon Sun and Moon on February 27, 2016, various pieces of concept art were shown.

Early Elite Four Battle theme

This song was shown during a Master Class by Junichi Masuda during the Japan Expo 2016 and was made exclusively for use at the event. The song would later be re-worked to become the Elite Four battle music. At the time, the song was called Boss Battle Theme instead.

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Eternal Flower Floette remains in the code of Sun and Moon. There are menu sprites for Cosplay Pikachu and Eternal Flower Floette, though neither of them are available in-game.

Hidden Abilities

Some Pokémon are programmed to have Hidden Abilities in Sun and Moon; however, they cannot be legally obtained in Sun and Moon. These abilities are available in later generations with use of the Ability Patch.

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Heatran Heatran
Fire Steel Flash Fire None Flame Body
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Electric Fairy Electric Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
Psychic Fairy Psychic Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Grass Fairy Grassy Surge None Telepathy
Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
Water Fairy Misty Surge None Telepathy
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

Shiny Pokémon

For consistency, all Pokémon have Shiny variants, even if they cannot be obtained as Shiny. Some Shiny Pokémon, such as Pikachu in a cap, are identical to their normal counterparts.

All Pikachu in a cap are programmed to not be Shiny.

#   Pokémon Type
0025 Pikachu Pikachu
All Pikachu in a cap forms
0647 Keldeo Keldeo
Water Fighting
0648 Meloetta Meloetta
Normal Psychic
0658 Greninja Greninja
Battle Bond/Ash-Greninja
Water Dark
0720 Hoopa Hoopa
Psychic Ghost
0721 Volcanion Volcanion
Fire Water
0789 Cosmog Cosmog
0790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
0791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
Psychic Steel
0792 Lunala Lunala
Psychic Ghost
0800 Necrozma Necrozma
0801 Magearna Magearna
Steel Fairy
0802 Marshadow Marshadow
Fighting Ghost


Akala Meadow exists as a location name at index number 66 (0x0042). In the final game, Pink Nectar can be found at Royal Avenue. There are three unused rooms in the player's house; a laundry room, a bathroom, and a garage. These rooms are fully textured. They are also unused in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Battle backgrounds

An unused battle background for what appears to be a Gym is programmed in the game.


Main article: List of unobtainable items → Ride Pager

The Ride Pager, used to summon Ride Pokémon as part of Poké Ride, is not normally available as an item. However, it is present in the internal data of the games at index number 850 (0x0352).

Additionally, the Macho Brace is unused in this game despite being present in all the past games since Generation III.

Inverse Battles

Inverse Battles are in the coding of Generation VII although no NPC's can trigger them.

Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO exists as a location name at index number 30012 (0x753C). The Wonder Card at index number 88 (0x58) is intended to be used for a gift related to Pokémon GO. Additionally, Pokémon with the game of origin byte set to 34 (0x22) will display Pokémon GO as their location in Pokémon Bank, using a G in a circle as an origin mark.

Global missions

Although 12 global missions were programmed into the game, only nine of them were used. The remaining three are listed below:

Get high scores with your Poké Finder!
Take as many photos that exceed 10,000 points as possible with your Poké Finder!
Catch Crabrawler!
Catch as many Crabrawler as possible! They're hiding behind Berries!
Win Battle Royals!
Win as many Master Rank Battle Royals as possible during the mission period!

Unused graphics

There is an unused graphic of the real world map in the game.

Unused models

There are unused models of the player character's wireframe as well as two unused overworld models of Zygarde. Walking and running models of all 802 Pokémon exist in Sun and Moon's files including Mega Evolutions and alternate forms. There is also an unused model of the Rotom Pokédex, seemingly from before the Pokédex is inhabited. In the files of various trainers, an unused helmet model can be found, likely intended to be worn by the trainers. Zygarde's 50% Forme overworld model was later used in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Vast Poni Canyon trial music

The ambient music used during the trial in Vast Poni Canyon is referred to in the game data as battle music but it is never heard during any Pokémon battles.

Beta versions of Pokémon games
Generation I
Red and GreenYellow
Generation II
Gold and Silver (Spaceworld '97 demo) • Crystal
Generation III
Ruby and SapphireFireRed and LeafGreenEmeraldColosseumXD
Generation IV
Diamond and PearlPlatinumHeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and YOmega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Sun and MoonUltra Sun and Ultra Moon
Generation VIII
Sword and Shield
Pokémon Picross

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