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This article lists the unused content of the Generation VII games Pokémon Sun and Moon.
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 the Generation VII games. It has its own Pokédex entry in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Additionally, there are menu sprites for Cosplay Pikachu and Eternal Flower Floette, though neither of them are available in-game.
Some Pokémon are programmed to have Hidden Abilities in Generation VII, but cannot legally obtain them. These Abilities may be distributed in a later generation or event and are currently not obtainable.
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.
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.
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 are in the coding of Generation VII although no NPC's can trigger them.
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 as an origin mark.
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!
There is an unused graphic of the real world map in the game.
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.
The unused Rotom Pokédex model
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.