Pokémon Sun and Moon beta

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
018Pidgeot.png It has been suggested that this article be moved to Development leftovers of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Please discuss whether or not to move it on its talk page.

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.

By Game Music Resources Video Game Music Resources
This video is not available on Bulbapedia; instead, you can watch the video on YouTube here.



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.

Hidden Abilities

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.

# 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 VIII 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.

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.

#   Pokémon Type
025O 025O Pikachu Electric
025H 025H Pikachu Electric
025S 025S Pikachu Electric
025U 025U Pikachu Electric
025K 025K Pikachu Electric
025A 025A Pikachu Electric
647 647 Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Water Fighting
647 647R Keldeo
Resolute Form
Water Fighting
648 648 Meloetta
Aria Forme
Normal Psychic
648 648P Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Normal Fighting
658A 658A Greninja Water Dark
720 720 Hoopa
Psychic Ghost
720U 720U Hoopa Psychic Dark
721 721 Volcanion Fire Water
789 789 Cosmog Psychic
790 790 Cosmoem Psychic
800 800 Necrozma Psychic
800DM 800DM Necrozma Psychic Steel
800DW 800DW Necrozma Psychic Ghost
800U 800U Necrozma Psychic Dragon
801 801 Magearna Steel Fairy
802 802 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 Moon
Pokémon Picross

Project Games logo.png This game-related article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.