Ultra Beast

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Artwork drawn by Hitoshi Ariga depicting the Ultra Beasts

The Ultra Beasts (Japanese: ウルトラビースト Ultra Beast) are a group of extradimensional Pokémon originating from Ultra Space. They possess power that transcends humans' understanding of the world.

Ultra Beasts infrequently appear from Ultra Wormholes in Alola. These appearances are apparently as unexpected for the Ultra Beasts as for Alolans, which tends to make them combative. They are especially drawn to people who have passed through an Ultra Wormhole, due to the residual wormhole energy on them, apparently expecting to find a wormhole they can use to return home.

There are currently seven known Ultra Beasts:

All seven Ultra Beasts share the Ability Beast Boost. While they are wild, this manifests as an aura at the start of battles that boosts one of their stats, similar to Totem Pokémon. This aura actually comes from the energy they were bathed in when they passed through an Ultra Wormhole; Wicke theorizes that they store this energy in their bodies.

Most Poké Balls have difficulty recognizing Ultra Beasts as Pokémon due to their extraterrestrial origins, impairing their ability to effectively catch them. Only the Master Ball and Beast Balls escape this impairment.

Although unconfirmed, Aether Foundation scientists hypothesized that Cosmog is also an Ultra Beast, due to its ability to create Ultra Wormholes. Necrozma's Pokédex entry also states that it is "reminiscent of the Ultra Beasts", but when it was in the wild, the International Police reported that all Ultra Beasts it had detected had been caught, and Beast Balls are not effective at catching it.

History

Although an extremely rare event, legends in Alola tell of fearsome Pokémon appearing from Ultra Wormholes. The legends also tell that the guardian deities would fight fiercely against them.

Years prior to the events of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Professor Mohn published a theory on Ultra Wormholes and papers describing Nihilego.

The Aether Foundation also conducted research on the Ultra Beasts. This included the development of the Beast Killer project to create a Pokémon—Type: Full—that could fight against Ultra Beasts. The Beast Killer project ended in failure, and the three known Type: Full were cryogenically frozen and their names changed to Type: Null. It also developed the Beast Ball to catch the Ultra Beasts.

The International Police have also tracked Ultra Beasts in the past and into the present under a secret division known as the UB Task Force. The UB Task Force is tasked with investigating the ecology of Ultra Beasts, protecting people from harm from them, and either safeguarding or destroying the Ultra Beasts. Ten years prior to the events of Sun and Moon, a three-person team composed of Looker, Nanu, and an unnamed Faller came to Alola to track down and destroy a Guzzlord; in the process, the Faller was killed. The International Police refer to each of the Ultra Beasts by code names.

The first reported sightings of Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Kartana, and Celesteela were after the incident at Aether Paradise where Lusamine forced Cosmog to create an Ultra Wormhole and used it to travel to Ultra Space.

Movesets

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Nihilego
 Rock  Poison 
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Buzzwole
 Bug  Fighting 
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Pheromosa
 Bug  Fighting 
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Xurkitree
 Electric 
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Celesteela
 Steel  Flying 
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Kartana
 Grass  Steel 
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Guzzlord
 Dark  Dragon 
1 Power Split Fell Stinger Quiver Dance Tail Glow Wide Guard Sacred Sword Belch
Guard Split Thunder Punch Quick Guard Spark Air Slash Defog Wide Guard
Tickle Ice Punch Low Kick Charge Ingrain Vacuum Wave Swallow
Acid Reversal Rapid Spin Wrap Absorb Air Cutter Stockpile
Constrict Harden Leer Thunder Shock Harden Fury Cutter Dragon Rage
Pound Power-Up Punch Double Kick Tackle Cut Bite
Focus Energy
7 Clear Smog Comet Punch Swift Thunder Wave Smack Down False Swipe Stomp
13 Psywave Bulk Up Stomp Shock Wave Mega Drain Razor Leaf Brutal Swing
19 Headbutt Vital Throw Feint Ingrain Leech Seed Synthesis Steamroller
23 Venoshock Endure Silver Wind Thunder Punch Metal Sound Aerial Ace Dragon Tail
29 Toxic Spikes Leech Life Bounce Eerie Impulse Iron Head Laser Focus Iron Tail
31 Safeguard Taunt Jump Kick Signal Beam Giga Drain Night Slash Stomping Tantrum
37 Power Gem Mega Punch Agility Thunderbolt Flash Cannon Swords Dance Crunch
43 Mirror Coat Counter Triple Kick Hypnosis Autotomize Leaf Blade Hammer Arm
47 Acid Spray Hammer Arm Lunge Discharge Seed Bomb X-Scissor Thrash
53 Venom Drench Lunge Bug Buzz Electric Terrain Skull Bash Detect Gastro Acid
59 Stealth Rock Dynamic Punch Me First Power Whip Iron Defense Air Slash Heavy Slam
67 Wonder Room Superpower High Jump Kick Ion Deluge Heavy Slam Psycho Cut Wring Out
73 Head Smash Focus Punch Speed Swap Zap Cannon Double-Edge Guillotine Dragon Rush
Moves in bold get STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Base stat comparison

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Nihilego
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Buzzwole
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Pheromosa
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Xurkitree
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Celesteela
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Kartana
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Guzzlord
HP
109
107
71
83
97
59
223
Attack
53
139
137
89
101
181
101
Defense
47
139
37
71
103
131
53
Sp. Attack
127
53
137
173
107
59
97
Sp. Defense
131
53
37
71
101
31
53
Speed
103
79
151
83
61
109
43
Total 570 570 570 570 570 570 570

In the games

Pokémon Sun and Moon

During the main story, the player encounters Nihilego at Aether Paradise during their first meeting with Aether President Lusamine, when it emerges from a spontaneously appearing Ultra Wormhole. During the player's confrontation with Lusamine after she captures Nebby, Lusamine uses Nebby's power to open Ultra Wormholes across the Alola region, bringing Ultra Beasts into the region; Nihilego is seen emerging from the portal near Lusamine, while BuzzwoleS/PheromosaM is seen emerging from a portal over Melemele Island and battling Tapu Koko. The player also encounters several Nihilego in Ultra Space after arriving with SolgaleoS/LunalaM and Lillie.

After the player becomes Champion, some Ultra Beasts remain at large around Alola. The player receives a card from a stranger directing them to visit the motel on Akala Island's Route 8. When they enter the guest room, they will find Looker and Anabel, who invite the player to join the International Police's UB Task Force and protect the Ultra Beasts currently loose in Alola. Upon accepting, the player begins a series of missions to capture the Ultra Beasts, spanning all four of Alola's islands, each time based out of the island's motel (or the restaurant on Poni Island). In some missions, there are multiple of the same species of Ultra Beast to be captured, and in some missions they may be found at either of two locations. If the player flees from or defeats an Ultra Beast, it remains in the area and the player will still be able to find it again immediately (either at the same place or at the alternate location, if applicable). When the player is in an area where there are Ultra Beasts during a mission, the music changes from the area's normal score.

All Poké Balls except Master Balls and Beast Balls have a catch rate multiplier of 1× against Ultra Beasts; the Beast Ball has a catch rate multiplier of 5× for Ultra Beasts. If a Beast Ball is used against any other type of Pokémon, its catch rate multiplier is 0.1×.

Unlike regular Pokémon, the Pokédex will not record Ultra Beasts as seen, it will only register them when they are caught. If an Ultra Beast is not in the Pokédex, its name will show as ??? in battle.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Ultra Beasts debuted in the Sun & Moon chapter, after Gladion loses against Sun, he contemplates about losing his chance to get to the Guardian deities that he promises to get stronger to confront them.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 究極異獸 Gaugihk Yihsau
Mandarin 究極異獸 / 究极异兽 Jiūjí Yìshòu
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Ultra Bestie
France Flag.png French Ultra-Chimère
Germany Flag.png German Ultrabestie
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Ultra Bestia
Italy Flag.png Italian Ultracreatura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 울트라비스트 Ultra Beast
Poland Flag.png Polish Ultra Bestia
Russia Flag.png Russian Ультрачудовище Ul'trachudovishche
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ultraente


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