Ultra Burst

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If you were looking for the transformation from the manga Pokémon RéBURST, see Burst.
Necrozma using Ultra Burst

Ultra Burst (Japanese: ウルトラバースト Ultra Burst) is a transformation affecting Pokémon that is exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The only known Pokémon to have this transformation is Necrozma, turning it into Ultra Necrozma.

Necrozma requires an overwhelming amount of light and Z-Power to undergo Ultra Burst. Ultra Burst has been absent from the core series as of Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, however it still appears in spin-off games and other media such as Pokémon Masters EX.

In the core series games


Ultra Burst is a transformation unique to Necrozma, with Ultra Necrozma being considered the true appearance of Necrozma.

Many years before the events of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Necrozma took this shape, offering its light to many worlds, including within the Alola region. This light became the Z-Power and aura found in Totem Pokémon and Z-Moves. Necrozma was given an unknown injury, transforming it into a black crystalline shape that it is currently known as. It can revert to its true appearance when it has absorbed an overwhelming amount of light energy. It can get this energy from Solgaleo or Lunala and by absorbing Z-Power into its system.

Necrozma had once taken back its light before and performed Ultra Burst before the events of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In Alola's history, Necrozma had once taken over the light of SolgaleoUS or LunalaUM, and was asked to be defeated by the king of Alola. During the events of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a Necrozma attempts to steal the light of Alola, taking over the body of Nebby. In the process, had escaped into Ultra Megalopolis, taking back the light it once claimed as its own and using Nebby's light to Ultra Burst into Ultra Necrozma. Necrozma appears to have undergone Ultra Burst without the use of an Ultranecrozium Z in its match against the player.


In order to undergo Ultra Burst, Necrozma needs to be in either its Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings forms and be holding an Ultranecrozium Z. This is in contrary to lore, where the Z-Crystal is held by the player instead. Once the conditions are met, the player must select the Ultra Burst icon in order to activate the transformation. Once one turn has passed, Necrozma may use the exclusive Z-Move Light That Burns the Sky, provided it knows the move Photon Geyser.

Ultra Burst may only be activated once per battle; any other Necrozma in the user's party will not be able to become Ultra Necrozma, even if it is also holding an Ultranecrozium Z. Necrozma will revert to its original form if it faints in battle and cannot activate Ultra Burst again, even if it is revived.

Ultra Burst is similar to Mega Evolution, having the Mega Evolution icon replaced with the Ultra Burst icon. Ultra Burst requires an Ultranecrozium Z as opposed to a Mega Stone.

Pokémon capable of Ultra Burst

Pokémon Before Ultra Burst After Ultra Burst Z-Crystal
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Necrozma Dusk Mane Necrozma  Psychic  Steel  Prism Armor Ultra Necrozma  Psychic  Dragon  Neuroforce Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Ultranecrozium Z.png
Ultranecrozium Z
Dawn Wings Necrozma  Psychic  Ghost 


Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
157 - 204 304 - 398
154 - 240 305 - 476
91 - 163 179 - 322
154 - 240 305 - 476
91 - 163 179 - 322
120 - 199 236 - 392
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Sygna Suit Lusamine is the only Trainer to use Ultra Burst. Unlike Mega Evolution, Ultra Burst results in a 1.2× multiplier to five stats instead of the usual two when Mega Evolving. Dusk Mane Necrozma becomes Ultra Necrozma once it uses the sync move Loving Light That Burns the Sky, and it stays as Ultra Necrozma until the end of the battle.

Trainer Before Ultra Burst After Ultra Burst Z-Move Stats multipliers
Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
VSLusamine Sygna Masters.png

Sygna Suit Lusamine
Dusk Mane Necrozma
Ultra Necrozma
PsychicIC Masters.png Loving Light That Burns the Sky 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

In the TCG

Ultra Burst is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ultra NecrozmaGX Dragon Forbidden Light Ultra-Rare Rare 95/131 Forbidden Light RR 069/094
Forbidden Light Rare Ultra 127/131 Forbidden Light SR 099/094
Forbidden Light Rare Secret 140/131 Forbidden Light HR 107/094
Dragon Majesty Rare Secret 78/70 GX Ultra Shiny UR 250/150
SM Black Star Promos   SM126 GX Ultra Shiny RR 104/150
      Tag All Stars RR 101/173
Ultra Necrozma Dragon Cosmic Eclipse Rare Holo 164/236 Alter Genesis R 072/095
Ultra Necrozma Dragon SM Black Star Promos   SM165 SM-P Promotional cards   236/SM-P

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 究極爆發 Gaugihk Baaufaat
Mandarin 究極爆發 / 究极爆发 Jiūjí Bàofā
France Flag.png French Ultra-Explosion
Germany Flag.png German Ultra Burst
Italy Flag.png Italian Ultraesplosione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 울트라버스트 Ultra Burst
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ultraexplosão
Russia Flag.png Russian Ультравспышка Ul'travspyshka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ultraexplosión

See also

Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Giant PokémonSpiky-eared Pichu
Spin-off original: Shadow Pokémon (GO) • Shadow Lugia
Primal DialgaToy Pokémon (Rusty Pokémon) • Shadow Mewtwo
PokéxelIllumina phenomenon
Anime original: Pink ButterfreeClone PokémonCrystal Onix
Mirage PokémonMeta GroudonGreen-crystal Deoxys
Manga original: Thu-Fi-ZerBlack FogBlack Tyranitar