Ultra Legend set 4 (Ga-Olé)
The fourth set in the Pokémon Ga-Olé Ultra Legend series was released on February 14, 2019. It features 67 standard disks and 2 secret disks. It is the fourteenth set overall.
The fourth set in the Ultra Legend series continues to introduce more Generation I to Pokémon Ga-Olé and also marks the debut of the Generation III starter Pokémon and their evolutions, rounding off the inclusion of, as of the set's release, all seven starter evolutionary families in the game. The set's two primary launch courses feature new Grade 5 versions of Dialga and Palkia, which have access to the Z-Move Devastating Drake, as well as new Grade 5 versions of Latias and Latios, each of which have the ability to Mega Evolve. A new version of the Mythical Alpha Pokémon Arceus was also available from March initially as a Normal-type disk, consecutively followed by Fire, Water, and Grass-type disks in limited serial courses. Mythical Pokémon Meltan and its evolution Melmetal also made their Pokémon Ga-Olé debut in this set, available to encounter and catch on the Melmetal Course from mid-March.
Ultra Beasts continue to play a part in the series' theme, featuring the Pokémon Ga-Olé debut of the Lissome Pokémon Pheromosa and the Drawn Sword Pokémon Kartana. As with previous sets, Ultra Beasts could be encountered on any course that featured an Ultra Beast Appears! icon within a certain timeframe. Pheromosa could be encountered from the launch of the set until March 20, 2019, while Kartana could be encountered between March 21 and April 24, 2019. Both Ultra Beasts are Grade 5 Pokémon.
Trainer and Battle Mode was available to challenge from February 17, 2019, much earlier into the set's duration when compared to previous sets. Trainer and Battle Mode also had a theme for the first time, featuring the hosts of Pokémon variety show Meet Up at the Pokémon House? as opponents instead of traditional Trainers. The four hosts, Shokotan (Shōko Nakagawa), Rinka (Rinka Ōtani), Hyadain (Kenichi Maeyamada), and Abareru-kun (Hiroki Kobari) could be challenged in any order. A fifth opponent, Gesshoku Hyadain, could be challenged upon defeating all 4 hosts. Players could dispense a promotional disk featuring a host's signature Pokémon for an additional ¥100 following the battle. 'WINNER' versions were available to those who successfully defeated a host's team.
Gyarados and Alakazam were added as Support Pokémon from this set. Players registering a Ga-Olé Pass for the first time would automatically receive Gyarados as a Support Pokémon as part of the Pokémon Ga-Olé Welcome Campaign.
Trainer and Battle mode opponents
The character Gesshoku Hyadain is based on a photograph of Hyadain in his youth wearing a school uniform and performing his now signature pose, an image he recreated during episode 112 of Pokénchi. Gesshoku, which translates as lunar eclipse, as well as his all-black attire, are references to Necrozma's Dawn Wings form that debuted in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, released a few weeks before the airing of the episode. Abareru-kun has since mimicked this persona on various occasions and is the version of Gesshoku Hyadain featured in Trainer and Battle mode. The character's title, kawara, can literally translate as riverbank, traditionally a place for outcasts and misfits in Japanese society.
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