An Ultra Wormhole (Japanese: ウルトラホール Ultra Hole) is an unstable portal connecting the Pokémon world to Ultra Space discovered by Professor Mohn. Ultra Wormholes found in Ultra Space are known as warp holes.
In the core series games
History and effects
Not much is known about what causes Ultra Wormholes to form, but they can occur naturally. The Pokémon, Cosmog, can open them while under heavy duress, at the cost of expending a lot of its energy, whereas its final evolutions Solgaleo and Lunala can open them more easily. According to Lusamine, Cosmog can open multiple Ultra Wormholes more easily if the entire Pokémon's body was used. In Professor Mohn's research, overuse of this power can cause Cosmog to die. Necrozma has also been seen opening Ultra Wormholes, through use of its Dusk Mane and Dawn Wings forms. The different colored Ultra Wormholes found in Ultra Space are called warp holes.
Prior to the events of Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Mohn had discovered and researched Ultra Wormholes, and discovered the Nihilego and Cosmog species. Mohn had eventually fallen into an Ultra Wormhole and had disappeared, leaving his whereabouts unknown until the plot of the games where he is found on Poké Pelago. Professor Burnet, who works at Heahea City, is a researcher of dimensions, and is also making research on Ultra Wormholes. Z-Power, a form of energy used to produce Z-Moves, comes from the energy produced by Ultra Wormholes.
In both Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player first encounters a dimensional rift in the sky at Heahea City after leaving the Dimensional Research Lab. The first functional Ultra Wormhole they encounter is on their first visit to Aether Paradise, causing a then unnamed Nihilego to come from it and attack the player, Hau and Lusamine. This wormhole was created by Faba in Paradise's downstairs labs, using the gasses extracted from Nebby. Later, in Sun and Moon, multiple Ultra Beasts enter Alola through a series of Ultra Wormholes crafted by Lusamine who forces Nebby to use it's power, opening them across the region. Her and Guzma go through the Ultra Wormhole to travel to Ultra Space. The player and Lillie ask Nebby at Poni's Altar to take them through Ultra Space and create an Ultra Wormhole to see Lillie's mother.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Lusamine once again opens an Ultra Wormhole by using Nebby's powers, allowing her and Guzma to travel to where Necrozma lies. At Poni's Altar, Necrozma comes through an Ultra Wormhole, dumping Lusamine and Guzma onto the altar's floor. After a fight with Nebby, Necrozma fuses with it and opens multiple Ultra Wormholes across the Alola region in an act similar to the events in Sun and Moon. Necrozma then escapes through another wormhole to get to Ultra Megalopolis. The player rides another LunalaUS/SolgaleoUM into Ultra Space to go after Necrozma.
In The Crown Tundra expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, it is revealed by Peonia that a SolgaleoSw/LunalaSh arrived at the Max Lair through an Ultra Wormhole. This later causes multiple Pokémon, including Legendary Pokémon, to arrive from the Ultra Wormhole and Dynamax within the Max Lair. After the Legendary Clue? has been obtained, Necrozma appears and opens up an Ultra Wormhole above the Crown Tundra, causing Dynamaxed Ultra Beasts to invade the Max Lair.
In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can travel through a dimensional rift at the top of the Altar of the SunneSUS or the Altar of the MooneMUM, which takes them to a parallel world where the time of day is opposite to their original world and with the Altar of the Sunne or Moone and the Lake of the SunneMUM or MooneSUS replaced by their counterparts. They can only travel through this rift if they are the Champion and have Solgaleo in the party at night or Lunala during the day. In this parallel world, the rift is replaced by an Ultra Wormhole that the player can travel through at any time.
In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon only, the player is also able to travel through Ultra Wormholes by riding on the back of Solgaleo or Lunala. This feature is known as the Ultra Warp Ride. While traveling through Ultra Space, the player can encounter Ultra Wormholes that lead them to the worlds of individual Ultra Beasts. They can also find warp holes that take them to locations that are light-years away that may contain Legendary Pokémon.
Humans that have passed through an Ultra Wormhole, such as Anabel or the player character in Pokémon Sun and Moon, have something changed about them, these individuals being labeled as Fallers (Japanese: Ｆａｌｌ) by the International Police. As a result of being exposed to large amounts of energy that pour from Ultra Wormholes, Ultra Beasts that find themselves in the same world as a Faller will relentlessly hunt them down, seemingly smelling or sensing the residual energy and coming to the conclusion an Ultra Wormhole awaits to take them home. This residual energy appears to be the same type of energy that Totem Pokémon and Z-Moves use, Z-Power. Because of a Faller's effective ability to lure Ultra Beasts, the International Police utilizes Fallers (typically without their knowledge) for this exact purpose. Examples of this include an unnamed female Faller who accompanied Looker and Nanu on a mission 10 years ago just before the duo had discovered Anabel, and the player in Looker and Anabel's missions to catch the Ultra Beasts.
List of Fallers
Below is a list of characters who have fallen through Ultra Wormholes.
- Other media
In spin-off games
Ultra Wormholes first appeared in Pokémon GO during GO Fest 2022, appearing in the sky as part of the event's Special Research. Ultra Wormholes can appear at Gyms, taking the place of a Legendary Egg for five-star Raid Battles. This indicates that an Ultra Beast raid will begin once the Wormhole's timer runs out.
Pokémon Masters EX
During The Light Devourer story event in Pokémon Masters EX, Dusk Mane Necrozma appeared in Pasio through an Ultra Wormhole and threatened to steal the light of Pasio. By sharing her honest feelings with Necrozma, Lusamine was able to partner with it as a new sync pair.
During the Alola chapter of the Villain Arc, a fraction of the Aether Foundation that had allied itself with Team Rocket opened multiple Ultra Wormholes to summon Ultra Beasts to Pasio in order to use them for their own benefit. The wormhole generator was eventually shut down by Guzma.
In the Twin Stars Far Apart story event, Liza and Anabel were sucked into another world by an Ultra Wormhole. They later returned to their own world through a wormhole summoned by Tate's wish to Jirachi.
In the anime
Ultra Wormholes first appeared in A Dream Encounter!, where Ash saw two of them in a dream. He witnessed a Solgaleo and a Lunala each emerging from them one of them, and promised to take care of Nebby for the two Legendary Pokémon. These same wormholes reappeared in a flashback in Family Determination!.
An Ultra Wormhole was seen in flashback scenes in A Masked Warning! and Mission: Total Recall!, where it was opened up by Faba using a machine, and a Nihilego emerged from it. The Ultra Beast took notice of Lillie and proceeded to attack her. As it tried to take Lillie away, she was rescued by Silvally, who attacked Nihilego and sent it retreating back into the Ultra Wormhole, which then disappeared.
In Faba's Revenge!, Faba used Nebby's power to open an Ultra Wormhole, which a Nihilego entered through. The Ultra Beast attempted to take Lillie with it, but Lusamine protected her and Gladion, causing the Parasite Pokémon to take her with itself back through the wormhole, which closed in its wake.
In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, Ash performed Searing Sunraze Smash with Nebby, who had just evolved into Solgaleo, allowing it to open an Ultra Wormhole for Ash, his classmates, and Gladion to travel through to Ultra Deep Sea, where they arrived in the next episode. After saving Lusamine from the alien world, the group returned to their own world through another wormhole created by Nebby in 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!. This wormhole was briefly seen again in a flashback in the next episode.
In A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, an Ultra Wormhole opened in the sky above Melemele Meadow, from which a Buzzwole fell through. After the Ultra Guardians successfully caught Buzzwole, Professor Burnet temporarily opened a new wormhole above the meadow, allowing Buzzwole to return to its home world. In the same episode, a Poipole was seen emerging from another wormhole, which it had already been shown traveling through six episodes earlier.
About 200 years prior to the events of Rise and Shine, Starship!, an Ultra Wormhole had opened in the sky above Bamboo Hill, and a Celesteela had fallen through it. It remained rooted down on the spot where it had landed until it was accidentally discovered by Sophocles.
In Twirling with a Bang!, a Blacephalon was revealed to have just entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole. It performed in front of a group of people at a fireworks festival, during which the explosions it created caused another Ultra Wormhole to appear. From this wormhole, a Xurkitree appeared and started roaming around Melemele Island. Eventually, after the Ultra Guardians successfully caught the two Ultra Beasts, Professor Burnet opened a new wormhole for each of them to return to their respective homes.
In Filling the Light with Darkness!, an Ultra Wormhole opened in Poipole's home world, from which Nebby and Lunala appeared. The two Legendary Pokémon later fleed through the wormhole from Necrozma. The wormhole was later seen above the Altar of the Sunne, where it had been obscured by a mass of dark clouds that covered the sky. It was revealed when the clouds were cleared, after which Lunala and Necrozma emerged from it. Another Ultra Wormhole briefly opened above Melemele Island in the next episode, from which Nebby emerged to help Lunala. Later, a second wormhole was created by Necrozma, who escaped through it back to Poipole's home world while possessing Nebby, before the wormhole closed.
Lunala created an Ultra Wormhole in The Prism Between Light and Darkness!, which it and the Ultra Guardians used to travel to Poipole's home world. After Necrozma had returned to its original Ultra form in the next episode, they traveled through the closing wormhole again and returned to Alola.
In Parallel Friendships!, an Ultra Wormhole opened at the Ultra Ruin. It first appeared during a flashback, where Dia unsuccessfully tried to send the Guzzlord that had been terrorizing the dimension into it. In the present, Ash and Dia eventually managed to push the Guzzlord into the closing wormhole and send it back to its home world, thanks to the help of a Shiny Tapu Koko.
In Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, an Ultra Wormhole opened at Melemele Island and a Pheromosa emerged from it. It soon began to steal Z-Crystals from Trainers around Alola. Eventually, after Pheromosa was defeated by Bewear and caught by the Ultra Guardians, Professor Burnet temporarily opened another wormhole so that Pheromosa could return home.
In Living on the Cutting Edge!, a Kartana appeared in Alola through an Ultra Wormhole. At the end of the episode, Kartana was revealed to be able to slice through space and create its own Ultra Wormholes, using one created this way to return itself home.
In Enter the Champion!, an Ultra Wormhole opened above Manalo Stadium, from which a Guzzlord fell out, interrupting the Manalo Conference award ceremony. The same wormhole reappeared in the next episode, where the four island kahunas, with the help of the guardian deities, succeeded in sending Guzzlord back into it before it closed. Meanwhile, two Shiny Guzzlord appeared at the stadium through their own wormholes. While Gladion, Hau, and Ash's classmates succeeded in sending one of them back into its wormhole before it closed, Ash and Professor Kukui weren't as lucky with the other one. Just then, Ash's Naganadel appeared from a wormhole it had created for itself and used it to help send the last Guzzlord back into Ultra Space.
In Dreams of the Sun and Moon!, an Ultra Wormhole opened above Professor Kukui's house, which Ash's Naganadel used to return to its home world, after sharing a tearful goodbye with Ash once again.
Two Ultra Wormholes appeared in flashbacks in The Homecoming Crown!. One of them was the one that Mohn disappeared into, bringing him to Ultra Deep Sea, while another one was used by a Shiny Nihilego to bring him back to his own world, exiting it at Galar's Crown Tundra.
Multiple Ultra Wormholes appeared in The Eclipse. One was first seen in a flashback, where Lusamine forced Nebby to open one at Aether Paradise. Later, Lusamine, Guzma, and Necrozma appeared at the Altar of the Moone through an Ultra Wormhole. Once Necrozma had absorbed Nebby, it opened multiple wormholes with its powers.
In the manga
An Ultra Wormhole first appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six, when Moon first spotted it in the sky near Mahalo Trail, just before saving Nebby from a flock of Spearow. Afterwards, when Gladion arrived late for the tournament at an Iki Town festival, he revealed that the reason for his absence was the same wormhole, which was spotted by and worried his Type: Null.
In The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!, during Sun and Gladion's battle at the festival tournament, a large amount of energy shot from the Ultra Wormhole and entered Sun's Sparkling Stone. The energy allowed Sun and his Dollar to use a Z-Move to defeat Gladion's Type: Null and win the tournament.
In True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, when Moon and Mallow traveled to Lush Jungle, they witnessed Tapu Lele battling a Xurkitree emerging from an Ultra Wormhole in the sky above the forest. Moon attempted to capture Xurkitree with a Poké Ball-tipped arrow fired from her bow, but the Ultra Beast avoided capture and retreated back into the wormhole, which then closed shut.
In A Raid and Po Town, when Mallow, Lana, Kiawe, Ilima, and Hau traveled to Po Town to talk with Team Skull, they found themselves surrounded by a Pheromosa, a Celesteela, and a Guzzlord, which started attacking everyone around them. When the Trial Captains' Pokémon started surviving longer than Guzma had expected, he revealed the Cosmog he had under his possession and had it start opening more wormholes in order to make more Ultra Beasts appear. One of the Ultra Beasts that came through these new wormholes was a Nihilego, which proceeded to grab Guzma and drag him back through the wormhole it had come from.
In Adventure in the Dark Dimension, the aforementioned wormhole was revealed to still be open six months later. In Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!, Phyco arrived at the Poni Altar through it via Ultra Warp Ride and met Lusamine, whom he then led to Ultra Megalopolis, along with a group of Aether Foundation Employees.
In Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!, an Ultra Wormhole was revealed to have opened above Mount Lanakila. Through it, Sun, Moon, and Lusamine were sucked back to Alola, along with Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma. In Destroy!! Results of the Training!, Dulse was also drawn through the same wormhole due to the Ultranecrozium Z that he had been carrying, which was absorbed by Necrozma.
In Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!, an Ultra Wormhole appeared above Aether Paradise, from which several Nihilego appeared, dragging Faba into it. After the Ultra Recon Squad had caught Necrozma on Mount Lanakila later in the same chapter, the Ultra Beasts present in Alola sensed that the threat to them had passed and started heading back to Ultra Space through the wormhole above the mountain.
In Rockruff's Secret, Dulio revealed that Team Kings was trying to steal Akira's Rockruff because the mysterious red stone on its neck had the power to open an Ultra Wormhole, which the team intended to use to summon Solgaleo.
In The Legend Revealed, Meja, the boss of Team Kings, revealed that his ancestor, an ancient dictatorial king, had aimed to open an Ultra Wormhole in order to obtain Solgaleo's infinite energy. In Power of the Bond, Meja succeeded in capturing Akira's Rockruff and placed inside a machine, using the red stone's power to open a wormhole. However, in The Opened Wormhole, another wormhole opened right next to the first one, with Lunala emerging simultaneously with Solgaleo. Tokio revealed that he had rigged the machine to summon Lunala as well, using it to suppress Solgaleo's powers.
In To a New Horizon!, Solgaleo and Lunala created a new pair of wormholes and disappeared into them.
|Concept art from Sun and Moon by James Turner||Concept art by James Turner and take for the device used to release Ultra Wormholes for Sun and Moon|
- According to James Turner, the Ultra Wormholes were designed after auroras, fractured glass, and scientific depictions of black holes and wormholes.
- Ultra Wormholes are similar to the space-time distortions found in Hisui:
- Both phenomenons are said to link between other dimensions and other worlds.
- Both phenomenons are known to bring strong Pokémon from other locations. In the case of Ultra Wormholes, Ultra Beasts, and in the case of space-time distortions, Pokémon from other eras.
- Both phenomenons are related to Legendary Pokémon. In the case of Ultra Wormholes, members of the light trio and their evolution lines, and in the case of space-time distortions, members of the Pokémon of Myth.
- Multiple characters who have gone through Ultra Wormholes or space-time distortions have had experienced memory loss. In the case of Ultra Wormholes, Mohn and Anabel, and in the case of space-time distortions, Ingo.
In other languages
- Professor Kukui, Pokémon Sun and Moon:"Burnet and I are looking into them and we think they might have some connection to the energy that pours outta those Ultra Wormholes."
- Wicke, Pokémon Sun and Moon:There are also Pokémon on our planet that possess this same kind of energy. I think you know what I mean. The so-called Totem Pokémon that you faced in your trials. This is because the energy pours down upon our planet when the holes open.
- "There are also Pokémon on our planet that possess this same kind of energy. I think you know what I mean. The so-called Totem Pokémon that you faced in your trials. This is because the energy pours down upon our planet when the holes open." -Wicke, (Pokémon Sun and Moon)
- "These...auras...must have been particularly strong at the trial locations. And the Z-Power for the Z-Moves... It is also similar to the auras of the Totem Pokémon. Both came to Alola as Necrozma's light!" -Dulse (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
- Tweet by James Turner (@JamesTurner_42). Posted on December 20, 2017.
- Tweet by James Turner (@JamesTurner_42). Posted on April 10, 2019.
- Cogita: "The space-time rift is said to be a portal to innumerable other dimensions[...]"
- Ingo: "If you fell from the sky... you come from another world altogether, most likely."
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