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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.
Not much is known about what causes Ultra Wormholes to form, but it is known that Cosmog can open it 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. Necrozma and its two other forms can also open Ultra Wormholes.
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Ultra Beasts entered the Alola region through multiple Ultra Wormholes when Lusamine forced Nebby to use almost all of its strength to open them.
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the player can travel through a spacetime rift at the top of the Altar of the Sunne (in Pokémon Sun) or the Altar of the Moone (in Pokémon Moon), 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 Sunne or Moone replaced by their counterparts. They can only travel through this spacetime rift if they are the Champion and have Solgaleo in the party at night or Lunala during the day. In this parallel world, the spacetime rift is replaced by an Ultra Wormhole that the player can travel through at any time.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can travel through Ultra Wormholes by riding on the back of Solgaleo or Lunala. While traveling through Ultra Space, they 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 lightyears away that contain Legendary Pokémon.
Some humans have passed through Ultra Wormholes, such as Anabel, and are known as Fallers (Japanese: Ｆａｌｌ). They have a strange energy about them that the Ultra Beasts mistake for another wormhole, causing them to pursue Fallers under the impression that they are the way back home. The International Police has quietly assigned Fallers as bait to lure out Ultra Beasts in their missions to stop them. Examples of this include an unnamed female Faller who accompanied Looker and Nanu on a mission to track down a Guzzlord, and the player in Looker and Anabel's missions to catch the Ultra Beasts.
In the anime
Ultra Wormholes in the anime
Two Ultra Wormholes appeared in SM044, where Ash saw 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.
In the manga
An Ultra Wormhole in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Sun & Moon chapter, Moon first spotted an Ultra Wormhole 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.
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 En to use a Z-Move to defeat Gladion's Type: Null and win the tournament.
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 other languages
|| 究極之洞 Gaugihk-jī Duhng
|| 究極之洞 / 究极之洞 Jiūjí-zhī Dòng
|| 울트라홀 Ultra Hole
|| Ultra Tunel
|| Ультрачервоточина Ul'trachervotochina