Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon announced for 3DS, not coming to Switch

Brodie Fogg 7 June 2017

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After a series of promising rumours, Nintendo clarifies Pokémon's next core games will not be released on Nintendo Switch.

In the lead up to E3 2017, a series of supposed leaks inspired hope that Nintendo and Game Freak were finally bringing fans a core Pokémon game to consoles. Rumours of the fabled Pokémon Stars flew wild like a flock of Spearow. Despite being just that, a rumour, many were confident Nintendo would reveal the console-quality Pokémon game at their upcoming Treehouse Live at E3. In the wee hours of the night (for us Australians), Nintendo confirmed via a Pokémon specific direct that there were indeed new core games arriving, but they weren't what we were expecting.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon will act as the primo versions of last year's Sun and Moon (much like Black and White's sequels). While Ultra Sun and Moon only got a short slot at the end of the Direct, it seems we'll be returning to Alola with a brand-new story and a return for mega evolutions. Each game's respective legendaries are getting the Mega makeover, as you can see in the trailer's final moments.

While it hasn't been confirmed, it also looks to me like the Wingull at 3:01 is following the trainer around, which could mean your Pokémon party will be able to follow your trainer around Alola (a fan favourite feature that comes and goes in Pokémon games).

In addition to Ultra Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX was announced for Switch and it looks like Pokémon Gold and Silver will be coming to Virtual Console on 3DS.

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