You’ll need to act fast if you want Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’s new Dusk Form Lycanroc
The exclusive wolf Pokémon will only be available for a limited time.
Last week saw the announcement that a new variant of the Pokémon Lycanroc would be coming to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon later this year. Nothing particularly unusual about that. Now, however, The Pokémon Company has revealed some sneaky details regarding what you'll need to do to add this new Dusk Form Lycanroc to your party.
Unlike the Midnight and Midday forms of Lycanroc in the original Pokémon Sun and Moon, Dusk Form Lycanroc won't evolve from a regular Rockruff, nor can it be caught in the wild. Instead, you'll have to purchase Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon within two months of their release and connect to the Nintendo Network to download a special Rockruff capable of evolving into Dusk Form Lycanroc.
Early adopter incentives are hardly anything new in the world of video games, but considering that Nintendo games often hold their value for many, many years after release, this seems like an unnecessary move to get Pokémon lovers to hand over their cash. It could be especially disappointing for kids who need to save up their own money to purchase the games at a later date. Surely bundling in a download code for the special Rockruff with each purchase wouldn't have stretched Nintendo's coffers that far?
As crummy as this tactic is, it's unlikely to dissuade the millions of Trainers eager to return to the islands of Alola later this year.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are set for release on Nintendo 3DS on 17 November.