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Generation VII

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During the postgame missions in Sun and Moon, it is revealed that Anabel fell into an Ultra Wormhole prior to the events of Sun and Moon and became, what the [[International Police]] refer to as, a {{DL|Ultra Wormhole|Fallers|Faller}} and is hinted to be the same Anabel that appeared in [[Pokémon Emerald]]'s {{gdis|Battle Tower|III}}, however, she suffers from {{wp|retrograde amnesia}}. [[Professor Burnet]] who originated from the side game, [[Pokémon Dream Radar]], is revealed to be living in Alola and is researching the phenomena surrounding Ultra Wormholes.
{{g|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}} are set in an alternate universe similar, but slightly different, to Sun and Moon. The events of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon follow those of the first games, but slightly diverge in its details. Some of the worlds that the player may visit through the [[Ultra Warp Ride]] are hinted at being alternate versions of Alola, such as: the [[Ultra Space Wilds]], and the [[Ultra Ruin]] which is a world that thoroughly hinted at being a destroyed [[Hau'oli City]] from an alternate dimension. In [[Episode RR]], [[Team Rainbow Rocket]] takes over the [[Festival Plaza]] and [[Aether Paradise]] after coming out of Ultra Wormholes, in hopes of taking over other worlds using the Ultra Wormhole technology developed by the Aether Foundation. Team Rainbow Rocket is later revealed to be composed of the [[Villainous teams|villainous team]] leaders from previous generations, with [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]]'s leaders, [[Archie]] and [[Maxie]], appearing as they they did in [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire]]. It is also revealed that each of the villainous team leaders are from alternate universes where they were able to successfully achieve their plans; further cementing the concept of alternate universes. Colress plays a major role in Episode RR by sending all of the villainous leaders back to their original dimensions; when confronting Ghetsis, he and Colress recognize each other, despite being from alternate dimensions, due to Colress working for [[Team Plasma]] in both universes.
{{g|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!}} seems to take place in an alternate universe from [[Pokémon Red and Blue]] and [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]] as Team Rocket was never disbanded, and Red and Blue have already defeated the [[Indigo League]] and are now renowned Pokémon trainers. Because of this, the player characters are now composed of [[Chase]] and [[Elaine]] with Blue's role as rival being replaced by [[Trace]].
Since Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are remakes of [[Pokémon Yellow]], characters from the anime like [[Team Rocket Trio|Jessie and James]] make appearances and similar events from the anime occur.
The games seem to occur less than five years before Sun and Moon, as [[Mina]], albeit slightly younger, makes an appearance in [[Vermilion City]]. Despite this, the overall continuity between these games and those that precede them is not clear.
* A new region to explore, the [[Alola]] region, based on {{wp|Hawaii}}.
* The return of different overworld music depending on the [[time]] of day, which was originally introduced in [[Generation IV]].
* A new [[Villainous teams|villainous team]], [[Team Skull]].
* 18 [[Generation I]] Pokémon have a form unique to Alola known as a [[regional variant]]; this aspect of Generation VII is based on [[wp:Evolutionary pressure|selective pressures]] which occur in the [[Pokémon world in relation to the real world|real world]].
* The player can move freely in any direction in any area of the game, as opposed to the eight-directional grid of the previous generation.
** {{status|Burn}} now only removes 1/16 of the Pokémon's maximum [[Statistics#Hit Points|HP]] instead of 1/8.
** {{status|Paralysis}} now decreases a Pokémon's {{stat|speed}} to 50% instead of 25%.
** [[Status condition#Confusion|Confusion]] only has a 33% chance of making the Pokémon hurting itself instead of 50%.
* [[Move]]s can no longer be used [[field move|outside of battle]].
* Twenty-six Pokémon from earlier generations receive an increase in one or more of their base stats. They are {{p|Arbok}}, {{p|Dugtrio}}, Mega {{p|Alakazam}}, {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Dodrio}}, {{p|Electrode}}, {{p|Exeggutor}}, {{p|Noctowl}}, {{p|Ariados}}, {{p|Qwilfish}}, {{p|Magcargo}}, {{p|Corsola}}, {{p|Mantine}}, {{p|Swellow}}, {{p|Pelipper}}, {{p|Masquerain}}, {{p|Delcatty}}, {{p|Volbeat}}, {{p|Illumise}}, {{p|Lunatone}}, {{p|Solrock}}, {{p|Chimecho}}, {{p|Woobat}}, {{p|Crustle}}, {{p|Beartic}}, {{p|Cryogonal}}.
* One new [[Ability]] is introduced: Ultra {{p|Necrozma}}'s {{a|Neuroforce}}, bringing the total to 233.
* An expanded [[List of Pokémon by Alola Pokédex number (Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)|Alola Pokédex]], bringing the total to 403.
* A fleshed out [[Rotom Pokédex]], including the the [[Roto Loto]] feature.
* New [[Trainer customization|hairstyles and clothing]].
* The expansion of [[Ultra Space]] and several new locations in Alola.
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For the most part, Kanto's Gym Leaders are the same as they were in [[Generation I]], but {{ga|Blue}} takes control of Viridian Gym after the player becomes {{pkmn|Champion}} and can be challenged.
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==Discussion of Generation VII==
The Alolan region is one of the most vibrant regions to date. The region of Alola and its citizen's ways of life are centered in nature, as are the areas they inhabit; major examples of this are: the [[Pokémon League (Alola)|Alolan Pokémon League]], which is built into and atop a mountain, [[Mount Lanakila]], and the Alolan battle facility, the [[Battle Tree]], which is built around a tree. The Aether Foundation is an organization that wishes to heal and protect Pokémon from threats such as [[Team Skull]] or predatory Pokémon like {{p|Mareanie}}. In fact, the Alolan Pokédex is filled with more examples of Pokémon predator-prey relationships than usual. In an interview with Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori, it was stated that {{g|Sun and Moon|s}} were created with the idea of the revolutions of the sun and the moon in mind, and their how they influence the Earth, as a way to, simply put, express Pokémon as living creatures. In the same interview, they mention the revolutions of the celestial bodies as being an interesting metaphor for relationships.
Tradition in the Alola region is evident through the [[Island challenge|Island Challenge]], the positions and succession of [[Trial Captain|Trial Captains]] and [[Island Kahuna|Island Kahunas]], and the reverent worship surrounding the [[Guardian deities|Guardian DietiesDeities]] and {{p|Solgaleo}}{{sup/7|SUS}}/{{p|Lunala}}{{sup/7|MUM}}. The main villainous team, Team Skull, is composed of trainers who failed the island challenge who want to go against the Alolan traditions and cause mayhem throughout the islands. [[Professor Kukui]] states that he greatly values the Alolan traditions but feels that it is time for Alola make a name for itself with its own [[Pokémon League]]. He states that Mount Lanakila was chosen because it is the same place where the island challenge is always completed and as a way to pay respect to the Solgaleo{{sup/7|SUS}}/Lunala{{sup/7|MUM}} because of its closeness to the Sun{{sup/7|SUS}}/Moon{{sup/7|MUM}}.
Generation VII follows in the footsteps of [[Pok%C3%A9mon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'s [[Delta Episode]] by expanding on the concept of parallel universes through the introduction of the [[Ultra Wormhole|Ultra Wormholes]], which lead to other worlds and universes. The existence of the [[Ultra Ruin]] and the events of [[Episode RR]] in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon further confirms the existence of alternate universes. While the Aether Foundaion may focus on the conservation of Pokémon, they also research Ultra Wormholes and the Ultra Beasts that come from them. The Ultra Beasts can be considered invasive species, as they are not native to the dimension that the Pokémon games take place in, mirroring the status of Pokémon like {{p|Yungoos}} and [[Meowth_(Pokémon)|Alolan Meowth]].
Throughout the games, there is a major focus on relationships, like the aforementioned Pokémon predator-prey relationships. [[Z-moves]] are said to be the physical manifestation of the bond between trainer and Pokémon, which is in a similar vein to [[Mega Evolution]]. The storylines of the Alolan games focus on the family running the Aether Foundation, with various characters centralizing on family or relationship-based issues: [[Lusamine]] is tormented by the loss of her husband, [[Mohn]], and becomes obsessed with protecting and giving her love to people and Pokémon who she deems are "worthy of her love". Her initial change in behavior is what drives to [[Lillie]] to steal [[Nebby]], and [[Gladion]] to take [[Type: Null (Pokémon)|Type: Null]] prior to the events of the games. She later becomes solely obsessed with {{p|Nihilego}}{{sup/7|SM}} or wholeheartedly believes that she must protect Alola and its light from {{p|Necrozma}}{{sup/7|USUM}}. She makes amends after the events of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon by vowing to stop "interfering" in her children's happiness, and during aan interaction with an amnesiac Mohn, she sees him smile again and decides that it's better for him to not know who he previously was; Gladion's main motivations for leaving Aether Paradise are: helping to prevent his mother from using Nebby to open Ultra Wormholes across Alola{{sup/7|SM}} or to become strong enough to protect Lusamine and Lilie, due to the disappearance of his father, Mohn{{sup/7|USUM}}. Throughout the story, he tries to become stronger without help from others, but learns to work together, per Hau's advice, during the infiltration of Aether Paradise. He later becomes deeply grateful to the player character for helping his mother and starts to grow a friendly rivalry towards Hau and the player character; When the player first meets Lillie, she starts out as shy and reserved, but slowly becomes more confident in herself and her abilities and begins to learn about what everyday life outside of the Aether Paradise. In Sun and Moon, she goes to save her mother in the [[Ultra Deep Sea]] and finally gains the confidence to stand up to her mother regarding her recent behavior, while in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, she learns that despite not being a strong trainer that she can support and help those she cares about; [[Hau]] suffers from pressure to live up to his grandfather's name with him feeling that he is living in his shadow, but hopes to be as strong as his grandfather; [[Guzma]] teams up with the Aether Foundation due to Lusamine being the only adult who has ever recognized him for his strength; and Team Skull consider themselves as a sort of family with [[Plumeria]] as a "bigger sister" figure and all the grunts as her "brothers and sisters".
==English title screens==
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| style="background: #{{moon color}};" | [[File:MoonTitle.png|300px]]
| style="background: #{{ultra sun color light}}" | {{color2|{{ultra sun color dark}}|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon |Pokémon Ultra Sun}}
| style="background: #{{ultra moon color light}}" | {{color2|{{ultra moon color dark}}|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Pokémon Ultra Moon}}
==Japanese title screens==
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| style="background: #{{sun color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{sun color dark}}|Pokémon Sun and Moon |Pokémon Sun}}
| style="background: #{{moon color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{moon color dark}}|Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Moon}}
| style="background: #{{sun color}};" | [[File:Japanese SunTitle.png|300px]]
| style="background: #{{moon color}};" | [[File:Japanese MoonTitle.png|300px]]
| style="background: #{{ultra sun color light}};" | {{color2|{{sun color dark}}|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Pokémon Ultra Sun}}
| style="background: #{{ultra moon color light}};" | {{color2|{{moon color dark}}|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Pokémon Ultra Moon}}