Ultra Beast

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Artwork of the Ultra Beasts from Pokémon Sun and Moon, drawn by Hitoshi Ariga[1]

The Ultra Beasts (Japanese: ウルトラビースト Ultra Beast), also abbreviated as UB (Japanese: UB UB), are a group of extradimensional Pokémon who have gone through Ultra Space. Most of them were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon, though some were introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Ultra Beasts infrequently appear from Ultra Wormholes in Alola. These appearances are apparently as unexpected for the Ultra Beasts as it is for Alolans, which tends to make them combative. They are especially drawn to people who have passed through an Ultra Wormhole due to the Z-Power energy left on them, apparently expecting to find another wormhole they can use to return home.

All Ultra Beasts share the Ability Beast Boost.

When an Ultra Beast is encountered in the wild, the energy from Ultra Wormholes manifests as a red aura that boosts one of its stats at the start of battle, similar to a Totem Pokémon's orange aura. Wicke theorizes that they store this energy in their bodies.[2]

Most Poké Balls have difficulty recognizing Ultra Beasts as Pokémon due to their extradimensional origins and thus have a catch rate modifier of 410/4096× (~0.1×) when used against them, impairing their ability to effectively catch them. However, Beast Balls are exceptions as they are specifically designed to catch Ultra Beasts and thus have a catch rate modifier of 5× when used against them, though they have a modifier of 410/4096× against Pokémon that are not Ultra Beasts. The Master Ball is also unaffected by this impairment due to its ability to catch any Pokémon without fail, even Ultra Beasts.

List of Ultra Beasts

Ndex Ultra Beast Type Code name Dimension Pokédex entries
 Rock  Poison  UB-01 Symbiont  
Ultra Deep Sea
  • One of several mysterious Ultra Beasts. People on the street report observing those infested by it suddenly becoming violent.
  • One of the Ultra Beasts. It's unclear whether or not this Pokémon is sentient, but sometimes it can be observed behaving like a young girl.
  • A life-form from another world, it was dubbed a UB and is thought to produce a strong neurotoxin.
  • It appeared in this world from an Ultra Wormhole. Nihilego appears to be a parasite that lives by feeding on people and Pokémon.
 Bug  Fighting  UB-02 Absorption  
Ultra Jungle
  • This Ultra Beast appeared from another world. It shows off its body, but whether that display is a boast or a threat remains unclear.
  • A mysterious life-form called an Ultra Beast. Witnesses saw it pulverize a dump truck with a single punch.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
  • Buzzwole goes around showing off its abnormally swollen muscles. It is one kind of Ultra Beast.
 Bug  Fighting  UB-02 Beauty  
Ultra Desert
  • One of the dangerous Ultra Beasts, it has been spotted running across the land at terrific speeds.
  • One of the Ultra Beasts. It refuses to touch anything, perhaps because it senses some uncleanness in this world.
  • A life-form that lives in another world, its body is thin and supple, but it also possesses great power.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
 Electric  UB-03 Lighting  
Ultra Plant
  • One of the mysterious life-forms known as Ultra Beasts. Astonishing electric shocks emanate from its entire body, according to witnesses.
  • It appeared from the Ultra Wormhole. It raided a power plant, so people think it energizes itself with electricity.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
  • They've been dubbed Ultra Beasts. Some of them stand unmoving, like trees, with their arms and legs stuck into the ground.
 Steel  Flying  UB-04 Blaster  
Ultra Crater
  • It appeared from the Ultra Wormhole. Witnesses observed it flying across the sky at high speed.
  • One kind of Ultra Beast. Witnesses have seen it burn down a forest by expelling gas from its two arms.
  • One of the dangerous UBs, high energy readings can be detected coming from both of its huge arms.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
 Grass  Steel  UB-04 Blade  
Ultra Forest
  • This Ultra Beast came from the Ultra Wormhole. It seems not to attack enemies on its own, but its sharp body is a dangerous weapon in itself.
  • One of the Ultra Beast life-forms, it was observed cutting down a gigantic steel tower with one stroke of its blade.
  • This Ultra Beast's body, which is as thin as paper, is like a sharpened sword.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
 Dark  Dragon  UB-05 Glutton  
Ultra Ruin
  • It has gobbled mountains and swallowed whole buildings, according to reports. It's one of the Ultra Beasts.
  • A dangerous Ultra Beast, it appears to be eating constantly, but for some reason its droppings have never been found.
  • Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
  • An unknown life-form called a UB. It may be constantly hungry—it is certainly always devouring something.
 Poison  UB Adhesive  
Ultra Megalopolis (game)
Unnamed (anime)
  • This Ultra Beast is well enough liked to be chosen as a first partner in its own world.
  • An Ultra Beast that lives in a different world, it cackles wildly as it sprays its opponents with poison from the needles on its head.
 Poison  Dragon  UB Stinger
  • It stores hundreds of liters of poisonous liquid inside its body. It is one of the organisms known as UBs.
  • One kind of Ultra Beast, it fires a glowing, venomous liquid from its needles. This liquid is also immensely adhesive.
 Rock  Steel  UB Assembly  
Poni Grove*
  • It appeared from an Ultra Wormhole. Each one appears to be made up of many life-forms stacked one on top of each other.
  • When stone walls started moving and attacking, the brute's true identity was this mysterious life-form, which brings to mind an Ultra Beast.
 Fire  Ghost  UB Burst  
Poni Grove*
  • It slithers toward people. Then, without warning, it triggers the explosion of its own head. It's apparently one kind of Ultra Beast.
  • A UB that appeared from an Ultra Wormhole, it causes explosions, then takes advantage of opponents' surprise to rob them of their vitality.

Related Pokémon

Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma are thematically related to the Ultra Beasts, and share many similarities with them, although are not usually considered to be Ultra Beasts themselves. However, in some media, Necrozma is considered to be an Ultra Beast, although none of the other four are.

Noted similarities to Ultra Beasts
  • The disputed Pokémon are thematically related to the Ultra Beasts and Ultra Space, including the ability to create Ultra Wormholes.
  • In the core series games, the disputed Pokémon include a sound frequency within their cries that is also shared with all Ultra Beasts.
  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Professor Mohn's research for the Aether Foundation hypothesized that Cosmog may be an Ultra Beast due to it originating from Ultra Space.[3]
  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Necrozma is often referred to as being similar to an Ultra Beast.
    • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Looker claims "It was black and yet it was shining somehow! It was...it was like it was refracting light! It might have been a UB! No, I'm certain of it! It surely was a UB!"
    • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after catching Necrozma, the following dialogue is displayed: "You caught the mysterious life-form that appeared to be an Ultra Beast..."
    • Necrozma's Pokédex entry in Pokémon Sun describes it as "reminiscent of the Ultra Beasts."
    • In Pokémon Ultra Sun, Dulse refers to Necrozma as "a creature almost like an Ultra Beast".
  • Ultra Necrozma's battle at Megalo Tower has its stats raised and covered in Z-Power, similar to that of an Ultra Beast. However, the aura that surrounds the Pokémon is yellow as if it were using a Z-Move rather than the typical red aura that Ultra Beasts are covered in.
  • In the English localization of the core series games, the term "beast" is used to refer to the Ultra Beasts[4] as well as and Necrozma,[5] and is also used in mythology to refer to Solgaleo and Lunala (as "the beast that devours the sun" and "the beast that calls the moon").[6][7][8][9] Notably, this ambiguity does not occur in most other languages, including Japanese.
    • In languages other than English and Spanish, either distinct terms are used for both, or shorthand is not used to refer to the Ultra Beasts. For example, in Japanese, different terms are used to refer to the Ultra Beasts (Japanese: ビースト beast) than to Solgaleo and Lunala (Japanese: (けもの) beast).
    • In all languages other than English, Necrozma is never described as a "beast" at all. In the lines that refer to it as such in English, no equivalent term appears in other languages.
  • In the anime, the Aether Foundation, mistaking it for an Ultra Beast, gives Necrozma the code name "UB Black" (Japanese: UB:BLACK UB: Black).
Distinctions from Ultra Beasts
  • In the core series games, these Pokémon are not considered to be Ultra Beasts. This has several functional implications:
    • Beast Balls do not have increased effectiveness against them, and other Poké Balls do not have reduced effectiveness against them.
    • These Pokémon do not display their names as ??? before being caught in Generation VII.
  • Unlike the Ultra Beasts, none of these Pokémon have the Ability Beast Boost.
  • In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after completing the Ultra Beast side quest, the International Police report that all Ultra Beasts they had detected had been caught, even while Necrozma is still in the wild.
  • In Pokémon GO's search and Pokémon HOME's Challenges, the disputed Pokémon are not considered Ultra Beasts.
  • In the Trading Card Game, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, and Lunala are all not Ultra Beasts.
Media in which Necrozma is recognized as an Ultra Beast

In the core series games


Generation VII

Unlike regular Pokémon, the Pokédex will not normally record Ultra Beasts as seen; it will only register them when they are caught. If a wild Ultra Beast is not in the Pokédex, its name will show as ??? in battle. However, Ultra Beasts used by other Trainers will display their names in battle and register in the Pokédex; specifically, this occurs for the Poipole used by the Ultra Recon Squad and the Kartana used by the Ultra Forest KartenvoyUS. Additionally, the wild BlacephalonUS/StakatakaUM encountered in Poni Grove do display their names and are registered in the Pokédex as seen even before the player catches them.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

During the main story of Pokémon Sun and Moon (as well as in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon), the player encounters Nihilego at Aether Paradise during their first meeting with Aether President Lusamine, when it emerges from a spontaneously appearing Ultra Wormhole. This Ultra Wormhole was later revealed to have come from the gases of Cosmog down in the basement of Aether Paradise.[10]

During the player's confrontation with Lusamine at their return to the facility, Lusamine is revealed to have captured Nebby, uses its power to open Ultra Wormholes across the Alola region and bringing Ultra Beasts into the region; Nihilego is seen emerging from the portal near Lusamine, while BuzzwoleS/PheromosaM is seen emerging from a portal over Melemele Island and battling Tapu Koko. The player also encounters several Nihilego in Ultra Space after arriving with SolgaleoS/LunalaM and Lillie.

After the player becomes Champion, some Ultra Beasts remain at large around Alola. The player receives the Enigmatic Card from a stranger directing them to visit the motel on Akala Island's Route 8. When they enter the guest room, they will find Looker and Anabel, who invite the player to join the International Police's UB Task Force and protect the Ultra Beasts currently loose in Alola. Upon accepting, the player begins a series of missions to capture the Ultra Beasts, spanning all four of Alola's islands, each time based out of the island's motel (or the restaurant on Poni Island). In some missions, there are multiple of the same species of Ultra Beast to be captured, and in some missions they may be found at either of two locations. If the player flees from or defeats an Ultra Beast, it remains in the area and the player will still be able to find it again immediately (either at the same place or at the alternate location, if applicable). When the player is in an area where there are Ultra Beasts during a mission, the music changes from the area's normal score.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

During the story of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player encounters Poipole as the main Pokémon used by the Ultra Recon Squad member DulseUS/SolieraUM.

Like in Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nihilego appears at Aether Paradise after meeting with Lusamine.

During the player's confrontation with Dusk ManeUS/Dawn WingsUM Necrozma, it proceeds to open multiple Ultra Wormholes all across Alola, unleashing Ultra Beasts into the region. BlacephalonUS/StakatakaUM appears on Mahalo Trail, facing off against Hala, Hau, and Tapu Koko. Additionally, Olivia encounters BuzzwoleUS/PheromosaUM at the Ruins of Life, Nanu encounters Guzzlord at the Ruins of Abundance, and Hapu encounters Xurkitree at the Ruins of Hope.

The first seven Ultra Beasts can be reached in white Ultra Wormholes in the Ultra Warp Ride. Nihilego can be found in Ultra Deep Sea, BuzzwoleUS in Ultra Jungle, PheromosaUM in Ultra Desert, Xurkitree in Ultra Plant, CelesteelaUM in Ultra Crater, KartanaUS in Ultra Forest, and Guzzlord in Ultra Ruin. They can be caught once per visit. After defeating Necrozma at Megalo Tower, the Ultra Recon Squad offers Poipole to the player, and after the player becomes the Champion, the player can catch two BlacephalonUS/StakatakaUM at Poni Grove.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In The Crown Tundra DLC in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Ultra Beasts, excluding Poipole and Naganadel, can be found in the Max Lair as part of a Dynamax Adventure, after the player finds the fourth Legendary Clue. They can also be encountered by players who have not yet obtained it if they join the games of players who have. This seems to be a result of an Ultra Wormhole appearing above the Max Lair, summoned by either SolgaleoSw or LunalaSh. Like the Legendary Pokémon found in the Max Lair, only one of each Ultra Beast species can be caught. Poipole can be obtained as a gift after catching five Ultra Beasts in Dynamax Adventures.

Base stats comparison

Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
Total 570 570 570 570 570 570

Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
Total 570 420 540 570 570

In the anime

Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime)

Nihilego debuted in a flashback in A Masked Warning!, where Gladion revealed to Ash that Lillie was once attacked by one when she was younger, resulting in her present-day fear of touching Pokémon. It appeared again in another flashback in Mission: Total Recall!.

In Faba's Revenge!, Faba managed to summon another Nihilego from an Ultra Wormhole. Lusamine, Gladion, and Ash briefly battled the Ultra Beast before it took Lusamine into the Ultra Wormhole and disappeared. They were given the proper name Nihilego in The Professors' New Adventure!.

Multiple Nihilego appeared in Rescuing the Unwilling! in Ultra Deep Sea.

Nihilego appeared again in a flashback, and Poipole debuted in The Professors' New Adventure!. It would eventually be caught by Ash in Love at First Twirl!.

Buzzwole debuted in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where it wreaked havoc throughout Melemele Island until the Ultra Guardians caught it in a Beast Ball and released it back into Ultra Space. In this episode, it is also revealed that despite being Pokémon, Meowth cannot understand what Ultra Beasts are saying.

Celesteela debuted in Rise and Shine, Starship!, where Sophocles found one while camping at Bamboo Hill. He and his classmates dug it out of the ground, and although the Ultra Guardians failed to catch it due to the fact that it was rooted down, it eventually flew off back into space. Unlike other Ultra Beasts, this Celesteela had been growing in Alola for more than 200 years.

Twirling with a Bang! saw the debut of both Blacephalon and Xurkitree. Ash and his classmates first encountered Blacephalon performing during a fireworks show, thinking that it was a part of the show. The next day, they learned that it was an Ultra Beast and set out as the Ultra Guardians to capture it. However, instead of Blacephalon, they encountered a different Ultra Beast, Xurkitree. After preventing Xurkitree from feeding on electricity from a power line, the Blacephalon from the night before appeared. The two Ultra Beasts ended up in a performance showdown, each trying to outperform the other with their moves. Thanks to a distraction from the Ultra Guardians, they were able to distract, weaken, and subsequently catch the two Ultra Beasts, allowing them to be returned home.

Naganadel debuted in The Shape of Love to Come!, where it appeared inside the dream of Ash's Poipole located inside of an unknown Ultra Space nest location. It physically debuted in The Prism Between Light and Darkness!, where it revealed that Ash's Poipole originally came to Alola to scout for a place for it and its hive to live.

Stakataka debuted in The Long Vault Home!, where it arrived at the Pokémon School during midnight. After several unsuccessful attempts, it later moved to another location where it was mistaken for a pedestal for Viren's statue. The statue being placed on top of it caused it to go berserk, necessitating intervention by the Ultra Guardians.

Guzzlord debuted in Battling the Beast Within!, where it was shown to have destroyed an alternate version of Hau'oli City, leaving behind the Ultra Ruin. In the present day, it attacked Ash and Pikachu before they were saved by Dia and his Zeraora. In Parallel Friendships!, Ash and Dia successfully sent it back to its home world through an Ultra Wormhole, saving the Ultra Ruin.

Pheromosa debuted in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, where it was stealing all of the Z-Crystals from Trainers throughout the Alola region. After several unsuccessful attempts by the Ultra Guardians to stop it, it was eventually defeated by Bewear, giving the Ultra Guardians the opportunity to catch it and send it back home.

Kartana debuted in Living on the Cutting Edge!, where it was cutting everything throughout the Melemele Island. The Ultra Guardians attempted to capture it, but were unsuccessful. Soon after, a meteor approached from outer space, due to a conflict between a Deoxys and a Rayquaza. The Ultra Beast eventually cut it and saved it from hitting the Pokémon School. Afterwards, it made a cut in the fabric of space, which created an Ultra Wormhole, allowing it to return home.

As revealed in The Homecoming Crown!, Mohn encountered a Shiny Nihilego after his disappearance into an Ultra Wormhole years earlier. It brought him back to his own world and used its powers to make him see it as Lillie, living with him in a small house at the Crown Tundra for years until his family found him and restored his memories. The Shiny Nihilego was subsequently invited into the family with the nickname "Lillie" and joined Gladion's team.

In the anime, Nebby was speculated to be an Ultra Beast by the Aether Foundation before its relationship to the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo was fully understood. Similarly, Necrozma, having not yet been identified as the "Blinding One" of Alolan myth, was given the codename UB Black (Japanese: UB:BLACK UB: Black). In the final episode of the series, Ash recounted a story of an adventure he had with Solgaleo in an unnamed Ultra Space world, where he helped an Ultra Beast he had "never seen before", despite all known Ultra Beasts having debuted in the anime by that point.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

The Ultra Beasts were first mentioned in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale! by Gladion, who, after losing to Sun at an Iki Town festival tournament, contemplated losing his chance to meet with the guardian deities and instead decided to train elsewhere to prepare to confront the Ultra Beasts when they arrive.

In True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill, Moon and Mallow found Tapu Lele battling a Xurkitree as it was emerging from an Ultra Wormhole above Lush Jungle. Moon attempted to capture the Xurkitree, but it managed to retreat back inside the Ultra Wormhole and escape. Later, the two chose to give it the codename "Lighting" to avoid having to describe its appearance every time when talking about it.

In A Raid and Po Town, Guzma was confronted by the Kiawe, Mallow, Lana, Acerola, Ilima, and Hau, who had traveled to Po Town to talk with the Team Skull boss. Guzma instead sent a Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Guzzlord to attack the Captains' group. After the beasts proceeded to defeat the Captains' Pokémon, Guzma used a Cosmog to open more Ultra Wormholes, summoning a Xurkitree and a Nihilego. The Captains were rescued by Gladion, who used his Type: Null to battle the beasts, and managed to easily hold them back due to being created specifically to combat them.

Afterward, Nihilego captured Guzma and dragged him into an Ultra Wormhole with it. The other beasts escaped from Po Town's barrier, allowing them to wreak havoc on the rest of Ula'ula Island. Anabel and Looker arrived shortly thereafter, and while Looker went off to investigate the Ultra Beasts that broke through the walls, Anabel assisted Sun and Moon in battling a Blacephalon. Anabel attempted to capture Blacephalon, only to discover that ordinary Poké Balls do not work on Ultra Beasts. Before Blacephalon could retaliate with Mind Blown, Tapu Bulu blew it away. Afterward, while Sun, Moon, Professor Kukui, and Professor Burnet gave Tapu Bulu a Mirage Berry, Anabel speculated that there was a certain person hiding in Alola, who was capable of creating Poké Balls that would be able to capture Ultra Beasts.

A mass of Ultra Beasts later converged on Poni Island, but were fought off by Lunala, which had evolved from Nebby. Solgaleo also wanted to join the battle, but was unable to when Sun rejected its aura and refused fight alongside it. Six months after Sun and Moon had disappeared into the Ultra Wormhole at the Poni Altar, Lusamine and her Ultra Beast were shown to have taken over Poni Island. She planned to use the wormhole at the altar to travel to Ultra Megalopolis and use the Beast Balls delivered to her by a disguised Blake to capture Necrozma, which is classified as an Ultra Beast in this canon. Meanwhile, Sun and Moon were freed from Ultra Deep Sea by Lunala and the Ultra Recon Squad, who took them to Ultra Megalopolis. The city was attacked by a Stakataka, which Sun and Moon succeeded in subduing. Soon after, Lusamine arrived at the city with some Aether Foundation Employees by using Ultra Warp Ride with some Naganadel. After fusing herself with a Nihilego, she attempted to capture Necrozma. While her attention was focused on the Prism Pokémon, Sun used one of her Beast Balls to capture Stakataka.

The battle against Necrozma eventually moved to Alola, where the Trial Captains, who had tried to join the battle, were attacked by a group of Aether Foundation Employees wielding Ultra Beasts. In the meantime, the island kahunas joined forces with the guardian deities to fight the Ultra Beasts across Alola. The Trial Captains succeeded in defeating the Ultra Beasts with a series of Z-Moves, and once Necrozma had been caught by the Ultra Recon Squad, the Ultra Beasts sensed the threat to them had passed and started heading back to their home worlds through a wormhole above Mount Lanakila.

In the TCG

Main article: Ultra Beast (TCG)

Ultra Beasts were introduced to the Pokémon Trading Card Game in the Crimson Invasion expansion as a classification of Pokémon cards. Ultra Beast cards are distinguished by a red Ultra Beast label superimposed on the card art below the HP and type. Ultra Beast GX cards have a red   graphic instead of the blue   graphic depicted on other Pokémon-GX cards. Similarly, Ultra Beast Tag Team GX have a red   graphic as opposed to a blue   one.

Every Ultra Beast Pokémon has an attack or Ability that is affected by or affects the player's and/or opponent's Prize cards. If that Pokémon is a Pokémon- , only its GX attack is affected by or affects the Prize cards.

Unlike the core series games, Dusk Mane Necrozma, Dawn Wings Necrozma, and Ultra Necrozma are Ultra Beasts in the TCG. Necrozma in its base form, however, is not.


  • The Ultra Beasts are based on the idea of invasive species, as stated by Shigeru Ohmori in an interview in Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Alola Region Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide.[11]
  • Buzzwole and Pheromosa are the only Ultra Beasts that share a type combination.
  • The only Ultra Beasts that are part of an evolutionary line are Poipole and Naganadel.
  • The base stats of the Ultra Beasts and the levels at which they learn moves in Generation VII (except level 1) are all prime numbers, a trait shared with Cosmog and its evolved forms. The only exception to this is Naganadel, which has a Speed stat of 121, which is a prime power.
    • With the exceptions of Poipole and Naganadel, all Ultra Beasts have a base stat total of 570.
    • In Pokémon Shuffle, the Ultra-Beast-exclusive skill Beast Power uses prime numbers for all of its activation rates. Nihilego's skill Possession and Buzzwole's skill Demolish also have prime-number activation rates, though only at max skill level.
  • Of all the Ultra Beasts, Naganadel learns the most moves via level up with 18, and Poipole learns the fewest with 14.
  • The Ultra Beasts, Cosmog, Cosmoem, and the light trio all share a unique sound frequency found in their cries, approximately 1.25 seconds in duration. This may reflect their connection to and natural origin from Ultra Space.
  • Buzzwole, Xurkitree, and Guzzlord's Ultra Sun Pokédex entries and Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Kartana's Ultra Moon Pokédex entries all have exactly the same text: "Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives." They are the only Pokémon in the games to share Pokédex entries with each other.
  • According to Pokémon Daisuki Club's Mystery File feature website, some researchers theorize Unown may be related to Ultra Beasts.
  • Although the Ultra Beasts are not Legendary,[12][13][14] they share some characteristics with numerous Legendary Pokémon: they all are gender unknown, they are in the No Eggs Discovered Egg Group, they have scripted encounters with special battle music and at least three IVs guaranteed to be 31, and they have special Rotom Pokédex pages. Furthermore:
    • In Generation VII, if the player chooses to filter out people seeking Legendary or Mythical Pokémon on the Global Trade System, people seeking Ultra Beasts will not be displayed. In Pokémon HOME, the filter originally only filtered out Mythical and Special Legendary Pokémon and did not filter out Ultra Beasts and non-Special Legendary Pokémon; however, in the v1.2.1 update, the filter was renamed to "Include people searching for Legendary, Mythical, and other special Pokémon" and was expanded to cover all Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts.
    • Prior to Generation IX,[15] the Ultra Beasts belonged to the "sublegendary" category in the games' code.[16]
    • In The Crown Tundra DLC of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Peony refers to both Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts as "legendary".
    • In a Pokémon Sword and Shield online competition called "Mythical Melee" that claimed to restrict players to the use of only Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, Ultra Beasts were allowed to participate.[17]
    • In GOTCHA!, the Ultra Beasts are shown as silhouettes alongside the rest of the Legendary Pokémon.[18]
  • The Ultra Beasts share some similarities with the Paradox Pokémon, introduced two generations later:
    • Both groups consist only of Pokémon that cannot evolve in the first set of games they appear in.
    • Both play a role in the main story of their debut games.
    • Both groups consist entirely of gender unknown Pokémon in the No Eggs Discovered Egg Group, thus being unable to breed.
    • Both are connected to the mascot Legendary Pokémon of the games they were introduced in.
    • Both have base stats themed around a certain type of number, with the ancient Pokémon having odd-numbered base stats and all future Pokémon have even-numbered base stats, while Ultra Beasts have base stats themed around prime numbers. Additionally, the levels they learn moves at are themed around numbers, with Paradox Pokémon learning moves around multiples of seven, while Ultra Beasts learn moves around prime numbers.
    • The majority of Pokémon in both groups have a base stat total of 570.
    • Every Ultra Beast and Paradox Pokémon (except Koraidon and Miraidon) has an Ability that boosts its most proficient non-HP stat.
    • Promotional material for both groups' debut games did not refer to them as Pokémon or reveal any of their types prior to the games' releases.
    • Characters in the games are initially unsure whether the members of either group are actually Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 究極異獸 Gaugihk Yihsau
Mandarin 究極異獸 / 究极异兽 Jiūjí Yìshòu
  Czech Ultra Bestie
  Danish Ultra Beast
  Dutch Ultra Beast
  Finnish Ultrapeto
  French Ultra-Chimère
  German Ultrabestie
  Hungarian Ultra Bestia
  Indonesian Ultra Beast
  Italian Ultracreatura
  Korean 울트라비스트 Ultra Beast
  Malaysian Mergastua Ultra
  Norwegian Ultra Beast
  Polish Ultrabestia
Portuguese   Brazil Ultracriatura
  Portugal Ultrafera
  Russian Ультрачудовище Ul'trachudovishche*
Ультра-Чудовище Ul'tra-Chudovishche[19]
  Spanish Ultraente
  Swedish Ultra Beast
  Thai อัลตร้าบีสต์ Ultra Beast
อุลตร้าบีสท์ Ultra Beast
  Vietnamese Quái thú Ultra

See also


  1. Tweet by ありがひとし (@ariga_megamix). Posted on December 2, 2016.
  2. 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."
  3. Pokémon Sun and Moon: "Cosmog is hypothesized to be a type of Ultra Beast that hails from another dimension. A dimension that we have named Ultra Space. - Aether Report: Cosmog
  4. Multiple characters will refer to Ultra Beasts, specifically Nihilego as "beast" or "beasts", e.g. Pokémon Sun and Moon: "There should be plenty of beautiful beasts appearing all around Alola as we speak!" - Lusamine
  5. Lillie, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: "But what are we to do now? It seemed to me like that beast...like Necrozma was also suffering somehow... It seemed to hurt it, to be without its light..."
  6. In the book The Light of Alola in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Solgaleo is referred to as "the beast that devours the sun" or "beast of sun", while Lunala is referred to as "the beast that calls the moon" or "beast of moon".
  7. A book in Malie Library states "The pillager took from us the beast that devours the sun, using the beast as its own Dusk Mane." in Ultra Sun; in Ultra Moon it says "The pillager took from us the beast that calls the moon, using the beast as its own Dawn Wings."
  8. "The altar on Poni... The Pokémon that appears there is called the beast that devours the sun." - Dulse (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
  9. The Pokémon that appears there is known as the beast that calls the moon. - Phyco (Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)
  10. Lusamine, Pokémon Sun and Moon:"I was able to open the Ultra Wormhole using just the gases we'd extracted from Cosmog when it was in Aether Paradise, wasn't I?"
  11. Interview with Game Freak in Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Alola Region Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide, pp. vi-vii: Ohmori: "...When I read about [invasive species], I wondered if we couldn't express invasive species in the Pokémon world as well, and the idea we came up with was the Ultra Beasts..."
  12. Powerful Pokémon Clash in Rating Battle Season 13
  13. Legendary Pokémon quiz: Question 10 (archive)
  14. Ten Tips for Catching Legendary Pokémon: Pokémon.com
  15. https://twitter.com/kaphotics/status/1613415551585640455
  16. Tweet by Michael (@SciresM). Posted on November 17, 2016.
  17. https://game8.co/games/pokemon-sword-shield/archives/341015#hm_1
  18. https://youtu.be/BoZ0Zwab6Oc?t=37
  19. Десять советов охотникам за Легендарными покемонами! - vk.com

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