Ultra Burst

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If you were looking for the transformation from the manga Pokémon RéBURST, see Burst.
Necrozma using Ultra Burst

Ultra Burst (Japanese: ウルトラバースト Ultra Burst) is a transformation affecting Pokémon that is exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Pokémon that have undergone Ultra Burst are distinguished by the word "Ultra" in front of their species name. So far, the only known Pokémon to have this transformation is Necrozma. Ultra Burst is similar to both Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion, but instead of using the energy of people and Pokémon or the power of nature, Ultra Burst uses the light of another Pokémon.


In battle

In order to undergo Ultra Burst, Necrozma needs to be in either its Dusk Mane or Dawn Wings forms and be holding an Ultranecrozium Z. Once these conditions are met, the player must select a specific icon in order to activate the transformation. Once one turn has passed, Necrozma may use the exclusive Z-Move Light That Burns the Sky, provided it knows the move Photon Geyser.

Ultra Burst may only be activated once per battle; any other Necrozma in the user's party will not be able to become Ultra Necrozma even if it is also holding an Ultranecrozium Z. Necrozma will revert to its original form if it faints in battle and cannot activate Ultra Burst even if it is revived.

Pokémon capable of Ultra Burst

Pokémon Before Ultra Burst After Ultra Burst Z-Crystal
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Necrozma    Psychic  Steel  Prism Armor    Psychic  Dragon  Neuroforce  
Ultranecrozium Z
   Psychic  Ghost 

In the TCG

Ultra Burst is featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ultra Necrozma    Forbidden Light   95/131 Forbidden Light   069/094
Forbidden Light   127/131 Forbidden Light   099/094
Forbidden Light   140/131 Forbidden Light   107/094
Dragon Majesty   78/70 GX Ultra Shiny   250/150
SM Black Star Promos   SM126 GX Ultra Shiny   104/150
      Tag All Stars   101/173
Ultra Necrozma   Cosmic Eclipse   164/236 Alter Genesis   072/095
Ultra Necrozma   SM Black Star Promos   SM165 SM-P Promotional cards   236/SM-P

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 究極爆發 Gaugihk Baaufaat
Mandarin 究極爆發 / 究极爆发 Jiūjí Bàofā
  French Ultra-Explosion
  German Ultra Burst
  Italian Ultraesplosione
  Korean 울트라버스트 Ultra Burst
  Brazilian Portuguese Ultraexplosão
  Russian Ультравспышка Ul'travspyshka
  Spanish Ultraexplosión

See also

Pokémon transformations
Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra BurstDynamax (Gigantamax)