Best Monotype Runs in Sun and Moon and USUM (2022)

June 1st, 2019 Update: This article has been updated to include a Monotype Run for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Since the games are very similar I didn’t think it was worth it to make an entirely new article altogether. When looking at the Type Teams look out for the USUM symbols for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
There were also minor corrections on which Pokemon could be caught, I had to remove Heracross, for instance, as it couldn’t be caught until after the Elite Four.
Enjoy!

When Pokémon Sun and Moon was released I wanted to do another Monotype (or Single Type) Run analysis on these games similar to my earlier article on previous generations. The purpose of this project was to determine which types were the best for a Monotype Run in Pokémon Sun and Moon? With just two games to tackle, this question is easier to answer than before however, I had to change my setup as Trials and Kahunas were added and Gym Leaders were removed. I had to tackle this problem a little differently but I think I succeeded. If you want to find out what a team of Bug or Psychic Pokémon would be like in Pokémon Sun, Moon, or USUM just scroll down past these next few paragraphs and find that type.

Best Monotype Runs in Sun and Moon and USUM (1)

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RULES: As in my last article, a Monotype Run assumes you don’t trade (so no Golem or Alakazam for instance) to yourself on Pokémon Bank or to other players. If you’re doing a run like Electric, you must capture the first available Electric Pokémon (Pichu) and box your starter. You may capture a Pokémon that will evolve into a certain type (like Pichu for a Psychic-type run) but you must evolve it asap. Only Pokémon that can be caught before the Elite Four are counted (so no Lucario).

So overall, how did Sun and Moon do compared to earlier games? Unfortunately, although Sun/Moon provides players with a diverse set of Pokémon fairly early on, these games are worse at covering weaknesses than XY (but roughly the same as ORAS). XY scored 32 out of 36 (18 types times two games) for neutralizing cover as opposed to SM’s 25 out of 36. Mind you, this is still pretty good when compared to other generation-premiere games as the next best is Ruby/Sapphire with a score of 16 out of 34.
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon fared better with its increase of 101 Pokemon in the games. They score 31 out of 36 with Pokemon type coverage. Read a few paragraphs below for more information.

Best Monotype Runs in Sun and Moon and USUM (2)

What are great types for Pokemon Sun and Moon?

Best Monotype Runs in Sun and Moon and USUM (3)

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(Video) Pokemon Ultra Moon Hardcore Nuzlocke - Electric Pokemon ONLY! (No Items / No Overleveling)

Right off the bat, the two types that are wonderful are Fairy and Ghost. This is the first time we have starters that evolve into these types. This combined with their neutral coverage makes them great types for a Monotype Run. This is one of the few times a Ghost-type run has neutral coverage so I urge you to try it out here. Also, you can catch a plethora of Ghost Pokémon on the first island including Drifloon, Gastly, Misdreavus, and Sableye; great Pokémon that will go far with you (this is also one of the few games where you can catch a Gengar in the wild! No trading neaded!). Fairy types received a nice, mix bag of Pokémon such as Klefki’s weakness neutralization and Primarina and Mimikyu serving as back up. You can also get a Gardevoir via Island Scan in USUM.

I would argue that Sun and Moon are one of the best Pokémon games for an Ice-type run. You can get a Crabrawler somewhat early and from there you can get a Delibird, Shellder, and Smoochum (just USUM) and then an Eevee on Aklala Island. The biggest thing to consider is your Sandslash and Ninetales exclusives. Both of which neutralize certain weaknesses (Rock, Steel and Fighting respectively) but other Pokémon can cover them so it’s not a do-or-die situation. Also, this is one of the few games where you can do an Ice team with the Snow Warning ability. Catch and train a Vanillish and evolve it into a Vanilluxe for that sweet Hailstorm, your Froslass and other pokemon will benefit HUGELY from it. However, the biggest drawback of your Ice team is many of your powerhouses won’t be available until RIGHT before the Elite Four so that’s too bad.

I need to mention Fire type as well but only for Sun and Ultra Sun. There’s been only one game in the history of Pokémon where Fire’s weaknesses are neutralized and that’s Pokémon Black. Sun and US offers a second chance at a fun Fire-type run thanks primarily to the Sun-exclusive Turtonator. If you’re up for it, catch a Torkoal as well because starting this generation it can learn the ability Drought! Which is fantastic when you want to stop those water types! It will still be a difficult run but fun nonetheless. Look out for Charizard, btw, for Island Scan in USUM.

Electric, usually an okay type for a Monotype Run, is blessed with neutral coverage AND an early-available Pokémon via Pichu. Both of these things do not happen often for Electric, much less when they are together. If you’ve been holding out for a good Electric-type game, now’s the chance to try it out with such picks as Magnezone, Vikavolt, and the Alolan variants of Graveler and Raichu.

Finally, we have our usual types that do well for a Monotype Run such as Water, Normal, Steel and so forth. In particular, Water is probably the best type in Pokemon Sun and Moon for a Monotype Run. A huge diversity combined with a great starter makes Water Type stand above the rest. From Gyarados to Aquachnid, from Slowbro to Gastrodon, Sun and Moon gave us a type that can fill many rolls (special defense, physical attacker, status inflictor) and is there with us from the beginning. Pelipper also has the ability Drizzle in this generation which means you can run a Rain team which is quite rare! If you do that, keep an eye out with pokemon with abilities that use the rain. Oh, and pick up an Empoleon via Island Scan in USUM, lord knows how rare this penguin is so catch it if you’re doing a Water or Steel Type run!

What are poor types in Sun and Moon?

Best Monotype Runs in Sun and Moon and USUM (4)

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As expected, some types took a hit and aren’t as efficient in a Monotype Run as in previous games. For instance, it takes a looooong time before you get a Rock Pokémon so that’s a big disadvantage. Bug’s probably the biggest loser here though as it’s great recent record has finally been broken with glaring weaknesses to Rock attacks. This isn’t to say that a Bug-type run is bad as you still get a lot of new and interesting Pokémon to work with such as Golisopod or Vikavolt, but you’ll have to work hard to make sure you aren’t being torn apart by hikers.

Fighting type also took a hit due to FINALLY losing a starter that gains it as a secondary type. It takes awhile before you catch your first Fighting Pokémon (Crabrawler) and your team will have to watch out for Flying Pokémon (usually, a Lucario would watch your back in previous games but not this time around, they’re available after the Elite Four).

What about USUM?
The increase in type variability lifts Bug type out of the slums and makes it a fantastic type again to train, so hooray! Volcarona and Forretress add some great resistances while providing some stellar support and attacking moves. With them plus Vikavolt, Golisopod and Armaldo (US only), this is probably the best Bug team out of all the games, enjoy it! Your other big winner is Psychic Type as it’s Dark weakness is neutralized. Gallade, Gardevoir, AND Malamar all came to the rescue to stop Dark moves!

(Video) Pokemon Ultra Sun but I can ONLY use GHOST Types

Types

Bug
SM Ideal Team: Vikavolt, Golisopod/Aquachnid,Scolipede (scan), Masquerain, Romblebee
Optional: Parasect, Butterfree, Ledian
First Pokémon: Caterpie, Ledyba, Grubbin, and Spinarak via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? No, Rock is not neutralized in Sun and Moon

USUM Ideal Team: Vikavolt, Golisopod/Aquachnid, Volcarona, Forretress, Armaldo (US)/Masquerain, Romblebee
Optional: Parasect, Butterfree, Ledian, Ariados, Beedril (scan)
First Pokémon: Caterpie, Ledyba, Grubbin, and Spinarak via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? Yes, every type is taken care of

Dark
SM Ideal Team: Incineroar,Honchkrow, Muk, Pangoro,Hydregion (scan),Sabeleye
Optional: Krookodile, Absol, Weavile, Raticate, Sharpedo, Mandibuzz (Moon), Umbreon, Persian
First Pokémon: Litten via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Incineroar, Malamar, Bisharp, Honchkrow, Muk, Pangoro
Optional: Krookodile, Absol, Weavile, Raticate, Sharpedo/Crawdaunt/Greninja (scan), Tyranitar, Scrafty, Sabeleye, Mandibuzz (UM), Umbreon, Houndoom (US), Persian
First Pokémon: Litten via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Dragon
SM Ideal Team:Komomo-o, Garchomp, Exeggutor, Drampa (Moon)/Turtonator (Sun), Salamence, Hydreigon (scan)
Optional: Flygon, Haxorus (scan), Goodra
First Pokémon: Bagon via Route 3 (south of the bridge), shortly before the Melemele Grand Trial
Cover weaknesses? Pokemon Sun is weak to just Dragon moves. Pokemon Moon is weak to Dragon, Ice, and Fairy moves.

USUM Ideal Team: Tyrantrum (US)/Dragalge (UM), Komomo-o, Garchomp, Exeggutor, Drampa (UM)/Turtonator (US), Salamence/Noivern
Optional: Flygon, Haxorus (scan), Goodra
First Pokémon: Noibat in Verdant Cavern after the first trial is completed.
Cover weaknesses? Pokemon Ultra Sun is weak to just Dragon moves. Pokemon Ultra Moon is weak to Dragon and Ice moves.

Electric
SM Ideal Team: Vikavolt, Golem, Magnezone, Raichu, Oricorio, Electabuzz
Optional: Togedemaru, Jolteon, Lanturn
First Pokémon: Pichu and Grubbin via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? Yes
Note: You can get an Alolan Golem via in-game trade at the Tapu Village Pokemon Center, you will need a Haunter.

USUM Ideal Team: Vikavolt, Graveler, Magnezone, Raichu, Oricorio, Electabuzz
Optional: Togedemaru, Jolteon, Lanturn, Ampharos, Manectric Dedenne
First Pokémon: Pichu and Grubbin via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Fairy
SM Ideal Team: Primarina, Klefki, Mimikyu, Wigglytuff, Whimsicott (Sun)/Shiinotic, Sylveon
Optional: Granbul, Ninetales (Sun), Carbink, Ribombee, Azumaril (scan)
First Pokémon: Popplio via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Primarina, Klefki/Mawile, Mimikyu, Wigglytuff, Whimsicott (US)/Shiinotic, Gardevoir (scan)
Optional: Sylveon, Granbul, Ninetales (US), Carbink, Ribombee, Florges, Dedenne, Mr. Mime
First Pokémon: Popplio via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Fighting
SM Ideal Team: Crabominable, Emboar (scan), Poliwrath, Bewear, Kommo-o, Pangoro
Optional: Primeape, Passimian (Sun), Hariyama, Machoke
First Pokémon: Crabrawler and Makuhita via Route 2, just before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? No, Flying is not neutralized

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USUM Ideal Team: Crabominable, Blaziken (scan), Poliwrath, Bewear, Kommo-o, Pangoro
Optional: Primeape, Passimian (US), Hariyama, Scrafty, Hawlucha, Gallade (scan), Infernape (scan), Chesnaught (scan), Machoke
First Pokémon: Crabrawler and Makuhita via Route 2, just before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? No, Flying is not neutralized

Fire
SM Ideal Team: Incineroar, Arcanine/Turtonator (Sun), Talonflame, Torkoal, Marowak, Emboar (scan)
Optional: Flareon, Chandelure (scan), Salazzle, Magmar, Typhlosion (scan), Oricorio
First Pokémon: Litten via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Only in Sun thanks to Turtonator. In Moon, Water is not neutralized. However, you can cut back on Water’s strength if you train a Torkoal which now can learn the ability Drought.

USUM Ideal Team: Incineroar, Arcanine/Turtonator (US), Charizard (scan), Torkoal, Marowak, Blaziken (scan)
Optional: Flareon, Chandelure (scan), Pyroar, Talonflame, Infernape (scan), Delphox (scan), Salazzle, Volcarona, Magmar, Houndoom (US), Oricorio
First Pokémon: Litten via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Only in Ultra Sun thanks to Turtonator. In Ultra Moon, Water is not neutralized. However, you can cut back on Water’s strength if you train a Torkoal which now can learn the ability Drought.

Flying
SM Ideal Team: Toucannon, Gyarados, Drifblim, Aerodactyl, Salamence, Skarmory
Optional: Braviary (Sun)/Mandibuzz (Moon), Crobat, Talonflame, Masquerain, Honchkrow, Minior, Fearow, Staraptor (scan), Oricorio (4 forms), Dartrix
First Pokémon: Rowlett via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Toucannon, Gyarados, Charizard (scan), Aerodactyl, Salamence, Skarmory
Optional: Braviary (US)/Mandibuzz (UM), Crobat, Talonflame, Masquerain, Honchkrow, Minior, Xatu, Tropius, Hawlucha, Noivern, Pidgeot, Fearow, Noctowl, Drifblim, Oricorio (4 forms), Dartrix
First Pokémon: Rowlett via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Ghost
SM Ideal Team: Decidueye, Sableye, Palossand, Aegislash(scan), Gengar (S.O.S. by Haunter in Thrifty Megamark after the Ula’ula Trials), Mimikyu
Optional: Trevanant, Dhelmise, Froslass, Drifblim, Chandelure (scan), Mismagius, Alolan Marowak, Oricorio
First Pokémon: Rowlett via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Decidueye, Sableye, Palossand/Golurk (US), Aegislash(scan), Gengar (S.O.S. by Haunter in Thrifty Megamark after the Ula’ula Trials), Mimikyu
Optional: Trevanant, Dhelmise, Froslass, Drifblim, Chandelure (scan), Mismagius, Banette, Jellicent, Alolan Marowak, Oricorio
First Pokémon: Rowlett via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Grass
SM Ideal Team: Decidueye, Whimsicott (Sun)/Shiinotic, Exeggutor, Roserade (scan), Dhelmise, Serperior (scan)
Optional: Victreebel (scan), Meganium (scan), Parasect, Leafeon, Trevenant
First Pokémon: Rowlet via Starter
Cover weaknesses?No, in Sun and Moon, Grass is weak to Flying and Ice

USUM Ideal Team: Decidueye, Whimsicott (US)/Shiinotic, Torterra (scan), Exeggutor, Venusaur (scan), Cradily (UM)/Chesnaught (scan)
Optional: Sceptile (scan), Dhelmise, Tropius, Parasect, Leafeon, Trevenant
First Pokémon: Rowlet via Starter
Cover weaknesses? No, In Ultra Sun, Grass is weak to Flying and Ice. In Ultra Moon, Grass is weak to Ice.

Ground
SM Ideal Team: Dugtrio, Gastrodon, Mamoswine (scan), Palossand, Krookodile, Garchomp
Optional: Mudsdale, Flygon, Rhydon (scan),
First Pokémon: Diglett in Verdant Cavern after completion of first trial
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Dugtrio, Gastrodon, Mamoswine (scan), Palossand, Krookodile, Garchomp
Optional: Mudsdale, Flygon, Rhydon (scan), Claydol (UM), Golurk (US), Swampert (scan), Torterra (scan), Onix (scan)
First Pokémon: Diglett in Verdant Cavern after completion of first trial
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Ice
SM Ideal Team: Froslass, Vanilluxe, Sandslash(Moon)/Ninetales (Sun), Mamoswine (scan), Cloyster/Lapras/Walrein(scan), Crabominable
Optional: Delibird, Glaceon, Weavile
First Pokémon: Crabrawler via Route 2, just before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? Surprisingly yes regardless of version differences.

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USUM Ideal Team: Jynx, Vanilluxe, Sandslash(UM)/Ninetales (US), Mamoswine (scan), Cloyster/Lapras/Walrein(scan), Crabominable
Optional: Delibird, Glaceon, Dewgong, Aurorus (UM), Weavile, Froslass
First Pokémon: Crabrawler via Route 2, just before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? Surprisingly yes regardless of version differences.

Normal

SM Ideal Team: Toucannon, Tauros/Drampa (Moon), Snorlax, Wigglytuff, Bewear, Oranguru (Moon)/Miltank
Optional: Raticate, Blissey, Braviary (Sun), Fearow, Staraptor (scan), Slaking (scan), Gumshoos, Smeargle, Spinda, Stoutland, Kangaskhan, Ditto, Komala
First Pokémon: Yungoos and Pikipek via Route 1
Cover weaknesses?Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Toucannon, Tauros/Drampa (UM), Snorlax, Wigglytuff, Bewear, Oranguru (UM)/Miltank
Optional: Raticate, Blissey, Pyroar, Pidgeot (scan), Lopunny, Braviary (US), Fearow, Gumshoos, Smeargle, Spinda, Stoutland, Kangaskhan, Ditto, Komala, Furfrou, Noctowl, Kecleon, Cinccino
First Pokémon: Yungoos, Pikipek, and Buneary via Route 1
Cover weaknesses?Yes

Poison
SM Ideal Team: Muk, Crobat, Tentacruel/Toxapex, Gengar (S.O.S. by Haunter in Thrifty Megamark after the Ula’ula Trials), Roserade (scan), Scolipede (scan)
Optional:Victreebel (scan), Ariados, Garbodor, Salazzle
First Pokémon: Spinarak via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Muk, Dragalge (UM)/Salazzle, Crobat, Tentacruel/Toxapex, Gengar (S.O.S. by Haunter in Thrifty Megamark after the Ula’ula Trials), Venusaur (scan)
Optional:Garbodor, Arbok, Salazzle, Ariados, Beedril (scan)
First Pokémon: Spinarak via Route 1
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Psychic
SM Ideal Team: Oranguru (Moon)/Gothitelle (scan), Starmie, Espeon, Metagross, Raichu, Slowbro
Optional: Hypno, Kadabra, Bruxish, Oricorio, Reuniclus (scan)
First Pokémon: Pichu via Route 1
Cover weaknesses?No, Dark is not neutralized in Sun and Moon.

USUM Ideal Team: Oranguru (UM)/Malamar, Slowbro/Starmie, Gallade (scan), Metagross, Gardevoir (scan), Delphox (scan)
Optional: Hypno, Kadabra, Bruxish, Oricorio, Xatu, Claydol (UM), Beheeyem, Mr. Mime, Espeon, Raichu, Slowking (S.O.S. by Slowpoke in Kala’e Bay), Jynx
First Pokémon: Pichu via Route 1
Cover weaknesses?Yes, all weaknesses are neutralized.

Rock
SM Ideal Team: Rhydon(scan), Aerodactyl, Relicanth/Caracosta(Sun), Bastiodon(Moon)/Probopass, Lycanroc, Alolan Golem
Optional: Sudowoodo, Rampardos (Sun), Archeops (Moon), Carbink, Corsola, Boldore, Minior
First Pokémon: Bonsly via Route 1, after the Grand Trial
Cover weaknesses?Yes
Note: You can get an Alolan Golem via in-game trade at the Tapu Village Pokemon Center, you will need a Haunter.

USUM Ideal Team: Tyrantrum (US)/Lycanroc, Rhydon(scan), Tyranitar, Aerodactyl, Relicanth/Caracosta(US), Bastiodon(UM)/Probopass
Optional: Lycanroc, Sudowoodo, Rampardos (US), Archeops (UM), Omastar (US), Kabutops (UM), Graveler, Armaldo (US), Cradily (UM), Carbink, Aurorus (UM), Boldore, Corsola, Minior, Onix (scan)
First Pokémon: Bonsly via Route 1, after the Grand Trial
Cover weaknesses? Yes

Steel
SM Ideal Team: Metagross, Skarmory, Dugtrio, Bastiodon (Moon)/Probopass, Aegislash (scan), Klefki
Optional Pokémon: Sandslash (Moon), Togedemaru, Magnezone
First Pokémon: Magnemite near the Trainer School, before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? Yes

USUM Ideal Team: Metagross, Skarmory, Empoleon (scan), Dugtrio, Bastiodon (UM)/Probopass, Aegislash (scan)
Optional Pokémon: Sandslash (UM), Togedemaru, Klefki/Mawile, Forretress, Bisharp, Magnezone
First Pokémon: Magnemite near the Trainer School, before the first trial
Cover weaknesses? Yes

(Video) Pokémon Ultra Moon Hardcore Nuzlocke - STEEL Type Pokémon Only! (No items, No overleveling)

Water
SM Ideal Team: Primarina, Gyarados/Pelipper, Slowbro/Starmie/Bruxish, Gastrodon, Golisopod/Aquachnid, Lanturn
Optional: Whiscash, Poliwrath, Milotic, Lanturn, Sharpedo, Corsola/Relicanth/Caracosta (Sun), Azumaril (scan), Feraligatr (scan), Cloyster/Lapras/Walrein(scan), Golduck, Vaporeon, Politoed (S.O.S. by any Pokemon in the rain at Malie Garden)
First Pokémon: Popplio via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes. Also, heads up, Pelipper now knows the ability Drizzle. Take that into account if you want to make a rain team.

USUM Ideal Team: Primarina, Gyarados/Pelipper, Slowbro/Starmie/Bruxish, Gastrodon, Empoleon (scan), Golisopod/Aquachnid
Optional: Whiscash, Poliwrath, Milotic, Lanturn, Sharpedo/Crawdaunt/Greninja (scan), Tentacruel, Corsola/Relicanth/Caracosta(US), Omastar (US), Kabutops (UM), Jellicent, Clawitzer, Blastoise (scan), Swampert (scan), Cloyster/Lapras/Walrein(scan), Golduck, Vaporeon, Slowking (S.O.S. by Slowpoke in Kala’e Bay), Politoed (S.O.S. by any Pokemon in the rain at Malie Garden)
First Pokémon: Popplio via Starter
Cover weaknesses? Yes. Also, heads up, Pelipper now knows the ability Drizzle. Take that into account if you want to make a rain team.

FAQs

What is the best Pokemon type for Monotype? ›

Fighting is the best offensive type in Monotype because it has certain qualities that Ice doesn't have. The main difference is in the typings' defensive capabilities, as Fighting is only weak to Flying, Fairy, and Psychic, while Ice has four weaknesses.

Where is the best place to grind in Pokemon Ultra Moon? ›

PONI PLAINS

You can simply go and battle wild Pokémon until you reach the desired level for your Pokémon. It's a sure fire way to gain experience but there's a specific Pokémon you'll want to find in the Poni Plains that will make grinding up levels so much easier.

What is the fastest way to level up Pokemon in Ultra Moon? ›

Now the lucky egg is really really good because it gives you extra exp it gives you about 50% bonus

Is USUM the same as sun and moon? ›

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are neither very different from each other, nor from last year's Pokémon Sun and Moon. It's worth highlighting the exclusive content that both games do have, however — especially if you're trying to decide if checking them out after beating Sun and Moon is worth your while.

How do you make a good Monotype Pokémon team? ›

When building an offensive monotype team, you want to choose the type that can hit the most types for super effective damage. Fighting and Ground hit the most types for super effective damage, followed by Rock and Ice.

What is the strongest Pokémon typing? ›

Immune to Poison and with only three weaknesses, Steel ranks as the undisputed champion and therefore the strongest Pokémon type.

What Pokemon gives the most XP in sun and moon? ›

Pokemon who gives the most experience in the Altar are Lycanroc, Skarmory, and Machoke.

Is Ultra Sun Easy? ›

It is easy, then, to recommend Ultra Sun and Moon to anyone who somehow skipped the first Generation 7 games. Sun and Moon remain fantastic games, but these new additions are better in every way. Small refinements go a long way on the presentation side, as well as some much-needed changes to the story.

What is the fastest way to level up in ultra sun early? ›

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Where is the lucky egg in ultra sun? ›

Once you're back in control of your character, you'll want to head to Professor Kukui's lab, which can be found in the south area of Melemele Island. Speak to the Professor, and if you've caught 50 or more Pokemon with them recorded in your Pokedex, he'll reward you with a Lucky Egg.

How do you get a level 100 Ultra sun and moon? ›

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Where is the lucky egg in sun? ›

After the credits roll, and you regain control of your character, head to Professor Kukui's research lab. He lives in the southern part of the island, right beneath your house. Go there and talk to him, and he'll reward you with the Lucky Egg for having seen at least 50 Pokemon and recorded them in your Pokedex.

Is Lunala or Solgaleo better? ›

In conclusion, both Pokémon can fill different niches pretty well, Lunala shines on her own until she gets hit by a super effective move, and Solgaleo can be a good revenge killer and bulky offensive team member. They both win in the hands of good players!

How do I get ash Greninja Ultra Sun? ›

To unlock Ash-Greninja, you have to complete the main story of the demo. Here's a complete walkthrough of what's required. After the opening cutscene where your receive your Ash-Greninja, leave City Hall and fight the Team Skull Grunts outside (your Water Shuriken should make light work of the rival Yungoos).

Which is better Pokemon Ultra sun or Ultra Moon? ›

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon is basically an upgraded version of Sun/Moon, with different features. If you've played Sun/Moon, a lot of the events will be recognisable in Ultra Sun/Moon. However, you don't have to have played one to play the other, and it probably won't lessen your enjoyment significantly.

What is the best water type Pokemon team? ›

Gyarados – Gyarados is a favorite of many competitive players, and for good reason. It is beloved for its Speed and Attack stats. Kingdra – The combination of being Dragon and Water-type gives Kingdra a lot of offensive and defensive coverage to other types.

What is PokePaste? ›

PokePaste PokePaste is a simple pastebin, with a clean interface, that supports highlighting of the syntax created by Pokemon Showdown. This syntax has become a standard, and is supported by multiple tools, yet no pastebin (up until now) has had support for syntax-highlighting it.

How do you build a good Pokémon team? ›

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  2. Step 2: Pick Pokemon That Supports The Starter's Type. ...
  3. Step 3: Make Sure Every Member Has a Move Set With Good Coverage.
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What is the 2nd strongest Pokémon? ›

Giratina

Able to travel through dimensions at will and basically being the embodiment of anti-matter, this Pokémon is without a doubt the second most powerful Legendary Pokémon of all time. There is only one other Pokémon that could be considered more powerful than Giratina, and that's the one who created it.

What is the rarest Pokémon? ›

Prerelease Raichu may be the rarest Pokémon card of all time - if it's real, that is. Perhaps the most controversial Pokémon card of all time, Prerelease Raichu may also be the rarest Pokémon card ever made - in fact, it's so rare that finding out exact details is tricky.

How do you get a lucky Sun Moon egg? ›

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How do you farm XP in Pokemon sun? ›

NEW FASTEST LEVEL 100 IN POKEMON SUN AND MOON

How long is Ultra Sun and moon? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is about 33½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 120 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Which is better Pokemon moon or sun? ›

Each version has a number of exclusive Pokemon, most notably the game's headline legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo (Sun) and Lunala (Moon). Sun may get the elegant Alolan Ninetails, but Moon gets Psychic orang-utan Oranguru, so Moon is obviously better.

Are Pokemon sun and moon hard? ›

POKEMON Sun and Moon might be the latest in the series, but they're also proving to be the hardest. Despite their best attempts, players just can't beat the challenges set by creator GameFreak.

Where are the highest level Pokemon in sun? ›

You'll also find high-level Pokémon around the Altar of the Sunne (or Moone), found at the end of Vast Poni Canyon that you can grind levels on as well.

Can you buy rare candies in Pokemon Ultra Sun? ›

You can also get Rare Candies by spending BP. A single piece of candy costs 48 BP and can be purchased from the receptionist which sits towards the left side of the Battle Tree lobby.

How do you get unlimited money in Pokemon ultra moon? ›

To get an infinite amount of money in Pokémon Sun and Moon, you'll need to have access to the Thrifty Megamart on Akala Island - that giant supermarket next to the Battle Royal Dome. Every time you enter the supermarket you'll be given a discount coupon to use when you buy anything in the store.

Can you get multiple lucky eggs in sun and moon? ›

Where can I get more than one lucky egg in Pokemon Sun and Moon? Only one lucky egg can be found in Sun and Moon.

How do you beat the battle Buffet Queen? ›

If the player wins, she will confer the title of buffet queen/king on the player. The player must obtain the highest satisfaction level (a score of 50 or more) to beat her. If the player does not beat her, she will challenge the player again on their next visit.

Can Happiny hold Lucky Egg? ›

Lucky Eggs can also be held by wild Happiny. In X and Y, a Lucky Egg can be found in Coumarine City, and can also be held by wild Chansey in the Friend Safari.

How do you beat ultra Necrozma? ›

Use Toxic on your first turn. In all likelihood, Ultra Necrozma will out-speed your Mimikyu and attack first, but the damage will be taken by Mimikyu's Disguise, so Mimikyu will still be able to get the Toxic in.

How do you speed up poke Pelago ultra sun? ›

How to instantly speed up your PokéPelago:
  1. Go to Poke Pelago and start activities: Plant berries, search for treasure, train pokemon and/or put down eggs or pokemon in the hot springs.
  2. Save the game and go to the time settings on your 3DS. ...
  3. Exit the settings and restart your game. ...
  4. All your activities are completed!
5 Feb 2017

What is the max level in Pokemon moon? ›

The upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon lets you train your Pokémon further, beyond the usual level cap of 100, via a new mechanic. Hyper Training is a brand new feature for this winter's 3DS games and is only available for Pokémon you have levelled up to 100.

Do Lucky Eggs increase shiny chance? ›

As the title says, I was wondering if lucky egg or incense increase chances for a shiny encounter? Nope. Lucky Egg just doubles XP and Incense just spawns Pokemon for you.

Where is Chansey in Pokemon sun? ›

HOW TO GET Chansey COMPLETE GUIDE in Pokemon Sun and Moon

How do I get a Lucky Egg? ›

You can get a Lucky Egg by catching a Chansey and checking to see if it is holding one, or you can get one by heading to the Icy Cave. In the northwest corner of the Grand Underground map, the Lucky Egg will be inside the Poké Ball by the edge of the lake just a few steps from the entrance to the Icy Cave.

Is Solgaleo a ultra beast? ›

Although Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma are not Ultra Beasts, they have a strong connection to Ultra Space (including the ability to create Ultra Wormholes) and as a result are often claimed to be or likened to the Ultra Beasts in various media.

Is Dusk mane Necrozma better than Solgaleo? ›

Necrozma Dusk-Mane: Comparing their stats, Solgaleo has better HP, Speed but lower Sp. Def and Atk than Dusk-Mane. Regardless of Dusk-Mane's slower speed, it can learn Rock Polish and Autotomise, while both of them can learn Trick Room, Solgaleo had disadvantage of having only Flame Charge to increase its Speed.

Is Necrozma good or evil? ›

Type of Villain

Necrozma, also known as the Prism Pokémon, is the main antagonist of the 2017 Nintendo 3DS videogames Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

Can you get Marshadow in Pokemon Ultra Sun? ›

There is currently no way to obtain Marshadow in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. The only way to get Marshadow without the event is by hacking or by using the GTS.

Can you shiny hunt Ash Greninja? ›

Battle Bond Greninja is, unfortunately, Shiny-locked in the one event it was distributed, back in SM/USUM's days. You can hack shiny Battle Bond Greninja, but you can't Soft Reset or Masuda Method.

Can I transfer Ash Greninja from demo to ultra sun? ›

You can not transfer it from the Sun and Moon Demo. So your only option is Pokemon bank.

Can you get Lunala in Pokémon Ultra Sun? ›

Ultra Sun and Moon

Lunala can be captured after the Elite Four on Mahalo Trail outside of Iki Town on Melemele Island. In Pokemon Ultra Sun, you must first capture Cosmog.

What is Solgaleo hidden ability? ›

Solgaleo can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space. Along with its counterpart Lunala, it can create Cosmog, which it is said to be the male evolution of.

What is a monotype run Pokémon? ›

A Monotype Run is a self-imposed challenge where you play a Pokemon game with only one type, sort of like a gym leader. You pick a type, like Dark, and catch the first Pokemon that matches that type, in this case Nickit, and from there only catch Pokemon of that type and progress your way to the Champion.

How many Monotype Pokémon are there? ›

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia. The abundance of Pokémon type combinations runs the gamut from the very common Normal type to unique combinations such as Ice/Ghost or Electric/Dark. There are 324 possible ways to assign types to Pokémon (18 single types and 18 * 17 dual types).

What is a monotype Nuzlocke? ›

Last Updated: September 9, 2020. A monotype challenge is a challenge in a Pokémon game geared towards people who have an affiliation toward a certain Pokémon type. In essence, you go through the entire game favouring only one type of Pokémon the entire way through.

What is Monotype Smogon? ›

Monotype is a format where all Pokémon on your team must share a common type. Both single- and dual-type Pokémon are allowed. For instance, Gengar is eligible for both mono-Ghost and mono-Poison teams. This metagame is run by a tiering council.

How many Pokemon types are there? ›

Pokemon Sword & Shield Type Chart: strengths, weaknesses and resistances listed. There are 18 Pokemon types in all: Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Flying, Fighting, Poison, Electric, Ground, Rock, Psychic, Ice, Bug, Ghost, Steel, Dragon, Dark and Fairy. Here's a full type chart showing how they all interact.

What is the rarest Pokémon? ›

Prerelease Raichu may be the rarest Pokémon card of all time - if it's real, that is. Perhaps the most controversial Pokémon card of all time, Prerelease Raichu may also be the rarest Pokémon card ever made - in fact, it's so rare that finding out exact details is tricky.

What Pokemon types don't exist? ›

Pokemon's Unused Type Combinations
  • Bug/Dragon.
  • Normal/Bug.
  • Bug/Dark.
  • Fairy/Fire.
  • Fairy/Ground.
  • Fighting/Fairy.
  • Grass/Fire.
  • Ghost/Rock.
19 May 2022

Is there a Pokémon with 3 types? ›

Yes, there is a Pokemon with 3 types, and it is the Dragon/Ice-type Pokemon. It includes its base form, Kyurem Black and Kyurem White. They result from fusion with Dragon/Electric-type Zekrom and Dragon/Fire-type Reshiram. This Pokemon can belong to the dragon, electric, and ice type.

How does a Monolocke work? ›

In the Monolocke variant of the Nuzlocke challenge, only Pokemon that have a specific type are allowed to be caught and used by the player. This is sometimes also referred to as the “Gym Leader challenge”. Dual-typing is allowed in order to encourage variety.

What is monotype tier Pokémon? ›

Monotype is a format where all Pokémon on your team must share a common type. Both single- and dual-type Pokémon are allowed. For instance, Gengar is eligible for both mono-Ghost and mono-Poison teams.

How do you make a monotype? ›

Monotypes are usually created by applying printing ink (oil or water-based) to a non-porous surface like plexiglass. Ink is removed from the surface with a rag, Q-tips, or brushes. The plate is then run through a press with paper on top of it to create a print.

What means monotype? ›

monotype in British English

(ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp ) noun. 1. a single print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture has been painted.

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