In the run up to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Nintendo announced the Poke Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL during its Nintendo Direct video. Aside from looking like a Poke Ball that’s used to capture Pokemon in the long-running series, the Poke Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL release date is November 3 and could cost $149 (around Rs. 9,600), which is what 2DS XL consoles usually retail for.
As for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a trailer showed off 3D graphics similar to Pokemon Sun and Moon, but Nintendo stressed on new additions. These include new areas like a valley of Pikachus and a beach dedicated to surfers. Also, players can obtain new items of clothing like a Pikachu cap. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will also feature Necrozma - a new legendary Pokemon in dusk and dawn evolution variants.
Apart from this, it was hinted that how players encounter their first partner Pokemon (the first Pokemon they get in-game) will differ. Pre-ordering nets you 12 quick balls and access to the Lycanroc Pokemon. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon also gets two new ultimate beasts or UBs as they’re called -UB Burst and UB Assembly.
Finally, Nintendo revealed that the Pokemon Gold and Silver release date is September 22, it’s up for pre-order now and buying it early grants users access to Celebi - a rare Pokemon.
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