We already knew big changes were coming to Pokemon with the upcoming release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. It was going to feature additional challenges. It was going to have new antagonists in the form of every themed team from just about every past pokemon generation. It was going to introduce new Z-moves and even bring back mega-evolutions. One would think Game Freak would be done after all that, but they aren’t. Not by a long shot.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will also be changing the game’s battling system up in a big way; a way that was previously only possible through cheat codes and pokemon breeding. Players will be able to teach their pokemon moves in exchange for BP (Battle Points); moves their monsters couldn’t normally learn via TMs, leveling up, or evolving. Earning BP seems easy enough. All players have to do is win battles in the Alola region’s battle facilities like the Battle Tree or the Battle Royal dome. Once enough BP is earned, it’s up to the player to decide which pokemon they want to learn an otherwise impossible move. This should be fun in casual play, but one wonders how this change will affect the pro circuit.
(video from YouTube channel: The Official Pokemon YouTub Channel)
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon are out this Friday, November 17th for all Nintendo 3DS Systems.
What do you think of this change? Will you be picking up one of these games?
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