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40 Postgame Challenges in "Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon"

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"Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon" Postgame Walkthrough

"Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon" Postgame Walkthrough

40 Postgame Activities in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

First of all, congratulations on finishing the main objective of the game! You have proved that you're worthy of becoming the champion of "Alola." However, this is just the beginning of a new and much more exciting adventure!

A Pokémon adventure never truly ends! Even if you’ve beaten the game there’s still a lot of fun stuff to do and discover. This guide will walk you through all the various things you can do after becoming the champion, and it will help you experience Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to the fullest!

1. Play Through the Team Rainbow Rocket Arc

What else can you do in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon after completing all the grueling challenges associated with becoming the champion of Alola? Now that you’re basically the best trainer in Alola, it’s time for you to face the Team Rainbow Rocket Arc!

An evil organization called Team Rainbow Rocket is trying to wreak havoc upon the world. Team Rainbow Rocket has already targeted strategic Alolan locations (like Festival Plaza and Aether Paradise) in order to enact its evil master plan. Since you're the champion of Alola, it is your duty to put a stop to this mayhem.

This arc is exciting, thrilling, and very nostalgic. Its story is pretty straightforward and simple. Defeat Team Rainbow Rocket and save the world from their evil schemes!

Save the world . . . again!

Save the world . . . again!

2. Collect All 100 Totem Stickers

The trial captains have hidden 100 totem stickers throughout the region of Alola. Some are hidden conspicuously, and some are not. Your goal is to collect as many as you can. You will be rewarded for collecting them all. Once you collect a certain number of totem stickers, go to Professor Samson Oak and he will offer to trade a Totem Pokémon in exchange for your stickers. The type of Totem Pokémon will differ depending on the version of the game you're playing.

Pokémon and Their Totem Stickers

Number of Stickers Ultra Sun Ultra Moon

20

Gumshoos

Raticate

40

Marowak

Araquanid

50

Lurantis

Salazzle

70

Vikavolt

Togemaru

80

Mimikyu

Mimikyu

100

Ribombee

Kommo-o

3. Collect All the Z-Move Crystals

Z-Move crystals are special gems that can be held by Pokémon in order to provide them with an enhanced version of their regular moves. The Z-Moves have additional power and special cut-scenes. It’s easy to collect most of the Z-Crystals because you can earn them by completing island trials. However, some of the Pokémon-specific Z-Crystals are difficult to acquire. Looking for them is part of the thrill of playing the game.

4. Fully Explore Poni Island

Almost half of Poni Island will be inaccessible until you challenge the Pokémon League and become its champion. But after you become the undeniable champion of Alola, you will be permitted to fully explore the rest of Poni Island and go where more exciting challenges await.

Challenge all the powerful trainers, uncover new surprises and mysteries, and hone your battling skills at the battle tree. Poni Island has yet to show you its true face! Explore the entire island and see what it has to offer.

5. Learn About Mega Evolutions

The mega evolution ability is part of the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games. Keep in mind that you need to complete the entire game before you can learn about mega evolutions.

You will meet Dexio and Sina at the entrance of Poni Meadow on Poni Plains. Defeat Dexio in a battle and he will teach you the secrets of mega evolution and give you a Key Stone. As a bonus, Dexio and Sina will also give you an Alakazite Mega Stone.

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6. Challenge Pokémon Masters Red or Blue

Pokémon Masters Red and Blue will make a comeback in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. They’ll greet you at the entrance of the battle tree on Poni Island and they will challenge you to an intense battle. When you first meet with them you will have the option to fight either Red or Blue. Choose your opponent wisely!

Note: Both Red and Blue are powerful, but if you want a tougher challenge, choose Red because his team has higher levels than Blue's. On the other hand, Blue has a team of fully-evolved Pokémon. You don’t have to spend too much time deciding who to fight because choosing either will definitely result in an epic and exciting battle.

7. Show Everyone What You’ve Got at the Battle Tree

The Battle Tree on Poni Island can be accessed after you become the champion of Alola and beat either Red or Blue at the entrance. However, the battle tree is not for the weak of heart. All the competitors at the battle tree are extremely powerful, and your competence as a trainer will be tested through the various battle modes.

If you want to become stronger, go to the Battle Tree. You will get Battle Points (BPs) every time you score a win, and points can be exchanged for wonderful items and rare prizes.

8. Unlock the Judge Function of the PC

The judge function of the PC allows you to determine the individual values (IVs) of your Pokémon. IVs influence stats such as HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, and Speed. The higher the IVs of your Pokémon, the more powerful they are in battle.

In order to unlock the judge function of the PC, you need to hatch 20 eggs and then visit the IV Judge (Ace Trainer) situated at the Battle Tree. Speak with him and he will unlock the judge function for you.

9. Obtain Magearna

To get the mythical Steel/Fairy-type artificial Pokémon, Magearna, scan its QR Code (provided below) with the QR Scanner and head to the Antiquities of the Ages shop inside the Hau’oli City Shopping Mall on Melemele Island. A delivery man will give you a level 50 Magearna with the soul heart ability, the Flash Cannon, Fleur Cannon, Lucky Chant, the Helping Hand moveset, and a Bottle Cap.

Magearna

Magearna

10. Dominate the Kantonian Gym

Believe it or not, Pokémon gyms are starting to become trendy in Alola. As a matter of fact, there’s already one in Malie City on Ula’ula Island. The gym concept in Alola is in its early stages. The Kantonian Gym is a fairly easy gym to challenge and you can challenge it every day. After you become the champion of Alola, the trainers in the Kantonian Gym become stronger. You might even encounter the powerful trainer, Ryuki, at the Kantonian Gym.

Note: In order to challenge the Kantonian Gym, you need to pay ₽1,000 at the entrance. If you win, you'll receive a surge badge, but keep in mind that it has no effect on other aspects of gameplay and it is only considered to be a novelty item.

11. Assemble Zygarde

To get the legendary Dagon/Ground Pokémon, Zygarde, go to the deepest level of Resolution Cave on Poni Island and catch it. Keep in mind that the Zygarde in Resolution Cave is only the 50% form.

In order to obtain the 10% form, go to the Aether Trailer on Route 16 of Ula’ula Island and battle Dexio. He will give you the 10% form. Sina will also give you a Zygarde Cube with 40 Zygarde Cells.

Once you have the 50% form, 10% form, and Zygarde Cube with 40 Zygarde Cells, you will be able to use the Zygarde machine inside the Aether Trailer to deconstruct your existing Zygardes into cells and assemble a Zygarde with the “power construct” ability. Use the Zygarde with the “power construct” ability in battle and you will be able to evolve it into Zygarde's complete form once it reaches 50% HP or below.

12. Be the Best Mantine Surfer

The Mantine Surf minigame is a nifty addition to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It’s a minigame that allows you to surf through the seas of Alola with Mantine and pull off a variety of spectacular moves. For every dazzling move you perform, your score rises. Be sure to watch out for obstacles because they will slow you down and destroy your momentum.

Every time you play the minigame, you will get a certain amount of beach points, which you can exchange for various items and Pokémon moves. Likewise, if you achieve the highest score and position on all of the Mantine Surfing leader boards of the four main islands of Alola, you will be rewarded with a special Pikachu that knows the move “surf” at the Surfing Association Office in Heahea City of Melemele Island.

Now you too can use the move, "Surf."

Now you too can use the move, "Surf."

13. Stand Atop the Battle Agency

As one of the newest facilities in Festival Plaza, the battle agency exists to kick everything up a notch. The Battle Agency only allows you and your two recruits to participate in single battles using rented Pokémon. Your goal is to try to beat every trainer that you engage with and increase your grade.

The battle agency is a unique experience, and you will also gain festival coins as well as other prizes whenever you win and increase your grade. The highest grade you can achieve is 50, and the higher your grade, the higher the rewards. Stand atop the Battle Agency and show everyone that you're the best!

Rent some Pokémon and get battling at the Battle Agency.

Rent some Pokémon and get battling at the Battle Agency.

14. Unlock All the Poké Finder Upgrades

The Poké Finder can be upgraded up to version five if you earn enough points while using it to catch Pokémon throughout the region of Alola.

Poké Finder Upgrades

Version Number Function How To Obtain

1

Basic Poké Finder

Get it from the Hau’oli City Tourist Center

2

Zoom

Gain 1,500 Points

3

Enhanced Zoom

Gain 10,000 Points

4

Max Zoom

Gain 100,000 Points

5

Calling Button That Draws the Pokémon’s Attention to You

Gain 1,500,000 Points

15. Catch All the Ultra Beasts in the Ultra Wormholes

Once you beat the game, you will be able to access the Ultra Space through a crack in the Altar of the Sunne or the Altar of the Moone on Poni Island. Because the crack in the altar is connected to the ultra space, you will be able to enter several Ultra Wormholes to catch various ultra beasts in their respective worlds.

Keep in mind that Beast Balls are the best devices to use when you're trying to catch Ultra Beasts. Beast Balls can be purchased individually or in bulk at Aether Paradise. If you want your ride through the ultra space to be a pleasant one, be sure to change the controls from “motion controls” to “circle pad” at the Game Freak building.

Note: Enter the Ultra Space through the white Ultra Wormholes to access the worlds that contain Ultra Beasts.

16. Catch All the Legendary Pokémon in the Legendary Wormholes

Similar to Ultra Beasts, legendary Pokémon exist in worlds connected to the Ultra Space. These worlds can be accessed through the Legendary Wormholes.

The process of entering the Legendary Wormholes is the same as entering the Ultra Wormholes. You ride through the Ultra Space by entering the crack on the Altar of the Sunne or the Altar of the Moone on Poni Island. The legendary Pokémon you can catch in the Legendary Wormholes depends on the game's random generation process, the version of your game, and certain conditions like having an Entei and/or Raikou on your team.