Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Postgame Walkthrough
40 Things to Do After Beating Pokemon Sun and Moon
First of all, congratulations for finishing the main objective of the game! You have proven yourself worthy of becoming the Champion of Alola. However, this is just the beginning of something new and much more exciting!
A Pokémon adventure never ends! Even if you’ve beaten the game once, there’s still a lot of fun stuff to do and discover. That’s what this postgame guide is for! This guide will walk you through all the various things you can do after becoming the champion. Doesn’t it sound exciting? This guide will help you experience Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to the fullest!
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Postgame Guide and Walkthrough
1. Play Through the Team Rainbow Rocket Arc
After all the grueling experiences you’ve been through before you became the Champion of Alola, did you think it was all over? Fortunately, becoming the Champion is just the beginning of a new tale. Now that you’re basically the best trainer in Alola, it’s time for you to face a new challenge—the Team Rainbow Rocket Arc!
A new evil organization by the name of Team Rainbow Rocket is trying to wreak havoc upon the world. From the Festival Plaza to the Aether Paradise, Team Rainbow Rocket has already targeted strategic key places in order to enact its evil master plan. Being 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. That is why you only need to go with the flow for most parts, and the rest is up to you. Defeat Team Rainbow Rocket and save the world from their evil schemes!
2. Collect All 100 Totem Stickers
Throughout the region of Alola, 100 Totem Stickers have been hidden by the Trial Captains for you to seek and collect. Some are hidden conspicuously, some are not. Your goal is to collect as many as you can. Fortunately, collecting them doesn’t go without a reward. By collecting a certain number of Totem Stickers, Professor Samson Oak will trade you a particular Totem Pokemon depending on your game version.
Number of Stickers
3. Collect All the Z-Move Crystals
Z-Move Crystals are special gems that can be held by Pokemon in order to provide them with an enhanced version of their regular moves. The Z-Moves have additional power as well as bonus special cut-scenes. It’s easy to collect most of the Z-Crystals due to the fact that you can garner them from Island Trials. However, some of them are much more difficult to acquire, particularly, the Pokemon-specific Z-Crystals, because looking for them is part of the thrill of playing the game.
4. Fully Explore Poni Island
Almost half of Poni Island is inaccessible if you haven’t challenged the Pokémon League yet and become its Champion. But now that you’re the undeniable Champion of Alola, you are permitted to fully explore the rest of Poni Island where more tough yet exciting challenges await.
Challenge all the powerful trainers, uncover new surprises and mysteries, hone your battling skills to the utmost limit at the Battle Tree—Poni Island has yet to show you its true face!
5. Learn About Mega Evolutions
Just like the previous versions of the games, the Mega Evolution Ability is here to stay. Keep in mind that you need to have already finished the game before you can learn about Mega Evolutions.
At the entrance of Poni Meadow on Poni Plains, you will be stopped by Dexio and Sina. 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.
6. Challenge Pokémon Masters Red or Blue
Pokemon Masters Red and Blue (you can call him Green if that name is what you’re used to) make a comeback in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon just like in the previous versions. Just like in before, they’ll greet you at the entrance of the Battle Tree on Poni Island and challenge you to an intense battle.
At the time of your first meeting with them, you will have the options to either fight Red or Blue. The decision is solely up to you. Now go all-out and fight with the masters!
Note: Both Red and Blue are powerful and virtually matched. But if you want a tougher challenge, choose Red because his team has higher levels in contrast to Blue. Blue, on the other hand, has a team of fully-evolved Pokemon. 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 competitors in this place are extremely powerful. Through the various battle modes—Single, Double, and Multi—your competence as a trainer is tested to the utmost limit.
If becoming stronger is what you desire, then the Battle Tree is the place to go. Also, you get Battle Points (BPs) every time you score a win, which in turn, 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 Pokemon. IVs are what influence stats such as HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, and Speed. The higher the IVs of your Pokemon, the more powerful they are in battle.
For you 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 Artificial Pokemon, 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. There, a delivery man will give you a Level 50 Magearna with the Soul Heart ability, the Flash Cannon, Fleur Cannon, Lucky Chant, and Helping Hand moveset, and a Bottle Cap.
10. Dominate the Kantonian Gym
Believe it or not, Pokemon Gyms are starting to get trendy in Alola. As a matter of fact, there’s already one in Malie City of Ula’ula Island. The gym concept in Alola is in its early stages though. The Kantonian Gym is a fairly easy gym that you can challenge every day. Nevertheless, here’s the thing: after you become the Champion of Alola, the trainers in the Kantonian Gym become stronger. You might even encounter the powerful trainer, Ryuki, in here.
Note: For you to be able to challenge the Kantonian Gym, you need to pay ₽1,000 at the entrance. A Surge Badge is the reward for winning, but it has no effect whatsoever and is only considered a novelty item.
11. Assemble Zygarde
To get the Legendary Dragon/Ground Order Pokemon, 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% Forme.
In order to obtain the 10% Forme, go to the Aether Trailer on Route 16 of Ula’ula Island and battle Dexio. He will give you the 10% Forme. Sina, on the other hand, will give you a Zygarde Cube with 40 Zygarde Cells.
Once you have the 50% Forme, 10% Forme, 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 Complete Forme once it reaches 50% HP or below.
12. Be the Best in Mantine Surfing
The Mantine Surf Mini-game is a nifty addition to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It’s a mini-game 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 Mantine Surf Mini-game, you get a certain amount of Beach Points, which you can exchange for various items and Pokemon moves. Likewise, if you achieve the highest score and position in 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.
13. Stand atop the Battle Agency
As one of the newest facility of the Festival Plaza, the Battle Agency kicks 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.
Surely, the Battle Agency is a unique experience, and you also gain Festival Coins as well as other stuff whenever your win and gain an increase in 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 who’s boss!
14. Unlock All the Upgrades of the Poke Finder
The Poke Finder can be upgraded up to Version Five, depending on the points you garner while using it to snap Pokemon throughout the region of Alola.
How To Obtain
Basic Poke Finder
Get it from the Hau’oli City Tourist Center
Gain 1,500 Points
Gain 10,000 Points
Gain 100,000 Points
Calling Button that Draws the Pokemon’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 the crack in space found on the Altar of the Sunne or Altar of the Moone on Poni Island. With the crack in space 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 catch Ultra Beasts. Beast Balls can be purchased at Aether Paradise individually or in bulk. Also, 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: To access the worlds with Ultra Beasts in them, be sure to enter through the “white” Ultra Wormholes in the Ultra Space.
16. Catch All the Legendary Pokémon in the Legendary Wormholes
Similar to Ultra Beasts, Legendary Pokémon exist in worlds connected to the Ultra Space. But this time, the said worlds can be accessed through Wormholes called the Legendary Wormholes.
The process is the same. You ride through the Ultra Space by entering the crack in space on the Altar of the Sunne or Altar of the Moone on Poni Island. The Legendary Pokémon you can catch in the Legendary Wormholes depend on randomness, the version of your game, and certain conditions like having an Entei and Raikou in your team.
Note: To access the worlds with Legendary Pokemon in them, be sure to enter through the “red,” “yellow,” “blue,” and “green” Legendary Wormholes in the Ultra Space.
17. Get Busy at the Poké Pelago
The mystery of where Pokémon stay whenever they’re in the PC Boxes has been solved! In the region of Alola, Pokemon left in PC Boxes stay in the Poké Pelago. There, they do a lot of stuff such as; berry farming, mining, training, relaxing, and poké bean snacking.
With all the things you can do in Poké Pelago, you’ll surely get a nice breather from all the intense battles and challenges you keep encountering throughout the game.
18. Develop All the Poké Pelago Islands
In order to fully utilize the Poké Pelago, you need to develop all of its islands. The various islands are as follows:
- Isle Abeens - Beanstalk Island
- Isle Aplenny - Berry Farming Island
- Isle Aphun - Mining Island
- Isle Evelup - Training Island
- Isle Avue - Hot Spring Island
Each island can be developed up to their third phase. The higher the phase, the higher their effectiveness and level of utilization. Develop them all and you’ll have a sprawling archipelago full of happy and contented critters.
19. Collect All 100 Technical Machines (TMs)
As with any other main-line Pokémon game, you can never go wrong with collecting all the Technical Machines (TMs). In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, there are 100 TMs to find and collect. Not all moves are in TM form, but at least you’ll have a lot of teachable moves ready in your arsenal. Now go get them all and start strategically using them on your favorite critters.
20. Eat and Battle All You Can at the Battle Buffet
Eating and battling—this is what the Battle Buffet is all about. To eat is to live, to live is to battle! Eat and battle to your fill at the Battle Buffet! Who knows, you might even get a chance to meet the Buffet Queen. And did I even mention: every time you eat and battle at the Battle Buffet, you get experience, money, and some surprising gifts.
21. Change Day into Night and Vice Versa
At the Altar of the Sunne or the Altar of the Moone on Poni Island, interact with the crack in space and select the option “Go to the Reverse World.” By doing this, you effectively change Day into Night or Night into Day (depending on your version of the game) by arriving in a parallel world with reversed time.
22. Obtain the Eevium Z by Challenging Kagetora and the Eeveelution Users
Once you’ve become the Champion of Alola, speak with Veteran Kagetora who’s inside the Thrift Megamart of Royal Avenue on Akala Island and undertake his special quest for you. The mission is to locate and engage in battle with the Eeveelution Users. Their locations and details are as follows:
- Flareon User – Janitor standing left of the front desk in the lobby of Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City on Akala Island.
- Jolteon User – Old Woman sitting near the TV in the lobby of the Community Center in Malie City of Ula’ula Island.
- Vaporeon User – Old Woman who’s near the stairs on the 3rd Floor of the Trainers’ School on Melemele Island.
- Espeon User – Janitor in front of the TV in the Geothermal Plant on Route 12 on Ula’ula Island.
- Umbreon User – Old man situated on the northwest corner of the Hau’oli Cemetery on Melemele Island.
- Glaceon User – Old Woman inside the leftmost house in Iki Town on Melemele Island.
- Leafeon User – Woman north of Hano Beach on Akala Island.
- Sylveon User – Little Girl inside the Steelix Boat in Seafolk Village on Poni Island.
After all the searching and battling, go back to Kagetora and have a decisive bout with him. After defeating him, he’ll give you the Z-Crystal, Eevium Z.
23. Collect All the Outfits
It's actually quite fun to try all the outfits available in the game. After all, fashion does add a whole new dimension to your character. Most outfits can be purchased from the boutiques all around Alola. As for the rest, that's all up to you to find out!
24. Obtain Porygon
To get the Normal Virtual Pokémon, Porygon, head to the Aether House on Route 15 of Ula’ula Island and talk to the Aether Employee at the back. After the conversation, you will receive the Porygon, as well as an Up-Grade item.
25. Obtain Cosmog
To get the Legendary Psychic Nebula Pokemon, Cosmog, go to the Altar of the Sunne or Altar of the Moone on Poni Island during the night or day depending on your game version. If you’re playing Ultra Sun, then go during the night. If you’re playing Ultra Moon, then go during the day. Next, have Solgaleo or Lunala in our party. Interact with the crack in space and select “Go to the Reverse World.” When you’re in the reverse world, proceed to the Lake of the Sunne or Lake of the Moone on Ula’ula Island. You will see Cosmog there and it will automatically join you.
Note: The Cosmog you get from the Lake of the Sunne or Lake of the Moone will still evolve to your version exclusive Legendary Pokemon. The best way to use it is to trade it for its counterpart with other people.
26. Obtain Type:NULL
To get the Legendary Normal Syntheic Pokemon, Type: Null, go to Poni Island and you will see Wicke talking to Hau. She will give you a Type: Null on behalf of Gladion. She will also give you a whole stack of Memory Drives for you to use with your newly acquired Type: Null.
27. Catch All the Legendary Tapu Pokemon
There’s a total of four Legendary Tapu Pokemon in Alola, each guarding an island of their own. That is why they are also called the guardian deities of Alola. In order to catch any of them, you need to finish the game, pay them a visit in their respective ruins, and solve simple puzzles in order to reach them. The location details of the Tapu Pokemon are as follows:
- Tapu Koko – Found in the Ruins of Conflict on Melemele Island.
- Tapu Lele – Found in the Ruins of Life on Akala Island.
- Tapu Bulu – Found in the Ruins of Abundance on Ula’Ula Island.
- Tapu Fini – Found in the Ruins of Hope on Poni Island.
Note: If for some reason, you KO any of the Tapu Pokemon and fail to catch them, you can make them respawn by defeating the Elite Four of the Pokemon League once gain and returning to the ruins.
28. Challenge the Battle Royal
The Battle Royal is a competitive, free-for-all, 4-trainer battle wherein you try to defend yourself while you also try to annihilate all others. It takes real skill in strategizing, as well as luck, to best everyone in a Battle Royal.
In order to participate, you need to go to Royal Avenue on Akala Island and register for the Battle Royal at the Battle Royal Dome. Once you’re in, it’s all up to you. If your lucky stars shine on you and help you claim victory, then you get lots of valuable Battle Points (BPs) as rewards.
29. Unlock All the Battle Styles
Whether you’re entering a battle or just throwing a Poké Ball, your trainer is armed with a certain style. Of course, the default style is the Normal Style; but, once you speak with the old man in Malie City’s Outer Cape, you can try various other styles for your own entertainment. Here are the various styles:
- Normal Style
- Elegant Style
- Girlish Style
- Reverent Style
- Smug Style
- Left-Handed Style
- Passionate Style
- Idol Style
- Nihilist Style
In order to unlock the styles, you need to satisfy certain conditions like defeating specific trainers or climbing up ranks in competitions.
30. Play at the Festival Plaza
The Festival Plaza is pretty fun! It allows you to do a lot of things such as battling, trading, playing mini-games, and a lot more. That is why the Festival Plaza is never a boring place. It’s a whole tightly-packed festival experience in itself. Spend countless of hours playing at the Festival Plaza and connect with everyone throughout the world!
31. Upgrade Festival Plaza to Level 100
The maximum upgrade level of the Festival Plaza is 100. With that level, you unlock all its functions and features. Get busy trying to reach level 100 and see what lies ahead.
32. Defend Your Title at the Pokémon League
Just like in the previous versions of the game, the Pokemon League experience is a unique one. After you become the Champion, you can challenge it as many times as you like—all while still being the Champion! After defeating the Elite Four, you won’t have to fight your way to becoming the Champion again. You are already the Champion so your mission is to defend your title! Many trainers will try to dethrone you—not that they actually can. But, it’s always fun to see them try. Have fun and discover how many trainers want to challenge you and strip you off your prestigious title.
33. Challenge Faba
You will be able to battle Faba once again at the 1st Floor of Aether Paradise. After you win, he will give you a Dubious Disc as a reward.
34. Collect All Alola Photo Club Backgrounds
It is fairly easy to unlock most Alola Photo Club Backgrounds. All you have to do is visit and engage in battles through various areas in Alola. Alola Photo Club Backgrounds will automatically register as you go. As for the remaining backgrounds, you have to satisfy certain conditions such as showing the Pokemon Fan Cub President a Pokemon with Max Affection or using critters from different generations.
35. Challenge Morimoto and Iwao at the Game Freak Office
The Oval Charm is an item that passively increases the chances of Pokemon Eggs being found at the Pokemon Nursery in Paniola Ranch on Akala Island. To obtain it, go to the Gamefreak Building and challenge Morimoto and Iwao to a double battle. After you win, Morimoto will give you the Oval Charm as a reward.
36. Play Competitively Online
Playing competitively online? Now that is one of the greatest heights in Pokemon! Only the cream of the crop could ever hope to best other players in the world. Online, you won’t be facing trainers that are made of data with strategy presets. Instead, you will be facing real people—real trainers from around the globe!
Are you ready for this exciting challenge? Are you prepared to battle real trainers that may or may not be better than you? It’s up to you from here on. Good luck!
37. Train your Pokémon To Level 100
Ever since the Pokémon game series dawned upon humanity, people have come to derive immeasurable satisfaction from training their Pokemon until they reach Level 100—the highest possible level in the game. And unmistakably, the Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon versions are no exception!
To become one of the greatest trainers in the world, one must actually train their Pokemon with utmost care and dedication. Always remember that to train them is your cause! Whether you train one or a thousand to Level 100, what matters most is that you trained your Pokemon with all your heart and soul.
38. Complete the Alola Pokédex
Completing the Pokédex has always been the dream of many players. Luckily, it is easier to do it now more than ever!
Not only are you required to catch just Alolan Pokémon, internet connectivity makes it even easier for you to acquire them all. Now you don’t have an excuse anymore. Go out there, catch them all, and complete the Alola Pokédex!
39. Obtain the Shiny Charm
The Shiny Charm is an item that passively increases your chances of encountering “Shiny” Pokemon. In fact, just by having it in your possession gives you the optimism and confidence that the next creature you will encounter will be shiny.
To obtain the Shiny Charm, complete the Alola Pokédex and talk to a certain guy in karate uniform at the Game Freak Building at Heahea City on Akala Island. As a bonus, the guy in karate uniform will also give you a special outfit.
40. Get All the Stamps for your Trainer Passport
This is the ultimate height of the game. Once you collect all the Stamps for your Trainer Passport, that means you’ve basically completed the game. However, you don't have to stop playing . You can still use the network features and interactive modes, or achieve personal goals of your own like collecting shinies, training to level 100, and many more. The point is: even if you're done filling your Trainer Passport with all the available Stamps, the journey still continues. A Pokemon adventure never ends!