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Top 5 Pokémon Tracks: The Alola Region

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#5: Malie City (Night)

Malie City is a coastal city situated on Ula'ula Island of the Alola region. Its architecture is heavily influenced by designs from the Johto region. Malie Garden, like the rest of Malie City, was designed by people who moved to Alola from Johto. As such, it sports a very Johto-like outlook, with a tower similar to the Bell Tower in Ecruteak City standing at one of its corners. To serve the many tourists visiting the garden, a tea shop is located in the middle of it.

#4: Mantine Surf

Mantine Surf is a minigame in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is a specific type of Poké Ride where the user rides on the back of a Mantine to surf on the ocean waves. This allows the player to travel between the Surf Spots located at the beaches on each of Alola's islands.

#3: Battle! Solgaleo & Lunala/ Battle! Dusk Mane & Dawn Wings Necrozma

Solgaleo is a member of the Light trio along with Lunala and Necrozma. Solgaleo is the game mascot of Pokémon Sun, appearing on the boxart. Necrozma fuses with Solgaleo using the N-Solarizer to become Dusk Mane Necrozma. Known as the "beast that devours the sun," Solgaleo has long been honoured as an emissary of the sun. It said to live in another world and returns there when its third eye activates. Its body is capable of holding a vast amount of energy and glows when active. The intense light it radiates can make night-time look like midday. Solgaleo can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space.

Lunala is a member of the Light trio along with Solgaleo and Necrozma. Lunala is the game mascot of Pokémon Moon, appearing on the boxart. Necrozma fuses with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer to become Dawn Wings Necrozma. Known as the "beast that calls the moon," Lunala has long been honoured as an emissary of the moon. This Pokémon constantly absorbs light to convert into energy and can obscure daylight with darkness. When it spreads its wings to absorb light and glitters, it resembles a beautiful night sky. It is said to live in another world, which it returns to when it opens its third eye. Lunala can create Ultra Wormholes to travel to and from Ultra Space.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Necrozma has three other forms.

  • Dusk Mane Necrozma, a fusion with Solgaleo using the N-Solarizer.
  • Dawn Wings Necrozma, a fusion with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer.
  • Ultra Necrozma, a form obtainable when either Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma uses Ultra Burst.

As both Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma, it is the game mascot of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, respectively. Necrozma is a member of the Light trio along with Solgaleo and Lunala. Once it absorbs enough light, Necrozma can undergo a process called Ultra Burst to reclaim its true form: Ultra Necrozma, a colossal dragon of pure light energy. Its size makes it the tallest Psychic-type. The various pieces of Necrozma's crystalline body are rearranged as a sort of "skeleton" for the rest of Ultra Necrozma's body.

#2: Lonely Lillie

Lillie is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, she serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game. Lillie is first seen attempting to flee Aether Paradise three months prior to the beginning of the player's adventure, during the opening cutscene. Just when she is surrounded, she is Teleported by a mysterious force, later revealed to be the Pokémon hiding in her bag, Cosmog, which she nicknamed Nebby. Lillie and Nebby wash up on a beach, where they are found by Professor Burnet, who listens to Lillie's story and agrees to help her learn more about Nebby. She contacts her husband, Professor Kukui, who allows her to stay with him as his assistant.

#1: Battle! Red & Blue

Red and Blue return to the main series in the 7th generation, where they act as Battle Tree bosses to the player. On the 20th battle of normal challenges and the 50th battle of Super challenges, a Battle Legend will be challenged. Red is the Battle Legend for Single Battle challenges, using three Pokémon each time. Blue is the Battle Legend for Double Battles and uses four Pokémon. For Multi Battles, both Battle Legends will appear simultaneously, each using two Pokémon. Upon defeating the Battle Legend, the Pokémon used in that battle will be awarded a Battle Tree Great Ribbon or Battle Tree Master Ribbon for normal or Super mode, respectively.

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