Did you like the Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Ultra Beasts?


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Solar Puffin

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Oct 8, 2018
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Introduced in the 7th generation, the Ultra Beasts were a set of extra dimensional Pokemon that were important to the plot of Sun and Moon (and ironically are pushed to the side in Ultra Sun and Moon).

At the time of their introduction, these Pokemon were somewhat controversial. Why? They look weird. Really weird. Their designs do not match up with the designs of existing Pokemon, giving them a very otherworldly feel, which was the obvious intention, given they hail from other worlds. That aside, many people didn't care for them anyway, many of them defaulting to the digimon argument.
Personally, I fucking love them. They are delightfully weird, and I love their backstory. I really hope to see more in future generations.


 

cdm00

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Dec 5, 2018
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UBs have some cool designs like Zurkitree but they made Alola feel like there were tons of legendaries to catch again
 

SusJug

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Oct 30, 2017
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They're a good way to introduce really weird designs; Nihilego, Kartana, and Blacephalon are my favorites.
Also, the lead up to these guys and classifying them as UB-# was really neat.
If they ever come back, I hope more UB evolutionary families are included. Not the biggest fan of Poipole and its evo.
(I do like James Turner's explanation that Poipole would be a starter in another dimension.)
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
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Love em.

They're bizarre monstrosities that are intentionally designed not to look like Pokemon in the greatest way possible

Buzzwole could easily pass for being a Stand and its just the best.
 

King Alamat

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Nov 22, 2017
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They were hands down the best thing about S&M and them not being brought back for SWSH is one of this generation's many disappointments.
 

Annabel

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Mar 22, 2019
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I fell pretty in love with them, I wanted to learn more about them but of course SM only gave us breadcrumbs.

I would love to see them get expanded upon but I seriously doubt it would ever happen at this point.
 

Strings

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Oct 27, 2017
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I want a 'hate them' option that doesn't randomly slander Digimon.

It's not the designs I hate though (some of them look pretty cool and have a surprising amount of personality in their animations), just everything else.
 

moon.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do they count as legendaries? If so they're pretty much the only legendaries in the entire franchise I really liked, I feel sad at the amount of hate they got. The designs are so weird and unique, love em. Felt really fresh
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
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I know it's not one, but my headcanon is that Eternautus is an Ultra Beast, and I will stick with it.
 

rude

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Oct 25, 2017
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Didn’t play these games so I don’t know how they fit into the story, but they‘re some of the best designs in the series.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I love them but they're pretty much legendary Pokemon and Gen 7 had way too many single stage Pokemon as it was. Buzzswole is an all time great design. SSS+ tier in fact.

I would be down for more Ultra Beasts but please give them multiple evolutionary stages and maybe regular stats. Their other worldly look is what makes them great, not being legendary.
 
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KartuneDX

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Jan 12, 2018
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I'm not crazy about some of the designs but overall I love the idea of a new category of Legendary Pokemon with their own world, lore, abilities etc.
 

Garrod_Ran

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Mar 23, 2018
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remember when people thought that Lillie and her other family members were ultra beasts in disguise?
good times
 

diakyu

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Dec 15, 2018
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Shit was awesome. The whole alternate worlds idea that started in a simple out of the way side quest in gen 5 culminated in them in gen 7 and I loved it.
 

NippleViking

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May 2, 2018
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Loved them, but I generally always love when the Pokemon company does something exotic with their formula and universe. Alolan forms was the best thing that gen brought, though Ultra Beasts were a close second if only for how interesting and mystical it all felt.
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
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Seems legit. When I first saw Eternautus, the concept of Ultra Beasts immediately popped into my head.
The Pokedex says that it's from outer space though, and it doesn't have the Ultra Beast sound effect in it's cry like all the others do, which kinda rules it out of being one, sadly.
 

Jessie

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Oct 27, 2017
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I love them, but I’m glad they aren’t a focus in Gen 8. It makes them feel more special.
 

slib

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Nov 2, 2019
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They’re almost evenly split with half being some of the best Designed mons in a long time and the other half being the absolute worst
 

Aurc

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Oct 28, 2017
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They're hideous. Not sure when someone decided that Pokémon, of all possible series, needed Eldritch horrors (and not well-designed ones, either) to spice things up.



(Not that far from the real deal)
 

Giga Man

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ultra Beasts are a rad concept that shouldn't be confined to a single generation, so I hope they show up again soon.
 

DragonKeeper

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Nov 14, 2017
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I liked them until they were just treated as Pokemon. I would have preferred they be uncatchable boss monsters.
 
Dec 21, 2017
11,644
Absolutely hated them. I get the idea that they're Pokemon from like an alternate dimension or something but I don't like the way they look at all.
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
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The best concept in Pokémon since YEARS. Best best best best. I want more.
 

milkyway

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May 17, 2018
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They grew on me, hated them at first but the concept of Pokemon from alternate universes and the stylistic differences is pretty cool. I think that they shouldn't have all been "legendaries" though and that some more could have had evolutionary lines. If they made new ones I wouldn't mind but I'd rather it be sparingly done.
 

Lotus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Amazing concept that was executed brilliantly, but at the same time them effectively being Legendaries meant I didn't want to use them in-game either, which inadvertently was a drag since there were so many

They needed more that you could actually evolve.
 

Zukkoyaki

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wasn't a fan. They and Sun/Moon's story didn't resonate with me at all. They were just so... out of place I guess and didn't fit the Pokemon franchise to me (admittedly kind of the point).
 

trugs26

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Jan 6, 2018
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IIRC the games didn't really consider them Pokemon, or it was debatable (or something), so I immediately checked out of them. I'm here to catch all the pokemon. Not random aliens.

Could be wrong here.