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Did you like the Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Ultra Beasts?


  • Total voters
    530

Cantaim

Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,580
Sniper Island
They are pretty much some of the best new pokemon from the 3ds generation. Outside of the starters and alolan 9 tails. I think they are the best new pokemon of Sun and Moon
 

Nightbird

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
3,243
Germany
Does it though? I hate Gen 8's fossil Pokemon. Really disappointing.
Oh, you're gonna be surprised how deep that rabbithole goes!

If you have 20 Minutes to spare I can recommend you to watch this video right here:


Not only does it discuss the inspiration for the fossils and how they might have actually looked like, it also goes in-depth about the story of mixing Dinosaur fossils in real life and how some of the most known dinosaurs might never have actually existed.

In fact, I'd say this video is a must-watch for everyone that likes Pokémon and Dinosaurs.


As for the actual topic: I love UB's and wish to see them implemented in another future game for lore/story reasons.
 

Ramsay

Member
Jul 2, 2019
645
Australia
They exemplify Gen 7 in a nutshell - they have great designs, and the idea behind them is amazing, but the execution is woeful.

Seriously, there are 7 of them in Sun and Moon, yet we only see two of them in the story. Wouldn't it be cool if they had replaced the Totem Pokemon as bosses?
 

Bonejack

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,294
Don't like them at all. They felt so disjointed for Pokemon. I'm pretty glad that they're gone in SwoShi ... it's enough that Eternatus looks like one.
 

Nocturnowl

Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,232
Yes, but not enough to use myself
No one design jumped out to me as a personal fave, but I dig the overall abomination look they had going on.
 

dunkzilla

Member
Dec 13, 2018
1,193
I hate them. They’re my least favourite Pokémon by a long long LOOOONG way. Awful decision.

They don’t look like Digimon though, Digimon are better designed.
 

Rand a. Thor

Member
Oct 31, 2017
9,783
Greece
I love em. Hopefully with DLC on the way all those beast balls and Type Null were hints that Ultra Beasts will eventually be added in to SwSh. Best concept in years and they should have been a mainstay feature like regional forms. Not the core of the plot for every game on, but definitely as a sidequest or a Post League challenge with 2 or 3 new Ultra Beasts added each gen. I hope someday Gamefreak decides to do a one off like Let's Go and has a game set entirely in Ultra Space.
 

ZiZ

Member
Oct 27, 2017
991
I don't like them at all, they shouldn't have been classified as pokemon, and should've been uncatchable unique boss fights with special mechanics.
 

Demoli

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
518
It was interesting to see pokemon's take on interdimensional horrors, and some designs are legit amazing.

It was a MASSIVE lost opportunity to not bring back missingno as an UB, especially considering gamefreaks galactic size boner for Gen 1
 

Alpha Baymax

Member
Dec 3, 2019
708
I love the Ultra Beasts. Ken Sugimori and James Turner really went all out to make these creatures look otherworldly.
The typing's associated with each of them is even more intriguing.

If not for the similar colors, they'd look completely different.
I've seen more drastic differences like Dragonair evolving into Dragonite.
 

Ushojax

Member
Oct 30, 2017
3,280
I like them but like all legendaries I never use them. I would have preferred it if they had stats like normal Pokémon.
 

seady

Member
Jun 21, 2019
61
I think these along with all those regional evolution and Gigantamax stuffs (that are one off in each gen) really mess up the Pokédex.
 

Glio

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,125
Spain
They are awesome and their strange designs fits perfectly with the theme of "Extradimensional Pokémon".
 

Oswen

Member
Oct 25, 2017
337
They are a cool concept and look exactly as they should.
Living in a post Sw/Sh world, I think they would make great raid bosses and their designs would surely work well in that regard, way better than "fight the same pokémon but giant".
 

banter

Member
Jan 12, 2018
3,490
The concept was cool, some of the design were too (and some were not). I don’t think it will be a big deal if they don’t return, however, I feel like there is a lot of untapped potential (story wise) with them.
 

Leviathan

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,565
They were fine besides their look, their general concept, and the awful plot that dragged us through encountering them. Weak, off-brand distraction from the weakest generation of Pokemon games.

They look more random and underdesigned than like Digimon though.

No big deal though, pretty clear that they are in the past now.
 
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Symphony

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,425
Interesting concept, poorly executed (as was a lot of Sun/Moon). I really like the super alien looking designs (Nihilego, Celesteela, Guzzlord) and hate the humanoid ones (Xurkitree, Buzzwole).

I think the problem is that while they seem alien to start with, all it amounts to at the end of the day is "hey they have a crap catch rate if you don't use one specific ball". Statwise they're legendaries like Deoxys' forms, extremely skewed and OP in 1 or 2 key areas and weak in the others, although their unique typing is cool. But really they just function like any other Pokemon and you never get to actually see or explore or find out much of anything regarding their world even in USUM. Maybe they'd have been better as totem replacements. Maybe they'd have been better with normal stats. Maybe they'd have been better off not being a thing.

Honestly I dunno what I'd have done with them or would do going forwards, and I don't think Game Freak does either.
 

Bardoon

Member
May 27, 2018
920
England
I don't like all of them, but there's a bunch of them I do like. Overall I like the idea, just wish less of them were legendary tier in stats, and there was more like Poipole that evolved. As people said earlier in the thread, it made the generation feel like it had too many legendary Pokemon, and also too many single stage Pokemon.

I wouldn't mind seeing more if they did more like Poipole.
 

Larrikin

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,335
I like them conceptually. I dislike the designs mostly for not being alien enough. They're still rooted in very regular-world like things. A model-looking bug. A body-builder bug. The clown thing. The electrical wires. The folded paper...

UB's as is just felt like an excuse to break free from the pokemon style sheet without actually trying to make them seem alien. I want some indefineable shape that looks different depending on what perspective you look at it in. I want some thing actually weird and strange. Not just "these don't fit the rest of pokemon so lets find an excuse for that"
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,353
Melbourne, Australia
Oh, you're gonna be surprised how deep that rabbithole goes!

If you have 20 Minutes to spare I can recommend you to watch this video right here:


Not only does it discuss the inspiration for the fossils and how they might have actually looked like, it also goes in-depth about the story of mixing Dinosaur fossils in real life and how some of the most known dinosaurs might never have actually existed.

In fact, I'd say this video is a must-watch for everyone that likes Pokémon and Dinosaurs.


As for the actual topic: I love UB's and wish to see them implemented in another future game for lore/story reasons.
I mean, I can appreciate that, the gag got a "heh" out of me and that deep dive is fun but I'm still left with a Fossil Pokemon that looks terrible and Fossil Pokemon are something I look forward to each gen (not that I haven't been disappointed before).
 

Thera

Member
Feb 28, 2019
2,217
Hate them and was mostly poorly designed. Gen 7 was very worrying but I really liked Gen 8 (and they are gone).
So everything is fine now.