Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon contain a new minigame within them that involves flying through Ultra Space and through Ultra Wormholes that take you special places. In these places you can find regular Pokemon, Legendaries, and Ultra Beasts. There are some tricks, however, to finding the Pokemon you want and knowing which portals you are looking for.
How far did you go?
In the minigame, your distance is measured in Light Years. The amount you traveled is shown to you once you enter into a wormhole. The farther you go, the better chance of finding rare Pokemon. When you are “flying” then you want to try and hit as many orange rings as possible. These give you more speed and allow you to not get sucked into wormholes as easily. Alternatively, the blue energy orbs slow you down and can make you get sucked into a hole you don’t want. The farther you go, the less orange rings appear and the more blue orbs spawn.
Shiny Chance Increased!
UPDATE: The exact shiny values for the Ultra Wormholes have finally been data-mined and are stated below. The shininess of a Pokemon is determined when you land in the wormhole (for NORMAL Pokemon only), allowing you to soft-reset for natures and stats ONLY. Legendaries and Ultra Beasts are slightly different and do NOT have an increased shiny chance, but are not shiny-locked and, unlike normal Pokemon, can be soft-reset for shiny. Once all Legendary Pokemon have been caught from one hole’s color then normal Pokemon can spawn in them. The below chart shows the newly discovered shiny chances for NORMAL Pokemon. Legendary shiny chances are either 0.024% for non-shiny charm, or 0.073% chance with the shiny charm (exact values are 1/4096 and 3/4096).
During testing, we found that the Pokemon you are battling sometimes leave behind an item. It will appear as a sparkle on the ground where the Pokemon was encountered. Here are some rules the item system follows:
- Legendary Pokemon do not drop any items (this includes Ultra Beasts).
- If you run from a Pokemon, you will never receive an item.
- You will have a chance at finding one if you faint or capture the Pokemon.
- It is possible to soft-reset for an item, but it will always be the same item (it is determined when you first enter the wormhole)
The table below shows all the currently known items and which Pokemon have a chance at dropping them.
Change your controls
By default, your Ultra Ride Pokemon will be controlled by motion controls. You can change this however. If you travel to Hea’Hea city and visit the Gamefreak Headquarters, there is a man in the bottom left corner of the building who gives you an option to change your controls from motion to circle pad.
Different types of wormholes.
There are many different wormholes throughout Ultra Space, but there are two categories we can split them up into: Rarity and Color.
This depends on the rings around the wormhole. If there is no ring it is a common wormhole, one ring is a rare hole. Double rings means Ultra Rare, and double rings with magical swirly things (not official name) then it is a legendary hole. The chances of the different holes spawning is dependent on how far you have traveled. Below is a chart with all the values (thanks to Serebii.net for statistics)
Different color wormholes hold different types of Pokemon. Each color (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, and White) randomly selects 1 Pokemon from it’s table to spawn in the world. Most, if not all the Pokemon encounterable, are unique to Ultra Wormholes. Below are lists of all the Pokemon able to be found in the different Wormholes.
NOTE: White will always spawn an Ultra Beast, Guzzlord is the rarest and the easiest way to find him is to fly into Ultra Rare or Legendary white wormholes, but he can be found in any color (thanks to people in the comments for more information).
- Nihilego – Common
- Buzzwole – Ultra Sun – Common
- Pheromosa – Ultra Moon – Common
- Xurkitree – Uncommon
- Kartana – Ultra Sun – Uncommon
- Celesteela – Ultra Moon – Uncommon
- Guzzlord – Rare
- Ho-Oh – Ultra Sun
- Rayquaza – Kyogre & Groudon in party
- Tornadus – Ultra Sun
- Thundurus – Ultra Moon
- Landorus – Tornadus & Thundurus in party
- Raikou – Ultra Sun
- Entei – Ultra Moon
- Dialga – Ultra Sun
- Reshiram – Ultra Sun
- Zekrom – Ultra Moon
- Xerneas – Ultra Sun
- Groudon – Ultra Sun
- Palkia – Ultra Moon
- Heatran – Ultra Sun
- Regigigas – Ultra Moon
- Giratina – Dialga & Palkia in party
- Suicune – Entei & Raikou in party
- Lugia – Ultra Moon
- Latias – Ultra Moon
- Latios – Ultra Sun
- Kyogre – Ultra Moon
- Kyurem – Reshiram & Zekrom in party