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With the new games Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (USUM) releasing in November of this year, there's bound to be all sorts of wild theories and leaks leading up to the game's official release, ranging from close enough true to flat-out bullshit. And while we can't expect as much to be speculated as the original Sun and Moon games, given that USUM is only set to be an alternate universe and not sequels from a timeline perspective, there should be enough "leak value" on the Internet to keep us entertained long enough until November rolls by our footsteps.
So, after talking with some friends regarding this first claim of leaks, I thought it'd be fun to do some sort of series(?) speculating what may or may not actually happen in USUM. Our first batch of leaks comes from one of the mighty 4chan posters on the mighty 4chan, notorious for their leak-leaking:1. Trailer 2 is coming August 6th
Fairly plausible. I would expect something to be first hinted in August's issue of CoroCoro, but with CoroCoro information sometimes comes trailers. And we haven't really received any information since E3. 2. The new trailer will show off with showing major character changes. Lillie is your rival, Gladion takes care of Nebby, and Hau is the first Trial Captain, using Psychic types.
Possible. I wonder just how much of an alternate universe USUM is actually gunning for in Gen 7. Hau and Gladion were the closest to being your rivals, so if Lillie is your rival and Gladion is Nebby's caretaker, it begs the dying question as to whether Lillie and Gladion are going to be doing some type of role reversal, where Lillie is in Team Skull and Gladion is just running from his mom. Would Lillie eventually have the Type:Null as well? My biggest concern with this role reversal is that the current SuMo roles really did good on both of their character developments, so to change that would really be peaking interests if done right and can open up a whole lot of material for fanfiction/fanart/etcetc.
As to Hau being the first Trial Captain, that would displace Ilima, so where to put him? Is he "graduating" from his role as a Trial Captain? Is he sticking to the Pokemon School as the knightly prince? It'd be cool if Hau were the kahuna instead, but he is pretty young still.3. *Mimikyu Horror Form description*
It sounds absolutely terrifying, but people have been wanting to know what's really under a Mimikyu ever since the little bugger was announced. It's like how many licks you get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. I'm not sure if anyone would be truly satisfied. 4. When it undergoes this change, it becomes ghost/dark and the opponent auto-flinches the turn it's unveiled. It's much faster and stronger, and has a higher Special Attack than Physical now, though it's Physical attack is still higher than normal Mimikyu, but has abysmal Defense and Special Defense.
I mean, Mimikyu's Def/SpD wasn't that great to begin with, so I would at least expect a whole bunch more Mimikyu on Wonder Trade.5.Then it shows Salazzle Gangster Form. It is always male, and can only be obtained by leveling up with the move Thief. Its ability is Prankster, and is Poison/Dark. *detailed description follows*
I love the idea of both male and female evos, ever since Gallade was introduced in Gen 4. This could also be possible foreshadowing as to what pokemon Guzma / Team Skull might be using?6. Next it shows brand new Alolan forms.
I would think Game Freak would be stupid not to add Alolan forms, considering the hype from the Alolan forms before the official release of Sumo. So, highly likely.7. Alolan Qwilfish is Steel/Poison, has new ability Iron Guard
Out of all pokemon, I still can't wrap my head around Qwilfish getting any sort of new redesign. Also while it's not a Kanto pokemon, I'm still hoping for more Sinnoh variants just to foreshadow (eventual???) Gen 4 remakes.8. immune to all status(es), including minor status(es) like Confusion and Infaution(sic), but almost always goes last, even with a priority move and opponent using minus priority move. *description follows*
Sounds like bullshit. Also broken on a few different levels, probably.9. Alolan Snubbull and Granbull, ground for Snubbull, ground/fighting for Granbull. Ability is Intimidate on Snubbull, Knockback for Granbull.
Plausible, more plausible than Alolan Qwilfish. (I have nothing against Qwilfish, by the way. There are just a lot more pokemon I would consider before Qwilfish, even in fan variations.)10. Alolan Slugma is Ice...abilty(sic) is Freezing Pressure, makes water moves used on it sent back at 1.5x power as an Ice Move. However, Fire moves, even ones that don't do it, have a 100% chance to burn when used on Slugma.
After Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales and Alolan Sandshrew/Sandslash, it's not impossible. I just wish for an ice buff.11. *description of Z-Ability*
I think if true this would give using Z-Crystals more incentive. At the very least, it would produce a lot more explosive punches in the anime. plausibility of overall leak:
4/10. I do believe we'll be getting actual news soonish, but I don't think there's much credibility to these particular leaks. There's a lot more to hunt in 4chan and other sites for now.