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Pokémon’s Ultra Beasts get stranger in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Exploding heads and sentient walls of bricks

We now know that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are pretty out of this world, what with the focus on interdimensional travel and all. That inspiration carries over to the designs of the series’ biggest monsters, the terrifying Ultra Beasts.

These not-quite-Pokémon play a big part in the original Sun and Moon stories. (We got a bigger glimpse of the extent of their strangeness from concept art released in March.) But the three new monsters introduced or further detailed in today’s trailer are something else. Whether you’re fighting a wall of sentient bricks or a creature that attacks with its own exploding head, these Ultra Beasts are stranger than your average Pokémon. (Which says a lot, considering things like Mimikyu exist.)

Here’s more info, courtesy of the official Pokémon site:

ub adhesive pokemon ultra sun ultra moon The Pokémon Company

This is UB Adhesive, a beast that travels with the Ultra Squad. This poison-type beast has a new move, Beast Boost. It’s said to “display many emotions, and [is] able to understand human speech if it spends enough time together with them.” Its large head is full of venom, which it shoots from poisonous needles stored on top.

ub burst pokemon ultra sun ultra moon The Pokémon Company

UB Burst is a fire- and ghost-type Ultra Beast that can make its head explode. Its new move, aptly called “Mind Blown,” does just that. Its description is a little unsettling:

UB Burst tricks targets into letting their guard down as it draws near with its funny gait, swaying this way and that—then shocks them by blowing up its own head without warning. Before they can recover their senses, it steals their vitality, which it’s said to use as a source of energy.

Like you do. UB Burst only appears in Ultra Sun.

pokemon ultra sun ultra moon ub assembly The Pokémon Company

UB Assembly, which looks exactly like a brick wall with legs, is a rock- and steel-type. Each brick of its body is actually a smaller life form, and the eyes on each one will grow red if the Beast is angry. Both UB Assembly and UB Burst also have Beast Boost. UB Assembly only appears in Ultra Moon.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are out Nov. 17 for Nintendo 3DS.

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