Surf on Mantine and take photos with your Pokemon in Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have released a new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun, and the official website has been updated.

The trailer boasts that over 400 Pokemon can be found in the game, and details the new Mantine Surf minigame and Alola Photo Club features. Characters and the Island Challenge from the original Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon also return.

Find the trailer below, some details on the new features, and a bunch of screenshots/artwork in the gallery.

Mantine Surf


In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, you’ll be able to have fun with Mantine Surf, a sport that lets you do some surfing while riding on Mantine’s back. Mantine Surf isn’t just a way to get between islands—it’s also a sport where you compete for the highest score by pulling off different cool moves! Try to become a top-notch Mantine Surfer by riding Mantine like a pro!

Alola Photo Club


Take all sorts of photos with the Pokémon you like at the brand-new Alola Photo Club! You choose the Pokémon to appear together with you in the photo, as well as your outfit, the background, camera angle, and more, so you can take the perfect picture. Get an amazing photo with your favorite Pokémon—and show it off to your friends!

After the shoot, you’ll be able to decorate your photo with frames and stickers. You’ll also be able to show other players the photos you took through communication features.

Taking a photo with a Pokémon also makes that Pokémon more affectionate toward you. As their affection toward you increases, your Pokémon will try to do even better than usual during battles. Strengthen your bonds with your Pokémon!

Island Challenges Revisited


The island challenge is a ritual passed down in the Alola region. Its intention is to help children grow into full-fledged Pokémon Trainers. To complete the island challenge, you must face trials on each of four islands.

Some trials in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon seem to play out in different ways than they did in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

The trials are hosted by the captains found on each island. The content of the trials can vary from running around the area to trying to solve puzzles. At the end of each trial, you’ll face a powerful Pokémon known as a totem. If you defeat it, you’ll complete the trial. The final trial of each island is the grand trial, where you face off in battle against the leader of that island—the island kahuna! There’s even a new trial with Mina, one of the captains who serve as guides for these trials.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon launches on November 17.You can find the trailer from the recent Nintendo Direct presentation here.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Screenshots