"Pokémon Sun and Moon" is set to be launched on Nov. 18, 2016 in North America and Nov.23 in Europe on the Nintendo 3DS. Rumors have been circulating that Ash and his friends will be coming to the Alolan regions either in the on-going anime series or as NPCs to the game. The second Ultra Beast also gets a new revelation, these are two actual creatures.
The series protagonist, Ash, together with his buddy Pikachu is rumored to visit the Alola regions even before "Pokémon Sun and Moon" will be released. It has been speculated that the duo will visit the Alola regions through the anime or Ash and his gang may be an NPC in-game.
A leaked photo was spotted in a recent tweet from @REMURINLOVE13 that showed Ash, Pikachu, and a few other familiar faces from the anime series right in the Alolan regions. The tweet translates to Ash and his friends being admitted to the school. However, the Pokémon Company has made no confirmation if this event will happen on the on-going anime or if this story will be included in the "Pokémon Sun and Moon" as NPCs.
A trailer of "Pokémon Sun and Moon" showed Ash in Alola and the game protagonist is seen wearing a Z-Ring with Pikachu dancing alongside him. Previous reports have shown Ash using the new Z-moves while in battle with the other trainers and Pokémon in the episodes. Each Pokémon will be allowed to hold on to a z-stone to be able to power up from the standard moves. The trailer demonstrated Snoralx's Z-move attack they called "Pulverizing Pancake" as an example.
The "Pokémon Sun and Moon" is also speculated to get a manga adaptation apart from the anime series tie-in but this has not been supported lately with leaked photos, reports, or clues to confirm when this may be possible. On the other hand, the Pokémon Company previously announced the second of the newly-launched Ultra Beasts in "Pokémon Sun and Moon".
UB-O2, the "Pokemon Sun and Moon" Ultra Beast is in fact two different beasts which will show up in the two games. The UB-02 Absorption will appear in "Pokémon Sun" as an Ultra Beast covered in muscles that may have stronger abilities. Its counterpart, the UB-O2 Beauty shows up at night in "Pokémon Moon", which has the abilities to hypnotise Pokémon to be infatuated with it regardless of the character's gender.
Watch "Pokemon Sun and Moon" Ultra Beasts UB-02Absorption and UB-02 Beauty Gameplay Trailer.