In previous Pokémon games, games across the generation had full compatibility for battles and trades but, with Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon introducing brand new moves, abilities, items and even brand new Pokémon, things have changed and compatibility between games in the same generation has become a lot more complicated, especially as there will be no patch for Pokémon Sun & Moon. While most online features of the gameare unaffected, Battles & Trades have got some major changes.

Battles

Online and wireless battles in the games remains exactly the same as before. While between Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon games you can do and use anything, when you connect with players of Pokémon Sun & Moon, there are several restrictions. Essentially, you cannot use any of the new Pokémon, forms, new moves and new abilities in battle against these players. The game will inform you as you select your team whether or not it can be used.

The Battle Spot changes this up somewhat. In Free Battle, Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon run different matchmaking schemes so they will never encounter each other. In Rating Battle, they also run different schemes, with Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon's scheme changing somewhat from the standard of Pokémon Sun & Moon

When you go to battle a player with Sun & Moon, it will tell you that you need to set the rules. If your team doesn't comply, it will offer you opportunities to remove items and will even tell you what's wrong.

Battle Compatibility Chart

Focus Opponent's Game Free Battle Rating Battle
Pokémon Sun & Moon Pokémon USUM
All Pokémon in the National Pokédex (001-802) Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Pokémon in the National Pokédex (803-807) No Yes Yes Yes
Items introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon Yes Yes Yes Yes
Items introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes Yes Yes
Moves introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes Yes Yes
Forms introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes Yes Yes


Trades

Trading is the other one of the core aspects of Pokémon and also has several restrictions.Like battling, you won't be able to trade Pokémon who hold any of the new items over to Pokémon Sun & Moon, but you can trade them fine between various copies of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. You also cannot trade Pokémon who have the new moves that are introduced in the new game.

At time of writing, it is not clear as to how the special features of Wonder Trade and the Global Trade Station will run, whether or not they run separate servers for the two games or if there will be restrictions.

Trade Compatibility Chart

Focus Partner's Game Wonder Trade GTS
Pokémon Sun & Moon Pokémon USUM
All Pokémon in the National Pokédex (001-802) Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Pokémon in the National Pokédex (803-807) No Yes No Yes
Items introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon> Yes Yes Yes Yes
Items introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes No Yes*
Moves introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes No No
Forms introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon No Yes No Yes


New Pokémon & Forms Compatibility

No. Pic Name Abilities Type Battle/Tradeable with Sun & Moon
#016
Totem Sized Raticate
ラッタ
Gluttony
Hustle
Thick Fat
Yes
#025
Partner Cap Pikachu
ピカチュウ
Static No
#105
Totem Sized Marowak
ガラガラ
Cursed Body
Lightningrod
Rock Head
No
#735
Totem Sized Gumshoos
デカグース
Stakeout
Strong Jaw
Adaptability
Yes
#738
Totem Sized Vikavolt
クワガノン
Levitate Yes
#743
Totem Sized Ribombee
アブリボン
Honey Gather
Shield Dust
Sweet Veil
No
#744
Rockruff
イワンコ
Own Tempo No
#745
Lycanroc Dusk Form
ルガルガン
Tough Claws No
#752
Totem Sized Araquanid
オニシズクモ
Water Bubble
Water Absorb
No
#754
Totem Sized Lurantis
ラランテス
Leaf Guard
Contrary
Yes
#758
Totem Sized Salazzle
エンニュート
Corrosion
Oblivious
Yes
#777
Totem Sized Togedemaru
トゲデマル
Iron Barbs
Lightningrod
Sturdy
No
#778
Totem Sized Mimikyu
ミミッキュ
Disguise Yes
#784
Totem Sized Kommo-o
ジャラランガ
Bulletproof
Soundproof
Overcoat
Yes
#803
Poipole
ベベノム
Beast Boost No
#804
Naganadel
アーゴヨン
Beast Boost No
#805
Stakataka
ツンデツンデ
Beast Boost No
#806
Blacephalon
ズガドーン
Beast Boost No
#807
Zeraora
ゼラオラ
Volt Absorb No

Pokémon Bank

Pokémon Bank is a piece of software that was introduced after Pokémon X & Y to store the various Pokémon obtained in the game. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon contains full compatibility with Pokémon Bank at launch.

As Pokémon Bank removes the items that are on the Pokémon before putting them in the Bank, compatibility isn't much of an issue. If you upload a Pokémon with a move that is not in Sun & Moon, it won't let you shift it down to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

However, while it has been updated to allow for all Pokémon with moves and capture data in Sun & Moon, at present it will not accept the new Totem Pokémon of Marowak, Togedemaru, Araquanid and Ribombee.

Bank Compatibility Chart

Focus Bank
All Pokémon in the National Pokédex Yes
Moves introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon Yes
 
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