Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, through Pokémon Bank has access to Pokémon from all 7 Generations of video games, from Red & Green all the way up to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. To get Generations 1 & 2, you need the Virtual Console versions of the game and these Pokémon are signified by a GameBoy icon, but these Virtual Console Pokémon unlock more than just themselves.

Apricorn Balls

In the GAME FREAK building in Heahea City, if you speak to the guy who asks which colour you prefer with a Pokémon from Gold & Silver on your team, you will receive a set of Apricorn Balls from Pokémon Gold & Silver, they are the Fast Ball, Friend Ball, Level Ball, Lure Ball, Heavy Ball & Love Ball. You can only do this once per game, regardless of how many Pokémon you transfer to Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.


In the GAME FREAK building in Heahea City, if you speak to Morimoto with a Pokémon from one of the Virtual Console games on your team, he will give out specific statements about the history of those games. These statements given depend upon the game that the transferred Pokémon is from and there are three that cycle through from it.

Pokémon Red
You know Mankey, right? I'm actually the one who came up with it! The boss told me to make a Pokémon with a bit of this and a bit of that, and that's what I drew! I'm pretty fond of it myself!
You know, I thought up the Pokémon moves myself and programmed 'em in myself, too. So I never really wrote down the details or anything. Sorry about that...
We had a poll in the company once a long time ago to see which Pokémon was most popular... and back then the winner was Exeggutor!
Pokémon Green (Jp.) / Pokémon Blue (Intl.)
Tauros used to be real strong, huh? I was the one who thought up that one. But Blizzard was a bit too strong, eh?
You know Diglett, right? It’s actually basically just a character that I had made up when I was a little kid. I even drew up a flip-book featuring it then!
You know Mew, right? I made it. Everything about it. The pixel art, its cry, its Pokédex entry, everything. I just barely finished in time, too! It was right at the very end of the game’s development!
Pokémon Blue (Jp.)
Can I tell you a little something, just between you and me? See, the Japanese version of Pokémon Blue was an exclusive release when it first came out. Only certain people could get it. From what I heard, that was a real pain for the people working in the shops that sold it...
We were all young folks in the office back when we first made Pokémon Blue to be sold in Japan. Now we’re all a bunch of middle-aged coots.
Back in the day, the programming used up all the space on a cartridge, so if we wanted to add something new, we had to clean it up first... First we’d find enough space, then we could make what we wanted... It was a pain!
Pokémon Yellow
In that one game, you could talk to the Pokémon following you to find out how it was doing. I was the one who came up with that idea!
I heard something from Masuda one time... Apparently the sound that plays when you save is different in each version... I gotta tell you...I can’t tell any difference at all!
Just between you and me, but... When we were working on these new titles once, I got told to come up with version differences... Boy, I was gobsmacked! But in the end, I’m glad I helped make them.
Pokémon Gold
You know Shuckle, right? I was the one who thought it up. Bet you were surprised to find out that giving a Shuckle a Berry to hold in Gold and Silver would turn it into a Berry Juice after battling!
You know Piloswine? I designed that Pokémon. I felt like I had to get all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac together, you know?
The Time Capsule was pretty awesome, right? Boy, it still sounds like a dream... To be able to go back and forth in time, popping back to the past or into the future as you’d like! But making it work was a real pain.
Pokémon Silver
I loved the Bug-Catching Contest! Did you know that you can win it even by catching a Caterpie or Metapod? It’s true!
Boy, when we were told halfway through development to make Kanto, too... I thought I might just expire on the spot! But I’m glad we made it that way.
When we were having trouble fitting all the data in for Gold and Silver, and we were really in a pinch, this amazing guy came along and made a program for us that solved all our problems. He went on to become the amazing president of a real big company soon after that, too.