Updated Ultra Sun and Moon mascots

The latest Pokemon games are set to launch next month and, when they arrive, the two versions of the game will sport a collection of exclusive critters. So which Pokemon can only be captured in Ultra Sun and which ones can only be found in Ultra Moon?

The good news is that the roster of exclusive Pokemon in Ultra Sun and Moon are almost identical to those found in the original versions of the game. While it's not a perfect solution, that means if you bought the standard version of one game, you should probably buy the Ultra version of the other in order to get your hands on those exclusives without having to rely so heavily on trading. This is a system we last saw implemented with the standard and updated versions of Pokemon Black and White, rather than the old-school model where they bring out two versions of the game and then eventually offer a third version that simply brings everything together.

The list of version exclusives comes to us from WWG, who admit that the list is only accurate up to this point. In other words, additional exclusives might pop up before the games launch in November. The only big changes eagle-eyed fans of the original games will notice are the new Pokemon that have been announced for the Ultra versions. In other words, you shouldn't find a Pokemon in Ultra Moon that was originally available in standard Sun. That would just be evil.

So, here's the rundown of Ultra Sun exclusives:

Dusk Mane Necrozma

Solgaleo

Turtonator

Passimian

Alolan Vulpix

Alolan Ninetales

Tirtouga

Carracosta

Houndour

Houndoom

Rufflet

Braviary

Cottonee

Whimsicott

Cranidos

Rampardos

UB: Burst

Buzzwole

Kartana

Now here's the list of exclusives for Ultra Moon:

Dawn Wings Necrozma

Drampa

Oranguru

Alolan Sandshrew

Alolan Sandslash

Archen

Archeops

Electrike

Manectric

Vullaby

Mandibuzz

Petilil

Lilligant

Shieldon

Bastiodon

UB: Assembly

Pheromosa

Celesteela

With fans knowing which Pokemon will be exclusive to each version of the game, they can now decide which Ultra game to pick up on Nov. 17. That's actually a pretty massive day for game launches in general, so good luck controlling your purchase impulse. Along with the new Pokemon games, that's the same day you'll be able to get Star Wars Battlefront 2, Skyrim VR, Skyrim for Switch and The Sims 4. And that's just seven days after another massive week including games like Need for Speed Payback, Mario Party: The Top 100 and DOOM on the Switch. Oh, and L.A. Noire for Switch launches in the middle of those two weeks. So good luck!

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