brief thoughts about Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon:
not a sequel. Definitely a remake. A remake one year after the original came out. There’s some cool stuff about it but ultimately not worth the money I paid (bc pokemon owns my sorry butt).
Also if your team is not very well-balanced the game will destroy you. I had a very hard time for a very long stretch bc I desperately needed a water type and then forgot Mareanie doesn’t learn any good water type moves until a ridiculously high level. And then they took away the Scald TM until Poni Island, so. There’s that. My team consisted of Torracat, Charjabug, Rockruff, and Mareanie for a while. Ground types were a nightmare to deal with until I remembered the Celebi code on my Pokemon Gold virtual console download receipt.
However, once I added Mimikyu, Rockruff finally evolved (got that special one that has Dusk form and I kept missing my window bc 5-6 is when I get off work), that Scald TM finally showed up (and then Toxapex learned Liquidation five levels later), Charjabug evolved, and Incineroar learned the Brick Break TM, I was pretty golden. Except for the fact that this game’s final boss kept kicking my butt bc it is unfairly overpowered (unless you have one specific and very clever solution but I don’t wanna spoil the game sooooo sorry?), it was smooth sailing all the way to the end.
Currently working through the RR Episode at the end of the game and getting tickled over fighting old villains. The Pokemon Villain Roommate sitcom we’ve all been waiting for XD