Yes I do think there are wasted opportunities with UB for main story but that’s a tiny pebble compare to the massive stones of awesomeness.
The Pokemon are fun and really cool! The Pokedex gives a layer of depth and surprising realism to these fantasy monsters.
The characters are amazing.
The trial captains are unique
The Kahuna are strong
Hau is fucking lovable
Lillie’s character growth is really amazing
Gladion’s slow opening is good too!
The villains are what take the cake though.
Each of them have so much in depth that goes really far.
Guzma has an abusive dad who (depending on what you think) either beat him or transferred his own failures into him. He acts stupidly tough but he raised a fuckin Wimpod and every single grunts cares for him.
Plumeria is the Admin but she looks and cares after every single grunt with genuine love and affection. She even starts the Trials anew to turn over a new leaf and Challenge you! She’s a tough chick!
Each Grunt is implied to be rejected who wants to join Skull cause they feel accepted.
Lusamine was amazing awful. She did absolutely horrendous stuff to Lillie and Gladion but post game reveals some hidden stuff about her.
She lost her husband because of Ultra Beast, and he disappeared forever and she (possibly) got infected beforehand. We know she used to be a good mom before she went crazy, and Nihilego’s Toxins are said to bring out people’s desires out to an insane degree. So there are many factors to her actions which makes it complex.
Wicke turned out to be the loving mom we all wanted and what Gladion and Lillie should’ve gotten if Lusamine didn’t go crazy. She truly is pure.
Faba is a snobby asshole who’s barely a threat and hilarious cause of that.
Got Moon today! Haven’t played much since I bought a new DS as well and wasn’t informed that they don’t come with chargers anymore lol. I wanna kinda draw out my journey but since I haven’t done anything yet, have a character design of meeee. I’m playing as a male trainer because the hairstyle and clothes match me better haha