How to Catch Every Legendary Pokemon in Ultra Sun/Moon

This page covers Legendary Pokemon obtainable in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Sun and Moon. Sun and Moon introduced another set of Legendary Pokemon to the ever expanding universe of Pokemon.

Lunala, Solgaleo, Zygarde, and Necrozma are obtained differently in Ultra Sun/Moon than in Sun/Moon. Look for the red boxes to see how.

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All of the above Legendary Pokemon are available in all copies of this generation of the Pokemon games: Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.

EditPokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Necrozma is encountered at the Altar of the Moone/Sun on Poni Island first, but is later catchable at Mount Lanakila when you’re on your way to the Pokemon League. It will be Lv. 65 when encountered in its catchable state.

While it at first looks to be one of the Ultra Beasts, Necrozma is actually considered a legendary Pokemon. After you finished catching all the Pokemon in Ultra Beasts side quest, speak with Looker at the motel on Route 8 and he’ll say that he saw a black Pokemon flying over Melemele Island. Time to go see for yourself.

Head over to Ten Carat Hill on Melemele Island and go all the way to the grassy canyon area. Rummage through the tall grass until you finally find Necrozma!

EditPokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Ultra Sun, Solgaleo can be captured after the Elite Four on Mahalo Trail outside of Iki Town on Melemele Island. In Pokemon Ultra Moon, you must first capture Cosmog and evolve it.

EditSolgaleo in Sun and Moon

This legendary is encountered towards the end of the main story. Once you reach the Altar of the Sunne and start activating the portal, Cosmoem will evolve into either Solgaleo (Sun version) or Lunala (Moon version). You will then battle the legendary beast! You are required to capture it, so don’t be worried about missing this one!

Solgaleo is the legendary “Sunne Pokemon” featured on the Pokemon Sun box art. Solgaleo can take a different form called the Radiant Sun phase, entered when it releases its mighty power. It’s ability is Full Metal Body.

Lunala #791 Altar of the Monne

EditPokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Ultra Moon, Lunala can be captured after the Elite Four on Mahalo Trail outside of Iki Town on Melemele Island. In Pokemon Ultra Sun, you must first capture Cosmog and evolve it.

EditLunala in Sun and Moon

This legendary is encountered towards the end of the main story. Once you reach the Altar of the Moone and start activating the portal, Cosmoem will evolve into either Solgaleo (Sun version) or Lunala (Moon version). You will then battle the legendary beast! You are required to capture it, so don’t be worried about missing this one!

Lunala is the legendary “Moone Pokemon” featured on the Pokemon Moon boxart. Lunala can take a different form called the Full Moon phase, entered when it releases its mighty power. It’s ability is Shadow Shield.

Cosmog #789 Lake of the Moone/Sunne

Getting Cosmog is actually a very easy thing to do, but it may be a bit confusing at first. Once you’ve completed the main game and defeated the Elite Four, make sure you have your cover legendary (either Solgaleo or Lunala) in your party, then head over to the Altar of the Moone/Sunne on Poni Island.

Enter the portal to find yourself in an alternate dimension where it’ll be the opposite time of day. Cool! From there, head over to the Lake of the Moone/Sunne On Ula’ula Island where your cover legendary will summon the other cover legendary. This will make Cosmog appear. Interact with it to add it to your party, no battling needed! This Cosmog will evolve into Lunala in Sun and Ultra Sun, and Solgaleo in Moon and Ultra Moon.

Cosmog, the “Nebula Pokemon,” is extremely rare and was once known only by the kings of Alola. Now, the Aether Foundation is researching this Pokemon. Because of its incredible curiosity and tendency to try to make quick friends, it often puts itself in danger.

When light falls on Cosmog, it absorbs it and grows.

Once you get your hands on a Cosmog, level it up so that it reaches Level 43, then you’ll be able to evolve it into Cosmeom. Once Cosmeom reaches Level 53, it’ll evolve into Solgaleo if you’re playing on Sun and Lunala if you’re playing on Moon.

EditUltra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon, simply head to Resolution Cave on Poni Island to find Zygarde in its 50% form. Head to the Aether House on Route 16 to get its Complete Form.

EditZygarde in Sun and Moon

Scattered about the region of Alola are 95 Zygarde Cells and 5 Zygarde Cores. Collect them as you find them, then head over to Route 16 and head inside the Aether station. There you can deposit your cells and cores to create the different forms of Zygarde.

  • 10% Form
  • 50% Form
  • Complete Form

Each Zygarde core that you collect will allow your Zygarde to learn a specific move. It can learn the following moves:

Use our Zygarde Cell and Core Locations Guide to find all the cells and cores!

After you complete the main story, the game will ask you if you want to go check up on Tapu Koko. With the bridge fixed, enter the Ruins of Conflict where you’ll get to face off with Tapu Koko. Whether you catch it or not, you’ll be rewarded with Tapunium Z. If you defeat it, the legendary will reappear after re-doing the Pokemon League.

Tapu Koko, the “Land Spirit Pokemon,” is the guardian deity of Melemele Island. It’s able to enter a different form when it encloses itself in the shells on its arms. It stores up electricity when in this stance. It’s ability is Electric Surge.

Once you’ve completed the main story, return to the Ruins of Life on Akala Island and interact with pedestal to summon Tapu Lele! The ruins can be found near the Akala Outskirts.

Tapu Lele, a Land Spirit Pokemon, can heal others by scattering its scales. Its said to have once ended a war. However, too many scales could be dangerous. Tapu Lele unnervingly seems to ignore this possible negative effect. Tapu Lele‘s Psychic Surge boosts the power of Psychic-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and prevents Psychic-type Pokemon from being hit by priority moves.

Once you’ve completed the main story, return to the Ruins of Abundance on Ula’ula Island and interact with pedestal to summon Tapu Bulu! To reach the Ruins of Abundance, enter Haina Desert and go north one screen, then east, then north, then east again. Go back west, then north again to find the ruins.

Tapu Bulu is able to change the shape of vegetation, including its own wooden horns. It seems docile and doesn’t like inciting necessary fights, but will show no mercy when facing those of evil intentions. Tapu Bulu‘s ability, Grassy Surge, boosts the power of Grass-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and heals them slightly each turn.

Once you’ve completed the main story, return to the Ruins of Hope on Poni Island and interact with pedestal to summon Tapu Fini! The ruins can be found near the Poni Breaker Coast. When battling, keep in mind that Tapu Fini will use Aqua Ring and heal each turn.

Tapu Fini can purify both mind and body with its special water, but hides itself in a thick fog to prevent just anyone from seeking its aid. If someone without pure intention enters its mist, it will not reveal itself to them. Tapu Fini‘s ability, Misty Surge, halves damage from Dragon-type moves and prevents Pokemon from being afflicted with status conditions or confusion.

Magearna is the mythical “Artificial Pokemon” who can transform itself into a Pokeball. This Pokemon is only obtainable through the new QR Scanner function. Scan in the QR code below then visit the Antique Store in the Hau’Oli City Shopping Mall to receive Magearna. Do note that you need to complete the main game first! Thankfully there is no expiration date on this QR code.

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EditMarshadow

Marshadow was obtainable through a previous Special Event in October, 2017, but no future events are planned as of now.

EditLegendary Pokemon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Every Legendary Pokemon ever catchable naturally in a Pokemon game is catchable in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon through Ultra Wormholes. Read more about how to find them, as well as Ultra Beasts on the Ultra Wormholes page.


In order for the following Pokemon to appear in an Ultra Wormhole, certain Pokemon need to be present in your party.

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