The First Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Global Mission Was A Failure

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Just as the first global mission for Pokémon Sun and Moon was a failure, the first mission for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was also, well, a bust.


From November 16 to 11:59pm on November 27, players had to catch a total of 10 million Pocket Monsters. They came up way short, and the final result was 5.4 million caught Pokémon.

Here is how the official Pokémon site portrayed the failure:

Unfortunately, the goal for the “Catch a lot of Pokémon!” global mission wasn’t reached. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed their Pokémon tally in an effort to catch 10,000,000 Pokémon worldwide in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. But not all is lost—everyone who added their Pokémon to the count will receive a participation prize of 1,000 Festival Coins (PGL members will get 2,000 Festival Coins)!

Check with the global mission receptionist in Festival Plaza to receive your participation prize.

Good luck next time, Trainers!

There’s always the next mission.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



As someone who played Sun, I have no inclination to even dip into these games. Sun/Moon was enough Pokemon to last me until the Switch version hits.