Nintendo Clarifies that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Won’t Come to Nintendo Switch

A mistake on the Pokémon press site made fans hope for a Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, but it won't happen.

on June 6, 2017 12:46 PM

Following today’s announcement of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, a mention of a Nintendo Switch release on the Pokémon press site sparked rumors that the upcoming game was indeed coming to the new hybrid console.

Unfortunately, this is not the case, as Nintendo clarified with a press release via The Pokémon Company.

“We would like to address rumours based on a clerical error on the Pokémon press site; Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS family of systems and are not due for release on Nintendo Switch. This listing on the Pokémon press site was made in error and is not indicative of future plans. “

As you can see, the stament also clarifies that the mention of the switch isn’t an indication of future plans, so the possibility of it being just a premature reveal of a future announcement is very unlikely.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be released exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17th, bringing an alternate storyline from the original Pokémon Sun and Moon, and new critters for you to tame and train. You can check out the full announcement here.

Those who want to play with Pokémon on Nintendo Switch will have to be content with the newly-revealed Pokkén Tournament DX, which will basically follow the footsteps of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, coming for Nintendo Switch on September 22nd.

As for the rumored Pokémon Stars for Nintendo Switch, the curtain is still down, and the rumors remain uncomfirmed. Yet, there is still E3, I guess.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.