Believe it or not, these are actually in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are filled to the brim with brand-new little side quests and events that make the world feel a whole lot more lively. Here are seven of the most memorable, bizarre encounters in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and the rewards you’ll get for completing them.
1. The Regretful Bellhop
This man’s one goal in life is to be the best bellhop he can be. To prove it, he dutifully stands besides the entrance of the Tide Song Hotel, only to lament on not landing the bellhop job at the Hano Grand Resort. His helpful manager inside suggests showing him a Magmar, producing a strange, and hilarious, reaction. The bellhop, reminded of his encouraging mother by the Magmar, gifts you a Charcoal for your trouble.
2. Starmie Staring Contest
A trainer has been on Route 16‘s beach for a full week straight in support of his Starmie’s winning streak… at staring contests. No, it doesn’t have eyes, so it should be impossible for Starmie to lose, but that doesn’t stop nearby Pokemon like Corsola and Slowpoke from challenging it. If you want to do this poor trainer a solid and bring along a Pokemon that knows Tickle, like Mime Jr., he’ll reward you for freeing him from his cheerleader duty with a comet shard.
3. Pyukumuku in Love: Mukeo and Mukiet
At night on Hano Beach, you’ll find a lone Pyukumuku lamenting his lost Pyukumuku lover, Mukiet, who was probably tossed into the sea by a careless part-time Pyukumuku Chucker (aka, you). Reuniting them is a kind deed, and you’ll be rewarded with a valuable big pearl and a comedic conclusion to the dramatic story.
4. Your Friendly Neighborhood Mimikyu
Returning to Acerola’s Trial Site at night will have you stalked – by Mimikyu! Venture deeper into the mart for a chance to show your true colors. Be nice to Mimikyu and it’ll become a fast friend who will greet you at the Abandoned Minimart’s entrance from that moment on. Play with Mimikyu whenever you want! Plus, you’ll get Mimikyu’s exclusive Z-Crystal, Mimikium-Z.
5. Seven Mysteries
There are seven rumors about the Trainers’ School at night, giving everyone a good scare. This one is a bit longer – and spookier – than most, and involves encounters with various misunderstood Pokemon like Grimer, Gastly, and Hypno. However, Drifloon are actually known to be filled with stolen souls, and its evolution is said to carry people away to the afterlife. Yikes. You’ll get a pair of Wise Glasses for solving these mysteries, so perhaps it’s worth the risk!
6. Dewpider and the Sweaty Dad
A girl in Malie Garden has been gifted a Dewpider by her father, but she isn’t too happy about it. Why? Its ability makes it perpetually wet – just like her sweaty dad! After battling with it, she begins to form a bond with the little moist Pokemon, but then her dad hops out from nowhere, bathing everyone in the vicinity with droplets of sweat. Gross, and five Net Balls aren’t that great of a reward, but at least you helped a girl and her Pokemon and got a free shower… kind of.
7. The Hair Obsessed Lady
A woman from another region in Konikoni City is obsessed with finding a local Pokemon rumored to have the most fabulous hair. Alolan Dugtrio fits the bill with its long, luxurious blonde locks. Show one to her to get a Dire Hit.
She’ll have an Alolan Dugtrio of her own if you visit her later, but it doesn’t like her… because she isn’t blonde. Return with a long mane of honey blonde hair yourself to cause the brunette-hating Alolan Dugtrio to riot with happiness at your fabulousness. The hairdresser will gift you a Soft Sand for making her stunning Pokemon happy. Who knows if Dugtrio will ever actually warm up to the hairdresser without a dye-job of her own, though!
These were just a few of our favorite bizarre encounters, but there are many, many more to find in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’s Alola Region.
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Casey DeFreitas is an Associate Editor at IGN who really loves Pokemon. Catch her on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD