Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the latest games in the Pokemon series for the Nintendo 3DS platform and they’re also the last before the franchise moves over to the new Nintendo Switch.
Jumping off from last year’s Sun and Moon, these return to the Alolan region to tell an alternate story that revolves around the new legendary Pokemon Necrozma.
Given that these are Nintendo games and very recent releases, it's hard to find significant price reductions, but we've found where you can buy both versions of the game cheapest at the moment.
Which version should I buy?
Pokemon games usually have two concurrent releases and there tend to be few meaningful differences between them. With Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, though their names would suggest otherwise, the differences aren’t particularly night and day.
You’ll get the same core game and story no matter which version you buy but there are a small number of version exclusive Pokemon, for example you’ll encounter a different version of Necrozma depending on which game you buy.
The biggest difference between each version is that, just like the original Sun and Moon, the games are set 12 hours apart. Ultra Sun will reflect the time that is set in your 3DS clock, while Ultra Moon will be 12 hours ahead (so if you play during the day, it’ll be night time in the game).
Enough preamble, once you’ve decided which version you’d like to buy it’s time to find out where you’ll be able to get it cheapest.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: the cheapest places to buy
Given that they’re very new releases, most retailers will be fairly close to one another in terms of pricing. By far the cheapest retailer we’ve found for the game, however, is Boomerang. Boomerang is selling both Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for the slightly lower price of £31.75.
Pokemon Ultra Sun - £31.75 at Boomerang
This is the cheapest price we've seen for Pokemon Ultra Sun. If you're looking for the version of the game that will keep time with your Nintendo 3DS clock and continue the narrative of Pokemon Sun, this is the version for you.
View deal: Pokemon Ultra Sun - £31.75 @ Boomerang
Pokemon Ultra Moon- £31.75 at Boomerang
This is the cheapest price we've seen for Pokemon Ultra Moon. In this version of the game, you'll be playing 12 hours ahead of your console's clock so if you're the nocturnal type this is a good chance to get some sunlight in!
View deal: Pokemon Ultra Moon - £31.75 @ Boomerang
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Fan Edition: the cheapest places to buy
While you’re getting the same game with the fan editions, you’ll also get a nice collectible steel book. As a result, the price is slightly higher but it’s not actually a huge difference at the moment.
The cheapest place for the fan edition of both games is SimplyGames where they're retailing for £33.99.
Pokemon Ultra Sun Fan Edition - £33.99 at SimplyGames
If you're looking to be the very best of Pokemon fans, you can pick up the steel book fan edition of Pokemon Ultra Sun for just a few pounds more.
Pokemon Ultra Moon Fan Edition - £34.99 at SimplyGames
Shiny like the moon, for just a few pounds more than the standard version of the game you can get a collectible steel book cover of Pokemon Ultra Moon.
After this, the next best deal is Amazon where both versions cost £37.99.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon bundles
If you want the games but don't yet have a console to play them on, there are a couple of great offers the bundle the Nintendo 2DS XL along with Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.
New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Sun - £169.99 @ Game
As if a Pokemon game wasn't enough, you can get a Pokemon console too. This bundle includes the latest 2DS XL console alongside Pokemon Ultra Sun.
New Nintendo 2DS XL with Pokemon Ultra Moon- £169.99 @ Game
Of course there's a Pokemon Ultra Moon version too! It's the same price, the same offer but the version of the game you prefer and that's the most important thing.
New Nintendo 2DS XL with Ultra Sun and Pikachu case - £169.99 @ Nintendo
It's not a Pokemon console, but Nintendo's bundle does come with a Pikachu emblazoned hard case alongside the standard 2DS XL console and Pokemon Ultra Sun.
Get the New Nintendo 2DS XL PokeBall edition with Pokemon Ultra Moon and a Pokemon figurine from the Nintendo site. The figurine is one of the three starter Pokemon from the new game, though the one you get is a random selection.
- Thinking it might be time to move on to the Nintendo Switch? Make sure you check out our roundup of the best Nintendo Switch bundles!