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Is Pokémon Bank no longer usable?

Oh, figured it out. To actually get to a menu and be able to do anything useful (like download Poké Transporter), you have to launch Pokémon Bank with a Generation VI or VII game cartridge inserted. I ...
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Is there any difference between normal Pokemon and Totem size Pokemon that we received from Oak?

The only difference is in size and weight, which affects moves such as Low Kick and Heavy Slam. Base stats, learned moves, and everything else is the same as regular Pokémon.
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Is Pokemon's progress saved to the cartridge or the 3DS system it's played on?

Yes. Pokémon games have always and still do save your progress to the physical cartridge, not the console itself.
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Is there any reason to play with the overworld Pokemon?

According to Serebii, interacting with the overworld Pokémon will increase their affection towards you. A higher affection rating means they will come up to you more often. Aside from that, there is ...
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Pokemon Ultra Sun game restarts every time the game is played

He has to manually save the game before closing it. When starting the game up, the only option is to continue from last save, so you have to make sure your son is saving the game before quitting.
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How can I get a Zeraora in Pokemon Ultra Moon?

As of when I'm writing (2018-04-25) it has only just been officially revealed (though it's existence was discovered by data miners) and is unobtainable using legitimate methods. It will probably be ...
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Does re-battling Legendary Pokemon recalculate the chance to be Shiny?

While the previous answer gave a good account of the concept of shinylocked pokemon, it did not answer OP's question. The shininess of each legendary encountered in ultra wormholes are determined ...
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Should I need to play Pokemon SuMo before Pokemon Ultra SuMo?

The plot of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is an alternate retelling of the plot of Sun and Moon. It is not a sequel like Black 2 and White 2 were to Black and White, so it can be fully enjoyed without ...
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Where do I find Pikachu in Pokemon Ultra Moon?

Pikachu is not a reliable encounter - Pichu on Route 1 can SOS for a Pikachu but you'll only have a 5% chance of that happening. Your most reliable way to just to capture of Pichu and evolve it. In ...
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What is the ultra wormhole shiny rate for Pokémon ultra sun and ultra moon

According to the information on Serebii, the chances of finding a shiny increases by both light years and the type of ultra wormhole you use. Another thing that changes as you progress through ...
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Is Pokemon's progress saved to the cartridge or the 3DS system it's played on?

According to Nintendo, all 3DS games are saved to the cartridges they are played on (unless they are games downloaded from the eShop). The only information saved to the 3DS system itself by some games ...
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Will Masuda method work with Pokemon from different regions but same English name?

Short answer: Yes According to Bulbapedia: The Masuda method involves breeding two Pokémon created in games of different languages. So the current Pokemon's name is not important. You're worring for ...
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Is it possible to get a shiny Tapu Fini, or is it shinylocked?

Yes Tapu Fini is shiny locked. There were events last year that distributed shiny Tapu Fini. You will need to find someone with one who is willing to trade their shiny Tapu Fini to you.
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Pokemon Ultra Sun game restarts every time the game is played

He needs to save the game. To save the game, first he needs to open the menu with the X button, then press the Y button or press it directly from the touch screen to save the game. I add an image ...
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How can I be successful at Lana's trial?

First let's look at Araquanid's weaknesses. It has the double type of water/bug, so it is weak against electric, flying and rock moves. Torracat has none of these, but you have Flaaffy and Pichu as ...
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How Do I Activate the Gen 7/Previous Gen Post-Game Crossover Story?

It should start after getting all the Blacephalon/Stakataka by way of Sophocles going into your house.
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If you catch an Ultra Warp Ride Legendary and trade it, will it be obtainable in the Ultra Wormhole Again?

Ultra Beasts (specifically the original ones from Sun and Moon) can be caught and traded as many times as you want and you will always be able to encounter more. Any other legendaries (such as box ...
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Do Differently Colored Poke Beans Have a Different Impact on Different Pokemon?

The colours make no difference on the effect of a Poké Bean. A patterned Poké Bean will increase affection more than a regular Poké Bean, while a Rainbow Poké Bean will increase affection even more. ...
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How can I be successful at Lana's trial?

In addition to @iArcadia's suggestions, here are a few more that might be helpful: Catch a flying-type pokémon and give it a Flynium-Z so it can use Supersonic Skystrike. In Ultra Sun and Moon, this ...
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Smeargle's possibility as far as Sketch

No, Smeargle follows the same rules for breeding as everything else, so it can only be used to pass moves that are on the child's egg move list. This is a specific list of moves for each species that ...
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What is this symbol next to the Pokémon's markings?

That would be the Origin Marking. From generation 6 onwards, a marker is placed next to any Pokemon that was raised in that generation. The specific types of known origin markings thus far are: The ...
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How to transfer a Pokémon from cartridge to ROM?

The actual problem is another one. Pokemon Ultra Moon is not compatible with Platinum, you can't transfer Pokemon backwards with different generations. As you can see from this schema, it's ...
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Is there a way to tell in-game if a Pokemon can evolve other than when it is first registered?

You should be able to see that screen once you have access to the Alola Pokedex, the lower screen lists every Pokemon encountered, while in the upper screen you have this view: [Incomplete page] [...
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How does an Ability Capsule interact with Hidden Abilities?

If I change him into an Cursed Body Marowak and give him a ability capsule again, will it turn him into a Rock Head Marowak, or will it just switch him back into a Lighting Rod Marowak? It will just ...
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Is Pokemon's progress saved to the cartridge or the 3DS system it's played on?

You can only have one digital copy of a specific game on a console at a time, and it can only have one save file at a time. Save files for physical copies are stored in the cartridge. As a result, ...
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How far do you have to progress through Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon to access Mystery Gift?

I don’t know what the absolute earliest is, but I used the code after I went to the Pokémon Centre (having been given the Rotom Dex) and it worked at that point, around an hour in.
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Where do I find Pikachu in Pokemon Ultra Moon?

By looking up pikachu for Ultra Moon, you can learn that there is a Pikachu Valley where you can get the exclusive cap pikachu. It is located on route 4 on Akala island.
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What are the chances of encountering a shiny Ultra Beast?

Kartana can be randomly found as a shiny with the same base chance as every other Pokémon that can be shiny: 1/4096.
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