SPOILERS! Sun and Moon SQSA Thread

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Hey all,

Forgot to make this yesterday. Much like the normal OI Have a Question? Thread, this thread can be used to ask "Simple Questions and Simple Answers" for Sun and Moon. Please be sure to also check out this thread: http://www.smogon.com/forums/thread...-read-the-op-before-posting-a-thread.3587186/ Up in Uncharted Territory too, for more battle related questions. OI will try to answer any ingame related questions you have. If it is to do with the metagame, please check out that thread.

I will endeavour to add any very frequently asked questions to the FAQ at the bottom of this post.

When posting in this thread, follow the following guidelines:

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Your answers should contain at least a brief explanation, even if it was the simplest of questions.

Please try to quote the question you're referring to, especially if it was a Yes / No question. It gets confusing otherwise.

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Also, if your question concerns the Battle Tree, please direct it to our Battle Tree thread which is run by NoCheese.

FAQ: Questions I have seen asked a few times already

What Megas are available for the time being? *These are only available Post Game*
http://pastebin.com/MvcEfSRG - Currently only the following have been found:
-Alakazite
-Slowbronite
-Gengarite
-Kangaskhanite
-Pinsirite
-Gyaradosite
-Aerodactylite
-Scizorite
-Sablenite
-Sharpedonite
-Absolite
-Glalitite
-Salamencite
-Metagrosite
-Lucarionite
-Garchompite
-Kanto Starters confirmed as a Battle Tree reward (Cheers LegoFigure11 for letting me know)

This means the following cannot yet be obtained:

Beedrill, Pidgeot, Mewtwo (Both formes), Ampharos, Steelix, Heracross, Houndoom, Tyranitar, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Gardevoir, Mawile, Aggron, Medicham, Manectric, Camerupt, Altaria, Banette, Lati@s, Lopunny, Abomasnow, Gallade, Audino and Diancie

What Old Pokemon have been changed?
Check out this thread: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/old-mon-bst-ability-change-discussion.3586564/
Movepool updates here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/movepool-changes.3586517/ (May not be complete)

What Pokemon are not available in Alola?
Serebii has a list here: http://www.serebii.net/sunmoon/unobtainable.shtml

Where are all the original discussion threads?
All the Pokemon threads were moved to here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/sm-pre-release-discussion.389/
Please check out the new threads in Uncharted Territory
 
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WHERE IS THE DESTINY KNOT?! Surely I don't have to grind for 48 BP one point at a time at the battle tree....
 
Is the game harder then oras and xy?
Hows the level curve?
Is there a big difference beetwen the 3ds and the new one?
 
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how is the lag on the old 3DS systems compared to the new 3DS?
It's laggy sometimes, mostly when you are in a Battle Royal or in a 2v2 with trainers on the other side. When one pokemon faints, the lag goes away.
The game also lags a bit when you are in Poke Amie with a huge pokemon...only happened with Exeggutor so far.

Is the game harder then oras and xy?
Hows the level curve?
Is there a big difference beetwen the 3ds and the new one?
Yes, it's harder. Two main reasons :
1) The AI was significantly improved. Most if not all trainers choose the correct move against your pokemon, and don't abuse stat reduction move anymore.
2) The EXP system is the one used in Gen 5, meaning you won't have runaway levels compared to your opponents.

The game starts off really easy then the difficulty picks up during the 3rd island. The trainers start to have multiple pokemon, and the totem boosts start being ridiculous.

To give you a reference, I captured pretty much everyone I came across, ended the game with a 150 captured dex. I also fought every trainer and rarely ran away. I ended up finishing the game with 3 levels above the final boss.
 
Is there something I have to do to get the Uranguru who gives TM Return to show up? I've been in the shop he's supposed to be in and he's not there.
 
I'm considering using a Yungoos for an ingame run. How often does the AI make switches? Because I'm having trouble deciding whether Stakeout or Strong Jaw is better.
 
I'm considering using a Yungoos for an ingame run. How often does the AI make switches? Because I'm having trouble deciding whether Stakeout or Strong Jaw is better.
In my playtrought, just the Kahunas and "high skill" NPC (Like Guzma) make switches. The regular route idiot is the same. No switches.

Question: Is the Expert Belt obtainable? I mean without BP.
 
How does forming and separating Zygarde work once you've collected all of the cells? Under what circumstances are you not allowed to separate a Zygarde -- i.e. is it ever "locked in" once you've made it? Can I just separate a box full of Zygardes to get thousands of cells in the cube?
 

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Is there something I have to do to get the Uranguru who gives TM Return to show up? I've been in the shop he's supposed to be in and he's not there.
I think the event occurs only at night.
WHERE IS THE DESTINY KNOT?! Surely I don't have to grind for 48 BP one point at a time at the battle tree....
You can grind for 48 BP two points at a time with Battle Royale :^) (but seriously, I need to find this out too, where is it)
 
Does the Island scan pokemon refresh every day, or does it refresh after every scan? I was going to try to get Cyndaquil in the beast ball, but with work I cant beat the game by the end of the day.


Also, can we buy the apricorn balls anywhere, or do we only get the one we find?
 
Is anyone else having absurdly poor luck with Synchronize? I've definitely been getting consistently under 50% rate on matching natures....
 
Before sun and moon, people were speculating that Crabominable would be useless in game, due to its poor bulk and late evolution. Can anyone confirm if this is true? Or did it some how redeem itself?
 
Before sun and moon, people were speculating that Crabominable would be useless in game, due to its poor bulk and late evolution. Can anyone confirm if this is true? Or did it some how redeem itself?
This is more or less the case; good start and decent E4 performance, but that's about all that can be said about Crabrawler.
 
This is more or less the case; good start and decent E4 performance, but that's about all that can be said about Crabrawler.
i am continually tickled pink that charjabug is better statistically across the board except for attack (which is exactly the same) and speed (which is lower, like everything in alola)
 
Searched everywhere for an answer, it's surely not post game right?
Defeat Hala


What is Totem Vikavolt's moveset and does it have an item? I just beat it, actually, but the strategy it seemed to go for seemed contrary to the moves I saw it use
 
So I've got some questions about poke pelago.

At tier 1, does it give 4 ev points per session? Because I put in two story mons to train SpAtk at 63 sessions and after they were done it hardly looked like their stats changed and I could still feed one of them a SpAtk meal from the festival plaza. Unless the ev cap isn't 252 anymore?

I did use beans to speed the time up, does that affect evs?

Man I miss Super Training. Yeah not everyone liked it but it was an easy way to EV story mons and keep track of EVs...
 

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What is Totem Vikavolt's moveset and does it have an item? I just beat it, actually, but the strategy it seemed to go for seemed contrary to the moves I saw it use
It has an Occa Berry, Spark, Charge, and Bug Bite. Can't remember the last move.
 
Ok i kinda dont understand the SOS mechanic.

For example. I want to catch Lucario. Acording to this:

(Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 1 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Lucario (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 2 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 3 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 4 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 5 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Chansey (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 6 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
SOS Slot 7 (Levels 52-55): Trumbeak (30%), Gumshoos (30%), Granbull (20%), Riolu (10%), Pinsir (10%)
Lucario can only be found in a SOS call, right? This call have to be from Riolu? Or any other pokemon in the area? And also, what "SOS slot 1" means, in this case is the only Slot that Lucario can be "call".

EDIT: So i just chainned for a Shiny Riolu, after like 50 Riolus not a single Lucario was called, so it has to be something with that "SOS slot".
 
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I'm about to fight Solgaleo. Can I KO it and rematch it later?
I know I can get another one later, but can I rematch the first one?
 
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