Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Defending Your Pokemon League Title

This post contains information on how to defend your Pokemon League title against various challengers after the Elite Four in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon.

Defending Your Pokemon League Title

In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, you will earn the Pokemon League Title after beating the Elite Four and the previous Pokemon League champion and entering the Hall of Fame for the first time.

You can then defend your title by beating the Elite Four again, and battling the challenger. The Elite Four still consist of the same trainers: Molayne, Olivia, Acerola, and Kahili. However, the Elite Four and the challenger you’ll be facing will have stronger Pokemon, so it is best that you prepare accordingly.

After besting the Elite Four, you will then have to defend your title against the Challenger.

Who is the Challenger?

There are ten trainers who will challenge you after you defeat the Elite Four. These trainers are some familiar characters you have met during the course of the game. The challenger for your Pokemon League title varies, and if you want to battle a particular trainer, you’ll have to save your game just before you enter the final area after beating the Elite Four.

Replaying the Pokemon League

You can defend your Pokemon League title as many times as you want after winning it the first time. However, you’ll need to defeat the Elite Four members and their stronger Pokemon team again and finally the Challenger.

Failing to Defend the Title

If you don’t beat the Elite Four or fail to best your Challenger, you will lose money and you’ll be transported back to the nearest Pokemon Center.

Difference from Pokemon Sun and Moon

In Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, Molayne is no longer a challenger for your title. In fact, he replaces Hala in the Elite Four. Faba will also not challenge you for the Pokemon League title. He is replaced by Guzma and Lusamine.

Gladion’s team will now consist of six Pokemon, unlike in Pokemon Sun and Moon where he only had five.

Elite Four – Rematch

Molayne

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Klefki (Lv.66) Steel / Fairy Prankster Spikes
Thunder Wave
Flash Cannon
Reflect
Bisharp (Lv.66) Steel / Dark Defiant / Inner Focus Night Slash
Iron Head
X-Scissor
Poison Jab
Magnezone (Lv.66) Steel / Electric Sturdy Flash Cannon
Thunderbolt
Tri Attack
Signal Beam
Metagross (Lv.66) Steel / Psychic Clear Body Hammer Arm
Meteor Mash
Bullet Punch
Zen Headbutt
Alolan Dugtrio (Lv.66)
w/ Steelium Z
Steel / Ground Sand Veil / Tangling Hair Earthquake
Iron Head
Sucker Punch
Stone Edge

Olivia

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Armaldo (Lv.66) Rock / Bug Battle Armor Crush Claw
X-Scissor
Stone Edge
Liquidation
Cradily (Lv.66) Rock / Grass Suction Cups Stone Edge
Seed Bomb
Sludge Wave
Earth Power
Gigalith (Lv.66) Rock Sturdy Stone Edge
Earthquake
Iron Head
Throat Chop
Probopass (Lv.66) Rock / Steel Sturdy / Magnet Pull Earth Power
Power Gem
Dazzling Gleam
Flash Cannon
Lycanroc (Midnight form) (Lv.66)
w/ Rockium Z
Rock Keen Eye / Vital Spirit Crunch
Stone Edge
Fire Punch
Rock Climb

Acerola

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Banette (Lv.66) Ghost Frisk / Insomnia Shadow Claw
Sucker Punch
Infestation
Shadow Sneak
Drifblim (Lv.66) Ghost / Flying Aftermath / Unburden Shadow Ball
Thunderbolt
Psychic
Will-O-Wisp
Dhelmise (Lv.66) Ghost / Grass Steelworker Phantom Force
Heavy Slam
Earthquake
Power Whip
Froslass (Lv.66) Ghost / Ice Snow Cloak Blizzard
Shadow Ball
Thunderbolt
Ice Shard
Palossand (Lv.66)
w/ Ghostium Z
Ghost / Ground Water Compaction Shadow Ball
Earth Power
Sludge Bomb
Giga Drain

Kahili

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Braviary (Lv.66) Flying / Normal Sheer Force / Keen Eye Crush Claw
X-Scissor
Stone Edge
Liquidation
Hawlucha (Lv.66) Flying / Fighting Unburden / Limber Stone Edge
Seed Bomb
Sludge Wave
Earth Power
Oricorio (Baile Style) (Lv.66) Flying / Fire Dancer Stone Edge
Earthquake
Iron Head
Throat Chop
Mandibuzz (Lv.66) Flying / Dark Big Pecks / Overcoat Earth Power
Power Gem
Dazzling Gleam
Flash Cannon
Toucannon (Lv.66)
w/ Flynium Z
Flying / Normal Skill Link / Keen Eye Crunch
Stone Edge
Fire Punch
Rock Climb

Challenger List

Hau

Hau will try to best you to claim his first-ever Pokemon League Title. His team will depend on which starter Pokemon you choose.

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Alolan Raichu (Lv.69) Electric / Psychic Surge Surfer Thunderbolt
Quick Attack
Psychic
Focus Blast
Flareon (Lv.68) Fire Flash Fire Flare Blitz
Quick Attack
Charm
Baby-Doll Eyes
Vaporeon (Lv.68) Water Water Absorb Hydro Pump
Quick Attack
Charm
Baby-Doll Eyes
Leafeon (Lv.68) Grass Leaf Guard Leaf Blade
Quick Attack
Charm
Baby-Doll Eyes
Tauros (Lv.68) Normal Intimidate / Anger Point Zen Headbutt
Iron Head
Earthquake
Double-Edge
Noivern (Lv.68) Flying / Dragon Frisk / Infiltrator Dragon Pulse
Air Slash
Dark Pulse
Super Fang
Crabominable (Lv.69) Fighting / Ice Hyper Cutter / Iron Fist Power-Up Punch
Stone Edge
Ice Hammer
Dizzy Punch
Decidueye (Lv.70)
w/ Decidium Z
Ghost / Grass Overgrow Spirit Shackle
Leaf Blade
Smack Down
Sucker Punch
Primarina (Lv. 70)
w / Primarium Z
Water / Fairy Torrent Sparkling Aria
Moonblast
Hyper Voice
Aqua Jet
Incineroar (Lv.70)
w/ Incinium Z
Dark / Fire Blaze Darkest Lariat
Earthquake
Flare Blitz
Cross Chop

If you choose Rowlet as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Flareon and Primarina.

If you choose Litten as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Vaporeon and Decidueye.

If you choose Popplio as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Leafeon and Incineroar.

Professor Kukui

Professor Kukui will try to regain the Pokemon League title from you. Similar to Hau, Professor Kukui’s team will depend on which Starter Pokemon you choose.

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Lycanroc (Midday Form) (Lv.69) Rock Sand Rush / Keen Eye Stone Edge
Accelerock
Crunch
Stealth Rock
Alolan Ninetales (Lv.68) Ice / Fairy Snow Cloak Dazzling Gleam
Blizzard
Ice Shard
Safeguard
Braivary (Lv.68) Flying / Normal Sheer Force / Keen Eye Crush Claw
Brave Bird
Whirlwind
Tailwind
Magnezone (Lv.68) Steel / Electric Sturdy / Magnet Pull Earth Power
Power Gem
Dazzling Gleam
Flash Cannon
Snorlax (Lv.68) Normal Thick Fat / Immunity Body Slam
Crunch
Heavy Slam
High Horsepower
Decidueye (Lv. 68)
w/ Grassium Z
Ghost / Grass Overgrow Leaf Blade
Spirit Shackle
Brave Bird
Sucker Punch
Incineroar (Lv. 68)
w/ Firium Z
Dark / Fire Blaze Flare Blitz
Darkest Lariat
Outrage
Cross Chop
Primarina (Lv. 68)
w/ Waterium Z
Fairy / Water Torrent Sparkling Aria
Moonblast
Aqua Jet
Hyper Voice

If you choose Rowlet as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Incineroar.

If you choose Litten as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Primarina.

If you choose Popplio as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Decidueye.

Gladion

Gladion will randomly challenge for your Pokemon League Title. He will have a Kanto Starter in his team and will be your Starter Pokemon’s weakness.

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Crobat (Lv.68) Poison / Flying Inner Focus Acrobatics
Cross Poison
X-Scissor
Steel Wing
Zoroark (Lv.68)
w/ Darkinium Z
Dark Illusion Night Daze
Hyper Voice
Grass Knot
Foul Play
Porygon-Z (Lv.68) Normal Adaptability / Download Tri Attack
Dark Pulse
Ice Beam
Thunderbolt
Lucario (Lv.68) Steel / Fighting Big Pecks / Overcoat Aura Sphere
Flash Cannon
Extreme Speed
Psychic
Silvally (Lv.70) Normal RKS System Crunch
Crush Claw
X-Scissor
Multi-Attack
Venusaur (Lv. 68) Grass Overgrow Petal Blizzard
Sludge Bomb
Earthquake
Outrage
Charizard (Lv. 68)  Fire / Flying Blaze Air Slash
Flamethrower
Earthquake
Outrage
Blastoise (Lv. 68) Water Torrent Sparkling Aria
Moonblast
Aqua Jet
Hyper Voice

If you choose Rowlet as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Charizard and Silvally will have Water Memory.

If you choose Litten as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Blastoise and Silvally will have Grass Memory.

If you choose Popplio as your Starter Pokemon, he’ll have Venusaur and Silvally will have Fire Memory.

Plumeria

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Gengar (Lv.67) Poison / Ghost Levitate Shadow Ball
Dark Pulse
Sludge Bomb
Dazzling Gleam
Alolan Muk (Lv.67) Poison / Dark Poison Touch / Gluttony Venoshock
Brick Break
Toxic
Rock Slide
Crobat (Lv.67) Poison / Flying Inner Focus Leech Life
Fly
Poison Fang
Protect
Toxapex (Lv.67) Poison / Water Limber / Merciless Liquidation
Baneful Bunker
Recover
Poison Jab
Salazzle (Lv.67)
w/ Poisonium Z
Poison / Fire Corrosion Sludge Bomb
Flamethrower
Dragon Pulse
Protect

Guzma

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Golisopod (Lv.68) Bug / Water Emergency Exit Sucker Punch
Waterfall
First Impression
Brick Break
Vikavolt (Lv.68) Bug / Electric Levitate Flash Cannon
Thunderbolt
Bug Buzz
Energy Ball
Pinsir (Lv.68) Bug Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker Throat Chop
Storm Throw
X-Scissor
Stone Edge
Masquerain (Lv.68) Bug / Flying Intimidate Air Slash
Bug Buzz
Ice Beam
Energy Ball
Scizor (Lv.67) Bug / Steel Swarm / Technician X-Scissor
Iron Head
Night Slash
Bullet Punch

Lusamine

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Clefable (Lv.68) Fairy Cute Charm / Magic Guard Moonblast
Charm
Psychic
Hyper Voice
Lilligant (Lv.68) Grass Chlorophyll / Own Tempo Petal Dance
Teeter Dance
Stun Spore
Lopunny (Lv.68) Normal Cute Charm / Klutz Dizzy Punch
Thunder Punch
Ice Punch
Fire Punch
Milotic (Lv.68) Water / Psychic Competitive / Marvel Scale Hydro Pump
Icy Wind
Flail
Dragon Pulse
Bewear (Lv.67) Normal / Fighting Fluffy / Klutz Zen Headbutt
Drain Punch
Take Down
Dual Chop

Sophocles

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Togedemaru (Lv.67) Electric / Steel Iron Barbs / Lightning Rod Electric Terrain
Zing Zap
Spiky Shield
Fell Stinger
Magnezone (Lv.67) Electric / Steel Magnet Pull / Sturdy Flash Cannon
Discharge
Tri Attack
Reflect
Electivire (Lv.67) Electric Motor Drive Thunder Punch
Giga Impact
Fire Punch
Quick Attack
Vikavolt (Lv.67) Electric / Bug Levitate Bug Buzz
Thunderbolt
Air Slash
Guillotine
Alolan Golem (Lv.67) Electric / Rock Magnet Pull / Sturdy Stone Edge
Steamroller
Thunder Punch
Heavy Slam

Hapu

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Golurk (Lv.68) Ground / Ghost Iron Fist / Klutz Dynamic Punch
Earthquake
Phantom Force
Stone Edge
Gastrodon (Lv.68) Ground / Water Sticky Hold / Storm Drain Muddy Water
Mud Bomb
Sludge Wave
Ice Beam
Krookodile (Lv.68) Ground / Dark Intimidate / Moxie Earthquake
Crunch
Dragon Claw
Aerial Ace
Flygon (Lv.68) GroundDragon Levitate Dragon Rush
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Steel Wing
Mudsdale (Lv.69)
w/ Groundium Z
Ground Own Tempo / Stamina Heavy Slam
Earthquake
Payback
Rock Slide

Tristan

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Emolga (Lv.66) Electric / Flying Static Volt Switch
Quick Attack
Acrobatics
Thunder Wave
Sharpedo (Lv.66) Water / Dark Rough Skin / Speed Boost Aqua Jet
Night Slash
Waterfall
Ice Fang
Alolan Exeggutor (Lv.66) Grass / Dragon Frisk Wood Hammer
Dragon Hammer
Earthquake
Brutal Swing
Magmortar (Lv.66) Fire Flame Body Flamethrower
Focus Blast
Thunderbolt
Will-O-Wisp
Tauros (Lv.69)
w/ Normalium Z
Normal Anger Point / Stamina Giga Impact
Rock Slide
Earthquake
Pursuit

Ryuki

POKEMON TEAM
Pokemon Type Characteristic Moves
Garchomp (Lv.67) Dragon / Ground Sand Veil Dragon Claw
Crunch
Earthquake
Poison Jab
Drampa (Lv.67) Dragon / Normal Berserk / Sap Sipper Dragon Pulse
Hyper Voice
Blizzard
Thunder
Turtonator (Lv.67) Dragon / Fire Shell Armor Overheat
Dragon Pulse
Fire Blast
Focus Blast
Dragonite (Lv.67) Dragon / Flying Inner Focus Hurricane
Dragon Rush
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Kommo-o (Lv.67) Dragon / Fighting Bulletproof / Soundproof Clanging Scales
Focus Blast
Flash Cannon
Flamethrower

 

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