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Ursaluna might be barely usable by Pokémon Go fans following datamined moves

We were this close to greatness.

Pokémon Go’s November 2022 Community Day features Teddiursa and the debut of the Pokémon’s third form, Ursaluna. It’s a Pokémon that initially appeared in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and was exclusive to the Hisuian region. The big event is days away, but ahead of everything, Ursaluna’s stats and moveset have been datamined. If these findings remain true for the event, it could mean players won’t use Ursaluna as much as they originally thought they would.

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The datamined information comes from the PokeMiners, the team who regularly goes through Pokémon Go’s code and shares it with the community. The stats for Ursaluna came first, followed by the moves. When the information was initially shared, Ursaluna’s stats were a little over expectations — they didn’t have the typical 9% nerf that every Pokémon receives in the mobile game. That was quickly changed. What has not changed, however, is the subpar moveset.

Related: Teddiursa will be Pokémon Go’s November 2022 Community Day Pokémon, confirming Ursaluna arrival

Right now, it looks like Ursaluna is set to debut in Pokémon Go with the fast moves Tackle and Rock Smash, and it will have the charged attacks Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, and Aerial Ace. This is not counting High Horsepower, the unique move it can learn during its Community Day, which is the only time players can evolve Teddiursa’s second form, Ursaring, into Ursaluna during a full moon.

What makes this distribution unfortunate is many players wanted a more suitable fast move for Ursaluna. They wanted a move that had a good amount of damage and would provide plenty of energy during a battle. Unfortunately, Tackle is an attack that does three damage and provides three energy per turn, and Rock Smash does nine damage and provides 2.3 energy per turn. The Pokémon Go Community had been hoping to see some of the attacks Ursaluna could use in Arceus, such as Shadow Claw, which can do six damage and provide four energy per turn.

Although Ursaluna’s stats have changed ahead of the November 2022 Community Day event, the moveset looks the same. We don’t know if these moves will change, but if they don’t, it will turn Ursaluna into a far less useful Pokémon than many players hoped to see.

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Zack Palm
Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.