Apparently, the Ultra Beasts in Pokémon GO are bloody creepy monsters. MeinMMO author Max Handwerk thinks it’s a shame that you don’t even notice it in the game itself.
“Ultra Beasts” have been up to mischief in Pokémon GO for a few months. These are special monsters from another dimension that aren’t exactly legendary Pokémon, but are just as powerful.
And yes, in the story snippets that you got from Rhi and the professor, you can tell that they are not exactly friendly to “our world”. There is talk of “invasion” and of the danger posed by the monsters.
Otherwise, they set themselves apart with some extremely strong values - both Katagami and Voltriant are among the best attackers in Pokémon GO.
But overall they act in the game like all other raid bosses before them. Well, they appear from wormholes instead of from raid eggs, and for the GO Fest there were special ultra balls for a short time to catch them quickly. But that was it for the most part.
You only realize that they are supposed to be absolute horror monsters when you hang around on the Pokémon GO social media channels.
Small video snippets show Ultra Beasts as a major threat – Why isn’t this happening in game?
These videos are about: If you follow Pokémon GO on the various social media platforms, you are probably already familiar with some of the videos in which the Ultra Beasts are shown as nasty invaders.
A few days ago, the official Twitter account shared a video of the ultra beast “Schlinking”, which you can also see creepy in the background of the current loading screen. Shortly thereafter, Katagami attacks the people filming. In addition, there is also a video of the absolutely gigantic Kaguron slowly roaming through a city.
You can see both videos on the Pokémon GO Twitter account:
In fact, this wasn’t the first time such a video had been shared on the platform. Anego and Cosmog were also briefly teased in small snippets – just like Voltriant. The video of the electric tree monster looks really nasty:
Here you can see how Voltriant climbs a house under lightning and whirring and the power goes out. It yells and even grabs the camera at the end – a scene straight out of a typical creepy monster movie.
Overall, these videos introduce the Ultra Beasts fairly well and make it clear right away that they could be real threats. But here’s my problem with it.
Cool video but in the wrong place: I didn’t even notice the videos for Voltriant and Anego at the time. For me, the “Schlinking” video was the first one I saw. As a GO player who hasn’t played the Sun/Moon editions where the monsters first appear, this was an interesting insight.
You get a completely different picture of the likely upcoming raid boss. Katagami also looks dangerous in the video, while in “GO” it only looks like a folded paper plane, which is annoying primarily because of its tiny size.
But: You see these videos primarily when you follow Pokémon GO on social media. If you don’t do that, there’s a good chance that you’ll miss the actually strong introductions of the monsters.
The videos don’t actually take place in the game itself. While you can come across them via some of the linked blog posts in the “What’s New” tab, such as the metal event entry, they’re still quite hidden and cost at least a few clicks.
Of course it’s cool that such videos even exist. But wouldn’t it be more exciting if, on the day of the sudden raid boss change to Katagami and Kaguron, you would have just had this video on your screen when you first logged into the game? Other games like Fortnite like to introduce their events with a cinematic.
However, such story elements in Pokémon GO are often rather minimal. This was also the case with the great mystery of Professor Willow’s disappearance.
How do you see the topic? Do you follow Pokémon GO on social media and therefore know such videos anyway? Could you also use such videos in the game – or are you not interested in such “add-ons” to the game anyway? Tell us in the comments!