(Warning! This post contains minor storyline spoilers for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon!)
A few days ago, I managed to complete the main story of one of the latest entries into the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Moon (which you can go check out my review of soon on Shout Out UK! wink wink). The game is chock full of many changes and ideas which seem to quite literally turn the whole structure of the Pokémon series on its head and Ultra Beasts are easily one of the main ones. The idea seems to completely and utterly prove the previously slowly-evolving theory that there are multiple different worlds and dimensions in which Pokémon exist.
In previous games, Legendary Pokémon from other dimensions have been prominent: Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, all from the 4th generation, were clearly referenced in coming from their own separate worlds; The Temporal, Spatial and Distortion World respectively (you even visit the Distortion World during the main story of Pokémon Platinum). A more recent example, Hoopa from the 6th generation, has the power to warp space to teleport objects and beings through its loop, giving it access to other dimensions and clearly making it not of the normal Pokémon world.
But what if I were to tell you that there are just ordinary, run-of-the-mill Pokémon that could very well be Ultra Beasts? These are Pokémon which are taken for granted by any and every Pokémon trainer out there, yet, at one point, they could have been as hugely powerful as the Ultra Beasts we see in Sun & Moon. Through the real-life interpretation of Evolution, they may have transformed to climatise to the normal Pokémon world we all know (and love), becoming far weaker and more common in the process Here are 5 candidates who may fit the bill: