Just as the first global mission for Pokemon Sun and Moon was a failure, the first mission for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was also, well, a bust.
From 11:00AM on November 16 to 10:59AM on November 28 AEDT, players had to catch a total of 10 million Pocket Monsters. They came up way short, and the final result was 5.4 million caught Pokemon.
Serebii Update: The first Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Global Mission has resulted in failure. Only 5,442,088 Pokémon captured. Consolation prize of 1,000 FC (or 2,000 if PGL account) is being distributed https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/qZ3EAXZ17Q
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) November 28, 2017
Here is how the official Pokemon site portrayed the failure:
Unfortunately, the goal for the "Catch a lot of Pokémon!" global mission wasn't reached. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed their Pokémon tally in an effort to catch 10,000,000 Pokémon worldwide in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. But not all is lost - everyone who added their Pokémon to the count will receive a participation prize of 1,000 Festival Coins (PGL members will get 2,000 Festival Coins)!
Check with the global mission receptionist in Festival Plaza to receive your participation prize.
Good luck next time, Trainers!
There's always the next mission.