The planet home to Ultra Desert orbits a Necrozma just sixteen light years from the system containing Ultra Jungle. The biology of its life has been determined to be carbon-based, though natural selection here has resulted in stranger results than its sister world. Some creatures resemble familiar Earth genera, while others utilize completely different body plans and organ diversity of life here is limited by the harsh landscape.
Much of the planet's landmass is covered in vast sandy deserts and salt flats, and the regions that aren't are either rocky mountain ranges or ocean. The only plant life here consists of scrubs, succulents, and other hardly, low-lying vegetation, some more alien than others. Freshwater exists solely in subterranean caverns and groundwater wells, and the only rain that ever strikes the desert is accompanied by tornadoes and lightning. Those creatures that survive must throw their roots deep into the earth, outrun both predators and weather, or subsist on minimal food and sometimes only rock and stone. Though the caverns and tunnels provide protection, they provide no food, and so creatures must venture out into the dunes in order to survive.
Assigned Squad: The Sidewinders
Porphyra, Squad Captain, Senior Researcher and Biology Specialist
Cymo, Field Specialist and Senior Researcher
Ishige, Communications Specialist