Bakugan Ultra is a special variant of Bakugan introduced in the Bakugan Battle Planet toyline. They are larger and more detailed Bakugan that resemble their Bakugan form in the anime.
Bakugan Ultra Bakugan are the same size as normal Bakugan from the Battle Planet toyline, but they are designed to resemble their Bakugan Form, similar to BakuMorphs. Most of the ball forms of Bakugan in the anime are their Ultra versions.
Unlike normal Bakugan, which simply open when they land on a BakuCore, Bakugan Ultra pick up the BakuCore as they roll over it, then leap open and flip over the BakuCore. As such, the magnets on Ultras are not on the base of the transformed ball, and are instead in other places such as in the head or the tail.
For gameplay purposes, the Core Bakugan and the Ultra equivalents are treated as separate characters. For example, players cannot use two core Pyrus Dragonoids in one deck, but they are permitted to use both a core Dragonoid and a Dragonoid Ultra because they have separate Character Cards.
In addition to these, Cyndeous Ultra was reprinted.
No new Ultra molds were created for Bakugan: Evolutions. The following Ultra Bakugan, however, did see release in Evolutions: Batrix Ultra, Eenoch Ultra, Gillator Ultra, Howlkor Ultra (Armored Alliance), Sairus Ultra, Serpillious Ultra and Tretorous Ultra. In addition, Aquos Demorc Ultra, Darkus Sharktar Ultra and the Geogan Rising form of Ventus Nillious Ultra were released in the Baku-Tins as holdovers from Geogan Rising.
In previous years, Ultra was treated as a suffix, being placed after the name of the Bakugan. Starting from Evolutions, it is instead treated as a prefix, instead being placed before the name of the Bakugan. This change does not apply to holdovers from Geogan Rising, however.
- So far, Battle Planet is the reboot season with the most Ultra molds released; with a total of 27 molds, and Evolutions as the least with no unique molds.