Pokémon Sun & Moon Games Introduce New Pokémon, New Forms for Old Pokémon in Video
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Pokemon YouTube channel began streaming a new preview of its upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games on Monday.
A Japanese video covers the same information:
The features the video introduces are powerful attacks called "Z moves," "Ride Pokémon" services, and the "Island Challenge," where players must accomplish certain tasks before challenging a powerful "Totem Pokémon. The video introduces four captains from these trials--Mallow, Lana, Sophocles, and Kiawe—as well as the Kahuna of Melemele Island, Hala.
The video introduces new Pokémon that are native to the Alola region and new regional forms for other Pokémon. Exeggutor's Alola Form is a grass/dragon type, Vulpix's is an ice type, Ninetales' is an ice/fairy type, and Sandshrew and Sandslash are ice/steel types.
The new Pokémon are (English names):
- Oricorio, a flying type that has four different styles:
- Baile style, which is also a fire type
- Pom-Pom style, which is also an electric type
- Pa'u style, which is also a psychic type
- Sensu style, which is also a ghost type
- Minior, a rock/flying type
- Gumshoos, a normal type that evolves from Yungoos
- Fomantis, a grass type
- Lurantis, a grass type that evolves from Fomantis
- Mudbray, a ground type that evolves into Mudsdale
The games will debut in Japan and North America on November 18, followed by Europe on November 23. The three Starter Pokémon (pictured below) are: the Grass-type Rowlet (Mokuroh in Japan), the Fire-type Litten (Nyabby), and the Water-type Popplio (Ashimari).
The games' new Legendary Pokémon include Solgaleo and Lunala (pictured below):
The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and — unlike in the previous generation — Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Players can choose their preferred language when they launch each game.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon game franchise.