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Pokémon Sun & Moon Game Trailer Introduces New Pokémon Turtonator

posted on by Karen Ressler
Fire-/Dragon-type Pokémon has unique move

The official Pokémon Company International YouTube channel began streaming a reveal trailer for Turtonator, a new Fire- and Dragon-type Pokémon that will appear in the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games.

The official website describes Turtonator:

Because Turtonator lives on volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, its shell has a layer of explosive material—mostly sulfur. When something strikes this Pokémon, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting an explosion!

In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokémon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey. At the moment when its prey steps onto the back of its shell, Turtonator strikes its shell with its own tail, triggering an explosion!

The explosive blasts triggered from Turtonator's back are released through an orifice located on the middle front of the Pokémon's body. This is Turtonator's weak point. Attacks landing on its stomach will cause it a great deal of damage.

Shell Trap is a move that only Turtonator is able to learn. With this move, the Pokémon can set a trap at the beginning of the turn, and if Turtonator is hit by an opponent's physical attack during that turn, Shell Trap triggers an explosion that will deal much greater damage to the opponent.

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.

A manga adaptation of the game will premiere in the October issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine on September 15.

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon game franchise.


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