The August reveal for Pokemon Sun and Moon did not disappoint, as the latest gameplay trailer has stunned many fans. Not only will this game add 100 or so new Pokemon, but there are a ton of new features that aren?t in previous games. This might be the most refreshing Pokemon installment in recent memory.
Alola forms have been revealed for some of the first generation Pokemon, which completely alter their original forms. Sandshrew and Vulpix now have ice forms, as do Sandslash and Ninetails, with the latter also part fairy. Exeggutor now becomes a grass/dragon type, making it one of the more unique Pokemon in this year’s pair of 3DS games.
Pokemon Sun and Moon will also introduce Z moves. This seems to be a special move that the player performs with their Pokemon and it looks devastating. How a player does it is still unknown, but the trailer shows that the move can be done with the three starters ? Rowlet, Litten and Popplio ? along with Pokemon mascot Pikachu. It will be interesting to see if players can do this with all the Pokemon in the game.
As expected, there were also new Pokemon revealed. There is a dancing bird Pokemon called Oricorio, which has four different forms. Each form differs in each island, so players might want to catch each one in the game. We also get a living meteor called Minior, which has a shielded and unshielded form, plus two grass types in Fomantis and its evolution Lurantis, which packs a devastating new move called Solar Blade.
We are also introduced to Gumshoos, the evolved form of Yungoos, and Mudbray, who turns into the previously announced Mudsdale. It was an interesting move on the developer’s part to refrain from revealing these evolution forms right away, and we will probably see this continue as the two games reach their November release date.
Pokemon Sun and Moon are slated for a November 18 release for the 3DS. Fans who want both games can get the dual pack, which puts both games in a sleek looking steelcase. The game will also be playable on the 2DS and New 3DS.