One of the freshest things about Pokemon Sun and Moon are the Alolan versions of the original 151 that fans know and love. We recently got a glimpse at Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Ninetails and the hilarious-looking Alolan Eggxecutor. It was recently revealed that there are even more Alolan versions of classic Pokemon, which should put a smile on the face of many a trainer.
According to Serebii, CoroCoro magazine revealed the Alolan versions of Meowth and Marowak. The mascot for Team Rocket will now have a purple appearance and will now be a dark-type Pokemon, making it infinitely stronger than the regular version of the character. Here is hoping we get a look at Alolan Persian soon, which will likely be a dark-type Pokemon as well.
Marowak has received a huge overhaul in Pokemon Sun and Moon, as the evolved form of Cubone is now a ghost and fire-type Pokemon. Considering that the original version of Marowak was a ground-type, this is also another huge improvement over the previous version of the character. The fact that it’s a ghost/fire type makes it fairly creepy and could jokingly be called a Pokemon from hell.
It will be interesting to see which other Pokemon get the Alola treatment. The creative team have been knocking it out of the park so far with their designs, and fan reaction has also been fairly positive. Add the fact that there are also new Pokemon in the game and it’s clear that this could be the most innovative game in the series thus far.
The game is also introducing new features, which is also great. It seems like players will not be taking part in the Pokemon League, nor will they take on the Elite Four. Instead, there is an Alola challenge where players have to confront island masters, which is similar but different enough to feel fresh. This is exactly what Pokemon needs to reinvigorate itself.
Pokemon Sun and Moon are slated for a November 18 release for the 3DS. Fans who want both games can purchase a dual pack that contains them in a wonderful-looking steelcase. Its release will also close certain online services for the older games.