New Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer Reveals Starters & More

A new trailer for the upcoming 2016 release of Pokémon Sun and Moon was streamed on Tuesday. The new video has revealed lots of new information about the two games, including the starters, legendaries, the location and the release date.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be coming out on the Nintendo 3DS on November 18 in North America and Japan, and on November 23 in European regions. It will be set in a new region called Alola, based off of Hawaii and its surrounding islands. Trainer customisation will also return from Pokémon X and Y.

The Boxarts for the two games have been revealed that feature their respective legendaries (names not yet officially revealed):

The three starter Pokemon in Pokémon Sun and Moon are:

  • Name: Rowlet
    Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
    Height: 1 ’00 ”
    Weight: 3.3 lbs.
    Type: Grass/Flying
    Starting Move: Leafage

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The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.

  • Name: Litten
    Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
    Height: 1 ’04 ”
    Weight: 9.5 lbs.
    Type: Fire
    Starting Move: Ember

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The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.

  • Name: Popplio
    Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
    Height: 1 ’04 ”
    Weight: 16.5 lbs.
    Type: Water
    Starting Move: Water Gun

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The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be releasing on the 3DS in North America and Japan on November 18, and in Europe on November 23. More information will be revealed in the upcoming months and at E3.

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