Since Pokémon Sun and Moon‘s was initially confirmed we have seen leak after leak of what to expect. A game that is going to give us a first time glimpse at Current Pokemon taking on different forms due to the distinctive microclimates of the newest Region to be introduce in the Pokémon franchise.
From new Pokémon, to learning about a rather in depth approach with customization of the Protagonist, and even Professor Kukui being the one to greet us once landing on the Island located within the Alola Region (A Hawaiian type setting). Lillie, Professor Kukai’s “Mysterious Assistant” was also leaked to being a confirmed NPC (aka the best friend)
Today we were able to witness some Evolved forms of the Starter Pokémon as well as some other goodies!
Dartrix is a Grass/Flying Blade Quill Pokémon that evolves from Rowlet, with the Ability Overgrow.
Dartrix is extremely sensitive to other presences in the area and can detect opponents behind it and throw feathers to strike them without even seeing them. This Pokémon conceals sharp-bladed feathers inside its wings, showing astounding precision as it sends them flying in attack. And it goes beyond propelling its blade quills in simple straight lines—it can even bend these feathers to change their trajectories!
Revealing a certain snobbiness in its personality, Dartrix cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment. In truth, it’s also a bit of a birdbrain, with a tendency to bungle things up. Once it makes a mistake, it sometimes gets into a desperate struggle to gloss over the situation and ends up making a bigger mess than ever.
At times, this Pokémon feels so bothered by its dirty or ruffled feathers that it can’t focus on battle. When it loses its focus, it sometimes even retires from the battle on the spot! It’s up to each Trainer to help Dartrix overcome this troublesome stage. If this Pokémon is with a Trainer who helps it through, its strength will grow hugely!
Torracat is a Fire Cat Pokémon that evolves from Litten, with the Ability Blaze.
The bell-like object attached at the base of Torracat’s neck is a flame sac, an organ that can produce flames. Torracat’s emotions cause a rise in the organ’s temperature, and when the organ spits flames, it rings with the high, clear sound of a bell. Torracat attacks using the flames emitted from this bell.
Torracat’s mane serves as an excellent sensory organ, and it can sense what’s going on around it—even in the dark! It can also detect the presence of hidden enemies.
Torracat has a great love for battle and will attack so relentlessly that its opponents lose the will to fight. And yet it sometimes behaves like spoiled child in front of Trainers or Pokémon with whom it has built a relationship of trust.
The cat punch that this Pokémon can dish out with its strong forelegs is extremely powerful. It can bend iron bars and knock out large men with a single blow!
Brionne is a Water Type Pop Star Pokémon that evolves from Popplio, with the Ability Torrent.
Brionne learns its dances by imitating the other members of its colony. It sometimes even learns dances from humans. This Pokémon is a hard worker and pours itself into its efforts until it has memorized each dance. As it dances, Brionne creates balloon after balloon. In battle, it first sends its opponent into disarray with its dancing, and then slaps its balloons into its target, causing the balloons to explode and deal damage.
Brionne can dance in perfect time with others, even if they have only just met. On moonlit nights, you can sometimes see throngs of Brionne dancing as one, in perfect fluidity.
Brionne always acts cheery and positive. Even when it’s feeling sad, this Pokémon doesn’t allow its sorrow to show. It’s said that Brionne will only reveal a sad expression to a Pokémon or Trainer to whom it has opened its heart completely.
Outside the introduction of new Evolutions, we also get to see the return of Mega Evolutions as well as Ash-Greninja! Several Game Modes were announced as well as the special Sun and Moon Demo.
Ash-Greninja is Water/Dark Ninja Pokémon with the Ability Battle Bond! Ash-Greninja is a special Greninja gifted to the Player during Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Special Demo Version available starting October 18, 2016 which you can transfer to the full game once it launches. A surprised adaptation from the Anime which is still uncertain but many speculate that Ash-Greninja will be more powerful then a regular Greninja.
Ash-Greninja has powered up thanks to the strength of its bonds with Ash. This is the form Greninja takes when it has gained new power due to the miraculous occurrence known as the bond phenomenon. This can be brought on by the bonds between people and Pokémon. It seems that it has only known to have occurred once—several hundred years ago.
Ash-Greninja’s leg strength has been enhanced compared to an ordinary Greninja, making it difficult to see because of the speed at which it can move. It takes its enemies out in a flash! It becomes able to make giant Water Shurikens on its back, and it can throw them in rapid succession.
Greninja that can become Ash-Greninja have an Ability that no Pokémon has ever had before—Battle Bond. The Battle Bond Ability triggers this Pokémon’s form change to Ash-Greninja after it causes an opponent’s Pokémon to faint. When the battle ends, the Pokémon returns to its original Greninja form. This form is only for battles where it needs to break the limits!
We are introduced to Sophocies, our host it seems to the Festival Plaza (a secret place where players can play games using communication feature) where the Player can earn Festival Coins by Fulfilling requested tasks which then can be used in different shops located in the Plaza.
Also mentioned is Poke Pelago, a “Paradise for the Pokémon in your PC boxes” which opens up 3 Islands for us.
- Isle Abeens will attract wild Pokémon that could possibly join your game.
- Isle Aphun which will let your Pokémon uncover items of importance
- Isle Evelup an island dedicated to training Pokémon
Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon will be available on November 18th, 2016 on the 3DS.