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We were promised news on Pokémon Sun and Moon today and, thankfully, it was delivered. The Pokémon Company confirmed release dates and the starters, along with a shiny new trailer.

There have also been updates to the official website, including some pleasing details on Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, along with provisional box art. We thought we'd bring the information together in a nice gallery; let's be honest, we can't get enough of Pokémon.

So, let's get to it.

Provisional Box Art (with thanks to Serebii)

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Starter Pokémon



Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers.


Its visual abilities are impressive. The darkness of night is no obstacle to Rowlet! It can twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back so it can see directly behind itself. It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions.

The move Leafage attacks an opponent by striking it with leaves. Rowlet knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!



Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains coolheaded and doesn't show its emotions on the surface.


Litten can attack with flaming hairballs! Its fur is rich in oils and immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks!

When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze.

The move Ember attacks an opponent by firing a small flame at it. Litten knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!



Popplio's swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It's better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it's on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps.


Popplio can snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy!

Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio's determined spirit means it can usually be found practicing hard on its balloon skills.

The Water Gun move attacks an opponent by firing a jet of water. Popplio knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

So there you have it, the provisional box art and some interesting details on the starters. Are you pleased with the choice of Rowlet, Litten and Popplio? Let us know in the comments.

[source pokemon-sunmoon.com]