Pokémon Sun and Moon are arguably the biggest releases still to come to Nintendo hardware in 2016, and The Pokémon Company is slowly ramping up the hype machine. It's now unveiled a new trailer with seven new Pokémon, though may have had its hand forced by early leaks online.
You can see all seven below as images, first of all, via Serebii.
Below is the official trailer showing them off, with Serebii translating the details to confirm types - Tapukoko is Electric/Fairy; Charjabug is Bug/Electric; Vikavolt is Bug/Electric; Drampa is Normal/Dragon; Bruxish is Water/Psychic; Cutiefly is Bug/Fairy; Togedemaru is Electric/Steel-type.
What do you think of these new Pokémon? Let us know in the comments.
bruxish and drampa look really bad but the rest are okay
i'll TAKE it and name it "Bread"
I think they look pretty cool to be honest. Tapukoko looks badass though
Appreciate the headline and pictures that let us remain unspoiled if we so choose, thanks gents.
I chose not to, which is good because it means I won't be disappointed. Quite like the elefairy, but there are some shockers there (and I'm not just talking about the electric types).
There is our obligatory electric rodent.
None of the new Pokemon make me want to even get the game.
Dear god....I think they outdid themselves with this...very bad.
Each day I'm less and less excited for Pokémon, I played every single entry, but the pathetic easy gameplay, the new Pokemon which are weird at best, and some questionable choices are really putting me off the main games, and this is so sad to me, because I really love Pokémon.
I really like how out-there some of these designs are. I've never had a problem with some of the more "ugly" pokemon. The fish is hilarious.
I'm in love with cutiefly. It looks just like a poodle moth!
The fish is fugly, but the rest are okay. I especially like the scissor bug.
I really like these designs. Especially that dragon guy, he kinda looks like some wise dragon that would appear in an asian themed Disney movie.
@Dizzard You now need to nickname him as the dragon from Mulan
I like them. The beauty of Pokemon is if you don't like certain Pokemon you don't have to catch them or even use them. I like the dragon and rodent the best. The fish looks hilarious
Well, we know who the Pikachu clone is...
Like with most recent generations; I like some, I don't like some. The electric/bug types will definitely be on my team, and Tapukoko looks interesting.
I saw this picture before but through it was a fake one because they look so uninspired and ugly
Weeks before people were already joking about how terrible the new pokemon would be.... now people have more to laugh about...
So, basically no need to catch them all ? Because i'm not Pokemon fan, i ever owned Pokemon X but i have sold that 2 years ago before finished the 1st chapter. Kinda temptating for specific Pokemon like Sawk but not really interested with other Pokemon. The graphic for Pokemon Sun and Moon indeed very improved but still make me wonder, can i enjoy the game that i only interested by scenery or the place that looks really nice but when talking about gameplay that battle and capturing Pokemon, i don't feel i have really strong hype ? I'm afraid i will ended up by purchasing this game without long deliberation, suddenly regret after playing for several minutes and thinking about reselling this title because not really my interest by naturally.
When I first saw the images, I was underwhelmed. After watching the trailer I can say that they are...alright. I can agree their designs aren't everyone's cup of tea. On the plus side, we didn't see an "animated inanimate object pokemon". We can also take solace in the fact that the previous reveals were pretty good, so we can say this generation will be a mixed bag of good and bad designs.
Tapukoko is a Pokemon confirmed! (And he's one of the good designs, half are great and the other half are terrible...)
Edit: Serebii says Vikavolt is an evolution of Charjabug, which evokes from Grubbin. Charjabug is just a cocoon.
(Grubbin -> Charjabug -> Vikavolt)
I like the dragon and the evolution of that battery bug looks good.
This is the second trailer I believe to feature Zygarde so it seems it's a given that he'll actually have a part in the story. If it doesn't and it turns out to just be a thrown in thing it'll be pretty disappointing.
@rkinghorn look at the NAME of the Pokemon, then look at it's apperance. Isn't it obvious that it's a hybrid of sorts between? :
Marill + Togepi + Pikachu = Togedemaru !!
Drampa looks great. All the designs have a strong japanese feel, but that one more than the rest. I think it is great they are embracing their culture.
@HeroOfTime32 Of course, that's right !it works with the name and appearance !
Last gen's Dedenne looked like a miniature Raichu clone. Togedemaru looks like a cross between Emolga/Dedenne/Togepi.
And I'm digging that horny-looking fish… thing. It looks like it could be the offspring of Jynx and Hoopa… had Jynx been a mermaid Pokémon (make it happen?).
The other designs are just plain… weird. They don't even look like "creatures", so to speak.
I assume these are the starter forms. Will be more interesting to see what they evolve into and what their final forms look like, before I make any judgement.
That hedgehog had better have a blue shiny skin.
I just realized the origin of Drampa's name. Dragon x Grampa = Drampa.
He has an ancient Japanese dragon feel and even has white hair.
lol that is epic
"And here, we have the elder pokemon fans in their natural habitats doing one of their favorite activities: whining about the designs of new Pokemon."
I like them; Bruxish looks like it's based off of a real type of fish, and Tapukoko looks awesome.
Huh. You know, I actually like these. Cutiefly and Tapu Koko are my favorites, but I think they all look nice and suitable.
The dragon just looks hilarious, I kinda really want it. Also looks kinda like the dragon from neverending story. Cutiefly looks cute, and the other bug looks pretty cool. Tapukoko also looks neat.
That fish though... I guess something's gotta dethrone Magikarp eventually.
I actually like all of these designs, but my favourites are Cutiefly and Tapukoko. The types of the pokemon seem good too.
I don't care how bad Cutiefly's stats are or if it evolves into some super powerful pokemon, I'm going to get one as a main member of my party and keep it as it is.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!
S&M can't come soon enough! Loving these new Pokeman's 😍
I'm not keen on these new ones.
I hope this leak hasn't ruined the 1st july reveals.
But all looking good and some nice types to consider.
That battery pack bus looking bug went full anime electric sword.
I'll be honest, these don't look like Pokemon at all, to me.
Yeah ... well ... no thank you.
Sorry but these look not really good.
@KO-Cub what does a pokemon look like to you?
@Anti-Matter i meant that for those who aren't completionists like me. And those who are can just stick them in their box and never use them.
I like Tapukoko
I wouldnt say that they look bad if another company designed them. But unfortunately , it`s Pokemon who did. But on the other hand there are some other flaws in desgin since Gen 4, so it isn`t a surprise.
Something that doesn't look like yokai from Yokai Watch.
I like Charjabug and Vikavolt
@KO-Cub I find Yokai tend to have more human-like faces and personalities. I don't see how these look like Yokai.
@KO-Cub I don't see how any of these actually do, maybe the fish just because of the teeth, but as I expected you didn't have a real answer. Pokemon incorporates a wide variety of design styles and influences, always has, and they are unified by Ken Sugimori's art style.
Drampa reminds me of a Legend of Zelda-esque dragon, like Valoo from The Wind Waker or Lanayru from Skyward Sword.
I'm guessing charjabug and vikavolt are grubbins evolutions? These are definitely different designs but I'm sure they'll grow on me.
@Vegaphil Ken is just drawing the stuff the other designers came up with (and even he can't get it right). I doubt he is still in the leading position of designing the monsters though he may be responsible for few.
If not him and his unifying official-art style, most of those would look like from few different franchises (gens 1-2 for example share the same ideas and designs to the point that some pokemon faces repeats on different species - lazy or not, limited artistic skills or not, but it was clear they came from one mind or at least went through one mind before they ended as official monsters).
I actually like all the designs. In fact, I think I'd be pretty hard for them to show a Pokémon and have me go 'Wow, that design is horrible.' I'm just excited to discover and catch new ones, regardless of what they look like. It just seems petty to me to whine and complain about what the new Pokemon look like when they are approaching the 800 mark. These new ones still look like Pokémon to me, and not Digimon, so I'm all good. I'm hoping that bug-bus has a third form though, cause I'm really liking it and I'd like it to be at least somewhat powerful.
@KTT I don't agree at all about them looking like they are from different franchises, as I said before there have been different styles throughout the franchise and these don't seem so out of place compared to the rest. You could argue that there is a unifying element in the design of bruxish's teeth to the tail head on Girafarig from gen 2. It is a fallacy that gens 1 and 2 have the best designs or are different in style to the rest of the pokemon, it is likely that they are thought of more highly from nostalgia or people simply being more familiar with them than later designs. I have been a fan since the beginning and appreciate all the designs whether I like them or not.
Lol at some of these comments. People are never satisfied with anything anymore, and they just think they know better. There's over 700 pokemon out there, so obviously not all of them are going to be winners, and arguably, the further we go, the more they depend on imagination to come up with more monsters. And when you do that, not everyone has the same tastes. We are never going to get back to the days of Gen one, so I don't know why people are always expecting the simplicity and cleverness of the early designs. The pokemon world is too big for that to be expected every single time there's a new generation of pokemon.
But hey, look at it this way, at least we haven't seen an ice cream cone pokemon yet!
As for these new ones, I don't think they're bad. The only one I don't care for is Bruxish. I actually like Drampa. It kinda reminds me of a more dopey version of ancient dragons like this.
And who knows, it could evolve into something really cool too.
Drampa is a luck dragon.
Too many cool bug, electric types ! Can't decide who to pick !
Drampa reminds me of Falkor from The Neverending Story which is a huge + for me.
@Vegaphil They don't look like that thanks to the Sugi's official-art style. Nobody said that gen 1-2 had the best designs. But yes I do think the 1-2 pokemon has different style. Different enough to place a line between 1-2 and 3 and onwards.
If you got a team of designers to work on your monsters, instead of a single man, it's clear that you will get different designs, different from Ken's desings at least.
That's why you employ the designers afterall - to keep the freshness and diversity and to not to burn out the main designer.
One swallow does not a summer make - one zigzag teeth does not make correlation to Girafarig's tail, it's more like a design detail, similarly to Sigilyph or (still haven't memorized the name) that angry mongoose. Similarly like spots on Azumarill belly doesn't correlate to Bruxish spots. Design choice.
While the same exact faces on mutiple gen 1-2 pokemon cannot be denied. Some pokemon bodyshapes are copy-paste forms in those two gens.
I get the idea behind those new pokemon and the creators did the work right. Sharp angles in triangles serves well for a cool electric bug for example.
Are you sure you didn't get these mixed up with "7 new pieces of modern art"?
Vikavolt and this Pika-Hedgehog look pretty cool. The others are sorta meh ... I don't hate them nor did I ever hate any Pokemon. I don't know, I feel like I gotta come up with a better design before having any right to complain tbh.
@SM4SHshorts I was thinking it looked like something from Super Mario 3D World
anyway these look ok I think that dragma looks amazing others i'm not so keen on like the pikachu clone
So far the only one I don't like is Togedemaru.
Bruxish I think is ugly, but a good ugly. Definitely looks the most like a modern pokemon to me.
Drampa actually looks terrifying when it moves when at first I wanted to give it a hug.
Vikavolt and cutiefly are my favorites. I have been wanting basic fly pokemon for a little while now, and I think beetle pokemon a generally pretty cool looking. I'm close to being a bug catcher this generation.
All in all I'm happy.
I don't loooove any of the designs, but I don't think they're ugly either. Except for the bug ones! Those are mad saucy. And those thunder effects though! Ultimately I think it's a cool direction for this generation.
Thank you for not showing the new Pokémon on the thumbnail (I didn't look at any of the designs).
I really like the Drampa one out of all those that volt one is interesting too. Overall not too bad a couple of those are a little weak, but some are probably early forms and could evolve into cooler stuff.
Another electric Pikachu-like mouse Pokémon? Besides Pikachu, there's already Pichu, Raichu, Plusle and Minle. Maybe more, I haven't been following Pokémon for years. :/
I really like the design for Drampa. It's like a cutesy take on mythological Chinese dragons. I also quite like Cutiefly and Charjabug.
But what's with the creepy, evil-looking teeth on Bruxish? First we got Yungoose's scary gnashers, and now Bruxish.
Charjabug: What the heck? It doesn't even have a face!
Drampa: Cool design! Reminds me of Chinese dragons.
Togedemaru: Looks like a Pikachu mixed with Kirby.
Cutiefly: Cute Pokémon, bad name.
Bruxish: Weird and funny!
I love these pokemon! Can't wait to buy the game!
I love them all honestly.. Togedemaru is great, but I just wish its not the pika cousin.. not similar enough to pikachu for my taste. but as a standalone pokemon I love it! This game will be amazing!!!
So far, I like this gen's new Pokemon, the only exception being the Donald Trump Weasel.
Oh wow, Cutiefly...! I will capture you and snuggle you and love for always and ever and ever and ever.
Togedemaru: Pretty cool I guess.
Charjabug: It's okay, but what the heck is it supposed to be?
five minutes later OH! It's a battery caterpillar!
Vikavolt: I want three!
Tapu Koko: That's a neat looking whatever-that-is!
Cutiefly: I want one!
Bruxish: I don't know why, but that fish kind of reminds me of Ursula from the Little Mermaid.
Just curious because i'm still newbie about Pokemon games, can i still get previous Pokemon like Sawk ? Well, i only interested with Sawk because i like Sporty looking design. Sawk is Karate Pokemon and he looks so awesome for me. Any better recomendation for good Sporty looking Pokemon or Water / Ice type Pokemon with good looking ?
Everyone's getting all upset, but you're all forgetting that these are early bug/pikachu clone/early route Pokemon. In what game have those Pokemon ever looked good? Hoothoot? Ugly. Ratatta? Freaking abhorrent. Bellsprout? Ewwww it has a kissy mouth and it's so thin! Zigzagoon? Serviper? Plusle/Minun? USELESS.
My point is, there hasn't ever been a generation where ugly distasteful Pokemon weren't introduced or pretty much plentiful. Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos: they all have pathetic or undesirables, and there are usually only a few actually useful ones that'll work on a team against the E4. That's just the truth of it. I wouldn't get all bent out of shape over bug Pokemon, they're always useless for the most part anyway.
Psst... Mulan maybe over there. XD
I wanna rip the wings and legs off that fairy one, dredge it in a flour mixture of 17 herbs and spices, and deep fry it.
Also, Zygarde is Zorro now?
Anyway, I like the electric bug. I think it's the only one I like out of all of these. I'll use the dragon as I always use dragons, but it looks like it has some kind of addiction and is in immediate need of an intervention.
If Togedemaru doesn't evolve...IT BETTER EVOLVE! Don't pull a Dedenne on us again Gamefreak!
Really like Cutiefly and Vikavolt.
The way they're continuing the electric rodent theme with Tokedemaru pleases me as well. I hope this one evolves though.
Tapukoko it is for me.
Just... whatever happened to Pokémon having normal, say, faces?
@MasterWario When has a pika clone ever gotten an evo, except for Pikachu itself? Just like the previous 5 pika clones, this one probably won't evolve.
You know I wasn't pleased at first, but give it several minutes and they're all starting to grow on me.
I will be worried Togedemaru doesn't evolve until I see it though. Like Dedenne is a useless Pokemon and I don't want this little guy to be in the same spot.
@Octane And that's why I'm upset. An evolution for that thing would be awesome.
Drampa - I'm not fond of the design, but I've seen worse. My main question is how do you get a Normal/Dragon type? Wouldn't it just be a plain Dragon? Time will tell, I guess.
Togedemaru - Gen 7's obligatory Pikachu clone. At least it's cute.
Charjabug - meh.
Vikavolt - I actually do like the design of this one, maybe enough to use it on my team if there aren't any more appealing electric Pokemon.
Bruxish - Is this what happens when Feebas is bred with Alomomola? Not a fan.
Cutiefly - ...Points for being cute, I guess.
Tapukoko - The design is definitely interesting. Maybe it will grow on me. Is this a sort of sub-legendary?
Overall reaction: Up until this point, I was pleased with many of the new designs. This batch seems more meh to me. But hey, we still haven't seen them all!
If Drampa evolves, he'll be on my team. I love dragon types and I also love Chinese dragons. Just too cute. <3 Now that I've said that watch him turn something disappointing...like when the gorgeous Dragonair turned into Barney the Dragon.
I've never been a fan of bug types, although Cutiefly is kinda...well cute. When I first saw it, I was hoping it was a hummingbird though.
I've also had enough of electric rats. I've been a fan of Pokemon since it's release (Yellow was the version I had) and I just can't stand Pikachu now. They did mix it up with Togedemaru a bit and gave it a steel type too. Only the Magnemite line has that typing, so points for that. If it evolves into something cool I might use it.
Not sure what to make of Tapu Koko. Wait...isn't that the guardian of the first island or something like that? That's...kinda underwhelming.
And Bruxish...I kinda like Bruxish. I don't know, that smile just makes me smile for some reason. It's similar to the feeling I get when the smaller of my two cats hisses, it makes me giggle because she is trying to be threatening but is too cute to pull it off.
@Anti-Matter There will be past Pokemon in the game, but not all of them. If the one you want isn't, you'll have to trade it over from another game.
Pokémon Sun and Moon, New Pokemon Revealed, and Legendary Tapu Koko! 4K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuYm6L5nTxQ
Tapu Koko and Drampa are really cool looking. Charjabug and Vikavolt are pretty clever evolutions to Grubbin (the former is a battery pack cocoon, while the later looks a bit like a jumper cable). Togedemaru is alright.
Bruxish is really ugly, but it's intended to be ugly. It's based off of Hawaii's state fish.
Tapukoko is cool
Bruxish is based off a real fish.
@dew12333 I believe these are the July 1st reveals considering it's been the 1st for a few hours in Japan.
@Vegaphil The style in design of the various Pokemon species has very obviously changed over time. You can say which you prefer, new or old. Maybe even both. Personally, these designs look okay to me. Everything I've seen so far reminds me of the generation 3 style, and just like third gen, there's several designs I love, and quite a few I'm indifferent towards.
Bug/Fairy is an interesting combination. Curious if it was have an evolution or not. I also feel like I'm the only one that like Drampa when I looked on a lot of forums. Reminds me of Valoo. Then again, I liked Popplio right off the bat, so I'm quite fond of the goofy ones.
Surprisingly enough, I like all the designs.
Still cant get over that zygrade transformation. its so good
I quite like these new Pokemon, except for the fish but I guess it's meant to be ugly.
A series named "Pocket Monsters" has weird-looking characters. Oh, what a crime.
@Vegaphil I agree. It's called "Pocket Monsters".
For people that are saying that all of the designs suck, gen 1-2 were better...really? You're generation had a PokeBall with reused eyes from a different Pokemon and a pile of sludge. Not liking one Pokemon is fine (I'm personally not a big fan of Bruxish, but that just might be the lips and teeth), but to say that all of the Pokemon are bad is is a little biased to gen 1-2.
Did anyone else thing that Tapu Koko looked a lot like Gallade? And maybe Drampa could be an evolution to Dunsparce? Bruxish might be the "weak fish" Pokemon like Magikarp and Feebas? Just thoughts.
cutiefly reminds me of beautifly : ~)
Of the Pokémon revealed so far, the Grubbin-Charjabug-Vikavolt line are close to certain in being part of my squad. I want to avoid having more than one Pokémon of the same type, so latter bug types may win my favour. So far though, they look fairly certain.
I'm also interested in Drampa, but it's early days, and more interesting gen 7 Pokémon might be revealed. Of those so far revealed, my squad would so far consist of Litten, Vikavolt, and Drampa. Here's hoping that we won't have to wait too long to find out the rest of the Gen 7 Pokémon; I'd love to have my intended squad prepared as soon as possible.
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