The Pokémon Company has unveiled its latest information drop for Pokémon Sun and Moon, helping to boost hype further ahead of the two titles making a splash this November.
As always a trailer does the job of introducing exciting details - this time we have final evolutions for the Starters, Region Guardians, some new Pokémon and confirmation of some famous Trainers returning in 'The Battle Tree', seemingly a spot to take on some challenging encounters once you feel ready.
Check it out below.
We'll post the usual gallery of details from the official website soon, but in the meantime let us know what you think of the latest additions.
I don't really see the big deal with battling old trainers, they basically like any other battle just with unique trainer models.
This for me has gone from a "Day 1" purchase to a "I NEED THIS NOW!!!"
Seriously Game Freak, you have really outdone yourselves this time. Well done Nintendo. This will be the Holiday Seller
EDIT: I love the choice of the final evolutions being like Job Classes in Final Fantasy (The Archer, The Brawler and The Bard)
I said it once and I'll say it again, these games are going to be the best Pokémon games yet. I'm so happy to see Red, Blue and Cynthia and also hear their remixed themes. There was a small taste of music in the trailer and it leaves be begging for more. I hope they won't leave it to just Red and Blue. Bring me Ethan, May, etc. I'm greedy.
Also: I advice to change the picture. Some of us don't want to get spoiled.
Ok the Red and Blue inclusion is hitting my nostalgia button...I might have to get this.
I just hope they add some difficultly to the game for veteran players
This game will easily keep me occupied until the Switch arrives!
Wow! I wasn't expecting previous trainers to return. I'm glad we got to see at least a few good surprises that the data miners couldn't spoil.
Red finally left that mountain. Lol
So, essentially, the Battle Tree is what I wanted to return from Generation V the most: the Pokémon World Tournament.
And we can battle Red? Awesome. All we need now is a chance to fight other protagonists as well, especially Ethan!
Water/Fairy?! I knew my faith in Popplio wasn't misguided! All of the starter's final evolutions look great, Decidueye's is probably the best though, and Grass/Ghost? Interesting typing! The return of the old trainers is a welcome treat, I hope we get them from all the past games!
The starter evos are butt ugly. I'm disappointed.
I like all the Island Guardians except Tapu Bulu.
Are we gonna get Gold, Silver and Crystal, not to mention all the others?
Red looks all grown up
Yeah, Sun and Moon look promising, but they will never beat my favourite games, Diamond and P-
*Sees Cynthia in 3D
Ok Game Freak, you won. Sun and Moon will be the best in the series. Take my money now.
Looks like the rumored final starters turned out true.
Red is in? This makes me even more excited for these games.
I'm a glutton for punishemnt - nothing was better than trying to beat Red in gen II and his overleved Pikachu!
And let's hope Blue is still as arrogant as ever in his lines... Its part of his unique charm
As someone who's made it a tradition to always get the water starter every gen, I can comfortably say I'm fully on board with all three of Popplio's evos.
A little more than 3 weeks to go!
Red looks like a man-child and Blue like a washed up loser who never achieved anything after his crowning moment. Not very happy with the designs at all. Tbh I don't really think Red looks like Red at all, more like fan art they found on Google images.
Not too thrilled with the starter's final evolutions. They just don't look right to me.
Our prayers have been answered, no fire/fighting.
Was that an Alolan form Raichu? Electric/Fairy?
My hype dropped a tad with the demo. I find some of the choices a little too archaic. The games look better than ever, but too many text prompts. "I sense a pokemon nearby" for the trial in the demo kind of defeated the purpous. I'm not entirely sure how to articulate my issues on the matter, but its like the old text based adventure games only with pretty visuals. Maybe I just need some more playtime outside of battles or if anyone else has the same complaints they could help me out here.
Tho, I am intrigued with the final starter typings. The only surprising one for me was rowlet's final being grass ghost. Didn't see that one coming at all.
Can't wait to get these games. The Battle tree is amazing. I like how they are thinking of building a League but it won't be done until the end of the game. I can't wait to battle Cynthia and Wally and then battle with them. My hype is at an all time high. These might end up being my game of the year.
Some Tapu Pokemons have Last name which sounds similar with Indonesian language. I was surprised. Let me explain. Tapu Lele, Lele in Indonesian means Catfish. Tapu Bulu, Bulu in Indonesian means Feather. Well, just coincidence same name. Btw, Gosh...! Tapu Koko in Z-Move = Sand Titan ?!
One thing, is it me or the graphic on trailer looks crispy and less blurry than the demo version ?
Finally!! Some love for my boy Wally TT-TT
Battle Tree looks awesome! Red returns! And that absolutely terrifying Tapu Z-Move!! I can't frickin' wait!
I'm so glad I've had my eye on Rowlet; loving that final typing of Grass/Ghost and didn't see it coming either. Also the league bit sounds pretty interesting so far...
Soo much awesomeness! These really are shaping up to be truly special.
Love the idea of setting up a new league along with returning trainers from previous games too (I wonder how the anime will handle that). I am even more undecided on the starters now though aha, as I'm really liking all three final evolutions.
@Lalivero Cool, thanks!
(Captain Toad slowly reaches for wallet. Resists after disappointing X and Y game he played but ultimately gives in and proceeds to throw wallet at screen.)
Tapu Lele looks somewhat like Female version of Magic Pot from Chocobo Dungeon...
Oh my word! What did they do to you Red... you're hideous. At least Green is still a cutie. He was my favorite anyway.
Sweet, now that they have made Cynthia's in-game model, a DP remake might be imminent. Or not. Who knows...
Litten what the?! I saw the leaks and I thought that Incineroar was cool, but did NOT expect such an attitude, animations can really make or break a character T.T; Not saying is bad, I understand what they aimed for and it's done amazingly well, but I'm not sure I can deal to have him as my main partner in Alola DX
Everything else however is simply awesome, glad to see we won't have to wait an "Eclipse" version for get a super cool post-story!
Oh, so ash is in this one? I thought he was supposed to be ash, like the nenderoid.
Shouldn't that be gary and ash? I mean that's who most people mistak-I mean know them as right? No official material stating that the trainer from gen 1's name is Red right?
THAT IS SO SEXY! ALL OF THIS PLEASE! FOREVER!
AND I CAN'T WAIT TO BATTLE RED AND CYNTHIA WITH MY TEAM! o/ FINALLY!
Huh ? Eclipse ? Based on Pokemon anime ? Sorry for my lackness of Pokemon knowledge.
Dang Red, the years have not been kind to you... Still going to beat his face in though, can't wait!
So glad Cynthia is back, she was one of my favorites.
@khaosklub I believe the Johto games called them Red and Blue.
So this confirms that this game takes place in the fire, compared to like, gold.
We need a time line.
The thing that got me most excited was the fact that both, Red and Blue, have 6 Pokemon and one of them is Alakazam. The games are getting easier with every iteration. Those might actually be challenging fights.
@Anti-Matter That word was litterally a joke, no need to think about it too much XD
I was just mentioning the fact that past Pokemon's games had a lame post-story in the first title of a new generation and only later titles (like Emerald for Ruby/Sapphire or Platinum for Pearl/Diamond) had a proper one.
Luckily it seems we won't have to hope for something like an "Eclipse" (or whatever else the sun and moon have in common) version to be made, since Sun and Moon are already showing a post story that sound as solid as the best ones I ever seen in Pokemon games ^_^
Decidueye is awesome, glad it changed typing. I need a Cosmog, so far my team will be Rowlet, Cosmog, Minior, Jangmo-o, the sea slug one, and I can't remember the last.
@ProfessorToad Puberty isn't always kind to everyone... (I actually think he looks awesome)
@khaosklub Gold/Silver and their remakes name him Red. Ash/Gary are from a different canon.
They do, and I know. Being mockingly sarcastic due to this previous article
Where damien and co outright refuse to acknowledge the character as "red" and adamantly calls him "ash".
@Mogster Well they are 20 at this time so what would you expect?
Oh man, Rowlet looks TERRIBLE now. And I was hoping for the postgame to be a secret...
I'm throwing cash and credit cards at the screen, but nothing is happening.
@MajinSoul: Well, they both had 6 Pokémon in Gen 2 and Alakazam has been part of Blue's team in almost every game he has appeared in. I'm sure they're at least somewhat challenging, levelwise I think Red's Pikachu is at least 80, it would be weird to make it worse than what it was in Gold and Silver. I'm hoping for level 100 team but I'm not holding my breath. Pikachu is most likely holding a Z crystal and if Pokémon Origins is anything to go by, he might have a Mega Charizard.
I don't really like Reds new design so much, why did he have to grow up? Also Blue is missing his signature pendant, something he has had in all his other forms (Gary, Green (special), blue (origins), etc). I just hope they have level 100 Pokemon or higher. Plus now that they have aged 😭 We know it takes place after the events of HGSS (which I think took place right before Platinum, at least it did in Special/adventures) so Alola and Team Skull takes place many years later
@Tempestryke I'd imagine "Ethan, Soul, and Lyra" (given Wally's as in ORAS, they wouldn't regress), though I'd love to see Kris return. Hell, given her design, she could be reappropriated as an Alolan-raised.
As for the trailer, it's wild to see Red so grown, even though Green looks so similar.
...Did I type "Green"? I must've meant Blue, but if that's the case, they surely would've changed his pants and shoes, right? looks at his rug in HGSS Oh, yeah...
@Rhydas No need to wait! Just boot up Black 2 or White 2~
@khaosklub Dang, I remember the long discussion and arguments back then. People are still cringy over the article?
Obviously Ash and Red are two different people. We have Ash-Greninja, not Red-Greninja after all, haha.
Pikachu lvl487... And still one hit KO!!!
@Xaessya seeing Cynthia, Wally, Red, and Blue again was actually the highlight for me. I don't know if you played this one Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, but one of my favorite inclusions was something called the Pokémon World Championship. It was a competition between you and every Gym Leader and Champion from the other regions. It was so nostalgic, and it really solidified the idea that this is a unified world that follow chronologically, not just isolated experiences. I can't speak for anyone else, but it makes the games more meaningful to me.
I was playing showdown when there was a poll with "are you happy with final bro starter typing" and I was like what and peeped YouTube and I saw this and when I saw the red and blue I wanted to scream. Post game has a LOT of content and I'm practically shaking for this game to be put in my hands!!! PLEASE NOVEMBER COME FASTER
Anybody else slightly perturbed by how much glee is in the smiling face of the female trainer during the Tapu Z-move as she smashes her fist into her other hand, instructing the Guardian of Alola to smash that poor Probopass into the dirt? Hilarious.
Also, is anyone else getting a Kumatetsu (Boy and the Beast) vibe from Incineroar? The new animation style in the Sun and Moon anime is kinda similar to the film, as well.
oh no!!! What happened to you, Rowlet!? you were so cute, but now you're so ugly. (T_T )
Same with Litten.
Popplio went the complete opposite though. I love Primarina, she looks so graceful.
Hmmm... can't decide if I should go for Primarina, or get a Rowlet and never evolve him. Of course, I still need to decide if I'm getting Sun or Moon. (o_O )
Not a fan of Decidueye's name. I get that it's deciduous + eye, but it sounds kinda lame. Archeraptor would have been a way cooler choice.
Oh well, maybe it will grow on me.
Hmm....Decidueye or Incineroar? I'm torn....
rowlet or primarina for me. (^_^ )
It's just too too bad this game is a cheap cash-grab and has no new features. /sarcasm.
Looks great! I'd enjoy rebattling old characters, I hope there will be many. Just hoping my Amazon order arrives on time.
Ahghhh too much information! Why the hell did I click it?!
Anyone from team litten looking to join team rowlet because of incineroar?
Yo dawg, I heard you like Nostalgia Goggles.
How much you selling em for?
I really like Primarina. Elegant, yet goofy...not unlike myself.
@NIN10DOXD yea hes left one monten only to clime a nother one wonder if he be thare for a nother 20 yers lol
@TJF588 But my team is on X... :c
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