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Latest Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer: Final Starter Evolutions, Guardians, New Battle Facility

by Donald Theriault - October 27, 2016, 6:23 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Pokemon Company International

Warning: champions approaching.

The last Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer for October has revealed eight new Pokémon, including the final evolutions of the starting Pokémon, and given hints about the game's structure.

New Pokémon:

  • Rowlet's final evolution is Decidueye, a Grass/Ghost type with the trademark move Spirit Shackle (prevents opponent from switching)
  • Litten's final evolution is Incineroar, a Fire/Dark type based on a rudo in the lucha libre wrestling tradition. Its trademark move, Darkest Lariat, damages and ignores stat buffs.
  • Popplio's last form is Primarina, whose trademark is Sparkling Aria, a move that damages and also heals burns.
  • The island guardians are Tapu Lele (Akala Island, Psychic/Fairy, sets "Psychic Terrain" which prevents priority moves), Tapu Bulu (Ula'ula Island, Grass/Fairy, sets Grassy Terrain for healing), and Tapu Fini (Poni Island, Water/Fairy, sets Misty Terrain which affects stat buffs/debuffs). All four guardians share a special Z-move called "Guardian of Alola".
  • A new standalone Psychic type called Cosmog was shown, with the Unaware ability
  • Alolan Meowth evolves into Alolan Persian, with the same Dark type and Fur Coat or Technician for abilities

The trailer spotlights the creation of the Alolan Pokémon League, and also showed off a battle facility called the Battle Tree. In the Battle Tree, players can team up with and battle against classic series trainers including Cynthia (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum champion), Wally (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire rival), Red and Blue.



ClexYoshiOctober 27, 2016


OedoOctober 27, 2016

Primarina looks awesome! Definitely going Popplio for my starter now.

rygarOctober 27, 2016

I was litten from the start, but it's getting harder to choose between it and Rowlet.  Decidueye is my favorite final form by a significant margin, but I like the Litten/Torracat over Rowlett/Dartrix, and fire over grass. All three starters are interesting though.

I really like the designs of Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini.  I'm particularly interested in Tapu Lele as I run Gardevoir a lot, and would like a new psychic/fairy type.

TGTOctober 28, 2016

I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to hear the new themes they're going to have for the champions and Wally.

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