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Pokémon Sun and Moon News 10/14

Brandon Bobal / October 14, 2016 at 7:10 PM / Gaming, News

A new video has been made available by The Pokémon Company for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the next games in the wildly popular Pokémon video game franchise. This video, viewable below, further confirms some information from leaked CoroCoro scans that we reported upon on October 12, 2016.

The video first showcases Silvally, the evolution of Type: Null, has the unique ability of RKS System, which allows Silvally, normally a Normal-type Pokémon, to change into any other type based on what item it is holding. Silvally also has a unique move called Multi-Attack, which again is typed based on what item Silvally is holding.

Silvally; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Silvally, the Synthetic Pokémon

Next up are two evolutions for the Dragon-typed Jangmo-o; Jangmo-o evolves into Hakamo-o, which evolves into Kommo-o, both of which are Dragon/Fighting and bear either the Bulletproof or Soundproof abilities. Kommo-o has access to a unique move called Clanging Scales; the exact details on how it works aren’t known at this time, but it is known that it involves Kommo-o scraping its scales against each other as a part of the attack and that using it causes Kommo-o’s defense to drop afterward.

Hakamo-o; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Hakamo-o, the Scaly Pokémon

Kommo-o; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Kommo-o, the Scaly Pokémon

We also have two confirmed evolutions for the pure-Grass type Bounsweet; its first stage evolution is called Steenee, and its final stage evolution is Tsareena. Steenee has either Leaf Guard or oblivious as its abilities, while Tsareena has Leaf Guard and a brand new ability called Queenly Majesty, which causes priority moves to fail when used. Tsareena has access to a unique move called Trop Kick, which causes the opposing Pokémon’s Attack stat to drop.

Steenee; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Steenee, the Fruit Pokémon

Tsareena; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Tsareena, the Fruit Pokémon

The final new Pokémon revealed in this trailer is an evolution for Cutiefly called Ribombee, which is a Bug/Fairy Pokémon with the abilities Honey Gather and Shield Dust.

Ribombee; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Ribombee, the Bee Fly Pokémon

We also have confirmation on the Alolan forms of Grimer and Muk; both of these are Dark/Poison types in Alola, and can have either Poison Touch or Gluttony as their abilities.

Alolan Grimer; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Alolan Grimer, the Sludge Pokémon

Alolan Muk; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Alolan Muk, the Sludge Pokémon

The trailer also revealed two new story characters that players will encounter on their journey through the Alola region; the first is Olivia, the Kahuna of Akala Island, which is the second island players will visit on their island challenge trip. The second character is the Trial Captain Ilima, who graduated from the Trainers’ School and now specializes in Normal-type Pokémon for the Trial they head.

Olivia; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Kahuna Olivia

Ilima; Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Trial Captain Ilima

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are scheduled for a worldwide release on November 18, 2016, for the Nintendo 3DS; Europe will receive their copies of the games almost a week later on November 23, 2016.

Stay tuned to TechRaptor for continually updated information on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and all things Pokémon.

What are your thoughts on the Pokémon shown in the video? Are you planning on using any on your in-game team? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Brandon Bobal

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Brandon writes articles with focuses on video and board games, and Magic: The Gathering. When he isn't doing research for his weekly Magic: The Gathering column, he can be found enjoying the outdoors.