[Update] Latest Pokémon Sun and Moon Leak Reveals Alolan Grimer

Published: October 12, 2016 8:12 PM /



Update: The leaked CoroCoro scans have come through, confirming the information posted yesterday on Serebii.

The big focus was on Type: Null and it's new evolution, known in Japan as Silvadi. According to the translations made by Serebii, Type: Null  destroys its helmet and evolves into Silvadi when it encounters a trainer it trusts. It evolves into a Normal-type, but there is a special held item called Memory, that allows Silvadi to change it's type due to the AR System ability. Silvadi takes on different traits depending on it's type change, including  colors representing the chosen type through its eyes, mane and tail, which all begin to glow. Silvadi also has a new attack, Multi-Attack, which changes type based on it's held item.


Many of these traits are again, similar to the legendary Pokémon Arceus, who has the ability Multitype, and uses the type plates to transform it's type in battle. This gives more credibility to the fan speculation that Type: Null and Silvadi were created to battle Arceus in some form, possibly setting up a post-game storyline between the two Pokémon, although this is still speculation.

The full spread page of Silvadi, the evolution of Type: Null. Courtesy of Serebii.net.
The full spread page of Silvadi, the evolution of Type: Null. Courtesy of Serebii.net.

While Type: Null and Silvadi were the major focus, Jangmo-o's evolutionary line, Jangaro and Jararanga, were also confirmed, and are indeed Dragon/Fighting-types. As well as that, it was confirmed that a new trial captain by the name of Ilmia will be the first trial captain the player faces, and that the first major cities name, in Japanese, is Houri city.  No other new Pokémon or Alolan forms were shown in the CoroCoro scans at this time, although a new scan of the Pokémon Anime was also featured on Serebii.


Original Story: Another Alolan form has been leaked ahead time for Pokémon Sun and Moon. This time, it's Alolan Grimer.

The leak again comes from a CoroCoro scan, and has been reported as confirmed by the third party website Serebii.net. The form is for the previously Poison-type Grimer, now sporting a dual Poison/Dark-type, according to the information revealed by the source.

The same source, according to Serebii, has also revealed some more information, but Serebii has noted that all of the other information is still unconfirmed at this time. According to the source, the upcoming CoroCoro issue, which is scheduled to hit store shelves within the next few days in Japan, will also feature the Pokémon Jangmo-o's  full evolution line, with will turn into a Dragon/Fighting-type. The Entire line's Japanese names were also mentioned; Jangmo-o evolves into Jarango, who then evolves into Jararanga.


The full scan, showing off Alolan Grimer. Courtesy of Serebii.net.
The full scan, showing off Alolan Grimer. Courtesy of Serebii.net.

The source also noted that Type: Null also evolves into a Pokémon called Shiruvadi, complete with a new ability for Shiruvadi called "AR System" which changes the Pokémon's type based on the item it currently holds. The only other Pokémon with a similar ability is the Legendary Pokémon Arceus- whom many fans speculate is the Pokémon Type: Null was created to fight.


Pokémon Sun and Moon is almost a month away, with information coming in fast and heavy as the games almost year long PR campaign begins to wrap up. Last week, TechRaptor covered new information regarding the starters first evolution, as well as new features such as the Poké Pelago and the Festival Park. The biggest reveal from the new trailer, however, is arguably the announcement of the Sun and Moon demo, which will be released to the public next week on October 18th.

What do you think about the Alolan Grimer, or the other information revealed? Are you looking forward to the demo? Leave your comments below. 

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