Villain Team, New Aloan Forms Confirmed for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon Team Skull Reveal

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Villain Team, New Aloan Forms Confirmed for Pokémon Sun and Moon

August 13, 2016

By: Robert Grosso

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Well, it's another week, which means another Pokémon Sun and Moon reveal

This time, the reveal shows off a few new Pokémon, new Aloan forms, and the villain team of the game, Team Skull.



The three new Pokémon were previously leaked throughout the past week. The first is WishiWashi, a Pokémon that can turn into a giant school of fish when it reaches a certain level. This school form is  not an evolution, if WishiWashi takes too much damage, it loses it's new form in battle. The second is the sea cucumber, Pyukumuku, who has the ability Innards Out, which does damage to the opponents Pokémon equal to its current health when it is knocked out. Finally, we have the Grass/Fairy type Morelull, a luminating mushroom Pokémon. 

The big reveal is the first look at Team Skull in Sun and Moon, who are vastly different than the previous team's seen in the game. Appearance-wise they look like hip-hop street punks, and their team leaders are Plumeria, the big sister to the boss of Team Skull, and Guzma. Guzma is also shown to have a history with Professor Kukui, and drops a hint that he was once trying to become a captain in the Alola region. 

We finally get the Alolan forms of three new Kanto Pokémon. Two of them, Meowth and Marowak, were revealed previously, while the third, the Alolan Raichu, saw an early leak the day before the video was released. Alolan Meowth is a pure dark-type with the pickup and technician abilities. Alolan Marowak has transformed into a Fire/Ghost-type with the abilities Cursed Body and Lightning Rod. Finally, Raichu transforms into an Electric/Psychic-type, and uses the ability Surge Surfer, which doubles Raichu's speed when Electric Terrain is on the field.

There is no official reveal for the Sandcastle Pokémon or the pre-evolution of Bewear shown previously in the CoroCoro Leaks, but it is likely that batch of Pokémon will be seen in the next video for Sun and Moon.

Pokémon Sun and Moon is scheduled for a November 18th release on the Nintendo 3DS. 


What do you think about the new Pokémon and the Alolan Forms? How about Team Skull? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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