We still have to wait until November for Pokémon Sun and Moon, but today the Pokémon Company gave us a new trailer with more details on the Alola region and its big legendary Pokémon. The official website has also been updated with new information.
The Pacific Islands-inspired Alola Region is the setting of the seventh generation Pokémon titles. It’s made up of four natural islands and one artificial one. The islands include many unique Pokémon that are native to the region.
Sun and Moon’s big cover stars have been named and detailed. Solgaleo, the white lion of Sun, is a Psychic/Steel type. It boasts the Full Metal Body ability, which means its stats cannot be lowered by an opponent. It’s shown in the trailer using Sunsteel Strike, where it leaps into the air and drops down like a meteor, ignoring the opponent’s Ability.
Lunala is the crescent-shaped winged creature who graces Moon. It’s a Psychic/Ghost type with the Shadow Shield Ability. This never-before-seen Ability means Lunala takes less damage from attacks when it has full hit points. It also has a signature Ability-ignoring move in Moongeist Beam.
The trailer also introduces us to some of the main characters of the Alola Region. You’ll meet the bare-chested Professor Kukui who offers you your starter Pokémon. His assistant is the mysterious Lillie, who doesn’t like battling Pokémon. Apparently she plays an important role in the main story. Finally there’s your goofy, fun-loving friend Hau who loves both Pokémon and food.
The ever-important pokédex gets a fun new upgrade in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Rotom Pokédex is inhabited by a Rotom, a Pokémon introduced in the fourth generation that can possess electronic appliances. This gives your all-in-one map, journal, and Pokémon databank a helpful personality.
The website also reveals that Pokémon Sun and Moon will be compatible with QR codes. These codes allow you to register Pokémon in your pokédex – even ones you haven’t found yet. You can even scan your friends’ QR codes as a way of sharing Pokémon.
Pokémon Sun and Moon are coming November 18 (USA) and November 23 (EU) for Nintendo 3DS.