New Pokémon hints, rumors, and teases have been rolling in steadily. Today we get some official reveals. Several new Pokémon native to the Alola Region have been revealed for Pokémon Sun and Moon. These are in addition to the few that we’ve seen from E3.
The trailer above shows several newcomers showing off their new moves and abilities. Here’s a brief breakdown of each new Pokémon.
Tapu Koko is the one of the best new Pokémon we’ve seen yet. It’s got a rare and awesome Electric/Fairy typing, unique ability, new move, and just an incredibly cool design. It’s arms come together to form a giant bird-like mask head. Its Electric Surge Ability powers its own electric moves. It’s known as the Land Spirit Pokémon and is the guardian deity of Melemele Island. We’re not quite sure if that makes it a Legendary Pokémon, but it’s certainly cool enough to warrant that category.
This little battery-shaped bug has already spawned a slew of joke pics based on its bus-like design. Charjabug is the next evolution of the previously revealed Grubbin. With its new Battery Ability it can raise the Special Attack of its allies. It’s the Battery Pokémon of course.
The final evolutionary form of Grubbin and Charjabug is an ultra-cool spaceship bug. The official description of Vikavolt says it likes partnering with Charjabug, using it as a living battery to power up its electric blasts.
Drampa is a pretty obvious cross between a dragon and a…Grandpa? The feisty old man dragons are apparently quite gentle, and naturally protect children. If threatened their Berserk Ability is activated. It raises their Special Attack when they drop to half health.
The “Gnash Teeth Pokémon” acts as a natural coast guard for the Alola Region. It emits psychic power from the dongle on its head, and grinds its teeth to ward off foes. Its new Dazzling Ability prevents other Pokémon from using first strike moves like Quick Attack.
The Pokémon games always retain a certain ratio of cuties. Though Cutiefly looks like a hummingbird, it’s called the Bee Fly Pokémon. It’s a safe bet that it evolves into something a bit larger. Though probably still quite cute.
This little guy is shaped like a snifter glass. But don’t be followed by its adorable appearance. Apparently its body is covered in needles! It uses its tail spike like a lightning rod to store energy, absorbing electric-type moves. I am definitely a fan of its powerful Electric/Steel typing as well.
The Drowsing Pokémon spends all its time asleep. It even battles while asleep! It sounds like the Snorlax of the Alola Region. Its new Comatose Ability reflects its sleepy nature. It prevents it from getting any other status conditions.
The Puppy Pokémon is sure to be a popular one. I’d bet all the Pokédollars that it’s one of the first new Pokémon you meet on your journey. The official description reveals that it does evolve at least once. There is a 100% chance that Rockruff will end up in my party.
Finally several new forms for the Legendary Zygarde were revealed. Zygarde could be acquired after completing Pokémon X/Y. It appeared in what is now known as its snake-like 50% Form.
Additional forms will be available in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Its 10% Form resembles a Doberman Pinscher. With its Power Construct Ability, Zygarde can morph into its Complete Form, which looks like a crazy awesome Transformer.
Pokémon Sun and Moon will launch on November 18 (US) and November 23 (EU) for Nintendo 3DS.