In what may be the final video of many, many trailers for Pokémon Sun and Moon, we’re introduced to the three Starter Pokémon’s exclusive Z-Moves.
Decidueye unleashes the Sinister Arrow Raid. He does a bombing run on his foes, dropping down a torrent of arrows. Incineroar preforms a wrestling belly-flop within an arena in Malicious Moonsault. Primarina summons a giant ball of water with Oceanic Operetta. She uses her voice to drop it on her foes, then takes a bow.
Z-Moves are the major new gimmick added to Pokémon Sun and Moon. Like the Mega Evolutions from last generation, they can be used once per battle. Z-Moves require the Z-Ring, a wearable bracelet, and the appropriate Z-Crystal. Most Z-Crystals are divided by type, such as Electric, Grass, and Fighting.
There are a few exceptions. Some Z-Crystals are specific to certain Pokémon, such as the three Starter Pokémon. In previous trailers we’ve seen some other exclusive Z-Moves, including Pikachu, Raichu, Snorlax, and Eevee. The Guardians of Alola also have their unique head-transforming Z-Moves.
The trailer also reveals more of the Ultra Beasts. These are powerful boss-like Pokémon which probably feature heavily into the main story. The trailer shows the spindly form of UB-03 Lightning and the monstrous maw of UB-05 Glutton.
Finally we get a few more Alola variants to classic Pokémon. Diglett and Dugtrio can be found in Pokémon Sun and Moon sporting hilarious wavy blonde surfer hair.
Pokémon Sun and Moon launches this Friday, November 18 on Nintendo 3DS. Play the digital demo to unlock a special Greninja for the full game. You can also unlock Magearna through a QR Code and a Munchlax by downloading via Mystery Gift.