We decided to provide a summary and our thoughts on the latest Pokémon Sun and Moon news!
Sun Legendary Solgaleo- Physic/ Steel- Sunne Pokémon- Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun.” Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it’s active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target’s Ability. Solgaleo’s Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.
Moon Legendary Lunala- Psychic/Ghost- Moone Pokémon- Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon.” Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala’s signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target’s Ability. Lunala’s Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.
Look at Region- 4 main islands (1 being the one from first trailer), 2 small islands, building/boat in middle of it all.
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Professor Kukui – Islands’ professor. Takes care of the Player.
Lillie – Professor’s Mysterious Assistant. She doesn’t care for fighting Pokémon, but she will play a major role in the story. Likes to read.
Hau – Has a big appetite, becomes friends with the Player immediately after the player moves to Alola. Loves Malasade (the local food).
QR Code – Can scan to find out more information about Pokémon, which will help you find out where to catch them.
Rotom Pokédex – Will act like a guide. Will offer suggestions based on who you talk to, and point you in the right direction. Very few trainers on Alola have a Rotom Pokedex.
A bit of new information has been released, at least enough to hold us until E3. Nothing earth shattering, but still good to get a better look at how this game will play. The biggest shock is definitely the Rotom Pokédex. With Rotom acting like a guide, it seems like the Sun and Moon will be even easier for younger audiences to grasp. The Japanese trailer makes Alola look interesting, and I look forward to running across the many beaches.
The information released today is less than I was hoping. No new Pokémon were really revealed besides technically the legendaries. However, I think the game looks really good! Dunsparce in the promotional image for the QR code scanner gives me hope that maybe he is getting a true evolution. And can we talk about how Rotom just appeared like an RKO outta nowhere? This man just popped up. Not that I have a problem with it. But I certainly didn’t see that coming.
A lot of fleshing out on prior news and concepts, as well as a detailed look at the new Pokémon guide, the Rotom Pokedex. Still very excited for Moon, and Lunala and Sungaleo being confirmed means interesting things in regards to the copyright information from earlier this year. Pokémon is looking streamlined and I love it.
I’m actually surprised we didn’t get a new Pokémon. Also semi-surprised by the fact that we didn’t get much new information. But at least the Rotomdex is really cute. Looking forward to the first “talking” Pokémon in the main games. The cast looks also fine. The only thing that really surprised me is the new QR feature. First, I thought it would be a feature to catch new Pokémon since I only saw the promotion artwork. This could have been a huge deal for fans AND the Pokémon brand. The Pokémon Company could earn a HUGE amount of cash with product collaborations and it would be a good way to connect the games and and real world from a commercial standpoint. Unfortunately, it’s already confirmed that it will the QR Code only provides players with information. Very backwards thinking and a missed opportunity for the Pokémon brand, but who knows. Maybe it’s more useful than I thought before.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t particularly moved by any of the news(except the Rotom Pokédex, I find that quite amusing). Lunala being Psychic/Ghost kinda sucks considering I want the Moon version but that ability is quite good. Characters are fine. When will we see the fully evolved starters?
while it makes sense to focus on the new legendaries – which, to be fair, are pretty cool, particularly Lunala – I’m far more excited for the region itself. A wide variety of topography, gorgeous visuals befitting the Hawai’i inspiration, and a different kind of island chain than we’ve seen previously? It’s really nice, and I’m sure people will be pouring over each part of the world map or the shots in trailers to get a better look at how it works. Even the mechanics of movement and environmental design seem less tied to the series’ 2D roots than ever, though I will have some forlorn nostalgia for them. The Rotom ‘Déx is also really interesting, suggesting a more advanced or elaborate way for Pokémon to interact with people in the world.