[spoilerNew Pokemon:3dzexg68]The starters and mascots:
Rowlet is the Grass starter in Sun and Moon. Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Its visual abilities are impressive. The darkness of night is no obstacle to Rowlet! It can twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back so it can see directly behind itself. It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions.
Classification: Grass Quill Pokemon
Known moves: Leafage, Tackle, Growl
Litten is the Fire starter in Sun and Moon. Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains coolheaded and doesn"t show its emotions on the surface. Litten can attack with flaming hairballs! Its fur is rich in oils and immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks! When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze.
Classification: Fire Cat Pokemon
Known moves: Ember, Scratch
Popplio is the Water starter in Sun and Moon. Popplio"s swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It"s better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it"s on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps. Popplio can snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy! Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio’s determined spirit means it can usually be found practicing hard on its balloon skills.
Classification: Sea Lion Pokemon
Known moves: Water Gun, Pound, Growl, Disarming Voice
Solgaleo is the mascot of Pokemon Sun. 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.
Classification: Sunne Pokemon
Ability: Full Metal Body
Known moves: Sunsteel Strike
Lunala is the mascot of Pokemon Moon. 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.
Classification: Moone Pokemon
Ability: Shadow Shield
Known moves: Moongeist Beam
Other new Pokemon:
Yungoos is a big eater that is never satisfied. The majority of its long body is given over to its stomach, and its digestion is swift, so it’s always hungry. It has strong fangs, so it can crush and consume the hardest of objects. Each Yungoos chooses its own particular route for searching out prey and it stalks along this route searching for food until it’s exhausted, at which point it drops and sleeps wherever it may be. It’s thought that these Pokémon decide their routes based on safety, so that there’s no risk in falling asleep at any time. Yungoos is not a Pokémon that is native to the Alola region - it was brought to the region to help deal with the explosive population of a certain other Pokémon, and now Yungoos are commonly seen around the Alola region. Since this Pokémon is so common in the Alola region, it’s easy to catch one. But this Pokémon has a terrible temper when it’s hungry—and it demands a whopping amount of food.
Classification: Loitering Pokémon
Ability: Stakeout or Strong Jaw
Weight: 13.2 lbs.
Known moves: Tackle
Pikipek can strike 16 times a second with its beak. These strikes are powerful enough to not only drill through hard wood but even shatter stone and the noises made by their blows can signal others. Some of these signals have been identified as warning signals and greetings among allies. Pikipek trainers have grown to recognize them as well. These Pokémon drill holes in trees and store food in the holes, they also like small, glittering objects and will tuck them away in their food stores, too. It’s often said, “Something lost, something missed, check inside the Pikipek nest.” Pikipek will attack distant opponents by zipping seeds at them. These shots have enough strength to embed the seeds in tree trunks. Pikipek was first glimpsed in the Sun and Moon announcement trailer in February 2016.
Classification: Woodpecker Pokémon
Ability: Keen Eye or Skill Link
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Known moves: Peck
Grubbin relies on its sturdy jaw as a weapon in battle and as a tool for burrowing through the earth. Grubbin loves electricity, which is why it can be found near power plants and substations. By wrapping tree branches in the sticky threads that it spews from its mouth, Grubbin can swing around like an actor on suspension wires!
Classification: Larva Pokemon
Weight: 9.7 lbs.
Magearna is a Mythical Pokémon that was created by a scientist of uncommon genius 500 years ago. It has the power to perceive the emotions, thoughts, and feelings of other Pokémon. If a Pokémon is injured, Magearna will feel the other’s pain and suffering and will try as hard as it can to save that Pokémon. Magearna’s real body is the spherical construction in its chest called the Soul-Heart, created by a scientist who gathered the life energy from Pokémon. Magearna has the ability to transform itself into the appearance of a Poké Ball! It does so when it sleeps, and apparently also when it"s sad.
Classification: Artificial Pokemon
Known moves: Fleur Cannon, Flash Cannon, Lucky Chant, Helping Hand
Zygarde Cell is the stage that has been identified as the single Cells that make up Zygarde. Cells do not possess any will or thought processes. They"re found scattered throughout the region. Since they can"t use any moves, researchers question whether they can even be called Pokémon!
Zygarde Core is little more than a part of the Pokémon"s brain. Unlike the Cells, the Cores are self-aware and can communicate with Cells and other Cores via telepathy. When a change occurs in the local region"s ecosystem, Cores have been known to take action.
Zygarde 10% is the forme that the Zygarde Core takes when it gathers 10% of the Cells nearby. Capable of traveling over 60 mph (100 km/h), it defeats enemies with its sharp fangs and its incredible speed.
Ability: Swarm Change
Known moves: Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves
Zygarde Complete is the perfect forme that Zygarde takes when the Core gathers 100% of the Cells. When the ecosystem is under threat, and the Core concludes that the 50% Forme will be unable to deal with it, the Core takes on the Complete Forme. Its power is said to be greater than that of the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal!
Known moves: Core Enforcer