Get your calendars out because the release date for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been revealed! That’s right, you can now begin your own Pokémon journey with your nintendo 3DS, starting November 18, 2016 in the U.S! Pokémon fans have had limited details since the announcement of the games back in February, which left us wanting more. Have no fear, the trailer is here! The new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon gives players much more insight: it’s our very own TM70 in the darkest of caves.
Inside this glorious trailer we discover three new starter Pokémon, who are extremely adorable. You can view them down below. First we have Rowlet, who is a grass/flying type. This Pokémon resembles an owl, with a fancy, leaf bowtie and knows the move Leafage when it becomes your partner. Next, we have Litten, who is a fire type resembling a cat. Litten knows the move Ember when it becomes your partner, and seems to keep a levelheaded exterior. What a fierce feline! Last, we have Popplio, a water type. Poppplio looks like he can fit in at the circus with a very playful vibe! In addition, Popplio will know the move Water Gun when it becomes your partner and he resembles a seal. Throughout all the generations, it’s always an internal struggle to pick just one. Our inner Pokémon master is screaming, “Gotta catch ‘em all!”. Whoever you end up choosing, you can expect a fun and challenging adventure.
As for the setting of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, both take place in a new region! Alola is the name of the stunning tropical region, where you meet Kukui, in his open lab coat, greeting you with a bare chest. We can safely assume he will be our new professor who helps us branch out into the amazing world of Pokémon. In addition, the game graphics in each Pokémon generation keep evolving and the success of that is clear in Pokémon Sun and Moon. The trailer shows radiant and substantial battlefields, more realistic looking characters, and more. Players will experience the game to a greater extent once the game is actually released. However, these are all inklings that bring players the desire to grab their own copies of the game ASAP. I know I will! You can watch the official trailer here!
Last but not least, the cover art for Pokémon Sun and Moon was also released (seen above). In February the logos were shown as very vague, with symbolic representations of both the sun and moon in regards to each game. Now we are able to see the full and official cover art which showcases the two new legendary Pokémon! Although we don’t know the names of the legendary Pokémon, players can make speculations about each. Pokémon Sun has a fiery lion inspired legendary Pokémon. Pokémon Moon seems to have a more mysterious legendary Pokémon, inspired by a bat. Yet another decision players will be faced with, when thinking about which legendary Pokémon they want to capture. Unless, of course, you buy both to become the Pokémon master you always dreamed of.
Looking towards the future, Pokémon fans can only hope to discover more information about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon with E3 2016 coming up in June. Stay tuned for more updates, and coverage as the year moves forward!
What starter Pokémon are looking forward to choosing as your partner? It has to be #TeamLitten for me! As for legendary Pokémon, I have to say I’ll be picking the bat-inspired Pokémon from Pokémon Moon. How about you? Let us know in the comments below!