WARNING: Rumors are posted in hopes of spurring discussion. Do not take them as legitimate information until proven otherwise.

It’s RUMOR TIME and you can probably imagine how giddy I am to be able to start up the discussion with Pokémon Sun & Moon’s November release on the Nintendo 3DS drawing nearer and nearer.

Today we have some information from Japan’s anonymous forum 2ch. Users are regarding this rumor as highly dubious but its contents made me think it would be great to talk about:

  • The Alola region will feature 90 new Pokémon
  • 15 new Mega Evolutions will be revealed, but they are different or may have a different mechanic than what we’ve seen
  • There is a special attack gauge in battle that fills up and let’s you pull off a super-strong attack when full
  • More Pokémon in the “Tapu” series will be released, probably all of the islands have guardian
  • Lillie’s father is involved with the evil team and is either high ranking or its boss

Again, these are just rumors, but I’m very curious to hear what you’d think if there were 90 new Pokémon and if the gauge mechanic turned out to be real.

Exciting stuff!

<3 PJ

  • As soon as I read this, I instantly though: A fan made this up to get attention. This sounds like many things people would want and would believe.

  • Chicolombia

    In my opinion, these are way too vague to be even considered legitimate.

  • Vekxin

    To be honest I can believe more Tapu Pokémon, I can see a potential name theme among the potential guardians. But everything else. Meh kinda farfetch’d

  • maysjedu

    These are honestly the more beleivable rumors with little to no proof considering how tame they are and how pokemon has said “theres some secret about the starters”

    • ColdHands28

      I think the starters and Rockruff shared secret has to do with the legendary guardians. In the description of the Guardians it’s said that they appear if they find a Trainer or Pokémon interesting. Not to mention the Prof has a Rockruff and during the trailer they had the Guardian appear the only pokemon seen were either starters or Rockruff. Plus there’s 4 island guardians and four pokemon that share a secret. Just a theory.

  • LTSS

    Let’s take them point for point.

    – The Alola region will feature 90 new Pokémon
    I think we all hope that there will be more than 72 new Pokémon, so this is plausible.

    – 15 new Mega Evolutions will be revealed, but they are different or may have a different mechanic than what we’ve seen
    It’s too vague to say anything about this and makes it look more like speculations than fact.

    – There is a special attack gauge in battle that fills up and let’s you pull off a super-strong attack when full
    And this may be the one that shots down these claims. Unless it is a feature that will be revealed later in the game, we have already seen the battle system and there were no gauge.

    – More Pokémon in the “Kapu” series will be released, probably all of the islands have guardian
    I think this one is obvious, since Tapu Koko is already said to be the gaurdian of one island, it is almost certain that the other islands have guardians too. It is almost possible that Magearna is the guardian of the manmade island.

    – Lillie’s father is involved with the evil team and is either high ranking or its boss
    Plausible, but again, it sounds more like speculations than fact.

    All in all, it sounds more like what someone wants rather than fact.

  • Galemcaedus

    Goodra confirmed to be Ash’s 6th pkmn for the Kalos league.

    • Gammer21

      This to me is his weakest team yet, but God do I hope he wins the league that would be awesome!!!

  • naranja blue

    These are all vague and plausible enough that they very well might end up being true, whether the person is just making this up or not.
    90 new Pokémon? Hardly a shocking number in either direction.
    New mega evolutions, but “different”? I think we were mostly expecting that already what with the new bracelets and all.
    More Tapu Pokémon, one for each island? Makes sense, I was already thinking that anyway and I doubt I’m the only one.
    Lillie’s dad is part of the evil team? There’s clearly something up with her, this is just as plausible as anything else.
    The only thing that seems dubious is the special attack gauge, bc that seems like something we’d have seen evidence of during the E3 demo.

  • 1. 90 Pokemon is more than amount X/Y presented, but it’s a rather vauge number.
    2. I love Mega Evolution, so I hope to see more! I just hope the fifteen is not included in the 90 Pokemon. Also, I believe that the gem would allow for Mega Evolution without a Mega Stone. Yet, GameFreak needs to balance that feature if it ends up being true.
    3. The braclet might allow for this. I don’t know how the guage would affect competative battling.
    4. There is obviously going to be three more Tapu Pokemon.
    5. This seems like a stretch, but I could see Lillie hating to use Pokemon in battle due to her father abusing them. Then Lillie would assist you in destroying the criminal organization.
    Overall, this sounds like a wantlist more than fact, but I would love to see it pan-out in the future.

  • Armaggedon16

    All of these are Certainly Possible.
    But they’re too vague, also the special move gauge Kinda proves it’s fake. We’ve seen the Battle system in the Treehouse footage.

    • Well maybe the gauge only appears when the crystal thing is acquired?

  • knightwolf09

    Okay, special attacks I can buy. Having a gauge for it, doesn’t sound like that would work. I’d rather those move stay at 5 PP and can’t be PP-Upd.

  • Trusk

    I am still waiting for the for the following Pokemon to have cross-gen evolutions:

    Banette (Ghost-type) in to a Ghost/Fairy-type through trading with a held item
    Granbull (Normal/Fairy-type) in to a Fighting/Fairy-type after learning the move Hammer Arm
    An alternate evolution of Togetic into a Dragon/Flying-type
    An alternate Grass/Fire type evolution for Weepinbell

    Wouldn’t you agree?

  • OmegaElectivire

    I hope we get that amount of Pokemon or more.. And as for the mega evolutions, that’s not a lot..But the thing about the Tapu’s, I hope they all don’t have Tapu in their name, because that could get confusing… but the information sounds plausible.