Alongside the release of a Pokémon Sun & Moon, a toy-version of the Rotom Dex which allowed players to view 100 new Pokémon that were added in Generation VII was also sold in Japan.

Now, to correspond with the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, an upgraded version is being advertised with a bigger screen and “complete records of Alola’s 400 Pokémon”! That’s an interesting number, considering the original Alola Pokédex capped out at 302 (the last Pokémon being Marshadow). Considering it is able to communicate with USUM, that selection of 400 Pokémon seems like a deliberate choice to correspond with the games. It also clearly shows Necrozma being #400 on the Rotom Dex’s screen.

This suggests that 100 new Pokémon which were not able to be found in Alola the first time around will now be able to be captured in the region!

If so, this makes it quite a large addition compared to past same generation follow-ups. Platinum expanded Diamond & Pearl‘s Pokédex by about 60, while Black 2 & White 2 added around 150 to their predecessor’s (although in the original Black & White featured solely new Pokémon, unlike other games, which makes BW2 seem like a bigger jump).

What do you think?!

  • TCRowlet

    Swablu please

  • MenacingCascoon

    Sealeo plz
    New alola forms plz

  • PJ

    Hopefully 1 or 2 new Alola forms? PLEASE?!

  • KᑌᑭᑭO

    But, how many of these are new forms/Pkms hmmm

    And put in the Oddish pls, it kinda fits Alola

  • ShinyXatu

    Crisis averted from the last article. I just needed to physically switch the microSD cards after removing the backplates (which I still have to put back on). Literally the most terrifying moment of the month so far.

  • Dragonfruit Jam

    My bet is that a little over half of those new 100 will be old Pokémon that simply weren’t in Alola before (possibly with a few new Alolan Forms thrown in) and the other half are… completely new? Geez, it feels so weird to actually be speculating about genuine new Pokémon midway through a generation of games

    • joker901

      God, do you really expect 50 new pokemon? Imo if we arrive to 10 it will be a miracle. Despite the fact that I believe that they will introduce only new UBs and maybe some Alola forms if we are lucky…

    • Pokenar

      A little over half? I expect a good 93-95 of them to be pokemon from other regions. The remaining amount will just be extra UBs.

  • Blood Blockade is friggin dope

    So whatever Milan games week is the first place we’re going to see an actual USUM battle…. coolioooooooo

  • hishiron

    just pokemons from 4th gen so that we can have them and maybe we can now get that ALOLAN F’ING DRAGONITE

    • Golden_Flygon

      (Holds out to the hope of Alolan Arcanine)

  • 50 of these “new” pokemon will be pikachu with other accessories

  • UnburdenedLegume

    COSMOG AND LUSAMINE IN NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE

    • Golden_Flygon

      Lol was just about to post that XD

      But anyway, I’m very excited about it. Should be interesting with Lusamine and Lillie interacting, I wonder how their relationship will be like.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      OMG BURNETT AND WICKE TOO

      • Golden_Flygon

        BOI

  • Pokenar

    I wonder how many of these are new alolan forms, and how many are just standard additions to the regional dex (like maybe actually having Lunatone and Solrock?)

    • Auragar

      99% are likely just standard additions.

  • Golden_Flygon

    Pretty excited for this Dex number. I loved the vast size of X and Y’s dex, so to see a Dex consisting of 400 mons is really getting my attention. My hopes are for Noivern and Crawdaunt to appear in these games.

  • Golden_Flygon
    • UnburdenedLegume

      Ash has a Z-Power Ring and where are his Litten and Rowlet?

      • Golden_Flygon

        I didn’t even notice the Z-Power Ring (maybe he gets the Lycanium-Z?)

        Also, I’m not sure where Litten and Rowlet are. Might be foreshadowing evolutions.

    • Golden_Flygon

      I’m so happy that Solgaleo’s happening in the anime 😀

    • Eyy Cosmog is coming!

      I can almost guarantee Cosmog will be Lunala

      And is this a new season or the next portion of season 1?

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Does this mean Solgaleo is canon and Lunala/Moon is not?

      • Well it could mean that Lillie’s Cosmog will be the Lunala of the series

  • UnburdenedLegume

    What if Ash bonds with Nebby instead of Lillie and the anime is set in the USUM universe?

    • Maybe…

      • UnburdenedLegume

        This theory would only be remotely possible if there are different trial captains in USUM too, but there is no evidence at this point to support that.

  • Deerlia

    Good morning, i got back into playing pokemon white.
    I have a team to share as it stands, give me a moment to show you on a trainer card.

    • Deerlia

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e41781c51a7ce355e8a840abe74fedc7bad0f46db0691f76a0b3a4bded59b5a.png
      Here’s my team, 4 badges, just bested the Cold Storage Team Plasma Fiasco.

      • EarthenWarrior

        A throh?
        I thought I was the only one on the planet who likes this thing

        • No it’s amongst my favorite fighting types (it was on my original white team and along with Samurott one of the two that stayed post game as well)

          • EarthenWarrior

            My Fight Fighter’s (Fighting mono) Throh is the ultimate special wall,
            Sassy with HP 252 SpDef 252 with an Assault Vest

            And Storm Throw at least gives me a chance to break through buffed physical walls

        • UnburdenedLegume

          Throh is like the only fighting type who’s not instantly killed by Psychic or a Dazzling Gleam/Moonblast, lovely to have on your team but annoying to fight against.

  • Just looked at the pics from the last episode and it does make it clear Jigglypuff is coming back in Alola as she is hiding on top of the plane

    • zess

      Thank Arcues it wasn’t in the cockpit.

      • *Breaking News*
        Wild Jigglypuff crashes plane, 1200 dead and one survivor named Ash Ketchum

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Why are they bringing back Jigglypuff? This genwunner pampering is getting out of hand

    • Same reason Wobbufet came back in Kalos. I believe it’s not for Genwunners, but to bring an old gag back into the show.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Kukui says in the episode that he’s planning on building a league in Alola ahhhhh. Ash will be the first champ its written in the stars

  • zess

    Does anybody else really dislike the rotom Dex? I find it extremely annoying in both the anime and the games. I wish they just went with a regular stylized Dex or a Rotom that didn’t talk at least in such an annoying way.

    • Ultron

      I don’t really have strong feelings either way. But I think it’s a major step down from the pokedex we had in ORAS. I feel like they could do way more now that a pokemon is living inside of it. Introduce some cool new and *helpful* features, not the ability to take pictures.

  • Butter Geek
    • EarthenWarrior

      Always late to the party

  • EarthenWarrior

    So I actually didn’t like today’s episode… I feel the battles just didn’t have that oomph or pow…

    Brock did very little just basically a Gyro Ball counter and stopped right there only for it to exchange light blows, tank a Z-Move and retaliate

    And Misty was pretty good but just didn’t get my blood pumping the way battles used to

    But back to more important matters, I had a gut feeling after this nostalgia trip we would tackle more plot related elements, I just didn’t think they would dish out Cosmog this early but these are good because clearly the class adopted the infantile nebula and even more shocking the introduction of the Aether foundation and Lusamine, (who I theorized that she caused something traumatic that made Lillie so afraid of Pokemon)
    Hopefully this also means that Team Skull will be a more threat and the introduction of Guzma (and Guzma equals Golisopod)

    And finally we may see a Litten focused story to push its evolution

    • UnburdenedLegume

      You never let me down

      • EarthenWarrior

        Pardon

        • UnburdenedLegume

          I was paying you a compliment wtf

          • EarthenWarrior

            Oooo ok
            Sorry not used to those

          • Golden_Flygon

            Yeah it’s fun hearing your reviews about some episodes

    • Yeah I saw the pics and it didn’t catch my appeal so much as the battles weren’t too big, but hey Psyduck got a role and Jigglypuff is most likely coming back to Alola

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  • I will take back every negative thing I’ve said about USUM if there is a dragon/fairy Alolan dragonite

    http://pm1.narvii.com/6192/8d0a0598e7c415ebbf98788235c0095798f77a78_hq.jpg

    • Fedex

      That would be beyond awesome if they did that!

    • Ultron

      If only dragonite actually looked like this and not Barney.

      • Fedex

        Dragonite looks cool the way it is
        don’t you like its design??

        • Ultron

          I think it’s fine, but as an evolution of two blue snake pokemon, it makes little sense. They bear no resemblance.

          • Fedex

            Reminds me of Krokodile.
            Funny I was thinking about this very thing yesterday.
            Like it kinda works but I can see why it would annoy some.
            What do you think about Krokodiles colour change?

          • It might be due to the fact that Dratini and Dragonair are based on Dragon embryo (imo) and that Dragonite is what happens when an undeveloped creature becomes its mature form

            Kind of if a human was a Pokémon Dratini and Dragonair would be the embryo’s then Dragonite would be the fully developed human (this theory makes sense cause look at a new born baby, then look at one before its fully developed they look nothing alike)

          • Fedex

            I like how you explained that 🙂 well articulated sir!

          • Than you

            I actually had an idea a while back to do a similar thing, but looked more like an amieba then the final form was a baby

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Yeah please,a fairy dragon that isn’t a mega

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Remember that ”wishlist” for USUM (at that point, the name wasnt revealed yet so everyone assumed Stars) on 4chan a few months back? Mentioned new pokes, new ubs and other stuff (most of that has been revealed since then)

    Also this: Lusamine takes a chill pill

    Now look at this (rf) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d79799d3633a9eed3ab6adb84bfa51426b2d12f93513c1ca9dd4701301ad6318.jpg

    • Daedardus

      New pokes and new ubs would be the easiest things to guess, tbh.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        But there have never been new pokes in past enhanced versions before? Unless you count the Rotom forms in platinum

        • Daedardus

          I said they were the easiest things to guess, not the likeliest to occur. By that I mean it doesn’t require much creative insight to think they can do new Pokémon, it’s a very broad guess.

          • Fedex

            How does it make it the easiest guess when it’s never occured in the series before mid generation???

          • Daedardus

            You didn’t read my post, did you? Saying new Pokémon are included, is a lot easier to guess then for example saying Lusamine will marry professor Kukui, solely due to the complexity of the guess. I didn’t say it was likely that new Pokémon will occur, and guessing something isn’t the same as being right. Hundreds of people guess that new Pokémon will be included in new games all the time, it was bound to happen that one would be right by accident.

          • Daedardus

            These rumours are almost always a form of survivorship bias ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias ) where just because of the sheer amount of rumours, there will be always some that get some things right.
            The only credible rumours are those with very specific guesses that get redeemed in a relatively short time frame, like the leaked Pokédex in BW.

          • Fedex

            Dae what new alolan forms would you like to see??

          • Daedardus

            Johto stuff please. Different Sunkern, Dunsparce, Teddiursa, Shuckle, Phanpy would be ok for me, but I don’t care a lot about Alolan formes to be honest, because I fear they will be forgotten towards the next generations.

          • Fedex

            Like mega evolutions did :O
            I’m still waiting on a Alolan arcanine!

          • SHADOW FREAKING MEWTWO
            WHY IS HE EXCLUSIVE TO POKKEN?!?

          • Gamefreak likes to be unpredictable, so it would makes sense.

  • Butter Geek

    Shiny Mimikyu and LycanDusk plushes coming!

  • Ultron

    It doesn’t really matter to me what/how many pokemon there are in the new regional dex because I’m just going to trade over the ones I want to use.

    • Fedex

      I might do that too but it depends how many new alolans they introduce etc

      • Ultron

        Yeah I guess if there are new forms that appeal to me, I might consider swapping around my team..

  • Apparently, they’re selling download codes for Gold and Silver at GameStop and other retailers. They’re only $10 too, and they come with a different theme.

    • Oh, it’s only for people in North America. They’re selling it at GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy.

    • Daedardus

      It’s for everyone around the world, they come in cardboard boxes reminiscent of the Gold and Silver boxes.

    • EarthenWarrior

      The only thing I care about is catching my Heracross and leveling up my Zubat past 11 (but this time I’ll teach it Swift)

      Also I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and in case nobody gets Gold here and trades me an Ursaring I’ll replace it with a Granbull(Even though Ursaring is better than Granbull in every category)

  • Fedex

    **Flashback**

    Back in school during the Johto era at that time, I had never played a Pokemon game yet but I obviously watched the anime like every 90’s kid did.

    So my friend was like..”hey dude I’m stuck in the game can you help me out?”
    Me (never played a poke game b4): Sure I have a gameboy, I’ll help you out
    Friend: hands over FRIGGIN Pokemon crystal
    Me: restarts game and choses a chikorita or something..
    Friend: Daf%q has happened here??
    Me: Oh uhh well I can explain, you see my brother…

    15 or so years later: Gimme them alolan forms now GF! 😂😂

    • I never knew the Pokémon games existed until I was 10. Before I thought only the anime and cards existed. I loved watching the anime as a kid.
      When some other kid showed Pokémon Diamond to me I was like…
      “THERE’S A VIDEO GAME?”
      So that Christmas I got Pokémon Diamond which started my love for Pokémon (and my slow lost of interest in Bionicle).

      Also, I found a shiny Magikarp during my playthrough but traded it for a normal eevee because I didn’t realize it was SUPER rare, so that started my love for shiny hunting.

  • Shady

    The anime got hyper ……I know it has something unique at the beginning ,I am looking wat would Aether looks in the anime.

  • Oh, god. I have no idea where I left off in Cyber Sleuth. I assume Kowloon has something to do with it since it’s where I last saved, but I’m not sure

  • UnburdenedLegume

    But we are forced to buy a ticket for the movie smh https://twitter.com/SerebiiNet/status/910869850507108352

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Where does it say that? Pretty sure that’s just for the Movie hat pikachu.

  • Can someone clone or hack a Marshadow for me when the bullshit event happens

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Why?

      • Because I don’t want to go to the movie for it

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It’s not the movie event, the Pikachu is.

        • KᑌᑭᑭO

          It’s a Gamestop event tho

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Prof. Burnett WORKS FOR AETHER IN THE ANIME

    • Golden_Flygon

      WHAT

    • Sunny

      What I am wondering is, will this change also be present in USUM.

      • UnburdenedLegume

        I theorized below how the anime might actually be set in this alternate USUM universe, rather than the original SM one. This would only be possible if USUM has different trial captains too tho

        • Sunny

          Well they already showed a trailer with the Hiker being where the Fire Trial should have been. Thus, either there isn’t a trial at Wela Volcano Park anymore, or the Hiker is now the Trial captain.

        • Well that would explain dusk Lycanrock

      • Auragar

        Seems likely.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Today’s episode, for those interested. Reminder that it doesnt have subs yet tho https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6S01Lg4dCw0b2Z4VFdiWmRWblU/view

  • Auragar

    Around 100 “new” Pokemon including some new ones like the two Ultra Beasts not bad.

  • Shady

    It looks boring but u maybe love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKrpqoDMyE

  • Ok I don’t care if you play Overwatch or not. Look at this. This is the most well done fan character I’ve ever seen. She fits right into the universe and I’m just blown away from how good this is

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B04hsfrZwoMzV19aSEJtTzQ5cWs/view

    • I don’t play, but if you said that was real, I’d believe you.

    • DOnDOn

      Papa Jeff even commented on the design.

  • MenacingCascoon

    So my team for usum looks to be
    Torracat
    Alola Golem (or graveler depending on me)
    Shiny Lurantis
    Lycanrock
    Pallossand
    Kommo-o

    I’m very OK with some changes and updates to it depending on the new Pokemon we get. Specifically to Kommo-o I really am regretting having it on the team. Gimme a vigoroth or sealeo or anything. Just don’t wanna use it. Pallossand can be switched too. More Johto Alola forms and signature moves and old Pokemon decide what will switch

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Vigoroth was available through Island Scan in SuMo so should be available in USUM. Why don’t you want Kommo-O?

  • UnburdenedLegume

    New article

  • Hayley Waalen

    I wonder if we are getting some new critters

    • Auragar

      Other than UB Burst and Assembly?

      • Hayley Waalen

        Yeah

        • Auragar

          *shrug* I dunno.

  • Shady
    • Fedex

      where did you find that??

  • Funktastic

    Hopefully not just more old Pokemon that now appear in Alola like BW2 did