8/1 New Pokémon Sun & Moon Information

New Pokémon have been revealed for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Sun & Moon!

  • Oricorio is a bird Pokémon which has multiple styles which are different types Fire/Electric/Psychic/Ghost paired with Flying. The different styles can be found on different islands. It knows a special attack Revelation Dance and the type the attack is matches the style. It has the new ability Dancer which copies dance-based moves such as Quiver Dance.
  • Minior is a Rock/Flying type Pokémon with the ability Shields Down. Its core varies in color
  • Gumshoos is the evolution of Yungoos
  • Fomantis and its evolution Lurantis are new Grass Pokémon. They can learn the new attack Solar Blade.
  • Mudbray is the pre-evolution of Mudsdale

Alola Forms have been revealed! These are special versions of older generation Pokémon!

  • Alolan Exeggutor is now Grass/Dragon
  • Alolan Vulpix is Ice and its evolution Alolan Ninetails is Ice/Fairy with ability Snow Cloak
  • Alolan Sandshrew and its evolution Alolan Sandslash are Ice/Steel

Other new features of the games have been revealed!

  • Poké Ride is a new transportation method and allows you to use Pokémon to travel. These Pokémon do not join your team and can be called on anywhere. Charizard, Mudsdale, Sharpedo, Tauros and more are shown as examples
  • The gym system seems to have been replaced with the island challenge. Trial captains will challenge you and specialize in certain types. They seem to have tasks which may or may not also be accompanied by battles. Each island has a Kahuna, or final leader, which must be beaten and also a totem Pokémon
  • Z-Moves have been revealed as extra special attacks. Pikachu can learn Gigavolt Havoc. These powerful attacks can only be used once per battle. Each type has a different Z-Move.

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