Following another early reveal of new Pokémon coming to Pokémon Sun & Moon, the Pokémon Company has now officially confirmed their existence, and yes, one of them is a pile of sand which evolves into a sand castle.
These Pokémon were previously unveiled earlier this month via the latest issue of CoroCoro Comic and have now been officially revealed. These include Sandygast and Palossand, the aforementioned sand Pokémon, as well as Stufful, the pre-evolved form of Beware, and finally Crabrawler a new crab-type Pokémon.
Here are their official stats and descriptions:
Crabrawler is a Boxing Pokémon that really hates to lose. It can be found clinging to buildings with its powerful pincers that also pack a powerful punch, or gathering around trees in search of Berries, its favourite food.
The following Alola Region Pokémon were also recently revealed:
Stufful may have a small body, but this Pokémon has extraordinary strength. Despite its cute, fluffy appearance, Stufful dislikes being touched and will flail its arms in protest. Stufful evolves into Bewear.
Sandygast emerges when the grudges of fallen Pokémon soak into the sand after battle, and its tunnel-like mouth can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Sandygast also features a new Water Compaction Ability, never before seen in other Pokémon, where its Defense stat goes up by two if it’s hit with a Water-type move. Sandygast evolves into Palossand.
Palossand disguises itself as a sandcastle, with its shovel on top serving, it is believed, as a radar to search out prey. Unsuspecting small Pokémon are dragged into Palossand’s body through its sandy vortex so it can steal their life force.
Yeah, that literally sounds like “Pile o’ Sand”. Gotta love GameFreak’s creativity sometimes.
In addition, a new trailer has also been released showing off the new Pokémon in action:
Finally, at gamescom, The Pokémon Company also revealed a new Alola Region Pokémon, which you can see below as well as a new trailer.
Category: Blast Turtle Pokémon
Weight: 467.4 lbs.
Ability: Shell Armor
The Blast Turtle Pokémon Turtonator lives around volcanoes and camouflages itself as a rock to wait for its prey. This Pokémon feeds on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, and as a result its shell is covered in a layer of explosive material. During battle, when something strikes Turtonator, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting this layer and causing an explosion.