The Pokémon Company has this week unveiled even more Pokémon for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS adventure games, Pokémon Sun & Moon. In addition, details on customisation and caring for your pocket monsters has also been shared.
This time around its looking like The Pokémon Company is really making sure that choosing which game you purchase is more than just because of the colour you prefer as each game will have dramatic differences from types of Pokémon to how the game plays.
This week we get to see a number of new Pokémon which will look and act differently depending on whether you’ve chosen Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. So who are they?
Here are the official details and images from The Pokémon Company:
The Teamwork Pokémon Passimian attack by throwing Berries at their foes. They tend to live in troops of 20–30 Passimian, who all follow one leader. These tribes work in teams to train and improve their skills. This Pokémon has the Ability Receiver, an Ability which no previous Pokémon has had. With the Receiver Ability, Passimian can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian only appear inPokémon Sun.
The Sage Pokémon Oranguru live in the solitary deeps of the Alolan forests and, in fact, were once known as ‘the people of the forests’. Oranguru hold a fan-like object made of leaves and are known to be kind to other Pokémon in the forest, often giving injured Pokémon medicine or hungry Pokémon food. This Pokémon can exclusively learn the new move Instruct, a move which can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately. Oranguru only appear in Pokémon Moon.
The previously revealed Puppy Pokémon Rockruff can evolve into a different form depending on whether you are playing Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.
Lycanroc (Midday Form)
In the world of Pokémon Sun, Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, and Solgaleo’s influence causes this Pokémon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midday Form. This form is known for speedy movement which can confound its opponents. A very loyal Pokémon, Lycanroc Midday Form dodges opponents’ strikes whilst attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane. Lycanroc Midday Form can learn Accelerock, a new move unique to the Pokémon, which is guaranteed to strike first, damaging opponents by slamming into them very quickly.
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
In the world of Pokémon Moon, Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, and Lunala’s influence causes this Pokémon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midnight Form. This Pokémon will sacrifice its own safety to strike down its foes. The stronger an opponent is, the more excited Lycanroc Midnight Form becomes, its eyes glowing with the thrill of battle. This Pokémon feels a deep trust towards a Trainer who can draw forth its true power.
In Pokémon Sun & Moon players will once again be able to customise their characters with clothing, hair styles, and eye colour. In addition, players can also dye their clothes to change their colour to further add to the game’s customisation, which is pretty neat.
Another new addition coming to the game is the Pokémon Refresh feature which lets players care for their Pokémon after battle. After battle, players may find that their Pokémon are a little “rumpled and dirty”, so Pokémon Refresh lets you clean ’em up, care for them, feed them Poké Beans, and cure status conditions.
Using Pokémon Refresh will help Pokémon become even more attached to trainers and will help increase their performance in battle from avoiding attacks to standing ground even when they’re about to faint.
A new trailer has also been released for the game which you can see below: