The Pokémon Company has today unveiled even more news about the upcoming entries into their RPG series, Pokémon Sun & Moon, as well as even more Pokémon that’ll be appearing in the new games.
Diving right into the Pokémon, three new monsters will be discoverable in the game which also includes another Alolan version of a familiar Pokémon, Raticate. First up we’ve got a new Pokémon called “Type: Null”, a synthetic Pokémon which has been “onstructed to synthesize the strengths of various Pokémon,” reads the press release. Type: Null will be the partner Pokémon of Team Skull’s Gladion.
Another new Pokémon is Jangmo-o, a Scaly Pokémon who has scales on its head that it uses as a weapon both offensively and defensively. This Dragon-type Pokémon will be found in harsher locations such as canyons.
Finally, we’ve got a new Alolan specific reimagination of a familiar Pokémon in the form of Alolan Raticate, this Dark/Normal Pokémon apparently enjoys more higher calorie foods than other Raticates therefore is a little plumper than you’d expect. Alolan Raticate is the Totem Pokémon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island in Pokémon Moon.
The Pokémon Company also revealed that a new Poké Finder will debut in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon that’ll allow players to take pictures of the Pokémon they’ve found, which is then loaded into the Rotom Dex, and will allow users to take more pictures around Alola, the more pictures you take, the more photo taking abilities you’ll be able to unlock.
Finally, one of the biggest part of the two games is that they’ll be a huge difference between the two games. For the most part, past titles in the series have usually followed the same story only with slightly different variations in who the main antagonist is, as well as one or two variations in Pokémon (give or take).
In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon however, the way time is set in new games will be completely different. The worlds within each game are 12 hours apart and are tied to actual time in real life. Pokémon Sun follows the same time as your Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Moon on the other hand, will be shifted by 12 hours. Some Totem Pokémon which appear in the trials throughout the game will also be different in each version.
In addition, players will encounter different Pokémon on the same route depending on whether it’s day or night, which means players will have completely different experiences depending on what version of the game they choose.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, coming to Europe on 23 November.