Rowlet, Poppilo, and Litten are the three starter Pokémon that players will be getting their hands on later this year when Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launches, but what do this adorable little critters evolve into? Well.. It’s quite a shock, especially that cutie, Litten.

The Pokémon Company has today unveiled the final evolutions for Rowlet, Poppilo, and Litten, and they’re a pretty drastic change from the three we learned about earlier this year.

Here’s a look at each as well as their official descriptions, be prepared:


Type: Grass/Ghost
The Arrow Quill Pokémon Decidueye is the fully evolved form of the Grass- and Flying-type first-partner Pokémon Rowlet. Decidueye attacks with astonishing speed, plucking arrow quills from its wings to send them hurtling towards its target with precise aim. This Pokémon is able to move about whilst completely masking its presence from others. Decidueye is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Spirit Shackle. This new Ghost-type move hits an opponent and makes it unable to leave the battle—it can’t flee or switch out.


Type: Fire/Dark
The Heel Pokémon Incineroar is the fully evolved form of the Fire-type first-partner Pokémon Litten. As Incineroar’s fighting spirit increases, the flames it produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. These flames resemble a championship belt, which it uses to unleash its moves. Incineroar is the only Pokémon able to learn the move Darkest Lariat. This new Dark-type physical attack allows Incineroar to deal damage to an enemy whilst ignoring the effects of any stat changes on that enemy.


Type: Water/Fairy
The Soloist Pokémon Primarina is the fully evolved form of the Water-type first-partner Pokémon Popplio. As Primarina dances, it releases balloons of water and controls their movement using the sound waves from its voice. Primarina uses some of these balloons to jump on and maneuver in battle whilst others explode when touched, which can trigger chained explosions. Primarina is the only Pokémon that can learn Sparkling Aria, a new Water-type special move which heals the burns of any target it strikes.

Here’s a quick reminder of what each of them look like at the beginning:

Rowlet Brindibou Bauz RGB dpi

Litten Flamiaou Flamiau RGB dpiPopplio Otaquin Robball RGB dpi


Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon launches on November 23 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Oh and here’s a trailer too!

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