Pokémon Sun and Moon: Version Exclusives and New Features Revealed!

With only two months left before the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Official Pokémon Channel makes sure that the hype will be continuous by releasing trailers that reveals new information about the game.

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The first Pokémon revealed in the trailer is a Pokémon that only appears in Pokémon Sun known as Passimian, a Fighting-type Pokémon. Passimian’s new Ability Receiver is a very effective when used in competitive double battles because it lets Passimian inherit the Ability of its ally.

According to the information provided by the Sun and Moon website, the Pokémon live in troops of 20 to 30 individual, all following a leader. The leader puts them into training to improve their coordination and their skill in handling berries. Additionally, Passimian wants its trainer to have the qualities of a leader, and will not obey a trainer with poor form as its watches a trainer’s form closely when they throw a Poké Ball.

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Meanwhile, for Pokémon Moon, the Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon takes over. Oranguru has the ability Instruct which can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately.

Unlike Passimian, Oranguru likes to live in solitary and does not usually take much action. Despite of this, there are times when Oranguru show their initiative to act on their own, and will use items that only humans normally use. There have been alleged sightings of Oranguru using Poké Balls. People called them “the people of the forests” because they were thought to be humans who dwelled in the forest long ago.

Passimian and Oranguru are obtainable via trading on their respective opposite games.

The next Pokémon revealed is Rockruff’s evolution Lycanroc. Sticking to the typing of its pre-evolution, Lycanroc has two forms, the Midday Form, and the Midnight Form.

According to the Sun and Moon website, Solgaleo’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into its Midday Form, while Lunala’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into its Midnight Form.

The biggest difference between the two forms are their relationships with their trainers.

The Midday Lycanroc is loyal to its trainers, especially if the trainer accept its rebellious pre-evolution period

Meanwhile, the Midnight Lycanroc will only trust its trainer if the latter can truly draw forth its powers in battle, and contempt rises in this Pokémon for trainers who give orders it doesn’t agree with or who try to force it to battle.

In addition to the reveal of new Pokémon, a new feature called Pokémon Refresh is also seen in the trailer.

Here’s the exact information about Pokémon Refresh from the Sun and Moon website:

“Use the Pokémon Refresh feature to care for your Pokémon. After a battle, Pokémon sometimes end up all dirty. When that happens, you can take care of them and get them all cleaned up. By caring for your Pokémon, you can also cure status conditions like poisoning and paralysis that were inflicted on your Pokémon in battle.”

“Pokémon that have grown very affectionate, thanks to petting them a lot and feeding them their beloved Poké Beans, will battle to the utmost for you. Sometimes they’ll avoid attacks from opposing Pokémon—and even hold out when they’re on the verge of fainting. Take good care of your Pokémon with Pokémon Refresh, and they’ll be great allies on your adventure!”

Two new Pokémon-exclusive Z-moves were also revealed:

Pikachu’s exclusive Z-Move is Catastropika which is a “superpowered attack move where Pikachu borrows its Trainer’s strength, wrapping itself in extra-high-voltage electric power, and charging into its opponent. This will become Pikachu’s most powerful attack!”

Meanwhile, Eevee’s exclusive Z-Move, Extreme Evoboost, “gathers together Sylveon, Jolteon, and more—all of the eight Pokémon that Eevee can evolve into—and grants their power to Eevee. This powerful move raises Eevee’s Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed by 2.”

You can watch the full trailer below:

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are the primary paired version of Generation VII of Pokémon which will be released on the Nintendo 3DS, November 18.

Which version are you planning to get this November 18? Sound in the comments below!

Header Image: The Official Pokemon Channel on YouTube.

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