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Alolan Forms, Z-Moves, and New Pokemon Announced for Sun and Moon

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Even though Pokemon GO has been all the hype as of the past few weeks, The Pokemon Company is still hard at work pumping out new information for Pokemon Sun and Moon. A new trailer was released a few days ago that details a number of new Pokemon as well as some interesting new features unique to Sun and Moon. New Alolan Form Pokemon are unique alternate forms of earlier Pokemon that are native to Alola. Z-Moves are ultra-powerful moves that are unique to a Pokemon's type and can only be used once per battle.

The following six Pokemon are brand new additions to Sun and Moon. Oricoro has a total of four forms, one for each island in Alola. Check out our New Pokemon page to see all new Pokemon announced for Sun and Moon.

  • Fomantis - Grass
  • Lurantis - Grass
  • Minior - Rock/Flying
  • Gumshoos - Normal
  • Mudbray - Ground
  • Oricoro (Baile Style) - Fire/Flying
  • Oricoro (Pom-Pom Style) - Electric/Flying
  • Oricoro (Pa'u Style) - Psychic/Flying
  • Oricoro (Sensu Style) - Ghost/Flying

Alolan Vulpix

Five Pokemon from Generation 1 games have also been given new Alolan forms. Each Pokemon has a new type and ability.

  • Alolan Sandshrew - Ice/Steel
  • Alolan Sandslash - Ice/Steel
  • Alolan Vulpix - Ice
  • Alolan Ninetales - Ice
  • Alolan Exeggutor - Grass/Dragon

A number of new Z-Moves that are very powerful but can only be used once per battle were shown off as well. There will presumably be one for each type. Gigavolt Havoc (Electric), Bloom Doom (Grass), Inferno Overdrive (Fire), and Hydro Vortex (Water) were shown off in the trailer. It appears that certain Pokemon like Mudsdale and Charizard can also be ridden around the region. Additionally, there is a new Island Challenge that requires a trial to be completed on each island in Alola. Trial Captains and Totem Pokemon await as captstones for these trials.

Pokemon Sun and Moon launch on Nintendo 3DS on November 18, 2016. Stay tuned for more information and check out our Sun and Moon page for the latest pre-release information!

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