Two new Pokemon have leaked via CoroCoro, adding to the growing 7th Generation roster. According to serebii.net, their names are Kiteruguma (pink bear) and Mimikkyu (the Pikachu look-a-like). Apparently people in Alola are afraid of the pink bear because of its strength, combined with the fact Kiteruguma likes to hug people. Mimikkyu’s description states that it likes to hide in the dark, and if you remove it’s cloth you get instantly sick.
Those names come from the translation and they may not be the official English names, but we can expect an update on that in the near future.
Let’s recap the whole news up to this point. The game was initially announced on February 26th 2016, with a “Late 2016” release date attached to it. Some people expected Pokemon Z or another remake to pop up, but instead the 7th Generation of Pokemon had officially commenced. Fast forward to May 2016, we got a November 18th 2016 (November 23rd in Europe) release deadline confirmed. But that wasn’t all we saw. In that same video we get introduced to the new starter Pokemon: Rowlet, Litten and Popplio.
The legendary Pokemon who are on the game’s cover art are Solgaleo and Lunala. But thrown into the mix of all that is the mysterious Steel/Fairy type Magearna, who is a major part of a recent Pokemon movie. Another powerful force is Tapu Koko, a guardian deity on one of Alola’s islands. In the wild, you can expect to find critters like Rockruff (a Puppy Pokemon), Komala (Koala), Yungoos (Mongoose), and Pikipek (Woodpecker). The bug Pokemon called Grubbin evolves into Charjabug (gaining electric as a secondary type), who in turn evolves into Vikavolt. Then there’s Drampa, who people think looks like an old dragon-like Grandpa figure. The tropical fish Bruxish is certainly a sight, too. Flying in the air, you might find Cutiefly, look down low and you might see the hedgehog-like Togedemaru. Then there’s Salandit, a lizard that can poison everyone, including Steel or Poison-type Pokemon themselves.
In terms of features, there will be more complex customization options when it comes to the Trainer’s appearance. Not only will there be more races to pick from, but you’ll be able to collect articles of clothing much like the previous games had available. The big game changer is the Battle Royal, which has four players go up against each other in a free-for-all Pokemon fight. This is a huge step for the game series, as previous Pokemon titles were more restricted to battles with two opposing sides (1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, etc.). But in general Pokemon Sun and Moon are expected to follow the same storyline, where you get your first Pokemon from the Professor, and then to proceed to travel the region battling others and catching new Pokemon. But it seems like they’ll mix it up a bit this time, if Rotom the talking Pokedex is any indication.
Finally, the game will be available for $39.99 in the United States, although the price may vary between countries and retail websites. If you want to grab the strategy guide for Pokemon Sun and Moon, it’s available in both a standard paperback and a Collector’s Edition hardback.