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Pokémon Sun & Moon: New Alola Pokémon, Game Mode & Forms
June 17, 20161356Views1Comment

Pokémon Sun & Moon: New Alola Pokémon, Game Mode & Forms

As E3 wraps up to a conclusion we wanted to wait to compile all of the latest Pokémon Sun & Moon updates that have been buzzing throughout the interweb’s leading up to and after the conference.

New Alola Pokémon
Here’s the latest trailer showcasing the newly confirmed Pokémon in the Alola region.

See the details below:

  • Magearna
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    Category: Artificial Pokémon
    Height: 3’03″
    Weight: 177.5 lbs.
    Type: Steel/Fairy
    Ability: Soul Heart
    Pokédex Entry: Magearna is a Mythical Pokémon that was created by a scientist of uncommon genius 500 years ago. Magearna has the power to perceive the emotions, thoughts, and feelings of other Pokémon. If a Pokémon is injured, Magearna will feel the other’s pain and suffering and will try as hard as it can to save that Pokémon.Magearna’s real body is the spherical construction in its chest called the Soul-Heart, created by a scientist who gathered the life energy from Pokémon.Magearna has the ability to transform itself into the appearance of a Poké Ball! It does so when it sleeps, and apparently also when it’s sad.Magearna’s Ability is the Soul-Heart Ability, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. Soul-Heart has the effect of raising Magearna’s Sp. Atk by 1 each time another Pokémon in the area faints. This is a new Ability—one that can be put to good use in battle.
  • Yungoos

    Category: Loitering Pokémon
    Height: 1’04″
    Weight: 13.2 lbs.
    Type: Normal
    Ability: Stakeout/ Strong Jaw
    Pokédex Entry: Yungoos is a big eater that is never satisfied. The majority of its long body is given over to its stomach, and its digestion is swift, so it’s always hungry. It has strong fangs, so it can crush and consume the hardest of objects.Each Yungoos chooses its own particular route for searching out prey. It stalks along this route searching for food until it’s exhausted, at which point it drops and sleeps wherever it may be. It’s thought that these Pokémon decide their routes based on safety, so that there’s no risk in falling asleep at any time.Yungoos is not a Pokémon that is native to the Alola region. It was brought to the region to help deal with the explosive population of a certain other Pokémon, and now Yungoos are commonly seen around the Alola region.Some Yungoos have an Ability that no other Pokémon discovered has previously had. This Ability is known as Stakeout. With the Stakeout Ability, this Pokémon’s moves can deal twice the normal damage to any Pokémon that switch in or enter the field mid-battle.Since this Pokémon is so common in the Alola region, it’s easy to catch one. But this Pokémon has a terrible temper when it’s hungry—and it demands a whopping amount of food.Magearna is a Mythical Pokémon that was created by a scientist of uncommon genius 500 years ago. Magearna has the power to perceive the emotions, thoughts, and feelings of other Pokémon. If a Pokémon is injured, Magearna will feel the other’s pain and suffering and will try as hard as it can to save that Pokémon.
  • Grubbin

    Category: Larva Pokémon
    Height: 1’04″
    Weight: 9.7 lbs.
    Type: Bug
    Ability: Swarm
    Pokédex Entry: Grubbin relies on its sturdy jaw as a weapon in battle and as a tool for burrowing through the earth. Grubbin loves electricity, which is why it can be found near power plants and substations. By wrapping tree branches in the sticky threads that it spews from its mouth, Grubbin can swing around like an actor on suspension wires!
  • Pikipek

    Category: Woodpecker Pokémon
    Height: 1’00″
    Weight: 2.6 lbs.
    Type: Normal/Flying
    Ability: Keen Eye / Skill Link
    Pokédex Entry: Pikipek can strike 16 times a second with its beak. These strikes are powerful enough to not only drill through hard wood but even shatter stone. The noises made by their blows can signal others. Some of  these signals have been identified as warning signals and greetings among allies. Pikipek Trainers have grown to recognize them as well.These Pokémon drill holes in trees and store food in the holes. They also like small, glittering objects and will tuck them away in their food stores, too. It’s often said, “Something lost, something missed, check inside the Pikipek nest.”Pikipek will attack distant opponents by zipping seeds at them. These shots have enough strength to embed the seeds in tree trunks

New Pokémon Forms
Just before the E3 festives began, the Pokémon Company released a new gameplay trailer confirming Zygarde’s appearance in Sun & Moon and it’s 2 new forms.
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(From left to right – 10% form, 50% form, 100% complete form)

Check out the Gameplay below:

However, Zygarde was not the only legendary to receive new forms. Solgaleo and Lunala have both unveiled their in game transformations as a teaser for the fans.

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Solgaleo and Lunala are two Pokémon that hold an important key to the story. The forms that these two Pokémon take when they release their mighty power are now revealed as the Radiant Sun phase and the Full Moon phase. Both appear to be shining with a stronger light than in their previously released images. What will these two do when they release their full power?

New Game Mode: Battle Royal
This brand new game mode features a free-for-all battle set up. It allows for up to four trainers to enter into a battle dome with only to emerge as the victor. You are allowed to use 1 Pokémon at a time and can carry up to 3 Pokémon in your party. The match is decided when one trainer loses all of his Pokémon. After this, the game then tally’s up the scores of the other players which is determined by the amount of Pokémon they have remaining and the amount of Pokémon they’ve defeated throughout the match.

Take a look at the latest gameplay video from E3.

That sums up the June 17, 2016 Pokémon Sun & Moon update. Please find this and more information on the official Pokémon Sun & Moon website.

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