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Pokemon Sun and Moon Starters Revealed
Fire, water, grass: it’s the hardest choice a Pokemon trainer can make, and a new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer will have players making it all over again with the reveal of the newest Starter Pokemon. Fans were introduced to the newest additions yesterday in a trailer that showed not only the new creatures, but also a peek at the legendaries and a little bit about the game world, Alola.
The first of the 3 starters, Rowlet (/Mokuroh), is a Grass/Flying Pokemon with the ability “Overgrow” and a new move: Leafage. It’s Pokedex entry reads:
“Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers.
Its visual abilities are impressive. The darkness of night is no obstacle to Rowlet! It can twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back so it can see directly behind itself. It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions. The move Leafage attacks an opponent by striking it with leaves. Rowlet knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!”
Litten (/Nyabby) is a Fire Cat Pokemon with the ability “Blaze” and the classic Fire move “Ember”. It’s Pokedex entry reads:
“Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains cool-headed and doesn’t show its emotions on the surface.
Litten can attack with flaming hairballs! Its fur is rich in oils and immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks! When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze. The move Ember attacks an opponent by firing a small flame at it. Litten knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!”
The final starter is Popplio (/Ashimari), the Sea Lion Pokemon who has the ability “Torrent” and knows “Water Gun”. It’s Pokedex entry reads:
“Popplio’s swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It’s better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it’s on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps.
Popplio can snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy! Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio’s determined spirit means it can usually be found practicing hard on its balloon skills. The Water Gun move attacks an opponent by firing a jet of water. Popplio knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!”
The trailer additionally shows the two Legendary creatures, although no details have been revealed at this time. You can check out the trailer below.
Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released for the 3DS on November 18th 2016 in the US, Australia and Japan and November 23rd in Europe, and will be compatible with Nintendo 2DS consoles as well.