Classic Pokemon Can Transform Into Something New In Pokemon Sun And Moon

Fire Pokemon turning into ice Pokemon. New colours for old favourites. Introducing "Alola Forms", which will debut in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Here are some more OG Pokemon with new forms featured in the trailer, courtesy of Serebii:

There are also new monsters with something called "styles", and these depend on what island you encounter the critter in:

And of course, Sun and Moon introduces some new faces...

The trailer also talks about taking on a rite of passage called "The Island Challenge", and it really looks like something that might replace the old gym system. Instead of gym leaders, you've got "trial captains", which will issue different sorts of challenges to the player.

If successful, the player can encounter something called "totem Pokemon" at the end of each trial, and these appear to be special, souped-up versions of already existing Pokemon. Additionally, these new monsters can call for help in the middle of battle, causing more Pokemon to appear.

In addition to trial captains, there are also "Kahunas", which the player can take on after winning trials:

Finally (phew!), Sun and Moon will introduce "Z-moves", which can be used only once per battle but look downright devastating:

Every type in the compendium will have its own special Z-Move, all of which are triggered by trainer dance moves. Awesome.


Comments

    Z-moves, trainer dance moves?
    Oh it's this generations mega evolutions, heavin forbid,..

    Possibility that Minior is a pre evo of Solrock and Lunatone?

    Still not completely sold on some of the new designs but it's looking like these games could have some of the craziest battle systems in Pokemon so far.

    Also from Serebii:
    A special bit of merchandise for a Z-Ring will also be released which will light up in tandem with use on Sun & Moon

    Coming to the next Pokémon game... you can just forget everything about what you thought you knew about Pokémon because we're scrapping it all and no Pokémon is safe! That electric one you love. Nope! It's now a normal type! OMG, such innovate.

    Colour?! Fuck that! We just picking every colour and no throwing it over every Pokémon. Now everyone can have every colour! Every Pokémon is a shiny!

    And here i was thinking that they ran out of new game mechanics =P

    I find it very interesting the number of mechanics they have borrowed from Digimon, what with the Mega Evolutions since X&Y and ORAS, ultimate moves and so on.

    Personally I'm loving Alola Form Exeggutor...so weird in a good way

    Glad to see Nintendo & Game Freak really mixing things up for the game. New forms for traditional Pokemon is a neat ideal, especially as how some of them get new types too (such as Exeggutor getting a dragon type but losing its psychic type).

    Sandshrew was one of my original favourites, I just liked the way it looked. I quite like the Ice versions.

Join the discussion!