Pokémon Sun and Moon’s starters revealed, first gameplay trailer, AND November release date!

May 10, 2016

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Pokemon fans all around the work have been waiting for today ever since Pokemon Sun and Moon were announced. Today we have seen the first proper gameplay of the new Pokemon games including the reveal of each of the new starter Pokemon! And we now know that we’ll be able to finally get our hands on these games this November 18!  But back to those starters…

Here are your starters

Rowlett

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We have Rowlett. This little grass owl is my fave so far. The little bow tie leaves make him way more adorable than the other owl Hottoot!

Litten

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Litten is a fire cat and could be a lynx (I’m just taking lynx and kitten and mushing them together). I’m not a big fan of this design but I imagine it will grow on me as we see it’s evolutions.

Popplio

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Lastly, we have Popplio, which reminds me of a sea lion balancing a ball on its nose. It even looks a little like a clown. I don’t think this one is looking as cool as Greninja ended up being in its final form, but the idea of it being an entertainer has a lot of potential.

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Epic-looking Legendaries

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In addition, we have seen the new Legendaries with Sun getting a Lion that seems to have reached Super Saiyan Level 3 and some kind of bat that is based on the moon, showing two phases, with one one resembling a full moon. Both seem to have space themes in their presentation with stars speckling their skin.

And now we wait…

Outside of the Pokemon themselves, a few additional details have been revealed in the trailer including what looks to be in the series.

The new Professor is a large guy dressed in a robe with a big bushy white beard to match. We have yet to learn his name but with the Hawaiian themed environment and how every Poke Professor is named after a tree, maybe this is Professor Palm?

Also, it’s easy to see that this is the best-looking Pokemon, to date. While it certainly borrows from Pokemon X and Y, character models appear to have been re-tooled and the landscapes/towns look more expansive and filled with active populations of people/Pokemon.

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Which version are you hoping to pick up? As a Pokemon fan I’m a little skeptical of the Fire starter design but otherwise I couldn’t be more excited!

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