Yesterday, Pokémon Sun and Moon were showcased during the first segment of the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2016. Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori were there, and revealed additional details about the game. One of the things we learned is that the former was overall producer, while the latter was the Director.
They explained that during development, they paid particular attention to the movements of the starter Pokémon during battle. Talking of battles, the move list now tells you how effective a move will be on your opponent (effective, super effective, not effective) before using it. What’s more, the screen also displays stats, which tell you how they have been impacted by a move (such as those lowering defense).
Besides the new Pokémon from Alola, Pokémon Sun and Moon will also feature many Pokémon from previous regions. That’s the case of Ledyba, which is #20 of the Alola Pokédex. Talking of the Pokédex, it now shows the evolution chain.
At the beginning of your adventure, you get to participate in a festival in the nearby town. That’s where you battle Hau (your friend), who uses a Pichu in battle.
Finally, here’s details about Abilities (and Popplio):
- Stakeout: you can deal twice the normal amount of damage to any Pokémon that is switched in or sent to battle mid-battle;
- Soul Heart’s effect: raises Magearna’s Special Attack by 1 each time another Pokémon faints;
- Popplio (the water starter) can learn Disarming Voice.
Here’s the recordings of the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2016 segment:
Finally, here’s some additional screenshots for the game:
Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) comes out on November 18th in Japan and North America, and November 23rd in Europe.