As announced earlier today, The Pokémon Company revealed some new details for Pokémon Sun and Moon via a new trailer. And just like the past few reveals, the website was updated with details, artworks, and even some footage of the new Pokémon.
Pokémon Sun and Moon – Trailer and Footage
Let’s start right away with the new trailer:
If you’re interested, here’s the Japanese version of the trailer (which is not quite the same):
And if you want more footage of the new Pokémon: we got you covered!
Pokémon Sun and Moon – New Pokémon
Because it exudes a delicious smell from its entire body, Bounsweet is popular with Pokémon and people of the Alola region. Bounsweet’s scent has a calming effect on humans, so many people let them live inside their homes as a sort of air freshener. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes swallowed whole by Pokémon drawn to its aroma.
When running away from other Pokémon, Bounsweet flees danger by skipping along the ground. Since its bouncy movements don’t convey to others that it’s actually in desperate flight, no one ever comes to its aid.
When attacked by enemies, it drives them off by rotating the calyx on its head. The downside is how dizzy it gets afterward!
When Bewear is acting in a friendly fashion, just swinging its arms around, you must never dare to approach it carelessly. It is acknowledged to be a dangerous Pokémon, even within the Alola region. You may see warning signs posted near places it resides.
When Bewear grows fond of its Trainer, it may show that feeling in a fond embrace—but the force of that hug is tremendous! Trainers must teach these Pokémon how to restrain their strength when showing affection.
Bewear may have the Fluffy Ability, a new Ability that no Pokémon has ever possessed before. The Fluffy Ability halves the damage taken from attacks that make direct contact, but in return it also doubles the damage taken from Fire-type moves.
Some wild Bewear use amazing martial-arts moves. Apparently the Pokémon learn these moves by watching Black Belts practicing when they go out to train in the woods.
Bewear’s arms and legs are strong and highly developed. Its powerful spine enables it to lift objects weighing a ton or more. It loves to give crushing bear hugs—a tight hug from this Pokémon’s arms will split anything at all in two!
Comfey picks flowers and always carries them around. It makes a ring of blossoms and spreads oil from its body on it, which changes the flowers so they emit a soothing fragrance. It has a habit of giving these flower rings to those it’s fond of. The aroma can soothe both itself and its allies. Comfey also helps with the treatment of people and Pokémon at Pokémon Centers and hospitals, thanks to its aroma.
When attacked by other Pokémon, it throws its flowers at them to create an opening, and then it either flees or strikes back.
Comfey can have the new Triage Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Triage Ability, this Pokémon’s restorative moves gain the highest priority in battle.
Mudsdale is known for its powerful body as well as its emotional fortitude, which keeps it from being agitated by anything. It never cries out, no matter what kind of trouble it’s in, and it defeats its opponents with a single powerful blow. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and the weight of this coating increases the force of its kicks. One kick, and a car is a pile of scrap!
Mudsdale’s running speed is not too swift, but it has excellent power and stamina. It can carry on for three days and three nights despite dragging loads of over 10 tons!
When Mudsdale gallops in earnest, the power of each hoof-clop can dig out huge holes, even in asphalt. Mudsdale is forbidden to run on some of Alola’s public roads.
Mudsdale can have the new Stamina Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Stamina Ability, this Pokémon’s Defense goes up by 1 when it’s hit by an attack.
Mimikyu lives its life completely covered by its cloth and is always hidden. People believe that anybody who sees its true form beneath the cloth will be stricken with a mysterious illness. People in the Alola region are convinced that you must never try to peek beneath its covering. Mimikyu’s health fails when it’s bathed in the rays of the sun, so it prefers to stick to dark places. It’s rumored that the reason it covers itself with a cloth is to avoid sunlight.
The rising popularity of Pikachu-styled merchandise around 20 years ago is the reason that Mimikyu makes itself look like Pikachu. In fact, this Pokémon is dreadfully lonely, and it thought it would be able to make friends with humans if only it looked like Pikachu.
Mimikyu has the Disguise Ability, a new Ability that no Pokémon has ever before possessed. The Disguise Ability allows it to escape damage from an enemy’s attack just one time, and then its appearance changes.
Mimikyu’s Pikachu-like appearance is due to its Disguise Ability. In order to resemble Pikachu, this Pokémon makes patterns that look like eyes and a mouth appear on a regular scrap of cloth.
Wimpod have a cowardly nature and are wary of noises and sudden movements. If you approach them in a group, they’ll immediately run off. When Wimpod feel threatened, they spit out a poisonous liquid. The stench of this toxic fluid signals others that danger is near. Despite their extreme cowardice, their curiosity leads Wimpod to approach people or Pokémon that are standing still.
Wimpod eat and store anything that they find fallen on the ground. They also scavenge any garbage that’s been dropped in the sea, so they’re highly valued as cleaners. They sometimes carry pearls or other valuable items, so humans or Pokémon like Murkrow may target them.
Wimpod has the new Wimp Out Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Wimp Out Ability, if this Pokémon’s HP drops below half in battle, it will run away or swap out for another Pokémon.
Here’s some artworks for those new Pokémon:
Pokémon Global Link, competitions
Later this year, the Pokémon Global Link website will be updated, with new features added. Service for Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire will end, and the website will only be compatible with Pokémon Sun and Moon.
The new version of the Pokémon Global Link will introduce a new type of competitions: the Friendly Competitions. You will be able to create your own Competitions, and you will be the one to set the regulations. There will also be two styles available:
- Online Competitions: you get to battle against other players you’ve been matched with. Your goal will be to get the best rating. By default, they are open to players from all around the world, but you can also restrict them to approved players only. If the number of participants is high enough, the Pokémon ranking will be calculated (just like in official Online Competitions)
- Live Competitions: local competitions. When creating a Live Competition, the Digital Player ID that contains the regulations will be created as a QR Code, and the other players will have to scan that QR Code.
Of course, you will still be able to part in the same official Online Competitions as in the past!
Here’s some screencaps of the new version of the PGL:
Pokémon Sun and Moon will introduce a new feature called Hyper Training. This new kind of training allows you to “draw forth a Pokémon’s power to its utmost limit”. Before, the power of a Pokémon was affected by its individual strengths (innate to each Pokémon), but with Hyper Training, trainers will be able to increase the individual strengths of Pokémon who have reached Level 100 (which was simply not possible before).
To take part in Hyper Training, you need to collect Bottle Caps, and bring them to Mr Hyper: a man who loves to collect Bottle Caps. He can be found somewhere in the Alola region. Talking of Bottle Caps, the Magearna that will be distributed comes with one!
Here’s a lone screenshot: