Today, Junichi Masuda was at the Japan Expo, where he held a Master Class on the Pokémon series. As expected, he made an announcement at the very end, and revealed a brand new Pokémon to appear in Pokémon Sun and Moon: Salandit. It’s a Poison/Fire Type Pokémon, who can poison every Pokémon (including Poison and Steel Type Pokémon) thanks to its Corrosion ability (which is brand new).
Here’s a trailer and some details for this new Pokémon:
Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. This poisonous gas has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Salandit is not a very powerful Pokémon, but its cunning nature allows it to battle fiercely by throwing its opponents off balance.
Salandit females not only release toxic gases, they can also emit pheromones that attract males of all species, including Pokémon and humans. Inhaling these pheromones may cause opponents to be controlled by Salandit’s will.
Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokémon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.
Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) comes out on November 18th in Japan and North America, and November 23rd in Europe.