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The Pokémon Company unveils first details of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

by on May 10, 2016

Pokémon Moon box art Pokémon Sun box artToday The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo were excited to unveil the first details of the highly anticipated games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, including a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging of the games, which will launch on November 18, 2016.

As in the standard Pokémon tradition, you will choose one of three Pokémon to be your first partner. The three choices in the upcoming titles are the Grass-and-Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and the Water-type Popplio. Here are more details, as presented on the official press release:


Name: Rowlet

Category: Grass Quill Pokémon

Height: 1’00

Weight: 3.3 lbs.

Type: Grass/Flying

Starting Move: Leafage

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.


Name: Litten

Category: Fire Cat Pokémon

Height: 1’04

Weight: 9.5 lbs.

Type: Fire

Starting Move: Ember

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.


Name: Popplio

Category: Sea Lion Pokémon

Height: 1’04

Weight: 16.5 lbs.

Type: Water

Starting Move: Water Gun

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

Check out the new trailer shown off below:


Are you excited for the upcoming Pokémon entries?

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