It has only been a couple weeks since the last update about new Pokemon and new features of Pokemon Sun and Moon. So naturally we are overdue for more stuffs. Today Nintendo and Gamefreak released brand new information that includes new Pokemon, new forms, and new information on the bad guys you will face in the Alola region.
With a new generation there has to be new Pokemon. The first is known as Wishiwashi, a schooling fish Pokemon. With its solo form, it is tiny and weak, sitting at around eight inches. Normally this would be a non frightening Pokemon in this region, but the inhabitants of the Alola region refer to Wishiwashi as the Demon of the Sea. After a Wishiwashi has reached a certain level, it will transform into the School Form once it enters the battle. This School Form is made up of many Wishiwashis, and it is more intimidating, resembling an actual terror of the ocean. After Wishiwashi has taken a certain amount of damage, it will revert back to its Solo Form. There is a lot of potential in this new little guy and I cannot wait to sea more. (Sea, what I did there?)
Next is the Water Pokemon Pyukumuku, the Sea Cucumber Pokemon. Not much makes this cutie special. It is a common occurrence to spot one on the Alolan beaches, even enough so that there are part-time jobs that are available to residents to chuck the Pokemon back into the water, even though they will make their way back to where they originally were. Its new ability is called Innards Out, and this allows the little guy to dish out damage after it faints equal to the amount of damage it received to be knocked out.
Last but not least is Morelull, the Illuminating Pokemon. Based on a morel and with its origin in sleep, this thing fits right in with all of the other Alolan Pokemon in this region: they are all adorable! Its abilities are old ones, but can prove useful for trainers. With the ability to know Illuminate and Effect Spore, it can increase the encounter rate of Pokemon by 100% outside of battle, useful for power leveling or trying to find specific Pokemon or causing poisoning, paralysis or sleep on contact, respectively. Like I said both are useful.
Next is our new villains, Team Skull, and these guys actually look like legitimate gangsters and thugs. It is actually really awesome to see this style successfully pulled off, and they are trouble. They steal, vandalize, and just do evil deeds. Leading this group of ruffians is the Team Skull Boss Guzma. In his attacking, he pulls no punch, making sure he is as merciless as possible. He is strong, but was never able to become captain. This could be related to the fact he has problems with Professor Kukui, we will see at a later time. A leader always needs a right hand, and so we have Plumeria, the “big sister” of Team Skull. She keeps everyone in line, but is protective of those below her, threatening those who do not respect them.
Even more exciting than this, in my opinion, is the new Alolan forms of Pokemon we love! We have already seen Exegutor, Vulpix and Sandshrew, so what else? Up foist is Meowth, that’s right. Here we see more of a pompous form of the little guy, with his normal typing changing to Dark. This change is from Meowth being sent to the royal family exclusively. The pampering and luxury caused it to become even more prideful and selfish, turning it dark.
To go with the bone theme from before, it seems fitting to get the Alolan Marowak next. Based on the Alolan (Hawaiian) Fire Dancers, it rubs its bone on its forehead to engulf the ends in flames. Its rarity and appearance have caused the people of Alola to regard it as a conjurer and live in fear from it. It is no longer a ground type, but a Fire/Ghost.
Finally my favorite part of the video, Alolan Raichu. My favorite part of the original Pokemon Stadium was when you had a surfing Raichu. The Raichu would surf on its tail and it was adorable! Apparently, the game creators thought so too because it now does that again, but with its mind. Raichu is now an Electric/Psychic type, and with its new abilities, it gathers the power in its tail and uses it to float in the air. HOW ADORABLE. It is absolutely my favorite addition, and I cannot wait to catch my own! Its new ability Surge Surfer will cause it to have double speed in electric terrain.
Be prepared to catch even more later this year on November 18th, when Sun and Moon are released for the 3DS and 2DS!