The new trailer is out now and what a trailer it was, not only did we get to have a bigger look at the Aloha Region, which has a whole lot more islands for us to explore, but we got to watch the Legendary Pokémon in action too and if you missed the trailer, you can see it here:
So Solgaleo is Psychic/Steel-type, did you see that coming? We didn’t and not only did we get to see him use his Sunsteel Strike against a Salamence (another Pokémon confirmed for a Sun & Moon presence,) but we also got to learn its ability (Full Metal Body,) but why leave it there when we also have official information on the Pokémon, taken from the official site:
“Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honoured as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun.” Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it’s active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target’s Ability. Solgaleo’s Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.”
Also shown was Lunala, the Physic/Ghost-type Pokémon, who comes with the ability of Shadow Steel was shown using the new move Moongiest Beam against a Gengar. From what I saw from Lunala, my decision to get Pokémon Moon instead of Sun remains the same and just like with Solgaleo, other new details on Lunala can be found here, thanks to the official site:
“Since ancient times, Lunala has been honoured as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon.” Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala’s signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target’s Ability. Lunala’s Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.”
- Also revealed in the trailer was the name of the game’s new Pokémon Professor, Professor Kukui, who is not the man we see showing us the starters in the first trailer, and of course the Professor’s Mysterious Assistant, Ellie. Hau, the young boy we saw from the trailer is to be our new friend and to save the best to last, there’s a Rotom in our Pokédex and here’s the full info taken from the website:“The Pokédex is a convenient tool that records information about the Pokémon you see and catch during your adventure. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, your character receives a special Pokédex from Professor Kukui to support you in your travels. It’s known as the Rotom Pokédex, and it’s inhabited by Rotom, a Pokémon with the power to reside in various electronic appliances. It does much more than record Pokémon info—it sparkles with its own personality. The Rotom Pokédex shows your current location and your next destination, and it also gives you advice on where to go next, based on the conversations you have with others! It’s likely to be of great help to you in many parts of your adventure.”
And because that’s not enough, we’ll also be able to meet new a Pokémon by scanning QR codes, which would then add them to our Pokédex, thus giving you information on where you can find them. Read about all of it here:
- Meet New Pokémon Using the QR Scanner!:
In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there is a QR Scanner function that allows you to see information about Pokémon when you scan QR Code patterns. With the QR Scanner, you scan in a QR Code and check the information about the Pokémon that corresponds to that QR Code. There are QR Code patterns in various places all around you, so try scanning them.
- Register Pokémon in Your Pokédex!:
By scanning in special QR Code patterns you can register Pokémon of the Alola region to your Pokédex and find out where they live. If you scan in the QR Code for a Pokémon that you haven’t yet caught, you can check its habitat and search it out.
- Share QR Code Patterns of Pokémon!:
You can display the QR Code patterns for Pokémon you have caught in your own Pokédex. If you and a friend show each other the QR Code patterns for Pokémon you have caught, you can both register the Pokémon in your Pokédexes!
That brings us to the end of today’s reveal, but with CoroCoro’s big scoop due out later this month (unless they postpone it again,) and Sun and Moon being featured on Nintendo Treehouse Live during E3 on the 14th of June, whilst Pokémon GO will get its turn by undergoing a Q&A on the 15th of June. For further developments, be sure to check back often, especially since we will be updating our Who’s That Pokémon? series by adding Solgaleo and Lunala to the list.
Tags: Alola Region, June 2nd, June Feature, Lunala, Pokemon, Pokemon Moon, Pokemon Sun, Solgaleo
This post was written by Jack Longman