The new Sun & Moon details are out now and as well as an English trailer showing the new Pokémon, which shows us new moves and abilities, but has revealed that Vikavolt is in fact Grubbin’s final form, with Charjabug being the in-between evolved form.
For those of you who would rather watch the trailer, scroll down, because first up I’m going to be going over the new details shared regarding Charjabug and Vikavolt, which you can see here:
“Charjabug stays perfectly still in preparation for Evolution, and often spends time with its body half-buried in the earth. Charjabug is able to store up electricity. It can store enough power to run a household for a whole day. The power it stores can be provided to other Pokémon, so it can also serve as a battery!
Charjabug has the Battery Ability, an Ability not seen before in any other Pokémon. The Battery Ability allows it to raise the power of allies’ special moves.”
“Vikavolt is like a fortress that zooms through the forest, firing a beam of electricity from its mouth. Its huge jaws control the electricity it blasts out.
Vikavolt is adept at acrobatic flight manoeuvres like tailspins and sharp turns. It can fly at high speeds even as it weaves its way through the complicated tangle of branches in the forest.
Vikavolt clasps Charjabug with its legs and uses it as an extra battery. Even if a battle drags on, it can use the electric power from Charjabug to continue firing off powerful moves. When Vikavolt is engaged in a fierce aerial fight, it releases Charjabug to make itself lighter and increase its mobility.”
And here’s the footage which will be followed by our summary of its contents:
There is actually quite a bit to go over, but before we get to that, first I want to talk about Iwanko and Nekkoala, (the rock-type puppy Pokémon and Koala Pokémon that was revealed in CoroCoro last month.) Well no longer do we need to call them Iwanko and Nekkoala because their English names are now known and Iwanko is Rockruff and Nekkoala is Komala! Now I don’t know about you, but Rockruff is a pretty sweet name, but enough about the puppy, let’s start talking about the video and its contents.
First new Pokémon to hit our screens is Tapu Koko, the Guardian of Melemele Island, the island in which our Pokémon Sun & Moon adventure starts on, and now the first island as part of the Alola Region that we actually know the name of. Tapu Koko is an Electric/Fairy-type who knows a new move called Nature’s Madness and has the ability Electric Surge. (Electric Surge causes an electric current to run across the battlefield.) After Tapu Koko, we get to see Grubbin and his evolved forms, Charjabug and Vikavolt (two of the seven Pokémon that were revealed yesterday and are both Bug/Electric-type Pokémon.) With this reveal, it now makes Grubbin first Gen VII Pokémon we’ve seen the both evolved forms for and as well as types for Charjabug & Vikavolt, we now know Charjabug has the Battery ability and Vikavolt has Levitate.
Next came Drampa, the Normal/Dragon type Pokémon, who looks more like a certain character from The Neverending Story than an actual Pokémon. Revealed for Drampa are the abilities Berserk and Sap Sipper. After the dragon had its turn in the spotlight, next came Bruxish, a Pokémon that may just go on to become my new favourite Water-type (sorry Popplio.) Not just content with being a Pokémon that looks mean, colourful and self-assured, but is a Water/Psychic-type that can have the ability Strong Jaw, or Dazzling. Now what can Dazzling do? Well if you’re opponent tries to use Quick Attack, Dazzling will actually stop it out right, so take that Pikachu in the footage, you should have used an Electric-type move.
After Bruxish, came Cutiefly, the Bug/Fairy Pokémon who has the known abilities of Honey Gather and Shield Dust. After Cutiefly came the Electric/Steel type Togedemaru, the Gen VII alternative to Pikachu, whose known abilities consist of Iron Barbs and Lightning Rod. Lastly Zygarde in all his forms had a brief showing prior cutting to the box art.
All of the Pokémon revealed today have been added to the official site, which you can access by clicking here. And sure I could have just easily copied and pasted it all here, but I just didn’t want to bog you down with too much information too soon. I will however be sharing the new information, as part of our continuing Who’s That Pokémon? feature series, so you can get to know each new Pokémon one at a the time, so be sure to check back for that as we will be posting at least four before this week is over. We hope you enjoyed the new reveal as much as we have.