*Warning! The following article is one of speculation, so if you don’t want to read it, please look away now. There is also details of newly leaked information, so if you don’t want any spoilers, again look away now.
So today we got to see some more about Sun & Moon. We got to see Z-Moves. Poké Ride. New Pokémon. Alolan forms and even learned about the Island Challenge, but wait! One of those Trail Captains look familiar!
This is Mallow, a Trial Captain (someone who provides guidance to those undertaking the the Island Challenge, and someone who has already undertaken the trial on their own island a few years prior.) She can be found in the Lush Jungle on Akala Island and is something of an expert with Grass-type Pokémon. She also has a penchant for cooking, but her tastes can be somewhat peculiar. Now believe it or not, we have seen Mallow before, in this very image:
Looking at it, you may recognise it as being the “leaked image” of the final forms for the Alola starters that has been floating around the web for ages, but look again, and look closer.
Here we see Litten’s final form lying down, with a girl beside him, cooking on him, that girl looks a lot like Mallow doesn’t she not? In fact, she looks exactly like her and since this image has been going around for ages, maybe it really isn’t as fake as we first thought. Maybe it is actually what the final forms for Litten, Popplio and Rowlet look like. By all means you are welcome to disbelieve this, but there is more still yet to discuss.
There was a recent enough Chinese leak, one that we had previously covered and stated the image of the final forms is official artwork but the leak consisted of more information than just that. It contained information such as there will be no Gyms, and that each island would have a leader, which we now know to be called Kahuna’s. But as well as that, the leak also said there would also be collectable diamond stones that will be collectable through-out the region and work in a similar way to Mega Stones. Well we know also know that Sun & Moon will be featuring Z-Moves, which you need Z-Crystals for and that you can only use once per battle, so again the claim has been proven somewhat right.
But now there are more leaks, as brought to us by pokejungle.net and it seems a bunch of Alolan Pokémon are included among the new leaked information, as well as the fact there might even be a second final form for each starters. I’ll be honest, 2 final forms sounds like bull to me, as does a few of this “new information,” but since most of the last batch turned out to be true, including the image, this information could very well be true or false, but I am going to share it regardless:
The anime’s Ash-Greninja will appear in the game. (Don’t believe it.)
Alolan Rattata & Raticate are Dark-type.
Alolan Butterfree is a Bug/Psychic-type. (Seems a little unnecessary to be honest.)
Alolan Abra, Kadabra & Alakazam are Fighting-type.
Alolan Nidoking & Nidoqueen are Poison/Fighting-type.
Alolan Growlithe & Arcanine are Water-type.
Alolan Doduo & Dodrio are Fighting/Flying-type.
The previous versions of Pokémon which have taken on new forms will only be accessible by bringing in from older games. (As far as this goes, I’m not convinced. Given as the description on Alolan Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew and Sandslash state they moved to the snowy mountains of Alola and climatised, it would be a bit foolish to not actually be catch them as well as any other Alolan Pokémon )
Furfrou gets new styles.
New cat Pokémon varies in type and appearance based on breeding.
There is a new snowman Pokémon line with two stages and it is Ice/Ghost. (This is not the first time we’ve heard about a snowman Pokémon, so it is likely.)
Not to get hopes up, but there may be two final evolutions for each starter. (Flat out disbelieve this.)
With new Pokemon Sun & Moon information due to drop on the 12th of August, we might event get to find out then if some of these “leaks” are true, but just in case you think that’s all we have to say on the subject, a visit to NeoGaf has been a little enlightening as a translation has been done on the text evident in the “leaked image” and the following information is as follows:
(We’re Assuming) Owl 3:
- Has a calm\cool persona.
- Tightens its hood when it’s upset or irritated.
- Uses its quills as arrows and vines as the string.
- Its difficult to notice which helps it ambush foe.
- It likes to chill on Tree branches.
- Has a wild and gusty persona.
- Fights dirty- spits ember in its opponents face, isn’t above using unconventional items or means, uses Fire Spin from its belt.
- Has a signature move called Beast\Tiger Swing???
- That Belt gets hotter the more “passionate” it is.
Sea lion 3:
- Uses its voice to charm and or lure opponents.
- Has a elegant and welcoming nature.
- Is very playful.
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Remember, we are not asking or telling you to believe all of this outright, because even now this is all just speculations and rumours that is yet to be proven true or false, but whatever does come of all this, for now just take it with a pinch of salt.
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This post was written by Jack Longman