Pokemon Go and the critters from Kanto have been the world’s focus the past few weeks. In the meantime, the latest creatures from Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been steadily revealed. Or rather, Nintendo is revealing them for us.
Sun/Moon‘s three starters came out for a few months now, with the two legendaries appearing soon after. The six newest inhabitants of the Alola region were unveiled on Tuesday and cover a diverse variety of types.
Check out further descriptions below:
This Pokemon is aptly named, as it is cowardly by nature. It is wary of both noise and sudden movements but is also curious. When they are threatened, Wimpod spits out a poisonous liquid. The stench of this fluid signals others that danger is nearby. Wimpod eats and stores anything, including garbage from the sea. This habit makes them highly valued as cleaners. Wimpod’s ability is called Wimp Out. This ability allows the Wimpod to run away or swap with another Pokemon if its HP falls below half in battle.
This adorable Pokemon exudes a delicious smell from its entire body, making it popular with everyone in the Alola region. Its scent has a calming effect on humans. Because of this, many people let Bounsweet live in their house as a sort of air freshener. However, other Pokemon may also swallow Bounsweet whole due to their sweet scent. When fleeing, Bounsweet skips along in a way that does not convey its feelings of desperation. Therefore, no one ever comes to its aid. It can drive off enemies by rotating the calyx on its head, but it will become dizzy afterward.
Comfey picks flowers to create the rings around itself. It will give these rings to those it likes. This Pokemon spreads oil from its body along its flower ring, which makes the flowers emit a soothing fragrance. The flowers can be used as either an attack/defense in battle, or a healing aroma for people and Pokemon in hospitals. Comfey can have the Triage ability, allowing its restorative moves to have first priority in battle.
This Pokemon is strong both physically and emotionally, preventing it from being agitated by anything. It never cries out, despite what trouble it may be in, and defeats its enemies in a single blow. The mud accumulated around its legs provides the force behind its powerful kicks. Mudsdale is not fast but makes up for that with incredible endurance. It can continue on for three days and nights while carrying ten tons. Mudsdale can have the Stamina ability, which brings its defense up by one when hit by an attack.
Mimikyu is always wearing its disguise. This Pokemon is weakened by sunlight, which is believed to be why it is remains hidden. People also believe that seeing its true form will cause a mysterious illness. Mimikyu looks like Pikachu because Pikachu merchandise has been so popular. It is actually quite lonely and thought it could make friends if it styled itself after Pikachu. Mimikyu has the Disguise ability. With this ability, it is able to avoid damage from an opponent’s attack one time, and then its disguise will fail.
Bewear looks cuddly and cute but is actually quite dangerous. It should never be approached carelessly. This Pokemon shows affection with a fond embrace, one that has incredible force. Trainers have to teach their Bewear how to restrain their strength when showing affection. Bewear may have the Fluffy ability. This ability halves the damage taken from direct contact attacks, but also doubles the damage taken from Fire-type moves.
In addition to these six, there are 18 others announced so far. These include the Rock-type puppy Rockruff; a Bug/Electric family of Grubbin, Charjabug and Vikavolt; and even the Poison/Fire combination of Salandit.
Trainers will also have two new features available. They can host their own competition in Sun/Moon using the Pokemon Global Link, and strengthen their Pokemon with Hyper Training.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are available for Nintendo 3DS in November 2016. For more information on all things in the Pokemon world, stick around The Nerd Stash!
Meghan is an amateur gamer, J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and self-proclaimed otaku. She hopes to become the author of her own fantasy novel one day, and loves to talk about everything from comic books to Criminal Minds.