Do you happen to remember a few months back, when people were freaking out about seeing a new Pokémon in this trailer for Sun and Moon? (See if you can spot it. The footage is maybe a second long.)
Well, now the new monster has finally been confirmed and revealed. In a news article published in the Japanese magazine, CoroCoro, we have been introduced to both Iwanko and Nekkoala, both of which are absolutely adorable (I wonder how much a Nekkoala plush will cost…).
From translations provided by the hard working folks over at Serebii.net, we have come to learn the following: Iwanko is the mystery dog monster from the video and is known as the Puppy Pokémon. It is a Rock type and will come with the abilities Keen Eye or Vital Spirit. The other adorable critter is Nekkoala, the Half Awake Pokémon, who will come with the radical ability Definite Sleep which prevents the Normal-type Pokémon from being afflicted with any status effect other than sleep.
I was already legitimately excited about Pokémon Sun and Moon but now that I know there is such a thing as Nekkoala I can’t wait to get into the game and catch me one. How do you feel about these new Pocket Monsters? Are you more of an Iwanko person or a Nekkoala individual? Drop us a comment and let us know.