Nintendo announced a "new" type of Pokémon
The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced on Thursday early buyers of Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon would receive a special Munchlax. The Pokémon will have three exclusive moves.
Players only have to purchase one of the upcoming games as soon as possible. The titles will also include a new regional variant Pokémon called Alolan Rattata. The first titles in the seventh generation of the Pokémon series are Nintendo 3DS exclusive.
Sun and Moon are the first entry to be available in Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional). Other playable languages are English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese and Korean. The game will be compatible with cloud storage service Pokémon Bank.
Introduced in Pokémon X and Y, and available from December 2013, it allows players to store up to 3,000 Pokémon online. Pokémon caught in X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire as well as in the Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue, and Yellow will be transferable to Sun and Moon via Pokémon Bank.
The Pokémon company introduced a new kind of attacks called the Z-Moves
Players will receive the special Munchlax via an Internet connection by January 11, 2017. The Normal type Pokémon holds the Snorlium Z item.
When Munchlax evolves into Snorlax, the Snorlium Z will give the latter a unique Z-Move named Pulverizing Pancake. Z-Moves are a new type of powerful moves that can only be used once during battle.
Munchlax will also know the moves Hold Back and Happy Hour, both of which it could not usually learn. The first is an attack move which leaves its opponent with just 1 HP. The second gives trainers twice as much prize money after a battle.
Additionally, Sun and Moon will have tons of Alolan Rattatas. Unlike ordinary Rattata, urban areas are the primary habitat of the new Dark/Normal-type Pokémon. They evolve into Alolan Raticate.
Other Pokémon like Exeggutor, Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew and Sandslash have Alolan forms as well. These Alolan versions are their way to adapt to the climate of Alola.
Pokémon Sun and Moon release date, price and starters
The Nintendo 3DS exclusives Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are set to be released worldwide on November 18 this year. Players can pre-order them from Amazon for $40 each.
The launch date commemorates the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Pokémon Red Version and Blue Version, its first installments, were released in 1996.
Rowlet (Grass-Flying), Litten (Fire), and Popplio (Water) are the starter Pokémon. The packaging artwork for each title features legendary Pokémon Solgaleo (Sun) and Lunala (Moon). 55 new Pokemon, including Alola forms, have been confirmed so far.
The games take place on the Hawaii-like tropical islands of the Alola region. Professor Kukui is the leading scientist in Alola. He gives the players their starter Pokémon. Kukui means candlenut in ancient Hawaii, and it is the Hawaiian state tree.