In Pokémon Sun and Moon, several returning classic Pokémon will be able to transform into completely different forms. You’ll have all new reasons to include Generation One Pokémon on your team, such as Ninetales being able to transform from a Fire-type to an Ice-type.
We also got a look at more new Pokémon native to Sun and Moon’s Alola Region. Check out all the new Pokémon from today’s new trailer here, as well as new gameplay reveals, such as the Island Challenge and Z-Moves. Check out this gallery for all the new Pokémon and gameplay details.
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Exeggutor, the Coconut Pokémon, has an Alola Form that turns it into a dual Grass and Dragon Type, whereas originally it was only a Grass Type. It now looks even more like an actual palm tree. Its new ability, Frisk, allows it to check the held item of any foe.
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Vulpix and Ninetales
Vulpix and Ninetales, the Fox Pokémon, have Alola Forms that completely flip their Type from Fire to Ice. Ninetales also has the secondary Type of Fairy, making it an excellent choice against Dragon types. Their new ability, Snow Cloak, raises their chance to dodge attacks during a hailstorm. And I though Nintetales couldn't get any more majestic.
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Sandshrew and Sandslash
Sandshrew and Sandslash's new forms change them from Ground Types to Ice/Steel Types. Their new forms will have the same ability as Vulpix and Ninetales, Snow Cloak.
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The first of the new Pokémon revealed is Oricorio. This dance-loving Pokémon actually comes in four different forms, and thus four different Types, depending on which of Alola's four different islands you catch it on. The Baile Style is Fire/Flying, the Pom-Pom Style is Electric/Flying, the Pa'u Style is Psychic/Flying, and the Sensu Style is Ghost/Flying. It's ability, Dancer, gives it the same stat boost of any other Pokémon who uses a "Dance" move, such as Dragon Dance or Swords Dance. Oricorio's unique move, Revelation Dance, changes Type depending on which Style of Oricorio you have. With each one of Oricorio's styles you could almost have a full team.
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Minior, the Meteor Pokémon, is a unique combination of Rock and Flying Type, which has only been seen twice before. Minior is formed in the Earth's stratosphere, where it absorbs detritus around it, forming a hard outer shell. Its ability, Shields Down, protects it from Status Effects such as Paralysis or Burns, until it reaches 50 percent health, at which point it transforms.
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When Minior reaches 50 percent health, its outer shell falls off, revealing its star-like core. Its core can be any of these colors, and you will only know once its shell has fallen off.
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The previously-revealed Pokémon Yungoos now has an evolution, Gumshoos. Gumshoos is also a Normal Type and has two potential Abilities: Stakeout and Strong Jaw. Stakeout gives any attacks double damage if the foe just switched in, whereas Strong Jaw increases the power of any biting attacks by 50 percent.
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Fomantis and Lurantis
Fomantis is an adorable new Grass Type Pokémon. Fomantis is tiny, at just a foot tall and weighing only 3.3 lbs. We also got to see Fomantis' evolution, Lurantis. This Grass Type packs more power than its smaller pre-evolved form. They both have the Ability Leaf Guard, which prevents any status ailments during strong sunlight.
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Fomantis and Lurantis have a new unique move: Solar Blade. We don't know how much damage it does yet, but boy does it look powerful.
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Mudsdale, who was revealed a few weeks ago, now has a pre-evolved Pokémon: Mudbray. Both are Ground Types, with either the ability Stamina or Own Tempo. Stamina increases Defense by one whenever that Pokémon is hit by an attack and Own Tempo prevents the Pokémon from becoming Confused.