Lost count of how many new Pokémon and Alola forms have already been revealed by The Pokémon Company? Don’t worry. We got you covered. As of today, there are 55 new Pokémon and Alola forms, and this figure already includes the newly revealed ones at Gamescom 2016 and the on-going Pokémon World Championships.
The Pokémon Company did not miss the chance to introduce four new Pokémon at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships on Friday. There’s Crabrawler, a Boxing type Pokémon with strong pincers that are capable of throwing powerful punches. In spite of its strong aura, this Pokémon will be frequently seen around trees in search of its favorite food, Berries. And take note, Crabrawler is one of Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda’s favorites as per IGN, so it is not surprising that this crab is really powerful.
Two other Pokémon introduced at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships are literally made of sand that TechCrunch even questioned The Pokémon Company’s decision to create these pocket monsters. The two sandcastle-themed creatures are Sandygast and its evolved form Palossand.
Appropriately categorized as Sand Heap Pokémon and Sand Castle Pokémon respectively, Sandygast and Palossand have Water Compaction ability. The tricky bit about these two is that they really are made up of sand. So if Sandygast loses some of its sand, it loses it for good. However, when sand is added to it, it increases in size. On the contrary, Palossand can easily restore itself when it loses some of its sand. Also, each creature has its own shovel. While Sandygast uses its shovel to manipulate anyone who touches it, Palossand’s shovel serves as some kind of radar that could lead it to its prey.
The fourth Pokémon introduced at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships is the cute and fluffy hybrid of a bear called Stufful. It is categorized as a Flailing Pokémon and its abilities are Fluffy and or Klutz. But don’t be fooled by this creature's cute appearance because inspite of its small frame, it has a voluminous amount of strength that can knock out even the well-trained Pokémon. Stufful is said to evolve into Bewear, according to Nintendo.
Meanwhile, Gamescom 2016 attendees got the chance to first meet another new Pokémon called Turtonator, Polygon has learned. Categorized as a Blast Turtle Pokémon, Turtonator’s ability is called the Shell Armor, which is a high defense move. This creature also has this unique Shell Trap move that Nintendo describes in a separate report as a move that enables Turtonator to set up a trap that would explode when the opponent physically attacks it. Turtonator also has the capacity to camouflage as a rock and it pretty much lives around volcanoes.
The ones mentioned above are just five of the new Pokémon for the Nintendo 3DS family-exclusive “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon.” Below is a comprehensive list of all the new Pokémon and Alola forms that have been revealed ahead of the video games’ release.
Revealed two months ago, these two legendary Pokémon are the titular characters of the upcoming Pokémon video games. Categorized as a Sunne Pokémon, Solgaleo is a Psychic/Steel type of Pokémon which has the ability called Full Metal Body. According to CinemaBlend, Solgaleo’s body resists stat-altering effects and attacks its opponents with Sunsteel Strike, a charge so strong its opponent could instantly faint.
As for Lunala, this Moone Pokémon is a Psychic/Ghost type whose special ability is called Shadow Shield. Known as an emissary of the moon, Lunala absorbs light from this planetary body which it then converts into energy. When it spreads its wings, its form resembles that of a crescent moon. Lunala’s signature move is called the Moongiest Beam, and it involves the release of a life-threatening beam of light.
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Sandslash
- Alolan Vulpix
- Alolan Ninetales
- Alolan Exeggutor
- Alolan Marowak
- Alolan Meowth
- Alolan Raichu
Alola forms are simply modified versions of certain existing Pokémon. They have adapted to the different microclimates in the Alola Region, so their physical appearances and abilities changed, as per Serebii.net. So far, we only have eight Alola form Pokémon, and they are all modified versions of pocket monsters from the original lineup.
Starter Pokémon refers to the pocket monsters that a player must choose from at the beginning of the game. In “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon,” players will be tasked to choose from three Starter Pokémon: Popplio (Water type), Rowlet (Grass/Flying type) and Litten (Fire type).
- Tapu Koko
- Zygarde’s Cores and Cells
- Zygarde 10% Forme
- Zygarde 50% Forme
- Zygarde Complete Forme
- Oricorio (Baile Style)
- Oricorio (Pom-Pom Style)
- Oricorio (Pa’u Style)
- Oricorio (Sensu Style)
- Wishiwashi (Solo Form)
- Wishiwashi (School Form)
Simply listed under the Other Pokémon category on the official “Pokémon Sun and Moon” website, the remaining 37 Pokémon belong to different classifications and have different abilities. For the complete details on all 37 and the other Pokémon mentioned above, head to “Pokémon Sun and Moon’s” Pokédex here.
“Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” are slated for release on Nov. 18. Since there is still more than two months until the games officially arrive, it is not impossible for Game Freak and The Pokémon Company to continue teasing us with more new Pokémon and Alola forms.
Are you excited for “Pokémon Sun and Moon?” Which of the new Pokémon and Alola forms do you already consider your personal favorite/s? Sound off in the comments section below.