A new trailer for “Pokémon Sun and Moon” was released on Friday, and it did confirm the recent leaks from Japanese magazine CoroCoro. In this new promotional clip, we get to see Synthetic Pokémon Type: Null’s evolved form and Jangmo-o’s evolutions.
Like what we previously reported based on CoroCoro’s leaks, Type: Null has an evolved form called Silvally that is only attainable when it learns to trust its Trainer. This trust releases it from the mask that covers its entire head, and its free form is liberated from the restraining effects of the head contraption.
As a Synthetic Pokémon, Type: Null was designed to synthesize the strengths of other Pokémon. However, this power is obviously hindered by the heavy equipment fitted to its head. Thus, when it is in Silvally form, it is capable of unleashing its RKS System Ability.
The RKS System is described as an Ability that allows Silvally’s somatic cells to mutate and glow when it switches to another type depending on the exclusive items used by its Trainer. According to The Pokémon Company, such items are also responsible for Silvally’s Multi-Attack move which also changes type according to the specific item used in activating the move.
What makes Type: Null and Silvally very interesting is they are made with a certain mission to accomplish. Type: Null is said to be the rival of Pokémon “spoken of in mythology,” while Silvally is said to have been constructed to “oppose a threat.” Given this information, Type: Null could be the Pokémon of choice to combat rare Mythical Pokémon, but Silvally’s mission is still shrouded in mystery.
Ultra Beasts are a threat to Pokémon and humans especially to the people of the Alola region, as per a previous info revealed by The Pokémon Company. Could they be the threat being referred to in Silvally’s description? The plot involving the Ultra Beasts is still murky, but it’s possible that Silvally was created to battle UB-01, UB-02 Beauty and UB-02 Absorption.
Silvally is described as having a wild nature. Despite this, the Normal-type Pokémon is a loyal creature that obeys the Trainer it trusts. It is said that Silvally is even willing to protect its Trainer at all costs — even putting its own life on the line when the need arises.
Meanwhile, another CoroCoro leak that was confirmed in the new "Pokémon Sun And Moon” trailer refers to the evolutions of Scaly Pokémon Jangmo-o. Described as one with the pride of a warrior but a humble creature with Bulletproof/Soundproof Ability, Jangmo-o is said to live with its kind in places like canyons, where people and other Pokémon are not around.
Interestingly, while Jangmo-o likes to live and train together with other Jangmo-o, its evolved form Hakamo-o prefers to live on its own and train by itself. It also engages in battles easily, for it fights every Pokémon it finds. This Dragon/Fighting-type Pokémon performs a dancing ritual before it battles in which it lets out a bellow of rage to challenge its opponent.
Jangmo-o uses its scales for both offense and defense, Hakamo-o’s scales also serve as a fine armor of self-defense, so it does not mind what its opponent does because it is ready to let out multitudes of strikes. Scales that get torn off grow back immediately, and Hakamo-o takes pride on the number of scales it loses in a battle for it believes that it is a sign of its intense involvement in the battle.
Once Hakamo-o is done with its rigorous training, it evolves into its more powerful form called Kommo-o. This Scaly Pokémon is said to return to the place of its birth to watch over the pre-evolved form Jangmo-o from a distance. As a strong Pokémon, Kommo-o does not like to engage in battles against weak monsters.
When Kommo-o performs its greatest move, the uppercut, its punch can send its opponent into the sky with a force that is so strong it can change the surrounding landscape of the battle. Another move that is specific to Kommo-o is Clanging Scales, which involves scraping its bodily scales against each other to produce a great clamor. Unfortunately, this move lowers the Pokémon’s Defense.
Another thing that players should know about Kommo-o is there’s a legend that says this Pokémon’s glittering scales fend off a great darkness. It is also said that the very reason why Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o and Kommo-o engage in harsh training is for the latter to obtain great power that’s essential to defeat the darkness that is trying to cover the world.
“Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” are scheduled for release in the U.S. on Nov. 18. Players can get the demo version of the Nintendo 3DS-exclusive games this Oct. 18.