It appears that five Pokémon from the original lineup have been officially added to the “Pokémon Sun and Moon” Pokédex. Adding them to the new Pokémon and Alola forms that have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming RPGs for the Nintendo 3DS family would bring the total number of Pokémon to 60.
Just recently, the Japanese site for “Pokémon Sun and Moon” was updated to include very familiar pocket monsters. Though most of them go by their Japanese names, Pokémon fans, who know all of the pocket monsters by heart, can easily identify the five additions to Game Freak and The Pokémon Company’s highly anticipated video games.
In the updated Pokédex, Pinsir, Spearow, Gyarados, Zubat and Dragonite have been added to the bottom of the list, underneath the entries for the Alola forms. According to the site, these five Pokémon will be part of both “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon.” Unfortunately, they will not have Alola forms in both titles.
In addition, although their original form/s and evolved forms have yet to be officially displayed on the site’s Pokédex, clicking on each of the five Pokémon would reveal that their other forms have also been included in the upcoming games. Hence, fans can expect, Fearow, Magikarp, Golbat, Crobat, Dratini and Dragonair to be part of “Pokémon Sun and Moon.”
Almost two weeks ago, we reported that the Japanese site was teasing about the possibility that Dragonite and Zubat will have Alola forms for the two games after both Pokémon were added to the Japanese site's Pokédex. However, now that three more original Pokémon were added to the Pokédex, it is clear that The Pokémon Company is slowly confirming which Pokémon from the original lineup are going to be part of the action in the Alola Region when the video games launch this fall.
The U.S. site for “Pokémon Sun and Moon” has yet to include the five Pokémon that have been added to the Japanese site. Therefore, it is still not clear if the five Pokémon will be part of the video games that will be released in the U.S., or if they are going to be exclusive to the Japanese market only.
Meanwhile, just last week, five new Pokémon have been revealed to be part of the new Pokémon RPGs. Crabrawler, Sandygast, Palossand and Stufful were introduced at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships, while Turtonator was publicly introduced at Gamescom 2016. To keep up with the number of Pokémon that will appear in "Pokémon Sun and Moon," check out our complete list of the new Pokémon and Alola forms revealed so far here.
“Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” are set to arrive in the U.S. on Nov. 18 — the same day that both games are debuting in Japan.