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Pokemon Sun and Moon Release Date, Starters, and More Announced!

Litten, Popplio, or Rowlet; which will you choose?

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This is the question that will be on every Pokemon fan’s lips this morning, now that Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have released official trailers for Pokemon Sun and Moon simultaneously in the US and Japan. The two new games, which have been previously kept highly secretive, will finally be in players’ hands on November 18th both in Japan and the United States.

A gigantic cache of new information was dropped in the two trailers, so for the sake of those of you that were not able to catch everything, let’s get a breakdown going:

FIVE New Pokemon

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The trailer dropped the names and types of the three starter Pokemon right from the get-go:

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Litten, your fire type Starter.

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Popplio, your water type Starter.

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Rowlet, your grass type Starter.

Though up until X and Y I was a perennial water-type starter, I think that Litten’s supreme cuteness has drawn me in. Which Pokemon will you start with? Let us know in the comments!

In addition to the three starters, we now know the appearance, though not the names, of the two cover legendaries:

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The cover Pokemon of Pokemon Moon.

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The Cover Pokemon of Pokemon Sun.

Official Cover Art

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Of course in addition to the cover legendaries The Pokemon Company has finally given us a glimpse of the cover art for the two new games.image

The Alola Region

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Judging from the Japanese trailer it doesn’t seem to be a huge leap to guess that the Alola region is based on Hawaii. The Japanese trailer tells the story of Shohei, a Japanese schoolboy who moves to Hawaii with his mother and has trouble making friends until the release of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Within the trailer there is even an aerial view of the Big Island that is almost identical to the aerial map view of the Alola Region.

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A couple of areas within the Alola Region were also glimpsed, a large sprawling city, and a smaller town setting with a Pokemon Battle Stage in the middle of the town.

 

All New Protagonists and Customization Features

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Between both trailers we were shown glimpses of a female and male protagonist, as has been the standard since Pokemon Crystal first introduced a two-gender system.

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However the Japanese trailer snuck in the bombshell of skin customization, which has doubled in comparison to Pokemon X and Y.

A Whole New Cast of Characters

Three characters were shown in glimpses, aside from our protagonists.

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Judging by the fact that he seems to be introducing the male protagonist to the three starter Pokemon, we can assume that this character will be the Professor of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

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Possibly one of the protagonist’s traveling companions.

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Kukui is the only character who was named in the trailer, which could possibly mean that he plays a very small role (if any) in the overall game.

Yowza! That was a ton of information crammed into such short trailers! What are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to Ace of Geeks for all of your Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon news in the coming months! Check out the full video here:

And if you’ve got the time, check out the Japanese reveal trailer, which actually made me tear up a little bit at work. Well done, Nintendo:

 

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