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Pokémon Sun and Moon: New evolutions and Alolan Muk join the battle

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Just mere weeks away from release, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are still doling out exciting new evolutions and revamped versions of the Kanto generation.

In a new trailer from the Pokémon Co. released Friday, players get a closer look at the evolutionary forms of several new Pokémon. First up, the mysterious synthetic Pokémon Type: Null, debuted in a previous trailer, was said to wear a mask that would shed once it found a worthy partner to take on its form. Its evolution form, Silvally, destroys its heavy mask to gain instant speed and unveil the brand new ability RKS System. Giving certain hold items to the new creature will allow its cells to mutate and grow into several new types, offering it a varied advantage over any adversary, along with its exclusive move Multi-Attack that also changes type to reflect Silvally.

The adorable Dragon Pokémon Jangmo-o seems to shed its cuddly exterior with two evolutionary forms. Hakamo-o turns the creature bipedal and also adopts the Fighting typage along with its Dragon core. Its tough scales keep it immune to bomb and sound moves, allowing for hand-to-hand combat to be its focus. The final form, Kommo-o, gains a taller, more intimidating stature and the Uppercut move, which can send its enemies flying high into the air to crash down on the battlefield.

Also picking up two more evolutions is the fruit Pokémon Bounsweet, changing it from an adorable cherub to a majestic beast. The final form, Tsareena, holds the brand new and exclusive ability Queenly Majesty, which negates all priority moves used against it. Sorry Quick Attack, Endure, and Protect, this Grass type is in a hurry.

A familiar face with a new coat of grease, the Alolan forms of Grimer and Muk show off a slightly more colorful variation on the Kanto Pokémon. After Grimer was imported to the Alolan region to help clear waste, the slimy creature gained crystallized teeth formed from residual toxins, adding the Dark typage to its existing Poison. Muk, too, gains this advantage, but also houses several more toxic teeth across its entire body to accent the new pink, yellow, blue, and green hues that make up its gelatinous shape.

Players also meet two new trainers in the game; both will act as the new “gym leaders,” or as known in the Alolan region, Kahuna and Captain. Olivia, the Rock type specialist, acts as Kahuna of Akala Island, while Trial Captain Ilima uses her Normal type to put trainers through intense trials.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 18.