Some familiar faces are taking on a whole new look in the latest teaser for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The franchise released a 5-minute video on Monday revealing that a handful of the original 150 creatures will have a completely different typing and design in the upcoming games.
The video shows the Alola forms (named after the new Hawaii-themed region) for five original Pokémon: Exeggutor, Vulpix and its evolution Ninetails, and Sandshrew and its evolution Sandslash. Exeggutor’s Alola form has a lengthened neck and its typing is Grass/Dragon rather than Grass/Psychic. Both Vulpix and Ninetails take on a light blue hue and are now Ice types rather than Fire types in Alola, with Ninetails taking on an additional Fairy type as well. And finally, Alolan Sandshrew and Alolan Sandslash are also blue, becoming Ice/Steel types rather than Ground types.
The teaser also revealed some completely new Pokémon. Oricorio is a dancing bird whose typing and design changes depending on which of the four Alola islands it’s found on — it can be a Fire, Electric, Psychic, or Ghost type in addition to its secondary Flying typing. Fomantis and Lurantis are Grass types that can learn the new move Solar Blade. Minior is a Rock/Flying type with the form-changing new ability Shields Down. Finally, the teaser also welcomes new members to the evolutionary lines of previously announced Alola Pokémon Yungoos and Mudsdale: Gumshoos and Mudbray, respectively.
And if all these new Pokémon weren’t enough, fans also get a peek a new specialty attacks, called Z-Moves. The teaser shows Pikachu and each of the three Alola starters using their powerful Z-Moves.
Check out the lengthy Pokémon Sun and Moon teaser below.