Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals rival team, new Pokémon
Alola is really starting to fill out. A new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games reveals even more about the new, Hawaii-inspired region, including a host of new creatures you can catch and the baddies you’ll have to face off against.
Fans of the long-running gaming franchise know that each new iteration of Pokémon brings along with it a new rival team, usually bent on world domination or something equally dastardly. For Sun and Moon, Team Skull fits that bill. The new trailer reveals the skeletal evil group is led by a white-haired man named Guzma, and a pink-haired woman named Plumeria is one of the higher-ups.
The video also previews three new Pokémon: Wishiwashi, Pyukumuku, and Morelull. Wishiwashi is a fish-inspired Water type with the very unique new ability Schooling, which allows it to change into a more powerful form under a certain set of conditions. Pyukumuku is another Water type with a new ability, Innards Out, which allows it to deal damage to an opponent when it faints. Finally, Morelull is a Grass/Fairy type that can either have the ability Illuminate or Effect Spore.
Along with these new Pokémon, the teaser also reveals new forms for three original Pokémon. A couple of weeks ago, the franchise unveiled Alolan forms, which change the appearance and typing of classic Pokémon. Now, Meowth, Marowak, and Raichu have a whole new look. Alolan Meowth takes on a purple hue and is a Dark type rather than a Normal type. Inspired by fire dancers, Alolan Marowak is a Fire/Ghost type, a drastic shift from the original form’s Ground typing. Lastly, Alolan Raichu is an Electric/Psychic type with the new ability Surge Surfer, which doubles its speed when Electric Terrain is in effect.
Check out the new trailer for yourself below. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be released on Nov. 18.