The newly revealed Pokemon coming to Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are version-exclusive.
In the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer released today, players got a glimpse at four of the games’ version-exclusive monsters, including two separate evolutions for the previously revealed Rockruff.
In addition to the newly revealed Pokemon, the trailer shows off character customization and Pokemon grooming, along with Z-moves for Pikachu and Eevee. Pikachu is picking up Catastropika, which is a “super-powered attack move where Pikachu borrows its Trainer’s strength, wraps itself in extra-high-voltage electric power, and charges into its opponents.” Eevee on the other hand has Extreme Evoboost, which combines the power of all eight Eeveelutions, granting their powers to Eeevee.
Without further delay, let’s meet the newcomers. From the press release:
The Teamwork Pokemon Passimian attack by throwing Berries at their foes. They tend to live in troops of 20-30 Passimian, who all follow one leader. These tribes work in teams to train and improve their skills. This Pokemon has the Ability Receiver, an Ability which no previous Pokemon has had. With the Receiver Ability, Passimian can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian only appear in Pokemon Sun.
The Sage Pokemon Oranguru live in the solitary deeps of the Alolan forests and, in fact, were once known as ‘the people of the forests’. Oranguru hold a fan-like object made of leaves and are known to be kind to other Pokemon in the forest, often giving injured Pokemon medicine or hungry Pokemon food. This Pokemon can exclusively learn the new move Instruct, a move which can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately. Oranguru only appear in Pokemon Moon.
The previously revealed Puppy Pokemon Rockruff can evolve into a different form depending on whether you are playing Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon.
Lycanroc (Midday Form)
In the world of Pokemon Sun, Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, and Solgaleo’s influence causes this Pokemon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midday Form. This form is known for speedy movement which can confound its opponents. A very loyal Pokemon , Lycanroc Midday Form dodges opponents’ strikes whilst attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane. Lycanroc Midday Form can learn Accelerock, a new move unique to the Pokemon , which is guaranteed to strike first, damaging opponents by slamming into them very quickly.
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
In the world of Pokemon Moon, Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, and Lunala’s influence causes this Pokemon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midnight Form. This Pokemon will sacrifice its own safety to strike down its foes. The stronger an opponent is, the more excited Lycanroc Midnight Form becomes, its eyes glowing with the thrill of battle. This Pokemon feels a deep trust towards a Trainer who can draw forth its true power.