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Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions: In-Depth Guide to Differences, Gameplay & Exclusives

New details about Nintendo’s most awaited titles have been released! Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Sun and Moon versions.

Nintendo had made a tradition of releasing two Pokemon games at the same time. Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Ruby, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. All these games followed the same mold where the gameplay, story and characters are mostly the same, but the main difference are the kinds of Pokemon you can catch. One might lack 2 or 3 and in order to complete your set and “Catch ‘Em All”, you’d need to have both games (or at least know someone who does). The Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions are no different.

Pokemon of the Alola Persuasion

Just as with the previous iterations, the Pokemon Sun and Moon versions bring with it both the new and the old. With these new versions, the Pokemon menagerie gets expanded yet again. Although the total number of new Pokemon hasn’t been revealed yet, there are some that had already been leaked.

All in all, there are 63 New Pokemon that has been revealed. Among these there are special versions called Alolan Pokemon, which are specially adapted to the climate of the Alola Region. For example, Exeggutor’s neck has grown due to the sunlight in the area.

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Vulpix and its evolved form, Ninetales were originally Fire type. In the games, we can see their ice versions.

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There are 3 Legendary Pokemon in the Pokemon Sun and Moon versions revealed so far:

Solgaleo – Psychic/Steel Pokemon, Legendary, available in Pokemon Sun

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Lunala – Psychic/Ghost Pokemon, Legendary, available in Pokemon Moon

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Zygarde – Ground/Dragon Legendary Pokemon, has five different forms depending on how many Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells you gather.

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The three starting Pokemon in the Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions are:

Rowlet – Grass Pokemon

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Litten – Fire Pokemon

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Popplio –  Water Pokemon

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Finally, there is one Pokemon that has a different form depending on which game you have:

Lycanroc Midday Form – Rock Pokemon, available in Pokemon Sun

Lycanroc Midnight Form – Rock Pokemon, available in Pokemon Moon

If you would like to read the full list of the Pokemon revealed so far, you can read it Nintendo’s Official website for the game.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions New Bells and Whistles

Besides the shiny new Pokemon, the Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions sport the following features:

Z- Moves: These are powerful moves of Pokemon that you can only use once in a match.

Poke Finder: This is a feature that lets players take pictures of their Pokemon, like Pokemon Snap.

Ultra Beasts: Not much is known about them, but supposedly these are powerful versions of older Pokemon

Character Customization: Players can customize more details of their character than they ever had in Pokemon X and Y

Pokemon Refresh: This feature lets the player care and feed for their Pokemon after battles. The more that the players take care of their Pokemon, the more loyal they become and the more effective they are in battles.

Pokemon Bank: The Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank feature, which is an online Pokemon Storage system. This lets players use all Pokemon they captured in previous Pokemon games with the Pokemon Sun and Moon Versions.

More to Come

And there you have it, a list of the Pokemon Sun and Moon versions differences. We would be able to sample these features soon as Nintendo will be releasing the game on November 18, 2016 in North America on the Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles

In the meantime, you can watch the videos in the official website of Pokemon Sun and Moon.

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