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New Pokémon Trailer Shows Us New Alola Forms, Z-Moves, and More

We’ve all been pretty obsessed with Pokémon Go! lately, but let’s step away from that utterly amazing app for just a sec and talk about the newest Pokémon game headed our way this November. The official trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon dropped today, and from the looks of the trailer, this game is going to be fantastic. The game is headed for Nintendo 3DS on November 18 in the US and November 23 in the UK. So what can we expect from this game? The short answer is tons.

The first piece of big news is the new Alola forms of the Pokémon. Basically, the Alola forms are subspecies of Pokémon we already know and love. Life on the islands has just caused them to grow a bit differently than what we’re used to. So we can expect to see Alola forms of Vulpix, Ninetails, and even a pretty unique-looking Exeggutor (I’m not sure what’s up with that guy, but I think I like it!).

We can also expect to see about six brand new Pokémon in the game like the wonderfully stylish Oricorio (seriously, style is key for this Pokemon– it’s style changes depending on which island its on), a dancer whose copies opponent’s moves; Minior, a Pokémon with a crusty outside and an utterly adorable core who can knock down its opponent’s shields; and Gumshoos whose abilities are stakeout and strong jaw. In addition to these new Pokémon, we also get new Pokémon features called Poke Ride and Z-Moves. The former helps you get across rough terrain, and the latter is a pretty snazzy and badass move that is unique to each Pokemon type and can be used once per battle.

While the new Pokémon and Alola forms are great, the big thing in Sun and Moon are the islands. The Island Quest looks to be the main story of the game. Your trainer will complete various trials on each island based on the island’s theme, and will defeat the island when you defeat Totem-form Pokémon and the island’s boss trainers, called Kahunas.

This game looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun, and unlike Pokémon Go!, this game won’t make you accidentally walk into traffic. So, you know, bonus, right?

What do you think of Pokémon Sun and Moon? Which new Pokémon are you excited to battle with? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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