New Pokémon, Evolutions and Trainers Revealed for Sun & Moon
Many new Pokémon, such as Silvally, Kommo-o, and Tsareena, along with more evolutions and Trainers were introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon.
The Synthetic Pokémon Silvally is Normal-type and evolves from Type: Null. Silvally can change its type when “exclusive items are inserted into the drive on its head, and its somatic cells mutate and glow with different colors of light depending on its type.” Its Ability called RKS System causes Silvally to “change type when holding specific type-related items.
Hakamo-o and Kommo-o are the second and third stage evolutions for Jangmo-o, respectively. Both are dual Dragon/Fighting-type Pokémon. Hakamo-o is described as “a solitary Pokémon that enjoys training alone, its scales are often torn off, but they grow back nearly immediately.” Legend has it that Kommo-o “are covered in glittering scales in order to drive away a great darkness covering the world.”
Grass-type Pokémon Steenee and Tsareena were also introduced. Steenee evolves from Bounsweet and is said to have a fragrance “more delectable than that of Bounsweet.” Tsareena evolves from only the strongest of Steenee. Using a unique Ability called Queenly Majesty, Tsareena can prevent opponents from using priority moves.
Ribombee, a dual Bug/Fairy-type Pokémon, evolves from Cutiefly. It knows the Ability Honey Gather or Shield Dust. “This Pokémon collects flower nectar and pollen to make into balls, known as Pollen Puffs, which it can then launch at its opponent in battle.”
Alolan Grimer (first revealed in the November 2016 CoroCoro Comic) and Alolan Muk are the two newest creatures to take on Alola forms. Alolan Muk evolves from Alolan Grimer, and both are dual Poison/Dark-type Pokémon who have the Ability Poison Touch or Gluttony.
In addition, Trainers Olivia and Trial Captain Ilima will join Pokémon Sun & Moon. Olivia is “the kahuna of Akala Island,” the second largest island in the Alola region, and she uses three Rock-type Pokémon on her team. Ilima, on the other hand, specializes in Normal-type Pokémon.
We still haven’t seen final evolutions for Alola region’s Starter Pokémon Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio; however we do know their second-stage evolutions. To note, Japanese video service Niconico will livestream new Sun & Moon information on Sunday, October 23 at 4 a.m. PT/ 7 a.m. ET.
In the meantime, you can check out the trailer below to see new Pokémon, fresh evolutions, and powerful Trainers. Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our social media channels.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon on Nintendo 3DS debut in North America and Japan on November 18. Both games arrive in Europe a few days later, on November 23.