On Thursday, we received some new information about the upcoming Pokemon games. Here’s what we learned:
Pokemon Sun’s mascot is known as Solgaleo, the Sunne Pokemon. It is a Psychic/Steel type and has the ability Full Metal Body, which is basically just another version of Clear Body or White Smoke: it prevents the Pokemon’s stats from being lowered by another Pokemon. Here’s a description of this Pokemon:
“Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as ‘the beast that devours the sun.’ Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it’s active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun.”
Pokemon Moon’s mascot is known as Lunala, the Moone Pokemon. It is a Psychic/Ghost type and has the ability Shadow Shield. This ability halves the amount of damage dealt to it by attacks when its HP is 50% or below. Here’s a description of this Pokemon:
“Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as ‘the beast that calls the moon.’ Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky.”
We also learned a little more about the Alola Region. There are four islands and one artificial one (Magearna is the Artificial Pokemon. Those two things have to be related). The professor there is named Professor Kukui, and his study is based on Pokemon attacks. He also has an assistant named Lillie. You also have a friend named Hau who can I only assume will be your rival.
There is one more thing that we learned. As with all of the main series games, there will be a Pokedex. But the one you get in the Alola Region is unique: it is possessed by a Rotom.
Which do you like more: Solgaleo or Lunala?