Starting from today until Thursday, E3 will be occurring. What this means for us Pokemon fans is that we will be getting new information on the new Pokemon Sun and Moon games. Quite frankly, we already have some new information.
A few days before, we were introduced to two new Pokemon. We don’t know their official English names yet, but they are known as Iwanko and Nekkoala. Iwanko, the Puppy Pokemon, is a Rock type that can have Keen Eye or Vital Spirit as its ability. It is also capable of learning bite. Nekkoala, the Half-Awake Pokemon, is a Normal type with a new ability known as Definite Sleep. This ability prevents all status effects besides sleep.
Today, though, we got more information on three new Pokemon. We have their official English names.
Pikipek, the first new Pokemon, is the Woodpecker Pokemon. It is a Normal/Flying type. It can have Keen Eye or Skill Link as its ability. This is most likely the regional bird for this generation. It is actually the Pokemon whose wifeframe was shown in the first trailer for Sun and Moon. It can evolve twice. Here’s a description of it:
“Pikipek can strike 16 times a second with its beak. These strikes are powerful enough to not only drill through hard wood but even shatter stone. The noises made by their blows can signal others. Some of these signals have been identified as warning signals and greetings among allies. Pikipek Trainers have grown to recognize them as well. These Pokémon drill holes in trees and store food in the holes. They also like small, glittering objects and will tuck them away in their food stores, too. It’s often said, “Something lost, something missed, check inside the Pikipek nest.” Pikipek will attack distant opponents by zipping seeds at them. These shots have enough strength to embed the seeds in tree trunks.”
Yungoos, the second new Pokemon, is the Loitering Pokemon. It is a Normal type. It can have Strong Jaw or Stakeout as its ability. Stakeout is a new ability that allows the user to deal twice the damage of the original move on a Pokemon that was switched in. This is most likely the regional Rodent Pokemon for this generation. It evolves once. Here’s a description of it:
“Yungoos is a big eater that is never satisfied. The majority of its long body is given over to its stomach, and its digestion is swift, so it’s always hungry. It has strong fangs, so it can crush and consume the hardest of objects. Each Yungoos chooses its own particular route for searching out prey. It stalks along this route searching for food until it’s exhausted, at which point it drops and sleeps wherever it may be. It’s thought that these Pokémon decide their routes based on safety, so that there’s no risk in falling asleep at any time. Yungoos is not a Pokémon that is native to the Alola region. It was brought to the region to help deal with the explosive population of a certain other Pokémon, and now Yungoos are commonly seen around the Alola region.”
Finally, the third new Pokemon is called Grubbin, the Larva Pokemon. It is a Bug type. It can have Swarm. This is most likely regional Bug Pokemon for this generation. It is currently not known to evolve into or from anything. Here’s a description of it:
“Grubbin relies on its sturdy jaw as a weapon in battle and as a tool for burrowing through the earth. Grubbin loves electricity, which is why it can be found near power plants and substations. By wrapping tree branches in the sticky threads that it spews from its mouth, Grubbin can swing around like an actor on suspension wires!”
Also, we learned about Magearna’s ability and what it does. Soul Heart is like the Special Attack version of Moxie. Moxie raises a Pokemon’s attack every time it defeats a Pokemon. Soul Heart is like this, but Moxie only works if the offending Pokemon is defeating. Soul Heart works when any Pokemon on the field faints. This means this Pokemon could be useful in double or triple battles. If your ally Pokemon faints, your Magearna’s Special Attack raises by one stage. We also learned it has the move Fleur Cannon, which is a Fairy type move. It is currently an exclusive move.
In addition, Zygarde’s 10% and 100% form are confirmed to be in the game. From what we’ve seen, it seems that Zygarde can change forms during battle. It also knows the moves Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves. Thousand Arrows deals physical Ground damage to any Pokemon, including ones in the air. Thousand Waves deals physical Ground damage as well and prevents the opposing Pokemon from switching out.
Plus, there is a new battle form known as the Battle Royal, where four Pokemon can battle in a free-for-all.
This post most likely will be updated as we get new information.
Who is your favorite newest Pokemon?