Pokemon Sun and Moon releases in November, has three new starter types

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:37 GMT

Pokemon Sun and Moon has a confirmed released date set for November.

Pokemon Sun and Moon releases in November, has three new starter types

The three new first-partner Pokemon that trainers will choose from will be Grass and Flying-type Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

Players choose one of the three Pokemon to be their first partner. Here’s more on each straight from the Nintendo press release:

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokemon, Rowlet. This Pokemon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.

  • Name: Rowlet
  • Category: Grass Quill Pokemon
  • Height: 1’00”
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs.
  • Type: Grass/Flying
  • Starting Move: Leafage

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.

  • Name: Litten
  • Category: Fire Cat Pokemon
  • Height: 1’04”
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs.
  • Type: Fire
  • Starting Move: Ember

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokemon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

  • Name: Popplio
  • Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
  • Height: 1’04”
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs.
  • Type: Water
  • Starting Move: Water Gun

The trailer posted above provides a look at gameplay for each Pokemon with more information on the game to be revealed throughout the course of the year.

Nintendo announced Pokemon Sun and Moon during its February Nintendo Direct presentation. Both games allow players to import Pokemon captured in eShop titles Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow via the Pokemon Bank.

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released on November 18 for 3DS systems in Japan and North America. It arrives in Europe on November 23.

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