It’s getting tougher to choose which version of Pokemon I’ll choose, both versions take place during different parts of the day. Pokemon Sun will take place during the day mostly, and Pokemon Moon will be 12 hours later during the night. This trailer features two new evolutions of Rockruff for both versions of Pokemon.
We also get at Passimian:
The Teamwork Pokemon Passimian attack by throwing Berries at their foes. They tend to live in troops of 20–30 Passimian, who all follow one leader. These tribes work in teams to train and improve their skills. This Pokemon has the Ability Receiver, an Ability which no previous Pokemon has had. With the Receiver Ability, Passimian can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian only appear in Pokemon Sun.
The Sage Pokemon Oranguru live in the solitary deeps of the Alolan forests and, in fact, were once known as ‘the people of the forests’. Oranguru hold a fan-like object made of leaves and are known to be kind to other Pokemon in the forest, often giving injured Pokemon medicine or hungry Pokemon food. This Pokemon can exclusively learn the new move Instruct, a move which can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately. Oranguru only appear in Pokemon Moon.
Rockruff’s forms for Sun and Moon:
In the world of Pokemon Sun, Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, and Solgaleo’s influence causes this Pokemon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midday Form. This form is known for speedy movement which can confound its opponents. A very loyal Pokemon, Lycanroc Midday Form dodges opponents’ strikes whilst attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane. Lycanroc Midday Form can learn Accelerock, a new move unique to the Pokemon, which is guaranteed to strike first, damaging opponents by slamming into them very quickly.
In the world of Pokemon Moon, Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, and Lunala’s influence causes this Pokemon to evolve into Lycanroc’s Midnight Form. This Pokemon will sacrifice its own safety to strike down its foes. The stronger an opponent is, the more excited Lycanroc Midnight Form becomes, its eyes glowing with the thrill of battle. This Pokemon feels a deep trust towards a Trainer who can draw forth its true power.
We also viewed new Z-moves for Pikachu and Eevee, new customization options! The games are really hitting checkmarks in a new Pokemon game I’ve wanted for a while now.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be available on November 18.