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Now that the new Pokemon game has been announced, and it's coming out later this year, we're sure to be getting new information frequently! Like the BW2 / XY/ ORAS threads, this is just a place to post extra information that Pokemaster misses.

  • First check the basic pages here.
  • Like before, only add information that Pokemaster missed and it's been a few days. He is usually aware of most new information as it happens. Don't forget to check the Sun & Moon page above as well as the news on the front page.
  • Game stuff only, not anime (unless it relates to the games, e.g. new Pokemon appeared in the anime before it was revealed in the games).
  • Reliable sources only i.e. official sites like and Bulbapedia and Serebii are usually good also. No rumours! Please don't make any post without citing it as well. No youtube videos! (besides official ones)
  • Maximum 2 images per answer and not huge ones. You can add links to more images.
  • Please keep the plot spoilers very low, thanks.
  • Note that answers are usually hidden once the news has been posted.

I've updated the question and added the link on the side. I'll try and
actually add information to the site this time! Also can we not clog
up the comments with chat/speculation? I really should hurry up and
finish the discussion forum.... commented 4 days ago by Pokemaster

I.e avoid speculation.

Also if you haven't read any of this read it. Then read it again.

And of course, this page will contain SPOILERS so don't come here if you don't want to read them!

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To the mods/editors/Pokemaster: If I wasn't allowed to make a topic like this, just tell me and I'll delete it.
Wow, they got announced. Damn. Is it a new gen or just more gen 6?
We're not sure yet. Fans speculate that it is Gen 7, or Gen 6.5. We'll have to wait and see, but a new gen to celebrate the 20th anniversary would be pretty sweet.
I'll bet you anything that Solrock and Lunatone are version exclusives.
...I never thought of that! Good observation.
Mega Solrock and Mega Lunatone, or new forms for them, calling it right here!
This makes me so happy oh my god.
The logos look fairly similar to ORAS and XY, so I don't think it would be a new generation. I want it to be though.
Mega/Primal Cresselia and Darkrai (not cover legends though) or maybe a Fusion between the two? Just speculation.
Heh, the villain teams will probably want to plunge the world into eternal night/eternal day, unaware of the catastrophic consequences.
Cresselia and Darkrai are pretty old :/ but if Darkrai is in Moon, then I'm guaranteed to get it. Eternal night sounds awesome as well, I always prefer darkness over brightness.
I say some bad team is gonna wake some legendary, they will cause some imbalance, something will blow up, and Zygarde's true form will come and save the day.
Emerald plot ftw
Some speculation:
- Darkrai and Cresselia are unlikely to be mascot legendaries of Sun & Moon, as they are both related to the moon.
- Most people speculate it's Generation 7. As you may know, RBY on the virtual console will be able to be stored in Pokemon Bank and transferred to Sun & Moon. Later details say that Pokemon from XYORAS will be transferred in the same way. Although nothing is said about the 2-way transfer between Sun & Moon and XYORAS, it is quite likely to be 7.
Plot twist: Solrock and Lunatone have been legendary pokemon all along.
Anyone notice the Solrock and Lunatone in the YouTube video? They are in a double battle.
We'll probably get Megas of Umbreon, Espeon, Solrock, Lunatone, and possibly Volcarona or Clefable.
Maybe Sun will give us version exclusives that evolve with Sun Stone, and Moon will give us version exclusives that need a Moon Stone to evolve. That'd be interesting, even if the counterpart stone is common.
Just gonna throw it out there that they might bring back the moon ball and add a sun equivalent. Hyped nonetheless!
Only 7 Pokémon evolve with a Moon Stone. The name suggests they will add more.
I made this topic hoping it would fill with information fast. I'm really hyped.
I've updated the question and added the link on the side. I'll try and actually add information to the site this time!
Also can we not clog up the comments with chat/speculation? I really should hurry up and finish the discussion forum....
Pokemaster has spoken; no more speculation.
DISCUSSION FORUM? What DB will have a forum? i'll never be able to be the same again since on forums I'm this formal guy with good grammar and on chat... I just go... crazy.
The Sun stone and Moon stone will probably have a more prominent role
I'm not sure if this is relevant for this thread, but it does have to do with Sun and Moon.
Nintendo has already put up pre-orders, and they're apparently going to come out in December 30th, according to the amazon link below
Thats just a placeholder date, most stores do that and when the real release date is revealed they will change it
Today, Masuda confirmed that there will be more than 10 new Pokémon. As kind of a joke.
Well, it was just confirmed that Magearna is going to be Steel/Fairy type...
Sadly, Corocoro didn't leak anything. So much hype and then even more disappointment.
I saw an ORAS emulator that had mega Milotic programmed into it. Emulators don't usually add new data, do they? Is there really unused code in ORAS for mega Milotic? Just thought it might be worth mentioning.
Someone would have found it in the files by now and there would have been an internet explosion, so I doubt Mega Milotic exists :(
There's been quite a bit of new Sun & Moon info today, which can be found in Pokemon's new YouTube video in the link below.
It seems that you will be brought to Alola (The new region) be your cousin, who's apparently named Kukui.
The region seems to be tropical, similar to Hawaii. (Which. in my opinion, is probably where the region is based off of, as Alola is spelled very similarly to Aloha.)
The starter Pokemon are an Owl, Cat, and Seal named Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio respectively.
Rowlet is typed with Grass and Flying, making it the second first form of a starter Pokemon to be dual typed.
Litten is Fire type, Popplio is Water.
The legendary Pokemon have been revealed, but nothing more than their design and which game they will appear in.
The set release date for Sun & Moon is November 18, 2016.

There is a little bit more info on the Pokemon on the Sun & Moon website.

Type: Grass/Flying
Species: Grass Quill Pokemon
Height: 1'00"
Weight 3.3 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow
Possible PokeDex entry: Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers.

Type: Fire
Species: Fire Cat Pokemon
Height: 1'04"
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Ability: Blaze
Possible PokeDex entry: Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains coolheaded and doesn't show its emotions on the surface.

Type: Water
Species: Sea Lion Pokemon
Height: 1'04"
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Ability: Torrent
Possible PokeDex entry: Popplio's swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It's better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it's on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps.

I think that's all the info there is right now.

There is a bit more info in the Japanese trailer.
You will apparently be able to pick what your character looks like, similarly to X/Y.
The Sun Legendary resembles a lion, and the Moon one resembles a bat.

Wait. Bat? Moon? Nighttime? Darkness?
Again guys dont post anything unless PM has missed it and its been a few days. Also no speculation we dont need this page spamming up the meta
CoroCoro released trailer to their YouTube channel, that seems to be extracts from the trailer released on may 10th but if you look closely there is a Pokemon in the background that resembles a lilipup like dog.
Once again guys it seems we need to say it again. Only post new information if its been a while since it was revealed and Pokemaster hasn't updated the home page. Chances are Pokemaster saw it and hasn't had time to add it to the main page yet.
A little something I noticed, Mimikkyu's name is a phonetic spelling of "Mimic You," and it supposedly mimics Pikachu dolls in order to be loved.

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In battles you can now see the trainer behind the Pokemon, and the HP bar has been redesigned.

Source, Serebii

Also no more circles to stand on!
Hmm...he picked the starter weak to ours. I think we may be getting two rivals, similar to Black and White.
Better than the cringeworthy rivals in X/Y
Trevor and Tierno were terrible and absolutely useless, but Shauna and Serena were okay.
I liked the X and Y rivals (well, friends is a better term). They reflected all sides of playing Pokemon. Serena aimed to be the best, Shauna aimed to love her Pokemon or whatever and Trevor aimed to catch them all. And I think Tierno was there for comedy relief? I even liked how Cheren kept on going but Bianca stopped her training in BW. I don't know, the more, the merrier imo.
When will there be an important NPC who admits that knowledge and strategy are just as important as aiming to be the best? Until it happens, nobody will reflect all sides of playing Pokemon.
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We can ride some Pokemon!

Official Source

More pictures from Spook :0
Sharpedo can be ridden like a jet ski.
Tauros can be ridden like a bucking bronco, except it's a bull.
• Lapras looks like it doesn't have a special animation, but it has a really tall and uncomfortable looking saddle.

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Other notable Pokémon from the trailers: Sharpedo, Lapras, Tauros, and all have special animations.