A press release has revealed that 6 more new Pokemon will be joining the adventures in Alola
. These Pokemon are the latest addition to the franchise, and will appear in the Sun and Moon games. The list of the new 6 is available below.
Wimpod is the Turn Tail Pokémon. This Pokémon is a cowardly scavenger which eats or stores anything that’s been dropped in the sea, so it’s highly valued across the Alola region as a cleaner of the sea. Wimpod has the new Ability Wimp Out, which causes this Pokémon to run away or swap out for another Pokémon when its HP drops below half in battle.
Fruit Pokémon Bounsweet gives off a delicious aroma. This aroma has a calming effect on humans, so many people across Alola let them live inside their homes as an air freshener.
Comfey, the Posy Picker Pokémon, picks flowers to carry around. Comfey uses its soothing aroma to help treat people and Pokémon at Pokémon Centers and hospitals.
Mudsdale is the Draft Horse Pokémon, possessing incredible power and endurance. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and its kick can destroy a car in a single blow. Mudsdale can have the Ability Stamina, a new Ability which raises a Pokémon’s Defense by one when it’s hit by an attack.
Bewear is the Strong Arm Pokémon that must never be approached carelessly. With its stout and highly developed arms and legs, Bewear loves to give crushing bear hugs which will split anything in two.
As the Disguise Pokémon, Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered by its cloth. Mimikyu’s Disguise Ability allows it to escape danger from an enemy’s attack one time, changing its appearance afterward.
There was also an announcement of a slew of new features that will be coming to Sun & Moon. Pokemon Global Link, the system responsible for connecting players from around the world will “be ending its current Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y service.” Global Link will be updated to include Sun and Moon’s new Friendly Competitions. This allows players to host their own competitions where they create the rules. Two types of Friendly Competitions will be available.
- Online Competitions – These are competitions which are played over the internet. Players will be matched with an opponent and compete against each other for the best rating. These competitions can be open to Pokémon Trainers all over the world, or they can be set to only allow pre-approved Trainers to enter.
- Live Competitions – These competitions allow players to host a competition and play together with friends and other Trainers who are in the same space. The Digital Player ID that contains competition regulations is generated as a QR Code, and by scanning the QR Code into a Nintendo 3DS system, participants can join and battle according to the set regulations.
There was also news of a new training method; Hyper Training.
“Traditionally, Pokémon grow stronger by raising their levels and increasing their base stats. However, such power is still affected by the individual strengths innate to each Pokémon. Hyper Training allows Pokémon that have grown to Lv. 100 to increase their individual strengths, which has not been possible in previous Pokémon games.”
This training can only be carried out by Mr. Hyper, a new character that can be found somewhere in the Alola region.By using Bottle Caps, a new item obtainable in Sun & Moon, players will be able to carry out this Hyper Training. There was also news of some form of release schedule for Magearna.
“The Mythical Pokémon Magearna, planned for distribution in Europe later, will be distributed with a Bottle Cap held item.”
A lot of Pokemon news for Poke-fans. I’m unsure what I think of this whole Bottle Cap/Hyper Training situation. However the new Pokemon do look cool, especially Mimikyu. What’s your favourite of these 6 Pokemon? And what do you think of this Hyper Training? Let us know in the comments! Also make sure to check out the trailer below,it shows off these features.