More Pokemon goodness


In the afterglow of Pokemon Go some may have forgotten that Nintendo will be releasing Pokemon Sun and Moon in November, 2016. Nintendo have released another video revealing some more Pokemon.

rockruff

Rockruff

Type: Rock
Classification: Puppy Pokemon
Height: 1′08″
Weight: 20.3 lbs
Ability: Keen Eye or Vital Spirit

Known Moves
Bite

Details:

Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odor, it doesn’t forget it! There are tales of these Pokemon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited!

Rockruff is a sociable Pokemon, but as it grows, its disposition gets wilder. If it begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. It’s said that it leaves its Trainer’s side to evolve and returns again when fully evolved.

Rockruff stands bravely in battle, even when it’s taking damage. Although an opponent may be stronger than Rockruff, the Puppy Pokemon is so persistent, it keeps going until it outlasts its foe and gets the win! Bite is a good move for Rockruff. It deals damage by biting an opponent with its sharp teeth. This may make the target flinch.

Opinion:

Rockruff is a generic designed Pokemon. It basically looks like a normal dog with some alterations. It will be interesting to see its evolution. What is interesting is it’s typing. Hopefully, stat wise Rockruff will be worth using.


komala

Komala

Type: Normal
Classification: Half Awake Pokemon
Height: 0.4m
Weight: 19.9kg
Ability: Comatose

Details:

No one has ever seen a Komala awake. It eats, travels, and even battles while sound asleep! Its saliva can be used as medicine for the sick or sleepless, according to ancient people. They say if you take a small amount of the saliva remaining after it eats leaves, water the saliva down, and drink it, you’ll be able to sleep well.

Komala clings to a log pillow that its parents have given to it. Once it has grasped this log, it almost never releases it. If it does lose hold of its log, the Pokémon will be unable to sleep well and will thrash about wildly. Apparently it will sometimes cling to the arm of a Trainer it trusts.

Komala has the Comatose Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokemon has ever had until now. This Ability keeps it perpetually in a drowsing state, which prevents it from getting any other status conditions.

Opinion:

Another Pokemon in the line of sleeping Pokemon, think Snorlax, or Slaking. Sometimes the sleeping Pokemon are difficult to use. I’ll reserve judgement.


salandit

Salandit

Type: Poison/Fire-type
Classification: Toxic Lizard Pokémon
Height: 2’00”
Weight: 10.6 lbs
Ability: Corrosion

Known Moves
Toxic

Details:

Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. This poisonous gas has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Salandit is not a very powerful Pokemon, but its cunning nature allows it to battle fiercely by throwing its opponents off balance.

Salandit females not only release toxic gases, they can also emit pheromones that attract males of all species, including Pokémon and humans. Inhaling these pheromones may cause opponents to be controlled by Salandit’s will.

Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokemon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokemon.

Opinion:

This is my favorite new Pokemon so far. I like its ability, Corrosion and it may have a dramatic change in the game. It’s design is cool and I like the typing.


bewear

Bewear

Type: Normal/Fighting-type
Classification: Strong Arm Pokémon
Height: 2.1m
Weight: 135kg
Ability: Fluffy / Klutz

Known Moves
Hammer Arm

Details:

When Bewear is acting in a friendly fashion, just swinging its arms around, you must never dare to approach it carelessly. It is acknowledged to be a dangerous Pokémon, even within the Alola region. You may see warning signs posted near places it resides.

When Bewear grows fond of its Trainer, it may show that feeling in a fond embrace—but the force of that hug is tremendous! Trainers must teach these Pokémon how to restrain their strength when showing affection.

Bewear may have the Fluffy Ability, a new Ability that no Pokémon has ever possessed before. The Fluffy Ability halves the damage taken from attacks that make direct contact, but in return it also doubles the damage taken from Fire-type moves.

Opinion:

Bewear doesn’t have a creative name, to go with an ordinary design. The ability Fluffy is interesting however.


mimikyu

Mimikyu

Type: Ghost/Fairy-type
Classification: Disguise Pokémon
Height: 0.2m
Weight: 0.7kg
Ability: Disguise

Known Moves
Slash

Details:

Mimikyu lives its life completely covered by its cloth and is always hidden. People believe that anybody who sees its true form beneath the cloth will be stricken with a mysterious illness. People in the Alola region are convinced that you must never try to peek beneath its covering. Mimikyu’s health fails when it’s bathed in the rays of the sun, so it prefers to stick to dark places. It’s rumored that the reason it covers itself with a cloth is to avoid sunlight.

The rising popularity of Pikachu-styled merchandise around 20 years ago is the reason that Mimikyu makes itself look like Pikachu. In fact, this Pokémon is dreadfully lonely, and it thought it would be able to make friends with humans if only it looked like Pikachu.

Mimikyu has the Disguise Ability, a new Ability that no Pokémon has ever before possessed. The Disguise Ability allows it to escape damage from an enemy’s attack just one time, and then its appearance changes.

Opinion:

I like Mimikyu. It’s a bit weird but that’s what I like. Mimikyu’s backstory is very interesting and I like the design. The ability “disguise,”is valuable but I wonder when it will be activated.


wimpod

Wimpod

Type: Bug/Water-type
Classification: Turn Tail Pokémon
Height: 1’08”
Weight: 26.5lbs
Ability: Wimp Out

Known Moves
Struggle Bug

Details:

Wimpod have a cowardly nature and are wary of noises and sudden movements. If you approach them in a group, they’ll immediately run off. When Wimpod feel threatened, they spit out a poisonous liquid. The stench of this toxic fluid signals others that danger is near. Despite their extreme cowardice, their curiosity leads Wimpod to approach people or Pokémon that are standing still.

Wimpod eat and store anything that they find fallen on the ground. They also scavenge any garbage that’s been dropped in the sea, so they’re highly valued as cleaners. They sometimes carry pearls or other valuable items, so humans or Pokémon like Murkrow may target them.

Wimpod has the new Wimp Out Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Wimp Out Ability, if this Pokémon’s HP drops below half in battle, it will run away or swap out for another Pokémon.

Opinion:

Wimpod’s, Wimp Out ability seems like it will become a burden during battle. Hopefully, it will evolve into something more appealing. 


bounsweet

Bounsweet

Type: Grass-type
Classification: Fruit Pokémon
Height: 1’00”
Weight: 7.1 lbs
Ability: Leaf Guard / Oblivious

Details:

Because it exudes a delicious smell from its entire body, Bounsweet is popular with Pokémon and people of the Alola region. Bounsweet’s scent has a calming effect on humans, so many people let them live inside their homes as a sort of air freshener. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes swallowed whole by Pokémon drawn to its aroma.

When running away from other Pokémon, Bounsweet flees danger by skipping along the ground. Since its bouncy movements don’t convey to others that it’s actually in desperate flight, no one ever comes to its aid. When attacked by enemies, it drives them off by rotating the calyx on its head. The downside is how dizzy it gets afterward!

Opinion:

Seemingly a cross between Hoppip and Cherubi, Bounsweet looks the part of a generic grass Pokemon. I predict Bounsweet will be fast but weak. 


comfey

Comfey

Type: Fairy-type
Classification: Posy Picker Pokémon
Height: 0’04”
Weight: 0.7lbs
Ability: Flower Veil / Triage

Details:

Comfey picks flowers and always carries them around. It makes a ring of blossoms and spreads oil from its body on it, which changes the flowers so they emit a soothing fragrance. It has a habit of giving these flower rings to those it’s fond of. The aroma can soothe both itself and its allies. Comfey also helps with the treatment of people and Pokémon at Pokémon Centers and hospitals, thanks to its aroma.

When attacked by other Pokémon, it throws its flowers at them to create an opening, and then it either flees or strikes back. Comfey can have the new Triage Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Triage Ability, this Pokémon’s restorative moves gain the highest priority in battle.

Opinion: 

I don’t like Comfey’s design and it reminds me of the design of Klefki, unimaginative. That said it’s Triage ability is impressive. 


mudsdale

Mudsdale

Type: Ground-type
Classification: Draft Horse Pokémon
Height: 8’02”
Weight: 2028.3 lbs
Ability: Own Tempo / Stamina

Known Moves
Highhorse Power

Details:

Mudsdale is known for its powerful body as well as its emotional fortitude, which keeps it from being agitated by anything. It never cries out, no matter what kind of trouble it’s in, and it defeats its opponents with a single powerful blow. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and the weight of this coating increases the force of its kicks. One kick, and a car is a pile of scrap!

Mudsdale’s running speed is not too swift, but it has excellent power and stamina. It can carry on for three days and three nights despite dragging loads of over 10 tons!When Mudsdale gallops in earnest, the power of each hoof-clop can dig out huge holes, even in asphalt. Mudsdale is forbidden to run on some of Alola’s public roads.

Mudsdale can have the new Stamina Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. With the Stamina Ability, this Pokémon’s Defense goes up by 1 when it’s hit by an attack.

Opinion:

Mudsdale ability is a killer. It could be one of the better attack/defensive Pokemon. I don’t care for the hair, but its a small problem. 

All info from: Pokemon and Serebii


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