A new batch of Pokemon have been revealed. I have been underwhelmed so far regarding their design. Unfortunately, my disappointment continues. The new video shows some new aspects introduced into the series, such as Aloha forms and Z-moves.
Pokemon Sun & Moon introduces a whole new mechanic to the series that uses a ring on the trainer’s wrist like Mega evolution. These powerful moves can only be done once per battle. According to the video each type will have one of these Z-moves.
Gigavolt Havoc (Electric)
Bloom Doom (Grass)
Inferno Overdrive (Fire)
Hydro Vortex (Water)
Pokemon now react to “micro-climates,” changing their appearance, type and move sets. This is a new mechanic that can take the older generation of Pokemon and make them newer. That fact that they basically become different Pokemon, except for their names. Overall, I like this new addition.
Exeggutor adds the dragon typing, his design is ridiculous. There something strange about his long neck with no arms. Exeggutor wasn’t that cool looking to begin with, this doesn’t help.
Alolan Sandshrew & Alolan Sandslash
Sandshrew and Sandslash add the ability snow cloak. Unlike, Exeggutor they’re typing has completely change from ground type to ice/steel. They will be brutalized by fire types and their design isn’t bad.
Alolan Vulpix & Alolan Ninetales
Like Sandshrew and Sandslash, Vulpix and Ninetales get a change of appearance, typing, abilities and move sets. Ninetales adds a fairy typing and a more majestic design. I’ve always like Ninetales, it’s design is an upgrade.
Looks really mean and intimating. Standing upright, darkening in color and gaining more hair. These Pokemon tend to be used for HM’s and discarded after the first gym or so. I don’t think that will change.
Is the first form of Mudsdale. Seems like an appropriate design considering it’s more dramatic evolution. Also the video does show that Mudsdale can be rode during the game.
Is a strange looking Pokemon. It’s mostly a small meteor. It’s typing and ability is the most interesting aspect. A rock/flying type is rather unique (as far as I could remember). It’s ability “Shields Down,” “Protects from status conditions and has high Defense until it hits 50% where it causes the Pokémon to change form.” Is impressive.
Fomantis & Lurantis
Fomantis evolves into Lurantis. Their both grass types and resemble praying mantis. Lurantis looks OK, but nothing special. Most two evolution Pokemon, I find aren’t worth using. However, Lurantis learns an interesting new move Solar Blade. Solar Blade, “It absorbs energy from the sun on the first move and then unleashes a powerful attack on the second turn.” It’s basically a physical Solarbeam.
The most interesting Pokemon that was revealed. I like the designed, based on “dancing” styles. Corresponding with the “dancing style,” with a different typing. Fire/Flying-type, Electric/Flying-type, Ghost/Flying-type, and Psychic/Flying-type. I’m hoping this Pokemon has an evolution. Oricorio also has a new move, called Revelation Dance. Revelation Dance “Changes type depending on the form of Oricorio.”