So far as mentioned previously I have been unimpressed by what Nintendo has shown. The designs of the Pokemon are hit or miss (mostly miss). The new aloha forms minus executor, have been interesting. I think the aloha forms allows Nintendo to recreate previous Pokemon. So far it appears that the aloha form are limited to the original 150 Pokemon.
The effect of the aloha islands changes the appearance of these Pokemon, along with their typing and ability. Whether these Pokemon become more useful to those of us that battle online remains to be seen. So far I like the designs of the aloha Pokemon more than the new ones that are native to the aloha region. The latest video from Nintendo shows some new Pokemon, the introduction of the Aether foundation and Ultra beast.
The Aether Foundation
The Aether Foundation works in the Alola region. The foundation’s goal is to care for Pokémon that have been hurt. The Aether Foundation has constructed an artificial island called Aether Paradise. There, they not only provide shelter for Pokémon, but also conduct various research projects. It seems that the main character will also be able to visit Aether Paradise during the adventure.
Alolan Rattata & Alolan Raticate
Because urban areas are their main habitat, their diet is higher in calories than ordinary Raticate. As a result, they have become hefty. Alolan Raticate prefers to eat only fresh fruits and high-class ingredients. There are rumors that a certain top-notch restaurant takes advantage of Alolan Raticate’s taste buds by bringing it along when choosing ingredients to buy, and having it taste test new dishes.
Alolan Raticate continually stockpile huge amounts of food in their nests. They mostly prefer to send out Alolan Rattata to gather food while they themselves stay home in their nests and just eat. Alolan Raticate is the Totem Pokémon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island in Pokémon Moon.* It summons Rattata to help it confront those who take on the trial.
I prefer the newly designed Rattata to Raticate. I think the darker coloring is visually appealing and the sharp edges is a nice touch. I can only imagine that with the typing changes, Rattata/Raticate have very different attacks.
This Pokémon wearing a mask has been dubbed “Null,” meaning nothing. The shapes of its front and hind legs are clearly different. The reason is that Type: Null was constructed to synthesize the strengths of various Pokémon, enabling it to adapt to any situation.
The mask fitted to Type: Null’s head is a piece of equipment designed to control its latent powers. It’s extremely heavy, so it also serves to hinder Type: Null’s agility.
To complete a certain mission, there was need of a Pokémon powerful enough to rival those Pokémon often spoken of in mythology.
Type: Null starts off with a strange name and even stranger appearance. It’s some of the Pokemon supposedly created by people. Unlike the previously mechanical Pokemon like Magearna, Null looks more organic. This Frankenstein like Pokemon is interesting addition to the series.
Jangmo-o has the pride of a warrior, although it remains humble about its capabilities. In its pursuit to become stronger, it never neglects its training. Because Jangmo-o uses the scales on its head for both offense and defense, it never turns its back to its enemies. Many Trainers see this behavior and take it as proof that Jangmo-o is a valiant Pokémon. Jangmo-o gather in harsh locales like canyons, where no other people or Pokémon are around, to live together as they train.
Of all the Pokemon debuted, Jangmo-o is my favorite design wise. Dragon Pokemon are generally strong overall and have two evolution’s. I can’t wait to see what the other two evolution’s look like. As for the heart shape scale on it’s forehead, I wonder if it’s a design or has a larger function.
In the Alola region, rumors are flying about mysterious creatures known as Ultra Beasts. Ultra Beasts possess mighty powers and could pose a threat to humans and Pokémon, so they are feared.
It appears that the Aether Foundation is also conducting research on these Ultra Beasts. According to rumor, multiple Ultra Beasts exist, each of them called by a code name.
UB-01’s body is composed of a glass-like substance. However, it’s constantly changing shapes, never settling on one. While evidence of something like a survival instinct can be observed in UB-01, no one knows whether it has a will of its own or any emotions. It’s said that, for some reason, its movements resemble those of a young girl.
Ultra Beast are a new addition to the series. There’s not much information on them yet, but I like the idea of them. It appears they don’t count as legendary Pokemon, although I don’t think there’s more than one. I’ve been disappoint with what Pokemon Sun and Moon has to offer, but the new information has increased my interest. I’m more excited.