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Who’re Those Pokemon? – Pokemon Sun and Moon Legendaries Detailed

Put your gloves up and get that footwork flowin’ party people because it’s time for round two in the Generation VII Pokemon information deluge. Having already discovered just how much the world can love an owl that is also some kind of plant, we find ourselves venturing further from the Pokemon that help start our adventure, to the ones who herald its final moments. Not, like, in a death way or anything, more in a, “I caught the Legendary so I guess I finished the story,” kind of way. But regardless of where we start our Pokemon journey, or where we end it, it is time to add some new names to your ever expanding mental Pokedex; Solgaleo and Lunala.

Solgaleo

CATEGORY Sunne Pokémon
HEIGHT 11’02”
WEIGHT 507.1 lbs.
TYPE Psychic/Steel
ABILITY Full Metal Body

Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun.” Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it’s active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target’s Ability.

Solgaleo’s Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.

Eat your heart out Simba, there’s a new Lion King in town. You rule everything the light touches? Ha. This guy is the light. It’s kind of awesome. Also, it’s made of metal, which is cool because I already thought it looked like a Zoid and now I feel vindicated. Also Steel is a pretty decent type, so those of you actually interested in the game (and not my flavour text) have something to look forward to. Little odd it isn’t Fire though right? You know, because of the sun…

Lunala

CATEGORY Moone Pokémon
HEIGHT 13’01”
WEIGHT 264.6 lbs.
TYPE Psychic/Ghost
ABILITY Shadow Shield

Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon.” Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala’s signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target’s Ability.

Lunala’s Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.

And from the darkness of night, the bat is born. As if the idea of a giant bat that personifies the moon wasn’t unnerving enough, in it’s own oddly elegant way, they just had to go and make it Psychic/Ghost, the two types most likely to mess with your head. Great. Have fun sleeping knowing that this one glides through the night sky…looking like the night sky. That being said, Lunala is pretty neat looking and carries a definite air of mystery. Like the night…which is mysterious sometimes.

Rotom Pokedex

The Pokédex is a convenient tool that records information about the Pokémon you see and catch during your adventure. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, your character receives a special Pokédex from Professor Kukui to support you in your travels. It’s known as the Rotom Pokédex, and it’s inhabited by Rotom, a Pokémon with the power to reside in various electronic appliances. It does much more than record Pokémon info—it sparkles with its own personality. The Rotom Pokédex shows your current location and your next destination, and it also gives you advice on where to go next, based on the conversations you have with others! It’s likely to be of great help to you in many parts of your adventure.

The Rotom Pokédex is an extremely rare device. There are only a few Trainers that have one, even in the Alola region.

Okay, so this one isn’t technically a new Pokemon, but it sure as heck is a new use for one. Since Rotom first inhabited our appliances back in Gen IV, this loveable little scamp has seen quite the popularity high. Enough so that Professor Oak has one in the anime and each episode closes with its distinct giggle. However, I don’t think any of us foresaw the little guy coming back in the sequel role to Dexter. Acting as a guide to your particularly selected character, Rotodex technically provides the first example of Pokemon to human dialogue in the main series of games, which is a pretty big deal canon wise. I mean, Pokemon talk all over the anime and the Mystery Dungeon games reveal what Pokemon talk about, but it’s pretty cool that people and Pokemon can talk with each other isn’t it? Because I think it is. As for the extent of Rotodex’s inclusion in the game, details are still a little sparse. Though I somewhat doubt it, we may just get another form of Rotom to use in battle. Which would be (say it with me) neat. Also, I once again feel vindicated in that there will be a talking Pokemon guiding you around the world of Alola, which is totally an idea I had. Not that this is about me, I’m just excited about Pokemon and happy that, for once in over two decades, I’m finally getting a handle on what Pokemon is throwing down.


Alola

Your new adventures in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will take place on the tropical islands of the Alola region! The Alola region centers around four islands rich in natural beauty and an artificial island. Many Pokémon that have never been seen before occupy these islands.

The world of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is filled with many colorful people in addition to the fascinating Pokémon. Meet some of the folks you’ll encounter as you travel through the Alola region.

It’s islands people, we all nailed it. they said it was based off Hawaii and we said the new world is gonna be islands. Damn we’re smart. Of course by we I mean all of us (that’s you as well) because we’re friends and Pokemon is cool and will you trade me any shinies? Those things are rare and I am exceedingly unlucky…did I mention we’re friends?

Hero/Heroine

You will choose to be a hero or heroine in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and you can name yourself whatever you’d like. The story begins right after your character has moved to the Alola region. No sooner have you arrived than your adventures begin to unfold, and you’ll meet many people and Pokémon as you grow and learn.

Nothing too new with this one. As expected, we’re back to being able to choose our character’s skin tone, along with the usual gender choice, making for a more customisable experience than picking from May or Brandon. No definitive word on clothing alteration as of yet but, as evidenced by glimpses in the first trailer, it is a highly likely possibility.

Professor Kukui

Professor Kukui is the Alola region’s dependable Pokémon professor. He lives near your home and looks out for you. He’s passionate about his research into Pokémon moves and has sometimes taken direct hits from Pokémon when there was something to be learned from it. Sporting a white lab coat slung casually over his bare torso, he shows off his own unique style.

As if having a dude like Sycamore walking around wasn’t enough, now they’re stripping the Professors? Man. Back in Gen I all we had to look at was Professor Oak…those were dark times. Also, Kukui is totally a tree, so the naming scheme remains unbroken. Still, that Oak thing, dark, dark times…

Lillie

Lillie is a mysterious girl who assists the professor. This young girl is about the same age as your character, and she’s working as Professor Kukui’s assistant for personal reasons. She’s not fond of making Pokémon fight in battles, but she loves reading and has devoured many books. Lillie will play an important role in the story of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Tagging along with Research McNoShirt, Lillie brings a rather unqiue perspective to the world of Pokemon, in that she isn’t fond of making them fight. Unfortunately for Lillie, the world of Pokemon is totally all about fighting…so yeah. Luckily she has books though, people don’t make books fight. Unless…

Hau

Hau is a Pokémon-loving young boy with a big appetite! He’s the same age as your character. When you move to the Alola region, he makes friends with you right away. He has a real weakness for malasada, a famous treat in the Alola region, and he is always in search of malasada shops. He is a big-hearted boy who really loves Pokémon.

Awww yeah, friendship. What, you didn’t think you wouldn’t have a cool buddy to greet you in Alola did you? Well I sure never thought about it. Sliding in as one of those characters who will probably always pop up when you do something in the story, Hau could stand as the “rival” of this generation. Unless there’s someone we’ve yet to meet. I mean, there probably is…there most definitely is, but you know what I mean. Gone are the days when rivals were antagonistic, gone are the days of “Smell ya later” and “I straight up just stole this Pokemon from Professor Elm”. No, now everyone is all “You can do it” and “I believe in you”. It makes me sick.


Well there you have it folks, two new Legendaries to keep the excitement pumping as Gen VII starts to reveal all of those tasty little morsels of information that you oh so want to know. What’s the name of the starting town? When do I get a bike? Is Whirlpool an HM again because of the island thing? Just who is that mysterious bird from the first reveal trailer? Well my friends, all these questions and more will be answered in due time. When is due time? I don’t know, but I can sure as heck say that, whenever it is, it isn’t soon enough. Regardless, you can be darn sure that I’ll write about each and every thing I find out, because I am rather excited for this new adventure. Why? Because I am a child at heart and I refuse to grow up ever and adults are silly dumb heads who work in banks and wear suits and do boring stuff like not play Pokemon. But how cute is Rowlet? Seriously, that dude rocks.

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