New Features and more Pokémon announced for Pokémon Sun & Moon
Pokémon Sun & Moon are set to include a pair of brand new battle modes that will be greatly welcomed by the series’ online community – Online competitions, and live competitions.
Online competitions, of course, will be played over the internet and will see players matched with an opponent to compete against each other with the aim of achieving the greatest rating. These competitions are open to Pokémon trainers all across the world, but settings can be changed to only allow pre-approved trainers to enter.
On the other hand, live competitions will allow players to host their own competitions and play against their friends, or even other trainers who happen to be in the same area. The Digital Player ID that contains the competition’s regulations is generated as a QR code. Willing participants will need to scan the QR code into their 3DS system in order to join the battle.
But now, let us take a look at the six newest officially revealed Pokémon. First up is:
Mimikyu – Ghost / Fairy Pokémon
Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered by its cloth which it uses to disguise itself as various Pokémon. This Pokémon will use its Disguise ability to escape from danger, which will alter its appearance afterwards. Mimikyu detests sunlight, much preferring to hide away in dark places, and it is thought to use its cloth as a means to avoid the sun. Fair warning to you, do not ever attempt to remove the cloth as it is told that any that do are doomed to become afflicted with a terrible illness.
- Category: Disguise Pokémon
- Height: 0’ 66″
- Weight: 1.5 lbs.
- Ability: Disguise
Mudsdale – Ground Pokémon
Mudsdale possesses an incredible amount of power and endurance, and it’s legs are coated in thick, protective mud. This Pokémon can continue running for three days and three nights even when dragging over ten tones of weight behind it. Mudsdale is not permitted to run on some of Alola’s public roads due to the terrible damage it can inflict upon the asphalt, and it is advised to avoid walking behind Mudsdale as its kick has been known to destroy a car in a single blow – one kick and the car is scrap.
- Category: Draft Horse Pokémon
- Height: 8’ 02″
- Weight: 2028.3 lbs.
- Ability: Own Tempo / Stamina
Wimpod – Bug / Water Pokémon
This Pokémon is a cowardly soul. A scavenger which will eat anything that has been dropped into the sea – leading to it become highly valued within the Alola region as a cleaner. Wimpod’s ability “Wimp Out” is a new ability that will allow it to run away from a battle, or to swap out for another Pokémon once its HP drops below half. They are highly wary of sudden movements and noises, and if you approach them in a group, they will immediately scurry off to hide. Wimpod are often targeted by both humans and Murkrow alike for the valuable pearls and items they have been known to carry.
- Category: Turn Tail Pokémon
- Height: 1’ 08″
- Weight: 26.5 lbs.
- Ability: Wimp Out
Bounsweet – Grass Pokémon
Bounsweet exudes a delicious aroma which has lead to it becoming highly popular with the people and Pokémon of the Alola region. Its scent has a calming affect on humans, so many people will allow Bounsweet to live inside their homes as an air freshener. Unfortunately, the scent emitted from this Pokémon has caused it to become accidentally swallowed whole by other Pokémon that have become drawn to it.
- Category: Fruit Pokémon
- Height: 1’ 00″
- Weight: 7.1 lbs.
- Ability: Leaf Guard / Oblivious
Comfey – Fairy Pokémon
Sweet little Comfey happily floats around picking flowers to carry, and spreads oil from its body upon the ring of blossoms it has crafted to emit a soothing fragrance which has been used to help treat both humans and Pokémon in the Alola Region. Comfey have been known to offer up their ring of flowers to those they are fond of. This Pokémon’s “Tiage” ability is a brand new ability that no other Pokémon has had before – this ability gives Comfey’s restorative moves the highest priority in a battle.
- Category: Posy Picker Pokémon
- Height: 0’ 4″
- Weight: 0.7 lbs.
- Ability: Flower Veil / Triage
Bewear – Normal / Fighting Pokémon
Bewear must never be approached without a large amount of care, even if it appears to be in a friendly mood, as it has been acknowledged to be highly dangerous Pokémon. Bewear’s powerful spine allows it to easily lift any object that weighs a ton or more. Watch out for Bewear as it loves to give crushing bear hugs which will split absolutely anything in two. The “Fluffy” ability, a never before seen move, halves the damage inflicted upon this Pokémon via direct contact attacks, but will double the amount of damage taken from any fire-type move.
- Category: Strong Arm Pokémon
- Height: 6’ 11″
- Weight: 297.6 lbs.
- Ability: Fluffy / Klutz
So, Pokéfans, what do you think about the new battle modes and the newly revealed Pokémon? Of these six, I think my favourite has to be Mimikyu. I’m a big fan of ghost types Pokémon, and Mimikyu’s design is actually kind of creepy, it’s great. Anyway, I’d love to know your thoughts on the latest Pokémon news, so let me know in the comments below.
Pokémon Sun & Moon will be released November 23rd and available for 3DS and 2DS devices
Image Credits: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company International.