Pokémon Sun and Moon: Details revealed about the new legendary pokémon, main story characters and playable region

By ·June 3, 2016 10:15 am

Today, Nintendo gifted us with a good dose of new of information about the hihgly anticipated Pokémon: Sun & Moon games. In this article, you will learn about the beautiful region of Alola, meet two of Sun & Moon‘s legendaries, the local professor, his assistant, and one of your new friends. Let us begin.

The new playable region, Alola (as seen in the lead picture above), centers around four tropical islands, as well as a single artificial island, the region becomes the new home of the main character, and is home to many Pokémon that have never been seen before.

After choosing to play as a hero or heroine, players will have the ability to customize their characters in a variety of ways, including, their name and appearance. Once done with that, players can begin their adventure, meet a myriad of fascinating people, make countless friends, and form bonds and memories.


Next up, the version mascots finally get their names. The two legendary Pokémon: Solgaleo and Lunala hold the key to the adventure that can be experienced in these highly anticipated games, set to be released later this year. Let’s learn a little more about them:

Solgaleo – Psychic / Steel Pokémon


Honoured as an emissary of the sun since ancient times, Solgaleo 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 is 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.

  • Name: Solgaleo
  • Category: Sunne Pokémon
  • Height: 11′02″
  • Weight: 507.1 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Steel
  • Ability: Full Metal Body


Lunala – Psychic / Ghost Pokémon


Since ancient times, Lunala has been honoured as an emissary of the moon. 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 the 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.

  • Name: Lunala
  • Category: Moone Pokémon
  • Height: 13′01″
  • Weight: 264.6 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Ghost
  • Ability: Shadow Shield

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As well as the above information, Nintendo have also revealed a brand new form of the Generation IV Pokémon: Rotom, the name and appearance of the new Professor, his assistant, and the player-character’s reoccurring friend.



Of course, it was only a matter of time before a Rotom inhabited our Pokédex. The Pokédex is a tool used by trainers throughout the entire Pokémon world, recording information about the Pokémon encountered and caught by players during their adventures. In Pokémon: Sun & Moon, the professor has provided the player with a special Pokédex known as the Rotom Pokédex. This does so much more than the Pokédex we’re used to, as this one, in fact, has it’s own personality.


Professor Kukui


Professor Kukui is the Alola region’s Pokémon professor. The professor is passionate about his research into Pokémon moves and has sometimes taken direct hits from Pokémon if there was something to be learned from it. Sporting a white lab coat, Professor Kukui has his own unique style.




Lillie is a mysterious girl who assists the professor. This young girl is about the same age as the player’s character and is Professor Kukui’s assistant. She’s not fond of making Pokémon fight in battles, but she loves reading and has read a great number of books. Lillie will play an important role in the story of Pokémon Sun & Moon.




Hau is a Pokémon-loving young boy with a big appetite. He is the same age as the player’s character. Hau becomes one of the main character’s first friends. He has a real weakness for malasadas, a famous treat in the Alola region, and is always in search of malasada shops. Hau is a big-hearted boy who really loves Pokémon.

That’s all the information we have so far, but there will so much more revealed over the next few months. We here at TheNerdRecites cannot wait to see the mass of new Pokémon in particular.  The time has come for your input, readers; Which version will you choose? Which legendary do you prefer so far? What do you think about the new characters? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to know your thoughts.

Pokémon Sun & Moon will be released November 23rd and available for 3DS and 2DS devices

Image Credits: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company International.

Written by Oliver Ducker

Gaming and Comics Writer

Oliver is a graduate of computer science and games development, and an aspiring 2D and 3D graphic artist.

He is a huge fan of villains, anti-villains, and anti-heroes in media.
His specialist subjects involve The Punisher, Deadpool, Batman and his Rogues Gallery, Pokémon, LOST, and Middle-Earth.

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