Nintendo’s Pokémon Sun & Moon release date, trailer and more

Nintendo have announced that Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released sometime during November 2016, and we have the latest news, gameplay and trailers here to keep you in the know as we wait in anticipation for this new edition in the franchise.


Pokémon Sun and Moon release date, pricing and pre-order offers

Nintendo have confirmed that their 7th generation in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Sun and Moon will be launched on the 23rd November 2016 as a 3DS exclusive.

You can pre-order the game from Amazon or GAME from a current price of £39.00. If you’re a hard-core Pokémon fan, you may want to pre-order the Pokémon Sun and Moon Fan Edition, available from GAME at £44.00. This version of the game includes a limited edition copy of the game with a special SteelBook case and an exclusive figurine.

Nintendo are also allowing you to pre-order Pokémon Sun and Moon directly, offering three pre-order packages that include exclusive designs for your 3DS that feature some of their newest Pokémon: Solgaleo and Lunala.


Pokémon Sun and Moon will be following the previous games Pokémon X and Y that launched on the 3DS in 2013. This new title will be the seventh generation in the franchise.

It has been confirmed by Nintendo that when the game releases it will be available globally, in nine languages that include English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and a few other options.


Pokémon Sun and Moon Starter Pokémon

Nintendo have kept the tradition of allowing players to pick their first Pokémon from three variations, but the developers have produced three newly discovered creatures, including Popplio, Rowley and Litten. As usual, the starter Pokémon follow the format of grass, fire and water types. See below for details on these fantastic new starters, and let us know what you will be choosing as your partners.


Name: Rowlet
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1′ 00″
Weight: 3.3lbs
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.

Name: Litten
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1′ 04″
Weight: 9.5lbs
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.

Name: Popplio
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1′ 04″
Weight: 16.5lbs
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.


Pokémon Sun and Moon  Latest Legendary Pokémon

It has been announced that the latest Pokémon to be categorised as ‘legendaries’ will be Solgaleo and Lunala, which will be featured in either version of the game respectively.

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