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Pokémon Sun & Moon: New battle mode, Yungoos and Pikipek, and more footage

ash_ag

Member
Shown in Nintendo Treehouse. Might as well have a new thread for new news.

Artwork and factsheet of the new 'mons from @Pokemon on Twitter:


There's a third New Pokemon on the official site...



Has Swarm as an Ability.

Also Magearna is said to be available in Sun and Moon through a QR Code.


Legendaries' alternative forms announced


Battle Royal is a new 1v1v1v1 multiplayer mode:


New trailer:
https://youtu.be/HWWBX8Ia1CA

Interestingly, it was also confirmed Masuda has passed the Director's torch to Ohmori. Previously, Ohmori had a major managing role in XY and directed ORAS. As a reminder, Tajiri directed RGB and GS, and Masuda RS, DP, BW and XY. This is the first time anyone other than those two directs a new-generation game.
 

Doberu

Member
I hope they have a direct later in the few months showcasing more of these new pokemons and some Megas.
 
Wait, the ruby and sapphire remake had a different director?? No wonder thst game sucked. It was so damn easy, even for pokemon standards. Not once did a pokemon on faint on me, literally not once. Now im worried about this game...
 

Watch Da Birdie

I buy cakes for myself on my birthday it's not weird lots of people do it I bet
There's a third New Pokemon on the official site...



Has Swarm as an Ability.

Also Magearna is said to be available in Sun and Moon through a QR Code.
 

Doberu

Member
Wait, the ruby and sapphire remake had a different director?? No wonder thst game sucked. It was so damn easy, even for pokemon standards. Not once did a pokemon on faint on me, literally not once. Now im worried about this game...

So was X and Y if I remember correctly. No gym leader had more than 4 Pokemon on their team. But we'll see how it goes.
 

Zubz

Banned
I can see Battle Royal getting pretty exciting; I can't wait to try it! Also, I detest grubs in real life and love mongooses, but for whatever reason, Grubbin looks super cute while Yungoos looks unappealing.
 
Wait, the ruby and sapphire remake had a different director?? No wonder thst game sucked. It was so damn easy, even for pokemon standards. Not once did a pokemon on faint on me, literally not once. Now im worried about this game...
So was XY, which had the same director as Black and White 2. ORAS also added a lot of cool stuff.

Anyway, Grubbin looks like the best trash bug since Caterpie.
 

Watch Da Birdie

I buy cakes for myself on my birthday it's not weird lots of people do it I bet
They're not "Formes", rather "Forms"---it seems they're just visual effects they take when using their Signature Moves.
 

Kyzer

Banned
PIKIPEK

GOAT early game bird.

not feeling grubbin or yungoose but hey its different


Ohmori directing...does this mean morimoto got demoted? or is there another remake/Z still coming? will unno be doing sun moon 2? is masuda working on nx pokemon? TOO MANY QUESTIONS
 
PIKIPEK

GOAT early game bird.

not feeling grubbin or yungoose but hey its different


Ohmori directing...does this mean morimoto got demoted? or is there another remake/Z still coming? will unno be doing sun moon 2? is masuda working on nx pokemon? TOO MANY QUESTIONS

Starly line still reigns supreme.
 

Kyzer

Banned
I wonder if the remake cycle will continue uninterrupted or if we will see a fully 3d blazered azureblue first
 

Zubz

Banned
They're not "Formes", rather "Forms"---it seems they're just visual effects they take when using their Signature Moves.

That's good, then. Formes should really be saved for revamping old Pokémon, not right out of the gate. They look similar to their regular designs, but I like them!
 

Boss Doggie

all my loli wolf companions are so moe
So Grubbin makes me think it is a Beetle larva. The mention of electricity makes me think how Japanese likes to associate beetles, particularly rhino beetles, with lightning electricity.

Because I really love rhino beetles especially in Japanese fiction, I really hope this is a rhino beetle Pokemon.
 

Daemul

Member
I thought both Starly and Feltching lines were really good. Can't decide between the two.

The Fletching line is only good in competitive where his hidden ability can actually be put to use, in game he's already faster than everything you'll face so Gale Wings is useless, and his attack stat is so mediocre that you need to use Brave Bird and Flare Blitz to do acceptable damage, but those moves damage him and damaging moves are a major hindrance in game because you'll need to constantly be using potions or running back to the Pokemon centre since you don't get healed after every battle like in PvP.
 

Boss Doggie

all my loli wolf companions are so moe
Fletching's only good in competitive where his hidden ability can actually be put to use, in game he's already faster than everything you'll face so Gale Wings is useless, and his attack stat is so mediocre that you need to use Brave Bird and Flare Blitz to do acceptable damage, but those moves damage him and damaging moves are a major hindrance in game because you'll need to constantly be using potions or running back to the Pokemon centre.
Talonflame's non-competitive use is being denmother. Also it has a respectable spatk.
 

Neiteio

Member
The three new Pokemon and legendary alt forms look GOOOOOOOOOD

Loving that new Bug-type and motherfucking YUNGOOS
 
Yungoos is hideous, oh my god. Grubbin isn't good either.

Pikipek is SUPER adorbs though. Hope it doesn't evolve into an ugly monstrosity like Talonflame though.
 
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