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

#1
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.
 
#6
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
#9
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.
 
#11
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.
 
#14
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.
 
#18
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
#19
They're not "Formes", rather "Forms"---it seems they're just visual effects they take when using their Signature Moves.
 
#24
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
 
#25
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.
 

Boss Doggie

all my loli wolf companions are so moe
#37
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.
 
#40
But Staraptor shits on Unfezant and every other major "first route" bird.

This has potential, i agree there.
Even Talonflame?

I'd say Unfezant has the best name and worst everything else, Talonflame has the best everything else and worst name, and Staraptor is a nice in between.

Of course you aren't, they're this generation's caterpie and rattata.
Scolipede was legit good
 
#42
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
#43
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.
 
#45
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.