Welcome to part 2! In part 1 we went over the new Pokémon and Alolan forms, but in this part we’ll be talking about some gameplay features and the recently revealed Team Skull!
SOME NEW FACES (AND SOME OLD ONES)
Well, another Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer dumped a load of info in our laps a few days ago. We actually hadn’t talked about two older trailers yet and we do want to address at least part of those. We’re once again splitting the article in two, with one this part talking about the Pokémon and the second part talking about some mechanics we’ve seen and the recently revealed Team Skull.
That being said, we’re not talking about all Pokémon from the last few trailers. We’ll mention those that stood out to us from the older trailers and focus on the new Pokémon in the most recent trailer, the CoroCoro magazine leak and the Alolan forms.
If you want to skip right to the gameplay features, you can find part 2 here. If not, let’s talk Pokémon!
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED AND SOME KIND OF WEIRD DANCE?
Welcome to part 2 of our Pokémon round-up! If you’re looking for part 1, in which we discuss the new Pokémon that have been revealed, you can find it by clicking here.
In this article we’ll be talking about some features Sun and Moon will likely be bringing us. Or at least we want to, but a number of the features we’ve seen in trailers so far, we’ve only seen briefly and those have generally been purposely kept unclear. Therefore, while we can be sure about certain things, there will be some speculation as well. We’ve already talked about things like the new battle royal mode and the Rotom Pokédex, so we’ll be going over more recent trailers here.
GOTTA SEE ‘EM ALL!
While the first months after the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon were a little devoid of news, it seems Gamefreak and Nintendo have decided to make up for that now by ensuring we’ve got a steady stream of information coming out.
There’s still a lot not clear, but we’ve got a good glimpse at the region and some of the creatures in it, including Tapu Koko, the protector of the island you’ll be starting out on.
Unfortunately other things got in the way at the time and we didn’t cover the news, so we’re doing a bit of a round-up now. How is this going to work? Well, this part will focus on the Pokémon revealed in the past few weeks. Part 2 will focus on (possible) new features we’ve glimpsed in the trailers.
WOW, WE REALLY FEEL LIKE ACTUAL TRAIN-OH, THE SERVER’S DOWN AGAIN
As you might have heard, the European release of Pokémon GO has been delayed until further notice due to issues with Niantec’s servers. The game’s popularity has caused incredible strain, causing them to frequently stall or crash.
Of course it is already available in Australia, New Zealand and America and will remain functional while Niantec tries to fix the problem. European players with an android device can get a head start by downloading the Application’s file here.
We did this and we’ve had a lot of fun with the game over the past few days. It’s a good excuse to go out and explore and it’s fun to actually be the one roaming around looking for Pokémon personally for once.
SEEMS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR (…WE’LL SEE OURSELVES OUT)
Unless you were hiding under a rock during E3, and for weeks after, you probably noticed that there was a lot of information about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released. The main thing we learned? This Zelda will be very, very different. Hell, Princess Zelda will even be voice acted!
Link will still be communicating in shouts and grunts, though. Some things never change.
GO, GO, GO!
The App is currently available on both the Apple and Android App stores in America. Us Europeans will have to “Please wait a while”, according to the Pokemon Company. That is, sadly, the extent of the information provided about a European release. A launch trailer has been released as well, which you can find in the article below.
As of today, Pokémon Go is available on the Apple App store and Google play store!…In certain regions, that is.
TELLING US A LOT, WHILE NOT TELLING US ALL THAT MUCH
Look, Nintedo and E3 just don’t really go together. They’ve already given up on holding actual conferences like most of their competitors do and instead focus on their Nintendo Treehouse streams. The lack of spectacle, though, often makes them seems rather disappointing by comparison, whether that is justified or not.
Still, at least they started with the games we actually wanted to hear about. Zelda looks like it will be amazing and Pokémon Sun and Moon…Okay, yeah, they immediately dropped the ball again after Zelda. Above you’ll find a new trailer, released after the Tree house stream, and below we’re going into what we learned from both that and the stream.
OWLS AND CATS AND SEA LIONS, OH MY!
Well, we’ve got a fair bit of information to work through. We got the name of this new region and saw a bit of it, got to know our starters and even met the two showcase legendaries.
Or…Well…We saw the legendaries, we just have no idea what they’re called yet. Either way, after a pretty long silence on the matter, we finally have new material to analyse and overthink!
An update on Pokémon Sun and Moon is, supposedly, only hours away (At time of writing) and we’re quite eager to find out what it will entail. Will it just be another teaser trailer, or are we actually getting some gameplay and new Pokémon this time? Will there be new mechanics?
Pokémon never fails to get us hyped when it comes to new games. That being said, we’ve been loyal fans since then beginning and we’ve watched the games try out new things with each new generation, keeping some changes for future instalments and discarding others as they went along. By now, we know very well what pitfalls these games can encounter and there’s just certain things we hope they’ll avoid with Sun and Moon.
Of course, there’s thing we definitely hope they’ll include too! Both dropped features from older games, such as having Pokémon walk with you, or features that were never included in the first place but are often demanded by the fans.
Hence this list! These are the things we most hope to find in Pokémon Sun and Moon!