We’ve all had a general idea of what the final evolutions would be for Pokémon Sun & Moon’s starters ever since data miners pried apart the demo and spoiled nearly everything. Nintendo finally decided to take control of that mayhem by releasing a new trailer detailing the final versions as well as some endgame goodies. The latter is actually what I’m excited to talk about.
Beware: Potential Spoilers Ahead
You’ve been warned.
Okay, let’s start with the starters:
First up, we have Decidueye. It’s a poncho bearing owl who shoots a bow and arrow.
More interesting though are Decidueye’s types. It’s the first time in Pokémon where we’ve been treated to a Ghost type starter Pokémon. Neato!
Game Freak trolled everyone pretty hard when it comes to Incineroar. More than one generation of Pokémon games now have given us a Fire/Fighting type Pokémon. It got a little old. We hoped it would be different with Sun and Moon. But things looked Grim. When data leaks showed a Pokémon who looked strikingly like a fighting Pokémon, we feared the worst. The internet reacted appropriately:
Nintendo got us good though. Despite Incineroar sporting the appearance of a professional wrestler, he actually weighs in as a Fire/Dark Type Pokémon. 10/10 Troll.
Last up, we have Primarina. A classic tale of ugly duckling syndrome, this final evolution spawns into a strikingly gorgeous seal-mermaid-siren-please god don’t seduce and murder me at sea… creature.
What’s most curious here, is that this Pokémon will most likely have a male version sharing the same appearance….
Ok, Nintendo, you do your thing, I guess…
They also showed off the Alola region’s new “Guardian” Pokémon. I’m assuming these are the new versions of legendaries. Since I’m not about to spoil the whole game, you can look those up on your own time. I remember when Pokémon left a bit of mystery in place when it came to the special creatures. Seriously, stop taking the legendary out of legendary Pokémon!
Finally, endgame content reveals show a fancy new feature allowing you to face off against other classic trainers and gym leaders throughout Pokémon’s history. The series’ post-story content has gotten more extensive and enjoyable in recent years. This is great, because we are quickly ending an era of running out of stuff to do once you’ve played the campaign. It’s really refreshing to see something so…
COULD IT BE?!?!?
OH MY GOD IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!
RED AND BLUE!
That’s right. The iconic trainers from the first ever Pokémon journey are back. They’re grown up, and ready to battle. Red is here with his best friend, Pikachu. Blue is sporting his best “I need to speak to a manager, right now!” attire, and both are ready for action!
Considering our last encounter with Red was a bit… intense, this is a VERY exciting addition to the series.
Seriously though, my inner child is freaking out!
Hurry up November 18th!