A brand new trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon has been released by The Pokémon Company. Included in the trailer are six new Pokémon and a short showcase of two gameplay features.
Wimpod is a Bug and Water-type with the ability Wimp Out. Wimp Out allows Wimpod to run or swap out when its HP drops below half.
Wimpod’s are very cowardly but due to their curiosity they will approach people or Pokémon that are standing still. When threatened, Wimpod will spit a poisonous liquid that also signals to others that danger is nearby.
Bounsweet is a Grass-type Pokémon with the abilities Leaf Guard and Oblivious.
Bounsweet are very popular between both people and Pokémon due to its delicious smell. Many residents of Alola keep them in their homes because of the calming effect of its scent. However, some Pokémon that are drawn to Bounsweet’s aroma end up eating it as a result.
During its escape from predators, Bounsweet will skip along the ground. Due to its bouncy movements, others are unaware to its danger and end up not aiding it. In order to drive Pokémon away, it will rotate the calyx on its head causing it to become dizzy.
Comfey is a Fairy-type with the abilities Flower Veil and Triage. Triage is a new ability that gives healing moves the highest priority in battle.
Much like Bounsweet, Comfey is all about its aroma. Comfey love to collect flowers and create rings with them. Once collected they will add their body oil to them which will then emit a soothing smell. They end up giving their rings to those that are extremely fond of. Their aroma is also very effective in the treatment of people and Pokémon.
Mudsdale is a Ground-type Pokémon with the abilites Own Tempo and Stamina. The new ability Stamina allows Mudsdale to raise its defense by 1 whenever it is attacked.
While not extremely fast, Mudsdale is an extremely powerful Pokémon. Due to the protective mud covering its legs, Mudsdale is able to dish out enough power to destroy a car with just one kick.
Mimikyu is a Ghost and Fairy-type with the ability Disguise. This ability allows it to escape damage once during battle which then changes its appearance.
Mimikyu is a Pokémon that prefers to be shrouded in darkness. It lives under its cloth to avoid sunlight and tends to stick to dark places. It’s said that those who look under Mimikyu’s cloth will be infected with a mysterious illness.
However, Mimikyu still wishes to be loved which can be seen by its disguise. By using merchandise of Pikachu, Mimikyu disguises itself as the Pokémon mascot in order to gain affection.
Bewear is a Normal and Fighting-type with the abilities Fluffy and Klutz. Fluffy is a new ability that halves the damage of direct hits but causes Fire-type moves to become double damage.
Bewear is a Pokémon that doesn’t know its own strength. Due to this, the people of Alola are very cautious of them. When Bewear becomes fond of its trainer it will attempt to give them a big bear hug. This can be extremely dangerous, however, and it will be up to the trainer to teach Bewear how to control its own strength.
Alongside these new Pokémon were details on two of Pokémon Sun & Moon’s gameplay features.
Up first is Hyper Training, which allows Pokémon that are LV. 100 to raise their stats up even more. Very little is known about the mode but by visiting Mr. Hyper in Alola and giving him Bottle Caps, players will be able to learn more about Hyper Training.
Secondly, new ways to play are coming to the Pokémon Global Link service. These include setting up Friendly and Live Competitions. In Friendly Competitions, players will be able to set up tournaments similar to those of the official tournaments. Live Competitions, on the other hand, are a way to set up quick tournaments. By scanning the host’s QR code, players are able to immediately join together and get to battling.
Pokémon Sun & Moon are slated to release for Nintendo 3DS on November 18th in North America and November 23rd in Europe.