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Crabrawler, Stufful, Palosand, And Other New Pokémon From Sun & Moon Get Their Pokédex Info

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    The Pokémon Company shared a look at some of the newest Pokémon in their latest trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon, and they’ve also provided additional details for them on the official website.

     

    Crabrawler

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    Category
    Boxing Pokémon

    Type
    Fighting

    Height
    2’00”

    Weight
    15.4 lbs.

    Ability
    Hyper Cutter / Iron Fist

     

    Crabrawler has a personality that really hates to lose, and it’s driven not only to aim for a higher position than its fellows in terms of social standing, but literally to aim for a higher position in the landscape. Perhaps as a result, it’s sometimes found clinging to tall people or to the walls of buildings! If you try to remove one against its will, you’ll be met with a sound punch.
    Crabrawler’s favorite food is Berries. It punches the trunks of trees to give the branches a good shake and knock any ripe Berries to the ground so it can feast! Many Crabrawler may gather around a tree, but only the one that emerges victorious in battle against all the others receives the privilege of eating the ripe Berries.
    Crabrawler uses its claws to protect its face and belly while getting in close to an opponent to throw punches. Its punches are powerful enough to split tree trunks! Crabrawler’s pincers are sometimes torn off during its bouts—and they are said to be delicious.

     

    Sandygast

    sandygast

    Category
    Sand Heap Pokémon

    Type
    Ghost/Ground

    Height
    1’08”

    Weight
    154.3 lbs.

    Ability
    Water Compaction

     

    A Sandygast emerges when the grudges of Pokémon and other creatures soak into the sand after they fall in battle. In essence, it’s a possessed lump of sand!
    If you heedlessly grab a Sandygast’s shovel, you’ll fall under the Pokémon’s control. A Sandygast uses its power to manipulate children into gathering sand to increase the size of its body. If a Sandygast loses its shovel, it may put up a tree branch, a flag, or another item in its place. These Sandygast are wanderers in search of their own shovels.
    The tunnel-like mouth of a Sandygast can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Apparently it’s a test of courage in the Alola region to put your hand in a Sandygast’s mouth.
    Sandygast has the new Water Compaction Ability, an Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With Water Compaction, its Defense stat will go up by 2 if it’s hit with a Water-type move.

     

    Palossand

    palossand

    CATEGORY
    Sand Castle Pokémon

    TYPE
    Ghost/Ground

    HEIGHT
    4’03”

    WEIGHT
    551.2 lbs.

    ABILITIES
    Water Compaction

     

    Palossand controls human adults, making them build a sand castle that provides camouflage and also raises its defensive abilities. Unlike Sandygast, if Palossand loses some of the sand from its body, it can restore itself on its own. When moving about in search of prey, the shovel on top of Palossand’s head revolves. It’s said that the shovel could be serving as some kind of radar.

     

    Stufful

    stufful

    CATEGORY
    Flailing Pokémon

    TYPE
    Normal/Fighting

    HEIGHT
    1’08”

    WEIGHT
    15.0 lbs.

    ABILITIES
    Fluffy/Klutz

     

    Stufful’s cute appearance and movements—plus the fluffy feel of its fur—all combine to make it super popular!
    This Pokémon may have a small body, but its strength is extraordinary. Receiving one of its powerful hits without being prepared for it can bring down even well-trained Pokémon!

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    The truth is that Stufful doesn’t really like being touched. It hates being hugged tightly and will flail its arms in protest.

     

    Turtonator

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    CATEGORY
    Blast Turtle Pokémon

    TYPE
    Fire/Dragon

    HEIGHT
    6’07”

    WEIGHT
    467.4 lbs.

    ABILITY
    Shell Armor

     

    Because Turtonator lives on volcanoes, feeding on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, its shell has a layer of explosive material—mostly sulfur. When something strikes this Pokémon, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting an explosion!
    In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokémon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey. At the moment when its prey steps onto the back of its shell, Turtonator strikes its shell with its own tail, triggering an explosion!
    The explosive blasts triggered from Turtonator’s back are released through an orifice located on the middle front of the Pokémon’s body. This is Turtonator’s weak point. Attacks landing on its stomach will cause it a great deal of damage.
    Shell Trap is a move that only Turtonator is able to learn. With this move, the Pokémon can set a trap at the beginning of the turn, and if Turtonator is hit by an opponent’s physical attack during that turn, Shell Trap triggers an explosion that will deal much greater damage to the opponent.

     

    Pokémon Sun & Moon will release for Nintendo 3DS in Japan and North America on November 18, and in Europe on November 23, 2016.

    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.

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