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Pokémon Sun & Moon Reveal New Pokémon, New Pokémon Snap-Like Feature, And More



The Pokémon Company shared new info on Pokémon Sun & Moon’s official website, starting with new Pokémon, along with Ultra Beasts, Poké Finder feature, time difference between both versions, and more.



Type: Null


Synthetic Pokémon



265.7 lbs.

Battle Armor


This Pokémon wearing a mask has been dubbed “Null,” meaning nothing.
The shapes of its front and hind legs are clearly different. The reason is that Type: Null was constructed to synthesize the strengths of various Pokémon, enabling it to adapt to any situation.
The mask fitted to Type: Null’s head is a piece of equipment designed to control its latent powers. It’s extremely heavy, so it also serves to hinder Type: Null’s agility.
To complete a certain mission, there was need of a Pokémon powerful enough to rival those Pokémon often spoken of in mythology.




Scaly Pokémon



65.5 lbs.



Jangmo-o has the pride of a warrior, although it remains humble about its capabilities. In its pursuit to become stronger, it never neglects its training.
Because Jangmo-o uses the scales on its head for both offense and defense, it never turns its back to its enemies. Many Trainers see this behavior and take it as proof that Jangmo-o is a valiant Pokémon.
Jangmo-o gather in harsh locales like canyons, where no other people or Pokémon are around, to live together as they train.


Alolan Raticate


Mouse Pokémon



56.2 lbs.



Because urban areas are their main habitat, their diet is higher in calories than ordinary Raticate. As a result, they have become hefty.
Alolan Raticate prefers to eat only fresh fruits and high-class ingredients. There are rumors that a certain top-notch restaurant takes advantage of Alolan Raticate’s taste buds by bringing it along when choosing ingredients to buy, and having it taste test new dishes.
Alolan Raticate continually stockpile huge amounts of food in their nests. They mostly prefer to send out Alolan Rattata to gather food while they themselves stay home in their nests and just eat.
Alolan Raticate is the Totem Pokémon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island in Pokémon Moon.* It summons Rattata to help it confront those who take on the trial.
*Gumshoos appears as the Totem Pokémon in Verdant Cavern in Pokémon Sun.


A mysterious presence threatens the Alola region—Ultra Beasts!

In the Alola region, rumors are flying about mysterious creatures known as Ultra Beasts. Ultra Beasts possess mighty powers and could pose a threat to humans and Pokémon, so they are feared.
It appears that the Aether Foundation is also conducting research on these Ultra Beasts.
According to rumor, multiple Ultra Beasts exist, each of them called by a code name.



UB-01’s body is composed of a glass-like substance. However, it’s constantly changing shapes, never settling on one.
While evidence of something like a survival instinct can be observed in UB-01, no one knows whether it has a will of its own or any emotions. It’s said that, for some reason, its movements resemble those of a young girl.


Aether Foundation

The Aether Foundation works in the Alola region. The foundation’s goal is to care for Pokémon that have been hurt.
The Aether Foundation has constructed an artificial island called Aether Paradise. There, they not only provide shelter for Pokémon, but also conduct various research projects. It seems that the main character will also be able to visit Aether Paradise during the adventure.




The lovely Lusamine functions as the Aether Foundation’s president.




The Aether Foundation branch chief sports green sunglasses. They’re his signature accessory! He seems very proud of his position as branch chief.



wicke The assistant branch chief of Aether Paradise has a caring personality, so she’s loved by all the Aether Foundation employees.


Employees of the Aether Foundation


The employees of the Aether Foundation shelter and care for Pokémon. Their uniforms appear to depend on which division they belong to.


The two worlds of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are 12 hours apart!



Some of the Pokémon that appear in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are different. What’s more, there’s a difference in the way time is set in the two games.
Except for a few scenes, time in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is tied to the actual time. Pokémon Sun operates on the same time as your Nintendo 3DS system, but time in the world of Pokémon Moon is shifted by 12 hours.
Some of the Pokémon that appear in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are different—including Solgaleo and Lunala, which hold the key to the story. It seems that some of the Pokémon that appear as Totem Pokémon in the trials are also different.


Find Pokémon all over the place with the Poké Finder feature


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Looks like there’s a Poké Finder photo spot!

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Catch a great shot of Pikachu!

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It was an amazing photo!

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Sometimes you may even be able to capture rare Pokémon…


A feature known as the Poké Finder allows you to take pictures of Pokémon you find. It’s loaded into the Rotom Dex. When you use the Poké Finder in certain photo spots scattered throughout the Alola region, you can take pictures of Pokémon.
The pictures you take will be evaluated, and as you take better pictures, more features—like the ability to zoom in—become available.


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

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