Classic Pokémon Can Transform Into Something New In Pokémon Sun and Moon

By Patricia Hernandez on at

Fire Pokémon turning into ice Pokémon. New colours for old favourites. Introducing “Alola Forms”, which will debut in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Here’s some of what is featured in the trailer, courtesy of Serebii:

There are also new monsters with something called “styles”, and these depend on what island you encounter the critter in:

Classic Pokémon Can Transform Into Something New In Pokémon Sun and Moon

And of course, there’s more new critters in Sun and Moon:

The trailer also talks about taking on a rite of passage called “The Island Challenge”, and it really looks like something that might replace the old gym system. Instead of gym leaders, you’ve got “trial captains”, which will issue different sorts of challenges to the player.

If successful, the player can encounter something called “totem Pokémon” at the end of each trial, and these appear to be special, souped up versions of already existing Pokémon. Additionally, these new monsters can call for help and in the middle of battle, causing more Pokémon to appear.

In addition to trial captains, there are also “Kahunas,” which the player can take on after winning trials:

Finally (phew!), Sun and Moon will introduce “Z-moves,” which can be used only once per battle but look downright devastating:

Every type in the compendium will have its own special Z-Move, all of which are triggered by trainer dance moves. Awesome.