Pokémon Sun & Moon updates: getting schooled, surfing Raichu and gangstas galore

Once again Pokémon Sun and Moon have been given another update revealing more Pokémon that were shown in the Japanese magazine last week. They were accompanied by more Alola forms, which look even better and we finally know who our enemies will be.

First off we have some new faces with one in particular having a very interesting design. Wishiwashi is a water type Pokémon and when I first saw its image I thought it had an evolution and was a typical fish addition to the series. However, all is not as it seems. Wishiwashi has the ability ‘schooling’…

wishiwashi

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What happens is, when Wishiwashi reaches a certain level it forms a school of itself into a stronger larger version. This obviously changes the game and makes a small fish a worthy contender for your water Pokémon.

The next addition is Pyukumuku which has the ability ‘innards out’ which affects the opposing Pokémon and is a water-type. When defeated , Pyukumuku’s special ability will damage the opposing Pokémon as a last resort. It resembles that of a sea slug and shows that there are plenty of designs that have not been done.

Pyukumuku

The final new addition is Morelull which is a fairy/grass type. It has the special ability of ‘illuminate and effect spore’. It is a nocturnal Pokémon that will walk around on its leg-like roots. They are a means of communication and with its spore effect, the Pokémon will burst out its bright light when in danger.

Morelull

It was shown the other day that Meowth and Marowak would be getting Alola forms which begs the question on whether Persian and Cubone will have these transformations. Raichu was also announced to have an Alola form where its sprite showed it will be surfing on its tail. Raichu will be Electric/psychic type with the special ability ‘surge surfer’. Meowth (who looks to have a ‘deal with it’ attitude) will be a dark type with the special ability ‘pickup/technician’ and finally, Marowak will be a ghost and fire type with a major update to its boomerang. It seems fitting to make Marowak a ghost-type with its connection to Pokémon Tower in Red & Blue.

Finally, we have found out who our enemies will be in the game. It turns out they will be called ‘Team Skull’. They give a thug/gangsta approach and is an interesting turn around from ‘Plasma’ or ‘Galactic’ and gives the impression these guys might not try to destroy the earth. Team Skull however, has a bone to pick with you.

skull

Along with this announcement it appears the two main leaders of Team Skull have been announced which includes ‘big sister’ Plumeria and the ‘big bad boss’ Guzma. More will be revealed in the months leading up to the games!

You can tell that that Guzma is going to be trouble, I mean just look at those goggles and that neck chain!

 

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