NEW POKÉMON REVEALED FOR POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON

Fans at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships Among the First to See Crabrawler, Plus New Pokémon-GX Cards from Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon

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NEW POKÉMON REVEALED FOR POKÉMON SUN AND POKÉMON MOON

Fans at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships Among the First to See Crabrawler, Plus New Pokémon-GX Cards from Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon

SAN FRANCISCO, CA —August 19, 2016— At the 2016 Pokémon World Championships today, The Pokémon Company International gave its passionate fans a first look at new Pokémon coming to the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun andPokémon Moon video games, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The fascinating Alola region Pokémon will appear in the latest generation of Pokémon video games that will launch in Europe on November 23. Additionally, TPCi announced Pokémon-GX, a new kind of card coming to the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) as part of the Sun & Moon Series, at the brand’s premier fan event in San Francisco.

Video Games

The newly revealed Alola region Pokémon include:

Name: Crabrawler
Type: Fighting
Crabrawler is a Boxing Pokémon that really hates to lose. It can be found clinging to buildings with its powerful pincers that also pack a powerful punch, or gathering around trees in search of Berries, its favourite food.

The following Alola Region Pokémon were also recently revealed:

Name: Stufful
Type: Normal/Fighting
Stufful may have a small body, but this Pokémon has extraordinary strength. Despite its cute, fluffy appearance, Stufful dislikes being touched and will flail its arms in protest. Stufful evolves into Bewear.

Name: Sandygast
Type: Ghost/Ground
Sandygast emerges when the grudges of fallen Pokémon soak into the sand after battle, and its tunnel-like mouth can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Sandygast also features a new Water Compaction Ability, never before seen in other Pokémon, where its Defense stat goes up by two if it’s hit with a Water-type move. Sandygast evolves into Palossand.

Name: Palossand
Type: Ghost/Ground
Palossand disguises itself as a sandcastle, with its shovel on top serving, it is believed, as a radar to search out prey. Unsuspecting small Pokémon are dragged into Palossand’s body through its sandy vortex so it can steal their life force.

A video featuring these new Alola Pokémon can be found here: https://youtu.be/8qLSii_HS1U

For more information about the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/SunMoon.

Pokémon TCG
In early 2017, the Pokémon Trading Card Game introduces the Sun & Moon Series and new Pokémon-GX cards . The term GX describes special attacks and special Pokémon that are completely new to the Pokémon TCG. These exciting advancements will require players to develop new tactics and strategy as they engage in one of the world’s most popular trading card games.

·         GX Attacks
Each Pokémon-GX has a devastating GX attack that can instantly reverse a player’s disadvantage or create an early-game advantage. A player can’t use more than oneGX attack in a game, so deciding which GX attack to use and when poses a strategic challenge.

·         Pokémon-GX
In Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon, Pokémon-GX will make their first appearance. There are four defining characteristics of Pokémon-GX.

·         Only Pokémon-GX have GX attacks which can be used once per game.
·         Each Pokémon-GX has a maximum of two attacks in addition to its GX attack. Pokémon-GX have ordinary attacks and Abilities besides their GX attack. It’s possible to use different attacks as the situation demands.
·         Pokémon-GX have strong attacks and high HP, so they can overwhelm their opponent’s Pokémon without needing to rely on the GX attack.
·         This extra power comes with a price. When a Pokémon-GX is Knocked Out, the opponent takes two Prize cards, so players need to strategically decide when to use them.

·         Legendary Pokémon
The Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala, who appear on the covers of thePokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, will be featured in the Sun & Moonexpansion as Pokémon-GX.

·         Solgaleo
The Sol Burst-GX attack allows a player to attach up to 5 Energy cards from their deck to their Pokémon in any way they like, making it a powerful attack that’s useful for super Energy acceleration.

·         Lunala
The Lunar Fall-GX attack lets a player immediately Knock Out any of their opponent’s Basic Pokémon.

A brief video about Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon and the new Pokémon-GX cards can be found here: https://youtu.be/IopUAxlFR94

Pokémon World Championship live streams coverage between Friday August 19 and Sunday August 21 is available at:

Twitch.tv/Pokemon – General Event Coverage

Twitch.tv/PokemonVGC – Pokémon Video Game Championships

Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG – Pokémon TCG Championships

Twitch.tv/Pokkentournament – Pokkén Tournament Championships

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk.
About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS family of systems including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.

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