More New Pokemon Sun & Moon Evolutions Revealed

Check out evolutions of Jangmo-o, Type: Null and more!

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The latest Pokemon Sun & Moon trailer has been released and this time my recapping job is a lot easier as the new video focuses on evolutions of previously revealed Pokemon. As always the full trailer is at the bottom of this page so be sure to check it out to see all these latest evolutions in action as well as Alolan forms of Grimer and Muk and a couple of new trainers.

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Revealed first was the evolution of Type: Null known as Silvally. Now confirmed as some man made attempt at recreating the God of Pokemon Arceus, by inserting exclusive items into the drive on Silvally’s head it is able to change type depending on the type of item inserted. This is due to it’s ability cleverly called RKS. It’s design is very interesting, being near identical to Type: Null minus the head restraint. How it will evolve is unknown but it is siad it will only evolve when it finds a trainer it can trust and it strangely has some connection to Team Skull member Gladion, who was revealed in the same trailer as Type:Null.

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Next we have a new 3 stage evolution. Previously revealed Pokemon Jangmo-o evolves into what I believe is the first Dragon/Fighting type ever in a Pokemon game. It’s design and combat revolve around it’s scales. Both new Pokemon Hakamo-o and Kommo-o can have the abilities Soundproof or Bulletproof, giving them immunity to certain sound based moves and ‘cannon’ type moves (such as attacks with Bomb or Ball in there name). Kommo-o learns a unique attack called Clanging Scales which has a lot of attack power but lowers the defense stat.

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Bounsweet will also evolve twice, first into Steenee and then into Tsareena. Steenee can have the abilities Leaf Guard and Oblivious while Tsareena can have Leaf Guard and the unique ability Queenly Majesty which protects it from priority attacks, similarly to Bruxish’ ability. Tsareena gets a unique move called Trop Kick which causes a small amount of damage but also lowers the opponents attack stat. The entire evolution line retains the Grass typing.

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Ribombee is the evolution of Cutiefly and retains the Bug/Fairy typing. There’s not much else to say about Ribombee other than it’s two abilities can be Honey Gather which is useless in battle or Shield Dust which is a very handy ability that stops residual effects of attacks (e.g. thunderbolts chance to paralyze).

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That’s it for brand new Pokemon but two more Pokemon from the very first generation (who seem to be the only one receiving Alolan Forms) got new forms today. Alolan Grimer and Muk gain a Dark typing in addition to their traditional Poison typing. These new forms gain access to biting and scratching moves thanks to the ‘teeth’ that have formed on their body from all the toxins they ingest. They also lose the Stench ability for Gluttony, allowing the Pokemon to eat berries earlier. It is unclear if it will have any stat changes but it is noted these Alolan forms are heavier.

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Lastly two new characters were revealed. On the left is Trial Captain Ilima is an expert in Normal-type Pokémon who graduated from the Trainers’ School and is a hero to the students of that school. Island Kahuna Olivia is the leader of the second island known as Akala Island. She focuses on Rock type Pokemon. Interestingly it seems Trials and Island Leaders will serve as replacements to full fledged Gym battles but there is still a chance more Gyms in some form could be returning.

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In related news discovered from other sources, Mega Kangaskhan had had slight nerf, with the second hit of its ability now only doing 25% of the damage of the first hit as opposed to 50%. The base power of tackle has also been lowered back to 40 base power, where as it was 50 in the previous generation.

This news brings us to over 50 known about new Pokemon that will be featured in the 7th generation, and that’s not even including all the new Alolan Forms of older Pokemon. Be sure to check out our extensive backlog of Pokemon Sun & Moon coverage if you’ve missed anything or need a refresher. Unlike the last few times no date for when the next trailer is dropping was announced but the exclusive demo for the game lands tomorrow on October 18th for the Nintendo 3DS, exactly one month before the launch of the full game.

 

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Nathan Farrugia - Editor at Capsule Computers. Raised on a Super Nintendo playing Donkey Kong Country, I'm a gamer who loves consoles and handhelds. Also a massive Dragon Ball fan and competitive Pokemon player. Don't be afraid to leave comments on my articles, I love to read them and reply!

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