Pokémon Sun and Moon are only a few months away now, and that means that as we get closer, we’ll be receiving tons of exciting details about the latest entry in the franchise. Most recently, we’ve come to hear of something called “Aloha Forms“ – and they’re pretty exciting.
Essentially, this new “Aloha Forms“ system will allow players to bridge the gap between classic Pokémon as it was years ago, and modern Pokémon as we know it today. It’ll give us the ability to transform our Pokémon into something different, something we haven’t seen before (whilst remaining true to the classic Pokémon, of course).
Serebii on Twitter has released a plethora of interesting and exciting artwork, showing off some of the new Aloha Forms. See for yourself – they’re official images, and they look really awesome. Seen below, respectively, are the Aloha Forms of Exeguttor, Sandshrew/Sandslash, and Vulpix/Ninetales.
Check out the trailer below for more on Aloha Forms, and a new type of attack called “Z-Moves“. Speaking of which, in Sun and Moon, each Pokémon will now have their own unique attack, a special attack of sorts (that’s what Z-Moves are). They look incredibly badass, and can be used once per battle. You’ll have to use them sparingly.
That’s not all, though. Also coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon is a new “styles“ system. This will allow you to capture different versions of the same Pokémon, and it’ll depend on where you caught it. Our first example of a styles Pokémon is Oricorio. Take a look below.
Alongside all of this, we’ll be seeing a bunch of new Pokémon too, obviously. Seen below, respectively, are newbies Mudbray, Gumshoos, Minior, Lurantis, and Formantis.
Last but not least, we got a look at how gyms will function in Pokémon Sun and Moon – or rather, how “trials” will function. Basically, as opposed to gym leaders, we now have trial masters, and they’ll give us (funnily enough) trials to complete. Upon completion, you can unlock powerful, upgraded versions of Pokémon we already know and love, called “totem” Pokémon. Trials sound interesting – as do their rewards.
For a more in-depth look at all this, take a look at the trailer below. Pokémon Sun and Moon releases November 18, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS.