Generation VII
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Pokémon Sun and Moon logos
Debut JN November 18, 2016
EN November 18, 2016
Pokémon 809 (88 new)
Region Alola
Date Ended JN November 15, 2019 (1092 days)
EN November 15, 2019 (1092 days)
Game Information
Main Game(s): Pokémon Sun and Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Remake(s): Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Storage Games: Bank
Battle Arena Games: Unknown

Generation VII (第七(だいなな)世代(せだい) Dai Nana-sedai) is the seventh instalment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on February 26, 2016 with the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon. This generation started with Pokémon Sun and Moon in 2016, following with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in 2017 and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! in 2018. This generation features the Alola region and the return of the Kanto region.


New Pokémon

81 new Pokémon were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon, however, more Pokémon were introduced in the following games, with 5 new Pokémon being introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and the debut of the Mythical Pokémon Meltan and its evolution, Melmetal, in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.


Z-Moves are special moves that can be used by a Pokémon if it isholding a Z-Crystal and its Trainer have a Z-Ring. Some Pokémon have access to exclusive Z-Moves.

Regional variant

Generation VII introduced the regional variants, new forms of certain Pokémon that have adapted to an environment where they are not naturally accustomed. In Alola, they are knows as Alola Forms.

Ultra Beast

A new category of Pokémon know as Ultra Beast was introduced, they are alien Pokémon that lives in dimension called Ultra Space and appear in the Pokémon world through the Ultra Wormholes.

Rotom Pokédex

The Rotom Pokédex is very rare, even in Alola. Rotom Dex can help with tasks and even has its own personality.

Island Challenge

The Island Challenge is part of Alola's culture, it is the challenge of the region instead of the Gyms, the player character needs to travel through Alola and pass the trials and battle the Island Kahunas.


Main series


Alolan Forms


  • Generation VII is so far the only generation that does not:
    • Include bicycles
    • Include HM's or field moves
    • A new Pokémon with a gender difference
    • A Pokémon that evolves when it is traded
    • A new Ice-type user
    • Have all of the games from the present generation exclusive to one console (SM & USUM are on 3DS while LGPLGE are on the Nintendo Switch).
    • A new Gym Leader (SM & USUM have trial captains and LGPLGE have the same Gym Leaders as Kanto.
  • This is the first generation to have a late gender difference to an old Pokémon, in this case, the starter Eevee.
  • It is currently the only 3D-era-based Pokémon Generation game series that isn’t taken place in the regions based on certain European countries.
  • It is the last generation to be released on a dedicated handheld system.
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