Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon (ポケットモンスター サン・ムーンPoketto Monsutā San & Mūn) are the first pair of games of Generation VII.
Welcome to the World of Pokémon!
Are you ready to become a Pokémon trainer?
Trade and battle with friends all over the world!
Train your Pokémon for battle!
Discover and fill your Pokédex.
Care for your Pokémon and help them grow.
Adventure awaits in the Alola Region!
- The Poké Finder, Festival Plaza, Battle Royale, and PokéPelago are added.
- Both games are twelve hours apart; Pokémon Sun is at day, while Pokémon Moon is at evening.
- Pokémon-Amie has been updated to Pokémon Refresh.
- The Pokédex is now possessed by a Rotom.
- The player character can face trials, with include guide by Trial Captains and battles with the Kahuna Leaders.
- The Alola criminal organization is Team Skull.
The adventure starts in the Alola region, filled with beaches, tropical trees and water. There are many new features added in game: Z-Moves, Z-Crystals, Alolan forms of Pokémon of previous generations, The Rite of the Island Challenge, Hyper Training, and Poké Ride!
- Rowlet - /-type Pokémon which evolves into Dartrix and then into Decidueye, gaining the secondary Ghost type, replacing the Flying type.
- Litten - -type Pokémon which evolves into Torracat and then into Incineroar, gaining the secondary Dark type.
- Popplio - -type Pokémon which evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina, gaining the secondary Fairy type.
Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
- Type: Null - Normal-type Legendary Pokémon
- Silvally - Normal-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Koko - Electric/Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Lele - Psychic/Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Bulu - Grass/Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Fini - Water/Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon
- Cosmog - Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon
- Cosmoem - Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon
- Solgaleo - Psychic/Steel-type Legendary Pokémon
- Lunala - Psychic/Ghost-type Legendary Pokémon
- Necrozma - Psychic-type Legendary Pokemon
- Magearna - Steel/Fairy-type Mythical Pokémon
- Marshadow - Fighting/Ghost-type Mythical Pokémon
- Zeraora - Electric type Mythical Pokémon
Ultra Beasts are certain group of Pokémon that come from an alternate universe, the Ultra Space.
- Nihilego - Rock/Poison-type Pokémon
- Buzzwole - Bug/Fighting-type Pokémon
- Pheromosa - Bug/Fighting-type Pokémon
- Xurkitree - Electric-type Pokémon
- Celesteela - Steel/Flying-type Pokémon
- Kartana - Grass/Steel-type Pokémon
- Guzzlord - Dark/Dragon-type Pokémon
Other new Pokémon
- Pikipek - Normal/Flying-type Pokémon
- Trumbeak - Normal/Flying-type Pokémon
- Toucannon - Normal/flying-type Pokémon
- Yungoos - Normal-type Pokémon
- Gumshoos - Normal-type Pokémon
- Grubbin - Bug-type Pokémon
- Charjabug - Bug/Electric-type Pokémon
- Vikavolt - Bug/Electric-type Pokémon
- Crabrawler - Fighting-type Pokémon
- Crabominable - Fighting/Ice-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Baile) - Fire/Flying-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Pom Pom) - Electric/Flying-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Pa'u) - Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Sensu) - Ghost/Flying-type Pokémon
- Cutiefly - Bug/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Ribombee - Bug/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Rockruff - Rock-type Pokémon
- Lycanroc - Rock-type Pokémon
- Wishiwashi (Solo Form) - Water-type Pokémon
- Wishiwashi (School Form) - Water-type Pokémon
- Mareanie - Poison/Water-type Pokémon
- Toxapex - Poison/Water-type Pokémon
- Mudbray - Ground-type Pokémon
- Mudsdale - Ground-type Pokémon
- Dewpider - Water/Bug-type Pokémon
- Araquanid - Water/Bug-type Pokémon
- Fomantis - Grass-type Pokémon
- Lurantis - Grass-type Pokémon
- Morelull - Grass/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Shiinotic - Grass/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Salandit - Poison/Fire-type Pokémon
- Salazzle - Poison/Fire-type Pokémon
- Stufful - Normal/Fighting-type Pokémon
- Bewear - Normal/Fighting-type Pokémon
- Bounsweet - Grass-type Pokémon
- Steenee - Grass-type Pokémon
- Tsareena - Grass-type Pokémon
- Comfey - Fairy-type Pokémon
- Oranguru - Normal/Psychic-type Pokémon
- Passimian - Fighting-type Pokémon
- Wimpod - Bug/Water-type Pokémon
- Golisopod - Bug/Water-type Pokémon
- Sandygast - Ghost/Ground-type Pokémon
- Palossand - Ghost/Ground-type Pokémon
- Pyukumuku - Water-type Pokémon
- Minior - Rock/Flying-type Pokémon
- Komala - Normal-type Pokémon
- Turtonator - Fire/Dragon-type Pokémon
- Togedemaru - Electric/Steel-type Pokémon
- Mimikyu - Ghost/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Bruxish - Water/Psychic-type Pokémon
- Drampa - Normal/Dragon-type Pokémon
- Dhelmise - Ghost/Grass-type Pokémon
- Jangmo-o - Dragon-type Pokémon
- Hakamo-o - Dragon/Fighting-type Pokémon
- Kommo-o - Dragon/Fighting-type Pokémon
Alolan forms are a brand new addition to the series. Alolan forms are Pokémon from previous generations that went through several changes due to the climate of Alola. These changes include the Pokémon's type, height, and weight. So far, they all only seem to be from Generation I.
List of Alolan forms
- Rattata - Dark/Normal-type Pokémon
- Raticate - Dark/Normal-type Pokémon
- Raichu - Electric/Psychic-type Pokémon
- Sandshrew - Ice/Steel-type Pokémon
- Sandslash - Ice/Steel-type Pokémon
- Vulpix - Ice-type Pokémon
- Ninetales - Ice/Fairy-type Pokémon
- Diglett - Ground/Steel-type Pokémon
- Dugtrio - Ground/Steel-type Pokémon
- Meowth - Dark-type Pokémon
- Persian - Dark-type Pokémon
- Geodude - Rock/Electric-type Pokémon
- Graveler - Rock/Electric-type Pokémon
- Golem - Rock/Electric-type Pokémon
- Grimer - Poison/Dark-type Pokémon
- Muk - Poison/Dark-type Pokémon
- Exeggutor - Grass/Dragon-type Pokémon
- Marowak - Fire/Ghost-type Pokémon
- Cap Pikachu - Electric-type Pokémon
- Rotom Pokédex
- Ash-Greninja - Water/Dark-type Pokémon
- Zygarde Core
- Zygarde Cell
- Zygarde 10% Forme - Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon
- Zygarde 100% Forme - Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon
- The graphics of this game are no longer chibi. In fact, the characters look taller and more realistic.
- Starting from these games, HMs are turned into Poké Ride, they are also used as actual moves as well.
- The bases that used to appear in battle from previous games are now removed.
- This is the first Pokémon game that doesn't feature Gyms.
- Silvally, Solgaleo and Lunala are the first legendary Pokémon to have devolved forms.
- The shaking grass feature has returned.
- Every time a Pokémon is caught or evolves, the Pokédex will register it automatically.
- This is the first game to stop having Pokédex entries for transferred Pokémon, since the Bank has been upgraded to have the National Dex feature.
- This is the first game that celebrates the player character's birthday.
- A reviewer in Poké Finder complains "7.8 of 10, too much water", which is a reference to IGN's comment on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- If using the codes provided in 2018 for the year of Legendary Pokémon, Palkia, Regigigas, Entei, Yveltal, Thundurus, Kyogre, Latias, Zekrom, and Lugia are exclusive to Sun, while Dialga, Heatran, Raikou, Xerneas, Tornadus, Groudon, Latios, Reshiram, and Ho-Oh are exclusive to Moon
- With these games' release date set on November 18, 2016, roughly two years after the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this is the longest gap between two sets of games from Pokémon since the 19-month gap between Pokémon Crystal Version (July 29, 2001) and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (March 19, 2003).