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; for example, while Pokémon Sun is at day, Pokémon Moon is at evening.
  • Pokémon-Amie has been updated to Pokémon Refresh.
  • The Pokédex is now possessed by a Rotom. The Town Map is possessed by Rotom as well.
  • The player character can face trials, which are guided by Trial Captains and battles with the Kahuna Leaders.
  • The Alola criminal organization is Team Skull (although the Aether Foundation can also serve as a villainous team).


The adventure starts in the Alola region, filled with beaches, tropical trees and water. There are many new features added in game, such as Z-Moves, Z-Crystals, Alolan forms of Pokémon of previous generations, The Rite of the Island Challenge, Hyper Training, and Poké Ride!


Starter Pokémon

Legendary and Mythical Pokémon

Ultra Beasts

Ultra Beasts are certain group of Pokémon that come from an alternate universe, the Ultra Space.

Other new Pokémon

Alolan forms

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, design, height, and weight. All of them are from Generation I.

List of Alolan forms

New Forms

Version Exclusive


No. Sprite Pokémon type
#037 037A Alolan Vulpix Type Ice
#038 038A Alolan Ninetales Type IceType Fairy
#408 408 Cranidos Type Rock
#409 409 Rampardos Type Rock
#546 546 Cottonee Type GrassType Fairy
#547 547 Whimsicott Type GrassType Fairy
#564 564 Tirtouga Type WaterType Rock
#565 565 Carracosta Type WaterType Rock
#627 627 Rufflet Type NormalType Flying
#628 628 Braviary Type NormalType Flying
#766 766 Passimian Type Fighting
#776 776 Turtonator Type FireType Dragon
#791 791 Solgaleo Type PsychicType Steel
#794 794 Buzzwole Type BugType Fighting
#798 798 Kartana Type GrassType Steel


No. Sprite Pokémon type
#027 027A Alolan Sandshrew Type IceType Steel
#028 028A Alolan Sandslash Type IceType Steel
#410 410 Shieldon Type RockType Steel
#411 411 Bastiodon Type RockType Steel
#548 548 Petilil Type Grass
#549 549 Lilligant Type Grass
#566 566 Archen Type RockType Flying
#567 567 Archeops Type RockType Flying
#629 629 Vullaby Type DarkType Flying
#630 630 Mandibuzz Type DarkType Flying
#765 765 Oranguru Type NormalType Psychic
#780 780 Drampa Type NormalType Dragon
#792 792 Lunala Type PsychicType Ghost
#795 795 Pheromosa Type BugType Fighting
#797 797 Celesteela Type SteelType Flying


  • The graphics of this game are no longer chibi. In fact, the characters look taller and more realistic.
  • Beginning in Generation VII, HMs are replaced by Poké Ride, they are also used as actual moves as well. You may page a ride at any time using the Y button.
  • Because of this, it is the first Pokemon game without HMs (a feature that carried over into Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and Pokemon Sword and Shield)
  • The bases that used to appear in battle from previous games are now removed.
  • This is the first core series Pokémon game that doesn't feature Gyms.
  • Silvally, Solgaleo and Lunala are the first legendary Pokémon to have devolved forms.
    • Solgaleo and Lunala are also the first legendary Pokémon to be owned by another character before letting the player character catch it, originally, Nebby belonging to Lusamine before taken by Lillie.
  • 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.
  • 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 (November 21, 2014), this is the longest gap between two sets of games from Pokémon since the 19-month gap between Pokémon Crystal Version (December 14, 2000) and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (November 21, 2002).
  • This is the second core series region to be based on the United States (Hawaii), the first being Unova (New York) from Pokémon Black and White.
  • According to Grimsley's concept art for these games, it is confirmed that Sun and Moon's timeline is set two years after the events of Pokémon Black and White Version 2.
  • These are the first Pokémon games that do not have the National Pokédex avalible in-game. However, every current Pokémon as of Sun and Moon can be transferred into this game.


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