Pokémon Sun (ポケットモンスター サン Poketto Monsuta San) and Pokémon Moon (ポケットモンスター ムーン Poketto Monsuta Muun) are the first pair of games of Generation VII.

Blurb

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!

Features

  • 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).

Gameplay

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!

Pokémon

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 Exclusives

Sun

No. Pokémon Type
#037 037A.png Alolan Vulpix Type Ice.gif
#038 038A.png Alolan Ninetales Type Ice.gifType Fairy.gif
#408 408.png Cranidos Type Rock.gif
#409 409.png Rampardos Type Rock.gif
#546 546.png Cottonee Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif
#547 547.png Whimsicott Type Grass.gifType Fairy.gif
#564 564.png Tirtouga Type Water.gifType Rock.gif
#565 565.png Carracosta Type Water.gifType Rock.gif
#627 627.png Rufflet Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif
#628 628.png Braviary Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif
#766 766.png Passimian Type Fighting.gif
#776 776.png Turtonator Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif
#791 791.png Solgaleo Type Psychic.gifType Steel.gif
#794 794.png Buzzwole Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif
#798 798.png Kartana Type Grass.gifType Steel.gif

Moon

No. Pokémon Type
#027 027A.png Alolan Sandshrew Type Ice.gifType Steel.gif
#028 028A.png Alolan Sandslash Type Ice.gifType Steel.gif
#410 410.png Shieldon Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif
#411 411.png Bastiodon Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif
#548 548.png Petilil Type Grass.gif
#549 549.png Lilligant Type Grass.gif
#566 566.png Archen Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
#567 567.png Archeops Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
#629 629.png Vullaby Type Dark.gifType Flying.gif
#630 630.png Mandibuzz Type Dark.gifType Flying.gif
#765 765.png Oranguru Type Normal.gifType Psychic.gif
#780 780.png Drampa Type Normal.gifType Dragon.gif
#792 792.png Lunala Type Psychic.gifType Ghost.gif
#795 795.png Pheromosa Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif
#797 797.png Celesteela Type Steel.gifType Flying.gif

Patches

Version Release Dates Size (blocks) Fixes
1.1 11th January, 2017 296 Fixes glitch that caused battles to not continue when Z-Memento and Z-Parting Shot were used on Battle spot
Fixed a glitch that determined the wrong winner if the Rocky Helmet caused both players to lose their final Pokémon
Fixed a glitch where Pokémon wouldn't learn moves after they evolved such as with Kadabra and Confusion
Fixed a glitch where Pokémon would disappear when Mimikyu was holding a Red Card
Alterations to some Battle Tree Pokémon - Change of Kommo-o's move from Shell Smash to Draco Meteor
Alterations to some Battle Royal Pokémon - Change of Shuckle's move from Stockpile to Double Team
Alterations to Japanese text file correcting typo of UB-02 Expansion
Various Bug Fixes
1.2 17th May, 2017 296 Fixes glitch that caused Pokémon to remain on the field after being knocked out by Spiky Shield when using Sky Drop
Fixed a glitch that prevented Scatterbug from being able to learn moves it had when it hatched as an Egg
Fixed a glitch where Poké Pelago could be manipulated as the month changed in the calendar
Fixed a glitch where Eggs could be given items
Fixed a glitch where the game would crash if an Evolution Item was the last item in your bag and was used
Various Bug Fixes

Trivia

  • 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 you are 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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