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.
|“||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!
- Rowlet - /-type Pokémon which evolves into Dartrix and then into Decidueye, gaining the secondary type, replacing the type.
- Litten - -type Pokémon which evolves into Torracat and then into Incineroar, gaining the secondary type.
- Popplio - -type Pokémon which evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina, gaining the secondary type.
Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
- Type: Null - -type Legendary Pokémon
- Silvally - -type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Koko - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Lele - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Bulu - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Tapu Fini - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Cosmog - -type Legendary Pokémon
- Cosmoem - -type Legendary Pokémon
- Solgaleo - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Lunala - /-type Legendary Pokémon
- Necrozma - -type Legendary Pokemon
- Magearna - /-type Mythical Pokémon
- Marshadow - /-type Mythical Pokémon
- Zeraora - type Mythical Pokémon
Ultra Beasts are certain group of Pokémon that come from an alternate universe, the Ultra Space.
- Nihilego - /-type Pokémon
- Buzzwole - /-type Pokémon
- Pheromosa - /-type Pokémon
- Xurkitree - -type Pokémon
- Celesteela - /-type Pokémon
- Kartana - /-type Pokémon
- Guzzlord - /-type Pokémon
Other New Pokémon
- Pikipek - /-type Pokémon
- Trumbeak - /-type Pokémon
- Toucannon - /-type Pokémon
- Yungoos - -type Pokémon
- Gumshoos - -type Pokémon
- Grubbin - -type Pokémon
- Charjabug - /-type Pokémon
- Vikavolt - /-type Pokémon
- Crabrawler - -type Pokémon
- Crabominable - /-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Baile) - /-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Pom Pom) - /-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Pa'u) - /-type Pokémon
- Oricorio (Sensu) - /-type Pokémon
- Cutiefly - /-type Pokémon
- Ribombee - /-type Pokémon
- Rockruff - -type Pokémon
- Lycanroc - -type Pokémon
- Wishiwashi (Solo Form) - -type Pokémon
- Wishiwashi (School Form) - -type Pokémon
- Mareanie - /-type Pokémon
- Toxapex - /-type Pokémon
- Mudbray - -type Pokémon
- Mudsdale - -type Pokémon
- Dewpider - /-type Pokémon
- Araquanid - /-type Pokémon
- Fomantis - -type Pokémon
- Lurantis - -type Pokémon
- Morelull - /-type Pokémon
- Shiinotic - /-type Pokémon
- Salandit - /-type Pokémon
- Salazzle - /-type Pokémon
- Stufful - /-type Pokémon
- Bewear - /-type Pokémon
- Bounsweet - -type Pokémon
- Steenee - -type Pokémon
- Tsareena - -type Pokémon
- Comfey - -type Pokémon
- Oranguru - /-type Pokémon
- Passimian - -type Pokémon
- Wimpod - /-type Pokémon
- Golisopod - /-type Pokémon
- Sandygast - /-type Pokémon
- Palossand - /-type Pokémon
- Pyukumuku - -type Pokémon
- Minior - /-type Pokémon
- Komala - -type Pokémon
- Turtonator - /-type Pokémon
- Togedemaru - /-type Pokémon
- Mimikyu - /-type Pokémon
- Bruxish - /-type Pokémon
- Drampa - /-type Pokémon
- Dhelmise - /-type Pokémon
- Jangmo-o - -type Pokémon
- Hakamo-o - /-type Pokémon
- Kommo-o - /-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, design, height, and weight. All of them are from Generation I.
List of Alolan forms
- Rattata - /-type Pokémon
- Raticate - /-type Pokémon
- Raichu - /-type Pokémon
- Sandshrew - /-type Pokémon
- Sandslash - /-type Pokémon
- Vulpix - -type Pokémon
- Ninetales - /-type Pokémon
- Diglett - /-type Pokémon
- Dugtrio - /-type Pokémon
- Meowth - -type Pokémon
- Persian - -type Pokémon
- Geodude - /-type Pokémon
- Graveler - /-type Pokémon
- Golem - /-type Pokémon
- Grimer - /-type Pokémon
- Muk - /-type Pokémon
- Exeggutor - /-type Pokémon
- Marowak - /-type Pokémon
- Cap Pikachu - -type Pokémon
- Rotom Pokédex- /-type Pokémon
- Ash-Greninja - /-type Pokémon
- Zygarde Core - /-type Pokémon
- Zygarde Cell - /-type Pokémon
- Zygarde 10% Forme - /-type Pokémon
- Zygarde 100% Forme - /-type Pokémon
|Version||Release Dates||Size (blocks)||Fixes|
|1.1||January 11, 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||May 17, 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
- 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 or Gym Leaders.
- Gyms return in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
- 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.
- 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 Pokémon that existed up to the time Sun and Moon were released can be transferred into this game.