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Pokémon Sun (Japanese: ポケットモンスター サン, HepburnPoketto Monsuta San) and Pokémon Moon (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ムーン, HepburnPoketto 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 Poké Pelago are added.
  • Both games are twelve hours apart; for example, while Pokémon Sun's time matches the current time, Pokémon Moon is 12 hours ahead.
  • 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 exclusives[]


No. Pokémon Type(s)
#037 0037A Alolan Vulpix Type Ice
#038 0038A Alolan Ninetales Type IceType Fairy
#408 0408 Cranidos Type Rock
#409 0409 Rampardos Type Rock
#546 0546 Cottonee Type GrassType Fairy
#547 0547 Whimsicott Type GrassType Fairy
#564 0564 Tirtouga Type WaterType Rock
#565 0565 Carracosta Type WaterType Rock
#627 0627 Rufflet Type NormalType Flying
#628 0628 Braviary Type NormalType Flying
#766 0766 Passimian Type Fighting
#776 0776 Turtonator Type FireType Dragon
#791 0791 Solgaleo Type PsychicType Steel
#794 0794 Buzzwole Type BugType Fighting
#798 0798 Kartana Type GrassType Steel


No. Pokémon Type(s)
#027 0027A Alolan Sandshrew Type IceType Steel
#028 0028A Alolan Sandslash Type IceType Steel
#410 0410 Shieldon Type RockType Steel
#411 0411 Bastiodon Type RockType Steel
#548 0548 Petilil Type Grass
#549 0549 Lilligant Type Grass
#566 0566 Archen Type RockType Flying
#567 0567 Archeops Type RockType Flying
#629 0629 Vullaby Type DarkType Flying
#630 0630 Mandibuzz Type DarkType Flying
#765 0765 Oranguru Type NormalType Psychic
#780 0780 Drampa Type NormalType Dragon
#792 0792 Lunala Type PsychicType Ghost
#795 0795 Pheromosa Type BugType Fighting
#797 0797 Celesteela Type SteelType Flying


Info below is retrieved from Serebii.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon version history
VersionRelease dateSize (Blocks/Bytes)Fixes
1.1 January 11, 2017 296 Blocks
  • 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 Blocks
  • 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 Pokémon game without HMs (a feature that carried over into Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and Pokémon 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.
  • Silvally, Solgaleo and Lunala are the first Legendary Pokémon to have prevolutions.
    • 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.
  • This is the first core series game to not have the involvement of Satoru Iwata due to his death from a bile duct tumor on July 11, 2015.
  • 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 23-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 Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2.
  • These are the first Pokémon games that do not have the National Pokédex available in-game. However, every Pokémon that existed up to the time Sun and Moon were released can be transferred into this game.