Meet Your New Best Friends: ‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ Reveals Seven New Pokemon
It's a good week to be really into Pokémon. Not only have we gotten the news that Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game set to debut on mobile devices next month, will be using local features like historical markers to determine which Pokémon you can catch, we also got a look at a handful of new Pocket Monsters set to make their debuts in this fall's Pokemon: Sun and Moon. And naturally, as is the way of all things, it falls to us to discuss them.
The seven new Pokémon join the already revealed starters, Rowlet, Litten, and the other one, as well as the Legendary Solgaleo and Lunala, and you can check out the official video for the new ones below!
So here's who we have:
- Tapu Koko (Electric/Fairy): A bird that opens its head to reveal that its beak is actually a pair of hands, and there is a sleeker, more aggressive bird with no visible legs or wings within. Or, in the world of Pokémon, just another Tuesday. Rating: 10/10
- Charjabug (Bug/Electric): This little cube looks like somebody combined Mr. Mind with a garbage truck and then chose to represent that in Minecraft. Rating: 10/10
- Vikavolt (Bug/Electric): And when it grows up, it looks like it's going to a Comic-Con for insects while cosplaying as the Vic Viper spaceship from Gradius. Rating: 10/10
- Drampa (Normal/Dragon): Check out Falcor's dad over here. Rating: 10/10
- Bruxish (Water/Psychic): "That fish is performing femininity pretty aggressively." --- Elle Collins. Rating: 10/10
- Cutiefly (Bug/Fairy): Cutiefly has an ability called "Honey Gather," which raises a lot of questions about whether or not plants in the Pokémon universe still need to reproduce through pollination when most of them are, like, half dinosaur and can get up and move around of their own volition. Rating: 10/10
- Togedemaru (Electric/Steel): Oh man look at this happy little basketball. Rating: 10/10
- Complete Forme Zygarde (Dragon/Ground): That is just 100% a Gundam. Rating: 10/10
As you can see, they are all good friends. Pokémon Sun and Moon will be out on November 18.