The two decade old Pokémon franchise saw a massive surge in popularity this year, thanks to Niantic’s amazing take on the games in the form of Pokémon Go. Gamers, however, are still heavily anticipating the next ‘original’ Pokémon game developed by Nintendo itself. While the game is rumoured to hit the market in November, this year, the internet is brimming with all sorts of reports about what this game might bring into your hands.
Until now, we had a glimpse of the legendary Pokémon of Sun and Moon and even peeked at the new-styled gameplay the game offers. A new trailer that has been spotted in the wild brings in many new features that Pokémon lovers would give anything to hear.
The previous generation of Pokémon games brought to us mega evolutions, new forms of fully evolved beats that give them a huge power boost. Sun and Moon is doing a similar stunt with what the developers are calling Alola forms. These exclusive forms of older Pokémon are similar to mega evolutions but at a different scale. For example, our buddy Pikachu’s final form, Raichu is getting a cute Alola form that adds psychic to its type.
According to 4Chan, these forms arise due to the difference in the climatic conditions in the Alola region. In short, Alola forms turn normally single-type Pokémon into dual ability beasts. And to our delight, this new upgrade is not limited to a small number of little creatures. Apparently, many of the older animal-like beasts will be getting Alola forms including Marowak, Vulpix, Exeggutor, Sandshrew etc.
The teaser also showed off the new enemy organisation that you’ll have to defeat in order to complete the game. And yeah, Team Skull looks cool as ice.
Until now, the franchise has sold more than 200 million copies of its games worldwide. Sun and Moon will be available for the Nintendo 3DS, so y’all 3DS users, get ready to catch ’em all!