A few days ago, Game Freak announced that we would get more information about Pokémon Sun and Moon on May 10th. Now the day has finally come, and Game Freak has delivered with a brand new trailer that reveals the names and types of the three starters for the games, as well as the region name, a look at the legendaries, our first look at gameplay, and the games’ release date. The three starters in the new Alola region are the Grass and Flying type Rowlet, the Fire type Litten, and the Water type Popplio; we also got our first look at the main legendary Pokémon for the games, which appear to be a lion and some kind of giant dragon or bird.

The trailer, which you can check out by clicking below, also gave us our first look at the games’ gameplay, as well as the Alola region, which seems to take inspiration from an undisclosed tropical region. The trailers also announced that the games will be launching in North America and Japan on November 18th and in Europe on November 23rd.

There is also a brand new Japanese trailer for the games which is slightly different; this trailer gives us a better look at the Alola region and confirms that players will be able to customize their character’s skin tone like in
X and Y. Additionally, the Pokémon website has announced that Rowlet is known as the “Grass Quill Pokémon” and will know a brand new move called Leafage when you get it. Litten is the “Fire Cat Pokémon” and starts off the game with Ember, and Popplio is the “Sea Lion Pokémon” and starts off with Water Gun. You can check out some official artwork for the starters in the gallery below!

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