As promised, Nintendo released a brand new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon today that was packed to the brim with brand new content! We’re still working on unpacking all of the news, but one of the largest sections of the trailer was devoted to the introduction of six brand new Pokémon that call the Alola region home.

The first of these was Oricorio, the Dancing Pokémon. Oricorio has four different “styles” that are found on different island: the Fire and Flying type Baile Style, the Electric and Flying type Pom-Pom Style, the Psychic and Flying Pa’u Style, and the Ghost and Flying Sensu Style.

Oricoro has the brand new ability Dancer, which allows it to copy a dancing move like Quiver Dance that is used by another Pokémon on the field and immediately repeat it. It also has its own unique move called Revelation Dance, which has a different type based on the Oricorio’s Style.

The next new Pokémon was Minior, the Meteor Pokémon; Minior is a Rock and Flying type with the ability Shields Down, which grants it good defensive capabilities until it reaches 50% health, at which point it loses its shell and its offensive capabilities improve. The Minior core that is revealed can be one of four different colors, and you won’t know which one you have until its shell breaks!

Another new Pokémon was Gumshoos, the Stakeout Pokémon and the evolved form of Yungoos; like Yungoos, Gumshoos is a Normal type with the abilities Stakeout and Strong Jaw.

Two more Pokémon introduced were Fomantis and its evolved form Lurantis. Both are pure Grass types with the ability Leaf Guard, and Lurantis can learn the brand new move Solar Blade, which seems to be a physical version of Solar Beam.

The final new Pokémon introduced was Mudbray, the Donkey Pokémon. Mudbray is the pre-evolved form of Mudsdale, and like its evolved form it is a pure Ground type Pokémon with the abilities Own Tempo and Stamina.

So far today we’ve also learned about
Alola Forms for pre-existing Pokémon, a brand-new technique called Z-Moves, and a new “Island Challenge” system which seems to replace the Pokémon League.

Pokémon Sun and Moon launch worldwide on November 18th for Nintendo 3DS. If you’re already sure you want to explore the Pokémon-filled world of Alola, Amazon lets you preorder Pokémon Sun right here and Pokémon Moon right here. You can also preorder the games’ official strategy guide and its hardcover collector’s edition at the respective links.

What do you think of the new Pokémon revealed today? Let us know in the comments below!

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