We received a new trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon today, revealing six new Pokémon, new Alola forms for existing Pokémon, changes to the adventure formula, and more! The footage also revealed a new element that will be introduced into the battle system in Pokémon Sun & Moon: Z-Moves. These powerful new attacks can only be used once per battle, and they require the Pokémon trainer to have a special item called the Z-Ring, as well as special Z-Crystals.

There are two conditions for performing Z-Moves: a Pokémon must learn a move of the same type as a Z-Crystal, and it must be holding the corresponding Z-Crystal. When you see these moves in action in the game, each overwhelmingly powerful move will be on full display, filling the entire screen! When you use a Z-move, your trainer will strike a pose that fills their Pokémon with power, allowing it to unleash a devastating attack like Gigavolt Havoc, Hydro Vortex, Inferno Overdrive, and Bloom Doom.

To give trainers a more immersive experience (while making some cash), The Pokémon Company will be releasing a retail product version of the Z-Ring that trainers can wear while playing
Pokémon Sun & Moon. When a player uses a Z-Move in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, his or her real-life Z-Ring will light up, vibrate, and play sounds to go along with the video and sounds in the game. Pricing and release date details will be revealed at a later date. In the meantime, you can check out screenshots of the Z-Ring and Z-Moves in action by clicking the screenshots in the gallery below!

So far today we’ve also learned about
tons of new Pokémon, Alola Forms for pre-existing Pokémon, 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 these new Z-Moves? Let us know and join the discussion in the comments below!

Source: The Pokémon Company

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