A new trailer dropped this morning for Pokémon Sun and Moon, and as always, it contained a lot of new information about the upcoming titles. Alongside revealing the Starter evolutions, new areas, and the return of Mega Evolutions, the trailer capped off with the confirmation that a demo for the games is coming on October 18th. Not only that, but this demo will let you fight alongside a very special Pokémon that fans (especially fans of the anime) have been theorizing might appear in Sun and Moon: Ash-Greninja!
The details on the demo are relatively few right now, but it looks like it will give you access to this special Greninja, one which holds the unique Ability of “Battle Bond” and which you can later transfer into your Sun/Moon game. Its Battle Bond Ability allows it to change into its Ash-Greninja form after defeating an opponent’s Pokémon, giving it several boosts for the remainder of the fight. After the battle ends, it returns to its regular Greninja form, just like a Mega Evolved Pokémon would.
Pokémon‘s official website describes Ash-Greninja further, saying that its “leg strength has been enhanced compared to an ordinary Greninja, making it difficult to see because of the speed at which it can move.” Interestingly, it also specifies that Greninja obtained this form “thanks to the strength of its bonds with Ash“—does this mean that the anime’s protagonist will somehow play a role in the demo, or in Sun and Moon itself? Only time will tell on that front, but fortunately we only need wait two weeks for the demo to hit.
Will you be grabbing this demo when it comes out on the 18th? How do you feel about Ash-Greninja’s inclusion in Sun/Moon‘s demo, and do you think Ash will/should appear as well? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Official Pokémon Website