A brand new trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon dropped revealing some new details about the game, the first evolutions for the Alola starter Pokémon and a demo release date. First up, the evolutions. The interwebs have been inundated with speculation surrounding the looks and designs of the starter evolutions and now we’re one step closer to knowing what they will look like. When the trio were first revealed months ago, Rowlet was a fan favourite and Popplio, the butt of many memes and jokes.
The three new Pokémon are shown in the trailer below, which oddly contains music that sounds like it comes from The Lion King. Rowlet’s evolution is Dartrix, which is giving me an archer/ rogue vibe with its animation and retains its grass/flying typing. Litten’s evolution, Torracat, remains a pure fire type, but I’m still holding out for a fire/dark final evolution. As for poor Popplio, it evolves into Brionne, a pure water type that looks just as ridiculous as Popplio.
Next up is the Festival Plaza, which looks like it includes some multiplayer components. According to the trailer, you can assist others by completing their requests, earning you festival coins which you can use at the various attractions. It reminds me of the shopping district just off Route 4 in Pokémon Black and White 2 which you’re in charge of developing.
Another great addition is Poké Pelego, which is basically a holiday of sorts for the Pokémon you store on the PC. At long last, those poor souls can actually do something other than rot on a computer while you play with your favourites.
Mega evolutions return, unfortunately, we don’t get to see any new mega evolutions, but there is one surprise worth waiting for. The last bit of news in this trailer is the mention of a demo, which will release on 18 October 2016. Now, about that surprise, in the demo, you’ll have access to Ash’s Greninja, which you’ll be able to transfer to the main game after completing the demo. As if you needed a reason to play it. Take a look at the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comment section.