Nintendo reveals Pokemon Sun & Moon legendaries in new trailer

Earlier today, The Pokemon Company posted the latest trailer for Pokemon Sun & Moon, the latest entries in the series. The footage reveals the two new Legendary Pokemon that grace the covers of both boxes: the psychic/steel-type Solgaleo (who is on the cover of Sun) and the psychic/ghost-type Lunala (who is on the cover of Moon). They are described as follows:

  • Category: Sunne Pokémon
  • Height: 11'2"
  • Weight: 507.1 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Steel
  • Ability: Full Metal Body
Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun.” Solgaleo's body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it's active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target's Ability.

Solgaleo's Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon's stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent's moves or Ability.

  • Category: Moone Pokémon
  • Height: 13'01"
  • Weight: 264.6 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Ghost
  • Ability: Shadow Shield
Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon.” Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala's signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target's Ability.

Lunala's Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.

We also get a better look at the Aloha region that is set on an island and the new characters that players will meet, including Professor Kukui, who is joined by his assistant Lillie, along with the player's friend, Hau. There's also the Rotom, who inhabits your Pokedex and serves as a guide throughout the game.

Pokemon Sun & Moon will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18th in North America and Japan, followed by Europe on November 23rd. Nintendo will feature both these games along with their upcoming mobile title, Pokemon Go, on their Treehouse Live 2016 stream during E3, with new footage being shown on June 15th at 9AM PDT. In the meantime, the Japanese Youtube channel for The Pokemon Channel has 8 additional short videos.





Professor Kukui