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Pokemon Sun/Moon – lots of details and art for Team Skull, new Pokemon, Alola Forms

Posted on August 11, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

The Pokemon Company has sent out some new assets for Pokemon Sun/Moon. We have a bunch of information pertaining to Team Skull, the latest creatures, and a couple of Alola Forms.

Continue on below for all of the details. We also have art for the latest round of Pokemon.

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Team Skull
In the Alola region, a group of ruffians known as Team Skull causes a lot of trouble. They steal other people’s Pokémon, mess up the trial sites, and delight in all kinds of evil deeds.

Team Skull Boss: Guzma
Guzma is the boss of Team Skull, the one who holds these ruffians together. Guzma pours on the attacks, battling without mercy. He certainly does seem strong, but he claims that he “never could become captain.” He seems to have a bone to pick with Professor Kukui, as well.

Team Skull Admin: Plumeria
Plumeria is considered the big sister of Team Skull. She’s a tough lady who keeps the members of Team Skull in line and working together, in the sort of way a strict older sister would. She seems to care for the Grunts who are below her in the pecking order, and she’s not one to let it go if anyone gives them a walloping.

Team Skull Grunts
Both male and female Team Skull Grunts wear matching black Skull Tanks. And these uniforms aren’t even provided for them—all Grunts have to buy their own!

The newly revealed Pokémon include:

Wishiwashi
Type: Water
Wishiwashi have a new Ability, Schooling, which no Pokémon has previously had. Under certain conditions, Wishiwashi will change in battle to their School Form.

· Solo Form
A single Wishiwashi is tiny and weak. Measuring just eight inches from nose to tail, Wishiwashi is very small, even for a Pokémon. Yet the people of the Alola region seem to view it as a terrifying Pokémon. When it’s in danger, Wishiwashi’s glistening eyes catch the light and shine out, sending a distress signal to its allies.

· School Form
The seemingly weak Wishiwashi is called the demon of the sea because of its ferocious School Form. When Wishiwashi receive a distress signal, they unite in a huge battle formation.

Pyukumuku
Type: Water
Due to their appearance and way of life, Pyukumuku are considered unappealing to tourists. Part-time work pulling Pyukumuku off the beach and chucking them back into the sea is available at tourist beaches. But no matter how far they’re thrown, Pyukumuku will always return to the same spot. Pyukumuku have a new Ability, Innards Out, which no other Pokémon has had before. When this Pokémon faints, Innards Out lets it dish out a final bit of damage to its opponent, equal to the amount of HP it had left before it received the final blow.

Morelull
Type: Grass/Fairy
Morelull are nocturnal Pokémon that walk around at night on their leg-like roots. They move because staying in one spot and sucking all the nutrients from the soil would cause surrounding plants to wither. With their roots, they make contact with other Morelull and communicate with one another.

Pokémon Adapted to the Alola Region
Some Pokémon have adapted to the distinctive microclimates of the Alola region and have taken on different forms than they have in other regions. These Pokémon are called regional variants. After settling in the Alola region, they live like native Pokémon. These regional variant Pokémon can have different appearances and types, and their way of living can also differ from that of the forms previously known.

Alolan Meowth
Type: Dark
Meowth is a Pokémon that did not originally live in the Alola region. They were sent to the royal family of Alola as an offering from another region, and only a select few could have them as partners. It’s said that the Meowth that were offered to the royalty lived a life of luxury and pampering, which led them to have a selfish and prideful attitude. This caused Meowth’s form to change.

Alolan Marowak
Type: Fire/Ghost
The Marowak in the Alola region take bones and light both ends on fire by rubbing them against their foreheads. Then they spin the bones around! Marowak’s rarity and its fearsome appearance when it dances with its bone led the people of Alola to dub it a conjurer and regard it with fear.

Alolan Raichu
Type: Electric/Psychic
The Raichu in Alola have two types—Electric and Psychic—and they are able to wield psychic power. What’s more, they can gather their psychic power in their tails and then ride on them to float in the air!

Source: Pokemon PR

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  • Addae Francisco

    Evil teams always steal Pokémon, i can refer them as “poké-stealers”.

  • Yeah I still don’t like Team Skull at all. Team Galactic’s Cyrus was probably one of the best bosses of a a team, and the designs of Plasma from B/W 2 were spot-on. And I think the Plasma motivations made sense and worked well, especially when you tie in the character N.

    I’m a bit worried that they are trying to make this like Team Flare.

    • KnightWonder

      I highly disagree. Those guys were way too serious for a Pokemon game and just not that fun to encounter.

      • They had solid motivations though, and it became even more interesting when Team Plasma was reformed in B/W 2, causing a split in the group, and for many of the original Team Plasma members to stick with N.

        • KnightWonder

          I don’t care about their motivations, the tone they gave off didn’t fit with Pokemon to me. Team Rocket and Team Magma/Aqua are the kind of teams that I feel work the best and have the most personality.

          • haha that’s fair. I personally like the teams that have good motivations as it helps enhance the game’s plot (usually). That’s isn’t to say I don’t mind less serious-toned teams, as they can work if treated correctly. And if you like them that is totally fine. I was just wanting to give you my reasoning as to why I like and dislike certain teams (mostly Team Flare and possibly Team Skull, although that is also for the character designs in themselves partially)

          • ForeVision

            I find that both a darker tone and lighthearted tone work with Pokemon, though I can see why people think dark doesn’t suit Pokemon as much. The first Mewtwo movie very much attests to darker side.

          • for sure. I really really liked N’s character arc as well, which I’d say is pretty messed up in many ways.

          • ForeVision

            Agreed, N was an interesting character whose story was rather unique and dark, as he was raised to believe the way he did, and never could develop his own outlook until much later.

            It has me think of something as dark as a child soldier, a person who early in their life gets taught and educated to believe specific things, is trained in the art of war and the person in question carries those beliefs into adulthood.

          • Exactly. Which is one of the many reasons I love N as a character.

            It was a missed opportunity for N to make an appearance in X and Y. the Kalos region could have been where N disappeared to in between B/W and B/W 2, especially with that one mansion having statues of Zekrom and Reshiram. Maybe that is how some of the other region’s Pokemon actually came to be in X/Y; N released them here for refuge. I honestly don’t understand why N hasn’t been in another Pokemon game sense, but Cynthia is for whatever reason. I believe she is rumored to be in Sun/Moon as well.

    • Shadao

      Clearly Team Skull ain’t fresh enough for Alola. All too salty of not being the Trial Captain.

  • Douglas Siano

    That Meowth is stoned.

    • Kenshin0011

      Aloha!

  • Kenshin0011

    Team Rocket: Angry Italian mob
    Team Magma: Dorks with rage
    Team Aqua: We pirates!
    Team Galactic: Hardcore radical Christians
    Team Plasma: PETA
    Neo Team Plasma: Screw Pokemon and humans, freeze the planet
    Team Flare: Literally kill everyone who isn’t gucci
    Team Skull: Evil chollos

    • I gotta say I got a good chuckle out of this.

      • Kenshin0011

        Gotta love all the gold the internet comes up with regarding Poké news

        • ForeVision

          Let us all hail Don Giovanni, first mastermind of evil.

    • Team Flare’s is perfect (lol so much), but shouldn’t Plasma be PETA Christians? Their design is very reminiscent of themes associated most with Christianity, as are their radicalism; whereas Galactic seems like those pseudo-Nihilists, the type that misquote/misuse Nietzsche. x’D

      Also, not sure if Chollos is right for Skull? Shouldn’t they be based off of Hawaiin or Samoan gangs?

      • Kenshin0011

        I agree with you!

        Team Skull doesstill kinda look like Chollos though

        • Yeah, especially Guzma. x’D

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  • catrap0

    New Pokemon & Alolan Forms from Sun & Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY6b0g4LZYw

  • NinetalesCommander

    Team Skull seems to be better than Team Flare, which to be honest is easy to beat since they’re the worse team, but I don’t think I will like them as much as the others. My personal favourite Team will always be Team Plasma because their goals were actually realistic and made a lot of sense.

  • MagcargoMan

    I still find Alola forms and how no other region makes Pokemon change form hard to buy.

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