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The Pokemon Company has now sent out an official announcement covering all of today’s big Pokemon Sun/Moon news.

First, the new images:

You can continue on below for a bunch of information about the new reveals. This includes Z-Moves, Alola trials, kahuna, new Pokemon, and more.

London, United Kingdom: August 1, 2016— The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed powerful Z-Moves in addition to new characters and Pokémon that can be found in the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These fascinating Alola region characters and Pokémon will appear in the latest generation of Pokémon video games that will launch in North America on November 18.

Z-Moves are a new element that has been introduced into the Pokémon battles in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Z-Moves are powerful moves that can only be used once during battle. The explosive force of a Z-Move is the result of both the Trainer and Pokémon releasing their full power together when their wishes resonate with each other. All Pokémon are capable of using Z-Moves in battle.

To use Z-Moves, two key items are required: a Z-Ring and a Z-Crystal. The Z-Ring fits on a Trainer’s arm, and Z-Crystals are set into it. If a Pokémon holds the same variety of Z-Crystal as its Trainer, the two will be able to resonate with one another.

The latest update is in for Pokemon Sun/Moon. As part of today’s reveal, The Pokemon Company and Game Freak unveiled Alola Forms, Z-Moves, new Pokemon, and more.

Here are the new videos in both English and Japanese:

Pokemon GO has had a positive impact on Pokemon games and merchandise around the world, including Italy. Word out of the country is that Pokemon Sun and Moon are now the series’ most pre-ordered games in the series.

Additionally, between July 4 and July 24, the Pokemon titles and 3DS hardware have risen significantly. They’re up 59 percent and 33 percent respectively.

Here’s a look at the increase for the different games:

01. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire + 71%
02. Pokémon Omega Ruby + 69%
03. Pokémon X + 52%
04. Pokémon Y + 89%
05. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon + 8%

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A handful of screenshots from Pokemon Sun/Moon have emerged. To see the latest images, view the gallery below.

The next big update on Pokemon Sun/Moon should be shared next week. The Pokemon Company has teased some sort of information for August 1.


The first Pokemon Sun/Moon plushies we heard about earlier in the month are now up for pre-order on Play-Asia. You can now reserve each one from the retailer: Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio. Each one costs $15 and will receive limited availability.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are still a few months away, but Famitsu reached out to director Shigeru Ohmori and producer Junichi Masuda for an interview. There were a lot of juicy tidbits here, with topics including gameplay changes / improvements, the setting, Battle Royal, potential linkage with Pokemon GO, and more.

We’ve prepared a lengthy summary of the four-page interview. Head past the break to read it in full.

The Pokemon Sun/Moon updates aren’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s been announced that we can expect to hear more about both games on August 1. News will be shared at the following times:

– 6 AM PT
– 9 AM ET
– 2 PM in the UK
– 3 PM in Europe


Earlier today, six brand new Pokemon were officially revealed for Sun/Moon. The Pokemon Company showed Bounsweet, Bewear, Comfey, Mudsdale, Mimikyu, and Wimpod.

We now have a bit of footage for all of these Pokemon. Take a look at the video below for the different clips.

Closing out today’s news about Pokemon Sun/Moon is information about some new elements in the games. Hyper Training is being introduced to increase the strength of Pokemon at level 100, and the Pokemon Global Link is getting some new features. Read all about both below.

Hyper Training Maximizes a Pokémon’s Power

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, you can draw forth a Pokémon’s power to its utmost limit with Hyper Training.

Pokémon grow stronger by raising their levels and increasing their base stats. However, their power is still affected by the individual strengths innate to each Pokémon. Now, with Hyper Training, Pokémon that have grown to Lv. 100 will be able to increase their individual strengths, which has never been possible before.

With Hyper Training, you can increase the strength of the Lv. 100 Pokémon you’ve been adventuring with!

Bottle Caps: The Key to Hyper Training

Hyper Training is done by Mr. Hyper—a man who loves to collect Bottle Caps. He can be found somewhere in the Alola region. If you bring him Bottle Caps, which you can obtain in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, you’ll be able to improve your Pokémon’s stats with Hyper Training.

Magearna Holds a Bottle Cap

The Magearna you’ll be able to get will be holding a Bottle Cap, a precious item needed for Hyper Training. With a Bottle Cap, you can perform Hyper Training on any Pokémon. Get Magearna on your team and try out Hyper Training for yourself!

More Fun at the Pokémon Global Link

With the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Pokémon Global Link—the website that connects Pokémon players around the world—will end its current Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y service and will be updated to work with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. New functions added in the update will let you enjoy Pokémon battles even more! For more information about the PGL update and the new features, check out the Pokémon Global Link (

Host Your Own Friendly Competitions

On the new PGL, you’ll be able to compete in official Online Competitions as in the past, but now there’s more! A new Friendly Competition feature has been constructed that will allow you to become a competition host yourself and host original competitions where you set the regulations. Friendly Competitions allow you to hold competitions in two different styles. Recruit your friends and enjoy climactic battles!

Online Competitions

In these Internet competitions, you’ll battle other participants you’ve been matched with and compete for the best rating. These competitions can be open to Pokémon Trainers all around the world, or they can be set to only allow pre-approved Trainers to enter. When the number of participants exceeds a certain number, Pokémon ranking will also be calculated, just as in official Online Competitions.

Live Competitions

Live Competitions allow you to host a competition where you gather together with friends and others in the same space. The Digital Player ID that contains the regulations will be created as a QR Code, and by scanning in that QR Code, participants will be able to battle according to the competition’s regulations.


Today, the curtain was lifted on six new Pokemon in Pokemon Sun/Moon (two of which previously leaked in CoroCoro). We now have information about Bounsweet, Bewear, Comfey, Mudsdale, Mimikyu, and Wimpod.

Continue on below for some art of each Pokemon. We also have comprehensive information about each creature below.

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