Pokemon Sun and Moon introduces Legendary Pokemon, Alola Region, QR Scanner, and Pokedex

Latest look at the 20th anniversary Pokemon game.

Nintendo has released new information and video of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, introducing the game’s Legendary Pokemon, new region of Alola, and new QR scanner and Rotom Pokedex features.

Get the information below.

■ Legendary Pokemon

Solgaleo (Short Clip)

  • Category: Sunne Pokemon
  • Height: 11′02″
  • Weight: 507.1 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Steel
  • Ability: Full Metal Body

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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 Pokemon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokemon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.

Lunala (Short Clip)

  • Category: Moone Pokemon
  • Height: 13′01″
  • Weight: 264.6 lbs.
  • Type: Psychic/Ghost
  • Ability: Shadow Shield

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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 Pokemon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokemon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokemon has full HP.

Alola Region

Visit the Alola Region! (Short Clip)

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Your new adventures in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will take place on the tropical islands of the Alola region! The Alola region centers around four islands rich in natural beauty and an artificial island. Many Pokemon that have never been seen before occupy these islands.

The People of Alola

The world of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon is filled with many colorful people in addition to the fascinating Pokemon. Meet some of the folks you’ll encounter as you travel through the Alola region.

The Hero and Heroine (Short Clip)

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You will choose to be a hero or heroine in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, and you can name yourself whatever you’d like. The story begins right after your character has moved to the Alola region. No sooner have you arrived than your adventures begin to unfold, and you’ll meet many people and Pokemon as you grow and learn.

You can choose your gender and how you look!

Professor Kukui (Short Clip)

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Professor Kukui is the Alola region’s dependable Pokemon professor. He lives near your home and looks out for you. He’s passionate about his research into Pokemon moves and has sometimes taken direct hits from Pokemon when there was something to be learned from it. Sporting a white lab coat slung casually over his bare torso, he shows off his own unique style.

Lillie (Short Clip)

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Lillie is a mysterious girl who assists the professor. This young girl is about the same age as your character, and she’s working as Professor Kukui’s assistant for personal reasons. She’s not fond of making Pokemon fight in battles, but she loves reading and has devoured many books. Lillie will play an important role in the story of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.

Your Friend Hau (Short Clip)

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Hau is a Pokemon-loving young boy with a big appetite! He’s the same age as your character. When you move to the Alola region, he makes friends with you right away. He has a real weakness for malasada, a famous treat in the Alola region, and he is always in search of malasada shops. He is a big-hearted boy who really loves Pokemon.

QR Scanner

Meet New Pokemon Using the QR Scanner

In Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, there is a QR Scanner function that allows you to see information about Pokemon when you scan QR Code patterns. With the QR Scanner, you scan in a QR Code and check the information about the Pokemon that corresponds to that QR Code. There are QR Code patterns in various places all around you, so try scanning them.

Register Pokemon in Your Pokedex

By scanning in special QR Code patterns you can register Pokemon of the Alola region to your Pokedex and find out where they live. If you scan in the QR Code for a Pokemon that you haven’t yet caught, you can check its habitat and search it out.

Share QR Code Patterns of Pokemon

You can display the QR Code patterns for Pokemon you have caught in your own Pokedex. If you and a friend show each other the QR Code patterns for Pokemon you have caught, you can both register the Pokemon in your Pokedexes!

Rotom Pokedex

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The Rotom Pokedex Is Your Ally on Your Journey (Short Clip)

The Pokedex is a convenient tool that records information about the Pokemon you see and catch during your adventure. In Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, your character receives a special Pokedex from Professor Kukui to support you in your travels. It’s known as the Rotom Pokedex, and it’s inhabited by Rotom, a Pokemon with the power to reside in various electronic appliances. It does much more than record Pokemon info—it sparkles with its own personality. The Rotom Pokedex shows your current location and your next destination, and it also gives you advice on where to go next, based on the conversations you have with others! It’s likely to be of great help to you in many parts of your adventure.

The Rotom Pokedex is an extremely rare device. There are only a few Trainers that have one, even in the Alola region.

Nintendo also announced that it will share more news about Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, and Pokemon GO during the Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2016 live stream.

Pokemon Sun and Moon is due out for 3DS on November 18 in North America and November 23 in Europe.

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