Pokemon Sun and Moon reveals Alolan Rattata, Munchlax early purchase bonus

Bonus Munchlax has the "Hold Back" and "Happy Hour" moves.

Pokemon Sun and Moon

The Pokemon Company has revealed the Alolan variant of Rattata set to appear in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Alolan Rattata is a Dark/Normal-type Pokemon with the Gluttony and Hustle abilities.

Additionally, the company announced that early buyers of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will get a Munchlax. It must be received via the players’ internet connection by January 11, 2017, and holds a special item called “Snorlium Z.” By evolving Munchlax into Snorlax and having it hold the Snorlium Z, Snorlax becomes able to use a special Z-Move that cannot be used by any other Pokemon. It’s called “Pulverizing Pancake.”

The bonus Munchlax will also know the move “Hold Back,” which it could not normally learn. This is an attack move that leaves the opponent with just 1 HP. It also knows the move “Happy Hour,” which like Hold Back, it normally could not learn. When this move is used during a Trainer battle, the player will receive twice as much prize money after the battle.

Find details for each Pokemon below:

Alolan Rattata
Type: Dark/Normal

Unlike ordinary Rattata, urban areas are Alolan Rattata’s main habitat. They are nocturnal and live in nests of several dozen. Alolan Rattata have an excellent aptitude for sniffing out delicious fresh foods in Alola. They pay no attention to foods that aren’t fresh. Alolan Raticate serve as their boss.

Munchlax
Type: Normal

Munchlax is a big eater that wolfs down its own weight in food once a day, gulping it down practically without chewing! It also hides food under the hair on its body. But then it forgets about it…

Snorlax
Type: Normal

Snorlax is a Pokémon that has blocked the path of many a Trainer. It’s not satisfied unless it eats in excess of 880 pounds of food every day. When it’s done eating, it promptly goes to sleep. Snorlax’s typical day consists of nothing more than eating and sleeping. It gets fatter and fatter, and it moves less and less. Its stomach is extremely strong, and its digestive juices can dissolve any kind of poison, so eating rotten food doesn’t affect it.

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

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