Say aloha to Alola.
A new video has revealed Pokemon Sun and Moon’s three starter Pokemon, Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as its new region, Alola.
Rowlet is a grass-and-flying type owl, Litten is a fire-type kitten (geddit?) and Popplio is a water-type that looks like a seal-clown hybrid.
Alola looks to be Pokemon’s take on Hawaii, a far more tropical region than X and Y’s Kalos.
The video also shows off a portion of the game’s map, a new city area which takes up a camera position not unlike X and Y’s Lumiose City) and a barechested man called Kukui who looks to be your new Professor Oak equivalent.
There are also brief shots of attacks from the game’s two cover art legendaries, a lion and bat-like creatures respectively.
The Pokemon company has uploaded illustrations and details of all three starters on its website:
The Pokemon Company has also released a cute-as-all-heck Japanese commercial, presumably trying to show how Pokemon brings people together, even across language barriers.Or maybe it’s that you need to fight people to win their respect, like a new prisoner shivving a guy on their first day, but for children. You decide:
The European Pokemon Championships will soon be taking place, starting this week in Liverpool, UK on May 14-15. If you can’t make it, all three elements – competitions for the core video games, trading card game and Pokken Tournament -will be livestreamed for the very first time. The World Championships will follow in San Francisco on August 19-21.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor and this might be the first Pokemon game where he doesn’t pick a water-type starter. That nose, man. That nose. Weep together on Twitter.