Starter Evolutions And New Features Galore In Latest Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer

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The latest gameplay trailer for next month’s Pokemon Sun and Moon has been released by The Pokemon Company today, this time revealing the second-stage evolutions of all three starter Pokemon and much, much more.

There’s a lot of content to cover here, so we’ll go through it all in order. Dartrix, Torracat and Brionne are the evolutions of Rowlet, Litten and Popplio respectively, each one looking for more fearsome than their base starter forms as well as providing some hints as to what their final evolutions will look like.

Next up is Festival Plaza, a new social space where you can interact and battle with other players across the globe, as well as partake in a spot of chin-wagging. Various other activities, including minigames and missions are also available, of which engaging in any will reward you with ‘Festival Coins’ which can be spent at various stores.

Immediately following that is the Poke Pelago, a resort area dedicated entirely to entertaining all of the Pokemon cooped-up in your storage boxes. Your surplus collection of ‘Mons will finally be put to good use while not in your party by performing various activities like item hunting and attracting new Pokemon.

Saving the best for last, the trailer makes the surprise announcement that Mega Evolution will in fact be returning for Sun and Moon, a feature many had thought replaced by the title’s new Z-Moves.

Want more? Okay, how about a special demo? Yeah, starting from October 18, a demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon will be available on the Nintendo eShop that, when completed, will award Ash’s Greninja for the full release, a special version of the standard Greninja made popular by the anime series.

It’s tough to pack in more content than that. You can watch the trailer for yourselves above or, you know, keep it all secret until November 18, when the two titles launch on 3DS.