Pokemon Sun And Moon Release On November 18; Starter Pokemon Revealed


Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have released the first gameplay trailer for this year’s Pokemon Sun & Moon, confirming the release date as November 18 in North America and Japan and November 23 in Europe. Along with the above, the teaser reveals the setting for the 7th generation as the tropical-looking island of Alola, but best of all, the three starters – again following the water/fire/grass-type format – were also unveiled.

Rowlet, Litten and Popplio are the trio you’re going to have to choose between this time around. You can view the trailer above to seem them all in action, and see below for the full details on each.

Name: Rowlet
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1 ’00 ”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage

Name: Litten
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 ”
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember

Name: Popplio
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 ”
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun

Finally, as has become tradition ever since the release of Pokemon Gold & Silver, the box art for each game was displayed, showing off what are presumably this generation’s legendary critters. The names for both have yet to be confirmed, but they both look rather intimidating.


That’s all the new info released so far, but this is only the start of the hype that will inevitably build over the next six months leading up to release. While we wait for more details, let us know what your favourite starter is in Pokemon Sun & Moon by commenting down below.