Pokémon is making strides this year as it not only takes its first steps into the mobile market but launches a new title in the series. Pokémon Sun/Moon hits the 3DS on November 18 and Nintendo is giving us a look at the game’s new Legendaries today! As you travel the Alola region (even looks like the Hawaiian islands) you will eventually encounter Solgaleo and Lunala. Here is some of the info that we have received on them thus far:
Category: Sunne Pokémon
Weight: 507.1 lbs.
Ability: Full Metal Body
Honoured as an emissary of the sun since ancient times, Solgaleo 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 is 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 Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.
Category: Moone Pokémon
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Ability: Shadow Shield
Since ancient times, Lunala has been honoured as an emissary of the moon. 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 the 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 Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.
Check out the trailer of these new legends in action and get ready for the next generation of Pokémon this fall!