Grimer is getting an Alolan upgrade in Pokémon Sun and Moon

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There are certain Pokémon that I always look for whenever a new game in the series launches. I adore raising an Eevee into an Umbreon, I’d be lost without a Dragon in my gang and I usually keep a Steel-type around which I name after a Tenacious D reference. All Pokémon from generation two and up. “But Darryn, what about generation one pocket monsters,” you ask with your rosy cheeks that I’ll pinch until I draw blood.

Listen kids, Generation One Pokémon are so 1996. They’re old-hat, remnants of a bygone era when the only way to trade pocket monsters was to do so with a length of GameBoy cord that was long enough to double as a jump-rope. But the old guard is making a return this year, with brand new Alolan variant forms. You’ve seen some of them already: An Exeguttor that looks like it wants to be a Giraffe, a shifty Meowth and a cool as ice Sandslash are on the cards.

And even the slimiest of Pokémon, Grimer, is getting an upgrade. That’s from a recent scan of CoroCoro magazine via Serebii, which revealed the new look for Grimer in Pokémon Sun and Moon, which adds a dash of darkness to his stats:

Grimer alola

According to the leaks, the newly revealed Jangmo-o is also capable of evolving into a Dragon and Fighting-Type hybrid, something never seen before in Pokémon games. There was also news that Type: Null can evolve based on what item it’s holding into Shiruvadi, whose elemental type is based on said item. Translations are still coming in, so stick around for more data.

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Or go read that Pokédex that I’ve been putting together. You might as well, I locked the doors again. Pokémon Sun and Moon is out in November.

Last Updated: October 12, 2016

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