Pokémon Sun and Moon – New English Pokémon names revealed

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IS ANYTHING NOT LEAKY THESE DAYS? These days, just about every game under the sun appears to have some sort of nefarious plumber behind the scenes, fiddling with pipes and causing games to leak out all over the floor and especially on that new rug that you just bought. Tomorrow was supposed to reveal some new Pokémon Sun and Moon news. But that dastardly plumber has clearly been tampering with Nintendo’s pipes, as it looks like a slew of new Pokémon may have been leaked early.

Update 2: And a new English trailer is out! We’ve updated the post with the proper names for the Pokemon below.

That’s according to Serebii, which has screenshots of these “new” Pokémon. Take it with a pinch of salt of course, as Pokémon Sun and Moon has had plenty of fake leaks over the last couple of months. If these are genuine however, I like what I’m seeing. I’ve got no idea what the names of these pocket monsters are however, so I’ve made some up to go with the screens:

Update: Here’s the official information from Nintendo on the new reveals:

Name: Tapu Koko

Pokemon Sun (1)

Type: Electric/Fairy

Tapu Koko is the guardian deity of Melemele Island, one of the islands of the Alola region. Tapu Koko’s Ability is Electric Surge, an Ability which has never been seen before. The Electric Surge Ability fills the field around the Pokémon’s feet with electricity when it appears, raising the power of any Electric-type moves for Pokémon on the ground and preventing any Pokémon from falling asleep.

Name: Charjabug

Pokemon Sun (5)

Type: Bug/Electric

Charjabug is the first Evolution of Grubbin, a new Alola region Pokémon revealed last month. Charjabug’s Battery Ability allows it to raise the power of allies’ special moves.

Name: Vikavolt

Pokemon Sun (4)

Type: Bug/Electric

Vikavolt, the Evolution of Charjabug, is like a fortress that zooms through the forest, using its huge jaws to control a beam of electricity which it can fire from its mouth.

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Name: Drampa

Pokemon Sun (7)

Type: Normal/Dragon

Drampa are dragons that live alone in the mountains 10,000 feet above sea level. With Drampa’s Berserk Ability, this Pokémon’s Special Attack stat will go up by one when its HP drops below half.

Name: Bruxish

Pokemon Sun (2)

Type: Water/Psychic

Bruxish emits a strong psychic power from the protuberance on its head while grinding its teeth loudly. Some Bruxish have the new Dazzling Ability that prevents opponents from using priority moves that normally strike first.

Name: Cutiefly

Pokemon Sun (6)

Type: Bug/Fairy

Cutiefly can detect the auras of living things, including people, Pokémon, and plants. They seek out flowers by the color and brightness of their auras, and then they gather the nectar and pollen.

Name: Togedemaru

Pokemon Sun (3)

Type: Electric/Steel

Togedemaru is the Roly-Poly Pokémon that gathers electricity and stores it. The long needle that grows from the back of its head works as a lightning rod to attract electricity.

Name: Rockruff

Pokemon Sun (8)

Type: Rock

Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odor, it doesn’t forget. There are tales of these Pokémon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited.

Name: Komala

Pokemon Sun (9)

Type: Normal

No one has ever seen a Komala awake. It eats, travels, and even battles while sound asleep. According to ancient people, its saliva can be used as medicine for the sick or sleepless. Komala has the Comatose Ability that keeps it perpetually in a drowsing state, preventing it from getting any other status conditions.

Pokémon Sun and Moon is out November 18 in the US, November 23 in Europe. It’s sort of a rip-off of Chinpokomon (SHOE!), but it’s actually a very good series to be a fan of.

Last Updated: July 1, 2016

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