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Here are the real Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters

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Not too long ago, a few leaked Pokémon Sun and Moon starters hit the internet – but they were a work of fiction; some sort of faux fan fantasy. Here are the real starters – as outlined in a new video from Nintendo.

You’ve got Roweltt – a flying, grass type Pokémon, whose design is obviously based on South America’s Black Jaguar. Litten, your fire-type, who’s quite reminiscent of the humble giraffe, and Popplio, a water type Pokemon based on that guy who sang a Kiss from a Rose and used to be married to Heidi Klum.


I don’t know animals. Really, you’ve got a grassy owl, a fiery cat and a wet seal – none of whom are as instantly appealing as Charmander, Squirtle or Bulbasaur – but they’re who you get to pick from as your starters in the new game .

Pokémon Sun and Moon is out this year for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s expected to sell through about a billion copies.

Last Updated: May 10, 2016


  1. Pariah

    May 10, 2016 at 14:35

    Geoff? Pokemon for REAL?

    What the actual fuck is happening today?

    Is today the day of reckoning?


    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 10, 2016 at 14:37



  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 10, 2016 at 14:36

  3. Raptor Rants

    May 10, 2016 at 14:37

    Dat trolling lol


  4. Raptor Rants

    May 10, 2016 at 14:38

    Also… Geoff? Pokemon? Dafuq is going on here? Has Darryn been fired? What’s going on? TELL ME!!!!!!!!!


    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 10, 2016 at 14:39

      Darryn is not responding to hails, perhaps…..Geoff finally had enough of his nonsensical ramblings?


      • Pariah

        May 10, 2016 at 14:49

        Apparently the D is ill. Who’d have thunk it?

        We prescribed homeopathic remedies, because we like to see others suffer.


        • HairyEwok

          May 10, 2016 at 14:52

          What’s the date today? Is there any big game releases today… Maybe a batman convention we do not know of? D does not simply get sick.


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 10, 2016 at 14:54

          Everyone knows D is ill. We’ve read his articles. WHEEEEEEEEEE


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 10, 2016 at 14:50

      I was joking before, then it happened.

      I obviously need to be more responsible with my powers.


  5. HairyEwok

    May 10, 2016 at 14:56

    The cat would’ve looked cool without the side whiskers that look like mutton chops beard growing outwards


  6. Ottokie

    May 10, 2016 at 14:58

    Uhhhhm Uhhhmmm, well that’s…different… like, a lot different


  7. DiegoZicoB

    May 10, 2016 at 20:46

    The worst set of starter Pokémon I’ve seen in a long time. There is absolutely no imagination or creativity going on with the designs. I guess that’s what happens when they’re edging ever closer to 1000 Pokémon.

    They need to limit new Pokémon to 10-20 per generation, focus on an intriguing story (they could do soooo much with the story in these games that it hurts to play through another carbon copy) & let people have fun & live with the near 1000 creatures we’ve already got.


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