These aren’t the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon

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A new year, a new Pokémon game! With Pokémon Sun and Moon having just been revealed a few weeks ago, it’s once again time to catch ‘em all. Yet again, for the seventh time in a row. Crippling addiction to having an entire zoo worth of monsters that cock-fight it out in a society whose entire infrastructure is based on capturing and battling with creatures that have the power to bend reality and transcend death itself, I’m naturally amped up.

The hardest choice you’ll ever have to make in a Pokémon game however, is always which starter Pokémon to choose. The trio of starters have always been simple: Choose either a water, fire or grass type pocket monster, and watch your rival pick the one that has a natural advantage to your decision, because they’re bastards like that. There’ve been a couple of great starters over the years, such as the adorable Tepig, the not-shrubbish at all Turtwig and an actual ninja frog that Froakie eventually evolves into.

So what does Pokemon Sun and Moon have on the way then? You might have seen this tweet floating around lately:

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It is of course, a massive fake. There’s numerous hints here of course. For starters (HA!), new Pokémon are usually announced in the Japanese kid-friendly CoroCoro Comic magazine, while the character artwork looks a tad bit off. According to Kotaku, there’s also the matter of the actual font used, which is usually simplified for kids as well.

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And that’s not even mentioning the strange punctuation present, something unheard of in a nation that has insane quality control and heavily-overworked media studios. That, and CoroCoro has already promised a first look at Pokémon Sun and Moon critters in their upcoming April issue. Or special features to be precise, with monthly info dumps.

Although I will miss the chance to rise a fire-type bear starter whose special ability hands out movie awards to actors who truly deserve it.

Last Updated: March 14, 2016

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