The Pokémon Company announced the release dates and the three Starter Pokémon in the Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS games in a video on Tuesday. The game will debut in Japan and North America on November 18, followed by Europe on November 23.
The new starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon are as follows-
Grass-type Rowlet (Mokuroh)
|Grass Quil Pokémon||1’00”||3.3 lbs||Grass/Flying||Overgrow|
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s grass type starter is Rowlet. Rowlet is able to attack without making any sound! It flies silently and draws near to its opponent without being noticed. Then it lashes out with mighty kicks. It is also able to attack from a distance with its razor sharp leaves.
Its visual abilities are on another level. The nightly darkness is no obstacle for Rowlet! It is able to twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back. So it can see directly behind itself. It also has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions.
The move Leafage attacks an opponent by striking it with leaves. Rowlet knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!
Fire-type Litten (Nyabby)
|Fire Cat Pokémon||1’04”||9.5 lbs||Fire||Blaze|
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s fire type starter is Litten. Logical yet passionate Litten. It always keeps a cool head and never shows its emotions on the outside.
Litten is able to attack with flaming hairballs! The fur on its body is rich in oils. So they are immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks!
When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze.
The move Ember attacks an opponent by firing a small flame at it. Litten knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!
Water-type Popplio (Ashimari)
|Sea Lion Pokémon||1’04”||16.5 lbs||Water||Torrent|
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s water type starter is Popplio. Popplio’s swimming speed is known to be more than 25 mph. It is better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons. Thus it can perform acrobatic stunts and jumps.
Popplio is also able to snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy!
Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio’s determined spirit means it can usually be found working hard to better its skills.
The Water Gun move attacks an opponent by firing a jet of water. Popplio knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!
The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide. The languages for the first launch are set to be Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and — unlike in the previous generations — Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Players get to choose their preferred language when they launch each game.
Source: Anime News Network