The E3 2016 kicked off yesterday with a live gameplay demo of Pokemon Sun and Moon via Nintendo Treehouse. Nintendo’s presentation for the upcoming Pokemon game revealed three new Pokemon: Yungoos, Pikipek, and Grubbin as well as a new Multiplayer mode called “Battle Royal.”
Gematsu wrote that Yungoos, the Loitering Pokemon, has a Stakeout Ability that double the normal damage dealt to any Pokemon that the player switched in the field in the middle of the battle. This Pokemon is usually seen in the Alola Region, making it easy to capture. But, Yungoos has a horrible temper when hungry thus, it needs to be feed often with a massive amount of food.
Woodpecker Pokemon Pikipek has the Keen Eye and Skill Link Ability and Normal/Flying Type. Its beak is so powerful that it can drill holes into hard wood and shatter stones with its blows. Pikipek zip seeds to its distant opponents with a force strong enough to push the seeds inside the tree trunks.
Bug Type Grubbin on the other hand possesses the Swarm Ability and usually inhabits power plants and substations because it loves electricity. This Larva Pokemon depends on its sturdy jaw during battles and uses it to burrow through the earth.
According to Comicbook, the Pokemon Sun and Moon gameplay video likewise showed some additional features such as a revamped Pokedex screen and new add-ons to the battle screen. With these features, players will be able to gauge the stat effects and status right after the moves hit them and will enable them to know what moves would best work with an enemy’s Pokemon.
The Mythical Pokemon Magearna also appeared in the Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer. Magearna was built 500 years ago by a genius scientist and has the new Soul-Heart Ability that raises its Sp. Atk by one with every Pokemon that faints in its vicinity. Magearna can feel the thoughts, emotions, and feelings of any Pokemon and can transform into a Poke Ball.
Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo and Lunala’s forms were finally revealed and they are Radiant Sun phase and the Full Moon phase. Both Legendaries seem shining with a stronger light than their earlier images. It’s exciting to see what these two Pokemon could do when they unleash their full powers!
A new battle format was also introduced in the new trailer. The Multiplayer mode Battle Royal allows four players to pit against each other in a special stage. They will be ranked based on how many Pokemon they defeated during the battle and the number of their remaining Pokemon.
Watch the new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer below.
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