Grab your Master Balls, everybody, because we just got our first trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon, and we’re breaking it all down on today’s Nerdist News! This is a major cuteness alert, because Nintendo just graced us with two whole minutes of the latest installments of our favorite Pocket Monster series—including introductions to the three new starter Pokémon and a glimpse into the gameplay of the all-new Alola Region.
Oh, and we’ve also got a piece of the Deadpool set to give away — details below!
In this sneak peek, we see that the Hawaiian-inspired world, Alola, looks like a more tropical land than we’ve seen in the past, embracing greenery, palm trees, and oceans aplenty. We also get a glimpse at three brand new adorable starter Pokémon. In classic Poké-fashion, we have one grass-type, one fire, and one water as we meet Rowlet: a grass and flying type owl, Litten, a fire-breathing cat Pokémon, and Popplio, a water-type who 100% should’ve been named Loose-Seal.
Since we don’t have any idea what these Poké-angels might evolve into, the Pokémon Company did us a solid and supplemented the trailer with more information and illustrations about each starter. Rowlet wears a bowtie made of leaves and can turn his head a full 180 degrees, straight up silent Exorcist-style. So. That’s a thing. Popplio swims up to 25 miles per hour, but on land performs “acrobatic stunts and jumps” making him the seal/clown hybrid the likes of which we haven’t seen since Buster Bluth lost his hand. And finally, Litten attacks enemies with “flaming hairballs.” So I guess I found my starter.
We also got a super quick peek at shiny, brand new, giant Legendary Pokémon! The two yet-to-be-named Legendaries who also appear on the Sun and Moon cover art appear to be a giant purple bat creature and a Sun-themed lion. Let’s be honest, every Pokémon we’ve met from Sun and Moon are vast improvements over the gross Legendary monsters we got stuck with in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. Pokémon Sun and Moon don’t launch until November 18th, which is so, so far away, but on the bright side gives us plenty of time to sit back and relax with a rare candy and a lemonade over in the Unova Region.
As for all you Deadpool fans out there, now’s your chance to win a piece of memorabilia from the set. That’s right, we’ve got FOUR of Vanessa’s Voltron keychains and we’re dying to let you have one!
Just add us on Snapchat, snap us your best Deadpool impression using the Deadpool filter, and we’ll pick four of you at random to win! Easy-peasy, no? Contest ends Wednesday, 5/11, at 12pm PST.
But what do you guys think about the Pokémon Sun and Moon’s first trailer? Have you picked your starter cutie yet? Will it be the fiery hairball-hacking Litten? Greensleeves himself, the airborne Rowlet? Or the water-balloon wielding Michael Phelps of the Alola region, Popplio? Let’s discuss!