Pokemon Sun and Moon’s New Starters and Legendaries Revealed

Nintendo has unveiled Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s brand new Starter and Legendary Pokemon, debuting a new trailer for the upcoming 3DS game that provides a quick glimpse at the creatures you’ll be starting your next Pokemon adventure with.

The trailer highlights Fire-type Pokemon Litten, Water-type Popplio and Grass- and Flying-type Rowlet, who is an owl with a bow tie so is therefore the obvious choice between the three. Here’s a rundown of the three Pokemon, courtesy of Nintendo: 



The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.


The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.


The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

The newly unveiled box art also reveals both Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon‘s respective Legendary Pokemon, with Sun’s resembling a lion and Moon’s being more akin to a bat.PokemonLegendaries

You can check out the brand new trailer for the games below: