A new video was released on the Official Pokémon Youtube channel this morning, revealing new Pokémon, the final starter evolutions, and more!
Decidueye, the Arrow Quill Pokémon, is the final evolution of Rowlet. Casting aside its Flying-type, this Pokémon takes on a unique Grass/Ghost combination. It does retain the Overgrow ability.
Decidueye has a physical move known as Spirit Shackle. This Ghost-type attack prevents the opponent from fleeing or switching after being hit with it.
Incineroar, the Heel Pokémon, is the final evolution of Litten. It gains the Dark-type while retaining its pre-evolution's Blaze ability.
This Pokémon has a unique Dark-type physical move called Darkest Lariat, in which it attacks while ignoring any stat changes the target may be affected by.
Primarina, the Soloist Pokémon, is the final evolution of Popplio. While it retains its pre-evolution's Torrent ability, it gains a new type: Fairy!
Primarina knows a special Water-type move known as Sparkling Aria. This attack heals the burns of any it touches.
The Classy Cat Pokémon, Alolan Persian, has been officially revealed! It is of the Dark-type variety and can come with either Fur Coat or Technician.
Alolan Persian are Pokémon of great beauty in the Alola Region and are often very well protected.
/ Tapu Lele
The guardian of Akala Island is known as Tapu Lele, a Psychic/Fairy-type. With its new ability, Psychic Surge, the terrain is altered when it is called into battle, boosting the power of Psychic moves used by grounded Pokémon and preventing them from being hit by priority moves.
Tapu Lele's scales have the ability to heal illness and injury — but beware, as contact with too many of its scales at once may be dangerous...
/ Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu, a Grass/Fairy-type, is the guardian of Ula'ula Island. It has a unique ability known as Gr***y Surge, which summons Grassy Terrain upon entering battle and boosts the power of any Grass moves used by grounded Pokémon, while also restoring HP to them each turn. This terrain also halves the damage taken from Magnitude, Earthquake, and Bulldoze.
Tapu Bulu is not a very active Pokémon and dislikes unnecessary battles.
/ Tapu Fini
Poni Island houses another guardian known as Tapu Fini, a Water/Fairy-type. Its ability, Misty Surge, creates a Misty Terrain when the Pokémon enters the battle. For grounded Pokémon, this halves the damage taken by Dragon-type moves while also preventing them from being afflicted by confusion or status conditions.
This guardian dislikes putting itself at risk during battle, so it creates a mysterious fog that causes the opponent to fall into a trance and destroy itself.
Note: The island guardians all share a special Z-Move: Guardian of Alola!
Cosmog, known at one point by the previous kings of Alola as the "child of the stars," is an extremely rare Psychic-type Pokémon. The Aether foundation is currently researching it and has noted that it seems to grow when light hits its body.
Cosmog displays no fear of people or Pokémon, often taking a liking to any that show interest in it.
The Alolan Pokémon League
In the Alola Region, the Pokémon League has not quite been constructed yet. Set high atop Mount Lanakila, construction workers are doing their best to build an amazing League, urging the player to become a great trainer in the meantime.
The Battle Tree — Familiar Faces Await You!
The Battle Tree, located somewhere in Alola, is a place where those that have cleared their island challenge (or, apparently, who are strong enough to have done so) may come to do battle with one another. All of these trainers are strong, and somewhere among them you may find familiar faces such as Red and Blue from the Kanto Region, Wally from the Hoenn Region, and even Cynthia from the Sinnoh Region!
Note that at the Battle Tree, trainers you have beaten may be recruited to fight alongside you in future battles.
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