Alolan Pokémon

Some Pokémon from other regions have adapted to Alola's unique conditions, causing them to have a different appearance. These alternate forms are called "regional variants" and will make their debut in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

In their Alolan form, these Pokémon also have entirely different typing and abilities than they otherwise would.

For some Pokémon, the Alolan changes appear to affect the entire evolution line. However, others have been shown evolving from the original, familiar form.

On this page, you will find a list of all Alolan Pokémon revealed so far, as well as information about them. Click any image to enlarge it.

Alolan Pokémon

 Pokémon  Basic Info In-game Images

Rattata

Type: Dark / Normal
Ability: Gluttony / Hustle
Officially Revealed: September 1st, 2016

When Yungoos was introduced to Alola to fight the growing Rattata population, Rattata moved to a more urban environment, causing it to change into this new form. They excel at sniffing out fresh food.

 

▼ Evolves into ▼  

Raticate

Type: Dark / Normal
Ability: Gluttony / Hustle
Officially Revealed: September 6th, 2016

Like its pre-evolution, Alolan Raticate has the ability to seek out the freshest ingredients. They eat much more than ordinary Rattata, resulting in their heavier build.

Raichu

Type: Electric / Psychic
Ability: Surge Surfer
Officially Revealed: August 11th, 2016

Alolan Raichu's ability, Surge Surfer, doubles its Speed when Electric Terrain is active. Alolan Raichu posesses Psychic power, which it can gather in its tail, allowing it to float by surfing on its tail! No one knows for sure why Alolan Raichu took on this form.

Alolan Raichu has been shown to have a unique Z-Move called Stoked Sparksurfer.

Sandshrew

Type: Ice / Steel
Ability: Snow Cloak
Officially Revealed: August 1st, 2016

Alolan Sandshrew adapted to Alola's snowy areas due to being pushed out of the desert by volcanoes. 

 

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Sandslash

Type: Ice / Steel
Ability: Snow Cloak
Officially Revealed: August 1st, 2016

Alolan Sandshrew evolves into Alolan Sandslash, whose back is covered in sharp, icy spikes.

Vulpix

Type: Ice
Ability: Snow Cloak
Officially Revealed: August 1st, 2016

Alolan Vulpix made Alola's harsh snowy mountains their home. When they evolve, they become Alolan Ninetales.

 

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Ninetales

Type: Ice / Fairy
Ability: Snow Cloak
Officially Revealed: August 1st, 2016

Alolan Ninetales are said to be very gentle. They form ice crystals from their fur, and use them to protect themselves, or to attack opponents.

Diglett

Type: Ground / Steel
Ability: Sand Veil / Tangling Hair
Officially Revealed: November 14th, 2016

It is thought that Diglett developed the durable whiskers on its head to help it survive harsh volcanic environments. It is able to use these whiskers to scan an area without poking its body out of the ground. Alolan Diglett has the new Tangling Hair ability, which lowers the Speed of anyone who hits it with a contact move.

 

▼ Evolves into ▼  

Dugtrio

Type: Ground / Steel
Ability: Sand Veil / Tangling Hair
Officially Revealed: November 14th, 2016

When Alolan Diglett evolves, its whiskers grow longer, and continue to grow throughout its life. Alolan Dugtrio is nearly worshiped in Alola, and removing its whiskers from the region is strictly prohibited. Because Alolan Dugtrio is able to identify movement underground, many of them coming to the surface at once is taken as a sign of an impending earthquake.

Meowth

Type: Dark
Ability: Pickup / Technician
Officially Revealed: August 11th, 2016

Meowth was originally introduced to the Alola Region as an offering from another region, only available to royalty. This caused Alolan Meowth to live a life of pampering, and as a result, they took on this form and became very prideful.

 

▼ Evolves into ▼  

Persian

Type: Dark
Ability: Fur Coat / Technician
Officially Revealed: October 27th, 2016

Alolan Persian retains its pure Dark typing, but can now have the Fur Coat ability instead of Pickup. It is highly revered in the Alolan region, and resorts to dirty tricks when battling.

Grimer

Type: PoisonDark
Ability: Poison Touch / Gluttony
Officially Revealed: October 14th, 2016 

Grimer was brought over to the Alola region as its population started to increase, to help control an excess of garbage. What looks like teeth in its mouth is actually crystallized toxins.

 

▼ Evolves into ▼  

Muk

Type: PoisonDark
Ability: Poison Touch / Gluttony
Officially Revealed: October 14th, 2016 

When Alolan Grimer evolves, its crystallized toxins extend to its entire body, which it uses to attack. Unfortunately, these can be knocked loose easily, which makes them dangerous. Unlike Muk from other regions, Alolan Muk does not have a smell, since its toxins are produced within its body.

Exeggutor

Type: Grass / Dragon
Ability: Frisk
Officially Revealed: August 1st, 2016

Due to the intense and consistent sunlight of the Alola region, Alolan Exeggutor's head grows very tall.

 

Marowak

Type: Fire / Ghost
Ability: Cursed Body / Lightning Rod
Officially Revealed: August 11th, 2016

Due to the abundance of Grass-types in the Alola Region, Marowak adapted into a Fire-type. Their Ghost typing seems to have developed from their deep care for one another, resulting in a sort of "sixth sense."

Geodude 

Type: Rock/Electric
Ability:
Magnet Pull/Sturdy
Officially Revealed:
November 18th, 2016 

Its body is a magnetic stone. Iron sand attaches firmly to the portions of its body that are particularly magnetic. (Sun)

 
 

▼ Evolves into ▼

 

Graveler 

Type: Rock/Electric
Ability:
Magnet Pull/Sturdy 
Officially Revealed:
November 18th, 2016

They eat rocks and often get into a scrap over them. The shock of Graveler smashing together causes a flash of light and a booming noise. (Moon)

 
 

▼ Evolves into ▼

 

Golem

Type: Rock/Electric 
Ability:
Magnet Pull/Sturdy 
Officially Revealed:
November 18th, 2016

It fires rocks charged with electricity. Even if the rock isn’t fired that accurately, just grazing an opponent will cause numbness and fainting. (Sun)

 


That is currently all that has been revealed, but more may come, so keep checking back!

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