APRIL FOOLS: Pokemon Stars Officially Announced!

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Today Pokemon Stars was officially revealed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch! The game will be a sequel to Pokemon Sun and Moon, and will take place one year after the original games. The updated Alola region will contain brand-new areas, and over twenty new Alolan forms including Dragonair, Dodrio, Jynx, and Alakazam. The games have been confirmed for a Holiday 2017 release.

The game will be accompanied by Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. A Pokemon Bank app for the Switch will be launched soon after Pokemon Stars, and will allow users to transfer Pokemon from players' current Bank, along with the ability to transfer Pokemon from the new Virtual Console games.


The new Alolan Pokemon introduced in Pokemon Stars will be unable to be sent to Pokemon Sun and Moon, and the games themselves will be incompatible with each other. However, using the updated Pokemon Bank app, you will be able to send Pokemon obtained in Sun and Moon into Pokemon Stars.

The game has been confirmed to have an all-new storyline featuring the Legendary Pokemon Necrozma. Whether or not the Prism Pokemon will get a new form has yet to be confirmed. It has also been confirmed that the Ultra Beasts will play a prominent role in the story.

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New Alolan Forms

The game will contain over twenty new Alolan Forms for old Pokemon, but as of right now we only know of four: Dragonair, Dodrio, Jynx, and Alakazam.

Alolan Dragonair

Alolan Dodrio

Alolan Jynx

Alolan Alakazam

No official images of Alolan Alakazam have been revealed, but it has been confirmed that the Pokemon is a Fighting Type and has the ability Iron Fist. It has also been confirmed that it will be able to evolve into an all-new version of Mega-Alakazam using the Alakazamite.

What do you think about the official reveal of Pokemon Stars? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments!

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