The Japanese magazine CoroCoro dropped some information regarding Pokemon Sun and Moon. Keep in mind these are just rumors until confirmation, but has been pretty accurate when it comes to information.
The two big takeaways from CoroCoro is the Rockruff evolution and more Ultra Beasts.
First off, it appears that Rockruff’s evolution is going to be different depending on during the day and evening. Some fans have compared this to Rockruff’s midnight evolution to being like a werewolf, but I think it’s more about keeping to the theme of variants between the two games. As far which forms I like better, it’s a toss up. Both forms are pretty cool.
Next are the two new Ultra Beasts, Beauty and Expansion. Beauty will be exclusive of Pokemon Moon while Expansion will be exclusive to Sun. Some speculate that the Ultra Beasts are similar to humans and might be people in Pokemon form.
For fans of the anime, CoroCoro also revealed images from the upcoming next season of the anime, which will air in November to coincide with the game’s release. The description is interesting: Ash is going to meet the island guardians, receive a Z ring and going to school where he will seek to “graduate like never before?” I wonder if this has to do with high school. Maybe we’ll see him grow up.
The Sun and Moon starters are in the image. It wouldn’t be farfetched to say that he picks Rowlet for his starter since it is the closest to him. One reason I think Ash would pick Rowlet is because he usually has flying Pokemon on his team.
Clement, Bonnie and Serena were absent from the image. It looks like they’re writing the siblings off the show and the writers gave Serena a way out of the show. As far as who Ash’s traveling companions will be, I could see Mallow being one of Ash’s companions since he usually has a gym leader who travels alongside him. Though if Ash is in school, how much traveling will he do?
What do you think about these leaks? Leave a comment.
Rock ruff’s Pokemon Sun and Moon description
“Rockruff has an excellent sense of smell, and once it has smelled an odor, it doesn’t forget it! There are tales of these Pokémon getting separated from their Trainers, then using the faintest traces of their scent to track them for days until they are reunited!
Rockruff is a sociable Pokémon, but as it grows, its disposition gets wilder. If it begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. It’s said that it leaves its Trainer’s side to evolve and returns again when fully evolved.
Rockruff stands bravely in battle, even when it’s taking damage. Although an opponent may be stronger than Rockruff, the Puppy Pokémon is so persistent, it keeps going until it outlasts its foe and gets the win!
Bite is a good move for Rockruff. It deals damage by biting an opponent with its sharp teeth. This may make the target flinch.