Peter Triezenberg
Legendary Pokemon, the Alola Region, and More New Pokemon Sun and Moon Info
All about that Solgaleo.
06.02.16 - 4:42 PM

Nintendo has released some brand-new information about the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun and Moon, the seventh generation of Pokémon due out for the Nintendo 3DS this November. The games will be showcased as part of Nintendo's Treehouse Live presentation at E3 2016, along with Pokémon Go (good to know it won't just be Zelda). Check out the new information on Legendary Pokémon, the Alola Region, the new Pokédex, and in-game characters below.

Legendary Pokémon

pokemon sun and moon solgaleo

  • Category: Sunne Pokémon

  • Height: 11'02"

  • Weight: 507.1 lbs.

  • Type: Psychic/Steel

  • Ability: Full Metal Body

Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as "the beast that devours the sun." Solgaleo's body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it's active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target's Ability.

Solgaleo's Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémonís stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent's moves or Ability.

pokemon sun and moon lunala

  • Category: Moone Pokémon

  • Height: 13'01"

  • Weight: 264.6 lbs.

  • Type: Psychic/Ghost

  • Ability: Shadow Shield

Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as "the beast that calls the moon." Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala's signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target's Ability.

Lunalaís Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.

Alola Region

pokemon sun and moon alola region

Your new adventures in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will take place on the tropical islands of the Alola region! The Alola region centers around four islands rich in natural beauty and an artificial island. Many Pokémon that have never been seen before occupy these islands.


pokemon sun and moon protagonist hero or heroine
The Player Character

You will choose to be a hero or heroine in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and you can name yourself whatever you'd like. The story begins right after your character has moved to the Alola region. No sooner have you arrived than your adventures begin to unfold, and you'll meet many people and Pokémon as you grow and learn.

You can choose your gender and how you look!

pokemon sun and moon professor kukui
Professor Kukui

Professor Kukui is the Alola region's dependable Pokémon professor. He lives near your home and looks out for you. He's passionate about his research into Pokémon moves and has sometimes taken direct hits from Pokémon when there was something to be learned from it. Sporting a white lab coat slung casually over his bare torso, he shows off his own unique style.

Editor's note: BAMF.

pokemon sun and moon lillie

Lillie is a mysterious girl who assists the professor. This young girl is about the same age as your character, and she's working as Professor Kukui's assistant for personal reasons. Sheís not fond of making Pokémon fight in battles, but she loves reading and has devoured many books. Lillie will play an important role in the story of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

pokemon sun and moon friend hau

Hau is a Pokémon-loving young boy with a big appetite! He's the same age as your character. When you move to the Alola region, he makes friends with you right away. He has a real weakness for malasada, a famous treat in the Alola region, and he is always in search of malasada shops. He is a big-hearted boy who really loves Pokémon.

Pokédex and QR Scanner

Meet New Pokémon Using the QR Scanner:

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there is a QR Scanner function that allows you to see information about Pokémon when you scan QR Code patterns. With the QR Scanner, you scan in a QR Code and check the information about the Pokémon that corresponds to that QR Code. There are QR Code patterns in various places all around you, so try scanning them.

Register Pokemon in Your Pokédex:

By scanning in special QR Code patterns you can register Pokémon of the Alola region to your Pokédex and find out where they live. If you scan in the QR Code for a Pokémon that you haven't yet caught, you can check its habitat and search it out.

Share QR Code Patterns of Pokémon:

You can display the QR Code patterns for Pokémon you have caught in your own Pokédex. If you and a friend show each other the QR Code patterns for Pokémon you have caught, you can both register the Pokemon in your Pokédexes!

pokemon sun and moon rotom pokedex
Rotom Pokédex

The Pokédex is a convenient tool that records information about the Pokémon you see and catch during your adventure. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, your character receives a special Pokédex from Professor Kukui to support you in your travels. Itís known as the Rotom Pokédex, and it's inhabited by Rotom, a Pokémon with the power to reside in various electronic appliances. It does much more than record Pokémon info—it sparkles with its own personality. The Rotom Pokédex shows your current location and your next destination, and it also gives you advice on where to go next, based on the conversations you have with others! Itís likely to be of great help to you in many parts of your adventure.

The Rotom Pokédex is an extremely rare device. There are only a few Trainers that have one, even in the Alola region.

You can check out a new trailer, as well as some gameplay clips compiled by GameXplain, below.

I don't know about you, but I am mighty excited for the next generation of Pokémon. We'll keep you posted as we approach the November 18th (23rd for Europe) release date of Pokémon Sun and Moon.