Peter Triezenberg
New Pokémon Revealed for Pokémon Sun and Moon
You didn't think it was all gonna be Pokemon Go this week, did you?
07.08.16 - 3:35 AM

While Pokémon trainers across the globe are busy exploring the great outdoors/breaking into their neighbor's backyards to catch new critters in Pokémon Go, Nintendo has revealed a brand-new addition to the Pocket Monster lineup coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon. Its name is Salandit, and it's a Poison/Fire-type Pokémon with the unique Ability to Poison Pokémon of any Type, even Poison and Steel-types. Check out the reveal trailer and new information below, and be ready to catch this bad boy when the games come out for Nintendo 3DS this November.

  • Category: Toxic Lizard Pokémon
  • Type: Poison/Fire
  • Height: 2'00"
  • Weight: 10.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Corrosion

Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. This poisonous gas has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Salandit is not a very powerful Pokémon, but its cunning nature allows it to battle fiercely by throwing its opponents off balance.

Salandit females not only release toxic gases, they can also emit pheromones that attract males of all species, including Pokémon and humans. Inhaling these pheromones may cause opponents to be controlled by Salandit's will.

Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokémon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel and Poison-type Pokémon.