Pokemon Sun and Moon's Final Starter Evolutions Revealed

Pokemon Sun and Moon's Final Starter Evolutions Revealed

Eight new Pokemon have been revealed for upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, including the final evolutions of the games' starter Pokemon.

The Pokemon Company has released a new trailer for upcoming 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, introducing a number of new Pokemon, including the final evolutions for the three starter Pokemon Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio.

Decidueye, the final evolution of Rowlet, is a Grass/Ghost type, Incineroar, the final evolution of Litten, is a Fire/Dark type, and Primarina, the final evolution of Popplio, is a Water/Fairy type. You can check out more details on these three, per the official press release, below.

Decidueye
Type: Grass/Ghost
The Arrow Quill Pokemon Decidueye is the fully evolved form of the Grass- and Flying-type first-partner Pokemon Rowlet. Decidueye attacks with astonishing speed, plucking arrow quills from its wings to send them hurtling towards its target with precise aim. This Pokemon is able to move about whilst completely masking its presence from others. Decidueye is the only Pokemon that can learn the move Spirit Shackle. This new Ghost-type move hits an opponent and makes it unable to leave the battle-it can't flee or switch out.

Incineroar
Type: Fire/Dark
The Heel Pokemon Incineroar is the fully evolved form of the Fire-type first-partner Pokemon Litten. As Incineroar's fighting spirit increases, the flames it produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. These flames resemble a championship belt, which it uses to unleash its moves. Incineroar is the only Pokemon able to learn the move Darkest Lariat. This new Dark-type physical attack allows Incineroar to deal damage to an enemy whilst ignoring the effects of any stat changes on that enemy.

Primarina
Type: Water/Fairy
The Soloist Pokemon Primarina is the fully evolved form of the Water-type first-partner Pokemon Popplio. As Primarina dances, it releases balloons of water and controls their movement using the sound waves from its voice. Primarina uses some of these balloons to jump on and maneuver in battle whilst others explode when touched, which can trigger chained explosions. Primarina is the only Pokemon that can learn Sparkling Aria, a new Water-type special move which heals the burns of any target it strikes.

In addition, the three remaining guardian deities were revealed, along with a new psychic Pokemon and an Alolan variant of Persian. You can check out the details on these five additions, also per the press release, below:

Cosmog
Type: Psychic
The Nebula Pokemon Cosmog is extremely rare, known only to a select few across Alola. Named by the Aether Foundation, Cosmog is very curious, and its gaseous body is so lightweight that it's sent flying when the wind blows. When light falls on the Pokemon, Cosmog can absorb it and grow bigger.

Alolan Persian
Type: Dark
Alolan Persian is highly intelligent and doesn't like to grow attached to its Trainer, making it something of a difficult Pokemon to have as a battle partner. The round face of Alolan Persian is a symbol of the rich Alola region, and it is held to be a Pokemon of great beauty. Its exquisite coat shines with the glow of high quality and enchants both humans and Pokemon. For this reason, it is a very popular Pokemon in the Alola region.

Guardian Deities:

Tapu Lele
Type: Psychic/Fairy
Tapu Lele is the guardian deity of Akala island. This Pokemon scatters glowing scales that have physical effects on others-providing stimulation to their bodies and healing their illnesses or injuries. Tapu Lele has the Ability Psychic Surge, an Ability that no other Pokemon has previously had. With Psychic Surge, the field will be turned into Psychic Terrain, which boosts the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and prevents them from being hit by priority moves.

Tapu Bulu
Type: Grass/Fairy
Tapu Bulu is the guardian deity of Ula'ula Island. This Pokemon has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. It can use this power to make its wooden horns change shape and grow larger. Tapu Bulu has the Ability Grassy Surge, an Ability that no other Pokemon has previously had. With Grassy Surge, the field will be turned into Grassy Terrain, boosting the power of any Grass-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and restoring a bit of HP to them each turn. It also halves the damage taken from the moves Earthquake, Magnitude and Bulldoze.

Tapu Fini
Type: Water/Fairy
Tapu Fini is the guardian deity of Poni Island. This Pokemon is able to attack by manipulating water. It does not like to risk being harmed during battle, so it creates a thick fog to disorient its opponents and lead them to their own destruction. Tapu Fini has the Ability Misty Surge, an Ability that no other Pokemon has previously had. With Misty Surge, the field will be turned into Misty Terrain, halving the damage taken by Pokemon on the ground from Dragon-type moves and preventing them from being afflicted with status conditions or confusion.

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Rowlet being Grass/Ghost instead of Grass/Flying caught me by surprise, but the other 2 are what I expected.

As for the others... Wow, I think I said it before, but they are really going out of their way to try and give every (non-Alola-Form) Pokemon some sort unique move/ability aren't they?

We not talking about how Cynthia, Wally and freaking Red and Blue are in the game?

Go glad Incineroar is not fire/fighting. Never want to see a starter with that combination ever again. And I'm surprised Rowlet becoming a ghost.

And no one is surprised by the water starter.

Incineroar...

Best. Name. Ever!

OT- The Grass ghost typing was a surpised and I glad we don't have another fire fighting despite how much of a fighter it look like!

Still I am abit torn at who to picked, the owl or the seal. I guess I go with the seal if it's female. Shame that rumour about having two different gender for the final forms were false.

Why is Pokemon Trainer Red so hunky? No seriously, Pokemon Trainer Red looks like he could be a freaking Power Ranger. What the Hell happened?! He's still using his iconic Pikachu sure but he seems to have beefed up a lot. Maybe Pikachu will finally be a level 100 fight...

As for the starters it's cool that Incineroar isn't a fighting type but it might as well be. As for Primarena, the water/fairy typing might be diminished somewhat by the fact that Tapu Fini is also a water/fairy...and the Marill line are water/fairies. I'm going to wind up getting all 3 starters because I cheese the games before I start actually playing but I still see myself using Rowlet as my main...Grass/Ghost seems to be unique after all.

And now to agonize over which starter to pick before launch

Too bad Leaf doesn't replace Red if you play as a female.

Well, Decidueye stuck the landing and delivered. This go-around I am firmly on the side of Team Grass.

I will say, though, that they were gipped with the Ghost typing. Fairy beats Dark, which beats Ghost, which...is totally neutral to Fairy :/

Shoggoth2588:
Grass/Ghost seems to be unique after all.

Yoooo, what about Phantump and Pumpkaboo?

Fuckin...

Why are they stupid anthropomorphic things?

CaptainMarvelous:

Shoggoth2588:
Grass/Ghost seems to be unique after all.

Yoooo, what about Phantump and Pumpkaboo?

Crap, I thought I was forgetting something.

If you're wondering why it's a ghost type this may explain it.

OT: God dammit It's a month wait for this game, It's going to be a very long month for me.

Man, everyone is gonna be super excited the fire guy isn't Fire/Fighting. I'm not opposed to the typing, but Fire/Dark is a nice go since the last time we got that combo was fuckin' Gold and Silver. Houndoom is great and all, but there's only so many times you can use it before you want something else that gets STAB on Flamethrower and Dark Pulse.

Shoggoth2588:
Why is Pokemon Trainer Red so hunky? No seriously, Pokemon Trainer Red looks like he could be a freaking Power Ranger. What the Hell happened?! He's still using his iconic Pikachu sure but he seems to have beefed up a lot. Maybe Pikachu will finally be a level 100 fight...

As for the starters it's cool that Incineroar isn't a fighting type but it might as well be. As for Primarena, the water/fairy typing might be diminished somewhat by the fact that Tapu Fini is also a water/fairy...and the Marill line are water/fairies. I'm going to wind up getting all 3 starters because I cheese the games before I start actually playing but I still see myself using Rowlet as my main...Grass/Ghost seems to be unique after all.

Well, he did spend a lot of time up Mount. Silver. Great way to get ripped, climbing that shit.

And as for typing, There's also the Pumpkaboo and Trevenant lines that are Grass/Ghost, so I wouldn't really worry about Primarena's typing being diminished since odds are it'll do a different job to Tapu Fini and Azumarill anyway (I'm guessing it's gonna be the special sweeper designed to fuck up Guts teams, while Tapu Fini is more defensive given it's ability).

American Fox:
Fuckin...

Why are they stupid anthropomorphic things?

Because they're more interested in making characters for the kids show anime than actual animals. Even first gen suffered from some of that, but it's gotten more and more ridiculous from there...

Sigh... Second form is so promising for litten too. I really didn't want to believe the leaks...

Well, at least there's always Eviolite...

Dang it. I've been on the Popplio train since the first reveal but now I have to decide between Heel Wrestle Kitty and Furry 34 bait. Hmm.

On an related note, what's a better name for Wrestle Kitty? Unpurrtaker or Mick Foline?

I really like the Tapus. Though, their descriptions make them sound less like Guardians, and more like apathetic assholes.

Really cool to see Red and Blue aged up as well. They actually look like veteran trainers now. They seem more like they're on the level of League champions.

I know that Red, Blue and Cynthia are probably just high level end game battles, but it'd be baller if they had some story involvement. Perhaps partnering with them against the Ultra Beasts.

RejjeN:

American Fox:
Fuckin...

Why are they stupid anthropomorphic things?

Because they're more interested in making characters for the kids show anime than actual animals. Even first gen suffered from some of that, but it's gotten more and more ridiculous from there...

Sigh... Second form is so promising for litten too. I really didn't want to believe the leaks...

Well, at least there's always Eviolite...

Pokemon have never been "actual animals". They're monsters, hence the name of the series being Pocket Monsters. If they were meant to be animals, it'd be called Pocket Animals.

Decidueye (that's a mouthful) is based on the stilt owl, a group of owl species that used to exist in Hawaii, but are now all extinct.

Hence the typing. (and the long legs)

As if I needed MORE confirmation that I'm taking Litten as my starter, its evolution is apparently a heel Tiger Mask.

Also, can we PLEASE get the exclusives list now?

Rad Dudesman:

Pokemon have never been "actual animals". They're monsters, hence the name of the series being Pocket Monsters. If they were meant to be animals, it'd be called Pocket Animals.

In the context of the pokemon world they ARE animals, and a majority of the designs reflect this by them being based on actual animals, just with fantastical characteristics like say... A burning mane, or an electrically charged mouse/rat/elongated cucumber thing.

I just do not like this humanization of what I've seen as animals, Litten's third form is just what flipped the lid, because it had so much potential with it's second evolution. (IN MY OPINION)

Everything, except the alternate persian, look great. I'm especially fond of the Tapu line.

Incineroar has put the final nail in this Gen's coffin for me. I think I may just skip this one like I did with Pearl and Diamond, literally nothing about it has me excited and I am left with very little faith that following generations will be any good either. It's a shame really, Litten's second form had a lot of promise.

*sigh* I was hoping that Litten's final form wouldn't be that. Why couldn't it just become some sort of quadruped jungle cat, or a saber tooth, not Meowcho Man Roardy Savage?

Guess I'm going with the owl. Not that bad I suppose. I want to get Moon, so it'll fit thematically, and its final form has a hoodie hood.

So, after seeing Poplio's highest evolution, how do you respond to someone who dissed it initially?

Well, you heard him (sorry, I just wanted a reason to use that clip).

Ok, so I'm going with the water starter now.

I was going with the fire-kitty, but I don't like the final evolution. The water one is very cute though. :)

EyeReaper:
On an related note, what's a better name for Wrestle Kitty? Unpurrtaker or Mick Foline?

My take on it would be Big Red Meowchine, or B.R.Meowchine, for short. Though, I do like the Unpurrtaker one, too, for obvious reasons. XD

OT: Finally, a Grass starter that doesn't appear to be gimped in any way.

linkblade91:
Well, Decidueye stuck the landing and delivered. This go-around I am firmly on the side of Team Grass.

I will say, though, that they were gipped with the Ghost typing. Fairy beats Dark, which beats Ghost, which...is totally neutral to Fairy :/

To this, I say: Grass types normally get a Poison type move. Three guesses as to what Fairy types are weak against, and since Water is naturally weak to Grass types anyways, it's a neutrality that still works in Decidueye's favor.

Incineroar looks shit, and this coming from someone who favoured Emboar in Gen V. He does have the best signature move of the bunch though.

Decidueye is going to be the Greninja of this gen, that much is clear. However, I really like Primarina's design, glad I favoured Poppilo originally.

Woah, another Grass/Ghost. Even I didn't take myself seriously when I threatened to kill Dartrix. I really don't play around, apparently. Decidueye looks pretty damn awesome, so it may be worth going through that... phase.

Hated Incineroar's design at first, but it's growing on me. Fire being my favorite element, and my love for cats, definitely puts Rath up there. It's also got the best signature move.

I like Primarina's design, very idol-esque. It's pretty cool that the idol is also a dragon-slayer. That signature move is a little disappointing.

 

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