Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Confirmed for Late 2016

As Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary for Red and Green in Japan, the next era of Pokémon has officially been announced. It’s coming to the 3DS later this year with a brand new world and another batch of Pokémon. It’s all very exciting.

I remember playing Pokémon endlessly as an enthusiastic youngling. My fondest memories lie in Pokémon Ruby with my imaginatively named Mudkip, “Kippy”. I swatted away every creature who tantalised me with potential for capture – all to fulfill his development. I was the posterboy for “How not to catch ’em all” and relished the fact I could stomp through the game spamming the same move repeatedly. One day I came across a shiny Voltorb who casually slid into my vision with his glossy coat of armour. It was only at this very second, that I awoke from my button-bashing slumber to truly witness another Pokémon I wished to capture. Unfortunately my efforts to weaken the fella were short-lived. I actually straight up killed the Voltorb in a risky gamble that didn’t pay off. Kippy had grown a little too strong and as promptly as the Voltorb slipped into my life, had he dropped through the floor never to be seen again.

I’ll never live it down.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon will use Pokémon Bank, meaning you’ll be able to transfer your shiny’s or collection of Voltorbs from your Virtual Console 3DS versions of:  Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X and Y, directly into Pokémon Sun and Moon. Here’s some more information on the whole banking shenanigans for those who want some more clarification.

Lastly, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be the first in the franchise’s history to allow players to choose from nine languages to play in. This relates primarily to the fact that they’ve added Traditional and Simplified Chinese, alongside: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be released late this year and there should be more information heading our way soon. Find out more here.