After months of teasing, we finally have our first real look at the newest Pokemon games, Sun and Moon, thanks to a trailer that Nintendo and The Pokemon Company released this morning.
Notably, it reveals the three starting Pokemon: Rowlet (grass/flying type), Litten (fire) and Popplio (water). They're kind of like an owl, kitten and sea lion, respectively.
Of course, the Internet blew up based on these three Pokemon alone. As of this writing, Popplio is trending on Twitter. He even has fan art already.
All of the starts have fans, in fact, despite the trailer being released mere hours ago.
Those fans still have a little while to wait to get their hands on the game, though. It's coming to the Nintendo 3DS on November 18.
You can check out the trailer above, or get more info about the starting Pokemon directly from The Pokemon Company below.
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Starting Move: Leafage
The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Starting Move: Ember
The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Starting Move: Water Gun
The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.