Rowlet, Litten, Popplio from the Alola Region!

Alola Region 2Aloha, and welcome to the Alola region!

Please select your Starter Pokemon: you may choose from the Grass- and Flying-type Pokemon Rowlet, the Fire-type Litten, or the Water-type Popplio. Which will you choose? Hala is apparently the character who gives you one of the three Pokemon in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

You will be able to obtain all of these Pokemon on November 18th in both the United States and Japan and then on November 23rd in Europe.

As with Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, you will be able to change the color of your character’s skin. (As revealed in the Japanese trailer.) Some parts of the trailer show the character with slightly different clothing, so Trainer customization may be back.

RowletRowlet is the Grass Quill Pokemon. It is Grass/Flying, 1’00”, and 3.3 lbs.

Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers.

Its visual abilities are impressive. The darkness of night is no obstacle to Rowlet! It can twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back so it can see directly behind itself. It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions.

The move Leafage attacks an opponent by striking it with leaves. Rowlet knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

LittenLitten is the Fire Cat Pokemon. It is Fire-type, 1’04”, and 9.5 lbs.

Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains coolheaded and doesn’t show its emotions on the surface.

Litten can attack with flaming hairballs! Its fur is rich in oils and immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks!

When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze.

The move Ember attacks an opponent by firing a small flame at it. Litten knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

PopplioPopplio is the Sea Lion Pokemon. It is Water-type, 1’04”, and 16.5 lbs.

Popplio’s swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It’s better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it’s on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps. Popplio can snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy!

Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio’s determined spirit means it can usually be found practicing hard on its balloon skills.

The Water Gun move attacks an opponent by firing a jet of water. Popplio knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

Rowlet Art Litten Art Popplio Art

The Legendary Pokemon were not officially named and no information was released about them. However, I get the feeling their names will be something similar to “Solgaleo” and “Lunaala.” ;)

 Pokemon Sun Box SolgaleoLunaala
Sogaleo 1 Solgaleo 2 Solgaleo 3 Solgaleo 4 Lunaala 1 Lunaala 2 Lunaala 3 Lunaala 4

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  1. simsands Half raccoon, half chipmunk


    Woo, Mega Pyroar!
  2. Gible06 Aspiring Trainer


    Oh my gash I'm dying on the inside!!!cant wait for November
  3. Pinecone A Pinecone on the Beach


    Rowlet is the baby owl of choice now! Hoothoot who?
  4. ShinyArticuno Aspiring Trainer


    That owl is so damn cute, and look, we were right about the sun Lion. Appearance seems much less 'cartoony' than ORAS, with an emphasis on toned-down, earthy colours?
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  5. Athena Envoy of Mediation

    Advanced Member Member

    Welcome to Hawaii! I'm definitely taking the Fire Cat.
  6. The music... It's awesome. The starters seem OK, and the game is beautiful. But man I need a better look at the legendaries, mainly the moon one. Also, that region name is awesome.
    The remixed music...
    It fills you with determination.

    EDIT: I looked at the legendaries, and right now, I'm leaning towards Sun. The bat is okay, but the lion is epic. I'm also a Leo, so that's cool. As for the starters, I really want to like Litten, but it looks grumpy. I was hoping this year I would like the fire starter, like I did with XY, but I immediately when to Froakie when I saw their final evolutions. So, as of right now, Rowlet and Popplio are my picks.
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
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  7. T1meshift Aspiring Trainer


    I am getting Moon. That Bat/Bird legendary just looks too awesome.
  8. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.


    A region based on freakin' HAWAII!!!

    A CAT STARTER POKEMON!!! #TeamLitten

  9. Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder
    Bolt the Cat


    I'm curious about why they didn't show the entirety of the Alola region in this trailer. It definitely seems like they're up to something in this game.

    Also, Solgaleo and Lunaala seem to be real.
  10. MrCoolViking Aspiring Trainer


    Wow, finally! :D
    I really like Litten, the Fire Cat. But Popplio, the Seal Pokémon, was adorable, too.

    After watching this clip, I know I will start with Sun, because of the amazing Solgaleo. (And I am a Leo, myself, too...! :rolleyes:)

    And the graphics almost blew me away. These games will probably be my all-time favourites.
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  11. Alladin The False Prophet Aspiring Trainer
    Alladin The False Prophet



    starters are cool too, hope the final evolutions don't become like gen 5 starters

  12. RealSlim Dragons Breeder


    Cool starters, but the legendaries look like Digimon or something... don't know, I need to watch them some more.
  13. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.


    All the starters are adorable in their own right.

    And finally, we got the second dual type base form starter, Rowlet!

    Popplio is really cute too, looks like a cross between Oshawott and Gomamon. XD
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  14. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    There's a second trailer. It's a live-action one which features a boy getting the game while living in Hawaii (the inspiration for the region). It's here:
    From what I can see in the trailer:
    • There's eight skin color options, with two of them having blonde hair.
    • That you start on an island that may be one of many.
    Not much new but still some information.

    Now for my opinion; I'm still deciding between choosing Rowlet or Litten but I'll wait until I see their evolutions. Also, I think that Popplio suffers from "Chespin Syndrome" in that it's not the best design but after watching the trailer a couple times already, it's grown on me so its still in the running.

    As for the legendaries, I want the lion. The bat is okay but the lion just looks so cool.
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  15. ElfieIsLovely Top Coordinator


    I have no idea who I'm choosing now nothing's changed in still #TeamMoon
  16. iwantcandy2 Aspiring Trainer


    I am naming the bat Legendary Bruce, and every time I send him out I am screaming "I am the night!"

    I didn't play the last round of games, because none of the Pokemon designs really appealed to me, but I'm definitely back on board for these guys. Rowlet is too cute!
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  17. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...


    Obviously the Fire (Dark) Panther/Kitten is amazing...

    Also, i have a feeling these games are the "true" Hoehn remakes... :p
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  18. Skyleaf2000 Resident UB Enthusiast


    GAHHH! This has got to be the hardest starter decision I've ever had!
    As for version, still #TeamSun! That second trailer clip of Solgaleo is GORGEOUS!
    Totally naming him Luke when I get him. ;D

    Also, that platform the trainer runs across in the first video looks a lot like a platform from Ranger: Guardian Signs.
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  19. ECHOxLegend All-Seeing Trainer


    If the water otter evolves into a sea lion, does the water sea lion evolve into an otter?
  20. MegaButterfree Old Timer