Cutiefly, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Drampa, Togedemaru, Bruxish, and Tapu Koko Revealed!

An anonymous source appears to have leaked videos of seven new Sun and Moon Pokemon – Cutiefly, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Drampa, Togedemaru, Bruxish, and Tapu Koko. The leaks have spread all over the Internet now, so we can no longer ignore them.

The videos depict fully animated Pokemon with attack animations that look completely real. It’s unknown where the videos originate from, but all of them begin with Russian video game ratings, so it’s possible the person who leaked them works with Pokemon or Nintendo’s Russian division. The person may have also been able to download the videos from an official source that uploaded them early.

It’s possible these Pokemon will be revealed on July 1st, as that’s when the next wave of Sun and Moon information is coming.

Update: Official Trailer!

The official Japanese Pokemon YouTube channel has now posted an official trailer, confirming the leaks are real.

Cutiefly

Appears to be a Bug-type Pokemon. Possibly based on a fly or a bee? Or a bee fly?

Update: It’s Bug / Fairy. It uses Fairy Wind.

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Charjabug

Appears to be a Bug and Electric-type Pokemon. Likely the next evolution of Grubbin, which is a Bug-type Pokemon that loves electricity — it’s possibly the middle “cocoon” stage of this generation. It charges at Popplio with a physical Electric-type attack. Its name seems to imply that it charges at a Pokemon physically (as with the attack) and that it’s also “charged” like a battery. It may evolve into the next Pokemon.

Update: Confirmed Bug / Electric. Confirmed to evolve into Vikavolt, as thought. The attack it uses below is Spark.

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Vikavolt

This appears to be a Bug-type, though its name implies it’s also an Electric-type. It may be Charjabug’s evolution and the final evolution of Grubbin due to the electric theme. It floats in the air with its wings.

Update: Confirmed Bug / Electric. It uses Thunder Wave.

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Drampa

Likely a Dragon-type. Reminds all of us of something, doesn’t it? What’s that one ’80s movie?

Update: It’s Normal / Dragon. It has a new Ability called Frenzy, which raises its Special Attack. It uses Dragon Breath.

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Togedemaru

Obviously Electric. This appears to be the Pikachu clone of Generation VII, as with Pichu, Plusle and Minun, Pachirisu, Emolga, and Dedenne. Like those Pokemon, it keeps its Japanese name, which further seems to support my theory. It can stick out those triangle shapes on its body like spikes, as you can see in the fifth screenshot.

Update: It’s Electric / Steel. Its Ability is Lightning Rod. It uses Discharge.

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Bruxish

It’s a fish, so it’s likely a Water-type. It uses Psywave, which means it may also be Psychic (plus it’s purple). So Water / Psychic? Its Ability is revealed in the video as “Dazzling,” which stops Pikachu from using Quick Attack. Perhaps it stops priority moves?

Update: It’s Water / Psychic. When the purple fin thing on its head opens up, it resembles a flower. In the video it was also seen stopping Fake Out, so its Ability does seem to stop priority moves.

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Tapu Koko

Not sure what type this one is – maybe Psychic? It floats in the air, and it crushes Litten with some kind of magical-looking attack. This Pokemon’s name was specifically mentioned in the E3 gameplay for the games – it’s apparently the guardian Pokemon of Alola’s first island. Could it be a Legendary Pokemon? It’s also notable in that it has a space in its name, which very few Pokemon do.

Update: It’s Electric / Fairy. The new move it uses in the screenshots below and in the official video is called “Nature’s Wrath.” Its Ability is “Elekimaker,” which turns the field into Electric Terrain.

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  1. PMJ happy thoughts
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    Dazzling probably blocks priority moves, or perhaps moves with low base power, or moves that aren't stab.
     
  2. Athena Envoy of Mediation
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    Drampa for best Gen 7 Pokémon so far; I love me some super cute Dragon-types.

    Also, the PikaClone looks like an Emolga visited the day care with a pufferfish.
     
  3. CBA516 Pokemon Trainer
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    Charjabug and Vikavolt are probably more than likely Grubbin's evolutions as it likes electricity and judging by names, appearance and moves these two have a lot to do with electricity.
     
  4. Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder
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    I would guess priority moves. That would set up Bruxish to be a possible counter for Talonflame.
     
  5. Giratinous Cube six menacing points
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    I love/hate Bruxish's name.

    I think Charjabug and Vikavolt are evolutions of Grubbin, which is very obviously a beetle grub and is said to hang around power plants. Cutiefly...looks like some kind of Bombyliidae, commonly known as bee flies. Maybe we're getting our first real fly pokemon.

    e: Article's since changed to reflect speculation on the beetles!

    Anyway, true to its name, Cutiefly's the cutest of the bunch. New pikaclone (a hedgehog?) could've had it, but its design is a little too...I dunno. Togepi?
     
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  6. Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder
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    I agree. Grubbin's dex entry sets it up to have a Bug/Electric evolution, and both Charjabug and Vikavolt seem like they would have that type combo. I would guess Grubbin, Charjabug, and Vikavolt form a three stage evolutionary line.
     
  7. Mattty Aspiring Trainer
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    This is my thoughts too about Charjabug and Grubbin. They even resemble each other.
     
  8. Robin Aisaga Ginger Lillie > Regular Lillie
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    Why does there always have to be an electric mouse thingy?
     
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  9. Hydrocrush Aspiring Trainer
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    cutiefly screams bug/fairy
     
  10. I will protest if Lovely Kiss and Sweet Kiss aren't in Bruxish's move pool.
     
  11. Nahiri Never gonna be President now
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    These scream fake to me... They just look... I guess too washed-out? Pastel?

    Cutiefly doesn't even look like a Pokemon, and I swear Vikavolt is a Digimon.

    Lord help me if these are real...

    It's also kinda interesting the sharp art style turn from the Starters, Nekkoala, and Iwanko with these. Also, did the video show either Nekkoala or Iwanko?
     
  12. chella182 Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh my goodness I'm in love with Drampa!! :D I also kind of like Vikavolt as well, although I don't tend to use Bug-types (if it is a Bug-type). Bruxish's ability it intriguing as well, will definitely look into having one on my team if it's movepool is decent.
     
  13. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    Tapu Koko looks amazing. My bet is Fighting/ Psychic, OR - Fighting/ Fairy ? :O

    btw- It really reminds me of Sigilyph.
     
  14. G-Panthera Panthera's Fiercest Fighter
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    Must say, I got surprised with the leaks we just got. I'm pretty happy with the designs. They all look unique in their own way, with Charibug looking like a cocoon that is shaped like a mini bus. Like who expected that? I must say though that I like Drampa a lot in terms of how derpy it looks. I'm going to laugh if that thing ends up being the Pesudo Legend in some way. Even more, someone at Serebii pointed out the possibility that Drampa could be a three-stage evolution based on the old riddle of the child, adult and the eldery. It also looks like that dragon from the Neverending Story franchise/movie.

    Bruxish though...while fugly, its ability is going to mean a lot in the metagame. I mean, a ability that appears to stop priority attacks? Did we just get to see our absolute Talonflame killer here?
     
  15. bbninjas Ready or Not!
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    I believe the videos were simply short footage of each of the new Pokemon and them attacking, in individual videos. I originally thought that they would be fake because they did not show the Trainer, but @Bolt the Cat pointed out that the Trainer didn't show during the attacking segment in the E3 footage, and that a sliver of the female trainer can be seen in the Vikivolt clip.

    Eitherway, I find most of these ugly and in general unpleasant, though I think Tapu Koko looks pretty neat! Though, I always feel like this ever since BW days, whenever I see Pokemon from a new generation for the first time.
     
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  16. Nahiri Never gonna be President now
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    ... It's been 20 minutes and I wanna retract everything in my original post. They're all growing on me.

    inb4 the Ru Paul naming trend on Bruxish tho.
     
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  17. Athena Envoy of Mediation
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    If that's the case, it could have been pulled from the footage that's supposed to be a part of the new released by Pokémon tomorrow. General attacking video shots seems like something that would be shown.
     
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  18. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
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    I think it's safe to say Cutiefly is a lightning bug instead of a bee

    Also... ELECTRIC TYYYYYYPES!
     
  19. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I'm really not feeling Drampa's design, it just looks too weird to me tbh. I feel like some could use small fixes, such as Bruxish's mouth or Charjabug's eyes. I really like Vikivolt's design, and Cutiefly & Togedemaru looks adorable as well! Tapu Koko looks rather cool too, I'm wondering if it'll be a Flying-type, due to it's resemblance to a bird when looking from the side?

    Edit: The more I look at Bruxish's mouth, the more I like it. Still not that big a fan of Charjabug's eyes though. And Drampa will still take a lot of time to warm up to
     
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  20. Pegagamer Aspiring Trainer
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    In case anyone wants to see the videos, and doesn't feel like looking for them, they're on YouTube:

    This is Cutiefly; the rest should be in the suggested videos.
     
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