Full English Details and HD Artwork of the New ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ Pokemon!

We now have the full English details and HD artwork for all of yesterday’s new Pokemon — plus Komala, Rockruff, and Zygarde’s formes!

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Tapu Koko

Tapu_KokoCategory: Land Spirit Pokémon
Type: Electric/Fairy
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 45.2 lbs.
Ability: Electric Surge

Tapu Koko is a special Pokémon that protects the area where it lives. It’s called the guardian deity of Melemele Island, one of the islands of the Alola region. Although it’s known as a guardian deity, it’s a surprisingly fickle Pokémon, and will not necessarily come to your aid if you need help.

Tapukoko ArtDespite that, this Pokémon has a strong sense of curiosity. If it becomes interested in a person or in other Pokémon, it may come to play or battle with them.

Tapu Koko’s Ability is Electric Surge, an Ability never before seen in a Pokémon. Electric Surge fills the field around the Pokémon’s feet with electricity when it appears, raising the power of any Electric-type moves for Pokémon on the ground and preventing any Pokémon from falling asleep. Tapu Koko can learn a new move called Nature’s Madness, which slams into an opponent and reduces that Pokémon’s HP by half!


CharjabugCategory: Battery Pokémon
Type: Bug/Electric
Height: 1′08″
Weight: 23.1 lbs.
Ability: Battery

Charjabug stays perfectly still in preparation for Evolution, and often spends time with its body half-buried in the earth. Charjabug is able to store up electricity. It can store enough power to run a household for a whole day. The power it stores can be provided to other Pokémon, so it can also serve as a battery!

Charjabug has the Battery Ability, an Ability not seen before in any other Pokémon. The Battery Ability allows it to raise the power of allies’ special moves.


VikavoltCategory: Stag Beetle Pokémon
Type: Bug/Electric
Height: 4′11″
Weight: 99.2 lbs.
Ability: Levitate

Vikavolt is like a fortress that zooms through the forest, firing a beam of electricity from its mouth. Its huge jaws control the electricity it blasts out.

Vikavolt is adept at acrobatic flight maneuvers like tailspins and sharp turns. It can fly at high speeds even as it weaves its way through the complicated tangle of branches in the forest.

Vikavolt clasps Charjabug with its legs and uses it as an extra battery. Even if a battle drags on, it can use the electric power from Charjabug to continue firing off powerful moves. When Vikavolt is engaged in a fierce aerial fight, it releases Charjabug to make itself lighter and increase its mobility.


BruxishCategory: Gnash Teeth Pokémon
Type: Water/Psychic
Height: 2′11″
Weight: 41.9 lbs.
Abilities: Dazzling / Strong Jaw

Bruxish emits a strong psychic power from the protuberance on its head. When its opponents are bathed in this power, they’re stricken with terrible headaches and fall unconscious. As it emits its psychic power, it grinds its teeth loudly. When nearby Pokémon hear the sound of Bruxish’s teeth gnashing, they sense danger and flee immediately.

In the Alola region, lifeguards let Bruxish remain in their area to prevent dangerous Water-type Pokémon from gathering there.

Bruxish digs holes in the seafloor, leaving just the protuberance on its head exposed, while emitting a low level of psychic power. This serves as radar, so when it detects prey, it can leap to the attack!

Bruxish can have the new Ability Dazzling, which no other Pokémon has ever had. The Dazzling Ability prevents opponents from using priority moves that normally strike first.


CutieflyCategory: Bee Fly Pokémon
Type: Bug/Fairy
Height: 0′04″
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Abilities: Honey Gather / Shield Dust

Cutiefly can detect the auras of living things, including people, Pokémon, and plants. They search out flowers by the color and brightness of their auras and then gather their nectar and pollen.

When living creatures are excited, it seems that their auras resemble those of flowers in full bloom. As a result, these Pokémon tend to gather near people or Pokémon feeling particularly happy or sad.

Cutiefly mostly live in the fields and meadows on the outskirts of cities, but they sometimes appear in towns and even inside buildings, drawn in by the emotions of the living beings of the community.


DrampaCategory: Placid Pokémon
Type: Normal/Dragon
Height: 9′10″
Weight: 407.9 lbs.
Abilities: Berserk / Sap Sipper

Drampa are dragons that live alone in the mountains 10,000 feet above sea level. Since they can’t obtain the Berries they feed on at that range, they descend to the base of the mountains at dawn every day. Drampa love communicating with people and Pokémon.

Drampa are especially gentle with children and often appear at schools and parks where children gather.

While Drampa is usually a very gentle Pokémon, it can fly into a rage if a child it cares for is hurt in some way. The Dragon Breath move that it fires off at such times is powerful enough to blow down buildings!

Drampa can have the Berserk Ability, an Ability that no other Pokémon has ever had. With the Berserk Ability, this Pokémon’s Sp. Atk will go up by 1 when its HP drops below half.


TogedemaruCategory: Roly-Poly Pokémon
Type: Electric/Steel
Height: 1′00″
Weight: 7.3 lbs.
Abilities: Iron Barbs / Lightning Rod

Togedemaru is the Roly-Poly Pokémon that gathers electricity and stores it. The long needle that grows from the back of its head works as a lightning rod to attract electricity. With this reservoir of electrical energy, Togedemaru is able to release powerful Electric-type attacks!

Covering its body is a pattern of fur with strands like needles. That means that Togedemaru can roll itself up, and presto—it’s a ball of prickles!

Some skilled Trainers have developed the strategy of getting other Pokémon to unleash Electric-type attacks on Togedemaru, which absorbs their power to use in a response attack!

On days when lightning strikes, you can sometimes see Togedemaru gather and bristle up their needles, waiting to be struck by lightning.


Komala_jpg_jpgcopyCategory: Drowsing Pokémon
Type: Normal
Height: 1′04″
Weight: 43.9 lbs.
Ability: Comatose

No one has ever seen a Komala awake. It eats, travels, and even battles while sound asleep! Its saliva can be used as medicine for the sick or sleepless, according to ancient people. They say if you take a small amount of the saliva remaining after it eats leaves, water the saliva down, and drink it, you’ll be able to sleep well.

Komala clings to a log pillow that its parents have given to it. Once it has grasped this log, it almost never releases it. If it does lose hold of its log, the Pokémon will be unable to sleep well and will thrash about wildly. Apparently it will sometimes cling to the arm of a Trainer it trusts.

Komala has the Comatose Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokémon has ever had until now. This Ability keeps it perpetually in a drowsing state, which prevents it from getting any other status conditions.

The ever-sleeping Komala’s expression sometimes changes, as if has awareness of its surroundings and the talking of people nearby. But it appears that these changes in expression are actually just a result of the dreams it’s experiencing.

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Rockruff_jpg_jpgcopyCategory: Puppy Pokémon
Type: Rock
Height: 1′08″
Weight: 20.3 lbs.
Ability: Keen Eye / Vital Spirit

Rockruff is a sociable Pokémon, but as it grows, its disposition gets wilder. If it begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. It’s said that it leaves its Trainer’s side to evolve and returns again when fully evolved.

Rockruff stands bravely in battle, even when it’s taking damage. Although an opponent may be stronger than Rockruff, the Puppy Pokémon is so persistent, it keeps going until it outlasts its foe and gets the win!

Bite is a good move for Rockruff. It deals damage by biting an opponent with its sharp teeth. This may make the target flinch.

Rockruff greet others by rubbing the rocks around their necks against the other. This grating greeting is an expression of fondness, but a Trainer may find that love hurts.

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Zygarde Core and Cells

Zygarde_Core_CellThe Cores and Cells That Make Up Zygarde

Each of Zygarde’s forms are made by gathering together its cell-like components called Cores and Cells. Neither Cores nor Cells have the power to battle on their own as individuals. Only when gathered together can they take action—as Zygarde.

Zygarde Core

Cores are cell-like components that make up Zygarde, and only a small number of them exist. Cores serve as brains, and by gathering Cells, they can create Zygarde’s different forms. Cores have their own wills and sometimes act on their own.

Zygarde’s Cells

Cells make up the parts of Zygarde other than its brain. There are many more Cells than there are Cores, and they exist all around the Alola region. Cells do not possess wills of their own. They act in accordance with the orders of a Core.

Zygarde 10% Forme

Zygarde_10percentCategory: Order Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Ground
Height: 3′11″
Weight: 73.9 lbs.
Abilities: Aura Break / Power Construct

When an emergency occurs, this form can take action separately from Zygarde 50% Forme, which comprises its main body. It has just a single Core performing the functions of its brain, so it can only maintain this form for a short period of time.

During battle, it overwhelms foes with its sharp fangs. When running all out, its speed exceeds 60 mph.

Thousand Arrows is a move that only Zygarde can learn. It’s a Ground-type move, but it can do damage even to Flying types and Pokémon with the Levitate Ability. After being hit by this move, Flying types and Pokémon with the Levitate Ability will also continue to take damage from other Ground-type moves used in subsequent turns.

Thousand Waves is also a move that only Zygarde can learn. This move makes it impossible for an opponent to flee or be swapped out of battle.

Zygarde 50% Forme

Zygarde__50percentCategory: Order Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Ground
Height: 16′05″
Weight: 672.4 lbs.
Abilities: Aura Break / Power Construct

Zygarde monitors the Pokémon ecosystem to ensure that it’s not disrupted. Zygarde believes it has a duty to protect the ecosystem. While the power it possesses is overwhelming, this Forme contains only 50% of Zygarde’s cells. Out in the world, an equal amount of power waits to be brought together.

A Zygarde 10% or Zygarde 50% with the Power Construct Ability will be able to change forms into its Complete Forme during battle if its HP drops below half.

Zygarde Complete Forme

Zygarde_100percentCategory: Order Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Ground
Height: 14′09″
Weight: 1,344.8 lbs.
Abilities: Power Construct

Zygarde’s completed form is specialized for battle, enabling Zygarde to fight with its full power and fulfill its duty of protecting the Pokémon ecosystem.

Core Enforcer is a move that only Zygarde can learn, and it can erase the Abilities of any opponents that have already used a move on the same turn that it’s used.

Its wings and tail each have their own Core. Each Core serves as a brain and can make decisions and act independently.

New Screenshots

The player is shown riding Stoutland in the ninth screenshot below, confirming you can ride Pokemon again.

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  1. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar


    Oh, my goodness! That 7th screenshot of the forest looks beautiful!

    Also, I love Tapu Koko's design. It's very clever and interesting. =)
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  2. Turquoise Greenish-Blue Trainer (?)


    The overworld looks beautiful! I'm crying tears of joy :'
  3. GangsterGlalie What has life come to?


    Rockruff. Really?
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  4. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer


    I adore the sound Charjabug makes. It's almost as precious as Kricketune
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  5. G-Panthera Panthera's Fiercest Fighter


    Great names for all and each of the New Pokémon. That said, Zygarde looks to be pretty OP with the Core Enforcer move. I mean, erasing/disabling any Abilities of opposing Pokémon that have used moves on the same turn Core Enforcer has come into play? That is surely something that has never happened before.

    That said, I'm more surprised about its ability staying as Power Construct, but perhaps, now that I think of it, maybe Zygarde Complete Forme's Ability also works backwards, and triggers a possible endless loop of sorts. Like, say when Zygarde Complete Forme goes to 50% of its total health, perhaps it devolves back to Zygarde 50% Forme, but when the latter goes into low HP itself, it returns back to Zygarde Complete and restoring its HP level back into a safe zone, thereby establishing, maybe, some sort of endless loop?

    If so, the endless loop may refer to the legendary Ouroboros serpent which represents infinity and immortality, not to say, it also happens the Ouroboros has a connection with alchemy as well. It goes even further with having associations to the World Serpent Jorgunmandr, the cycle of life and death, etc, etc.
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  6. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.


    I still think Charjabug looks like a toy subway car. And apparently it's the new Kricketune.

    Cutiefly's cry sounds like a higher pitched Fennekin and Togedemaru's sounds like a sped up Raichu. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I love them!

    Oh, and about time we got official Sugimori art for Zygarde's formes.
  7. His Goominess PokeBeach's resident Galvantula stan
    His Goominess


    Those forest and Stoutland screenshots look so good, can't wait to see more of those.

    Pretty big fan of most of these revealed Pokemon, Vikivolt may now be my fave earlygame bug, and I like Bruxish's design. Speaking of Bruxish, I really hope its ability gets given out to more Pokemon, it sounds very interesting.
  8. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    I'll be interested to see if Drampa, Bruxish or Cutiefly will have evolutions (Pretty confident that Togedemaru won't since the Pikachu clones don't evolve)

    It's sort of awesome that we can ride Pokemon again but sort of not because I'm betting that'll it be area specific like in X & Y with Mamoswine being used to clear a snowy area and Rhyhorn being used to clear a rocky area. If you're allowed to ride certain large Pokemon in the game whenever you like, like the bicycle, then the hype is real.

    Screenshot 7 looks awesome. It seems to be in a mossy cave area so I wonder where that is in Alola. Judging from the Pokemon revealed, I'm guessing that we might find Drampa along with some old and unrevealed new Pokemon.

    Trading looks even more awesome.

    Something interests me in the trailer. When Cutiefly is shown, you can see a path behind it. Not really Pokemon related but the new Fire Emblem has a new battle feature where when you start a battle, it zooms in on the area where the battle is taking place. Pokemon may be doing this now, which would be awesome.

    They showed the Zygarde Cells and Core meaning that they may have a Pokedex entry or some significance even though it doesn't seem like you need them to transform from one Zygarde form to another. They say the Zygarde Cells exist all around the Alola region so maybe we have to find the cells to unlock Zygarde and it's formes (like if you collect 10, you can get the 10% form, if you get 50, you get the 50% form and when you get all 100, you get the complete form).
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  9. Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder
    Bolt the Cat


    The main site also confirms that Charjabug is in fact the evolved form of Grubbin. Surprise, surprise.

    Anyway, there's a couple of interesting tidbits in this batch of screenshots. The Stoutland one has my attention, the site teases it as a "new feature" so there seems to be more to this than just bringing back riding Pokemon. We also now have confirmation than Psyduck and Zubat are in the Alola Dex (I can feel everyone's excitement for the latter). And yeah, that forest looks amazing.
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  10. MegaButterfree Old Timer


    Ah, so koala-mon's ability seems a little different than I had anticipated. If I'm reading and inferring correctly, it seems to say that it's always asleep (and presumably can attack while asleep) and that's why it can't be affected by any other status conditions (so the immunity comes from the fact that it's already affected by another status: sleep).
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  11. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer


    ^Yup, I think that's the case.

    So, is Tapu Koko a legendary or not?

    About Zygarde...
    "There are many more Cells than there are Cores, and they exist all around the Alola region."
    When I read this I was like "What?!". And then I read Zygarde 50%'s description which says:
    "this Forme contains only 50% of Zygarde’s cells. Out in the world, an equal amount of power waits to be brought together."
    So, Zygarde (in this case, a 50% forme) is native to Kalos but half of its Cells are in Alola? How did that happened?
    Honestly, all of this this just sounds like a lame explanation to justify the fact that they abandoned the Zygarde's concept for a 3rd Kalos game and are using it instead on the new gen's games... which doesn't make any sense unless Zyarde has a connection to the Alola's cover legendaries... which I doubt.

    As if that wasn't enough, they decided to make all my Gen 6 Zygarde useless as they're stuck with Aura Break. There might still be hope if Power Construct is a second-slot ability, as an Ability Capsule can fix that issue, but knowing how TrollFreak is, Power Construct probably occupies the Hidden Ability slot. Also, why does Perfect Zygarde keeps Power Construct? Does it make it reverse to the previous form if it recovers HP or is it just stuck with a useless ability? I don't know which one is worse...
    The only "good" news out of this is that the ability activates after losing 50% of its HP and not just when the HP gets to the red.
  12. GDubs Aspiring Trainer


    Not feeling Tapu Koko's name. Sounds like a Dragon Quest monster or something else instead of a Pokémon
  13. Turquoise Greenish-Blue Trainer (?)


    The official website said that we'll discover moves more powerful than ever seen before. Why did they specifically said this even though it's not that rare to get some new moves on a new generation? Could this be related to the 5th slot shown at E3 demo or that bracelet?

    The official web also state that we could go on "adventures in uncharted locations", which implies that there are still much more of Alola than what've been shown.
  14. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    Thoughts: Tapu Koko is not its real name. It's just what they call it.

    There will be other guardians for the other islands.
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  15. Mitja veteran smartass


    "Its wings and tail each have their own Core. Each Core serves as a brain and can make decisions and act independently."

    Finally confirming my thought that full Zygarde is 5 cores. Not that it matters much, but it makes me feel better xD

    I wonder if any old Pokemon are getting "Comatose" ability in some unused slot. Slakoth/Slaking or Snorlax? Nvm, Slaking would be too strong xD But I feel like Komala is a Slakoth counterpart. Would be cool.

    Also, we absolutely need "Dazzling" on SEVERAL pokemon that will be relevant competitively. Right now, Bruxish might still turn out to be some statwise subpar non-evolving Pokemon that will seem like a cute idea to try and come up with a counter to Talonflame, but being far from close enough to addressing the issue.
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  16. Nahiri Never gonna be President now


    Um, not sure if this is sarcasm? But yes, Tapu Koko IS it's name, and it's virtually guaranteed we'll have other guardians.

    Oh my goodness, though, there's a very awesome protection vibe coming from these Pokemon. Drampa is definitely going on a themed team at some point. Bruxish's description made me literally cringe though, hehe. Please don't grind your teeth, little fish. It's bad for you.
  17. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member

    Would Berserk be a bit abusable by getting HP under half, eating a Sitrus Berry and getting HP under half again; or a Recover/Rest combo?
  18. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer


    Speaking on the Cores...
    Zygarde 10% has 1 Core while Complete Zygarde has 5 Cores (at least - I'll get into that later)... So, how many cores does Zygarde 50% have?
    In the anime, Z2 was the only Core needed to transform into the 50% form. While the anime sometimes does things in a different way (like Kyurem transforming into its Black or White forms without Reshiram/Zekrom), it actually made sense for the Complete Zygarde to be made by 2 Cores, since each one would be comanding a 50% forme body. This is somewhat supported by this part of the description regarding Zygarde 50%: " this Forme contains only 50% of Zygarde’s cells. Out in the world, an equal amount of power waits to be brought together".
    However, it is said in another description that Zygarde 10% is part of Zygarde 50%'s main body, and since it says it can only maintain the form for a short time due to only having a single Core, that implies the 50% forme has more than one Core. In that case, if it has more than one Core but at the same time only half of its power, than how does Complete Zygarde end up with 5 Cores (an odd instead of an even number)?
    Maybe Complete Zygarde actually has more than 5 Cores. While it fits perfectly with its chest having 5 colors and all that, the description says the wings and tail each have their own Core, it doesn't say the whole forme is composed of only 5 Cores. I'm thinking there must be at least a sixth Core to control the rest of its body...
    Even if I'm wrong and Complete Zygarde only has 5 Cores, I think it's weird they didn't state how many Cores the 50% forme has...
  19. MegaButterfree Old Timer


    The way that it shows its Special Attack rising (like a regular stat boosting move such as harden) - versus Marvel Scale, Zen Mode, Overgrow/Torrent/Blaze, etc. (the "softer" kinds of boosts) - I would guess that Frenzy will activate every time you fall from above 50% max HP to below it (well, until S.A. is maxed out, of course). Similar to how Unburden can stack under the right circumstances (thief, trick, recycle, bestow, etc.).
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  20. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    I think Zygarde Complete might have 10 cores. It'd make sense because it has a 10% form and even if you said the wings and tail had cores, the head would have to have one too. But that only makes 6 which is a weird number for a Pokemon with a 10% and 50% form so it's likely the arms and legs and cores making 10 cores. The way that Complete Zygarde would work is that the central core in the head is the main controller of the body, occasionally allowing it's limbs to move independently to protect the body (such as the tail moving to block an attack from behind.

    My idea of how Zygarde will be implemented into Sun and Moon is this:

    As we go around the Alola region, we collect Zygare Cores and Cells. When we find 9 cells and 1 core (assuming there is 100(90 cells and 10 cores), we get the 10% the form, when we find 45 cells and 5 cores, we get Zygarde 50% form. These forms can temporally transform into their complete form but only temporally. Once you find all 90 cells and 10 cores, you can use Complete Zygarde without having to use the ability of Zygarde 10% or 50%.

    Again this is just speculation based off the information off the information that we've been given.
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