New ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ Pokemon Salandit Revealed!

Earlier today at the Japan Expo in Paris, GAME FREAK director Junichi Masuda took to the stage to reveal a new Pokemon, Salandit!

SalanditSalandit
The Toxic Lizard Pokemon
Type: Poison / Fire
Height: 2’00”
Weight: 10.6 lbs.
Ability: Corrosion

Salandit emits toxic gas, together with flames, from the base of its tail. This poisonous gas has a sweet smell, and anyone who unknowingly breathes it in will become dizzy. Salandit is not a very powerful Pokemon, but its cunning nature allows it to battle fiercely by throwing its opponents off balance.

Salandit females not only release toxic gases, they can also emit pheromones that attract males of all species, including Pokemon and humans. Inhaling these pheromones may cause opponents to be controlled by Salandit’s will.

Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokemon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokemon.


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  1. TheLudwix Aspiring Trainer
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    The new ability is OP
     
  2. awesomeMSG Just a guy who wants to master Greninja BREAK
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    I don't know how I feel about the name being connected to what Pokemon it is. Toxic lizard pokemon and the name Salandit, probably salamander and bandit.
     
  3. TheFlyingPidove Gigantic Mess
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    This is a neat concept! We finally got a Poison/Fire type, and it looks great. Interesting ability too. I really can't wait to get Pokémon Moon!
     
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  4. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
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    Seems redundant when he's half fire, but whatever, i can dig
     
  5. Exp for Real Aspiring Trainer
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    I really hope that is not the final status condition animation. That flashing over the level is extremely annoying.
     
  6. Pipotchi Aspiring Trainer
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    its not always easy for poison or fire types to get past heatran, but threatening him with toxic is huge! not sure if this guy is a final evolution, but i hope to see this ability on a pokemon with the correct stats or tools to create pressure in other ways also (toxic on steel types does not necessarily make a pokemon viable)
     
  7. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    POISON/FIRE! Alright! I really like the design. The ability is amazing !
     
  8. GangsterGlalie What has life come to?
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    I'm not sure how I feel about the design, but I love the type! It's mouth looks like part of a Darkrai, and it's body looks like a Rattata.
     
  9. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    The design is okay, but seriously do not like the ability. It's really OP since now Steel-types can get Poisoned...

    Just need to wait and see if Salandit has any evolutions. If so; we may have a really strong competitive Pokemon on our hands.
     
  10. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    "Salandit is not a very powerful Pokemon"

    I think this comes to indicate that it will not be all that powerful. Still, we need to wait and see if it gets an evolution.
     
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  11. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    That's really weird; giving a really unique ability to a rather weak Pokemon. Although, given that sentence about how weak it is, I have to think it'll evolve; at least one time.
     
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  12. MegaButterfree Old Timer
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    Very interesting...it also suggests Sweet Scent in the level-up moveset, as well as Attract (which doesn't matter, since it's usually a TM anyhow).

    It's an interesting Ability, but I would argue that it's not a game-changer any more than the Poison status already is.

    I would prefer Corrosion to be an attack that can also hit Steel types, and possibly be super-effective (a la Freeze Dry)...but, maybe something like that will happen with another name (along the lines of Acid Bath).
     
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  13. Johto King A typhlosion fan
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    I'll be using this on my Moon team for sure. Especially if it has an evolution. This is what my team is so far.

    Popplio/Rowlet
    Pikipek
    Salandit
    Umbreon

    Also, I feel like Sandlit will get a good card eventually
     
  14. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer
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    Its cry is a giggle. Love it.
     
  15. CF1994 Aspiring Trainer
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    A menacing lizard that can poison even toxins and iron? Instant addition to my team!

    I reckon it might be a one-stage line, but if it evolves, then I'm in for a good time competitively.

    This reptilian bandit is surely going to be a nuisance to mons like Steelix and even Ferrothorn! Would make a good addition to anyone who works for the main villain team in the game, whoever that might be.
     
  16. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Can poison steel types. That may be pretty relevant. I wonder how many pokemon will get that ability.
     
  17. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    Wow! It's artwork and it's 3D model are awesome! What a "treacherous" Pokémon!!!
     
  18. His Goominess sue me
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    The ability could be really good if this Pokemon gets a good evolution, or if another, more viable, Pokemon gets it.
    Salandit itself is giving me Helioptile/Sandile vibes in terms of design so I'm thinking it will evolve, although I'm thinking it might only have one evolution.
     
  19. I don't really see the Fire- type in it. I almost think it would be better as Poison/Dark, but who knows, maybe it will evolve into something with flames or a fire salamander (Which have poisons that sting really bad and feel like fire).

    It's Ability is very interesting, but will other Pokemon get it is my question.
     
  20. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Very awesome Pokemon here I think definitly making it the Fire mon on my team :)

    Wonder if it will get a Dual Type card in the TCG :)