Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina, Guardian Pokemon, Battle Tree, and More!

The official Pokemon YouTube channel released a video showcasing the Starter Pokemon final evolutions, the remaining Guardian Pokemon, and much more!


DecidueyeArrow Quill Pokemon
Type: Grass/Ghost
Height: 5′03″
Weight: 80.7 lbs.
Ability: Overgrow

This Pokemon is able to move about while completely masking its presence from others. Once an opponent has lost sight of it, Decidueye seizes the chance to attack it unawares. In a tenth of a second, Decidueye plucks an arrow quill from within its wing and sends its hurtling toward its target. Its speed is astonishing, but not more so than its precise aim, which enables the arrow quill to pierce a target through and through from half a mile or more away! Decidueye usually acts very cool, but it can become terribly flustered in unexpected situations like a surprise attack.

A skilled Decidueye can boast acrobatic curved shots. It seems some are also able to shoot arrows that reach up through the sky, only to come drilling down from above, piercing multiple targets one after another.

Spirit Shackle is a Ghost-type physical move that only Decidueye can learn. An opponent hit with this move will become unable to flee from battle or switch out for an ally.


IncineroarHeel Pokemon
Type: Fire/Dark
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 183.0 lbs.
Ability: Blaze

As its fighting spirit increases, the flames that Incineroar produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. Since the flames somewhat resemble a championship belt, they’re known as its “flame belt,” and the Pokemon unleashes moves that use flames from it. In the heat of battle, Incineroar shows no concern for its opponents—and sometimes even launches attacks that strike the opposing Trainer! As a result, many tend to dislike this Pokemon and keep it at a distance.

If a crowd watching it battle is pumped up, Incineroar’s fighting spirit will burn brighter. But a lackluster crowd can make it lose focus or fight shoddily. When it receives the admiration of young Pokemon and children, it may keep up its cold attitude on the outside, but in its heart of hearts, Incineroar is immensely happy. It loses the desire to fight when faced with a Pokemon that’s clearly weak or injured, and it sometimes gets taken advantage of as a result.

Darkest Lariat is a Dark-type physical move that only Incineroar can learn, and it allows Incineroar to deal damage while ignoring the effects of any stat changes that the target might otherwise be affected by.


PrimarinaSoloist Pokemon
Type: Water/Fairy
Height: 5′11″
Weight: 97.0 lbs.
Ability: Torrent

As it dances, Primarina releases balloons of water into the area around itself, moving them using the sound waves from its voice. The sight of moonlight reflecting off its glittering balloons creates a magical scene. Since Primarina controls its balloons using its voice, any injury to its throat can become a grave problem. Its greatest enemies are arid environments and the overuse of its voice during back-to-back battles.

Among the balloons that Primarina releases, some explode when touched, while others do not. Primarina jump on the non-exploding balloons while they make sport of their opponents, and they use the exploding variety to trigger chained explosions!

Primarina’s songs have many variations, and each one changes the motions of the balloons. It has been observed that songs are shared among Primarina living together, so different colonies end up knowing different songs.

Sparkling Aria is a Water-type special move that only Primarina can learn, and it heals the burns of any target it strikes.

Tapu Lele

Tapu LeleLand Spirit Pokemon
Type: Psychic/Fairy
Height: 3′11″
Weight: 41.0 lbs.
Ability: Psychic Surge

There is a legend which says that long ago Tapu Lele once brought an end to war between the islands of Alola by scattering its scales and soothing the tired warriors.

Tapu Lele scatters glowing scales that physically affect others—providing stimulation to their bodies and healing their illnesses or injuries. But these scales can be dangerous as well, because a body can’t withstand the changes brought about by contact with too many scales at the same time. It will scatter its scales over humans and Pokemon for its own enjoyment; while it is innocent in one sense, there is also cruelty in the way it casually brings others to ruin.

If Tapu Lele doesn’t have much energy stored in its shell, it may lack the strength to seize victory in a head-on battle. With this in mind, it tends to prioritize not losing a battle over actually beating a foe, and it’s skilled at strategies such as inflicting status conditions on opponents.

Nature’s Madness slams a target with all of nature’s rage, reducing the target’s HP by half. Psychic Terrain is a move that no Pokemon was previously able to learn, and using it will boost the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and prevent them from being hit by priority moves.

Tapu Lele’s Ability is Psychic Surge, an Ability that no Pokemon has previously had. With Psychic Surge, the field will be turned into Psychic Terrain when Tapu Lele appears in battle, boosting the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and preventing them from being hit by priority moves.

Tapu Bulu

Tapu BuluLand Spirit Pokemon
Type: Grass/Fairy
Height: 6′03″
Weight: 100.3 lbs.
Ability: Grassy Surge

Tapu Bulu has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. It can use this power on its own horns—which are made of wood—changing their shape or making them larger. This can come in handy in battle! This stolid Pokemon is not very active. People’s opinions differ on whether it’s as docile as it seems, or if the reason it doesn’t move much can be chalked up to simple laziness.

Tapu Bulu does not like unnecessary battles or frightening other Pokemon. Because of this, it makes a loud ringing noise with its tail to alert those nearby of its presence. Although Tapu Bulu may not like to start battles, it shows no mercy when dealing with evildoers. It’s said that when thieves once broke into its ruins, it punished them by swinging trees around like massive clubs.

Tapu Bulu can learn Nature’s Madness, an attack that slams a target with all of nature’s rage, which reduces the target’s HP by half.

Tapu Bulu’s Ability is Grassy Surge, an Ability that no Pokemon has previously had. With Grassy Surge, the field will be turned into Grassy Terrain when Tapu Bulu appears in battle, boosting the power of any Grass-type moves used by Pokemon on the ground and restoring a bit of HP to them each turn. It also halves the damage taken from the moves Earthquake, Magnitude, and Bulldoze.

Tapu Fini

Tapu FiniLand Spirit Pokemon
Type: Water/Fairy
Height: 4′03″
Weight: 46.7 lbs.
Ability: Misty Surge

This Pokemon is able to create a special water that purifies both mind and body. But Tapu Fini requires that supplicants wishing to obtain the purifying water demonstrate the strength to withstand the tapu’s fog. Many humans have tried to withstand Tapu Fini’s fogs in pursuit of its purifying water. Among them were some with evil intentions, which may be the reason for Tapu Fini’s sense of disgust and lack of interest in appearing to people.

Tapu Fini is able to attack by manipulating water. Since it hates to risk harm to itself during battle, it prefers to create a thick fog that puts opponents in a trance and leads them to destroy themselves. Tapu Fini’s expression remains listless even when it’s unleashing moves. Some people say that it might look this way because using its moves is so exhausting. The Pokemon’s Nature’s Madness attack slams a target with all of nature’s rage, reducing the target’s HP by half.

Tapu Fini’s Ability is Misty Surge, an Ability that no Pokemon has previously had. With Misty Surge, the field will be turned into Misty Terrain when Tapu Fini appears in battle, halving the damage taken by Pokemon on the ground from Dragon-type moves and preventing them from being afflicted with status conditions or confusion.


CosmogNebula Pokemon
Type: Psychic
Height: 0′08″
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Ability: Unaware

This extremely rare Pokemon is known to only a select few in Alola. At one time, it was known only by the kings of Alola and their heirs, and it was called “the child of the stars.” The Aether Foundation is researching this unusual Pokemon, and one of the professors at the foundation recently dubbed it Cosmog.

Cosmog is very curious and shows no fear of people or Pokemon. If you treat it with any consideration at all, it will take an immediate liking to you. This personality trait often leads it into danger.

Its gaseous body is so lightweight that it’s sent flying when the wind blows. When light falls on this Pokemon, Cosmog absorbs it and grows.

Alola Persian

Alola PersianClassy Cat Pokemon
Type: Dark
Height: 3′07″
Weight: 72.8 lbs.
Ability: Fur Coat / Technician

The round face of Alolan Persian is a symbol of the rich Alola region, and it is held to be a Pokemon of great beauty. It is such a distinctive Pokemon of the Alola region that all Persian are well protected, and strict inspections are required before tourists can be permitted to take one back to their home region.

Persian is highly intelligent, with an even higher opinion of itself. In general, it looks down on everything other than itself. It doesn’t tend to grow attached to its Trainer, either, so it’s a difficult Pokemon to have as a partner in battle.

Its exquisite coat shines with the glow of high quality and enchants both humans and Pokemon. For this reason, it is a very popular Pokemon in the Alola region.

It usually puts on a refined act, but once a battle begins, it will indulge in the most underhanded of tactics, including surprise attacks, trickery, and even foul play. Yet its haughty personality causes it to underestimate its opponents, and it’s often taken in by their counterattacks.

The Battle Tree — Where Strong Opponents Await

Somewhere in the Alola region, you’ll find the Battle Tree: a place where those Trainers who have completed their island challenge—or who are strong enough to have done so—battle one another. All of the Trainers you can encounter at the Battle Tree are strong. It seems you might even encounter two battle prodigies from the Kanto region…

At the Battle Tree, you can scout an opponent you’ve won against so they can partner with you in future battles. You may even be able to scout some familiar faces…

Alola Pokemon League

Alola LeagueIn the regions that have served as the setting for your adventures in the Pokemon series so far, the ultimate stage for battle has always been a place called the Pokemon League.

The Pokemon League is where the Elite Four—four Pokemon Trainers with powerful Pokemon partners—and the Champion, who reigns as the top of all Trainers, await challengers. A challenger who defeats the Elite Four and the Champion will be hailed as the new Champion of the Pokemon League.

In the Alola region, the setting of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, there is no Pokemon League yet—but it seems that there are plans to construct one on the peak of a certain mountain.

After the growth you achieve through completing the island challenge, will the day come when you also take on the Pokemon League to become the strongest Pokemon Trainer?

Tapu Z Move – Guardian of Alola

Guardian Z MoveAs guardian deities of Alola, the tapu can use the special Z-Move Guardian of Alola. When using this Z-Move, the tapu close their shells and a huge avatar appears from the ground to attack the opposing Pokemon, dealing damage equal to 75 percent of the target’s remaining HP.

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  1. Lord o da rings Driftin'
    Lord o da rings


    Holy crap this reveal is awesome. Red, Blue, Cynthia, Wally, and the awesome starters, the Tapus, all of it. Ive said it before, and I'll say I think again. This generation will likely become my absolute favorite of them all. Such a dramatic change from the norm, not to mention the Battle Tree. I'll spend hour upon hours just battling there. This game. This game is the game we truly needed for the 20th. I just hope they keep Pokémon at this all time high.

    (Why is this article labeled TCG?)
  2. SkyeVictini Seriously, calm down.


    This is...the GREATEST. UPDATE. EVER!!!

    Thank Arceus in the Hall of Origin that Inciniroar is not a Fighting type! You have no idea how relived I am! Still picking Popplio though. Primarina is so pretty.

    I am also screaming about the Battle Tree. I hope we can see all the gym leaders, champions and other rivals from all the past gens like the PWT. I'd especially love to see Cheren again.

    And Red and Blue...holy crap, it's about time they aged! I don't care if anyone thinks this is Gen 1 pandering, they look awesome!
  3. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    All I can say is cool. I just hope that the Battle Tree isn't like the Battle Tower, Battle Subway or Battle Maison in other games. Its also awesome that Red and Blue are back, with a redesign. Also, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini are awesome with pretty cool abilities (especially Tapu Lele with the ability to set up psychic terrain which blocks priority moves against psychic types.) Their Z-move is a bit weird though, especially when you'd expect Z-moves to get strong enough to OHKO a Pokemon and the fact they have Nature's Madness which halves the Pokemon's current health.

    The starters types are awesome. Not to mention they have signature moves. Decidueye's Grass/Ghost type is only slightly better than it's previous typing because it still has 5 weaknesses, but it now has one more immunity, no 4x weakness and 1 more resistance. Incineroar's (awesome name, in my opinion) typing is pretty cool in that it has 6 resistances and 1 immunity (although it has 4 weaknesses). Primarina's typing is also pretty good in that it has 6 resistances, 1 immunity and only 3 weaknesses. Moving on to signature moves, Decidueye's Spirit Shackle might be good depending on how much damage it does and what other moves it can learn (such as toxic or perish song). Incineroar's Darkest Lariat is pretty useless in terms of competitive use unless you come up against something that is boosting its defenses. Primarina's Sparkling Aria is a bit weird in that it heals the burns of any target it strikes. If it was something like Wake-up Slap and the damage was boosted when you hit a burned Pokemon and you could team it up with Scald, then maybe the ability would make sense, but since it seems that isn't the case, it's more competitively useless than Darkest Lariat.

    One thing I forgot to mention is not only is Tapu Lele a great Pokemon because of its ability, it's also got a great typing, with 1 immunity and only 3 weaknesses. All that is left is to know what its stats are.

    Just on a side note, I find Alolan Persian's description to be pretty funny. How anyone can find the face to be beautiful is beyond me.
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  4. Scorched Feathers forgetful
    Scorched Feathers

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    Frankly not been this excited in a long time. I really, really love Incineroar's design, same for Decidueye - going to get Litten in Moon and then Rowlet in Sun I think. Never really got why people thought Incineroar would be Fire/Fighting when the leaks that revealed it also said it would be Dark...

    So happy to see Cynthia back, she was my favourite champion and the League this time round looks to be a ton of fun!
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  5. kuronix Aspiring Trainer


    I didn't expect Rowlet's fin evo is part Ghost. Seeing Red and Blue(or Green) is a big surprise. They somewhat appear older. Does it mean RBGY and RSE not happened at the same time? Wally still looks young.
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  6. Zygarde Z-Dawg



    Battlefield - "I hope Tapu Lele senpai will notice me this time."

    Red and Blue back as adults... Take that anime!
  7. StriatonIsMagic I'll Never Forget This Day


    Hopefully, Red and Blue will be actually strong. That would be awesome. And maybe all the Champions from all the regions will be there too! And the Tapus, and Siren Seal, and-THIS IS KRIFFING AMAZING
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  8. professor layton Aspiring Trainer
    professor layton


    If it's fire dark, why is the gx fighting?
  9. TheRealBro.. Keep it Cheesy!


    I like these reveals very much. Tapu Fini may become one of my alltime favourite Pokemon. That ability is awesome too.. No toxic/thunder wave? If it's bulky that can be game changing!

    Didn't like the final evo's when I first saw drawings, but they grew on me (except for the fire type.. Ok, it's not Fire/Fighting, but it still looks that way). This is the first time (since Venusaur/Blastoise) where I don't know which one to pick yet... Stats please?!
  10. Scorched Feathers forgetful
    Scorched Feathers

    Activities Staff Member

    I hope we'll also see some cards in the TCG of the starters' Secondary Types, they're all different even then! Could eventually tempt me back into faking...
  11. Leronne Bug Pokemon Lover


    "It all comes together"

    Man this was one heck of a reveal and possibly the best one (save for the first). First of, the starters. Incineroar and prinarina's typing were speculated on for a while, but i never would've guessed that decidueye would change typing, pretty awesome honestly. Rowlet is still my go to pick for the adventure, but depending on their hidden abilities i might use all three in online battles 'cause i really love all three (rowlet more so than the others).

    Alolan persian. "it is held to be a Pokemon of great beauty". Someone had fun writing this. I know why people hate it, and that's exactly why i love it. It's such a massive troll of a reveal XD

    The guardian deities look great and i love psychic terrain's text. But that Z-move. Look, Snorlax's Z-move will forever remain my favorite, but this one might just be a close second.
    I mean just look at her face. That's the face of someone who doesn't show mercy.

    Cosmog. I don't know what you are and how you may or may not relate to sol and luna, but you're absolutely adorable.

    Red and Blue (Green). On one hand, HOLY F*** IT'S RED AND BLUE AND THEY'RE ADULTS. On the other hand, kinda would've preferred being surprised through gameplay, but i don't mind all that much. And 3D Cynthia though.

    All in all. Awesome reveals, can't wait for the games :D
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  12. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer


    Zoom in on the picture, the card is obviously fire, not fighting.
  13. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    Grass/Ghost was something I wasn't expecting for Rowlet. At least Incineroar is not Fire/Fighting. It has the look of a Fire/Fighting type, but thank goodness it's not that typing. Now that we see their finalized designs; they all look really cool.

    Going with Popplio in Moon. Probably a coin flip between Rowlet and Litten in Sun then.
  14. VeedraForce Misty's Husbando


    BEST TRAILER YET! that Red/Blue reveal at the end was godlike! Though it would have made an epic "WTF??" surprise had they saved it in-game. Oh well. I'm honestly hyped beyond repair, never been excited for a pokemon game since...well the originals, but this one has me itching to play. Less than 23 days fam!

    Also Dark/Fire....DARK/FIRE!!! We did it! Fighting curse is broken! Lucha bro confirmed best starter, I mean, he even gave THE wink. Grass/Ghost is cool typing though, but doesn't make much sense given the design and description, and that name is...terrible. Also thanks for healing the burn on my mega scizor Primarina!
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  15. Zygarde Z-Dawg


    The japanese trailer revealed even more:

    Apparently, you obtain Cosmog from Lillie and it has some plot significance.
    Also, just like the stat trainers from DPt, you can tag team with Cynthia, Wally and maybe even Red and Blue.
  16. TheRealBro.. Keep it Cheesy!


    Agreed, Blue is back and that was about time. He said ''smell ya later'' 17 years ago right?
  17. Scorched Feathers forgetful
    Scorched Feathers

    Activities Staff Member

    The Japanese trailers are always so much nicer, I swear.
    Cosmog looks really precious, I might be tempted to keep it on my team. Nice to see that your partner on the Battle Tree follows you as well; I hope we get to see all the champions as well as some Gym Leaders honestly.
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  18. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    Rowlet becoming Grass/Ghost was something that I really didn't see coming, although having said that it's actually a pretty cool typing. The design is pretty cool; I really like the way it's face and green hood look. It's definitely one I want to use ingame.
    I'm trying to make myself like Incineroar but... I just can't do it. I just think that Litten could have been better rather than being given the Emboar Treatment. (although I do give it props for not being Fire/Fighting)
    Primarina is GORGEOUS. I'm 100% picking Popplio. I'm always happy to something become Fairy, and this is a deserving candidate.

    I like the Tapu's; my favourite is probably Tapu Fini, although I can't help but just slightly wish we got a Water Terrain or something just so they all had Terrain moves/abilities which matched their primary types, but oh well.

    I'm still sure that Cosmog (and it's evolution) will have something to do with Solgaleo/Lunala, and the fact that it shares the same first type with Solgaleo/Lunala AND has plot significance (I do like the Japanese trailers) is only making me more convinced.
  19. MrCoolViking Aspiring Trainer


    One of the absolute best trailers till now! The new Pokémon are really great.
    And imagine, we meet up with old friends! :cool:

    Decidueye: A cool "Robin Hood"-Pokémon. The Grass/Ghost typing took me by surprise, but I like it.
    Incineroar: I'm glad it didn't get the eternal Fire/Fighting typing, but Fire/Dark instead. This one will be on my first main team (Sun), for sure.
    Primarina: I thought, like many others, that it would be Water/Fairy, and it didn't disappoint. A great Pokémon that be on my second main team (Moon)!
    The Tapus: I really like these. Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini are my favourites. I expected quite early on that the Tapus would be Water/Fairy, Fire/Fairy and Grass/Fairy, and got two correct guesses. Tapu Bulu are quite cool, too. And I love their Z-move!
    Cosmog: This one was a bit weird when I first saw it. But now I kind of like it. Is this a pre-evolution of Lunala, like some people are thinking? Personally, I really don't know. Maybe or maybe not...!?
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  20. Otaku The wise fool?


    No clue about what any of this means for competitive video game battles, but I finally wish I had a 3DS and some spare cash to buy the game. Note that it took both the chance to see some familiar, famous faces from past games and the power of teh kitties to do this. ;)
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