A new preview for Sun & Moon aired in Japan today, showing off many new scenes we haven’t seen yet. The anime will premiere on November 17th with a one-hour special (the day before the games are released).
As previously reported, Ash will be attending school for the very first in the Sun & Moon anime alongside characters from the games. This will be a huge departure from the way the anime has been handled before and will probably open up a host of storytelling possibilities.
Samson Oak (Professor Oak’s cousin) is the principal of the school and studies the changes in Alolan Pokemon. Professor Kukui is the region’s Pokemon Professor and studies Pokemon moves. He’s the teacher of Ash’s homeroom class. Ash is living at Professor Kukui’s house while in Alola.
As previously revealed in the games, the Pokedex will now be possessed by a Rotom; this unification will allow Rotom Pokedex to talk to the player and provide advice. In the anime, Ash will also have a talking Rotom Pokedex and it will assist Ash on his journey.
As for Ash’s classmates, Lillie loves Pokemon. Her knowledge of them is top-notch. However, she can’t touch them for some reason. (If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s so obvious now she ain’t human! She some kind of alchemy or genetic experiment? Related to the Ultra Beasts? An embodiment of a Legendary Pokemon? What do you think?)
Lana is the oldest of three daughters, all fisherman. Mallow works for her family’s business at a cafeteria, helping to attract customers inside. Sophocles loves science, technology, and analyzing things. Kiawe works at his family’s farm when he’s not in school.