Last Official ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ News Reveal!

Pokemon has officially revealed Alolan Diglett, Dugtrio, two of the Ultra Beasts, and the Starter Pokemon’s exclusive Z-Moves.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will finally be released this Friday!

Alolan Diglett

Type: Ground–SteelAdiglett_adigda_ataupiqueur_rgb_72dpi

The Mole Pokémon Alolan Diglett live near volcanic areas, so they have few places to hide themselves away. It’s said they developed the hairlike metallic whiskers which grow from the top of their heads as a survival mechanism for the hostile volcanic environment. Their whiskers enable them to sense surrounding areas without exposing their face above ground. Alolan Diglett can have the Tangling Hair Ability, which is a new Ability that no other Pokémon has previously had. With the Tangling Hair Ability, opponents that hit this Pokémon with a move that makes direct contact will have their speed lowered by 1.

Alolan Dugtrio

Adugtrio_adigdri_atriopikeur_rgb_72dpiType: Ground–Steel

Alolan Dugtrio is the evolved form of Alolan Diglett. Alolan Dugtrio’s whiskers grow throughout its life at a very slow rate, shining with a brilliance akin to that of golden hair. In the Alola region, this Pokémon is revered as an incarnation of the god of the land, and it’s treated with great importance. Removing any of this Pokémon’s whiskers is strictly prohibited. There is a superstitious belief that many Alolan Dugtrio come out of their burrows on a day when a volcano will erupt.

UB-05 Glutton

Ub 05_glutton_vielfra__gourmandise_voracitas_voracidad_rgb_72dpiThis beast has an astounding appetite, and it will completely devour anything in front of its eyes. It’s said that it devours not only objects, but the ground, rivers, and even the seas. There is a belief that it converts the abnormal amount it eats entirely into energy to sustain itself, leaving no waste product behind. Whether this is true or not is a mystery.

UB-03 Lighting

Ub 03_lighting_lichtblitz__clair_lumen_resplandor_rgb_72dpiAnother of the Ultra Beasts is known as UB-03 Lighting.

More will be revealed during the players’ adventures around the Alola region.


Z-Moves are special moves that a Pokémon can use when it’s holding a Z-Crystal that corresponds to its move’s type. Their effects vary greatly depending on whether they’re based on attack moves or status moves. Z-Moves based on attack moves have far greater power than standard moves, but how powerful they will be seems to depend on the power of the original move that a Z-Move is based on. Since Z-Moves are full-powered attacks, they also seem to be impossible to fully ward off with moves like Protect and Detect—they still do some damage. When you use your Z-Power based on a status move, it will be powered up with additional effects. These effects come in many varieties, including raising your own Pokémon’s stats, healing the next Pokémon to switch in and more!

Each of the three Pokémon that you can choose as your first partner during your adventure have an exclusive Z-Move that they can use only after they fully evolve. These moves are:

Supplimentart_decidueye_silvarro_arch_duc_rgb_72dpiZ-Move: Sinister Arrow Raid

Pokémon: Decidueye

Decidueye slices through the air together with a hail of arrow quills, crashing into the target before dealing the final blow with its arrows.

Supplimentart_incineroar_fuegro_f_linferno_rgb_72dpiZ-Move: Malicious Moonsault

Pokémon: Incineroar

With flames spouting from its flame belt, Incineroar leaps high into the sky and dives straight down onto its target.

Supplementart_primarina_primarene_oratoria_rgb_72dpiZ-Move: Oceanic Operetta

Pokémon: Primarina

Primarina manipulates a huge balloon using its voice, then causes it to explode over its target’s head, dealing a lot of damage.


MagearnaA special QR Code is also planned for distribution via the Pokémon TV app from 6 December in Europe. Once scanned in the game, the code enables players to obtain the Mythical Pokémon Magearna.

Not only that, but players who purchase Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and connect to the internet between 23 November 2016 and 11 January 2017 can obtain a special Munchlax and a Snorlium Z via the Mystery Gift function.

You can even start your adventure early with the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version—available now for download from Nintendo eShop at no charge. Players can transfer their Greninja from the demo version to their full game version of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon when it launches later this month.

Additional Artwork

Pokemon also revealed official artwork for Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma. They have not provided any details about Necrozma yet, but CoroCoro did say it’s related to Solgaleo and Lunala. In other words, these three are probably our Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde this gen.


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  1. G-Panthera Panthera's Fiercest Fighter


    Its official. Glutton/Guzzlord, the Dark/Dragon Pokémon/UB is pretty much a literal black hole with similarties to the Ultima Weapon super boss. And the art is pretty neat.
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  2. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest


    I usually go with the goofier looking water or grass types but something about that wrestler tiger catches my eye. I might choose him.
  3. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior


    Sorry that I didn't make too much evaluations this time. I am part of the #LeakSquad, I only wait for the bio of those leaked stuff.

    UB-03 aka Xurkitree?? (Is it the right spelling?) Why it has no info?
    UB-05 aka Guzzlord. Scary though!

    Oh well, these UBs are catchable.

    Alolan Diglett/Dugtrio - Sacred Pokemon of Alola, period.

    DISCLAIMER: Sorry for those anti-spoilers out there, if I offended you all. Leaks are fine for me. Because I only play TCG.

    Still it is awesome although some of us aren't surprised.
  4. Celty Somebody you used to know


  5. NightOfYuyuko Next station: Brick City!


    Reasons to pick Popplio #456327

    "now comes with a z-move mixtape thats so water that it kills everything"

    The UB's get wierder and wierder, but i kinda like glutton...
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  6. HA559 Aspiring Trainer


    Is UB05 the new 'heavyweight' champion? Why doesn't someone follow it to see if it drops huge pile of waste. Then again you'ld probably smell it from miles away. I would like to see UB clash with older legendary pokemon.

    I think this is where I stop with pokemon all together if I'm being honest. Even though I didn't like mega pokemon either it was quite good to have regular pokemon go up a level to challenge legendary pokemon. It should have been on rarer occasions only for some pokemon and some trainers can achieve. Like how Ash's Greninja becomes Ash's Greninja is how it should've worked instead of finding stones. I know it wasn't a mega but it became more powerful than regular.
  7. TheRealBro.. Venusaur used FlowerPower; his chillness rose 300%


    Me two. Don't know why, but from the moment I saw it I thought it was the definition of really absurd and over the top. It just looks like too much, the end, game over.. I like it! Really hoping these Pokemon will be available in Battle Spot.

    The weird Stat distribution (won't go in to details for those who haven't looked already) only makes it even more interesting. Good job Game Freak! This gen will be a blast.
  8. fleshrum April in Kalos...

    Advanced Member Member

  9. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    Ground steel.. Didnt expect that....

    They really tried to balance out the first gen pokemon with new type previously not available

    Adding Dragon exeggutor
    Steel sandslash n dugtrio
    Fairy ninetales
    Ice sandslash n ninetales
    Dark raticate n persian, muk
    fire n ghost marowak

    So wouldgolrm be fire rock then
  10. Polaris ...


    I love the artistic style of those images of Solgaleo and Lunala. Necrozma's design is growing on me and I'm interested in seeing how its related to the others. I wonder how many Z moves they plan to make, and I hope some will be competitively viable, just because I love their animations.

    On an unrelated note, I just wanted to say,
    I almost always for each new reveal see somebody throw into their comments that they want to "quit" pokemon. If you don't like the new stuff sure, but we all enjoy the game differently and there's really no point in being so negative.
  11. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    I like all three starter Z-Moves, but maybe it's just me; but their animations seem to drag on far too long.

    Particularly Primarina's Oceanic Operetta.
  12. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


    Alolan Golem is Electric/Rock.
    EDIT: Fixed.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
  13. Gruffling Aspiring Trainer


    it's Rock/Electric
  14. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


    Knew it was one of them.
  15. superdan51 Make Metagross-GX Great!


    New level of timer stalling

    But I completely agree. In the trailer I was like any day now. Like Incineroars Z move its pretty quick, but some of them like primarinas, and the guardians take forever. I dont like that the time that each Z move lasts is different, at least it looks cool
  16. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast


    Xurkitree = circuitry. I'm dying over here.

    My guess is that our Guzma-lookalike is important to the story in some way, and that's why they won't reveal any more about it.

    That aside, these new Ultra Beasts, boy band!Dugtrio, Legendary Pokémon, and Z-Moves (plus that little montage at the end of the trailer) have me HELLA hyped about the release on Friday! Who's with me?!
  17. oxtepig2020 Aspiring Trainer


    Pretty cool. I am so hyped for this gen. Lots of new and exciting features!
  18. SupremeLeaderQuagsire Aspiring Trainer


    UB-05 Glutton is literally Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist. I love FMA to death, so this is a cool reference. And it's yet another tie to alchemy!
    Alolan Diglett is Edward Elric.
    This is cool, can't wait for Friday! I also get next week of school off, so I have all the time to play it.
  19. AlolanVenusaur Youtube: Apokjed


    Why pokemon, why??? Dugtrio has hair now!??!
  20. 98Greener tree noises


    Out of all the Starter Z-Moves, Oceanic Operetta terrifies me the most. A looming sphere of water probably the size of a skyscaper that could explode at any minute, topped with a musical note...very awesome.

    I'm still choosing Litten, though.