Massive Spoilers About Solgaleo and Lunala Revealed by TCG’s ‘Alola Collections!’

Solgaleo GX Lunala GX Sun Moon TCGEver since Solgaleo-GX and Lunala-GX were revealed at Worlds, many fans have been wondering why the attack costs of their GX attacks were never shown. After all, the cards were likely already being printed, so why would The Pokemon Company hide it from us?

Could it be because the attacks don’t cost anything? We learned some time ago that some Pokemon in the Sun & Moon set would have free attacks, like Alolan Meowth. Well, we also learned that only Alolan Pokemon would have free attacks, so that couldn’t be the reason why the attack costs were hidden. Solgaleo and Lunala aren’t Alolan Pokemon like Alolan Meowth or Alolan Vulpix, so what gives?

Lurantis Gx Sun MoonLater on, we learned that Pokemon-GX could also be Evolutions when Lurantis-GX was revealed. For quite some time, Pokemon-EX have only been Basic Pokemon, so many of us assumed Pokemon-GX would be too when they were first revealed. Thus far, we’ve seen a few Stage 1 Pokemon-GX — that is, cards that have one previous Evolution (Gumshoos, Lurantis). We’ve also seen Basic Pokemon-GX like Lapras-GX.

Alolan Collections EuropeanWe revealed images of the Alola Collections a few weeks ago, and while they now showed the Pokemon’s types, they still hid their HP and Stage.

CosmogAs it now turns out, brand new product images of the Alolan Collections have revealed Solgaleo and Lunala are actually Evolutions! Yes, you heard right! This would make them the first Legendary Pokemon to evolve from a previous Evolution. As you can see below, they both evolve from the exact same Pokemon. According to Sun and Moon leaks that I’m sure you’ve all seen, Solgaleo and Lunala actually have two pre-evolutions, making them part of a split Evolution line like Poliwhirl into Poliwrath or Politoed. Their Basic form is Cosmog, which evolves into a currently unnamed Pokemon (below), which then evolves into either Solgaleo or Lunala.

Alola Collections Solgaleo Lunala Evolutions

It seems The Pokemon Company was trying to hide this from fans as you can see on the earlier product image render above which physically hide the Stage and exclude the HP. It would seem that the reason they hid the GX attack costs was a red herring — to make us not think they were also hiding the Stage. If they had only hid the Stage, it would have been obvious the two Pokemon are Evolutions.

Oh, and the product image accidentally revealed a 90 HP Masquerain. They meant to show Rowlet but used Masquerain instead. Oops. :x

Alola Collections Masquerain

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  1. _drif Aspiring Trainer
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    holy poop that's pretty cool.
     
  2. TheWesterner Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, our format is saved!
     
  3. DeDeNNe Di-Denki Nitro Neon, or De2NNe. Very Lethal
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    Why is there a Masquerain instead of Rowlet on that Solgaleo box??
    Anyways, it's nice to find out that the cards are not so OP, as they need to evolve
     
  4. His Goominess Galvantula stan
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    That's kinda coincidental, I literally just made a comment about this on the rumour thread.

    Really interested to find out more about the lore behind them now!
     
  5. Kawaki Aspiring Trainer
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    Apparently Solgaleo ate Rowlet in his Alolan Collection and replaced it with a bug hoping no one would notice.
     
  6. TheWesterner Aspiring Trainer
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    Was actually about to say this myself! Kinda a weird mixup...?
     
  7. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
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    Oh no, I was hoping the orb thingy wasn't Legendary. It was one of my favorites from the Dex leak, but I don't use Legendaries. T_T
     
  8. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    I hope that we can get Cosmog through breeding, because my perfectionism with my Living Dex will be in disarray if you can only get one Cosmog (and it's evolution) in each game...
     
  9. RealMemeHours Doubles God
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    So Cosmog evolves into that unamed Eye thing, WHICH EVOLVES INTO A LEGENDARY.
    MY PEOPLE, WHAT THE HECK.

    Could this mean that the Cosmog in Lillie's bag is actually the legendary you capture in the game?

    Does that mean you can breed Cosmog, and then it evolves into the legendary based on what game you bred it in? CAUSE THAT WOULD BE REALLY NICE FOR IVs AND NATURES. (IV training tho.)

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WHAT DOES THIS MEANAAAANANANANNAJSNDFJASKFNHLDSHFKL.
     
  10. Apterous Aspiring Trainer
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    Wait wait wait... so Solgaleo and Lunala-GX aren't even stage 1, they are stage 2?! RIP.
     
  11. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
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    WAKE ME UUPPPP
    WAKE ME UP INSIIDE
    CANT WAKE UPP
    WAKE ME UP INSIIII-SAVE MAYYYYYY
     
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  12. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, most people who saw the leaks like me already suspected this was the case so, this is just official confirmation, not exactly a big spoiler. What I still wonder though is: will these be breedable?
     
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  13. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Maybe in this Gen all the previous Legendary Pokemon will be breedable?
     
  14. MrMrannoying Aspiring Trainer
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    Wait legendaries cant evolve! At least they never have, this is revolutionary!
    I guess the unamed evolution of cosmog is a coccoon form which evolves depending on the version it is in.
     
  15. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    My initial assumption is Solgaleo and Lunala will behave like Manaphy. They will only be able to breed with a Ditto; and you'd get Cosmog (acting as the Phione in this situation).
     
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  16. HA559 Aspiring Trainer
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    So not so legendary afterall? On the other side the one pokemon I wished didn't evolve and instead become a legendary would've been Lucario.

    The bigger picture is Wailord will need to be printed yet again this time as a GX to regain the crown for highest HP by itself, once again just like it got an EX card. That is unless Solgaleo and Lunalaa are more bigger than Wailord.

    The 'ultrabeasts' look terrible.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  17. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Indeed, I agree that's possible. But Phione doesn't evolve into Manaphy. Solgaleo and Lunala are confirmed to be evolutions. So, I'm wondering if the new Cosmog would be able to evolve into Solgaleo/Lunala again. Because I'm thinking that maybe Cosmog and "Galaxy orb" evolve based on how far you progressed into the story. How would a new bred Cosmog evolve after the story is done? Or maybe they just evolve like regular pokémon but since this is the first time a Legendary is also an evolution, I guess anything is possible.
     
  18. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    Impressive subterfuge. Well done.
     
  19. GrandPanacea Thread Necromancer
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    A split evolution?! Whaaaa?! I'm in love! I kinda figured that one would evolve into Solgaleo and the other into Lunala, but the fact that it's a split?! I think I'm in love! It works with how many societies view the sun and the moon as distinct yet related celestial bodies. Definitely a fan!
     
  20. Brandonf6 Gotta go fast
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    Is it not possible that showing the same pre-evolution on both cards was an error, much like showing Masquerain was?
    Before we actually get some confirmation of the evo line being a stage 2 via actual product release or in-game mechanics, I'm willing to withhold judgment that these are stage 2s. Seems like a slippery slope, especially knowing there are definitely errors in the image besides.