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New Pokémon and Villains Coming To Sun And Moon

Aug 23, 2016

By: Max Cannon

There's never a shortage of Pokémon information over the past several months. With the impending release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon there's always something new to hear about. This most recent barrage of news revealed the new villain, more Alola evolutions, and even more Pokémon. A new trailer consolidates all that information, check it out!

Meet Team Skull In Pokémon Sun and Moon!


Team Skull And New Pokémon

In the Alola region, a group of ruffians known as Team Skull causes a lot of trouble. They steal other people’s Pokémon, mess up the trial sites, and delight in all kinds of evil deeds.

Team Skull is your next headache in Pokémon Sun and MoonTeam Skull is your next headache in Pokémon Sun and MoonCourtesy of Nintendo News

Team Skull Boss: Guzma

Guzma is the boss of Team Skull, the one who holds these ruffians together. Guzma pours on the attacks, battling without mercy. He certainly does seem strong, but he claims that he “never could become captain.” He seems to have a bone to pick with Professor Kukui, as well.

Guzma is the leader of Team SkullGuzma is the leader of Team SkullCourtesy of The Pokémon Company

Team Skull Admin: Plumeria

Plumeria is considered the big sister of Team Skull. She’s a tough lady who keeps the members of Team Skull in line and working together, in the sort of way a strict older sister would. She seems to care for the Grunts who are below her in the pecking order, and she’s not one to let it go if anyone gives them a walloping.

Plumeria - One of Team Skull's tough higher upsPlumeria - One of Team Skull's tough higher upsCourtesy of The Pokémon Company

Team Skull Grunts

Both male and female Team Skull Grunts wear matching black Skull Tanks. And these uniforms aren’t even provided for them—all Grunts have to buy their own!

Both versions of grunts that you'll fight throughout the gameBoth versions of grunts that you'll fight throughout the gameCourtesy of The Pokémon Company


Type: Water

Wishiwashi have a new Ability, Schooling, which no Pokémon has previously had. Under certain conditions, Wishiwashi will change in battle to their School Form.

Solo Form

A single Wishiwashi is tiny and weak. Measuring just eight inches from nose to tail, Wishiwashi is very small, even for a Pokémon. Yet the people of the Alola region seem to view it as a terrifying Pokémon. When it’s in danger, Wishiwashi’s glistening eyes catch the light and shine out, sending a distress signal to its allies.

The new Pokémon, Wishiwashi's, smaller solo form.Wishiwashi Solo FormCourtesy of The Pokémon Company

School Form

The seemingly weak Wishiwashi is called the demon of the sea because of its ferocious School Form. When Wishiwashi receive a distress signal, they unite in a huge battle formation.

Wishiwashi School Form - The massive Wishiwashi school formWishiwashi School FormCourtesy of The Pokémon Company


Type: Water

Due to their appearance and way of life, Pyukumuku are considered unappealing to tourists. Part-time work pulling Pyukumuku off the beach and chucking them back into the sea is available at tourist beaches. But no matter how far they’re thrown, Pyukumuku will always return to the same spot. Pyukumuku have a new Ability, Innards Out, which no other Pokémon has had before. When this Pokémon faints, Innards Out lets it dish out a final bit of damage to its opponent, equal to the amount of HP it had left before it received the final blow.

The tiny little water Pokémon in Sun and Moon.Pyukumuku - The tiny little water Pokémon in Sun and MoonCourtesy of The Pokémon Company


Type: Grass/Fairy

Morelull are nocturnal Pokémon that walk around at night on their leg-like roots. They move because staying in one spot and sucking all the nutrients from the soil would cause surrounding plants to wither. With their roots, they make contact with other Morelull and communicate with one another.

Morelull - The new small mushroom PokémonMorelull - The new small mushroom PokémonCourtesy of The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Adapted to the Alola Region

Some Pokémon have adapted to the distinctive microclimates of the Alola region and have taken on different forms than they have in other regions. These Pokémon are called regional variants. After settling in the Alola region, they live like native Pokémon. These regional variant Pokémon can have different appearances and types, and their way of living can also differ from that of the forms previously known.

Alolan Meowth

Type: Dark

Meowth is a Pokémon that did not originally live in the Alola region. They were sent to the royal family of Alola as an offering from another region, and only a select few could have them as partners. It’s said that the Meowth that were offered to the royalty lived a life of luxury and pampering, which led them to have a selfish and prideful attitude. This caused Meowth’s form to change.

Meowth's changed up since visiting the Alolan region.Meowth's changed up since visiting the Alolan region.Courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Alolan Marowak

Type: Fire/Ghost

The Marowak in the Alola region take bones and light both ends on fire by rubbing them against their foreheads. Then they spin the bones around! Marowak’s rarity and its fearsome appearance when it dances with its bone led the people of Alola to dub it a conjurer and regard it with fear.

Marowak gains a new weapon in the Alolan region.Marowak gains a new weapon in the Alolan region.Courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Alolan Raichu

Type: Electric/Psychic

The Raichu in Alola have two types—Electric and Psychic—and they are able to wield psychic power. What’s more, they can gather their psychic power in their tails and then ride on them to float in the air!

Pikachu's evolution, Raichu, has a new form for the new world.Pikachu's evolution, Raichu, has a new form for the new world.Courtesy of The Pokémon Company
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