The Pokémon Sun and Moon games’ Legendary monsters, the Psychic/Steel type Solgaleo and Psychic/Ghost type Lunala, are the stars of The Pokémon Company’s new gameplay video posted yesterday (June 2nd). The video also gives us a closer look at the Alola setting – first introduced in May with the games’ release date announcement video – the heroes players can pick and choose, and a new generation of Pokédexes.

There’s even a few new characters to meet, and a certain muscle-bound, topless professor has somewhat stolen this announcement for fans. Professor Kukui is this generation’s Professor Oak, showing new trainers the ropes before they set out on their adventures. But this guy clearly likes a laid-back approach and a breeze beneath his lab coat, prompting some flustered reactions like this:

And also like this:

The official website describes the two Legendary Pokémon:

Solgaleo and Lunala hold a vital key to your adventures in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. These two Pokémon are Legendary Pokémon, and they play a crucial role in the story. But their place in the world is still wrapped in mystery!

And their stats have also been revealed as follows:


Category: Sunne Pokémon
Height: 11’2″
Weight: 507.1 lbs.
Type: Psychic/Steel
Ability: Full Metal Body

Since ancient times, Solgaleo has been honored as an emissary of the sun. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun.” Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it’s active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun. Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, an attack that charges at an opponent with the force of a meteor, disregarding the target’s Ability.

Solgaleo’s Ability is Full Metal Body, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Full Metal Body Ability, a Pokémon’s stats will not be lowered by the effects of an opponent’s moves or Ability.


Category: Moone Pokémon
Height: 13’01”
Weight: 264.6 lbs.
Type: Psychic/Ghost
Ability: Shadow Shield

Since ancient times, Lunala has been honored as an emissary of the moon. It is referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon.” Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like a crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky. Lunala’s signature Moongeist Beam attack releases an ominous beam of light that disregards the target’s Ability.

Lunala’s Ability is Shadow Shield, a new Ability that no previous Pokémon has had. With the Shadow Shield Ability, a Pokémon will take less damage from an attack that lands when the Pokémon has full HP.

The games’ western release dates were revealed for November 18th in the US, with Europe’s close behind on November 23rd.When the new generation arrives on 3DS, the two games will be available worldwide in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean and, for the first time throughout the generations, both traditional and simplified Chinese.

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