Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Pre-Launch Trailer Introduces New Pokémon, Z-Moves

Pokémon Sun and Moon gets new trailer showcasing new trailer and details detailing Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, & Z-Moves.

 Pokemon Sun and Moon Z-Moves 3DS Nintendo Game Freak

The long and painful wait is almost over, Pokémon fans. With the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon just four days away, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have released a new trailer for the game.

The trailer introduces us to two new Pokémon and Ultra Beasts along with some Z-Moves. What are Z-Moves? Well, I’m glad you asked. Z-Moves are special skills that a Pokémon can use when it’s holding a Z-Crystal that corresponds to its move’s type. The effects of Z-Moves vary depending on whether they’re based on attack moves or status moves. For example, Z-Moves based on attack moves are much more powerful than standard moves, but their potential depends on the power of the original move that a Z-Move is based on. Since Z-Moves are full-powered attacks, they’re also impossible to ward off with skills such as Protect and Detect. When you use your Z-Power based on a status move, it will be powered up with additional effects. These status effects are varied, and can raise your own Pokémon’s stats, healing the next Pokémon to switch in, among other bonuses.

You can check out the official bios and descriptions of the Z-Moves below:

Alolan Diglett

Type: Ground–Steel

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

Type: 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.

Also revealed were the following new Ultra Beasts:

UB-05 Glutton

This 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

Another of the Ultra Beasts is known as UB-03 Lighting. More will be revealed during the players’ adventures around the Alola region.

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:

Z-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.

Z-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.

Z-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.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will release on the Nintendo 3DS on November 18 in North America. The game is slated to launch in Europe on November 23.

So, do you plan on picking up Pokémon Sun and Moon when it releases this Friday? We’d love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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