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Sun & Moon: Yungoos Evolution & More Revealed!

Newest trailer reveals brand new Pokémon in addition to evolution for Yungoos!

The latest trailer not only revealed new forms for older Pokémon, but but also revealed brand new Pokémon making their appearance in Pokémon Sun & Moon!  From a floral mantis to meteors to even a hardboiled evolution of Yungoos, there’s plenty of new Pokémon to get excited for when the duo of games release this November.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest trailer that was released in English:

We’ve looked at all the Alola Form Pokémon in another post, so let’s focus on the completely brand new Pokémon making their debut in this trailer!

Oricorio (All Four Styles)

Name: Oricorio
Category: “Dancing” Pokémon
Height: 2’00”
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Type: (Multiple)
Ability: Dancer

Oricorio changes its form by sipping the nectar of certain flowers. Since it has four different forms—the same as the number of islands in Alola—it would seem that different Oricorio live on each of the islands.

The Baile Style Oricorio is very passionate, and power fills its body when it dances. It sends downy fluff flying during its intense dances. By igniting this fluff, it can unleash a fiery dance attack.

The Pom-Pom Style Oricorio is very friendly toward people, and it uses dancing to encourage Trainers who are feeling glum. When it dances, its feathers are charged with static electricity. It can attack with these charged feathers, and sometimes it unleashes a powerful electric shock.

The Pa’u Style Oricorio acts at its own pace, which sometimes makes it difficult to deal with. It sharpens its spirited moves through dance, which increases its psychic power. It’s said that this dance expresses its gratitude to the guardian deity Pokémon.

The Sensu Style Oricorio is quiet and collected. By means of its dance, it gathers the spirits drifting about in an area and borrows their power to fight. People who migrated from Kanto feel a great liking for this Pokémon because its dance reminds them of their homeland.

Oricorio has the new Dancer Ability that no other Pokémon has had before. If another Pokémon in the field uses a dancing move, then Oricorio will be able to use the same move immediately afterward, thanks to its Dancer Ability.

Revelation Dance is a move that only Oricorio can learn, and its type changes based on Oricorio’s current style.

Oricorio is one Pokémon with four different styles, each named and based on a different style of dresswear and dance.  With each style matching a specific type (Baile = Fire/Flying, Pom-Pom = Electric/Flying, Pa’u = Psychic/Flying, Sensu = Ghost/Flying), it’s amazing how one Pokémon can have such a distinct variation in one region.

Add in its new Ability, Dancer (which automatically copies moves like Swords Dance and Quiver Dance) and its unique move Revelation Dance (which takes on the type that matches Oricorio’s current style), and you have a Pokémon that’s got a lot of potential in its versatility!


Name: Minior
Category: “Meteor” Pokémon
Height: 1’00”
Weight: 88.2 lbs.
Type: Rock/Flying
Ability: Shields Down

Minior are formed in the stratosphere and live by absorbing the detritus around them. When they’ve consumed a large quantity of particles, their bodies become heavy, and they fall toward the planet’s surface. Minior has a hard and heavy outer shell with a core inside it. The Meteor Pokémon seems to be made in such a way that if its shell breaks, it becomes lighter and can deal out quick attacks.

When its shell breaks, the core in its center is revealed. You won’t know what color will appear until this happens!

Minior has the new Shields Down Ability, which no other Pokémon has had before. With the Shields Down Ability, it will have excellent defensive capabilities as long as its shell is intact. It will also be protected from status conditions. But when its HP drops below half, its shell will break, and it will change to a form better suited to attacking.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a celestial rock Pokémon! Unlike Solrock and Lunatone before it, Minior takes the whole “space rock” approach to a new level, using its rocky meteorite body as a shield before revealing the cosmic energy-like body inside after dipping below half-health.

It’s interesting how it sheds its stone shell after taking damage, though I’m naturally curious to see if this Pokémon evolves (and whether or not its stats can make use of such an intriguing Ability).


Name: Gumshoos
Category: “Stakeout” Pokémon
Height: 2’04”
Weight: 31.3 lbs.
Type: Normal
Ability: Stakeout / Strong Jaw

Gumshoos’s method of targeting prey is the exact opposite of Yungoos’s strategy. While Yungoos prowls around, Gumshoos stakes out its prey’s usual routes and waits patiently for it to come by.

Gumshoos has a tenacious personality, which is why it targets one prey for so long without wavering. But when the sun goes down, it runs low on stamina, falling asleep right on the spot. Gumshoos can withstand a great deal of hunger. It’s able to stay perfectly still while waiting for its prey, keeping watch without eating a thing.

The evolution of Yungoos, Gumshoos! True to its name, Gumshoos takes on a very gumshoe-like demeanor, staking-out its foes like a hardboiled detective.  Though its likeness to a certain presidential candidate is something nearly everyone has picked up on (especially on social media), it’s likely a matter of coincidence.  What’s neat is how Gumshoos’s fur extends out from its belly, almost like the trench coat of a scruffy detective.


Name: Fomantis
Category: “Sickle Grass” Pokémon
Height: 1’00”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability: Leaf Guard

Fomantis is nocturnal, and it performs photosynthesis while it sleeps during the day by spreading out its leaves in all directions. Because of the danger of staying in the same location two days in a row, Fomantis begins its search for the next day’s spot as soon as the sun sets.

For Fomantis, photosynthesis is not just a source of energy—it is a necessity to achieve the strength and brilliant coloration of its evolved form. Photosynthesis is precious to Fomantis, and it will fiercely attack those who get in the way of that process.

Fomantis excel at long-range attacks like Razor Leaf and Solar Beam. Solar Beam is indeed a powerful move, but since it uses up the energy that the Pokémon has stored through photosynthesis, Fomantis rarely uses it.

Adorable! Despite looking like a bug, Fomantis is a pure Grass-type Pokémon.  From the description of both it and its evolution, it seems as though sunlight plays an important factor as to how this Pokémon evolves.  Could it be that this Pokémon only evolves during the daytime?


Name: Lurantis
Category: “Bloom Sickle” Pokémon
Height: 2’11”
Weight: 40.8 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability: Leaf Guard

Lurantis draws opponents near to itself with its flowerlike appearance and aroma—and then it takes them down. It’s said to be the most gorgeous of all Grass-type Pokémon, due to its brilliant coloration and elegant moves. Lurantis’s appearance is maintained through detailed grooming. It will trust a Trainer who does a good job of caring for it, but it will apparently have a difficult time growing closer to a lazy Trainer.

Lurantis can learn Solar Blade, a move that releases a blade-shaped beam to mince up its foes. The blade is so sharp it is said it can slice a rock in half! Solar Blade is a move that no Pokémon has been able to learn before. With Solar Blade, Lurantis absorbs energy from the sun on the first move and then unleashes a powerful attack on the second turn. Lurantis is the Totem Pokémon of Lush Jungle, the site of an Akala Island trial. It will overwhelm trial-goers with the powerful combos it unleashes with the Pokémon allies it calls.

Gorgeous! Lurantis looks absolutely amazing, though its new move Solar Blade suggests that this Pokémon is more than just for show.  However, Solar Blade seems to share a lot in common with Solar Beam – for better or for worse.  Moreover, for Pokémon with access to moves like Sunny Day and Abilities like Drought, Solar Blade seems like a better alternative to physical attack-oriented Pokémon than Solar Beam.


Name: Mudbray
Category: “Donkey” Pokémon
Height: 3’03”
Weight: 242.5 lbs.
Type: Ground
Ability: Own Temp / Stamina

Mudbray could once be found all over the world, but it was overhunted and ended up on the verge of extinction. It’s said that the Alola region is the only place in the world where Mudbray can still be found in the wild.

Mudbray boasts superhuman strength—a surprise, considering its small body. Mudbray can carry loads up to 50 times its own weight on its back or dragging behind it.

Mudbray loves playing in the mud. It’s easy to live in harmony with this Pokémon, as long as you provide an environment where it can play in the mud. If it can’t frolic in the mire, however, Mudbray will become stressed and may stop listening to orders.

The pre-evolution of Mudsdale, Mudbray!  We were long overdue for a donkey-like Pokémon, and Mudbray doesn’t disappoint! I wonder just how powerful Mudsdale is now that we know that it’s an evolution…

And that’s it for all the newly revealed Pokémon! Don’t forget to check out the new Alola Form Pokémon that were also revealed in the trailer!

Pokémon Sun & Moon releases on November 18, 2016.

I’m totally stoked to see all these Pokémon in action! Lurantis has definitely caught my eye with its beautiful design, though all these Pokémon are total winners in my book!