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Pokémon Sun and Moon box mascots, characters detailed

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  • Thursday, June 2, 2016

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon information has been revealed, including details on the box mascots Solgaleo and Lunala, which play a crucial role in the games' story.


Solgaleo is the mascot of Pokémon Sun and is Psychic/Steel. It has the new Ability Full Metal Body, which prevents its stats being lowered by an opponent's moves or Ability (i.e. it has the same effect as Clear Body and White Smoke). Its signature move is Sunsteel Strike, which ignores the target's Ability (as if the user has Mold Breaker).

Lunala is the mascot of Pokémon Moon and is Psychic/Ghost. It has the new Ability Shadow Shield, which means it takes less damage when at full HP (i.e. it has the same effect as Multiscale). Its signature move is Moongeist Beam, which ignores the target's Ability (as if the user has Mold Breaker).

Kukui is the Alola region's professor. He studies Pokémon moves, and takes direct hits from Pokémon in the course of his research.

Lillie is Professor Kukui's assistant, and about the same age as the player character. She dislikes making Pokémon battle, but likes to read books. She is said to play an important role in the story of Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Hau is a friend of the player character of about the same age. He loves malasadas, which are a specialty of the Alola region. It is emphasized that he loves Pokémon.

The Alola region consists of four natural islands and one artificial island; other small islands are also visible on the map. Likewise, the Alola Pokédex is split into four parts, with the first part being called メレメレ Meremere.

Professor Kukui gives the player a special Pokédex known as the Rotom Pokédex. It is inhabited by Rotom, which gives the Pokédex its own personality. It displays the player's current location and their next destination, as well as providing advice on where to go next based on the conversations the player has with other characters. Only a few Trainers have a Rotom Pokédex, even in the Alola region.

The games will feature a QR Scanner function, which allows the player to scan QR Code patterns to register Pokémon of the Alola region in the Pokédex, allowing them to view their habitat. If you have caught a Pokémon, you can display its QR Code in your Pokédex to share it with other players.

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