Pokemon Sun and Moon: First Thoughts

Rachel Mii Double JumpIf you love Pokemon, then I’m sure this is old news to you by now.
Nintendo has announced the seventh generation of Pokemon and the two games to start it off: Sun and Moon.
Nintendo has recently announced Pokemon Sun and Moon coming worldwide in November 2016. They gave us the name of the new region, where it’s based off from, the three starter Pokemon, and even some unofficial gameplay here and there from the trailer.
I’ve been a Pokemon fan from the very beginning and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next generation. So you can only imagine my excitement when this news came.
Although there’s not much information known about the games yet, they’ve given us a pretty decent heads up.
Pokemon Sun and Moon: First Thoughts Double Jump
The Region

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The seventh generation is in a region called Alola. It’s island-based and people believe it’s loosely based on Hawaii. I think that’s pretty cool. It’s definitely something different.
I get the feeling we’re going to have to be surfing and riding boats to get to the different cities and towns for gym badges. There won’t be a shortage of water Pokemon, that’s for sure.The map seems to show otherwise, but you’re definitely surrounded by water.
The map seems to show otherwise, but you’re definitely surrounded by water. I’m excited to see what Alola has in store for us.
The Starters
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First, there’s Rowlet. He’s known as the Grass Quill Pokemon, but I call him an owl because… he’s an owl. He’s grass-flying and absolutely adorable.
He reminds me of a Beanie Boo. You guys know those round-chubby-beanie-baby-like-plushies? That’s what Rowlet reminds me of and I just want to hug and squeeze him!
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Second, there’s Litten. Litten is a fire-type known as the fire cat Pokemon. He’s a cat. Obviously.
Fire is my favorite type so regardless of design, Litten is my choice. However, Jimmy Whetzel posted on his Tumblr a picture of a black cat, plus Shadow the Hedgehog, equals Litten. I cannot unsee this because he’s right. It looks like Shadow the Hedgehog got turned into Shadow the Cat. Oh, well. That still doesn’t sway my decision.
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Lastly, there’s Popplio. The water-type sea lion Pokemon. Oh, Popplio…
I feel bad for the guy. Not because of his design, no. But because mostly everyone hates his design and calls him ugly. I think he’s adorable. Instead of basing him off of a real life sea lion, they based him off a performing sea lion like for the circus or aquarium. It’s a weird direction to take, but I think it’s pretty cool.
I can’t wait to see what they’re evolved forms are going to look like!
The Legendaries
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The two Legendary Pokemon on the box art are just amazing, in my opinion. I’m so happy to have a powerful-looking lion as a legendary. I think that one was way overdue. I’m not sure what type it is, but it kind of looks like it may have fire elements to it.
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As for the Moon legendary, it looks like a bat of some sort. I’m not really sure, but it looks really majestic and I love it. Again, its type is unknown. But my guess is fairy? Or maybe dark?
Rumor has it, there more information for Sun and Moon coming out today, June 2. Who knows what we’ll hear next.
What are your thoughts on the new games?

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  1. I’m very excited! I went into full analysis mode for the first trailer out of pure hype. I like your thoughts on the new starters. I would so appreciate a bean bag plush of Rowlet! The new trailer has finally revealed information on the legendaries including official names and typings, so that’s exciting! The Alola Region looks great. Sure, we might have lots of water, but it looks like we’ll have interesting tropical Hawaii-themed locations.

    1. I’m very excited as well! I have to look up the new news… I’ve heard about it, but haven’t yet seen it for myself. The Alola region looks great indeed!

    1. The two legendaries look awesome! I like to buy physical copies of the main Pokemon games. I have the physical cartridge for all of them, so I like to keep the collection going. 🙂

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