Pokemon Sun And Moon is the next – most dearly awaited by pokemon lovers – release in the main story franchise published by Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS. Technically speaking, the first arrivals of the 7th generation of pokemon: the Sun and Moon versions are same in terms of storyline. Although there are some important differences that will help you decide which one is best for you, here is a comprehensive piece on differences of both versions.

This article is exclusively for under-informed pokemon fans, we will cover some of the most important changes and features that you should anticipate in Pokemon Sun And Moon. Here are some of the key changes in the new game.

Pokemon Sun And Moon - Things You Need To Know Before Launch


When they say “Generation 7 of the Pokemon”, obviously they won’t be saying it for any insignificant reason. Pokemon Sun and Moon are highly anticipated games also because a complete batch of new pokemons will be introduced in the role-playing games.

The best part is that the publisher, Nintendo, have thought kindly for us and maintained a persistent no-spoilers strategy. A few of the new pokemons are announced somewhere between the trailers and press releases but a lot of new pokemons stay hidden for you to find. The new pokemons spotted in Pokemon Sun And Moon, that we know till now are listed below.

  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Yungoos
  • Grubbin
  • Iwanko
  • Pikipek
  • Nekkoara
  • Lunala
  • Popplio
  • Magearna
  • Solgalelo
  • Charjabug
  • Drampa
  • Bruxish
  • Cutiefly
  • Vikavolt
  • Togedemaru
  • Tapu Koko

Exclusive Features For Both Versions

In addition to the regular classic and new pokemons whom you can find in both versions, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon offer a pack of exclusive pokemons that will only be available in only one of the version.

Another important feature in the two versions is that the UB-02 expansion and UB-02 beauty – both of which are exclusive for only one version – have a critical impact on the stories of their respective versions.

Also, Pokemon Sun and Moon have different legendaries for them. Solgalelo, featured in the cover of Pokemon Sun is the legendary pokemon of Pokemon Sun, while Lunala is the exclusive legendary pokemon of Pokemon Moon.

Gameplay Changes

There have been some major changes on the positive side in the gameplay of Pokemon Sun and Moon. The graphics have been improved and the game has been integrated with the Alola more thoroughly. Enhancements in custom development of the character’s looks have also been spotted. The roaming around in the environment is improved and new dynamic camera spanning features are also introduced to provide a realistic gaming environment to the players.

Pokemon Sun and Moon have upgraded battle modes and the use of bottom screen has increased. Icons of in-battle pokemons are featured in the bottom screen which will show the status of both pokemons and clicking on the icons will open an in-depth information panel of the pokemon.

A new multiplayer feature has also been announced, known as Battle Royal. Battle Royale is the ultimate fatal four-way face-off between online players. Another mention-worthy addition to the new Pokemon main story franchise release is the Rotom Pokedex. Rotom Pokedex is a rare gadget that Professor Kukui will give to the character. Rotom Pokedex is said to be possessed by a unique Electric and Ghost type pokemon known as Rotom. Rotom Pokedex features way more functions than simply recording pokemon data.

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