Get To Know Your Starter Pokemon From Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon news is being slowly revealed to the public and today was the reveal of the three Pokemon that you will be able to choose from when you begin the game. Since it’s inception you always started out a Pokemon with the choice of choosing a companion, unless you were playing Pokemon Yellow where you were given Pikachu. The reason behind making the player choose the Pokemon was just another reason for players to use the link cable and trade Pokemon with friends, because some Pokemon were specific to certain games. Now you can just enter a friend code and trade through a wireless connection. You don’t even to look at your friend in the eye and emote that you spent hours finding something that you are giving away for free, only to be given a Pokemon that you need but at a low level. It’s those backhanded trades that really keep the hours of work a player must go through higher than normal. Pokemon Sun and Moon will be no different, as I’m sure there will be Pokemon that you will want but can’t get because they aren’t available in your version of the game. The other aspect that isn’t different is the types of Pokemon you get to choose from, much like in the original there is a grass, water and fire type. Thanks to a press release that was sent out by Nintendo, we now have a little more insight to each of the new Pokemon.

Name: Rowlet
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1 ’00 “
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.

Name: Litten
Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 “
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.

Name: Popplio
Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 “
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.


Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.

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