Surprise Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon Release Revealed

Rumors of there being a Pokémon Z release date sometime in 2016 are false. Instead, video game developer Nintendo revealed something even bigger for fans. Pokémon Z isn’t coming this year, but there will be a Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release for owners of the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo and the Pokémon Company confirmed Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon’s release late last week in a special Nintendo Direct video stream. As their name suggests, the two games are full sequels to the massively popular role-playing games. Besides these two new entries in the series for traditional players, there’s Pokémon Go, coming in 2016. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are for mobile gamers that have or don’t mind purchasing a Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon Go is coming to iPhone and Android.

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Read: Pokemon Sun & Moon Release: What We Know

In a fact page about the upcoming games, Nintendo doesn’t confirm an exact release date for the two upcoming games in the main Pokémon franchise. For now, the company is sticking to a general release window of “holiday 2016.”

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon wont take players back to Kanto or any of the previous worlds that they’ve explored in the game’s earlier adventures, Nintendo says. Players can expect an entirely “new world” with new trainers to meet.

The few details of mechanics that Nintendo have shared are more exciting than the company’s confirmation that the game will take place in an entirely new world. Last week Nintendo released remakes of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow, all to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. The pocket monsters that players collect in these games – and others – can be traded and stored using the Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will accept trades from these games through the Pokémon Bank too. What’s more, other games are compatible with the feature too, like Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon compatibility will get added to the Pokémon Bank in a forthcoming update around the same time those games launch. Trading Pokémon between the games is once again confirmed in a FAQ about the upgrade on Nintendo’s website. That page also confirms that players will want to install the Pokémon Bank app on the same Nintendo 3DS that they’ve installed Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue or Pokémon Yellow on. Players don’t have to create a new account.

Rather than create multiple versions for multiple regions, Nintendo has opted to let players choose their language from within the game. English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Spanish are all included as languages on each version.

A short video included with the confirmation of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release doesn’t confirm anything new about the upcoming titles.

There’s still a lot about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon that we don’t know. We have no idea what other features are making it into the game besides integrated language switching. It’ll be interesting see what the game offers as the series already has a robust inventory system, day and night cycle, trading and evolutions for most characters. We don’t know which characters will be exclusive to which game either, something that’s very important for those that don’t plan on purchasing both games. In the Pokémon series, two games launching at the same time indicates that there’ll be variations in available creatures, but not the game’s main story or mechanics.

GameStop, one of gaming’s largest retailers, has already kicked off pre-orders ahead of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release. Both games are available on the retailer’s site for $39.99. The purchase pages for the retailer don’t include any new details about the games either.

24 Exciting Pokémon Sun and Moon Feature Details

Pokémon Sun and Moon Release Date

Pokémon Sun and Moon Release Date

Rather than come out and immediately announce the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release date, Nintendo opted to tease users along. It wasn’t until today that we learned more about the upcoming role-playing game and when we can expect it on store shelves. The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon release arrives in North America on November 18th. Europe will get the game on November 23rd.

34 Comments

  1. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:43 am

    this video dont make no scence

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    Reply

    • FabTheCat

      02/29/2016 at 9:54 pm

      You don’t make sense

      Reply

  2. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:43 am

    more bobies

    Reply

  3. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:44 am

    i am a proud meber of the klu klux klan

    Reply

    • Sure_thing_fam

      03/01/2016 at 5:29 am

      I’m sure your klan would like you to spell it’s name right

      Reply

      • Deez_nuts

        03/01/2016 at 6:34 pm

        It is spelled right moron

        Reply

  4. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:45 am

    white power is beter than pokemon

    Reply

  5. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:46 am

    wemon shouldnt be able to own pokemon

    Reply

    • Go dig a hole and sit in it please

      02/29/2016 at 6:25 pm

      then you shouldn’t be able to either

      Reply

    • DeezNutzLMAO

      03/01/2016 at 2:48 pm

      Stfu bitch

      Reply

      • DeezNutsLMAO

        03/01/2016 at 2:50 pm

        WOMAN CAN OWN POKEMON THEY ARE CUTE AND KILLER AF

        Reply

  6. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:47 am

    uncle adolf said killing pokemon is a right of passege

    Reply

  7. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:48 am

    damn jews in sinnoh

    Reply

  8. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:50 am

    whays the diffrence be tween boyscouts and jews

    Reply

  9. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:50 am

    boyscouts want to go to camp

    Reply

  10. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:51 am

    i want to bang may in the but

    Reply

  11. erui fhdfj gvdf ghv

    02/29/2016 at 11:54 am

    she like to lick the shit of oy dick when im done

    Reply

    • Respect the stick dick

      03/02/2016 at 10:31 pm

      Oy dick

      Reply

  12. Some PKMN nerd

    02/29/2016 at 3:53 pm

    Man, all I care about is seeing the Legendaries and the starters and all we have is Fletchling’s look alike twin.

    Reply

  13. Andrew

    02/29/2016 at 5:37 pm

    i agree with the bang may in the butt

    Reply

  14. Johnny

    02/29/2016 at 6:00 pm

    I really want to know when pokemon moon and sun will come out and i would like to bang may in the butt to

    Reply

  15. Justin

    02/29/2016 at 6:34 pm

    These niggas are fried.

    Reply

  16. Thomas

    03/01/2016 at 1:07 am

    It would be amazing to bang may in the butt

    Reply

  17. Crazy Russian Hacker

    03/01/2016 at 2:25 am

    In Soviet Russia May bang you in butt.

    Reply

    • FGUDVGDUHK GFYU

      03/02/2016 at 10:57 am

      THIS AINT RUSSIA WE AINT COMMUINCTS

      Reply

  18. Fried niggas (but mostly scrambled)

    03/01/2016 at 8:31 am

    YYYYYAAAAAA BANG HER IN ZE BUUT HOLER!!!!

    Reply

  19. The Question

    03/01/2016 at 10:39 am

    Hey Travis, where are your resources? where did ou get this information?

    Reply

  20. Stephanie

    03/01/2016 at 11:35 am

    I would also like to bung moo en de boot

    Reply

  21. Zach

    03/02/2016 at 12:47 am

    *Beats May in Pokemon battle*
    May: Noooo! I-I don’t bring enough money to give to you for winning… I didn’t expect this to happen. Can I please pay you back later? :(
    Me: That’s really unfortunate… I really needed that money. I really don’t want to have to report you to the Pokemon police…
    Lucky for you, theres one way I can let you off the hook…
    May: >\\\<; Oh god…

    Reply

  22. FEMANAZI

    03/02/2016 at 11:22 am

    UNCLE ADOLF SAID THAT I HAD HIS PERMISSON TO BANG HIS NIECE IN THE BUT

    Reply

  23. Adolf Hitler

    03/02/2016 at 3:03 pm

    I AM ADOLF
    Read my book Mein Kampf

    Reply

  24. eric

    03/06/2016 at 3:01 pm

    What the hell is going on with the comments?!

    Reply

  25. Bull shit

    03/06/2016 at 4:16 pm

    Trolls invaded

    Reply

  26. neel

    03/31/2016 at 11:54 am

    Well I hate jewish people ,i like nazi peoples and i love pokemon and yes may is the most beautiful character in pokemon

    Reply

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