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Last month, #Pokemon released the special demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon. As you can imagine, geniuses managed to data mine the demo and revealed a ton of information that had not been revealed to the public.
Along with revealing the final starter evolutions and the three Island deities, the datamine found that Solgaleo and Lunala possibly have pre-evolutions. Let me repeat: The two legendary Pokemon of Alola have pre-evolutions.
As you can imagine, the internet was in an uproar as we have yet to see Legendary Pokemon with an evolution tree - unless you count the controversial Manaphy and Phione situation. Many chose not to believe it, but then we were introduced to the Pokemon Cosmog and fans are beginning to lose their minds.
As you can see, Cosmog shares a striking resemblance to Lunala. While its appearance is enough to spark a debate, the official description on the Pokemon website all but confirms that it is linked with the Legendary Pokemon:
This extremely rare Pokémon is known to only a select few in Alola. At one time, it was known only by the kings of Alola and their heirs, and it was called “the child of the stars.” The Aether Foundation is researching this unusual Pokémon, and one of the professors at the foundation recently dubbed it Cosmog.
Not only is it a "child of the stars," which definitely fits with the Sun and Moon theme, Aether Foundation are researching it. The group of scientists and researchers who are believed to be linked to the mysterious Ultra Beasts and the Chimera Pokemon, Type: Null, are researching Cosmog. If that's not ringing bells then this next piece of evidence will.
The Pokemon website go on to say more about Cosmog;
Its gaseous body is so lightweight that it’s sent flying when the wind blows. When light falls on this Pokémon, Cosmog absorbs it and grows.
When it comes into contact with light (solar or lunar energy) it grows (evolves). This seems to confirm that it will be the pre-evolution to the Legendary Pokemon in #PokemonSunandMoon, but some fans refuse to believe this. Luckily for us, a new trading card has leaked that confirms that Solgaleo and Lunala evolve from a previous form.
As you can see in the image above, the trading cards confirm that Solgaleo and Lunala have pre-evolutions and do evolve. This is a monumental occasion for Pokemon and shows that the company are trying to break the mold and reinvent itself for its 20th anniversary.
Pokemon Sun and Moon is less than two weeks away from release so the mysteries of the Alola region will be revealed on the 18th of November.