It's that time again Pokefans and Pokemon Trainers, we have more news to share about the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. As like many of the previous games in this series Sun and Moon will be gaining version exclusives that may sway the choices of many Trainers. But have no fear you will still be able to acquire these Pokemon through the noble art of trading.
Pokemon Sun Exclusives
Passimian - Fighting
This new Pokemon that shares the image of a very skilled Lemur football player is exclusive to Pokemon Sun. It holds the new ability Receiver which allows Passimian to take over the ability of a fainted Pokemon and utilise it as if it had just entered into the battle. The applications of this ability are truly endless.
Lycanroc (Midday Form) - Rock
Lycanroc is the evolved form of Rockruff, the wolf Pokemon revealed a while ago. The Midday Form is what will be available for Trainers who hold onto Pokemon Sun. It has two distinct abilities the first being Keen Eye which prevents this Pokemon from losing accuracy. Its second ability is Sand Rush, an uncommon ability that boosts this Pokemon's speed in a sandstorm. Going with this Pokemon's look, an added boost to speed may allow Lycanroc (Midday Form) to achieve monumental speeds so definitely keep sandstorm in your repertoire.
Pokemon Moon Exclusives
Oranguru - Normal/Psychic
Keeping with the simian theme of some of these exclusives is the gorilla-like Pokemon known as Oranguru. This Pokemon is native to the region of Pokemon Moon and holds two abilities. Inner Focus prevents this Pokemon from flinching and Telepathy anticipates an allies incoming attack and dodges it. This is perfect for large scale moves such as Surf or Discharge. Oranguru holds a unique new attack known as Instructor which is able to instruct an allied Pokemon to utilise a move. This way stronger allied Pokemon may be able to attack twice or even utilise an offensive and defensive move in the same turn. Could be a game changer.
Lycanroc (Midnight Form) - Rock
Finally we come to the Midnight Form of Rockruff's evolution, Lycanroc. This version is exclusive to Pokemon Moon and bears a distinct resemblance to a Werewolf. It holds two abilities the first being Keen Eye which prevents the loss of accuracy as well as Vital Spirit which prevents this Pokemon from being put to sleep. All round this Pokemon is centred on keeping its attacks ongoing and on point.
So Trainers what are your favourite regionally exclusive Pokemon?