Pokemon Sun and Moon details Team Skull, new Pokemon and Alolan Pokemon variants

Meet the leaders of Pokemon Sun and Moon's group of ruffians.

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The Pokemon Company has shared the latest details, imagesscree, and video of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon following a Japanese trailre this morning, introducing enemy faction Team Skull, four new Pokemon, and three older Pokemon adapted to the Alola region.

Get the details below.

■ New Pokemon

Morelull

  • Category: Illuminating Pokemon
  • Type: Grass/Fairy
  • Height: 0’08”
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Illuminate / Effect Spore

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Morelull are nocturnal Pokemon that walk around at night on their leg-like roots. They move because staying in one spot and sucking all the nutrients from the soil would cause surrounding plants to wither. Morelull uses its leg-like roots to make contact with its fellows and communicate with them.

Morelull broadcast spores that glow brightly when they burst open. Looking at their pulsing light has a soporific effect. It seems that in times of danger, Morelull broadcast these spores.

Pyukumuku

  • Category: Sea Cucumber
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 1’00”
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Ability: Innards Out

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Due to their appearance and their lifestyle, Pyukumuku are considered unappealing to tourists. Part-time work chucking Pyukumuku back into the sea is available at tourist beaches. But no matter how far they’re thrown, Pyukumuku will always return to the same spot.

Once a Pyukumuku finds a place it likes, it won’t budge from it. If someone moves it away, back it comes to the same spot. If it runs out of food to eat in that spot, it’ll stay there—and starve. The people of Alola found this so pitiful that they developed a tradition of chucking Pyukumuku back into the food-rich sea whenever they come across any thin-bellied Pyukumuku.

Pyukumuku are covered with a slippery, viscous fluid that has a moisturizing effect. Pyukumuku can stay on land for a week without drying out. The people of Alola use this fluid for skincare products.

Pyukumuku hate to have their spikes and mouths touched, and if you step on one, it will hurl out its fist-like inner organs to strike at you.

Pyukumuku has a new Ability, Innards Out, which no other Pokemon has had before. With the Innards Out Ability, when this Pokemon faints, it will be able to deal one last bit of damage to its opponent, equal to the amount of HP it had left before it received the final blow.

Wishiwashi (Solo Form)

  • Category: Small Fry Pokemon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 0’08”
  • Weight: 0.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Schooling

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A single Wishiwashi is tiny and weak. Measuring just eight inches from nose to tail, Wishiwashi is very small—even for a Pokemon. Yet the people of the Alola region seem to view it as a terrifying Pokemon…

When it’s in danger, Wishiwashi’s glistening eyes catch the light and shine out, sending an SOS signal to its allies!

Wishiwashi have a new Ability, Schooling, which no Pokemon has previously had. With Schooling, Wishiwashi can change form in battle to their School Form under certain conditions.

Wishiwashi (School Form)

  • Category: Small Fry Pokemon
  • Type: Water
  • Height: 26’11”
  • Weight: 173.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Schooling

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The seemingly weak Wishiwashi is called the demon of the sea because of its terrifying School Form! When Wishiwashi friends receive an SOS signal, they unite in this huge battle formation!

Wishiwashi that have encountered many dangerous situations and have a lot of experience calling on their allies will be able to emit a bright light from their eyes. They can gather allies and transform into an even more powerful Pokemon! Even Gyarados flee from Wishiwashi’s School Form!

Wishiwashi have a new Ability, Schooling, which no Pokemon has previously had. With Schooling, Wishiwashi can change form in battle to their School Form under certain conditions.

■ Pokemon Adapted to the Alola Region

Alolan Marowak

  • Category: Bone Keeper Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Ghost
  • Height: 3’03”
  • Weight: 75.0 lbs.
  • Ability: Cursed Body / Lightning Rod

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The Marowak in the Alola region take bones and light both ends on fire by rubbing them against their foreheads. Then they spin the bones around! Marowak’s rarity and its fearsome appearance when it dances with its bone led the people of Alola to dub it a conjurer and regard it with fear.

There are many Grass-type Pokemon—Marowak’s natural enemies—in the Alola region. This makes Alola a harsh environment for Cubone and Marowak. As a result, they live in close union with their partners. It’s said that their great care for their partners allowed them to gain something like a sixth sense and resulted in their changed form.

The Alolan Marowak proves skilled at an attack in which it waves its bone and releases a ball of flame. The fireballs are not that powerful, but they tirelessly pursue the foe!

Alolan Raichu

  • Category: Mouse Pokemon
  • Type: Electric/Psychic
  • Height: 2’04”
  • Weight: 46.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Surge Surfer

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The Raichu in Alola have two types—Electric and Psychic—and they are able to wield psychic power. What’s more, they can gather their psychic power in their tails and then ride on them to float in the air!

Even Pokemon researchers don’t know why Raichu’s form changed in the Alola region. The people of Alola seem unconcerned by the question. Their guess: maybe it ate too many sweet and fluffy round pancakes!

Raichu has electric sacs on its cheeks, and rubbing them causes a sweet aroma to be released. The mechanism behind this is not clear, but it’s thought to be connected to the psychic power that Alolan Raichu possess.

The Alolan Raichu has a new Ability, Surge Surfer, which no other Pokemon has previously had. With the Surge Surfer Ability, the Pokemon’s Speed will be doubled on Electric Terrain.

Alolan Meowth

  • Category: Scratch Cat Pokemon
  • Type: Dark
  • Height: 1’04”
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Pickup / Technician

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Meowth is a Pokemon that did not originally live in the Alola region. They were sent to the royal line as an offering from another region, and only a select few could have them as partners.

The Meowth in Alola are distinct for their cunning and their great pride. Two things they really hate—a wound to their pride and dirt on their coins. If either one happens, they fly into hysterics!

It’s said that the Meowth that were offered to the royal family lived a life of luxury and pampering, which led them to have a selfish and prideful attitude. This caused Meowth’s form to change.

The once-rare Alolan Meowth became feral when the monarchy was destroyed, and they have now become regular Pokemon, seen as commonly in the Alola region as elsewhere.

■ Team Skull

Meet the Ruffians of Team Skull

In the Alola region, a group of ruffians known as Team Skull causes a lot of trouble. They steal other people’s Pokemon, mess up the trial sites, and delight in all kinds of evil deeds.

Team Skull Boss Guzma

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Guzma is the boss of Team Skull who holds these ruffians together. Guzma pours on the attacks, battling without mercy. He certainly does seem strong, but he claims to be one of those who “never could become captains.” He seems to have a bone to pick with Professor Kukui, as well.

Team Skull Admin Plumeria

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Plumeria is considered the big sister of Team Skull. She’s a tough lady who keeps Team Skull in line and working together—in the same way a strict older sister would. She seems to care for the Grunts who are below her in the pecking order, and she’s not one to let it go if someone’s given them a walloping.

Team Skull Grunts

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Both male and female Team Skull Grunts wear matching black Skull Tanks. And these uniforms aren’t even provided for them—all Grunts have to buy their own!

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are due out for 3DS on November 18 in North America and November 23 in Europe.

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