Nintendo's Pokemon Sun and Moon release date and starters announced | EW.com

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Nintendo announces release date, reveals starters for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Get ready for a new adventure, trainers. Nintendo announced Tuesday that its pair of new Pokémon games is coming out this November, and the gaming company is also giving fans a first look at the three starter Pokémon.

Nintendo first revealed the names of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon during the 20th anniversary celebration of the franchise back in February, but kept all details aside from the names of the seventh generation games nebulous. On Tuesday morning, the official franchise Twitter account confirmed that the new games would be out Nov. 18 in the U.S. Additionally, the account provided a link to a new section of the Pokémon webpage devoted to Sun and Moon news, which gave fans their first look at the new generation’s starters and their primary legendaries.

As in the past, the three starters fall into the types of Grass, Fire, and Water. Rowlet serves as the Grass starter (though it is also a Flying type). Inspired by an owl, Rowlet also knows the new move Leafage right from the beginning. The Fire starter is the cat-inspired Litten, and the Water starter is the sea lion Pokémon Popplio.

The game covers also reveal the two primary legendary Pokémon for each game, although we still don’t know their names. The Pokémon Sun legendary resembles a large white lion and the Pokémon Moon legendary seems to be a dark blue bat-like creature.

Get your first look at these new Pokémon and the new Alola region in the sneak peek video below.