You don’t have to wait until level 16 to see what your new starter Pokémon will look like.
In the latest trailer for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, each of the Alolan starters show off their second evolution form. First up is the Blade Quill Pokémon Dartrix, the evolved form of Rowlet. Maintaining the Grass/Flying type of its first form, the owl seems to care a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers and throwing back its luscious locks. Next is the water type Brionne, which evolves from the friendly seal Popplio. This Pop Star Pokémon uses its dance moves and circus balloons to set its enemy into a trance, only to pounce with an attack. Lastly is the fearsome fire type Torracat, evolved from Litten, who gains a flame sac around its neck that resembles a bell. The neck organ can produce flames and also enable the cat to see in dark places.
In a shocking twist, the presence of Greninja, introduced during the X and Y generation, reveals a tie-in with the animated series. Ash, the hero of the show, has sported a tight bond with his Greninja that has never been seen in a game, until now. Ash-Greninja gains giant water shuriken’s on its back to take out its enemy like a true assassin. The upcoming release of the Sun and Moon demo, which drops Oct. 18 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, will give players a chance to play with the mysterious Pokémon, which can then be transferred into the full release of the game. This is the second offering of a new Pokédex addition, as the Pokémon Company has already revealed the gift of a free Munchlax for early buyers of the game.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon hits shelves on Nov. 18 for Nintendo 3DS.
Watch the trailer above.