The evolutions for the starter Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon have been announced via the newest trailer for the upcoming game.
The evolutions per their official descriptions are:
Torracat – The bell-like object attached at the base of Torracat’s neck is a flame sac, an organ that can produce flames. Torracat’s emotions cause a rise in the organ’s temperature, and when the organ spits flames, it rings with the high, clear sound of a bell. Torracat attacks using the flames emitted from this bell.
Dartrix – Revealing a certain snobbiness in its personality, Dartrix cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment. In truth, it’s also a bit of a birdbrain, with a tendency to bungle things up. Once it makes a mistake, it sometimes gets into a desperate struggle to gloss over the situation and ends up making a bigger mess than ever.
Brionne – Brionne learns its dances by imitating the other members of its colony. It sometimes even learns dances from humans. This Pokémon is a hard worker and pours itself into its efforts until it has memorized each dance. As it dances, Brionne creates balloon after balloon. In battle, it first sends its opponent into disarray with its dancing, and then slaps its balloons into its target, causing the balloons to explode and deal damage.
Brionne always acts cheery and positive. Even when it’s feeling sad, this Pokémon doesn’t allow its sorrow to show. It’s said that Brionne will only reveal a sad expression to a Pokémon or Trainer to whom it has opened its heart completely.
Also unveiled in the latest trailer were a couple of new game mechanics.
First, the Festival Plaza. It essentially looks to be a social hub for players, where they an fulfill small quests in order to gain coins that can then be used to train Pokémon.
Also, Poké Pelago. This is enhancing the Pokémon storage system by making it more interactive for the Pokémon that are not currently on your active squad. They can fulfill different little games for rewards, similar to the Chao Garden from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
And yes, Mega Evolutions are back.
Also announced is a demo, coming October 18th.
Playing through the demo allows players to have the Pokémon Greninja, which bonds to its trainer. In the video, the Pokémon becomes “Ash-Greninja.” The best part is that you will be able to transfer Ash-Greninja to your full game come release.
Pokémon Sun and Moon release on November 18.