Just a few days ahead of E3, the latest issue of monthly manga magazine Corocoro has leaked two of the new pokémon coming to the up and coming Pokémon Sun and Moon.
The first pokémon is named Nekkoala, which is described as the “Half-Awake Pokémon”, according to Serebii. The Normal-type pokémon has the all-new Definite Sleep ability, which renders it impervious to any status other than sleep. You can see the pokémon in the image below.
Also revealed was the dog-like pokémon, Iwanko. Described as the “Puppy Pokémon”, Iwanko is a Rock-type, and will reportedly have either the Keen Eye (which stops its accuracy from being reduced) or Vital Spirit ability, which’ll keep it from being lulled to sleep.
Serebii also reported that new images were also shared by the comic from the upcoming Pokémon movie. Volcanion and Magearna were featured, whilst the special Greninja said to be coming to Japan alongside the film was revealed to have the Hydro Pump, Gunk Shot, Block Mat and Happy Hour attacks. The pokémon will also come with the Hidden Protean ability.
Those attending the film’s cinema release will additionally receive a QR code that can be scanned to get Magearna in Sun and Moon.
According to iDigital Times, Corocoro previously stated that June’s issue would contain an “exclusive scoop,” whilst Serebii has updated that the magazine also dropped hints that “Rowlet, Litten, Popplio and Iwanko all hide a secret.” What exactly those secrets entail has yet to be revealed, suggesting that more information surrounding the upcoming Sun and Moon is on its way. And with E3 commencing next week, it doesn’t look like fans will have to wait too long to find out more.
Pokémon Sun and Moon releases on November 18 2016 for 3DS.
As reported by VG247, Nintendo recently announced that they will be showcasing Pokémon Sun and Moon at E3 2016 after all. For those watching online, the first Nintendo stream will begin on June 14 at 9am PT (4pm UK Tim), and includes Pokémon Sun and Moon and the world premiere of The Legend of Zelda, whilst the second will air on June 15 at 10am PT (5pm UK Time), holding a Q&A with the developers of Pokémon GO. Nintendo Treehouse episodes will also include Monster Hunter Generations, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past.