More new Pokemon Sun and Moon info has come out with today’s Nintendo Direct, including a new Alola variant of one of the most common Pokemon, Rattata and the reveal of certain exclusive Z-moves that can only be used by certain Pokemon, such as Alola Raichu and even a Z-move for Snorlax.
To start off with, we have Alola Rattata. With all of the new Pokemon Sun and Moon info, we can now see how Rattata changes with this new region, and it’s quite the startling change. To begin with, Rattata goes from a quadrupedal Normal-type to a Dark and Normal-type mix that stands on two legs (and also gains a tiny mustache!). This not only allows it to continue being immune to Ghost-type attacks, it also allows them to strike back and do even more damage with something like a Bite attack, with a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB).
Next, we’ve got a few specific Z-moves. Z-moves, in case you didn’t know, are fairly powerful moves that certain Pokemon can use once per battle. But now, we’ve got a few Z-moves that are specifically geared towards one Pokemon. For instance, Alola Raichu gets the Stoked Sparksurfer move, which is apparently even capable of taking down an Aerodactyl.
One other thing all of the new Pokemon Sun and Moon info got us is that if you pre-order the game, you’ll be getting a special Munchlax to go along with it. This Munchlax, when it evolves into Snorlax while holding the item Snorlium Z, will gain a Z move called Pulverizing Pancake. With this move, Snorlax becomes a lightning-fast giant that will charge your enemy down and crush them under its bulk.
Pokemon Sun and Moon is supposed to be coming out on November 18 in North America and November 23 in Europe, so there’s still plenty of time to pre-order the game if you haven’t started.