Pokemon GO is proving so popular that you'd be forgiven for forgetting about this November's Pokemon Sun and Moon adventures for 3DS.
But Nintendo hasn't forgotten, today revealing a host of new Pokemon that will feature in the games.
Wimpod is the Turn Tail Pokemon. This Pokemon is a cowardly scavenger which eats or stores anything that’s been dropped in the sea, so it’s highly valued across the Alola region as a cleaner of the sea. Wimpod has the new Ability Wimp Out, which causes this Pokemon to run away or swap out for another Pokemon when its HP drops below half in battle.
Fruit Pokemon Bounsweet gives off a delicious aroma. This aroma has a calming effect on humans, so many people across Alola let them live inside their homes as an air freshener.
Comfey, the Posy Picker Pokemon, picks flowers to carry around. Comfey uses its soothing aroma to help treat people and Pokemon at Pokemon Centers and hospitals.
Mudsdale is the Draft Horse Pokemon, possessing incredible power and endurance. Its legs are coated in protective mud, and its kick can destroy a car in a single blow. Mudsdale can have the Ability Stamina, a new Ability which raises a Pokemon’s Defense by one when it’s hit by an attack.
Bewear is the Strong Arm Pokemon that must never be approached carelessly. With its stout and highly developed arms and legs, Bewear loves to give crushing bear hugs which will split anything in two.
As the Disguise Pokemon, Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered by its cloth. Mimikyu’s Disguise Ability allows it to escape danger from an enemy’s attack one time, changing its appearance afterward.
In addition to the new Pokemon, Sun and Moon will support the new features of Pokemon Global Link, a website which connects Pokemon players around the world.
The Pokemon Global Link will be ending its current Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire,Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y service, but is to be updated making it compatible with Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Friendly Competitions are to be added, both Online and Live.
Online Competitions - These are competitions which are played over the internet. Players will be matched with an opponent and compete against each other for the best rating. These competitions can be open to Pokemon Trainers all over the world, or they can be set to only allow pre-approved Trainers to enter.
Live Competitions - These competitions allow players to host a competition and play together with friends and other Trainers who are in the same space. The Digital Player ID that contains competition regulations is generated as a QR Code, and by scanning the QR code into a 3DS system, participants can join and battle according to the set regulations.
Also new is the Hyper Training function, which allows Level 100 Pokemon to get even stronger.