‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ Release Date, Latest News & Updates: Major Leaks Reveal New Details About Starter Pokemon Ahead Of Game’s Release

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Nov 09, 2016 06:00 AM EST

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" does not hit store shelves until November 18 of this year. However, some gamers have already managed to attain several genuine copies of the games. A myriad of leaked photos and details are now making the rounds in the Nintendo 3DS community; with details about characters, story, and the world can now be encountered in the wild. Are Pokemon trainers ready to face these details under leveled?

According to Polygon, a YouTuber, who goes by the username of Kaphotics, uploaded a series of videos that delve into details about the types and stats of every new Pokemon that will make their debut in "Pokemon Sun and Moon." A warning is now appropriate for those who do not want to be spoiled by major details of the games.

Even if most have seen these Pokemon before, the three starters in "Pokemon Sun and Moon" will be Rowlet, a flying-grass type, Litten, a fire-dragon type, and Popplio, an ice-water fairy type. Kaphotics goes into more detail in regards to their stats and evolutionary forms. Rowlet evolves into Dartrix and ultimately to Decidueye, and based on his stats, will act as a jack of all trades being equally adequate as a tank or a damage dealer.

Litten, the feline fire-cat, starts off as an agile Pokemon in favor of more offensive stats but sacrificing defensive stats rendering it fragile in the early stages of the game. Litten eventually evolves into Torracat and ultimately into Inceneroar. It is worth noting that along Litten's progression, it will eventually have access to Dragon-type moves as well some dark and fighting type abilities, making it a useful counter to many "Pokemon Sun and Moon" opponents.


Finally, Popplio is the slowest-starting yet most special between the three "Pokemon Sun and Moon" starters. As reported by Express UK, its stats heavily favor the Special Attack and Special Defense side of the equation. As Popplio progresses he gains the most minimal stat progression among the three in health, defense, and other categories.

Although its special stats gain a massive increase as he evolves and heavily outweighs those of its starter Pokemon counterparts, making it a beast in special power combos. Popplio evolves into Brionne and ultimately into Primarina in "Pokemon Sun and Moon."

There is also a collection of other leaks that go into detail about story details, villains and characters that can be seen on a thread on Reddit. "Pokemon Sun and Moon" is slated to release on November 18 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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