'Pokemon Sun and Moon' Release Date, News & Updates: Details On The New Z-Move; Magikarp's Splash Move Is Not Anymore Useless?

By Jason Glenn , Updated Nov 15, 2016 04:42 AM EST

In the "Pokemon Sun and Moon", Magikarp's infamous Splash move is not anymore a senseless ability of the Pokemon. Usually when players use the move, Magikarp just initially jumps out of the water and doesn't affect the enemy. However the new Z-Move feature in the game can make the Splash move of Magikarp an effective move for battling.

The "Z-Splash" move can increases the attack strength of the regular Splash move of Magikarp up to 3 times according to WWG. The evolution form of Magikarp, Gyarados can now also obtain the Splash move. The dragon-type is considered as one the strongest Pokemon in "Pokemon Sun and Moon".

A video posted in Twitter displays how a Gyarados uses a Splash move with a Z-Cyrstal on hold in "Pokemon Sun and Moon". Although there were no damages inflicted to the enemy in the video, the Z-Splash gave the Gyarados an increase to its attack power instead of the normal Splash that has no effect


The Z-Splash attack can cause a fatal damage to some Pokemons like Poliwrath, Mimikyu, Solgaleo and Lunala according. The players form Reddit discovered that the boost can make any weak Pokemon battle move into a powerful offense when they were able to get on hold of initial copies of the "Pokemon Sun and Moon".

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" players will have to give the Z-Crystal to their Pokemon for them to hold so they can use the "super-powerful" Z-Moves against their foes. "Z-Moves based on attack moves have far greater power than standard moves, but how powerful they will be seems to depend on the power of the original move that a Z-Move is based on," Nintendo said in their official website.

"The Pokemon Sun and Moon" will be released on November 18, 2016 through the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS. Be sure to check back here on GameNGuide for more updates on "The Pokemon Sun and Moon".

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