A surprising trailer was dropped this morning on the Japanese Pokemon Youtube Channel. This trailer showcases the new antagonist team, Team Skull, as well as some new Pokemon.
Anything that is written in quotes is directly quoted from the Pokemon website.
The trailer showed a lot of gameplay featuring Team Skull. It shows them using Pokemon like Golbat, Drowsee, Haunter, and Ariados. This team seems to be based around Ghost/Poison-type Pokemon. It is interesting to note that Team Skull holds some of their Pokemon in ultra balls and net balls.
In the Alola region, a group of ruffians known as Team Skull causes a lot of trouble. They steal other people’s Pokémon, mess up the trial sites, and delight in all kinds of evil deeds.
The grunts in team skull are depicted like pirates. Bandanas, tank-tops, and skulls. The grunts are seen using Drowsee and Haunter in battle. Other then looking a bit loopy, that is about all there is on the grunts.
Both male and female Team Skull Grunts wear matching black Skull Tanks. And these uniforms aren’t even provided for them—all Grunts have to buy their own!
Plumeri is one of the co-leaders of Team Skull. She is seen in battle using a Golbat.
Plumeria is considered the big sister of Team Skull. She’s a tough lady who keeps Team Skull in line and working together—in the same way a strict older sister would. She seems to care for the Grunts who are below her in the pecking order, and she’s not one to let it go if someone’s given them a walloping.
Presumably the leader of Team Skull, Guzma has lots of gold items, including one special one on his wrist. He is seen battling with an Ariados, and squats in battle. The bracelet on his arm is an interesting item because it doesn’t have the right shape to be a Z-Ring. It looks more like a Mega-Braclet in it’s rounded shape. Could this confirm that mega evolutions are still in the game? Or is it just a watch.
Guzma is the boss of Team Skull who holds these ruffians together. Guzma pours on the attacks, battling without mercy. He certainly does seem strong, but he claims to be one of those who “never could become captains.” He seems to have a bone to pick with Professor Kukui, as well.
Pyukumuku is a pure Water-type based off a sea cucumber. This Pokemon seems to be all about draining opponents HP. When the opposing Pokemon made the fainting blow it activated Pyukumuku’s ability, Innards Out, effectively killing the opposing Pokemon, which was at half HP.
Due to their appearance and their lifestyle, Pyukumuku are considered unappealing to tourists. Part-time work chucking Pyukumuku back into the sea is available at tourist beaches. But no matter how far they’re thrown, Pyukumuku will always return to the same spot.
Once a Pyukumuku finds a place it likes, it won’t budge from it. If someone moves it away, back it comes to the same spot. If it runs out of food to eat in that spot, it’ll stay there—and starve. The people of Alola found this so pitiful that they developed a tradition of chucking Pyukumuku back into the food-rich sea whenever they come across any thin-bellied Pyukumuku.
Pyukumuku are covered with a slippery, viscous fluid that has a moisturizing effect. Pyukumuku can stay on land for a week without drying out. The people of Alola use this fluid for skincare products.
Pyukumuku hate to have their spikes and mouths touched, and if you step on one, it will hurl out its fist-like inner organs to strike at you.
Pyukumuku has a new Ability, Innards Out, which no other Pokémon has had before. With the Innards Out Ability, when this Pokémon faints, it will be able to deal one last bit of damage to its opponent, equal to the amount of HP it had left before it received the final blow.
Morelull is a Grass/Fairy-type which resembles a mushroom. It was leaked recently, and has just now been confirmed. It has the abilities Illuminate/Effect Spore. It is shown battling during the night.
Morelull are nocturnal Pokémon that walk around at night on their leg-like roots. They move because staying in one spot and sucking all the nutrients from the soil would cause surrounding plants to wither. Morelull uses its leg-like roots to make contact with its fellows and communicate with them.
Morelull broadcast spores that glow brightly when they burst open. Looking at their pulsing light has a soporific effect. It seems that in times of danger, Morelull broadcast these spores.
Wishiwashi is a new Pokemon based off a sardine. It is a Water-type with the ability Schooling. Schooling allows it to change forms when it reaches a certain level. Once it’s HP drops down low then it reverts back to it’s original form.
A single Wishiwashi is tiny and weak. Measuring just eight inches from nose to tail, Wishiwashi is very small—even for a Pokémon. Yet the people of the Alola region seem to view it as a terrifying Pokémon…
When it’s in danger, Wishiwashi’s glistening eyes catch the light and shine out, sending an SOS signal to its allies!
The seemingly weak Wishiwashi is called the demon of the sea because of its terrifying School Form! When Wishiwashi friends receive an SOS signal, they unite in this huge battle formation!
Wishiwashi that have encountered many dangerous situations and have a lot of experience calling on their allies will be able to emit a bright light from their eyes. They can gather allies and transform into an even more powerful Pokémon! Even Gyarados flee from Wishiwashi’s School Form!
Wishiwashi have a new Ability, Schooling, which no Pokémon has previously had. With Schooling, Wishiwashi can change form in battle to their School Form under certain conditions.
The first Alolan Pokemon confirmed is Alolan Marowak which was revealed in Corocoro earlier this month. The trailer shows some gameplay, as well as showing it likes to dance. It is a Fire/Ghost-type. The trailer also shows a normal Cubone evolving into Marowak.
The Marowak in the Alola region take bones and light both ends on fire by rubbing them against their foreheads. Then they spin the bones around! Marowak’s rarity and its fearsome appearance when it dances with its bone led the people of Alola to dub it a conjurer and regard it with fear.
There are many Grass-type Pokémon—Marowak’s natural enemies—in the Alola region. This makes Alola a harsh environment for Cubone and Marowak. As a result, they live in close union with their partners. It’s said that their great care for their partners allowed them to gain something like a sixth sense and resulted in their changed form.
The Alolan Marowak proves skilled at an attack in which it waves its bone and releases a ball of flame. The fireballs are not that powerful, but they tirelessly pursue the foe!
Alolan Meowth is a pure Dark-type and was also revealed in Corocoro earlier this month. For more on Alolan Meowth and Alolan Marowak check out our post on the Corocoro leak.
Meowth is a Pokémon that did not originally live in the Alola region. They were sent to the royal line as an offering from another region, and only a select few could have them as partners.
The Meowth in Alola are distinct for their cunning and their great pride. Two things they really hate—a wound to their pride and dirt on their coins. If either one happens, they fly into hysterics!
It’s said that the Meowth that were offered to the royal family lived a life of luxury and pampering, which led them to have a selfish and prideful attitude. This caused Meowth’s form to change.
The once-rare Alolan Meowth became feral when the monarchy was destroyed, and they have now become regular Pokémon, seen as commonly in the Alola region as elsewhere.
Alolan Raichu is the final Alolan form revealed in the trailer. It is a Electric/Psycic-type and has the ability Surge Surfer. Raichu appears to ride it’s tail like it is surfing waves, except it appears to ride electric currents instead.
The Raichu in Alola have two types—Electric and Psychic—and they are able to wield psychic power. What’s more, they can gather their psychic power in their tails and then ride on them to float in the air!
Even Pokémon researchers don’t know why Raichu’s form changed in the Alola region. The people of Alola seem unconcerned by the question. Their guess: maybe it ate too many sweet and fluffy round pancakes!
Raichu has electric sacs on its cheeks, and rubbing them causes a sweet aroma to be released. The mechanism behind this is not clear, but it’s thought to be connected to the psychic power that Alolan Raichu possess.
The Alolan Raichu has a new Ability, Surge Surfer, which no other Pokémon has previously had. With the Surge Surfer Ability, the Pokémon’s Speed will be doubled on Electric Terrain.
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