Pokémon Sun and Moon Announced

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Nintendo has officially announced during the February 26 Pokémon Direct that the next games in the Pokémon series will be titled Pokémon Sun and Moon. The new games will launch in holiday 2016 worldwide for Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo also announced that the game will be available in 9 languages, including all of the languages available for Pokémon X and Y as well as Simplified and Traditional Chinese. There’s not much else that we know about Pokémon Sun and Moon other than that and the release window.

The full trailer, also acting as a retrospective for the entire series, can be seen below:

Nintendo also announced that the digital releases of Pokémon RedBlue and Yellow, launching on February 27, will be compatible with Pokémon Bank. This means that players will be able to transfer their Pokémon from those first-generation games to the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon.

About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. Since then, he's owned every Nintendo console to be released. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Persona 4 Golden, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.




  • Gemnist

    WHY NO POKEMON Z!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Infophile

      Maybe Nintendo figured the 1.5 gens in 1 tradition had run its course, and they didn’t see any benefit to redoing X and Y instead of just making a new generation.

      Also, note that this isn’t the first time they’ve broken tradition. They already changed things up last gen, but releasing Black 2 and White 2 instead of a single extra version.