Pokemon Sun & Moon
Pokemon Sun & Moon
To help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon series, the developers wanted to look at trainers and Pokemon as living things and express that in a better way. When coming up with ideas for Pokemon Sun & Moon, they created a theme for the game based around the concept of life, with both the sun & moon both being important to all life on earth. A place that came to mind to reflect this was Hawaii, an area with lots of sunshine, clear nights, and an abundance of life.
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Z-Moves were introduced in order to have something that would allow players to use a wider variety of Pokemon in battle.
Rather than have an individual Pokemon that players can focus on and make strong like with Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X & Y, Z-Moves where designed as a system where any Pokemon can use them and be stronger and more relevant in battle.
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Raichu's Alolan form is a reference to the Surfing Pikachu seen in many Pokemon releases ranging from games to merchandise. This Raichu is surfing on its tail and even has the ability "Surge Surfer" and the special Z-Move "Stoked Sparksurfer".
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Marowak's Alolan form with its new Ghost typing is most likely a reference to the non-playable ghost of Marowak found in Lavender Town's Pokemon Tower all the way back in Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Fire Red and Leaf Green.
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After the killing of Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo, many upset fans wanted Harambe to be added to the Pokedex in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Fans created a change.org petition outlining their wish, and the petition went on to gain over 120,000 signatures. Despite the amount of support, there has been no official comment from anyone affiliated with the Pokemon brand.
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According to information for the Greninja obtained at the beginning of the game's pre-release demo, the name of its original trainer is 'Ash'. This Greninja also met Ash on October 17, 2013, the exact date the first episode of the Pokemon XY Anime was broadcast in Japan. In the episode, Ash Ketchum met Greninja as Froakie.
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