Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game.
In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.
Please note: This is a digital download of the full Pokemon Sun game.
I haven't played Pokemon since I bought Pokemon Red on its release, so I have little knowledge about the games in between. From start there is nothing weird, it's still the same principles as the first games so even a "veteran" as me had no troubles understanding how to play. I'm have about 90hrs in the game, which isn't a alot, but there are still lots of Pokemon to discover and side-quests to do. The only negative about this game really is the rival, he heals you before battles and such - quite the bad rival according to me. In the old games your rival always showed up at wrong time when your Pokemon's were in bad shape, making it really necessary to always have potions and alike at hand. Your rival even chooses the "wrong" Pokemon now! I went with the fire Pokemon as starter, I always do, and my rival then selected the grass Pokemon; I've never lost to my rival, not even close to loosing! All-in-all, great game and definitely worth every penny spent!
There are a lot of things we have come to expect from Pokemon games over the years: New Pokemon, a new crime syndicate bent on world domination and new companions /rival NPCS but most of all a lot of Pokemon battles. This title has a more of a light hearted story than X / Y and really starts to feel like an old school JRPG, this teamed up with "Trials" which replaces gym battles really helps the fights are against stronger version of Pokemon and feel like proper boss fights. the Z power system is a nice touch too and beats the Mega evolution mechanic the only real draw back of the title is it's frame rate dropping if you are on a newer 3DS you will drop frames in double battles and when Z power is used, on an older 3DS well you will never have a solid frame rate... this isn't amazingly deal breaking seems battle is turn based but it is VERY noticeable.
i really loved these games loved the trials and the new Pokemon and i loved that there was cut scenes instead of just static dialogue the region was beautiful and lush the only real gripe i have is that the first hour or so is a little slow and the story was great! so many likable characters
Ill keep this review short for those who are considering buying it: First of all, it has improved on its older brethren (by a lot) The world feels a lot more alive at this time A lot more pokemon and social features are added. I mean, whats there to miss? I haven't completed the game, but i do know that it will be a worthwhile journey
I've always been a huge pokemon fan, so the new releases were must have for me. Pokemon Sun surprised me in every thinkable aspects: Story - 95/100 The story has never been something I was expecting to be phenomenal from this series, but Sun & Moon really turned the gears. It has you very involved for the first hour or two, then you really dive into deeper parts of the mystery (while still venturing on your own, of course). I only reached the second island and am already amazed by how hard they tried on the story for Gen VII! Graphics - 100/100 Like I said before, the most beautiful. The landscape of islands helps it's cause, but even if it were a wasteland it would seem pretty. The NPCs now have realistic motions and their expressions are more human than ever. Especially Lillie of all people. The cities are full of life, the towns are anything but dull, and even the routes themselves have something extraordinary to offer! The orange waters during sunset is my absolute favorite thing I've seen so far. Gameplay - 100/100 By far the most compelling game to date, Sun and Moon offer so much more to the table than anything else, even Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. With Gyms out of the picture, you now have trials, which "test your skill", generally ending in a battle against either a strong variation of a Pokemon (Totem) or to fight a captain of the island themselves. You also, after facing all trials on your island, face a grand trial. This is the equivalent of a Gym, as you get a stamp in your passport showing you claimed that island as yours. With such epic music to go along with it, winning the grand trial never filled me with such joy and accomplishment. Also introducing Z-Powers, you can gain the edge in battle, but you'll still need to be smart about it. Those powers are set to one typing, so don't be blasting fire at water. It's the most up-to-date rock, paper, scissors I've ever seen. The new starters are worth mentioning, too, as they actually are quite decent. I chose Litten, and the game can actually be challenging if not thought out correctly. Be sure to have many different types or you may find yourself back at the PMC. Friends/Rivals - 90/100 To be honest, there aren't many flaws here. You have the professor, we all saw that coming. His assistant, Lillie, who may or may not have feelings towards you, despite how mysterious she may be. Hau is the stupidly-happy kid we all love, and you also have Gladion, a true rival like we haven't seen in a very, VERY long time. Overall, I give this game an unmistakable 100 out of 100. It's the best game I've played in a long time, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is even considering trying it out. You will not be disappointed. I promise you. And if you're a real veteran, apparently we can battle Red and Blue! Thank you for reading this far and hope you come to a decision soon!
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