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Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon Unveiled: Litten, Rowlet and Popplio

Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon Unveiled: Litten, Rowlet and Popplio

Here is your first look at the new starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Litten, a fire type, Rowlet, a flying grass type, and Popplio, a water type. The new Nintendo 3DS game also introduces its latest region, Alola.

The Pokémon Company has released a new video and details for Pokémon Sun and Moon, unveiling the three starter Pokemon that players will be able to select in the Nintendo 3DS title, which will be available in stores and download on November 18th. Meet your new Pokémon for Sun and Moon and get ready to explore the Alola region, which seems to be inspired by Hawaii:

Below, discover more details about Litten, Rowlet and Popplio, the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon:

litten_2Litten. Logical but also passionate, Litten always remains coolheaded and doesn’t show its emotions on the surface.

Litten can attack with flaming hairballs! Its fur is rich in oils and immensely flammable. Litten grooms itself by licking its fur, and then uses the collected fur as fuel for fireball attacks!

When the time comes for Litten to shed its old fur, it all burns up in a glorious blaze.

The move Ember attacks an opponent by firing a small flame at it. Litten knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

CATEGORY Fire Cat Pokémon
HEIGHT 1’04”
WEIGHT 9.5 lbs.



rowlet_2Rowlet. Rowlet can attack without making a sound! It flies silently through the skies, drawing near to its opponent without being noticed, and then lashing out with powerful kicks. It can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers.

Its visual abilities are impressive. The darkness of night is no obstacle to Rowlet! It can twist its neck nearly 180° from front to back so it can see directly behind itself. It has a habit of turning its head in battle to face its Trainer and receive instructions.

The move Leafage attacks an opponent by striking it with leaves. Rowlet knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

CATEGORY Grass Quill Pokémon
HEIGHT 1’00”
WEIGHT 3.3 lbs.
TYPE Grass/Flying
ABILITY Overgrow



popplio_2Popplio. Popplio’s swimming speed is known to exceed 25 mph. It’s better at moving in the water than on land. Still, when it’s on land, it takes advantage of the elasticity of its balloons to perform acrobatic stunts and jumps.

Popplio can snort out balloons made of water! Watch it spin water balloons into a playful battle strategy!

Both frivolous and hard-working, Popplio can easily get carried away—unleashing enough power in battle to make quite a spectacle! But Popplio’s determined spirit means it can usually be found practicing hard on its balloon skills.

The Water Gun move attacks an opponent by firing a jet of water. Popplio knows this move from the moment it becomes your partner!

CATEGORY Sea Lion Pokémon
HEIGHT 1’04”
WEIGHT 16.5 lbs.
TYPE Water



Also introduced are the new, yet unnamed, Legendary Pokémon, which grace the cover art of the respective versions of the 3DS game. The Sun Legendary looks like a Lion and the Moon Legendary is a bat, which connects with the name leaks that surfaced recently – when the names “Solgaleo” and “Lunaala” were found trademarked under the name Yusuke Inui, an IP lawyer in Japan.

Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon Unveiled


Litten, Rowlet and Popplio — who will you choose? November 18th can’t come soon enough. Train on!

Litten, Rowlet and Popplio Pokemon Sun and Moon

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