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Generation VII
MoonTitle.png
Title screen of Pokémon Moon
Debut EN November 18, 2016
JA November 18, 2016
Pokémon 802 (81 new)SM
807 (5 new)USUM
809 (2 new)PE
Main games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Region introduced Alola
Other RPGs Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Storage games Bank (Version 1.4+)
Current length EN 753 days
JA 753 days

The seventh generation (Japanese: 第七世代 seventh generation) of Pokémon games is the seventh installment of the Pokémon video game series starting with Pokémon Sun and Moon and continuing with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, followed by Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Unlike previous generations, the core series games of the seventh generation were released on two different Nintendo platforms, with the Alola-based games released on the Nintendo 3DS and the Kanto-based games released on the Nintendo Switch. It is the last generation released on the 3DS and the first one on the Nintendo Switch.

History

The seventh generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of Pokémon Sun and Moon on February 27, 2016, the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. These games were released worldwide on November 18, 2016, except in Europe where they were released on November 23, 2016.

The second pair of games in this generation, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, were revealed in a Pokémon Direct held on June 6, 2017. The games take place in Alola once again, but with a new story and includes Pokémon that cannot be found in Sun and Moon. The games were released worldwide on November 17, 2017.

The third pair of games, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, were revealed in a press conference held on May 29, 2018. The games take place in Kanto and are inspired by Pokémon Yellow. The games were released worldwide on November 16, 2018.

Some of the Generation VII games can communicate with games from previous generations. Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can communicate with the application Pokémon Bank, via which Pokémon from the Generation VI games can be received. By way of Poké Transporter, Pokémon Bank can also receive Pokémon from the Generation V games and the Virtual Console releases of the Generation II and Generation I games, from which they can be moved to Generation VII games. Combined with other inter-generational transfer methods, this makes the seventh generation the first generation since Generation II able to communicate with all previous games.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! can communicate with the mobile app Pokémon GO and is able to receive Pokémon that originate from the app and can send a special Pokémon to Pokémon GO. It currently cannot communicate with any other core series games.

Advances in gameplay

Alterations from Generation VI

Further additions in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Region

Alola

Alola

Main article: Alola

The Alola region was introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. This island region is made up of four main islands and one artificial island.

Starter Pokémon

The starters of the seventh generation follow the traditional Grass/Fire/Water trio setup. At the beginning of the game, the player must choose between the Grass and Flying-type Rowlet, the Fire-type Litten and the Water-type Popplio.

Trial Captains and Totem Pokémon

In Sun and Moon, there are seven Trial Captains and eight Totem Pokémon, Pokémon which are bigger than the rest of their species and have "auras" that increase one of their stats at the beginning of battle. Upon a Totem Pokémon's defeat, the player will get the corresponding Z-Crystal of the same type of the trial.

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, all of the trials are altered in some way. In addition, the final Trial Captain, Mina has a trial for the player to complete.

Trials
Generation VII Region: Alola
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
Ilima
Ilima
イリマ Ilima
Verdant Cavern
茂みの洞窟
Verdant Cavern
Dream Normalium Z Sprite.png
Normal
Gumshoos
GumshoosSUS
Yungoos
YungoosSUS
Alolan Raticate
Alolan RaticateMUM
Alolan Rattata
Alolan RattataMUM
Lana
Lana
スイレン Suiren
Brooklet Hill
せせらぎの丘
Brooklet Hill
Dream Waterium Z Sprite.png
Water
Wishiwashi
Wishiwashi
(School Form)SM
WishiwashiAlomomola
Wishiwashi and AlomomolaSM
Araquanid
AraquanidUSUM
DewpiderMasquerain
Dewpider and MasquerainUSUM
Kiawe
Kiawe
カキ Kaki
Wela Volcano Park
ヴェラ火山公園
Wela Volcano Park
Dream Firium Z Sprite.png
Fire
Salazzle
SalazzleSM
Salandit
SalanditSM
Alolan Marowak
Alolan MarowakUSUM
Salazzle
SalazzleUSUM
Mallow
Mallow
マオ Mao
Lush Jungle
シェードジャングル
Shade Jungle
Dream Grassium Z Sprite.png
Grass
Lurantis
Lurantis
TrumbeakCastform
Trumbeak and CastformSM
ComfeyKecleon
Comfey and KecleonUSUM
Sophocles
Sophocles
マーマネ Māmane
Hokulani Observatory
ホクラニ天文台
Hōkūlani Observatory
Dream Electrium Z Sprite.png
Electric
Vikavolt
VikavoltSM
CharjabugCharjabug
Charjabug ×2SM
Togedemaru
TogedemaruUSUM
SkarmoryDedenne
Skarmory and DedenneUSUM
Acerola
Acerola
アセロラ Acerola
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
スーパー・メガやす 跡地
Supermarket Megacheap (Abandoned Site)
Dream Ghostium Z Sprite.png
Ghost
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
HaunterGengar
Haunter and GengarSM
BanetteJellicent
Banette and JellicentUSUM
None Vast Poni Canyon
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dream Dragonium Z Sprite.png
Dragon
Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Hakamo-oScizor
Hakamo-o and ScizorSM
NoivernScizor
Noivern and ScizorUSUM
Mina
Mina
マツリカ Matsurika
NoneSM Dream Fairium Z Sprite.png
Fairy
NoneSM NoneSM
Seafolk Village
海の民の村
Seafolk Village
USUM
Ribombee
RibombeeUSUM
BlisseyPelipper
Blissey and PelipperUSUM

Grand trials

After the player completes all the trials on an island, they must battle the kahuna of the island.

Grand trials
Generation VII Region: Alola
Island Kahuna
Japanese
Island Location
Japanese
Type
Hala
Hala
ハラ Hala
Melemele Trial Completion.png
Melemele Island
Iki Town
リリィタウン
Liliʻi Town
Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png
Fighting
Olivia
Olivia
ライチ Lychee
Akala Trial Completion.png
Akala Island
Ruins of Life
命の遺跡
Ruins of Life
Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png
Rock
Nanu
Nanu
クチナシ Kuchinashi
Ula'ula Trial Completion.png
Ula'ula Island
Malie City
マリエシティ
Malie City
Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png
Dark
VSHapu.png
Hapu
ハプウ Hapū
Poni Trial Completion.png
Poni Island
Vast Poni CanyonSM
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png
Ground
Exeggutor IslandUSUM
ナッシー・アイランド
Nassy Island

Kanto

Kanto
Main article: Kanto

In its fifth appearance, Kanto appeared in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! in a capacity similar to Generation I and its previous remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Starter Pokémon

Unlike in other Pokémon games, the starter the player starts with in the upcoming games corresponds with the game they are playing. Players of Let's Go, Pikachu! will start with Pikachu, while players of Let's Go, Eevee! will start with Eevee.

Gym Leaders

For the most part, Kanto's Gym Leaders are the same as they were in Generation I, but Blue takes control of Viridian Gym after the player becomes Champion and can be challenged.

Indigo League
Generation VII Region: Kanto
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
VSBrock PE.png
Brock
タケシ Takeshi
Pewter City
ニビシティ
Nibi City
Rock Boulder Badge.png
Boulder Badge
VSMisty PE.png
Misty
カスミ Kasumi
Cerulean City
ハナダシティ
Hanada City
Water Cascade Badge.png
Cascade Badge
VSLt Surge PE.png
Lt. Surge
マチス Matis
Vermilion City
クチバシティ
Kuchiba City
Electric Thunder Badge.png
Thunder Badge
VSErika PE.png
Erika
エリカ Erika
Celadon City
タマムシシティ
Tamamushi City
Grass Rainbow Badge.png
Rainbow Badge
VSKoga PE.png
Koga
キョウ Kyō
Fuchsia City
セキチクシティ
Sekichiku City
Poison Soul Badge.png
Soul Badge
VSSabrina PE.png
Sabrina
ナツメ Natsume
Saffron City
ヤマブキシティ
Yamabuki City
Psychic Marsh Badge.png
Marsh Badge
VSBlaine PE.png
Blaine
カツラ Katsura
Cinnabar Island
グレンじま
Guren Island
Fire Volcano Badge.png
Volcano Badge
VSGiovanni PE.png
Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki
VSBlue PE.png
Blue
グリーン Green
Viridian City
トキワシティ
Tokiwa City
Ground Various Earth Badge.png

Earth Badge


English title screens

Pokémon Sun Pokémon Moon
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Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokémon Ultra Moon
Ultra SunTitle.png Ultra MoonTitle.png

Japanese title screens

Pokémon Sun Pokémon Moon
Japanese SunTitle.png Japanese MoonTitle.png
Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokémon Ultra Moon
Japanese Ultra SunTitle.png Japanese Ultra MoonTitle.png

Trivia

References



Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
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