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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)
Main games Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Region introduced Alola
Storage games Bank
Current length EN 218 days
JA 218 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. Like Generation VI, the games of the seventh generation are presented on the Nintendo 3DS.

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 will once again take place in Alola, but with a new story and will include Pokémon that cannot be found in Sun and Moon. The games are set to be released worldwide on November 17, 2017.

The Generation VII games are not isolated from previous iterations. Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can communicate with the application Pokémon Bank, which can also communicate with the Generation VI games. Additionally, the Generation V games and the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I and II games can send Pokémon to Pokémon Bank through Poké Transporter. Through Pokémon Bank, Poké Transporter, Poké Transfer, and Pal Park, Pokémon from any generation can be transferred to Generation VII.

Advances in gameplay

Alterations from Generation VI

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

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.

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
Normal Gumshoos
GumshoosS
Yungoos
YungoosS
Alolan Raticate
Alolan RaticateM
Alolan Rattata
Alolan RattataM
Lana
Lana
スイレン Suiren
Brooklet Hill
せせらぎの丘
Brooklet Hill
Water Wishiwashi
Wishiwashi
(School Form)
WishiwashiAlomomola
Wishiwashi and Alomomola
Kiawe
Kiawe
カキ Kaki
Wela Volcano Park
ヴェラ火山公園
Wela Volcano Park
Fire Salazzle
Salazzle
Salandit
Salandit
Mallow
Mallow
マオ Mao
Lush Jungle
シェードジャングル
Shade Jungle
Grass Lurantis
Lurantis
TrumbeakCastform
Trumbeak and Castform
Sophocles
Sophocles
マーマネ Māmane
Hokulani Observatory
ホクラニ天文台
Hōkūlani Observatory
Electric Vikavolt
Vikavolt
CharjabugCharjabug
Charjabug ×2
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)
Ghost Mimikyu
Mimikyu
HaunterGengar
Haunter and Gengar
Mina
Mina
マツリカ Matsurika
None Fairy None None
None Vast Poni Canyon
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dragon Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Hakamo-oScizor
Hakamo-o and Scizor

Grand trials

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

Island Kahuna
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type
Hala
Hala
ハラ Hala
Iki Town
リリィタウン
Liliʻi Town
Fighting
Olivia
Olivia
ライチ Lychee
Ruins of Life
命の遺跡
Ruins of Life
Rock
Nanu
Nanu
クチナシ Kuchinashi
Malie City
マリエシティ
Malie City
Dark
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Hapu
ハプウ Hapū
Vast Poni Canyon
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Ground


English title screens

Pokémon Sun Pokémon Moon
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Japanese title screens

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

Trivia


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
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