Even though North Americans do not yet have access to the demo, those in other countries have already played and broken into the demo in order to glean as much information about the new Pokémon that are available.
Before I start leaking left and right, I will talk about the demo itself as well as minor features, giving you have ample time to run as far away from this article as possible as to not spoil yourself.
This Reddit thread shows the demo being played and has some interesting things to say about Sun and Moon as well as what the Hawaiian Alola region has in store for players. In the demo, you play as an 11-year-old boy from Kanto called Sun that undergoes a rite of passage for all people on the island. That includes the normal Totem challenges previously revealed and helping Professor Kukui with taking pictures of Pokémon, specifically Jangmo-o and Hakamo-o. You also have access to his Pikachu for this, although he does get the creature back later on.
You do complete a Totem challenge in the demo, as well as fight some Team Skull Grunts as well as their second in command, Plumeria. After these, you receive a Z-Ring and Electrium-Z, both items needed to perform the games’ Z Moves. After this, the demo seemingly ends, although if you replay it, the Professor gives you a Ride Pager, which allows you to ride Pokémon, like Tauros, across the landscape.
In the demo, only certain features will be available like The Pokémon Center, as you don’t get access to the PC, which allows for Pokémon storage. Instead, the demo will prompt you to release a Pokémon after reaching your limit.
There are more things to discuss, but now is the time for a full description of the leaks, so if you need to turn away, now is the time.
Thanks to PhillyBeatzU on Twitter, as well as other sources from Twitter, we can now see more Alolan forms, the final evolutions of the starter Pokémon, shiny Pokémon and even a couple of new things about Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Both the Diglett and Geodude evolutionary lines are getting Alolan forms, with Geodude, Graveler and Golem looking a little more gruff and Alolan Diglett and Dugtrio getting hair. I wish I was kidding. Also, Alolan Persian looks less like a sleek and sexy cat and more puffy, especially in the face.
It also seems like the Pokémon leak that shows the final starter evolutions that happened earlier this year was legitimate, as they have also been revealed.
Other Pokémon that have been revealed include a toucan (because we need a toucan Pokémon), an anchor Pokémon, one that looks like a jellyfish and the evolutionary lines of Morelull, Sandlit and Wimpod. The four island guardians, including Tapu Koko, have also been revealed, but the most interesting information that is revealed is in regards to our legendaries.For the first time ever in Pokémon, both Lunala and Solgaleo have pre-evolutions as well as shiny versions.
It is unclear how the legendary Pokémon and their evolutions are going to work but it seems that we still have a lot to learn. Also, the Ultra Beasts, which have been speculated to be anything from new legendaries to shapeshifting aliens, also have shiny versions as well. All eight of them have been revealed.
Below are the shiny variations of all of the new shiny Pokémon, as well as the shiny versions of the Alolan forms of Pokémon.
It should be said that this isn’t all of the Pokémon that have yet to be revealed in the new game, as there are still empty slots remianing. Thus, there is still more to be discovered. So, what are your thoughts on the new Pokémon and their shinies?
Oh, Game Freak, why can’t you just reveal these Pokémon more organically? Even with that being said, I have always been iffy about the looks of the Alolan Pokémon. A couple of them still look really off to me, especially Alolan Persian and Dugtrio. However, most of the new Pokémon that I’ve seen look amazing, especially Wimpod’s evolution. It looks like I’ll be playing the demo once I get my hands on it and am looking forward to it’s release next month.