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Pokemon News Issue # 104

Pokemon News Issue # 104

Welcome back to another issue of Pokemon News! As of writing this, Poke-fever isn’t the only illness that I am currently suffering from. Nope, that would be a cold; full on Cubchoo over here. Sickness aside, we’ve got some tasty new information about Sun and Moon due to the recent 3DS centered Nintendo Direct. So let’s get right into it.


First up revealed in the Direct was the unveiling of another Alolan Pokemon. Take a look at Alolan Rattata.



It may not be in the top percentage, but that mustache is pretty dapper.

Unlike ordinary Rattata, urban areas are Alolan Rattata’s main habitat. They are nocturnal and live in nests of several dozen. Alolan Rattata have an excellent aptitude for sniffing out delicious fresh foods in Alola. They pay no attention to foods that aren’t fresh. Alolan Raticate serve as their boss.

So not only was Alolan Rattata confirmed, but Alolan Raticate will also appear at some point in Sun and Moon. If he looks like an italian mobster, I think I’m gonna lose it.


Though Rattata was the only new Pokemon shown to have an Alolan forme, that was all that was shown in the Direct. Two Pokemon were shown to have specific Z Moves in their arsenal.

First up we have Alolan Raichu’s Z Move, Stoked SparkSurfer.


Riding on its tail through the air using its newly acquired psychic abilities, Alolan Raichu charges a power lightning attack around its body and strikes the enemy Pokemon at mach speed, dealing severe damage upon impact.

Yeah, yeah, that’s all fine and dandy. But one Pokemon blows that Z Move right out of the water.

And the award for most amazing Z Move goes to Snorlax with Pulverising Pancake.


It took six generations for Snorlax to stand up in battle. Now in the seventh generation, Snorlax is charging at you with the force of a meteor impact. I’m not kidding, Pulverising Pancake causes Snorlax to charge at the opponent, leap into the air, and crash into the enemy Pokemon just like a meteor crashing into the ground.

One thing about Snorlax and Pulverising Pancake is that its Z Crystal, Snorlium Z, isn’t obtainable in the game normally. To get the crystal, a special Munchlax hold Snorlium Z will be distributed during the early months of Pokemon Sun and Moon’s release. Evolving the Munchlax and having the new Snorlax hold the Snorlium Z is the only way to awaken Snorlax’s hidden strength.


And that’s it for Pokemon News! Now if you will excuse me, I need to blow my nose real quick.