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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Officially Announced for 3DS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmzDL1l3Fag

Following yesterday’s leak for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, Nintendo has officially announced both titles for the Nintendo 3DS.

Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the two latest entries in the series.

The game’s will be released worldwide later this year, with a tentative “holiday” release window. The games will feature a multitude of language options, including: English, Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Finally, Nintendo also confirmed that the digital re-releases of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow, will all support Pokemon Bank, which means you can transfer the Pokemon captured in those games into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon (Editor’s note: all three games launch tomorrow).

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64 comments
  1. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Those douchebags didn’t even show gameplay
    It was all “MUH NOSTALGIA” and stroke their dicks over connectivity and MUH NINE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

    Christ almighty, shittiest Pokemon announcement of all time.

  2. Keinart
    Keinart
    February 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    >not even a video

    Wow it’s fucking nothing

  3. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    February 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    It’s Nintendo. What’d you expect. Their entire system works on Nostalgia…

  4. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I thought their entire system worked on changing games for us Americunts because we can’t see boobies or pat heads without shitting ourselves in anger while eating our burgers

  5. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    It was pretty damn shitty, wasn’t it?

  6. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    February 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Thats NoA.

  7. Vagineer1
    Vagineer1
    February 26, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Whilst I am happy for new Pokemon games they didn’t even show us anything. That’s like Level-5 coming out on stage, announcing Dark Cloud 3, showing us the title image then walking off. The fuck?

  8. Guin
    Guin
    February 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Where da Middle Eastern kids at? All I saw were whites, asians and the token black guy.

    There were concept arts so I wouldn’t say it’s “nothing.”

  9. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    February 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I feel nothing.

  10. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    February 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Watch as you once again can’t change languages mid-game.

  11. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    February 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Here.

  12. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    February 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Mildly hyped. Kinda need to see some gameplay though, fampai. I thought I was gonna see starters.

  13. Pico
    Pico
    February 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

    That, and amiibos

  14. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    February 26, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I dont see how nintendo would let a bad localization happen for this one. Fire Emblem is nothing compared to the Pokemon Juggernaut

  15. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    February 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I thought that they would save a Pokemon game for the release of the NX.

  16. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    February 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I can’t believe the leak spoiled everything they told us.

    Worst part is that people are getting hyped. From a title. We haven’t seen jack shit!

  17. TheMaverickGamer
    TheMaverickGamer
    February 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

    No footage? Really? Can’t say I’m too enthusiastic about the announcement.

  18. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    February 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Sadly Nintendo doesn’t need to show anything. All they need to say is “NEW POKEMON” and boom! You can hear the pre-orders already starting to pile up.

    Pokemon=plastic money for Nintendo.

  19. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I was very pissed off at the crap factor that was XY and ORAS so I’m gonna be veeery careful with this.

    They didn’t even show what console it’s on. I think it should be a New 3DS thing to fix that fuckawful lag the other Gen 6 games had.

  20. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 26, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Wow, really? Thought it was just a joke. Hahahaha, now all of those articles that used the parody account have to redo the article again.

  21. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I don’t know what anyone was expecting.
    SPOILERS: It’ll be the same inadequate engine from X/Y/OR/AS, the same watered down dialogue, the same predictable plotline about countering an evil organization, and the same weird-ass morality lecture about how it’s somehow ok to capture intelligent creatures and force them to fight for your amusement. Except almost certainly with some sort of paid DLC features this go-around.

  22. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    February 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Even if it’s LEAGUES better than the last Ge, even if it’s the best Pokemon games for young and old, I ain’t touching it until Pokemon Re-orchestrated is restored to Youtube.

    Yes Nintendo gave him a license to sell his work, and odds are that its Youtube’s copyright system being abused by a third party, but until then it’s The Pokemon Company’s responsibility. Not to mention the non-profit fan games that have been DMCA’d. They don’t treat fans with respect.

  23. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I don’t believe it! NOA censored the gameplay!

  24. scemar
    scemar
    February 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    That was the worst of directs.
    The first part was ok but then they had to cut to some long and tedious 90’s tier montage of random happy kids.
    And no video.
    No nothing.
    We saw the logos already come on at least show the protagonists of the games or something.

  25. Josh
    Josh
    February 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    (I’ll admit it-I laughed out loud.)
    Travis, what if I don’t get a booby slider for my trainer in this game? Can you IMAGINE? We’d have to boycott! XD.

  26. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    The Ghostbusters 3 of vidja.
    Best part is how they kept Negra version in.

  27. alterku
    alterku
    February 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    That’s a real good summary of all the things about Pokémon that bring me unhappiness. Except slavery of a lesser being, ’cause, c’mon, we’ve ALL done it. Right?

  28. Urobolus
    Urobolus
    February 26, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    There’s no need. It’s Pokemon. What are you expecting it to look like? It’s gonna be the exact same thing they’ve done for decades. And you’re gonna buy it like the good goy you are.

  29. Astralwyrm
    Astralwyrm
    February 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Revenge of Solrock and Lunatone

  30. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    February 26, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    “It will all come together!”

    How so? Will this game allow the players to travel the lands from the previous games? Will we have to beat all the gyms from all over the land, will we have to beat EVERY SINGLE ELITE 4?! Or is it just another pokemon game?

  31. Kaboom
    Kaboom
    February 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    … What’s a goy?

  32. iHodor
    iHodor
    February 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I can’t get any sort of excitement from this.

    They didn’t even show goddamn gameplay! I mean, yeah, it’s pokemon. The game’s barely changed in twenty years, sure, but still show some gameplay. Hopefully it’ll be more enjoyable than GenVI was.

  33. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    February 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    What I wanna know is how they’re managing to get the gen I Pokemon to work with the new games, and what makes them different from X&Y and ORAS.

    The older Pokemon are flat-out missing certain values and stats (personality value, lower IV and EV count) so they aren’t even compatible with the current engine or mechanics.

    So did they figure out a way to fill in the gaps, or does Sun and Moon use a completely new engine? At any rate I’m kind of tempted to get one of the VC games now.

  34. scemar
    scemar
    February 26, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    In this context it’s like an easy and cheap unearned sale.
    Effectively goy= the consumer that easily gives up his will power and standards, loses his normal composure and judgement, finally to end giving Nintendo money on day 1 for yet another low effort, low quality pokemon game that rehashes practically everything despite not being happy about it.

  35. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    February 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I’m still so disappointed in their game engine. You think a flagship title like Pokemon would’ve supported 3D on the 3DS. I was so looking forward to exploring Pokemon’s world in 3D.

  36. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    February 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Doesn’t have to be exclusive. They can just have it take advantage of the slightly better hardware when run on the 3DS. Monster Hunter 4U did that. I don’t know of any others.

  37. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    February 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I assume the missing stats will be generated when imported into the new games. Also I heard they’re charging a fair chunk for the VC games.

  38. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 26, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I also don’t want them to reuse the same 3D models is the thing.
    People seem to disagree but I thought they were ass ugly. Even the Stadium models had art direction going for them despite the lower polygon count

  39. Tako Luka
    Tako Luka
    February 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Just Nintendo things

  40. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I’d be happy if they could utilize the New 3DS hardware to get rid of the lag and low framerates in 3d.

  41. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    What happens between you and the denizens of your secret basement sex dungeon is your business.

  42. Jackjack
    Jackjack
    February 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

    We really doing this again guys? How many times is Nintendo gonna get paid for the same game? Consumers as a whole really need to put our collective foot down and require more effort from Nintendo.

  43. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    February 27, 2016 at 4:09 am

    A young male gargoyle, perhaps?

  44. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 27, 2016 at 4:19 am

    uhhh so… a bunch of assumptions?
    cause i continue to like pokemon. they may have their flaws but they’re still fun

    so uh
    this is a dumb af insult.

  45. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 27, 2016 at 4:20 am

    man this website sucks shit.
    “omg it’s the same shit gonna be shit 1/10”
    fuckin hell

    why are you clicking on articles/commenting on articles for series you don’t even like
    this website’s comment base gets more and more negative by the fuckin week

  46. Vagineer1
    Vagineer1
    February 27, 2016 at 5:33 am

    What makes you assume I’m going to get it? The last games I got were ORAS and thats only because it’s Hoenn remastered.

  47. アントナント
    アントナント
    February 27, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Which proved the point you’re nothing but a good goy.

  48. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    The problem is that the games aren’t improving those mechanics and features and are actually actively taking away content and dumbing down features.

  49. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    The leak didn’t tell us jack shit, because it was fake.

  50. Josh
    Josh
    February 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Not that “leak,” the one for Sun and Moon (where the distributor placed the titles up early).

  51. Urobolus
    Urobolus
    February 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Which had removed content like the game corner and the game was somehow being even easier than the original release.

    Sad thing is, the people who make those kinda complaints still end up buying it.

  52. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    February 27, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Well yeah, what I meant though is how exactly. How do they plan to assign stats to Pokemon that never had them?

    My guess would to be to update the transfer tool to double IVs for the Pokemon, the tricky part however would the personality value. The only way I can see for that is faking the transfer by deleting the original and generating a rough equivalent.

    That said, Yeah, the VC games are $10. I guess that’s the ‘tax’ for the updated features.

  53. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 28, 2016 at 3:14 am

    um. kay.

  54. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 28, 2016 at 3:15 am

    gen 6 literally added a new type…
    and didn’t take any of the core mechanics away…

    what are you talking about?

  55. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Wow a new type!
    So where’s the battle Frontier?
    Where’s the game corner?
    Where’s trainer customize in ORAS?
    Why was the challenged lowered?
    Why were all the routs in XY straight paths?
    WHERE the fuck is any semblance of a post game?
    They even took away seasons

    What kind of shitty ass remake has less content than the originals? ORAS

  56. Duskmelt
    Duskmelt
    February 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    This year is looking to be great for us! We got Pokemon GO, an updated RBY, and Sun and Moon. The former titles we know a lot about already. But the real mystery is with Sun and Moon.The names are cool, but I want more details! I loved how X and Y were really hyped and how they were a big jump from their predecessors. I’m hoping Sun and Moon bring something new to the franchise as well.

  57. Duskmelt
    Duskmelt
    February 29, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Goodbye stroking Machamp’s nethers

  58. Duskmelt
    Duskmelt
    February 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I really wish Nintendo would embrace high-end hardware and go all out with Pokemon. The franchise feels like a huge world limited by confining vision and aging hardware.

  59. Duskmelt
    Duskmelt
    February 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    That’s level-headed. Pre-ordering on cue of detail-less announcements isn’t the healthiest of expenditure practice.

  60. Duskmelt
    Duskmelt
    February 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Nintendo is interesting. Innovative hardware but iterative games. Here we are with dual screens, touch capability, Wi-Fi, and 3D. But the game is mostly the same.

  61. Sergio Montserrat
    Sergio Montserrat
    March 2, 2016 at 12:49 am

    And lowering difficulty, because we’re that dumb,

  62. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    March 23, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Still have my grey brick Gameboy gathering dust on a shelf, ironically enough theres still a 1st gen pokemon game still in it.

  63. Sam XXX
    Sam XXX
    March 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Point proven. Dumb fuck.

  64. djghost1133
    djghost1133
    April 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    goy is actually a hebrew work for someone whose not jewish.

    The more you know.