First Gameplay for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Coming April 3

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While the announcement for both Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon got many fans of the long-running series excited, some were questioning why pre-orders for the titles were already live before we’ve even seen.. well, anything for the games.

This is why it’s good to hear we’ll finally get a look at gameplay and details for the upcoming duo of monster-catching RPGs on April 3rd, news confirmed (via Serebii) in the latest episode of Gathering at the Pokemon House revealed.

Various key developers on the game will be on the April 3rd episode of Gathering at the Pokemon House to talk up the games, including Pokemon game series director Junichi Masuda, battle director Shigeki Morimoto, and game director Shigeru Ohmori.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are both launching sometime this holiday.

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  1. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    March 26, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    “First Gameplay for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon”

    “Coming April 3”

  2. scemar
    March 26, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Pokemon is one of the few games where seeing gameplay for a new game isn’t really in my priorities. Because it’s not a big deal, it’ll be the same old.

    I’d be more interested to hear what the developers personally have to say about the game, how they’d intend to make it better than the predecessors, assuming they’d even care about that.

  3. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    March 26, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I’m getting really sick of these types of “announcement” dates for gameplay videos (talking about the game companies). They’re basically just there for hype and marketing. Can we just get the gameplay without the constant fanfare?

  4. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    March 26, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    It used to be same old same old until gen 6 shat on god damn everything.

  5. scemar
    March 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    But that’s how it always works, the first pokemon on a system brings some considerable visual changes and that’s it.

  6. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    March 26, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    But then there wouldn’t be the intentional hype and marketing in announcing “announcements”.

  7. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    March 26, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    So what’s ORAS’ excuse?

  8. MonsterGogo
    March 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    So, still the exact same as the gameboy original, or something else?

  9. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    March 27, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I can’t say I’m even really interested in gameplay. Pokemon’s pokemon. Everyone knows how it works by now.

    All I care about is the pokedex.

  10. Azure
    March 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Too soon we need an Announcement for that Announcement for the Announcement in prior to the Announcement so we can get prepared for the next Announcement to preview the Announcement for the Announcement of the Announcement for the gameplay footage.

  11. Johnathon
    March 27, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Mega evolution was a mistake
    Not having double battles be default was a mistake
    EV’s and IV’s were a mistake
    Competitive pokemon was a mistake
    All humanoid pokemon were major mistakes

  12. Dnetwork7
    March 27, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Its in 3D!!!!!!!! lol

  13. Dnetwork7
    March 27, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Not being able to go to other regions after gen 2 was a mistake, and just lazy.

  14. Dnetwork7
    March 27, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Cash grab.

  15. Neojames82
    March 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Maybe if they actual put in a more exciting battle system I would be interested. But I’m fairly certain it is going to be the same boring text boxes, one or two frames of animation and for some god awful reason, blips and bloops for the Pokemon voices.

  16. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    March 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I think I agree with this vastly more than the other “mistakes”

  17. Jack
    March 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Video games were a mistake

  18. Stilzkin
    March 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    How would level balance even work?

  19. scemar
    March 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    The humanoid pokemon really led to a slippery slope didn’t they?
    They used to be just a couple but last gen had all 3 starters turning into people.

  20. Johnathon
    March 28, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Lower exp yields and by the 2nd gen offering more exploration around the second region as you already have the HM’s to have something to explore and build your levels off before you get to the second set of gym leaders who’ll have spiked levels compared the the previous region.

    The Gen 4 remakes did this having the Kanto gyms go from being level level 31-42 to being level 59-71 and beating them spikes the elite 4 to 75+ but offered a huge amount of the region to explore to gain enough experience to work up to the next region.

  21. Stilzkin
    March 28, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I hope we get to explore Kalos in Sun&Moon

  22. Johnathon
    March 28, 2016 at 7:35 am

    that would be Neat

  23. エリック
    March 31, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    When is the last time you played a Pokemon game? The current system’s ditched the sprites, and the “voices” of various pokemon are fairly distinct from ye olde days.

  24. Neojames82
    March 31, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I’m just waiting for the day that the Pokemon games battles will almost match those you would find in a Smash match. XD

  25. GamersBlogX
    April 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I can’t wait to see what new terribly uninspired pokemon they add this gen! My bet is that the coolest ones will wind up being the starters.