Pokemon Sun and Moon Version Exclusive Pokemon Confirmed

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have revealed the version exclusive Pokemon coming with Pokémon Sun and Pokemon Moon.

The above video shows off the version exclusive Pokémon, as well as new features.

The fighting type Passimian and the normal/psychic type Oranguru are Exclusives to Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, respectively. Their moves and abilities makes them oriented for Double and Triple Battles.


Passimian live in troops of 20 to 30 individuals, all following a leader. This leader will take 10 of the individuals in the best condition to search for food. The troop’s teamwork is strong, and the boss of each troop decides what mark members will wear on their arms to distinguish the troops.

The boss puts the troop members through training to improve their coordination with one another and their skill in handling Berries. Apparently this training is so hard that some Passimian end up running away.

Lobbing Berries at foes is how Passimian attack. They sometimes work in coordination with others, passing Berries back and forth to bewilder their opponents. Passimian don’t just pitch hard Berries at opponents, either—they also have a technique that uses soft Berries to obscure their opponent’s ability to see.

Passimian wants its Trainer to have the qualities of a leader as well. It watches a Trainer’s form closely when he or she throws Poké Balls, and will not listen to the orders of a Trainer with poor form.

Passimian has a new Ability, Receiver, which no other Pokémon has previously had. With the Receiver Ability, this Pokémon can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle.


Oranguru live solitary lives deep in the forests and do not usually take much action. Instead, they position themselves high up in the trees to meditate. Long ago, people thought that Oranguru were humans who dwelled in the forest depths, so they called them “the people of the forests.” Oranguru is kind to the other Pokémon living in the forest, providing medicine for injured Pokémon and food for the hungry.

Oranguru sometimes act on their own initiative and will use items that only humans normally use. From a Trainer’s perspective, they can be hard Pokémon to handle at times. Allegedly, there have been sightings of Oranguru using Poké Balls!

The fan-like objects held by Oranguru are handmade by the Oranguru themselves. These fans appear to be made of layers of leaves bound together with Oranguru’s own fur.

Instruct is a move that only Oranguru can learn. It can make the selected target use its most recent move again immediately.

The evolution of Rockruff was also confirmed, with the English name of Lycanroc.

Depending of your game version where it evolved in, Lycanroc will have the Midday or Midnight Form, with a separate moveset.


When Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, it evolves into its Midday Form. In the world of Pokémon Sun, Solgaleo’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into this form.

Lycanroc lives solo in mountains and deserts, not creating a pack. Each has its own territory, and they live without interfering with one another, which helps to avoid unnecessary fights.

Lycanroc obeys its Trainer’s orders dutifully. In particular, if a Trainer accepted it during its more rebellious pre-Evolution period, Lycanroc will never ever betray that Trainer and will be the most loyal of partners.

The Midday Form Lycanroc is known for speedy movements that leave its opponents bewildered. It dodges opponents’ strikes while attacking with the sharp rocks of its mane as it slips right past them.

Accelerock is a move that only Midday Form Lycanroc can learn. It slams into an opponent with quick moves. This move is guaranteed to strike first!


When Rockruff is bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, it evolves into its Midnight Form. In the world of Pokémon Moon, Lunala’s influence causes Rockruff to evolve into this form.

Midnight Form Lycanroc provokes its opponents by pressing in hard and inviting their attack. When an opponent falls for this tactic and attacks, Lycanroc counters with its forte: a single devastating blow that finishes off its foe! The stronger its opponent is, the more excited for battle Lycanroc becomes. It doesn’t mind getting hurt if it means victory in battle. Battles thrill it so much that its eyes glow.

Contempt rises in this Pokémon for Trainers who give orders it doesn’t agree with or who try to force it to battle. On the other hand, it will feel a deep trust in a Trainer who can truly draw forth its power in battle.

Counter is a move that Rockruff can learn when it evolves into Midnight Form Lycanroc. When Lycanroc takes physical damage from an opponent, it deals double that damage back to the same opponent.

Pokémon Amie, which was a feature from Pokémon X & Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, has been improved.

You will be able to interact with your Pokémon and groom it, even clean them up after battles:

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  1. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Oranguru looks like a nun

  2. Bitterbear
    September 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I guess I’ll be buying Pokémon Sun.

  3. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    September 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Harambe and a Deviant Art furry!

  4. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    September 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm


  5. alterku
    September 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    As a person who plays these games single player and only really wants some interesting story, content, and Pokemon to catch and fight, I’m very uninterested in S/M. X/Y were fun but way too short AND easy, I just wanted more game and more challenge, the rest was fine. Am I alone here?

  6. alterku
    September 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Maybe the shiny one is black-colored and uses a human child as a fan.

  7. larverto365
    September 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm


  8. No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Looks like females still end up with the better outfits.
    I really hope they don’t fuck this gen up, might actually be able to make a monkey team.

  9. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 20, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Is it the Z-move that allows the FeMC to have a 14 pound Eevee sit on her head without hard and launch a 13 pound Pikachu clean into the air or is she just naturally freakishly strong?

  10. Snorlaxation
    September 20, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I’m gonna need to find someone to trade me that Passimian and Sun Lycanroc. I haven’t seen a single Pokemon so far that I’ve hated.

    Also, this pretty much confirms that Eevee won’t be getting anymore eevee-lutions this generation? (Look at that sassy Vaporeon).

  11. Guin
    September 20, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Same, but who knows they might step up the narrative a notch judging on how there’s a good vs. evil group and those Trial Beasts. Still, I hate the new replacements for the Gym Leaders. The only one that looks nice is Mao (Mallow).

  12. scemar
    September 21, 2016 at 6:56 am

    glad to see them showcase the character customization options, oh yeah they’re back

    please become staples of the franchise

    the improved nintendogs functionalities look fun, now we can do more poke breeder stuff like giving them baths and stuff, I like it

  13. scemar
    September 21, 2016 at 6:57 am

    actually harambe was a gorilla and this is based on the orangutan, you can tell because he has a typical orangutan cheeks and they say they live on trees and OH GOD I’M SORRY I RUINED THE JOKE WITH AUTISM LMAO

  14. scemar
    September 21, 2016 at 6:57 am

    nah kids are just freakishly strong in that universe

  15. British_Otaku
    September 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I’m sure it was a staple which was dropped since the characters in ORAS were established with designs much like the prior generations.

  16. scemar
    September 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    if I’m not mistaken their reasoning was actually that X/Y were set in a paris inspired region where fashion was a key element of the games, so that’s why it was there

    which would sort of imply that in other games it wouldn’t necessarily be implemented if it doesn’t fit the game

    so them bringing it back now wasn’t really a sure thing, because we’re going to hawai now, not paris but hey we can do fashion again so that’s cool

  17. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    September 21, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    The more trailers I watch, the more I can’t freaking wait.

  18. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    September 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I’m sure the main series will be using this from now on.

    They only started it in Paris because fashion, but they aren’t going to be removing something as big as character customization after adding it.

    The only reason ORAS didn’t have it was because that game used characters that already had a look, as it was just a remake.