‘Pokémon Sun and Moon’ Release Date, Rumors: Nekkoala, Iwanko Leaked? More on Movie and QR Scanner

‘Pokémon Sun and Moon’ Release Date, Rumors: Nekkoala, Iwanko Leaked? More on Movie and QR Scanner
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Fans who are waiting for more details about the Pokémon Sun and Moon game got a glimpse at some of the new monsters and features of the upcoming game. The developers and publisher of the new Nintendo 3DS game have been keeping major details close to their chests, but a Japanese manga magazine was able to give a teaser.


According to Serebii, the June 2016 issue of CoroCoro, a popular monthly magazine in Japan, revealed two new Pokémons — one is a normal-type Pokémon, while the other one is a rock-type pocket monster.

Here’s what we know so far about the leaked new monsters and more details about the Pokémon Sun and Moon, which will be released on Nov. 18 for Nintendo 3DS.

New Pokémons in Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS Game

The first Pokémon was identified as Nekkoala, which has the ability to prevent being afflicted by any status aside from sleep. The monster, which is described as a Half Awake Pokémon, has the Definite Sleep ability and will be lined up among the new normal-type pocket monsters in the game.

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On the other hand, the second one is quite familiar to fans who have been following Pokémon Sun and Moon updates in recent weeks. The new Pokémon was identified as Iwanko, who previously appeared in a trailer of the highly-anticipated game in May.

Iwanko, who was initially viewed as a deer pocket monster, is actually a dog Pokémon. The rocky-type puppy Pokémon has the abilities Keen Eye, which averts decrease in accuracy, and Vital Sleep, which prevents sleep.

Pokémon Movie 2016 Freebies and QR Scanner Details

Meanwhile, CoroCoro also revealed details about the upcoming Pokémon movie. The special Greninja will reportedly have the moves Hydro Pump, Gunk Shot, Block Mat and Happy Hour along with the Protean hidden ability. The upcoming movie will feature popular pocket monsters Volcanion and Magearna.

Meanwhile, it was also confirmed the fans who will watch the movie in Japan will receive Pokémon Ga-Olé, which has a QR code. The upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games will reportedly have QR Scanner feature. The QR code from the freebie could be scanned to own Magearna.

Magearna, a steel and fairy-type mythical Pokémon, has a new move called Fleur Cannon, which can be used alongside Flash Cannon, Lucky Chant and Helping Hand. Previous reports also confirmed that Magearna, which is an artificial Pokémon that has a metallic body, has the Soul Heart ability.

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