Pokemon GO has been a huge hit, and consequently, it pushes expectations for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon. According to the latest information and hints from developers, players are in for new regions, experiences, and features in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Can the game get any better than Pokémon GO?
Pokémon Sun/Moon Developers Reveal Details
Pokémon Sun and Moon will not be released until a few months later, but details about the games are starting to surface. In fact, director Shigeru Ohmori and producer Junichi Masuda have spilled some details in an interview. Based on Famitsu’s interview, players are in for juicy features including game play changes/improvements, possible tie up with Pokémon Go, Battle Royal, and setting enhancements.
First up are features like a new region based on Hawaii. According to Masuda, Hawaii has hosted Pokémon World Championships before, and it seems like a good idea to use it as inspiration. The area also has a lot to offer including seas, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Plus, it offers a lot of rainfall as opposed to many parts of America.
The developers are also focusing on Pokémon expression, according to Nintendo Everything. Following a series of Pokémon games available in 3D instead of pixel art (X/Y and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire), the developers have come up with a way to design Pokémon based on their movements. Developers want players to understand their Pokémon through movement observations.
Pokémon Sun/Moon Battle Royal
Another report from VG247 claims that psychology will play a role in the Battle Royal matches. Players will have the option to anticipate other players’ moves from their body language and faces. The flow of battle will also change as groups form to take on the biggest threats. Eventually, a poker face may do more for a player in the series.