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Kurang dari sebulan sebelum peluncuran Pokémon Sun/Moon, The Pokémon Company kembali memberikan informasi mengenai video game terbaru mereka tersebut. Kali ini, mereka memperlihatkan evolusi terakhir dari para Starter Pokémon (Rowlet, Litten, Popplio), beberapa Pokémon baru, dan karakter lama yang tak asing lagi, termasuk Red dan Blue.

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CATEGORY Arrow Quill Pokémon
TYPE Grass/Ghost
HEIGHT 5′03″
WEIGHT 80.7 lbs.
ABILITY Overgrow

This Pokémon is able to move about while completely masking its presence from others. Once an opponent has lost sight of it, Decidueye seizes the chance to attack it unawares. In a tenth of a second, Decidueye plucks an arrow quill from within its wing and sends its hurtling toward its target. Its speed is astonishing, but not more so than its precise aim, which enables the arrow quill to pierce a target through and through from half a mile or more away! Decidueye usually acts very cool, but it can become terribly flustered in unexpected situations like a surprise attack.

A skilled Decidueye can boast acrobatic curved shots. It seems some are also able to shoot arrows that reach up through the sky, only to come drilling down from above, piercing multiple targets one after another.

Spirit Shackle is a Ghost-type physical move that only Decidueye can learn. An opponent hit with this move will become unable to flee from battle or switch out for an ally.

Decidueye adalah evolusi terakhir Rowlet setelah Dartrix. Decidueye adalah Pokémon pemanah yang dapat bergerak sambil menyembunyikan diri dari sekitarnya. Decidueye memiliki jurus andalan bernama Spirit Shackle yang dapat mencegah musuh kabur. Berbeda dengan Rowlet dan Dartrix, Decidueye memiliki tipe Grass/Ghost. Oh iya, karena berwujud pemanah berwarna hijau, bersiaplah untuk bertemu Decidueye dengan nama Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.

CATEGORY Heel Pokémon
TYPE Fire/Dark
HEIGHT 5′11″
WEIGHT 183.0 lbs.
ABILITY Blaze

As its fighting spirit increases, the flames that Incineroar produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. Since the flames somewhat resemble a championship belt, they’re known as its “flame belt,” and the Pokémon unleashes moves that use flames from it. In the heat of battle, Incineroar shows no concern for its opponents—and sometimes even launches attacks that strike the opposing Trainer! As a result, many tend to dislike this Pokémon and keep it at a distance.

If a crowd watching it battle is pumped up, Incineroar’s fighting spirit will burn brighter. But a lackluster crowd can make it lose focus or fight shoddily. When it receives the admiration of young Pokémon and children, it may keep up its cold attitude on the outside, but in its heart of hearts, Incineroar is immensely happy. It loses the desire to fight when faced with a Pokémon that’s clearly weak or injured, and it sometimes gets taken advantage of as a result.

Darkest Lariat is a Dark-type physical move that only Incineroar can learn, and it allows Incineroar to deal damage while ignoring the effects of any stat changes that the target might otherwise be affected by.

Incineroar adalah evolusi terakhir Litten setelah Torracat. Incineroar memiliki tubuh besar berotot yang memiliki semangat bertarung tinggi. Incineroar memiliki jurus andalan bernama Darkest Lariat yang dapat menyerang musuh tanpa mengkhawatirkan efek yang menurunkan stats. Incineroar memiliki paduan tipe Fire/Dark yang belum pernah ada sebelumnya.

CATEGORY Soloist Pokémon
TYPE Water/Fairy
HEIGHT 5′11″
WEIGHT 97.0 lbs.
ABILITY Torrent

As it dances, Primarina releases balloons of water into the area around itself, moving them using the sound waves from its voice. The sight of moonlight reflecting off its glittering balloons creates a magical scene. Since Primarina controls its balloons using its voice, any injury to its throat can become a grave problem. Its greatest enemies are arid environments and the overuse of its voice during back-to-back battles.

Among the balloons that Primarina releases, some explode when touched, while others do not. Primarina jump on the non-exploding balloons while they make sport of their opponents, and they use the exploding variety to trigger chained explosions!

Primarina’s songs have many variations, and each one changes the motions of the balloons. It has been observed that songs are shared among Primarina living together, so different colonies end up knowing different songs.

Sparkling Aria is a Water-type special move that only Primarina can learn, and it heals the burns of any target it strikes.

Primarina adalah evolusi terakhir Popplio setelah Brionne. Primarina dapat menciptakan gelembung air dan menggerakkannya menggunakan gelombang suara. Primarina memiliki jurus andalan bernama Sparkling Aria yang dapat menyerang sekaligus menyembuhkan ailment Burn. Primarina memiliki tipe Water/Fairy layaknya Mariil dan Azumariil. Karena berhubungan dengan elemen air dan memiliki kemampuan menyanyi, Primarina cocok diberi nama Azura/Shigure.

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Pada bulan Juli lalu, The Pokémon Company memperkenalkan Tapu Koko, sang pelindung pulau Melemele. Kali ini, tiga Pokémon penjaga lainnya diperkenalkan, yaitu Tapu Lele sang penjaga pulau Akala, Tapu Bulu sang penjaga pulau Ula’ula, dan Tapu Fini sang penjaga pulau Poni. Keempat Tapu memiliki Z-Move khusus bernama Guardian of Alola dapat memanggil wujud raksasa dan melawan para musuh.

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CATEGORY Land Spirit Pokémon
TYPE Psychic/Fairy
HEIGHT 3′11″
WEIGHT 41.0 lbs.
ABILITY Psychic Surge

There is a legend which says that long ago Tapu Lele once brought an end to war between the islands of Alola by scattering its scales and soothing the tired warriors.

Tapu Lele scatters glowing scales that physically affect others—providing stimulation to their bodies and healing their illnesses or injuries. But these scales can be dangerous as well, because a body can’t withstand the changes brought about by contact with too many scales at the same time. It will scatter its scales over humans and Pokémon for its own enjoyment; while it is innocent in one sense, there is also cruelty in the way it casually brings others to ruin.

If Tapu Lele doesn’t have much energy stored in its shell, it may lack the strength to seize victory in a head-on battle. With this in mind, it tends to prioritize not losing a battle over actually beating a foe, and it’s skilled at strategies such as inflicting status conditions on opponents.

Nature’s Madness slams a target with all of nature’s rage, reducing the target’s HP by half. Psychic Terrain is a move that no Pokémon was previously able to learn, and using it will boost the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and prevent them from being hit by priority moves.

Tapu Lele’s Ability is Psychic Surge, an Ability that no Pokémon has previously had. With Psychic Surge, the field will be turned into Psychic Terrain when Tapu Lele appears in battle, boosting the power of any Psychic-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and preventing them from being hit by priority moves.

Menurut legenda, Tapu Lele sang penjaga pulau Akala adalah Pokémon yang mengakhiri peperangan antar pulau di Alola dengan cara menyembuhkan luka para petarung. Tapu Lele memiliki tipe Psychic/Fairy dengan ability Psychic Surge yang dapat meningkatkan serangan tipe Psychic sekaligus mencegah serangan priority seperti Quick Attack/Extreme Speed.

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CATEGORY Land Spirit Pokémon
TYPE Grass/Fairy
HEIGHT 6′03″
WEIGHT 100.3 lbs.
ABILITY Grassy Surge

Tapu Bulu has the power to manipulate vegetation and cause it to grow. It can use this power on its own horns—which are made of wood—changing their shape or making them larger. This can come in handy in battle! This stolid Pokémon is not very active. People’s opinions differ on whether it’s as docile as it seems, or if the reason it doesn’t move much can be chalked up to simple laziness.

Tapu Bulu does not like unnecessary battles or frightening other Pokémon. Because of this, it makes a loud ringing noise with its tail to alert those nearby of its presence. Although Tapu Bulu may not like to start battles, it shows no mercy when dealing with evildoers. It’s said that when thieves once broke into its ruins, it punished them by swinging trees around like massive clubs.

Tapu Bulu can learn Nature’s Madness, an attack that slams a target with all of nature’s rage, which reduces the target’s HP by half.

Tapu Bulu’s Ability is Grassy Surge, an Ability that no Pokémon has previously had. With Grassy Surge, the field will be turned into Grassy Terrain when Tapu Bulu appears in battle, boosting the power of any Grass-type moves used by Pokémon on the ground and restoring a bit of HP to them each turn. It also halves the damage taken from the moves Earthquake, Magnitude, and Bulldoze.

Tapu Bulu memiliki kekuatan untuk menumbuhkan tanaman. Tapu Bulu tak menyukai pertarungan dan cenderung pendiam dibandingkan para penjaga pulau lainnya. Tapu Bulu memiliki tipe Grass/Fairy dan ability Grassy Surge yang dapat meningkatkan kekuatan serangan tipe Grass, menyembuhkan HP setiap putaran, dan mengurangi setengah kekuatan serangan Earthquake/Magnitude/Bulldoze.

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CATEGORY Land Spirit Pokémon
TYPE Water/Fairy
HEIGHT 4′03″
WEIGHT 46.7 lbs.
ABILITY Misty Surge

This Pokémon is able to create a special water that purifies both mind and body. But Tapu Fini requires that supplicants wishing to obtain the purifying water demonstrate the strength to withstand the tapu’s fog. Many humans have tried to withstand Tapu Fini’s fogs in pursuit of its purifying water. Among them were some with evil intentions, which may be the reason for Tapu Fini’s sense of disgust and lack of interest in appearing to people.

Tapu Fini is able to attack by manipulating water. Since it hates to risk harm to itself during battle, it prefers to create a thick fog that puts opponents in a trance and leads them to destroy themselves. Tapu Fini’s expression remains listless even when it’s unleashing moves. Some people say that it might look this way because using its moves is so exhausting. The Pokémon’s Nature’s Madness attack slams a target with all of nature’s rage, reducing the target’s HP by half.

Tapu Fini’s Ability is Misty Surge, an Ability that no Pokémon has previously had. With Misty Surge, the field will be turned into Misty Terrain when Tapu Fini appears in battle, halving the damage taken by Pokémon on the ground from Dragon-type moves and preventing them from being afflicted with status conditions or confusion.

Tapu Fini memiliki kekuatan untuk menciptakan air ajaib yang dapat memurnikan jasmani dan rohani. Namun, karena banyak manusia yang berniat menyalahgunakan kekuatan air ajaib tersebut, Tapu Fini jadi membenci dan jarang menampakkan diri di depan manusia. Tapu Fini memiliki tipe Water/Fairy dan ability Misty Surge yang dapat mengurangi setengah kekuatan serangan tipe Dragon dan mencegah status condition serta confusion.

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Selain memperkenalkan evolusi terakhir para Starter Pokémon dan para Tapu, The Pokémon Company pun memperkenalkan Cosmog dan Persian Alola Form.

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CATEGORY Nebula Pokémon
TYPE Psychic
HEIGHT 0′08″
WEIGHT 0.2 lbs.
ABILITY Unaware

This extremely rare Pokémon is known to only a select few in Alola. At one time, it was known only by the kings of Alola and their heirs, and it was called “the child of the stars.” The Aether Foundation is researching this unusual Pokémon, and one of the professors at the foundation recently dubbed it Cosmog.

Cosmog is very curious and shows no fear of people or Pokémon. If you treat it with any consideration at all, it will take an immediate liking to you. This personality trait often leads it into danger.

Its gaseous body is so lightweight that it’s sent flying when the wind blows. When light falls on this Pokémon, Cosmog absorbs it and grows.

Cosmog adalah Pokémon langka dan misterius yang ada di Alola. Aether Foundation sedang mempelajari Pokémon misterius yang dijuluki sebagai “anak sang bintang” ini. Cosmog memiliki tipe Psychic dan ability Unaware.

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CATEGORY Classy Cat Pokémon
TYPE Dark
HEIGHT 3′07″
WEIGHT 72.8 lbs.
ABILITY Fur Coat / Technician

The round face of Alolan Persian is a symbol of the rich Alola region, and it is held to be a Pokémon of great beauty. It is such a distinctive Pokémon of the Alola region that all Persian are well protected, and strict inspections are required before tourists can be permitted to take one back to their home region.

Persian is highly intelligent, with an even higher opinion of itself. In general, it looks down on everything other than itself. It doesn’t tend to grow attached to its Trainer, either, so it’s a difficult Pokémon to have as a partner in battle.

Its exquisite coat shines with the glow of high quality and enchants both humans and Pokémon. For this reason, it is a very popular Pokémon in the Alola region.

It usually puts on a refined act, but once a battle begins, it will indulge in the most underhanded of tactics, including surprise attacks, trickery, and even foul play. Yet its haughty personality causes it to underestimate its opponents, and it’s often taken in by their counterattacks.

Persian Alola Form adalah evolusi dari Meowth Alola Form yang diperkenalkan pada bulan Agustus lalu. Persian Alola Form memiliki wajah bulat yang konon melambangkan kekayaan di Alola sekaligus memiliki tingkat kecerdasan tinggi. Persian Alola Form memandang rendah Pokémon dan orang lain. Persian Alola Form memiliki tipe Dark dan ability Fur Coat/Technician.

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Selain memperkenalkan para Pokémon baru, The Pokémon Company pun memperkenalkan fitur baru yang akan hadir untuk Pokémon Sun/Moon. Fitur tersebut adalah Battle Tree. Battle Tree adalah tempat di mana para Trainer dapat bertarung dengan Trainer lain yang telah menyelesaikan Island Challenge. Pemain dapat bertemu dengan Trainer hebat seperti Cynthia dari Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/PlatinumWally dari Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, bahkan duo legendaris Red dan Blue dari Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Gold/Silver/Crystal/FireRed/LeafGreen/HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Selain itu, Alola tampak sedang mempersiapkan Pokémon League layaknya wilayah lain. Pokémon League adalah tempat para Elite Four dan Champion yang merupakan Trainer dengan kemampuan hebat. Trainer yang dapat mengalahkan kelima Trainer hebat tersebut akan mendapatkan gelar sebagai Champion baru. Pokémon League dipersiapkan di Gunung Lanakila yang merupakan puncak tertinggi di Alola.
Apakah persiapan Pokémon League ini merupakan petunjuk bahwa pemain akan menjadi Trainer pertama yang menempuh Pokémon League? Ataukah ini merupakan petunjuk video game baru lanjutan Pokémon Sun/Moon?
Tentu saja, kita akan mengetahui jawabannya pada tanggal 18 November 2016 saat Pokémon Sun/Moon diluncurkan di wilayah Jepang dan Amerika Serikat, eksklusif untuk Nintendo 3DS.
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