- Sun & Moon
Pokémon Sun Boxart

Pokémon Sun Box Artwork feat. Solgaleo


Pokémon Moon Boxart

Pokémon Moon Box Artwork feat. Lunala


3DS LL Box Artwork

Pokémon Sun & Moon 3DS Box Art

Sun & Moon Japanese 2DS

Pokémon Sun & Moon Japanese 2DS

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Pokémon Sun English Logo

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Pokémon Moon Japanese Logo

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Pokémon Moon English Logo

Pokémon Sun & Moon (Gen VII)

Pokémon Sun (ポケットモンスターサン) and Pokémon Moon (ポケットモンスタームーン) were officially announced for release on the 20th Anniversary Pokémon Direct by Tsunekazu Ishihara (President and CEO of The Pokémon Company) on the 27th of February, 2016.


It will be playable in nine languages including Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The games will be compatible with Pokémon Bank. In addition to regular storage, Pokémon Sun and Moon can receive Pokémon from both the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games and the Generation VI games.


  • Japanese release date (Friday) November 18th, 2016.
  • North American release date (Friday) November 18th, 2016.
  • Australia release date (Friday) November 18th, 2016.
  • South Korean release date (Friday) November 18th, 2016.
  • Chinese release date (Friday) November 18th, 2016.
  • European release date (Wednesday) November 23rd, 2016.


On May 10th, 2016 Pokémon introduced three new starters for the upcoming games, including the first ever Grass-Flying starting type, the owl Rowlet, with Fire type Litten, and Water type Popplio. On the same date the boxart was also unveiled, with two new mascot Pokémon appearing on the artwork front covers.


It wasn't until June 2nd, that confirmation of Solgaleo and Lunala came. New moves such as Leafage, Moongeist Beam and Sunsteel Strike have since been announced. Along with brand new abilities such as Shadow Shield and Full Metal Body, making these games unique from all previous generations of Pokémon. A special 3DS LL version for Sun & Moon will be released on day of launch in Japan. More merchandise has been added since the special 3DS announcement. (Reference Sun & Moon Merchandise here)



Timeline of reveals :


  • Pokémon Sun & Moon games revealed at Pokémon Direct

- (27/02/2016)


  • Rowlet, Popplio, Litten, official box art, first footage revealed

- (10/05/2016)


  • Alola map, key characters, protagonists, HQ artwork uploaded

Solgaleo, Lunala with signature moves, natures & Rotom Dex

- (02/06/2016)


  • CoroCoro leaks Magearna QR info, Rockruff, Komala

- (11/06/2016)


  • Trailers confirm Zygarde formes appear in Sun & Moon

- (12/06/2016)


  • First gameplay featured at E3, three additions revealed, Battle Royal, Phases for Solgaleo & Lunala, Magearna full details and Fleur Cannon

- (14/06/2016)


  • Seven new Pokémon revealed in trailer after series of leaks

- (30/06/2016)


  • Salandit Revealed by Junichi Masuda at Japan Expo

- (07/07/2016)


  • Six Pokémon revealed in trailer with Hyper Training feature

- (19/07/2016)


  • 5 New Pokémon added, Alolan Pokémon added, Z-Ring and Crystals revealed in trailer

- (01/08/2016)


  • Team Skull, new Alolan forms revealed

- (11/08/2016)


  • 4 New Pokémon added, GX TCG series announced for 2017

- (19/08/2016)


  • 2DS Consoles announced at Nintendo Direct/Alolan Rattata added

- (01/09/2016)


  • New Ultra Beasts, Alolan Raticate, Type: Null, Jangmo-o added, Pokéfinder feature revealed

- (06/09/2016)


  • New Pokémon added, Lycanroc revealed as Rockruffs evolution. New Eevee & Pikachu Z-Moves revealed with Refresh feature

- (20/09/2016)


  • New Pokémon Dartrix, Torracat, and Brionne Alola starter evolutions revealed, Special Demo version announced

- (04/10/2016)


  • 6 New Pokémon revealed in Sun & Moon, Alolan Grimer & Muk revealed

- (14/10/2016)


  • Decidueye, Incineroar & Primarina revealed. New Tapu Dieties, Z moves revealed, Alolan Persian revealed

- (27/10/2016)


  • Decidueye, Incineroar & Primarina Z moves revealed. New Mysterious Black Pokémon, UB-03 & UB-05 revealed, Alolan Diglett & Dugtrio revealed

- (14/11/2016)

Official Sun & Moon Conceptual Artwork


Hala Concept Artwork

Masked Royal

Masked Royal Concept Artwork

Iki Town

Iki Town Artwork

Aether Base

Aether Base Artwork


Olivia Concept Artwork

Aether Foundation

Aether Foundation Concept Artwork

Konikoni City

Konikoni City Artwork

Aether Paradise

Aether Paradise Artwork


Nanu Concept Artwork


Lusamine Concept Artwork

Malie City

Malie City Artwork

Seafolk Village

Seafolk Village Artwork


Hapu Concept Artwork


Lillie's Expressions Concept Artwork

Battle Royal Dome

Battle Royal Dome Artwork

Path to Plank Bridge

Path to Plank Bridge Artwork

Sun & Moon Anime Series

Anime Teaser Poster

Pokémon Sun & Moon Japanese Anime Poster

Pokémon Sun & Moon Anime Information

Pokémon Sun and Moon Anime (ポケットモンスター サン&ムーンアニメ) was officially announced via the October 2016 edition of CoroCoro magazine. The first official (Trailer Short⬈) was uploaded on September 15th, along with the first teaser poster. The second trailer short was uploaded on October 14th, and was the first official upload of the anime artwork.


  • Japanese Air Debut November 17th, 2016.


Style : A fresh animation style for the Anime is extremely apparent, with protagonist Ash Ketchum and Pikachu getting a different style of animation compared with previous generations of Pokémon.


Plot : Ash Ketchum visits the Alola region, where he attends school for the first time. The first section of the first teaser trailer shows Sophocles, Kiawe, Mallow, and Lillie as also being school students under regional professor, Professor Kukui.


Official Website : (TV Tokyo Sun & Moon Anime Website⬈)

Japanese Anime Logo

Japanese Sun & Moon Anime Logo

Sun & Moon Anime Artwork

Ash Ketchum and Pikachu

Ash Ketchum and Pikachu

Rotom Dex

Rotom Dex





Professor Kukui

Professor Kukui













Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko

Alolan Exeggutor

Alolan Exeggutor



Samson Oak

Samson Oak





Team Rocket

Team Rocket



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