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Hika
Niantic posted an official letter to its players last night, explaining why they decided to implement the recent updates.

lol what.
Blazevoir
Some of the stuff on here actually surprised me:

Nofool

PyaKura wrote:

Also means lucky shiny hatchlings will see some competitive use.
hmm yeah considering how hard it is to get shiny + max stats even by hatching, that's cool but sad at the same time because this was seen as a big achievement (happened like only twice to me in thousands of tries), seeing full shiny competitive teams is gonna be lame now. . .
Navizel
a "leak" apparently. take it with a grain of salt
PyaKura

Navizel wrote:

a "leak" apparently. take it with a grain of salt
I'd quote an user from Smogon but it seems that any talk about baseless "leaks" get deleted until further reveal/evidence...

Anyway it was along the lines of "the leak was also posted on 4chan, but I doubt it's legitimate since the OP over there basically said "hey look I put the names of pokemon revealed in other leaks so what I say has to be true!". The guy most likely created those names after the actual revealed names and mixed in some made-up pokemon names to make it sound real"

I gotta say that's the leak I'm believing in the least for now. Until some of its predictions come true it's probably wise to put it aside.
Blazevoir
I honestly don't believe this list, but if at least two of those get announced this Friday (the next Sun/Moon news announcement), maybe then I'll start believing it.
Lanturn
Aye. I saw this yesterday but I don't really believe it. I do want the dolphin Pokemon though.
PyaKura
New CoroCoro scans on serebii.net

Dark-type Meowth, perhaps implying a Dark-type Persian? I'm so digging this.
Ghost/Fire-type Marowak (nice nod Game Freak)

New sandcastle-like critter, I like its looks. Its prevo, not so much.
New fish with an alternate, school form.

Bewear's prevo revealed, and uuh it's as meh as I think Bewear is.


I really do hope other gen's mons are also getting Alolan forms. Not that I have an issue with gen I per se, but it feels, idk, like a real commercial move to do considering it's Pokemon 20th anniversary.
Lanturn
and that list is already busted. gg. Thanks baby bewear.

Nice to see we got conformation on the Marowak as well.
Blazevoir
Here's the full details for everything that was leaked today (via Serebii):
  1. The fish is Yowashi which is a Water-type and appears to have the ability to change its appearance from its Single Form into a larger fish, its School Form.
  2. The little sandcastle is called Sunabaa while the big one is called Shirodesuna. Both are Ghost/Ground-type. Sunabaa is a grudge that dwells inside a pile of sand turns into a Pokémon. Truly a terrifying creature. Shirodesuna steals the life force from other Pokémon. Those Pokémon's grudges turn into a new Sunaba.
  3. Pre-evolved Bewear is called Nuikoguma and remains Normal/Fighting. Nuikoguma is very popular among women and children and tops the lists of Pokémon people want to meet. It hates being touched and will kick and struggle to resist. It's very powerful, but once it evolves into Bewear it truly gains herculean strength.
  4. Alolan Meowth is Dark-type. It developed after being bred by the royal family of Alola.
  5. Alolan Marowak is Fire/Ghost-type. It developed in response to its natural predators in order to resist them.
  6. We also see the first bits of the antagonist team, Team Skull. Its boss is called Guzma and the girl is Plumeri.
  7. Next month's issue will contain a poster featuring Rockruff's "Secret Evolution".
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Navizel
So is it Ghost type because of Cubone's mom
Blazevoir

Navizel wrote:

So is it Ghost type because of Cubone's mom

Blazevoir wrote:

It developed in response to its natural predators in order to resist them.
I'd say based off of this, it was hunted to death and is now something similar to a vengeful spirit >.>;

It's not too farfetched because there have been worse Pokédex descriptions out there...
Lanturn
Looks like one more Corocoro leak.

From serebii of course.

Namakobushi: Said to be able to send its insides out from its mouth and use as a fist.



It's speculated to be a water/fighting type since a Namako is a Sea Cucumber and the Fist it sends out / Kobushi (means fist)

Kinda loving this thing already.
Blazevoir
These were supposed to be showcased tomorrow/this Friday, but apparently they got leaked early: http://nintendoeverything.com/rumor-new-pokemon-alola-forms-shown-in-sunmoon-leak/
La Volpe
That alolan Raichu is so cute omg.
Lanturn
well they released the japanese video now on their youtube. Cool stuff. Note that Team Skull's pokemon are not in Pokéballs, but Ultra Balls and such.

Blazevoir
And here's the English trailer:

Faust


Loving this thing already.
Navizel
it's ya boy guzma
Blazevoir
Lmfao, epic pic, Faust XD
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