The Japan-exclusive commercial for Pokemon Sun and Moon may have gone largely ignored by those outside of the country, but it’s a touching affair that’s sure to warm the heart.
It’s easy to get caught up in the whimsy of a new game reveal. The power of a new trailer or the pre-existing excitement for something new from a beloved property is enough to make many longtime fans enthusiastic for the next step. Pokemon Sun and Moon are two such titles that have managed to get the Internet talking in the wake of a formal gameplay trailer reveal, but many may have missed the Japanese commercial that accompanied this formal unveiling – and that’s something that should be rectified immediately.
The commercial itself is based on a young Japanese boy leaving his country to start a new life with his mother in Hawaii – as many fans will be quick to point out is the locale that inspired the new tropical region in Pokemon Sun and Moon. The transition understandably takes its toll on the child, as radically changing cultures understandably would, but he finds a common point of interest amongst his peers in Pokemon.
It’s touching twist on the realities of life, and it’s something that any gamer can appreciate. Best of all, the commercial is made so much more viable by the fact that it transcends the language barriers that Pokemon itself is able to break within it. Those wanting to see it for themselves can do so below.
Pokemon Sun and Moon have been turning a number of heads since their formal unveiling, and longtime followers of the franchise have a number of different thoughts on the games. However, it would seem that fans are leaning towards the new starter Pokemon Rowlet, although the other two monsters (Litten and Popplio) have each gained their own following as well. Truthfully, it would seem that the community is quite positive about the new Pokemon featured within Sun and Moon, and that sense of acceptance and excitement is what the above video preaches.
The visual tweaks being implemented in the latest Pocket Monster titles are quite impressive, and that alone should entice those that potentially sat out of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – despite our glowing review of the games. Still, it would seem that excitement for the franchise is at an all-time high in the wake of the reveal of Sun and Moon, and Nintendo is sure to be happy about that.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are set to arrive exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on November 18, 2016.