Nintendo pulls the curtain back on another new Pocket Monster set to debut in the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon, and this one is a deadly Fire/Poison-type called Salandit.
As the most anticipated games coming from Nintendo this year, there’s an understandable thirst amongst consumers for more details on Pokemon Sun and Moon. Bit by bit, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have been keeping fans satiated with brief information drops, and they’ve been doing this primarily by revealing handfuls of never-before-seen monsters. While the verdict is still out on whether these beasts will become go-to partners for aspiring trainers, a brand new Pokemon has now joined the fray in the form of Salandit.
This Fire/Poison-type is a rather ferocious combatant that’s capable of seriously messing up a team of even the most well-assembled Pocket Monsters. This is primarily because Salandit has aptly been labelled the “Toxic Lizard Pokemon,” which makes a whole heck of a lot more sense when learning a little bit more about the background of the Pokemon – namely that it can poison both Steel and Poison-types.
According to the official Pokemon website, this power comes courtesy of its newfound ability called ‘Corrosion’, which will be making its first-ever appearance in the franchise with Salandit. Here’s the scoop on the official description of the ability:
“Salandit has the Corrosion Ability, a new Ability that no other Pokémon has possessed before. With the Corrosion Ability, it becomes possible to inflict the Poisoned status condition even on Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.”
While the creature seems like a cool strategic option for trainers, it counteracts its various abilities (including the alleged ability of female Salandits to lure in all male Pokemon) by being a bit on the weaker side. In that sense, this seems like it has all the making to be a solid support monster for professional players – although it’ll ultimately come down to its final stats. This is based solely on the beast’s description on the official Pokemon website, however, so it remains to be seen just how impactful the Pokemon ends up being when the latest games finally arrive.
Salandit is just the latest in a string of Pokemon reveals, with the latest batch of brand new Pokemon Sun and Moon monsters also changing things up rather substantially. Even then, there are still a number of detail drops to make, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more details on Sun and Moon as soon as they become available.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are set to arrive for Nintendo 3DS on November 18, 2016.