Pokemon Sun and Moon Gets New Fire/Dragon Type Pokemon

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The Pokemon Company releases a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon, revealing the brand new fire/dragon type Pokemon Turtonator, which has an exclusive move.

In the world of Pokemon, there’s already over 700 of the titular creatures that have been discovered, but Pokemon Sun and Moon are looking to increase that total by a decent amount. It seems as though new Pokemon are revealed for the games every week, and this week is no different. The Pokemon Company decided to pull the curtain back on yet another new Pocket Monster that will be introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, a fire/dragon type called Turtonator.

Native to the Alola region, Turtonator can be found near volcanoes. Its belly is vulnerable to attacks, but luckily Turtonator’s Shell Armor special ability helps it protect itself. Besides Shell Armor, Turtonator has also a unique move that only it can learn, called Shell Trap. When Shell Trap has been activated, the next Pokemon that lands a physical attack on Turtonator will trigger an explosion, causing it to take more damage than Turtonator in the process.

Out of all the new Pokemon shown so far, Turtonator appears to be one of the strongest thanks to its special ability, exclusive move, and status as a Fire/Dragon-type. It should prove to be formidable in battles, and will probably be one of the most sought-after new Pokemon available in Sun and Moon.

That’s because, in the past, Dragon-type Pokemon have been somewhat rare compared to other types. However, Pokemon Sun and Moon now has three different Dragon Pokemon confirmed, and the games are still months away from release. Besides Turtonator, trainers will also be able to capture Drampa, a Normal/Dragon-type that was revealed a couple of months ago, as well as the Alola form of Exeggutor, which turns that classic Gen I Pokemon into a dual Grass/Dragon-type.

Perhaps this increase in Dragon-type Pokemon is due to the game’s tropical island setting. The Alola region is based on Hawaii, and maybe Game Freak decided that Hawaii’s volcanoes mean that these types of Pokemon would appear there more frequently than in other regions. Alternatively, Game Freak may want to make Fairy-type Pokemon more useful; by introducing more Dragons, Fairy will be able to take advantage of their immunity to dragon type attacks more often.

Whatever the reason, fans will probably appreciate the opportunity to capture more Dragon-types once Pokemon Sun and Moon finally release later this year.

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be available on November 18, 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS.