July 1 Going To Be Big For ‘Pokémon Sun And Moon’ And ‘Pokémon GO’

Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon GO news are barging through our doors come July 1.

Pokémon Sun and Moon is Pokémon‘s newest addition to its franchise, releasing on the Nintendo 3DS on November 18, 2016. Pokémon Sun and Moon will be releasing Generation 7 Pokémon, while giving the ability to import first-generation Pokémon from the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

With just months until the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, more and more information about the new title is coming out. Between official announcements and rumors, so far, IGN has been able to compile eleven incoming Pokémon: Rowlet, Litten, Yungoos, Pikipek, Grubbin, Iwanko, Nekkoara, Popplio, Lunala, Solgaleo, and Magearna. During E3 2016, fans have also had the chance to snag a first look at Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Start off with either Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio and let your new Pokémon adventure unfold. Watch the Pokémon Sun and Moon demonstration at the Nintendo Treehouse event at E3 2016 in the following video.

Are you eager to get your hands on Pokémon Sun and Moon? Reports are coming in that huge Pokémon Sun and Moon news is coming next week. According to a tweet on the official Pokémon Japan Twitter account, information about the new titles will be released at 10 p.m. on July 1 in Japan (which translates to 6 a.m. Pacific Time, 9 a.m. Eastern Time, and 2 p.m. in the U.K.).

Prior to this release, Nintendo has only come up with two other releases: the three starter Pokémon and the region, and Sun and Moon’s legendaries. IGN previously reported on who the two newest legendary pokémon will be.

“Solgaleo the lion-esque legendary from the Pokémon Sun boxart is a Psychic- and Steel-type with the Full Metal Body ability (which prevents its stats being lowered) and a new move called Sunsteel Strike.

“Lunala from the Moon box is a Psychic- and Ghost-type with the Shadow Shield ability (taking less damage from attacks from Pokemon with full HP) and a new Moongeist Beam move.”

Fans also learned of the new Battle Royal mode, which was revealed at the E3 2016.

“The new mode includes four players, with each player picking three pokémon. Unlike traditional battles, where the match ends when one trainer loses all of their Pokémon, whoever knocked out more — and has the most monsters left — is the winner.”

What information will fans see on July 1? Many fans hope more pokémon will be revealed from Pokémon Sun and Moon, and hopefully some new modes, too.

In another news, July 1 also marks the start of the month when Pokémon GO will be released. Nintendo has confirmed at the E3 2016 that Pokémon GO is on its way, alongside the Pokémon GO Plus device, and it will become available to mobile phones everywhere come July. Reports from beta testers in other territories suggest that some field tests have already ceased in preparation for the official release.

During the past few weeks, Inquisitr has already revealed some information about Pokémon GO that was revealed by field and beta testers all over the globe. In addition to information about game mechanics, evolving, and training, you will be able to customize your trainer upon launching the game, and gym locations will also be placed on actual places of interest around the world.

What’s more exciting about the two new titles coming to the Pokémon franchise is that Nintendo is planning on new interactions between the two titles. Tech Advisor reports the following news.

“At E3 2016, Nintendo confirmed it would be developing features to enable trading monsters, but these will come after the launch. There will also be some integration with Pokémon Sun and Moon.”

Stay tuned for more information as Inquisitr follows Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon GO.

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