Four New Pokemon Announced At 2016 World Championships

by Donald Theriault - August 19, 2016, 12:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Pokemon Company

One brand new, three we knew about from Japan.

The latest Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer was released today to coincide with the opening of the 2016 World Pokémon Championships, and revealed a brand new Pokémon and three localizations.

  • Crabrawler is a never-before seen Pokémon and as the name suggests, it is a Fighting-typed crab. Its abilities are Hyper Cutter or Iron Fist.
  • Sandygast and its evolved form Palossand are the Ghost/Ground sand Pokémon revealed in this month's CoroCoro. The two Pokémon share the ability Water Compaction that sharply raises their Defense when hit by a Water-type attack.
  • Stufful is the prior evolution of Bewear, and shares the larger bear's Normal/Fighting types and Fluffy/Klutz abilities. It also has a tag on its back for some reason.



LucarioAugust 21, 2016

God that sandcastle is awful, just god awful.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, August 21, 2016

I love the stuffed animal bear design! So cute! A lot of the designs are going a bit off the rails, but I like them overall.

LucarioAugust 21, 2016

Yeah I like the crab.

rygarAugust 22, 2016

Quote from: Lucario

God that sandcastle is awful, just god awful.

I don't know, I think there is something cleverly creepy about it. The juxtaposition of an object associated with children with a ghost typing and an anthropomorphic screaming/wailing mouth is pretty cool to me. Especially when you add in the animation they use for ghost type attacks.

Edit- I like it even better after reading its description: http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/sandygast/

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