Nintendo announces Pokemon Sun and Moon, coming to 3DS Holiday 2016

A new generation of Pokemon has been announced! Are you ready?

Published Fri, Feb 26 2016 9:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Although the recent leaks spoiled the surprise, The Pokemon Company proudly revealed the next generation of pocket monster action: Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.

The latest Pokemon-centric Nintendo Direct didn't exactly reveal many details about Pokemon Sun and Moon, but we do know that the duo is slated to arrive in Holiday 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS. The reveal trailer (seen above) shows a few tidbits at the end, but we didn't get any new screens or actual in-game footage teases. Pokemon Sun and Moon will also feature online components across the 3DS like Pokemon X & Y.

Both games will be playable in nine different languages including English, Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, German, Japanese and Traditional and Simplified Chinese. "We hope that, through Pokemon, players can overcome langauge barriers and interact with other players from around the world," said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO president of the Pokemon Company.

Nintendo is expected to release more info as the year goes by, and we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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