There were numerous events in London as well as San Francisco in the past couple of weeks where the media was allowed to play Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for two hours to get a feel of the games and to create previews. One of the reviewers is GameXplain, a gaming review site, and they shared this tweet, which may be surprising to some of you:
Since I've seen a couple of people ask: Stereoscopic 3D did not appear to be an option in battles during our hands-on time with Sun & Moon
— GameXplain (@GameXplain) October 12, 2016
IGN Editor Jose Otero then clarified that the 3D only works during Poké Finder mode:
@GameXplain Hey! We were told 3D only works in the Pokemon Snap-like mode. Not in battles.
— Jose Otero (@jose_otero) October 12, 2016
Also, Tackle’s base power has dropped from 50 to 40, according to this tweet by Serebii owner Joe Merrick:
Huh, @Gamekult's preview for Sun/Moon mentions Tackle has been nerfed back down to 40 base power. Interesting
— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) October 12, 2016
It’s worth thinking about that utilizing the 3D in sixth generation resulted in dramatic framerate drops. This means that battles oftentimes looked a lot choppier and laggier. Most of the time, you were better off with it disabled.
How do you feel about this? Were you planning on using the 3D feature a lot in Pokémon Sun and Moon? And do you also feel the drop in Tackle’s power is a wise move? Do let us know in the comments below!
Edited by bobandbill.