Alolan Muk and New Characters for Sun and Moon

We now have English names for old and new Pokémon and characters, and Rainbow Muk abound! Check the trailers and additional information here.

Today Alolan Muk, new Pokémon and new characters were revealed for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games in a new pair of trailers. We also get English names for the Pokémon in the CoroCoro reveals. Watch it below!

English Names


Type: Null’s evolution is called Silvally. Its Ability is RKS System, which is confirmed to change its typing when it holds certain items. It has different coloured forms, much like Arceus! (You should also try saying its Ability ‘RKS System’ out loud!) Its special move is called Multi-Attack. 


We learn from the official website that it will protect a Trainer it trusts from danger by putting its own life on the line. Silvally is said to ‘have been created to oppose a threat’.

Hakamo-o and Kommo-o

Jangmo-o’s evolutions are called Hakamo-o and Kommo-o. Their Abilities are Bulletproof or Soundproof. It also has the unique move of Clanging Scales. Clanging Scales lowers Kommo-o’s Defense stat, but is implied to be a powerful move.

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Hakamo-o break away from its fellows to train itself, and fights many other Pokémon to do so. It dances before battle to show its strength, and ends with a fierce war cry. Its scales can often get torn off from battles.

Kommo-o returns to its homeland upon evolving to watch over young Jangmo-o. A legend states that Kommo-o are covered in its scales to drive away a ‘great darkness’ covering the world. Its strongest attack is the uppercut.

New Pokémon

Steenee and Tsareena

Bounsweet evolves into Steenee and Tsareena. Their Abilities are Leaf Guard/Oblivious and Leaf Guard/Queenly Majesty. Queenly Majesty is a new Ability which blocks Priority moves. It also gets the unique attack Trop Kick, which damages and lowers the opponent’s Attack. It is a pure Grass type.

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Steenee’s calyx is harder than Bounsweet’s. It gains a tomboy-like personality upon evolving, and living with one can be ‘quite the ordeal’. When it spins its calyx in moving about, it can hit objects (which it doesn’t care about). It uses the calyx to fight as well.

Tsareena meanwhile has the nature of high-class nobility. Only the strongest of Steenee can evolve, and with the blessing of other Steenee. It specialises with high kicks, while its fragrance can mesmerise its opponents. However, Tsareena can lose its strength if its crown-like ornament on its head is touched.


Cutiefly’s evolution is Ribombee, a form we saw in an earlier trailer without announcement. It remains as a Bug/Fairy type. Ribombee has the Abilities of Honey Gather and Shield Dust.


This Pokémon hates being rained upon. They uses Pollen Puffs for food and also to strike opponents. These Pollen Puffs can make others paralysed or dizzy. However, some can relieve tiredness and are sold across the Alola region.

Alolan Grimer and Muk

Alolan Muk was also revealed, in all the colours of the rainbow. Like Alolan Grimer, it remains Poison/Dark type. It has the Abilities of Poison Touch and Gluttony.

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Alolan Grimer’s background has also been explained. Grimer was imported from other regions to deal with a garbage problem, and consuming this waste changed their form. Those ‘teeth’ are actually residual toxins from garbage it eats, which have hardened and crystallised. There are over a hundred Alolan Grimer in Alola’s garbage-processing plants.

Muk has more of these crystals, but they now extend across its body. They can be easily knocked off, which makes them dangerous. Alolan Muk are often plagued by hunger, thought to be due to an inability to maintain energy levels without a constant influx of toxins. Unlike Grimer and Muk in other regions, these produce and store toxins in their bodies, and supposedly do not smell bad.

New Trainers

We got more characters. Olivia is the Kahuna of Akala Island, and uses three Rock-Type Pokémon (including Nosepass and Midnight Lycanroc). We learn the following from the official website:

Olivia is the kahuna of Akala Island, the second island you visit on your island challenge. Her skill is extraordinary, as can only be expected from someone chosen to serve as kahuna at such a young age. Yet she still insists that she is just a normal girl.


She certainly doesn’t appear to be all that ‘normal’…

Ilima was announced too (first seen in CoroCoro). She is the first Trial Captain you face. She uses Normal Types.

An expert in Normal-type Pokémon, Captain Ilima graduated from the Trainers’ School and is a hero to the students of that school.


Minor Details

Parental Bond’s second hit for Mega Kangaskhan appears to have been nerfed! It now only does about 25% of the normal/first attack, not 50%. This is noticeable in the Japanese trailer.

In Pokémon Centres in Japan, from the 18th of November, if it is your birthday you will be able to receive a Pikachu, an Eevee or a Comfey for Sun and Moon. This was done before, sans Comfey.

What did you think of these latest trailers? Do you like the new characters and Pokémon?

Edited by ddrox13.