New Pokémon Trailer Reveals Starter Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Dugtrio

The website also updated to give us additional information on Alolan Dugtrio – plus Status Z-Moves and art of a new Pokémon!

The most recent Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer has been released. There’s also a Japanese version of the trailer. Check them out below!

Starter Z-Moves

The exclusive Z-Moves for the starter Pokémon were announced. Decidueye’s move is called Sinister Arrow Raid, Incineroar’s move is called Malicious Moonsault, and Primarina’s move is called Oceanic Operetta.

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Sinister Arrow Raid

Decidueye slices through the air together with a hail of arrow quills, crashing into the target before dealing the final blow with its arrows.

Malicious Moonsault

Spouting flames from its flame belt, Incineroar leaps high into the sky and dives down upon its target!

Oceanic Operetta

Primarina manipulates a huge balloon with its voice, causing it to explode over its target’s head to deal great damage.

Status Z-Moves

The website has updated with some information confirming that Status moves also work with Z-Crystals! Such Z-Moves grant additional effects. Examples given include Z-Thunder Wave (grants a Special Defense boost to the user), Z-Memento (lets you heal the next Pokémon to switch in when you faint from using the move) and Z-Splash (which raises your Attack three stages).

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Ultra Beasts

Two new Ultra Beasts are introduced; UB-03 Lightning and UB-05 Glutton. They both seem to have some power or ability that makes them glow red – what could this be?

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The website has been updated with their images and information for UB-05 Glutton (but only the artwork for UB-03 Lightning).

This beast has an astounding appetite, and it will completely devour anything in front of its eyes. It’s said that it devours not only objects, but the ground, rivers, and even the seas!

Despite the abnormal amounts that this beast consumes, it’s said that it doesn’t produce any waste products. It’s possible that it’s completely converting everything it eats into energy to sustain itself, but the true details remain unknown.

Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio

Alolan Diglett and Alolan Dugtrio are revealed following their debut in the Pokémon Sun and Moon Special Demo. They are both Ground/Steel and have the new Ability Tangling Hairs, which seems to lower the attacker’s speed when hit. Judging by the name, it might only apply to contact moves, making it similar to Gooey.

Alolan Diglett.
Alolan Diglett.

Diglett in the Alola region live near volcanic areas, so they have few places to hide themselves away. Their tunneling activity plows the land, creating cultivated soil that’s great for agriculture. Because of this, many people in the Alola region are grateful for the presence of Diglett.

The hairlike growths sprouting from Diglett’s head are metallic whiskers. It’s said they developed these stiff yet flexible whiskers in order to survive in the hostile volcanic environment. The whiskers provide a sensory function, enabling Alolan Diglett to scan the surrounding area without exposing their faces aboveground.

Their current emotional state is revealed by their whiskers. When their whiskers stand straight up, they’re angry. Whiskers that wave are a sign that the Pokémon is on alert. When they swing their whiskers around, they’re in a good mood, and when their whiskers droop, they’re feeling lonely or downhearted.

Alolan Dugtrio.

In the Alola region, Dugtrio is revered as an incarnation of the god of the land, and it’s treated with great importance. This is why the people of Alola fall to their knees and bow deeply whenever they come across an Alolan Dugtrio that has poked its faces out of its burrow.

Alolan Dugtrio’s whiskers shine with a brilliance akin to golden hair. The whiskers are flexible, just like Diglett’s, but hard and strong. They continue to grow throughout an Alolan Dugtrio’s life, although at a very slow rate. Removing Alolan Dugtrio whiskers from the Alola region is prohibited. It’s said that those who take them receive divine punishment. Every year, many tourists come back, apparently to return whiskers they had taken.

There is a superstitious belief that many Alolan Dugtrio come out of their holes on a day when a volcano will erupt. Older residents of Alola will flee immediately at the sight. It’s thought that Alolan Dugtrio, which live beneath the ground’s surface, detect movements in the ground that indicate an impending eruption and are so alarmed that they come aboveground.

A Secret Legendary?

The Japanese website has updated with a ‘secret’ page with the Pokémon revealed in CoroCoro. It also appears on the English website without name or description. This was said in CoroCoro to have links to Solgaleo and Lunala.

What is it?
What is it?

Get Magearna on Your Team

The official website also has teased Magearna. It stats to check back later for instructions on getting Magearna on your team through a QR Code!
Get the Mythical Pokémon Magearna at a certain point in the game by scanning a QR Code using the QR Scanner in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. After scanning the QR Code, you’ll be able to get Magearna on your team by visiting the antique shop in Hau’oli City shopping mall.

Check back for details on where you can find the QR Code.

What are your thoughts? Does this trailer make you even more excited for Pokémon  Sun and Moon? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to Christos for the tip and proofreading.
Edited by bobandbill.