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Aloha, Alola! PokéCommunity Daily’s Pokémon Sun and Moon Review

For both new and experienced players, Pokémon Sun and Moon introduce many significant, most welcome changes to the gameplay and the formula. Check out Daily’s extensive review on what’s new.


The good

  • The excellent, well-woven plot will keep players entertained
  • Characters are well-written, including the oft-quipping Rotom Pokédex
  • Minute refinements that make things super convenient, like Pokémon Refresh and many Pokémon Centers
  • Checking stats and attack effectiveness mid-battle is a real boon
  • Full 3D environments and cinematic camera angles will keep eyes glued to the screen
  • More multiplayer features
  • No more keeping HM slaves

The not-so-good

  • Accessing multiplayer features isn’t right there like with the Player Search System in X and Y
  • When catching Pokémon, wild allies can be a nuisance
  • No stereoscopic 3D makes the game a bit less immersive on-screen
  • Playing Pokémon Moon in broad daylight might be hard since the environment will be dark — those dark colors are hard to see when the sun’s shining on the screen
  • Too much water. ¯\_(´ー`)_/¯



We found Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon to be a breath of fresh air for the Pokémon series. The lush Alola region and its trials are something everyone should enjoy, and the visual appearance of the game as well as the music and sound really show the influences of Hawaii. You’ll enjoy the characters and how well they tie the plot together, and how much content the game delivers throughout. If you’re a returning fan, you’ll enjoy the ways that the game has been streamlined. And if you have a 3DS and you haven’t touched a Pokémon game yet, you owe it to yourself to try out one of the best of Nintendo games on the platform.

Male swimmer encounter pose
As great a game as his abs.

Co-written and edited by bobandbill.
Edited by Z25 and Nick Wilde.