A new trailer was released on Pokémon’s japanese Youtube-channel. It showed off 7 new monsters, including this generation’s Pikachu-clone, all their types and even Zygarde’s 100%-form, which had been made public a while ago, but never shown in game.

Starting off, we have Tapu Koko (jap.: Kapu Kokeko, all new names are taken from Serebii.net), a Pokémon used by Prof. Hala. The electric/fairy-type with the new ability Elecmaker, which creates an electric terrain on summon, looks both like a bird-shaped totem pole and a warrior with a mohawk. Combined with a new attack it learns, Nature Fury, it does seem to go with the theme of a guardian of nature.

Kapu Kokeko

Next off is another electric-type, and by far not the last one, Charjabug (jap.: Denjimushi). It’s bug/electric and seems to be part of the low-level bug-line featured in every generation. It is speculated to evolve from the earlier revealed Grubbin, a bug-type that love electricity. Charjabug‘s design is quite simple and, even taken literally, very compact. It personally reminds me more of a bus than a worm.


Following the first look at the new evolution screen, Charjabug evolves into Vikavolt, which is called Kuwagannon in japanese, reminiscing of popular Digimon Kuwagamon. It’s a bug/electric stag beetle with antlers formed like a railgun. With it’s ferocious design and jet-like body, it doesn’t quite seem like a low-level Bug type you’d pick up in the first forest and then store in a box for all eternity, especially seeing as it looks quite big compared to other bugs.


Drampa (jap.: Jijiron) is probably the new Pokémon with the worst pun for a name. It’s an old dragon (a chinese one, not western). While Normal/Dragon isn’t the most extravagant typing, it is a new combination never seen before (Still not a Bug/Dragon, sadly.) It has an ability called Frenzy, which raises special attack through yet unknown means, but probably if hit by super-effective attacks or through physical contact.


The most common type Water gets a new addition as well, being the exotic fish Bruxish (jap.: Hagigishiri). This Water/Psychic-type might just be the weirdest to look at, but with the new ability Dazzle, which protects it from priority-moves, it might just become common in competetive. (Fake-out Punch? More like Forget-that Punch.)


I don’t even know what to say about Cutiefly (jap.: Aburii). It’s small, it’s Bug/Fairy, it’s cute and it flies.


Next off is Pikachu’s newest cousin Togedemaru. The cuddly rodent is Electric/Steel and posesses the ability Lightning Rod.


Last, but not least, Zygarde is nothing new, but the ability Swarm Change shows off how it changes into the new 100%-form if put below a certain level of health points. Using the new attack Core Enforcer, my opinion changed from “It’s a Gundam!” to “It’s Zorro!”.



Posted by Chris Haase

A 21 year old girl spending her time on the internet, always looking for that one anime that can be called "the best" (And then for the one that's even better). The best is Diebuster by the way. Diebuster is the best.

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