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Generation VII
Ultra MoonTitle
Title Screen of Pokémon Ultra Moon
Debut November 18, 2016
Pokémon 802SM
807USUM
Main games Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Region introduced Alola
Current length 747 days

The seventh generation of Pokémon games is the seventh installment of the Pokémon video game series starting with Sun and Moon and continuing with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which is followed by Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Unlike other generations, the games of the seventh generation were released on different Nintendo platforms, with the first four released on Nintendo 3DS and the Let's Go games released on the Nintendo Switch.

The seventh generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of Sun and Moon on February 27, 2016, the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. These games were released worldwide on November 18, 2016, except in Europe where they were released on November 23, 2016.

The second pair of games in this generation, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, were revealed in a Pokémon Direct held on June 6, 2017. The games will once again take place in Alola, but with a new story and will include Pokémon that cannot be found in Sun and Moon. The games were released worldwide on November 17, 2017.

The third pair of games, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, were revealed in a press conference held on May 29, 2018. The games will take place in Kanto and are inspired by Pokémon Yellow. They will be released on November 16, 2018.

Some of the Generation VII games can communicate with games from earlier generations. Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon can communicate with the application Pokémon Bank, via which Pokémon from the Generation VI games can be received. By way of Poké Transporter, Pokémon Bank can also receive Pokémon from the Generation V games and the Virtual Console releases of the Generation II and Generation I games, from which they can be moved to Generation VII games. Combined with other inter-generational transfer methods, this makes the seventh generation the first generation since Generation II able to communicate with all previous games. The Let's Go games will also be able to receive Pokémon from Pokémon GO and send a special Pokémon to Pokémon GO.

Advances in gameplay

  • The addition of 86 new Pokémon, bringing the total to 807.
  • The addition of 89 new moves, bringing the total to 701.
  • The addition of 42 new Abilities, bringing the total to 232.
  • A new region to explore, the Alola region, based on Hawaii.
  • The return of different overworld themes depending on the time of day, which was originally introduced in Generation IV.
  • A new villainous team, Team Skull.
  • Several Generation I Pokémon have a form unique to Alola known as a regional variant; this aspect of Generation VII is based on selective pressures which occur in the real world.
  • The player can move freely in any direction in any area of the game, as opposed to the eight-directional grid of the previous generation.
  • The addition of the Rotom Pokédex, a special Pokédex inhabited by a Rotom that doubles as a real-time map on the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS.
  • The 3D models used for characters on the overworld are refined, and Trainers can be seen behind their Pokémon during battle, similar to Colosseum and XD.
  • Certain NPC trainers may keep their Pokémon in Poké Balls other than the standard Poké Ball.
  • A new battle mechanic, Z-Moves, powerful moves that Pokémon can learn and perform once per battle.
  • The addition of the island challenge, a traditional rite in the Alola region involving trials guided by Trial Captains, battling Totem Pokémon, and battles with Island Kahunas.
  • The introduction of Greninja's Ash-Greninja form and Zygarde's four alternate forms.
  • Two new battle modes:
    • A battle that takes part between four Trainers called a Battle Royal, where each participating Trainer aims to defeat each other. The battle ends when all of one Trainer's Pokémon are knocked out, with the winner being the Trainer who has the highest combined number of knockouts and number of remaining Pokémon.
    • A battle where wild Pokémon can summon allies to assist them called an SOS Battle.
  • The new QR Scanner allows players to register Pokémon in their Pokédex and receive event Pokémon.
  • The addition of Poké Rides, which allow players to summon Pokémon that they can ride to access otherwise inaccessible areas.
  • The addition of Hyper Training, a system that allows players to exchange special Bottle Caps to maximize the IVs of their Level 100 Pokémon.
  • The addition of the Festival Plaza, a hub accessible from the menu that allows the player to interact with other players locally or via the internet, as well as access various shops similarly to Join Avenue.
  • The addition of the Poké Pelago, an option accessible from the menu that allows the player to send Pokémon that are stored in a PC Box to various islands, allowing them to gather items, discover wild Pokémon, and even raise their levels and stats.
  • The player can now replace one of their party Pokémon with a newly caught Pokémon without having to use a PC.
  • One new variant of Poké Ball, the Bag Beast Ball SpriteBeast Ball, retaining the 26 found in previous games.
  • The introduction of a new evolutionary stone, the Bag Ice Stone SpriteIce Stone.
  • During a Pokémon battle, the bottom screen now displays a move's type effectiveness once the player has encountered the Pokémon again.

Alterations from Generation VI

Further additions in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Region

Starter Pokémon

Pokémon Introduced

Below are the Pokémon introduced in this generation:

722Rowlet
Rowlet
723Dartrix
Dartrix
724Decidueye
Decidueye
725Litten
Litten
726Torracat
Torracat
727Incineroar
Incineroar
728Popplio
Popplio
729Brionne
Brionne
730Primarina
Primarina
731Pikipek
Pikipek
732Trumbeak
Trumbeak
733Toucannon
Toucannon
734Yungoos
Yungoos
735Gumshoos
Gumshoos
736Grubbin
Grubbin
737Charjabug
Charjabug
738Vikavolt
Vikavolt
739Crabrawler
Crabrawler
740Crabominable
Crabominable
741Oricorio-Sensu
Oricorio
742Cutiefly
Cutiefly
743Ribombee
Ribombee
744Rockruff
Rockruff
745Lycanroc-Midnight
Lycanroc
746Wishiwashi-Solo
Wishiwashi
747Mareanie
Mareanie
748Toxapex
Toxapex
749Mudbray
Mudbray
750Mudsdale
Mudsdale
751Dewpider
Dewpider
752Araquanid
Araquanid
753Fomantis
Fomantis
754Lurantis
Lurantis
755Morelull
Morelull
756Shiinotic
Shiinotic
757Salandit
Salandit
758Salazzle
Salazzle
759Stufful
Stufful
760Bewear
Bewear
761Bounsweet
Bounsweet
762Steenee
Steenee
763Tsareena
Tsareena
764Comfey
Comfey
765Oranguru
Oranguru
766Passimian
Passimian
767Wimpod
Wimpod
768Golisopod
Golisopod
769Sandygast
Sandygast
770Palossand
Palossand
771Pyukumuku
Pyukumuku
772Type Null
Type: Null
773Silvally
Silvally
774Minior
Minior
775Komala
Komala
776Turtonator
Turtonator
777Togedemaru
Togedemaru
778Mimikyu
Mimikyu
779Bruxish
Bruxish
780Drampa
Drampa
781Dhelmise
Dhelmise
782Jangmo-o
Jangmo-o
783Hakamo-o
Hakamo-o
784Kommo-o
Kommo-o
785Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
786Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
787Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu
788Tapu Fini
Tapu Fini
789Cosmog
Cosmog
790Cosmoem
Cosmoem
791Solgaleo
Solgaleo
792Lunala
Lunala
793Nihilego
Nihilego
794Buzzwole
Buzzwole
795Pheromosa
Pheromosa
796Xurkitree
Xurkitree
797Celesteela
Celesteela
798Kartana
Kartana
799Guzzlord
Guzzlord
800Necrozma
Necrozma
801Magearna
Magearna
802Marshadow
Marshadow
803Poipole
Poipole
804Naganadel
Naganadel
805Stakataka
Stakataka
806Blacephalon
Blacephalon
807Zeraora
Zeraora
808Meltan
Meltan
809Melmetal
Melmetal

Alternate Forms

658Greninja-Ash
Ash-Greninja
718Zygarde-10Percent
Zygarde
(10%)
718Zygarde-Complete
Zygarde
(Complete)
741Oricorio-Baile
Oricorio
(Baile)
741Oricorio-Pom-Pom
Oricorio
(Pom-Pom)
741Oricorio-Pa'u
Oricorio
(Pa'u)
741Oricorio-Sensu
Oricorio
(Sensu)
745Lycanroc-Midday
Lycanroc
(Midday)
745Lycanroc-Midnight
Lycanroc
(Midnight)
745Lycanroc-Dusk
Lycanroc
(Dusk)
746Wishiwashi-School
Wishiwashi
(School)
774Minior-Red
Minior
(Red)
774Minior-Orange
Minior
(Orange)
774Minior-Yellow
Minior
(Yellow)
774Minior-Green
Minior
(Green)
774Minior-Blue
Minior
(Blue)
774Minior-Indigo
Minior
(Indigo)
774Minior-Violet
Minior
(Violet)
800Necrozma-Dusk Mane
Necrozma
(Dusk Mane)
800Necrozma-Dawn Wings
Necrozma
(Dawn Wings)
800Necrozma-Ultra
Necrozma
(Ultra)

Zygarde Cell and Core

718Zygarde-Cell
Zygarde
(Cell)
718Zygarde-Core
Zygarde
(Core)

Alolan Forms

Main article: Regional variant

Several new Pokémon received new forms in this generation. Due to the different climates in the Alola Region, various Pokémon have become different to how they are in other regions. These are known as Alolan Forms. They also all have at least one different type.

019Rattata-Alola
Alolan Rattata
020Raticate-Alola
Alolan Raticate
026Raichu-Alola
Alolan Raichu
027Sandshrew-Alola
Alolan Sandshrew
028Sandslash-Alola
Alolan Sandslash
037Vulpix-Alola
Alolan Vulpix
038Ninetales-Alola
Alolan Ninetales
050Diglett-Alola
Alolan Diglett
051Dugtrio-Alola
Alolan Dugtrio
052Meowth-Alola
Alolan Meowth
053Persian-Alola
Alolan Persian
074Geodude-Alola
Alolan Geodude
075Graveler-Alola
Alolan Graveler
076Golem-Alola
Alolan Golem
088Grimer-Alola
Alolan Grimer
089Muk-Alola
Alolan Muk
103Exeggutor-Alola
Alolan Exeggutor
105Marowak-Alola
Alolan Marowak
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