Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer Looks Like it’s Actually for Pokémon GO

Nintendo’s got to be riding high on the Pokémon money train, what with the monumental success of Pokémon GO – and that of its stock. Don’t worry though, Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about the real meat of the Pokémon series: the 3DS games coming out later this year, titled Pokémon Sun and Moon. They’ve put out a new trailer just to remind people that this is happening, but if it weren’t for all the 3DSes, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the trailer was for Pokémon GO instead.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer

The trailer (via Forbes), which is entirely in Japanese, shows a family coming together at a village house. The first-person protagonist loses his first 4-way match against his sibling and cousins, and swears to one day win. This leads him to a number of life experiences, including catching real-life insects, diving into a nearby stream and making friends by trading Pokémon. And of course, finally, there’s the obligatory rematch, though I’ll leave the results of that to your imagination (spoiler: not very surprising).

Pokémon GO is currently hogging all the headlines and has become a social phenomenon in the countries it has released in. It does not, however, have many of the features of a full-fledged Pokémon game, such as trading or trainer battles (let along 4-way trainer battles). Pokémon Sun and Moon will release on November 18th in most of the world, and November 23rd in Europe. They will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyIkvadJU1Q

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