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Five New Alolan Pokemon, Including A Lump of Sand


Yes, I said lump of sand. In fact, there’s not only a lump of sand, there are two lumps of sand. Everything will make sense in a minute.

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company continue their countdown to Pokemon Sun and Moon with the clockwork reveal of five more Pokemon. The first was introduced yesterday as part of Gamescom; it’s Turtonator, the Turtle Terminator!

The Blast Turtle Pokémon Turtonator lives around volcanoes and camouflages itself as a rock to wait for its prey. This Pokémon feeds on sulfur and other materials found near volcanic craters, and as a result its shell is covered in a layer of explosive material. During battle, when something strikes Turtonator, sparks fly from the horns on its shell, igniting this layer and causing an explosion.

Turtonator can learn the exclusive move Shell Trap. With this move, the Pokémon lays a trap for the opponent at the start of the turn. If Turtonator is hit by an opponent’s physical attack during that turn, the trap triggers an explosion resulting in huge damage to the opponent.

The aforementioned lump Pokemon is Sandygast, a creature only possible on Alola. This is an island with an evolutionary process so bizarre that he developed a metal shovel growing out of his forehead. And the shovel stays when it evolves into Palossand, a living sand castle whose drawbridge can suck the health from its opponents.

Crabrawler is an interesting one, though perhaps not as interesting as Sandygast. Its claws are shaped like boxing gloves and its face is frozen in a permanent “Yo Adrian” face. As you might expect, its specialty is hitting. The final Pokemon for today is the adorable Stufful, which turns into a Pokemon we’ve already met (Bewear).

You can catch these guys and many more when Pokemon Sun and Moon comes out on 3DS November 18.