Pokemon Sun and Moon
Expect more information on "Pokemon Sun and Moon" in July. The Pokemon Company

The Pokemon Company has released a new official trailer for “Pokemon Sun and Moon.” It seems that there will be seven new Pokemon added to the game, and from the looks of it, they may not be the best-looking in the bunch.

Spotted by trusted Pokemon source Serebii, the trailer is still in its untranslated form. However, it gives a sneak peek of the new Pokemon in action and actual gameplay against other Pokemon. It’s over three minutes, and manages to give quite the sneak peek for each one.

The seven new Pokemon revealed include Drampa, Togedemaru, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Bruxish, Charjabug and Tapu Koko.

The designs are rather eccentric and odd-looking compared to the common and familiar ones in the franchise. Drampa shares similarities with a dragon minus the menacing scale. Charjabug looks like a boxy caterpillar. As the name suggests, Cutiefly looks like a very small insect with big eyes and a small mouth.

Togedemaru looks like a mouse with a big tail. Bruxish is a rather colourful fish. The last two Pokemon Vikavolt and Tapu Koko have a more abstract design.

Check out all of the new Pokemon in the video below. The Pokemon Company is expected to bring in more information about “Pokemon Sun and Moon” this July.

In the meantime, the other anticipated Pokemon title, “Pokemon Go,” has just ended its U.S. field testing. As such, there’s an onslaught of new previews from participants of the beta. Polygon has sampled the “Pokemon Go” beta, and found that the game still has a few steps to go before living up to the hype it has created.

For instance, one criticism that other long-time Pokemon players is the ease with which Pokemon are caught in the game. The developer has already given some details about the game, which involved using a smartphone to be alerted of a Pokemon nearby. However, this is even made easier by the Pokemon Go Plus, the accessory that will render smartphones redundant in enjoying the game.

Based on the field tests, it seems that the mechanics of the game are already very easy enough. All the player needs to do to catch Pokemon is throw a Poke Ball. There are no strategising involved; in fact, it seems that it may even be based on luck as well.

Whether or not Niantic Labs will still make some tweaks remains to be seen. hopefully, it will still retain the game’s approachability for both long-time Pokemon fans and newcomers in the franchise.

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" trailer (Credit: YouTube/Pokemon)