News – Pokémon Champions Red and Blue Return In Sun & Moon

Today Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Sun & Moon. Not only did this trailer finally confirm the final evolutions for Rowlet, Litten & Popplio, but it also had a few other secrets in store for Pokémaniacs. The biggest of which being the return of arguably the two most famous faces in the franchise’s history.

Yes that’s right, the eponymous Red and Blue from Pokémon Red / Green / Blue are back. What’s more, they’re all grown up now. Although it seems as though Red still retains that serious silent atmosphere from the last time we saw him atop Mount Silver in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

In fact, Pokémon Champions Red and Blue aren’t the only characters to return from previous instalments in the series, with Wally and Cynthia also shown in this new trailer. In fact, all of these return in the form of the brand new region known as the Battle Tree. A place where high level Pokémon trainers who have completed the island trials, can meet and battle it out.

Interestingly, as has been previously noted Pokémon Sun & Moon seems set to mix up the well established structure of the Pokémon titles. Many outlets who have had time have pointed out that the game definitely starts with a bang, and established fans should defientiely expect something new and fresh from the opening. What’s more, this trailer shows us that the end may play slightly differently as well, as this trailer along with the official website, also confirms there is no Pokémon League either.

In the Alola region, the setting of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there is no Pokémon League yet-but it seems that there are plans to construct one on the peak of a certain mountain. After the growth you achieve through completing the island challenge, will the day come when you also take on the Pokémon League to become the strongest Pokémon Trainer?

Pokémon Champions Red and Blue dressed for the tropical climate of the Alola region.

All in all, Pokémon Sun & Moon seem set to both revitalise storytelling in the Pokémon series, whilst also harkening back to its origins. Doing so by not only including new and unique versions of many of the classic 151, but also by re-introducing characters from previous installments, something Pokémon has rarely done. As such, fans new and old should be very excited for this latest instalment in one of gaming’s greatest series.

Pokémon Sun & Moon releases worldwide on November 18th and Rings & Coins will be on hand to give you the complete low down.

Sophia Aubrey Drake

A lifelong gamer with a fanatical love of all things Nintendo and Japan. So much so that she's written a thesis on one and lived in the other. Currently on a quest to catch every last Pokémon. Follow me on twitter via @DivaXChill or @RingsandCoins.

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