Rowlet, Litten and Popplio Revealed As Starter Pokémon In Pokémon Sun And Moon


The Pokémon Company International has revealed Rowlet, Litten and Popplio as the starter Pokémon that you will choose between in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

As hinted in February’s Pokémon Direct, the Nintendo 3DS exclusives will welcome “the next era of Pokémon games” in sparking the seventh generation in the series.

The “new world” that players will adventure across is the Alola region, which has seemingly taken inspiration from Hawaii.



Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Height: 1 ’00 ”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Type: Grass/Flying
Starting Move: Leafage
Ability: Overgrow

The first of the potential partners is the highly adaptable Grass Quill Pokémon, Rowlet. This Pokémon can fly silently through the skies, sneaking up on its opponent without being noticed. It can attack its opponents using powerful kicks, and it can also attack from a distance using the razor-sharp leaves that form part of its feathers. Rowlet can survey its environment and turn its neck nearly 180 degrees from front to back, so it can see directly behind itself. When in battle, Rowlet turns its head to face its Trainer when waiting for instructions.



Category: Fire Cat Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 ”
Weight: 9.5 lbs.
Type: Fire
Starting Move: Ember
Ability: Blaze

The cool-headed Fire Cat Pokémon, Litten, is the next choice for a first-partner Pokémon. Litten’s fur is rich in oils and is immensely flammable. It constantly grooms itself by licking its coat, collecting loose fur into balls. It then ignites these hairballs to create fireball attacks. When the time comes for Litten to molt, it burns off all of its fur in one glorious blaze.



Category: Sea Lion Pokémon
Height: 1 ’04 ”
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Starting Move: Water Gun
Ability: Torrent

The third possibility is the acrobatic Sea Lion Pokémon, Popplio. Popplio can create balloons made of water from its nose and utilize them to create a variety of different strategies and attacks in battle. This Pokémon is better at moving in the water than on land, and can swim at speeds over 25 mph. On land, it uses the elasticity of the balloons it creates to perform jumps and acrobatic stunts.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in North America, Australia and New Zealand on November 18th, and in Europe on November 23rd.

Comments 33
  1. Like:
    Moon legendary
    geography of the region
    Male character model

    Running animation
    Female character’s hat

  2. How could you say no to that face? Popplio all day!! I hope it isn’t ugly when it evolves!

  3. Slightly disappointed in the water type… considering greninja…let’s wait to see the 3rd evolved form,though. Hope for the best.

  4. And ofcourse the pokemon I would least likely chose is the only one with a secondary type. Grrr! I hope they get one when they evolve.

  5. No doubt going for Rowlett I mean he turn when waiting for instructions! How cute and awesome is that?!

  6. I’m on the fence with Litten and Rowlet. I guess when the game comes out, and we actually get the stats/final evolutions, I can make my final decision. Can’t wait to see this gen’s first bird though!

  7. I can’t decide if I should take Litten or Rowlet, oh my god
    Well, gotta wait for the third evolution, I guess.

    1. You should surprise yourself and wait until the game comes out to see the final evolution! That is so what im doing and hoping the best!!!

  8. While rowlett is verry cute, it kinda sucks just based on its typing and does not have the best stats distribution. Fits this Mon will be ice beamed unto obliviom with the 4x damage. Just about every competitive team runs ice beam or ice punch. Some teams more than once. From what I can tell, it’s a special and physical attacker, that lends it to being a sweeper I guess, but it’s definitely a glass cannon like wevile, whobwould ohko this with ice shard alone. It really bad nothing other than its ridiculous cuteness going for it

  9. Litten is so cute I am getting Litten its probably powerful to, hope it evolves into a cute Pokémon like its first evolution.

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