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New Pokemon Sun & Moon legendaries, characters detailed
We now know details on both legendary characters in Pokemon Sun & Moon, thanks to a new trailer released by the Pokemon Company.
Solgaleo, the lion-esque legendary that lives on the cover of Pokemon Sun, is a Psychic- and Steel-type with the Full Metal Body ability (which prevents its stats from being lowered), and the new Sunsteel Strike move.
Lunala, from the Pokemon Moon box, is a Psychic- and Ghost-type with the Shadow Shield ability (taking less damage from attacks from Pokemon with full HP), and the new Moongeist Beam move.
Both moves ignore the abilities of Pokemon they hit.
Another new addition is Rotom, the Pokemon introduced in Diamond & Pearl that can possess various household appliances – is now part of a “next generation of Pokedexes” and can speak to you.
The Pokemon Company also introduces a QR scanner, which will allow players to register unseen Pokemon and adds a location marker for where they can be caught to your Pokedex.
Players can share QR codes for Pokemon they’ve caught.
Pokemon Sun and Moon will launch on Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 18 in the U.S. and Nov. 23 in the U.K.
EA wasn’t sure young people would know WW1 existed before Battlefield 1
According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the company wasn’t sure if younger customers would know what World War I, World War II, or the Vietnam War were, during the process of greenlighting DICE’s Battlefield 1.
“We were worried that many of the younger consumers out there didn’t know that there was a World War 2 or Vietnam, so World War 1…
“I think what people don’t understand about World War 1 is the technology shift that went on during the war. People started the war on horseback and ended the war with airplanes and tanks and battleships and submarines. And that’s a huge opportunity for us to be able to do a video game around.”
-Blake Jorgensen, EA CFO