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Pokémon Sun and Moon
|Publisher(s)||The Pokémon Company|
|Release||WW Q4 2016|
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon (ポケットモンスター サン・ムーン Poketto Monsutā San & Mūn ) are two role-playing video games. They are published by The Pokémon Company and developed by Game Freak. They were released for the Nintendo 3DS. The games were released on 18 November 2016 in North America, Australia and Japan, and 23 November 2016 in Europe, commemorating the Pokémon franchise's 20th anniversary.
On February 25, the games' existence was leaked after the trademarks were found on the EU's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market's website. Sun and Moon were officially announced in a Pokémon Nintendo Direct.
Pokémon Sun and Moon take place in a region called Alola. Alola has warm weather and is made up of four large islands. The player is given a Pokémon and goes on a journey around Alola. The player can catch and raise other Pokémon as they explore. While exploring, the player sometimes has to fight Team Skull. Team Skull are a group of people who want to destroy things and cause trouble. And some Pokémon have a special Alolan form!
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