It's been a long time coming, but Nintendo has finally revealed the secondary evolutions of Pokemon Sun and Moon's starters. Rowlet evolves into the dapper/preppy Dartrix, Litten evolves into the slightly bigger Torracat and Popplio evolves into the popstar Brionne. Traditionally this spot between the 1st and 3rd forms of Pokemon has been something of an awkward phase, but these guys are still pretty cute.
There's some other new info in the video as well, including a special mini-game filled island where your Pokemon go when you abandon them in your PC. Besides the new starter evolutions, the biggest news is probably the reveal of a demo that will include Ash-Greninja, the anime-specific Pokemon that had been long rumored to make an appearance.
As is always the case when it comes to new Pokemon info, the internet leaped into action and provided its hottest takes and unbelievably quick fan art.
This dumb bird looks like he'd walk across Starbucks to correct something he overheard you say. pic.twitter.com/0XtAVvPdpk-- Scott Thompson (@oksoda) October 4, 2016
i dont like how the greninja forme is called ash-greninja in a universe where ash doesnt exist-- ＺＥＦＲＯＧＧＹ (@therealzef) October 4, 2016
Like 90s-aughts Leo pic.twitter.com/f5c8TmumtN-- Trunglestiltskin (@Trungles) October 4, 2016
The final evolution leaks are looking more and more likely to be real pic.twitter.com/ACzXuaDxHU-- PokéLoot (@PokeLoot) October 4, 2016
via cherlesoberonn (bottom image from CollegeHumor's very own Drawfee!)
Brionne of Tarth pic.twitter.com/ntdiKKhaRX-- Juanmi (@Juanmikun) October 4, 2016
ROWLET -- wants to wash dishes after dinner but needs help reaching kitchen sink-- Michæl Lu†z (@WarrenIsDead) October 4, 2016
DARTRIX -- maintains local Young Republicans Facebook group
pokemon has a chao garden now-- Tyler Goes to Hell (@TylerHendrix) October 4, 2016
folks *tapping mic* you see this shit. instead of pokemon evolution they should call it *louder so people in the back can hear* emo-lution pic.twitter.com/7tpIOGcpB4-- leon (@leyawn) October 4, 2016
rowlett evo: what a nerd-- Brian Lee (awoo) (@BrianLeeWow) October 4, 2016
litten evo: the cat got stronger
popplio evo: keep up the good work
Dartrix goes from "I'll have her home by 10." To "Your daughter calls me daddy too" pic.twitter.com/HxtrCqYjLc-- Crilix (@Crilix_) October 4, 2016
While using Ash-Greninja, winning the Pokemon League is impossible. Please understand the situation.-- gameonion (@YTgameonion) October 4, 2016