Pokémon Sun and Moon has a pugilist crab that you can catch
Gentlemen, we’ve reached peak pollination between the worlds of movie and video game marketing. Because whoever was in charge for the PR blitz of Avengers: Age of Spadertron that resulted in an army of movie teasers being unleashed to devastating effect on the public, is clearly also handling the PR for Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Because I’m pretty certain that by now, we’ve seen every new pocket monster that there is to see. OR HAVE WE? Because here’s another three of them to look at. Official descriptions via the Nintendo email that I copied and pasted from below, to go with the pictures of these critters for Pokémon Sun and Moon:
Crabrawler is a Boxing Pokémon that really hates to lose. It can be found clinging to buildings with its powerful pincers that also pack a powerful punch, or gathering around trees in search of Berries, its favorite food.
Stufful may have a small body, but this Pokémon has extraordinary strength. Despite its cute, fluffy appearance, Stufful dislikes being touched and will flail its arms in protest. Stufful evolves into Bewear.
Sandygast emerges when the grudges of fallen Pokémon soak into the sand after battle, and its tunnel-like mouth can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Sandygast also features a new Water Compaction Ability, never before seen in other Pokémon, where its Defense stat goes up by two if it’s hit with a Water-type move. Sandygast evolves into Palossand.
Palossand disguises itself as a sandcastle, with its shovel on top serving, it is believed, as a radar to search out prey. Unsuspecting small Pokémon are dragged into Palossand’s body through its sandy vortex so it can steal their life force.
I’m so naming that Sandygast after Alessandro when I catch one. And then evolve it into Palossandro. Pokémon Sun and Moon is out in November, and if you feel like being spoiled then don’t forget to check out that Pokedex that I’ve been running and updating like a madman lately. Gotta spoiler ‘em all!