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Vincent Lau

Ash-Greninja can be a worthy mid-game partner.

This isn’t necessary, but before playing Sun and Moon, you may wish to download and complete the Pokemon Sun and Moon Special Demo , available for free from the Nintendo eShop, if you haven’t done so already.

Now that you’ve got the full game, you don’t need to experience the demo. However, by completing the demo, you can transfer the exclusive Ash-Greninja to your full game, as well as a variety of useful items, depending on your demo progress.

The items from the demo are somewhat handy early on, when items and money are scarce, but the main draw is Ash-Greninja, who–at the time of writing–cannot be obtained via other means. Thus making it an interesting novelty at the very least.

This version of "Greninja" IconGreninja has the “Battle Bond” ability, which transforms it into its stronger Ash-Greninja form after defeating one Pokemon. Normal "Greninja" IconGreninja have the Torrent or Protean abilities and it’s not possible for them to acquire Battle Bond.

You can transfer Ash-Greninja or any of the items you’ve unlocked by speaking to Professor Kukui in the Pokemon Centre. Be sure to have Sun or Moon (with a save file where progress has been made) accessible on the same 2DS/3DS as the Special Demo.


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    12 December 2016
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    7 December 2020
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    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Welcome to Alola, a region of tropical islands, filled with gorgeous natural beauty and Pokemon never seen before. Having recently moved to Alola, your journey begins soon afterwards. Your adventures will be filled with fascinating and colorful people with quirky island traditions and of course Pokémon. Delight in the mysteries of the brand new Alola region as your travels take you the length and breadth of the region and the secrets of the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala are finally unveiled.

Our massive and comprehensive guide includes the following:

  • A full route and trial battle guide covering your journey from Pokémon novice to eventual Champion.

  • All dungeons and Rite of the Island challenges covered.

  • Detailed breeding and capture guide, including locations for every Pokémon as well as information on the new Alolan forms.

  • Gameplay strategies to maximise your team potential as well as details on Hyper Training.

  • Minigames and secrets uncovered.

  • An explanation of the brand new Rotom Pokédex and loads more!

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