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There are pretty much two types of people on this planet: those that know what Pokemon is, and those that lie about it. The critically acclaimed animated series have branched out into all media outlets available, presenting us with a huge variety of Pokemon content, from extended animated movies to trading card games and video games. The latter is still going strong and bringing it customers for Nintendo, which is honoring the long running phenomenon with another installment to the Pokemon games series. Two installments rather, the new Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are a chance for die-hard fans and curious newcomers alike to sit back, relax, and enjoy a well designed game that is bound to put a smile on their faces.

In Sun and Moon, players will be exploring Alola, a Hawaiian-like region comprised of a complex of connected islands. Players must venture into this new intriguing adventure and unite the islands. The traditional main goal of Pokemon games in the past has been to become a Pokemon master by challenging ad defeating all the other masters throughout the game, from different gyms, which would also grant gym badges that the player must collect. In Sun and Moon however, there are no gym badges, or trainers, but rather a series of challenges that conclude with the player having to defeat a totem pokemon. There are rewards that players get for completing the various tasks around the islands, some of them even increasing the power of the player’s own pokemon.

These new iterations of the franchise prove to be a very entertaining way to spend your free time,  especially if you are trying to get away from the stress waiting for you in the outside world. If you’re looking to get away, you’d be doing yourself a favor by checking out Pokemon Sun and Moon.