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The newest Pokemon installments are finally here, and it’s time to pick which one will you get. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are in many ways the same game, but they come with key differences that not only alter, but define what your experience will be like. Each version has its perks, features that are absent from the other version, and choosing one over the other is not a matter of which one is better, but rather of which one you like the most. In this article we’ll look at what players get when they choose each version, so you can get an idea of what you want. Before we get into it, you should know that while Sun follows your console’s normal clock, Pokemon Moon will add another 12 hours to that, to better serve the version’s fantasy.


Right off the bat, the main difference between the two versions is what legendary pokemon will be available. Pokemon Sun players get Solgaleo, a steel pokemon, while Moon will receive Lunala, a ghost type. Both pokemon are also part of the psychic family.


Rockruff is a new pokemon introduced in Sun and Moon. This fresh face takes the form of a dog-like creature, and will eventually evolve. This is where your decision takes effect. Based on which version of the game you are running, Rockruff will evolve into something different. Pokemon Sun players will see Rockruff turn into Lycanroc’s midday form, while Pokemon Moon players will get to evolve Rockruff into the midnight form. Each form embodies the fantasy of Sun and Moon respectively, which shows in the physical characteristics on each side.

Alien Pokemon

The game will introduce two alien pokemon called UB-02 Absorption and UB-02 Beauty. The two will (you guessed it) pertain to one of each game version, with Absorption being available on the Sun side, while Moon gets Beauty.