Earlier today, The Pokemon Company revealed the three Pokemon that trainers will be able to choose at the beginning of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. To help trainers decide between Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, the Pokemon Company has released some official artwork and detailed descriptions of each of the Alola region's starter Pokemon.
Rowlet, the "Grass Quill" Pokemon, is a Grass/Flying type, making it the first starter Pokemon since Bulbasaur to start the game with two types. According to the Pokemon Company, Rowlet can attack without making a sound and uses both its claws and razor sharp leaf feathers in battle. Like the owls it resembles, Rowlet can see in the dark and can twist its neck 180 degrees to see directly behind itself. This means it can twist its head in battle to look at its trainer and receive instructions. Rowlet starts the game with a new attack, Leafage, a leafy ranged attack that's presumably similar in power to Bubble and Ember.
Litten, the "Fire Cat" Pokemon, is Pokemon Sun and Moon's Fire type starter. Litten is a coolheaded Pokemon that balances its passionate personality with cool logic. Litten's fur is oily and highly flammable, which allows Litten to actually shoot out flaming furballs as an attack. Litten can spontaneously combust its old fur in a glorious blaze and knows Ember to start off the game.
The final new Pokemon, Popplio, is the "Sea Lion" Water type starter Pokemon. Popplio excels at moving through water, but can create water balloons to perform feats of acrobatics on dry land. Popplio is the mischievous Pokemon of the starters and often gets carried away with playful antics in battle. However, Popplio is hardworking and can be found practicing its moves outside of battle. Popplio starts the game with the Water Gun attack.
Based on online chatter, it seems that both Litten and Rowlet have attracted strong followings of online fans. Which of the starters are your favorites? Check out the image gallery for official artwork of all three Pokemon and let us know which you like in the comments below.