Pokemon Sun And Pokemon Moon: Version Exclusive Pokemon And Difference Explained

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be released today in North America. As seen by their name, there are two different version of the games and this article focuses on the different features for each of the Pokemon version.

For starters, the major difference is related to the Pokemon that can be captured in each game. They all have their own version exclusive Pokemon that can only be captured in their specific game and then transferred to the other version.

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You can find a list of all the confirmed version exclusive Pokemon below.

Pokemon Sun

Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Ninetales
Lycanroc
Turtonator
Passimian
Solgaleo
Buzzwole
Kartana
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Groomy
Sliggoo
Goodra
Cranidos
Rampardos
Tirtouga
Carracosta
Rufflet
Braviary
Cottonee
Whimsicott

Pokemon Moon

Alolan Sandshrew
Alolan Sandslash
Lycanroc
Drampa
Oranguru
Lunala
Pheromosa
Celesteela
Beldum
Metang
Metagross
Trapinch
Vibrava
Flygon
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Archen
Archeops
Vullaby
Mandibuzz
Petilil
Liligant

Aside from the difference in the Legendaries, which can be seen on the cover of the game, there is minor difference in term of the story and presentation. There is a curious time difference between both version with each version set 12 hours apart from each other. If you play Pokemon Sun, you might start the game at 3:00 PM while if you play Pokemon Moon, the time might be set at 3:00 AM in the game.Pokemon Sun & Moon Totem challenge

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be available today for the Nintendo 3DS. They will be released on November 23rd for Europe.