As expected the pair of 3DS games were unveiled during today’s Pokemon Direct. The announcement wasn’t a total surprise, since trademarks for the games leaked yesterday all but confirming their existence.
Furthermore, the recent debut of the new Pokemon Magearna, hinted that a new installment in the series was on the horizon.
Nintendo also announced the Virtual Console versions of the original Pokemon games will now allow for Pokemon transfers. In other words, Pokemon caught or traded in Red, Yellow, and Blue versions on the 3DS Virtual Console will be transferable to new iterations of the games, including Sun and Moon, via the Pokebank.
Transfers from Gameboy to Gameboy Advance and higher were not previously available. While this means the Mewtwo of your childhood will remain forever encased in the plastic prison of your original Gameboy cart, you can now recapture and train one to bring into the modern era.
Pokemon Sun and Moon are scheduled to release “Holiday 2016,” but further details like new legendaries or evolution possibilities weren’t mentioned during the brief Direct.