Published on June 11th, 2016 | by octaneblue0
Zygarde’s 10% & Complete Formes Are Heading to Pokémon Sun and Moon
As revealed last year, Zygarde, a Legendary Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon X & Y, has multiple formes. The standard Zygarde is referred as its “50% forme,” and can be caught in Pokémon X & Y and was recently distributed as part of an event. Its alternate formes, pictured below, have appeared, or are set to appear, in the Pokémon anime and in the spin-off puzzle title Pokémon Shuffle, but have yet to show up in one of the main games.
The Pokémon Company released a brand-new trailer that showcases Zygarde’s 10% Forme and Complete Forme in-game in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Check out the trailer below!
The trailer shows Zygarde’s canine-like 10% Forme using two moves: Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves. These moves were actually programmed into Pokémon X & Y but were unused. According to Bulbapedia, Thousand Arrows is a Ground-type move with 90 BP, 10 PP, and 100% accuracy. Although it’s a Ground-type move, it can hit Pokémon of the Flying-type, as well as Pokémon with the ability Levitate and those that are floating with the use of an Air Balloon or moves such as Magnet Rise. It also hits both opponents in a Double Battle, so needless to say, this move is extremely useful! The second move, Thousand Waves, has the same attack type, BP, PP, and accuracy as Thousand Waves; however, its battle effect is different. Any opponent(s) hit by this move will not be able to switch out as long as the user remains in battle. This also can be useful to trap certain Pokémon.
While its base stats are unknown as of this post, a previously-released description notes that 10% Forme is very quick. Its ability is known as “Swarm Change,” and it allows the 10% Forme to morph into the Complete Forme. While it wasn’t shown in the English trailer for some reason, Swarm Change takes effect when Zygarde 10% Forme is low on health – this is shown in the Japanese trailer. Zygarde Complete Forme’s signature attack is known as Core Enforcer. From the trailer, it appears to be a Dragon-type move. As of this post, it’s unknown what it can do in battle, but the animation for the move just looks awesome. It’s very cool to see Zygarde getting a spotlight; it’s quite clear that in the sixth genereation games, the 50% Forme, while good in its own right, could never reach the levels of Xerneas and Yveltal in terms of strength in battle.
Pokémon Sun & Moon are set to launch in North America on November 18, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS.