Seeing as how we got our first batch of info I figure it is time to get this party started. I will be posting the info in a spoiler tag and ask that any discussion involving new info or rumors be put in spoiler tags as well.
Say hello to Dusk Form Lycanroc. It is the third form Rockruff can evolve into but unlike the other two it does not appear in the wild. No other info was provided with the reveal that is major. It's eyes do turn red when it attacks as a minor note but that is not really too important. I really like this new form to be honest and I am curious as to how we will get it. I am super glad I bought one of Tyger's Rockruff eggs now.
For now that is all that has been revealed. Hopefully we get more soon. Ultra Sun and Moon are if nothing else a way to bide time until Pokemon Switch comes out.
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2017 11:54:27 GMT 11 by Marchbaby
Eh... I'm not too sold on this form. I see where they were going with it, but it does look a little too much like a Midday recolour. Not that I don't like Midday form; I think it looks beautiful. I just look at this and see a slightly weird-looking Midday. Little disappointing, IMO. Would've liked a distinctly new form, but that's just me. I do love the colour scheme though, not gonna lie. I sincerely hope that we can at least get all 3 forms in US/UM. If the other two are version-locked to the originals, I'm gonna hurt a bi- er... a person.
Although... I do like the idea that we might get new stats on a Lycanroc. I could perhaps get used to this, especially if it's actually DECENT. Unlikely though... Lycanroc's biggest issue is a lacklustre movepool, and this new form is probably only gonna get a handful of moves. I fear it may not even get new things... might just get an assortment of Midday and Midnight's options.
On the more speculative side of things: I'm wondering if this is a hint to Pokemon returning to a Morning/Day/Night (or Day/Evening/Night, perhaps) system like we used to have way back when? Could be nice to see that return... though I think this is unlikely. Day/Night cycles are well established now and unlikely to change. Not only that, it adds a serious amount of inconvenience if certain things are Morning only... some of us don't do those. :P
Dusk Form Lycanroc gets both Accelrock and Counter and has the Tough Claws ability. The day the game launches Rockruff will be distributed but at the moment nothing about the distribution detail wise minus that. Serebii is trying to get a higher quality image to see if there is anything else in this months issue.
Edit: Serebii confirms the Rockruff will be special and evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc. Beyond that no other info about the Rockruff was provided.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2017 9:03:38 GMT 11 by Marchbaby
The possible return to Kanto could be really cool and the new Z move Clangorous Soulblaze make Kommo-o suck a little bit less. If Pokemon following you returns along with the rest of this I will be very pleased. What are your guy's thoughts on the latest reveals?
Honestly with this new Ultra version of S/M coming out so soon I'm really glad I didn't buy Gen VII right away. I don't care too much about the picture stuff but yyyaaaaaasssss gym spoiler! I really hope that connection is true!
As for Lycanrock's new form I'd have to agree with Noerd that it doesn't really look that special. You think they could come up with something more creative than a recolor for a special form. That said, Dusk Form Lycanrock is better than 70% of shinies so I can't really complain.
Small little bit none of the trailers mentioned. A few fans who analysed the new map saw a few new buildings, raised sandbars including 1 that leads to a new cave, and also the mists surrounding two of the mountains has shifted a bit. There is not much from these additions to go off of but it is believed the one building shown off directly relates to the new photo mode.