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  • Summary: Using Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon YUsing Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y can also be brought into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in the same way. Expand
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  1. Positive: 82 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. Apr 8, 2017
    100
    Pokémon Sun and Moon make terrific changes the twenty-year-old formula, allowing new fans and returning ones back into the series with a wonderful lively and colourful world. It's just a little too easy for us who have been here from the start - but it's easy to forgot that when you're having such a blast.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    94
    Pokémon Sun & Moon is an amazing experience for fans of the franchise thanks to a renewed focus on narrative and many tweaks that make gameplay much more enjoyable than before.
  3. Nov 15, 2016
    90
    After 20 years of slow but steady evolution, Pokemon gets a bit of a reinvention in Sun and Moon. An engrossing and rich new region makes the Alola journey — along with all the changes Sun and Moon make to the existing formula — enjoyable throughout the main adventure, and small interface and variety of upgrades along the way make a few of the things that stayed the same feel better than before.
  4. Nov 15, 2016
    90
    Pokémon Moon is easily one of the best entries into the franchise to date. Never has the Pokémon world felt this immersive. If Pokémon Moon hints to what the future of the franchise has in store, then fans should be more excited than ever.
  5. Nov 30, 2016
    90
    Pokémon Sun and Moon is a safe and enjoyable entry in the franchise. It doesn't reinvent the wheel but focuses on polishing the rough edges and making the entire thing shine. It has enough new features to make it a fun adventure without feeling too familiar, and that's important. Some nagging flaws, like a poor frame rate and annoying Pokémon reinforcements, drag down the experience a little, but die-hard fans and curious newcomers alike should still have a great time. Pokémon Sun and Moon offers over 800 monsters to collect, so you'll be catching them all for a long time.
  6. Nov 15, 2016
    85
    The newest pair of games prove that the series is ready and able to make big changes without sacrificing that original spirit. Without the heaps of content of series-defining entries like Red, Silver and X, Sun and Moon don't quite stand as endlessly replayable classics, but they're a wonderful testament to why Pokémon is still so special all these years later.
  7. Nov 18, 2016
    60
    All-in-all, fans of battling, wonder-trading, and scratching their Pokémon behind the ear will still find things to love in the game, and for many, the changes in Sun and Moon are a refreshing reinvention of a classic formula. It may be initially jarring to veterans, but it is an attractive option for those who have been away from the series for a time to return.

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  2. Negative: 18 out of 116
  1. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    One of the best pokemon games, maybe even THE best one I played yet. Also a good starting point to join the series: The region is beautifulOne of the best pokemon games, maybe even THE best one I played yet. Also a good starting point to join the series: The region is beautiful and has tons of interesting places to explore, you can feel like you're venturing into a eden-like paradise as you unlock more and more areas across all the islands. The trials give extra importance to some of those areas and totems are a great way to have boss fights and are actually challenging for real.

    Other pros include the Pokepelago system, the story that is the best in the series, the practical way in which you can manage your party and box pokemon now, the music, the ultra-beasts as a whole, the extended postgame, the z-moves that are a fun shake-up/addition to the formula and much, much more.
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  2. May 23, 2018
    10
    Good looking 3d and is what many would argue the best pokemon game in the franchise by far.
    Looking back no wonder me and all my friend would
    Good looking 3d and is what many would argue the best pokemon game in the franchise by far.
    Looking back no wonder me and all my friend would get so hooked up playing with each other compared to other multiplayer games, as it's filled with qualities.
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  3. Mar 26, 2017
    10
    this game is one of the best pokemon games ever some of my favourite pokemons are decidueye and alolan raichu this is challenging especiallythis game is one of the best pokemon games ever some of my favourite pokemons are decidueye and alolan raichu this is challenging especially the totem pokemon god lurantis was hard but I like a good challenge if you want a good pokemon game buy it now. Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2018
    9
    The most ambitious pokemon game ever made: every risk they could take with the formula was taken yet: 1- almost all worked and paid off and 2-The most ambitious pokemon game ever made: every risk they could take with the formula was taken yet: 1- almost all worked and paid off and 2- still feels like playing a pokemon game from start to finish. You have the best story with amazing themes (like the context of tradition and progress) a region that feels like a real world country with background that makes sense, characters with layers from both good and bad side, a new system instead of just more gyms just for the sake of it, a heartwarming conclusion, and smart ideas that honestly should be implemented 20 years ago. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2017
    8
    this game is such a improvement over Pokemon X/Y one reason this game shines over is its not a pushover the Elite Four is challenging youthis game is such a improvement over Pokemon X/Y one reason this game shines over is its not a pushover the Elite Four is challenging you don't get handed a free Mega in fact you don't even unlock Megas until the Post-Game so don't even try transferring up your Mega Kangaskhan from X/Y then expect to win with that oh yeah speaking of the Post-Game FANTASTIC being able to challenge either Red or Blue being able to team up with important characters in the series it just feels awesome the villain team is funny so we went from people wanting to destroy every one but themselves to some jerks who vandalize and fail to rob places just great the Legendaries have amazing designs the new Pokemon are also cool the Pokemon to pick from for a team is huge i expected to have a team similar to my Y team:Kalos starter, Kanto starter, Lucario, Legendary and so on but my Alolan team was much wider in variety (this is my team as of the credits): Alolan starter Slowbro Alolan Ninetales (gotten off the GTS as a Vulpix) Talonflame Event Snorlax and Luxray (gotten via Island Scan) its a much better and welcome improvement over the 6th Generation Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2019
    7
    This game has good points, but also lot of downsides for me. The good points were the removal of the Hidden Machines and the change of the GymThis game has good points, but also lot of downsides for me. The good points were the removal of the Hidden Machines and the change of the Gym badges concept, but the bad points were the frame rate and performance issues, plus the innovation was not that great in this game. Not a disappointment, but a step down compared to previous Pokemon games. Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2017
    0
    Oh man, how do I hate this game? My first pokemon game was Diamond, and honestly, that was the only one I have truly enjoyed. I'm not sayingOh man, how do I hate this game? My first pokemon game was Diamond, and honestly, that was the only one I have truly enjoyed. I'm not saying that "the new games suck because they are new," but I'm saying that I was actually invested in Diamond while, since then, playing these games feels more like a chore. The only game I kind of liked was Y, but that game is pretty easy. I got AS and now Moon, and it just feels like I'm throwing my money away. I MIGHT buy a DP/Plat remake if it comes out, but thats a big "maybe." All these new powers and stuff just feel like desperation to get you to play the game "oh you'll be able to destroy anything in your path!" Yeah it might feel like I'm being too harsh, but considering that after getting Moon and playing it for about four hours, and feeling like I should go get my money back, it's deserved. Expand

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