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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 131
  2. Negative: 21 out of 131
  1. 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
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    - best story in the series
    - z-moves were a good idea
    - Alola has many interesting quests and the trials were way more interesting than
    - best story in the series
    - z-moves were a good idea
    - Alola has many interesting quests and the trials were way more interesting than gyms, specially the idea of a totem boss with buffs and aides
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  3. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    Story - Very Good
    Online - All right
    Music - The best in pokemon
    Region - Fun
    Z-Moves - Fun
    To me it deserves a 10
  4. Mar 29, 2022
    8
    ALS Pokémon-Fan sage ich, dass dies das beste Spiel ist, es hat eine großartige neue Umgebung, großartige neue Funktionen, die dieALS Pokémon-Fan sage ich, dass dies das beste Spiel ist, es hat eine großartige neue Umgebung, großartige neue Funktionen, die die Pokémon-Formel wirklich aufrütteln, und hat die ehrgeizigste und am besten erzählte Erzählung, die jemals aus einem Pokémon-Spiel hervorgegangen ist. Das einzige wirkliche Problem für mich ist, dass das Spiel schmerzhaft einfach ist. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2016
    8
    This is the best Pokemon game in years. After the disappointment that was X and Y, I'm really glad with what they did in this game. The amountThis is the best Pokemon game in years. After the disappointment that was X and Y, I'm really glad with what they did in this game. The amount of content feels just there, unlike X and Y. The post game isn't as empty as X and Y. The story in the game is definitely better than most of the Pokemon games. I feel that one of the best things they did in this game is the removal of gyms. Having the island kahunas and trials rather than gyms made the game fit more with the overall environment in the game. It felt like a breath of fresh air after so many games that just followed the same old formula. Post game, you have a couple legendaries, Ultra Beasts, and Battle Tree, where you can meet characters from older games. My only issue with this game is that it runs like crap when there's more than 2 Pokemons out on the older 3DS. The frame rate drops to what would be considered unplayable if the game wasn't turn based. Other than that, this game is probably my second favorite Pokemon game right after Emerald. The big thing that Emerald did better than this game in my opinion, is how much post game content was in Emerald. This game definitely has a good amount, but it's nowhere close to Emerald's Battle Frontier. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2016
    6
    Personally, I have mixed emotions about the game. Yeah, I'm excited for the new changes, and yeah, SOME of the Pokémon look horrendous.Personally, I have mixed emotions about the game. Yeah, I'm excited for the new changes, and yeah, SOME of the Pokémon look horrendous. There's a lot of new features so I'm holding my breath wondering why this game sucks. Hoping for the best. On a more positive note, I got the game for FREE!!!! Expand
  7. May 24, 2021
    0
    started playing pokemon back in gen 2. The fact that a level 10 pokemon with 5 health can't be caught because it continuously summons otherstarted playing pokemon back in gen 2. The fact that a level 10 pokemon with 5 health can't be caught because it continuously summons other pokemon is a game-breaking mechanic. This has happened not once but five times in a single play-through. if your core mechanics don't work everything else literal doesn't matter. Expand

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