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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: 85 out of 87
  2. Negative: 0 out of 87
  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. Dec 7, 2016
    95
    By taking the well known tried and reliable recipe of the old games, tweaking some of the original ideas and adding a few new ones, Game Freak delivered the best Pokemon game we've seen in years.
  3. Nov 15, 2016
    90
    A couple technical issues aside, Sun/Moon might be the best Pokémon game yet. It freshens up a formula some of us PokéManics might not have realized was growing stale until now. Trials and Grand Trials provide variations on familiar gameplay, and the removal of HMs and telling players how effective their moves are rejuvenates battling.
  4. Nov 16, 2016
    90
    Sun and Moon are the biggest changes that the core Pokemon series has ever attempted. Removing gyms, Hidden Machines (HMs), and altering original Pocket Monsters was a huge gamble – and all of it has paid off. Honoring the franchise’s past while looking to the future must have been a difficult ideal for Nintendo and The Pokemon Company to nail down, but the end result of this undertaking is a pair of lovingly-crafted, must-haves for fans new and old. Truly, this is the celebration of Pokemon that gamers have been waiting for.
  5. Dec 1, 2016
    90
    These new games take things previously thought to be untouchable elements of the Pokemon experience and turns them on their heads, delivering a completely unique experience from its predecessors.
  6. 85
    Overall, Pokemon Sun and Moon take two generational steps forward, but also take one step back. Small new intricacies like battle enhancements and a refined presentation vastly improve the moment-to-moment experience of playing Pokemon. However, a sparse catalog of new Pokemon, shallow end game, and lack of launch Pokemon Bank support hold the titles back from being truly exceptional.
  7. Nov 18, 2016
    60
    It is not the blow-away game of 2016, nor does it seem to have the staying power of Ruby and Sapphire, but it’s enjoyable. Pokémon games are their own beasts, and hopefully Sun and Moon is a show of further changes and things to come for the franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 223
  1. Nov 18, 2016
    10
    Pokemon Sun shines brighter than any predecessor in the Pokemon franchise. The graphics are fresh and lush. The story is entertaining. AbovePokemon Sun shines brighter than any predecessor in the Pokemon franchise. The graphics are fresh and lush. The story is entertaining. Above all, it's the most lively Pokemon adventure yet. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2019
    10
    First Pokemon game I ever played. Amazing is all I have to say. I feel that Nintendo hit it out of the park with this one.
  3. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. With the scraping of the gym badges system, and the inclusion of a new one involving trials, this game is drastically different from it's predecessors, and I mean that in a good way. Veterans like me will definitely feel compiled to finish the game till the end, and after that, there is still plenty of post-game content to ensure you get your money's worth out of this game. Expand
  4. May 5, 2020
    8
    The character models have been improved from X&Y and ORAS. the new pokemons are great and the Alolan versions are a nice addition. There is aThe character models have been improved from X&Y and ORAS. the new pokemons are great and the Alolan versions are a nice addition. There is a good amount of post game content in the form of catching all of the Ultra Beasts. Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2017
    8
    Ha tutti i tratti distintivi e di pregio dei predecessori e non si fa mancare qualche aggiunta di qualità.
    Per la prima volta assistiamo ad
    Ha tutti i tratti distintivi e di pregio dei predecessori e non si fa mancare qualche aggiunta di qualità.
    Per la prima volta assistiamo ad una storia vera e propria con i controcazzi.
    Le uniche pecche le si possono riscontrare nel level design troppo semplificato ed a volte confusionario ed in alcuni dialoghi eccessivamente inutili e frustranti.
    Ma alla fine sembra un gioco incompleto,
    voto 83/100
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  6. Aug 1, 2017
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sun and Moon (they're the same game with very minute differences in terms of story and gameplay) aren't bad. I just don't think it's great. First off, I personally hate the trials system over gyms. I'd rather do a puzzle, fight some trainers, and then fight a leader of a certain type. The trials feel incredibly same, frequently it's fighting 3 Pokemon, then fight a fully evolved Pokemon with a guaranteed partner and super beefed up stats. Thankfully this game is easier then the entire previous generation, as bosses frequently had excellent coverage for weaknesses and they were almost always designed to counter the most likely to be used strategy for fighting said bosses. The world looks nice, and the music is generally good. My next gripe comes with the entire first island. It's ridiculously hand-holdy. The game will never really fully let go of your hand and Sun and Moon are still some of the easier games to date. Z moves are fine, albeit I would've preferred a greater emphasis on mega evolution but that's just me. New and Alolan Pokemon are almost all good. There are a few did but that's to be expected. Overall, I'd recommend getting Sun or Moon if it's on sale, but I just can't do full price, I can't. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2020
    0
    I swear this game was written by someone that wanted to annoy and frustrate as many gamers as possible. After beating the game it literallyI swear this game was written by someone that wanted to annoy and frustrate as many gamers as possible. After beating the game it literally won't let you save for like a hour... wtf? Expand

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